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Champlain Orchards Vermont Cider Tasting | FRI 5/11 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Champlain Orchards Cider Tasting at Beverage Warehouse VT

Try the line up from Champlain Orchards VT!

– Hard Cider
– Mac & Maple Cider
– Cranberry Cider
– Pruner’s Pride
– Honeycrisp – NEW in cans!!

From www.champlainorchardscidery.com:

We produce a variety of ciders – from everyday drinking ciders, to our rotating seasonal releases, to our single-varietal Estate Series, and are excited by new ideas and creativity when it comes to our recipes. With a nod to the early days of the cider scene and an appreciation for innovation and creativity, we take traditional hard ciders and put our own modern Vermont spin on them.

 

Tin Hat Cider – Free Tasting of Local Cider | Friday, May 4 | 3:30-6:30

There are some tasty ciders coming out of Roxbury Vermont these days! If you haven’t had a chance to try Tin Hat Cider, drop by the Beverage Warehouse on Friday May 4 from 3:30 – 6:30 for a sample of Teddy Weber’s traditional farmhouse ciders.

Cidermaker Teddy uses applied organic and permaculture techniques on his 25-acre heritage orchard, respecting the land and cultivating good soil and biodiversity. His goal is to find ways to work with nature, not oppress it, and focus on making cider in the orchard more than in the cellar.

Teddy himself will be on hand to answer your questions about cider, and to share these delicious bottles:

  • Fipenny Bit Dry Cider
  • Farmhouse Dry Cider
  • Old Pomme Traditional Dry Cider

Tin Hat Cider Tasting at the Beverage Warehouse

Switchback Brewery | FREE BEER Tasting Friday April 6th, 3:30-6:30 PM

Switchback Brewery | FREE BEER Tasting Friday April 6th, 3:30-6:30 PM

The independent, local Vermont family owned Beverage Warehouse is proud to host a tasting for Switchback Brewing Co. – an employee and Vermont owned brewery!

Come on in this Friday afternoon / early evening and sample delicious brews from an important, local brewery.

 

 

From switchbackvt.com:

 

All Switchback beers are brewed in Burlington, Vermont and are carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself resulting in a 100% naturally conditioned beer. After aging, we simply move the beer to the keg or bottle, leaving it unfiltered for the freshest, fullest, most natural flavor possible.

 

Switchback Brewing | Switchback Ale

  • First Sold: October 2002
  • Availability: Year  Round
  • 5.0% ABV
  • 28 IBU
  • Unfiltered
  • 100% Naturally Carbonated

Switchback Ale was developed as a flavor concept, not adhering to any style guidelines. Using only traditional ingredients, Switchback Ale is an unfiltered, reddish-amber ale which is particularly well-balanced, allowing for complexity of flavor coupled with an unusually smooth and refreshing character. Five different malts, select hop varieties, and our own specially cultivated yeast create an ale which leads with hop fl¬avors and a subtle impression of fruit (our yeast’s contribution), followed by a palate pleasing malty finish.

 

Switchback Brewing | Slow-Fermented Brown Ale

  • First Sold: August 2010
  • Availability: Rotating Special
  • 5.2% ABV
  • 26 IBU
  • Unfiltered
  • 100% Naturally Carbonated

Slow-Fermented Brown Ale is a beautiful chestnut brown colored beer with a rich roast and caramel malt flavor delicately balanced by hop undertones and a subtle sweetness in the finish. Fermenting at cool temperatures with ale yeast causes a stress-reaction leading to a clean flavor coupled with a rich and full mouthfeel. As a test, we fermented our Slow-Fermented Brown Ale recipe normally and also at a lower temperature just above the yeast’s tolerance. The results were remarkable. A testament to the importance of yeast to a beer’s flavor, the slow-fermented version has a gentle creaminess that balances perfectly with the soft caramel overtones of the brown ale recipe, ending in a crazy smooth finish. It is a difficult and touchy beer to make, but we are hooked on the results!

 

Switchback Brewing | Citra-Pils Keller Bier

  • First Sold: May 2015
  • Availability: Year Round
  • 5.1% ABV
  • 36 IBU
  • Unfiltered
  • 100% Naturally Carbonated

Born as a classic pilsener lager, Citra-Pils gets the added bonus of a lively, citrusy aroma from Citra hops to create a fascinating blend of pilsener and IPA sensibilities. The result is a complex beer which is clean, crisp, and refreshing. Citra-Pils is our special “twist” on the classic pilsener style of lager beer. We brew this lager in the most traditional way, using only Light Pils malt and Saaz hops. After a six-week lagering process, we dry hop this beer with a blend of Citra and Saaz hops. The bright lemony citrus notes of the Citra complement the noble Saaz character perfectly, yielding a delightfully refreshing pilsener with a decidedly nontraditional twist.

All Switchback beers are brewed in Burlington, Vermont and are carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself resulting in a 100% naturally conditioned beer. After aging, we simply move the beer to the keg or bottle, leaving it unfiltered for the freshest, fullest, most natural flavor possible.

