Virgil’s Beer of the Week

Our good friend Virgil Dickerson from Suburban Home Records returns with another pick for our weekly segment known so beautifully and simply as: Virgil’s Beer of the Week.

This week Virgil breaks down Great Divide’s 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA.

This week, I bring you Great Divide’s 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA. This beer was just released last week at a recent Great Divide release party, a party I was very lucky to be able to attend. This oak aged double IPA comes out every year and it seems to only be getting better. Clocking in at 10 percent ABV, this beer is huge. It’s malty, pretty damned hoppy (English and American Hops), oaky, and sweet. The combination of all that is going on makes for a really well balanced and delicious beer. I can only think of one other oak-aged double IPA (by Southern Tier) which is great, but if I can only have one, I’d go with Great Divide’s 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA.

If you want to send me beer for a future review, my address is 2000 Wadsworth Blvd #138, Lakewood, CO 80214.

Contest: Like I’ve done before, I offer up a contest whereby you guess what pint glass is in the photo next to the Great Divide’s 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA. Correctly guess the glass and you can win a record of your choice from Suburban Home Records. Good Luck. Send your answers to One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the correct guesses.

Virgil Dickerson

Virgil Dickerson is the owner of Suburban Home Records. Support his beer passion by supporting his fabulous label by checking out one of these recent and upcoming SH releases.

Out Now:

Michael Dean Damron “Plea From a Ghost” LP/CD, Josh Small’s Juke LP/CD, I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In the House “The Sounds of Dying” LP/CD, Two Cow Garage “Sweet Saint Me” LP/CD, Micah Schnabel “When The Stage Light Goes Dim” LP/CD

Coming Soon:

Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground “Introducing” LP/CD, Under the Influence Volumes 1-10 dbl LP/CD, Drag the River “Hobos Demos/Chicken Demos” LP/CD, Ruiner/Attica Attica UTI 7″, Cheap Girls/Noise By Numbers UTI 7″, Dead to Me/Flatliners UTI 7″

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