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Friday, July 29, 2016

Outerspace Vodka



Outerspace Vodka...$26.99 / 750ml
Outerspace Vodka...$5.99 / 50ml
Filtered through meteorites more than 4 billion years old, this US vodka is produced from Iowa corn and gluten free. Outerspace Vodka will turn heads this holiday season with its highly distinctive packaging, available in both 750ml and 50ml sizes.Congratulations to Outerspace Vodka for winning a Gold Medal at the 2016 SIP Competition!

New Lagunitas




Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale....$16.99 / 12 pack CANS
Tropically Hoppy. Light, yet Full-Bodied. Bright and Citrusy. Word.
The magical, mystical 12th of Never is a blend of Old and New School hops that play bright citrus, rich coconut, and papaya-esque flavors, all on a solid stage of English puffed wheat. Tropically hoppy. Light, yet full-bodied. Bright and citrusy. The 12th of Never Ale is everything we’ve learned about making hop-forward beer expressed in a moderate voice. Pale, cold, slightly alcoholic and bitter. It’s all we know. These 12oz mini-kegs (AKA cans) are an exciting new option for us, and we are stoopid stoked at the opportunity for y'all to take us to all those new, nelophobic locations…









Lagunitas Stoopid Wit....$9.99 / 6 pack
An Un-Freakin'-Filtered Hoppy Belgian-ish Wit
This UNFILTERED Belgian-ish Wit-ly-esque-ish-ness brew features a dry twang of hoppy bitterness and is perfect for the summertime drinking! e Bard said that it's better to be a witty fool than a foolish wit. True dat. Wit dat in mind we take you now to the stoopid side of the classic wit on the wings of Yakima's finest. What's it got to do with beer? Give us a call. 707.769.4495. Cheers!




Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot "WTF"....$3.59 22 oz 
A big Ol' Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slipperly slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey.
"In the murky realm of things that make you go "Hmmm..." 2010 should rank way, way up there. From the curious per curiam decision of 531 U.S. 98 in 2000, to WTC7, to the House of Lehman, to the Nobel President's Afghan Expedition escalation, to the oxymoronic Jobless Recovery of 2010; we have been confused. So, we did the only thing we could, we made beer and lots of it. 5,643,420 cases of it to be exact. And as far as we know, you drank all of it. Thank you for that, because if you had not, we would have been looking for a bailout of our own, and we haven't heard about any breweries either needing or receiving any of those spicy Yuan TARP dollars....although we have rad that the Las Vegas adult video industry did. Nobdoy knows why. So, in a wolrd that is once again the proverbial "Ball of Confusion", craft beer alone seems to carry its own weight. It's nice to be on the winning team and thank you for your patronage and imbibiliciousness."

Oskar Blues Passion Fruit Pinner




Oskar Blues Passion Fruit Pinner...$8.99 / 6pk
Passion Fruit Pinner takes the flavors of passion fruit & citrus juice of the original Pinner Throwback IPA and turns them up to 11. The clean malts, with hints of toasted biscuit pair with zesty hops to spice up the taste and aromas from pureed Passion Fruit and a small spike of pureed Blood Orange.

Beer/Wine/Liquor Tastings this Week!


This Weekend's Tastings!

The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
314.727.8788


Tonight - Friday, July 29 from 4-6pm
Amped up tasting for STL Craft Beer Week
  • Straffe Hendrik Triple Ale Wild
  • Deschutes Down and Dirty IPA
  • Jolly Pumpkin IO Saison
  • Jolly Pumpkin Saison Z
  • Jolly Pumpkin /Anchorage Calabaza Boreal
  • Barley Briska Biere Blanche
  • De Glazen Toren Jan de Lichte
  • Boulevard Rye-on-Rye X – Sazerac
maybe a few more selections



Beer Tasting - New Ballas
The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas in Creve Coeur

Tonight - Friday, July 29 from 4-6pm
TBA








Thursday, July 28, 2016

Boulevard Rye-on-Rye X – Sazerac

We have a decent amount, but still could go fast.


