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Now on tap in Rockville…

We’ve currently got taps of the following for all your growler filling needs:

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Leo v. Ursus – Adversus
  • Otter Creek Brewing – Backseat Berner
  • Maine Beer Company – Peeper Ale
  • Stone Brewing Company –  Tangerine Express IPA

Remember to act fast if you see something of particular interest to you. We run through these kegs and onto the next one.

Pumpkin Craft Beer 2017

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Starting to think about pumpkin beer as the seasons shift? We’ve already got a full shelf of pumpkin beers to choose from. While pumpkin beer has become an annual tradition, many brewers do their best to put their unique spin on the style.

  • Southern Tier – Imperial Pumking
    An imperial at 8.6% ABV, ST describes this one as “Malty sweetness, vanilla, clove, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pie crust”.
  • Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co – Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale
    Another big one, weighing in at 10% ABV, brewed with kentucky pumpkins, appropriate spices, and aged in bourbon barrels.
  • Flying Dog – The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale
    Our local heroes at Flying Dog throw down in the Imperial category as well, with the 9% ABV “The Fear”. Brewed with local pumpkin puree and a “secret blend” of spices, The Fear pours a bit darker than many of it’s peers.
  • Blue Point Brewing Company – Mother Pumpkin Ale
    For a milder ale, try Blue Point. Pouring a golden orange, at 5.5% ABV, this one is a bit more sessionable.
  • Dogfish Head – Punkin Ale
    Dogfish Head returns with Punkin Ale, brewed with pumpkin meat and brown sugar, striking a nice balance at 7% ABV.
  • Evolution Craft Brewing – Jacques Au Lantern Belgian Pumpkin Ale
    Evo brews an unfiltered amber ale for their pumpkin brew, fermented with a belgian yeast strain, for a unique take on the seasonal favorite.
  • The Traveler Beer Co – Jack-o Traveler Pumpkin Shandy
    This is the pumpkin beer with the most session potential on our shelves so far. A “shandy-inspired” wheat beer, intended to balance “refreshment and seasonal spice”. 4.4%ABV.

Collosorbo, Brunello Di Montalcino

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Tuscany is known or producing many excellent wines. Wines made outside of Tuscany’s town of Montalcino are no exception. Wines of this region are called Brunello Di Montalcino, or simply, “Brunellos”. Our featured wine this month Collosorbo Brunello Di Monatlcino is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, as are all Brunellos.

If you’re looking for an introduction to the region and style, rest assured, Collosorbo has been rates among the best.

James Suckling awarded Collosorbo Brunello Di Monatlcino a score of 95 points. The tasting notes include:

“Lots of balsamic and dried-cherry character. Full-bodied, rich and silky with beautiful fruit and intensity. Long and flavorful. Gorgeous wine.”
– James Suckling

You’ll find this one on our shelve under “Highly Recommended”, or ask our staff to point you to it.

Wine Tasting Schedule for September 2017

  • Saturday Sept. 23 from 4-7 pm.  Roy will be sampling from the 90+ Wine collection.
  • Friday Sept. 29 from 4-7 pm.  Tara will be tasting from her Southern Import Wine portfolio.
  • Saturday Sept 30 from 4-7 pm.  Patrick from Elite Wine will be sampling Haut Marin and other fine wines.

Craft Beer Arrivals for September 2017

Fall Seasonal Beers:

  • Blue Moon Fall Variety Pack
  • Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat 6Pk Bt
  • Blue Point Mother Pumpkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Blue Point Oktoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Punkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Dominion Octoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Evolution Jacques Au Lantern Belgian Pumpkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Dogtoberfest Marzen 6Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog The Fear Imperial Pumkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Fordham Spiced Harvest Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Goose Island Festbier Octoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Treasure Fest Oktoberfest Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Ninkasi Oktoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Roadsmary’S Baby Pumpkin Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Beers Of Fall 12Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Fall Variety 12Pk Can
  • Sam Adams Harvest Hefe 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Octoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Octoberfest 12Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Oktoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Pumkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Spaten Oktoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Sweetwater Fall Variety Pack 12Pk Bt
  • Traveler Jack-O Pumkin Shandy 6Pk Bt
  • Woodchuck Fall Harvest Cider 6Pk Bt

