Absinthe

BEER/WINE/ABSINTHE

Our absinthe fountain, photo credit: http://anelegantweapon.com

Our absinthe fountain, photo credit: http://anelegantweapon.com

ABSINTHE

Artemisia-Bugnon Distillery “La Clandestine” Absinthe Superieure

How is La Clandestine different from most other absinthes? In fact, it is the ONLY absinthe hand-crafted in the village where absinthe was first born.

Every stage of the process used to distill and bottle La Clandestine is hand-crafted. Choosing the best plants, distilling each small batch, bottling and labelling.

True to the traditions and now to the laws of Switzerland, La Clandestine absinthe is distilled (rather than just macerated as are some cheaper absinthes). None of the family of La Clandestine absinthes have any added artificial colour. All are 100% natural.

“Hand-crafted in the birthplace of absinthe,” La Clandestine need no longer be a secret pleasure!

 

Emile Pernot “Vieux Pontarlier” Absinthe Francais Superieure

This spirit is distilled using only locally grown Pontarlier wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), which is considered the finest in the world. Additionally, Spanish green anise seed, Provençal fennel and a variety of aromatic herbs and spices round out the recipe. Faithful to the original formulations, there is no sweetening added of any kind – its refreshing taste is obtained entirely from the combination of plants and the distiller’s skill.

In the glass, Vieux Pontarlier is a fine, medium peridot green color. The louche forms gradually, and is lightly milky with opalescent reflections. The aromas evolve after pouring, starting with bright anise and developing heady alpine herb notes with savory, lightly mentholated hints of wormwood. The initial taste is intense and spicily piquant, with round, herbal flavors cradling the wormwood and a long, refreshing, cooling finish of anise and fennel seed.

Product of France

Alcohol by Volume: 65%

Absinthe Capricieuse 72

 

Lucid

Lucid is the first genuine absinthe made with real Grande Wormwood to be legally available in the United States in over 95 years. Lucid is made with a full measure of Grande Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) as well as other fine European herbs.

Lucid is prepared in accordance with the same standards as pre-ban absinthes. It is historically accurate in EVERY detail.

Does Lucid contain thujone?

Yes. Lucid contains an amount of thujone that is comparable to many pre-ban absinthes, many of which would have passed modern US regulations. Any product that comes to the US containing Grande Wormwood must also meet those same requirements, which are similar to the requirements of many other countries. According to extensive research conducted by T.A. Breaux and others in the scientific community, the thujone content of vintage absinthe was actually much lower than has been commonly believed. Breaux and others acquired dozens of vintage bottles of absinthe from estate sales and auctions and applied modern chemical analysis actually testing the thujone content of these absinthes to reach this conclusion. This research has been well documented and the findings remain generally undisputed.

 

BEER

 

Duck Rabbit  |  6

The Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale is a medium bodied beer with a lovely tawny copper or bronze color. This brew emphasizes malt complexity with layered caramel malt flavors.

 

Founders  |  5

A robust porter with the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

 

Avery  |  4

IPA A citrusy, floral aroma comes from a unique blend of four different hop varietals, rounded out with a sweet malty finish. A perfect example of a classic India Pale Ale.

 

DC Brau  |  4

Public Ale The Public™ is a delicious easy drinking pale ale made from a simple recipe of quality grain and top notch American hops. Tawny hues of caramel and amber are a trademark of the Public ale as well as a delicious spruce crispness resulting from a beautiful abundance of hops!

 

Weyerbacher  |  6

The pilsner malts  in Merry Monks combined with the Belgian yeast strains yield a remarkable and complex flavor- perhaps you’ll note subtle hints of banana. The flavor is nicely balanced and the finish moderate to dry, begging for the next sip.

 

Brooklyn Brewery  |  5

The Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt  center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish.

 

Bells | 5

Amber Ale deftly balances a mixture of toasted grain & light caramel notes with a range of floral, citrus and herbal hop notes, capped by a clean bitterness.

 

Anderson Valley | 6

Our Summer Solstice Seasonal Ale is a slightly sweet, malty session beer with a creamy mouth feel and clean finish.  With hints of caramel in the nose and a touch of spice, it’s become affectionately known as “cream soda for adults”. The unique flavors and superior drinkability make for the ultimate refreshment on a hot summer day.

 

Bells | 5

Bell’s Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.

 

WHITE WINE

 

Lucas & Lewellen Chardonnay  |  Santa Barbara County, California  |  7.50/glass

A bright, stainless steel fermented Chardonnay. This wine has distinct pear, peach, and stone fruit complexity with a hint of lemony-citrus and resin.

 

Seis Circles White  |  Bodegas del Aguila Viura/Chardonnay blend Carinena, Spain  |  7.50/glass

A refreshing floral aroma combines with flavors of citrus fruit and pineapple in this blend of old-vine viura and young chardonnay grapes.

 

RED WINE

Estirpe Tonbert Malbec 2007  |  Argentina  |  7.50/glass

The aroma is filled with ripe dark fruits and just a hint of chocolate. The finish is soft and sweet balanced with ripe tannins and vibrant acidity.

 

Châteauneuf du Pape Clos du Roi 2007 Rouge  |  Château Gigognan Vineyards Rhône, France  |  8.50/glass

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the largest and most important wine appellation in the southern Rhône. There are over 300 hectares of vineyards and over 80 growers and more wine is produced in Châteauneuf than the whole northern Rhône put together. Châteauneuf-du-Pape was the first ever Appellation Contrôlée established in France in 1932. Small drift boulders (galets roules), rounder rocks from the ancient river bed are a key aspect of what makes Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine so distinctive with the rocks reflecting heat back into the vines at night thus increasing ripeness and reducing acidity.

 

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