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Good Deals on Great Craft Beers and Specialty Spirits! 04/04/14

These Craft Beers and Specialty Spirits Will Be On Sale Through 04/17/14

Renegade Sunday Morning - This is an American strong amber ale brewed with Novo coffee. It pours a hazy copper amber color with about a one finger tan head. On the nose you get aromas of roasted malts, some caramel and a big coffee presence. You get the same on the palate, although the coffee is a bit more balanced, along with a mild hoppy finish. The body is medium with medium light carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. 7% abv

Was- $8.49 Email- $7.49 22oz

Elevation Senorita - This is an imperial porter brewed with cinnamon, vanilla and milk sugar. It pours a very dark brown color with a mahogany hue and a two finger tan head. On the nose you get aromas of cinnamon, milk chocolate and roasted malts. you get the same on the palate along with the vanilla bean coming in to play as well as hints of toffee. The body is medium with medium carbonation and a silky mouth feel. 8.4% abv 35 IBUs

Was- $11.49 Email- $9.99 750ml

Baladin Nora Sour Edition - The base beer “Nora” is an Egyptian recipe beer brewed with kamut, ginger, myrrh and orange peel and then souring bacteria are added to this version. It pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small bubbly white head. On the nose you get aromas of honey, orange, grainy malts and ginger. You get the same on the palate along with notes of white grape, pepper, light tart acidity and an earthy woody quality from the myrrh. The body is medium light with medium carbonation and a crisp finish. 6.8% abv 13 IBUs

Was- $19.49 Email- $16.99 750ml

Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur - This is a blend of neutral grain spirit with orange and lemon distillates infused with blood orange oils. The nose bursts with whole-fruit blood orange, red berries, orange blossom, and a hint of bright lemon. The palate yields a velvety sweetness, balancing tartness, and the full body of an 80 proof spirit with a long, dry finish. 40% abv

Was- $34.99 Email- $30.99 750ml

Storm Blended Malt Scotch - Lightly peated and blessed with aromas of heather, citrus fruits and subtle vanilla notes. On the Palate, the smooth silky attack develops with honey and a faint salty hint of peat. It has a very long finish that beckons more. This is a versatile malt whisky with a peaty finish. 43% abv

Was- $39.99 Email- $29.99 750ml

Cheers!
Dan Chacon

Posted by Mark Fetter on April 4th, 2014 | Permalink

Good Deals on Great Craft Beers and Specialty Spirits! 03/21/14

These Craft Beers and Specialty Spirits Will Be On Sale Through 04/03/14

River North Anniversary Ale 2 - This is a Belgian style golden ale dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops. It pours a hazy golden orange color with a two finger fluffy white head. On the nose you get aromas of bready malts, peach, coriander and earthy grassy hops. You get the same on the palate along with hints of clove and banana. The body is medium with medium light carbonation and a semi dry finish. 10.1% abv

Was- $8.99 Email- $7.99 22oz

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist - This is a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout brewed with coffee and cocoa nibs. It pours a pitch black color with a thin tan head. On the nose you get coffee, roasted malts and chocolate with hints of vanilla and bourbon. You get the same on the palate along with touches of molasses. The body is medium high with medium low carbonation with a smooth mouth feel. 10.4% abv

Was- $13.49 Email- $12.49 22oz

Shmaltz / Terrapin Reunion Ale ‘13 - This is an imperial brown ale brewed with coffee, cinnamon, cocoa nibs and vanilla. It pours a dark brown color with red hues and a small off white head. On the nose you get aromas of coffee, chocolate, bready malts, dark fruits and hints of spice. On the palate you get coffee chocolate, bready malts, dark fruits, cinnamon, vanilla and hints of molasses. The body is medium with medium light carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. 8% abv 38 IBUs

Was- $8.49 Email- $7.49 22oz

Fidencio Clasico Mezcal - Fidencio Clasico is distilled twice in a traditional, wood-fired Alembic and then bottled at 44% ABV. The resulting mezcal offers delicate notes of earth, mineral, smoke and dried herbs, backed by the bold vegetal note of unaged agave. 44% abv