Boulevard Rye-on-Rye X – Sazerac...$11.99 / 750ml
Inspired by the success of our "X" series of special Imperial Stout releases, we've embarked on a journey to the outer reaches of our popular Rye-on-Rye. For the first Rye-on-Rye X release, Rye-on-Rye-on-Rye, we transferred our huge tawny rye ale from its first set of aging barrels into freshly emptied Templeton Rye barrels effectively creating a double barrel aged ale that showcased giant rye whiskey and barrel character. For the second Rye-on-Rye release, we drew inspiration from the famous New Orleans cocktail, the Sazerac. The official recipe is composed of rye whiskey, absinthe or Herbsaint, a sugar cube and bitters all garnished with a lemon peel. To translate this classic cocktail into a beer, we brewed batches of the base rye beer that received spice additions mimicking bitters as well as lemon peel during the boil. The resulting wort was fermented with our house Scottish ale yeast before being aged in freshly emptied Templeton Rye barrels.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Old Bardstown Bourbon

BACK IN STOCK AND LIMITED

Old Bardstown Black Label 90...$17.99
90 proof
Believe it or not, this bourbon came close in taste, texture and smell to the more expensive, virtually impossible to find Pappy Van Winkle 20-Year Old Kentucky Bourbon. Wonderful rich, honeyed, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, wood spice, smoke and vanilla notes are found in this full-bodied, broad, rich, medium amber/tawny-colored bourbon. 94 points
Rated 94/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Old Bardstown Kentucky Straight Bourbon Estate Bottled....$25.99
Color: Auburn
Nose: Intensity – 2.5; Golden copal incense, eucalyptus, with added water this noses like a single malt that’s been finished in sherry casks
Palate: Nutmeg, somewhat salty mouthfeel, herbal, malted barley showing its face, green tobacco
Finish: Length – Medium; Earthy, grass clippings, light leather notes

North Coast Belgian Trio



Another closeout
North Coast Belgian Trio...$9.99 gift set with 2 glasses
was $29.99

includes
  • 1 bottle Le Merle 750ml
  • 1 bottle PranQster 750ml
  • 1 bottle Brother Thelonious 750ml
  • plus two amazing glasses

Le Merle Saison
Le Merle is a rustic ale, pale in color, inspired by the rich brewing traditions of the Flanders region. Abundant hops and a Belgian yeast strain contribute exotic aromas of tropical fruit.
Style: Saison

PranQster

Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers' art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries.
PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor and a clean finish.


Brother Thelonious
North Coast Brewing Co. is proud to partner with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in support of Jazz education. The Brewery makes a donation to the Institute for every bottle of Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale sold.
Like a Belgian “Dark Strong Ale,” this beer is rich and robust with an ABV of 9.4%. The package features a label picturing the Jazz master himself, and comes in a 750 ml bottle

Straffe Wild with Brett






2015 Straffe Hendrik Triple Ale Wild....$5.99 / 4pk
Was $18.99 / 4 pack
Straffe Hendrik Wild is only once a year bottled.
Straffe Hendrik Wild is a wild version of the famous Straffe Hendrik Tripel. This traditional beer is re-fermented with "Brettanomyces' yeast, which creates separate fruity flavors that harmonize with the rich use of aromatic hop varieties. The wild yeasts give the beer a longer shelf life and flavor natural evolution over the years. The beer has a longer aging in bottle before it can be released. Only after three months in the cellars is completed, the fermentation of the wild yeasts and the young beer drinkable. However, the beer continues to evolve in the years following. The bitter hop aromas become softer, while the wild yeasts continue to work and are fruity and floral aromas.

New Down and Dirty IPA




Deschutes Down and Dirty IPA....$3.99 / 22oz
Cascade and Centennial hops deliver bright citrus notes against the earthy bitterness of Bravo hops, balanced by a biscuity malt body.

