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Weekend Tastings

Friday & Saturday Tastings – 3 to 6pm

 

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.”

Friday, May 26 – Diebolt Brewing Company

“Brewing is in our blood from my father’s father pressing grapes in his garage to our distant relatives currently making champagne in the Alsace Lorraine region of France.”

“It is this French ancestry and ties to historical French brewing regions that have influenced some of our beer styles. The rich cultural history of France inspired our art deco branding. It is our small town upbringing which makes us want to preserve that same sense of pride, community, and camaraderie that is slowly becoming extinct in small town USA. We want to recapture those feelings in our brews.” ~ Diebolt Founders

Saturday, May 27 – Black Shirt Brewing

“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

Friday, May 12 – 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 the world famous Kahlúa!

Saturday, May 13 – Avery Brewing

Avery Brewing Company is a family-owned craft brewery in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1993, Avery has pioneered innovative beers by blending the art and science of brewing with ingenuity, creativity, and boldness.
“Since 1993 our brewery has been committed to producing eccentric ales and lagers that defy styles or categories. Our products are thoroughly American at heart: blending Old World tradition and expertise with ingenuity, creativity and boldness.”
Avery is also our Beer of the Month!

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