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Molly's Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Molly’s Staff Picks For Mother’s Day

Don’t know what to get mom? The Molly’s team has your back! Mother’s Day is right around the corner (Sunday, May 13th), so we gathered a few options that will hopefully hit the nail on the head and make the perfect gift or at least get your wheels turning.

Molly's Mother's Day Staff Picks

1. BLANC LIMÉ
Picked by: Christina
Was $16.98 | NOW $14.98

A French café classic reborn! Blanc Limé is a sparkling wine-based beverage produced with a base of dry white wine, a careful blend of natural citrus aromas, and a touch of fizz. In the 50s this lively, refreshing beverage was the drink of choice in the cafés of South-West France and the brasseries of Paris. Perfectly suited to enjoy by itself or in a range of different cocktails. Plus the bottle is adorable.

2. ZONIN PRIMO AMORE MOSCATO
Picked by: Madison
Was $14.98 | NOW $12.98

Fruity with intense scents of peaches and exotic fruit. Fresh and pleasantly sweet. Excellent as dessert wine, matching perfectly with jam tarts, fruit salads, and pastry. Also delicious with ice cream!

3. WHISPERING ANGEL ROSÉ
Picked by: Greg
Was $26.98 | NOW $23.98

This French rosé is always a solid choice. Perfect for Mother’s Day brunch. If mom is a big fan, our rosé section has officially taken over Lane 2 with dozens on dozens of options.

4. ADESSO CAGNINA DI ROMAGNA SWEET RED
Picked by: Kellie
Was $12.98 | NOW $9.98

A store favorite! This sweet red wine has been made since the 13th century exclusively in the Emilia-Romagna Region, just south of Venice, in Italy. With a pleasant nose of red berries and flavors of black raspberries, cherries, and spice, and a lingering aftertaste of candied violets, this wine is low in alcohol and a fun and easy to drink red wine for those who prefer their wines “off dry”.

5. RAMONA RUBY GRAPEFRUIT WINE SPRITZ
Picked by: Jaylee
$18.99/4pk 250ML Cans

Can’t go wrong with a canned wine spritz! Not only is Ramona a portable crowd pleaser in a can, but it’s organic, all natural, gluten-free, and vegan. We have quite a plethora of canned wine and canned wine-based cocktails to choose from – why not pick out a few for mom?

6. EMPRESS 1908 ORIGINAL INDIGO GIN
Picked by: Sandra
$36.99/750ML

Empress 1908 Original Indigo Gin is infused with the vibrantly tinted butterfly pea blossom making it a vivid indigo blue! It’s 100% authentic and all-natural. Add citrus or tonic and the gin naturally changes from blue to a soft pink!

7. LEOPOLD BROS. SILVER TREE SMALL BATCH VODKA & ROCKY MOUNTAIN BLACKBERRY LIQUEUR
Picked by: Joan
Both Were $31.99 | NOW $28.99/750ML

The Molly’s team recently took a trip to Leopold Bros. where we learned all about the distillery and how to concoct a Leopold Bros.’ Berry and Sage Vodka Smash using the two spirits listed above. Play bartender this Mother’s Day and make your mom her favorite cocktail! Need ideas? Leopold Bros. has a ton!

8. BAILEYS ALMANDE
Picked by: Jessica
Was $24.99 | NOW $22.99/750ML

Gluten free and dairy free, this almondmilk liqueur will make a nice little addition to your mom’s coffee cup because you know she’s tired of taking care of yo’ butt!

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Denver Art Museum Uncorked Reserve Wine Tasting

Denver Art Museum’s 2018 Uncorked Reserve Wine Pairings

Molly’s was once again a proud sponsor of Uncorked Reserve and Uncorked AFTERGLO, the Denver Art Museum’s two-tiered spring fundraising event celebrating two of our favorite things – wine and creativity! The evening raised funds to support the Denver Art Museum’s groundbreaking exhibitions and creative programming. Uncorked Reserve includes a silent auction cocktail reception followed by a fabulous four-course seated dinner featuring exquisite wine pairings with each course. Following the dinner, Reserve guests headed to Uncorked AFTERGLO, a party featuring art activations by local creatives, live music and artistic treats and cocktails.

The wines served at this year’s event were all chosen in collaboration with our wonderful supplier partners: Hope Estate, Da Luca, Enotec Imports, The Prisoner Wine Company, B Side Soulful North Coast Wine, and Vini Pavan. Next time you’re in the store look for the shelf tags indicating the wine was a part of Uncorked Reserve!

**Join us at the Molly’s tasting bar on Friday, April 20th 4-6PM for a special wine tasting featuring four wines served at Uncorked: Da Luca Prosecco, Marchesini Chiaretto Rosé, B Side Cabernet, and Pavan Dolce Moscato (pictured below).**

Denver Art Museum Uncorked Reserve Wines

Cocktail Reception

HOPE FAMILY ESTATE WINES CHARDONNAY
Hunter Valley, Australia

“A complex, balanced, and fresh style of wine that drinks well now and that will age superbly well. Showing lots of bright fruit, the complexity in the wine from a combination of wild yeast fermentation, partial malolactic fermentation and barrel maturation, leave this wine in a great position to impress.”

