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Beer & Wine Tasting for February 2019

We’ve got an exciting schedule of tastings for February, including several local breweries.
  • Friday Feb. 8 from 4-7 pm.  A dual tasting, to include Tall Tales Brewing of Md, and a Wine tasting by Tara.
  • Friday Feb. 15 from 4-7 pm.  Brawling Bear Brewery from Gaithersburg, Md.
  • Saturday Feb. 16 from 4-7 pm.  Oliver Brewery will be in the house!
  • Friday Feb. 22 from 4- 7 pm.  RAR Brewery of Cambridge,  Md.


New Craft Beer Arrivals for February 2019

  • 3 Stars Ultrafresh Double IPA 4Pk Can
  • 10 Barrel Pub Beer Craft Lager 6Pk Can
  • Ballast Point Spruce Tip Sculpin IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Brooklyn Pilsner 6Pk Bt
  • Chimay Premiere Biere Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Devils Backbone Hibiscus Hard Lemonade 6Pk Bt
  • Devils Backbone Hop Pack Sampler 12Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head American Beauty 6Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Raison D’Extra 4Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head The Perfect Disguise Double IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Evolution Day Crush Session Sour Ale 6Pk Can
  • Founders Blushing Monk Belgian Style Ale Fermented With Pure Raspberries 4Pk Bt
  • Founders Centennial IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Goose Island Next Coast IPA 6Pk Can
  • Goose Island Old Man Grumpy Pale Ale 6Pk Can
  • Jailbreak Hey Porter 4Pk Can
  • Left Hand Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Left Hand Raspberry Milk Stout 6Pk Can
  • New Belgium Brut Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Oliver Double Ipa Variety 4Pk Can
  • Oliver Son Of Misery Imperial Stout 4Pk Can
  • Ommegang Game Of Thrones King In The North Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Single Bt
  • Sierra Nevada 2019 Bigfoot Barely Wine Style Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier 3Xipa 4Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Live Citra Hopped Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Samoa This Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Stone Grapefruit Slam Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Stone Tropic Thunder Lager 6Pk Can
  • Troegs Nugget Nectar Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Truly Blueberry Acai 6Pk Can
  • Truly Rose 6Pk Bt
  • Truly Tropical Variety 12Pk Can
  • Two Roads Clementine Gose 4Pk Can
  • Two Roads Persian Lime Gose 4Pk Can
  • Victory Hop Wallop IPA 6Pk Bt

Enroute Winery – Les Pommiers Pinot Noir


Our first featured wine for 2019 comes form California’s EnRoute Winery. Enroute exists to make Pinot Noir, though they do make a Chardonnay as well. With Pinot Noir in mind, the founders chose to focus on the Russian River Valley to build their vineyards and winery.

Les Pommiers is made entirely from Pinot Noir, and aged in french oak barrels for eleven months. The winery takes the name from the apple orchards that once stood where one one of the blends vineyards is now located.

Enroute’s tasting notes include:

“…Les Pommiers possesses the luxurious perfume aromatics and rich textures that we love about Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. On the nose, aromas of ripe cherry and plum are complemented by notes of earth, sage and forest floor.”

Vintage after vintage of Enroute Les Pommiers consistently earn 90+ pt scores. Critics and enthusiast seem to agree, Les Pommiers is a fine example of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

Black Chocolate Stout – Brooklyn Brewery


Our featured beer for January 2019 comes from New York City’s Brooklyn Brewery – Black Chocolate Stout. The brewery states that the chocolate comes from a carefully selected malt bill of 2-row, caramel malt, malted wheat and various American roasted malts. Additionally, two types of hops and an ABV of 10.0% complete this Russian Imperial Stout.

Brooklyn Brewery suggests this malty high alcohol brew is a good candidate for cellaring, or pairing with deserts, potent cheese and keeping warm.

The critics at Beer Advocate seem to agree Brooklyn has brewed this one right, with score of over 4/5 currently out of over 6,800 reviews.

Manor Hill Brewery Tasting & Wine Tasting with Noah

  • Saturday January 19 from 4-7 pm.  Noah will be pouring the wine from his portfolio.
  • Friday January 25 from 4-7 pm.  Jon from Manor Hill Brewery will be sampling their newest craft beers.


Craft Beer Arrivals for January 2019

  • 21st Amendment Tasty IPA 15pk Can
  • 7 Locks Blockhouse Point Oatmeal Stout 6pk Can
  • 7 Locks Redland Red Lager 6pk Can
  • Allagash Black Belgian-style Stout 4pk Bt
  • Allagash Pictavia Scotch Ale Aged in Scotch Barrel 4pk Bt
  • Allagash Saison Belgian Farmhouse-style Ale 4pk Bt
  • Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 6pk Bt
  • Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 6pk Bt
  • Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic Porter 6pk Bt
  • Eviltwin Sour Bikini Sour Pale Ale 4pk Can
  • Evolution Lot No.6 Double IPA 6pk Bt
  • Founders Rubaeus Raspberry Ale 6pk Can
  • Golden Road Fruit Cart Mixer 15pk Can
  • Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Ale 6pk Bt
  • Harpoon the Craic Irish Red IPA 6pk Bt
  • Harpoon Ufo Big Wit Unfiltered Wheat Ale 6pk Bt
  • Innis & Gunn Bourbon Barrel Porter 4pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Mozango Ale 6pk Bt
  • Port City Long Black Veil Black IPA 6pk Bt
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale 6pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Cold Snap 6/12pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Bavarian Lager 6pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Gameday Beers 12pk Bt
  • Sam Adams New England IPA 12pk Can
  • Sam Adams Sam Can Variety 12pk Can
  • Sierra Nevada Brut IPA 6pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Sierraveza Easy-drinking Lager 6pk Can
  • Sierra Nevada Southern Gothic Unfiltered Pils 6pk Can
  • Sierra Nevada the Sampler 12pk Bt
  • Tall Tales Grape Lemon Gose 6pk Bt
  • Tall Tales Kosmo’d Orange Cranberry Lime Sour Ale 6pk Bt
  • Ture Respite You Looked Double IPA With Pineapple 4pk Can
  • Uinta Baba Black Lager 6pk Bt
  • Union Sour Deezus Cites-hopped Sour Ale 4pk Can
  • Victory Java Cask Bourbon Barrel-aged Blonde Coffee Stout With Oats, Brown Sugar, Milk and Cocoa Single Bt
  • Victory Storm King Imperial Stout 6pk Bt

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


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
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