Shoogle Nifty!!! Are there any more new beers left in this world?! Yes, there are and we've got 'em!
aaaand we continue our 🐐 Goat A-Z --- THIS WEEK IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER --- O is for Organic...!!!
please read on... \\\ NEW NEW NEW......BEERS!!! ///
A bunch of new funky cans arriving this week from Sweden!
<<<<NORTHERN MONK>>>> Two new lassi beers from Northern Monk, look forward to both Mango and Passion Fruit versions!
/////////NEW SIREN////////// 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨
FUTURIST Gluten Free Session IPA 4,8% MARGINAL GRAINS with BROADEN & BUILD Wheat Beer 5%
EVEN MORE NEW BEER FROM SWEDEN... >>>New Dugges>>>New Beerbliotek>>>New Stigbergets>>>New Omnipollo
And of course a few things a wee bit more local...
//////New collaboration from 71 Brewing & Vibrant Forest Brewery >> Guava & Papaya Pale Ale 4,5%
//////New Black Isle CRUMBLE Blackberry & Toasted Oat Pale Ale 4,5%
\\\ O is for ORGANIC ///
Organic wine. Organic beer. Organic Spirits. You want it, we got it!
But what makes organic? And is there truly any benefit to the quality of the product? To the planet? To us? Read on...
Organic farming is defined by multiple sources as: "an integrated farming system that strives for sustainability, the enhancement of soil fertility and biological diversity while prohibiting synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, and growth hormones". (Yes, all those things and more in your non-organic purchases... just sayin') So, good for the planet and good for the population, yes? Winning..... How about the product?
Does it taste better? Our perspective is that with the knowledge of improved standards for plant, planet, and person, the wine will already taste better. Everything tastes better when you're in love, right?
Looking beyond that, the reality is that organic producers have to work very hard to make good product. They have to know the soil, the cycles of climate, the plants, the land. They have to pay intricate attention to every aspect of the final product and in doing so, they create a labour of love. This makes a difference.
At the end of the day, you might just have to taste for yourself - and we've tonnes to try. Just ask next time you're in. And ask us about Biodynamism, because we love that too - although we can't talk about that here because it begins with B.
📣📣📣<< Blowing our own trumpet fanfare >>
Hey so we say we've got lots of Organic wines (and other stuff) but what use is saying that when WE'VE ONLY BEEN BLOODY SHORTLISTED FOR A DECANTER AWARD in that category. YES! That's right, we are one of 4 (FOUR) shops in the whole of the UK nominated for Organic and Biodynamic Specialist Retailer of the Year and we are super-chuffed. So rest assured we will point you in the right direction for all of your Organic and Biodynamic needs. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/decanter-retailer-awards/decanter-retailer-awards-2019-shortlist-announced-422041/
Oh look we have Organic beer too! 👇
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The Churchill Martini 60ml Pothecary Organic Gin An unopened bottle of dry white vermouth. Maybe a twist of lemon if you're feeling frisky. There are a lot of myths surrounding the humble gin martini, several stemming from Winston Churchill, and here is one of his legendarily unsubstantiated recipes.
Chill your measure of gin with lots of big ice cubes. Pour into your favourite, large martini glass. Hold up the bottle of dry martini to a light source and allow the shadow of it to pass over your glass of cryogenically cold gin. Cast away the vermouth as good for nothing and consume your hard work with relish.
So, there you have it. Wonderfully alcoholic inspiration and not for the faint of heart. Enjoy organically.
So much to taste and so little time....
(What a life!!!)
GOODBYE! SEE YOU IN THE SHOP!