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The Charleston Beer Exchange boys are bringing you two more powerhouse brews during their dueling 5 p.m. free-for-alls, Rare Beer Tuesday and Rare Bomber Thursday.
First up on the growler station Tuesday is Eric's Ale, a member of the Lips of Faith series from New Belgium Brewing out of Fort Collins, CO. This beer is the result of combining an oak-aged sour with a fresh lager, and refermenting the concoction with peach juice. It's billed by New Belgium as "A sour beer for those who don't like sour beers. And a fruit beer for those who don't like fruit beers." 7% ABV, A-, 98.
Rare Bomber Thursday will once again feature a beer from Quebec's Hopfenstark Brewery. This time it's their Baltic Porter De L'Ancrier making its way into pre-filled bombers. This brewery is still all new to me, so I'll take the CBX blog's word that "This stunning porter comes in at 8% ABV and is beautifully rich and roasty with hints of dark dried fruit and molasses." It gets an A- from BeerAdvocate and an 88 from Ratebeer.
Charleston Beer Exchange rolls deep at 14 Exchange Street downtown.