Thursday, December 15, 2011

To Infinium and Beyond (Again)

Today, Sam Adams Infinium (not to be confused with the $200+/bottle Sam Adams Utopias) is being released around the Kansas City area. First brewed as a collaboration with Germany's Weihenstephan, this champagne-like beer has been met with pretty polarizing opinions. This may be a perfect pick up for those of you that want to stick to drinking beer while making your New Year's Eve toast. Although at $20 a bottle, it's a pretty pricy toast to make, especially compared to some of the other brews you can get for the same or less money.

Besides Infinium, there are a couple other beers available today that are worth noting.

First is Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout, which is part of their limited Single Serve Series and probably won't be around long. As a huge Odell mark, I am really looking forward to grabbing a bottle of this, especially since I'm doing everything in my power to let my bottle of Friek age for a couple months and not drink it now.

Second is Southern Tier's Krampus (fun fact: a Krampus is a mythical creature that accompanies Santa and punishes bad children), an Imperial Helles Lager. Krampus is Southern Tier's winter release in their Seasonal Imperial series. While I'm not always a fan of Southern Tier's year-round offerings, I enjoy the majority of their Imperial and Blackwater releases, so I'll definitely be giving this a try.

Happy drinking!


  1. I think a reposting of Chimpo's Infinium post from last year is in order.

  2. Here's Chimpotle's original post:

    And I didn't realize I completely ripped off his original post title, so I modified mine slightly so I don't look like a complete jackass (just partial).

  3. I may do it again this year. It's been a while since I blacked out.

  4. It was definitely the hardest hitting journalism this blog's seen.