Free Brooklyn Brewery & Artisanal Premium Cheese Sampling

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Join us on Thursday July 18 for a free beer and cheese sampling from 6pm-8pm. We will be having beers from Brooklyn Brewery and will be taking over three of our taps. Artisanal Premium Cheese will be providing the delicious cheese. Reps from Brooklyn and Artisanal will be on hand to serve and answer any questions about there respective products as well as cheese/beer pairing tips.

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Founders Beer & Field Trip Beef Jerky Tasting

In celebration of Spring, we will be hosting Founders Brewing beer and Field Trip Beef Jerky Tasting on March 29th from 6pm to 8pm. We will be featuring Founders very easy drinking All Day IPA, as well as some of their other great beers, and Field Trip’s delicious beef jerky.

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Beer, Jam and Toffee Tasting Night

After a long hiatus, Nolita Mart’s Tasting Night is back. This time, the beers we are featuring is from Stone Brewing Co., the people responsible for incredible beers like Arrogant Bastard Ale and Ruination IPA. Joining them will be Anarchy in a Jar showcasing their delightful and creative jams. LUSH English Toffee will also be in attendance to share their delicious English-style toffees. It will be a sweet night.

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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2012

Brewer’s Notes:

Brewed in honor of the 1000th batch at our original Clybourn brewpub. A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with thick foam the color of a bourbon barrel. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer.

Recipe Information:

Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
International Bitterness Units: 60
Color: Midnight
Hops: Willamette
Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roast Barley, Debittered Black

Serving Suggestions:

Preferred Glass: Snifter
Food Pairings: Flourless Chocolate Cake
Cheese Pairings: Capriole Bourbon Chocolate Torte
Cellaring Notes: Develops in the bottle for up to 5 years

Availability:

Limited Release
Bottles: 4pks


Great American Beer Festival Recognition:

Judging Category: Wood & Barrel Aged Strong Stout
2010: Bronze Medal

 

World Beer Cup Recognition:

Judging Category: Barrel Aged Beer
2006: Gold Medal

Complete Awards List

From http://www.gooseisland.com/pages/bourbon_county_stout/59.php

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Rogue Dead Guy Ale w/ Glow in the Dark Bottle

Dead Guy is an Oregon brewed German-style Maibock made with Rogues proprietary “Pacman” ale yeast.  It is created from Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan malts, along with Perle and Saaz Hops.

Dead Guy Ale pours into a glass with a nice hazy, deep golden honey color with a creamy head that dissipates into a thin band of bubbles. Its aroma is of sweet honey and malts with hints of citrus.

The flavor is reminiscent of honey graham crackers. It leads with toasted malt into a slight honey sweetness and complimented by a light citrus hop bitterness.

When drinking, the Dead Guy is very smooth and a bit creamy. It almost has the feel of drinking a stout but not as heavy.

Basically, Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale is smooth, malty beer that’s not too sweet nor overly hoppy. Overall, it’s a well balanced beer that’s just perfect for whatever the occasion.

For this Halloween, Rogue has made Dead Guy glow-in-the-dark bottles. We have these bad boys available in our Craft Beer Fridge in 22oz bottles for $8.99+tax.

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New and Improved Kegerator

We are back in action! After the demise of our old kegerator, we searched around for a similar replacement. That is until we realized that it would be much cooler if we convert one of our spare refrigerator display cases. Our new kegerator now sports five tap faucets and can hold even more kegs which you can see with the glass doors of the fridge. You can also watch the beer flow through the tap lines as we fill your growler. How cool is that?

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7/20/2012 Tasting Event

On Friday July, 20 from 6PM to 8PM, we will be holding yet another Free Tasting Event. This time we’ll be having Harpoon Beer, Field Beef Jerky and Artisanal Cheese, which we invited back because we can’t get enough of their cheese. Remember to mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss out on all the delicious treats. And as always, hope see you then.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

The neck tie has always been the go to gift for dads on Father’s Day. This year, why not be a little more creative? At Nolita Mart & Espresso Bar, there are many things your dad can enjoy. Here are some gift ideas:

Growler of Craft Beer or Cold Brew Coffee
Growlers are available in 64oz and 32oz with a choice of 3 American craft beers on tap or Stumptown Hairbender Cold Brew Coffee to fill it with. After your dad is finished with this gift, he can reuse the growlers to refill it with either coffee or beer or do whatever he wants with it.

The Redhead Bacon Peanut Brittle
Made locally in NYC at the Redhead restaurant, Bacon Peanut Brittle is a delicious amalgamation of peanuts, maple syrup, smoky bacon and spices that are roasted together until the bacon bonds to the peanuts and finished with a touch of cayenne to give a bit of a kick.

Slantshack Jerky
SlantShack Jerky is a small, artisanal food company that’s dedicated to flavor, freshness, and customization. They have developed a series of unique marinades, spice rubs and glazes to create an unprecedented jerky taste experience. Their jerky is lovingly crafted from high quality, all-natural ingredients by the good people at Vermont Highland Cattle Company in Orleans, VT.

