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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.

 

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!)

 

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.

 

 

 

Weihenstephan & Dupont Tasting | FRI 2/17 4-6:30p

Weihenstephan & Dupont Beer | Beverage Warehoue

FREE European Beer Tasting Friday, February 17th, 4-6:30p

In the tumultuous world of craft beer where breweries popup and established breweries going under is the norm, there is a short list of breweries that have the staying power of decades, much less centuries.

Dupont started 60 years ago in the 1950’s which is impressive but seems young in comparison to the the worlds oldest brewery, Weihenstephan, which can trace it’s roots back to at least 768.

Have your palate find out why Dupont and Weihenstephan outlived 1,000’s of breweries over the years during this wonderful tasting.

 

From totalbeveragesolution.com:

Weihenstephan | Kristall Weissbier

The source of its pearling, effervescent taste is the secret fermentation process which we have developed especially for our crystal wheat beer. It quenches your thirst like no other beer. With its elegant appearance, it is the specialty of our brewery. Goes well with fish, seafood and light dishes.

Weihenstephan | Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel

Supple, malty and mellow. Its harmonious flavor is the great strength of our dark wheat beer. Not only as a good combination with hearty dishes.

Weihenstephan | Original Lager

A good beer takes time. The long lager time makes our pale beer a matter of mild, flavorful beer enjoyment. Brewed in accordance with a centuries-old beer tradition on Weihenstephan Hill.

Weihenstephan | Vitus

A light-coloured, spicy single-bock wheat beer, for both beer lovers and the beer connoisseur. Extra long and cold storage in our monastery cellars makes this single-bock a really special beer with full body and a distinctively great mouthfeel. Prost!

Dupont | Avec les Bons Voeux

Strong Saison 9.5% ABV

Avec les Bons Vœux translates in English to, “With best wishes of the Brewery Dupont.”
First brewed in 1970 as a Christmas offering for Dupont’s most loyal customers, it has become one of the shining gems of the Brewery’s collection. Brewed with a selection of Dupont’s signature yeasts and given a longer maturation phase, the resulting beer has a full and malty richness with flavors of banana, clove and lemon peel.

Dupont | Saison Dupont Vieille Provision

Farmhouse Ale, 6.5% ABV

Saison Dupont Vieille Provision is considered the flagship of the Saison style and is the most admired and imitated beer in the world. Full-bodied and malty, Saison Dupont Vieille Provision is beloved for its distinct peppery bite and unique flavor derived from Dupont’s signature strain of yeast.