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Adventures in Brewing: Stout, SOS and Bass

Whether you like your beer with football or some other fall activity, October is the perfect time to try out something new. Here are three of our featured brews this month. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (FES) Once upon a time, Guinness made a delicious brew called Foreign Extra Stout. It was discontinued during Prohibition, but now after several decades it’s back and in our stores now. Come try the beer that Beer Advocate gave an A! More than two centuries ago, the legendary Arthur Guinness created the world’s most famous Stout. Based on the original Guinness recipe, FES was first brewed in 1801 to allow export overseas. Extra hops were added to act as a natural preservative, and also gave the beer a more intense flavor and higher alcohol content. Since then, more than a million barrels of FES have been brewed worldwide. Now in 2010, FES is re-introduced in the United States for the first time since Prohibition! Abita SOS Weizen Pilsner For Abita, SOS means “Save our Shore” and they are donating 75 cents per bottle sold to the restoration of the people and places of the Gulf oil spill. Buy a pack today and help support the relief efforts in our Gulf Coast region! Using pristine water drawn from Abita Springs, Louisiana’s deep wells — Abita Brewery crafts cold-filtered, full-flavored lagers and ales with no preservatives, additives or stabilizers. This special edition SOS Weizen Pilsner is hoppy, malty and pleasantly bitter, and was created as a “message in a bottle” to support aid efforts in the troubled waters of the Gulf Coast. Bass Pale Ale The adventure began in 1777, nearly 100 years before the Bass brewery’s red triangle logo became England’s first registered trademark. The respected ale went on to inspire such notable historical figures as Napoleon Bonaparte and Edgar Allan Poe, and 500 cases were loaded aboard The Titanic. Still brewed with the original William Bass recipe, Bass Pale Ale uses two strains of yeast for a full and complex, nutty, malty taste with subtle hop undertones.

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LuskusDelph says …

Still a good beer, but contrary to ad hype, it's definitely _not_ brewed to the original recipe or by the original method of fermentation.