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Beer Spotlight: New Belgium Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout



This collaboration with Perennial Artisan Ales pairs two favorites: chocolate and beer. Dessert is best poured. And the brewers at Perennial agree. So for our next Lips of Faith release we dreamt up a beer that would bring together chocolate sweetness, Belgian yeast, deeply roasted malts and just the right shake of salt to pour a creamy stout worthy of a cherry on top.




2_Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout   New Belgium Brewing




About the company:

We believe that our dedication to high involvement culture and a loving, high performing workforce sets us apart. We believe that the collective is stronger than the individual and that informed coworkers will make responsible decisions.

We practice open book management, providing coworkers access to company financials and a clear view into managerial decision making processes. We facilitate an all-staff monthly meeting where coworkers are informed on the latest and greatest New Belgium news. We also meet annually, in the form of a Strategic Planning Retreat. This retreat is a sight to behold: all 570 of our coworkers come together for a few days of serious talks and serious fun. We gather input from ALL coworkers as Employee Owners, to help make decisions about the upcoming year's business plan. It's a wonderful way to celebrate, sustain our culture, reconnect ourselves to our Vision, and give out a heck of a lot of hugs & high fives in the process. Read More



Company: New Belgium Brewing Company
Brand: New Belgium
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 1 Pint (6 fl oz)
Claims: delicate volatile aromas and flavors
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Beer Finder
Website: newbelgium.com





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Alcohol Spotlight: Square One Bergamot – Oranged Flavored Organic Vodka



Bergamot orange is a hidden gem among citrus fruits. Grown primarily in southern Italy and the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, bergamot is known for the unique tangy and aromatic qualities of the fruit's peel. Bergamot gives Earl Grey tea its signature floral notes and taste; chefs use it for an extra layer of flavor in gourmet desserts; and in aromatherapy, bergamot elevates the essences in designer fragrances.

With Square One Bergamot, the vibrant taste of organic bergamot is layered with the essential oils of pressed organic mandarin, navel and tangerine oranges and finished with the botanical essences of organic ginger, coriander and juniper. Unfiltered, the delicious essential oils stay in the bottle and showcase the exceptional fruit, floral and herbal qualities of the other botanicals. Square One Bergamot is a surprisingly complex, yet approachable expression of an orange-based spirit.


Tasting Notes

The aroma is freshly peeled orange varieties with subtle green wild flower. On the palate, floral bergamot is wrapped in juicy tangerine and the pleasant bitterness from mandarin orange. The finish is warm from the spice of ginger and juniper.


The Unfiltered Truth

The genuine taste experience of our spirits comes from the organic fruits, herbs and other botanicals that we use. With Square One Bergamot, we go a step further by keeping the delightful citrus oils in the spirit, rather than filter them out. Unfiltered, there's a touch of haze in the spirit and the essential oils will look cloudy when exposed to low temperatures, such as when placed in the freezer or mixed with ice. This is normal and desirable! Once back in room temperature, the spirit will begin to clear.



Company: Square One Organic Spirits, LLC.
Brand: Square One Organic Spirits
Origin: USA
Category: Vodka
Packaging: 750 mL
Alcohol by Volume: 40%
Claims: comes from the organic fruits, herbs and other botanicals
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Online Retailers
Website: squareoneorganicspirits.com





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Alcohol Spotlight: Woodshed Brewing Lazy Jack’s American Style Cloudy Cider



A delicious American style cloudy cider
Perfectly fermented to 4.7% ABV

Here at the Woodshed Brewing Co., the easy going folk have done all the hard work for you (not that they've done much, really).

But nonetheless, inspired by the searing heat of the Mississippi summer, they've created a delicious American style cloudy cider that oozes carefree character and is crammed full of carefully selected juicy apples. What you get is 355ml of pure refreshment bursting with a wonderful tangy fruit hit.