Was- $38.99 Email- $34.99 750ml

Royal James London Dry Gin - Royal James London Dry Gin is refined and complex with smooth flavors of citrus peel, sweet spices and a hint of Juniper. Carefully hand selected botanicals, from citrus peels to anise, cinnamon, coriander and angelica root are distilled with the Juniper in small batches to produce a pure, harmonious and crisp gin. 40% abv

Was- $31.99 Email- $19.99 750ml

Cheers!
Dan Chacon

Posted by Mark Fetter on March 21st, 2014 | Permalink

Good Deals on Great Craft Beers and Specialty Spirits! 03/14/14

These Craft Beers and Specialty Spirits Will Be On Sale Through 03/27/14


Lone Tree Acres O Green - This Irish style red pours a deep brick red color with about an inch of foamy white head. On the nose you get aromas of bready malts, caramel, dark fruit and a slight grassy character. On the palate you get bready malts, caramel, burnt sugar, raisin and touches of earthy hops on the finish. The body is medium with medium light carbonation and a slightly dry finish. 6.5% abv

Was- $6.49 Email- $5.49 22oz

Speakeasy Black Hand - This chocolate milk stout pours a dark brownish black color with about a one finger mocha head. On the nose you get aromas of roasted malts, sweet chocolate and malted milk balls. You get the same on the palate along with a bit of a nutty character and touches of coffee. The body is medium heavy with medium carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. 6.9% abv

Was- $6.49 Email- $5.49 22oz

Rogue Irish Style Lager - This Irish style lager pours a translucent yellow gold color with a dense white head. On the nose you get bready pale malts and floral hops with hints of lemon and green apple. On the palate you get bready pale malts, lemongrass, spicy hop notes and hints of honey and green apple on the finish. It has medium light carbonation and body with a crisp slightly dry finish. 5% abv 28 IBUs

Was- $6.99 Email- $5.99 22oz

Jameson Black Barrel Select Reserve - This Irish whiskey is expertly crafted from two types of whiskey - first, a blend of malted and unmalted barley is distilled in pot stills and then aged in used sherry casks. It is then blended with rare, small batch grain whiskey which has been matured in deep-charred ex-bourbon barrels from Wild Turkey. The sherry casks impart subtly sweet flavors of roasted almonds, which is beautifully balanced by notes of vanilla, toasted wood and peppery spice from the bourbon barrels. 40% abv

Was- $35.99 Email- $31.99 750ml

Ashling Irish Cream - Ashling Irish Cream has a creamy velvety texture with notes of mocha, chocolate, toffee, and espresso while finishing with the gentle spice of Irish whiskey. 17% abv

Was- $11.99 Email- $9.99 750ml

Cheers!
Dan Chacon

Posted by Mark Fetter on March 14th, 2014 | Permalink

How To Tap A Keg

This is an instructional guide for tapping a "Domestic" Keg. Imported kegs use different taps, but the process outlined below is essentially the same.

