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Cork n Cap Press
July 2017
 This Issue:        Steal This Pen               This Month's Wine Special                 "Name This Place" Revealed         
 Our Latest Wine Sixpack          New Independent Craft Beer Seal          Wooden Crate Bordeaux Special   
 Cork n Cap  904 Lansing Ave.  Jackson MI 49202    517-784-0687  corkncap.com
 Open 10am - 7pm Monday Thru Saturday
Steal This Pen
I recently uncovered a lost cache of the highly coveted Cork 'n Cap ink pen that we've been using since we opened back in 2004.  We have a few extra so during the remainder of the month of July, when you are completing a purchase at the checkout counter at Cork 'n Cap, go ahead and swipe one for yourself and we promise to not call the authorities... this time.  
Cork 'n Cap pen
Brewers Association Launches New Craft Beer Seal
The Brewers Association (BA), publishers of CraftBeer.com, is launching the independent craft brewer seal, which will help the consumer support independent brewers.  In the coming weeks and months, look for this seal on craft brewers’ packaging, tap handles and websites. It is your signal that the beer you are buying is from an independent craft brewer, not some Madison Avenue designed and "focus grouped" brand from large conglomerate masquerading as "craft".  In order to use this new certification, The brewer must be small (relatively) with production of 6 million barrels of beer or less. It must be independent, with less than 25% of the brewery owned by beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer, and it must be traditional; a brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. "Not Your Father's" need not apply.   Larry Bell will be allowed to use the new seal on his beer while Founder's founders Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens, who sold a sizeable share of their brewery business to Mahou-San Miguel of Spain in 2014, will not.
Independent Craft Seal
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Brooklyn Michigan 1958
"Name This Place" Revealed
We received numerous partially correct responses to our geography challenge in last month's newsletter.  Many easily identified the picture on the left as  downtown Brooklyn, but were mostly off on the date.  According to the date on the negatives, it was likely taken in 1958. As of yet, no one has claimed to have been in the picture.
Brooklyn 2016
Brooklyn Michigan 2016
Wine Special Of The Month: Lone Birch
These wines are produced by highly regarded Airfireld Estates in Washington state as their second label.  Normally priced at $10.99, we have the Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, or Red Blend on sale for the rest of July for just $9.99 per bottle.  Mix and match 12 and take an additional 10% off or save even more; just $101.90 for an unmixed case of 12. 
Chardonnay: Crisp, dry, and refreshing with vibrant acidity, a round mouthfeel, and flavors of zesty citrus fruit with lingering nuances of apple & pear.
Pinot Gris: An enticing bouquet of tropical fruit leads to a well-balanced, medium-bodied mouthfeel with luscious flavors of pineapple, pear, and white peach.
Red Blend: Sourced from grapes grown on our estate vineyard, this red blend imparts a bouquet of dark cherry and spice leading to a smooth finish with soft lingering tannins.  Approachable and food-friendly, this wine pairs well with a wide range of dishes.

Lone Birch Wines
Wine Club Sixpack #71
Is Now Available
Our latest grab-and-go collection of 2 white and 4 red wines are featured in our latest wine club sixpack.   As always, they come in our reusable, partitioned, eco-friendly six bottle bag and contains over $70 worth of wine for a special price of $49.99. When you bring the empty bag back in, you receive a club discount on six bottles or more of any of our regularly priced in-stock wines.  Our sixpack club has no rules and no obligations,  just a good value collection of specially selected wine. Stay tuned to our  Wine Sixpack Club Page for more details on this and our future sixpacks once they are released.
Our Latest $99 Wooden Crate Special
There is no mistaking this for anything else but traditional Bordeaux red.  The French call it "Terroir".  If you were to blend 60% Merlot with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon grown anywhere else on the planet it will not be the same. The moderate temperatures of 2015 gave this wine a nicely balanced structure and relatively low alcohol by today's standards at just 12.5%.   That is what makes Chateau L' Eglise Saget such a value at $9.99 a bottle or $99 for a case of 12 in its very own versatile wooden crate.
Saget Wooden Crate Bordeaux

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”

-Ben Franklin

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