This week's list of new and returning products follows a few words about an evening of playing euchre
Preamble by Steve Siciliano
Good friends Pat and Marcie Macaulay joined Barb and I at the cottage for a few days last week and one evening after dinner we decided to go out to the wood heated warmth of the garage to listen to music and play euchre.
I had learned this trick taking card game way back in the late sixties when I was an undergrad at Michigan State and I'd be the first to admit that I should have played less and studied more. But I hadn’t played euchre in years, and while my wife had a cursory knowledge of the fundamentals of the game, she was essentially a rookie. After a few dummy hands got us up to speed Barb and I declared ourselves ready for action. We all agreed that the stakes would be bragging rights and the teams would be boys versus girls.
Pat and I started strong and naturally we were completely obnoxious in touting our card playing acumen. But the girls roared back to force a rubber match, or as my dorm mates and I rather sophomorically referred to the tie breaking round back in the day, the prophylactic match. The third round wasn't remotely close, and Pat and I had to suffer through the irritating braggadocio of the girls for the remainder of the evening.
Featured Wines of the Week
Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc, $9.39/750ml The wine has a great fruit intensity with citrus notes. The palate shows a balanced acidity and freshness with a pleasant fruity finish. Its medium-long persistence makes it a light and easy to enjoy wine.
Cots Mas 2020 Rose Aurora Sud De France, $13.69/1000ml Aromatic with cherry, strawberry and floral aromas evolving toward soft candied fruit notes. The palate is rich and smooth with ripe red fruits and well-balanced acidity. Have as an aperitif or pair with grilled chicken, shrimp, and goat cheese salads.
Les Troise Couronnes Cotes-Du-Rhone Rose, $13.99/750ml A dusting of salt and crushed mineral lends elegance to strawberry and white-peach flavors in this blend of Grenache (85%), Cinsault (10%) and Syrah (5%). Full bodied yet bright, the juicy, thirst-quenching rosé is ideal as a summer aperitif but also concentrated enough to drink well through the winter months.
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Featured Spirits of the Week
Compass Box Spice Tree, $68.39/750ml THE SPICE TREE was resurrected – matured using a custom-made cask with French oak for the heads and American oak for the bodies.
It is a rich, intense malt whisky redolent of baking spices and layered with toasty oak accents that complement the underlying distillery character.
Knockmore Irish, $28.39/750ml In pursuit of an Irish Whiskey both bourbon and scotch drinkers can appreciate, Southwest Spirits & Wine brings you Knockmore Irish Whiskey. Knockmore is created from delicately blending aged single malts with 8-10 year grain and malt whiskeys in first filled, flame charred bourbon barrels. Using a non-chill filter process and distilling with spring water creates a rich flavor profile that includes light vanilla and a lasting spice finish. Knockmore Irish Whiskey is a trade-up from the category leaders that is both sippable and mixable appealing to both a new and traditional Irish Whiskey de
New and Returning Products
Abomination Tropical Fog Mimosa, $6.79/16oz-When we did the Rare Fog event during the summer, the highlight may have been the half barrel keg of Tropical Fog we rolled out. It's basically a milkshake version of Fog with loads of pineapple and coconut.
Anderson Valley Framboise Rose Gose, $2.19/12oz-By adding rose hips to the boil and fresh raspberry puree at the end of fermentation, this kettle-soured beer is a mélange of flavors and aromas. With a light ruby hue, subtle raspberry fruit notes greet the nose and fall soft on the palate; tangy, hibiscus-like flavors mingle with the salty tartness of gose to create a uniquely complex and refreshing drinking experience.
Anderson Valley Summer Solstice, $2.19/12oz-Rich copper color floating a lacy, white head. Rich aroma of malt and caramel. Creamy, satin smooth body envelops a pleasantly sweet caramel flavor with a subtle, spicy finish.
Atwater Whango, $2.09/12oz-Tropical paradise in a bottle. Get your mouth ready for the perfect balance of mango sweetness and refreshing wheat flavor. Clean and crisp on the tongue, fill your vessel with this laid-back sipper and set sail for the Isle of WHANGO. It was brewed to overwhelm but never overpower. Welcome to the jungle, baby.
Bellwoods Fruit Jelly King, $6.59/16oz-An everyday, juicy, drinkable sour with punchy hop aromatics and fruity foundational flavours. Low bitterness, light body, and pale yellow in colour, with notes of fuzzy peach, tangerine, and cedar.
Bellwoods Jelly King, $5.49/16oz-Jelly King combines bright and juicy hop aromatics with a refreshingly tart base, and is bursting with notes of fuzzy peach, tangerine, and grapefruit.
