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Weekend Tastings

Friday & Saturday Tastings – 3 to 6pm

 

Friday, November 17 – BSB 103 | Coole Swan | Assobio | Casa Americo

 

Saturday, November 18 – Bear Creek Distillery: Rum | Rye Whiskey | Wheat Whiskey | Vodka

Friday, November 10 – Laws Whiskey House

“From our home here in the historic Gates Neighborhood of Denver, we take an obsessive, hands-on approach to every aspect of whiskey production.”
“It’s here where we mill our grains, combine them and cook them to create an incredibly complex sour mash. Here the mash is open-air fermented for four days. We then distill it in a four plate pot/column still custom made just for us by Vendome Copper Works. From there the whiskey makes its way to full sized American White Oak barrels, where it’s aged a minimum of two years.”

Saturday, November 11 – Rocker Spirits

Rocker Spirits, out of Littleton, Colorado, was built to reflect back to a time in our country when we forged and manufactured things with our own hands. The initial vision came about on one of Duston’s frequent trips to the junkyard, where he stumbled upon an old 1930s oil can. A longtime admirer of vintage American industrial design, Duston was struck by its unique design and functionality. That discovery served as an inspiration for several bar napkin sketches and thus the innovative Rocker Spirits bottle was conceived.

Saturday, November 4 – The Post Brewing Company

From right here in Colorado; “Everyday drinkin’ beers for folks who drink beer every day! The Post Brewing Company brews beers that are gosh darn delicious, memorable, and something you will want to put in your mouth repeatedly.”

 

Friday, October 27 – Powers Irish Whiskey | Redbreast Irish Whiskey | Blackshirt Brewing Company

Saturday, October 28 – Roca Patrón

Friday, October 20 – Campo Viejo Wines

The artistry of Rioja in every bottle ~ We invite you to feel the magic that is born in the Ebro River valley, the home of Campo Viejo.

Saturday, October 21 – John Barr Scotch

A blend of single malt and grain whiskies from renowned distilleries in the Speyside, Highland, and Islay regions, expertly blended for a rich and rewarding taste.

Friday, October 13 – Martell VS Single Distillery Cognac

Martell VS Single Distillery marries spirits from a single distillation source in the Cognac region, in France, for a richer and more intense expression of the Martell distillation style.
Among the great cognac houses, Martell double distills exclusively clear wines – from which all sediments have been removed – in order to preserve the authentic fruity aromas of the grapes, and reveal an extreme finesse, that are hallmarks of the Martell style. Taking this approach further, each bottle of Martell VS Single Distillery is blended from eaux-de-vie derived from a single distillation source. In this supremely smooth blend, the luscious fruity aromas associated with Martell are truly taken to new heights.

Saturday, October 14 – Spice Trade Brewing

At Spice Trade (formerly Yak & Yeti Brewpub) we brew unique beer styles inspired by culinary ingredients and traditions from around the world. Delicious flavors are everywhere, from our backyard in Colorado to the other side of the world. Our mission at Spice Trade is to explore those flavors and bring you the most flavorful and interesting beer possible. Some of our beers are classic and easy drinking, some are fun and experimental, but all are brewed with the utmost focus on quality and fresh ingredients. All of our beer is non-filtered and crafted to reduce gluten.

Friday, October 6 – Blackshirt Brewing Company

Blackshirt is also our Beer of the Month – Taste and Save!
“Most breweries attempt to satisfy every palate. That is not our mission. We focus on one style, exploring its potential, pushing its boundaries. We craft red ales. The definitive American beer, a handheld symbol of our birthright. Evoking a time when people did one thing and did it well. We do everything by hand, in small batches. No gimmicks.” ~ Black Shirt Founders

Saturday, October 7 – Crown Royal Salted Caramel

Crown Royal Salted Caramel Flavored Whisky is a blend of the finest Canadian whiskies, carefully selected by our Master Blenders and infused with the subtly salty-sweet taste of indulgent salted caramels – imparting lush, creamy notes that perfectly compliment the richness of Crown Royal Whisky.

