Supermarkets Raise Glass to Unique Beer, Wine

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Food retailers are helping partygoers ring in 2014 with festive brews and bubblies.

Inventive beers like Ama Bruna, which is refermented in the bottle with brown candy sugar to create subtle flavors of toffee, chocolate, pear and cinnamon, is being touted at Wegmans Food Markets here alongside Sam Adams Merry Maker, a gingerbread stout brewed from dark roasted malts and spiced with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger.

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