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Viña Real Crianza

VinaRealOur featured wine for July, Viña Real Crianza, is made from grapes grown in Spain’s Rioja Alavesa region. Crianza is first fermented in stainless steel, before moving to French Oak, then American barrels. It’s racked every 5 to 6 months throughout the aging process.

The winemaker is sure you’ll find a good balance of dark berry fruit and oak in both the nose and on the palate.

James Sucking awards Viña Real Crianza 2014 a score of 92 pts. Tasting notes from James Suckling include:

“A perfumed nose of dried-flower, blackberry and currant character. Cloves and cinnamon too. Full-bodied, very fruity and concentrated with soft ripe tannins and a long, fresh and lightly oaky finish.”

Tenebris Barleywine – Adroit Theory Brewing Company

tenebrisThis month’s featured beer comes from Adroit Theory Brewing Company, a small brewery in Purcellville, Virginia. Adroit Theory specializes in barrel aged beers and “esoteric” artwork.

Tenebris is a Barleywine aged in Tequila barrels. Adorit Theory’s tasting notes put the barrel aging out front, describing Tenbris’ taste as:

“Sharp Tequila bite up front followed by a slightly spicy bite. Mid-finish hop bitterness is quickly enveloped by the sticky malt body.”

If you’re a fan of Barleywine, this unique twist on the style  is not to be missed!

Craft Beer Arrivals for July 2017

New Arrivals:

  • 3 Stars Above The Clouds 6Pk Can
  • 3 Stars Peppercorn Saison 6Pk Can
  • 4 Hands Chokecherry Saison 4Pk Can
  • Brooklyn Sorachi Ace 6Pk Bt
  • Evolution Limon IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Firestone Luponic Distortion 6Pk Can
  • Firestone Easy Jack IPA 12Pk Can
  • Fordham The 11Th Sour 6Pk Bt
  • Oskar Blues Fugl Fruit IPA 6Pk Can
  • Stone Ghost Hammer IPA 6Pk Can
  • Stone Mocha IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Stone Tangerine Express IPA Single Bt
  • Stone Ruin Ten Triple IPA Single Bt
  • Shock Top Lemon Shandy 4Pk Can
  • Two Roads Double IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Two Roads Lil’ Heaven Session IPA 12Pk Can
  • Troegs La Grave 4Pk Bt
  • Troegs Jovial 4Pk Bt
  • Troegs Solid Sender 6Pk Bt
  • Victory Cage Radler 6Pk Can
  • Victory Kirsch Gose 6Pk Bt
  • Woodchuck Summer Time 6Pk Bt

Back In Stock:

  • Duclaw Hop Hammer IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Duclaw Funk 6Pk Bt
  • Duclaw Bareass Blond Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Otter Creek Backseat Burner 6Pk Bt
  • Otter Creek Free Flow IPA 6Pk Can
  • Troegs Perpetual IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Troegs Dream Weaver 6Pk Bt
  • Troegs Sunshine Pils 6Pk Bt
  • Troegs Troegenator 6Pk Bt
  • Stone Go To IPA 6Pk Can
  • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 6Pk Bt

Now on Tap! July 2017

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Now On Tap:
  • Adroit Theory EBK – 8.5% ABV
  • Jailbreak Big Punisher – 8.5% ABC
  • Founder’s reDANKulous – 9.5 % ABV
  • Right Proper Raised by Wolves – 5% ABV

Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for July 2017

  • Friday July 14 from 4-7 pm.  Tara will be tasting the Gladiator wines.
  • Saturday July 15 from 4-7 pm with Jailbreak Brewery of Laurel, Md.
  • Saturday July 22 from 4-7 pm. with Evolution Brewery from Md.
  • Friday July 28 from 4-7 pm.  A sampling from the Dogfish Head Brewery with Kenyon.
  • Saturday July 29 from 4-7 pm with Sarah of Smutty Nose Brewing.

 

Craft Beer Arrivals – Mid-June 2017

New Arrivals:
Benediktiner Weissbier 16oz 4pk can
Benediktiner Hells Lager 16oz 4pk can
Ommegang Brunetta Oud Bruin Ale 4pk
RJ Son of a Peach 6pk bt
Guinness Irish Wheat 6pk bt
DuClaw Q Dry Rubbed pale ale 6pk bt
Burley Oak Bilsner Pilsner 6pk can
Burley Oak Sour Chick 6pk can
Burley Oak Home Grown Session IPA 6pk can
Black Flag Flagship IPA 6pk bt
Black Flag Mambo Sauce DIPA 6pk bt
Stone Ripper 6pk can
Stone Enjoy By 07.04.17 6pk can
Breckenridge Mango Mosaic 6pk bt
Cisco Grey Lady 6pk bt
Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat 4pk bt
Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale 6pk bt
Sixpoint Jammer Gose 6pk bt
Anchor California Craft Pack
Flying Dog Blenders 12pk bt
Spiked Seltzer 12pk can
Truly Spiked sparkling 12pk can
Southern Tier Overpack’d mixed 15pk can
Game Of Thrones Bend the Knee 750ml bt

Back in Stock:
Founders PC Pils 6pk bt
Founders All Day IPA 6pk bt
Founders Centennial IPA 6pk bt
Founders Rubaeus 4pk bt
Union Old Pro 6pk can
Atlas Ponzi IPA 6pk can
Atlas District Common 6pk can
Otter Creek Free Flow 6pk can
Otter Creek Backseat Berner IPA 6pk bt
21st Hell on High Watermelon 6pk can
21st Blood Orange IPA 6pk can
Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale 6pk can
Stone Go to IPA 6pk can
Goose Island Matilda 4pk bt
Goose Island Sofie 4pk bt
Blvd Calling IPA 6pk bt
Blvd Tank 7 6pk bt
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 6pk bt
Southern Tier IPA 6pk bt
Southern Tier 2XIPA 6pk bt

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”.

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