Scandinavian Saturday @ SMCo.
Aug
19
8:00am 8:00am

Scandinavian Saturday @ SMCo.

Join us on August 19th for Scandinavian Saturday! This is a special series featuring a different Scandinavian coffee roaster on the third Saturday of every month. We’re super excited to bring in some exceptional coffees which until now have not been available in the Capital Region.

This month’s featured roaster is JACU COFFEEWe'll be serving up two coffees from Jacu via v60 pourover, a Kenya and an El Salvador.

About Jacu:
This month's featured Scandinavian Saturday roaster is Jacu Coffee from Alesund, Norway. Started by three friends in 2011, the roasting company is named for the jacu - a bird that is known for eating only the highest quality cherries from coffee shrubs in producing origins. They use this inspiration in selecting only the highest quality green coffee they can find. Look forward to trying a single farm coffee from Costa Rica and a multiple farmer coffee from Kenya. 

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: KaffeBox.no/superior_merch

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COFFEE + CREAM: Ice Cream Floats and Affogatos
Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

COFFEE + CREAM: Ice Cream Floats and Affogatos

Join us for Troy Night Out on Friday, August 25th as we celebrate the end of sweet summertime with COFFEE + CREAM: An Evening of Ice Cream Floats and Affogatos!

Old school ice cream parlor meets modern specialty coffee shop as our baristas serve up an awesome line up of fancy ice cream floats, affogatos and more using SMCo. coffee and ice cream from the one and only Battenkill Valley Creamery! Non-dairy options will be available too.

Craft beer + wine will be flowing as usual!

See you there :)

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SMCo Two Year Celebration!
Sep
2
8:00am 8:00am

SMCo Two Year Celebration!

Mark your calendars - your favorite fourth street hang out is celebrating it's second birthday!!! HOLY CRAP! We have a lot of fun stuff in the works and will update this event as details are ironed out.

SO FAR:
> Coffee bar takeover with Copenhagen-based The Coffee Collective
Rare Form Brewing Company beers flowing on the back patio
> Snacks + tasty fermented bevs from TONICO
> Hugs, smiles, happy tears
> FOOD
> Live tunes from The Rechorduroys, Boy Rex and Others

More info coming soon!!!

XO

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Pop-Up Vintage Mini Market
Sep
9
11:00am11:00am

Pop-Up Vintage Mini Market

Join us Saturday, September 9th for a one-day-only Vintage Mini Market! We've rounded up some of the best local vintage connoisseurs including Heavy Grit Vintage, Augusta Anne Vintage, JessJamesJake and more! They'll be set up on the patio with a thoughtfully curated selection of clothing, accessories and home goods for you to shop to your hearts content. Bring your friends, grab a coffee (or beer) and enjoy a lovely afternoon full of perfect paper-thin tshirts, fancy floral dresses and old timey goodies galore!

Card readers available, but ca$h is king.

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TNO Pop-Up w/ City Beer Hall + Hudson Valley Brewery
Jul
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

TNO Pop-Up w/ City Beer Hall + Hudson Valley Brewery

Join us Friday, July 28 from 6-9pm for an incredible Troy Night Out Pop-Up Brunch featuring some of the best food and drink around! 

Our friends from THE CITY BEER HALL in Albany will be set up on the back patio serving up a super tasty mexican-inspired brunch menu full of sweet, savory, meat and veggies options - there will be a little bit of something delicious for everyone!

Founder of Beacon, NY based HUDSON VALLEY BREWING, John-Anthony Gargiulo will also be in the house as we serve an assortment of their coveted brews - both sour and hoppy options will be available!

This is a one-time only collab event you absoloutly don't want to miss! Get here early as seating is limited and we will probably sell out / kick kegs!

* Full food and beer menus to be posted soon *

(Illustration by Evan M Cohen)

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Scandinavian Saturday @ SMCo.
Jul
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Scandinavian Saturday @ SMCo.

This month's featured roaster is Coffea Circulor, a progressive, multi-award winning coffee roastery and research lab who are helping coffee growers by telling stories that matter and in turn enriching people with a better understanding of a product’s lifecycle and consequences of the choices made in the daily life. Initially, their coffee was roasted in a lighthouse island named Store Torungen located on the south coast of Norway, but they have since moved inland to the city of Arendal.

