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Local Craft Beer Tastings for October 2019

Friday October 18 from 4-7 pm.  Jailbreak Brewing Co from Laurel, Maryland  will be sampling their seasonal brews.
Friday October 25 from 4-7 pm.  Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company will be here from Lexington, Virginia!

ÆRENA Wines – Cabernet Sauvignon



If you’re a fan of California wines, you may have noticed Resolute Wines became  ÆRENA Wines in 2018. Branding aside, this Cabernet Sauvignon continues to score well with critics and fans alike, vintage after vintage. The wines for the ÆRENA label are produced by Blackbird Vineyards winemakers Aaron Pott and Kyle Mizuno.

The grapes for ÆRENA Cabernet Sauvignon are grown in a single vineyard in the Red Hills region of California’s Tuolumne County. The wine is aged in French oak for nine months. Tasting notes form ÆRENA Wines include:

“…enticing aromas of blackberry with hints of black licorice and graphite. Rich, concentrated notes of plum and black cherry on the mid palate leading to layers of dark chocolate with soft tannins that finish with cocoa and vanilla.”

Wine Enthusiast named ÆRENA Cabernet Sauvignon an Editor’s Choice, awarding it 90 points.

Choose Your Pumpkin Beer! Imperial Stout? Wheat? Rum Barrel aged?


October is approaching, and the pumpkin beers have already arrived. So far we’ve got these 9 pumpkin brews to choose from. From imperial pumpkin stouts to pumpkin wheat beers to pumpkin ale aged in rum barrels…we’ve got you covered.

Warlock Imperial Stout – Southern Tier Brewing Co. – Brewed with pumpkin and pumpkin spice

Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin – New Belgium Brewing Co. – Brewed with cinnamon, Habanero and Del Arbol peppers

The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale – Flying Dog Brewery  – Brewed with 300lbs of local pumpkin per 50 barrels

Roadsmary’s Baby – Two Roads Brewing Co. – A traditional pumpkin ale aged in rum barrels

Punkin Ale – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – A brown ale brewed with pumpkin, brown sugar and spices

Harvest Pumpkin Wheat – Blue Moon Brewery – Brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice

Shipyard Pumpkinhead – Shipyard Brewing Co. – A pumpkin wheat ale, brewed with cinnamon and nutmeg

Night Owl Pumpkin Ale – Elysian Brewing – Brewed with pumpkin puree, pumpkin juice, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice

UFO Pumpkin – Harpoon Brewery – An unfiltered pumpkin brew of notherwestern hops, spices and malty sweetness

Craft Beer Arrivals for September 2019

  • Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat 6Pk Bt
  • Blue Point Mother Pumpkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Blue Point Oktoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Dc Brau Oktoberfest 6Pk Can
  • Devils Backbone Bright Tangerine Sparkling Ale 6Pk Can
  • Devils Backbone O’fest Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Devils Backbone Throwback Sampler Pack 12Pk Bt
  • Dogfish Head Punkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Duclaw 31 Pumpkin Spiced Lager 6Pk Bt
  • Duclaw Mad Bishop Oktoberfest 6Pk Can
  • Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker Session IPA 4Pk Can
  • Firestone Nitro Merlin Milk Stout 6Pk Can
  • Flying Dog Dogtoberfest Marzen 6Pk Can
  • Flying Dog Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Founders Mosaic Promise Single Hop Ale 6Pk Can
  • Founders Underground Mountain Brown Imperial Brown Ale W/Sumatra Coffee B.B.A 4Pk Bt
  • Goose Island Oktoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Goose Island Old Man Grumpy American Pale Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Tailgater Fall Variety 12Pk Bt
  • Harpoon Ufo  Pumpkin 6Pk Can
  • Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale 4Pk Bt
  • Lagunitas Daytime 98 Cal IPA 6Pk Can
  • Left Hand Death Before Disco Porter 6Pk Can
  • New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin 6Pk Bt
  • Port City Oktoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Oskar Blue Rose Daze Ale W/Hibiscus & Prickly Pear 6Pk Can
  • Sam Adams Kosmic Sour 6Pk Bt
  • Shiner Oktoberfest Marzen 6Pk Bt
  • Shipyard Pumpkinhead 6Pk Bt
  • Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Spaten Oktoberfest 6Pk Bt
  • Spaten Optimator 6Pk Bt
  • Southern Tier Overpacke’d 15Pk Can
  • Southern Tier Warlock Imperial Pumpkin Stout 4Pk Bt
  • Troegs Hop Knife Harvest IPA 6Pk Bt
  • True Respite Scrum & Hooker Nut Brown Ale 4Pk Can
  • True Respite Welcome To Citrus City Pale Ale W/Orange Peel 4Pk Can
  • Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby Rum Barrel Pumpkin Ale 6Pk Bt
  • Uinta Baba Black Lager 6Pk Can
  • Uinta Tu Meke Tart Kettle-soured Blonde Ale 6Pk Can
  • Victory Festbier Marzen 6Pk Bt

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