Cask & Vine’s What’s On Tap: Andy Day of Cask & Vine!
It’s about an experience.
We recently celebrated our One-Year Anniversary at The Drinkery, and it was an event unlike anything we’ve ever witnessed in a “beer and wine store“. All our regular visitors and even newcomers gathered together to taste some amazing beer, share in the experience and celebrate a place that has become much more than a place to buy good beer and wine.
We want to take this passion a step further and give our visitors a place to sit and enjoy these same craft beers and small production wines with us and one another. We were determined to find a way to take the beauty and charm of this little beer and wine cellar and create a place where craft beer drinkers and wine drinkers alike could sit and enjoy a glass of something outstanding.
Bert’s Better Beers’ Draft Pick of the Week:
1. Lil’ Heaven IPA from Two Roads Brewing
2. Phoenix from White Birch Brewing
Listen to hear our reviews!
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Beer distributor keeps up Indiana liquor law fight
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana beer distributor with a long history of challenging the state’s alcohol laws is bracing for another court battle over its quest to enter the hard liquor business.
Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage Co., the state’s largest beer distributor, has filed documents seeking a liquor wholesaler’s permit for a separate corporate entity. The state Alcohol and Tobacco Commission has already notified the company it intends to deny the request, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported.
Monarch officials accuse the commission of letting politics influence its decisions and the agency’s chairman of prejudice against the company. CEO Phil Terry said the company expects to file a court challenge if its permit is denied. READ MORE
Choose the Right Glass for Your Beer
According to the Good Beer Seal, members are “committed to the presentation, promotion and enjoyment of good craft beer… serving these beers the way brewers have intended, including proper glassware.”
Why is “proper glassware” so important, though? I’ll start with a quote from Marc Maron.
Maron is a neurotic, candid, compelling, cat-hoarding comedian and host of the addictive podcast, WTF with Marc Maron. He is also a vinyl addict.
It’s not surprising, then, that the audiophile’s preference is analog, not digital. He once said, “Hearing [Van Halen’s debut album,] Van Halen on the turntable through the big speakers is a great experience. It’s like you’re hearing it for the first time. I don’t really know how to explain it but there’s a distinction of sound on vinyl that you don’t get from listening to the digital track. That depth of sound is missing from digital. You can really hear the dynamics of the music on vinyl.” READ MORE