5 Things You Didn't Know About Whiskey (and Sacramento)

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Whiskey & Sacramento

1) The history of whiskey in Ireland dates to around the 12th century when Irish monks brought the practice of distilling spirits back to their homeland from travels abroad. The meaning of its name (Water of Life) hints to its cultural importance, and indeed it has been both the cause of and solution to many an Irishman’s problems.

2) There are currently twelve licensed distilleries throughout Ireland which produce some of the most respected and famous whiskey brands: Connemara, Michael Collins, Jamesons, Powers, Old Bushmills, Tullamore Dew among others – all of which are available at de Vere’s.

3) When the de Vere White family opened our pub we knew that in order for it to be a proper Irish establishment, we had to take our whiskey collection seriously. That's why we pour whiskey from all over the world, including rare and allocated brands that are difficult to find elsewhere. In fact, de Vere's has the largest selection of whiskey in the greater Sacramento area.

4) de Vere's offers whiskey tastings through our vendors, where you can learn all about the individual distilling processes for the whiskeys we carry. We announce these on social media and through email to members of our Whiskey Society. 

5) If you’re looking for the best place in Sacramento to bring a whiskey connoisseur, de Vere’s is the place.

We look forward to seeing you in the pub.

Cheers!

Auburn Alehouse "Steal the Glass" Night (Sacramento)

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On Wednesday, October 29th, starting at 6:00pm, we are doing a "steal the glass" night with Auburn Alehouse! Buy a beer and keep the glass! (One per person.) img-man Prospector Jesse Martin will be here to mingle and pass out swag and the following beers will be available:

Gravedigger Black IPA Gold Country Pilsner Gold Digger IPA Oktoberfest Marzen PU 240 Nitrogen Imperial IPA

 

Sacramento Farm to Fork Restaurant Weeks Special

10625008_10152770901404273_7085518484717122551_n"Presented by the California Restaurant Association Sacramento chapter, Farm to Fork Restaurant Week is a celebration of the region’s premiere dining destinations, in addition to the bounty of seasonal ingredients found within a 350-mile radius of the downtown core. The two-week event will showcase the Sacramento region as the culinary powerhouse that it is, with area restaurants hosting special events, menus and opportunities to meet the farmers, winemakers and brewers who make Sacramento America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital." --farmtofork.com  

Available September 13-28 (Sacramento location only)

Farm to Fork Heirloom Tomato Salad - Heirlooms, arugula, pickled onion, croutons, burrata cheese, olive oil, aged balsamic. Paired with Micheal David Sauv Blanc.

Heirlooms are from Yeung Farms in Yolo County.

Olive oil and balsamic are from CaliVirgin in Lodi.

$15

World Cup TV Schedule (We're airing ALL games!)

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We are open for ALL World Cup matches! Mark your calendars and come join us for all the action.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
1:00 PM PST    Brazil     v     Croatia    

Friday, June 13, 2014
9:00 AM PST      Mexico     v     Cameroon    
12:00 PM PST    Spain     v     Netherlands    
3:00 PM PST      Chile     v     Australia

Saturday, June 14, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Colombia     v     Greece    
12:00 PM PST    Uruguay     v     Costa Rica    
3:00 PM PST    England     v     Italy    
6:00 PM PST    Ivory Coast     v     Japan    

Sunday, June 15, 2014                   
9:00 AM PST    Switzerland     v     Ecuador    
12:00 PM PST    France     v     Honduras    
3:00 PM PST    Argentina     v     Bosnia-Herzegovina    

Monday, June 16, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Germany     v     Portugal
12:00 PM PST    Iran     v     Nigeria    
3:00 PM PST    Ghana     v     United States    

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Belgium     v     Algeria
12:00 PM PST    Brazil     v     Mexico    
3:00 PM PST    Russia     v     South Korea    

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Australia     v     Netherlands    
12:00 PM PST    Spain     v     Chile    
3:00 PM PST    Cameroon     v     Croatia    

Thursday, June 19, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Colombia     v     Ivory Coast    
12:00 PM PST    Uruguay     v     England    
3:00 PM PST    Japan     v     Greece    

Friday, June 20, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Italy     v     Costa Rica    
12:00 PM PST    Switzerland     v     France    
3:00 PM PST    Honduras     v     Ecuador    

Saturday, June 21, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Argentina     v     Iran    
12:00 PM PST    Germany     v     Ghana    
3:00 PM PST    Nigeria     v     Bosnia-Herzegovina    

