Every third Thursday of the month (THAT’S TONIGHT!) from 6 – 8pm at our Baymeadows store we host Healthy Happy Hour – a FREE all-natural and organic beer, wine, and hors d’ oeuvres tasting for guests 21 and up. All of the beverages sampled are sold in our store, which means they meet the Native Sun standard, and the hors d’ oeuvres are made in our kitchen by the Native Sun staff using only all-natural and organic ingredients. Last month we served up prosciutto wrapped melon, bbq seitan skewers, and edemame hummus dip.
Tonight, Jacksonville’s own Bold City Brewery will be on hand to sample their new Limited-Edition “B” Coffee Stout Beer which is now available for purchase at Native Sun (Baymeadows store ONLY). The brew is made with coffee from Jacksonville roasters Bold Bean Coffee and a portion of all “B” Beer sales go to support the St. Johns Riverkeeper. Representatives from all three groups will be available tonight to answer questions about this all-local product.
Tonight, we will also be sampling the following:
Bell’s Oberon Wheat Ale (ON SALE $9.99/6pk, reg $12.39)
Named one of Jacksonville Magazine’s 2008 Best Eats! An American wheat ale brewed with Saaz hops. Spicy and fruity, Oberon is the color and scent of a sunny afternoon.
Rogue Captain Sig’s Northwestern Ale
Deep red in color, this ale starts off with a floral, slightly citrus hop nose, hop flavor soon fades into the malty backbone of this red ale.
Nina Bonita Organic Sangria (ON SALE $8.99, reg $11.39)
Dark cherry in color with a fruity, well balanced taste with notes of orange and lemon flavors. Sangria can be served chilled, over ice and with fruit slices (apple, orange, pineapple, peach, etc). Pair with an appetizer, barbecue, buffet or any festive holiday setting.
Orleans Hill Organic Viognier (ON SALE $8.99. reg $11.39)
Clear, light gold in color with peach nectar and vanilla aromas, ripe and full. Luscious texture and a hint of sweetness on the first taste segues to a finish that’s more dry and tart, with medium body and a hint of alcohol. Viognier’s heady aromatics call for bold flavors to match, Cantonese shrimp with lobster sauce made a fine choice. No Sulfites Added.
Agrinatura Puglia Chardonnay
Bright yellow color with baked apple and spiced nut aromas. A soft, silky entry to a dryish medium body with golden raisin box, green apple skin, and citrus peel accents. Finishes with a mild, mineral and caramel accented fade.
Tonight’s Sampling Menu
Blackened Salmon Wrap with Sundried Tomato Tapenade
Roast Beef Wrap with Horseradish Sauce
Sweet Pickled Green Beans
Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Salad with Toast Points
Mediterranean Cucumber Cups with Lentil Salad
Grilled Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragu
Charcuterie Platter with Salami, Pepperoni, Cured Ham, Mozzarella, and Brie
Still not sure? Check out pictures from past Healthy Happy Hours and see all the fun you’d be missing. See you at 6!