Big Bottle Blowout!

Southern Tier’s Blackwater Series has turned beer into dessert, replicating things like Creme Brulee and Thin Mints into beer form. Choklat is an imperial chocolate stout, thick and rich, with notes of chocolate, chocolate, and chocolate.

Every year, Alesmith makes a beer and calls it Decadence, and every year it’s a different style. We’re featuring the 2015 version today, which is a 10% ABV Belgian-style Amber. Vintage beer? 10% Amber? It’ll all make sense when you try it. Notes of coconut, vanilla, toffee, and more.

Perennial’s Saison de Lis is probably one of the easiest crowd-pleasing beers we carry. Already one of the most approachable styles in the game, this Saison has lively but delicate and soft carbonation, floral notes throughout, and finishes clean and dry enough to leave you wanting more.

PINOT GRIGIO – the perfect summer sipper!

2015 PALMINA PINOT GRIGIO
Palmina was founded in 1995 by Steve Clifton, one of the founding partners of noteworthy Pinot Noir producer Brewer-Clifton. Palmina focuses entirely on Italian varietals sourced from their Central Coast stomping grounds in and around Santa Barbara County.
2015 Pinot Grigio is sourced entirely from the Honea vineyard in the newly established Los Olivos District AVA in Santa Ynez Valley.

Tasting notes:  “There is a brilliance shining through the pale straw color of the wine. A swirl produces bright aromas of yellow stone fruit, Asian pear, and green guava. A first taste wakes up the palate with flavors of grapefruit and key lime pie. The wine has a bracing and lively fruit-acid balance, with nuances of minerality, and a long, lingering and pleasant lemon curd finish. Great texture!  Organic.
Try this distinct Pinot Grigio at the table with creamy pasta dishes and richer seafood fare, or test its versatility on a warm day with antipasti or lighter, grilled seafood.

Rated 90 points, Wine Enthusiast!

A Deal That’s Out Of This World

Red IPAs have seen a bit of a resurgence in the year 2017, offering richer carmel malts to perfectly balance (typically) pine-forward, resinous hops.

Karben4’s Martian Sunrise is Madison’s entry into the field, with Mosaic hops, oats, and a touch of rye for complexity. It’s a slick and easy drinker, and today it’s on sale.

 

Txakolina 2014

San Sebastian has quickly been growing as one of Spain’s most popular travel destinations and it isn’t hard to see why! The landscape is beautiful, the city is filled with culture, and the cuisine is amazing. Outside of the city lies an lesser-known wine region, Getariako, hiding what is soon to become your new, favorite white, Txakolina!

No plans of getting there in the near future to try it? No worries – we’ve got you covered. Today’s Thirsty Thursday deal will introduce you to your new go-to summer sipper while saving you some money on the travel and the wine!

Bengoetxe Txakolina 2014 – Yes, that’s spelled correctly! Pronounced “chock-oh-lee-nah, it truly is a unique treat. Only 1,700 cases were produced from this 3.5 hectare vineyard in the heart of Basque Country. This smaller, certified-organic operation allows for the winemakers to provide extra care to each vine ensuring high-quality wines year after year!

The wine is bottled unfiltered, unfined, and has a slight effervesence due to risidual CO2. It shows lush lemony fruit, hints of grains, chamomile, and flint-like minerality. Best served very chilled and enjoyed on warm day!

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Sierra Nevada Sale!

When you think of the pioneers of craft beer, Sierra Nevada is one of, if not the name people mention the most. Ask any craft drinker over 30, and likely one of their first transcendant experiences with a non-macro beer was probably Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale, a hop-forward and trailblazing beer meant to be drank by those looking for something outside the category of adjunct lager.

Fast forward to 2017, where your beer options have exploded in size. While Sierra Nevada is still making top-notch beer, it’s also not surprising that they want to make even more of a splash. Enter two brand new beers in their year-round portfolio.

Tropical Torpedo – Torpedo IPA is a pioneer in it’s own right as well, being one of the first IPAs to use Citra hops. This version amps up the juiciness with a hop profile that elicits mango, papaya, and passionfruit.

Sidecar – A twist on the classic Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Sidecar adds orange peel alongside Cascade, Equinox, and Mandarina hops for a balanced zestiness.