Vintage Cellar Friday and Saturday Tastings

Check out these offerings from the Vintage Cellar this week!

Friday Free Beer Tasting,  February 12, 2016


Tara from Abita


Purple Haze

$1.85 /12 oz

$10.25 /6 pack

Purple Haze® is a lager brewed with real raspberries added after filtration. It is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. The berries add a fruity aroma, tartly sweet taste and a subtle purple color and haze. You may see fruit pulp in the beer. This beer is best served with salads or light fruit desserts, such as soufflés or chiffon cakes. Many people enjoy it with chocolate desserts.

4.2% ABV, 13 IBU

Triple Haze

$5.95 /22 oz

Triple Haze is a take on one of our most popular year round offerings, Purple Haze. It is a strong golden lager made with malted barley and wheat. It is hopped with German Perle hops to give the beer a delicate hop flavor. After the beer is filtered, a generous amount of fresh raspberry puree is added. This gives the beer a tartly sweet taste and aroma as well as a bright purple color and haze.

8% ABV, 22 IBU

Wrought Iron IPA

$1.85 /12 oz

$10.25 /6 pack

Abita Wrought Iron® IPA embodies the resilient, indestructible nature of New Orleans. This india pale ale is forged with the intensity of Apollo, Equinox and Mosaic Hops. Brewed with pale ale malt for a golden color as bright as iron from a fiery forge. Wrought Iron® IPA pairs well with grilled meats like steaks or pork chops.

6.9% ABV, 80 IBU

Bourbon Rye Pale Ale

$11.95 /22 oz

Bourbon Street Rye Pale Ale is brewed with pale and Munich malts as well as rye. The malts impart a sweet flavor and an aroma of bread and nuts. Centennial hops give the beer a pleasant citrus flavor and aroma. After fermentation, the beer is cold aged before bourbon barrel aging begins. During barrel aging, the brew absorbs the flavors of the barrel such a vanilla, oak, and bourbon. These barrel flavors pair well with the sweet flavors of the malted barley and bread flavors of the rye.

9.5% ABV, 22 IBU

Bourbon Alt

$7.50 / 16 oz

$14.00 / 32 oz

$25.00 / 64 oz

An Altbier is a German style brown ale, the alt literally translates to “old” in German. Abita has taken a traditional style altbier and aged it in bourbon barrels. Malty characteristics are balanced out with slight vanilla finish from the bourbon barrels.

8.5% ABV

Bayou Bootlegger Hard Root Beer

$2.05 /12 oz

$11.75 /6 pack

Bayou Bootlegger is a decidedly adult take on the old-fashioned soda fountain root beers of days gone by. Gluten-free and sweetened with pure Louisiana cane sugar, this handcrafted beer delivers aromas of wintergreen, vanilla and sassafras, with hints of clove and anise. Enjoy its smooth, complex and satisfyingly sweet flavor as your go-to thirst quencher or paired with your favorite meal.

5.9% ABV

Currently on Tap at the Growler Station:
1.) Evolution Rise Up Stout
2.) Lazy Magnolia Jeff Stout (excellent name)
3.) Troegs Nugget Nectar (2016)
4.) Otter Creek Over Easy
5.) Magic Hat Electric Peel
6.) Stone Vertical Epic 08.08.08 (Encore)
7.) Birra Flea Bastola (Glasswear Special)
8.) Rodenbach


Saturday Free Wine Tasting, February 13, 2016


Jessica from Free Run


Can Xa

Brut Rose



100% Pinot Noir, elegantly structured, this offers an alluring fragrance of apple, woodland berry and a whiff of almond. The firm, vibrant palate delivers juicy red currant, raspberry, bread crust and a mineral note accompanied by small, persistent bubbles.

Laurent Miguel




A complex, tasty and remarkably affordable Viognier that’s sure to please. Notes of ripe apricot, honeysuckle and ginger spice mingle with the toasty sweet vanilla oak nuances throughout. Balanced and softly creamy in the mouth with flavors of ripe Anjou pear and lightly grilled peaches leading through to the long, lingering finish.

Fiore Rosso

Rosso Toscana



This “Super-Tuscan” is a blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, all grown near the storied towers of Tuscany’s walled city of San Gimignano. Fermented cool and aged all in tank, the wine opens with generous aromas of black cherry, red- and blackcurrant, and a touch of sweet spice. In the mouth, it’s flat out exciting, with luscious dark berry and cherry fruit at the core of a lushly textured, velvety, mouthful of wine. The richness and fruit carry on through the rich, plush, finish where velvet-clad tannins and tangy cherry acids provide support, keep the flavors fresh, and pull you back for another sip.

Laurent Miguel




A gorgeous and decadent Syrah with aromas and flavors of black raspberry, black cherry, fudge brownie and coffee ice cream. The lush and creamy mouth is full but not overdone, with a fantastic evolution on the palate from fresh dark fruit to sweet chocolaty flavors and finally pepper-flecked spice on the long finish. Balanced and ready to drink now, though you could hold for another couple of years to mellow.

Field Recordings


500 mL can 2013


A blend of 40% Zinfandel, 13% Tempranillo, 12% Petite Sirah, 11% Touriga Nacional, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Grenache and 6% Cinsault. It is a fruity yet complex wine with spicy accents and great depth of flavor. It’s generous and approachable, with fresh acidity for food-pairing ease.


Red Vermouth


Vermouth is a fortified and aromatized wine that is macerated with a selection of herbs, fruits and roots. The word “vermouth” comes from the German word for “wormwood”, which was originally one of its primary infused ingredients. Acha’s Vino Vermouth Rojo is made in accordance with an old recipe passed down through the Acha family. It is made from a blend of a neutral wine and alcohol macerated with a selection of traditional botanicals including wormwood, gentian, and cherry.

holding the finish together.