Tag Archives: Tasting

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.

 

Long Trail Brewing Co. Tasting FRI 5/11 3:00 – 6:30 pm

Free Long Trail Tasting! Friday, May 11 | 3:00 – 6:30 pm

Come sample some Vermont craft goodness! Check out the all-new Long Trail VT IPA, and sample seasonal faves including the Long Trail Cranberry Gose and Blackbeary Wheat.

Long Trail Brewing Co Vermont Craft Beer Tasting Beverage Warehouse of Vermont

Details on VT IPA from www.longtrail.com:

Introducing our take on the hazy, hoppy style coming from the Green Mountains! Our brewers have been developing this recipe for the past year; playing around with yeast strains and hop combinations in search of a smooth, juicy offering that pleases palates.

With VT IPA they found the perfect balance of tropical fruit and citrus flavors through a heavy dry-hopping of Citra and Amarillo hops, which give distinct tangerine, mango, pineapple and grapefruit character.

The juicy hop profile is complemented by the grist, which features a heavy hand of flaked oats and aromatic Munich malt to deliver a smooth mouthfeel and hazy appearance. What sets this beer apart -aside from the soft bitterness – is the introduction of a new yeast strain that provides the beer with more neutral notes and juicy esters that enhance the hops.

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!

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.

 

2017 Thanksgiving Week Information – Holiday Hours | Special Beer Releases | Wine Sale & Tasting | Upper Pass Cloud Drop DIPA | Black Friday BCBS | Lawson’s Double Sunshine | Heady Topper | Beaujolais Nouveau

Thanksgiving is here and we have a cornucopia of information for you!

We know many of you are getting requests to bring hoppy VT-ness back with you to family and friends we make it easy!

The Bevie is your locally owned, independent source for all your liquid needs!

We are proud to offer competitive pricing, personal service, and the largest selection in Vermont.

 

Adjusted Retail hours for Thanksgiving Week:

  • Monday – Wednesday | Retail Store 10a-9p
    Redemption Center 10a-5:30p
  • Thanksgiving Thursday – CLOSED
  • Friday | Retail Store 10a-8p | Redemption Center 10a-3:00p
  • Saturday | Retail Store 10a-8p | Redemption Center 10a-4:45p
  • Sunday | Retail Store 11a-6p | Redemption Center CLOSED

CHECK OUT THE SPECIAL DROPS THIS WEEK !

 

~ Tuesday 11/21 ~

Retail Store 10a-9p | Redemption Center 10a-5:30p

  • 10a Beer Release:  Cloud Drop DIPA – 2 /4PK per person
  • 3-6p FREE Citizen Cider Tasting

 

~ Wednesday 11/22 ~

Retail Store 10a-9p | Redemption Center 10a-5:30p

  • 10a Beer Release:  Heady Topper (limit as the quantity of people dictates)
  • 2-5:50p FREE Boyden Valley Wine/Cider Tasting
  • 3-6p FREE Thanksgiving Fine Wine Tasting
    • Chehalem | Pinot Gris
    • Francine et Olivier | Chablis
    • Anthony’s Road | Dry Riesling
    • Ruet Chiroubles | Beaujolais (Gamay)
    • Three Wine Co. | Old Vine Zinfandel
    • Ex Umbris Owen Roe | Syrah
  • No 8 pm Heady Topper release!

~ Thursday 11/23 ~

THANKSGIVING = CLOSED 🙂

 

~ Friday 11/24 ~

Retail Store 10a-8p | Redemption Center 10a-3p

Beer release information below will change and be updated as trucks arrive and we know exactly what we are getting!

  • Lawson’s Double Sunshine, Sip of Sunshine, and Super Session #8 Release – Double Sunshine will go FAST! 10a release!
  • 10a Black Friday Beer Release – limits will be one bottle per person, while supplies last, some will go quicker than others.

    • BCBS / Bourbon County Brand Stout  Beer $9.99 – 1 bottle of stout per person (super limited!) as supply is limited, and 1 bottle of Goose Island Barrel Aged Barleywine $12.99
    • Good Measure Yankee Ingenuity Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Dark Saison
    • 14th Star Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    • Frost Beer Works Heavy Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    • Firestone Walker Parabola Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    • Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee Barrel Aged Quad
    • Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
    • Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods Barrel Aged Cocoa & Coconut Stout
    • Great Divide Barrel Aged Imperial Yeti Stout

 

~ Saturday 11/25 ~

Retail Store 10a-8p | Redemption Center 10a-4:45p

  • 10a Beer Release:
    • Lawson’s – Double Sunshine – 1 bottle to the first 24 people in line, Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #8 release
    • Alchemist Heady Topper (limit as the quantity of people dictates)
    • BCBS / Bourbon County Brand Stout  Beer – 1 bottle of stout per person to the first 12 people in line.
    • Fiddlehead Second Fiddle DIPA – if we get it! 🙂

~ Sunday 11/26 ~

Retail Store 11a-6p | Redemption Center: Closed

Groennfell Meadery | Havoc Mead | Tasting | FRI Nov. 10th 5-7p

Delicious days abound at the Bevie!

Pop over Friday, November 10th from 5-7p and meet the local, magical-mead-makers… Groennfell Meadery & Havoc Mead!

~ Mead Menu ~

Valkyrie’s Choice – Classic Craft Mead | Groennfell Meadery | 8.5% ABV – Gluten Free

This mead may be pretty, but don’t be fooled: like its namesake, it is neither sweet nor weak. Valkyrie’s Choice pours pale gold and bubbly. Serve at cellar temperature to fully enjoy the superb flavor and aroma of wildflower honey.

Nordic Farmhouse Mead – Scandinavian Saison-Style Mead Brewed with Cranberries | Groennfell Meadery | 5.7% ABV – Gluten Free

Nordic Farmhouse Mead is inspired by The Meadmaker’s travels throughout Scandinavia where he discovered traditional lingonberry meads fermented with wild yeast, brewed in homes throughout Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, just as it has been since the Viking Era.

Our take on this ancient beverage is an incredible fusion of old-world brewing techniques, Scandinavian farmhouse yeast, and American ingredients.

Autumn Spice – Craft Mead Brewed with Traditional Havest Spices and Chamomile Tea | Groenfell Meadery | 5.7% ABV – Gluten Free

Autumn Spice is based on Nana’s Hungarian Apple Cake, with a perfect balance of chamomile tea, nutmeg, anise, and cinnamon in a crisp, clean mead.

Whose Nana? The Meadmaker’s Nana! And she was a Hungarian-trained chef. So there.

This is the perfect pint for cool Autumn days and the first flakes of the coming Winter.

Psychopomp – Sour Cherry Mead | Havoc Mead | 6.9% ABV – Gluten Free

Psychopomp is a sour cherry mead based on a traditional style of mead known as “Viking’s Blood.” Tart cherry blends smoothly with a dry honey body for a balanced, flavorful drinking experience.

Bitter Bee / Hop Swarm – Hopped Mead | Havoc Mead | 6.9% ABV – Gluten Free

Formerly known as Bitter Bee, Hop Swarm is a perfect combination of wildflower honey and seven different hops to create a balanced, crushable mead.

Unlike most beverages, the hops in this mead are never boiled, providing the complex taste of dry-hopping with none of the bitterness.

Groenfell Meadery content via groennfell.com

Havoc Mead content via havocmead.com