HOPE FAMILY ESTATE WINES SEMILLON
Hunter Valley, Australia

“This special batch of Hunter Semillon has been carefully aged to develop the sought after honey, toasty and lanolin characters of the traditional Hunter style. The wine has ample palate weight and will appeal to the red wine drinker.”

HOPE FAMILY ESTATE WINES SHIRAZ
Hunter Valley, Australia Was $15.98 | NOW $10.98

“Earthy, peppery and with a generous berry fruit, this Shiraz is medium bodied and is a good example of hunter valley Shiraz. The Estate Shiraz is matured with a mix of new and used oak, which contributes to a complex, flavorful and satisfying finish.”

Location: Lane 11, Aisle A

Amuse-bouche

DA LUCA PROSECCO
Veneto, Italy Was $10.98 | NOW $7.98

“Sparkler with appealing floral, citrus and stonefruit aromas. The palate is fresh and flavoursome, displaying characters of peach, apple and capsicum. Da Luca sports a pleasant round mouthfeel with a touch of sweetness. This Prosecco lingers on the palate with tropical notes and a clean mouth watering finish.”

Paired with: Chilled Spring Pea Soup
Location: Lane 3, Aisle B

Salad Course

MARCHESINI CHIARETTO ROSE
Bardolino, Veneto, Italy Was $14.98 | NOW $7.98

“Chiaretto is the most famous name for rosé wines in Italy and can only be made from the Bardolino zone bordering beautiful Lake Garda in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The ‘lake effect’ generates ample ripeness in the Corvina and Rondinella grapes. This gives the wine great aromatics and good density on the palate. This dry rosé wine is fruity, fragrant and delicate with aromas of peach-blossoms.”

Paired with: Pickled Cauliflower & Gem Lettuce Salad
Location: Lane 2, Aisle B

Entree

B SIDE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Napa Valley, California Was $28.98 | NOW $22.98

“On the nose, beautiful notes of cassis, licorice and blackberry are framed by dark, toasty oak from fourteen months of aging. A ripe, rich and layered glass of wine abundant with bold fruit flavors and subtle nuances of toffee, espresso and dark chocolate. This wine reflects its origin, with powerful structure, firm tannins and a perfectly integrated finish.”

Paired with: Angus Sliced Tenderloin
Location: Lane 6, Aisle B

THE PRISONER RED BLEND
Napa Valley, California Was $49.98 | NOW $44.98

“This Zinfandel based blend shows aromas or ripe cherry and cedar with hints of rose petal and sweet oak. The lovely entry leads into a savory mid palate. Ripe fig and black currant dominate the finish with soft well integrated tannins.”

Paired with: Angus Sliced Tenderloin
Location: Lane 4, Aisle B

Dessert Course

PAVAN DOLCE MOSCATO
Veneto, Italy Was $14.98 | NOW $10.98

“Pavan has a generous nose boasting orange blossom and ripe melon. This wine has a lower sugar content than most Moscatos making it a perfect pairing to desserts or brunch fare that go for savory/tangy vs. Sweet. Pavan is made in the classic frizzante (half sparkling) style.

Paired with: Lemon Meringue Tartlet
Location: Lane 8, Aisle B

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6 rosés to kick off spring

6 Rosés To Kick Off Spring

6 rosés to kick off spring

If we were writing this post last year, we probably would have lead with something like “Our favorite time of year is here!” or “Suns out, rosés out!”, but I think by now we’ve all decided that rosé can and should be enjoyed year round (Martha Stewart is on board). Even better news – the 2017 vintages are arriving and pretty soon Lane 2 will be head-to-toe pink. Don’t know where to begin? Our wine expert, Emily Elliot, has selected six 2017 rosés she’s pretty excited about.

2017 MAISON NOIR LOVE DRUNK ROSÉ
Oregon Was $18.98 | NOW $16.98

“The 2017 Love Drunk is an intoxicating rosé. Much like new love, it clouds the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise, and lips to pucker. Provocative aromas of strawberry and raspberry, followed by refreshing flavors of wild strawberry, watermelon rind, and a hint of kiwi.” – Maison Noir Wines

Wine style: Chardonnay/Pinot Noir
Wine style: Crisp and dry
Pair with: Salmon burgers or watermelon with feta and mint

2017 RODNEY STRONG ROSÉ OF PINOT NOIR
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California Was $23.98 | NOW $19.98

“The beautifully colored fresh and vibrant Rosé of Pinot Noir has aromas and flavors of strawberry, white peach and jasmine. Brilliant and bright with fresh acidity and a wonderful lasting juicy finish.” – Rodney Strong Vineyards

Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Wine style: Crisp and dry
Pair with: Light salads, light pasta and rice dishes, seafood, shellfish, grilled fish, and goats’ cheeses.

