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Bauer’s 12 Days of Christmas Sale Starts Friday!

Happy Holidays from Sofia!

Happy Holidays from Sofia!

We’ve always done our best to bring you the best products possible in every price range, whether you’ve heard of them before or not. Well, in the spirit of holiday cheer and generosity, we’re going to take it up a notch. Starting on Friday, December 13th 2013, we’ll have a huge one-day sale on one item every day until Christmas!

Here’s the catch – sale prices will be LOW and only available for one day each. Promoted products are available at the special price in-store only (no delivery), but we’ll gladly include them in a delivery order if your other purchases meet our minimum for your delivery zone.

There’s no peeking at what our 12 sales are going to be, but we’ll give you a hint: a mix of spirits, wine, beer, and other goodies that are perfect for gifts or your own enjoyment! Check this blog, Facebook, or Twitter each day to see what we’re putting on special.

Whatever winter holiday you celebrate, we wish you nothing but the best and are tremendously thankful for your business this past year! We hope to see you this month for all of your holiday gift, party, and celebratory needs.

Cheers,
Jeff

How to Enjoy Your Last Month of Summer

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We only have one month of summer left! As much as I love fall in Boston (crisp air, colorful leaves, and a break from the heat), I’m not quite ready for summer to be over. There are many more drinks to be enjoyed on the patio, steaks and veggies to be grilled, and – with any luck – another day at the beach.

While I normally stick with light, refreshing seasonal beer throughout the summer, I’ve made my way through an interesting array of cocktails and wines as well. A huge discovery for me was the Pimm’s Cup, an unbelievably quenching cocktail built around Pimm’s No. 1, a fruity, floral, and herbal gin-based spirit. With lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda, and relatively low alcohol content, it makes a great daytime sipper on a lazy summer day. With wines, my favorite has been the 2012 Hada Verdejo-Viura, a Spanish white wine from the Rueda region. With snappy, bright citrus aromas that follow through to a delicate, lingering finish, this has been my standby wine for seafood dishes all summer. Of course, when it’s time for a beer I continue to stand by my old fallback – Schöfferhofer Grapefruit. Half weisse beer, half grapefruit juice, this beer has all of the classic hefewiezen characteristics (banana/clove in the nose, bready malt on the palette) complemented superbly with tart, aromatic grapefruit. Don’t like fruit in your beer? Take a deep breath and try it – you won’t be disappointed.

A quick introduction as well – my name is Jeff and this is my first week with the Bauer team. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all and hope I can introduce myself to you next time you’re in the store!

Cheers,

Jeff

Pimm’s No. 1 – Regular Price: $21.99, Sale Price: $16.99

2012 Hada Verdejo-Viura (Rueda) – Regular Price: $12.99, Sale Price: $9.99

Schöfferhofer Grapefruit – Regular Price: $8.99, Sale Price: $7.99

Dog Food and Beer?

Yes,  I know it sounds crazy but on Tuesday I watched people have dog food and beer.  The Fish & Bone (217 Newbury St) hosted a tasting of The Honest Kitchen for both dogs and their humans.  Kathy Palmer, the owner, and her crew put out quite a spread for everyone.  From doggie beer and beer bones for the pooches to human beer, chicken sausage and chips for everyone else, Kathy made sure no one would go hungry.

This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Yes, I love dogs and I was excited to see them drinking their Bowser Beer and trying a new food.  So I offered to come down and talk about the beers that Kathy was offering her guests.  My job was to just tell people about the Avery’s IPA, Avery’s White Rascal, Smuttynose Old Brown Dog and Lagunitas New Dogtown American Pale Ale.  These four delicious beers I paired with the dog foods from The Honest Kitchen.   Little did I know that people would actually take me up on these pairings.  It isn’t as gross as it sounds.  The Honest Kitchen’s dog food is made from meat, vegetables and fruit only; there’s even a vegetarian choice.  They are gluten free and most of them contain no grain.  I would equate it to putting your dinner in the blender before you eat it.  Surprisingly,  there wasn’t a single taster, human or canine, that didn’t enjoy every bite.

Overall, the dogs and their humans had a great time.  I am thrilled that I could be a part of their event and promote some of Bauer’s beer.  The big hit of the hour was definitely Avery’s White Rascal.  A truly authentic Belgian style wheat or “white” ale, that is unfiltered (yup, that’s yeast on the bottom) and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel producing a refreshingly fruity thirst quencher.

Bowzer Beer

Kathy and Matt setting up

The Honest Kitchen

Cameron and his Grandma

Matt says "It's good"

Matt taste testing The Honest Kitchen

A taster named Tobo

Getting to know each other

Human Tasters

Making Friends

Morgan was more interested in the human beer and almost tall enough to reach it

Moose loved his taste!!!

Kathy and her pug, Zip