Sunday, June 22, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Belgium     v     Russia    
12:00 PM PST    South Korea     v     Algeria    
3:00 PM PST    United States     v     Portugal    

Monday, June 23, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Australia     v     Spain    
9:00 AM PST    Netherlands     v     Chile    
1:00 PM PST    Croatia     v     Mexico    
1:00 PM PST    Cameroon     v     Brazil    

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Italy     v     Uruguay    
9:00 AM PST    Costa Rica     v     England    
1:00 PM PST    Japan     v     Colombia    
1:00 PM PST    Greece     v     Ivory Coast    

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Nigeria     v     Argentina    
9:00 AM PST    Bosnia-Herzegovina     v     Iran    
1:00 PM PST    Honduras     v     Switzerland    
1:00 PM PST    Ecuador     v     France    

Thursday, June 26, 2014
9:00 AM PST    United States     v     Germany    
9:00 AM PST    Portugal     v     Ghana    
1:00 PM PST    South Korea     v     Belgium    
1:00 PM PST    Algeria     v     Russia    

Saturday, June 28, 2014
9:00 AM PST    1A     v     2B    
1:00 PM PST    1C     v     2D    

Sunday, June 29, 2014
9:00 AM PST    1B     v     2A    
1:00 PM PST    1D     v     2C    

Monday, June 30, 2014
9:00 AM PST    1E     v     2F    
1:00 PM PST    1G     v     2H    

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
9:00 AM PST    1F     v     2E    
1:00 PM PST    1H     v     2G    

Friday, July 4, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Winner Match 53     v     Winner Match 54    Quarterfinals    
1:00 PM PST    Winner Match 49     v     Winner Match 50    Quarterfinals    

Saturday, July 5, 2014
9:00 AM PST    Winner Match 55     v     Winner Match 56    Quarterfinals    
1:00 PM PST    Winner Match 51     v     Winner Match 52    Quarterfinals 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
1:00 PM PST    Winner Match 57     v     Winner Match 58    Semifinals    

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
1:00 PM PST    Winner Match 59     v     Winner Match 60    Semifinals    

Saturday, July 12, 2014
1:00 PM PST    Loser Match 61     v     Loser Match 62    Third Place    

Sunday, July 13, 2014
12:00 PM PST    Winner Match 61     v     Winner Match 62    World Cup Final    

2014 Burger Month Menu

May is National Burger Month! And because we love a good bun-and-patty masterpiece, we're of course participating. All month long, we'll be offering different Burger Month specials. Here's a taste of what's to come. Follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts to get more juicy details and feast your eyes on yummy pics.

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St. Patrick's Day Giggle and Riot Photobooth Fun

We're pretty obsessed with this video snap, featuring every pic taken in the Giggle and Riot Funbooth on St. Patrick's Day. See someone you know? Make sure they see this!

 

 

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Sacramento Beer Week Oskar Blues/Breckenridge Flight Night

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Sacramento Beer Week Oskar Blues/Breckenridge Flight Night

Sunday, March 2

de Vere's Irish Pub Sacramento

5:00PM

$25 per flight

Oskar Blues used Breckenridge whiskey barrels to age three of their biggest beers—and we’re giving you the chance to try all of them PLUS a taste of the Breckenridge whiskey itself. You’ll also get to chat up reps from both Oskar Blues and Breckenridge to get more insider info on the brewery, distillery and all things Colorado.

The featured Oskar Blues beers are:

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Ten Fidy Imperial Stout 10.5%

 

 

 

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Gubna Imperial IPA 10.0%

 

 

 

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G'Knight Imperial Red Ale 8.7%

 

 

 

 

Sacramento Beer Week Firestone Walker Rare Beer Event

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Sacramento Beer Week Firestone Walker Rare Beer Event

Thursday, February 27

de Vere's Irish Pub Sacramento

6:00PM

$30

We will be featuring three of the rarest beers available outside of the Firestone Walker—and will be welcoming one of the brewers, Jeffers, to the pub for the event! For $30, you will receive a 6-oz Firestone Walker tulip glass and a punch card that gives you access to all three beers. You can enjoy the beers in any order you like and take your glass home as a gift.  

The featured Firestone Walker beers are:

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Sucaba Barrel Aged Barley Wine 13.0%

A true English Barley wine.  Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combine with soft chocolate malt undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, and a touch of dark cherry.

