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Vermont Brewers Festival | The Great Annual Beer Cave Release

Vermont Brewers Festival 2018 is here!

 

*** BEER LIST WILL BE UPDATED AS BREWERIES DELIVER A FEW SUPER SPECIAL BREWS TO US LAST MINUTE… 🙂 ***

 

Our independent, Vermont family owned store is proud to not only have a huge stock of craveable beers from around the globe, but we have the best and largest selection of the fresh Vermont beers you’re looking for.

Whether you are on the hunt for small batch / obscure sours, a rainbow fresh VT hoppiness, or want to go the dark side… our mighty selection will quench any thirst!

We are delighted that the amazing time of the year is here when we delve into the depths of our beer cave, and unearth spectacular brews from the depths of our hoard to stun your senses – stay tuned, breweries are dropping off special beers on their way to the festival.

Yes, will we have an selection of Cantillon, Tilquin Geuze,
3 Fonteinen
, and other wonderful brews – we do encourage you to unleash your palate and explore exciting new craft beers from places Brazil, Estonia, Thailand, and others that you have never tried in addition to beers from our local Vermont and Québec friends.

We look forward to the opportunity to make your life more delicious this and every weekend – we don’t just sell great beer (and wine and spirits), we sell them with great heart.

Cheers!

– Jen, George, Todd, Jason, Kate, Dave, and the rest of the Beverage Warehouse Family

 

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*** Note: the BIGGEST RELEASE OF THE YEAR IS 10:00 AM SATURDAY, JULY 21st.  NOT Sunday ***

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(information below is subject to change due to distributor logistics and beer just selling out!)

 

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Release Schedule:

  • FRI 07/20 10:00 AM – Friday Highlights:  Vintage Stouts/Ales, Lawson’s (WHEN DELIVERY IS COMPLETE – We can’t sell beer we don’t have!)  Read  more below!
  • SAT 07/21 10:00 AM – BIGGEST RELEASE OF THE YEAR!  Details coming VERY soon!  You don’t want to miss out.
  • SUN 07/22 11:00 AM – Additional release of fresh Vermont beer to grab ‘n go!

 

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FRIDAY, JULY 20th Overview:

~ Friday Retail Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM ~

  • Alchemist | Focal Banger – OODLES!
  • Alchemist | Heady Topper – LOTS!
  • Make The Cut | Our Saving Grace – VT Homebrew Year 4 Champion – One time brew of a super juicy VT/NE-IPA so collect these cans while you… ‘can’!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Sip of Sunshine – APLENTY!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Super Session #7 – HEAPS!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Hopzilla Double IPA Bottles – TRUCK NOT HERE YET! (Friday allocation will sell out fast and more releases Sat at 10 AM)
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids & Otter Creek | Double or Nothing Oaked Maple Barleywine – Growler bar only – our last keg and quite possibly the last one around!

10AM Friday Release:

  • Tilquin | Stout Rullquin ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Dogfish Head | Olde School | Barleywine | 2016 Vintage
    ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Dogfish Head | World Wide Stout | 2016 Vintage
    ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Founders | Backwoods Bastard | 2017 Vintage
    ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Founders | KBS | Kentucky Breakfast Stout ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Founders | CBS | Canadian Breakfast Stout | 2017 Vintage
    ( More on Sat 10 AM)
  • Goose Island | BCBS | Bourbon County Brand Stout | 2017 VIntage ( More on Sat 10 AM)

 

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SATURDAY JULY 21st Fresh VT Beer Release and THE GREAT ANNUAL BEER CAVE RELEASE: 10:00 AM

~ Saturday Retail Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM ~

  • Alchemist | Focal Banger – OODLES!
  • Alchemist | Heady Topper – LOTS!
  • Make The Cut | Our Saving Grace – VT Homebrew Year 4 Champion – One time brew of a super juicy VT/NE-IPA so collect these cans while you… ‘can’!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Sip of Sunshine – APLENTY!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Super Session #7 – HEAPS!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Hopzilla Double IPA Bottles – TRUCK NOT HERE YET! 

