Sunday, June 7, 2009

Russian River flows to Durango

Some very good news: Russian River beers are now available in Durango.

The Sonoma County, California, brewery makes some very tasty Belgian-style ales and is also well known for its line of IPAs.

Until Saturday, Soggy Coaster had never seen a Russian River beer in Durango. Fortunately, Star Liquors has apparently started carrying Russian River, as a visit to the store yesterday turned up the Damnation, a Belgian-style golden ale (7 percent ABV, 25 IBUs), and the Blind Pig IPA (6 percent ABV).

Soggy Coaster last encountered Russian River on a trip to Oregon last winter, when he thoroughly enjoyed a Damnation.

Your correspondent couldn't resist picking up another bottle of Damnation at Star. It wasn't cheap - $11 or so - but the bottle-conditioned, corked 750 ml ale will be worth every penny. A friend picked up the Blind Pig, and if Soggy's brief taste is any guide, it's one of the better IPAs out there.

1 comment:

  1. I don't mind letting you in on this since I have been there every day since.....but Falcs tapped a keg of Pliny the Elder on Sat...Russian Rivers douple IPA....AWESOME, but prob gone by now