Christmas 2017 Holiday Hours

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Christmas 2017 Holiday Hours Saturday 12.23 8:30am – 11pm Sunday 12.24 9am – 5pm                      Monday 12.25  Closed                    Tuesday 12.26 9am – 10pm Wednesday 12.27 9am – 10pm Thursday 12.28 9am – 10pm         […]

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Inside Wine: Beauty in the Bottle

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A fascinating article for thought-  what you see, with Sondra Barret’s beautiful photography- is what you taste?!

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Is yeast the most overlooked ingredient in Bourbon?

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We have been tasting barrel samples of Four Rose’s for a few years now and it is amazing how different each barrel can be. This article from First We Feast brings to light on of the key reasons why, yeast!

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How’s Your Palate?

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Here’s a recent article about getting to know and develop your wine palate from Eleanor Shannon in the Huffington Post.  Take a minute to read it!

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Why is There Sediment in My IPA?

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We occasionally get inquiries about the “lees” (sediment) that sometimes appears in IPA bottles. “What is it and why is it there?” people want to know. It is a combination of malt proteins, hop tannins & yeast, which occur naturally in a dry-hopped, unfiltered beer such as Smuttynose IPA.

Because many mass-produced beers are subjected to filtration – mostly for aesthetic reasons – many people have grown accustomed to crystal-clear beers. Breweries, like Smuttynose, could make a beer that is pretty and bright by processing it that way, but they believe that would sacrifice flavor.

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