We are excited to feature coffees from Ethiopia and Colombia roasted by Coffea Circulor!

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: KaffeBox.no/superior_merch

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Coffee Bar Pop-Up at Brunette
Jul
22
9:00am 9:00am

Coffee Bar Pop-Up at Brunette

We're bringing our show on the road for another super fun Coffee Bar Pop-Up with our friends at Brunette Wine Bar in Kingston, NY!

Spend the morning with us and welcome Felicity and Matthew from SMCo as they take over Brunette's magical marble-topped bar to serve coffee, breakfast burritos and a special selection of goods from the best shop in Troy.

Brunette x SMCo Coffee Bar Pop Up
Saturday, July 22
9am - 2pm

About Brunette
Brunette is a wine bar located in the Waterfront district of downtown Kingston, NY where natural wines, craft beer, savory small plates, and a true love for pink prevail.
brunettewinebar.com

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Greet Death / Mover Shaker / Casual Decay @ SMCo.
Jul
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Greet Death / Mover Shaker / Casual Decay @ SMCo.

All ages show on the back porch at Superior Merchandise Co! Featuring two great punk bands on tour from Michigan. $5 Suggested Donation.

Mover Shaker
Twinkly, Mathy, sometimes Dance-y Emo from Detroit. FFO: Tiny Moving Parts, Dismemberment Plan, Cap’n Jazz.
https://movershaker.bandcamp.com/

Greet Death
Shoegaze / Slowcore from Flint, Michigan. They have a new album out this month that rips. FFO: Cloakroom, Nothing, Smashing Pumpkins.
https://greetdeath.bandcamp.com

Casual Decay
Rare appearance of Jon Nasrallah's solo project! Ambient / Electronic. Get there early or you’ll miss it. 
https://soundcloud.com/casual_decay

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Back Patio Flower Crown Party
Jul
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Back Patio Flower Crown Party

Flower Scout and SMCo present another of their famous Flower Crown Parties, and cordially invite you + all of your friends to join us!

Spend a summer evening on the flower-filled Superior Merch patio, sip on some rosé or lemonade, and learn how to make your very own floral crown. Colie of Flower Scout will provide materials, tools, and knowledge. You just bring your noggin and your friends (oh, and maybe lipstick for those selfies you'll be taking). Each participant gets one polaroid photo of themself to take home!

Included with this class: materials to make one gorgeous flower crown, free rosé or lemonade, light snacks, one polaroid photograph to keep, access to our super cute antique chalkboard photo booth, and a 10% discount off all SMCo. merchandise (discount during workshop hours only).

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Wine Bar Pop-Up with Brunette
Jul
12
5:00pm 5:00pm

Wine Bar Pop-Up with Brunette

We are super excited to be bringing a little bit of the prettiest wine bar ever to Troy town for a magical evening of food, drink + good company! Join us for the Brunette Wine Bar Pop-Up at Superior Merchandise Company on Wednesday, July 12th. 

Jamie and Tracy will be slinging a special selection of natural wines and fancy hot dogs as they take over our bar for the night! 

SMCo x Brunette Wine Bar Pop Up
Wednesday, July 12
5pm - 10pm

About Brunette
Brunette is a wine bar located in the Waterfront district of downtown Kingston, NY where natural wines, craft beer, savory small plates, and a true love for pink prevail.
brunettewinebar.com/

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Peter Piek / Amanda Rogers / Birds of the Northeast at SMCo.
Jul
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Peter Piek / Amanda Rogers / Birds of the Northeast at SMCo.

Join us for a fun Friday night of live music on the back patio! Coffee, beer, friends, tunes - what more do you need?

BIRDS OF THE NORTHEAST > birdsofthenortheast.bandcamp.com
Birds of the Northeast is the solo project of singer/songwriter Patrick Grace. During an especially harsh winter in the upstate NY region, Patrick took to writing and recording in his basement. After the long winter had passed, he surfaced with a full album's worth of material. The self titled debut album is out now on iTunes, Spotify, and many other digital stores.

AMANDA ROGERS > amandaspiano.bandcamp.com
"Sounds a female hybrid of Elliott Smith, John Lennon, and Neil Young - An old soul singing from a sincere and untamed place in her heart."