Friday, September 29 – Glenlivet Scotch

“The single malt that started it all”. Founded in 1824, The Glenlivet distillery is the oldest legal distillery in the parish of Glenlivet. The distillery remained open throughout the Great Depression and its only closure came during World War II. The Glenlivet brand is the biggest selling single malt whisky in the United States. 

Saturday, September 30 – Stillhouse Spirits Corn Whiskey

Stillhouse 100% clear corn whiskey is made from estate grown corn and is distilled to perfection in traditional copper whiskey stills. This charcoal filtered 80 proof whiskey is remarkably mellow and finishes smooth.

Friday, September 22 – Sanitas Brewing

Sanitas Brewing is also our Beer of the Month; Taste and Save!
Founded in 2013, Boulder’s Sanitas Brewing Company is regarded for their signature blend of tradition and innovation as well as their use of only the finest ingredients. With a passion for exploration, Sanitas epitomizes the wild spirit of Colorado with a variety of premium beers and use locally sourced organic ingredients.

Friday, September 15 – Ryan Patrick Wines

From its beginnings as a family winery named after its grape-growing family founders’ two sons, to today’s incarnation as a Columbia Valley AVA star with a Leavenworth landmark tasting room, Ryan Patrick continues to make approachable wines with a serious edge.
Intuitive winemaking is the art of letting the fruit speak for itself. It’s minimalist intervention combined with consistency of style. That’s the heart of the Ryan Patrick promise: artisanal winemaking where the grape is at the center.

Saturday, September 16 – Rocker Spirits

Rocker Spirits, out of Littleton, Colorado, was built to reflect back to a time in our country when we forged and manufactured things with our own hands. The initial vision came about on one of Duston’s frequent trips to the junkyard, where he stumbled upon an old 1930s oil can. A longtime admirer of vintage American industrial design, Duston was struck by its unique design and functionality. That discovery served as an inspiration for several bar napkin sketches and thus the innovative Rocker Spirits bottle was conceived.

Friday, September 1 – Sanitas Brewing

Sanitas Brewing is also our Beer of the Month; Taste and Save!
Founded in 2013, Boulder’s Sanitas Brewing Company is regarded for their signature blend of tradition and innovation as well as their use of only the finest ingredients. With a passion for exploration, Sanitas epitomizes the wild spirit of Colorado with a variety of premium beers and use locally sourced organic ingredients.

Saturday, September 2 – Leblon Cachaca

The Destilaria Maison Leblon is located in Patos de Minas, an agricultural town in the western highlands of Minas Gerais, the heart of sugar cane country and is a fully-integrated craft distillery exclusively owned by and producing only Leblon Cachaca.
Like the production of the eau-de-vie for cognac or Scotch whiskies, Leblon’s  alambique cachaça is made via the traditional batch method in copper potstills.
The cachaça rests in French oak casks previously used in France to age XO Cognac for up to six months, polishing the spirit without altering the fruity cane nose.

Friday, August 25 – Tip Cup Whiskey 

TINCUP is a classic American Whiskey. It has a bourbon style profile with a bold and spicy finish. It’s cut to proof with what we believe is the best water in the world, direct from the Rockies.
TINCUP is a blend of two great American whiskeys, each aged in #3 charred oak barrels. “High rye” bourbon, distilled and aged in Indiana, is blended with a small amount of Colorado single malt whiskey. These whiskeys are then cut with Rocky Mountain water. TINCUP is named for the Colorado mining pioneers and the tin cups from which they drank their whiskey.

Saturday, August 26 – Altos Tequila

“Altos Tequila is made from 100% blue agave grown in the Los Altos highlands of Mexico. Quality is of the utmost importance when it comes to agave. It helps that our key ingredient is planted in the ideal growing conditions at 2,100 m above sea level, and in mineral-rich volcanic soil. After growing for 7-8 years, we make sure to hand-pick only the best Blue Weber agave. We keep distillation on the DL, double distilling in small-batch 100% copper stills. Quality over quantity.”

