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DuClaw Sampler Package

duclaw-variety-12We’ve got some exciting variety 12 packs from DuClaw in stock.

Sweet Baby Jesus – This one needs no introduction to most of you, a chocolate peanut butter ale that was all the rage this past summer. – 6.2% ABV

Cocoa Fuego – A stout brewed with Chipotle Peppers. Duclaw describes this one as having a “lightly sweet, malty favor, accented by strong notes of roasted malts, chocolate and espresso, that balance a spicy chipotle pepper bite.” – 7.5% ABV

Neon Gypsy – An India Pale Ale brewed with a blend of 7 different hops, lending “grapefruit and citrus flavors and aromas, accented by notes of pine.” – 6.5% ABV

Bad Moon Porter – This porter was one of DuClaw’s original brews. The brewer describes Bad Moon as “lightly sweet, malty flavor is accented by hints of chocolate and espresso, and precisely balanced by a subtle hop presence.” – 5.1% ABV

Zuccardi Q Malbec

zuccardi-webIts said that Familia Zuccardi Vineyards is one of the winemakers leading the development of Argentina’s wine business, from wine intended for domestic consumption, to wines for the international community.

This fine Malbec is no exception. James Suckling awards Zuccardi Q Malbec 92 pts, describing it as:

“Dark violet, with shades of black. Great floral aromas with rich, ripe blackberry, plum and chocolate notes melted with blackcurrant and cassis display an excellent balance and freshness. A persistent and velvelty finish. “

-James Suckling

The winemaker’s tasting notes are consistent with suckling, adding that the chocolate notes come from french oak aging.

Pick up a bottle of Zuccardi Q and taste where Argentina is headed!

Craft Beer Arrivals for January 2016

  • Brooklyn Insulated Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Ufo Gingerland 6Pk Bt
  • Saranac West End Winter Ipa 6Pk Bt
  • Shipyard Smashed Blueberry 4Pk Bt
  • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Blue Moon Gingerbread Spiced Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro 6Pk Bt
  • Crabbie’S Ginger Beer 4Pk Bt
  • Trogenator Doublebock 6Pk Bt
  • Duclaw Winter Sampler 12Pk Bt
  • Left Hand Moutain Mixer 12Pk Bt
  • Ravenbeer Four Poes In A Box 12Pk Bt

Beer and Wine Tasting Schedule for January 2016

  • Sat. Jan. 23 from 4-7 pm.  Karen will be sampling from the Oyster Bay Vineyards of New Zeland.
  • Sat. Jan. 30 from 4-7 pm.  Danielle will be tasting beer from the Jailbreak Brewery.

Beer and Wine Specials for January 2016

Beer Specials

  • Magic Hat Stealin Time 6 pk bt  Reg. $8.99  Sale $7.99
  • Southern Tier single Pumking  Reg. $12.99  Sale $10.99
  • Rolling Rock 18 pk bt  Special Value $16.99

Wine Specials

Don’t miss our wine closeout section, with discounts up to 50% off.

*** Selection changes  daily! ***

Flying Dog 2015 Holiday Collection

flying-dog-holidayStop by Village Beer and Fine Wine to pick up Flying Dog’s 2015 Holiday Collection, a variety 12-pack of entirely holiday theme concoctions.

You’re friend’s out west won’t find this variety pack. Flying Dog is making this available only in the DMV.

In conjunction with Otterbein’s, Flying Dog suggest holiday food pairing for each of these seasonal brews.

Citrus Saison  6.1% ABV
“Pair with Otterbein’s Sugar Cookies to make this saison’s grapefruit and pepper notes pop.”

Belgian Pale Ale  5.2% ABV
“Pair with Otterbein’s Orange White Chocolate Chip cookies to bring out this beers equally fruity and funky Belgian notes.”

Cranberry IPA  6.4% ABV
“Pair with Otterbein’s Lemon cookies to add sweetness to this beer’s cranberry and hop bitterness.”

Fig and Fennel Stout  8.3% ABV
“Pair with Otterbein’s Oatmeal Raisin cookies for next-level brown fruit and holiday spice.”


Amor Fati Syrah 2010

Amor-FatiOur featured wine for December is Amor Fati Syrah from Murmur Vineyard, located in California’s Santa Maria Valley.

Amor Fati is aged for 16 months in 35% new, and 65% neutral French Oak barrels. Only 300 cases were produced. Murmur suggests this wine will age well for approximately 10 years.

The wine maker describes 2010 Amor Fati Syrah:

“boysenberry, spice cake, aniseed and bacon fat with an undercurrent of dried Chinese plums, soy and Mexican chocolate. Rich, concentrated and medium to full bodied, it has a good line of crisp acid and velvety tannins, finishing long and layered.”

This is an excellent wine to sip around the fireplace this winter, or the next winter, or the next…

Samuel Adams Utopia

Our distributor has blessed us with a bottle of Sam Adams Utopia. Each distributor only receives a handful of these. The limited release of this highly unique brew has made it one of the most sought after beers on the market.

Utopia is an uncarbonated blend of past Sam Adams brews aged in various types of barrels. This process creates an astoundingly high ABV, and a flavor profile that the brewer claims includes: “molasses, earthy wood, dates, light smoke, nuts and toffee.”

At 28% ABV, Sam Adams recommends drinking Utopia in a snifter at room temperature, similar to a cognac or port. Enjoy it or stick it on a shelf, each vintage of Utopia has gone on to become a collector’s item.