New Arrivals Beers:

  • 3 Stars Ghost White IPA 6Pk Can
  • Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin 6Pk Bt
  • Bear Republic Hop Shovel IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Blue Moon Mango Wheat 6Pk Bt
  • Db Adventure Pack 12Pk Bt
  • Db Striped Bass Pale Ale 6Pk Can
  • Firestone Union Jack IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Sunflower Pilsner 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Flannel Friday Amber Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Ufo Cranberry 6Pk Bt
  • Manor Hill Taylor’S Row IPA 6Pk Can
  • Manor Hill IPA 6Pk Can
  • Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter 6Pk Can
  • Ravenbeer The Cask 4Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Oatmeal Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Shock Top Sunset Orange Shandy 6Pk Bt
  • Stone Hail To The Hop Thief Double IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Stone Ripper 6Pk Can
  • Troegs Authology Summer Variety 12Pk Bt
  • Troegs Hop Knife 6Pk Bt
  • Victory Taste Victory Variety Pack 12Pk Bt

Back In Stock Beers:

  • Allagash Tripel 4Pk Bt
  • Backseat Berner IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Sculpin 6Pk Bt
  • Duvel Belgian Golden Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Founders All Day Session Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Peg Leg Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Aunt Sally 6Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Maximus IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Ommegang Hennepin Saison Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Ommegang Three Philosophers 4Pk Bt
  • Rj Rockers Son Of A Peach 6Pk Bt
  • Rogue 6 Hop IPA 6Pk Can
  • Rogue 7 Hop IPA 4Pk Bt
  • Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale 6Pk Can

Now on Tap! Fill your Growler with…

Revised: 8/10/17
As of this posting we have the following on tap. But act fast, we roll through one keg and on to the next.
NOW ON TAP:
  • Mo Pale Ale – Maine Beer Company   This world-class beer was hard to come by. Don’t expect it to be around long!
  • Peeper Pale Ale – Maine Beer Company – just added!
  • Lupu Luau India Pale Ale – just added!

 

JUST SOLD OUT:

  • Redankulus IPA  – Founder’s Brewing Company – SOLD OUT
    We still have 4 packs of bottles available.

Rosés of Côtes de Provence

rose-aug-17A few months ago we featured our Rosé selection. But with so many Rosés on our shelves, we just had to do it again.

This month we’d like to feature Rosés from France’s Côtes de Provence. The region has quickly become known for producing some of the best Rosés in the world.

Le Charmel Rosé
Described as “wonderfully bright and fresh with notes of strawberry and pear.”

Hecht & Bannier Rosé
George Hecht himself says they “sought a Provence rose of immense charm and minerality redolent of dried herbs and mountain flowers.”

Domaine Aureillan
The family that makes this Rosé describes it as “A fresh and full-bodied wine, with a complex bouquet and a fruity, generous palate.”

ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA – Founder’s Brewing Co.

redankulousFounder’s Brewing Company may have struggled in their early days, but they’ve risen to be one of the top ranked micro brews in the country. According to the founders, no pun intended, they stopped brewing “balanced” beers, and went all in on the big bold flavors they themselves love.

Our featured beer for August is Founder’s reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA. Unfortunately, our keg of this one just ran out, but you’ll find 4 packs of bottles on our shelves.

Hops is the key to this one, as you would expect. The brewer describes the hop profile:

“The spicy, piney, tropical complexities of Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops hit you right away with their dank aroma—and they stick around.”

At 9.5% ABV and 90 IBUs, this one is a must try for fans of bold unique IPAs.

 

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