Saturday Specialty Releases:
(some of these are very limited quantities that will you will only see on Saturday, some, there will be more of and you’ll see additional days!)

(we will be inserting Cantillon, Tilquin Geuze, 3 Fonteinen release information here)

 

  • Burlington Beer Co. | It’s Complicated Being a Wizard | Double IPA | 8% ABV
  • Burlington Beer Co. | Peasant King | Double IPA | 9% ABV
    Burlington Beer Co. | Strawberry Whale Cake | Strawberry Cream Ale
  • Burlington Beer Co. | You Can’t Get There From Here | Black Raspberry & Currant Gose | 4.5% ABV
  • Burlington Beer Co. | You Can’t Get There From Here | Strawberry Rhubarb Gose | 4.5% ABV
  • Fiddlehead | Rarefied Air | Hoppy Pale Ale | 5% ABV
  • Fiddlehead | Second Fiddle | Double IPA | 8.2% ABV
  • Foley | Pieces of 8 | Double VT IPA with 8 hop varieties | 8% ABV
  • Four Quarters | Paddle On | Brut IPA with Mosaic and Ella hops | 7% ABV
  • Four Quarters | Pickle Juice | Sour Ale with Cucumbers, Honeydew, and fresh Dill | 4.5%
  • Frost Beer Works | (something special is coming – to be updated)
  • Frost Beer Works | Lush | Double IPA | 8% ABV
  • Good Measure | (something special is coming – to be updated)
  • Good Measure | Social Club | American Pale Ale | 5.2% ABV
  • Green Empire | Side Business | IPA (with extra dankness) | 7% ABV
  • Hogback | Park Filling Station | Refreshing Kolsch | 5.1% ABV
  • Hogback | RW Shadrick Motor Sales | Lively Gose | 5.6% ABV
  • Make The Cut | Our Saving Grace – Year Four VT Homebrew Contest Champion | Mosaic, Citra, & Ekuanot hopped juicy VTIPA | 7.3% ABV
  • Upper Pass | First Drop | VT Pale Ale w/ Mosaic, Azacca, Centennial, & Citra Hops | 5.9% ABV
  • Zero Gravity | (something special is coming – to be updated)
  • Zero Gravity | Strawberry Moon | Sour Ale with Strawberries | 5.2% ABV

10AM Saturday – Select one bottle (not one of each) of:

(we will be inserting Cantillon, Tilquin Geuze, 3 Fonteinen release information here)

 

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SUNDAY, JULY 22nd Overview:

~ Sunday Retail Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM ~

  • Alchemist | Focal Banger – EARLY BIRD GET’S THE FOCAL!
  • Alchemist | Heady Topper – AVAILABLE TILL IT’S NOT 🙂 !
  • Make The Cut | Our Saving Grace – VT Homebrew Year 4 Champion – One time brew of a super juicy VT/NE-IPA so collect these cans while you… ‘can’!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Sip of Sunshine – APLENTY!
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Super Session #7 – HEAPS!

 

 

60 Days of Rosé #14 | Domaine de la Prebende | Beaujolais Rosé | $13.99

 

60 Days of Rosé #14 | Domaine de la Prebende | Beaujolais Rosé | $13.99

  Wash your palate in the delights of Beaujolais!  Harmonic, delectable, and not sweet, we are utterly charmed by this rosy tonic crafted by the Dupeuble family.

Fertilized with natural compost from only 7.4 acres of land in Beaujolais and fermented naturally, this fresh n’ snappy rosé is a rare delicacy – santé!

