We’re staying in the holiday spirit by offering up some staff picks as gift ideas! We will likely do this at least another time or two!
–Little Book Bourbon is a VERY limited release by Booker’s.
–E.H. Taylor Rye is $20 off for the holidays or until gone! This is a STEAL and beloved staff pick!
–Meerlust Red is the newest edition from one of the most esteemed South African Estates and is on sale!
–Walt Pinot Noir is by the Hall Family and is nicely fruited, loved by staff, also on sale!
–Spencer Holiday Ale…but wait, this is an aged 2015 edition straight from the Monks’ Cellars!
–Berkshire Holidale is an excellent, affordable barleywine that comes once a year! A perennial staff favorite!
–Lamplighter Raspberry Fields is an excellent gift for the person on your list who loves tart/wild ales!
We here at Colonial Spirits encourage you to pick up your favorite craft beer, and share it with someone who might either enjoy it, or someone with whom you can expand their taste horizons! The holidays can be a learning experience as well as a get together!
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 will be the case again this year. While this event is still a ways away, but I would like plant the seed early. Stay alert, because a tasting of this caliber only comes once a year.
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. 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 Brand Stout. It will be first come, first serve, so I would recommend getting here early. To put it in perspective, the first people showed up last year around 5:30am. We will have a limit on the Brand Stout, but it will be over a case. We have not decided the limits on the Barleywine yet, but due to the lack of stock on Coffee, we will be limiting it to one bottle per person. We will also have previous years’ Barleywine and Brand Stout for sale as well.
While waiting in line and walking around the store, we will be pouring samples of the 2016 Brand Stout, 2014 Brand Stout and 2014 Barleywine as well as be handing out free pastries. Hopefully everyone will not eat so much the day before that they cannot wolf down a few sweet treats.
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