Gary’s Newsletter- Father’s Day.

*This email was originally sent on 6/15/2017:

Father’s Day: A day that is dedicated to celebrating and appreciating dads. In my case, it is a day to remember. My dad passed away seventeen years ago. I still honor him on Father’s Day. Unfortunately, there is an absence of dads in a lot of families across our nation. What is the void that is created in raising children without a dad? What is the purpose of a dad?

A daughter’s first love is her dad. She learns how a male is supposed to treat her through her dad. She learns about the love a man has for a woman. She watches her dad’s love for her mom. A daughter feels respect, kindness and love from her dad. This is so important. When she becomes a young woman she will know how to act around another male. She will have a clear understanding of how a man is supposed to treat her because of her dad.

A son’s first exposure to the world of manhood is learned from his dad. He observes the unique difference between a man and a woman through his dad. He learns about responsibility, manners and to always treat people with respect. My dad constantly taught me and my brother how to treat a lady by watching how he treated our mom. A son learns about hard work and naps. He observes his dad drinking alcohol responsibly. Most importantly,during his formative years, he spends years seeing what it’s like to be a man through his dad.

Dads never expect a gift on Father’s Day. They will never show it, but deep down inside dads like getting presents. There will always be a boy in a man. We love presents. Nothing says “I love you” like a 30 year Macallan. Dads deserve a present that they would never buy for themselves. Lukas Wine and Spirits has the rarest wines, spirits and beers in the world. Folks, this is the place for the perfect gift for dad.

If you want any last minute gift ideas, check out our store at www.lukas.store

Firestone Walker Under Currants

Limited release – click here to purchase *limit one bottle per person*

Firestone Walker Under Currant
Wild ale fermented with black currants.

In 2018 we challenged ourselves to using an array of fruit new to our palettes and practices. When offered a high quality freshly picked Black Currant sample, we couldn’t resist. We present to you a metamorphosis for your senses. Using 12 to 36 month aged Agrestic Ale as a base, to which we add 1.5lbs/gal Black Currants, the beer undergoes the final maturation in our French Oak “Fruiders” for an additional four months. A convergence of supple tannin and deep purple pigments, gooseberry jam, a mouth-watering acidity and earthy leather elicit notes of a beer having vinous roots. A new variant to one of the Barrelworks pioneers is born. Santé!
Batch #1, 2018

Barrel Ratio: 95% French oak
Maturation time: 12-36 months
Titratable Acidity: 8.3 g/L
Microflora: A proprietary blend of Brettanomyces and Lactic Acid Bacteria

Destihl / 4 Hands Swan Fight Double IPA

Limited release collaboration!
Available in 4pks or single 12oz cans.

Swan fights on the pond next to our brewery inspired the name for this collaboration with our friends at 4 Hands Brewing Co. This Double IPA, loaded with Citra, Cascade & Idaho 7 hops, features notes of tropical fruit balanced with a generous malt backbone. Cheers!

Tasting Schedule for 6/15 & 6/16!

Here is our Tasting Schedule for Friday, 6/15 and Saturday, 6/16:

FRIDAY 6/15.

Murphy Goode wine selection 4-6 p.m.

Jameson Caskmates IPA and Templeton Rye Whiskey 5-7 p.m.

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SATURDAY 6/16.

Jim w/ Major Brands-Cellar Selections wine selection 1-4 p.m.

-Steve w/ Vintegrity, Orin Swift wine selection and Rieger spirits 1-4 p.m.

Macallan Double Oak Scotch 12-3 p.m.

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Michael David wine selection 1-4 p.m.

Jackson Family wine selection 1-4 p.m.

Glenlivet 15yr, Aberlour 12yr and Redbreast Lustau 1-4 p.m.

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Pendleton Canadian Whiskey, Tincup Canadian Whiskey and Old Camp American Whiskey 1-4 p.m.

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Rumhaven 1-4 p.m.

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Sugarlands Shine 1-4 p.m.

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New and Restocked Beer: Stillwater, Evil Twin, Omnipollo

Stillwater Strobe Lights
Double dry-hopped IPA
click here to purchase

Stillwater Nitro Whipped Sour Strawberry Smoothie 16oz
Nitro lactose sour ale with raspberry
click here to purchase

Stillwater Collaborations Are For Lovers
Imperial stout with mango, coffee, and vanilla
click here to purchase

Dugges Coffee Vanilla Black
Back in stock!
Imperial stout with coffee and vanilla
click here to purchase

Evil Twin Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Churros Cake Break  *sold out*
Online only – click here to purchase *limit one per person*

Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mudcake
Imperial pastry stout.
click here to purchase

Gary’s Newsletter from Beyond!

This issue of Gary’s Newsletter was originally sent out on February 11th, 2016:

Dear Lukas Customers,

I almost feel that I owe some people an apology. I am always using the phrase “grocery store wine.” I taught a class the other day and just realized how condescending this reference implies. There are many examples of people who get so immersed in their jobs they become a little distant from the norm. Matt H.,Matt P, Erin, Jon and myself have a passion for wine. It gets frustrating at times watching people we care about buying wines at a grocery store. I do not mean to say that all wines at a grocery store are bad and you’re a terrible person for buying your wine at these types of places. How stupid of me to imply this.

Some of us are just so passionate about wine, we get frustrated. It’s like watching someone making a chili dog. You watch a guy putting the dog on the bun, and top it off with chili. All this time you’re watching him, you’re thinking: “If he puts mustard and relish on that bun first, then the dog, chili and top it with cheese and onion, that chili dog would be so much better.”

That’s how we feel about folks buying wine at a grocery store.

There is nothing wrong with some of the wines at a grocery store. Our passion for this product that’s been around for 7000 years just got in the way. We just know there are soooo many options, more bang for your buck and new discoveries in the world of wine. Sometimes passions are misinterpreted. My only negatives about wines at grocery stores is the extremely limited selection. Very few of the wines are stored properly, vintages aren’t being rotated and in most cases, the wines are being cooked by U.V. rays. That’s it! No other negatives.

Why don’t you come in and say “Hi” to one of our wine staff. We will never pressure you. Never bait and switch you. We will never try to sell you something because we make a commission. We only want you to be happy.