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Mexican Hot Chocolate Inspired Beers

Mexican Hot Chocolate Inspired Beers

Stone Xocoveza

A winter-spiced mocha stout

Harmoniously layered with cocoa, Mostra coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and milk sugar, this beer is an insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate. Thanks entirely to you and fan demand, it has gone from being a one-time offering to a yearly tradition too special to skip. Feel free to enjoy it long into the winter months because this festive beer will age beautifully and is definitely not exclusive to the holidays!

Epic Big Bad Baptista

Big Bad Baptista is inspired by traditional Mexican coffee, Café de Olla, which is served with cinnamon and piloncillo, an unrefined sugar. The Cinnamon adds another layer of complexity and accentuates the earthy character of Mexican Coffee, but more importantly, it captures the essence of a place and its culture. As beverage geeks we wanted to pay homage to that rich tradition and offer our unique take.

Big Bad Baptista is a combination of Vanilla, Cinnamon, Mexican coffee roasted by Blue Copper, and Solstice Chocolate cacao nibs. It’s luxurious to say the least, with a pleasant warming sensation generated by the cinnamon and alcohol. Enjoying the interplay of chocolate, malt, oak, and spice is the perfect way to spend a cool evening, with friends around a fire.

Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

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CHOCOLATE OAK AGED YETI IMPERIAL STOUT is another revered incarnation of our legendary imperial stout. We toned down the hops a bit to allow cocoa nibs to contribute some pleasing bitterness, while vanilla notes from the oak combine with the cocoa to create an aroma and flavor akin to a gourmet chocolate bar. A dash of cayenne keeps things lively, adding just a bit of heat to the finish. Another great Yeti? Hell yes.

Fantastic Favorite Fall Picks

FANTASTIC FAVORITE FALL PICKS

FANTASTIC FAVORITE FALL PICKS

Check out these fabulous fall faves that Gordon has put together which are perfect for any occasion. From Halloween parties to the Thanksgiving table these are sure to impress.

Juan Gil Dry Muscat

This white wine is made from the vineyards of Moscatel de Grano Menudo-Small Grain Muscat- located on gently sloping hillsides at 700 meters of altitude in the valley of La Aragona, north of Jumilla, with chalky soils, dry climate and long hours of sun forming a microclimate perfect for growing this variety.

Light, green-tinged gold. Fresh melon, peach and kiwi aromas are complemented by jasmine and white pepper. Juicy, tightly wound pit fruit and honeydew flavors.
Delivers a lot of juicy, refreshing fruit and comes off almost weightless on the long, intensely spicy finish.

 

Gruet NV Brut

Aromas of green apple and citrus mineral notes make for a delightful start to this traditional sparkler. Our NV offers bright, crisp acidity complimented by a touch of yeast on the delightfully long finish. A classic house style. 75% Chard. 25% Pinot Noir aged en Tirage for 24 months.( Aged on the yeast for 2 years.

 

Gruet Sauvage

Gruet Sauvage NV is a bone-dry sparkler, pale straw in color with a delicate but persistent mousse. The aromas of bright mineral and citrus notes tickle the nose followed by touches of green apple, lemon and grapefruit. The finish is structured, flavorful & long. The bright acidity makes this a perfect pairing for oysters, sushi and  cream sauces.

 

Antigal Uno Malbec 2013

French and American oak barrels aged for eight months. Intense red color with violet tones. Aromas of wild berry and dark plum continue to the palate with smoke and vanilla lingering through the persistent finish. Pairs well with red meats, beef Wellington, roasted lamb, grilled vegetables, and semi-firm cheeses.

 

Fall Brews

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Fall Brews Are Here!

Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby Rum Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale 6.80% ABV
Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum.

Two Roads Ok2berfest Marzen 5.80% ABV
Modeled after the classic “Marzenbier,” Oktoberfest style that was traditionally the beer served at the Munich Oktoberfest. It possesses a smooth, toasty malt profile with a crisp character of traditional German hops.

Uinta Punk’n Pumpkin Ale 4.0% ABV

This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with real pumpkin and a spice medley of nutmeg, cinnamon, and all-spice.

Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale 6.5% ABV

The beer drinker’s pumpkin beer! “Since 2003, we’ve brewed Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale with real pumpkin and a blend of classic pumpkin pie spices in tribute to our colonial forebearers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins have been found from early European settlers in New England, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and “pompions.””

Captain Lawrence Autumn Blaze Pumpkin Ale 5% ABV

This is the perfect beer to drink as the weather starts to turn a bit cooler. Brewed with pureed pumpkins added directly to the mash, and traditional pumpkin pie spices add to the end of the boil, this beer packs a ton of flavor into a malty and smooth amber colored ale.

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale 7%ABV
“The pumpkin is subtle, but Punkin still tastes like fall thanks to all spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of brown sugar. It’s a well-balanced, delicious beer—just what we expect from one of our favorite American breweries.” Paste Magazine #2 BEST PUMPKIN IN PASTE MAGAZINE

Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus 4% ABV

“This is a lambic without the fruity sweetness. We’ll admit we didn’t appreciate the value of that in last year’s tasting, but this is a wonderfully unique take on pumpkin beer. Subtle and refreshing.” #4 BEST PUMPKIN BEER PASTE MAGAZINE

Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl 8.5% ABV

Aged for 6 months in Wild Turkey® barrels, this bourbon barrel-aged pumpkin ale is pleasantly creamy with a silky body and sweet caramel flavor. The aging process imparts notes of coconut, vanilla, and oak to compliment the tang of the spices and a hint of hops, all wrapped in a smooth, round finish.

Warsteiner Oktoberfest 5.9% ABV

Celebrate German heritage with this authentic, German Specialty Beer

A truly German import brewed according to the German Purity Law, as are all Warsteiner beers, in limited quantities especially for Oktoberfest celebrations. This special edition has a well-balanced, mild and smooth taste with a uniquely soft, hoppy aftertaste and 5.9% alcohol.  So bring a bit of Germany with you to your next Oktoberfest celebration and bring a Warsteiner Oktoberfest Special Edition

Paulaner Oktoberfest 5.8% ABV

Is an amber beer style that was developed over 200 years ago to celebrate the original Oktoberfest. The Märzen name comes from “March beer” because it was historically brewed in March to be at peak flavor for the Oktoberfest celebration. Today this style is available year round in the US due to popular demand. This full bodied beer with its rich malt flavor and dark toffee note, has an underlying fruitiness and masterful hop balance. It will instantly turn your own four walls into an Oktoberfest tent. Prost!

Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn 6% ABV

This golden Oktoberfest lager is the only beer served in Paulaner Oktoberfest tents today. It also happens to be the best-selling Oktoberfest beer in Germany. Brewed once a year, and only available while supplies last, Oktoberfest Wiesn is the pinnacle of German brewing: deep golden color, full-bodied and wonderfully mellow, with a balanced harmonious taste and the pleasant fragrance of hops. At 6% ABV, it is stronger and bolder that the usual lager.

Weihenstephaner Festbier 5.7% ABV

A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 6% ABV
We’re exploring the roots of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest beers. Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to explore a different approach to the style. This year we’re working with Bamberg, Germany’s Mahrs Bräu on a new version of the classic style. This authentic version of the festival beer is deep golden in color with a rich malt complexity, but with a noticeable spicy hop character from the use of the nearly forgotten Record hop varietal.

Ballast Point Pumpkin Down Scottish Ale with Pumpkin 5.8% ABV

Some might think we’re out of our gourd for making a pumpkin ale, but our Pumpkin Down is not like the others. The caramel and toffee maltiness of our Piper Down Scottish ale is the perfect backdrop for a boatload of roasted pumpkin. Just before bottling, we add a subtle amount of spice to complement, but not overwhelm, the earthy flavor. It was a smash at the brewery, and we think you’ll agree.

Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest Lager 6% ABV

A fresh take on a traditional festival beer. Dead Ringer Oktoberfest lager is inspired by old-style Märzen brews customarily enjoyed during Bavaria’s world-famous beer festival. Thanks to an abundance of toasted malt and a lower hop bitterness, this dark reddish brown lager is loaded with sweet, caramel toffee flavors and aromas. All the taste and celebration of Oktoberfest packed into one bottle; no lederhosen required.

