Rare Beer: Schalfly, Lagunitas, Bell’s

Schlafly Paloma Gose
Meet the beer born of a union between a German-style beer and a Mexican-style cocktail – the Paloma Gose. The salty, coriander-tinted and perfectly sour character of the Gose provides the ideal framework in the addition of Paloma-inspired grapefruit and lime.
click here to purchase *limit one bottle per person*

Schlafly Gruit
An ale inspired by one of the world’s most ancient beer styles, Schlafly Gruit is brewed without hops, instead using herbs and botanicals to spice the beer. The brew is light, tart and refreshing.
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Schlafly Ibex: Sour Blonde Ale
Get to know a citrus sour through the lens of an American Blonde Ale. The Sour Blonde offers flavor that is both understated and unexpected. Low bitterness makes it easy to explore. And mixed-culture fermentations make it worth the journey. You’ll discover flavors that aren’t found in other beers. Fruity, tart and complex, it mingles well with any occasion. Or none at all.
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Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday
Unfiltered pale ale.
click here to purchase *limit 4 bottles per person*

Bell’s Hopsoulution
A remarkably drinkable Double IPA that pays tribute to one of Mother Nature’s finest creations, as several hop varietals combine for massive aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and pine. A mild caramel malt character and dry finish provide balance. 8% abv.
click here to purchase *limit 6 bottles per person*

Tickets still remain for our Mezcal event next Friday 5/11!

Join us on Friday, May 11 for a crash course in all things Mezcal featuring  Francisco Terrazas, National Brand Manager for Mezcal Vago. Tickets are $15, with $10 back toward any purchase that evening. Reserve your spot today, purchase tickets here.

What is Mezcal?

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Mezcal (traditionally spelled mescal) is a Mexican distilled spirit that is made from the agave plant. Tequila is technically a mezcal, however, there are differences in production technique and in the types of agave used. Tequila is made from a single type of agave plant – the agave tequilana (blue agave) – and can only be produced in the state of Jalisco and in small parts of four other states.

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When tequila is made, the agave head is baked in an above-ground oven. This began in the late 19th century. Mezcal producers, however, often follow the traditional method of using in-ground pits. The agave heads (also called agave hearts, or piñas) are roasted or grilled over hot rocks in a cone-shaped pit (called palenques or hornos). A fire is started and burns for about 24 hours to heat the stones that line the pit. The agave heads are put into the pit and then covered with moist agave fiber that is left over from the fermentation process. A layer of agave leaves or woven palm leaves cover the fibers and the agave heads are left to cook for two to three days.

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Mezcal traditionally has a very unique, smoky flavor that makes it fairly easy to distinguish from tequila. It also tends to taste sweeter, or richer, than tequila.

 

 

Tasting Schedule for 5/4 & 5/5!

Here is our Tasting Schedule for Friday, 5/4 and Saturday, 5/5:

 

FRIDAY 5/4.

Hussong’s Tequila 4-7 p.m.

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Olmeca Altos Tequila, Malibu Lime and Absolut Lime 5-7 p.m.

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Ma Suave Tequila selection 5-8 p.m.

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SATURDAY 5/5.

Due to the heavy liquor/beer festivities of Cinco De Mayo and the Kentucky Derby, we will not be having any wine tastings today. Also, the bar will be closed for the weekend. We apologize about any inconvenience.

Meadowview Gin 12-5 p.m.

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Sunora Bacanora & Cream Liqueur 1-4 p.m.

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Hussong’s Tequila selection 1-4 p.m.

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Ma Suave Tequila selection 1-4 p.m.

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Proximo Spirits selection 1-4 p.m.

Sierra Nevada 1-4 p.m.

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