Friday, August 18 – Elevation Beer Company 

“Elevation Beer Company is a craft brewery in the rural mountain town of Poncha Springs, Colorado. Founded on the principles of hard work, dedication, discipline and of course playing hard, Elevation believes quality beer is the result of living a quality lifestyle. Elevation brews beer for the outdoor enthusiast and hard-working man alike with a handful of easy-drinking classics. Ever eager to elevate people’s perceptions of beer, Elevation also offers unique seasonal, specialty, and barrel aged beers.”

Saturday, August 19 – Bear Creek Distillery

“Bear Creek Distillery is an American craft distillery located in the heart of Denver, Colorado, and is the brainchild of a small group of friends focused on producing exceptional hand crafted premium spirits. Each spirit is produced, grain to bottle, in our Denver facility and distilled using our German built, state-of-the-art Kothe still.Whenever possible, we use local ingredients and materials sourced from Colorado companies. These ingredients, coupled with a keen eye towards detail, help ensure each small batch is of the highest quality, time and time again.”

Friday, August 11, 4-6pm – Breckenridge Brewery

Saturday, August 12, 3-6pm – New Amsterdam Vodka

 

A couple ‘Hand Sell’s going on this weekend, stop in and meet the folks from Breckenridge Brewery on Friday and New Amsterdam Vodka on Saturday.

Friday, August 3 – Elevation Beer Company 

“Elevation Beer Company is a craft brewery in the rural mountain town of Poncha Springs, Colorado. Founded on the principles of hard work, dedication, discipline and of course playing hard, Elevation believes quality beer is the result of living a quality lifestyle. Elevation brews beer for the outdoor enthusiast and hard-working man alike with a handful of easy-drinking classics. Ever eager to elevate people’s perceptions of beer, Elevation also offers unique seasonal, specialty, and barrel aged beers.”

Friday, July 28 – Avión Tequila 

Avión was born from a love of tequila and its rich robust agave flavor. Every step of the process works to preserve and enhance the natural, rich, roasted flavors of the Avión agave. In 2012, Avión was crowned “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” and “World’s Best White Spirit” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (the most prestigious competition for the spirits industry). Ranking #1 against all tequilas, vodkas, gins and white rums. Over 1400 spirit brands entered the competition.

Saturday, July 29 – Goose Island Brewery
“In 1992, Goose Island gave the beer industry a new reason to belly up to the bar: bourbon-aged beer. We pioneered the process, and it begins with first-use bourbon barrels.”
Three years later, we decided it was time to expand our barrel-aging program again. But this time our brewers brought wine barrels into the picture. They started with beer that had undergone primary fermentation in stainless steel casks, then transferred it to wine barrels, soaked with flavor. Next came fresh fruit and wild yeasts, and the beginning of a secondary fermentation inside the barrel. Aging went on for 9-18 months, creating beer with unprecedented depth of character, increased acidity and a light essence of fruit without too much sweetness.”

Friday, July 22 – Pyrat Rum

Pyrat is a complex yet mellow blend of select Caribbean rums.
To age its rums, Pyrat uses both barrels made from French Limousin oak and barrels made from toasted American oak.  Pyrat’s sister brands are Patron Tequila and Ultimat Vodka so you know it is great!
Come enjoy a taste of the Caribbean!

Friday, July 14 – Goose Island Brewery
“In 1992, Goose Island gave the beer industry a new reason to belly up to the bar: bourbon-aged beer. We pioneered the process, and it begins with first-use bourbon barrels.”
Three years later, we decided it was time to expand our barrel-aging program again. But this time our brewers brought wine barrels into the picture. They started with beer that had undergone primary fermentation in stainless steel casks, then transferred it to wine barrels, soaked with flavor. Next came fresh fruit and wild yeasts, and the beginning of a secondary fermentation inside the barrel. Aging went on for 9-18 months, creating beer with unprecedented depth of character, increased acidity and a light essence of fruit without too much sweetness.”

