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Galet Du Roi – Chateauneuf du Pape

chateauneufdupapeOur featured wine for December is a private label by Kysela Pere et Fils, Ltd. hailing from southern France’s Rhone region, and carrying the Chateauneuf du Pape AOC.

Like many wines of this appellation, Galet Du Roi Chateauneuf du Pape is predominately Grenache (60%) with 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault.

Kysela’s tasting notes include:

“On the nose, wild berries are embellished with spicy notes leading to hints of leather. The palate displays balance, evolving to a long tannic, fruity and spicy finale.”

Robert Parker Wine Advocate awarded Galet Du Roi Chateauneuf du Pape 88 points, describing it as having “Cherry, earth and cinnamon notes, framed by supple tannins.”

Troegs Mad Elf Grand Cru and Most Wonderful Beer Variety Pack

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Our featured for December 2018 come from Troegs Independent Brewing Company of Hershey, Pennsylvania.

In 22oz bottles we have one beast of a holiday beer, that’s a twist on an old favorite. If you’re familiar with Troeg’s popular Mad Elf, you know it’s an excellent holiday brew made with Chocolate, Munich and Pilsner malts, Hallertau and Saaz hops and spicy Belgian yeast. The Mad Elf Grand Cru variety is bottle conditioned, and benefits from the addition of Balaton Cherries, Demerara Sugar and Wildflower Honey. 11% ABV

If you’re looking for a perfect gift for the beer lovers in your family, consider “The Most Wonderful Beer of the Year“. The variety pack of 12 cans includes an excellent sampling of what Troegs has to offer.

  • Perpetual IPA
  • Troegenator Double Bock
  • Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
  • Mad Elf
  • DreamWeaver Wheat
  • Chocolate Stout

Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for December 2018

  • Friday Dec. 7 from 4-7 pm.  Tall Tales Brewery from Maryland
  • Friday Dec. 14 from 4-7 pm.  90 plus Wine Cellars
  • Saturday Dec. 15 from 4-7 pm.  Firestone Walker Brewery
  • Friday Dec. 21 from 4-7 pm.  Goose Island & Bluepoint Brewery
  • Saturday Dec. 22 from 2-5 pm  Hayden will sample Sparkling wines
  • Saturday, Dec. 22 from 5-7 pm, French Champagne tasting, don’t miss this one – An opportunity to sample the best Champagnes with discounts available!

