9:00 AM Saturday 07/22 | Mega Beer Cave Release!

Our annual Vermont Brewers Festival beer cave release is here!

9:00 SATURDAY morning is our BIGGEST BEER RELEASE of the year!

We’re opening the doors at 9:00 to make available:

  • The Alchemist Heady Topper Double IPA – 1 case at least to the first 50 people in line, then it breaks down to less than a case per person
  • Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine Double IPA – 1 case at least to the first 50 people in line, then it breaks down to less than a case per person
  • Lawson’s Bottles (special foils!) – 1 bottle per person while they last
  • Fiddlehead Second Fiddle Double IPA – One 4pk per person while it lasts
  • 14th Star Triple Play IIPA – One 4pk per person while it lasts
  • SingleCut Softly Spoken Magic Spells Cans – One 4pk per person while it lasts
  • Zero Gravity Strawberry Moon – One 6pk per person while it lasts
  • 2017 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) – 1 bottle per person while they last
  • 2016 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) – 1 bottle per person while they last
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids & Otter Creek | Double or Nothing – 1 bottle per person while they last

First 50 people in line get to select 1 bottle, (not 1 from each brewery! 🙂 ) of:  Cantillon (Classic Gueuze) / 3 Fonteinen / Tilquin

There is a super limited, mixed supply of Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, & Tilquin, so people towards the front of the first 50 people in line will have a better selection than people towards the back of the 50 pack 🙂

 

Vermont Brewers Festival | 2017 | Beer Cave Release | FRI 07/21

Vermont Brewers Festival 2017 is here!

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we delve into the depths of our beer cave, and unearth beers from the depths of our hoard to stun your senses!

First off, the BIGGEST RELEASE OF THE YEAR IS 9:00 AM SATURDAY, JULY 22nd.  NOT Sunday.

  • 07/21 10:00 AM – Friday Highlights – Vintage Stouts, Lawson’s (WHEN DELIVERY IS COMPLETE – We can’t sell beer we don’t have!) Finest Liquids, Sour Beer, Fresh IPA
  • 07/22 SAT 9:00 AM – BIGGEST RELEASE OF THE YEAR!!  Details coming VERY soon!  You don’t want to miss out.
  • 07/23 SUN – Details coming soon

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21st DETAILS:

07/21 Lawson’s Finest Release: When the truck arrives, it is usually out for sale by 10a

  • Sip of Sunshine – 2 packs per person – In Stock 🙂
  • Hopzilla Double IPA Bottles – Sold Out 🙂 

 

07/21 Fresh VT Beer Release: 10a

  • The Alchemist Heady Topper – 1 pack per person
  • Make The Cut | Squeeze The Day – Homebrew champion Fruit sour 4 pack cans – NEW
  • 14th Star Vermonter Weiss | Berliner Weiss – NEW
  • Burlington Beer Co. | Peasant King DIPA
  • Frost Beer Works | Mistral
  • Lost Nation | Smoked Helles – NEW

 

07/21 Friday 10a Release – Select One BOTTLE:

  • 2017 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS)
  • 2016 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS)
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids & Otter Creek | Double or Nothing
  • Siren | Caribbean Chocolate Cake
  • Firestone Walker | Parabola

 

07/21 Friday Special Release:

  • Les Trois Mousquetaires | Porter Baltique – Special Edition Brandy & Bourbon Barrel Aged
  • Founders | Lizard of Koz – Blueberry Bourbon Barrel Stout
  • Almanac | Farmer’s Reserve Cru – 2015 Vintage
  • The Bruery | White Chocolate Boubon Barrel & Vanilla
  • The Bruery | So Happens it’s Tuesday
  • Westbrook & Evil Twin – Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Stout
  • Two Roads | Two Juicy DIPA
  • Allagash | Mattina Rossa
  • Allagash | Astrid
  • Dogfish Head | World Wide Stout
  • Dogfish Head | Olde School
  • Jack’s Abby | Barrel Aged Framinghammer – Mole
  • Jack’s Abby | Barrel-Aged Framinghammer – Bourbon
  • Jack’s Abby | Barrel-Aged Framinghammer – Cordon Rouge
  • Great Divide | Bourbon Barrel Aged Yeti

Citizen Cider Companion Tart Cherry Cider & Tasting FRI 07/21

Citizen Cider Companion Tart Cherry Cider & Tasting FRI 07/21

Delicious days about at the Bevie with a FREE HARD CIDER tasting Friday, July 21st from 4-6p.

