Christina with Red Car Wine
Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Christina with Red Car Wine

Red Car is focused on growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah in a network of cold-climate vineyards on the edge of the Pacific in the West Sonoma Coast. They are hands-on farmers, part of a small cadre of wineries in our region who are fortunate to grow a large majority of our own fruit. For several years now they have worked hard to go beyond sustainability and have integrated the concepts and principles of organic, biodynamic and permaculture systems into their farming as they search for nature’s ideal pathways. Red Car's wines are made in small lots utilizing minimalist intervention techniques like native yeast fermentation, gravity flow, and natural acid.Red Car's winemaking philosophy was more than a decade in the making and represents the culmination of thousands of hours working in cellars and vineyards, reviewing geologic and climatic data, studying vinous history, travelling abroad and tasting the best (and the worst) of the world’s wine offerings. Red Car's wines are pure, elegant examples of the cool climate West Sonoma Coast and, most importantly, speak with the unique voices of the vineyards in which they were grown. Christina will be pouring: the 2014 Estate Pinot Noir with hints of plum, raspberry, citrus rind, bergamot; the 2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir with notes of rose petals, raspberries; the 2014 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay with hints of lemon creme, wet stone, apple blossom, and crisp acidity; the 2013 Sonoma Coast Syrah that holds blackberry, sandalwood, white pepper notes; and finally, the notorious 2016 Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir with characteristics of wild strawberries, tangerine oil, pink grapefruit, Bing cherries, rose petals!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

 

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CLINT & TIM OF SEVEN STILLS
Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

CLINT & TIM OF SEVEN STILLS

Seven Stills triumphantly returns to Local Cellar. Founded by Clint Potter and Tim Obert, Seven Stills is grounded in a simple, radical, and delicious notion: Brew delicious craft beers and distill it into phenomenal whiskey. They will be pouring their Whipnose IPA Whiskey, their For The Czar Russian Imperial Stout Whiskey, their Fluxuate Coffee Porter Whiskey, and their Chocasmoke Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Whiskey, and their two newest, limited editions; a Libertine collab: tart raspberry Frambooze whiskey and a Bottle Logic collab Darkstar November! Come taste 'em!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Heather & Woody of Alysian Vermouth
Dec
10
9:00 PM21:00

Heather & Woody of Alysian Vermouth

In 2016 Heather & Woody set out to create the best line of domestic vermouths using local ingredients grown on their ranch in Sonoma County. For our recipe they created over 25 different house-made tinctures and teas, which they combine with their organic chardonnay and riesling to make the vermouths they have today. They'll be pouring both the Alysian Bianco and the Alysian Bittersweet! With notes of white flower, meyer lemon, and garden herbs, the Alysian Bianco is bright, refreshing, and balanced enough to be enjoyed by itself or in a cocktail. Crafted to be a true amaro instead of the traditional sweet or dry vermouths, Alysian Bittersweet is a throwback to the days when flavoring came via herbs and roots extracted in spirits, before sugar and artificial flavoring became the default. Not to be missed! Perfect gift ideas!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Scott from Dust Bowl Brewery
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Scott from Dust Bowl Brewery

There have been some products at Local Cellar that have become regular customer favorites and not regularly found in other stores; Turlock's Dust Bowl beers are a good example, the always refreshing Hobo Pilsner and the hardy Hops of Wrath certainly have their fans, and now with Taco Truck dark & light Lagers we have a new go to. On top of that amazing new Change Order IPA, Scott will be pouring and discussing the ingredients and process of this pioneer in California brews!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Nicole of Ser Wines
Dec
3
4:00 PM16:00

Nicole of Ser Wines

Nicole has been student of wine since her undergrad days--not dorm-room, box-wine drinking, rather a degree in enology and viticulture.  From there, to more studies and eventually an incredible tenure at Bonny Doon before recently striking out for a label of her own.  Come meet Nicole and taste her unique and delicious wine.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Michael Dashe from Dashe Cellars
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Michael Dashe from Dashe Cellars

