Beer: Caffeinated, Censored, and 9,000 Years Old at Total Wine

Beer: Caffeinated, Censored, and 9,000 Years Old at Total Wine

Total Wine & More in North Miami is a mecca for all things booze and booze-related. For beer lovers, the best thing about this place is not only the incredible selection, but also that any beer can be bought by the bottle, meaning you'll be able to cram six totally different experiences into each six-pack. Choosing from a brew collection this large can be daunting, so we've done the legwork for you, sacrificing our cash (and our livers) in the name of beer education.

Without further ado, we give you ten of the most interesting brews at Total Wine:

Southern Tier Jah-va

From: New York
Price: $8.49 (22 oz)
ABV (alcohol by volume): 12%
Style: Imperial stout

Caffeine and booze in one bottle? This jet-black beer is loaded with dark roasted malts, two types of hops, and Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. Have it for breakfast, have it for dessert, but either way, you'll want to take it slow with this imperial brew.

​Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu

From: Delaware
Price: $12.99 (750 mL)
ABV: 10%
Style: Ancient ale

This beer will take you back -- like 9,000 years back. Brewed using an ancient recipe discovered while analyzing preserved Stone Age pottery jars in Northern China, this beer is made with brown rice syrup, orange blossom honey, muscat grapes, barley malt, and hawthorne berries and then fermented for a month with sake yeast. A whole lot of work for a very unique beer.

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