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WWBG: This Weekend at Dominion Wine and Beer

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Editor’s Note: This biweekly column is sponsored by Dominion Wine and Beer (107 Rowell Court, Falls Church). This column is written by Dominion owner Arash Tafakor.

We’re taking a short break from brewery interviews, wine explainers and other commentary this week to tell you what’s happening at our store this weekend.

Friday 5pm – 8pm: Free Beer Alpine/Green Flash Tasting.

Come check out 3 of their newest releases. Passion Fruit Kicker (American Pale Wheat), Cosmic Ristretto (Baltic Porter with Espresso), Dia De Los Serrano (Double Stout with Serrano Chiles) and two of Alpines most popular IPAs Hoppy Birthday and Duet.

Saturday 12pm – 4pm: Free Wine tasting featuring Rubus Wine Selections.

Rubus Wine Selections is owned by local Master Sommelier Fran Kyslea. Fran seeks out excess quality grapes from major wine regions and uses those grapes to put in his Rubus label. Rubus wines are always very well made and cost half the price of wines that use the same grapes. We will taste Rubus Sauvignon Blanc, Rubus Cab, Quadratus Cabernet and Trianguli Pinot Noir.


On draft for Growler fills:

  1. Founders Mosaic Promise

Founder’s has done it again with another phenomenal IPA. This single hop Mosaic IPA is making its appearances solely on draught lines until they release it in packaging this Spring.

  1. Innis and Gunn Irish Whiskey Stout

Innis and Gunn is in Edinburgh, Scotland and does a great job exhibiting the flavors of an Irish Whiskey Cask in this great limited release stout!

  1. Uinta FarmSide Saison

Delicious new release from Uinta Brewing Company out of Salt Lake City, UT. This saison is brewed with white grape must and gooseberries. This seasonal beer is now available on draught and in bottles.

  1. Maine Beer Co Lunch

Maine Beer Company is one of our favorites. This is a great example of some of the special, limited releases you see on our line-up all the time! This one isn’t going to hang around long, but we always have something special tucked up our sleeves.

  1. Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist

Big Bad Baptist receives great reviews from every major critic and for good reason. This Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is one of the best in its class, and offered at a much more affordable price than many of its competitors.

6/7.Ocelot Space Cadet/Marbles

Ocelot Brewing Company has quickly become one of our favorites, and they are in our backyard. Located in Dulles, VA this brewery is on the cusp of its 1st Anniversary and has made a big name for itself. They have yet to brew any beer twice and have never disappointed. The latest are Space Cadet and Marbles. Space Cadet utilizes the famous Galaxy and Amarillo hops, while Marbles experiments with the increasing popular New Zealand Hops, Waimea and Wai’iti. Two delicious IPA options from a local favorite.

  1. Green Flash Cosmic Ristretto

Green Flash just released this new Baltic Porter brewed with espresso. This bold, complex, java-centric Baltic Porter with Espresso is irresistible.

  1. Alpine Hoppy Birthday

Rejoice! You no longer have to go to the brewery to get Alpine beer! Hoppy Birthday is a new favorite Session-IPA of ours and now available year round!

  1. Alpine Duet

Another of Alpine’s year-round offerings, Duet is a West Coast IPA that features Amarillo and Simcoe hops “in harmony”. It’s no wonder these hops are becoming more popular in IPAs these days, because this beer is delicious, and incredibly easy-drinking to be ringing in a 7% ABV.

  1. Champion Shower Beer

Champion brewing out of Charlottesville, VA just took home a Gold Medal at Great American Brewer’s Festival for this Czech style Pilsner. Another great Virginia Brewery making a name for VA!

  1. Founder’s Breakfast Stout

Founder’s Breakfast Stout has been a staple as one of the best seasonal stouts for several years. This Imperial Coffee Stout is brewed with oats, bitter and imported chcoclates, and two types of coffee. This keg is the last of our Breakfast Stout until next year! Come get some before its gone!

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