This is a weekly series in which we feature beers from Craft Shack that are particularly rare, fantastic, or both.
One of our missions at Hop Culture is to make the craft beer movement — the culture, the beer, the knowledge — more accessible to everyone. For drinkers living outside of the major beer cities, or simply on the opposite coast from their favorite brewery, much of beer journalism is an exercise in unfulfillable coveting. If a beer isn’t distributed to your local beer store or bar, you aren’t drinking it. Not anymore.
For the price of shipping, drinkers living across America can get the nation’s best beer delivered straight to their door. So for those wanting to sample the best of the craft beer revolution, look no further. Here are the five best bottles of beer available online this week.
Krieky Bones, Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Description: This beer begins as a Flanders red style beer, aged 24 months in a French oak foeder. Sour cherries are then added for a secondary fermentation.
BA Score: 93
Saison Facile, de Garde Brewing
Description: A wild farmhouse ale aged in oak foeder.
Note: Only three left.
Four Legs Good, Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Style: Quadrupel (Quad) style beer brewed by Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola, CA.
BA Score: 89
Fruitlands with Guava & Passionfruit, Modern Times Beer
Description: Fruitlands is tart, fruity, and delicious, with the sour, salty base beer bringing the funky refreshment, while the heavy dose of real fruit turns the whole thing into a tasty flavor bomb.
Notes: Now in cans.
BA Score: 89
3 Pack: Sump Imperial Coffee Stout and Von Pampelmuse Berliner Weisse, Perennial Ales
Description: Three pack includes two Von Pampelmuse, a berliner weisse wheat ale with grapefruit and mandarin orange, and one Sump, an imperial stout blended with locally roasted Sump Coffee.
Notes: Eleven packs left.
BA Score (Sump): 96
RB Score (Von Pampelmuse): 94