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Founders Dank Wood – Imperial Red India Pale Ale aged in bourbon barrels


Founders Brewing Co. continues to come up with great brews that our customers can’t get enough of. This month we’re excited to feature the third release in Founders’ limited barrell aged series – Dank Wood, an Imperial Red India Pale Ale aged in bourbon barrels

Founders describes Dank Wood as the “perfect alchemy of wood and hops”, with tasting notes that include “rich caramel” and a “strong malt character”, with an added complexity from the bourbon barrel-aging.

Beer aficionados seem to agree, with Dank Wood sitting on Beer Advocate currently at over 4 out of 5 points.

Protea Dry Rosé & Cabernet Sauvignon

proteaFor June we’re featuring a pair of wines from South Africa’s Protea Wines, Dry Rosé and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Protea Dry Rosé is made of 63% Mourvedre, 20% Shiraz, 16% Cinsault, 1% Grenache from South Africa’s Darling, Swartland and Wellington regions.

The vineyard describes Protea Dry Rosé  as:

“a vivacious mouthful of juicy strawberry and cherry flavor.”

Protea Cabernet Sauvignon is described by the winemaker’s as:

“A beautiful deep ruby…immediately shows aromatic notes of blackberry, espresso and spice. On the palate the wine is full and juicy.”

Both of these Protea wines come in beautiful clear glass bottles with frosted artwork. Visit the Protea Wines website for ideas on making use of the bottle when you’re finished.

Beer On Tap – Growler Station

As of this post, we have the following on tap available for growler fills:

Captain Lawrence Brewing Co -Tears of Green Imperial IPA

Troegs Independent Brewing – Perpetual IPA

Two Roads Brewing Co – Two Juicy Double IPA

Available until it runs dry, then on to the next beer…

Beer and Wine Tastings for June 2018

  • Friday June 15 from 4-7 pm.  Flying Dog Beer Tasting
  • Saturday, June 23 from 12 – 6 pm. 13th Anniversary Celebration
    Please join us in celebrating 13 years with finger food, complimentary beer tasting from our taps, wine sampling and much much more!!!!
  • Friday June 29 from 4-7 pm.  Rosés from France, Spain and Argentina
  • Saturday June 30 from 4-7 pm.  Rebecca from DMV Wines will be sampling from her portfolio


Craft Beer Arrivals for June 2018

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Ale 6pk Can
3 Stars 77 Sevilles Dry Hopped Double IPA 4pk Can
Allagash Hoppy Table Beer Dry Hopped Belgian Style Ale
Ballast Point Aloha Sculpin 6pk Bt
Ballast Point Sour Wench Blackberry Ale
Brooklyn Summer Ale 6pk Bt
D.C. Brau El Hefe Speaks Wheat Beer 6pk Can
D.C. Brau on the Wings of Armageddon Imperial IPA 6pk Can
Devils Backbone Pear Lager 6pk Bt
Dogfish Head Festina Peche 6pk Bt
Dogfish Head Sea Quench Ale 12pk Can
Evolution Hops Limon IPA 6pk Bt
Flying Dog East Coast Hop Project 12pk Bt
Flying Dog Guava Juice IPA 6pk Bt
Flying Dog Saw Bones Ginger Table Beer
Founders Dank Wood Imperial Red IPA Aged in Bourbon Barrels 4pk Bt
Founders Rubaeus Raspberry Ale 6pk Can
Heavy Seas Blackbread’s Breakfast Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter Brewed With Coffee 4pk Bt
Innis & Gunn the Original Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale 4pk Bt
Jailbreak Chairy Cherry Cream Ale 6pk Can
Kona Gold Cliff IPA 6pk Bt
Oliver Whipped Sour Raspberry Nitro Smoothie Ale 4pk Can
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Triple IPA 6pk Bt
Shiner Farmhouse Rye 6pk Bt
Shiner Sea Salt & Lime Summer Lager 6pk Bt
Unibroue Blanche De Chambly Belgian Style White Ale 6pk Bt
Union Double Duckpin Double IPA 6pk Can
Weyerbacher Sexy Motherpucker Sour Ale 6pk Bt

Summer Rosés

bertrand-hecht-roseOur featured wine for May is a pair of fantastic Rosés, perfect for Summer.

