Beer choices

Beer choices

One of the most interesting stories in the Chicago Tribune today was in my opinion, the extensive wait that customers had in line in order to get their hands on a new beer that was released as of Friday. Many beer collectors- from doctors to parents, waiting for the box to get ripped open as of 10am so that they could get their hands on one of the beers.

The beer is called Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout and it was released as one per customer- no exceptions. The beer is a mix of rare coffee beans and bourbon as is said to have a delectable taste. Many of those who obtained one of the bottles said they would be saving it for a very special occasion, when the kids are long asleep.

So far this year, with the new release, beer festivals have been more popular than ever. They are selling out almost immediately. The only thing that concerns me about this type of beer is the speedball effect. Remember when Loco was released on the market? Well having a beer bring you down while the caffeine brings you up- is said to be very dangerous. The beer was quickly pulled from the market and replaced with a non-caffeine version of the beer.

None-the-less, this beer trend continues to grow in popularity. Hopefully they’ll continue to come out with more great releases for all of the gourmet beer lovers out there. I’m sure there will be many more exciting releases to come this year.