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Spirits Unlimited is the one stop shop for all of your beer, wine and liquor needs in Monmouth and Ocean County New Jersey. With the help of our knowledgeable staff, we would like to share with you the latest news in wine, beer & liquor, recipes, food pairings and more. Check here for the latest in-store and local events, growler tap updates and anything else Spirits related!


 

 

Fall Is The Real Beerfest Season

Even for the casual beer drinker, September begins the most exciting season of all.  My statement has nothing to do about football kicking off or the pennant run of the baseball season.  It’s purely a statement about beer.

As many of summer’s favorite seasonal drinks begin to disappear from the beer coolers of your favorite liquor store, they are replaced by the beers of fall.  This exciting crossover is what brings out the best of beer sellers and beer buyers alike.  Customers that love beers like Sam Adams Summer and Leinenkugel Summer Shandy know that their days are numbered with regards to availability.  Simultaneously, the Pumpkin Beers, the Fall Seasonals and Oktoberfests are flooding the market for their limited engagement in the stores and it’s this overlap of seasons that beer enthusiasts hold in high regard.  September and October is prime time for hop heads!  It’s also very exciting to be a beer merchant.

This year, on October 8th, that excitement will have it’s own “holiday” of sorts as WRAT presents BEERFEST – a walk around beer festival at Asbury Park’s Convention Hall.  This first of it’s kind local event will feature a wide variety of all styles of beers.  Small regional craft brewers, some domestic big guns like Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada as well as a bevy of international brewers will be represented.  There will also be food vendors and a large representation of items that beer enthusiasts will find of interest.


Spirits Unlimited is a proud sponsor of BEERFEST and is working very closely with WRAT and the festival organizers on planning a great event.  Many of our stores will have representation during the two sessions (there’s an afternoon ticket and an evening ticket available).  We will have our street team there giving out free stuff to our customers who show their Spirits Unlimited Club Card or they will be available to sign you up for one.

Each Friday morning leading up to BEERFEST, I’ll be on the radio with the morning guys (Carl, Marty and my new buddy Gotts) to talk about the festival and drinking and talking beer “on the air”.  Hey, blogging’s a tough job, but I’m up for the challenge!  Tune into 95.9 FM -The Rat – at 8AM and drink along with us!
So what if it 8:30 in the morning!  CLICK HERE for more details about this awesome event and get a gang together.  See you in Asbury Park!

Donny Sanders


 

Spirits Unlimited Sponsors Beerfest 2011

This year, on October 8th, WRAT presents BEERFEST – a walk around beer festival at Asbury Park’s Convention Hall.  This first of it’s kind local event will feature a wide variety of all styles of beers.  Small regional craft brewers, some domestic big guns like Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada as well as a bevy of international brewers will be represented.  There will also be food vendors and a large representation of items that beer enthusiasts will find of interest.

100 Craft beers from all over the world, iconic retro beers, a cider bar and more!

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New Wines & Random Thoughts

This weeks post will be a collection of “odds & ends” – things I want to mention but there’s not enough to write an entire story about.

From the interesting new wine department…

1) Hey Mambo Sultry Red -a very interesting blend of red grape varietals (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zin and Malbec) that was so impressive when I ordered a glass to go with a pizza that I immediately sent an e-mail Continue reading


 

Donny’s Top 10 Beverage Movies

It’s a well known fact that a large majority of you are attracted to lists. Top Ten Lists (as made famous on Late Night with David Letterman), command your attention and provoke thought. After all, if I were to suggest that we create a Top Ten List of movies that adult beverages played a key role – what’s the first movie that pops into your head? Continue reading


 
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