Friday Jan 26th
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Join us this Friday evening as we offer a line-up of a few favorites and some brand-new adult beverages for you to sample. Let’s start with the beers from California (and now North Carolina as well) brewer SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO. who’ll be bringing these three for you to try:
PALE ALE – Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have made this beer a classic, all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold.
HOP BULLET – this Double IPA uses a new technique, hitting the beer with a double-barreled blast of Magnum hops and lupulin dust—pure, concentrated hop flavor—directly into the tank to emphasize the intense pine and citrus flavors of classic West Coast hops.
HAZY LITTLE THING – a New England-style unfiltered, unprocessed IPA, straight from the tanks and into the can. Cloudy and full of hop flavors from the use of Citra, Comet, Simcoe, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops.
And for the liquors, our rep from Smart Dist. will be bringing in these delicious treats from INFUSE SPIRITS:
BROKEN BARREL BOURBON – this Kentucky-distilled bourbon features a unique blend of Corn, Rye, and Barely, perfectly balanced for a smoothness ages with new French Oak staves, new American Oak staves and a Sherry cask.
CINNAMON APPLE VODKA – a whiskey-brown spirit with numerous apple slices floating at the top of the bottle. The nose is pure apple, with touches of cinnamon, just like grandma used to bake. Smooth as silk on the body — the vodka is really only evident on the finish, as the sweet, dessert-like character of the product takes center stage. “Double Gold & Best-In-Show ‘Flavored’ Vodka at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
PEACH VODKA – no fake peach flavoring here: instead you’ll find a familiar, pleasantly sweet, true-peach scent. Made from a corn base, the bright tawny liquid is reminiscent of peach-flavored Bourbon: it has a boozy presence, and a long finish that hints at vanilla and bruised peaches.
LEMON VODKA – this gold-medal winning infusion at the New York International Spirits feels silky and viscous on the tongue, and evokes waxy lemon peel flavors. Thin ribbons of lemon peel visible inside the bottle speak to this brand’s natural-infusion ethos.
And for the wines, our sterling rep from Appellations will be bringing these fine wines for you to try:
CHATEAU FONTANES PIC-SAINT LOUP ROUGE – stunningly rich and well balanced red wine from the Languedoc region of France with juicy fruit and silky tannins that offers flavors of plums, licorice, spiciness, wild herbs/garrigue and violets. Made from 40% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault, 10% Carignan.
GOTHIC “TELLTALE” ROSE – made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley, this pale pink rose offers flavors of fresh, wild red berries and cherry blossoms joined by a refreshing acidity.
SALVAJE DEL MONCAYO GARNACHA – made from grapes harvested from ancient ‘wild’ bush vines in the mountainous Moncayo end of the Ebro Valley, the palate offers flavors of ripe red fruit, wild berries and a Burgundian minerality, with subtle French oak.
VILLA WOLF DRY RIESLING – earning a 90 points score from Wine Enthusiast, this dry German Riesling offers loads of juicy tangerine and grapefruit flavors. It’s refreshingly tart, with a lean, steely finish and a perfectly balanced acidity.