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Purple Heart Wines – Napa Valley Red Wine 2014

purpleheartwineOur featured wine this month comes with philanthropic spin. Purple Heart Wines donates a sizable portion of their profits to the Purple Heart Foundation. Purple Heart helps military members and their families meet unfulfilled needs.

Currently we have Purple Heart Napa Valley Red Wine 2014. This California red comes lavishly packaged in a purple bag with a golden bow. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon,4% Petite Sirah, 1% Petit Verdot.

The wine maker’s tasting notes include:

“…..aromas of mulberries, plums and blackberries with hints of black licorice….lushly textured with notes of red and black fruits and hints of cardamom.”

With 88 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, and multiple 90+ point gold medals earned, Purple Heart is not one to overlook.

Sour Beers for Hot Humid Summer Days

If you’re a fan of sour beers, Summer is a great time to indulge. If you’re sour curious, now’s the time to give it a try. Our shelves are stocked with a variety of sour beers in bottles and cans. Even if you’re a regular sour beer drinker, good chance we’ve got something new for you.

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Tart Ten Sour Dubble Ale, Victory Brewing Company – 10% ABV
This unique sour is a belgian style dubble fermented with brettanomyces yeast for a sour twist. A unique experience, available in 22 oz bottles.

Sour Monkey Sour Brett Triple, Victory Brewing Company – 9.5% ABV
Perhaps you’ve had Victory’s popular Golden Monkey Tripel? Sour monkey is everything you love about the golden, with a sour twist.

Jammer Gose, Sixpoint Brewery – 4.0% ABV
Jammer is a german-style Gose the brewery describes as “balanced with a fruity coriander aroma and a touch of sea salt.”

SeaQuench Ale, Dogfish Head – 4.9% ABV
Dogfish calls this one a summer session beer. Men’s Heath magazine seems to agree, calling it the “perfect summer brew”.

Otra Vez Gose-Style Ale, Sierra Nevada – 4.5% ABV
Sierra’s take on the traditional Gose combines prickly pear cactus and a bit of grapefruit.

Aunt Sally, A Unique Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale, Lagunitas – 5.7% ABV
Yet another unique sour for summer, Aunt Sally’s wort is soured with Lactobacillus, brewed hoppy, and according to the brewery, “tastes like a big bowl of fruit candy”.

Now on Tap & New Arrivals for June 2017

Now on Tap:

  • Otter Creek Backseat Berner
  • Captain Lawrence Palate Shifter
  • Ballast Point Sculpin
  • RAR Country Ride

New Arrivals:

  • 4 Hands Dakine Tropical IPA 6Pk Can
  • 4 Hands Guava King 4Pk Can
  • Blue Point Summer Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Brewer’S Alley IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Brewer’S Alley Kolsch 6Pk Bt
  • Captain Lawrence Seeking Alpha Triple IPA 4Pk Bt
  • Captain Lawrence Sun Block Unfiltered Summer Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Deshutes Black Butte Porter 6Pk Bt
  • Deshutes Fresh Squeezed Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Elysian Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Heat Series Hot Box 12Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Single Hop Calypso Imperial IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog St. Eadman Abbey Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Summer Rental Radler 6Pk Bt
  • Flyingdog Tamarind Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Wannamango 6Pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Smooth Sail Summer Ale 6Pk Can
  • Innis & Gunn Bourbon Aged Dark Ale 4Pk Bt
  • New Belgium Frech Oak Saison Sour Ale Single Bt
  • Ommegang Game Of Thrones Valar Dohaeris Triple Ale Single Bt
  • Ommegang Pale Sour Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams American Summer Variety 12Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Beers Of Summer 12Pk Can
  • Sam Adams Porch Rocker 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Summer Ale 6Pk/12Pk Bt/Can
  • Shiner Ruby Redbird 6Pk Bt
  • Shiner Strawberry Blonde 6Pk Bt
  • Shocktop Lemon Shandy 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Ovila White Abbey Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Summerfest Crisp Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Stone & Maine Dayslayer Ipa Single Bt
  • Stone Pataskala Red IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Traveler Grape Fruit Shandy 6Pk Bt
  • Troegs Sunshine Pils 6Pk Bt
  • Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select 6Pk Bt

Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for June 2017

  • Friday June 9 from 4-7 pm.  Bob from Red Shedman Brewery, will be sampling their Mt. Airy Brews.
  • Saturday June 10 from 4-7 pm.  Tara will tasting from her  wine portfolio, to include Purple heart red wine from Napa Valley and Butter Chardonnay.
  • Friday June 16 from 4-7 pm.  Patrick will sampling wines from Elite, to include a Rose and Rioja.

 

Green Flash Brewing – Palate Wrecker, Imperial India Pale Ale

PalateWreckerThis month’s featured beer is something we’ve been trying to get a hold of for months, Green Flash Brewing’s Palate Wrecker. A popular Imperial India Pale Ale, from San Diego, California. Although if you’re in Virginia Beach this summer, you’ll find a big Green Flash Brewing Tasting Room and Beer Garden.

Palate Wrecker, as the name implies, is meant to be as hop forward as it comes. The brewery claims this is achieved using,

“A complex double-brewing process of mashing and sparging with hopped wort and special hop layering.”

Palate Wrecker rates incredibly well online, currently sitting at 92 points on Beer Advocate, and a whopping 99 overall at RateBeer.com

We also currently have Green Flash Brewing West Coast IPA.

Bodegas Brecha Garnacha de Fuego Rosé

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You’ll find our shelves are stocked with various Rosé wines for the coming summer months. Pellehaut, Touraine, Apothic, Layer Cake, and more. Our featured wine for April is Bodegas Brecha Garnacha de Fuego Rosé. Bodegas Brecha is one of several Spanish wineries that make up the Jorge Ordoñez Group.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate awarded Garnacha de Feugo Ro 90 points.

“An absolutely spectacular rosé, the 2015 Garnacha De Fuego Rosé (my pick as a top value in dry rosés from around the world) is 100% Grenache rosé,..It has a light, almost neon-pink color and delicate strawberry and cranberry fruit notes, with a hint of pomegranate. It is fresh, lively, ripe, medium-bodied, and has more texture and length than one usually expects in a rosé.” 

Garnacha de Feugo Ro is a great place to start your summer Ro experience. Ask our staff about our countless other Ro selections.

Craft Beer Arrivals for April 2017 – NEW ON TAP!

NEW ON TAP!

  • RAR Country Ride
  • Left Hand Travelin Kolsch
  • Maine Mo Pale Ale

New Arrivals:

  • Atlas Ponzi IPA 6Pk Can
  • Atlas Rowdy Hop-Forward Rye Ale 6Pk Can
  • Ballast Point Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat 6Pk Bt
  • Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Green Flash Palate Wrecker 4Pk Bt
  • Green Flash West Coast IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Goose Island Summer Time Kolsch 6Pk Bt
  • Henry’S Hard Grape 6Pk Bt
  • Left Hand Travelin’ Light Kolsch Style Ale 6Pk Can
  • Peak Organic Super Fresh 4Pk Can
  • Port City Monumental IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Sixpoint C.R.E.A.M. Ale 6Pk Can
  • Southern Tier Thick Mint Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Victory Dirtwolf Double IPA 4Pk Bt
  • Victory Headwaters Ale 6Pk Can
  • Victory Prima Pils 6Pk Bt

Back In Stock:

  • Ballast Point Manta Ray Double IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Leinenkugels’ Grapefruit Shandy 6Pk Bt
  • Leinenkugels’ Summer Shandy 6Pk Bt
  • Leinenkugels’ Sampler 12Pk Can
  • Redhook Blackhook Porter 6Pk Bt
  • Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale 6Pk Can
  • Stone Pataskala Red IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Stone Wussie Pilsner 6Pk Can
  • The Brewer’S Art Resurrection Ale 6Pk Can
  • The Raven Special Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Troegs Perpetual IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Victory Hopdevil 6Pk Bt

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.

 

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