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Craft Beer Arrivals For “Oktober” 2021

New or returning to our shelves….

  • 3 Floyds Gum Ball Head American Wheat Pale Ale 6pk Cans
  • Ace Pumpkin Cider 6pk Bts
  • Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest 6pk Cans
  • Blue Point Oktoberfest Marzen Style Lager 6pk Bts
  • Boulevard Pint-sized Hawaii Pizza Party Tiki IPA 4pk Cans
  • Capital Cider Raspberry 4pk Cans
  • Capital Cider Rose 4pk Cans
  • Commonwealth Hemingway Gose Style Ale 4pk Cans
  • Dc Brau German-style Oktoberfest Lager 6pk Cans
  • Dogfish Head Punkin Ale 6pk Bts
  • Duclaw The Pastryarchy Naked Fish Chocolate Raspberry Stout 4pk Cans
  • Duclaw Venom IPA 4pk Cans
  • Elder Pine Ji-biru Foeder-aged Rice Lager 4pk Cans
  • Elder Pine Veritable Villein Classic Belgian-style Saison 4pk Cans
  • Evolution Jacques Au Lantern Belgian Pumpkin Ale 6pk Bts
  • Flying Dog Dogtoberfest Marzen 6pk Bts
  • Flying Dog The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale 6pk Bts
  • Flying Embers Hard Kombucha Pineapple Chili 6pk Cans
  • Great Lakes Oktoberfest 6pk Bts
  • Goose Island Oktoberfest 6pk Cans
  • Hofbrau Oktoberfest 6pk Bts
  • Jailbreak Logger Pre-prohibition Lager 6pk Cans
  • New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin Ale 6pk Cans
  • Peabody Heights Eutaw Street Hazy Ddh IPA 6pk Cans
  • Port City Oktoberfest 6pk Bts
  • Sam Adams Octoberfest 6/12pk Bts
  • Sam Adams Sweater Weather Variety 12pk Bts
  • Schlafly Oktoberfest 6pk Bts
  • Shiner Oktoberfest 6pk Bts
  • Shipyard Pumpkingead Hard Seltzer 6pk Cans
  • Shipyard Pumpkinhead Pale Ale 6pk Bts
  • Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 6/12pk Cans
  • Six Point Hyper Beam IPA 6pk Cans
  • Stone Liquid Poem Double IPA 6pk Bts
  • Southern Tier Harvest Autumn IPA 6pk Bts
  • Southern Tier Pumpking Imperial Pumpkin Ale 4pk Bts
  • True Respite Animatronic Kolsch 4pk Cans
  • Two Roads Passion Fruit Gose 4pk Cans
  • Vizzy Hard Seltzer 12pk Cans
  • Yuengling Oktoberfest 6pk Bts
  • Acuma Red Blend & Goru Monastrell – Ego Bodegas

    We’ve got a pair of fantastic wines from Spain’s boutique winery, Ego Bodegas.

    Acuma Red Blend 2018 – Ego Bodegas
    A hand harvested, six time award winning blend of 70% Monstrell, 20% Syrah, and 10% Petit Verdot, Acuma is well receivd by critics, with James Suckling describing it as,

    “Super intense fruit aromas…dark cherry and plum palate…silky and soft.”

    James Suckling – 91 Points

    Goru Monastrell 2016 – Ego Bodegas
    With too many awards to count, this popular blend of 75% Monastrell and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, wows critics with Wine Spectator noting,

    “Earth, anise, espresso and mineral flavors that frame a core of currant and cocoa.”

    Wine Spectator – 92 Points

    Craft Oktoberfest 2021

    We’ve got an impressive selection of seasonal German style craft brews, just in time for Oktoberfest…

    Blue Point Oktoberfest – a traditional German Oktoberfest style brew – 5.7% ABV

    Port City Oktobefest is a Marzen-style lager, unfiltered and naturally carbonated. 5.2% ABV

    Devil’s Backbone O’Fest! – An Oktoberfest lager brewed with a “contemporary” blend of malts and hops. 5.9% ABV

    Victory Festbier – A Märzen brewed from German malts and whole flower German hops. 5.6% ABV

    Great Lakes Oktoberfest – This 4-time award winner promises “toasty autumnal flavors”. 6.5% ABV

    Left Hand Oktoberfest – A Märzen lager promising to add just enough hops to the malt for a “dry & spicy finish”. 6.6% ABV

    Goose Island Oktoberfest – A German style Märzen offering a “mild earthy bitterness” due to Hallertau hops. 5.7% ABV

    Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Amber Märzen promises “aromas of honey and biscuity bread”, with flavors of caramel and graham cracker. 5.5% ABV

