By William Brand
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 at 6:43 am in Uncategorized.
If you live far from Santa Rosa, CA. or any other place in California without easy access to Russian River Brewing’s bottle-conditioned, Belgian-style ales, you have an opportunity to buy four of Vinnie Cilurzo’s corked, bottle-conditioned beers via mail order. Here’s an e-mail with the info from Natalie Cilurzo:
We have a few cases left of the most recent barrel-aged beers and would like to offer them to those of you with limited access to our brews! It turns out Vinnie was holding out on me… damn him! Beatification, Temptation, and Supplication are now available once again for shipment within California ONLY. And, the guy on the couch just told me Redemption and Damnation are also available! Here’s the deal:
All 5 beers are available for a limited time, for shipment within the state of California ONLY.
Orders must be placed in increments of 3, 6, or 12 bottles.
Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for shipment.
I went to the Russian River Web site, clicked on “store” and did a mock order. Three bottles of Temptation would cost $42.70 plus $10.70 for shipping via Federal Express ground to my home zip code in the San Francisco Bay Area. There’s a faster option called “Fed-Ex Home” that would cost $12.82. Fortunately, I have several stores within a short distance that stock Russian River beers. But if you don’t this is a fairly decent deal.
Which one’s you ask? Monument Wine & Spirits in Concord, Ledger’s Liquors in Berkeley are my two faves. Don’t know where to find Russian River Beers in the Bay Area? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for our 2008 Bay Area Retail Beer Store List.
One note of extreme caution: For American craft beers, most of Vinnie’s Belgian-style beers are edgy. Some are quite sour. If you’ve never tried the beer, be prepared for something different. These are not big, sweet, Belgian ales. I love ’em, but they are different.
Last note from Natalie:
Our new brewer, Guy, spent the day today filling barrels with Temptation at our new production brewery. So look for the first batch from the new brewery sometime next year! Cheers to many more years of barrel-aged beers!