Come taste East Bay's Dashe Cellars as Mike and Anne pour their Ancient Vine red blend of Mourvèdre, Carignane and Zin from vines planted in 1888; The Comet red blend of Zin & Petite Sirah; some old vine Alexander Valley Zin; the Les Enfants Terribles Mendo Cuvée and the Potter Valley Dry Riesling! Dashe Cellars is a family-owned artisan winery located in the heart of the Urban Wine Country in Oakland, CA. Founded by the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, Dashe Cellars crafted its first vintage of Dry Creek Zinfandel in 1996. Since that time, the Dashe’s have focused on producing exceptional, single-vineyard wines using a traditional, non-industrial approach to winemaking. Not to be missed!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Matt of Bar Matt
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

Matt of Bar Matt

Come try the amazing Bar Matt line of craft spirits as Matt, the distiller himself, pours his Equatorial Gin & Amaro as well as his unique line of bitters! Inspired by botanicals and spices from South East Asia and South Pacific, yet totally Californian! The result serves the complex, yet refreshing Equatorial Gin and the Equatorial Amaro (using the BarMatt Gin as a base an Amaro produces an Amari with an elevated twist!) Also Matt will be demonstrating his one of a kind bitters! Including a Japanese Pepper Bitter, BBQ Bitter, Hibiscus Bitters, and a Cacao & Pepper.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Andrew of Do Good Distillery
Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

Andrew of Do Good Distillery

Do Good Distillery is a Modesto, California family-owned craft distillery and their goal is to make uniquely wonderful craft spirits, with an emphasis on whisky. They strive to use local ingredients as much as possible, and give back to our local community in true “Do Good” fashion. Come hear the charismatic Andrew weave the saga of Do Good, whose name comes from a quote attributed to Ben Franklin, “You do well, by doing good.” He'll be pouring various bourbons and smoked whiskeys, clear rum and maybe the new Tiki Gin, all of them delicious and distinctly Californian.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Kurtis w/Birdview Estate & Distillery
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Kurtis w/Birdview Estate & Distillery

Birdview Distillery was founded by two brothers, Scott and Kurtis Major on the concept of weaving together four distinct traits. Simplicity, Tradition, Quality, and Differentiation. They began as children in their grandfather’s Southern California backyard, surrounded by an endless abundance of wild fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.  They would harvest these at random and stuff them into an old beer keg with some water.  After some time in the sun, the liquid would ferment.  At the time, they thought we were concocting “magic potions”.  We did not realize that this was their first step to a more systematic exploration of the history and techniques of fermentation and eventually, distillation. In 2008, they focused on the idea of capturing the sense and spirit of the California coastal terrain where they grew up. With this in mind El Castor was born. A new regional spirit that would represent not only California but the whole West Coast.  They began by hand-harvesting the bright crimson, intensely prickly fruit of the wild beavertail cactus and refining it into a hand-crafted spirit, using ancient distilling apparatus and self developed techniques. Their spirits are uniquely Californian, and represent the west coast spirit. They will have two new BARREL AGED versions this time around!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

 

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Patrick & Susan of Bilaro Amaro
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Patrick & Susan of Bilaro Amaro

Bilaro is a dream realized by husband and wife team Patrick Bickford and Susan LaRossa. Patrick and Susan met and fell in love while working in the fast-paced wine business, in restaurants in New York City in the early aughts. While wine was the centerpiece, amaro was always in the background. Later settling in Sebastopol, they began recipe testing and developing a plan for their own amaro. Living so close to some of the best vineyards in California helped convince them to use premium grape spirit as their base, rather than the usual grain spirit base of most amari.  A mutual friend introduced them to Travis Smith of Spiritsmith, who became their distiller. Join Patrick & Susan for a real jewel of an amaro.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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SHANNON OF BURKE WINE
Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

SHANNON OF BURKE WINE

Representing Field Recordings, L'Union Sacre & Neighborhood Vineyards, Alloy, Wonderwall wines, Shannon is no stranger to delicious wines. She'll be pouring from these selections and may include one of Andrew Jones's inventive ciders to boot!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Charlie with Venus Spirits
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

