One of the few yearly wine events that people look forward to is the Beaujolais Nouveau wine release. This takes place the third Thursday of November as a way of commemorating the new vintage. This light, easy-drinking, and lively wine is everything one wants a celebratory red to be. So, to celebrate this year’s release we will be hosting a tasting and be having ourselves a good ol’ time.

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Bourbons are all the rage these days, especially Single Barrel Bourbon. These unique offerings are hyper-focused on nuances that barrels impart. Each barrel has its own unique characteristic that is conveyed in the Bourbon which is why most bottles have batch and barrel numbers printed on them. Barrels are a great tool as they can mask flaws, soften “hot” mashes, and sweeten when necessary. That is why in the right hands, Single Barrel Bourbon can be unforgettable.
We take joy and pride in picking out Single Barrel Bourbon because it gives us an opportunity to showcase our palate. Picking a single barrel allows us to develop a house style. What is our house style? Balance. Looking to strike a balance between flavor, body, and ABV all of

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This tasting will be HUGE. Every year we gather up all the Pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers we can get our hands on and have a grand tasting showcasing the whole lot.  We are opening over 50 kinds of beer from brewers near and far.  We have many Oktoberfest beers from Germany as well as from all around the US.  We have Pumpkin porters, pumpkin ales, and pumpkin ciders that will satisfy any lover of all things pumpkin.  We will be grilling up bratwurst as well and all of this is completely FREE!  This is our biggest tasting of the year and an event that will be both informative and fun.    This will be an all-hands-on-deck tasting.  Everyone here will be helping with the tasting, so it is a nice time to come out and interact with our staff.  R

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With all the Goose Island fever going around here at Colonial, what better way to end it all that with our biggest tasting of them all.  On December 7th, starting at 6pm, we will be opening bottles of Bourbon County Brand Stout, Coffee, and Barleywine going back to at least 2013.  While we are keeping the line up close to the chest for a while, I will divulge that we will be opening some special bottles from previous years.  Which ones?  How old?  There is only one way of finding out.  This was a very popular event last year, so make sure to keep an eye out for that special Hop on the Bus email.  Like last year, you will have to RSVP and pay for your ticket.  Space was very limited last year with only 20 spots and it is looking like that w

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We did this back in October and it was a lot of fun.  So much fun that we decided to do it all over again.  December 2nd, starting at 6pm, we will be opening bottles of Sofie and Matilda from this year as well as bottles of Lolita, Juliet, Halia, Madame Rose, and Gillian all from 2015. With wild ales like these, we found that giving them a year to sit and mellow out was the right call, so we’re doing it again.  Keep an eye out for an email in which you can RSVP to.  This was a fun, relaxed tasting in which we had some fun with some very nice, rather expensive beers.  It is a great opportunity to try a $30 bottle of fruit added sour ale without paying the $30 price tag.  It does hurt that instead of one, we will be tasting five.

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We’re starting the November sales a little early.  We’ll have Kona pouring Castaway IPA, Big Wave Golden Ale, Fire Rock Pale Ale, Longboard Lager, and their fresh on the market seasonal, Pipeline Porter, all pouring Friday October 28th.  12 Packs of Kona will also be $12.99 from the start of the tasting through November.

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Previously in 500ml, Jack’s Abby Kiwi Rising, their double IPL with freshly harvested New Zealand hops, will be in 4 pack cans.  It’s an awesome beer, so to celebrate and spread the word, we will have them come in to taste all who pass with this fresh IPL.  Jack’s Hoponius Union is becoming a staple brand for Massachusetts and their Excess IPL, a sister to Kiwi Rising, moves off our shelves constantly.  New Zealand hops have a crisp and clean flavor, so paired with the light body of a lager, Jack’s Abby makes an easy drinking, flavorful IPL.  Come join us Saturday December 3rd, 2-4pm.

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