Champlain Orchards Tasting | FRI 12/2

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Get a little tart with us!

Join us Friday, December 2nd from 4-6p for a delicious cider tasting brought to you by our friends at Champlain Orchards.

CHAMPLAIN ORCHARDS is a family owned & ecologically managed orchard overlooking Lake Champlain in Shoreham, Vermont. As one of the oldest continuously operating orchards in Vermont, we take pride in growing over 100 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, pears, plums, cherries, nectarines, and berries. We are careful stewards of our land and grow our fruit following strict Eco Apple requirements while striving to minimize our carbon footprint and sustainably contribute to our community.

Lawson’s Equinox IPA | Sip of Sunshine | Super Session 2 | FRI 12/2 & SAT 12/3

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Celestial chart updated… Lawson’s style!

The craft beer world aligned to bring you a fresh batch of Lawson’s Finest Liquids Equinox IPA this week so claim your heavenly bottle while you can!

From the bottle:  Brewed with copious additions of Equinox, this single-hop American IPA features pronounced floral aromas and fruit-laden flavors with notes of lemon, lime, papaya, and apple.  Enjoy!  6.5% alc.vol.

Sip of Sunshine IPA Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • Friday 12/2– 2 packs per person while it lasts | Sold out 🙂
  • Saturday 12/3– 1 pack per person | 10a Release |

Super Session Cans –

  • $21.99/12pk | $10.99/6pk – In Stock 🙂

Equinox IPA – $8.99

  • Friday 12/2 – One (1) per person |  Sold out 🙂
  • Saturday 12/3 – One (1) per person to at least the first 36, maybe more!

Limits are per person of consumption age,
prices do not include VT tax/deposit.

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Founders Lizard Of Koz | Vanilla Chocolate Blueberry Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout

Founders Lizard of Koz is stomping through the Beverage Warehouse Beer Hall!

Lizard of Koz is a 10.5% ABV Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout with Blueberries, Vanilla, and Chocolate.

Join the rampage and claim your share of Lizard of Koz before it’s gone!

 

From foundersbrewing.com:

 

lizard_of_koz-1-236x790This one is near and dear to our hearts. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan blueberries, rich chocolate and vanilla aged in bourbon barrels to round out those beautiful flavors. Liz was floored and we think you will be too.

We are in the midst of pulling something delicious out of bourbon barrels… something dark, chocolatey, blueberry-y and vanilla-y…. something we’ve never bottled before and we cannot wait for you to get your lips on this.

Lizard of Koz: our second and final Backstage Series beer of 2016, is coming at ya starting in November.

This one is near and dear to our hearts. Our Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki, wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan blueberries, rich chocolate and vanilla – aged in bourbon barrels to round out those beautiful flavors. Liz was floored and we think you will be too.

Lizard of Koz was such a huge hit when it debuted on our taproom draft list for Black Party back in 2015 that we knew we had to bring it back somehow, someway (the employees alone begged for it). So, we did. Each 750mL bottle of this rich, tart 10.5% ABV, 40 IBUs stout has a suggested retail price of $18.99 and will be available in limited quantities across our distribution network, which currently includes 39 states, a early as mid-November with all states seeing it by December (we ship it as it is ready).

Our Backstage Series is made up of boundary-pushing, experimental beers. We affectionately call it “the brewers’ playground,” where intent is to take the diehard Founders fan experience to a wider audience—though all of the beers are released in limited batches. Since its introduction in the summer of 2011, our Backstage Series beers have quickly become some of the most sought-after releases in the industry with past hits including Bolt Cutter, CBS, Curmudgeon’s Better Half, Blushing Monk and Doom.

 

Lawson’s Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | Sip of Sunshine | Super Session 2 | FRI 11/25 & SAT 11/26

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Special Black Friday Deliciousness Beamed Down from the Lawson’s Mothership Today – Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout!

This post will be updated as Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #2 sell out for Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th.

