Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Black Barrels Beer

Black Barrels Nut - The Irish Jinn...$13.99 / 500ml
Barrel Aged
An amber with a solid alcohol content, 6.5%, that unites enthusiasm, decision and initiative! The wood aging grants the caramel malts, used in the mash, a unique edge. Aromas of tropical fruit and melon, while on the it’s delicate and velvet body finish in a finale both sour and bitter. Dry-hopped with flower hops during wood aging (barrel aged for about 6-8 months).

Black Barrels Yellow Doctor...$13.99 / 500ml
Barrel Aged
YELLOW DOCTOR A light blonde ale, very drinkable thanks to it’s soft acidity and light body. Refreshing, with notes of tropical fruit. It is dry-hopped and spiced with thyme after barrel aging (barrel aged for about 5-6 months) to give it a unique character.

Black Barrels Vedova Nera.....$13.99 / 500ml
Barrel Aged
VEDOVA NERA Dark ale, brewed with an abundance of toasted malts. The nose is reminiscent of an important wine or sherry. Medicinal. Watery body with an acidic finish. (about 8-10 months in barrel)

Sesma Brewing - Spain

Limited releases.  
First time in Missouri, and right now only at The Wine and Cheese Place

Sesma Brewery
The beers from Sesma are fermented with multiple yeast strains, few of which are actually traditional beer yeasts. Sesma Brewing works closely with his brother Dr. David Garcia’s company, Lev2050. David has his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Biology and is also an expert in yeast and genetics. At Lev2050 he works closely with wineries and vineyards to isolate and study different yeast strains from wines and grapes and study their biological nature and organoleptic qualities. In short, Lev2050 is Sesma’s source for yeasts. And Alberto will decide, with the help of his brother, what yeasts to use in each of his recipe depending on what flavors, aromas, acidity, attenuation, etc. he is looking to achieve in the final beer. Using different yeast in each beer requires extra attention during the fermentation process, to make sure the yeast is healthy and operating throughout. Alberto is not interested in big hoppy beers, that are currently in vogue in the Spanish craft beer scene. Instead he aims to achieve subtle flavors, nuance, and harmony in his beers. Sesma Brewing may be making some of the most unique beers to come out of Spain now.

Sesma Brewing Prunis Persica...$9.49 / 500ml

Sour ale with Peaches
Prunus Persica Sour Ale brewed with peaches from nearby Sartaguda - famous in Spain for their peaches. The fruit comes directly from the farmer, is crushed and added during the boil. Fermentation is conducted with a special non-saccharomyces yeast. Medium-high carbonation. A refreshing beer with deep peach flavors and soft subtle sourness. 6.2% alc./vol.

Sesma Brewing Prunis Sin Nombre...$9.49 / 500ml
Sin Nombre Sour Ale Sour ale brewed with cinnamon, coriander organic dry orange peel and candy sugar. It features toasted and chocolate malts to provide the beer a richer and deeper flavor accompanied by a light acidity and residual sweetness. Fermented with a special nonsaccharomyces yeast. Low-medium carbonation. 5.5% alc./vol.

Stone Bitter Choco Oatmeal Stout


Stone Encore 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout...$7.49 / 22oz
Who knew a worldwide hop shortage in 2008 would give rise to such a memorable, delicious beer? When it came time to craft a commemorative offering for our 12th anniversary, we decided to trade in the bitterness of hops for the bitterness of unsweetened chocolate, and paired that with flaked oats. Featuring a thick, rich, roasty mouthfeel and chocolate-heavy flavors and aromas, this onyx-colored, malt-forward beauty became an instant classic that shares space on our liquid trophy case alongside our hop-focused fan favorites.

Royal Brackla Single Malt

Royal Brackla 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$44.99
Royal Brackla 12 Years Old, 40% ABV
Salute a superior Scotch: almonds, vine fruits, opulent spices; steeped in sherried richness. Ennobled nectar, fit for a king.
Royal Brackla 16 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$99.99
Royal Brackla 16 Years Old, 40% ABV
A royal flush of flavour: vanilla, soft caramel, ripe apricots; replete with sherry tones. Hold court with a monarch of the glens.

