12 Dec 2016
It’s that time of year again, the snow is beginning to fall, the lights are on the tree and in just a few short weeks friends and family will be gathering to celebrate for the holidays. That’s why at Baker we are running our Nor’Easter Wine Spectacular – because are you really ringing in the New Year if you don’t cheers with a little glass of bubbly? If you’re shaking your head right now then you see where we’re coming from!
We have some amazing varieties on sale from Korbel to Mionetto to Chandon and more until the end of December. Pair yours with a fresh cheese plate, decadent dessert or enjoy a glass over dinner with friends and family. Whether you’re into Brut, Prosecco, Rosé, or just a delicious glass a Red – there is something for everyone!
Join us for two nights of culinary excellence in Rutland and Burlington, for the Signature Chefs Auctions to benefit the March of Dimes Vermont. “Every year more than 15 million babies are born prematurely; a million will die before their first birthday as a result. With your gift at Signature Chefs to the March of Dimes, you can help to fund the research, education, and support to ensure more babies celebrate their birthday.”
The event is a culinary showcase, featuring Rutland and Burlington’s top culinary masters. This rare opportunity is made possible by participating chefs graciously donating their time and talent to create a food experience beyond any available at a single location in Vermont. Each tasting is thoughtfully created to tantalize the palette of even the savviest “foodie” and highlight the chef’s unique and exceptional talents. Amidst a lively party atmosphere and exciting entertainment, guests will enjoy exquisite cuisine, spirited cocktails and enticing raffle and auction packages.
We will be attending both events and representing the wines of Constellation Brands and the beers of Switchback Brewing Company. We will be also be making a donation to March of Dimes to help improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? By purchasing a table or donating during Fund the Mission you are helping to ensure one day all babies will be born healthy. Contact Brooke Duffy BDuffy@marchofdimes.org for sponsorship levels and how you can get involved.
26 Oct 2016
We are excited to share with you that we are partnering with Simon Pearce in Quechee, Vermont for the first Wine Dinner event of the fall/winter season, featuring wines of Southern Italy from Frederick Wildman Imports.
Join us on Wednesday, November 9th at 6pm for a curated five-course meal with specially chosen wine accompaniments.
This event is $95 per person excluding tax, gratuity and additional beverages.
For reservations and more information, please call the Simon Pearce restaurant directly at 802-295-1470.
Know someone else who would be interested in joining? Share this event with them!
1st Course: Marinated Anchovies – grilled sourdough, toasted almond and parsley salad, caper remoulade
Pairing: Rapitala Piano Maltese, 2015
Second Course: Italian Charcuterie Plate- capicola, salame, and prosciutto, buttermilk and cheddar biscuits, strawberry and balsamic mostarda, grilled figs
Pairing: Castello Monaci “Kreos” Rosato 2015
Third Course: Roasted Chicken Culurgiones -Vermont ricotta, sage brown butter and pecorino romano
Pairing: Rapitala “Alto” Single Vineyard Nero d’Avolo 2014
Fourth Course: Berkshire Pork Bombettes – gruyere, stewed mushrooms, rosemary polenta, pork glace
Pairings: Castello Monaci “Liante” Salice Salentino 2013 and “Aiace” Salice Salentino Riserva 2012
Dessert: Candied Lemon and Orange Cheesecake
Pairing: Pellegrino Passito Pantelleria Moscato 2014
We look forward to seeing you!
Founders Brewing: Backwoods Bastard Ale – Limited Release. This Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy features smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. 11.2% | 50 IBU
Founders Brewing: Harvest Ale -Limited Release. This American IPA rewards you with a super juicy hop presence bursting with fresh citrus, then finishes to introduce toasted malt undertones. 7.6% ABV | 70 IBU
Browns Brewing: “Burst” Valencia Orange IPA – available in 4 pack, 16oz cans. Burst IPA is an American East Coast IPA with a global taste profile. Copious amounts of summer sweet delicious Valencia Orange zest, blended with an English Ale yeast give this IPA maximum hop flavor and aroma without being overly bitter. 6.5% ABV | 65 IBU
Fall season has arrived! Along with the change of season, come delicious beverages from our friends at Uinta Brewing and Ithaca Beer Co. Learn more about these new offerings including: Rise & Pine (Dark, Hoppy Ale), Funk’n & Patch (Brett Pumpkin Ale), Hop Nosh (Tangerine IPA), Box of Hops (Collection of 4 Hoppy Beers), & Midnight Sun (German Pilsner w/ Munich and Black malts).
Juniper and piney hops build the framework for this bold dark ale. With its assertive bitterness and smooth malt finish, this beer stands tall above the rest. 7.5% IBU 85, Carafa, Chocolate, Chinook, Simcoe. Available in 1/2 BBLs & 1/6 BBLs.