 

Bill Withers has an announcement…

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Sip of Sunshine IPA Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • Friday 11/25– 2 packs per person while it lasts | Sold Out
  • Saturday 11/26– 1 pack per person | 10a Release | 🙂

Super Session Cans –

  • $21.99/12pk | $10.99/6pk – In stock :)

Apple Brandy Fayston Maple Imperial Stout – $14.99

  • Friday 11/25– One (1) per person |  Sold Out
  • Saturday 11/26 – Sold out

Limits are per person of consumption age,
prices do not include VT tax/deposit.

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Growler Bar Station Beer Updates | 11/23/16

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Fresh ‘n Foamy Growler Bar Updates!

  • Good Measure | Incorporated Ale | American Hoppy Blonde Ale Batch 2 | 4% ABV | $6.99/32oz $11.99/64oz
  • Good Measure | Better Late Than Never IPA | 6.8% ABV | $10/32oz $20//64oz – Special IPA (only $5 a pint!) from our friends at Good Measure benefiting Chittenden County Food Banks!
  • Ballast Point | Victory at Sea | Peanut Butter & Vanilla Imperial Porter | 10% ABV | $9.99/32oz $17.99/64oz
  • Dunham | Saison Rustique | Saison w/ Brett & Citra | 6% ABV | $9.99/32oz $17.99/64oz
  • Burlington Beer Co. | Chasing Rabbits | Hoppy Wheat Ale | 5.8% ABV | $5.99/32oz $9.99/64oz
  • Make The Cut Competition | Champion Brew | Verkaufen | Slow Fermented Altbier | 5.6% ABV | $6.99/32oz $12.99/64oz

 

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Thanksgiving 2016 | Releases | Retail Hours | Redemption Hours

Thanksgiving week is here and we know many of you are getting requests to bring hoppy VT-ness back with you to family and friends!

 

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We have scheduled holiday releases in addition to random Heady Topper and Sip of Sunshine drops… here is our plan:

2p Tuesday:

  • Heady Topper normal release.  At least the first 5 people in line will get a case, probably more people will get a case.  It will then be broken down to half cases, two 4 packs, then a single 4 pack. Everyone who is here on time will get Heady Topper!  If you are here on time, you will at least get a 4 pack.  If you come late and don’t get counted, you might miss out.
  • Sip of Sunshine holiday bonus drop.  One 4pk per person while it lasts.

8p Wednesday:

  • Alchemist Heady Topper – Normal 8p Wednesday release.  At least one 4pk per person, maybe more depending on how many people are here.

Friday – Lawson’s Apple Brandy Fayston Maple Stout | Sip of Sunshine | Bourbon County Brand Stout

  • Lawson’s Release – whenever the truck arrives.  There will be a post on the front page of our website for the 11/25 & 11/26 days.  Because of Thanksgiving, we do not know when the truck will arrive.  It might be before noon, it might be mid to late afternoon. Our website will be updated when the truck arrives, when it is out for sale, and when it sells out.  Rest assured that we want you to have beer and that we will get it out for sale ASAP.
  • 12p Black Friday Release 1 per person while supplies last of:
    • 2016 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout – no variants – sold out
    • Evil Twin Michigan Maple Jesus – Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/ Maple Syrup – SUPER LIMITED – sold out
    • North Coast Barrel Rye Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XVIII
    • North Coast Barrel Rye Bourbon Aged Old Rasputin XIX
    • Almanac Barbary Coast Flavored Stout
    • Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin Barrel Aged Stout – sold out
    • Casita Cerveceria Querido Y Perdido (Love And Lost) Imperial Stout with cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon and chili peppers. SUPER LIMITED – sold out

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10a Saturday –

  • Heady Topper normal release.  How many people get a case depends on how many people in line.  It will then be broken down to half cases, two 4 packs, then a single 4 pack so everyone will get Heady Topper.  If you are here on time, you will at least get a 4 pack.  If you come a minute late and don’t get counted, you will probably miss out.
  • Lawson’s – Super Session as usual, 1pk of Sip of Sunshine while it lasts.   A bottle of Apple Brandy Fayston Maple to at least the first 36 people in line… might be more!