About Lazy Jack's:

Lazy Jack's is inspired by the unbearable heat of the Mississippi mid-summer. It's the kind of heat that makes the road turn from tarmac to treacle and makes hot water come out of both taps.

Temperatures like that mean being as lazy as Lazy Jack's takes a whole lot of effort. That's why this American style cider is made with only the finest apple juice and naturally fermented to 4.7% ABV, with no over-processing and absolutely none of the really good stuff taken out. That's why it's so darn cloudy. Read More



Company: Woodshed Brewing Co.
Brand: Lazy Jack's
Origin: USA
Category: Cider
Packaging: 12 ounce (355ml)
ABV: 4.7%
Claims: Perfectly fermented. Delicious
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: lazyjackscider.com





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Beer Spotlight: Great Divide COLETTE



COLETTE is our homage to the saisons that Belgian farm workers have enjoyed for centuries. Brewed with barley, wheat and rice and fermented at high temperatures with a special blend of four different yeast strains, COLETTE is fruity and slightly tart, with a dry finish that makes it that rarest of treats — a beer as refreshing as it is complex.



About the company:
During the late 80s, Brian Dunn spent 5 years overseas building farms in developing countries.  Having grown up in a family that appreciated good food and drink, Dunn expanded his knowledge and passion for beer during his travels.  Dunn eventually returned to Colorado, started homebrewing and went to graduate school.  Upon graduation in 1993, when Denver’s craft beer scene barely existed, he set out to found what would eventually become one of America’s most decorated and celebrated craft breweries.
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Brand: Great Divide
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Availability: Year Round
Packaging: 6 packs, 5 gal and 15.5 gal kegs
ABV.: 7.3%
Claims: Refreshing
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Distributors
Website: greatdivide.com





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Alcohol Spotlight: Manhattan Moonshine



Manhattan Moonshine is a super-premium, Prohibition style, Northern Moonshine that has been crafted to be the world’s first luxury Un-Aged Whiskey. By using a unique blend of the finest New York grains, we have created a wonderful, complex Whiskey that does not need any aging to deliver its exceptional flavor. Combining innovative, modern production methods with sophisticated, vintage packaging inspired by the Prohibition era’s art deco style and exquisite parties, Manhattan Moonshine is a liquid embodiment of a bygone era of American elegance.



Developing Manhattan Moonshine

The recipe for Manhattan Moonshine was developed by Will Kehler, in conjunction with Ian Smiley, the man who literally wrote the book on making Un-Aged Whiskey (Making Pure Corn Whiskey: A Professional Guide For Amateur And Micro Distillers, Ian Smiley), and who has over 40 years of experience in distilling and recipe formulation. Manhattan Moonshine has created a highly unusual recipe using a unique yeast and four noble grains. While the barrel-aging process typically overpowers the flavor of the grains in Aged-Whiskey, Manhattan Moonshine, because it is Un-Aged, could be made from grains that traditionally are too subtle for Whiskey: Oats. The Oats are what gives Manhattan Moonshine its signature smooth yet complex flavor. The development and perfection of the grain bill took more than a year of work balancing the sweet and soft flavor of the Oats with the warm spiciness of the Rye. Unlike other Moonshines, Manhattan Moonshine does not use corn. Once the grain bill was perfected, additional months of work were required to perfect the production method, which had to be developed from the ground up because of the Oats’ unique consistency and flavor. After the grain bill and the production method were finalized, Manhattan Moonshine was careful to source the finest local grains that New York State has to offer, ensuring that the Whiskey is made from the highest quality, freshest ingredients possible.

Producing Manhattan Moonshine

Whereas other moonshines are made by following traditional Aged-Whiskey or Bourbon recipes and excluding the final step of barrel aging, the recipe for Manhattan Moonshine was developed specifically for an Un-Aged Whiskey leading to a balanced, flavorful product. This attention to detail and precise planning for the final product is what makes Manhattan Moonshine so special.

