Friday, April 27, 2012

Cigar Spotlight #2

     Our second installment of Cigar Spotlight brings you a dark and tasty treat from My Father Cigars. Murcielago is not just a car you can't afford, it's also a great Nicaraguan stogie we carry at the shop. Murcielago means bat in Spanish, and these cigars are dark like their nighttime namesake. Wrapped in a beautiful Mexican San Andreas wrapper, these bats lurk with a spicy Nicaraguan filler and Mexican binder.
     Never had a cigar with Mexican tobacco? That's a shame because the San Andreas Valley in Mexico has rich volcanic soils that are perfect for churning out rich flavorful leaf. The box pressed Toro (6 1/8" X 50) that we have feels like it's wrapped in velvet. The San Andreas Wrapper pre-smoke has a rich cedar and macchiato aroma. Flavors lean toward cedar and leather with plenty of cocoa and coffee coming into play. With the streak of sunny weekends we have been having, it's the perfect time to stop in and pick up a few Murcielago Capa Negra cigars to go along with your weekend beers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beer Week Happenings

Thursday May 10th. Bottleworks Window Takeover
Creativity will reign supreme in this design battle for our newest window display. Bring by your idea anytime Thursday, drawn out or a scale model for folks to vote on all beer week long. The winner's design/art will get to take over our window display for an entire month. Must be beer related/themed. Stop by beforehand for dimensions/electrical restrictions. Votes will be totaled and the winner decided on Mon-21st.

 Saturday 12th, 4-7PM An Evening With Lagunitas
Old school Bottlerworks style tasting of their current bottle offerings, a special draft beer and maybe a little sumpin' special from our cellar. Stop by to try some beers, maybe score some swag, and find out the latest news from Petaluma.

Sunday 13th 1-3:30PM. Mother's Day Beer and Cheese Tasting
We are excited to host Jacobs Creamery for a beer and cheese tasting. Jacobs Creamery from Chehalis Washington will be in the house and we will pair each of their cheese offerings with a different beer. Tickets for this event are being pre-sold here starting Wednesday, April 18th. Jacobs Creamery will also be selling their cheeses to take home at the tasting. Tickets are $20+tax.

Tuesday 15th. 5-8PM. Diggin' in the Cellar
This first ever tasting of beers exclusively from our cellar will include six different 6oz. pours. Barleywines, Stouts, Sours, who knows what will be brought out of the depths of our cellar. Tickets are limited and pre-sold here starting Thursday, April 19th.

Thursday 17th. Spot the Tomme
Pizza Port/Lost Abbey's own Tomme Arthur stops in for a beer or two during the afternoon. Expect something fun of his on draft.

Saturday 19th. 1-3PM. Sensory Panel
Ninkasi Brewing Company's Head Brewer Jamie Floyd comes through to drop knowledge. He will be putting on a sensory class here at the shop. Like last years sensory class, seats filled up fast. Sign up in advance here at the shop starting Wednesday, April 25th.