Thanksgiving Week Holiday Hours:

  • Sun  11a-6p
  • Mon  10a-9p
  • Tue  10a-9p
  • Wed  10a-9p
  • Thu  CLOSED
  • Fri  10a-8p  /  Redemption  10a-3p
  • Sat   10a-8p  /  Redemption  10a-4:45p

Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine | Super Session | FRI 11/18 & SAT 11/19

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Hooray for Lawson’s!

This post will be updated as Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #2 sell out for Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th.

 

Whenever you see Bill Withers, you’ll know there “Ain’t no sunshine…”

 

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Sip of Sunshine IPA Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • Friday 11/18– 2 packs per person while it lasts |  Sold out 🙂
  • Saturday 11/19– 1 pack per person | 10a Release | Sold out… stay tuned for special holiday releases!

Super Session Cans –

  • $21.99/12pk | $10.99/6pk – In stock :)

Bottles – None this week… stay tuned for special Thanksgiving bottle & can release!

 

Limits are per person of consumption age,
prices do not include VT tax/deposit.

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Hops 4 Hunger Kickoff Thursday November 17th, 4p 2016

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Hops 4 Hunger | 2016

What happens when great Vermont breweries all get happy in a lunch bag? A lot of our hungry neighbors get fed!

The Bevie brings back “Hops 4 Hunger”, an exceptional VT beer event to benefit our friends and neighbors.

Starting Thursday November 17th at 4PM with 100 % of the profits going to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf & The Winooski Food shelf!

Random bags will have surprise goodies inside ranging from Bevie Gift Cards or Coupons that can be redeemed for a free Bevie T-shirt or Jar of Tipsy Pickles!

Tipsy Pickle will be here with a free tasting to refresh and delight your palate.

500 Bags of Premium VT Beer:

Sold Out 🙂 | 360 “Lunch Bags” will sell for a premium of $20 per bag and contain a can of:

  • 1 – Mastermind from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
  • 1 – Tribute from 14th Star Brewing Company, LLC
  • 1 – Focal Banger from The Alchemist
  • 1 – Sip of Sunshine from Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Sold Out 🙂 | 120 “Lunch Bags” will sell for a premium of $20 per bag and contain a can of:

  • 1 – It’s Complicated Being a Wizard from Burlington Beer Co.
  • 1 – Tribute from 14th Star Brewing Company, LLC
  • 1 – Focal Banger from The Alchemist
  • 1 – Sip of Sunshine from Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Many of the bags will contain a surprise Bevie Gift Card ( for future use, please not during our food pantry fundraiser 🙂 ) , voucher for a jar of Tipsy Pickles, or a Bevie T-shirt.

Limit is 4 bags per person , per day while they last… what a way to be a good human!

 

Special Beverage Warehouse Growler Bar tapping of Good Measure Better Late Than Never… $5 pints!  $10/32oz & $20/64oz growler fills while they last.

“Better Late Than Never”
Our first American IPA! We choose to go a different route with is one. The hopping regiment is unique on this one, as we add no hops until the end of the boil. A theoretical 5 IBUs, what this beer lacks in bitterness it makes up for in flavor and aroma. A simple malt bill of Vienna, Wheat and 2-row with a touch of oats allows the hops to come through. Hopped heavily with Centennial, Columbus and Citra.

15 case Burlington Beer Co.  drop – Bring Forth the Mollusk (4.7%) Applewood Smoked Oyster Porter

Bring Forth the Mollusk is a collaboration w/ Proclamation Brewing Co. from Rhode Island. Brewed with Applewood smoked malt and Rhode Island Oysters. We added the whole oysters to the boil for all the flavor of the oysters to be absorbed into the beer. The salty, mineral, and brine-y flavors of the oyster pair perfectly with the smoked malt flavors.