Boulevard Space Camper Star Haze, $1.99/12oz-The malt bill utilizes oats to give it a soft mouth feel and uses a combo of Strata, Mosaic and Citra for otherworldly hop aromas. Lurking in the depths of the glass you’ll find fruity aromas of mango and pineapple.
Brewery Vivant Contemplation, $3.89/16oz-Honey added during the boil contributes color and complexity but adds no sweetness to the beer as the sugars are broken down during fermentation. Look for apricot and nectarine on the palate, mixed with the floral aroma of the hops.
Collective Arts Daily Forecast: Mimosa, $3.89/12oz-This is our take on a classic mimosa! With 30% unfermented, freshly pressed orange juice, blended with a slightly sour beer base – drink up this bubbly, effervescent beer that will remind you of your favourite brunch beverage.
DuClaw Give A Crap, $2.39/12oz-Wow! We can tell that you really give a crap by picking up this can. First you'll enjoy the sweet sour ale with notes of blueberry and vanilla. But second, critical dollar will be donated to fight colon cancer. You're crushing it! (Cancer and this beer, obvi.) Brought to you by Colon Cancer Foundation, DuClaw Brewing Company, and Squatty Potty.
DuClaw Maibock, $2.39/12oz
DuClaw Straberry Letter 23, $2.39/12oz-Brewed with Lactose, Mosaic Lupilin Powder, and fermented on top of ripe Strawberries, this brew has just enough hop bite and subtle strawberry sweetness to shine through its overall tart character.
Evil Twin I'd Like A Triple, $5.99/16oz-Imperial Stout with cacao, coffee, cookies, caramel and milk sugar.
Evil Twin In Fructus Verita, $4.89/16oz-Sour Ale brewed with Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Mango, Banana & Milk Sugar.
Fat Orange Cat Keep Yer Claws Sharp, $4.89/16oz-Vic Secret & Citra hops.
This combination of hops creates a unique and super smooth taste - think Strawberries and Cream without the lactose and without the sweetness that comes to mind.
Grand Armory Hop Bomb, $2.19/12oz-This 10% IPA is massively hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Copper, Centennial, Cascase, Columbus, Amarillo and Zythos hops! That's a Hop Bomb!
Grand Armory Mango Grindage, $2.19/12oz-A Mango IPA for mugs, chillin, and grindage, bud-dy! The Mango addition in this juicy IPA makes you feel like you’re in Encino, sneaking slushee pulls right off the machine.
Hoof Hearted Discount Nachos, $4.89/16oz-7.3%. DDH IPA with El Dorado, Bru-1, Citra, Strata hops.
Hoof Hearted Do You Remember, $5.49/16oz-Dessert Berliner Weisse style ale Dry Hopped with Citra and brewed with lemon, marshmallow, vanilla and milk sugar.
Japas Sawa Peach, $4.49/16oz-With the typical acidity of the style, light and refreshing, Sawā is the translation of sour in Japanese. In this version of Sawā we chose to add a generous amount of peach. Grown in Brazil and Japan, the fruit has a striking, light acidity sweetness and unmistakable flavor, being a perfect addition to our recipe.
New Belgium Summer Bliss, $1.99/12oz-Summer Bliss is an easy-drinking wheat beer featuring waves of citrusy-sweet mango and Meyer lemons, and complimented with a touch of coriander and coconut to bring those tropical aromas to life. It won’t be around for long, so get your bliss and raise a glass to the long, sunny days ahead.
New Holland Triple Mash, $7.69/12oz-Stout - Imperial / Double
Right Bee Blossom, $2.69/12oz-Semi-Dry Hard Cider w/ Cherry Blossom & Lemon Myrtle
Right Bee Clementine, $2.69/12oz-Rosehip, cinnamon, notes of hibiscus
Right Bee Dry, $2.59/12oz-Our Dry cider was conceived by our co-founder and "Queen Bee" to be as pure as possible. It's just fermented apples. No back sweetening, no additives - just pure hard apple cider. Never from concentrate, no sulfites, no preservatives, no added sugar.
Sierra Nevada Sunny Little Thing, $2.19/12oz-Citrus Wheat
Surly Logic Bomb, $1.89/12oz-You CAN handle the truth: An approachable pale ale can also burst with juicy hop flavor. Start making sense with Logic Bomb.
Untitle Art Tiramisu Stout, $5.19/12oz-Stout - Imperial / Double Pastry
Untitled Art Carrot Cake Al La Mode, $5.49/16oz-Hard Seltzer
Untitled Art Kumquat Mango Smoothie, $5.49/16oz-Hard Seltzer
Untitled Art Pixie Green Time Machine, $4.89/16oz-Hard Seltzer
Descriptions courtesy of Untappd