2017 DAY OWL ROSÉ
California Was $14.98 | NOW $11.98

“Barbera is the primary varietal in Day Owl Rosé. Like the best things in life, this Italian varietal is meant to be enjoyed young (aka now), so seize the moment. Bright, citrusy, and effortlessly cool, this versatile wine pairs perfectly with whatever the day throws at it. Day Owl Rosé radiates with floral red fruit and vibrant orange zest vibes. Lively acidity and a dry, elegant finish make for a bold bottle as alluring as the day is long.” – Day Owl

Grape/Blend: Barbera
Wine style: Rich and fruity
Pair with: Barbecued chicken, watermelon and mint salad, cold Thai sesame noodles, or fresh fish tacos.

2017 MULDERBOSCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSÉ
South Africa Was $13.98 | NOW $11.98

“It’s hard not to feel excited by the appearance of the 2017 Mulderbosch Rosé. It’s very much alive and energised. The colour is lighter and brighter than previous vintages. An attractive confected cherry note greets the nose, followed by subtle rose petal aromatics and a crisp mineral note that holds it all together nicely. Due to careful selection of vineyard sites and gentle fruit handling in the cellar the palate has an effortless poise about it. Sweet-fruited Cabernet flavours and early-picked natural acidity make for an intense palate that refreshes with each sip.” – Mulderbosch Vineyards

Wine style: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine style: Rich and fruity
Pair with: Barbecue and for drinking with spicy food such as curries

2017 HONORO VERA ROSÉ
Jumilla, Spain Was $10.98 | NOW $8.98

“From our highest vineyards surrounding our estate, we pick up the red grapes to obtain this wonderful rosé wine. It’s fresh and crisp style makes a perfect partner for almost any kind of food, offering flavors of strawberry, cherries, fresh cut watermelon and dried herbs with a refreshing, pleasantly finish on the palate.” – Bodegas Juan Gil

Wine style: Syrah/Tempranillo
Wine style: Rich and fruity
Pair with: Pasta and fresh tomato sauce or a sun-dried tomato and arugula pizza.

2017 CHATEAU D’ESCLANS WHISPERING ANGEL ROSÉ
Provence, France Was $26.98 | NOW $23.98

“An irresistible pink! Charming, refreshing, refined, and with plenty of juicy, enticing, strawberry and berry fruit. This is a rosé that should be in everyone’s cellars, without exception. Drinkable is an understatement and you’ll keep on coming back for seconds… We defy you to resist.” – Chateau d’Esclans

Wine style: Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle (Vermentino), Syrah and Tibouren
Wine style: Crisp and dry
Pair with: Paella, oysters, or shrimp cocktail

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Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew

Molly’s Spirits Pull at the Mile High Q & Brew

Earlier this month, we were honored to host the spirits pull at the Mile High Q & Brew, the annual fundraiser for our neighbor the Tennyson Center for Children. The Tennyson Center provides residential and therapeutic services as well as a K-12 school for Colorado children ages five to 18. Many of these children have been abused or neglected while others are dealing with a variety of learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, and other mental issues. Often seen as a last resort for children who have nowhere else to go, the Tennyson Center is a community of people dedicated to serving children and youth and strengthening families and has been doing so for more than 112 years. The Mile High Q & Brew has raised over $1,000,000 for the Tennyson Center over the last 8 years!

So what’s a spirits pull? Bottles are collected, numbered and displayed on shelves. Guests donate a certain amount to pull a number that corresponds with a bottle, and they get to take that bottle home! At this year’s Q & Brew, guests donated $50 to participate and with the 96 bottles we collected – that’s $4800 for the Tennyson Center! This was our second year hosting the spirits pull, and like our first year, all bottles sold out!

This event would not have a success had it not been for support from the following – including 15+ Colorado distilleries!
Feisty Spirits, Weaver’s Spirits, Mystic Mountain Distillery, Laws Whiskey House, Mile High Spirits, Peach Street Distillers, 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company, Deerhammer Distilling Company, Woody Creek Distillers, Breckenridge Distillery, Leopold Bros., State-38 Distilling, Old Elk Distillery, Elkins Distilling, Träkál, Helluva Beverage, Ardbeg, Glenmorangie, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Crown Royal, Copper Dog, Baker’s Bourbon, Maker’s Mark, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, Basil Hayden’s, Rebecca Creek Distillery, and Ol’ Major Bacon Bourbon!

Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew
Tennyson Center Mile High Q & Brew

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5 wine picks for galentines day

5 Wines To Share With Your Galentines

5 wine picks for galentines day

Gather your gal pals because it’s time to make Galentine’s Day plans! The Valentine’s Day Eve celebration that got its start on one of our all-time favorite tv shows, Parks and Rec, has turned into a real-life ladies celebrating ladies holiday, and it’s right around the corner!

For those planning to honor their female friendships with a little get together, you’re in luck! Molly’s Wine Specialist, Emily Elliott, has selected five wines to share with your Galentines.