PETER PIEK > peterpiek.bandcamp.com
A pop musician + artist from Leipzig, Germany

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Sam Moss / Ben Morey / Zan Strumfeld at SMCo.
Jun
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sam Moss / Ben Morey / Zan Strumfeld at SMCo.

Join us on Tuesday, June 13 at 7pm for an enjoyable evening of low key tunes, back patio hangs, cold beer and good company! Sam Moss, hailing from Boston and Rochester-based Ben Morey, along with local Troy gal Zan Strumfeld will be serenading is into the summer. 

SAM MOSS is a Boston based musician. His work rambles through various offshoots of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. In 2016 he released Fable, his ninth solo album. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Marble House Project, and his work has been featured in NPR, Paste, and Daytrotter, among others.
sammoss.net
sammoss.bandcamp.com

BEN MOREY is a songwriter living in Rochester, NY
benmorey.bandcamp.com

ZAN STRUMFELD is a Troy-based musician. She has carved her own niche of lullabies for the lonely, anthems for the revivalists, and ballads for the hopeful. Her music has been featured on Exit 97.7, 88.3 The Saint, and WHRW 90.5, and was listed on UK’s Independent Music News’ “Top 50 Independent/Unsigned Folk Acts.” 
www.facebook.com/zanstrumfeldmusic
zanstrumfeld.bandcamp.com

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Wednesday Night Vinyl Club
Jun
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wednesday Night Vinyl Club

Join us Wednesday, June 7th for this month's Vinyl Club meet up! We guarantee hot tunes, cold beer, friendly company, free snacks and fun giveaways! Come hang on the patio + make some new friends. :)

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The first Wednesday of every month from 6-10pm we will be spinning vinyl and slinging beers like it’s our job (lucky for us it totally is). Here’s how it works: YOU bring your fav records and WE spin them on my grandpas old record player (first come, first play). The number of people that show up will determine if we play select songs or a whole side of an album. We will have BEER SPECIALS all night, plus full coffee service, snacks + GIVEAWAYS!

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SMCo Coffee School: Intro to Home Roasting
Jun
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

SMCo Coffee School: Intro to Home Roasting

Roasting coffee at home is easier than one might think. We at Superior Merchandise Company would like to show you how easy it is to achieve reasonable results with minimal equipment.

Using both a very DIY coffee roasting method and a small machine built for home roasting, Director of Coffee Matthew Loiacono will demonstrate the basics of coffee roasting for class attendees. Tasting and discussion will center on questions from the class so come armed with any mysteries you want solved. 

Class will be held on SMCo.'s back patio and is weather dependent. Please note the rain date for this class will be June 12th from 6-8pm!

Class size is limited to 10 and will fill up quickly. Attendees will take home printed class notes and also receive 10% off all store merchandise during the hours of the class.

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Troy Night Out with Graft Cider
May
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Troy Night Out with Graft Cider

Join us for Troy Night Out - Friday, May 26 from 6-9pm for a fun evening with Graft Cider from Newburgh, NY! Their whole crew will be here serving up samples of some of their super tasty and seriously unique wild yeast fermented ciders and if you like what you try we will have cans, bottles or drafts of everything for you to sip on our lovely back patio.

We will also have some snacks available from our friends at Collard City Growers!

Graft Cider Offerings:

GREEN IS GOLD - A bright and citrusy cider generously dry hopped with a blend of C hops Citra, Cascade, and Centennial.

COMES AND GOSE - A homage to the old world gose aged on corriander and bitter orange peel and fermented with wild yeast.

PEACE OFFERING - A gose style cider aged on sumac, rose hips, and sorrel. Tastes likes a blend of fruit punch and rose!

EDGE OF NOWHERE - A wild yeast fermented cider refermented with Apricots and Orange Blossom Honey, dry hopped with Vic Secret & Citra.

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Solid Sound x SMCo Documentary Screening
May
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Solid Sound x SMCo Documentary Screening

Join us Thursday, May 25th in celebrating Solid Sound Festival, Wilco's music & arts festival that takes place every other year at MASS MoCA in The Berkshires, with a back patio screening of Brendan Canty (of Fugazi) and Christoph Green's documentary film 'Every Other Summer'. Shot in 2013 and featuring performances by Wilco, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, The Dream Syndicate, Lucius, Foxygen, Sam Amidon and Troy local, Sean Rowe, as well as appearances from Reggie Watts, John Hodgman, Jen Kirkman and others, 'Every Other Summer' also offers a glimpse into the making of a festival and the positive impact it's presence can have on a small, struggling rust belt community. 

