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Craft Beer Arrivals for November 2018

Newly arrived on our shelves for November…

  • 21st Fireside Chat Winter Special Ale 6pk Can
  • 3 Stars Star Dust Double IPA 4pk Can
  • Blue Moon Winter Wheat 6pk Bt
  • Budweiser Jim Bean Copper Lager 6pk Bt
  • Cigar City Cubano Style Espresso Brown Ale 4pk Can
  • Cigar City Mabuno Brown Ale 6pk Can
  • Dc Brau on the Wings of Armageddon Ipa 6pk Can
  • Dogfish Head 75 Min IPA 6pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Holidays 12pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Siracusa Nera 4pk Bt
  • Firestone Beer Before Glory Mixed Pack 12pk Can
  • Firestone Luponic Distortion Ipa No.10 6pk Can
  • Firestone Mocha Merlin Chocolate & Coffee Milk Stout 6pk Can
  • Flying Dog Strawberry Rhubarb Gose 6pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Sunday Best Lager 6pk Can
  • Founders Better Half Old Ale 4pk Bt
  • Founders Harvest Ale 4pk Bt
  • Founders Trigo Hoppy Wheat Lager 6pk Can
  • Harpoon ‘tis the Seasonal 12pk Bt
  • Harpoon Ufo Winter Blonde 6pk Bt
  • Harpoon Ufo Winter Warmer 6pk Bt
  • Jailbreak Funk Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse 4pk Can
  • Jailbreak Too Tale & Half Naked Hazy IPA 4pk Can
  • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout 4pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Bron Yesterday Pale Ale 6pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Brown Shugga 6pk Bt
  • New Belgium Accumulation White IPA 6pk Bt
  • Port City Colossal Russian Imperial Stout 4pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Winter Lager 6/12pk Bt
  • Shiner Holiday Cheer 6pk Bt
  • Shock Top Winter 12pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA 6pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Snow Pack 12pk Bt
  • Sixpoint Alpen Flo Lager 6pk Can
  • Sixpoint Higher Volume 12pk Can
  • Sixpoint Meltdown Iipa 6pk Can
  • Stone Sanctimonious IPA 6pk Can
  • Troegs Golden Thing Dry Hopped Double IPA 4pk Can
  • Troegs Mad Elf 6pk Bt
  • Unibroue Sommelier Selection 6pk Bt
  • Victory Variety 12pk Bt
  • Yuengling Porter 6pk Bt

Cusumano 2012 Saganà

Our featured wine for October is Cusumano 2012 Saganà from Scicily. The Cusumano winery is a family affair, with Francesco Cusumano working with his two sons on various family owned vineyards.

Saganà is a particularly Sicilian wine, made entirely from Nero d’Avola grapes, considered to be the most popular red wine grape of the region.

The winemaker describes Saganà as having:

“Aromas of mulberries, wet earth, and blackberry notes with a full body and velvety tannins.”

A bottle of Cusumano Saganà comes sealed with a unique glass stopper. The winemaker believes this keeps the wine treasure, and of course, offers various possibilities for re-use.


Pumpkin Craft Beer for October 2018

Here’s a sampling of the many pumpkin beers we’ve got in stock this October:


Roadsmary’s Baby (Two Roads Brewing Co.)
One of the more unique of this year’s crop of pumpkin beers, Two Roads ages Roadsmary’s Baby pumpkin ale in rum barrels. 6.8% ABV

Imperial Pumpkin Ale (Weyerbacher)
This popular imperial pumpkin ale is brewed with a focus on the intensity of spices, pumpkin, caramel flavors. 8% ABV

Punkin Ale (Dogfish Head)
This one probably looks familiar, Punkin Ale is a fan favorite every October. Punkin is a brown ale, combined with pumpkin, brown sugar and spices. 7% ABV

Jacques Au Lantern (Evolution Craft Brewing Co.)
Another familiar site on our shelves in October, Jacques Au Lantern is brewed with belgian yeast and 4 types of malt. 6.3% ABV

The Fear (Flying Dog Brewery)
This imperial pumpkin ale from Flying Dog carries the highest ABV on the list weighing in at 9.0% ABV.

