This week's list of new and returning products follows a few words about our new rack of snacks
Preamble by Steve Siciliano
I love when employees come to me with ideas on how to make our little mom and pop shop better so when Kati suggested we move the beer ingredient kits into the home brew area and use the space to display a menagerie of snacks I gave her the green light.
Now, whenever Kati tackles a new project she does so with unabashed gusto. She searched the web, made a few phone calls and within a week that shelf was packed with tasty, Midwest made products. Check out our new line of popcorn, pretzels, jerky, nuts, chips and trail mix the next time you're in the store.
In other news, we ran into a snag when replacing the rollers on our industrial grade grain mill last week and unfortunately it will be out of commission until this upcoming Sunday at the earliest. In the meantime we have set up a Barley Crusher with an attached electric drill for customers' use.
Our Apollo Economill was manufactured in Saskatchewan and when I was on the phone ordering parts I asked the congenial gentleman how the weather was in Western Canada.
"The weather's been good," he said. "We've had a nice stretch of zero degree days."
"Good God!" I exclaimed. "You call that nice?"
"Yup," he stoically replied. "Last week it was 32 below."
Featured Wines of the Week
Doolhof, Cape Boar, 2018, Cab/Melot blend, South Africa, $9.99/750ml- Red plum in colour, with blackberry, cherry, truffle and cedar wood on the nose. The palate, medium in body, shows an abundance of fruit, softness and fine subtle tannins towards the back. The wine has a dry and lingering finish.
Ricca Terra Vintners, Bullets Before Cannonballs, Australia, $23.89/750ml-The Blend - Tempranillo, Shiraz, Lagrein & Lambrusco. The red grapes used to make this wine are some of the standout Mediterranean varieties found planted in Australia. Ashley’s aim was to craft a wine that ‘shouted a statement’ to the world that blends of Mediterranean grape varieties grown in the Riverland would make great wines. The bullets have been shot…..now for the cannonball!
Fattoria Pagano, Piedirosso, Roccamonfina, Italy, $24.99/750ml- Raspberry, wild berries, milk and floral hints. This wine is a pure piedirosso, with an extended bouquet and purple red color.
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Featured Spirits of the Week
Black Button, Four grain straight bourbon whiskey, New York, $52.59/750ml-
Black Button Distilling is a true testament to all that New York State has to offer. Our Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey offers a unique character that represents our locally grown grains, while being approachable for all bourbon lovers. As a New York State farm distiller, we use only the finest corn, wheat, rye and malted barley —each sourced just a short drive from our distillery. We don’t just call ourselves a farm distillery, we get our hands dirty to earn that name. Aromas of fresh oak, toffee and leather, with sweet caramel and vanilla on the tongue and a clean finish with hints of charred oak.
Redwood Empire, Pipe Dream, Bourbon, California, $44.19/750ml- Named for the 14th tallest tree on the planet, Pipe Dream is our first Bourbon whiskey. Pipe Dream Bourbon is made from barrels aged between four and twelve years with a high corn mash bill. Smooth and complex, it is a true sipping whiskey. Nose: Powerful nose with sweet maple, vanilla, and a hint of honey. Palate: Rich, deep and complex with roasted pecan, vanilla, and lingering char and woody notes. Smooth with a hint of black pepper on the finish. Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 21% Raw Rye, 4% Malt Barley. Age: A blend 4 to 12-year-old barrel.
New and Returning Products
Bold Rock Apple Cider, $1.29/12oz-Our bold cider makers crush apples from local Virginia and North Carolina orchards to create Bold Rock's flagship style, the crisp and refreshing Apple. The taste of freshly pressed Granny Smith comes through in every sip!
Bold Rock Honey Crisp Cider, $1.29/12oz-Crisp with a refreshing bite, Bold Rock Honeycrisp Cider is a vibrant apple-forward blend featuring a beautiful golden hue reminiscent of fall colors with a juicy and balanced finish.
Eastern Market Double White Coffee Stout, $5.19/16oz-The imperial version of our white stout hits with the same ASHE coffee and chocolate notes as its smaller brethren. Smooth alcohol melds with the adjuncts to form a caramel, coffee shake-like beer that pairs well with tres leches and blueberry pancakes.
Eastern Market Raspberry Gose, $4.39/16oz-This gose-style sour ale is brewed with red raspberries and pink Himalayan sea salt. It's a little bit tart, a little bit sweet, and a LOT refreshing.
Ferndale Project Hieroglyphic Haze, $5.19/16oz-New england india pale ale double dry-hopped with sabro, strata and idaho 7.
Ground Breaker Psychro Philic, $4.89/16oz-Old and new brewing techniques were combined to create this emergent crossover style. A modified cascadian dark ale base cooperates with clean lager yeast fermented at ale temperatures. A massive dry hop charge is infused into the primordial mix late in fermentation. Hoppy but not overly bitter, the cold & black IPA has formed. Brewed dark and crisp, this is IPA taken to the extreme.
North Peak Swell., $1.89/12oz-This Citrus Wheat Ale brewed for Busch's Local Market has a subtle lemon, citrus aroma. Brewed with lemongrass and dry-hopped with Citra and Mandarina Bavaria hops, it is bright and zesty with piney notes that complement its soft body and clean finish. A perfect beverage for hot summer days!
Old Nation DDH M43, $4.09/16oz/Limit 2 Cans per Household-Double dry-hopped NE IPA.
Prairie Rainbow Sherbert, $4.89/19.2oz-Sour
Prairie Sour Mixed Packs, $27.99/12pk
Roak Blow Your Face Out, $3.59/12oz-Crafted to maximize the dank character of hops with piney, tropical and stone fruit aromas and flavors. At 100 IBU’s these hops are ready to explode right out of the bottle. So grab a glass, this Double IPA is going to Blow Your Face Out.
Rogue Double Chocolate Stout, $4.39/16oz-A decadent imperial version of our classic Chocolate Stout made with imported Dutch bittersweet chocolate.
Stone Sublimly Self Rightious, $3.19/12oz-First brewed in 2007 as the Stone 11th Anniversary Ale, this ale was an instant hit. With us. Other folks with great taste loved it too, but we were focused on how much we liked it, and we felt it was truly sublime. That euphoria didn't last long though, as it was soon replaced with the grim reality that when we sold out of it there wouldn't be any more. For us. And that was simply unacceptable. So, we are now blessing ourselves, and you the enlightened, with this ale. Thusly, you may now revel in your own self-righteousness as you see fit with this glorious example of ours. You are genuinely welcome, as it is our pleasure.
Descriptions courtesy of Untappd