Harpoon Flannel Friday Hoppy Amber Ale 5.7% ABV

This Hoppy Amber Ale is our tribute to the quintessential season of change. A bright hop aroma from late hop additions plays with its strong malt backbone. Amber hued, medium bodied, with hints of citrus and pine, this ale is made for the crisp days (and nights) of fall.

Harpoon Oktoberfest Marzen 5.3% ABV

Harpoon Octoberfest is a malty tribute to fall, balanced by a gentle hop bitterness.  In keeping with tradition, it is a Marzen-style beer, brewed with abundant quantities of Munich, Chocolate, and Pale malts. Those malts provide a solid, full body and create the beer’s deep color.  It is a rich, flavorful beer.

Revolution Oktoberfest 5.7% ABV

A classic German-style Oktoberfest beer that goes down smooth with a pleasant, toasty malt flavor. 100% German malts create a supple and flavorful base for this traditional Oktoberfest lager. This lager is brewed with a hop called Hallertau Gold, grown on only one farm in the whole of Bavaria to deliver a hop profile which is at the same time both classic and unique.

Go green with Eco Friendly Beverages

Pioppi’s Package Store is now not only powered by all of our fabulous customers but also by the sun! Plymouth Solar Energy is finishing installing our solar panels on the roof so we can start minimizing our carbon foot print!

These are just a few of the brands we carry that feel the same way as us about being eco friendly.
Logsdon Kili Wit

“Our Kili Wit is a traditionally brewed white beer with refreshing flavors and creamy smoothness. This is a 100% certified organic beer brewed with local organic barley malt, wheat and oats along with whole cone Oregon hops and African spice. This beer is made with a portion of the proceeds going to the K2 Adventures Foundation that provides community service, medical and educational enrichment for African

children.” 94 points Rate Beer Overall

 

 

 

 

Wash Ashore Buddha Organic Pale Ale
“Wash Ashore Company’s first beer, the Buddha Pale Ale. Why this name? Well, John is a Buddhist, and each of Wash Ashore’s beers will have a proprietary name that is significant to its owners. John’s beer is first up. 

 

The flavor is fresh and the bouquet has beautiful citrus notes. The color is warm and golden. Though hoppy, it is balanced and easy to drink, only 5% ABV.”

 

J.K’s Scrumpy Farmhouse Cider

Scrumpy is an old English term for a farmhouse cider. Ours is made simply from the organic apples with their naturally occurring wild yeast, grown in our orchards. The same orchards that have been in our family for over 150 years.
This original estate cider has a fresh and juicy apple aroma and leaves a crisp and clean finish.
USDA Organic  • Gluten Free  • Sorbate Free • Sulfite Free • Certified Kosher

 

Thatcher’s Blood Orange Liquor

With every sip of Thatcher’s Organic Blood Orange Liqueur, you’ll enjoy the juicy flavor of an orange freshly picked from the grove, noticing just a hint of fresh raspberry. Enjoyed best with margaritas, sparkling waters, and martinis. Thatcher’s Organic Artisan Spirits are made of sustainably farmed, certified organic ingredients to bring you a better cocktail and support a better environment.

Thatcher’s Cucumber Liqueur

Thatcher’s Organic Cucumber Liqueur has a flavor so crisp and refreshing you’ll feel like you’re biting into a homegrown cucumber straight from the garden. To be enjoyed on the rocks or in your favorite gin or vodka based cocktail. Thatcher’s Organic Artisan Spirits are made of sustainably farmed, certified organic ingredients to bring you a better cocktail and support a better environment.

Thatcher’s Small Batch Vodka

Thatcher’s Organic Small Batch Vodka is made using all natural ingredients and an entirely organic distillation process. This gives Thatcher’s Vodka an unbelievable crisp and fresh taste, perfect on the rocks or in cocktails. Thatcher’s Organic Artisan Spirits are made of sustainably farmed, certified organic ingredients to bring you a better cocktail and support a better environment.