Also… we will be accepting non-perishable, non-expired food donations all month for the food shelf!

Prices do not include tax or refundable growler deposit.

Winooski Wine Tasting – 11/04 4-6p

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The Beverage Warehouse
and
Vermont Wine Merchants
present…

~ Wines Around Winooski Tasting ~

Friday, November 4, 2016

4:00 – 6:00 pm

The restaurants and bars of our beloved Winooski pour fantastic wines…now you can taste some of the best of them before you even go out for dinner or drinks! We’re pleased to partner with Vermont Wine Merchants to present six wines poured around Winooski. Salud!

Mistinguett Brut Cava

  • POURED AT: Waterworks, Mule Bar
  • REGION: The Cava region of Spain
  • TASTING NOTES:
    Light straw color with greenish tints. Aromas are a mixture of fruit (melon, apple and banana) and the result of fermentation (toasted notes). This bubbly is harmonious and appetizing in the mouth, with a light touch of acidity. It has a classic fruity finish, with a rounded and elegant aftertaste.
  • PRICE: Currently on sale for $9.99 (regularly $11.99)

Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc

  • POURED AT: Oak45
  • REGION: Marlborough, New Zealand
  • TASTING NOTES:
    Fire Road greets your nose with the grassy, herbal notes that are typical of the best New Zealand sauvignon blancs. The smooth and juicy mango, lime and melon flavors in this white are crisp and bold, with a refreshing finish.
  • PRICE: $14.99

Simple Life Pinot Noir

  • POURED AT: Waterworks
  • REGION: Sonoma, California
  • TASTING NOTES:
    The 2014 Simple Life Pinot Noir has aromas of luscious cherries, nutmeg and savory herbs which bring the wine to life. Bright flavors of cranberry and ripe plum intermingle with sage and warm baking spices. Notes of vanilla from 100% French oak aging provide a lovely background for the complex and supple tannins. This wine has perfect balance between its dark fruit character and lively acidity, which makes it an easy pairing for a variety of foods. Try pairing with grilled salmon and green beans, pork loin spiced with oregano, or creamy polenta with wild mushrooms.
  • PRICE: Currently on sale for $9.99 (regularly $12.99)

Cantine Del Indie Nero D’Avola

  • POURED AT: Mule Bar
  • REGION: Sicily, Italy
  • TASTING NOTES:
    Silky and lush, this wine has a mouthful of dark berries with a perfectly bright and balanced finish. This certified organic wine is a blend of 70% Nero D’Avola and 30% Syrah. A gorgeous steal of a wine for the price!
  • PRICE: $13.99

Château Beauséjour “Pentimento”

  • POURED AT: Misery Loves Company
  • REGION: Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France
  • TASTING NOTES:
    Michele D’Aprix and Pierre Bernault make a selection from the Château Beauséjour vineyard each year for this wine, which illustrates on its front label the soil’s profile in its molecular formula: Montmorillonite Clay and Limestone. The winery uses organic practices, manual harvest, and fermentation via natural yeast. Pentimento is unfined and unfiltered. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, this wine is full-bodied and leans to the dry side. With pleasing, firm notes of black cherry and currant both on the nose and in the mouth, and just enough spice, this wine is a statement that stands on its own!
  • PRICE: $24.99

Nik Weis Selections “Urban” Riesling

  • POURED AT: Oak45
  • REGION: Mosel, Germany
  • TASTING NOTES:
    Urban offers true Mosel style at an affordable price in a striking package. Blossomy perfume wafts throughout this squeaky fresh off-dry riesling. Tart tangerine and punchy yellow peach and mango flavors are vibrant and crisp. This is a straightforward yet balanced wine with an elegant mouthfeel and good minerality, that finishes off-dry. Perfect for taking to dinner as a host/hostess gift, as it will pair well with almost any meal!
  • PRICE: $10.99 (regularly $12.99)

 

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