February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Looking for a dark, rich, distinctive beer? Black Toad Ale may be right up your alley. This is a dark ale that's brewed for us by a noted craft brewery that combines traditional brewing techniques with hyper-modern technology and strict adherence to the Reinheitsgebot, or German Purity Law of 1516. They make good beer.
Black Toad Ale is a dark, top-fermented beer with coffee & chocolate flavors from the roasted Crystal and chocolate malts. A nice sweet-bitter balance is the result of the roasted malts working in concert with the Fuggle hops (Yes, Crystal malts and Fuggle hops—it's entirely possible that Tolkein created this brew.) Add a medium level of carbonation and you have a dark brew that's a good partner to myriad foods (sausage, cheese, salmon…) and eminently enjoyable.
Our price is just as enjoyable. We're selling Black Toad Ale in 6-packs of 12 ounce bottles for $5.99* each, plus deposit where applicable. That's a super deal on this really super beer.
*Trader Joe's Black Toad Ale is currently available in Trader Joe's stores where beer is sold EXCEPT in CT. It is $5.99 unless otherwise noted here: IA, NE, IN, MA, NJ, NY, DC, NC & SC: $6.49; NH, ME, GA, TN: $6.99; KY: $7.49. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff. (If we could, we would.)