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Hey Brew Shop Fans!
Here's an update of what's happening this week - from new beer drops, wine reviews, our current growler tap list, to upcoming tastings, and more.
Today is the day!  Collective Arts Brewing launches today with a free tasting from 5-7pm and plenty of awesome new beer on hand, including: IPA No 5, Stranger Than Fiction, Ransack IPA, Mash Up Sour IPA, Life in the Clouds, and IPA No 4!
The official beer of the Cherry Blossom Festival - Old Ox Festivale! - plus other farmhouse favorites 3 Stars Citra Lemon and Uinta Farmside Saison.
Hotly anticipated fresh hops: Solace Suns Out Hops Out, Offshoot Relax [it's just a hazy IPA], Reason Pattern Recognition, and Pleasure House Rudee Inlet DIPA.
Big flavors in all formats including the world's cutest 2-pack!  Alewerks Cafe Royale, Omnipollo Yellow Belly, Off Color Coffee Dino S'Mores, and Sierra Nevada Maple Scotch.
Nice drop from Evil Twin today! Even More Pecan Pie Jesus, Imperial Biscotti Chil Hazelnut Break, and Aun Mas Todo Jesus.
New sours Pleasure House Shark Tears Gose and Captain Lawrence Muddy Kriek.
New brews in from Center of the Universe - Chameleon IPA and Chic Saison!
Union Craft Double Duckpin is back! 
Stash this Lickinghole Creek for your next Red Neck Wedding
Current Hot Growler Fills
Commonwealth Big Papi
Three Notch'd Chocolate Silk Pie
Blue Mountain Calypso
Ardent Standard Bitter

Coming Soon
Collective Arts Cranberry Basil Gose
Reason Beer Pattern Recognition
Great Lakes Conway's Irish Red
Solace Lucy Juicy

(click the link below to see the complete and most updated tap list)
What's On Tap
Smartmouth will be here pouring beers for our tasting this Friday from 5:30-7:30pm!  We'll be tasting out the VA Beer Cup Best in Show Gold Medal Winner Safety Dance Pilsner, Alter Ego Saison, Third Wheel Cherry Tripel (for growler fills so bring your growler!) and Rule G IPA. 

On deck for next Friday: Starr Hill
New Beer Saturday makes its return this week! Tasting is 1-4pm and will include Avery Framboise Rose Gose, Evil Twin Kolata IPA, and Kindred Spirit After Hours VIP Vanilla Porter.
 
Check out our calendar for a full listing of free tasting events
Wine Pick of the Week!
 
This week’s wine is Sabeo Albariño from Spain. The Albariño grape is native to the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. In Spain, the grape most commonly grows in the north in vineyards on land that benefits from the cooling breezes of the Atlantic Ocean. In the main Albariño region of Rías Baixas, where this 100% Albariño white wine calls home, the grapes take on a slight saline character from the ocean breezes that by now you’re imagining yourself wrapped in while sipping a glass of Albariño.
If envisioning a lovely afternoon in coastal Spain isn’t enough, the colorful bird art on the bottle will keep you intrigued. And surely you’ll be hooked after pouring a glass.

The nose presents itself as a bouquet of aromatic herbs with a pinch of salt, making it a super interesting and approachable white wine. The pale straw body is dense but harbors a picnic basket of honeydew melon, lemon zest, and citrus flavors. Basically, it’s delicious.

Albariño like this one pair perfectly with seafood, chicken, and cheeses. And for vegetarians, a glass of Sabeo Albariño would do well with a tofu dinner. If possible, I suggest doing these pairings at a seaside restaurant in northern Spain. But NOVA works, too!

This week's pick is brought to you by Chris.

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