 

 

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Parabola Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 13.0%

Bold bourbon, tobacco, and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak, and bourbon-like vanilla fill the palate and create a seamless finish.

 

TOP SECRET!!!

The third beer in our lineup will be kept as a surprise until we get closer to Beer Week. Normally, this beer doesn't leave the brewery and will have the only keg in Sacramento!

St. Baldrick's Day 2014

St. Baldrick's Day is coming!

How much money would it take to shave your head? What if all that money went to making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer? That’s what St. Baldrick’s Day is all about—going bald for a good cause.

Every year, we gather the community for a one-day event that brings together teams of people willing to shave their heads bald as a sign of solidarity with children who are fighting cancer. All participants, which include local businesses, schools, politicians, de Vere’s patrons, and even plenty of women, raise money in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, then congregate at de Vere’s Irish Pub (Midtown Sacramento and Davis) to shave their heads. And yes, we’re talkin’ buzzed bald!

To sign up or donate, go to www.getbald.com.

Davis St. Baldrick's Day: March 8, 2:30-5pm

Sacramento St. Baldrick's Day: March 10, 5:30-8:30pm

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Melt Month Menu

February is Melt Month at the pub! Join us each week for a different inventive and mouthwatering melt special. Ask your server to suggest the perfect craft beer or wine to pair with it and enjoy!

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Valentine's Day 2014 Menu

It's time to book your table for two for Valentine's Day dinner! We're making it really easy with a 3-course dinner for two--for just $50. Includes a soup or salad, your choice of DELICIOUS entree, romantic dessert and a carafe of red or white wine. Make your reservations online at OpenTable now!

Sacramento: http://www.opentable.com/de-veres-irish-pub-sacramento

Davis: http://www.opentable.com/de-veres-irish-pub-davis

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Coming February 2014: Melt Month

Our 3rd annual Melt Month is coming next month! Stay tuned for weekly, cheesy specials on the blog, Facebook and Twitter!

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Sacramento Baconfest Specials

Sacramento Baconfest is January 19-26, and we're super excited to participate by offering two bacon-liscious specials! Stop by the Sacramento pub to enjoy these salty, crispy, savory and sweet treats!

TALISKER MARY: Talisker Scotch, our spicy house Bloody Mary Mix, peppered bacon, and freshly pickled fixings. $10

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BACON BOURBON BROWNIE: Topped with Gunther's maple nut ice cream, Irish whip, candied bacon bits and maraschino cherries!

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For more information about Sacramento Baconfest and all the bacon-filled events happening from January 19-26, click here.

 

 

New Year's Brunch

Keep the celebration going with a big, boozy New Year's brunch! We'll be opening at 9am on New Year's Day and serving our full brunch menu.

$10 bottomless mimosa bottle service until 2pm!

As always, families and kids are welcome!

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Celebrate the New Year TWICE!

We love parties (and Ireland) so much, we always celebrate the New Year TWICE--once on Dublin time (4pm PST) and again on local time (12am PST)! We've been doing this double celebration since we opened, first because it's just a great excuse to toast the ones we love and second, to give our pub family options. If you have children, want to avoid crazy New Year's Eve crowds, and/or prefer to be in bed at midnight, we invite you to join us for the Dublin toast at 4pm. If you want to get dressed up and hit the town at night, join us for our midnight countdown!

We will be offering complimentary champagne or whiskey toasts for BOTH celebrations!

Did we mention there is NO COVER all day/night?

We'll be raising our glasses to our wonderful patrons and cheers-ing to a healthy, prosperous and very happy New Year!

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5 Ways to Save This Holiday Season

You might not be shopping at the pub this season, but we want to make sure you save big all season long. That's why we're offering new and ongoing specials that are easy on the wallet--and good to your taste buds. Here are 5 ways to save during the holidays, come indulge without the guilt!

 

$1 off all beers during happy hour Monday-Friday

Every weekday from 3:30pm-6:30pm

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$3 pints on Tuesday nights 9pm-close

Plus $2 tacos!

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$3 well cocktails on Wednesday nights 9pm-close

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50-cent wings and $12 pitchers on Thursday nights

Plus more drink specials in Davis for Aggie Night!

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$8.99 half sandwich combo Monday-Friday

Get a deli, chicken, reuben, curry chicken or BLT half sandwich served with traditional chips, crisps or daily soup, every weekday from 11am-4pm.

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