This one-of-a-kind event is a unique opportunity to indulge in the delicious offerings provided by talented Iowa food vendors. Entry is a $5 donation with a portion of proceeds going to Meals on Wheels. VIP tickets start at $35.00 and can be purchased online.
More details and tickets at: crfoodtruckfest.com
Its that time of year with football and fun in full swing! We're going to bring you cocktail ideas for you to drink while cheering on your team. From mulled wine on a cold day to bloody mary mixes for the morning and even lighter beers so you can sip longer in the day. Shoot, we may even throw in a Jello shot or two! This will definitely be a fun one at Benz!
This will be a unique tasting for Benz! We'll be using this as an opportunity to try all sorts of liqueurs, vermouths, and more! Some on the sweet end and others bitter and herbal.
An aperitif is a before-dinner drink meant to stimulate the appetite.
Take a suggestion from your trusted advisors here at Benz! With each person having vast knowledge and unique taste, what a fun opportunity to try anything from beer, to wine, and spirits. There will definitely be an opportunity for everyone to find something that suits their palate at this event regardless of your preferences. So come down for an enjoy a memorable evening with your favorite "Spirits Guides!"
This tasting is complimentary and open house style for your convenience!
Another new one to Benz! It's one of the broadest categories of spirits, all of various origins, styles, and flavour profiles that revolve around juniper as a common ingredient. We'll have a variety of brands to sample in addition to trying tonics and mixers to make your perfect summertime concoction!
As always, our tastings are complimentary and open house for your convenience!
Its a new year and time for a new tasting! We're putting on a general wine tasting with your newest rep to the area, Bryan Roney! You may know him from several circles in the corridor area but very excited to have him pouring a great selection from Cask & Cork, a new distributor to the area.
Tastings are complimentary and open house style for your convenience.
Join Brandon Parizek from Founders Brewing Co. for their special 20th Anniversary Party. The party will get started at Benz Beverage Depot from 5pm-6pm where you can get in on a special release of CBS & KBS and get your special edition Breakfast Stout Mug. From there grab your punch card and go hit up Need Pizza - White Star Ale House - Bricks Bar & Grillin any order and discover all the different Founders Brewing Co. beer. Once you hit up those 3 stops head down to Parlor City Pub & Eatery and enjoy some more Founders Brewing Co. and be entered to win a one of kind Founders Snow Board. (To be eligiable to win, you must pick up a punch card at Benz and get it punched at each stop and then turn it in at Parlor City by 9pm)
Its that time of year again! One of the most fun annual events at Benz is the Whiskey tasting the night before Thanksgiving. Whiskey is a large category of spirits that ranges in varieties including bourbon, scotch, rye, Canadian and Irish. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with friends, grow your palate, and find some wonderful bottles for yourself or for gifting this holiday season! As always, the tastings are complimentary and open house style.
We're taking it back old school for this one! Merchant du Vin imports excellent beers in the classic styles from the brewing nations of Scotland, England, Germany and Belgium. Casual tasting featuring beer from breweries like Ayinger, Samuel Smith, Westmalle and more!
Here's another new one to Benz. A cider tasting! There is much to be learned in a field that can vary widely in taste. We will have several brands and varieties featured including locally owned Wilson's Orchard.
It was the drink of pilgrims. Cider was, in fact, the most popular drink in North America and England from the early settlers’ times, and with good reason— water was potentially lethal. According to Hall, “wine is wisdom, beer is strength, and water is bacteria.” This cider was probably a diluted cider called Ciderkin in the U.K., made by steeping pomace (the remains of pressed apples) in water.