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Wine Tasting Schedule for April 2017

  • Friday April 7 from 4-7 pm.  Patrick will be pouring the samples of Irony Pinot Noir and many others.
  • Saturday April 8 from 12- 6 pm.  We will be sampling Albarinos and Cabernet Sauvignon  from Spain.
  • Friday April 14 from 4-7 pm.  Sample Country Ride from our Wine bar.
  • Saturday April 15 from 12-6 pm.  It is Rose Season!  We will be tasting Roses from all over the world.
  • Saturday April 22 from 4-7 pm.  Wendy of Opici will be sampling Julia Jones Pinot Noir and Manifesto Zinfandel.
  • Friday April 28 from 4-7 pm.  Highly rated wines under $20.00
  • Saturday April 29.  Wines of Oregon-Underwood Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.

 

Founders Brewing Co.

foundersOne consistently popular item in our stores is the beers of Founders Brewing Co. from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Founder’s Breakfast Ale has been a hot item for growler fills, and a variety of six packs continues to fly off the shelves.

At the time of this post we have:

Centennial IPA – A dry hopped IPA, with citrus notes, and enough malt to make sure it “never turns too bitter”. 7.2% ABV

Harvest Ale – From Founder’s Specialty Series, this golden colored ale offers dominant hops and citrus. 7.2% ABV

Porter – Founder’s Porter has the chocolate and caramel notes you expect, but with hops too, for the “full flavor you deserve.” 6.5% ABV

Rubaeus – This Raspberry Ale is “sweet and tart” and available year round. 5.7% ABV

Imperial Stout – Brewed with 10 types of malt, this big beer weighs in at 10.5 % ABV.

Azacca IPA – From Founder’s Seasonal Series, a hoppy brew with citrus and mango notes. 7% ABV

Dirty Bastard – Last but certainly not least, the Dirty Bastard. This Scotch Ale has notes of smoke and peat. 8.5% ABV

Tellus Cabernet Sauvignon

TellusOur featured wine for March, Tellus Cabernet Sauvignon, comes from Italy’s Umbria region. This Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented in stainless steel, then aged in “barrique” for six months. These uniquely shaped oak barrels were originally designed for Bordeaux wines.

The winemaker’s tasting notes include:

“Here, the climate is moderate but elevation is also important, so flavors lean to ripe black fruits and tell-tale herbaceous notes.”

James Suckling rates Tellus Cabernet Sauvignon 92 pts, calling it:

A firm, silky cabernet with chocolate and currant aromas and flavors. Full body, fine tannins. Attractive currant, rosebush and almond aftertaste. “

 

 

New on Tap, Craft Beer Arrivals

NEW ON TAP:

  • DC. Brau – On the Wings of Armageddon
  • Union Double – Duckpin, Baltimore

 

New Arrivals on our shelves:

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 6Pk Bt
Ballast Point Manta Ray Double Ipa 6Pk Bt
Ballast Point Nitro Red Velvet 6Pk Bt
Ballast Point Sculpin Variety Pack
Blue Point Honey Robber Cream Ale 6Pk Bt
Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter 6Pk Bt
Brooklyn Pilsner 6Pk Bt
Dogfish Head Beer To Drink Music To Tropical Blonde 6Pk Bt
Dogfish Head Saison Du Buff 4Pk Bt
Dogfish Head Sea Quench Ale 6Pk Can
Duclaw Farmhouse Neon Gypsy 6Pk Bt
Flyingdog Lucky Sob Irish Red Ale 6Pk Bt
Flyingdog Single Hop Denali Imperial Ipa 6Pk Bt
Flyingdog Tropical Bitch Belgian Ale 6Pk Bt
Founders All Day Ipa 6Pk Bt
Founders Azacca Ipa 6Pk Bt
Founders Centennial Ipa 6Pk Bt
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 6Pk Bt
Founders Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt
Founders Porter 6Pk Bt
Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt
Keeganales Joe Mama’S Milk Stout 4Pk Bt
Kona Hanalei Island Ipa 6Pk Bt
Lagunitas Aunt Sally Sour Ale 6Pk Bt
Lagunitas Censored Rich Coper Ale 6Pk Bt
Lagunitas Czech Style Pilsner 6Pk Bt
Lagunitas Day Time Ale 6Pk Bt
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale 6Pk Bt
Lagunitas Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
Left Hand Black Jack Porter 6Pk Bt
Left Hand Introvert Session Ipa 6Pk Bt
Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout 6Pk Bt
Left Hand Polestar Pilsner 6Pk Bt
Left Hand Sawtooth Amber Ale 6Pk Bt
New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale 6Pk Bt
Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale 6Pk Bt
Not Your Fathers Vanilla Cream Ale 6Pk Bt
Ommegang Sirens Song Dark Ale 4Pk Bt
Oskar Blues Canundrum 12Pk Can
Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’S Imperial Ipa 6Pk Can
Port City Colossal 6 Russion Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt
Sam Adams Fresh As Helles Lager 6Pk Bt
Sixpoint Hi-Res 4Pk Can
Sixpoint Resin 6Pk Can
Smuttynose Finest Kind Ipa 6Pk Bt
Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner 6Pk Bt
Starr Hill Reviver Red Ipa 6Pk Bt
Stone Jindia Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
Union Anthem Golden Ale 6Pk Can
Union Duckpin Pale Ale 6Pk Can
Van Diest FrüLi Strawberry Beer 4Pk Bt
Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot Barley Wine Ale 4Pk Bt
Weyerbacher Sunday Mole Stout 4Pk Bt
Weyerbacher Tiny Belgian Style Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt

Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for March 2017

  • Friday March 10 from 4-7pm. Bold Rock Cider tasting.
  • Saturday March 18 from 4-7pm. Wines of Elite
  • Friday March 24 from 4-7 pm. Julie will be sampling wines from her portfolio.
  • Saturday March 25 from 4-7 pm. Sierra Nevada Brewery.
  • Friday March 31 from 4-7 pm. Wines of Gallo.

Growler Fills – February 2017

Our growler fills have only gotten more popular in the months since we started offering them. We’re running through kegs quickly, so keep an eye on what’s on tap. Give us a call or stop by for a taste.

As of this post, we have on tap:

  • Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine – 15% ABV
  • Founder’s Breakfast Stout – 8.3% ABV
  • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA – 7% ABV

Burley Oak Sorry Chicky – Dry Hopped Sour Ale

sory-chicky-webOur featured beer for February is a unique dry-hopped sour ale called “Sorry Chicky”, brewed by Burley Oak.

Not familiar with Burley Oak? Based in Berlin, MD, tou’ll find Burley Oak mostly on tap in bars in Ocean City, and around the Eastern Shore.

Burley Oak releases a limited selection of their beers in cans for distribution. With Sorry Chicky, the brewery sought to combine their love of IPAs and sour beers. Critics seem to agree they’ve achieved something unique.

Sorry Chicky currently has an overall 90 point rating on RateBeer.com.

Quinta de Porrais 2012 Douro

Porrais-douro-web

Our featured wine for February comes from Portugals Douro Valley. The Douro is considered by some to have the most beautiful landscapes of any wine country.

Wine Enthusiast awards this Porrais Douro 90 pts. Wine Enthusiast’s European Editor, Roger Voss:

“From vineyards north of the Douro River on the plateau, this wine shows both richness and a fine cool, elegant style. The wood aging has given the wine depth and extra richness, adding to the berry fruits with spice and hints of toast. It’s a wine to drink soon, full of fruit and balanced tannins. Drink from 2017.”

You heard the man, time to open a bottle of 2012 Porrais Douro!

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