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Beer & Wine Tasting Schedule for April 2019

  • Friday April 12 from 4-7 pm.  Kenny,  from Union Brewing of Baltimore will be sampling their core beers and seasonals!
  • Saturday April 13 from 4-7 pm.  Katherine from Outbreak with be tasting Dark Horse Wines.
  • Friday April 19 from 4-7 pm.  Welcome Bell’s Brewery of Michigan! Finally available in Maryland! Join us for a tasting of Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, and Amber Ale.
  • Saturday April 20 from 4-7 pm.  Sampling Olney Wines.
  • Friday April 26 from 4-7 pm.  Tara will be tasting Whispering Angel Rosé – one of the best selling rosés in Montgomery County.

Craft Beer Arrivals for April 2019

  • 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer 6pk Can
  • 3 Stars Low Hanging Sour Ale With Pomegranate 4pk Can
  • Austin Cider Variety 12pk Can
  • Bell’s Amber Ale 6pk Bt
  • Bell’s Oberon American Wheat Ale 6/12pk Can
  • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale 6pk Bt
  • Breckenridge Sampler 15pk Can
  • Blue Point Summer Ale 6pk Bt
  • Blue Point the IPA 6pk Can
  • Budweiser Discovery Reserve American Red Lager 6pk Bt
  • DC Brau El Hefe Speaks German-style Wheat Beer 6pk Can
  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 6pk Can
  • Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Golden Lager 6pk Can
  • Devils Backbone Vienna Lager 6pk Can
  • Dogfish Head Dragons & Yumyums Tropical Pale Ale 6pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Super Eight Super Gose 6pk Can
  • Firestone Luponic Distortion IPA Series No12 6pk Can
  • Firestone Merlin’s Mixed Pack 12pk Can
  • Flying Dog Thunderpeel Haze IPA 6pk Can
  • Founders KBS 2019 4pk Bt
  • Golden Roads Spiked Agua Fresca Sampler Pack 12pk Can
  • Goose Island IPA 6pk Can
  • Goose Island Summer Time Kolsch 6pk Bt
  • Harpoon Rec. League Hoppy Hazy Light 15pk Can
  • Harpoon Summer Vacation Variety 12pk Bt
  • Harpoon One Hazy Summer 6pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Schnee Boot Barrel-aged Eisbock 4pk Bt
  • Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy 6pk Bt/12pk Can
  • Marathon 26.2 Brew 6pk Bt
  • New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA 6pk Can
  • New Belgium Fat Tire Belgian White 6pk Bt
  • Ommegang Witte 6pk Bt
  • Oskar Blues Canundrum Mixed 15pk Can
  • Oskar Blues Tropical IPA 6pk Can
  • Otter Creek Free Flow IPA 6pk Can
  • Ritas Spritz Variety Pack 12pk Can
  • Sam Adams New England IPA 6pk Can
  • Shiner Heat Wave Variety 12pk Bt
  • Stone Enjoy by 04.20.19 IPA 6pk Can
  • Stone Espresso Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout 6pk Can
  • Stone IPA Festpack 12pk Bt
  • Strongbow Vartiey 12pk Can
  • The Brewer’s Art Beazly Golden Ale 6pk Can
  • The Brewer’s Art Birdhouse Pale Ale 6pk Can
  • The Brewer’s Art Resurrection Ale 6pk Can
  • Troegs Boysenberry Tart Ale 6pk Can
  • Troegs Lollihop Double IPA 4pk Can
  • True Pespite Cool Kids Double New England IPA 4pk Can
  • True Respite Peeled Guavalier Blonde Ale Fermented With Pink Guava 4pk Can
  • True Respite Puckered Cheery Vanilla Cream Sour Ale 4pk Can
  • True Respite Two Seater Belgian-style Dubble 4pk Can
  • Truly Black Cherry 6pk Can
  • Two Roads Lil’ Heaven Session IPA 6pk Can
  • Ufo Georgia Peach Hefeweizen 6pk Can
  • Uinta Baba Black Lager 6pk Bt
  • Victory Twisted Monkey Belgian Style Blonde Ale 6pk Bt

Bell’s Brewery – Two-Hearted, Amber & Oberon Ale

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Customers have been asking for it for years , and now we’re finally able to bring you beers from Bell’s Brewery of Comstock, Michigan. Our first offering from Bell’s is a nice variety of three different styles of beer.