Saturday, July 15 – Tallgrass Brewing

“Tallgrass Brewing Company was founded in 2007 with the goal of bringing quality craft beers to the Midwest. Located near the Flint Hills in Manhattan, Kansas, Tallgrass now offers a full line of award-winning, world-class craft beers.”
“Through its Grain-to-Glass program, the brewery is dedicated to providing consistently remarkable beers by emphasizing quality in every aspect of production. Tallgrass fearlessly explores, creates and shares new beers with fun, positive and exciting branding.”

Friday, July 7 – Stem Ciders
Stem Ciders is an urban cidery founded in 2013 and located in the heart of Denver’s RiNo District. Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style and tradition.
“It starts with quality ingredients, and the fewer the ingredients, the closer we are to the apple. We use fresh pressed full juice from whole, ripe fruit. We promise to create craft ciders that showcase the individual qualities of the fruit available here in the U.S.: from the Michigan apples that are at the heart of L’Acier and Le Chene to the crab apples from the Western Slope that put the pucker in our Crabby Neighbor.  From our first batch, made with Colorado apples, we’ve been committed to working in close collaboration with growers in our local communities and across the country in ways that are sustainable for our industry and environment and to promote the recultivation of heirloom cider apples.”

Saturday, July 8 – Cane Run Rum

“Cane Run Estate Original Rum is a tribute to the long and vibrant history of rum. The distilled essence of sugar cane, rum was first enjoyed by swaggering pirates and British sailors in the Caribbean in the 17th Century.  Back then it was a rough tasting spirit, despite its sugar cane base.”
“We at Cane Run have crafted our modern spirit to capture the hearty flavor that is the very essence of rum’s heritage, but with a soft and mellow smoothness that belies rum’s storied past. Its balance makes it the ideal rum for classic and modern rum drinks alike.  Bottoms up!”

Friday, June 30 – New Age

New Age wine from Argentina is the new wine craze this season. Known for its light, smooth flavor, New Age is sure to become a favorite of yours! This drink became a very popular drink in clubs and bars in Buenos Aires and is now catching on in the United States.

The most popular way to enjoy New Age is on the rocks with a slice of lime. This refreshing drink is called “Tincho” after the drinks creator, Valentin Eduardo Bianchi. He was given the nickname “Tincho” as a boy, a term of affection that, loosely translated, means “young Valentin” (as his grandfather was “older Valentin”). It was “Tincho” that first added the lime to the New Age White.
Bianchi Wines
 
Elsa Bianchi was founded by Bodega Valentin Bianchi. Bodega Valentin Bianchi is one of the oldest and most important wineries in South America. It is a symbol of tradition, nobility and quality in Argentine wines. Started in 1928 by Don Valentin Bianchi, they have won world attention and acclaim since 1934 starting with the “Maximum Quality” honor in Mendoza. On August 12, 1968, Don Valentin Bianchi passed away. However, the tradition that he firmly established continues to live on in his successors.

Saturday, July 1 – Avión Tequila 

Avión was born from a love of tequila and its rich robust agave flavor. Every step of the process works to preserve and enhance the natural, rich, roasted flavors of the Avión agave. In 2012, Avión was crowned “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” and “World’s Best White Spirit” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (the most prestigious competition for the spirits industry). Ranking #1 against all tequilas, vodkas, gins and white rums. Over 1400 spirit brands entered the competition.anywhere in the world, has the same distinctive character and taste.

Friday, June 23 – Dry Dock Brewing Company
Dry Dock established itself early on by word-of-mouth, and put itself on the map when it won a gold 2006 World Beer Cup (only 6 months after the tiny brewery opened) for its HMS Victory ESB (now Dry Dock’s Amber Ale).
Dry Dock has since been the recipient of 22 GABF medals, the prestigious Brewers Association’s Small Brewery of the Year award, and seven World Beer Cup awards.
Dry Dock is also our Beer of the Month – taste and save!