The evening will also include * T I C K E T * G I V E A W A Y S * to this year's festival (June 23-25), other prizes, and of course a full line up of our usual coffee, beer and snacks! 

This event is F R E E to attend, see you there! :)

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Rock Solid / Alenni / Another Michael at SMCo.
May
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Rock Solid / Alenni / Another Michael at SMCo.

A night of music and drinks! Starts at 7 PM.
$5 Suggested Donation (Another Michael/Rock Solid are doing a lil weekender)


Alenni (Albany)- Art pop full of color and wonder. Will be accompanied by full band and playing songs off her new album "Constellations"
https://alenni.bandcamp.com/

Rock Solid (Brooklyn)- Stellar songs the rise and fall, grow and fade, push and pull. 
https://rocksolidzzz.bandcamp.com/

Another Michael (Albany)- Music that should be played inside the Rite Aids of America. 
https://anothermichael.bandcamp.com/

Come thru and be nice to each other!

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SMCo Coffee School: All Things Aeropress
May
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

SMCo Coffee School: All Things Aeropress

Though many attempts have been made at revolutionizing coffee brewing methods, none have seemed to have as big an impact on our current coffee culture as the Aeropress. Invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, the Aeropress has gone on to have enough appeal among baristas and home brewers to have a World Championship competition in its honor. 

What seems to attract people to the Aeropress is its portability, ease of use and a seemingly infinite number of ways to brew with it. Superior Merchandise Company is proud to present All Things Aeropress - a class devoted to introducing and experimenting with the Aeropress, to be held on Monday, May 15th at 6:30pm.

Attendees will witness and taste Aeropress brews of traditional recipes as well as a number of variations on other recipes. Time will be allowed at the end of class for folks to try out the brewers as well as have individual questions answered for current Aeropress owners. 

Two ticket options are available, one including an Aeropress + filters ($50) and those of you who already own an Aeropress can simply come for the learning ($25). Class size is limited to 10 and will fill up quickly. Attendees will take home printed class notes and also receive 10% off all store merchandise during the hours of the class.

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SMCo Coffee School: Brew Better at Home
May
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

SMCo Coffee School: Brew Better at Home

Brewing delicious coffee at home can seem like equal parts guesswork, mystery and witchcraft. On Monday, May 1st ,we would like to demystify the process with another installment of our Coffee School educational series - Brew Better at Home.

This class will break down the basics of coffee brewing, offering a wide variety of tips for folks seeking more out of their morning cup. Topics such as water, grinding, what to measure and how to select the right brew method for your household will be covered as well as a wide-open question and answer session for folks with detailed concerns.

Class size is limited to 10 and will fill up quickly. Attendees will take home printed class notes and also receive 10% off all store merchandise during the hours of the class.

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Troy Night Out: Night Brunch at SMCo
Apr
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Troy Night Out: Night Brunch at SMCo

Do you love breakfast food and mimosas but hate getting out of bed before noon? If so we've got your Troy Night Out plans covered! 

Starting at 6pm we'll be serving up a laaate night Brunch menu featuring three kinds of mimosas and toasty waffles with a variety of sweet + savory toppings, not to mention some relaxing brunch-vibe tunes. With any luck we'll have perfect patio weather to really tie it all together. 

Menu details to follow soon, check back!

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Pom Pom Wall Hanging Workshop w/ Erica Fink
Apr
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pom Pom Wall Hanging Workshop w/ Erica Fink

Join us Monday, April 24 from 6-9pm to get your craft on! We're super excited welcome Michigan-based artist and designer, Erica Fink to SMCo for a fun Pom Pom Wall Hanging Workshop! You'll learn to make a variety of pom pom + tassel styles and how to turn them into beautiful art for your walls. 