 

Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka

Starting with the purely finest ingredients available, our Crop Harvest Earth Vodkas are USDA certified organic, artisanal vodkas produced from grain grown on America’s plains. Crop organic grain is harvested from fertile, healthy soil free of artificial fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals, and Crop Vodkas are distilled so efficiently that no carbon treatment or charcoal filtering is required.

Starting with the purely finest ingredients available, our Crop Harvest Earth Vodkas are USDA certified organic, artisanal vodkas produced from grain grown on America’s plains. Crop organic grain is harvested from fertile, healthy soil free of artificial fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals, and Crop Vodkas are distilled so efficiently that no carbon treatment or charcoal filtering is required.

 

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey
Wine Enthusiast gave this 100 proof and 100% rye spirit its highest rating ever for a whiskey. The whiskey comes from the WhistlePig Farm in Vermont, a certified organic facility that is in the process of being restored to the type of farm it was back in the 1790s.

Art in the Age Root Liquor

“Here at Art in the Age, we thought it would be interesting and fun to turn back the clock and recreate a true pre-temperance alcoholic Root Tea. We’ve even made it certified organic, since back then, everything was organic. This is the opposite of corporate culture. It’s a genuine experience rooted in history and our own landscape. It is a truly interesting and contemplative quaff. Certainly like nothing else we have ever tasted before. It is NOT Root Beer flavored vodka or a sickly sweet liqueur.”

123 Organic Anejo Tequila (Tres)

On a morning when three brilliant roosters  greet the dawn with hopeful songs of renewal, mature agave plants at the hacienda are ready to be hand harvested and Organic Blanco tequila awakens from its eighteen months slumber in white oak barrels to be reborn as Anejo (Tres) Tequila. Just as the rooster has long been a symbol of virility and power in Mexican folklore, the complex aromatic bouquet and deep golden hue of Anejo (Tres) Tequila are signs of its superior quality and lengthy aging. Enjoy Anejo (Tres) tequila as you would any fine, aged spirit by savoring the mastery of its limited production and the mystery of its ancient legend. “96 Points” Tasting Panel
Triple Eight Distillery Blueberry Vodka Nantucket
Triple 8 Blueberry Vodka is made with wild low-bush blueberries from Maine, infused into our organic spirit. No other blueberry vodka in the world can match the true flavor, color and aroma that comes through in Triple Eight Blueberry vodka. Plain and simple, “real fruit, real people, really good!”
Era Organic Wines: Pinot Grigio, Primativo,
and Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo
No  Detectable SulphatesFresh, tasty, and well crafted. Three styles, three  regions and three reasons to taste. Primativo, Sangiovese, and Pinot Grigio. A must try!

Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc

“Believing that a grapevine should be grown in healthy soil that supports all the nutrient needs of the plant, Frog’s Leap has been farming organically since 1988. We also believe that most of the great and historic wines of the world have been made from non-irrigated grapevines, and to that end Frog’s Leap farms all of its vineyards without irrigation.”

Made entirely from dry-farmed and certified organically grown grapes from our estate vineyards in Rutherford. Our Sauvignon blanc is then vinified in a way that allows the wine to retain the purity and distinctiveness of this noble variety.

EgoBodegas Goru Organic

Wine elaborated during the first week of October with Monastrell grapes selected from our certified organic farming vineyards. The vineyards are on average 25 years old.

The separation of the grapes harvested ecologically and conventionally is guaranteed not only by the facilities, but also by the vinification processes. The wine ages for 2 months in American oak barrels.

Black cherry with purple violet hues. Clean, fragrant with bouquet of spice box, violets and blueberry.

Smooth texture, with savory red fruits, soft round tannins, well-balanced acidity and pure finish.
Honoro Vera Organic

This wine is made from grapes from organic vineyards in accordance with the rules of the European Union and the United States. The vines are planted on limestone soils without irrigation and with very poor yields, rainfall does not exceed 300 mm annual and it helps to obtain top quality grapes without adding any pesticides.

New Gins to Try!

New Gins to Try

Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin

Mad of juniper and raw honey. It’s a refreshing gin that is easy – even for gin novices to wrap their heads around. Every element of the gin is preset, well done, clearly identifiable and as an added bonus well balanced. The nose is subtle and understated. A slight sweet and mild juniper note is evident but quiet. The taste is simple and elegant.  On the palate it begins with a lot of smoothness, when suddenly a bouquet of almost floral sweetness hits you.

