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Fresh Hop IPAs
Late autumn (or early winter, if you live in Alaska) is the time for fresh hop beers! Fresh hop ales use copious amounts of fresh, just-harvested hops that are rich in acids, oils and aromatics. The result is beer that has fresh, grassy, and “green” aroma and flavor without a ton of bitterness. Right now we have Bridgeport’s Hop Harvest IPA, Sierra Nevada’s Celebration IPA, Fish Tale Reel Ale Imperial IPA, and Lagunitas Born Yesterday Unfiltered Pale.
Broken Tooth IPAs
Beautiful new bottles from Broken Tooth Brewing are here! Their Resting Bitter Face is a 6.8%, 100 IBU ale which highlights the wonderful bitterness of the hop profile, while their Hoppy Daze is easier-going at 76 IBUs, with a lighter body that masks the stronger 7.3% ABV. And finally the Hoppin’ Rails is an aromatic, big-flavored IPA with a clean finish and no lingering bitterness.
Black Market Brewing
People can’t get enough of those hazy IPAs, and Black Market Brewing has you covered. We have two New England style hazy IPAs in the shop, both double IPAs with that juicy and full-flavored goodness you want from the style. They are similar in style but with different hop profiles, so try them both to decide on a favorite. We also have their awesome Batch 007 Unfiltered Pilsner with Motueko Hops, as well as their Watermelon Gose and Cucumber Gose – tart, refreshing and crushable.
Rogue Brewing Company
New Rogue beers are here! Their Pumpkin Patch Ale is brewed with their own farm-grown pumpkins, and it’s perfectly spiced for fall drinking. Yellow Snow is a pilsner made with Oregon spruce tips, and Santa’s Private Reserve is a Belgian dark ale brewed with raspberries and cherries.
Anchorage Brewing Company Releases
Anchorage Brewing Company specializes in sour and brett beers, and we recently got three of their most recent releases. The Ghosts In Their Eyes is an 8% Brett IPA, Easy Evil is a Black Raspberry Saison, and Matame Ahorita is a Wild Fruit Ale collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin.
Cocchi Brut Piemonte
This fine, elegant and lightly fruity brut is a perfect bottle for holidays, special occasions and big meals. A beautiful straw gold in color with small bubbles and a soft mousse cap make for the perfect mouthfeel to pair with lovely flavors of white flowers, yellow fruit, citrus and vanilla.
Villa Montefiori Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese
Estate-grown grapes in Baja California, Mexico yield an absolute gem of an unfined and unfiltered red blend: this 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Sangiovese blend has vibrant acidity, great balance and silky tannins to go along with its notes of licorice, rose and spices.
Von Winning Pinot Noir II
This little brother to Pinot Noir I is a lighter, crisper and more playful style of Pinot. It is made using no spontaneous fermentation, no herbicides, no synthetic fertilizers, no copper, no filtering and no fining. Just a nuanced, elegant and pleasantly acidic take on the style, with some extra character from French oak barrels.
Brundlmayer Zweigelt Rose
Northwest of Vienna in Austria is the Kamptal region where this lively rose comes from. Light salmon pink in color, it combines delicate flavors of raspberry, forest strawberries and sour cherry with a slightly buttery aroma and a medium bodied, elegant mouthfeel. Just in time for summertime in July.
Luc Choblet Muscadet
This walled single vineyard in the Loire Valley in France has been practicing sustainable agriculture for over 30 years, using only biodegradable products. This Muscadet evokes that place of origin with its mouthwatering brightness, fruit purity and racy minerality. It’s very difficult to find a wine this distinctive and delicious in this price range.
B. Nektar Mead & Cider
One of our favorite companies is B. Nektar from Ferndale, Michigan and we are thrilled to have a bunch of new meads and ciders from them in the shop! Black Fang with blackberries, clove and orange zest, Tequila Barrel-Aged Tuco-Style Freakout, Zombie Killer with honey and tart cherry, Slice of Life with lemon and ginger, The Dude’s Rug with chai, Stupid Man Suit with Balaton cherries, raspberry and blackcurrant juice, #Dragonsarereal Mead aged in Dragon’s Milk barrels, and Cherry Chipotle Mead with cherries and chipotle peppers. We also have the Black Fang on tap on the growler bar!
Made with pure spring water from Vimmerby, Sweden, Rekorderlig Ciders are sweet, fruity and delicious. We now have bottles and cans of their Wild Berries, Pear, Strawberry-Lime, Spiced Apple and Passionfruit flavors. Skål!
Quebrada del Chucao Espumante Brut Chilean Cider
Our first Chilean Cider! This golden-colored beauty is Bone Dry with a slight earthy funkiness that reminds us of Basque sidra. It also has tiny bubbles and a nice, natural acidity. The freshness and acidity makes it a great pairing with savory foods like pork or cheese or burgers, but honestly it works great for any occasion.
As it turns out, wine isn’t the only beverage the French have perfected. These French cidre are incredibly tasty, refined and well balanced. The Christian Drouin Poire is an elegant, crisp, and lightly sweet pear cider with fine bubbles, and their Comte de Lauriston Cidre drinks like an apple champagne with crisp acidity and a dry finish. The Bouche Brut cidres from E. Dupont are similarly refined and bubbly.
Teeling Irish Whiskeys
The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years, and they are reviving the art and industry of craft whiskey in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. Their Small Batch Whiskey matures hand selected casks in ex-rum barrels, and their bottle of Single Grain Whiskey is one of only a handful of Single Grain whiskeys in the world, matured in California red wine barrels. The Single Malt Whiskey was made with the goal of being the most flavorsome non-age statement Irish Single Malt. Did they succeed? We’ll let you be the judge.
Russell Henry Gins
Craft Distillers makes an assortment of exceptional craft spirits and we are thrilled to now carry two of their Russell Henry gins. Their Hawaiian White Ginger Gin is made with real ginger from an organic grower on Kauai, and their Malaysian Lime Gin is infused with the leaves and fruit of limau purut limes from Malaysia. These gins are flat-out delicious with the accolades to prove it.
Many people are still new to the wonderful world of Shochu, and we are here to spread the love. Shochu is a Japanese beverage that lies somewhere between whiskey and saké. It is usually about 25% alcohol, and it has the body and mouthfeel of whiskey, with a variety of flavors based off what type of starch it’s distilled from. These new shochus are made, separately, from barley, sweet potato, buckwheat, and yuzu. Great on their own or in cocktails.
Bushido The Way of the Warrior Ginjo Genshu
This stylish one cup saké has huge flavors of tart raspberry, pear and watermelon, with subtle floral notes and a spice on the finish. Drinking this undiluted genshu is an important step in discovering your destiny as a saké warrior.
Kikusui Junmai Ginjo
Not just a pretty bottle. Kikusui is a dry, crisp, and clean Niigata style saké. Niigata is a prefecture in Northern Japan known for producing some of the best saké in the country.
Ozeki Ikezo Sparkling Yuzu Jelly
Ozeki’s wildly popular sparkling jelly saké returns in a new flavor; yuzu! Chewy, bright, crisp and tangy, but with a citrusy tart twist.
Shirakabe Gura Tokubetsu Junmai “White Wall”
In saké terminology, “Tokubetsu” means special. Either the rice is polished to a higher than required degree, or maybe special yeasts or rice varieties were used. This saké drinks very dry, crisp and clean. Wonderful chilled, but it really opens up when gently warmed.