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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 – This will go FAST!  Nobody can promise that the truck will be here early enough to get the release at 10a.  Rest assured, we want you to have beer!  We’ll get it out ASAP and post online when it should be going out for sale.
  • 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 – 1 bottle of stout per person, we believe we are getting a variant, that will be super limited and only 1 bottle per person as well (if you can, you can buy one of each!).
    • 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

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.