 

Switchback Brewing | Extra Pale Ale

  • First Sold: June 2014
  • Availability: Rotating Special
  • 4.8% ABV
  • 47 IBU
  • Unfiltered
  • 100% Naturally Carbonated

Our Extra Pale Ale (XPA) is a hop-forward pale ale that employs an abundant use of whole cone hops. We have balanced the amazing bouquet and flavors that whole cone hops possess with a subdued malt character, creating a crisp refreshing beer. We developed Extra Pale Ale as a test brew on our 5 gallon pilot system utilizing Vermont grown hops from the UVM Hop Extension Program, and we loved the test beer so much that we decided to put XPA into production on our original 15 barrel brew house. Using whole cone hops created the challenge of reconfiguring the brew house just for this beer, but we’re overjoyed with the resulting aromas and ­flavors of the Centennial, Chinook, and Cascade hops.

 

Vermont Cider Week – Stowe Cider Tasting Friday 02/23

Stowe Cider Tasting FRI 02/23 3:30-6:30

Stowe Cider

Kick off Vermont Cider Week at the Beverage Warehouse on Friday February 23! Stowe Cider will be on hand to pour free samples of these new ciders, seasonal goodies and perennial favorites:

Stowe Cider & Lincoln Peak Vineyard | Touch of Grape | Marquette | $13.99/4pk 12oz cans | 7.5% ABV | Vermont maker collaboration! Hard cider co-fermented with red wine pomace.

Stowe Cider & Lincoln Peak Vineyard | Touch of Grape | La Crescent | $13.99/4pk 12oz cans | 7.5% ABV | Vermont maker collaboration! Hard cider co-fermented with white wine pomace.

Stowe Cider | Pippin Ain’t Easy | Pippin Cider | $8.99/500ml btl | 6.7% ABV | Pippin Ain’t Easy is a unique and diverse cider that pays homage to two varieties of pippin apples and is finished with the wonderful Ahmead’s Kernel.  This is a serious cider for not so serious people.

Stowe Cider | Bear’s Choice | Infused Hard Cider | $8.99/500ml btl | 6.3% ABV | “Bear’s Choice” is infused with blackberry juice, which creates an exotic mix of apple and berry flavors.

Stowe Cider | Tips Up | Semi-Dry Hard Cider | $12.99/4pk 16oz cans | 6.5% ABV | Incredibly smooth and perfectly balanced. 100% locally sourced apples.

Stowe Cider | Safety Meeting | Dry Hopped Hard Cider | $13.99/4pk 16oz cans | 6.5% ABV | One of a kind and delightfully hoppy. Dry-hopped with Citra and Galaxy hops. 100% locally sourced apples.

Visit stowecider.com for more.

For more information on Vermont Cider Week, visit www.vermontciderweek.com

 

Proud Pour Wine Tasting | FRI 02/02 3:30-6:30

 

Proud Pour Wine Tasting FRI 02/02 3:30-6:30

For every bottle of Proud Pour wine sold:

  • Sauvignon Blanc restores 100 wild oysters
  • Pinot Noir 90 sq ft of bee habitat planted

 

From proudpour.com

Cheers to Change

What if drinking wine made the world a better place?

Proud Pour just gave your Happy Hour a major upgrade.

We pair wines with solutions to local environmental problems. Our Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc restores 100 wild oysters per bottle, and our Oregon Pinot Noir plants 90 sq ft of bee habitat per bottle. Every time you enjoy Proud Pour wine, you get to sit back, relax, and know you are making a difference.

Pinot Noir

This beautifully balanced 2015 Oregon Pinot Noir is helping our 3,600 native bee species across the U.S. Every bottle replants bee habitat and wildflowers on local farms, which benefits both native bees and honeybees, the local ecosystem, and farmers! Enjoy this sustainably-grown and vegan wine, knowing you’re nourishing these little pollinators, who in turn nourish plants all around us.
Tasting Notes

Proud Pour’s Pinot Noir is a balanced wine with supple tannins, earthy tones, and rich notes of red plum, rhubarb, and vanilla.
Ageability

This wine is ready to drink now and should drink well through the end of 2019.
Food Pairing

The wine is nicely-balanced and so pairs well with many foods. Try it with a roast chicken or pork chop!

Sauvignon Blanc

Every bottle of our Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc restores 100 oysters back to the wild! Oyster reefs are a critical ecosystem and also help clean our oceans. A single oyster filters about 30 gallons of water daily. And by the way, eating oysters is good for the planet because you’re almost always eating farmed oysters, which are completely sustainable. Enjoy this sustainably-grown wine’s crisp notes of citrus, well-balanced acidity, and clean finish, knowing you’re making our oceans healthier.
Tasting Notes

Proud Pour’s Sauvignon Blanc is a bright, refreshing wine with a rich bouquet of flavors. Hints of tropical fruit transition onto the palate, followed by layers of citrus and melon. Vibrant acids finish smoothly, accompanied by a pleasant minerality. This wine’s consistent profile and balanced finish are sure to please any oyster-lover.
Ageability

This wine is ready to drink now and should drink well through the end of 2019.
Food Pairing

Enjoy this wine with your locally-farmed oysters, clams, mussels, sea scallops, or periwinkles! Or simply on its own for a relaxing evening!