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Wide World of Craft Beer

craft_beer_tastingAuthor: Jim Phelan

For the first time in several years, deVine Wines & Spirits is hosting a formal sit-down beer tasting!

As craft beer's market continues to gain traction, diversify, and expand, it truly has become a wonderful time to be a beer drinker. This expansion of great beer can also be quite confusing at times. What defines a certain beer style? How many different types of beer are there? What is the difference between craft and domestic brewing? How hoppy and bitter should an IPA be? We here at deVine's might be able to help.

Join us on Saturday March 21st, for a sweeping sit-down survey course across the world of beer. Accessable to beginners and beer-geeks alike, we will taste through thirteen different products spanning from lagers to barley wines. We'll be sticking to some of the most readily available styles seen in North America for this tasting, but with a few surprises thrown in for even the most seasoned beer guru! We will talk about what differentiates different styles of beer and where they came from, go over tasting techniques, look at how craft beer grew so popular over recent years, and even offer some basic beer and food pairings.

Only a dozen spots left as of this writing. You can register for this event here..

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Upcoming Events and Tastings

deVine Wines is known for it's wine tasting events...

10th Anniversary Tasting (Waiting List)

Saturday, February 28, 2015 7pm $75

February 28, 2015 will mark deVine's 10th Anniversary to the day! Time flies when you're having fun!

We are doing a special sitdown Wine & Cheese event at the store featuring special guest Tricia Bell of Cavern to celebra... read more

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Wide World of Craft Beer
(Only 10 Spots Left)

Saturday, March 21, 2015 7pm $35

For the first time in several years, deVine Wines & Spirits is hosting a formal sit-down beer tasting!

As craft beer's market continues to gain traction, diversify, and expand, it truly has become a wonderful time to be a beer drinker. This expans... read more

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Familia Belasco - Meet & Greet

Thursday, March 26, 2015 4-7pm free

On Thursday, March 26th from 4 to 7pm, deVine and Denise Brisson of Cellar Stock Wines present Mikel Belasco, son of current owner Juan Ignacio, will guide you through their family history as fine wine producers from Spai... read more

Quinta do Portal Tasting

Thursday, April 9, 2015 7pm $40

deVine welcomes Pedro Almeida Santos, Export Manager of Quinta do Portal for a sit down tasting and traversal of representative wines of this popular Douro producer.

deVine has been a long time supporter of this winery, who over the la... read more

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Top Drops: Italian with Vendemmia

Saturday, April 25, 2015 7pm $75

Our Top Drops series picks up after a hiatus with a portfolio tastings from our friends from Vendemmia International Wines. Jennifer Klinck and Hayley McRae will be here to lead you through wines from several of their more popular prod... read more

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