Charlie with Venus Spirits

Come join Charlie as he pours the wild assortment of delicious spirits from Santa Cruz's Venus Spirits! Founded by Sean Venus, Venus Spirits is currently producing organic small-batch whiskey, gin, aquavit and blue agave spirits. They build bold flavors that start with organic and locally sourced ingredients. Each batch is distilled in their hand pounded Alembic Stills. A little bit of ocean air, a touch of precision and some time result in extraordinary handcrafted spirits. Come try the unique Venus Gin Blends, El Ladrón Blanco Blue Agave Spirits and Wayward Whiskies!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Katie with Golden Bear Bitters
Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

Katie with Golden Bear Bitters

 California native Katie Shea founded Golden Bear Bitters in 2016. Katie grew up in the Salinas Valley surrounded by the 'pastures of heaven', as Steinbeck referred to them, in a home her parents built and named 'Casa de Osos', house of bears. Cultivating her early interest in plants, native habitats and farming, she pursued an agriculture degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, which led to a career in organic farming, herbal remedies, and the international food and beverage industry. Golden Bear Bitters unique recipes are refined to express the terroir of the California coast. Golden Bear Bitters highlight seasonal and wildcrafted flavors of the California coast. Drinking with one's environment is as important as eating with it. Bitters and tonics have been used for hundreds of years to nourish and refresh the body and spirit. Using local fruit and wild foraged botanicals from the California coast, our products allow you to make drinks with the seasons, with the environment, for your health and enjoyment. Katie will be unveiling of the new Autumn Tonic Syrup, as well as demonstrating the fresh herb bitter line. 

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Brian of Irene Wines
Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

Brian of Irene Wines

Irene Wine Cellars is a husband and wife team, comprised of Brian and Katelynn Jessen, that sources fruit from some of California's most unique terroirs. The wines this husband and wife duo craft are Rhone focused, showcasing freshness and the soils each grape emerged from. Brian has been carving his way into the wine industry through tours of winery work in New Zealand, Italy, and now Santa Rosa where he works with some of Sonoma County's best minimalist producers. Katelynn has had a knack for art from an early age; watching her father sculpt metal in his gallery in the Monterey Bay. As a result, she water colors all the labels for Irene wine. She also takes care of behind the scenes work for Irene Wine Cellars, while still taking part in every vineyard sampling. Come taste Irene Wines 3 current releases; two single varietal/vineyard Syrahs (a Chalone and an El Dorado) and a Mourvèdre Syrah blend!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Sam with Kivelstadt wines
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

Sam with Kivelstadt wines

Kivelstadt Cellars was founded for the love of amazing California vineyards. After leaving a career in consulting in his early twenties, Jordan Kivelstadt traveled the world making wine in California, Australia, Chile and Argentina. He drew inspiration both from his winemaking experiences in the new world and his family’s passion for European cuisine, art and wine culture. Hence their focus became exploring the product of incredible California vineyards, with a nod toward the rich history and balance of the old world wines that came before them. Since the inaugural 2007 vintage of 125 cases of Estate Syrah, their production has grown to 3,500 cases annually. We strive to create wines of intrigue that maintain a fun and approachable style and challenge the status quo of conventional California wines. Join Sam, Kivelstadt's "New Guy" who is now the assistant winemaker fresh from his project The Living Wine Collective! He'll be pouring the newest of their experimental line, the KC Labs jucy, light and chillable Syrah, the more classic Syrah Blend, a wonderful white blend and the new vintage of their Charbono!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Kelly from Sonoma County Distilling Company
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Kelly from Sonoma County Distilling Company

Grain to Glass is the focus at Sonoma County Distilling Company – every level of the production is handled in-house including the mashing and fermentation of grains, direct-fired copper alembic pot distillation and American oak barrel aging. Join us as Kelly pours some of their classic products such as West of Kentucky Bourbon #1, #2 and #3 (now in super convenient gift/taster mini 3 pack!),  the super delicious Limited Edition version of 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey, the bold 100% Rye and the Cherrywood aged Rye! Truly Californian as they shift all of their grain to locally sourced organic grain! You can really taste the care & creativity.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Jackie with Modern Times Brewery
Oct
8
4:00 PM16:00

