Whether you participated in the ridiculous Dry January or just resolved to continue supporting the beer industry, we've got a fantastic February Beer Club that celebrates great beer. After many conversations, hints, and arm-wrestling tournaments with my bosses, I couldn't be more excited that we're finally stocking CANSSSSSSSSS! That's right, they finally listened to me (full disclosure: they researched on their own that there are many advantages to canned beer) and have decided to stock the cans from one of the UK's most exciting breweries: Beavertown Brewery.

Inside and outside of the can Beavertown is a big show off. The bold and colorful artwork on the cans truly is an indication as to what you can expect on the inside; this is not one of those breweries that spent so much time on the brand and design that they've neglected the beer. Indeed, as you'll find in this month's Normal and Strong cases, both the Gamma Ray American Pale Ale and the Holy Cowbell Black

Whether you participated in the ridiculous Dry January or just resolved to continue supporting the beer industry, we've got a fantastic February Beer Club that celebrates great beer. After many conversations, hints, and arm-wrestling tournaments with my bosses, I couldn't be more excited that we're finally stocking CANSSSSSSSSS! That's right, they finally listened to me (full disclosure: they researched on their own that there are many advantages to canned beer) and have decided to stock the cans from one of the UK's most exciting breweries: Beavertown Brewery.

Inside and outside of the can Beavertown is a big show off. The bold and colorful artwork on the cans truly is an indication as to what you can expect on the inside; this is not one of those breweries that spent so much time on the brand and design that they've neglected the beer. Indeed, as you'll find in this month's Normal and Strong cases, both the Gamma Ray American Pale Ale and the Holy Cowbell Black IPA/India Stout hold true to the Beavertown style: pushing flavor limits with juicy hops and big malts.

For now these cans are available exclusively for our Beer Club members--another great perk--but we'll sooner-rather-than-later incorporate these into our standard range. We'll let you know.

Another Beer Club exclusive for both the Normal and Strong cases is the Hitachino Nest Dai Dai. This IPA is brewed with a native Japanese mandarin orange and an interesting citrusy hop called Tardif de Bourgogne. The result is a lovely beer with notes of honey, orange, tea and citrus zest and a light, dry finish. Truly, this is all delicate Japanese finesse in an American-style IPA; it's perfect for those who like the flavors of IPA without all the intense hoppiness.

We've just recently started carrying Saugatuck Brewing Co.--a great brewery from my home-state of Michigan. The Strong case this month will find its delicious Neapolitan Milk Stout in there. Fans of Neapolitan Ice Cream—and the flavours of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry—will be pleasantly surprised at just how reminiscent this beer is of the dessert it purports to be.

If none of these beers tickle your fancy, you should probably check for a pulse! With that said, as every month, we've got the boxes stuffed full with some of the best beer out there. The Normal and Strong cases will find great stuff from Anchor Brewing and The Kernel alongside some surprise beauties from the likes of Belgium and Germany. But besides actually drinking the beer, the best part of the arrival of your glorious Beer Hawk Beer Club box is to crack it open to see what's inside so I won't spoil the whole surprise.

Welcome to February--the weather may be crap outside but this month's 15 bottles of goodness makes it tolerable. Spring--and a whole lot of new stuff at Beer Hawk (including more cans!)--is on the way!

--Maggie

Beer Sommelier