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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.

 

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