About ROYAL BRACKLA Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Founded in 1812 by Captain William Fraser, ROYAL BRACKLA’s regal malt has a remarkable history. The distillery itself is over two centuries old and its malt’s nickname of ‘The King’s Own Whisky’ stems from its distinction as the first single malt to be granted a royal warrant.

High-grade barley, flawless water from the Cawdor Burn and slow distillation produce a truly refined spirit, before it’s matured in the finest first-fill oloroso sherry casks. This rich, robust whisky offers muscovado sweetness, dates and walnuts within its opulent, sherried depths.

The brand new portfolio comprises of three ROYAL BRACKLA single malts: the 12 Years Old, 16 Years Old and 21 Years Old.

The single malt brand of ROYAL BRACKLA is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

Alpine Beer Nelson

More in stock!

Alpine Beer Company Nelson Golden Rye IPA....$6.99 / 22oz
A Golden Rye IPA
An outstanding hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, is generously used throughout the brewing and dry-hopping of this unique beer. European rye is added for a smooth, malty addition to flavor. 

New Tallgrass beers

Tallgrass Top Rope IPA...$8.99 / 4pk Cans
Who had better face paint — The Ultimate Warrior, or Sting? What’s the best Ric Flair quip of all time? Which pro wrestler had the most iconic submission move?
When we weren’t experimenting with hop combinations and tasting test batches, we asked ourselves these important questions while developing Top Rope, our new IPA that pays homage to the colorful, character-filled world of 1980s and 1990s professional wrestling.
Well, let me tell you somethin’, brother, this beer’s got hops! Like a high-flying elbow drop from the turnbuckle to deliver a finishing move, Top Rope IPA combines power and finesse, with strong hop punch and a dry finish. Top Rope is an IPA that’ll call you back into the ring for multiple rematches.

Tallgrass Songbird Saison...$8.99 / 4pk Cans
Tart and refreshing with citrus notes, Songbird is a Belgian-style saison that takes flight after it’s dry-hopped with Centennial hops. Landing at 4.8% with a light, dry finish, Songbird is great for fans of session beers. Make it a table beer with a rich, home-cooked meal or your go-to for to a lazy Sunday.

Seattle Ciders in stock


Seattle Cider Dry Hard Cider....$10.99 / 4pk
APPLES: Granny Smith, Fuji, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala
TASTING NOTES: One of the driest ciders on the market. The golden orange glow of this unique unfiltered cider lends way to notes of lilac, blood orange and green apple on the nose. Dry and pleasantly acidic, flavors of nectarine, under ripe peach and tart cherry hit the palate with no residual sweetness.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Blue/Muenster cheese, rib eye steak, pork belly, prime rib and caramelized pear

Seattle Cider Semi Sweet Hard Cider...$10.99 / 4pkABV: 6.5%
APPLES: Granny Smith, Fuji, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala
TASTING NOTES: A light, crisp cider with just a touch of sweetness. Honey in color with notes of bergamot orange, lemon and apple, this refreshing cider reveals hints of citrus and cinnamon on the palate.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Cedar-plank salmon, fettuccine alfredo and cheeses including: Dubliner, Asiago, Parmesan and aged sharp cheddar

Seattle Cider Three Pepper....$8.99 / 22oz

ABV: 6.9%
APPLES: Granny Smith, Fuji, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala
TASTING NOTES: A small batch, limited edition cider available only at The Woods. Featuring an aroma of fresh, green jalapeños paired with a unique flavor profile, combining the taste of poblano, habanero and jalapeño peppers, this cider offers a kick followed by a subtly sweet finish.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Burritos, fish tacos, chips & guacamole

Seattle Cider Gin Botanical...$6.99 / 22oz
ABV: 6.5%
APPLES: Granny Smith, Fuji, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala
TASTING NOTES: Fermented with spent gin botanicals from Batch 206 Distillery, our Gin Botanical is a semi-dry cider showcasing lemon, orange rind, juniper, cucumber and verbena. Like the spirit that inspired it, this cider is complex, clean, aromatic and refreshing.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Herbed Chicken, Fresh Melon, pickled ginger

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Rogue Hop Series 6 - 7 - 8

Rogue Hop Series

Rogue 6 Hop IPA...$6.49 / 22oz
TASTING NOTES: This IPA features a big, beautiful bite.
15 INGREDIENTS: Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, Roasted & Unroasted McKercher Wheat, Roasted Dream Rye, Maier Munich & Dare™ R-1 Malts; Rogue Farms Liberty, Revolution, Independent, Freedom, Yaquina & Alluvial Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free-Range Coastal Water.
Made with 6 of the 8 Hops grown at Rogue Farms.