2016 JULES TAYLOR SAUVIGNON BLANC
New Zealand Was $17.98 | NOW $14.98

“This stunningly juicy drop captures the essence of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The palate embraces concentrated flavours of citrus and passionfruit and carries subtle hints of fresh summer herbs with lemongrass. These flavours linger giving a long well-rounded finish to the wine.” – Jules Taylor

Pair with: This Sauv Blanc is perfect for the cheeseboard – especially goats’ cheese and feta

2016 CHÂTEAU DE L’AUMÉRADE CUVÉE MARIE-CHRISTINE CRU CLASSÉ ROSÉ (CÔTES DE PROVENCE)
France Was $21.98 | NOW $16.98

“Bottled in the Fabre family’s specially designed Gallé bottle, this wine is a classic. It has fine ripe, but crisp, fruit and delicious balanced acidity. With its fresh character, which is contrasted with the intense fruit, this is a real food friendly rosé.” – Wine Enthusiast

Pair with: While the food pairing options are almost endless, try this crisp and dry rose with a salad or green veggies

ANIMAL NATURAL VINEYARDS MALBEC
Argentina Was $22.98 | NOW $17.98

“This organic Malbec is expressively fruity and fresh. With notes of plums, cherries, blackberries, and currants. In the mouth it unleashes its full potential, combining soft tannins with an elegant and personal structure.” – Vineyard Brands

Pair with: Leaner red meats, even lighter cuts like dark meat turkey or roasted pork, and portobello mushrooms. But don’t stop there! “The pairing secret of Malbec is that it works well with pepper, sage, creamy mushroom sauces, melted cheese, and in particular, blue cheese.” – Wine Folly

DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI ROSSO DI MONTALCINO
Italy $28.99

“Dark ruby red. On the nose, hints of small red fruits that linger at length. Intense, harmonious, reasonably warm and suitably tannic on the palate.” – Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Pair with: “Sangiovese pairs with a wide range of foods because of its medium weighted body and savory character. Use Sangiovese’s savory as a congruent flavor with herbs and tomatoes. – Wine Folly One word comes to mind when I hear herbs and tomatoes – pizza!!

And to toast your lady friends…

JOH. BAPTIST DIETRICH RIESLING EXTRA TROCKEN DEUTSCHER SEKT
Germany Was $13.98 | NOW $10.98

Sekt is the German name for sparkling wine. This sparkler is 100% Riesling in the extra dry style. On the nose, bright fresh and citrusy aromas. On the palate, apple, pear and citrus fruits. Finish is zippy!

In charge of bringing the punch to this year’s Galentine’s Day bash? Check out this recipe for Drunk in Love Punch!

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Molly's holiday gift set guide

Molly’s 2017 Boozy Holiday Gift Set Guide

Twas four days ’til Christmas, when all through the store
Customers were searching for the perfect gift or four.
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But a selection of holiday gift sets perfect for those they hold dear!

Yes, holiday gift sets are in and our guide lists our top twelve.
But you’ll see there’s even more to be found on the shelves.
Great options for those fond of spirits and beer,
Lucky you, the end of your holiday shopping is near.
Find them all in Aisle B, Lane 2,
Then treat yourself to a cold brew!

Molly's 2017 Boozy Gift Set Guide

For The Whisk(e)y Lover

Jefferson’s Wood Experiment Box Set – $96.99 – SOLD OUT
Heaven Hill Distillery Tasting Experience – $45.99
Bear Creek Distillery Age Your Own Kit – Reg. $149.99 | Sale $135.99 (Denver Distillery)
Templeton Rye Gift Set – $37.99
A.D. Laws Bourbon & Rye Gift Set – $69.99 (Denver Distillery)
A. D. Laws Whiskey Tri Pack – $31.99
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Gift Set – $35.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniels Rockies Gift Set – Reg. $23.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Gift Set – $48.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack Gift Set – $29.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Gift Set – Reg. $24.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Crown Royal Whisky Gift Set – Reg. $25.99 | Sale $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Maker’s 46 Bourbon Gift Set – Reg. $38.99 | Sale $35.99 – SOLD OUT
Jameson Irish Whiskey Trilogy – $32.99

