Freshness Sometimes you go to the produce section and what you need is just not that fresh. Insert sad face emoji. Unfortunately, supermarkets are trying to make money but I guarantee they have fresher produce in the back. Just ask and most will happily bring out a box of fresh stuff for you to select. It's easier than trying to reach the bell at the back of the shelf.
I look forward to this beer release every fall. But you gotta move fast cause they don't stay in stores long. I was able to find three this year without too much effort but I knew the release date. And, don't confuse this beer with it's younger cousin Velvet Merlin which is released later in six packs. Velvet Merlin is a great oatmeal stout but it hasn't been aged to perfection in bourbon barrels. Get ready for notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and, of course, bourbon. Make sure you get two bottles. Drink one now and age the other one for a year!