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Now on Tap – March 9, 2018

As of this post, we’re filling growlers off of our taps with…
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
  • Stone Invevitable Double IPA
  • Otter Creek Ella Hoppy Lager
*** Coming Soon: Ommegang Hennepin! ***

 

Tasting Schedule for March 2018

  • Friday March 16 from 4-7 pm. Manor Hill Beer tasting, from Columbia Md.
  • Friday March 23 from 4-7 pm. Jonathan from Jailbreak Brewery with be tasting some new brews.
  • Saturday March 24 from 4-7 pm. New to our store, Tall Tales Brewery from Parsonsburg, Md. (near Ocean City).
  • Friday March 30 from 4-7 pm. RAR Brewing from Cambridge Md.

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew Stout

We’ve got six packs of Dogfish Head’s Wood-Aged B*itches Brew Stout in stock, so naturally, it’s this month’s featured beer. The original cover art of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew graces the packaging, as it did with the original Bitches Brew Stout.

Bitches Brew Stout is a “fusion” (pun intended – the brewer’s, not ours) of brews. A Russian imperial stout aged in oak, and Tej, an Ethiopian honey beer aged in Palo Santo wood from Paraguay.

At the time of this post Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is holding strong with an average 4+ out of 5 points. It looks like this new wood-aged version will be as popular as the original.

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Finca Sophenia 2016 Reserve Malbec

sopheniaOur featured wine for February, Finca Sophenia 2016 Reserve Malbec, comes from Argentina’s Mendoza Province.

The region is known for Malbec, and Finca Sophenia have reserved a special section of their vineyard for raising carefully selected Malbec clones from around the region.

Decanter awards Finca Sophenia 2016 Reserve Malbec 96 points, describing it as:

“Intense aromas of floral-tinged black cherry and blueberry fruit, with a beautiful length of elegance and herbal and floral black fruit on the palate.”

If you’re a fan of Malbec, or fine wines in general, this one to consider.

 

Growler Fills: Now On Tap – February 2018

As of this post, we’ve got the following on tap for growler fills.

  • Troegs Nugget Nectar – 7.5% ABV
  • Otter Creek Ella Hoppy Lager – 5.2% ABV
  • Ommegang Ginnepin Ale – 7.7% ABV

But one of these will be gone soon, and replaced with Loral & Dr Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA from Stone Brewing.

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Craft Beer Arrivals for February 2018

New Arrivals:

  • Ballast Point Fathom IPA 6Pk Can
  • Ballast Point Mango Even Keel Session IPA 6Pk Can
  • Ballast Point Victory At Sea Porter 6Pk Bt
  • Breckenridge Mango Mosaic Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Lupu-Luau Coconut IPA 6Pk Can
  • Dogfish Head Namaste White 12Pk Can
  • Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo 4Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew Stout 6Pk Bt
  • Dominion Millennium Barely Wine Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Firestone Walker Wookus Imperial Black IPA 4Pk Can
  • Flying Dog Alpha Initiative Pilot Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine 6Pk Bt
  • Flying Dog Lucky Sob Irish Red Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Arpicadabra 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Fresh Tracks 6Pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Siren Noire Imperial Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Kona Koko Brown 6Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Censored Dry Hopped Rich Copper Ale 12Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Sumpin’ Easy Ale 12Pk Can
  • Long Trail Survival Pack 12Pk Bt
  • Magic Hat Playlist IPA 15Pk Can
  • New Belgium 1554 Black Lager 6Pk Bt
  • New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Otter Creek Mixed Bag 12Pk Bt
  • Raven Special Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Sam Adams Rebel Anytime Session IPA 15Pk Can
  • Schlafly Kolsch 6Pk Bt
  • Schlafly Pilsner 6Pk Bt
  • Shipyard Export 6Pk Bt
  • Shipyard Monkey Fist Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada 4-Way Ipa 12Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Experimental Hop Pack 12Pk Can
  • Stone Tangerine Express IPA 6Pk Can
  • Sweetwater Tackle Box 12Pk Bt
  • The Brewer’S Art Green Peppercorn Triple 6Pk Can
  • Troegs Nugget Nectar Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Two Roads Espressway Stout 6Pk Bt

 

Back In Stock Beers:

  • Captain Lawrence 6Th Borough Pilsner 6Pk Can
  • Captain Lawrence Hop Commander Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Founders Azacca IPA 6Pk Bt
  • Ommegang Rare Vos Amber Ale 6Pk Bt

Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout

dogfish-world-wide-stoutWe’ve got several cases of Dogfish Head’s rare Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout. This stout is brewed with an extra supply of barley, then aged with oak and vanilla beans.

The result of this unique process is a big complex beer, comparable to a good port. The dessert wine similarities continue with a hefty 17.5% ABV. Dogfish Head recommends purchasing a few extra to age for a “few years”.

Rather than ramble on further about World Wide Stout, we’ll let Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione do that:

2015 Austin Hope Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

AustinHopeThe Hope family began growing grapes in the Paso Robles region of California in 1978. Charles Hope would go on to become one of the area’s top grape producers. Austin grew up amongst the grapes, and moved the family into winemaking in 1995.

According to Austin Hope, the picturesque terrain of Paso Robles present the ideal conditions for growing Cabernet. The wine maker describes their 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon as:

“…A big, powerful, modern-styled wine layered with heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove, nutmeg and vanilla bean round out the long smooth finish. It’s full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and firm, polished tannins.”

If you’re a fan of Cabernet, or just fine California wines, consider giving this one a try.

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