This class will introduce you to the magical world of yarn and the many possibilities it contains. You will learn how to transform single strands of yarn into fluffy, three dimensional pom poms and tassels and will also learn how to make rope from multiple strands of yarn. We will explore variations of pom poms and tassels, how to control shape and color and learn a bit about the history of these adornments in other cultures. You will arrange pom poms and tassels with ropes and wooden dowels to create a textural wall hanging piece for you to enjoy in your own home.

All materials (yarn, needles, wooden dowel) are included in the ticket price, but feel free to bring some of your own yarn as well!

> About the Artist <
www.ericakanefink.com/
Erica Kane Fink is a Michigan based artist and designer whose work is recognized by its inquisitive, bold color stories, playful use of patterns and deep commitment to exploration and spontaneity. Her brand offers a wide range of products including functional objects such as jewelry and home goods as well as fine art including woven tapestries, paintings and prints. Fink makes every part of her work by hand and each piece is completely unique in design and construction. Her work is sold and exhibited worldwide.

Photo Credit: Brit + Co

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SMCo Coffee School: Advanced Coffee Tasting
Apr
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

SMCo Coffee School: Advanced Coffee Tasting

Picking up immediately where our Intro to Coffee Tasting class left off is Advanced Coffee Tasting. This class is geared towards folks who have a good understanding of how and where coffee grows and are ready to take their coffee tasting knowledge to the next level.

With direction from SMCo's Director of Coffee Matthew Loicono, attendees will immediately dive into professional coffee cupping routines, blind tastings and comparison cuppings. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing the SCAA Taster's Wheel and the Coffee Lexicon to describe the coffees sampled in class.

Class size is limited to 10 and will fill up quickly. Attendees will take home printed class notes and also receive 10% off all store merchandise during the hours of the class.

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SMCo x Brunette Pop Up Coffee Bar
Apr
8
10:00am10:00am

SMCo x Brunette Pop Up Coffee Bar

We're bringing our show on the road for our first ever coffee bar pop-up at the lovely Brunette Wine Bar in Kingston, NY! Come spend the morning with Felicity and Matthew as they take over Brunette's magical marble bar to serve coffee, breakfast burritos and a special selection of goods.

Brunette x SMCo Coffee Bar Pop Up
Saturday April 8  •  10am - 3pm

About Brunette
Brunette is a wine bar located in the Waterfront district of downtown Kingston, NY where natural wines, craft beer, savory small plates, and a true love for pink prevail.
brunettewinebar.com

Please note this event will take place at 33 Broadway in Kingston NY!

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Wednesday Night Vinyl Club
Apr
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wednesday Night Vinyl Club

Join us Wednesday, April 5th for this month's Vinyl Club meet up! We guarantee hot tunes, cold beer, friendly company, free snacks and fun giveaways! 

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The first Wednesday of every month from 6-10pm we will be spinning vinyl and slinging beers like it’s our job (lucky for us it totally is). Here’s how it works: YOU bring your fav records and WE spin them on my grandpas old record player (first come, first play). The number of people that show up will determine if we play select songs or a whole side of an album. We will have BEER SPECIALS all night, plus full coffee service, snacks + GIVEAWAYS!

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SMCo Coffee School: Intro to Coffee Tasting
Apr
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

SMCo Coffee School: Intro to Coffee Tasting

On Monday, April 3rd, Superior Merchandise Company kicks off its Spring 2017 season of educational coffee classes with Intro to Coffee Tasting.

Lead by SMCo's Director of Coffee Matthew Loiacono, the class will delve into a history of coffee, ideal growing conditions for coffee, general coffee region taste characteristics and will include a tasting and discussion of two single origin coffees. The 90 minute class will be presented in a loose lecture-style format, interspersed with flash "taste and describe" breaks. 

Class size is limited to 10 and will fill up quickly. Attendees will take home printed class notes and also receive 10% off all store merchandise during the hours of the class.

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SMCo x Brunette Pop Up Wine Bar
Mar
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

SMCo x Brunette Pop Up Wine Bar

We are super excited to be bringing a little bit of the prettiest wine bar ever to Troy town for a magical evening of food, drink + good company! Join us for the Brunette Wine Bar Pop-up at Superior Merchandise Company on Wednesday March 29th. Jamie and Tracy will be slinging a special selection of natural wines and fancy hot dogs as they take over our bar for the night!