Rogue 7 Hop IPA...$8.99 / 4pk 12oz
TASTING NOTES: A bold and balanced IPA.
13 INGREDIENTS: Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, Maier Munich & Dare™ R-3 Malts; Rogue Farms Liberty, Newport, Revolution, Rebel, Independent, Freedom & Alluvial Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free-Range Coastal Water
Crafted with 7 of the 8 Hops grown at Rogue Farms.

Rogue 8 Hop IPA...$6.49 / 22oz
TASTING NOTES: The boss of the hop family, this IPA brings brash and burly flavors.
INGREDIENTS: Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, CaraRed, Maier Munich, Dextra Pils & Dare™ R-1 Malts; Rogue Farms Liberty, Newport, Revolution, Independent, Freedom, Rebel, Yaquina & Alluvial Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free-Range Coastal Water.
Crafted with all 8 varieties of hops grown at Rogue Farms in Independence, Ore.

Bigallet China China

Bigallet China-China Amer "Bitter"...$38.99
The Bigallet company was founded in 1872 in Lyon by Felix Bigallet. In 1885, the company moved to Virieu, a tiny village at the foot of the Rhone Alps, where the Bigallet family originated. They built the distillery close to the small railroad station in order to have a shorter distance to carry deliveries of sugar and other ingredients. Today, the village of Virieu has a population of around 1,200, and Emanuel Bigallet, the grandson of Felix Bigallet, still operates the facility.

China-China is an amer produced by the Bigallet Distillery. Amer is the French version of amaro, meaning “bitter.” An amer is a bitter digestive liqueur often enjoyed after meals. Amers have become increasingly popular in the United States, particularly for mixing in cocktails.

The high orange note present in the China-China comes from a process of distilling orange peel maceration three times in copper alembic stills. This results in a higher alcohol content and more balanced bitterness than most bitter liqueurs, in addition to a stronger orange quality. To get the unique flavor, Bigallet uses both sweet oranges from Valencia and bitter oranges from the former Dutch island colony of Curaçao. Other aromatic ingredients in the China-China include anise, cinchona, gentian, clove, and other spices. Bigallet China-China is highly balanced and excellent for both sipping on its own or for use in cocktails.

100 Point Wine Tasting!!!

Leap year only comes around every 4 years, so for February's tasting we are pulling out all the stops.

100 Point Wine Tasting - Taste Perfection!!

Feel free to pick any wine as your favorite this evening as they all can lay claim to perfection, or at least 1 point from perfection. We will be tasing 5 - 100 point wines and a 99 point Champagne, truly a tasting not to be missed. Seating is limited to 10, so that everyone gets a chance to savor perfection.  Hosted by Aaron Zwicker

$150 per person. Reservations required.
Credit card required with reservation.
No cancellations or refunds.  
call 314.727.8788
or order tickets online

2002 Bollinger RD Champagne $199.99

Rated 99/100 James Suckling

2012 Chapoutier Ermitage Loree Blanc $219.99
Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate

2005 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $339.99

Rated 100/100 The Wine Spectator

2006 Colgin XI Estate Red $449.99

Rated 100/100 Robert Parker

2010 Kapcsandy Grand Vin Stae Lane Vineyard $399.99

Rated 100/100 Antonio Galloni

2010 Chateau Pontet Canet $349.99

Rated 100/100 Robert Parker

Monday, February 8, 2016

New Belgium Lips of Faith 2016 La Folie and Kriek

Back in stock and online now

New Belgium Lips of Faith 2016 La Folie...$12.99 /22oz
La Folie, French for ‘the folly’, is a beer steeped in New Belgium brewing tradition. This wood-aged, sour brown spends one to three years in big, oak barrels, known as foeders. And when the beer finally hits the glass, La Folie is sharp and sour, full of green apple, cherry, and plum-skin notes. Pouring a deep mahogany, the mouthfeel will get you puckering while the smooth finish will get you smiling. Not a beer for the timid, La Folie is a sour delight that will turn your tongue on its head.