Saturday, June 24 – Absolut

Every drop of Absolut Vodka is manufactured using ingredients from the area surrounding our distillery in Åhus, a tiny medieval village in the county of Skåne. From the hard winter wheat grown in the rich nearby fields, to the pristine water from our local deep well, and the continuous production in the distillery; everything, including the glass bottle itself, comes from here.

We call this process One Source. One wheat, one source of water, one location and one reason why any bottle of Absolut Vodka, anywhere in the world, has the same distinctive character and taste.

Friday, June 16 – Kahlúa
The story of Kahlúa begins in 1936 when four dudes, Senior Blanco, Montalvo Lara and the Alvarez Brothers, decided to go with their gut feeling. One of the guys had a great idea, two of them forked out rich and tasteful Arabica coffee, the fourth was a chemist who turned the idea into reality. Kahlúa is crafted from the finest ingredients that grow side by side in rural Veracruz, Mexico. The actual word Kahlúa has ties to ancient Arabic languages and is said to be slang for coffee.
This is your chance to enjoy a taste world famous Kahlúa!
Dewar’s
 
Dewar’s is famed the world over for quality blended whiskies and a flair for innovative advertising and promotions. Today Dewar’s is the fifth largest Blended whisky brand in the world, and the top selling Scotch Whisky in the USA.
It was John Dewar’s dynamic sons, John Alexander and Tommy Dewar, who made Dewar’s an international success. The brothers also founded the Aberfeldy Distillery in 1898, the physical and spiritual home of Dewar’s , which to this day produces the Single Malt Whisky that lies at the heart of every Dewar’s blend.
Have you tasted Dewar’s?

Saturday, June 17 – Breckenridge Distillery

The world’s highest distillery at 9,600 feet producing great spirits with snow-melt from the Rocky Mountains for mineral infused perfection.
Stop in and try this awesome taste of Colorado!
Jameson
 
We are also having a Jameson ‘hand-sell’ happening at this time with coupons redeemable at the store!
“Sine Metu. It translates to Without Fear. The courage to act on your passions. It’s the Jameson family motto, since 1780, and the one we still stand by today. It’s on our bottle. It’s in your heart. It’s in every glass.”

Friday, June 9 – Ski Bum Rum
Ski Bum Rum is a distillery in Golden, Colorado that makes artisanal rums using traditional equipment, innovative methods, and the finest ingredients. Winner of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the 2017 Denver International
Spirits Competition.
“Using pure Colorado water and the finest tropical sugar, so rich and dark it’s unlike any you’ve ever had, we ferment in small batches to maintain very high quality and then double distill our rums in a traditional copper pot still.”

Saturday, June 10 – Dry Dock Brewing Company

Dry Dock established itself early on by word-of-mouth, and put itself on the map when it won a gold 2006 World Beer Cup (only 6 months after the tiny brewery opened) for its HMS Victory ESB (now Dry Dock’s Amber Ale).
Dry Dock has since been the recipient of 22 GABF medals, the prestigious Brewers Association’s Small Brewery of the Year award, and seven World Beer Cup awards.

Friday, June 2 – Deerhammer Distillery

“Deerhammer Single Malt Whiskey is our cornerstone contribution to the field of American craft spirits. Starting its life as a porter-style 100% malted barley mash, it’s further shaped by open-air fermentation before passing through our stills and maturing in charred virgin white oak. Boasting a complex profile with notes of coffee and chocolate, you won’t mistake it for its Scottish or Irish counterparts. It’s a uniquely American product, with an exceptional taste of place, and we invite you to take your first sip with an explorer’s state of mind.”

Saturday, June 3 – Leopold Brothers

“Leopold Bros. is a family owned and operated distillery in Denver, Colorado. We create award-winning whiskies, gins, vodka, liqueurs, fernet, absinthe and aperitivo. We malt our barley. We mill our grains. We ferment our mash. We distill everything onsite. We never add artificial ingredients. We barrel and bottle everything by hand.”

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