Lukas’ 18th Birthday!

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Lukas Wine and Spirits is turning 18 this year! Come help us celebrate this monumental occasion on Saturday, April 21st from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Every year, our birthday is the biggest tasting we host, and this one will not disappoint: We’ll have over 30 tables of wines, beers and spirits available to taste. Seoul Taco and Sarah’s Cake Stop will be here beginning at 12:00 with delicious food for sale. Anheuser-Busch will have one their Clydesdales on hand from 12:00-2:00 and so much more!

Tickets are only $10, and each ticket gets you the ability to taste everything being poured PLUS a Riedel wine glass to take home. 

Please visit the link provided below to purchase your ticket and join us for what will no doubt be an amazing 18th birthday bash!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lukas-wine-spirits-18th-birthday-tickets-44062965516

 

Rare Beers from American Solera

5 new beers from the highly regarded American Solera brewery are now in stock. Limit one per person on the Bière de Picpoul. No limit on the rest.

American Solera Ryemera
Sour ale brewed with rye bread and caraway seed.
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American Solera Gresettastone
Dry-hopped farmhouse ale.
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American Solera Bière de Picpoul  *sold out*
Oak aged sour ale refermented with picpoul grapes.
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American Solera Oude Foeder Ale
Farmhouse ale aged 18 months in oak tanks.
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American Solera Amber Canyon Magik
Farmhouse ale aged in pinot noir barrels.
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New Beer: Great Divide, Founders, Uinta

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Now in stock…

Great Divide Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti

Yet another extension of our Yeti clan, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti is the next flavor evolution for our cherished imperial stout. Sweet vanilla tones meld into the oak characteristics as the two flavors support and enhance one another. A pairing fit for a beast, the vanilla and oak are uplifted by the bold and roasty character we all know and love from Yeti.
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Great Divide Heyday IPA

Who says the best days are behind you? HEYDAY is an IPA for the modern Bold Character. Abundantly hopped, light in body, and low on bitterness, Heyday shines with notes of tropical fruit, berry, and melon. The complex hop profile is complemented by a crisp malt character for an approachable IPA fit for any occasion. Today is yours, have a Heyday.

Founders Green Zebra

Subtly sour and a little sweet, this ale is a refreshing take on a nearly extinct German style, gose. Watermelon is the highlight of this lightly-hopped treat and gives it a hint of satisfying juiciness. The soft mouthfeel and dry finish comes courtesy of the addition of sea salt, a traditional gose ingredient.

Uinta Mango Lime Pilsner

Lager with natural mango and lime flavors. Brand new summer seasonal.

New Beer: Destihl, Oskar Blues, Piney River

Destihl Deadhead Soundboard Session IPA
Our DeadHead IPA Series melds the strong vibe of music we love with the beer we love to drink, elevating both into a higher state of consciousness. Our Soundboard Session IPA is melody of Citrus and Simcoe hops playing off light but balanced malt, for a sublimely mixed beer that is sessionable and blissful music to all the senses.

Oskar Blues Fugli IPA
Yuzu and Ugli fruit infusions twisted together with the blueberry, tangerine notes of Mosaic make for a tangy, juicy, zesty array of aroma and flavor. Salivation will instantly ensue with one sniff of this crushable brew (5.8% ABV, 60 IBUs) that was inspired by a Yuzu brew we made with some brewing friends in Japan.

Piney River Mule Team IPA
American-style imperial India pale ale generously hopped and dry hopped for full hop flavor and aroma. 10% ABV, 90 IBU.

Ardbeg Grooves Committee Release & High West Yippee Ki-Yay now in stock

We have received a limited amount of these whiskies today, act quickly as they will sell out!

