Thursday Harpoon.UFO Brewing Tasting

We’re excited to have our good friends from Harpoon back at the tasting bar this week! Harpoon started when three college friends who became passionate about beer, but couldn’t find what they were looking for on tap at their local pubs. After extensive traveling throughout Europe, they wanted to bring a beer culture to Boston. In 1986, they received their brewing permit and began to follow that dream. After bringing Russ Heissner on as Brewmaster, the original Harpoon Ale was released in 1987, and the rest is history. In 2014, Harpoon became an employee owned company, with 48% of the company given to employees. Harpoon is an employee owned, independent Craft Brewer that is now a household name.

UFO White - Following the tradition of spiced white beers that go back over 100 years in Belgium. UFO white is a refreshing, crisp, and light tasting beer brewed with coriander and orange peel. It is a flavorful beer for anytime of year.

UFO Passionfruit - A fun, tart twist to the original UFO made with hundreds of pounds of passion fruit puree for a tropical packed beer.   

UFO Boarding Pass IPA - UFO boarding pass is the first IPA from the UFO brand, fresh juicy, and tropical.

UFO Light Force - Light force is the first UFO beer under 100 calories, the first beer from UFO to enter the “better for you” beer category.

Harpoon Craic Irish Red IPA - Get ready for St. Pat’s with the Craic! This hybrid ale combines two classic styles - IPA and Irish Red Ale - to create a unique and flavorful beer. The malt combination commonly used in Irish Red Ales brings a toasted, malty flavor that balances the citrus and fruity character of the hops.

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Friday Lord Hobo Brewing Tasting

Reveler is excited to have Lord Hobo Brewing back at our tasting bar this weekend! Proudly brewed in Woburn, MA they are bringing the New England beer experience to thirsty fans everywhere by creating style-defining beers that highlight paramount traits of quality ingredients. Lord Hobo believes that beer has a unique ability to bring all kinds of people together, from the Hobos that work hard to earn their small pleasures to royalty. Great beer is an accessible luxury to all. We will be tasting: 

Freebird - A delicious crisp Golden Ale that has the hops take a back seat to showcase the malts. Made for those who fly free! 

Angelica IPA - This New England IPA combines the best of both worlds between a juicy IPA and a soft wheat flavor. 

Hobo Life Session IPA - This brew is heavily dry-hopped with Citra and rests on 20% flaked oats. It is refreshing and bright with notes of lime and grapefruit zest to entertain the palate. 

Glorious Galaxy IPA - This smooth New England-style IPA pours a hazy, straw color. A double-dose of Galaxy hops delivers a silky peach-grape aroma, tropical fruit flavors and an elegant mouthfeel.

Boom Sauce Double IPA - Lord Hobo's flagship IPA features six hop varietals and a blend of spelt, oat and wheat. A late hop addition of Mosaic, Falconer's Flight and Amarillo delivers a notable citrus and tropical fruit finish. 

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Saturday Wine Tasting with Kim

Kind of getting bored with winter?  Me too! But I’m definitely not getting bored with these wines!  Pink bubbles, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo. Need I say more? 

Cantina Girardi, Monchera “Rosae” Cuvée Rosé NV - Treviso, Italy

In 1925, Martino Girardi bought the first vineyards for the Girardi brand.  During the years of the Second World War, his son Vigilio continued the company, later handing it over to the new generation, which today is guided by the inspiration and experience of the oenologist Luca Girardi. Pink coloued with vintage rose reflections. Persistent and extremely refined perlage with a velvety foam and an acidulous tingling sensation. Boisterous aromas followed by intense hints of apple, apricot and honey. A structured taste with a perfect balance between acid, savory and dry notes.

Pike Road Wines, Pinot Noir 2017 - Willamette Valley, Oregon

Pike Road is the sister brand to Elk Cove Vineyards founded by Pat and Joe Campbell in 1974. They offer unbeatable value in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Pike Road debuts with two wines from the Willamette Valley appellation: French oak barrel-aged Pinot Noir and stainless steel fermented Pinot Gris. Today we focus on the Pinot Noir. The fruit is hand-picked and the wine is made from estate grown grapes and smaller lots of fruit grown by longtime, trusted growers in the Willamette Valley, such as Shea, Fairsing and Olenik.  Following harvest, the grapes are hand sorted then fermented in small open-top stainless steel tanks. The wine is barrel aged in 100% French oak barrels for 10 months. A gentle approach is utilized to preserve the inherent qualities of the fruit.

Bodegas Hornillos Ballesteros, Mibal Crianza 2014 - Ribera del Duero, Spain

Both descended from families of winemakers, Miguel Plates and Javier Ballesteros decided one day to unite their knowledge and passion for wine and grapes in a project full of enthusiasm to produce quality wines. Bodegas Hornillos Ballesteros is a small “garage winery” (garagiste) in the town of Roa within the Ribera del Duero DO region. This bodega is one of the most artisanal producers in Ribera del Duero. In concept, neither a business nor a factory, this tiny garage is a place where raw material, selection and precision culminate in great wine making.  The 2014 vintage is drinking exceptionally well right now.\

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Spring Grand Beer Tasting

Come join us for our Spring Grand Beer Tasting!  We welcome 7 local breweries and distributors, as well as 1634 Meadery to try over 40 different beverages. Brewery lineup will be announced closer to the date.

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Spring Grand Spirits Tasting

Join us for our Spring Grand Spirits tasting as we welcome spirits providers from all over the world to pour 40+ different liquors, liqueurs, cordials, and cocktails!

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Spring Grand Rosé Tasting

Join us for our 3rd Annual Grand Rosé Tasting with 50+ rosé's from around the world and special guest Whim Chocolates! 

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