Friday Tasting – Colorado GABF 2019 Winners

This weekend during our Free Friday Beer Tasting, Wyatt’s is profiling Colorado GABF 2019 winners:

Odell Mountain Standard: This Fort Collins ale is an extremely drinkable beer bursting with bright, juicy hop flavors, low bitterness, and a slight haze. 5.8% ABV. Silver Medal, Australian-style Pale Ale.

Good River Fu Fighter: This big, bold, warming beer features lively fruit and pepper that dominate the aroma and flavor, while careful fermentations practices mellow the high alcohol content and avoid harsh alcohol notes. Specials Belgian yeast strains produce unique, delicate flavors and aromas in this pale, effervescent beer. 8.9% ABV. Gold Medal, Belgian-style Pale Strong Ale.

Upslope Craft Lager: This premium American lager is brewed entirely of malted barley. Snowmelt-infused and river-ready, this Colorado-style session beer stands side-by-side with our family of premium ales to bring you a clean, easy, light-bodied lager. 4.8% ABV. Silver Medal, International-style Pilsner.

Cellar West Westfield: This modern take on the classic Saison style is crafted with Pilsner Malt, Ballad malt, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye, and Acidulated Malt, then lightly dry hopped with Pekko hops for fresh cracked pepper, candied pear, and white grape undertones. Westfield is fermented and aged in oak barrels for several months with our wild yeast culture and then bottle conditioned. 6.4% ABV. Silver Medal, Specialty Saison.

Wyatt’s is offering you the opPOURtunity to try these winners on Friday, October 11th from 4:00-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Saturday Wine Tasting – El Circo Spanish Wines

This Saturday, October 5, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting of the wines of El Circo.

The El Circo Spanish wine collection was born with the idea of ​​expressing, through the different varieties of grapes, the emotion and magic that takes place inside the circus tent. It consists of several varietal wines, each related to a circus discipline, which have been grouped to create a joint show.

The vibrant, colorful and always surprising performances, full of talent and the diversity of its artists has inspired The Circus brand to convey the same feelings and emotions to anyone who tries their varietals entertaining, fresh, fruity, and expressing the maximum of each variety.

This weekend Wyatt’s will be sampling El Circo’s Merlot, Rosé, Garnacha, and Tempranillo.

You can try these wines this Saturday during our free tasting from noon-4:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Friday Tasting – Pumpkin Beer

It’s October! You know what that means? Pumpkin beer! Join us for our free Friday tasting this week!

Embrace your inner Linus with these selections:

Wild Cider Pumpkin Seasonal: A beautiful blend of crisp apple cider with a slight orange hue with an aromatic of pumpkin and Fall spices. 5% ABV.

Holidaily Patchy Waters Pumpkin: This gluten free treat is brewed with millet, buckwheat, and organic pumpkin, carrying a warm cinnamon and clove aroma. 6% ABV.

TRVE/Cellar West This Day Anything Goes: This Colorado sour is composed with pumpkin blossom honey for a subtle Halloween touch. 6% ABV. 

Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby: Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum. 6.8% ABV.

Wyatt’s is offering you the opPOURtunity to try these fun interpretations of the style on Friday, October 4th from 4:00-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Gustafson Family Wines are sustainable and satisfying

Gustafson Family Vineyards, the highest elevation winery in Dry Creek Valley, enjoys commanding, panoramic views of Lake Sonoma, Dry Creek Valley, and the Mayacamas Mountains, thirty miles to the east.

At an elevation of 1800 feet above sea level, it has a rich, red volcanic soil known for producing superb wine grapes. The first vines were planted in 2002, and vineyard plantings are now complete at 20 acres with varieties including Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling.

The lean volcanic soils regulate growth and add complexity to the wines. Grapes grown at such high elevations produce wines of elegant and subtle character. Harvested in the cool morning air, their fruit is gently processed and fermented in small lots to develop soft tannins and rich flavor profiles.

For a good introduction to these quality, sustainably farmed wines, try one of these Gustafson varietals:

Gustafson Dry Creek Valley Riesling

This classic has notes of white peach and honeydew melon layer themselves over aromas of mandarin, white flowers, and a light touch of wet slate and earth. On the palate, ripe pear and white nectarine wash over whispers of chamomile, lychee, and fresh herbs with an enveloping mouthfeel. The finish features a bright minerality and acidity, balanced by a conservative amount of residual sugar that ensures a perfect complement to a variety of spicy dishes.

Gustafson Dry Creek Valley Rosé of Syrah

This juicy rosé is elegant with a floral bouquet matched with a great backbone of acidity. Delicate noes of rose petals, peonies, and ripe strawberries unfold from the glass, followed by notes of tart cranberries, dragon fruit, and a faint hint of honeydew melon on the palate.

You can experience the wines of Gustafson Family Vineyards, and well as wine from all around the globe, at larger, independently owned wine shops that offer you a superior selection and an experienced staff that will help you find the perfect bottle every time.