 

From kermitlynch.com

Domaine de la Prebende Beaujolais Rosé:

  • Varietal:  Gamay
  • Vine Age:  3-70 years
  • Soil Type:  Granite
  • Vineyard Area: 3 Hectares (only 7.4 acres!)
  • Hand harvested
  • Vines are fertilized with natural compost
  • Yields are severely limited by both pruning and green harvest, even for the grapes that go into the Nouveau
  • Grapes are harvested manually and vinified without SO2
  • Wines are fermented naturally
  • Rosé made by direct press
  • Full malolactic fermentation
  • Vinfied and aged in stainless steel tank
  • Aged for 3 months before bottling

 

Domaine de la Prébende –

Domaine de la Prébende Domaine de la Prébende produces a deeply mineral Beaujolais from a predominantly clay and limestone terroir, a rarity in a region dominated by granite soils. “Une prébende” essentially means “a tax,” and the domaine sits on the location where monks used to collect taxes from the villagers. As Ghislaine Dupeuble puts it, “Monks didn’t like to own low end vineyards!”

The grapes are harvested manually and vinified completely without SO2. The wines are not chaptalized, filtered, or degassed and only natural yeasts are used for the fermentation.

The wines of Dupeuble represent some of the best values in the Beaujolais today and are widely regarded for their very high quality and eminently reasonable price.

 

In the hamlet of Le Breuil, deep in the southern Beaujolais and perched above a narrow creek, the Domaine Dupeuble has been running almost continuously since 1512. The name of the domaine has changed just three times in its history, most recently when the last heir, Anna Asmaquer, married Jules Dupeuble in 1919. Anna’s son Paul, and her grand children Ghislaine and Stéphane Dupeuble, manage the domaine. Kermit first met Ghislaine and Stéphane’s father, Damien, for lunch in Paris in the late 1980s, and thus began the annual tradition of blending the KLWM Beaujolais Nouveau.

Tradition runs deep in the family, but each generation has also managed to add something new, including increasing the property. Today it is comprised of one hundred hectares, about forty percent of which is consecrated to vineyards. Strong advocates of the lutte raisonnée approach to vineyard work, they tend their vines without the use of any chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. The vineyards, planted primarily to Gamay, face Southeast, South, and Southwest, and about two thirds of the property is on granite-based soil.

 

60 Days of Rosé #13 | 90 Plus Cellars | Côtes de Provence Rosé | $12.99

60 Days of Rosé #13 | 90 Plus Cellars | Côtes de Provence Rosé | $12.99

Treat yourself this summer with the refreshing and craveable 90 Plus Cellars Côtes de Provence Rosé!  From the Le Haut Var of Provence in southern France, comes this classic rosé blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah.

 

No corkscrew required to dive into this bottle of deliciousness – lift out the glass stopper and you’re ready to enjoy the refreshing liquid delights of southern France!

90 Plus Cellars Rosé –

  • Country:  France
  • Appellation: Le Haut Var, Provence
  • Varietals:   Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah
  • ABV: 12.5%

From ninetypluscellars.com

For more than 2,500 years humans have been cultivating grapes and making pale, pink (i.e. Rosé) wine in the sundrenched, windswept vineyards of Provence. This is the Rosé center of the world.

 Winemaking & Vineyards
A blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah grown in Le Haut Var of Provence, France. The mountains and forest cool the vineyards in this warm Mediterranean climate, preserving the acidity and freshness while also allowing the grape’s flavors to develop fully.

Taste
A powerful bouquet of red fruits and stawberries are tied together with wild flowers, stone fruit and minerality. A highly aromatic wine, bursting with freshness.

 

 

Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Super Session #7

Lucky you… Lawson’s Super Session #7 just arrived!  Beat the heat this week with the fresh and refreshing Lawson’s Finest Liquids Super Session #7!

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From lawsonsfinest.com

Super Session #7

Super Session #7 is designed to be a light and refreshing beer with low alcohol, yet the full hop character of a Session IPA. Each beer in our Super Session series is brewed with with the same malt base and specialty malts but features a different single-hop variety. Super Session #7 is brewed with copious amounts of Idaho 7 hops. Go ahead, you can have more than one… Cheers!