Our local friends at Citizen Cider keep pumping craveable beverages into our store – we’re delighted with their latest release of Companion, a tart cherry cider!

Planned offerings:

  • Companion | NEW tart cherry cider
  • Unified Press | No added sugar, never from concentrate hard cider
  • Northern Spy | Made with 100% Northern Spy apples from Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT
  • Stan Up | Refreshing heirloom apple hard cider
  • bRosé | Hard cider made with apples from Middlebury, Blueberries from Charlotte
  • Elsewhere | Collaboration cider with Shelburne Museum

Get your hiney over to the Bevie, and meet these local makers!

From http://www.citizencider.com/

Companion
Apple trees and tart cherry trees make good companions in the orchard. They bloom and harvest at different times throughout the growing season, which is good for the land and good for the farmer. We figured they might make nice companions in a fermented cider as well. It turned out to be true, which is good for us, and good for you. Be a Good Companion and enjoy this very limited sour cherry cider.

  • Availability: Limited
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • Finished with fresh sour cherry juice from Monmorency and Balaton sour cherries.
  • Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.

 

Stan Up
We gave Stan the task of making us the finest blend of cider possible from the fruit at his orchard. Made with heirloom blends, this year we did something a little different with Stan Up and used only 2015 apples giving this year’s cider a vintage. We aged the cider in our steel tanks for 10 months starting last November, bottled it in late August and then let it bottle condition for another 2 months. And Voila! A year later we present Stan Up – 2015 Crop.

  • Availability: Limited
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Apples picked from and pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.
  • Pairings: Braised herbed chicken, hard cheese, prosciutto, hummus.
  • ABV: 8.0

 

Northern Spy
Made with Northern Spy apples alone, this single varietal cider is indubitably a showcase of one proud apple. Bright and acidic with a touch of sweetness and loads of character, the Northern Spy is an exceptional addition to your personal reserve.

  • Availability: Limited
  • Juice pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT
  • Made with 100% Northern Spy apples from Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT
  • Manufactured in Burlington & Middlebury, VT
  • Pairings: Champlain Valley Triple cheese, cured ham, artichoke dip.
  • ABV: 6.4
  • 750mL Bottle

 

bRosé
Cider rosé made by three bros right in the great state of Vermont. bRosé is hand crafted by co-fermenting 100% Vermont blueberries and sweet cider pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, Vermont. bRosé is the embodiment of cooperation. Blueberry and apple, summer and fall, farmers and cider makers. Here’s to getting along.

  • Availability: Forever
  • Apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • Blueberries from Charlotte Berry Farm in Charlotte, VT.
  • Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.
  • Pairings: Lobster, blue cheese, aioli, bouillabaisse, tomato salad
  • ABV: 6.1

 

Introducing Elsewhere

Citizen Cider meets Shelburne Museum:
A collaboration of history and apples.

That’s right, we collab. The good folks at Shelburne Museum contacted us with an idea. “We have feral apple trees on the museum grounds, you guys make cider with apples, let’s join forces.” So, that’s what we did.

Turns out these apple trees are much more special than we even anticipated. Electra Havemeyer Webb, the founder of Shelburne Museum and also an ambitious and well-known collector of Americana, was responsible for the collection of heritage apple trees that reside on the museum grounds.

Read the full story: http://www.citizencider.com/2017/02/introducing-elsewhere/

 

Hogback Mountain Beer | New 16.9oz Bottles

Our friends at Hogback Mountain Brewery dropped of more beer for us this week which included new 16.9oz bottles!

 

We support our local friends as much as we can!  If you have yet to try these crowd friendly, easy drinking beers from our pals in Bristol, we encourage you to pick up a bottle ( or two or three 🙂 ).

 

Information courtesy of www.hogbackbrew.com

New 16.9oz Bottles:

The Bristol Railroad – A Hefe-Weizen with a clove taste with a hint of bananas using 50/50 Peterson Quality Malt (Monkton Vt) pils and wheat, all grown in Addison County and Homestead Hops (Starksboro, VT) nugget hops. ABV is 5.2%, 12 IBUs. | $5.49

The B & L – A Vermont IPA with citrus and tropical fruit hop flavors and aromas backed with some bitterness. Brewed with Peterson Quality Malt (Monkton, VT) pils and pale malt, Galaxy, Citra and Homestead Hops (Starksboro, VT) Alpha Aroma hops. ABV is 6.7%, 75 IBUs. | $5.49

