Thirsty Thursday: 3 Stars Brewing Peppercorn Saison

Nov 19, 2015 No Comments

Saisons are nearly a dime a dozen nowadays, yet the trend seems to create beers that are more flashy than based on a solid foundation of substance with a high level of drinkability. With this in mind Thirsty Thursday brings you: 3 Star’s Peppercorn Saison. Basement homebrewers turned upstart microbrewery, 3 Stars Brewing in NW […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Small Town Brewery “Not Your Father’s Root Beer”

Nov 12, 2015 No Comments

Nowadays the number of adult libations at 7-Elevens, mega-stores, or fine spirit retailers is arguably as varied and intriguing as they ever have been. The choices for consumption are nearly endless and producers are ever keen on finding the next big thing to catch the consumers eye…example the endless supply of pumpkin beers. One adult […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Warre’s Otima 10-Year Old Tawny Port

Oct 29, 2015 No Comments

Not all ports are created equal and some are specifically designed to break the mold. Warre’s Otima series is an attempt to just this with a cleaner, light expressing of the tawny port style wrapped in sleeker modern designed bottle. The bottle itself allows the Otima to stand out from the normal crowd of “pudgy,” […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Great Divide’s Claymore Scotch Ale

Oct 22, 2015 No Comments

There’s a time and place for nearly every libation in this world and what one drinks often revolves around one’s mental capacity at that moment in time. For example, if your brain is half dead from working on your feet for 10 hours chances are you aren’t going to be craving $100 bottle of Bordeaux, […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2013 Orin Swift Mannequin

Oct 15, 2015 No Comments

With some of the more captivating labels on the market Orin Swift wines are an instant draw for consumers perusing the retail aisles of their local wine stores. Labels can be deceiving though and often it’s better to approach distinctive eye catching labels with skepticism rather than unfettered optimism. That said, Orin Swift’s “Mannequin” is […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2011 Domaine des Baumard Coteaux du Layon Carte d’Or

Sep 24, 2015 No Comments

Thirsty Thursday reaches into a new realm today with our first “off dry” selection. Never to be considered a sweet or dessert libation, off dry wines contain a percentage of residual sugar (natural) and are typically balanced by acidity. Such wines are ideally enjoyed as an aperitif, with spicy cuisines, or an appropriate cheese course. […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2014 Cune Monopole Rioja White

Sep 17, 2015 No Comments

Even though we’re headed into summer’s home stretch that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to enjoy a few last libations that speak to the warmer days of weather. With this in mind Thirsty Thursday presents the 2014 Cune Monopole Rioja. A refreshing white wine made from Rioja’s native Viura grape, Cune’s Monopole offers a unique […]

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