KEEP COLD – DRINK FRESH!

 

60 Days of Rosé #12 | Villa Wolf | Pinot Noir Rosé | $12.99

60 Days of Rosé #12 | Villa Wolf | Pinot Noir Rosé | $12.99

Coming in at number 12 during our 60 Days of Rosé is an elegant, delectable stunner for under $15.

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé has been a staff and crowd favorite this year, with multiple customers coming in, getting a bottle, then coming back for a case.

Hot, muggy weather is approaching so beat the heat with this refreshing, craveable, German rosé for $12.99!

From villawolf.com

VILLA WOLF ROSÉ –
The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is made with fruit from vineyards farmed expressly for the purpose of producing a true rosé (called Weissherbst in German). Only perfectly ripe, healthy grapes are selected. Upon harvest the fruit is given a brief maceration (four to six hours) to extract a lovely salmon color from the Pinot Noir grapes. Thee is no saignée or coloring with red wine. The resulting wine is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.

THE 2017 VINTAGE –
A very warm spring kicked off an early growing season in the Pfalz. It was slowed by a bout of frost in April that inhibited shoot growth and made training the vines very difficult. A warm, wet summer promoted rapid fruit development, but also botrytis. Through extensive vineyard work, however, our team was able to harvest a clean, healthy crop in September. In spite of the challenges, the wines have excellent ripeness and bright, refreshing acidity.

 

VILLA WOLF ROSÉ –

  • Harvested at optimal ripeness for a bright, fresh style. No overripe or botrytis-affected fruit is allowed.
  • True rosé, with a brief maceration to extract the delicate color.
  • Fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks.
  • No malolactic fermentation.
  • Light filtration before bottling. No other filtering or fining.
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Residual sweetness: 10.5 grams/liter
  • Total acidity: 7.4 grams/liter

 

VILLA WOLF VARIETAL WINES –
The Villa Wolf varietal line-up includes exceptionally affordable, classic Pfalz wines made from traditional grape varieties. These value-priced wines combine Villa Wolf estate-grown fruit with grapes from contracted growers throughout the region.

THE PFALZ REGION –
The Pfalz (aka ‘Palatinate’) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France’s Alsace region. The low-lying Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. Wine grapes do quite well here where it is possible to achieve full ripeness in every vintage. The predominant soil type in this area is well-drained, weathered sandstone. It produces wines with a fruit-driven purity and a stony structure.

ABOUT VILLA WOLF –
Founded in 1756, in the Pfalz region of Germany, the J.L. Wolf estate (now called Villa Wolf) was a successful and highly regarded winery for more than two centuries. It entered an especially glamorous era with the construction of its Italianate estate house and villa in 1843.

In the latter years of the 20th century, however, the estate languished, lacking a firm hand to guide its wine production. Ernst Loosen, of the Dr. Loosen estate, took over the vineyards in 1996, launching a dramatic turnaround in the estate’s quality and reputation.

Since 2011, the estate has been managed by a talented and dedicated young couple who met while working at Dr. Loosen. Patrick Moellendorf and Sumi Gebauer have brought renewed energy and focus to the viticulture and winemaking at Villa Wolf.
Traditionally Crafted Pfalz Wines

The goal at Villa Wolf is to produce wines that express the pure, authentic terroir of the Pfalz.

Made in the classic style of the Pfalz, Villa Wolf Rieslings are drier and more full-bodied than Mosel Rieslings, with fully ripe fruit flavors and a characteristic stoniness in the aroma.

The Pfalz region also has a long tradition with other grape varieties, allowing Ernst and his team to expand their winemaking palette to include Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer and Dornfelder.

To preserve the naturally high quality of the vineyards, we employ sustainable viticultural practices and emphasize gentle handling of the fruit through traditional, minimalist winemaking.