Well it is the last day of 2017 and while we are sad to see it go, we are also excited to welcome in the new year of 2018. We’ve had a great and fun year here at the store. We celebrated our 45th anniversary in Vail in style with a big old party and another year’s worth of providing the valley with its beverage needs. We have some great new things coming in 2018 and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year.
Please come in today and close out the year with us. We are open today 9AM-9PM. When you come in, pick up all your New Year’s Eve needs, but don’t forget about beer for any celebration. There are a ton of beers available here that fit the role and will help make your night unforgettable.
Specifically, I would like to recommend the celebratory Avec Les Bons Vouex from the legendary Dupont Brewery in Belgium. This beer is specifically made for holiday season celebrations. Les Bons Voeux literally means “Best Wishes”. This beer is very rich and comes in a nice cork and caged 750ml bottle; perfect for poppin’! It also packs a nice little extra punch at 9.5% Alcohol by Volume. Les Bons Vouex is considered to be the finest offering from Dupont, masters of the Saison style.
Upon tasting Les Bons Voeux our staff found it to be rich and pronounced. I thought it had nice nuances and overall was earthy and representative of a style. It had the classic notes of banana and clove familiar to Belgian beer lovers. It was also unusually highly carbonated, leaving a big frothy head that added an enjoyable aspect to the mouth feel. In high end sparkling wines, tasters often get a hint of nuttiness which shows quality and balance. I got the same effect from this beer and it really made it come together as something special.
So buy some Champagne, make some cocktails and anything else that makes this final day of 2017 special. Don’t forget about beer as an option for your celebration. Try something new or go to an old favorite. You won’t be disappointed! Remember of course to always be safe but especially tonight.
Happy 2018! Cheers!
Dean LoRusso, Beer Buyer, West Vail Liquor Mart