Cider vs. Hard Cider vs. Sweet Cider

Cider vs. Hard Cider vs. Sweet Cider

At some point during the 20th century, the word cider was reclaimed by apple juice companies to mean fresh-pressed juice, but cider, by its original definition, implies that it’s fermented, and therefore alcoholic. ~ Why you should stop calling cider ‘hard’ Okay, history has made this topic confusing for Americans. In colonial America, cider was the alcoholic Read more about Cider vs. Hard Cider vs. Sweet Cider[…]

This Week at the Shop: Don’t forget about Belly!

This Week at the Shop: Don’t forget about Belly!

We’ve got Belly! It’s our loyalty program that offers unique rewards to our customers through a single BellyCard or mobile app. Belly replaces traditional ‘Buy 10, Get 1 Free’ punch cards with a rewards platform that fits our personality, connecting us directly with YOU. Stop in today and start earning points for rewards you actually Read more about This Week at the Shop: Don’t forget about Belly![…]

This Week at the Shop: Oregon Wine History

This Week at the Shop: Oregon Wine History

Oregon was not a wine powerhouse for many years. The first recorded plantings were made in 1847 and the Northwest’s first winery, Valley View, was established in 1854 in Jacksonville. While wines from the rest of the country were flourishing, but Oregon was seen by many as too difficult terrain for grapes. After the transcontinental railroad was Read more about This Week at the Shop: Oregon Wine History[…]

Two Roads Brewing Company Has Arrived in Crystal City!

We are happy to introduce Two Roads Brewing, who are making their full Northern Virginia introduction this week! We have seen a few of their beers in the marketplace in the past – most notably their collaborations with Evil Twin, Geyser Gose and Pachamama Porter. Now, we are going to be able to carry their Read more about Two Roads Brewing Company Has Arrived in Crystal City![…]

This Week at the Shop: Rosé Season in Full Swing!

This Week at the Shop: Rosé Season in Full Swing!

Okay, you should be drinking rosé all year but with 85% of it being sold between March and September, we know that now is full tilt rosé season! Whether you like Provencal Rosé, Italian Rosato, American Rose, or Spanish Rosado, we have plenty of options in the Shop to satisfy your desires: Pigoudet Vine de Provence Premiere Rose: Read more about This Week at the Shop: Rosé Season in Full Swing![…]

Schlafly The Variant

Schlafly The Variant

It is with great excitement that we introduce you to The Variant, the first ever release in Schlafly’s Ibex Rare series. At only 5,000 bottles produced, this is easily the rarest beer that Schlafly has produced. The Ibex Rare series is Schlafly’s no-holds-barred approach to brewing beer. These beers will be few and far between because they take Read more about Schlafly The Variant[…]