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Tastings

Here's a list of the tastings we will be hosting at the shop in the upcoming weeks!

All Tastings Have Been Postponed For The Time Being To Help Prevent Close-Proximity Gatherings In Our Shop

Our shop will remain open for the time being! Unfortunately due to a few technical errors that we are trying to remedy, we are unable to offer online delivery or curbside pick-up. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are taking every precaution to ensure we are continuously sanitizing commonly used surface areas in our shop, ensuring staff wash their hands as frequently as possible, and providing hand sanitizer to all customers at our entrance. For any questions, comments, or concerns please email or call our shop! We appreciate any and all feedback.

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BEER

We try to always keep new and exciting beers coming through our doors, here are just some of the awesome brews that have hit our shelves recently.

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Here are some of the fun new brews that hit our shelves this week!

-Cervecería Monstruo de Agua (Mexico) "Sugoi" - a Pale Ale with  agave, ginger, and lemongrass.
 

-St. Georgenbräu Buttenheimer (Germany) "Hopfenzupfer" - the brewery grows its own small “hop garden" of its own species of hops, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, which they use for this once-a-year special mäzen lager brew.


-Master Gao (China) "Puffed Rice Chinese Pale Ale" - a Pale Ale using puffed rice to create a drier, crisper body and add flavor profiles of sake, champagne, and saisons.
 

-OEC Brewing "White Ale" - a witbier brewed using a traditional step mash using Pilsner barley malt and locally grown wheat malt from Thrall Family Farms. It is spiced with coriander & curacao orange peel in a copper coolship for a spicy and citrusy character. A warm open fermentation using a traditional Witbier yeast strain creates an incredibly refreshing beer.
 

-OEC Brewing "Kellerbier" - a German-style unfiltered lager brewed using a traditional German double decoction mash and hopped with German Tettang hops. After open fermentation the beer is oak lagered for an additional four weeks.
 

-Wandering Soul Beer Co. x The Attractors "Love Bomb" - a German-style pilsner brewed in collaboration with the jazz ska/reggae band The Attractors, whose latest album is titled "Love Bombs". The beer is a crisp, clean drinking lager brewed using traditional malts and noble hops.
 

-Zero Gravity "Jaws" - a Czech-style pilsner brewed using all Czech ingredients.
 

-Progression Brewing "Time For Living" - a New England Double IPA dry-hopped with Simcoe, Citra, and Galaxy hops.
 

-Industrial Arts Brewing Co. "Summer Landscapes" - a classic American lager brewed with 100% New York State ingredients.

Wines of the Week

Each week, we select a few wines from our shop for a 10% discount and some spotlight as to why we think they're so great!

Byron Kosuge has been making wine in California and Chile for over 30 years.  Born and raised in Davis, California, he would go on to attend UC Davis as a literature student, and taking some winemaking classes, from the esteemed wine program, as an afterthought.  He ended up going full-on into the wine world, spending his first 15 years at Saintsbury in Carneros, where Byron honed his knowledge of, and developed an obsession for, Pinot Noir.   He went on to work for Miura of California, Kingston Family Vineyards in Chile, McIntyre vineyards from Santa Lucia Highlands, Small Vines in Sonoma Coast, continuing to do consulting work for these and

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others.  He started his own label in 2004, focusing on working closely with growers in Carneros and Sonoma.  He has a keen attention to detail and is always seeking innovative ways to bring out the terroir of his grapes.Los Carneros is one of California's oldest and most celebrated viticultural areas, first planted in the 1830s.  The AVA covers an area of 90 square miles on the southernmost foothills of the Mayacamas and Sonoma Mountain ranges, the eastern half in Napa and the western half in Sonoma.  Carneros has a much cooler, wetter climate than in the sheltered valleys further north, due to a a gap in the mountains known as the Petaluma Gap.  Winemakers eventually realized the area is well suited for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which account for 90% of the total vineyard area, and the production of sparkling wines.Sonoma Coast is one of the largest AVAs in Sonoma, covering  some 500,000 acres, although only a tiny portion is planted to to vine.  Due to its proximity to the coast, it has a maritime climate with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay making up 75% of the vineyards.

2017 Chardonnay, B. Kosuge Wines, Sonoma Coast, California - The 2016 Chardonnay is from whole cluster fruit fermented half in oak and half in concrete, using native yeast and naturally occuring malolactic fermentation with the use of battonage.  It shows a nice balance of earthy mineral tones with notes of tropical fruits and nuts, followed by a luscious palate with bright acidity and hints of lemongrass emerging.  It pairs well with fatty fish with herb butter sauce.

2016 Rose of Pinot Noir, B Kosuge Wines, Carneros, California - Kosuge Pinot Noir rose is sourced from a few vineyards in the cooler climate of Carneros and, as with all of Byron's wines, there are very few cases produced and it is made naturally with no added yeast and cool fermented slowly.  The wine shows a great balance of red berry fruit and mineral, with well balanced acidity and a clean finish with delicate notes of bramble fruit.  It is a great pairing with smoked salmon and charcuterie.

2020 Gamay Noir, B. Kosuge Wines, Carneros, California - The 2020 Gamay is luscious with generous fruit showing aromas of raspberries, blackberries, pomegranates, peppercorns, roses, and dried herbs.  A great accompaniment to spicy southeast Asian food.

2020 Pinot Noir, B. Kosuge Wines, Sonoma Coast, California - Kosuge's 2020 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir shows beautiful, fresh notes of forest floor, cranberry, cherry, and raspberry, with underlying hints of pomegranate and spice, followed by bright acidity that elevates the fruit with fine tannins pushing through waves of red fruits and mushrooms.  Pairs well with cured meats, roasted duck, and baked salmon.

2018 The Shop Pinot Noir, B. Kosuge Wines, Carneros, California - The Shop got its name when the vineyard was planted this small vineyard next to their workshop.  The 2018 is ripe and juicy, aged in concrete and oak, showing aromas of dark stone fruit and a hint of spice, nuts, and licorice, followed by a medium to full mouthfeel with long flavors of red fruit and fine grainy tannins.  Pairs well with pasta with meat sauce, grilled red meat, and aged goat cheeses.

2009 Hudson Vineyard Syrah, B. Kosuge Wines, Carneros, California - Byron Kosuge has only made small amounts of Syrah, with the Hudson Vineyard being known for the varietal.  It shows aromas of dark fruits, bergamot, black olives, and licorice followed by a rich palate, still showing bright acidity and waves of currant and dark plum on the finish.  A perfect accompaniment to game, roasted meats, and aged cheeses.

 
 

About Us

Simply put: well-crafted beer, wine, and spirits are our passion. We are a "mom and pop" boutique in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts and our focus is to provide our customers with an eclectic and well-curated selection of local, domestic and imported products that are representative of their respective styles or place of origin; all while ensuring the products maintain the same level of quality and value. We are here to provide a quality service for our customers and the community itself, and if there are any questions, comments or concerns we appreciate any feedback our customers are willing to offer. Cheers!

 

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If you consider yourself a beer, wine, or spirits enthusiast or just want to learn some fun facts and information behind some of our products, we recommend signing up here to receive weekly emails that tell you about the latest news, tasting schedules, interesting articles and sales about products we are carrying!

Also, be sure to check out our gallery through the link below to see pictures of all of the amazing products that have made their way through our doors!

 

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