Beer and Wine Department
Beer and Wine Weekly Update, March 16, 2015
By Joey Bowling, Beer and Wine Manager
Hello Beer & Wine aficionados! I just wanted to take a minute to tell y’all about some new things coming your way. The new season of Game of Thrones begins in early April, and I’m sure all of you beer and fantasy fans are already eagerly awaiting the coinciding release of Ommegang’s Three-Eyed Raven! I know we are.
From Ommegang Brewery’s website:
“Three-Eyed Raven harbors a deep dark brown, almost jet-black color with a light tan head. Yeast forward aromas are packed with peppery phenolics and fruity esters. Despite what you might expect from a dark hued beer, the flavor brings to mind a traditional Saison; a light, malty body with a hint of sweetness, and roast accentuated by herbal and spicy hops, yet underpinned by pleasant yeastiness. Finish is crisp, with lingering notes of herbal hops and Belgian yeast.”
This Dark Saison Ale, which comes in a 750ml cork and wire bottle and weighs in at 7.2% ABV, will be here in plenty of time for your viewing party. But be sure to get some when it lands, as it is a limited release.
March Wines Under $10
March is looking like we'll be starting off with a little warmer weather, but it seems we'll still be seeing winter temperatures at least through the first week, so it's fitting that our "Wines for Under $10" are good choices to pair with warming foods.
We are featuring two reds from Le Grand Noir. The Pinot Noir is simple and clean, with a nose of red berries and plum, and flavors of earth, cherries, and black pepper. This wine pairs well with pretty much any meal and its lighter style won't overpower other flavors. The Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre is a Rhone-style red with bell pepper, black olive, and subtle spices on the nose, and flavors of smoke and black cherry. This wine is a bit heavier and should be paired with steak, burgers, or sharp cheeses.