Aged in whiskey barrels and fermented with a mix of brewers yeast and brettanomyces, Funk’n Patch grooves throug seasonal pumpkin spices, rich caramel and bourbon tones with a wild, barnyard finish. 8% IBU 25. Available in 1/6 BBLs.
A play on our flagship IPA, this beer features an aromatic menagerie of tropical hops and tangerine zest, warps up with a crisp, bitter finish. 7.3% IBU 82, Munich, C40, Galaxy, Chinook. Available in 1/2 BBLs and 1/6 BBLs.
Flower Power IPA, Hopmanian Devil, Dr. Zaic Dr. Zaic., & Pacific Gravity.
Limited Release: This Black Lager is 5.8%. Hops: Northern ewer, HallertauMittelfruh. Malts: German Pilsner, Munich, Black, Acidulated eat. Yeast: Southern German Lager. Packages available in: 1/2Keg, 1/6Keg, 4/6 12oz.Bottles.
Keep up-to-date with new brands, events and news on our Facebook Page. Happy Drinking and Happy Fall!
The Vermont Cider Classic is back! Join Arts Riot on Sunday, October 9th from 1pm-5pm and enjoy an afternoon of drinking, eating and merriment.
Vermont’s Cider makers come together again for a day of tasting, eating and competing. Makers are bringing their favorite pours for you to indulge in, while hoping they’ll get your vote for Vermont’s Best Cider Maker and Vermont’s Best Cider. There will be over 35 ciders to taste this year. Drink. Eat. Vote.
LIVE music throughout the night, along with ArtsRiot Food Truck, Taco Gordo and Vermont Creamery and much more.
Attending Cider makers:
Hall Home Place
Windfall Orchard Ice Cider
Boyden Valley Winery
Eden Ice Ciderr
Urban Farm Fermentory
1-2 PM VIP Tasting $55
2-5 PM General Admission $25pre/$30 day of
**RAIN OR SHINE
We hope to see you there!
It’s that time of year again! The second annual Vermont Beer Week is taking over the entire state and coming to various bars, restaurants, and breweries, to give you the ultimate beer drinking experience with tastings, giveaways, special releases, parties, beer festivals and more!
During Vermont Beer Week, 50% of all proceeds raised will be donated to the Vermont Food Bank for the second year in a row.
This year Vermont Beer Week has over 50 events scheduled from Friday, September 16th through Sunday, September 25th. To view the entire list of events happening throughout the week, please click here.
Lastly, we all know that “Beer is big business in Vermont”! Read the Vermont Biz article on Vermont’s wholesale beer industry and the industry employees that are making it a success!
We are excited to announce that we’ve added Ithaca Beer Company to our beer portfolio and they launch in Vermont next Tuesday, September 13th! Ithaca Beer Co. has been crafting award-winning ales in Ithaca, NY since 1998. They craft year-round, seasonal & speciality beers including: Nut Brown, Apricot Wheat, Happy Pils & Embrr Rye Porter, just to name a few!
Let’s give Ithaca Beer Co. a warm welcome to Vermont by participating in these upcoming events:
- Ithaca Beer Co. Launch Party at Mule Bar – Wednesday, September 14th from 5pm-7pm.
- Ithaca Beer Co. Tasting- at Woodstock Hops and Barley, on Thursday, September 15th.
- Beer Social with Ithaca Beer Co. at the Vermont Tap House in Williston on Thursday, September 15th.
- Beer Social with Ithaca Beer Co. –Worthy Kitchen 9/15.
Wondering what may be on tap or available for tastings?
01 Sep 2016
Do YOU think you have what it takes to take on the Spartan Race course at its birthplace at the Killington Resort on Saturday, September 17th? If so, we want to make this dream a reality! This years race is sponsored by Coors Light and we are giving away free race certificates.
Post your training video on our page by noon time Friday, September 9th and the best video submissions will be rewarded with free race admission! Winners can chose to compete in the Ultra Beast, Beast, or Sprint. We have ten tickets to give away so team up with some friends, or send in a solo video that inspires us, or makes us laugh.
About the VT Spartan Race:
“The Killington, VT Spartan Race has hosted three Spartan World Championship events. If you think you’re among the baddest of the east, we welcome you to come play in what is known as “Joe’s backyard.” This is where Spartan Race was born; and that means anything goes. You can expect steep slopes, off-trail descents, massive climbs, and chilly swims. The wonderful ski-town of Killington welcomes Spartans with open arms. Come see where it all began and witness the menace that gave Spartan Race its roots. Be forewarned though: this course has been known to destroy those not prepared in their mind, body, legs and soul.”
If you want to experience one of the most rewarding and challenging courses in the world, come out to the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. While the climbs will have your calves and quads begging for a massage, the cascading silhouettes of mountains and the unpredictable weather will have you shouting AROO! as you battle for glory from the mountain tops.
The race will take place Saturday, September 17th at 7am – 6pm.
The location is: Killington Ski Resort Killington, Vermont.
Check out the Vermont Spartan Race Beast page for more details and information.