For The Crafty Mixologist

Death’s Door Gin Gift Set – $27.99
Aviation American Gin Cocktail Muddler Set – $28.99
Belvedere Polish Mule Gift Set – Reg. $49.99 | Sale $47.99 – SOLD OUT
Double Cross Vodka Gift Set – Reg. $39.99 | Sale $29.99
Western Son Vodka Gift Set – $15.99
The Stoli Mule Pack – Reg. $32.99 | Sale $26.99
Jose Cuervo Especial Gold & Silver Tequila Gift Sets – Reg. $16.99 | Sale $15.99 each
El Jimador Reposado Gift Sets – SOLD OUT
El Jimador Silver Gift Sets – $17.99 each
Corralejo Tequila Reposado Gift Set – Reg. $27.99 | Sale $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Cazadores Tequila Reposado Gift Set – Reg. $25.99 | Sale $19.99
Drambuie Liqueur Gift Set – $34.99
RumChata Gift Set – Reg. $19.99 | Sale $17.99
Kamora Coffee Liqueur Gift Set – Reg. $13.49 | Sale $10.99
Baileys Original Irish Cream Gift Set – Reg. $24.99 | Sale $22.99 – SOLD OUT
Carolans Irish Cream Gift Set – $12.99
Disaronno Wears Missoni Gift Set – Reg. $22.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Bacardi Rum 8 Gift Set – $19.99
Three Olives Gift Set – $19.99
Ol’ Major Bacon Bloody Mary Kit – $37.99
Barenjager Honey Liqueur – $26.99

For The Beer Enthusiast

Great Divide Barrel Aged Limited Edition 2017 Box Set – $29.99 (Denver Brewery)
Great Divide Yeti 3 Pack – $24.99
Kazematten Wipers Times Gift Set – $22.99
St. Bernardus Deluxe Tasting Set – $37.99
St. Bernardus Gift Set – $24.99
Ridgeway’s A Curious Collection of Holiday Ales – $23.99 – SOLD OUT

For The Scotch Drinker

Kilchoman Machir Bay Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Gift Set – $57.99
Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch 200ml Variety Pack – $48.99
Johnnie Walker Black Label Gift Set – $43.99
The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Gift Set – Reg. $48.99 | Sale $33.99

Sill Not Sure? Here’s A Few More…

Sangre De Vida Tequila & Mezcal Tasting Flight – $27.99
Jagermeister Gift Set – Reg. $19.99 | Sale $17.99
Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters Gift Set – $24.99 – SOLD OUT

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Pumpkin Beers

12 Beers To Try This Fall

The leaves are changing colors, football is here, and we’re contemplating our Halloween costume. To us these things can only mean two things: 1) fall is back and 2) so are some of our favorite beers that only make an appearance once a year! With the help of our Molly’s Beer Team, we gathered a few of their fall favorites, and boy do we have quite the selection. From pumpkin ales to beers that give you all the fall feels, to Oktoberfest brews fit for pretzels and Lederhosen, our top choices are perfect for all of your fall festivities. Be sure to swing in soon – these seasonals will be gone in a flash!

Pumpkin Beers

Pumpkin Beers

Four Noses Brewing Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Broomfield, Colorado

Football season has arrived, pie is in the oven, and the aspens have turned. Time to lock and load your pallet full of cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar and cloves in in this pumpkin behemoth. Packed with over 10 pounds of pumpkin per barrel and a hefty helping of pumpkin pie spices, there is no shortage of fall flavors in this spiced ale. Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale took home Gold at both Great American Beer Festival & World Beer in 2016. – Four Noses Brewing

Breckenridge Brewery Nitro Fall Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte

Breckenridge, Colorado

Nitro Pumpkin Spice Latte is a stout made with dark roasted malts and carefully roasted, cold pressed coffee beans. Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves delicately complement the taste of rich pumpkin. These well-balanced fall flavors presented with the velvety texture of nitrogen create a truly distinctive and delicious beer. – Breckenridge Brewery

Anderson Valley Brewing Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale

Boonville, California

With a brilliant, deep copper hue and creamy beige-colored head, our Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale has inviting aromas of caramelized malt and baking bread with highlights of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and seasonal spices. The pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body embrace the sweet caramel flavors and tang of spices (with just hint of hops) that ends in a smooth, round finish. – Anderson Valley

Upslope Brewing Pumpkin Ale

Boulder, Colorado

Adding organic baby bear pumpkins to malt and hops makes this truly a local farm to brewhouse collaboration. A custom blend of six spices rounds out the flavors in this highly anticipated beer. – Upslope Brewing

 

Fall Beers

Fall Beers

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company Southern Pecan

Kiln, Mississippi

Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale is the first beer in the world, to our knowledge, made with whole roasted pecans. The pecans are used just like grain and provide a nutty characteristic and a delightful depth to the flavor profile. This beer is very lightly hopped to allow the malty, caramel, and nutty flavors shine through. The color is dark mahogany. Southern Pecan won a Bronze Medal in the 2006 World Beer Cup in the Specialty Beer category. – Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

Wasatch Brewery Devastator Double Bock

Park City, Utah

If you’re going to sin, sin big. With 8% alc/vol and a creamy richness, this brew has developed a serious cult following. Imagine that – a cult following in Utah?! – Wasatch Brewery

Diebolt Brewing Anton Francois French Ale

Denver, Colorado

A clean, refreshing French Ale with a light malt and fruity arome, crisp malt saveur that makes its way to a slightly earthy, hop bitterness and bready malt fin. – Diebolt Brewing

Vindication Brewing Co. American Bold Ale

Boulder, Colorado

A bold new beer featuring a wide spectrum of caramel malts balanced against a huge load of American Hops. – Vindication Brewing Co.

