Super Bowl XLVII Beverage Wins

It's almost here, that magic time of the year where sports gladiators battle for the big win, while we all watch in awe, most of us intoxicated and anticipating the next round of fiesta style finger-foods, and the all important Super Bowl Commercials. The most expensive advertisements will also battle for our attention, our laughter, and our ability to make these things go viral the next day when we all call in sick to work. Because we love … [Read more...]

More New Beer At Amity Wines

This is Kevan the Beer Guy at Amity in New Haven here to update you on some of the new and exciting beers we have started carrying. New Albion Ale 6pks, 6% abv- Viewed by many as one of the first craft beers, New Albion was first brewed in 1976.  Sadly the beer hasn't been brewed in over 30 years, but thanks to Sam Adams the original recipe has been resurrected and is now being brewed again. Blue Point Sour Cherry Imperial Stout 22oz, 9.2% … [Read more...]

Budweiser Black Crown

Introducing Budweiser Black Crown, a new golden amber lager based on ... well, you.  A project that launched a year ago starting with 12 brewmasters and their recipes, and a vision of the world's most recognized beer brewing a special and unique version. Well they found their winner of "Project 12", and will now be an available brand for purchase starting on Monday, January 21st.  It's national stage announcement will take place in just a few … [Read more...]

Saranac Blowout

Usually after the holiday madness, retail operations inventory and evaluate and 'get the store back in order'.  Well, thankfully, some outstanding deals turn up and staff is anxious to get these products to you, while still fresh. Today we have a Saranac Blowout to offer, including some interesting variations.  Please note there's limited quantity, so if you're reading this post weeks after it's published, chances are they are gone.   This is … [Read more...]

Rogue’s Bacon Maple Ale

Rogue/Voodoo Doughnut's Bacon Maple Doughnut is here! Rogue has teamed up with Voodoo Doughnut to create Bacon Maple Ale.  Rogue uses a baker's dozen of ingredients, including applewood-smoked bacon and maple syrup straight from Voodoo Doughnut - a doughnut shop from Rogue's home state of Oregon.  It is is a beer that has a strong smoky bacon flavor on the nose combined with a maple flavor in the background. So who cares if the bottle … [Read more...]

Are You Ready for Some Beer?

Or, you know, some FOOTBALL? I, for one, am pumped for this football season. I won't tell you all who I'm rooting for (but it rhymes with Schmuffalo Schmills.) Football Sundays are the perfect excuse to kick back, stay in pajamas all day, munch on your favorite naughty foods and drink your favorite beers! In my house, football Sundays mean Peroni, Heineken or Sam Adams. I know- we're a very diverse household. Equal opportunity imbibers, I like … [Read more...]

Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere but Not a Drop to Drink

Y'all. This pumpkin beer thing is madness! We get no fewer than five calls a day looking for this beer, or that beer. Pumpkin beer is so popular we can't keep it on the shelves. And I hate to break to you guys, but Fall doesn't actually begin for another two weeks. That sure doesn't seem to be stopping anyone! I've written about Pumpkin beers before. Since then, we've over doubled our stock. Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan. But my curiousity … [Read more...]

Fall (and Pumpkin Beer) is Here!

Pumpkin Beer lovers, rejoice! Let's all take a moment to admire the beauty of this sight: Okay, have we all recovered? Good. Let's discuss. Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale has arrived. Is it just me, or is pumpkin beer arriving earlier and earlier each year? It's hard for me to get on board when it's still 100* outside, but let's roll with it. Shipyard is touted as "a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle, spiced … [Read more...]

Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout – Float?

Ahhhhh. This beer is pleasure in a bottle. Beer geeks go crazy for this hard to find stout, while novices enjoy its obvious charms. These charms range from the incredible smell of caramel, toffee and butterscotch, to its smooth mouthfeel (velvety and lightly carbonated, in case you're interested), all the way to the flavors of caramelized sugar (hence the name) and vanilla. This is a true dessert beer- enjoyed either on its own, or- if you really … [Read more...]

Tell Me aStout It

The recent excitement over the delivery of Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout had me scratching my head a bit. I mean, I knew it was delicious and I wanted to start a central line of it straight to my taste buds, but it dawned on me that I wasn't exactly sure what a 'stout' was. Embarrassing? Maybe. But I'm guessing there's one or two of you out there who share my confusion so I thought I'd help us all out by doing a little research. Turns out … [Read more...]