From France, we have Hecht and Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016. If you’re familiar with this wine, the winemaker describes the 2016 vintage as having a more “elegant balance” and lower ABV.

If you’re new to Hecht and Bannier’s Rosés, know that with each vintage, they set out to create a wine that is “pale, fruity and round, soft and well balanced.”

Decanter awarded Hecht and Bannier Rosé 2016 a rating of 92 points.

The second of this month’s pair of Rosés, also from France, is Gerard Bertrand Côtes de Rosé.

Gerard Bertrand’s Rosé is a work of art, both inside and out.Turn the bottle over and you’ll discover an intricate rose design in the glass. A unique and elegant touch.

Inside is a Rosé the winemaker describes as “big and fresh and fruity”.

Victory Brewing Co – Golden & Sour Monkey

We’re featuring two monkeys from Pennsylvania this month, brought to us by Victory Brewing Company.

First up, is Golden Monkey, a Belgian-style Triple. Victory tries to stay true to the style, describing Golden Monkey as having a

“Nose…loaded with Belgian yeast character. Banana, clove, isoamyl. Body is equally fruity with light earthy hop character.”

For this particular beer, Victory recommends trying not to pour out the yeast sediment from the bottle.

Next up, we have Sour Monkey, a Sour Brett Triple, providing a tart twist to the original Golden Monkey. The brewer describes this monkey:

“Aroma is very varied with lemon, sour, and mild brettanomyces notes. Flavor follows with a tart acidity. Not dry as it finishes with a malty grain flavor.

Sour Monkey stands up among the aficionados at Beer Advocate, currently sitting with over a 4 out of 5 rating.


Craft Beer Arrivals for May 2018

  • Troegs Nugget Nectar – On special at $2 off per six pack of bottles
  • 21st Amendment Variety Pack 15pk can
  • 3 Stats Citra Lemon Saison 4pk can
  • 7 Locks Bitch Monkey Sour Ale 6pk can
  • Anchor Mango Wheat 6pk can
  • Ballast Point Nitro Red Velvet Stout 6pk bt
  • Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin 6pk can
  • Brawling Bear Low Blow Blonde Ale 6pk can
  • Blue Point Summer Ale 6pk bt
  • Charm City Meadworks Basil Lemongrass 4pk can
  • Charm City Meadworks Elderberry 4pk can
  • Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager 6pk bt
  • Devils Backbone Trail Angel Weiss 6pk bt
  • Dogfish head Mixed Media Vino-esque Ale 6pk bt
  • Elysian Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale 6pk bt
  • Evil Twin Double Dry Hopped IPA 4pk can
  • Flying Dog #02 Alpha Initiative 6pk bt
  • Flying Dog Dead Rise Old Bay Summer ale 6pk bt/12pk can
  • Game of Thrones Hand of the Queen Barleywine Ale single bt
  • Goose Island Flight Pack 12pk bt
  • Goose Island Summer Hours Lager 6pk bt
  • Harpoon Wannamango 6pk bt
  • Kona Kanaha Blonde Ale 6pk bt
  • Lagunitas the Waldos Special Ale 6pk bt
  • Left Hand Juicy Goodness Dry-hopped Golden Ale 6pk can
  • New Belgium Bicycle Kick Kolsch 12pk can
  • New Belgium Variety Pack 12pk bt
  • Oskar Blues Fugli Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA 6pk can
  • Rogue Honey Kolsch 6pk can
  • Sam Adams American Summer Variety Pack 12pk bt
  • Sam Adams Summer Ale 12pk bt/can
  • Sam Adams the Beers of Summer 12pk can
  • Schlafly IPA 6pk bt
  • Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Ale 6pk bt
  • Shiner Brewery Tour 6pk bt
  • Sierra Nevada Party Pack 12pk bt
  • Sierra Nevada Summerfest Crisp Lager 6pk bt
  • St. Bernarous Abt12 Abbey Ale 4pk bt
  • Stone Ripper Pale Ale 6pk can
  • Stone Tangerine Express 6pk can
  • Uinta Lime Pilsner 6pk can
  • Union Old Pro Gose 6pk can
  • Victory Summer Love Ale 6pk bt
  • Westmalle Trappist Tripel Ale single bt
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