 

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Ardbeg Grooves 2018 Committee Release
$119.99/750mL
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We’re rolling back the years to an Islay time when Ardbeg was a very different place.  Join Mickey Heads, our Distillery Manager, on a meandering trip down memory lane (AKA the most famous road in the history of malt whisky) to the groovy wee place that was Ardbeg Village.  For here you will find a thriving community with its own post office, billiards hall, two choirs and even a football team – as well as the colorful stories, alternative lifestyle and experimental fold that led us to . . .

Ardbeg Grooves

A whisky that has been laid down in wine casks, intensely charred to produce heavy grooves on the surface of the wood.  The result is a whisky aromatic with smoked spices and distant bonfires, sweet vibes of vanilla popcorn and smoky soot fading into a mellow haze of apples, fresh flowers and smoked pear.  You dig?
-Distillery Website

 

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High West Yippee Ki-Yay 2018 Release
$79.99/750mL
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One day, just for fun, we put some rye whiskey into barrels originally used to age wine. When we mixed the ‘vermouth-ed’ and the ‘syrah-ed’ we discovered an all-natural, not disgustingly sweet whiskey for the rest of us.

How to Enjoy

Yippee Ki-Yay shows best at room temp, neat. With a little time in the glass sitting idle (just a few minutes) the bouquet really opens up to it’s full potential

The Name

Where did “Yippee Ki-Yay” come from? Is it a real expression of joy popular with cowboys in the 19th century Western United States? Is it part of the greatest one liner in movie history? Was it influenced by the phrase ‘Yippie-yi-yo-ki-yay’ from the 1936 hit song “I’m an Old Cow Hand from the Rio Grande” about a 20th-century cowboy who has little in common with cowpunchers of old and sung by Bing Crosby in the film “Rhythm on the Range” (also sung later by Roy Rogers and Frank Sinatra) and considered one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time? We’re not sure. But we are sure we like how we feel when we say it… and recommend you use it every chance you get.

Back Label Story

We confess…we didn’t coin the term “Yippee Ki-Yay”. Moreover, we didn’t paint the picture on the front label. It’s an historic poster (Gift of The Coe Foundation and Henry B. Balink) now at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming (centerofthewest.org, you really ought to visit). Furthermore, we didn’t distill the whiskeys in this bottle – it’s our Double Rye! However, we did come up with a combination that we think will make you say…Yippee Ki-Yay drinkers of horrible tasting cheap flavored uisge beatha! One day, just for fun, we put Double Rye! into oak barrels that had originally been used to age two different types of wine and discovered an all-natural, not disgustingly-sweet sipper for the rest of us.

*Label designed by High West Distillery’s very own Shelby Caret.

Technical Details

Ratio of whiskeys: top secret!
Filtration: not chill-filtered, or carbon treated.

TTB Designation

A Blend of Straight Whiskies

Proof & ABV

ABV: 46%
92 Proof

Age(s), Distilled by & Mashbill(s)

A blend of straight rye whiskeys aged from 2 to 16 years

Straight Rye whiskeys:
95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP
53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley from Barton
80% Rye, 20% malted rye from High West Distillery

Barrel Type(s)

Aged in new, charred, white American oak barrels and finished in French oak barrels that previously contained vermouth and Syrah wine

Sensory Notes

Nose: Cinnamon stick, dried apricot, dark chocolate with cherry cordial, dried sage, brown sugar, toasted nut brittle
Taste: Bright cinnamon spice, vanilla, star anise, cherry cobbler, dried herbs, undertones of cedar wood
Finish: Spiced red berry jam, black licorice, and muddled spearmint

Product Reviews & Awards

96 Points – Wine Enthusiast
93 Points – The Tasting Panel Magzine
“A-” Drinkhacker.com

Dogfish Head 120 Minute and Goose Island Cooper Project Scotch Ale

No limit on either – first come, first served…

Goose Island Cooper Project Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
Scotch ale aged in bourbon barrels for four months.
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Dogfish 120 Minute IPA
Clocking in at 15-20% ABV, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundently hoppy, it’s the Holy Grail for hopheads!
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