Jackie with Modern Times Brewery

Modern Times has been constantly wowing us with it's refusal to be bought out by the bigger monopolies and their never ending delicious, aroma-driven, complex, flavorful, sessionish beers. They often brew hybrid styles, combining the features we like from established categories to create new, Island-Of-Doctor-Moreau-style mash-ups too! Come join us as Jackie pours their newest and maybe favoritest so far the hazy Critical Band IPA, a newcomer to NorCal: the pale known as Spaceship Earth, that gose that keeps goin': passion fruit & guava meet pilsner: Fruitlands, and their newest limited 22oz, the red & bold & dank Mega Blazing World!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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J-E with Ruhstaller Brewery
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

J-E with Ruhstaller Brewery

In 2012, renowned Sacramento grocer Darrell Corti presented J-E with a challenge: earn the title of ‘Sacramento’s Beer’ by using local hops. In spring 2013 the Ruhstaller Farm & Yard was founded as a response to this challenge and as a way to prove that hops not only grow well in Sacramento, but also meet our stringent standards for high quality California Grown ingredients. Much like a winery set amidst vineyards, the Ruhstaller Farm & Yard offers craft beer enthusiasts a unique opportunity to experience Ruhstaller’s California Grown beer at the source and to learn about the Sacramento region’s historic legacy as a preeminent hop-growing region. The Farm & Yard has two components: a 1 acre farm that includes a hop demonstration area and outdoor event space,  and a 7.5 acre working hop yard. Come hear JE tell about their unique stance in the craft beer world, and try a full array of how they are outsanding in their field with their dialed back sour using some grape must; Cudera, the newest of their IPA investigations: IPA 17.0, the IPA 4pack that demonstrates actual terroir of hops; Does It Matter, their newest wet hop ale from harvest season just these past few weeks; Hop Sac, and a bourbonesque porter getting bottles on Thursday; AP Math!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Alex of Unti Vinyards
Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

Alex of Unti Vinyards

Come taste four of Unti's current releases: a Grenache/Mourvedre Rosé, a Fiano, a Barbara and a red blend of Sangiovese & Montepulciano, as Alex comes to visit and discuss and pour the wines he helps create with vigneron George Unti and winemakers Mick Unti and Jason Valenti! Dry Creek Valley’s climate is ideal for growing classic Mediterranean red grape varieties. These varieties show Unti's favorite attributes in wines from this appellation: expressive fruit, ripe tannins and balanced acidity. Unti employ both modern techniques such as long pre-fermentation maceration, and traditional methods, such as whole cluster fermentation in open top tanks and using a basket press. Unti age their wines in only French oak barrels, foudres and concrete tanks to highlight the aromatics and flavors derived from the vineyards. Dry Creek wines inspired by European counterparts.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Patrick of Headlands Brewing Company
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Patrick of Headlands Brewing Company

Come taste Headlands Brewing's delicious, and very Northern Californian as the name would suggest) beers with Patrick Horn, founder and brewer of Headlands Brewing. Patrick is a guy dedicated to craft beer for the people (a "social equalizer, as he says) in a big can. He'll be pouring their current line up of the Pt Bonita Bohemian Pilsner (a crisp and spicy rye malt with noble hop character and body from the rustic grains) Wolfback Ridge rye IPA with a heavy dose of Mosaic hops. (West Coast style, tropical and floral), and Hill 88 double IPA (an all malt backbone and a unique hopping technique called Omakase-style hopping.) He'll go into more detail about these, so why not sip on a brew and join us in the conversation!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Livi with Boochcraft
Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

Livi with Boochcraft

Livi will be pouring Boochcraft, a handcrafted high alcohol (7% ABV) kombucha. They brew a base Kombucha, like all Kombucha you might be familiar with, then do a secondary fermentation which brings the alcohol up to 7%. They create flavors with organic herbs and cold pressed organic juices that they source directly from local organic farmers and cold press in house themselves. Boochcraft is filled with probiotics and all the health benefits of traditional kombucha plus higher alcohol levels. Every batch is thoughtfully handcrafted using raw organic ingredients sourced directly from local farmers and brewed in San Diego by Boochcraft's brew crew. All of their brews are raw, organic, and gluten free!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00. Must be at least 21 years old.

