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Orval Day 2017 | Trappist Beer Tasting | SAT 03/25

Orval Day is here!

Celebrate deliciously at the Beverage Warehouse with special guest Jeff Baker (Farrell Distributing) on Saturday, March 25th, from 10a-12p during our Orval Day & Trappist Beer Tasting!

The goblets arrived… the beer is waiting… the only thing missing is you so stop in and take part in this international day of celebrating a historic (and most delicious) craft beer.

Orval Trappist Ale

Sunset-orange color; a fruity and slightly acidic bouquet, firm body, profound hop bitterness, and long, dry finish.  6.9% ABV

About the Orval Trappist Brewery

Brewed and bottle-conditioned at Notre Dame d’Orval monastery, founded around 1070 AD in the pastoral Belgian countryside. Three different malts, two types of hops, Belgian candi sugar, complex fermentation with multiple yeasts, dry-hopping and bottle conditioning all contribute to great character and complexity. This vintage-dated and unique beer can be cellared up to five years.

According to legend, Princess Matilda was passing through this region in about 1070 with her retinue. She stopped at a clear spring and trailed her hand in the water – and her wedding ring, a gift of her recently-deceased husband, slipped off her finger and sank. Distraught, she knelt and prayed fervently for its return . . . and a trout swam to the surface with the ring in its mouth, returning it to her. She is said to have claimed “Truly, this is a golden valley!” (French: Or = gold; val = valley) She gave the land to the church, and the trout with the gold ring can be seen to this day in the Orval logo.

Westmalle – Est. 1794

>  In the early days of Belgian brewing, before universal literacy, two “x-marks” on a cask may have distinguished a “second beer style” made by a monastic brewery for outside sales, generally stronger than the original variety brewed for the monks’ consumption. Brewing historians think these marks may have been the root of two current beer styles: dubbels (doubles) and tripels (triples).
>   Dubbels are dark ales of firm strength and body; Westmalle Trappist Dubbel is amber-brown, has notes of caramel, earth and fruit, with a balanced body, subtle yeast character, and a refined, malty finish. 7.0% abv.
>  The Abbey of Westmalle that produced the first strong, pale-colored tripel (or triple), in 1934, and today Westmalle Trappist Tripel is the benchmark for the tripel style. It is a glowing golden color, very rich, full-bodied, and elegantly complex with elusive hints of tropical fruit in the bouquet; firm bitterness and snappy, aromatic hop finish keep the flavor elements balanced. 9.5% abv.

Rochefort – Est. 1230

The beers of Abbaye St-Remy, Rochefort, are packed with extreme flavors but each is melded into perfect balance.
>  Rochefort 6, sometimes called “Red Cap,” has a firm body with an unrestrained malty flavor and long finish; the bouquet holds fruity
yeast notes that suggest fresh-baked dark bread; 7.5% abv.
>  Rochefort 8, or “Green Cap,” is a full-bodied, rich ale with alcohol at 9.2% abv and compelling flavors of spice, bittersweet chocolate, figs and leather.
>  Rochefort 10, “Blue Cap,” packs sauvage, incendiary flavors around a bold 11.3 % abv — notes of earth, fire, port wine, violets, and possibly tropical fruit, all in cascading layers. The colors range from brown to deep blackish-brown, and all three have soft red highlights.  The numerical names of the Rochefort beers – “6,” “8,” and “10” – come from “Belgian degrees,” a traditional, historical means of measuring gravity (or, the sweetness of the wort before fermentation) and determining the final strength of the beer.


Sixpoint Tasting to Benefit the Chittenden County Humane Society | FRI 03/24 3-6p

WOOF!  Pop into the Beverage Warehouse from 3-6p and sample delicious Sixpoint craft beer for a good paws cause – the Chittenden County Humane Society!

Sixpoint | Hi-Res | Imperial IPA

To see the hop cone up close, we zoomed in microscopic, and found a hi-res view. In Hi-Resolution, the hop optic was magnified; our perception, fully amplified. It’s microscopic. It’s telescopic. It’s off-topic. It’s Mad Science.
ABV 10.5% | IBU 115 | SRM 11

Sixpoint | C.R.E.A.M. | Coffee Blonde Ale

It doesn’t take a pH.D: Drop the Acid, Drop the Base, Drop the Mic….
You started with cream in your coffee, now have coffee in your cream ale. Pour up a bright blonde coffee ale and end your day the way you started it. With a delicious craft brew. It’s Mad Science.
ABV 7.2% | IBU 25 | SRM 10

Sixpoint | Resin | Double IPA

Resin is an ode to the sticky quintessence of hops – we extracted the alluring nectar from every precious citrus, pine, dank and herbal cone and channeled it all into one vessel. Now that’s Mad Science.
ABV 9.1% | IBU 103 | SRM 9.5