    Craft Beer Arrivals For August 2021

  • 7 Locks Billy Goat Trale Session IPA 6pk Cans
  • 7 Locks Yellow Adder PL 6pk Cans
  • 7 Locks Polychrome Double IPA 6pk Cans
  • Aslin Neutrino Double Dry-hopped IPA 4pk Cans
  • Bell’s Incessant Double NEIPA 6pk Bts
  • Bell’s Lemon-lime Flamingo Fruit Fight Gose Ale 4pk Bts
  • Bell’s Tropical Oberon Wheat Ale 4pk Bts
  • Boulevard Rye On Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Ale 4pk Bts
  • Brookeville Bbf American Double IPA 4pk Cans
  • Chimay Red Premiere Biere Ale 4pk Bts
  • Cigar City Forst Proof Belgian-style White 6pk Cans
  • Commonwealth Social Currency Double IPA 4pk Cans
  • Commonwealth Triskelion Galaxy And Strata Pale Ale Aged On Spanish Cedar 4pk Cans
  • Duclaw Lemonade Stand By Me Hopped Sour 6pk Cans
  • Duclaw The Pastryarchy Root Beer Float Imperial Brown Ale 4pk Cans
  • Elder Pine Citrus Reflections Fruited Witbier 4pk Cans
  • Elder Pine Xtra Pale Ale 4pk Cans
  • Flying Dog Tropical Truth Imperial IPA 6pk Bts
  • Flying Dog Victress Cranberry Lime Kettle Sour 6pk Bts
  • Great Lakes Lemon Hefeweizen 6pk Cans
  • Great Lakes Tidal Fury Imperial Hazy IPA 4pk Cans
  • Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale 6pk Bts
  • Jailbreak Below The Equator Lady Friend Hazy IPA 6pk Cans
  • Jailbreak C.r.e.a.m. Ale 6pk Cans
  • Jailbreak Extra Special Lady Friend Hazy Dipa 4pk Cans
  • Manor Hill Hefeweizen Wheat Beer 6pk Cans
  • Peabody Mad City West Coast IPA 6pk Cans
  • Port City Star Sailor White IPA 6pk Bts
  • Ranch Water Hard Seltzer Variety 12pk Cans
  • Ravens Annabel Lee White 6pk Cans
  • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale 6pk Bts
  • Silver Branch Cheshire Grin Nitro Pub Ale 4pk Cans
  • Southern Tier Blackwater Series Nitro S’mores Imperial Milk Stout 4pk Cans
  • Stone Imperial Star Fawker Hazy IPA 6pk Cans
  • Victory Festbier Marzen Style Lager 6pk Bts
  • Duck Hunter & Allan Scott Sauvignon Blancs

    As the hot summer nights continue, we’ve selected another pair of Sauvignon Blanc, both hailing from Marlborough, New Zealand.

    Duck Hunter Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    Duck Hunter harvests Sauvignon Blanc from vineyards in both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. The winemaker describes a “crisp and clean pallet” and a nose “bursting with stonefruit and melon.”

    Rich Cook agrees, awarding Duck Hunter Sauvignon Blanc a 94 pt score, with notes that include:

    “…fresh citrus, mild grass, bright stony minerality and a sexy texture that finishes with a zesty pop.”

    Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    According to the winemaker, a lower crop resulted in a higher concentration of flavor and texture – describing this Sauvignon Blanc as “fresh, zesty, juicy and full.”

    Wine Spectator seem to agree, awarding Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc a 92 pt score, with tasting notes that include:

    “…generous and juicy mix of passion fruit, key lime and ruby grapefruit flavors.”

    The Great Pumpkin Has Arrived – Pumpkin Beer 2021

    They seem to arrive earlier every year, and sell out long before Halloween. This year’s crop of great pumpkin beers are here…

    Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin
    – Pumpkin Ale – New Belgium
    Brewed with cinnamon and habanero chili peppers for “just the right amount of heat.”

    The Great’er Pumpkin
    – Borubon Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale – Heavy Seas
    In addition to the usual cinammon, ginger and clove, barrel aging adds notes of “oak, vanilla, and of course, bourbon”.

    The Fear
    – Imperial Pumpkin Ale – Flying Dog
    Spicy and sweet, brewed with 4 types of malt, two types of hops and 300 pounds of pumpkin per 50 barrels.

    Punkin Ale
    – Brown Ale – Dogfish Head
    A brown ale brewed with real pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg.

    Pumpkin Ale
    – Schlafly
    Schlafly intends this to be “like a slice of pie in a bottle.” Caramel and ginger feature strongly in the tasting notes.

    Jacques Au Lantern
    – Belgian Pumpkin Ale – Evolution Craft Brewery
    An unfiltered amber ale, brewed with pumpkin and spices, fermented with Belgian yeast.

    EQ Coastal & Manu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    We’ve selected a pair of Sauvignon Blanc to keep you going through these hot summer nights.

    First up from Chile, we have EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2019 from Matetic Vineyards. The “EQ” refers to the balance or “equilibrio” in Spanish, the winemaker sees in the soils of the Valle Hermoso vineyard. Matetic’s tasting notes include:

    “….fresh and vivid, crisp and concentrated, very fruity with a salty mineral dimension leading to a lingering finish.”

    And from New Zealand we have Manu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020. Manu is a collection of New Zealand wines from winemaker Steve Bird. Steve Bird Wines descreibes Manu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as:

    “…vibrant and tasty, packed with flavors of lime, stone fruit and fresh herbs.”

    Stone Imperial Star Fawker and Bell’s Incessant

    photo of 6 pack of cans of stone imperial star fawker and bells incessant

    We’ve got two exciting limited brews to feature this month, hailing from two always exciting breweries.

    Stone Brewing Co – Imperial Star Fawker Hazy IPA
    This new release from Stone Brewing originated in their Napa, California facility. Stone Imperial Star Fawker is brewed with Rakau and Citra hops for a flavor profile the brewer describes as “ripe mango, juicy stone fruit, pineapple, orange what and…hop derived diesel notes.” 9% ABV

    Bell’s Brewery – Incessant New England IPA
    Similar to Imperial Star Fawker, Incessant also began at a smaller facility, the original brewery, before moving to the production brewery in Comstock, MI. Incessant is a double New England IPA, weighing in at 8.5% ABV. Bell’s Brewery promises “tropical fruit” tasting notes