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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

Now On Tap – Growler Fills from Troegs, Citra and Stone

We have the following featured on tap for growler fills. 
  • Troegs Independent Breweing – Perpetual IPA
  • Manor Hill Brewing – Citra Splendor (from Ellicot City)
  • Stone Brewing Co – IRS (Imperial Russian Stout)


Coming soon to our Growler Fill Station:
  • Union Craft Brewing Co -Double Duckpin!
  • Evil Twin Brewing – TBD


Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for May 2018

  • Friday May 11 from 4-7 pm.  Evolution Brewery from Maryland
  • Friday May 19 from 4-7 pm.  Patrick will be sampling Robert Mondavi’s Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon and Bourbon Barrel Chardonnay.
  • Saturday May 19 from 4-7 pm.  Roy from 90 t Vineyards will be tasting his Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
  • Friday May 25 from 4-7 pm.  Brawling Bear Brewery from Maryland

Craft Beer Arrivals for April 2018

New Craft Beer Arrivals:
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) 2018 – Limited Release!
7 Locks Devil’s Alley IPA 6pk can
7 Locks Snakeden Saison 6pk can
Abita Strawberry Lager 6pk bt/12pk can
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout 6pk bt
Bear Republic Grand-AM American Pale Ale 6pk bt
Belhaven Sottish Ale 6pk bt
Captain Lawrence Grapefruit IPA 6pk can
Chimay Biere Ale 4pk bt
Dogfish Head Dragons & Yum Yums 6pk bt
Evolution Lot No.6 Double IPA 6pk bt
Flying Dog Heat Series Pepper 12pk bt
Flying Dog Mimosa Beer 6pk bt
Flying Dog Summer Rental Grapefruit Radler 6pk bt
Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker Wheat Ale 6pk can
Green Flash Soul Style IPA 6pk bt
Kona Kanaha Blonde Ale 6pk bt
Lagunitas Dark Swan Sour Ale 6pk bt
Lagunitas Sucks 6pk bt
Leinekugels Grapefruit Shandy 6pk bt
New Belgium Tartastic Strawberry Lemon Ale 6pk bt
Ninkasi Yours Truly Ale 6pk can
Sam Adams Porch Rocker 6pk bt
Sam Adams Summer Ale 6pk bt
Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner 6pk can
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez 6pk can
Sixpoint Higher Volume 12pk can
Stone Enjoy By 4.20.18 IPA 6pk can
Stone Scorpion Boul IPA 22oz bt
Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout 6pk bt
Tall Tales Bonnie & Clyde Double IPA 6pk bt
Tall Tales Key Lime Pie Sour Ale 6pk bt
Tall Tales Red Head Step Child Irish Red 6pk bt
Tall Tales Some Beach Blonde Ale 6pk bt
Tripel Karmeliet 4pk bt
Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA 6pk can
Uinta Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPA 6pk can
Union Duckpin Pale Ale 6pk can
Union Steady Eddie IPA 6pk can
Victory Kirsch Gose 6pk bt
Weyerbacher Funky Monks Sour Ale 6pk can
Woodchuck Summer Time 6pk bt

Back In Stock Beers:
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 6pk bt
Firestone Hoppy 12pk can
Firestone Wookus Imperial Black IPA 4pk can
Flying Dog Numero Ono Agave Cerveza 12pk can
Founders Breakfast Stout 4pk bt
Uinta Baba Black Lager 6pk bt

Now on Tap! Available for Growler Fills

As of this post we have the following on tap. But act fast if something interests you, each keg is only available for a limited time.

  • Manor Hill Citra Splendor
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA – this one is almost out!
  • Stone Brewing IRS Imperial Russian Stout

Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for April 2018

  • Friday April 6 from 5-7 pm.  3 Stars Brewing Company from Washington, DC
  • Friday April 13 from 4-7 pm.  Noah will be sampling Rose Lobetia, Isabella Red, and Le Grande Charm from France
  • Friday April 20 from 4-7pm.  Oliver Brewing Company from Baltimore
  • Saturday April 21 from 4-7 pm.  Hayden will be pouring wines from his fabulous portfolio
  • Friday April 27 from 4-7 pm.  Sample a few of Rome’s best Italian wines.
  • Saturday April 28 from 4-7 pm. Indulge in tasting Rebecca’s  90 point wines
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