Collective Arts Beer Tasting | FRI 10/19 3:30-6:30 PM


Collective Arts Beer Tasting | FRI 10/19 3:30-6:30 PM

Get to the Bevie for art for your brain and palate!  Our fiends at Collective Arts Brewing are busy around the clock, canning craveable suds and supporting visual and audio musicians.  Tart sours, hazy IPA’s, all kinds of darkness and everything in between… our friends do it all so well.

So bop into the Bevie, and wrap your head around Collective Arts liquid art and gratify all 5 senses!

Read more about Collective Arts ‘culture’ at: collectiveartsbrewing.com


Maquam Wine Tasting & Bottle Sale | FRI 10/12 4:00-6:30 PM

FREE Maquam Wine Tasting & Bottle Sale | FRI 10/12 4:00-6:30 PM

Come by the Bevie, meet your VT-neighbor-maker, sample scrumptious wine, and get -10% off any bottle.

We are always delighted when Maquam comes over and brings their delicious, award winning fruited wines!


From maquamwine.com:

After 100 years and five generations, the family is legally producing wine in St. Albans, Vermont made with syrup from Fairfield, Vermont.

Located on 10 acres, at St. Albans Bay Vermont, this land has been in the Brook’s family since the 1600’s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. There is a mound of rock located on the land that contains chert, which the pre-historic Indians used to make their tools. Chert is a fine-grained silica-rich, sedimentary rock that may contain small fossils. The Paleo Indians used the chert for their stone tools and fire starting kits. Chert originating from our location has been found as far away as the Dakotas and Nova Scotia. This fossil rich piece of land is one of only a few sites of its type in North America.

Around seven acres is being dedicated to the production of fruit wines. The berries are grown along Maquam, St. Albans, and Lapans Bays along the shore of Lake Champlain, where the still water affords one of the longest growing seasons in the North East. The primary fruits grown on the property are blackcurrants and Haskap berries.


Maquam Pear Wine -

This award winning pear wine is fruit forward and highly aromatic with lingering tropical undertones. The pear continues on the palate with an exceptionally smooth and lingering finish. Its beautiful light golden color and layered, balanced body makes it a perfect appetizer wine to enjoy with friends.

Our pear wine matches perfectly with picnic fair, salads & sandwiches, Asian cuisine, fruity desserts, grilled chicken and mild cheeses (brie, Gouda etc.). It is also excellent on its own or as a spritzer. Serve chilled!


Maquam Black Currant Wine –

This full bodied award winning black currant wine is hugely aromatic and complex. This garnet hued beauty opens with notes of ripe wild berries and rich oak. Made with 100% estate grown fruit in the Green Mountains of Vermont and locally sourced Vermont Grade A maple syrup, this will be sure to please any discerning pallet. The ten months of French oak barrel aging adds layers of silky vanilla and caramel undertones.

Dry, yet silky and soft, pair it with a variety of foods including strong cheeses, game meat, pork & chicken, festive meals and even some light curries. Also, pairs well with light desserts.
The round jammy flavors of our black currant wine can be enjoyed on its own or as a spritzer. Serve chilled!


Maquam Blueberry and Pure Vermont Maple Syrup Wine –

This fragrant and well-structured blueberry and pure VT maple syrup wine was aged six months in oak barrels and made with Vermont pure maple syrup. It is off-dry, yet fresh tasting. It has notes of berries, vanilla and maple. Pair with any cheese, cream based dishes, white meats or enjoy it on its own or as a spritzer. Serve slightly chilled!


Citizen Cider | Fall Cider Tasting & Tanker Truck Event | FRI 10/12 3:30-6:30 PM

Citizen Cider | Fall Cider Tasting & Tanker Truck Event | FRI 10/12 3:30-6:30 PM

Citizen Cider is a VT treat all year round, especially in the Fall – just stop when you see the tanker!

From citizencider.com

Unified Press –
Made from 100% locally sourced apples, never from concentrate, the Unified Press is Citizen Cider’s flagship cider that keeps you wondering where it’s been your whole life. This naturally gluten-free cider is an off-dry, crisp, clean and refreshing cider that keeps you coming back.

  • Availability: Forever
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.
  • Pairings: Pork, soft cheese, spicy food, smoked fish, rustic bread & butter.
  • ABV: 5.2

The Dirty Mayor –
We offer this cider to the honorable and fully infamous mayor of the only non-town in America, Fort Ethan Allen, USA. The mayor likes his cider with a ginger nip, so in our current effort to ensure local harmony and diplomacy we offer this cider up to the mayor and his fellow citizens.

