With some summer weather upon us more and more beer drinkers are looking for fruity sour beers. Prairie Artisan Ales from Oklahoma makes a Pink Guava Funk that definitely qualifies as a fruity summer sour. Technically an American Wild Ale, this wild-yeast fermented kettle sour pours a hazy copper with a fine white foam head. The aroma has guava, acidic tropical fruits…… and quite a lot of funk! The flavor is very sour with tart lemon and guava shining through in the finish. It has mild carbonation and a light body, but a respectable 6.3% ABV. Definitely something that every sour lover should give a try, now available at the Co-op.
New to the Co-op this week – we’re featuring two new beers from Foundation Brewing Company of Portland Maine!
One of their offerings is Dreamboat, which is a New England IPA featuring Columbus and Eureka! hops and their first IPA brewed with an American Ale yeast. Dreamboat pours a golden yellow with a pronounced haze. The soft mouthfeel is like floating on clouds, with no bitterness and flavors of pineapple and resin, with a dank backbone.
We’re also carrying Zuurzing, which is a farmhouse ale soured with Lactobacillus, and provides a delightfully tart, tangy and crisp, citrusy flavor. Foundation uses a proprietary Belgian yeast to ferment this beer, and uses a blend of American hops to enhance the citrus notes.
Look for these new 4 packs in our warm section at the Co-op!
From the brewers of Sip of Sunshine comes a new limited release, Lawson’s Finest Liquids Maple Nipple Amber Ale (say that ten times fast!!).
This big and rich maple ale is loaded with Vermont’s finest maple syrup from start to finish. Smooth yet strong, with a 9% ABV – so watch out. This was one of the original homebrew recipes the Lawson’s founders made, before the brewery itself was even started. The syrup is sourced from a local maple farm in Huntington Vermont, which is then painstakingly boiled over wood fires for the perfect consistency and flavor, and then used to make this marvelous ale. Until now Maple Nipple was only served at personal homebrew parties, but it’s now available in very limited distribution in New England.
Maple Nipple is available for a limited time right here at the Littleton Food Co-op, so come down and get your maple on! 😁 🍁 🍻 You can also check out Lawson’s website to learn more about how it’s produced right here.
One of our lesser known sparkling Italian wines is Mionetto Organic Prosecco. What Mionetto lacks in a marketing campaign they make up for with their quality wines.
Mionetto’s home is in picturesque Northeast Italy between the sunny Adriatic Coast to the East, romantic Venice in the South and the breathtaking Dolomite Mountains to the North. Tourists flock to this welcoming area where Italians have summer homes dotting the hills. True to its home, Prosecco is known throughout Italy as “The Welcome Wine.” The range of wines are refreshing, with a food-friendly low alcohol content (around 11%). For hundreds of years, the wines from the hills have commanded a premium, prized for their combination of refreshing lightness, yet complexity of flavor. Mionetto’s wines all reflect their hilly heritage.
So whether you are looking to pop a cork for NYE or making mimosas for your morning brunch, try Mionetto Organic Prosecco.
We have a number of seasonal beers arriving for the colder months, and one of our favorites is Corsendonk Christmas Ale.
This Belgian Strong Ale is a rich, dark, joyous brew perfect for celebrating the season. This unique beer is 8.5% ABV and perfect for sipping. Smooth on the palate with an aroma of chocolate, malt, and spices, a touch of smoke and citrus, and a long finish.
Perfect for those long cold winter evenings, or leave a bottle out for for Santa, who is sure to need it to get through the longest night of the year. Available while supplies last!
Equal Exchange founded the Congo Coffee Project as a means to bring Congolese coffee to market in the United States, and to raise awareness about the alarmingly high rate of sexual violence engendered by the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through the sale of Congolese coffee, EE has raised more than $80,000 for survivors and the community.
Over the years, the funding has been dedicated to the vocational and skills training program at the Maison Dorcas Center at the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, an aftercare center that supports survivors of sexual violence.
This week, Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder of the Panzi Hospital, received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize!
Dr. Mukwege’s leadership, dedication, commitment and strong voice are truly an inspiration. The Panzi Hospital has become known as a safe place for survivors of sexual violence to seek treatment and heal from their trauma, as well as providing support to hundreds of women in their vocation program.
Littleton Co-op proudly carries Congo Coffee Project on our shelves, alongside many other varieties of excellent fair trade coffees. By choosing to make your morning cup a fair trade one, you are helping make the world a little bit better every day.