I've had the opportunity to sample some of these at the brewery. I don't recall if I've had the Mad Meg though. Really interesting stuff. I would recommend the club get a couple bottles. Mike's suggestions look good to me. If the club is up for doing that, than I would like a couple as well: 1 Wytchmaker and 1 Black Metal. Be nice for us to get at least 6 so we get the discount. Anyone else??
I received an email from the "Rare Beer Club" offering any combination of 4 beers from Jester King brewery. Per the discussion at the last meeting, I am notifying y'all so we can decide whether the club might want to purchase some. Pricing is $44.95/2 (22.50 each), $66.95/4 (16.75), $90.95/6 (15.16), $174.95/12 (14.58). Descriptions are available in this PDF: http://rarebeerclub.beveragebi…..r-king.pdf. The email follows. BeerAdvocate links for the 4 beers, rated on a scale of 0 – 5:
I'm thinking about the Noble King and Black Metal for myself, probably 1 bottle of each in a combined shipment with some for the club. Deadline for a decision is Monday March 19.
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