Many countries in the southern hemisphere produce amazingly good wines at very attractive prices. Come check out some hot new offerings from Argentina, Australia, Chile, and South Africa and see what makes these wine growing areas stand out.
It's that time of year, the time of year Pumpkin Beer fanatics can't wait for, it's fall. And as the season promises, each day breweries release their pumpkin beers. For this tasting, among all those fall beers, we have selected four very different Pumpkin beers to spotlight the breadth of styles available.
Dogfish Head Brewery - Punk'in Ale
Brown Ale with Pumpkin, Brown Sugar, Nutmeg, Allspice & Cinnamon - Milton, Delaware (7.0% alc.)
Boulevard Brewing Co. - Funky Pumpkin
Blend Sour Beer & Aged w/ Brettanomyces & Spiced w/ Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Allspice & Ginger - Kansas, Missouri (5.8% alc.)
Almanac Beer Co. - Pumpkin Sour
Sour w/ Pumpkin & Spices Aged in Bourbon & Wine Barrels - San Francisco, California (11.0% alc.)
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. - T.R.E.A.T
Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter - Anchorage, Alaska (7.8% alc.)
High yields, new plantings, and reduced demand, have caused Australian and New Zealand wine prices to fall. Because of this, we have come across some fantastic deals to pass along to you.
We will be selecting the perfect wines to pair with Memorial Day. All American wines perfect for any festivities. From peppery and jammy Zinfandel to refreshing and crisp Sauvignon Blanc, there will be plenty of delicious wines to go around.
Dolin Estate is known for producing some of Malibu's finest Chardonnay from Elliott and Lynn Dolin's small estate vineyard overlooking the Pacific Ocean. After releasing five vintages of their award-winning Malibu Coast Chardonnay, Dolin Estate has introduced a series of single-vineyard Pinot Noirs from the Central Coast's most respected vineyards.
After the success of our past "Art of Blending" Tastings, we decided to do another one, this time, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon based blends. By blending juice from different wine varietals into the same wine, a winemaker has the ability to craft a wine that meets his style and taste requirements. Blending also gives rise to some interesting combinations of flavors that would be unobtainable from any single varietal wine. Stop by and see why Cab blends are so popular!
With the spring season upon us, we have to make room for all the new spring beers. To do this we must reluctantly remove some of our prized, multi-year aged beers from the library. Our pain is your gain as we will pouring some very special, hard-to-obtain brews this weekend.
Some of these beers are so rare; that we don't have enough to pour them all weekend, so we had to break it into two different flights. Stop in Thursday/Friday and Saturday/Sunday to taste both flights!
Thursday/Friday Tasting - Barleywine Tasting
1. Hair of the Dog - Doggie Claws 2009
Barleywine - Portland, Oregon (11.5% alc.)
2. Nogne O - #100 2010
Barleywine - Grimstad, Norway (10.0% alc.)
3. Telegraph Brewing Co. - Rhinoceros 2011
Barleywine - San Barbara, California (10.0% alc.)
4. Midnight Sun - Artic Devil 2014
Barleywine – Anchorage, Alaska (13.2% alc.)
Saturday/Sunday Tasting - Sour/Farmhouse Tasting
1. Jolly Pumpkin - Bam Noire 2010
Dark Farmhouse Ale - Dexter, Michigan (4.5% alc.)
2. Goose Island - Pepo Nero 2011
Farmhouse Ale - Chicago, Illinois (6.4% alc.)
3. Telegraph Brewing Co. - Obscura Arborea 2011
Oude Bruin - San Barbara, California (9.0% alc.)
4. Goose Island - Lolita 2013
Belgian Style Wild Ale - Chicago, Illinois (8.7% alc.)
Located at the very heart of the Stags Leap District, the original Stags' Leap Winery (established in 1893) continues a proud winemaking heritage in the prestigious appellation that bears the winery name. The foremost producer of Napa Valley Petite Sirah, Stags' Leap Winery also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Viognier just to name a few. Come join us as we explore their exciting new releases.
A winery representative will be answering questions from 4:30pm to 7:30pm on Friday.
Oregon is close in latitude to Burgundy and thus produces elegant reds and crisp whites. While Washington state is north of Oregon, the areas east of the Cascade Mountains are warm enough to make Washington the second largest premium wine producing state in the US. Washington produces rich, deep reds and whites.
Come taste fine wines from boutique Pacific-Northwest wineries.
Our past Stone Brewing Bastard Ale Tastings have been wildly popular. These beers are not for the tentative or weak, so "stand strong" and come get a flight of Stone's most popular series.
While El Segundo was most famous for hosting California's second oil refinery (hence the city's name), it now hosts another company producing a much tastier liquid. El Segundo Brewery makes some of the best west coast style beers around. The brewery has recently released their new limited release IIPA called Hammerland that we will taste in the flight this weekend.
Thomas Kelley, Certified Cicerone and Sales Director at El Segundo Brewing, will be on hand Thursday night to talk beer with everyone.
Come try wines from the oldest wine producing region in the world. We will be exploring the many growing regions as we taste and compare different wines.