CBS (Carriage Barn Series) – Session IPA 1.1 – A lighter IPA/APA. Brewed with Peterson Quality malt (Monkton, VT) pils and pale malt and a developmental hop variety called HBC-472, giving it both woody and coconut characteristics. ABV is 4.6%, 48 IBU’s. | $5.49

22oz Bottles:

AB Kilbourn Grist Mill – A Gose (German soured wheat beer with a salty background) with Blood Oranges using 50/50 Peterson Quality Malt (Monkton, VT) pils and wheat malts and Homestead Hops (Starksboro, VT) nugget hops. It is a moderately soured Gose, lightly salty, just a hint of coriander that ends up with a complimentary citrusy orange finish. ABV is 5.6%, 11 IBUs. | $6.49

The Coffin Factory – A West Coast Style IPA with Peterson Quality Malt (Monkton, VT) pale and light crystal malts, bittering, flavor and dry hopped with Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops. ABV is 6.5%, 94 IBUs. | $6.79

 

North Coast | Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse | Passion Fruit Peach Berliner Weisse

Summer refreshment is here with 2 delightful beers from North Coast Brewing – Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse & Passion Fruit Peach Berliner Weisse!

These are not a regular stock item so once they’re gone, that’s it.  An incredible deal at only $5.99/ea!

From North Coast Brewing / www.northcoastbrewing.com

Michael Jackson describes “Berlin White Beer” as having an “insistent sparkle, a fragrant fruitiness in the nose, a sharp, dry palate, and a frisson of quenching, sour acidity in the finish.” North Coast Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse is made with the juice of Michigan Montmorency cherries, whose addition softens the lactic finish of the beer and gives it a springtime blush.

Vital Statistics:
~ Style: Berlin White
~ Color: Rose
~ ABV: 4.1%
~ Bitterness: 0 IBUs

 

 

Influential beer author the late Michael Jackson describes “Berlin White Beer” as having an “insistent sparkle, a fragrant fruitiness in the nose, a sharp, dry palate, and a frisson of quenching, sour acidity in the finish.”

North Coast Brewing’s Passion Fruit-Peach Berliner Weisse is made with the juice of peaches from California and passion fruit from Ecuador, a Pan-American take on the German classic.

Vital Statistics:
~ Style: Berlin White
~ Color: Honey
~ ABV: 4.1%
~ Bitterness: 0 IBUs

 

VT Beer Tasting Reminder | Stone Corral | SAT 07/15 10a-12p

VT Beer Tasting | Stone Corral | SAT 07/15 10a-12p

Wrangle your friends and mosey on over to the Beverage Warehouse for a delicious morning of local beer!

We’re tasting a posse of 6 of their craveable beers, get your dusty bottom over here, partner!

From Stone Corral /  stonecorral.com

Cans:

  • High Noon Kolsch – Malty with a kiss of noble hops and reasonable strength make this a balanced and delicious choice for any occasion. This is a great session beer and with the lower alcohol content you can enjoy a few.
  • Palomino Pale Ale – Amber Ale dry hopped with Amarillo, Sterling and Willamette. Layers of Pilsner, Vienna and wheat malts balance out the assertive hop aromas.
    Trailblazer Our amber lager – This brew won Silver at GIBF last fall.
  • Black Beer– 2014 Gold Medal at the Great International Beer & Cider Festival. A balanced, velvety, German inspired black lager / porter cross. Delicious ice cold, but the malt really stands out at warmer temperatures. Clean layers of dark malt, mocha, caramel and noble hops.

 

Bottles:

  • Stampede double IPA – Meridian, Sterling and Nugget hops showcased against a robust blend of 6 malts. Notes of stone fruit, citrus, honey and resin with a big malt background and assertive hop bitterness. 8.8% ABV
  • Wild Red – Our approachable interpretation of sour ale. Aromas of pear, pie cherry, and graham cracker, slightly tart on the palate with a delightful funk and dry finish. 6% ABV
  • XX Chocolate Maple Porter– Dark, rich, delicious, yet not too heavy. Made with Taft Farm maple and fair-trade Guatemalan cacao nibs from our friends at Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker.
  • Big Belgian Draft – this Belgian-style dark strong ale won gold at GIBF last fall. Flavors of fresh malt and stone fruit mix with just a hint of spiciness from the special yeast strain (no spices added) and a smooth finish that leaves you wanting another sip…
  • Scotch Ale – A strong ale, malty, full bodied with a hint of smokiness. The big brother to Stone Corral Latigo. Pairs nicely with roasted or grilled meats, wild game, grilled smoked salmon, aged cheeses, French onion soup and deli sandwiches. This ale weighs in at 7.25% ABV.