Oktoberfest Beers

Oktoberfest Beers

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Bavaria, Germany

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen is a full-bodied, flavorful March (Märzen) beer brewed and lagered to celebrate Bavaria’s famous Oktoberfest. Served at German beer festivals in September and October with roasted chicken, pork, and sauerkraut. Rich golden color. Slightly sweet, malty nose. Medium-to-big body and alcohol, and a soft dryness from long maturation – Ayinger Brewery

Santa Fe Brewing Co. Oktoberfest

Santa Fe, New Mexico

This classic German lager showcases the crisp maltiness of Munich malts compounded with the delicious notes of Bavarian hops giving this clean-finishing beer just the right flavor for the end of summer. – Santa Fe Brewing C0.

Dry Dock Brewing Docktoberfest

Aurora, Colorado

Fill your stein with this delicious lager. Our classic annual Märzen features elegantly rich, toasty German malt flavors, a modest hop bitterness, and creamy mouthfeel all giving way to a crisp, dry finish. Every year it’s here and it’s gone just as quick so grab a liter and toast to the biggest party in the world! – Dry Dock Brewing

Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest Lager

San Diego, California

A fresh take on a traditional festival beer. Our Dead Ringer Oktoberfest lager is inspired by old-style Märzen brews customarily enjoyed during Bavaria’s world-famous beer festival. Thanks to an abundance of toasted malt and a lower hop bitterness, this dark reddish brown lager is loaded with sweet, caramel toffee flavors and aromas. All the taste and celebration of Oktoberfest packed into one bottle; no lederhosen required. – Ballast Point

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rum picks for national rum day

Let’s Get Ready To Rum-ble!

In preparation for National Rum Day (Wednesday, August 16th), we asked our Assistant Liquor Manager, Andrew Kaczmarek, to narrow down our rum section to his top 5 picks. While these can be enjoyed neat, we’ve also included a few cocktail recipes (no tiki cocktails – although we do love those too) for those wanting to try something new this holiday.

5 picks for national rum day

 

1) Plantation O.F.T.D. (Old Fashioned Traditional Dark) Overproof Rum

Why he picked it…
Master distiller Alexandre Gabriel joined forces with some of the world’s foremost rum experts and historians to create Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum. A blend of rums from Guyana, Jamaica and Barbado and clocking in at 69% ABV/138 proof, Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof is the group’s way of throwing it back to the Age of Sail when rum was rich, flavorful and strong.

How to enjoy…
With a flavor profile that includes notes of caramel, chocolate, and vanilla, we’re using Plantation O.F.T.D. for our rum and coffee (it’s also an overcast Thursday morning, and we could use another cup of coffee)! Proceed with caution – this is quite a boozy rum, so you’ll find a little bit goes a long way!

Simply fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add 1 ounce of Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum, 2 ounces of cold brew coffee, and 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup. Shake until well-chilled and the drink gets a bit frothy. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a few drops of Angostura bitters.

2) Parce Rum 12-Year Aged

Why he picked it…
This award winning rum produced and bottled in Colombia has flavors of crème brûlée, toffee, dried tropical fruits, and pipe tobacco. It has been considered to be a great rum to transition the whiskey lover to the category/brand. Also, with each bottle purchased, Parce plants a native species tree in Colombia to protect biodiversity and prevent deforestation.

How to enjoy…
We plan to sip this one neat or on the rocks with a lime if we feel like getting a little crazy. In Colombia, Parce (pronounced PAR-say) is casual for “good friend” so enjoy with a friend!

3)Lucky-Oh Horchata Specialty Spirit

Why he picked it…
Lucky-Oh Horchata Specialty Spirit is the result of a unique and quite tasty collaboration between Stoneyard Distillery of Dotsero, Colorado and Lucky-Oh, a Denver based start up that manufactures a liquid concentrate used to make instant Horchata. The two teamed up to give Horchata an adult makeover with a little kick of Stoneyard Distillery’s authentic Colorado Silver Rum. Fun fact – unlike traditional rum made with molasses and sugar cane, Stoneyard uses Colorado-grown beet sugar sourced from the Eastern plains of the state and Colorado spring water from the Eagle River filtered through ancient volcanic rock!

How to enjoy…
Oh we’re making an adult Lucky-Oh’s Horchata! Fill a glass of your choice with ice, add Lucky Oh Horchata Specialty Spirit, top with milk, and stir. Garnish with shaved nutmeg, cinnamon, or cardamom. Enjoy immediately. Lucky-Oh Tip: Tastes great with soy, rice, or almond milk.

4) Bear Creek Distillery Cask Strength Rum

Why he picked it…
Each batch of Bear Creek Distillery‘s Award Winning Cask Strength Rum is carefully distilled from a wash of evaporated cane juice one batch at a time using a copper hybrid pot still. It is then aged in once used American Oak bourbon barrels at 120 proof. Once matured and out of the cask, it is immediately bottled resulting in a drinkable high proof rum with bourbon character and a smooth finish. The hand-signed and batch numbered 750ML bottle in front of me is 61.15% ABV/122.3 Proof. Located in the heart of Denver, Bear Creek Distillery uses ingredients grown by local farmers and materials sourced from Colorado companies.