Step 1: Ice down your keg
One of the most common causes of foam in keg beer is warm beer. The exact ideal temperature depends on the style of beer, but your standard American Pilsner / Lager will be "tastiest" around 35 degrees. This means you'll want the beer chilling at least two hours ahead of time, and ideally four to five.
To ensure that the entire surface area of the keg is cooled -- not just the bottom half -- place the keg in a keg bag, then put down a thin layer of ice before dropping in the keg itself. Continue to pack ice inside the keg bag, all the way to the top of the keg. Check periodically and add ice as needed.
Step 2: Prep your gear
It's just as important to cool down the tap as it is to cool down the keg itself. The amount of carbonation the beer can hold goes down as temperature increases, so letting cold beer hit a warm tube guarantees an avalanche of foam. Fortunately, the solution is pretty easy: just leave the tap on top of the ice around the keg at least an hour or so before you decide to tap.
Before you put tap to keg, make sure that the keg tap (the spigot where the beer comes out) is in the closed position. Most taps have a handle that pushes down to lock the tap onto the keg. Others have two flanges that you twist about a quarter-turn. In either case, make sure that the handle or flanges are not in the engaged position. If they are, beer will spray out as soon as you place the tap on the keg.
Step 3: Tap the keg
Seat the keg tap on top of the keg, making sure not to push down on the spring-loaded ball valve (another way to spray beer in your face). Lock the pump onto the keg by rotating it clockwise, then engage the tap by pulling the handle out, then pushing it down. If you see bubbles or foam forming around the tap, something's not seated correctly, so disengage the tap, take it off, and try again.
Step 4: Patience
No matter how carefully you've followed these steps, the first pint out of a keg will always be foamy. Pour it into a spare glass until the beer starts flowing (foam begets foam, so you'll waste more than you'll drink if you try to pour beer into a foamy glass). You don't have to pump before the first pour, since the keg is already under a great deal of pressure.
Step 5: Master the perfect pour
Too fast or slow a pour will create foam. You can regulate the speed by how much you pump. But always push down the keg tap all the way; partially opening it won't slow down the pour, it'll just create foam. It should take 10 to 15 seconds to pour a pint with a good finger or two of foam.
For the first few pints (when the keg is still under pressure), hold the tap and glass at arm's length above your head so that the beer comes out at the proper speed. After that, you can adjust by pumping (to increase the speed of beer flow) or holding the glass and tap over your head (to decrease it). Some taps also have a small pressure release valve, which you can open by pulling on the metal ring attached to it.
Since there's no rule of thumb for the proper number of pumps per pint, it's easiest to do this with a friend rather than going it alone: One person holds the glass at a 45-degree angle and points the spigot toward the side of the glass, gradually turning the glass to vertical to avoid spilling. The other gives the keg a few pumps anytime the glass starts to get too foamy. Just don't overdo it: Too many pumps will -- yep, you guessed it -- create foam as well.
The amount of foam you have to deal with depends on the amount of oxygen in the keg. You might have to let some of the foam drain if there's too much. You have to tap it fast for a better pour.

If you are experiencing problems call us at: 303-831-7788 we will be more than happy to assist you.

Additionally, there is a great video on tapping a keg you can watch here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePCuKCqv5Aw

Posted by Mark Fetter on March 14th, 2014 | Permalink

Good Deals on Great Craft Beers and Specialty Spirits! 03/07/14

These Craft Beers and Specialty Spirits Will Be On Sale Through 03/20/14

River North Anniversary Ale 2 - This is a Belgian style golden ale dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops. It pours a hazy golden orange color with a two finger fluffy white head. On the nose you get aromas of bready malts, peach, coriander and earthy grassy hops. You get the same on the palate along with hints of clove and banana. The body is medium with medium light carbonation and a semi dry finish. 10.1% abv

Was- $8.99 Email- $7.99 22oz

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist - This is a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout brewed with coffee and cocoa nibs. It pours a pitch black color with a thin tan head. On the nose you get coffee, roasted malts and chocolate with hints of vanilla and bourbon. You get the same on the palate along with touches of molasses. The body is medium high with medium low carbonation with a smooth mouth feel. 10.4% abv

Was- $13.49 Email- $12.49 22oz

Shmaltz / Terrapin Reunion Ale ‘13 - This is an imperial brown ale brewed with coffee, cinnamon, cocoa nibs and vanilla. It pours a dark brown color with red hues and a small off white head. On the nose you get aromas of coffee, chocolate, bready malts, dark fruits and hints of spice. On the palate you get coffee chocolate, bready malts, dark fruits, cinnamon, vanilla and hints of molasses. The body is medium with medium light carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. 8% abv 38 IBUs

Was- $8.49 Email- $7.49 22oz

Fidencio Clasico Mezcal - Fidencio Clasico is distilled twice in a traditional, wood-fired Alembic and then bottled at 44% ABV. The resulting mezcal offers delicate notes of earth, mineral, smoke and dried herbs, backed by the bold vegetal note of unaged agave. 44% abv

Was- $38.99 Email- $34.99 750ml

Royal James London Dry Gin - Royal James London Dry Gin is refined and complex with smooth flavors of citrus peel, sweet spices and a hint of Juniper. Carefully hand selected botanicals, from citrus peels to anise, cinnamon, coriander and angelica root are distilled with the Juniper in small batches to produce a pure, harmonious and crisp gin. 40% abv

Was- $31.99 Email- $19.99 750ml

Cheers!
Dan Chacon

Posted by Mark Fetter on March 7th, 2014 | Permalink