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The May Beer Round-Up

Beer and heavy metal go together like chocolate and peanut butter. One of my favorite things about heavy metal is the amazing lyrical content and album art. With its dark and intense attitude, I could just imagine Great Divide’s Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti going on the front of some heavy metal album cover. Aged with cacao nibs and oak chips, this imperial stout’s hops are retarded just a bit to let in the flavors of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor of this beer will immediately remind you of a chocolate bar, but a dash of cayenne keeps the finish spicy and interesting. You can pick up a 22 oz right now for $11.99!

Our next two beers both come from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. The first is Southern Hemisphere Harvest IPA. This ale gets its name from the location of its hops—New Zealand. Harvest season is dreadfully short if you want the full aroma and flavor of the hops. Sierra Nevada cheated the system by harvesting crops from the southern hemisphere as well, hence the name of their brew. With Southern Cross and Motueka varieties straight from New Zealand, this ale uses hops that are picked, dried and shipped to California within seven days. The process really brings out the floral and grassy flavors of these high alpha hops. Get a 22 oz for $5.99 today!

Our other Sierra Nevada brew is Hoptimum Imperial IPA. Hoptimum is the biggest, baddest and best IPA made by Sierra Nevada. It uses the huge additions of Magnum, Chinook, Simcoe and an experimental secret hop that is exclusive to the company. This all gives the ale a very hoppy, resinous aroma that you will remember. The whole cone hop process is a torpedo of ultra-intense, dry hopped flavor. A resinous and bitter beer from the start, Hoptimum has a big malty backbone to help balance the flavors. There are hints of grapefruit, rose, lilac, cedar and tropical fruit in this beer that culminates in a dry and lasting finish. Get a four pack today for $11.99!

If you’re interested in purchasing one of these featured brews, just contact Payless Liquors! Heavy metal albums not included in the purchase of any beer.