Bell’s Amber Ale – This is the flagship beer the brewer credits with their success, an American amber ale that Bell’s describe as “Toasted and sweet caramel malts balanced with herbal and citrus hop aromas.” 5.8% ABV

Two Hearted IPA – This is the brew our customers have been asking for, a single hop IPA, brewed entirely with Centennial hops. Bell’s adds hops at two stages during the brewing process, resulting in “pine to grapefruit” notes. 7% ABV

Oberon Ale – Just in time for spring, this seasonal wheat ale is brewed with only four ingredients, including Bell’s own ale yeast. Bell’s describes Oberon as having “spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas.” 5.8% ABV

Please Note: Oberon is not pictured above due to our first batch selling out before the photographer arrived!

 

Vinsacro Dioro Rioja

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Our featured wine for April 2019 comes from Bodegas Vinsacro of Spain’s Rioja region. Vinsacro is a self-described “château-style winery,” with a barrel-ageing hall beneath the garden of Castilian courtyard. Vinsacro ages all of their wines for approximately 18 months, employing their arsenal of American oak, French oak, and a few Romanian oak barrels.

VInsacro Dioro Rioja is made from a variety of grapes, referred to as “100% Vidau” by the winemaker. Dioro is a blend of Tem­pranil­lo, Gra­ciano, Mazue­lo and Gar­nacha.

Critics seem to agree that Vinsacro has a special wine in Dioro, with a 93 point score from Antonio Gailoni’s Vinous, and 92 point score from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.  Vinous describes Vinsacro Dioro Rioja so vividly you can almost taste it:

“Ripe black and blue fruits on the expansive spice and smoke-accented nose, along with suggestions of vanilla, candied flowers and cola. The oak qualities recede quickly on the palate… sappy, deeply concentrated boysenberry, black raspberry and spicecake flavors….”

A ringing endorsement indeed!

Craft Beer for Saint Patrick’s Day 2019

Here’s a selection of craft beers available for your Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations.

FlyingDogLuckySOB

First up from local favorite Flying Dog Brewery, we have Lucky SOB in six packs of cans. This Irish Red Ale is brewed with  English Ale yeast, Galaxy hops, Caramel and Irish Pale malts. 5.5% ABV

TallTalesRedHeadStepChild

Next up, also from the fine state Maryland, we have Redheaded Stepchild from Tall Tales Brewing Company.  This is a darker than average Irish red ale, while retaining the malty sweetness typical for the style. 6.5% ABV

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We’ve got two exciting barrel aged beers from Scotland’s Innis and Gunn. The Original is a bourbon barrel aged Scotch Ale, but not typically aged. Innis & Gunn uses a proprietary process to get the “barrel into the beer”, bringing out “vanilla and toffee” flavors. And just in time for St Patrick’s Day, try Kindred Spirits, an Irish Whiskey barrel aged stout.

Emporium Appassimento

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Our wine selection for March comes from wine importers Enovation Brands. In making Emporium Appassimento, winemakers sought to re-create an old fashion technique. Appassimento is a method in which grapes are dried to a shrivel state, to concentrate flavors. Emporium Appassimento is made with grapes from Salento, in Italy’s Puglia Region. The area is easily identified geographically as the “heel” of Italy’s “boot”.

The winemaker describes Emporium Appassimento:

“Aromas of raisins, dried cherries and savory cranberry. Focused, medium to full body with a bounty of fruit flavor. Smooth, long, earthy finish with papery tannins and moderate oak.”

The winemaker and reviewers seem to agree, Emporium Appassimento pairs well with just about anything!

Now on Tap – Stone, True Respite, Firestone Walker IPAs

We currently have the following exciting on tap for all your growler filling needs.

  • Stone Brewing Grapefruit Slam IPA
  • True Respite Brewing Co Drakes Proper IPA –  from Derwood, MD!
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co Mind Haze IPA

Available while supplies last. Call ahead to ensure your selection is still available.

Beer & Wine Tasting Schedule for March 2019

  • Saturday March 9 -Wine tasting from 4-7 pm.  Catherine will sample  wines from the Breakthru beverage portfolio.
  • Friday March 15 from 4-7 pm.  True Respite Brewing from Rockville, MD
  • Friday March 22 from 4-7 pm.  Flying Dog from Frederick, MD
  • Friday March 29 from 4-7 pm.  Manor Hill Brewing from Columbia, MD
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