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Dec 8, 1999 09:59 AM

No bigfoot... Only now I've found the MONSTER!!!

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No bigfoot here in NJ or NYC, according to the factory, but this has led me to something much more dangerous: The Monster Ale from Brooklyn Brewery.
I have ordered two cases, not cheap by any means, 37 dollars per case plus tax.
One for drinking, one for cellaring.
I'll let the group know how it is.

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    Josh Mittleman

    The Monster is a splendid beer this year, and it will age marvelously: I plan to lay down a case for several years, right next to my four-year collection of Black Chocolate Stout.

    If you like that style of beer, I suggest you also
    look for Old Crustacean, from Rogue Brewery in Oregon, and of course the classic Thomas Hardy's.

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    1. re: Josh Mittleman

      I should know this, but what style of barley wine is Monster? I would guess it might lean toward the British style. I like Crustacean and Bigfoot, the big, highly hopped, American-style barley wines.

      BTW, the Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver is the subject of a story in the current issue of Gourmet.

      1. re: Jim Dorsch

        I bought 2 cases of this dark honey colored gem last evening. Didn't get a chance to try it yet, drank a dunkel-weizen with my roasted chicken last eve.
        Maybe as an 'coming-home' cocktail this night...

      2. re: Josh Mittleman

        Old Crustacean, where to find it?