  • Availability: Forever
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Juice pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT
  • Manufactured in Burlington & Middlebury, VT
  • Pairings: Fried chicken, Thai cuisine, pan-seared seabass, vegetable Phó
  • ABV: 5.2

The Lake Hopper –
The Lake divides us. The Lake connects us. Citizen Cider is proud to work with the good growers on both sides of mighty Lake Champlain, Vermont and New York. Made entirely with apples and cascade hops from the same landscape, and in some cases the same farms, this cider is a tribute to those things that connect us. Two States. #One Landscape. One Cider. Get Connected. Drink the Lake Hopper.r

  • Availability: Forever
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Juice pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • Dry-Hopped with 100% local cascade hops.
  • Manufactured in Burlington & Middlebury, VT
  • Pairings: Scallops, pork burger, ceasar salad, cheddar cheese.
  • ABV: 6.2

Wit’s Up –
There are ciders for the people, and there are ciders for the people who make the cider for the people. Wit’s Up is a classic cider maker’s cider. Drawing on the old and new traditions of cider making, it starts like an ale and finishes like the dry, sessionable craft cider that it is. It’s cider for today, it’s cider for what we believe the future of cider to be. Come, enjoy the future with us and drink Wit’s Up.

  • Availability: Forever
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, VT.
  • No Sulfites, No Potassium Sorbate.
  • Manufactured in Burlington and Middlebury, VT.
  • Pairings: Bratwurst, brioche, roasted chicken, root vegetables.
  • ABV: 5.9

Tulsi –
Tulsi, more commonly known as Holy Basil an aromatic perennial. Harvested in the summer of 2018 right here in Burlington at Hallow Herb Farm. We add this local herb to our off-dry cider blend and let it steep letting the aromatic basil complement the fresh apple cider. Once a house favorite only shared locally, now a cider to share with the Citizens.

  • Availability: Special
  • No added sugar, never from concentrate.
  • Tulsi Basil harvested at Hallow Herb Farm in Burlington, VT.
  • ABV: 6.5

bRosé –
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

Foley Big Bang IPA | Foley Fair Maiden Imperial IPA

Fresh n’ Foamy Foley Brothers Brewing beer delivery today!

Our ‘bootlegger’ friends canned some of their delicious IPA’s and brought them right over – enjoy!

Foley Brothers | Big Bang –

  • India Pale Ale
  • Unfiltered
  • 5.5% ABV
  • $14.99 / 4pk/16oz Cans

Foley Brothers | Fair Maiden –

  • Imperial India Pale Ale
  • Unfiltered
  • 8.2% ABV
  • $16.29 / 4pk/16oz Cans

 

 

 

Complimentary Ferrari-Carano Wine Tasting Friday 9/28!

Founded in 1981, Ferrari-Carano, located in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley in Calfornia, is the dream and hard work of Don and Rhonda Carano. Decades later, this family-owned and operated winery continues to make remarkable wines, vintage after vintage.

Drop by the Beverage Warehouse this Friday, September 28, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and enjoy free tastes of wines in the fantastic Ferrari-Carano portfolio! Read on to check out more about the six wines that Cathy from Ferrari-Carano will feature this Friday.

Old vine Zinfandel at Ferrari-Carano
Old vine Zinfandel just starting to bud at one of Ferrari-Carano Estate’s vineyards

Ferrari-Carano’s many Italian wines honor the family’s spirit of Italy, their Italian heritage, and their philosophy of celebrating life. This tradition is carried on by a winemaking team that notably includes three female winemakers: Sarah Quider, Rebecca Deike, and Christy Ackerman.

Earlier this year, Jason and Kate from the Bevie visited Ferrari-Carano on their trip to Napa & Sonoma, and were treated to an incredible tour of the vineyard, winery and cellar…where the acoustics were fantastic!

Learn more about the Ferrari-Carano family, history and wine portfolio at www.ferrari-carano.com.

Jason and Kate enjoying a fabulous tour and tasting at Ferrari-Carano!
Jason and Kate enjoying a fabulous tour and tasting at Ferrari-Carano!

The famous boar at Ferrari-Carano's historic estate!

The famous boar at Ferrari-Carano’s historic estate in Sonoma County.

