Alpine-Windows-Up-IPAFriday Aug 4th
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Join us this first Friday in August as we enjoy the mild temperatures by sampling a bevy of delicious adult beverages that’ll keep you cool. We’ll start off by welcoming ALPINE BEER CO. from California, who’ll be bringing this selection of brews for you to try:

WINDOWS UP – earning a score of 98 points on RateBeer, this full-bodied IPA combines Citra and Mosaic hops for a flavor that slightly sweet and citrusy mixed with notes of piney resin that finishes with a light, lingering, citrusy bitterness.

DUET – earning a score of 99 points on RateBeer, this medium-bodied IPA combines Simcoe and Amarillo hops for a bright, upfront tangerine citrus flavor that flows into lightly-bitter hoppiness (45 IBU) and finishes with a crisp and clean bitter piney-ness.

Union-Horse-whiskeyFor the liquors, UNION HORSE DISTILLERY (formerly DARK HORSE) will be bringing these excellent entries for you to sample:

STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY – this smooth 92 proof spirit is distilled from a sour mash recipe in their copper pot stills, giving it tender notes of creamy vanilla, maple and smoke.
RYE WHISKEY  – 95 proof small batch 100% rye whiskey handcrafted in copper pot stills that give it smooth complex notes of butterscotch, caramel, ginger and cinnamon spice.
BARREL STRENGTH RYE WHISKEY – distilled from locally-sourced, 100 percent rye mash, this 112.3 proof whiskey offers a robust combination of caramel, maple and light vanilla tasting notes, with hints of mint and cinnamon spice.

If you haven’t tried these, don’t miss this opportunity! The distillery has won 36 spirits awards medals, including 11 gold medals, since 2012. In addition to the name change, the company is also now using 5-year barrel-aged stock that makes their whiskeys even smoother than before.

We’ll also be tasting their RIDER VODKA – made from the finest local wheat and distilled in a copper pot, this vodka is slow filtered for superior quality and a smooth finish.

Smashberry WhiteAnd for the wines,  our wonderful Pinnacle rep will be bringing these for you to sample:

RIO MADRE ROSE – lively, with balanced acidity and a smooth minerality on the tongue, this wine(made from Rioja, Spain’s indigenous Graciano grape)  delivers plum and citrus flavors prior to a dry and long finish that’s pithy and offers notes of ripe pink grapefruit.

SMASHBERRY WHITE BLEND – a soft, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body frames elegant flavors of snappy mango-melon sorbet, mandarin oranges in light syrup, and a fruit cocktail finish with firm tannins and no oak. A nice, very fruity sipper.

DOMAINE DELAUNAY “TYDY” SAUVIGNON BLANC –  from the Loire region of France, this wine marries grapefruit, gooseberry, pear, fresh lime and a subtle touch of tropical fruit on the palate with crisp acidity and a finish of light minerality.

PARDUCCI PINOT NOIR — a small lot blend  sourced from distinct vineyard parcels in and around Mendocino County. The flavor contains a mix of rich fruit – dark cherry, strawberry, raspberry – along with a light loamy, earthy taste. Their Pinot Noir won the Best of Class Mendocino Wine Competition.

PARDUCCI MERLOT – firmly structured with a good, gripping texture, this wine offers  rich flavors of black cherries and plums followed by a tea-leaf spiciness that adds savor and zest backed by bracing acidity and a modest layer of tannin that leads to a smooth, lingering finish.