To create Manhattan Moonshine, we start with a blend of locally grown New York grains that is primarily made up of oats, for their honey and baking-spice flavor, and rye, for its warm vanilla and spicy taste. We distill our Whiskey in small batches in a handmade Christian Carl pot still with only one activated plate, allowing us to preserve the natural grain flavors and subtle aromatics of the Whiskey, creating the boldest yet smoothest flavor possible. Finally, once Manhattan Moonshine has been distilled, it is immediately bottled without chill-filtering, barrel-aging, or blending, so as not to alter the wonderful flavor that we have carefully crafted.


Company: Manhattan Moonshine Co. LLC
Brand: Manhattan Moonshine
Slogan: Prohibition Style Whiskey
Origin: USA
Category: Alcohol
Packaging: 750ml
Alcohol Volume: 47.5%
Price: $45.00
Where to Buy:  Coming Soon
Website: manhattan-moonshine.com









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Alcohol Spotlight: Castaway Spritz



Castaway Spritz™ a light and deliciously refreshing fusion of lightly sparkling wine and natural fruit flavours.

We’ve created a unique blend of lightly sparkling white wine infused with tropical fruit flavours so it really is both refreshing and fruity!



About the company:

Back in the day, for the first time someone very clever decided to take a lightly sparkling wine, infuse it with tropical fruit flavours and so the fruit wine cooler, Castaway was born!

We know that women up and down the country enjoyed this tipple for many years either on it’s own, or as part of their own unique cocktail recipe and there was much sadness and regret when Castaway disappeared from our pubs and clubs back in the 1990’s. And we all shed a tear for Castaway. Read More




Company: Monuriki Drinks Ltd
Brand: Castaway Spritz
Slogan: the taste comes alive
Origin: UK
Category: Alcohol
Packaging: 75 cl
Alcohol Volume: 8%
Claims: refreshing and fruity
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: castawayspritz.com





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Beer Spotlight: Breckenridge Brewery Autumn Ale



Our fall seasonal combines the malty goodness of a German lager with the clean crispness of an American ale. Brewed with Munich malts and a delicate blend of Bavarian hops, it's a full-bodied treat with a nutty-sweet middle, a warming alcohol level and notes of toasted grains. A pre-winter winner.



Autumn Ale   Colorado Craft Beer   Breckenridge Brewery



About Breckenridge Brewery

Back in the 1980s, our founder Richard Squire was your typical ski bum – with one significant difference. He had a knack for making extraordinary home brews. For years, only his closest friends were able to enjoy his creations, but it didn’t take long for Richard to realize that his talents needed to be shared with the world.



Company: Breckenridge Brewery
Brand: Breckenridge Brewery
Slogan: Time to dust off your Lederhosen
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 12 fl oz bottle
Claims: A pre-winter winner
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Beer Locator
Website: breckbrew.com





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Alcohol Spotlight: Black Box Wines Moscato



Black Box Wines Moscato displays aromas of sweet and luscious white floral notes. The palate is smooth and medium-bodied with juicy peach and ripe apricots. This varietal has nice acidity with abundant sweetness that allows versatility in pairing with food.

Try pairing Moscato with desserts like apricot sorbet or anything that is creamy in texture.






About the comapny:

What's the most delicious way to enjoy acclaimed wines without a hefty price tag? Lose the bottle. In 2003, Black Box Wines redefined the category by becoming the first U.S. vintner to offer super-premium, appellation-specific, vintage-dated wines in a box. Since then our expanding repertoire has earned 40 gold medals in wine competitions nationwide, yet still costs 40% less than comparable* bottled wines.

Explore our rich range of reds, from a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and complex Malbec to our easy-drinking Merlot, vibrant Shiraz and velvety Red Elegance blend. Our white wines are just as tempting, offering a succulent Pinot Grigio, our refreshing Chardonnay, a vivid Sauvignon Blanc, an aromatic Riesling and a luscious Moscato.



