Friday Tasting – Left Hand Brewing

This Friday, January 11, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting featuring the beers of Left Hand Brewing.

Left Hand Brewing is the renowned regional craft brewery from right here in Longmont.

Friday’s beer flight offers a sampling of the following: Juicy Goodness Golden Ale, Left Hand IPA, Death Before Disco Porter, and the recently released Black Forest Stout.

Tasting hours for the free Left Hand Brewing event this Friday will be from 4-6:45 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.

 

Leftapalooza 2018

LEFTAPALOOZA IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 11!

There is no instore tasting this day while the Wyatt’s Away Team helps out at Leftapalooza.

Leftapalooza & The Mile High Tribute Band Competition returns  to Longmont for the 8th year, showcasing Colorado’s best tribute bands battling for top honors.

Proceeds from this all-ages music festival will be shared between the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation.

Tickets on sale now online at:
https://tickets.twoparts.com/events/leftapalooza/tickets

 

Saturday Tasting – Left Hand Brewing & Select Red Wines

This Saturday, March 3, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting featuring the beers of Left Hand Brewing and select Red Wines.

Left Hand Brewing is the renowned regional craft brewery from right here in Longmont.

They’re also our “Colorado Craft Brewery of the Month“!

For the wine lovers, you can discover, or re-experience, some of our most popular wines.

This week’s selections include:

Natale Verga Governo: A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. “Governo all’uso Toscano” dates back to the most ancient traditions of Tuscan farmers. Part of the grapes planted before harvest are added to wine during fermentation, so as to give it more softness and to enhance its bouquet. Intense red color, fruity notes and round aromas are the distinctive characteristics of this wine. It is fresh, harmonic and savory on the palate.

Perseverance Old Vine Zinfandel: Deep intensity, noticeable tannins and dark, black fruit. The flavors are harmonious with notes of dark raspberries, spice, anise, caramel and roasted nuts. Big and bold with the ability to age or you can pull the cork now.

The Culprit Red Blend: Big, bold and intense! 32% Syrah, 28% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah, 9% Sangiovese, 7% Grenache, 5% Barbera, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Primitivo and 1% Merlot. Displays intense aromas of fresh, ripe raspberries and toasty vanilla oak. Flavors of blackberry syrup, blackberry jam and deep, dark chocolate are framed by velvety tannins. This fruit-forward, palate pleasing wine finishes long, lingering and smooth.

Sparkplug Bourbon Barrel Red Blend: A sumptuous blend of California Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cab Sauv and Zinfandel, this wine is huge in all aspects. Deep, black fruit aromas with undertones of cigar box, cedar wood and anise. The very lush flavors take the wine and bourbon on an adventure intertwined with blackberries, plums and cassis. The bourbon lifts the skirt and boldness level up a notch, depositing hints of char, smoke and caramel chewiness. Big, round and bossy. Time to get the fire started.

Tasting hours for this free event on Saturday, March 3, 2018, will be 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.

3 Sustainable drinking choices for Earth Day

For Earth Day 2016, show your support for some beverage producers who support the environment.

The Reyka Vodka distillery, 45 miles outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, is one of the most eco-friendly facilities in the world. They collect Arctic spring water from a source that runs through a 4,000 year-old lava field. The abundant lava rocks naturally filter the water making it some of the purest in the world. This gives their vodka an extremely clean and unique taste profile.

Reyka also powers its distillery with geothermal energy from the native volcanoes.

Left Hand Brewing in Longmont has made significant investments in energy conservation efforts toward both electricity and natural gas. They installed a more efficient brew kettle that uses less than half the gas consumption of their previous kettle, allowing them to reduce their steam, hops, and boil time. They utilize a flash steam recovery system to recapture steam from the brewing process and use it to heat the water for cleaning and brewing, saving any lost energy. Left Hand has also made strides in switching to solar paneling and using compact florescent bulbs for lighting. They have consistently been able to not only stay below the U.S. average for brewery water usage, but also reduce their water-to-beer ratio each year.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, which produces several award-winning and consistently dependable vintages for a variety of budgets, including the Director’s, Diamond, and Sophia lines, has been committed to environmentally responsible business practices for over three decades.

All of their planted acres are sustainably farmed and part of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program. They make efforts to purchase fruit from growers who farm sustainably, and some of their source vineyards are certified organic as well.

Because their property includes two creeks that are a part of the Russian River watershed which contains steelhead trout and Coho salmon populations, the Coppola Winery is active in the Fish Friendly Farming certification program. Working with their neighbors and various agencies, they promote the overall health of the Russian River ecosystem to retain its balance and preservation.

Coppola also recycles their grape and water waste by fertilizing with composted grape pomace and irrigating only with reclaimed winery wastewater.

Products with sustainable business practices like Reyka vodka, Left Hand beers, and Coppola wines, as well as many others that feature organic ingredients, can be found this Earth Day at local liquor stores that offer a large choice in selection and variety such as Wyatt’s Wet Goods.

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