New Belgium / Oud Beersel 2016 Transatlantique Kriek...$12.99 /22oz
In a never-ending quest to create new beers and defy category, New Belgium Brewing and Old Beersel of Belgium have partnered to create Transatlantique Kriek, a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with sour cherries. This authentic kriek beer began life in the oaken vessels at Gert en Jos Christiaens’ brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium. After more than two years aging, Oud Beersel’s offering shipped across the Atlantic and found its way to the intuitive palate of New Belgium’s brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert. After much sampling and internal consultation, Peter and his brew staff created a full-bodied Belgian golden lager to round out the light-bodied kriek. The cherry nose gives way to a pleasingly sour flash across the palate that rolls gently into a slightly sweet finish. Crisp, effervescent carbonation keeps the mouthfeel bright and delightfully tingly.

Au Baron / Jester King Noblesse Oblige

Au Baron / Jester King Noblesse Oblige...$11.99 / 750ml

Only a few bottles left already.....available at Forsyth only no reservations.

New Mikkeller cans

Fresh releases.....

Mikkeller Wit Fit....$8.49 / 4 pack CANS
“An imperial American wit beer brewed with spices.”
Style: Witbier
ABV: 7.50%

Mikkeller Imperial Single Hop IPA - SIMCOE...$8.49 / 4pk CANS
Rated 99/100 RateBeer (for the bottle version)
7.3% ABV

Mikkeller Black IPA Mosaic...$9.99 / 4pk CANS
Mosaic BOMB – Black IPA
– ABV: 6,9%

Mikkeller 16oz CANS

Mikkeller Arh Hvad?!....$4.29 / 16oz CAN
Rated 96/100 RateBeer
Ratred 99/100 RateBeer in its style

“Say What?” That’s what it means.
Årh Hvad?! is Danish for “Say What?“ However, when pronounced in proper Danish, it also sounds a lot like the word “Orval”, a Trappist brewery I’m sure you guys have heard of.
Årh Hvad?! is Mikkeller’s interpretation of Orval, one of Mikkel’s favorite beers.The color is a cloudy amber and has a white head. The taste is peppery, malty with a hoppy finish. It is hopped four times with Styrian Goldings hops. The fermentation is done with two yeast strins, one of which is brettanomyces,


Mikkeller Collab with Grassroots Wheat is the new Hops...$4.29 / 16oz CANS
Rated 97/100 RateBeer

An India Pale Ale brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces

Mystic Brewing!!

Mystic Brewing En Garde, Connards!....$10.99 / 750ml
They said we had to be evil. They said to get with the times. They said you can't start a brewery that way. They said the people only care for bombast. They said no one will buy American beer in the 750mls. They said no one cares about real ale. They keep telling us and we say only En Gard, Connards! Biere de Garde is a style of French Farmhouse ale intended to be stored. The style hinges on maintaining an elusive maltiness while remaining dry and satisfying. Our beer de garde is well suited to an extended stay in your cellar but is perfectly drinkable now as well.

Mystic Table Beer....$6.99 / 750ml
Artisanal Lawn-Mowing Beer
Mystic Table Beer traces its roots back to a time when water was never an option at the dining table. Beer from 1.2-4.5% ABV was served at the table as well as in the fields in the form of saison. Its flavor and texture are derived from our house yeast strain, ‘Renaud’ as well as traditional bottle-conditioning.  The Name. Like it’s big brother Mystic Saison, Table Beer was named to reflect the unpretentious field beers that inspired it.
Alc. by Vol. 4.3% | 21 IBUs |  Light foods/Fish/Artisan Cheese/Asian

Mystic Descendant Suffolk Dark Ale...$10.99 / 750ml
Descendant begins as a simple dark ale stretched with molasses.  It's then fermented with our rustic house culture of yeast in our square fermenters, and after traditional refermentation in the bottle, we found a character so different from anything we've had before that we call it a Suffolk Dark Ale to reflect the sue of traditional local ingredients.  Descendant is an ode to the ancestors; a re-imagined drink of dimly remembered times; an old tavern alle for the present day.

