Mid January Blues? Let The Portland Bottle Shop Help
The Weekly What’s Up!
We are officially into January and I’m seeing winter doldrums encroaching on some folks. Well, we are here to help. Kevin has made up some delicious soups for you to check out this weekend, making cleanup so easy. Little Beast released another dark ale that is crazy tasty (see below). This is also the perfect time to revisit some old local favorites (also see below). The sun is going to come out and give us all a well deserved hit of vitamin D over the next week and suddenly things are looking up. Besides, there is no better way to battle mid January doldrums than enjoying the wonderful bounty we have in front of us.
Meatballs Return (for a limited time)
Kevin brought back the meatballs for the weekend. Our house made meatballs are super delicious and smothered in our house marinara sauce. The sauce has the perfect amount of kick, so tasty. You can order as a sub that comes covered in melted provolone cheese and served with french fries, or as a bowl sprinkled with parm and served with baguette on the side. You will not regret it, as these are one of our most requested specials. Enjoy!
Also for the weekend, Kevin made some incredible soups. This weekend we are featuring White Bean and Ham (GF) alongside our Split Pea (vegan, GF). You really can’t go wrong grabbing some food this weekend. And just think, you won’t have to do the dishes. Win-win.
Little Beast’s Folkvangr Dark Ale
Got the winter blues? Let this delicious dark ale from Little Beast bring some joy to your life. They use Norwegian kveik yeast, chocolate wheat, kilned coffee malt along with several hops to bring you this amazing beer. One of the reasons I love this beer so much is that, yes, it is a dark beer, however it doesn’t have the weight of a big dark beer. Mocha powder and coffee notes with a touch of sweetness that lightens it up. With the sun peeking it’s head out this weekend, this is the perfect beer. You’ve just got to try one. It’s amazingly refreshing.
This is a blend from Lemelson’s seven organic vineyards that spans three different AVAs. It is rich and silky on the palate with loads of black cherry and herbs throughout the palate. It is impressive with soft tannins and a beautiful finish. I admit that I haven’t had this wine in a little while. However, I will be bringing this home more often after tasting this 2018. If you haven’t tried this in a while, it is definitely worth revisiting.