Sixpoint | Bengali | American IPA

…While we could suggest what food this beer pairs well with,
or which glass to serve it in, the most important thing to remember is: even though we may take beer very seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. It’s Mad Science.
ABV 6.5% | IBU 69 | SRM 11

Sixpoint | The Crisp | Pilsner

…When the Mad Scientists emerged from underground, the quest for a new formulation went from obsession to reality.
What do you get when you fuse old world craftsmanship with new, clean, & bold flavors from right raw materials? The Crisp. It’s Mad Science.
ABV 5.4% | IBU 44 | SRM 5.9

Sixpoint | Sweet Action | Cream Ale

…Through all of the madness emerged an undefinable beer called Sweet Action;
a beer that your brain cannot categorize but instead speaks directly to your palate.
Our senses and intuition sometimes
trump rational thought. It’s Mad Science.
ABV 5.2% | IBU 34 | SRM 13


New Belgium Core Beer Tasting 03/23 3-5:30p | Lips of Faith Bottle Release 3p

New Belgium is here, join us for a delicious tasting Thursday, 03/23 from 3-5:30p and our Lips of Faith Series bottle release at 3p!

New Belgium Core Tasting:

  • Fat Tire | New Belgium Brewing | Amber Ale | 5.2% ABV | 6pk & 12pk Bottles
  • Citradelic | New Belgium Brewing | Citrus IPA | 6% ABV | 12pk Bottles
  • Dayblazer | New Belgium Brewing | Refreshing Blonde Ale | 4.8% ABV | 15pk 12oz Cans & 24oz Cans
  • Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale | New Belgium Brewing | American Pale Ale | 5.5% ABV | 6pk Bottles
  • Voodoo IPA | New Belgium Brewing | American IPA | 7% IPA | 6pk Bottles

3p Lips of Faith Bottle Release:

  • Tart Lychee | Lips of Faith Series | New Belgium Brewing | Wood aged lychee fruit sour | 7.5% ABV | 2016
  • Transatlantic Kriek | Lips of Faith Series | Oud Beersel & New Belgium Brewing Collaboration | Wood aged sour cherry beer | 7% ABV | 2016
  • Le Terroir | Lips of Faith Series | New Belgium Brewing | Wood aged dry hopped sour ale | 7.5% ABV | 2016
  • Clutch | Lips of Faith Series | New Belgium Brewing | Wood aged imperial sour stout | 8.5% ABV | 2016
  • La Folie | Lips of Faith Series | New Belgium Brewing | French oak barrel aged Flanders-style ale | 7% ABV | 2016
  • La Folie | Lips of Faith Series | New Belgium Brewing | French oak barrel aged Flanders-style ale | 7% ABV | 2017

1 per person of each bottle per day – you can come back and get more (if we still have any!)


Hall Home VT Ice Cider Tasting + Jalapeno Cider Tasting/Release! SAT 03/11 10a-12p

Hall Home Ice Cider Tasting + Jalapeno Hard Cider Release – Saturday, March 11th, 10a-12p.

Pucker up for a scrumptious Hall Home Ice Cider tasting + Jalapeno Hard Cider release!  We are most delighted to host this special event for our Vermont friends from Isle La Motte.


We make the most distinctive Ice Cider and Hard Cider in the world.  The Ice Ciders are bottled in 187 and 375 ml sizes and the Hard Cider in 22 oz and mini Growlers.  We also have a nice Apple Wine bottled in 750ml. Enjoyed for everything from wedding favors & toasts to sitting on your front porch watching a sunset.  The Cidery is located in the scenic Hall’s Orchard of Isle La Motte. The property has been in the family since the late 1700’s.  Generations of Halls have been cultivating apples and pears since the orchard was started.  From 1828 until 2005 when the matriarch of the family, Mina Hall passed away the family has lived in the farm house.  The historic stone house was built by the Scottish stone mason, James Ritchie.  The stone in the house was quarried on the island and ancient coral reef fossils can be found in them.


Meet Wunderkammer Brewer | Greensboro Beer Tasting | CANCELLED

Wunderkammer Beer | Beverage Warehouse


Oh no, the Wunderkammer car broke down, they are stranded, and can’t make it!  Keep an eye out, Wunderkammer will reschedule!


Greensboro Brewer Meet ‘n Greet & Wunderkammer Beer Tasting | SAT 02/18 10a-12p

Meet Vasili, the stupendous Wunderkammer brewer and taste his delicious beers from Greensboro, VT.

Multiple Wunderkammer beers will be available for tasting so come on by, taste some delicious VT beer, and hang out with the brewer.