McClure’s Pickles
Fresh cucumbers pickled with fresh dill weed and whole cloves of garlic, these delicous and crunchy pickles are extremely hard to not to finish in one sitting. Your dad might be confused why you gave him a jar of pickles as a gift, but one but and he’ll thank you and ask you for more.

Artisanal Premium Cheeses
With the help of Artisanal Cheese, we have expanded our cheese section to include gourmet artisanal cheeses. We currently carry an assortment of mild to bold. Make sure to check out Artisanal Cheese’s trademarked Cheese Clock http://www.artisanalcheese.com/cheeseclock/ to help you with suggested wine and beer pairing with their cheeses.

Mast Brothers Chocolate Bars
Each delicious chocolate bar is made from cocoa beans sourced from family farms, hand-pressed and wrapped in gold foil and beautifully patterned paper. We carry an assortment of flavors that include chocolate paired with almonds, hazelnuts, sea salt, maple syrup and more.

Mixers and Bitters
You can add to your dad’s home bar kit this Father’s Day with Nolita Mart’s recently added mixologists section. Items in this section include McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix, Morris Kitchen’s syrups, Employees Only Pomegranate Grenadine, Dutch’s Colonial Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters, Regan’s Orange Bitters, Dirty Sue’s Martini Mix, Tres Agave’s Margarita Mix and Agave Syrup.

Hope these gift ideas help. Happy Father’s Day from Nolita Mart & Espresso Bar.

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Artisanal Premium Cheese

We’re proud to announce that we are working with Artisanal Premium Cheese to expand and enhance our cheese selection.

Artisanal Cheese started out offering the highest quality artisan hand-crafted cheeses in 1993 cart to able at Picholine and answering questions and offering the perfect wine pairing suggestions to their dining guests.

Since then they have built cheese aging caves in New York City and separated from the restaurant business to focus on a wider customer base in 2007.

In 2009, they trademarked their Artisanal CheeseClock(TM) to help any customer, at any time, select and enjoy cheeses from mild to strong while offering thier best wine and beer pairing suggestions, just as they did back when the started in 1993.

From www.artisanalcheese.com/Our_Story/

Our Story

In 1993 on a small, elegant cheese cart we started offering the highest quality artisan hand-crafted cheeses to our dining guests at Picholine, the New York City restaurant where we began under the watchful eye of Chef Terrance Brennan. The intrigue in the dining room stirred as “the cheese cart” and its Maitre Fromager, Max McCalman, went table to table explaining the different cheeses to our dining guests, answering questions and offering the perfect wine pairing suggestions. From our very first customer, it was always about trust in our expertise.

This trust in our cheese knowledge and high quality expectation grew rapidly leading us to build cheese-aging caves in New York City in 2003 to meet America’s new found passion for our cheeses. In our caves, we specialize in affinage (AH-fee-Nahj) – the ancient craft of maturing cheese to peak ripeness. Just as a wine grows in complexity and flavor with aging, this same nurturing process improves the quality of our cheeses. Aging, though, is just one important step in quality. Milk quality, which is often seasonal, is the first step in the quality chain. We look for cheeses made from the highest quality milk that are produced by the best cheese makers throughout the world, so that the finishing-by-aging in our caves consistently delivers the best cheeses available.

Artisanal Premium Cheeses are the result of time-honored traditions that still continue to this day, where quality craftsmanship is the measure of success. Perfection and know-how is why we have earned the trust of the most celebrated chefs and culinary professionals throughout the country. At the Artisanal Cheese Center we have hosted thousands of patrons that have come to our classes to hear our faculty teach them about cheese and how to enjoy them. Max has since published three books on Artisanal Premium Cheeses. Many of the leading cheese experts in the country have trained here and have used our platform of excellence to develop wonderfully successful careers – and we are proud of our heritage of learning, teaching and leading.

In 2007 we separated the Artisanal Cheese Center from the restaurant business, which we continue to service with cheeses each week as our focus needs to be concentrated on a much wider customer base. Our newly trademarked Artisanal CheeseClockTM that we released in 2009 has been our most recent step toward helping any customer, at any time, select and enjoy cheeses from mild to strong while offering our best wine and beer pairing suggestions, just as we did in cart-to-table service back in 1993 that secured our reputation as a leader, and earned the trust of our customers, one customer at a time.

We welcome you to Artisanal and to our family of chefs, culinary professionals, gourmands, students, foodies and gift givers that all share the same passion for the finest quality cheeses and trust in Artisanal Premium Cheese.

Daniel W. Dowe
Chief Executive Officer

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Free Triple Tasting Event Friday June 1st 6-8pm

On Friday, June 1st Nolita Mart & Espresso Bar will be holding a triple tasting event from 6-8pm. Reps from Abita Beer, McClure’s Pickles and Artisanal Cheeses will be there to show off their goods. Refreshing beer/root beer, delicious pickles and chips and amazing cheeses; I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the start of the summer.

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