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Now On Tap! Available at our Growler Station…

As of this post, we’ve got the following on tap to fill your Village Beer and Fine Wine growlers…
  • Czech the Tech – Jailbreak Brewing Co. – Laurel, MD – 5% ABV
  • The Dawn Wall Blonde Ale – True Respite Brewing Co – Derwood, MD – 5.5% ABV
  • Revengeful Spirit Imperial IPA – Stone Brewing – California/Virginia – 8.1% ABV
Call ahead, once we finish a keg it’s on to the next one!

Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for June 2019

Stop by for free samples during our Beer & Wine Tastings this month:

  • Saturday, June 15 from 4-7 pm.  Desiree will be sampling The Perfect Father’s Day Wines!
  • Friday, June 21 from 4-7 pm. Tall Tales Brewing from Salisbury, MD
  • Friday, June 28 from 4-7 pm.  Duclaw Brewery from Laurel, MD

Craft Beer Arrivals for June 2019

New or returning to our shelves for June 2019, a great variety of summer favorites and exciting new brews…

  • Allagash Darling Ruby Farmhouse-Style Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Ballast Point Aloha Sculpin Hazy IPA 6Pk Can
  • Ballast Point Lager 6Pk Can
  • Bell’S Official Hazy IPA 6Pk Can
  • Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Devil’S Backbone Brut Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Duclaw Dirty Little Freak Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Duclaw Gose O’S Gose Ale 6Pk Can
  • Evil Twin Falco IPA 4Pk Can
  • Evolution Brut IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Evolution Variety Pack 12Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale 6Pk Can
  • Flying Dog Spf 1000 Summer Variety Pack 12Pk Can
  • Founders All Day IPA 6Pk Can
  • Founders Green Zebra Gose 6Pk Can
  • Founders Mas Agave Imperial Lime Gose Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Glutenberg Ipa (100% Gluteen Free) 4Pk Can
  • Heavy Seas Smooth Sail Summer Ale 6Pk Can
  • Heavy Seas Summer Of The Pirate Can Sampler 12Pk Can
  • Left Hand Good Juju Ginger Pale Ale 6Pk Can
  • Maine Mean Old Tom Stout 16Oz Bt
  • New Belgium Passion Fruit Kolsh 6Pk Can
  • New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Jucifer Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Ommegang Rare Vos Amber Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Peak Organic The Juice Dry-Hopped Pale Ale 4Pk Can
  • Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale 6Pk Can
  • Shiner Cerveza De Verano Mexican-Style Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Triple IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Sixpoint Alpen Flo Lager 6Pk Can
  • Southern Tier 2X Pack 12Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Nu Juice Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Stone Ipa Mix Pack 12Pk Bt
  • Stone Revengeful Spirit Imperial IPA 6Pk Can
  • Troegs Anthology Summer 12Pk Bt
  • Troegs Field Study Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Troegs Raspberry Tart Ale 6Pk Can
  • True Respite Peeled The Dawn Wall Blonde Ale 4Pk Can
  • True Respite Weak Away Haze Ipa 4Pk Can
  • Two Roads Two Juicy New England IPA 4Pk Can
  • Uinta Test Phaze IPA 6Pk Can
  • White Claw Hard Seltzer Mango 6Pk Can

Bear Republic Brewing Co. – Racer 5 India Pale Ale


Our featured craft beer for June 2019 is an award winner many, many, many times over. Hailing from Colverdale, CA, Bear Republic Brewing Co. is a brewery in a sea of California wineries. Bear Republic emphasizes sustainability, donating their spent grains to cattle ranchers, re-using much of their water for bio-electricity, and solar panels for additional energy.

Racer 5 India Pale Ale, the brewery’s flagship beer, is a brewed with malted barley and crystal malt, hopped with Cascade, Columbus, Chinook and Centennial hops. Bear Republic displays nine awards for Racer 5 on their website. The critics at Beer Advocate seem to agree, with Racer 5 maintaining over a 4/5 rating of close to 7,900 people.

Pago De La Jaraba 2014


This month’s featured wine comes from Pago De La Jaraba, an enclosed estate in Spain’s Villarrobledo region. Pago De La Jaraba produces single vineyard estate wines, extra virgin olive oil, artisan Manchego cheese, and more. Pago De La Jaraba produces their products in house, distributing everything proudly through their own brands. Our featured wine, Pago De La Jaraba 2014, is a Tempranillo dominant blend, consisting of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot.

Wine Enthusiast awarded Pago De La Jaraba 2014 a score of 87 points, naming it a “Best Buy,” with tasting notes that included:

“Choppy berry aromas are earthy and contain notes of olive and dried leaves…Cherry, plum and dry spice flavors are steady on a finish with some flesh to it.”

If you’re a fan of Spanish Tempranillo, this an excellent blend. If you’re unfamiliar with the style, this is a worthy place to start.


Stone Brewing – Revengeful Spirit, Tangerine Express, Moxee Gold IPAs


Just in time for summer, our featured beer this month is a colorful variety of exciting IPAs from Stone Brewing, available in 6 packs of cans.

Revengeful Spirit Imperial IPA – Stone brews this “tropical IPA” with pineapple and mandarin orange. You may remember “Revengeful Spirit” from a few years back – this is the all new Imperial version. 8.1% ABV

Tangerine Express IPA – Brewed with tangerine puree and whole pineapple, Stone warns this is still a serious IPA, with “crisp bitterness” and “citrus flavor”. 6.7% ABV

Moxee Gold IPA – Part of Stone’s “Farm-to-Can” series, Moxee is brewed entirely with hops from CLS Farms in Moxee, Washington. Moxee is brewed with El Dorado hops, unique to CLS Farms, and Centennial. 7% ABV


JaM Cellars – JaM Cabernet Sauvignon

jam-wine-2Our featured wine for May 2019 comes from California’s JaM Cellars. The winemaker specializes in fruit forward wines, and this Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception.

The wine maker’s tasting notes promise “blackberries, black plums, black currant, cassis and more”. But it’s not entirely about the fruit, JaM ages this Cabernet Sauvignon in oak for smoothness and a hint of vanilla.

Wine Enthusiast awards Jam 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon a 90 point score, describing it as a:

“…bold and full-bodied wine does have a jammy character like well-ripened blackberries, but it stops short of sweetness. It shows a lot of fruit concentration, mild oak spices and a good velvety layer of tannin to make it lip-smacking.

If you’re a fan of fruit forward wines, or quality California wines in general, consider given JaM Cabernet Sauvignon a try.

Now On Tap at the VBFW Growler Station

Now on tap to fill your Village Beer and Fine Wine growlers we’ve got…

  • True Repite – The Dawn Wall
  • Stone  Revengful Spirit Imperial IPA
  • True Respite Drakes Proper

Call ahead, once we finish a keg it’s on to the next one!

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