A Beer Posting to Keep the Wine and Whisky One’s Company!

As many of you know we aren’t just a wine store… that may be the bulk of our business, but we also specialize in Scotch Whisky and Beer. Our beer selection is one of the best in town, focussing on microbrewed, craft, import and other specialty beers. Here’s a little taste of what we have to offer:

Samuel Smith’s Yorkshire Stingo: Some of the oak casks at Samuel Smith’s date back more than a century with individual oak staves being replaced by the Old Brewery coopers over the years. Over time the casks change and develop absorbing some of the beer’s character while giving some of its own. The ale is fermented in stone Yorkshire squares, and is aged for at least a year in the well-used oak casks. The casks rest in the brewery’s underground cellars. They add fruit, raisin, treacle toffee, Christmas pudding and light oaky flavors to the beer which is then bottle conditioned before its final release. Tasting Note:Pours reddish brown. The aroma and flavors are complex with rich raisins, dates, figs, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee and bread. Medium bodied, and a rare exceptional offering from Samuel Smith. $13.99

Fuller 1845 Celebration Ale: is a true landmark in British beer history. Although brewing at Griffin Brewery on the banks of the River Thames dates back to 1654, the partnership of Fuller, Smith and Turner was formed in 1845. In 1995, to commemorate the company’s 150th anniversary, Fuller’s commissioned special, celebration ale. The 1845 Celebration Ale was the result. A more auspicious beginning the brew could not have had; the inaugural beer’s hops were added to the copper by none other than His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, during a royal visit to the Fuller’s brewery! Its launch was so successful that 1845 quickly became the number one bottle conditioned brand in the UK. Tasting note: Pours amber with a nose of sweet English malt, dark fruit and yeast. A full flavoured brew; malty & doughy with sweet fruit, raisins and plums, followed by a sturdy hop backing, very smooth with good carbonation. $4.79

Birrificio Del Ducato New Morning: Inspired by the beauty of a new spring morningwhere the first rays of sun warm the blossoming flowers. New Morning is a bottle fermented beer based on the Belgian Saison style. The surprising spiciness is the result of wildflowers (including chamomile) and other ingredients like: cilantro, green pepper and ginger. The beer has exceptional floral aromas with a spicy & dry finish. Tasting Note:Pours a hazy orange with a thick, dense white head. The aroma is complex and spicy upfront with notes of herbs, yeast, white pepper, coriander and honey. The sweet malt base has very light doughy notes followed by spicy dry coriander & chamomile on the finish. $6.99


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