Jo’s Beer Corner – Nov 6th

Jo’s Beer Corner – Nov 6th

Here is what’s brewing in Jo’s Beer Corner this week! ~ The Spice of Life ~ It’s getting cold out so I decided to heat up your taste buds with some spicy favorites. In the past few years I have really been trying to grow my palate in the areas of spices. Of course I must pay homage to the “spicy” spices of the world and their native regions: India, the orient, Thailand and even some Hispanic regions. I want you all to know I officially can handle a level 2 spice at an Indian restaurant, I know, I impress myself too. With that in mind I wanted to bring a little spice to everyone’s lives by bringing you my favorite brews influenced by worldly spices. I have Thai influence lending some brews a heat while also adding creamy coconut. Some reflect the spicy peppers of our south of the equator neighbors. I even bring in herbal spices from Japan to tickle your spice-buds. So if your beer collection in your fridge is looking a bit dull and you want to spice up your beer life stop in and try one of this weeks featured brews. Southern Pines Brewing Suit & Thai IPA: 6.4% ABV – 60 IBU A marriage of Thai chillies, milky-sweet coconut, and Man of Law IPA. A selective blend of hops used in brewing lends a pineapple undertone. Westbrook Brewing White Thai Wit: 5% ABV – 16 IBU This beer is a twist on the classic style witbier. Brewed with fresh lemongrass, ginger root, and a dash of Sorachi Ace hops the result is a...
The Beer Corner – July 5th

The Beer Corner – July 5th

THE CRAFT/MICRO -BREW WORLD IS ALWAYS CHANGING. KEEP AN EYE ON THIS SECTION SO SEE ANDI’S MOST EXCITING AND NEWEST ADDITIONS. JULY IS ALL ABOUT HOPS AT TAYLOR’S WINE SHOP! The craft beer industry is saturated with hops! The most popular and representative style in American craft beer, the India Pale Ale is something that keeps craft drinkers coming back for more. Most breweries in the US offer at least one year round IPA. There are even breweries so dedicated to the style that they offer a variety of IPAs suited for every beer drinker. It’s important to note that while IPAs are known for their fruity and floral flavor profile as well as their biting bitterness, not all IPAs are like this! IPAs are much more versatile than a lot of beer lovers think! There’s truly an IPA for everyone. IPAs derive their versatility from the core ingredient used in making them… hops! Hops are the flower that impart flavoring and aroma to an IPA. Because many hop varieties have bittering properties, they are used to balance out malt sweetness in other beers as well. Hops also have microbial and preservative properties which is one of the reasons why the style exists today. In the 1700s, Britain was exporting beer to different parts of the world to accommodate troops, emigrants, and anyone else with ties to the British Empire. A common place that the British exported beer to was India which meant the beer had to travel about six months. This meant the pale ales that were being shipped were at risk of spoiling on the trip or...

Jul-IPA Sale!

July celebrates Jul-IPA month! Is there any better way to beat the heat than with a crisp and refreshing IPA on SALE?! All 22oz bottles of IPA are 10% off. If you buy 4 or more bottles you get a 15% discount. Come on down to Taylor’s Wine Shop and stock up for...
Monthly Wine Tastings

Monthly Wine Tastings

Welcome to November!  It is November and Time for some Fun as we move into the Holiday Season! All Wines from Portugal are On Sale throughout November at Taylor’s Wine Shop! 10% OFF 1-5 Bottles and 15% OFF 6 or More Bottles NOVEMBER’S EVENTS: Free Wine Tasting Event November 4th 6:30-8:00pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop We will have owner/winemaker Kenneth Juhasz of Auteur Winery at the shop and tasting some of his amazing wines! FREE WINE TASTING Wines of Portugal with Andoni Uroz Friday, November 20th from 6:30 – 8pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop All wine lovers know Portugal is responsible for one of the world’s classic after-dinner treats, Port, but not nearly as many people realize that Portugal also produced fantastic dry, table wines too. All wines from Portugal are on sale for the month of November, but you can “try before you buy” at our Portuguese Wine Tasting on November 20th with Andoni Uroz. Wines for the Tasting: Passaros Alvarinho/Trajadura – Poucu Comum Alvarinho Dory Red Blend – Quinta do Enconatro – Veedha Red Blend Free Wine Tasting November 24th 6:30pm-8:00pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop Deb Williams from Freedom Beverage will be with us to taste some great Wines to serve with Thanksgiving! October is Packed full of Fun at Taylor’s Wine Shop! North Raleigh, Get Ready for Some FUN!!! (Scroll Down to See Event Schedule) Check out our Oktoberfest Sale:     October’s Event Schedule: Winemakers Dinner with Gallica & Priest Ranch Wines at Fleming’s ~ October 7th, 2015 @6:30pm Taylor’s Fall Charity BBQ Fundraiser for Walk for Hope ~ October 10th, 2015,  11am – 2pm Free Wine Tasting, Small Import/Italian...

Featured Brews

Here are some Cool New Brews and Recent Arrivals at the Shop! JANUARY ARRIVALS:   Aviator Brewing Company ~ Night Jump Imperial Stout – 13%ABV This is not a seasonal release, this is a ONE TIME release! We were excited when we heard they were bringing a limited amount of its barrel-aged Night Jump Imperial Stout to market. We are one of the few shops around town to grab some and are happy to have it in stock! Aviator Brewing really knocked this one out of the park! Devils Backbone Brewing Company ~ Danzig Baltic Porter A Baltic-style porter that blends a strong English porter with a Germanic lager approach, fairly robust – this strong black lager has notes of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramelized sugar. Black, Roast, Chocolate. Our Trail Blazers stray from the beaten path into a world of robust and daring beers featuring bigger, bolder flavors for fueling your spirit of adventure. Unibroue ~ La Fin du Monde The end of the word never tasted so good! Floral bouquet, aromas of honey, spice, coriander, malt, and alcohol with a flavor that is mildly yeasty with a complex palate of malt, fruit and spice notes followed by a smooth, dry finish. Steel String Brewery ~ Der Schneid We just got this tasty berliner weisse in from Steel String! DECEMBER ARRIVALS:   Delirium Noel Delirium Noël is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale style beer brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe in Melle, Belgium. Dogfish Head & Woolrich ~ Pennsylvania Tuxedo A spruce-infused pale ale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in...