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Wunderkammer Volume 8 | Traditional Headdress | Brewer Tasting, Release, & Bottle Personalization | SAT 12/16 10a-12p

We are delighted to announce the release of Wunderkammer Volume 8 | Traditional Headdress + Tasting & Brewer Bottle Signing Event Saturday, December 16th, from 10a-12p!

Personalized bottles by local Vermont makers are a great gift, or are a wonderful thing to personally enjoy.

Pop over, meet Vasili, sample some of his latest fine brew, and pick up a bottle or two!

 

From Brewer Vasili:

Volume eight, traditional headdress, is being released and I wanted to share some of my thoughts and impressions about it in hopes that you can learn from it some of what my intention was and share with our customers a bit about the beer.

This beer uses Golden Rod, which is an extremely common plant around here. It grows in every pasture. Most typically, it grows a single stalk about 3 feet tall, with thin, spear-like leaves radiating all up and down the stalk. The top is crowned with bright, almost fluffy yellow flowers. You have to look really close to see pedals. It’s another plant that can be used for tea and lends an anise like character. I harvested it in my backyard mostly, some from around the brewery. Spelt and honey are two other components in the beer. There is also hops at boil. As usual, this beer is fermented in an oak barrel with mixed culture.

Appearance
pale straw color with a fluffy bone white head

Aroma
beautiful lemon/lime, anise, heady esters, Belgian type spice/fruit mix

Flavor
candied lemon peel and more anise up front, resolves to an subtle and soft dough character

overall
a light tart spelt beer with a balance of citrus and bright spice.

The label:
so while I was preparing the Goldenrod for this beer, I found this strange wad of plastic drinking straws and masking tape that one of my children had used for a school project. I had no clue what it was suppose to be. As I was stripping the leaves and flowers off of the stalks, I started putting the stripped stalks into the the straws. As I was getting through the stack of Goldenrod, it started to look like a type of headdress. Atlas, having known and worked with Bread and Puppet Theater for many years, which has a fair share of nature deity worship, and seen many a wreath made of plants, my mind naturally went there. This picture I painted with watercolors is a more or less accurate illustration of the stripped Goldenrod stalks sticking out or this drinking straw sculpture, which I learned was an attempt at a log cabin.

 

Buy Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine & Super Session 8

Get your holiday shopping done early and deliciously!  More Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #8 today, and this weekend!

Sip of Sunshine IPA Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • Friday 12/15 – 3 packs per person – In stock 🙂
  • Saturday 12/16 – 10a Release – ? pack(s) per person

Super Session #8 Cans –

  • In stock! 🙂

Better Every Day IPA | Bent Hill Brewery

Better Every Day IPA | Bent Hill Brewery

$14.99 4pk 16oz Cans | 5.8% ABV

From the can:

We won’t listen to what they say, ’cause it’s better every day!

Better Every Day IPA is a lush, crisp, IPA made with an absurd amount of Citra, Centennial, Wakatu, and Mosaic hops.

100% of the brewery profits for this beer are donated to the Adam Desrochers Music Scholarship Fund at Missisquoi Valley Union High School to help the next generation pursue their passion for music.

Drink fresh.

Be in the now.

The present is where the passion is.

Goodwater Brewery Beer Tasting | SAT 12/9 10a-12p

Goodwater Brewery Tasting

Saturday, December 9th, 10am – 12:00pm

Join us for hazy suds and hoppy buds!

Clearly Hazy Double IPA | Goodwater Brewery | Citra Mosaic Simcoe Double IPA | $13.99/4pk 16oz cans

Hop Collusion IPA | Goodwater Brewery | Citra & Simcoe American style IPA | $10.99/4pk 16oz cans

Hoppy Side of Pale | Goodwater Brewery | American Pale Ale | $10.99/4pk 16oz cans