We’ve all seen wine aficionados going through their routine as they sample their classic wines.
You know—the swirl in the glass to check the color, the sniffing of the bouquet, the swishing of the wine in the mouth to pick up its accents and flavors.
As for beer drinkers, well, that’s a little different right? The main taste element is whether it’s cold; it’s hard to see the color and sniff the bouquet from a can isn’t it?
Au contraire, mon amie.
At Vintage, we take beer as seriously as we take our classic selection of wines. And so we’re introducing a new line of craft beers guaranteed to turn any beer drinker into a connoisseur of the hops. These are beers so finely crafted, they stand up to scrutiny as well as any fine wine.
Don’t believe us? How about this: a beer with a pronounced lactic, funky nose that is lively on the palate with a touch of caramel and wild cherry?
That’s Old Brun, a Flemish Red Ale.
Try another one: say a bright golden lager with subtle floral hop notes, a mild honey like sweetness, and a slight mineralty on the finish.
That’s Vollbier Helles Lager from Germany (which, by the way comes in a bottle so that minerality isn’t from the aluminum).
We could go on all day.
Indigenous pale ale with a lush and intense citrus character that has a moderately bitter, drying finish – Da Dai IPA, a pale ale from Japan.
Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Ferments after bottling and offers aromas of banana, almond and vanilla – Quaddrupel, a Dutch Ale.
In all, about a dozen new craft beers are available at Vintage to help you refine your beer palate (you didn’t even know you had a beer palate did you?) and take you into a new world of the brewer’s mastery.
So stop by for a taste of the grape, or for a taste of the hops. After all, why should wine drinkers have all the fun?