Beer Tasting Event | Friday, November 15th, 2013

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Beer Tasting Event | Friday, November 15th, 2013

New Beer Arrivals, featuring

Sierra Nevada Celebration, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Shock Top in the new Aluminum Bottles



Festive fresh hop holiday fun.

The start of Celebration season is a festive event. We can’t start brewing until the first fresh hops have arrived, but once they have the season is officially under way! First brewed in 1981, Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA and one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. Famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas, Celebration is bold and intense, featuring Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops-honoring everything we have at Sierra Nevada.

  • Wet Hop versus Fresh Hop

    Over recent years, there has been some confusion about the difference between fresh and wet hops. While it may seem like semantics, to us it’s an important distinction.

    Wet Hops are un-dried hops, picked and shipped from the growing fields within 24 hours.

    Fresh Hops are the freshest dried hops to come from the fields, typically within seven days of harvest.
    Over 90% of the world’s hop harvest happens between August 31 and October 31, and these hops are used throughout the calendar year. Can hops possibly be the same on November 1, one day after harvest, as they are on July 25, nearly one year after growing in the fields? The answer is no. We think of hops like dry kitchen spices-the flavor of thyme or rosemary right after the jar is opened is far more intense than it is six months later. The same can be said for hops. There are ways to control the way hops age and to reformulate and readjust as some of the aromas fade, but there’s nothing like the magic of the first bales of hops as fresh as can be. That is the stuff dreams are made of!

Every day price $9.99   6 pack bottles

Tasting price $8.99

Kelly’s Member price $7.99

12 Pack bottles of Celebration and Pale Ale on sale at $15.99



Sam Adams Winter Lager


Spalt Spalter and Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble Hops


Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, malted wheat, Weyermann Carafa Malt, and Munich 10


Bottom-fermenting Lager


Deep ruby brown, SRM: 25


Orange peel, ginger, cinnamon


5.6% ABV – 4.4% ABW



A blend of cinnamon styles grown in Southeast Asia provide intense and complex spice taste.
Noble hops complete the beer with a floral and citrus notes, though there is no citrus in this beer.

Every day price  $9.49 6pk     $16.99 12pk


Tasting price   $8.49 6pk        $15.99 12pk

Kelly’s Member price  $7.49 6pk     $14.99 12pk




We’ve shaken up traditional tastes by brewing  a spiced Belgian-style wheat ale with real orange, lemon and lime peels,and then added a little coriander spice to the mix.  This uniquely-crafted and award-winning ale is unfiltered to create a brew that is naturally cloudy with a light golden color and a smooth, refreshing finish.

Shock Top has collected awards in consecutive years at the North American Beer Awards.


North American Beer Awards (NABA) – Belgian Wit (White) category 2006 Gold (entered as Spring Heat Spiced Wheat)


North American Beer Awards (NABA) – Belgian Wit (White) category 2007 Bronze (entered as Spring Heat Spiced Wheat)

Available for the first time in a 10 pack of 11.5 ounce reclosable aluminum bottles.


Every day price $13.99

Tasting price $12.99

Kelly’s Member price $11.99



Date: Friday November 15th 2013
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
4882 Montgomery road, Ellicott city MD 21043

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