Tastings

The France 44 tasting bars are the most exciting places to be on the weekends! Join us every Friday and Saturday and sample through a wide range of selected wines, beers and spirits. Our tasting bars are always free of charge, and are the perfect way to explore new products and expand your beverage horizons.

Wine

Friday 4-7pm & Saturday 1-6pm

  • Angelo Negro Unfiltered Arneis– Italy
  • Vigne Zamo Bianco –Italy
  • Donna Paolina Fiano di Avellino –Italy
  • Cieck Erbaluce Brut – Italy
  • Cieck Erbaluce Brut –Italy
  • Bolzano St. Magdelender Classico –Italy
  • Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture–Italy
  • I Custodi Aetneus –Italy

Beer

Friday 4-7pm
Firestone Walker

We welcome back Firestone Walker to the bar this Friday. They are a California powerhouse brewery with a huge, loyal following. And the best part is that they aren’t a one trick pony—they do everything from pilsner to stouts extremely well. Come in and try some tasty beers with us this Friday.

We'll be sampling the following:

  • Pivo Pils
  • Union Jack IPA
  • Mind Haze IPA
  • Bretta Rose
  • and a limited supply of Sucaba Barrel Aged Barleywine

Saturday 1-3pm
Milk & Honey Cidery--Local

We welcome back Milk & Honey Cidery to the tasting bar this Friday. Located in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Minnesota, Milk & Honey has a beautiful facility where they produce fine American cider from heirloom and traditional cider apple cultivars. Come sample these awesome, dry ciders—including the super popular Rosé Cider, Cider of the Woods and the 1.5L Bagnum!!

We'll be sampling the following:

  • Heirloom Cider
  • Flora Cider
  • Rosé Cider
  • Cider of the Woods
  • Bagnum Golden Russet Still Cider 1.5L

Saturday 3-6pm
Lagunitas Brewing

We have the gang from Lagunitas coming back to the store this Saturday and we’re super happy about that. We’ve been fans of this brewery from day one and we’ll always have a big spot reserved in our hearts for them. And we’ve got a very limited amount of Born Yesterday that we’re gonna save until Saturday for the tasting. Get here early!!

We'll be sampling the following:

  • Hoppy Refresher Hopped Sparkling Water
  • Czech Style Pils
  • Daytime
  • Born Yesterday—VERY LIMITED
  • IPA
  • Brown Shugga

Liquor

This Friday from 4-7 we will be Revel Avila Spirits! Revel is an agave spirit called an Avila from the Morelos region of Mexico made from 100% agave, just like tequila. Come try a new take on a classic spirit!

From 3-6 Saturday we will be showcasing some classic aquavits! A Scandinavian tradition, aquavits are spirits filled with flavors of fennel, coriander, anise, and dill. We will be pouring the traditional Linie as well as both Aalborgs, Jubilaeum and Taffel. Who needs gin and tonics when you can have aquavit and tonics!

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