11 . 23 . 2021
It's a busy week here at The Wine Source, and the beer team has been hard at work stocking the latest offerings from our hometown favorites, as well as some exciting drops from Other Half, Aslin, and Commonwealth. We also have a wide selection of Holiday Beers rolling in - both domestic and imported. We're keeping this Beer Mail short and sweet this week, but we'll be back to our regular in-depth newsletter next week. Finally, our "Beer Team Favorites" section features beers that we thought would pair well with Thanksgiving Dinner.
We are grateful for all of our customers and we wish you - Happy Thanksgiving!

"This is no festivus for the restivus, on the contrary, we start brewing in the spring and it takes a full two months to reach lagered perfection. Biscuity, malty goodness dominates upfront while the noble pedigree hops lend a properly spicy, dry finish."

$4.99 / Six pack
$17.99 / Case
"Benediktiner Festbier is a pleasure to drink thanks to its fine flavor, malty aroma, and intense golden-yellow color. The aromatic profile of Ettal cellar yeast paired with a soft bitterness from the hops makes Benediktiner Festbier a flavor experience."

$4.99 / Four pack
$19.99 / Case

"Brewed in collaboration with The Wine Source of Hampden. Hazy IPA double dry hopped with Denali & Michigan-grown Chinook hops for notes of bright juicy pineapple with a twist of pine. Assertive bitterness balanced with a hefty dose of oats and oat malt."
Craig's Pick
"This dazzling little lager struts onto the scene sporting a bed of crackery pilsner malt. Gently dry-hopped with just enough Vic Secret, Nelson Sauvin, and Lemondrop. Pale, gleaming straw in color with notes of crisp malt, honeysuckle, and sun-ripened peaches, flaunting a dry, clean finish. A perfect quencher as the days turn to the searing brightness of summer."
Drew's Pick
"The Great Earth Beneath Our Feet is co-fermented in stainless steel with an American saison yeast and a unique variant of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis (wild yeast) for a bone dry beer with prominent impressions of white wine, pineapple, fresh hay and mulled lime zest. A huge portion of spelt malt in the mash, as well as glycerol produced during fermentation provides a lovely soft, somewhat full mouthfeel despite being such a dry beer. A large whirlpool and dry hop addition of New Zealand Wai-iti provides even more depth and lime character to the flavor & aroma profile. Bottle Conditioned. Bottled August 2021."
Jed's Pick
"Crisp apples, tart cranberries, and wildflower honey come together to bring you the future of refreshment."
Matt S.'s Pick
"Salesman extraordinaire, Steve Olintz, likes a beer that gets straight to the point and takes you to your happy place ASAP. So he dared our brewers to see how far they could push the ABV on our already high-octane Double Dog IPA. The result? A smooth-drinking monster Triple that clocks in at a whopping 18%. Enjoy the ride, ‘cuz this trains headed to Feelinggoodville, USA."
Matt T.'s Pick
"A Maryland Terroir Pilsner brewed with hyper-local Maryland malt and honey. It's crisp with a mild, malty sweetness. Fun fact, in addition to being a plant, Sassafras is Maryland's state soil."
Paul's Pick
"Our Abbey-style brown ale, brewed with five types of malt and three hop varieties. This rich yet dry beer is dark amber in color with lots of flavor. "
Phil's Pick
"The Rothaus Tannenzäpfle is the absolute classic among our beers - and has been since 1956. Therefore, it is also the namesake and figurehead of the Gäpfle family. The best aromatic hops from Tettnang and the Hallertau as well as local malt made from summer barley and the purest spring water from the Black Forest give Rothaus Tannenzäpfle its uniquely spicy and fresh taste." 
Will's Pick
"CLASSIC DRY CIDER. Our cuvée features an ultra-crisp blend of American apples. Light and smooth, we crafted the kind of cider you can sip all day long. Now sit back, relax and crack open some damn good, crushable cider.


Paul Gresko
The Wine Source