Hops: Bravo, Cascade, Centennial

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Medley and Old Medley



Old Medley 12 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon...$51.99
Medley's 10 Year Old Private Stock Bourbon...$48.99
The contents of this bottles is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey distilled from cereal grain.  Originally launched by George Medley in 1873, this brand was out of production for decades before being discovered and re-launched by Master Distiller, Charles Medley and his son Sam Medley.  Their skill, rich experience and proven tradition for generations has produced this truly fine, high grade product.




Pinckney Bend Rye and Rested Whiskey - Limited release




Pinckney Bend Rye and Rested Whiskey...$49.99
3 Year Old Rye
100 proof
Rye History
In the late 1700s and early 1800s rye was the grain that most American whiskey was made from. As the country expanded westward, corn began to replace rye and by the end of Prohibition, rye had largely disappeared.

Flavor Profile
The spicy, sometimes described as ‘peppery’ notes of rye whiskey often show best when blended with the natural sweetness of whiskey made from corn. Distinctive vanillin and caramel notes add complexity and character. Rye & Rested Whiskey is a blend of 55% rye and 45% Pinckney Bend’s award winning Rested American Whiskey. The result is a unique flavor profile that accentuates the best aspects of each spirit.

Production
The rye is aged in new, standard sized whiskey barrels, where the Rested is aged in new 15 gallon barrels. Here at the distillery, both whiskeys experience a seismic event every 40 minutes. It’s called the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and we are only 300 feet from the tracks.

Foursquare Rums



Foursquare Rum Distillery is located on a former sugar plantation that dates back to 1636 within the tiny Caribbean island of Barbados. Founded by the Seale family, distilling operations and blending are currently directed by Richard Seale, 4th Generation Trader/Distiller.
Exceptional Cask Selections represent the unique, and rare offerings of Foursquare Rum Distillery that Richard Seale has hand selected – his personal aging experiments only released when he feels they are of exceptional quality. These are one of a kind expressions, available for a limited time, and showcasing truly unique approaches to both Rum blending and maturation. Their releases have garnered a number of awards including the 2016 Rum Producer of the Year, A Trophy Award in the Rum Category, Two Gold Medals, and a Silver Medal at the 2016 International Spirits Challenge. Always with No Sugar, and No Additives. A paragon of the potential in Rum.

Aging: All maturation occurs in Barbados, in open wall warehouses, allowing further influence from the tropical climate. This accelerates the maturation process by 2-3x from that of a temperate climate, with 5-8% loss occurring annually. The backbone of Foursquare Rum Distillery’s aging operations are Ex-Bourbon barrels, however Richard has collected a wide variety of unique and rare barrels – from former Cognac, Port, Zinfandel, Sherry, Madeira barrels and more – allowing for either subtle nuances or bold character as desired.


Foursquare Rum Port Cask Finish....$45.99
Born: 2014 - Aged 9 years
Origin: St. Philip, Barbados
Master Distiller: Richard Seale
  • Aged 3 years in Bourbon Barrels
  • Aged 6 years in Port Barrels 
Raw Ingredients: Molasses produced from sugar production in both Barbados and Guyana.
These rums are made from a blend of rums from both traditional twin column coffey and artisanal copper pot stills. This is very rare in the Caribbean. Richard Seale uses both because they produce a rum superior to using either method on its own. The pot still gives the rum good complexity and depth of flavor while the twin column coffey allows the final blend to have a more balanced aroma and flavor.
The pot still is made completely of copper.
The column still is comprised of 3 columns 20 feet in height. Its shell is made of stainless steel and all of its interior surfaces are made of copper.


Foursquare 2004 Single Blended Rum...$61.99
Aged for 11 years in Bourbon Barrels
Exceptional Cask Selection Mark III: 2004 Single Blended Rum
This selection has been aged for 11 years in Ex-Bourbon Barrels, and is comprised of a blend of both Artisanal Copper Pot and Traditional Twin Column Coffey distilled Rums.
Bottled at Cask Strength, 59% ABV – this expression has immense depth in flavor and aroma, further captured by it’s higher proof point. Best enjoyed similar to a great Scotch.

New Belgium Heavy Melon



Yes, for a 12 pack (ignore the picture)- that breaks down to only $5.50 for 6 bottles.