SMCo x Brunette Wine Bar Pop Up
Wednesday March 29  •  5 - 9pm

About Brunette
Brunette is a wine bar located in the Waterfront district of downtown Kingston, NY where natural wines, craft beer, savory small plates, and a true love for pink prevail.
brunettewinebar.com/

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New Writing From Visiting Authors
Mar
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

New Writing From Visiting Authors

Join us as we welcome fiction writers Douglas W. Milliken and Nat Baldwin on a reading tour from Maine, alongside poet and artist Annie Bielski hailing from Hudson. Free to attend, and fresh books for sale! Read on for bios of these talented writers and some blurbage about their new work.

DOUGLAS W. MILLIKEN:

"A trans youth seeking mythic answers from a corpse. An autistic boy combing a collective farm for his sister. A homeless man yearning for anyone to protect. From a normalized dystopian future to the ever-impossible now, Pushcart Prize-winning author Douglas W. Milliken’s three-story cycle "One Thousand Owls Behind Your Chest" searches the borderland where the terror of human confusion confronts the babbling chaos of the Nature Without, where alienation fingers the braille surface of connection, where violence digs its nails into compassion."

Douglas W. Milliken is the author of the novel "To Sleep as Animals" and several previous chapbooks, most recently the pocket-sized collection "Cream River." His stories have been honored by the Maine Literary Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and Glimmer Train Stories, and have been published in Slice, McSweeney’s, the Collagist, and the Believer, among others. To read more about and by the author, please visit www.douglaswmilliken.com.

NAT BALDWIN:

"The blades, the rust, the dirt, the mouth, the meat, the blood, the sun, the glass, the skin, the word, the lake, the graves; it’s a pristine and elemental form of fiction that Nat Baldwin renders, stripping language and image to its most primal animation. Like seeing slides of color pass before your face in darkness. Like remembering how to read.” —Blake Butler

Nat Baldwin is a writer and musician living in Portland, Maine. His fiction has appeared in Fanzine, PANK, Sleepingfish, Alice Blue, Timber, Deluge, and The Spectacle. He has released several solo albums and plays bass in Dirty Projectors. "The Red Barn" is his first book. 

ANNIE BIELSKI:

Annie Bielski is a painter, writer, and performer based in Hudson, NY. She has performed at September Gallery, Basilica Hudson, The Spotty Dog, and The Half Moon in Hudson; at The Museum of Modern Art, Coustof Waxman, Allen & Eldridge in NYC, and elsewhere. She has collaborated with musician Jenny Hval and performed in her band across the US and Europe, performances of which have received critical acclaim from The New York Times and MTV.com. Her paintings, sculpture, and video have been exhibited at Paris London Hong Kong (Chicago), Motel (Brooklyn) Lodos Gallery (Mexico City), and The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, among other places. Upcoming exhibitions will take place at Burning in Water in NYC, Instar Lodge in Germantown, NY, and High Tide in Philadelphia. She received a BFA with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012.

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Scandinavian Saturday @ SMCo.
Mar
18
8:00am 8:00am

Scandinavian Saturday @ SMCo.

This month's featured roaster is a brand new company called April Coffee from Copenhagen! April is the brainchild of roaster Patrik Rolf, whose most recent high profile roasting stint was at Five Elephant Coffee in Berlin. He's now gone solo with April, doing all the sourcing, roasting, packaging and promoting by himself, in-between consulting for roasting projects all over the globe. We are excited to feature a coffee from Rwanda and a coffee from Colombia roasted by April!

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: KaffeBox.no/superior_merch

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CANCELED: LISA/LIZA, Alenni, Another Michael at SMCo.
Mar
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

CANCELED: LISA/LIZA, Alenni, Another Michael at SMCo.

This show has been canceled due to weather, sorry for any inconvenience!

Come celebrate pi day at Superior Merchandise! Live tunes starting at 7:30pm from:

Lisa/Liza
Folk from Portland, Maine. New album out now on Ordinal Records.
lisalizas.bandcamp.com

Alenni
Art Pop from Albany, NY. New album coming Spring 2017.
alenni.com

Another Michael
Folk Pop from Albany, NY. New music coming later this year.
anothermichael.bandcamp.com

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Wednesday Night Vinyl Club: Emo Edition
Mar
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wednesday Night Vinyl Club: Emo Edition

Join us Wednesday, March 1st for an EMO edition of Wednesday Night Vinyl Club, co-hosted by our good friend and emo kid Jon Nasrallah! Expect the same friendly company, cheap beer, free snacks and fun giveaways BUT with a soundtrack full of songs you grew up with and can scream along to!

