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Carlo & Sylvia Piemonte Brachetto

carlo-sylviaOur featured wine for July is 100% Brachetto, an Italian red wine grape from the north western Piedmont region. Brachetto may be still frizzante (lightly sparkling).

Carlo & Sylvia Piemonte Brachetto

Wine Maker Tasting Notes

“Floral and musky notes – with light nuances of forest fruits. Sweet, aromatic and balanced in the mouth, with an enjoyable savoury finish.”

Carlo & Sylvia Piemonte Brachetto is frizzante. The winemakers suggests serving Carlo & Sylvia Piemonte Brachetto as an apertif or with desserts and fruit.

We also have a Carlo & Sylvia Mosacto D’asti, a sparkling white wine, native to the same region. If you’re a dessert wine fan, Mosacto D’asti is a wine to consider.


Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for July 2018

  • Thursday July 12 from 4-7 pm., SAM ADAMS SAMPLING of their summer brews.
  • Saturday July 14 from 4-7 pm.  RAR Brewery,  from Cambridge,  Maryland.
  • Friday July 20 from 4-7 pm.  Tara will be sampling her South African Wines.
  • Saturday July 21 from 4-7 pm.  TALL TALLES  Brewery,  from Southern Maryland.
  • Friday July 27 from 4-7 pm.  BRAWLING BEAR Brewery, from Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Troegs Independent Brewing – Nimble Giant Double IPA

troegs-nimble-giantNew from Troegs Independent Brewing, we’ve got four pack/cans of Nimble Giant Double IPA.

Troegs brews Nimble Giant with three types of hops, Azacca, Mosaic, Simcoe; and both Pilsner and Vienna malt.

The brewery describes Nimble Giant:

“Our Double IPA gracefully boasts grapefruit rind, pineapple and honeysuckle notes with a hint of earthy forest floor.”

This Double IPA weighs in at 9.0% ABV and 69 IBU. Nimble Giant rates well at Beer Advocate, holding strong at well over a 4/5 rating as of this post.

Craft Beer Arrivals for July 2018

  • 21St Amendment Brew Free Or Die IPA 6Pk Can
  • 3 Stars Trouble Paradise Sour Ale 4Pk Bt
  • 3 Stars Ultrafresh Double IPA 4Pk Can
  • Abita Purple Haze 6Pk Bt
  • Allagash Saison 4Pk Bt
  • Baltimore Raven Special Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Baltimore The Cask 6Pk Bt
  • Captain Lawrence Orbital Tilt Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Cigar City Jai Alai Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum IPA 4Pk Can
  • Dogfish Head Off-Center Your Summer 12Pk Can
  • Eviltwin Every Day Once A Day Give Yourself An IPA 4Pk Can
  • Eviltwin Modern Ipa 4Pk Can
  • Game Of Thrones Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms Sour Blonde Ale Blend Single Bt
  • Founders All Day Session Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Founders Backwoods Bastard Bourbon Barrel Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Founders Double Trouble IPA 4Pk Bt
  • Green Flash Remix IPA 6Pk Can
  • Guinness 200 Years Of Stout In America 12Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Ufo Pink Lemonade Shandy 6Pk Bt
  • Heavy Seas Can Sampler 12Pk Can
  • Heavy Seas Smooth Sail Summer Ale 6Pk Can
  • Kona Big Wave Golden Ale 12Pk Can
  • Lagunitas Citrusinesis Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Extra 22Oz Bt
  • Lagunitas Maximum Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Left Hand Saison Aux Baies Ameres Chokecherry 4Pk Can
  • Left Hand Travelin’ Light Kolsch 6Pk Can
  • New Belgium Hemperor HPA 6Pk Bt
  • Ninkasi  Maiden The Shade Summer Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Oliver Forearm Smash Double Ipa 6Pk Can
  • Oliver Inertia Creeps Kettle Sour Ale 6Pk Can
  • Oliver Riding Easy Blonde Ale 6Pk Can
  • RJ Rockers Son Of A Peach Wheat Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Sixpoint Puff Cloudy Iipa 4Pk Can
  • Sixpoint Resin Iipa 6Pk Can
  • Smuttynose Old Brown Dog 6Pk Bt
  • Stone Ripper Pale Ale 6Pk Can
  • Tall Tales Strawberry Lemonade Sour Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Terrapin Hopsecutioner Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Two Roads No Limits Hefeweizen 6Pk Can
  • Troegs Nimble Giant Double IPA 4Pk Can
  • Uinta Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPA 6Pk Can
  • Uinta Mango Lime Pilsner 6Pk Can
  • Union Anthem Golden Ale 6Pk Can
  • Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA 6Pk Can

Founders Dank Wood – Imperial Red India Pale Ale aged in bourbon barrels


Founders Brewing Co. continues to come up with great brews that our customers can’t get enough of. This month we’re excited to feature the third release in Founders’ limited barrell aged series – Dank Wood, an Imperial Red India Pale Ale aged in bourbon barrels

Founders describes Dank Wood as the “perfect alchemy of wood and hops”, with tasting notes that include “rich caramel” and a “strong malt character”, with an added complexity from the bourbon barrel-aging.

Beer aficionados seem to agree, with Dank Wood sitting on Beer Advocate currently at over 4 out of 5 points.

Protea Dry Rosé & Cabernet Sauvignon

proteaFor June we’re featuring a pair of wines from South Africa’s Protea Wines, Dry Rosé and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Protea Dry Rosé is made of 63% Mourvedre, 20% Shiraz, 16% Cinsault, 1% Grenache from South Africa’s Darling, Swartland and Wellington regions.

The vineyard describes Protea Dry Rosé  as:

“a vivacious mouthful of juicy strawberry and cherry flavor.”

Protea Cabernet Sauvignon is described by the winemaker’s as:

“A beautiful deep ruby…immediately shows aromatic notes of blackberry, espresso and spice. On the palate the wine is full and juicy.”

Both of these Protea wines come in beautiful clear glass bottles with frosted artwork. Visit the Protea Wines website for ideas on making use of the bottle when you’re finished.

Beer On Tap – Growler Station

As of this post, we have the following on tap available for growler fills:

Captain Lawrence Brewing Co -Tears of Green Imperial IPA

Troegs Independent Brewing – Perpetual IPA

Two Roads Brewing Co – Two Juicy Double IPA

Available until it runs dry, then on to the next beer…

Beer and Wine Tastings for June 2018

  • Friday June 15 from 4-7 pm.  Flying Dog Beer Tasting
  • Saturday, June 23 from 12 – 6 pm. 13th Anniversary Celebration
    Please join us in celebrating 13 years with finger food, complimentary beer tasting from our taps, wine sampling and much much more!!!!
  • Friday June 29 from 4-7 pm.  Rosés from France, Spain and Argentina
  • Saturday June 30 from 4-7 pm.  Rebecca from DMV Wines will be sampling from her portfolio


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