Edinburgh gin

A storied history, Edinburgh was an epicenter of distillation in the 1700’s this gin was launched in 2010 and is distilled with the classic gin botanicals (juniper, coriander, citrus peel, angelica and orris root) plus the edition of Scottish juniper, pine, heather and milk thistle. With a nod to the art deco style of the 1920’s the simple bottle design is a classic. On the nose it opens up with aromas of walking though a forest on a crisp fall day.

Gin Mare Artisanal gin

Gin mare has long been the reference point for a gin that’s pushed the boundary of what a gin could taste like.  They start by distilling many botanicals independently such as rosemary, thyme, olive, basil and a citrus blend of Seville oranges and Lleida lemons. Its savory and unusually but balanced; and made in the small Spanish fishing town of Villanova just outside of Barcelona.

Sipsmith London Dry Gin

“ Sipsmith: where old meets new and the 2 hit it off really quite spectacularly” Sipsmith Sam

The quintessential expression of a classic traditional London dry gin. Bold, complex, and aromatic. Botanicals blended are Macedonian juniper berries, Bulgarian coriander seed, French angelica root Spanish liquorice root, Italian orris root, Spanish almonds, Chinese cassia bark, Madagascan cinnamon and Seville oranges.

Dry Line Truro Cape Cod Gin

Named after the juniper producing eastern Red Cedar that is grown here and embodies Yankee ingenuity, from its inventive recipe to the self- taught virtuosity of its distillers. Infused with a selection of Cape Cod Botanicals, including eastern Red Cedar Juniper berries found on the Truro property and angelica root grown by a local farmer, dry line gin is the best of the Cape in a bottle.

Distillery No. 209 Gin, San Francisco

The bouquet is nicely citrus forward with a juniper backstop with a nicely aromatic mix of botanicals. Smooth, citrusy, with the lemon and bergamot providing lighter notes and with the juniper being a bit more restrained. Slightly oily appearance to body (sign of quality) without separating.

Gordon's wine selections

Gordon’s Wine Selections

Gordon’s Wine Selections

Zenato Alanera Rosso 2012 –  A stunning Italian red blend from Verona that shows a full bodied freshness with flavors and aromas of fresh and dried cherries, coffee, tobacco, prunes and sweet spice. Pair with grilled meats and meaty fish.

 

Priest Ranch Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – Always a big hit for summer! Known for high quality sauvignon blanc that showcases notes of papaya, mango with hints of sweet basil and key lime zest. Bright Layered and delicious.

 

Les Voiles Saint Tropez Rose 2015 – An elegant mouth watering rose that flows with bright citrus and floral notes. Ideal for pairing with sushi, shellfish, and smoked seafood.

 

Rustic Spirits Margarita

RUSTIC SPIRITS MARGARITA

Featured Cocktail

Rustic Spirits Handcrafted Margarita –  This is a handmade cocktail bottled by Vytas. It is not too sweet, made with all natural ingredients but with an alcohol content of 23% this makes the prefect balanced Margarita and all you have to do is pour.

Rustic Spirits margarita

The Story….

 It all started with a small bucket and a few limes

Hi, I’m Vytas. I arrived to America from my homeland, Lithuania, with nothing, rustic spiritsbut my dreams. My quest to create the perfect margarita started almost a ten years ago, when I would spend countless hours in my basement, tweaking my recipe. All ingredients were handcrafted; I even distilled the tequila and the citrus liqueur. All day, every day was spent working on margaritas, thinking about margaritas, and dreaming about margaritas.

My life’s savings went into my business. I started traveling to the agave fields in Mexico regularly to hand pick the plants from which I would distill my tequila. I built a margarita factory, hammering every nail and designing and installing all of the equipment. There’s a room off the back where I sleep, since I make margaritas all day and all night. READ MORE

Our Favorite Sangria and Punch Recipes

Tiki Punch

We showcased this fabulous punch at the Pilgrim Hall Museum Summer Party Fundraiser years ago and ever since our customers have asked for the recipe. This is a fan fave.

