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Palate Wrecker Hamilton’s Ale – Green Flash Brewing Co.

In 2002 San Diego, CA brewery Green Flash Brewing Company was founded. Specializing in brewing what they call “assertive and distinctive beers” Green Flash quickly started making waves. Village Beer and Fine Wine is proud to feature Green Flash Brewing Company’s Palate Wrecker, a complicated potent double IPA.

Green Flash describes Palate Wrecker:

Our Double IPA is the result of a complex and innovative double brewing process that is exclusively ours. After the first mash, we sparge the second round with hopped wort, adding a hit of kettle caramelization.

Fans confirm, this one pours a brilliant orange color, and packs an extreme hoppy punch. The folks at Beer Advocate rate Palate Wrecker “exceptional”, with a score of 93. The score is even higher over at ratebeer, with an overall score of 99.

New Craft Beer Arrivals – April 2013

Our shelves are brimming with new craft beer this month.

From Dogfish we’ve got Sixty-One , Tweason’ale & Life and Limb Rhizing Bines, Noble Rot IPA.

Also fresh on our shelves you’ll find Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA and Fuggles IPA, Third Shift Band of Brewers Amber Lager, Evolution Craft Brewing Lot #3 IPA, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale and Ruthless Rye IPA, Flying Fish Hopfish IPA, Old Dominion Cherry Blossom Lager, Flying Dog Woody Creek Belguim Style White, Southern Tier IPA and Double IPA, New Belguim Lips of Faith series in Cascara Quad and Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale, Heavy Seas Big Dipa, Brooklyn Local #2, Shiner 996 Farmhouse Ale, St. Feuillien Triple Ale…just to name a few.

Recently Arriving in 12 packs, we have Flying Dog Shock and Awe sampler, Smuttynose Brewing Variety Sampler, Ruthless Rye, Magic Hat Spring Fever sampler , Unita Earth Wind and Beer Variety…and more!

Beer & Wine Specials for April 2013

Wine Specials:

  • All Cupcake Wines $1.00 Off
  • All Barefoot 750 ml Varietals $1.00 Off
  • All Local Md. Wines $1.00 Off
  • Terrapin Station Wines 20% Off

Beer Specials:

  • Molson Ice 6 pk bt  Reg $7.19 Sale $6.19
  • Lowenbrau 6 pk bt Reg $8.99 Sale $7.88
  • Sam Adams Winter Lager Reg $17.99 Sale $16.99
  •  Rolling Rock 18 pk bt   **Special Price $14.99**

Wine Tastings for April 2013

  • Saturday, April 6 from 4-7 pm Acrobat Pinot Noir And Pinot Gris & Luna Phases Red
  • Saturday, April 13 from 4-7 pm J.W. Seig and Co. presents Perfectus Pinot Grigio , Clos Pons Alges (90 pt. Wine Advocate) and Tupon Malbec
  • Saturday, April 20 from 12-6 pm From Portugal Chamine Red & Siete Fincas Malbec, Don Manuel Torrontes (90pt Wine Enthusiast)
  • Saturday, April 27 from 4-7 pm Sebastian Wines presents Pikorua Sauvignon Blanc from New Zeland, and Caricature Red Blend

GD Varja Barolo Albe

Looking for something exciting for your wine rack this month? How about a nice Barolo from Northern Italy? Village Beer and Fine Wine is proud to feature GD Varja Barolo, which is blended from grapes grown only in the Barolo commune. The wine maker describes Albe as one of their “most approachable and open Barolos” and one of their “best values”. While the winemaker states the wine ages well for 3 to 5 years, they also are quick to point out that it “is an absolute pleasure to drink now.”

Wine Spectator gives the 2008 GD Vajra Barolo Albe 94 pts:

The rose, strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors are beautifully displayed on the elegant frame in this pure and delicately wrought red, which shows harmony and depth.

Look for GD Varja Barolo Albe in the Highly Recommended section of our store.

Spring Seasonal Beers Have Arrived

With the last likely chance of snow behind us here in Rockville, its time to look forward.  And we have new spring seasonal beers arriving every week to help you out with that. Already on our shelves this month, we have Magic Hat Pistil Dandelion Ale and Sam Adams Spring Thaw variety 12 pack.

Magic Hat’s Pistil Dandelion Ale is a unique spring experience. The Vermont brewer describes Pistil as:

a refreshing, sun-inspired spring ale. A subtle floral spiciness from Apollo and Northern Brewer hops is balanced by earthy notes from dandelion leaves, while acidulated malts provide a smooth, slightly sour malty body.

Looking for a bit more spring seasonal variety? Pick up a Sam Adams Spring Thaw variety twelve pack and take home 6 different exciting beers: Alpine Spring, Double Agent IPL, Maple Pecan Porter, White Lantern, Irish Red and good ol’ Boston Lager.

And check back regularly to see what new spring beers are appearing on our shelves. Our seasonal selection is sure to come and go quickly!

Beer & Wine Tasting for March 2013

  • Sat. March 2 from 4-7 pm – Republic Distributors presents Seaglass Pinot Noir and Reisling
  • Sat. March 9 from 4-7 pm – A Heavy Seas Beer sampling
  • Sat. March 16 from 4-7 pm – WineBow presents Italian Wines of Vitiano
  • Sat. March 23 from 4-7 pm -Dionysos Importers will sample Ports from Portugal
  • Sat. March 30 from 12-6 pm – Caricature Red wine  from California and Shaw  & Smith M3 Chardonnay from Australia

Beer & Wine Specials for March 2013

Wine Specials:

  • Astica Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina  Reg. $7.99 Sale $6.99
  • Root 1 Pinot Noir, Chile  Reg. $15.99 Sale $14.99
  • Ed Hardy White Sangria  Reg. $7.99 Sale $6.99
  • Altoona Hills Cab./Merlot  Reg. $12.99 Sale $11.99
  • Terrapin Station Sangiovese, MD  20% off

Beer Specials:

  • Miller 64 18 pk cans  Reg. $18.99 Sale $ 17.99
  • Molson Ice 6 pk bt  Reg. $7.19 Sale $6.19
  • Beck Dark 6 pk bt  Reg. $9.09 Sale $8.09
  • St. Pauly Dark 6 pk bt  Reg. $8.19 Sale $7.19
  • Anchor Porter 6 pk bt  Reg. $12.49 Sale $11.49


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