WINES AVAILABLE FOR SAMPLING AT THE BEVERAGE WAREHOUSE TASTING ON 9/27:

2017 Pinot Grigio
What’s the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris? Answer: nothing, it’s the same grape. In France it’s Pinot Gris and in Italy it’s Pinot Grigio. And Ferrari-Carano is Italian, so it’s Pinot Grigio the Ferrari-Carano label! Speaking of labels, this wine is one of the first wines to bear a new seal guaranteeing that it’s made from certified sustainable grapes grown in Sonoma County. This wine is created when you take grapes from the Ferrari-Carano vineyards right along the river in cool-climate Russian River Valley and ferment them only in stainless steel — a crisp, clean, refreshing, light-bodied wine with a lot of sass, and delicious with aromas and flavors of white peach, honeyed citrus, kiwi-lime, lychee, orange blossom, apricots and Meyer lemon. This Pinot Grigio’s concentrated aromas, flavors and refreshing acidity linger to the finish. Read more…

2017 Fume Blanc
One of the first two wines Ferrari‐Carano ever made over 35 years ago, this Fumé Blanc is comprised of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Sonoma County. This wine has delicious aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit, lemongrass, lychee, peach, pear, honeydew melon, orange blossom, pineapple, guava and a touch of minerality. The Fumé Blanc has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from neutral French oak barrels adds body, complexity and depth. Read more…

2016 Chardonnay
This Chardonnay delights with aromas of pear, white peach, orange blossom, vanilla, graham cracker and buttercream, perfectly balanced by flavors of Fuji apple, cinnamon, apricot, quince and hazelnut. Lingering creamy and toasted oak notes round out the finish. Read more…

2014 Reserve Chardonnay
The grapes for this wine come primarily from Ferrari-Carano’s vineyard in Napa Valley Carneros. This wine entices with aromas of baked apple, white peach, cinnamon, butterscotch, hazelnut and marshmallow complemented by elegant, upfront flavors of pear, fig, orange blossom, creamy vanilla, graham cracker and caramel toast on the finish. The cool climate of Napa Valley Carneros and Russian River Valley impart their unique finesse to the wine, while the Alexander Valley component adds an intensely rich mouth-filling character. Read more…

2014 Pinot Noir
A beautifully-balanced, ample and refined wine made with grapes from three distinctly different Mendocino County Pinot Noir vineyards. With its velvety texture and bright acidity, this SF Chronicle 2018 Gold medal winner is a perfect representation of the land from which it comes. Aromas and notes of cherry, raspberry, cola, spice and a touch of toast fill the senses, followed by vibrant flavors of complex red fruits and pomegranate with spice notes of cinnamon, cardamom and anise. Warm toast notes of graham cracker and pie crust persist on the soft finish. A velvety texture and bright acidity distinguish this naturally-balanced wine. Read more…

2015 SIENA
Ferrari‐Carano’s Italian heritage is reflected in this 25th Anniversary SIENA, an easy‐sipping, Sangiovese‐based, red wine blend. SIENA has delicious aromas of raspberry jam, bacon, maple, leather and cardamom spice. Flavors of sweet plums and cherries are followed by graham cracker, with more plum on the finish. SIENA has supple tannins and a balanced mouthfeel with lively elegance and depth. Read more…

 

La Garagista Farm + Winery | The Flesh and The Bone | Cidre Perlant Sparkling Cider

La Garagista Farm + Winery | The Flesh and The Bone | Cidre Perlant Sparkling Cider | 10.5% alc.vol. | $33.99

We are most delighted to announce the arrival of a new addition to our natural beverage family – La garagista The Flesh and The Bone!

This hazy, effervescent, no sulfites added, 100% delicious and natural cider is a stunning treat, hand picked and lovingly crafted by our friends Deidre Heekin and Caleb Barber.

Get it while you can!

From the grower/makers:

La garagista Farm + Winery | The Flesh & The Bone

cidre perlant ~ sparkling cider

The Flesh and Bone is a lees-aged flaxen sparkling cider grown from our vineyard in a green and gold valley of rolling hills that faces the setting sun.

It is an ancestral methode second fermentation in bottle seeded with cider made from many different and wild cultivated varieties of garnet-kissed apples grown in our home farm orchard, an homage to an old-fashioned style of cider fermented on wine skins called vin ëd pom.

This sparkling cider is a true marriage between the diversity of fruit, our geology, geography, weather, history and social culture, and the hand of the vignerone(ne), our unique terroir.

Hand-harvested and unfiltered, fermented on glimmering skins, this blonde-colored wine bubbles like a thousand starts seen in the evening gloaming.

~ Deirdre Heekin & Caleb Barber

http://www.lagaragista.com/