Get excited - this month's sponsors will be the oh so appropriate Stay Home Club and Emo Nite LA, who are donating some seriously rad merch for us to giveaway! 

Support your local vinyl club.

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The first Wednesday of every month from 6-10pm we will be spinning vinyl and slinging beers like it’s our job (lucky for us it totally is). Here’s how it works: YOU bring your fav records and WE spin them on my grandpas old record player (first come, first play). The number of people that show up will determine if we play select songs or a whole side of an album. We will have BEER SPECIALS all night, plus full coffee service, snacks + GIVEAWAYS!

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Pop Up Tonic Bar w/ TONICO
Feb
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pop Up Tonic Bar w/ TONICO

During this month's Troy Night Out (Feb 24), come hang at SMCo for TONICO'S debut pop-up tonic bar! TONICO is a new cafe and tonic bar coming to Troy this Spring at 40 River Street. Say hello to owners Adam and Yiyi as they share their new folk fare with us for the first time!

Try one of four tasty tonic beverages: Single Origin Kombucha, Fizzy Elixir, Bitters + Soda and Reishi Oat Milk. Grab a variety of savory and sweet good-for-you snacks inspired by old school approaches to nourishment.

You'll also be able to take home one of Tonico's first run of filled kombucha growlers, bitters, elixirs and other handmade herbal and self-care concoctions.

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Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.
Feb
18
8:00am 8:00am

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.

We couldn't be more excited to feature The Coffee Collective from Denmark as this month's Scandinavian Saturday roaster! We've been huge fans for years, in fact one of the places we visited before opening SMCo. was Coffee Collective during a trip to Copenhagen. Not only do we love their friendly yet serious approach to service, we love their farmer-forward initiatives and deep supply chain respect. Coffee Collective is one of the first, if only companies to include the price paid to the farmer on the front of the bags. This transparency is refreshing and is an indicator of their commitment to extreme excellence. We look forward to sharing two very different tasting coffees from Colombia!

About Scandinavian Coffee:
Modern Scandinavian roasters are renowned for their careful, nuanced approach to roasting with the goal of highlighting the delicately complex attributes of each coffee. This typically lighter approach is benefited by access to the highest quality green coffee – a privilege enjoyed in Scandinavia for some time thanks to early advancements in sourcing.

Coffees for Scandinavian Saturday are sourced and distributed by Kaffebox, one of our favorite new monthly subscription services. We have partnered up with KaffeBox to offer an exclusive referral link which allows folks to try the service for 25% off the first month. Click here to automatically receive the discount: KaffeBox.no/superior_merch

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Shakespeare In Love
Feb
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shakespeare In Love

Join us on Valentine's Day as the Collar City Players present Shakespeare In Love, a romantic evening of beer-fueled Shakespearean Sonnet readings!

Stop in to Superior Merchandise Co. from 7-9pm to hear some of Shakespeare's more steamy sonnets read by local actors including Evan Jones, Matt MacArevey, and other surprise guests.

Add in a pint of AleSmith's My Bloody Ale or a can of Underwood Pinot Noir and you got yourself a hot date night!

This event is FREE and open to the public, see you there!

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Valentine's Pop Up w/ Flower Scout
Feb
14
5:00pm 5:00pm

Valentine's Pop Up w/ Flower Scout

Stop by SMCo anytime from 5-9pm on Valentine's Day to score a hand-tied bouquet from Troy's very own Flower Scout. Whether it's a gift for a beloved, a gesture to your crush, or a decoration for your own breakfast nook, these bouquets will bring joy and color to mid-February. 

Choose from three options: $10 for a 'lil bundle, $25 for a medium size bouquet, or $40 for a big fat firework of flowers. While supplies last, of course, and best served with hot coffee and cold beer! 

For those of you not able to come during this time frame, we will have a limited amount of equally beautiful pre-arranged bouquets available earlier in the day for you to pick up on your lunch break.

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