martin-city-hardway-ipaFriday, October 21st
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Join us for a second evening of tasting this week as we offer a fantastic line-up of adult beverages to tempt your taste-buds. We’ll start off the evening’s proceedings with beers from one of our hometown favorites, MARTIN CITY BREWING CO.:

HARDWAY IPAAn American East Coast IPA that’s dry hopped three times to give it a complexity of strong citrus flavors with a touch of toasted malts.

BELGIAN BLONDE – light and easy-drinking blonde made with a blend of rye malt and Saaz hops to give it some spicy notes and dry hopped to give it a delicate floral and spicy aroma.

BELGIAN ABBEY ALE – a velvety and full bodied Dubbel-style ale that offers flavors of Belgian yeast spice, toffee, and nutty malts.

CITY SAISON – The aroma is full of grassy, banana, clove, bubble gum, and light floral scents. The flavor starts off with a great Saison character full of earthy spiciness and a crisp carbonation. Finishing very dry with a slight bitterness

templeton-ryeBIG BOY IMPERIAL STOUT – aged in bourbon barrels from our local UNION HORSE DISTILLERY, the flavor on this beer starts out with plenty of roasted and toasted caramel malts and a pleasant hop bitterness that ends with a smooth alcohol finish.

For the liquor, we’ll be hosting the excellent distillers of TEMPLETON RYE, “The Good Stuff” to those in the know. Produced from the original Prohibition era recipe and aged in charred new oak barrels, you’ll be able to sample both the wonderfully smooth classic 4-YEAR RYE that’s been a famous small batch whiskey since the days of Prohibition —

And the new  6-YEAR RYE – Aged six years in new American oak barrels, this limited release of Templeton Rye whiskey is 91.5 proof with an unforgettable flavor.

For the wines, our hard-working rep from Lile Wines will be back to bring you these 4 fine wines to taste:

LABERINTO PINOT NOIR – with a score of 91 points from Wine Advocate,  this wine from Chile offers flavors of crushed red fruit of raspberry and strawberry with hints of eucalyptus as well as undertones of baking spices of clove and cinnamon coming through on the finish. The oak is well integrated and soft on the palate.

vaglio-temple-malbecVAGLIO “TEMPLE” MALBEC – Full-bodied and intense, the wine shoes subtle notes of dark black fruit, rose petals, and hints of baking spices from the oak ageing (40% of the wine has been aged in new French oak barrels)

ALEXANA CHARDONNAY – this Willamette Valley wine is nicely balanced with bright citrus notes on the entry, before juicy pear, star fruit and spice flavors ride on a polished, sleek finish.

VAGLIO “CHANGO” RED BLEND – with a score of 90 points from Robert Parker,  this blend of 65% malbec and 15% cabernet sauvignon from Vista Flores in Uco as well as 20% tannat from the south of Cafayate begins with  juicy dark fruit flavors of blackberry, black tea and spice that lead into notes of currant, plum and tobacco as well as firm but pliant tannins.