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Xavier of Union Sacre wines, Andrew of Field Recordings wines and Curt Sans Liege wines
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Xavier of Union Sacre wines, Andrew of Field Recordings wines and Curt Sans Liege wines

¡NOTE!: SPECIAL TIME!! 6pm-8pm! ¡NOTE!: THREE! COUNT 'EM THREE WINEMAKERS! Burke wines brings you the Monsters of Wine Tour 2017! Xavier of Union Sacre wines, Andrew of Field Recordings wines and Curt Sans Liege wines! Our customers know Andrew's Field Recordings, Wonderwall, Neverland, Fiction and Barter and trade wines quite well, come taste some of the new vintages, new takes, from one of our most restless and prolific winemakers! And Xavier's Union Sacre has become a fave too, dry Riesling the Fräulein and the dry, skin fermented lovely Belle de Nuit! Gewertz til it hurts! And, somewhat new to Local Cellar but perhaps all the more exciting, Curt of Sans Liege wines with his Pool Party rosé and 3-Day Weekend red blend! Thank goodness Twin Peaks and GOT is over! This will be THEE place to be! 6-8pm! 

Tasting is free and available anytime from 6:00 - 8:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Corey with Fort Point Brewing
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Corey with Fort Point Brewing

Fort Point Brewing is a product of a thriving American craft beer culture, shaped by deeply San Franciscan values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. Fort Point creates balanced beers that reference traditional styles but are by no means bound to them. Founded in 2014 by brothers Tyler and Justin Catalana in the Presidio of San Francisco. The brewery resides in an historic Presidio building that was formerly used as an Army motor pool. Being situated in this iconic landscape reinforces their San Francisco foundation and in the beer we brew. Head Brewer Mike Schnebeck has developed a deft and impassioned brewing style over the past years at Mill Valley Beerworks and leads the pioneering spirit of our beers. Come on over as Corey pours the now classic line up of canned Fort Point Beers Park, Villager, KSA & Westfalia and also the newly released Animal, a new, more tropical take on IPA from them! 

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Ben with Lassen Cider
Sep
10
4:00 PM16:00

Ben with Lassen Cider

Lassen Traditional Cider was founded by Ben Nielsen. Ben's love of fermentation began when he started brewing beer in college. After brewing extensively for his adult life, around 2005 he began delving into cider in an effort to use the free fruit from a neighbor's backyard apples trees in Corvallis, OR. After a couple years, this morphed into an annual cider pressing party where all his friends would bring apples to press or just help out. So of course, the neighbor's apples weren't enough after a while. Unused trees in yards all over town, unseen apple trees in the ditch on the side of a country road, and long forgotten pioneer orchards were all sought out and utilized. A major revelation occurred when a batch of cider was produced from crab apples, and it ended up being the best he'd ever made. So, some apples that were so astringent as to be seemingly inedible actually made delicious cider. After this, an effort was undertaken to seek out varieties of apples that were good for cider instead of scavenging whatever was available. Finding Nick Botner's orchard in Yoncalla, OR, with over 4,000 apple varieties, was a godsend, allowing Ben to experiment with single varietal ciders made from unusual apples, from European bittersharps and bittersweets to an array of American heirlooms. Around 2012, when the cider craze was beginning to kick into high gear and Ben's satisfaction with his engineering job was waning in the opposite direction, he began to give more thought to starting his own cidery. A timely layoff in 2014 pushed him further in that direction. After spending a winter skiing and soul searching, the decision was solidified and the plan was put in place in mid 2015. Most of a year was spent finding a location and undertaking the permit process. Although he's still learning how to be an entrepreneur, he has a lot of pride in his cider, with a firm desire to make high quality, traditional-style cider. Come and enjoy the fruits of Ben's labor as he pours Farmhouse Dry Cider (predominantly King David apples barrel-aged, wild fermented with a mix of other American heirloom varieties), and the Single Varietals: Newtown Pippin and Winesap and the more elegant, non barrel aged (re:less 'funk') Champagne-like, modern dry style that incorporates some dessert fruit with heirloom varieties; Apple-a-day

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Dan of Cleophus Quealy Beer Company
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Dan of Cleophus Quealy Beer Company