  • 1 oz. (30ml) White Rum
  • 1 oz. (30ml) Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz. (15ml) Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz. (15ml) Grenadine
  • 1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Pineapple Juice
  • Cherries & Pineapple Slices for garnish

Put all the ingredients together into a large drink dispenser or punch bowl and garnish with fresh cherries and pineapple slices.

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Milagro Sangria

Jaime Salas our favorite Mixologist and Milagro Brand Ambassador used to join us for a special summer sunset cruise every summer featuring Milagro

  • 1.5oz  Milagro Reposado
  • .5 oz Crème de Casis
  • 3 fresh blackberries
  • .75oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • .75oz red wine  (We love it with Malbec!)

Muddle nectar, lemon juice and berries. Pour rest of ingredients and shake with ice, stain and pour in a red wine glass full of ice. Garnish with blackberries and a lemon twist.

To make a batch for multiple folks multiply the ingredients by number of servings with the exception of blackberries. Take one third of the amount you would use per cocktail per person and throw into a blender with a little water and blend. Then double strain and add to the Sangria “punch”.

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Peachy White Sangria

  • 4 (750 milliliter) bottles moscato wine
  • 4 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite(R))
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup peach schnapps
  • 2 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 1 (16 ounce) package fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 mangos – peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple – peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  1. Stir moscato wine, lemon-lime soda, brandy, peach schnapps, peaches, strawberries, mangos, pineapple chunks, and raspberries together in a large container and chill 8 hours or overnight.

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Gordo’s Summer Sangria

  • 1.5 gallons of Fruity Red Wine
  • 2 oz simple syrup
  • 4 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 bottle of Spanish cava
  • Fresh oranges, strawberries, peaches, lemons and limes
  • Couple Dashes of Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients and keep chilled for several hours and add Cava right before serving.

Gordon’s Wine Selections

Gordon’s Wine Selections

Uppercut Meritage Napa County 2013

 Meritage is a term used to describe Bordeaux-style red and white wines that are made in the United States. This selection shows  earthy and vanilla notes with some deep cherry, nutmeg, and  red raspberry wrapped around  medium tannin. Smooth and supple with a persistent finish. Pairs well with an array of meat selections including boar, duck, venison as well as steak & lamb. Best value for under $20

 

SATRICO BIANCO/LAZIO IGT 2014

 SATRICO, AN ANCIENT PRE-ROMAN CITY FROM WHICH THE WINE TAKES IT’S NAME LOCATED THIRTY MILES SOUTH OF ROME. DRY, FRUITY AND AROMATIC ON THE NOSE. SATRICO OFFERS A CLEAN MINERAL CRISPNESS ON THE PALATE AND A LENGTHY FINISH. I LOVE THIS WINE! A TRUE SUMMER SIPPER!

 

SARDUS PATER TERRE FENICIE VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA 2013

 THE NAME REFERS TO THE ISLAND OF SANT ANTICO AND COASTAL AREAS OF THE SOUTHWEST OF SARDINIA. MADE WITH 100% VERMENTINO THAT SHOWS A BRIGHT STRAW YELLOW. A NICE FRESH FINISH ON THE PALATE, WITH AN ATTRACTIVE MINERAL NOTE. PERFECT PAIRING FOR FISH, SHELLFISH AND SEVICHE.

 

FLEUR DE MER COTES DE PROVENCE 2015

HINTS OF FRESH LEMONS WITH A WATERMELONS RIND KISSED WITH STRAWBERRY. LOVELY! FUN AND FANCY FREE. A SNAPPY MINERAL STREAK GIVES THIS DRY ROSE A NICE ZIP. ENJOY WITH FISH, CHICKEN, PIZZA AND FANCY SALAD.

                

 

Fruit + Beer = Delicious Vitamins

Fruit + Beer = Delicious vitamins…. with the warm weather approaching we thought we would share with you some fabulous beers to quench your thirst in the heat!

Harpoon Big Squeeze – Sweet with a hint of tartness, UFO Big Squeeze Shandy is perfect for all of your summer adventures!