Haandbyggeriet - Norway

It has been a few years since we have seen this one...
Haandbyggeriet Odin's Tipple Imperial Stout...$10.99 / pint
Rated 99/100 on RateBeer
Odin, the chief god of Norse mythology, was a forceful but complicated being of many moods – the symbol of battle, victory, and death, but also of wisdom, poetry, and prophecy.

With this hearty, complex ale, the ‘Hand’ brewers imagine Odin in later years, when his victories on the battlefield were but shadowy memories, his reflections tended toward loftier themes such as life’s meaning, and his drink would have been a deep, dark, and contemplative one.

The beer was originally meant to be a Strong Ale, but the brewers decided to focus on making great beer without extreme alcohol. At approximately 11% ABV, Haandbryggeriet says Odin’s Tipple has a great body without being “old engine oil” and it “is still very drinkable due to the wild yeast we use”. The beer is made with a single strain of wild yeast and the brewers keep it simple. No added coffee or chocolate; the deep dark color and rich flavor come from lots and lots of chocolate malt.
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 11.0%

Haandbryggeriet Funky Black....$10.99 / pint
Black Sour Ale - not much info on this one yet.

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk

To Øl Spildt Mælk Boys Don't Cry over Spilled Milk...$9.99 / 375ml
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
Spilled Milk - some times you spill and that's okay. Boiled for four hours to make an insanely rich, smooth porter loaded with lactose. Enjoy, don't dry...

Green Bench - limited releases

Green Bench from Florida!

Green Bench Petit Provision...$8.49 / pint
Wild Ale Aged in Wine Barrels
3.7% ABV

Green Bench Webb's City Cellar The Dancing Chickens...$11.99 / pint
One of the most famous promotions at Webb's City were the Dancing Chickens. Booths were set up with chickens beneath signs that read, "drop a dime in the slot and watch me dance a jig!" Just as the disclaimer read, no chickens were harmed in the production of this Belgian Dark Strong Ale that was aged for eleven months in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels on two strains of Bretanomyces."
Clocking in at 9% ABV, The Dancing Chickens is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale aged for 11 months in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels on two strains of Brettanomyces. This beer is dark, rich, and packed with complex dark fruit aromas and flavors, combined with extremely clean and bright Red Wine Barrel character. It has a wonderfully dry finish and we are extremely proud of the quality that The Dancing Chickens represents within this series.

Green Bench Les Grisettes...$6.49 / pint
4.3% ABV
We brought back the first beer of our 100% Brettanomyces line, Les Grisettes. Les Grisette is a traditional style farmhouse ale brewed with Spelt, Buckwheat, Rye, and Oats, fermented on our house mixed culture of wild yeast. Grisettes were originally brewed for coal miners in the Hainaut region of Wallonia, Belgium. The name refers to the “gray” garments the women wore that delivered the beer to the miners. They were known as, “Les Grisettes.”

Green Bench St. Peter's Saison de Banc Noir....$6.49 / pint
6% ABV
By combining the rustic, peppery flavors of our farmhouse yeast strain with the complex dark fruit notes of roasted wheat and dark Belgian candi syrups, we’ve created an intricately delicate “Black Saison” that contains ornate notes of raisins, dark grape, and peppercorns.

Green Bench St. Peter's Saison de Banc Vert...$6.49 / pint
6.5% ABV
*Gold Medal Winner – Wood/Oak Aged Pale Category – 2014 US Open Beer Championship*
Saisons, or Farmhouse Ales, were originally brewed as a summer seasonal in the French-speaking region of Belgium. Dry and crisp, our “Green Bench Saison” is packed with fruity esters similar to citrus fruits and spicy, peppercorn-like phenols from our farmhouse yeast strain.

Green Bench St. Peter's Saison de Banc Vert Brett Conditioned...$8.49 / pint
Aged in Wine Barrels prior to being conditioned with Bretanomyces.
7.8% ABV
Saisons, or Farmhouse Ales, were originally brewed as a summer seasonal in the French-speaking region of Belgium. Dry and crisp, our “Green Bench Saison” is packed with fruity esters similar to citrus fruits and spicy, peppercorn-like phenols from our farmhouse yeast strain.