Merchant du Vin’s holiday portfolio returns in October

Merchant du Vin portfolioPress Release:

(Seattle, WA) – Winter seasonals from Merchant du Vin are now in stock. Look for them starting in October.

Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome – 24th annual release.
The first imported winter seasonal beer to be sold in America is still the benchmark – now in its 24th annual release. Rich, full-bodied, malty and deeply satisfying, this classic English winter warmer is fermented in open-topped ‘Yorkshire Squares’ made of slate. The 2013-2014 label features a Shire horse stabled at the brewery, still earning his oats by making local beer deliveries in the village of Tadcaster.

Lindemans Gift Box
Lambic ales come from a region in Belgium only about 15 by 75 miles in size. They are fermented only by multiple strains of wild, airborne yeast – brewers add no yeast at all – resulting in demanding, complex, and surprising flavors. The family-owned Lindemans Brewery has been making lambics since 1822, and over the years, we’ve had thousands of comments from folks who become fans after their first taste: the dry complexity of lambic melds beautifully with aromatic, sweet fruit. The Lindemans Gift Box is the perfect way to introduce these amazing beers to someone: the full-color, die-cut box contains a 12 oz. bottle of Lindemans Framboise (raspberry), a 12 oz. Pomme (apple) and a gold-rimmed, footed Lindemans glass.

Samuel Smith’s Gift Box
Three classic English ales from this independent brewer – Oatmeal Stout, Nut Brown Ale, and India Ale – are packed in a bright blue, die-cut box with an authentic brewery glass, two coasters, and an information-packed brochure: this “Selection Box” is a hands-on example of how this brewery helped inspire the American craft beer revolution.

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Ayinger Weizenbock
Although this bold, strong Bavarian weissebier will now stay available all year long, it’s the best wheat beer for winter that we have ever tasted: at 7.2% ABV, it is a hefe-weizen brewed to the strength of a bock. The flavors are firm, powerful and exciting but the beer retains signature Ayinger elegance.

Merchant du Vin imports Samuel Smith from England; Traquair House from Scotland; Ayinger and the organic beers of Pinkus from Germany. Our offerings from Belgium include Lindemans lambics, Du Bocq, and Green’s gluten-free beers as well as the Trappist breweries of Orval, Westmalle, and Rochefort.

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