Harpoon Wannamango – This pale ale brewed with mango begins with a subtle tropical aroma of passion fruit and mango. Golden-copper in color, it has a light body, slight hop bitterness, and malty sweetness, and finishes with a kiss of mango.

Foolproof Queen of the Yahd – Queen is a truly unique IPA brewed with real raspberry. We dumped a stupid amount of American hops into this beer, giving the Queen a gorgeous bouquet of tropical fruit that is complemented by a subtle tartness from raspberry purée. This is a refreshing, delicious, and totally crushable IPA.

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado –Watermelon Dorado Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle, and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon. The result is a refreshing brew that is all summer and no seeds.

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin – Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements our IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer.

Ballast Point Mango Even Keel – Our Mango Even Keel is the ideal beer for easy drinking. This hoppy, session ale gets a flavor boost from mango, which perfectly plays off the citrusy hop bouquet. With fruit, hops, and a low ABV, this beer truly is on another level.

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin –Pineapple Sculpin IPA came from one of many small-batch cask experiments to enhance the flavor of our signature IPA. With so many tropical hop notes in Sculpin, how could we not try adding some sweet, juicy pineapple? The combination of fruity flavors and hop intensity definitely packs a punch.

Dogfish Romantic Chemistry – What you have here is a serious India Pale Ale shacking up and hunkering down with mango and apricots. At the same time! Romantic Chemistry is brewed with an intermingling of mangos, apricots and ginger, and then dry-hopped with three varieties of hops to deliver a tropical fruit aroma and a hop-forward finish.

Dogfish Head Fort – An ale brewed with a ridiculous amount of raspberry juice. Fort has a Belgian-style base, then we follow a similar fermentation process to the one we use on beers like 120 Minute IPA and World Wide Stout. Fort is an excellent candidate for cellaring. Grab a few bottles, enjoy one now and lay the others down for a few years.

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon – Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is our summer seasonal beer available from April through September in six pack cans and on draft. We start by brewing a classic American wheat beer, which undergoes a traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon. A straw-colored, refreshing beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor.

Epic Lil’ Brainless Raspberries – Lil’ Brainless® Raspberries is an easy drinking canned version of our big, bold 22 oz. bottle of Brainless® Raspberries, crafted especially for those who seek bright, fresh, and real raspberry flavors in a convenient size. We brew exclusively with natural raspberry puree, which give this beer its unique pink color as well as hints of raspberry bubble-gum, sweet fruit jam, and a pleasant dryness that makes this beer perfect for easy going affairs, indoors or out.

Maui Brewing Co. Pineapple Mana Wheat – An unfiltered, freshly handcrafted American-style Wheat infused with Maui Gold Pineapple. Our crisp and refreshing wheat ale is lightly hopped to allow the fruity sweetness of the pineapple to shine. The yeast stays in suspension making the ale traditionally cloudy.

Founder’s Blushing Monk – Blushing Monk is brewed with a ridiculous amount of raspberries and with a Belgian yeast strain that keeps our head cellar operator from sleeping for a week. It pours a stunning deep berry red and, at 9.2% ABV, has a surprising kick. The perfect dessert beer, it can be enjoyed on its own or paired with fresh cheeses, fruit, cakes and more.

Lindeman’s Raspberry Lambic– The appearance of this exceptional beer is matched only by its taste! To make our Framboise, we add raspberry juice to our lambic. That gives it a delicate fruity aroma and a beautiful dark pink color. Framboise is served as an aperitif, but I also use it in cooking. And when I don’t finish the bottle in my preparations, I finish it in my glass.

Lindeman’s Peach Lambic– As its name suggests, Pecheresse is a lambic beer enriched with peach juice. And this fruit lambic is a real peach! It is nice to drink at any time of day. Or on a sunny patio. Personally, I enjoy it with my girlfriends. And what we talk about is of no concern to you.

Stony Creek Brewery Sun Juice Belgian Summer Ale with Orange and Grapefruit – Sun Juice™ is a refreshing Belgian Summer Ale brewed with wheat. Saison yeast produces a silky body while Orange peel, Grapefruit peel, Coriander, and Chamomile impart a spicy and fruity complexity. It’s Summertime, grab yourself some Sun Juice™.