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

 

Brother Thelonius  |  8

Like a Belgian “Dark Strong Ale,” this beer is rich and robust with an ABV of 9.3%. The package features a label picturing the Jazz master himself, and comes in either a 375 or 750 ml bottle with a traditional cork and wire finish, or 12 oz. 4-packs.

Red Seal Ale  |  5

Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale. Red Seal is generously hopped for a long, spicy finish. An excellent accompaniment to grilled meats and rich sauces.

Back in Black IPA  |  5

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.

 

Brew Free! Or Die IPA  |  5

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!

 

Messiah Nut Brown Ale  |  5

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.

 

Kölsch  |  4

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.

 

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