Monday, October 31, 2016

Goose Island Bourbon County Vintage Tasting

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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Goose Island Wild Ale #2

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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For the second year in a row we will host the Goose Island Black Friday Bourbon Country release.  This was a huge success last year and we don"t see why it won"t be again.  Here is how it will work.  We will be opening our doors at 9am on Friday, November 25th.  Once the doors open, we will be funneling people into our tasting room where we will have the Barleywine, Coffee, and whatever else they bring into Massachusetts.  We will have a bottle limit on the variants due to the limited inventory that comes into the state.  It will be first come, first serve, so I would recommend getting here early.  Last year the first people showed up around 5:30am, so I would try to get here early.  We will have a limit on the Brand Stout, but if it is an

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016


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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Monday, October 24, 2016

Jack"s Abby Kiwi Rising Tasting

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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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Goose Island Wild Ales

Goose Island has been taking over tap lines all over the place and takes over at the end of the year with Bourbon County.  What is probably their least known, or maybe better would be least tried, line up is their collection of Belgian-inspired wild ales.  So on October 27th, we will have a tasting to spotlight these beers.  We will do ALL of the wild ales.  Considering they range from $10-$32, this tasting is a rare opportunity to taste all of these back to back.

We will be opening Sofie, Matilda, Lolita, Halia, Gillian, Juliet, and Madame Rose.

Keep an eye out for the hop on the bus with more details.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Old Pultney 12yr

A deep yellow whisky with light peat, sea winded grass, honey and nuts.  It"s a great value and a fine gift.  Taste for yourself! Cheers.

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Old Pulteny and Speyburn Single Malts

Join host Erik Greenstein for a presentation of single malt scotches from two distilleries that you may have overlooked.  The Speyburn distillery is a classic Victorian distillery producing beautiful aperitif whisky.  Perhaps simplistic, the Speyburn 10yr is simply an unusual value.  The Bradan Orach and Arranta are blended to offer more body and character.  Old Pultney is one of Scotland"s northern most distilleries and proudly displays is coastal location with a nautical theme and a distinctly salty character.

Erik will present  at 6:15pm on Wednesday, October 19th.  See you there!

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