Now on Tap at our Growler Fill Station

We’ve got the following on tap, while supplies last:

  • Flying Dog Brewery – The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale
  • RAR Brewing – Country Ride
  • Manor Hill Brewing – Citra Splendor

Get a free glass with your growler fill!  **limited quantities**

Craft Beer Arrivals for October 2018

  • 21St Variety Pack 15Pk Can
  • 3 Stars Bw Rye 4Pk Can
  • Anchor Porter 6Pk Bt
  • Baltimore The Cask 6Pk Bt
  • Blue Point Mother Pumpkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Brooklyn Oktoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Delirium Nocturnum 4Pk Bt
  • Devils Backbone Stories From The Trail 12Pk Bt
  • Elysian Dayglow IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Erdinger Dunkel 6Pk Bt
  • Evil Twin Kolata IPA 4Pk Can
  • Evolution Jacques Au Lantern Belgian Pumkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Firestone Leo Double IPA 4Pk Can
  • Heavy Seas Treasure Fest Oktoberfest Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Left Hand 25Th Anniversary Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Left Hand A Blessing & A Curse Double IPA 6Pk Can
  • Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro 6Pk Bt
  • Maine Mo Pale Ale Single Bt
  • Maine Peeper Pale Ale Single Bt
  • North Coast Old Rasputin Russia Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Ommegang Got Mother Of Drafons Smoked Porter & Krieck Ale Blend Single Bt
  • Ravens Special Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Beers Of Fall 12Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Kolsch 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Hop Bullect Double IPA 6Pk Can
  • Southern Tier 2Xstout 6Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Pumking Single Bt
  • Tall Tails Casino Hopale 6Pk Bt
  • Troegs Hop Knife Harvest Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Two Roads Roadsmary’S Baby Pumpkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Union Balt Amber 4Pk Can
  • Union Foxy Seasonal IPA 6Pk Can
  • Units Fest Hells German Style Lager 6Pk Can
  • Weyerbacher 23Rd Anniversary Golden Stout 4Pk Bt

Beer and Wine Tastings for October 2018

  • Friday, October 12 from 4-7 pm. Randy will be pouring wine to include a Portuguese red blend, Pinot Grigio from Italy and a Cote du Rhône.
  • Friday, October 19 from 4-7 pm. Manor Hill Brewery will be sampling their seasonal brews!
  • Saturday, October 20 from 4-7 pm. Patrick from Republic distributors will be sampling wines from his portfolio.
  • Friday, October 25 from 4-7 pm. Jen from Brawling Bear Brewery will be tasting their newest craft beer arrivals.

Martin Ray Sonoma County Pinot Noir – 2016

MartinRayPinotThe current Martin Ray Vineyards and Winery was born when it’s founder stumbled on a warehouse full of wines from the orignal Martin Ray winery. Martin Ray operated from 1943 through 1972, and was known for making single  varietal wines in the Santa Cruz area.

This Sonoma County Pinot Noir carries on that single varietal tradition, and with the detailed vintage notes to go along with it. According to the winemaker, the grapes for this 2016 vintage saw ideal growing conditions. After a careful fermentation, this Pinot Noir is aged in oak barrels for 11 months.

The winemaker’s tasting notes include:

“freshly macerated raspberry, cherry bramble, and spicy cola,…a subtle touch of nutmeg….with hints of creamy vanilla.”

James Suckling awarded Martin Ray Sonoma County Pinot Noir an impressive score of 94 points, describing it as a “subtle and rich pinot with dried-cherry and strawberry character.”


Maine Beer Company – Peeper & MO

maine-beer-coFor our September craft beer feature, we managed to get a supply of two selections from Maine Beer Company, of Freeport, Maine. These beers can be tough to find. Behind the understated labels is some exceptional brew.

Peeper is the flagship of the brewery, the original recipe that started it all. Peeper is a Pale Ale brewed with a careful assortment of 3 varieties of hops and 4 types of malt. Maine Beer Co.’s tasting notes include light citrus, berries and pine.

Peeper consistently scores high on Beer Advocate, currently sitting at over a 4/5 score. – 5.5% ABV

MO is another Pale Ale,  with a different assortment of hops and four types of malts, including Caramel 40L and Red Wheat. The brewery tasting notes include “zesty citrus, passion fruit, pine, subtle malt sweetness.”

MO consistently scores high on Beer Advocate too. As of this post MO has a whopping 4.29/5 score. – 6.0% ABV

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