How to enjoy…
We’re going to enjoy this one neat too.

5) Ski Bum Rum Distillery Local Legend Spiced Rum

Why he picked it…
Made with yummy Colorado wildflower honey, cinnamon stick, allspice, black peppercorn, and other spices, Local Legend Spiced Rum won the Golden distillery the Silver Medal at the 2017 Denver International Spirits Competition.

How to enjoy…
Ski Bum suggests a Spicy Blackberry Bramble! You’ll need 2 ounces of Local Legend Spiced Rum, 5 blackberries, 1 ounce of lime juice, 6 ounces of sparkling water, 1.5 ounces sage syrup, and 5 ice cubes.

Start by making the sage syrup – simmer fresh sage in equal parts water and raw sugar.

Put blackberries in tall glass. Add syrup and muddle blackberries in it. Add rum and lime juice and stir. Fill glass with ice then add sparkling water. Stir again and enjoy!

 

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9 Beers to take on a hike

9 Beers To Take On Your Summer Hike

Summer is in full force and the trails are calling! With all of the outdoor activities to chose from, we also need beverage options. Insert our list of top 9 beers to take on a hike this summer. Thanks to the help of Molly’s Beer Manager, we gathered 9 beers that won’t bog you down during your favorite summer activities. Quite a few of these are seasonal releases so get them while you can! And after you partake in one of these refreshing brews, please remember to dispose of your waste properly – pack it in, pack it out!

1) Upslope Brewing Craft Lager

Boulder, Colorado
Available year round
4.8% ABV

Upslope Craft Lager

Why we love it…
It’s the perfect beer for when you reach the apex of your hike. It’s crisp, refreshing, and at 4.8% ABV won’t blur your vision for the road back. And 1% of every Upslope Craft Lager sold goes to Trout Unlimited.

From the brewery…
Our Craft Lager is a premium American lager brewed entirely of malted barley. Snowmelt-infused and river-ready, this Colorado-style session beer stands side-by-side with our family of premium ales to bring you a clean, easy, light-bodied lager for the ages. – Upslope Brewing Company

 

2) 14er Brewing Mt Massive IPA

Denver, Colorado
Available year round
6.5% ABV

14er brewing mt. massive ipa

Why we love it…
It’s a hoppy yet crushable IPA for your hike. Plus 14er Brewing donates 1% of sales to the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. Plus with a name like 14er Brewing, it’d be a shame not to include in this list! #HowWeClimb

From the brewery…
The Mt Massive IPA is hop forward, tropical fruit, grapefruit, and juicy hops on the nose. The taste is hoppy with bright drinkable citrus, grapefruit, and guava, rounded by a solid but not overwhelming bitterness. Incredibly smooth, bright, and drinkable. – 14er Brewing

 

3) Montucky Cold Snacks

Bozeman, Montana
Available year round
4.1% ABV

Montucky Cold Snacks

Why we love it…
It’s a thirst-quenching, light, sessionable beer and money goes to good causes – Montucky Cold Snacks has pledged to give 8% of their profits back to local charities and non-profits that support the lands, people, wildlife, art, and ways of life we’ve all come to love.

From the brewery…
…our beer has been specifically formulated to refresh after skiing, fishing, hiking, boating, watching the big game, or just about anything else that happens to be awesome, when you drink MCS you get the best of both worlds… giving back to the communities in your area while getting the satisfaction obtained from cold, light, refreshing beer. – Montucky Cold Snacks

 

4) Wibby Brewing Lightshine Radler

Longmont, Colorado
Seasonal release
4.5% ABV

Wibby Brewing Lightshine Radler

Why we love it…
The Lightshine Radler is quite the easy sipper with a nice sweet/tart combo yet still light and refreshing for that active lifestyle.

From the brewery…
Enjoy this refreshing beverage all Summer long! This is our Lightshine Helles with a splash of raspberry lemonade. The perfect combination of sweet and tart. – Wibby Brewing

 

5) Denver Beer Co. Maui Express Coconut IPA

Denver, Colorado
Seasonal release
6.6% ABV

Denver Beer Co Maui Express

Why we love it…
If you’re not already in that summertime state of mind, this will take you there. The coconut, tropical flavors, and that bright aqua can will add some major beach vibes to your hike.

From the brewery…
Maui Express features a distinct blend of hops and coconut to create a delightful tropical flavor explosion! Citra and Mosaic hops form a juicy fruit hop character that is enhanced by shredded coconut for a truly unique flavor combination. Easy drinking and refreshing, this IPA will transport your mind to memories of the beach, sunny days, and laughs among friends. – Denver Beer Co.