Cleophus Quealy Beer Company is a craft brewery formed by Peter Baker and Dan Watson. Like many breweries, Cleophus Quealy owes its humble beginnings to two beer lovers in a garage, sending the aromas of sweet mash and potent hops wafting through the neighborhood each weekend. Then in 2012, what began as a casual homebrewing tradition culminated into Cleophus Quealy Beer Company. The name is drawn from the brewers’ families, as a nod to tradition, history, and two people who really, really liked beer. Today, the Cleophus Quealy Beer Company brewers are devoted to helping people see beer in a whole new light: nourishment for our palates, our communities, and our lives. Come taste the fragrant, light refreshing Passionfruit Saison, and the newest release, a barrel aged Golden ale with tons of raspberries: the Framboos!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Farid of Falcon Spirits
Sep
2
5:00 AM05:00

Farid of Falcon Spirits

Inspired by the memories of the bounty of his grandmother's orchard tables--filled with baked good, fruits, pickles, preserves, and her liqueurs and infusions--Farid experimented with fermentation and distillation for years during his training and career in biochemistry.  Only recently, he launched Falcon Spirits. Come taste his Botanica gin, Botanica barrel aged gin and Fernet Francisco, and his newest, Amaro Apolomado!  

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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John of Thee & Thou Wines
Aug
27
4:00 PM16:00

John of Thee & Thou Wines

John Donaghue’s was working as a skyscraper building engineer in San Francisco when he found his way into wine. Like several other of our winemakers, he got his start when he got mixed up with Gideon Beinstock of Clos Saron. He remained working at Clos Saron for several years, working closely with Gideon and learning every aspect of winemaking , from the vineyard to the bottle. In 2011 he produced his first cuvée, a dense, structured blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from North Yuba County. Gideon’s influence was evident in this and subsequent releases, however John’s wines reflect a different style and expression. Using similar low-intervention techniques, neutral oak, and native fermentations, the wines of Thee & Thou are complex, balanced, and lively, with the structure and acid to age for years to come. Since his beginnings in Yuba John has gone on to explore other regions, seeking out old vines and incredible fruit from a variety of terroirs. While the individual expressions are unique and ever changing, John’s careful work remains the same. Each wine is a distinctive expression of a certain time and place, and with just a few vintages under his belt, he’s provided us with a very exciting promise of things to come.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

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Phaedra of Monarch Bitters
Aug
13
4:00 PM16:00

Phaedra of Monarch Bitters

Monarch Bitters was brought to life in 2015 by Phaedra Achor, a Petaluma native inspired to create her own custom bitters in the spirit of Sonoma County’s local, farm-to-table scene. When mixing up little-known, pre- and post-prohibition cocktails at a party, she discovered how crucial bitters are to the essence of a good cocktail. Due to her long love affair with blending flavors, she took it upon herself to craft and perfect her own. Inspired by the forgotten cocktails of decades past, Monarch Bitters embodies the inherent alchemy of natural botanical maceration. Phaedra uses only high-quality spirits in our handcrafted blends, each one made with organic, local or wild harvested, sustainably procured roots, barks, herbs and spices. Monarch Bitters run from the everyday to the unconventional, each teeming with distinct flavor profiles that add depth and character to any beverage. A labor of love, Phaedra cultivates small batches over a period of weeks and bottle by hand in Petaluma, CA. It is Phaedra’s wish to reintroduce Mother Nature’s esoteric flavors into our everyday lives. Phaedra will be showing off her Bitter Tonic Syrup, as well as her regular line of Orange, Rose Petal, Citrus Basil, Cayenne Ginger, Cherry Vanilla and Wormwood Bitters, and also her current seasonal line of Bay, Tobacco Bacon, Celery Horseradish, Lavender and classic, multipurpose Aromatic Bitters!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old. 

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Martin of Geijer Spirits
Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

Martin of Geijer Spirits

It all started with a family recipe and a desire to share our glögg liqueur with the world. This endeavor opened Martin's eyes to the fantastic world of craft spirits. Before he knew it, he was ready to launch a second product, then a third and a forth - this enterprise became Geijer Spirits. Martin's mission is to continue to bring you new and exciting products at the intersection between Scandinavia and California - old world traditions blended with new world flavors. Martin will be pouring his California Aqua Vitae, California Fernet, California Orange Liqueur and his original California Glögg Liqueur!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old

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