Craft Beer Arrivals for December 2018

Craft beer on our shelves for December 2018…

  • Allagash Curieux 4pk Bt
  • Anchor Christmas Winter Warmer 6pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 6pk Can
  • Blue Point Winter Ale 6pk Bt
  • Breckenridge Christmas Ale 6pk Bt
  • Brooklyn Variety 12pk Bt
  • Brooklyn Winter Lager 6pk Bt
  • Canarchy Mixed Pack Vol 1 12pk Can
  • Chimay Holiday Gift Pack
  • Crispin Original Cider 6pk Bt
  • Dc Brau Hazy Alpha Domina Mellis Imperial IPA 4pk Can
  • Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale 6pk Bt
  • Firestone Luponic Distortion Ipa Series No.11 6pk Can
  • Flying Dog Family Drama Imperial Pilsner 6pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Last Minute Gift 12pk Bt
  • Flying Dog K-9 Winter Warmer 6pk Bt
  • Founders Cbs 2018 Single Bt
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2018 Single Bt
  • Goose Island Parka Porter 6pk Bt
  • Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter 6pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Winter Storm Imperial ESB 6pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Passion Grass Ale 6pk Bt
  • Left Hand Chai Milk Stout Nitro 4pk Can
  • Left Hand Pixan Pepper Porter 6pk Can
  • Magic Hat Jam Pak 15pk Can
  • New Belgium Winter Variety 12pk Bt
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar 6pk Bt
  • Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve Ale Single Bt
  • Sam Adams White Christmas 6pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Winter Classics 12pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Winter Lager 6/12pk Bt
  • Schlafly Coffee Stout 6pk Bt
  • Schlafly Merry Berry Ale 6pk Bt
  • Shiner Cold Front Variety 12pk Bt
  • Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA 6pk Bt
  • Shipyard Smashed Blueberry 4pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration 6/12pk Bt
  • Sixpoint Barrel-aged 4beans Porter 4pk Can
  • Southern Tier 2xmas 6pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout 4pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Old Man Winter Ale 6pk Bt
  • Stone Fear Movie Lions Double IPA 6pk Can
  • Stone Xocoveza Imperial Stout 6pk Can
  • The Bruery Bakery Coconut Macaroons Imperial Stout 16oz Can
  • Troegs Anthology Winter 12pk Bt
  • Troegs Blizzard Hops Winter Ipa 6pk Bt
  • Troegs Java Head Stout 6pk Bt
  • Troegs the Most Wonderful Beer of the Year 12pk Can
  • Troegs the Mad Elf Grand Cru 2018 Single Bt
  • Two Roads Espressway Coffee Stout 6pk Bt
  • Two Roads Holiday Ale 4pk Bt
  • Two Roads Hoppy Beer Bus 12pk Can
  • Two Roads Passion Fruit Gose 4pk Can
  • Two Roads Two Juicy New England IPA 4pk Can
  • Uinta Rise & Pine Hoppy Dark Ale 6pk Can
  • Uinta Yard Sale Winter Lager 6pk Can
  • Unibroue Ale Gateau Foret-noire Belgian Style Dark Specialty Ale 4pk Bt
  • Victory Winter Cheer Wheat Ale 6pk Bt

Now on Tap – Growler Fill Station

We’ve got the following on tap, while supplies last:
  • RAR Grapefruit Nectar
  • DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon
  • Dogfish Head Alternate Takes

Beer & Wine Tastings for November 2018

Friday, Nov. 9 From 4-7 Pm.  Flying Dog Brewery!!
Saturday, Nov. 10 From 5-7 Pm.  Port City Brewery From Virginia.
Friday, Nov. 16 From 4-7 Pm.  Brawling Bear Brewery From Maryland.
Saturday, Nov. 17 From 4-7 Pm.  Wine Sampling From 90 Plus Cellars.
Friday, Nov. 30 From 4-7 Pm.  Southern Wines

 

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout – 2018

founders-CBS-17-18We’ve got Founders 2018 Canadian Breakfast Stout in 22 oz bottles, not to mention a limited supply of the 2017 edition. Collectors will notice the label has been updated, giving a bit more life to the horse and removing the Canadian Mountie.

CBS is am Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate and coffee, which is then aged with maple syrup barrels. Those familiar with Founders will be interested to learn that CBS uses the base as their popular Kentucky Bourbon Stout.

Founders CBS consistently scores exceptionally high ratings, currently sitting on Beer Advocate at 96/100! Founder’s CBS is one of their most sought after beers each year, available primarily on tap. Stop in to pick up your bottle while supplies last.

 

 

Ninety Plus Cellars – Pinot Noir Lot 137

Williamette-Valley-PinotOur featured wine for November is 90+ Cellars Pinot Noir Lot 137, an excellent selection for your Thanksgiving Day feast. 90+ Cellars Lot 137 Pinot Noir is made from grapes grown by a vineyard in Oregon’s Williamette Valley. According to the winemaker, Lot 137 is one of their most sought after wines.

90+ Cellars tasting notes include:

“Rich ruby red in color with aromas of fresh cherries and strawberries rising above a fragrant mix of cinnamon, violets, black tea and cedar.”

90+ Cellars is brand made entirely of wine purchased from other winemakers. The company’s stated goal is to offer high quality wine at affordable prices. 90+ Cellars chooses from vineyards based all over the world, tasting and tasting until they’ve found another worthy of a lot number.

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