 

6) Station 26 Brewing Lemon Drop Wheat

Denver, Colorado
Seasonal release
4.5% ABV

station 26 lemon drop wheat

Why we love it…
Lemondrop Wheat is Station 26’s first seasonal can and actually crafted to reduced gluten! Lemon zest aromas and flavors make this a refreshing hoppy wheat you can take anywhere this summer.

From the brewery…
A bright and summery American wheat beer brewed with Lemondrop hops and lemon. Refreshing with crisp citrus and bready wheat character. – Station 26 Brewing

 

7) Crystal Springs Brewing Summertime Anytime

Boulder, Colorado
Seasonal release
4.9% ABV

Summertime Anytime Kolsch

Why we love it…
The name says it all. This is a light, crisp, easy drinking Kölsch style beer. Thirst quenching with mild bitterness and subtle dry finish.

From the brewery…
Summertime Anytime Ale is a Kölsch-style ale, light, crisp and refreshing – perfect during the hot summer, yet great on a brisk fall afternoon or a sunny winter’s day – Summertime all the time! With a subtle fruit aroma, a hint of hops, a soft malt character and a slight dryness with a delicate pucker in the finish, this beer brings hints of summer all year around. – Crystal Springs Brewing Company

 

8) Liquid Mechanics Brewing Hop Nectar American Ale

Lafayette, Colorado
Available year round
5.3% ABV

Liquid Mechanics Hop Nectar

Why we love it…
Bright, juicy, sweet-citrusy hop notes. American style pale that is medium body with mild haziness.

From the brewery…
Loads of juicy hops play with a dose of flaked malt to push the envelope for this deliciously fresh new take on an IPA. – Liquid Mechanics Brewing

9) Molly’s Tarts & Crafts Sour Series by Big Choice Brewing

Brighton, Colorado
Limited release series

Mollys Tarts and Crafts

Why we love it…
This one is for your for your sour fix. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Big Choice Brewing to bring a new rotating sour beer series! Volume One of our series was a Sour Brown Ale with vanilla, oranges, and cranberries. It is complex, balanced tartness, and quite approachable. Subtle chocolate malt notes complimented with a light vanilla finish which blends seamlessly with a balanced sour profile that is accented by tart cranberry notes. Volume Two (pictured here) was a dry hopped session Sour Ale with strawberries. Unfortunately, both Volume One and Volume Two are sold out, but be on the lookout for Volume Three later this summer! This limited release series is brewed and canned exclusively for Molly’s.

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fathers day gift ideas

Father’s Day gift ideas that will make pops proud!

Not sure what to get dad this Father’s Day? Our Spirits Department has a few ideas! And you know what else – many of the items on the list are DEEPLY discounted! Hurry on in because (1) these discounts won’t last forever (2) Father’s Day is Sunday!

Scotch Whisky Gifts for Dad

Father's Day Gift_Scotch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Macallan Edition No. 2 750ML: On sale for $79.99 through 6/20 (reg. $129.99)
Glenmorangie 10 Year 750ML: On sale for $29.99 through 6/20 (reg. $41.99)
Glencairn Whisky Glasses: $15.99 each
Gift Bag: $1.99

Kentucky & Colorado Whisk(e)y Gifts for Dad

Father's Day Gift Whiskey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon 750ML: On sale for $29.99 through 6/20 (reg. $43.99)
E. H. Taylor Small Batch 750ML: On sale for $33.99 through 6/20 ($39.99)
Maker’s Mark 1.75L: On sale for $39.99 through 6/20 (reg. $55.99)
Crystal Tumblers (set of 2): $13.99
Stainless Steel Glacier Rocks: $21.99
Gift Bag: $1.99

Elkins Whiskey Father's Day Gift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elkins Colorado Whisky 750ML (Elkins Distilling is Estes Park’s first legal distillery): $30.99
American Flag Flask: $14.99
Gift Bag: $1.99

Father's Day Gift_A.D. Laws

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.D. Laws Secale Straight Rye Whiskey, Molly’s Single Barrel 750ML: $69.99
Stainless Steel Glacier Rocks: $21.99
Gift Bag: $1.99

Vodka Gifts for Dad

Father's Day_Absolute Vodka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absolut Vodka (80 Proof) 1.75L: On Sale for $22.99 through 6/20 (reg. 32.99)
Host Martini Freeze Cooling Cups (set of 2): $18.99
Party Swords (50 count): $1.49

Ketel One Arnold Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ketel One Vodka, Arnold Palmer Collector’s Edition, 750ML: $22.99
Golf Ball Ice Mold: $6.99
Gift Bag: $1.99

Tequila Gifts for Dad

Casa Noble all 3 tequilas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casa Noble Crystal 750ML: On sale for $25.99 through 6/20 (reg. $35.99)
Casa Noble Reposado: On sale for $29.99 through 6/20 (reg. $49.99)
Casa Noble Anejo: On sale for $39.99 through 6/20 (reg. $59.99)
Gift Bag: $1.99

All prices limited to stock on hand. Molly’s Spirits reserves the right to limit quantities. Prices are subject to change.

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