New Belgium Heavy Melon...$10.99 / 12 pack bottles
Hot summer nights, jam out to the cooling waves of Heavy Melon Ale, our newest seasonal track. Brewed with juicy watermelon and zesty lime peel, this crushable ale rips with a blast of melon notes. Ripened fruit aromas of melon, papaya and citrus climax with an enticing aroma, and set up an invigorating wash of fruity sweetness, grassy bitterness and the slightest touch of tartness. Super crisp and refreshing from start to finish, Heavy Melon Ale shreds through the summer heat.

SPECIAL PROCESSING
The lime peel is best added in the boil to extract all those essential oils. The watermelon is added in fermentation to capture the delicate fruit flavors, and to ferment all those sugars.

Meet Robin Nance - National Brand Amabassador of Auchentoshan

Single Malt Scotch Tasting - open house
Meet Robin Nance - National Brand Ambassador

Tuesday August 2nd from 5:30pm until 7pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
Taste:

Open house, reservations are not required, 
but let us know you are coming on facebook and share it with your friends


Robin Nance, Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch,
National Brand Ambassador

Robin, or Nancy to her colleagues at Beam Suntory, is unusual. She reins as the National Ambassador for Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch. She earned her bartending chops back when drinks were blue and bartenders first aspired to be Tom Cruise, which led her to the role of Director of Operations for Bowery Street Enterprises, a restaurant

When not on duty Robin works as her dog Lu's personal Instagramographer and enjoys listening to music on large plastic disks.
Robin likes to keep fit by walking and chewing gum at the same time

Tropical IPA from 4 Hands

We got more in stock now - new batch



4 Hands Dakine Tropical IPA...$9.99 / 6pk
Tropical IPA with Honey, pineapple and citrus zest
6% ABV

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Dutton Ranch Chardonnay scores 93 and a great price!!



2014 Vermeil Dutton Ranch Chardonnay...$24.98
Suggested retail is $42
"Our Chardonnay is brilliant, clear and straw-colored with subdued scents of lemon and oak as it develops a creamy texture, oily viscosity, rich flavors of vanilla and hints of smoky oak. With proper cellaring, this wine should continue to develop richness for the next three years."
Cellar Selection
Dark gold in color and intensely cradled in oak, this wine maintains a balance of complex, well-defined flavors of honey and apple, with lurking minerality that keeps it fresh and lively. It's lush and yet layered, a complete package. Drink now through 2020.

Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sons of Erin / with Great Northern Distillery


 
Sons of Erin / Great Northern Whiskey...$35.99
The first of two highly anticipated collaborations between John Teeling of Great Northern Distilling and Mike and Benay Shannon of Restless Spirits of KC has arrived.


• Sons of Erin (Imported Irish Whiskey)
• Imported Irish Whiskey – 4 year aged
• Private reserves from John Teelings GND distillery in Dundalk Ireland
• Barrels personally selected by Restless Spirits founder Mike Shannon and co-founder/distiller Benay Shannon
• Re-barreled into freshly emptied Breckenridge Bourbon barrels for short finish
• Light, Smooth, Sweet flavor profile
• Bottled at 92 proof

Akashi Japanese Whisky





Eigashima Shuzo Akashi Japanese Whisky...$39.99 / 750ml
This is whisky blended in the scotch tradition, with Japanese precision, the malt is lightly peated, and vatting is mostly ex-bourbon, balanced by White Oak’s unique variety of barrels.
TASTING NOTES: The nose is very fruity with apricots and dried fruits, and a shy note of honey.

Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Simcoe and Mosaic






Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold SIMCOE...$8.99 / pint
The next in their series of Dry Hopped Sour Ales.


