Sips – Nov. 2016

Peco’s Holiday Open House

Join the Peco’s Liquor Store family for their annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, Nov. 20. It showcases some of the most exclusive offerings and complimentary tastings with hors d’oeuvres. From 5:30-8 p.m., the event also features live music, on-site custom gift basket creations, personal shoppers and menu planners, as well as giveaways and specials. For more information, go to pecosliquors.com.

Spaceballs and 16 Mile

The Movies On Tap series continues at Penn Cinema on the Riverfront on Thursday, Nov. 10, featuring tastings from 16 Mile Brewery and the Mel Brooks classic Star Wars spoof, Spaceballs. Once a month, join Premier Wine & Spirits at the theater for this interactive tasting series. For $20, attendees get to taste samples and learn about a beer from a local brewing company. The ticket also covers the price of popcorn and a cult-classic film on the big screen. Proceeds will go to a charity of the brewer’s choice. Visit penncinema.com for a list of additional upcoming movies and to purchase tickets.

Inaugural Beach Bash Beer Festival

There’s no time like the dead of winter to celebrate Delmarva’s beach culture, right? That’s what the folks at World Cafe Live at The Queen believe – so much so that they’re hosting an Inaugural Beach Bash Beer Festival on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 5:30 p.m. The event pays tribute to the Delmarva beach culture by offering 50 beers in a beach-themed setting, with boardwalk games, limbo, live music and a buffet. Beach attire for the $45, 21-and-older event is strongly encouraged. Beers from 2SP, Dogfish, Evolution, Mispillion, Burley Oak, Heavy Seas, Twin Lakes, Dominion and more will be featured. For more information, visit worldcafelive.com.

Giving on Tap Fundraiser

Enjoy craft beers so that hungry seniors can have warm meals through Meals on Wheels Delaware at Two Stones Pub’s 5th annual Giving on Tap fundraiser at the Hockessin location on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6-8:30 p.m. The event will be on the outdoor heated patio, and will include a raw bar and vodka pairing, aged smokehouse meats, artisanal cheeses and much more. Rare and vintage beers from Two Stones’ cellar will be available. Meals on Wheels Delaware’s Regina Dodds says, “The craft beer provided by Two Stones Pub and food are always wonderful, and it’s a great night out.” Seating is limited. Tickets are $55. All proceeds from this event will directly support Meals on Wheels Delaware and its mission to support the five agencies throughout Delaware that deliver meals to 4,000 homebound seniors. For more information, visit mealsonwheelsde.org/giving-on-tap.

Tis the Season for Heavy Seas

Heavy Seas’ Winter Storm, an imperial ESB (extra special bitter) is back this fall and winter, available now through December in all 18 states where Heavy Seas is distributed. The Baltimore brewery’s first international gold medal-winning beer, the brew draws on hops from both the West Coast and the UK for its elegant bitterness. A ruddy-hued, richly flavored ale, 7.5 percent ABV Winter Storm has subtle aromas of nutty malts, earthy hops and a trace of cocoa. Additionally, help Heavy Seas celebrate its 21st birthday with the new anniversary ale, appropriately titled “21.” This Imperial Rye bitter, aged in local Sagamore Spirit rye whiskey barrels, will be released in early December in the “Uncharted Waters” Series. “To celebrate our 21st anniversary, we have fashioned an Imperial Rye ESB brewed with imported UK Marris Otter malt, Crystal Rye malt, local Domino brown sugar, and a blend of spicy, herbaceous British and American hops,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster Christopher Leonard. At 10.5 percent ABV, this is the perfect slow-sipper by a fire. For more information, visit hsbeer.com.

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