If you’ve ever stopped to talk with me about beer in the store you probably know that I have a problem. I love beer; and I tend to buy more than I need. So in keeping with tradition, I can’t decide on one pick...so enter Astrodino and Plankton; both coming to us from the wonderful Peabody Heights Brewery out of Baltimore City.  

Plankton –5.5% Czech-Style Pilsner – Refreshing with a touch of lemon following a slight peppery front-end. Light fruit leads to a crisp and clean finish perfect for crushing pool-side or while watching the birds.  

Astrodino – 6% American Pale Ale – Bright, sweet, tropical flavors make way for a soft and velvety mouthfeel and finish on this brew. Being hopped with Vic Secret, Amarillo, and Citra leads to well-rounded mango, citrus, and pineapple flavors. Closes out with a slight bitterness and a clean finish.  

" My new favorite bourbon to sip on my front porch is non other than Heaven's Door.

​     It is a great bourbon that holds up well with ice. Its aroma is strong with notes of baked bread and buttered popcorn. The palate is full of flavors of caramel, vanilla and toasted oak. the finish is long with just a hint of baking spices so its a perfect way to end end a spring day and even better when in enjoyed with the music of its creator in the background - Bob Dylan himself. 





Steve's Pick: Bob Dylan's Heavens Door Straight Bourbon Whisky

 Contrary to what the name suggests, Russian Imperial Stouts were originally brewed in 18th century England.  The name evolved as the Russian Imperial Court developed an early appreciation for this big, intense brew and provided an eager export market.  
This is a sipper.  Being brewed with a ton of malt and barley, expect front forward notes of smoke with a bitter back end.  This is not the go-to beer for someone looking to try their first craft brew.  This is for someone who likes their beer hearty and with a bit of bite.  This is a Russian Imperial Stout, true to name.  No fancy additions of coconut or maple - what you see is what you get. 

At Wine World, we're proud to offer you a tremendous selection of beer, wine, and spirits. We're also happy to provide expert recommendations on products based on your taste and budget. Check back here regularly for new favorites, selected by our very own Wine World Team!

       Alex's Pick: Peabody Heights Plankton & Astrodino

Sean's Pick:  North Coast Old Rasputin 

This wine is the whole package! I was already a fan of French Gamay, from Beaujolais. But, this Italian Gamay swept me off my feet! Juicy notes of fresh strawberries jump out of the glass, while the palate is grounded by bright acidity and flavors of more strawberry, and earthy black pepper. Try pairing it with grilled chicken or salmon, filet mignon, or Easter ham!

Cara's Pick:  Grosjean Gamay 

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