Prairie Artisan Ales - Funky Gold Mosaic Sour..$8.99 / pint
FUNKY GOLD MOSAIC
Guess what time it (almost) is?
Funky Gold Mosaic time.
We are super excited about this one. Funky Gold Mosaic is a dry-hopped sour ale. We took Prairie Gold (which was already pretty awesome) and dry-hopped it with a huge amount of Mosaic hops. The end results are tropical, sour, and, according to Chase, an all around new beer drinking experience!
We hope you enjoy it!
Cheers.
Jessi

Green Bench / St. Somewhere Collab




Green Bench / St. Somewhere Monsieur Ed....$6.49 / pint
Oak Fermented Farmhouse Ale

New -- Ron Abuelo Rum




Ron Abuelo Rum Anejo Reserva Especial...$14.99
Ron Abuelo Añejo is a blend of selected aged rums, married to perfection by our Master Blender.  Slowly distilled and patiently matured in small oak barrels, it is distinguished by its mellow, rich, and smooth flavor. Enjoy it straight, on the rocks, or with your favorite mixer.
Awards:

  • Gold Medal 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal 2009 Best Buy Bar Competition – Beverage Testing Institute
  • Gold Medal 2008 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
Ron Abuelo Rum Anejo 7 Year Old..$22.99
Ron Abuelo 7 Años is a rich blend of superb rums, aged for 7 years in carefully selected small oak barrels. Under the nurturing eye of our Master Blender, it develops a distinctly rounded and exceptional taste. Enjoy straight or on the rocks.

Awards:
  • Double Gold Medal 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal 2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
  • Gold Medal 2009 Best Buy Bar Competition – Beverage Testing Institute

Ron Abuelo Rum Anejo 12 Year Old..$37.99
Abuelo 12 Años reflects our passion to craft the finest aged rum in the world. Under our tropical climate, sublime distillates from estate-grown sugar cane are aged to perfection in selected small oak barrels. The smoothness and complexity of this superb product will fulfill the most sophisticated and demanding palate.

Awards:
  • Gold Medal 2010 RumXP Tasting Competition, Rum Renaissance
  • Best in Class (7-12 years) 2010 RumXP Tasting Competition, Rum Renaissance
  • Double Gold Medal 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Double Gold Medal 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal 2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
Ron Abuelo Centuria Rum...$
119.99
Centuria, from the Latin ‘centum’ meaning one hundred, is the name we have chosen for this unique product, as we celebrate a century of rum-making tradition.
Its complex aroma and flavor comes from a blend of the finest rums from our oldest reserves, aged in white oak barrels for up to 30 years. These select rums then become part of our ‘Reserva de la Familia’.
The art of the traditional ‘solera’ system lets us preserve the character of these precious reserves throughout time, and to offer limited quantities of a product which epitomizes our commitment and passion to producing the best aged rum.

4 Hands Constellation IPA Single Hop




4 Hands Constellation IPA Single Hop....$6.49 / 500ml
BRETT Single Hop IPA with Falconer's Flight
6.1% ABV

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Uinta Flamingo Pineapple Gose





Uinta Flamingo Pineapple Gose....$6.99 / 22oz
A traditional Gose with a modern twist, this tart unfiltered wheat beer is brewed with pineapple and flaunts sweet, tropical flavors and aromas.

TWCP / 4 Roses Single Barrel - 110 proof



This is the only way you can get this rare barrel strength Bourbon.  Getting a Bourbon aged more than 8 years and CASK Strength is getting hard and harder.  

"From time to time, a limited number of exceptionally smooth and complex barrels from any or all of our 10 Bourbon recipes present themselves to our Master Distiller. Each barrel is aged between 8 and 10 years. We then invite our retailers to a private tasting and selection of their favorite barrels. Once chosen, each selection is bottled and private labeled as a non-chill filtered Single Barrel at Barrel Strength in limited quantities of approximately 200-230 bottles."





Four Roses / TWCP Single Barrel  OESV BARREL STRENGTH....$59.99
Yield: only 174 bottles
Age: 9 Years 3 months
ABV: 55%
Warehouse: TS
Barrel No. 6-10

Recipe: OESV
  • "O": Four Roses Distillery
  • "E" : Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 20% Rye, and 5% Malted Barley
  • "S":  Straight Whiskey
  • "V": Yeast strain - LIght fruitiness, light vanilla, caramel and creamy.