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Drinker Mail: Twenty Years of Beers

Photo by Peter Kennedy

Dr. Steve Greenberg writes:

OK now I can tell this story. In the winter of 1996-97 an up and coming micronrewery made a magic potion, Black Chocolate Stout by the Brooklyn Brewery. That brew won many tasting contests and was SO GOOD that I saved two six packs as even at the time it was very hard to come by. Over the past 15 years I have opened these only on special occasions. Four bottles from 96-97 remain. Two at home, one at the farm in Georgia and one in my office and all are hidden and safe. Low and behold, 15 years later they reproduced the recipe (now Winter ’11-’12) and there is still some available for purchase on the imternet although many distributors are sold out. I ordered a case and just opened the first bottle. I think I am in heaven, it is the nectar of the Gods. There is still some left at www.shoppersvineyards.com, I am going to order two more cases so that I don’t have to save them just for special occasions. Get some while you can but don’t tell too many people, you’ll be sorry you did when there is no more to be had. I am already looking forward to 2016-’17….:)

  • Brian W

    Really, we have to wait until 2016?

  • Brian W

    Really, we have to wait until 2016?

  • vickie

    where can you purchase this beer