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Now on Tap: Friend’s Advice, Hootie, Notorious P.O.G…

Now on tap at our growler filling station….

  • Friends  Advice – Hazy IPA – 7 Locks Brewing, Rockville, MD
  • Hootie – Hazy American Pale Ale – Six Point Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Notorious P.O.G. – Berliner Weisse – Stone Brewing, Escondido, CA

Don’t delay, or call ahead. Once we finish a keg, it’s on to the next brew.

Beer and Wine Tasting for September 2019

  • Friday Sept. 6. – 7 Locks Brewing from 4-7 pm (from Rockville, MD!)
  • Saturday Sept. 14 – Samuel Adams Boston Brewery from 4-7 pm
  • Friday Sept. 20 – Global Wines from 4-7 pm
  • Saturday Sept. 21 – Elite Wines from 4-7 pm

Now On Tap – Nimble, Revengeful and Notorious Brews

Now on tap for your summer growler fills, we’ve got a serious double IPA, a fruity Imperial IPA and a fruity Berliner Weisse.

  • Tröegs Independent Brewing – Nimble Giant – Double India Pale Ale – 9.0% ABV, 69 IBU
  • Stone Brewing – Revengeful Spirit – Imperial IPA w/ pineapple & Mandarin orange – 8.1% ABV
  • Stone Brewing – Notorious P.O.G. – Berliner Weisse w/ passion fruit, orange and guava – 4.7%, 7 IBU

It’s always a good idea to call ahead for availability. Once we finish a keg we swap it out for something different.

*LOCAL* Craft Beer Tasting Schedule for August 2019

  • Friday, August 9 from 4-7 pm | Evolution Craft Brewing Co. – Salsibury, MD
  • Friday August 16 from 4-7 pm | RAR Brewing – Cambridge, MD
  • Friday August 23 from 4-7 pm | Jailbreak Brewing Co. – Laurel, MD
  • Friday August 30 from 4-7 pm | Brawling Bear Brewing – Gaithersburg, MD

Pike Road 2016 Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley

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Erin Brooks of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate calls our featured wine for August – “Delicious and a great value.” Hailing from the west of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, we’re proud to present Pike Road 2016 Pinot Noir. Pike Road’s delicate process for Pinot Noir includes hand picking and sorting, small tank fermenting and 10 months in French oak barrels. The winemaker ntoes that weather conditions for this vintage created and longer growing season, resulting in “highly concentrated flavor”.

The Robert Parker review awards Pike Road 2016 Pinot Noir a 90 point score. And they’re not the only ones. Both James Suckling and Vinous agree, also awarding the vintage a 90 point score. The James Suckling rating scale also echoes Brooks sentiment, with 90 points or more equaling “a wine a want to drink a glass of and is an outstanding purchase.”

Duclaw Brewing Co. – Funk, Purple, Key Lime, Haze & Snuggy Cans

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We’ve got a very popular assortment of cans from Maryland’s own Duclaw Brewing Co. Don’t wait to pick up yours, we can’t seem to keep these six packs on the shelf.

Funk  – Blueberry Citrus Wheat – 12oz cans
This new summer classic is made from cascade and columbus hops, pale and wheat malt, blueberry and Meyer lemon. – 5% ABV

My, My, My Key Lime Pie – Tart IPA – 12oz cans
A summer twist on IPA, brewed with lactose, flaked oats, Pilsner malt, torrified wheat, Lemon Drop and Mosaic hops. – 7.1% ABV

Haze of Glory – New England Style India Ale – 12oz cans
If you’re looking for a more balanced IPA, Duclaw promises a strong notes of both citrus and hops, brewed with Citra and Amarillo hops.

Purple Passion – Gose Ale – 12oz cans
Show your purple pride with a six of Purple Passion! Duclaw describes the color of Purple Passion as “straw yellow with a purple hue.” This  color comes from the passion fruit and blackberry that goes into this unique Gose style brew. – 5.5% ABV

Citra Snuggy – Double India Pale Ale – 16oz cans
This double IPA is all about Citra hops, flaked and Golden Naked oats. Duclaw promises notes of citrus and stone fruits, with a little grapefruit and lime on top. – 8.3% ABV

 

Casali Roncali Pinot Grigio 2018

casali-roncali-pinot-grigioOur featured wine for July is extremely limited, only 100 cases, packed 6 bottles to a case, were imported into the US this year. We’re excited to offer Casali Roncali Pinot Grigio 2018 from Fruili, Italy, located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region. Casali Roncali uses a soft pressing of it’s grapes to avoid contact with the skins.

The winemaker describes Casali Roncali Pinot Grigio:

“….Aromas of orchard fruit, toasted bread and elderflower….bright minerally white, with caressing acidity of pear, lemon peel and apricot leading to tangy finish…”

Stop by soon if you’re interested in Casali Roncali Pinot Grigio 2018. Not only is availability limited, this is an excellent and competitively priced example of the white wines of Italy’s Colli Orientali del Friuli region.

Tröegs Nimble Giant and Raspberry Tart Ale

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Tröegs Nimble Giant is back! We featured Nimble Giant at this time last year, excited to be introducing it to our shelves. We’re equally excited to have it back. Tröegs brews this double IPA only once a year, and this time we’ve got in four packs of cans and on tap.  Stop in to get yours while supplies last, or mark your calendar for July 2020.

We’ve also got an excellent 15 can variety pack “Greetings from Tröegs”, which includes another “once a year” brew, Tröegs Rasberry Tart Ale, the seasonal Field Study IPA, as well as several other Tröegs favorites:

  • Perpetual IPA – 7.5%ABV
  • Sunshine Pils – 4.5% ABV
  • Field Study IPA – 6.2% ABV
  • Raspberry Tart Ale – 4.5% ABV
  • When In Doubt Helles Lager – 4.3% ABV
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