Company: Black Box Wines
Brand: Black Box Wines
Origin: USA
Category: Wine
Packaging: 750 ml bottles
Claims: displays aromas of sweet and luscious white floral notes
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Wine Locator
Website: blackboxwines.com





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Beer Spotlight: Anchor Brewing Bigleaf Maple Autumn Red



A distinctive red ale brewed with maple syrup.


Our fall seasonal, BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™, was inspired by a native California tree, its incredible leaves, its delicious syrup, and the best colors of fall. Bigleaf maple thrives along the banks of California’s mountain streams. Native Californians once made rope and baskets from its bark. Today, artisans handcraft its wood and burl into custom guitars. In autumn its huge leaves, up to a foot across, can display a full range of color as they slowly turn from green to gold to red. Bigleaf maple sugaring in California dates to the 1800s; yet this tree’s unusually flavorful syrup remains the product of a small group of hobbyists. A hint of maple—including bigleaf maple—syrup in every brew perfectly complements the malty complexity, balanced hoppiness, and rich fall hue of BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™, a red ale like no other.

BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™ is a quaffable, well-balanced American red ale with character. Its malty complexity and coppery color come from a combination of two caramel malts, pale malt, and a hint of maple syrup. To complement these flavors, we used three additions of Nelson Sauvin hops in the brewkettle and a unique blend of Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Cascade for dry hopping. The result is a distinctive fall seasonal beer with extraordinary depth and intriguing aroma.



Brew Facts

First Brew: 2013

First Bottling: 2013

Alc. by Volume: 6%

Availability: AUG–OCT

Malt: Blend of two caramel & pale

Hops: Blend of Nelson Sauvin, Citra & Cascade

Dry Hops: Citra, Cascade



About the comapny:

The rich history of Anchor Brewing can be traced all the way back to the California gold rush, when German brewer Gottlieb Brekle arrived in San Francisco with his family. Read More



Company: Anchor Brewing Company
Brand: Anchor Brewing
Slogan: Since 1896
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 355 ml
Claims: extraordinary depth and intriguing aroma
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Beer Finder
Website: anchorbrewing.com





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Alcohol Spotlight: Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin



W.E. have the great pleasure of introducing Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin - our latest addition to the Warner Edwards family. Not just any old rhubarb this has a lineage steeped in provenance.

The Queen Victoria rhubarb has gone from Queen Victoria’s Buckingham Palace garden, in the 1800's, to being grown on Crown Estate property in the 2000's. The farm where it is now grown is a Crown Estate previously owned by the current grower, who farms it to this day.

This rhubarb has always been grown in the traditional Victorian kitchen garden style, having lots of organic matter to nourish it. It has not been grown commercially with artificial fertiliser and chemical sprays, so over the years the flavour can be greatly improved.

We use ‘Curiosity’ to soften the plant and then extract the juice through traditional pressing methods. The fabulous liquid is combined with our global award winning Harrington Dry Gin and just enough sugar to balance the acidity. The result is a rumbustious gin with a big burst of rhubarb which is a glory on its own and beautiful with either tonic or ginger ale.




About the company:

W.E. are Warner Edwards. Great friends and craft distillers, we carefully and lovingly create beautiful artisan spirits.

From a 200 year old converted barn on our farm in the quaint village of Harrington, Northamptonshire, Curiosity, our magnificent copper pot still works her magic.

She takes our farms' pure, natural spring water, grain spirit, home-grown elderflower, plus ten other secret botanicals, and transforms them into a fantastically smooth and aromatic dry gin.

Each batch is small, and every single bottle is carefully handcrafted by us, from the filling to the wax seal and label finishing. W.E. think it's pretty special and best served with friends – let us know if you agree!




Company: Warner Edwards Distillery
Brand:  Warner Edwards
Slogan: United In Spirit
Origin: UK
Category: Gin
Packaging: 70 cl
Alcohol Volume: 40%
Claims: rumbustious gin with a big burst of rhubarb
Variants: View Range Here
Price: £35.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: warneredwards.com




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