Friday, January 20, 2017

Schlafly Baltic Porter

Schlafly Baltic Porter...$10.99 / 750ml

Very limited - in stock at all 4 locations

No reservations - come and get it


Rogue Hazelutely Choctabulous....$6.49 / 22oz
FOOD PAIRING: Beef, Dessert
It tastes like a candy bar: dark and decadent with a rich nutty flavor up front followed by a chocolate truffle finish.
INGREDIENTS: Rogue Chocolate Stout blended with Hazelnut Brown Nectar.
Candy Bar in a Bottle.

New Jolly Pumpkin Releases....

Will try to get online later.  You can call 314.727.8788 for transfers.

Jolly Pumpkin / North Peak Porcupine de Amore...$11.99 / 750ml
Blend of an Oak Aged IPA and a wild ale with Passionfruit

Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage No Ka Oi....$11.99 / 750ml
No Ka Oi is a wild ale with an ABV of 6.3 percent. It was brewed with all Michigan hops, raspberries, and lime peel. No Ka Oi was brewed for Gabe Fletcher, founder and brewer of Anchorage Brewing Co.

Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza Grand Reserve....$14.99 / 375ml
Oro de Calabaza is brewed in the Franco-Belgian tradition of strong golden ales. Spicy and peppery with a gentle hop bouquet and beguiling influence of wild yeast. For our Grand Reserve Ron selected the following batches.
Batch # Put in wood Months in wood
157 7-29-13 21
212 9-23-13 19
293 12-23-13 16
295 12-26-13 16
327 2-4-14 15
That is an average of 17.5 months in oak before we bottled the final product back in May 2015. We then allowed this batch to bottle condition, tasting every few weeks, until Ron said it was time to let these birds soar! The result combines the taste of green papaya and the near rind edge of a fresh pineapple entwined with thin sliced orange peel. With each successive sip a light wash of Brettanomyces ties together with our classic Jolly funk like a bow, finishing slightly dry and refreshing.
This is a very limited release of one of our most acclaimed beers so don't miss out! 

North Peak "turbid" IPA

North Peak Stormy Oat IPA...$9.99 / 6pk
A six hop, East Coast style turbid or hazy IPA
Coming in at 6.7% ABV and 35 IBU, Stormy Oat IPA full of haziness because of dry/late hop additions to create a juicy IPA

Beer Tasting tonight....

Beer Tasting January 20th
Tonight from 4-6pm at the Forsyth Location

  • North Peak Stormy Oat IPA -hazy IPA
  • Crane de Noel Dark Sour with Plums
  • Tool Sur Galaxy Sour Mashed Black IPA
  • Omnipollo Abrahadabra IPA with Strawberries
  • Stillwtaer Moneytrees Gose Style IPA
  • Hof Ten Dormaal Sloe

Schlafly Black IPA

Schlafly Black IPA....$9.99 / 6pk
Our Black IPA combines the roasted malt flavors of porters and stouts with the bright hoppiness of the American IPA. The brew is dry hopped for additional flavor and aroma, without adding unnecessary bitterness.

According to brewer legend, Black IPA’s were first brewed in Vermont in the mid-1990’s. Like many modern American beer styles, this beer combines the traditions of classic European brews with the newer tradition of the American hop profile. The Brewers Association legitimized the style in 2010, when it was added to the Great American Beer Festival guidelines for the first time.

Growler Board update...

Stout season continues.....

Just added
2nd Shift Liquid Spiritual Delight
11.5% ABV. LSD is a stout that is a chewy, chocolaty and a joy to behold. Just friggin drink it.

Omnipollo Selassie
11% ABV Imperial Stout with Ethiopian Coffee and Vanilla Beans

Avery Brewing Raja Double IPA
8% ABV
Brazenly bitter. Dashingly dry-hopped. Raja is an audacious addition to our lengthy lineage of intrepid IPA’s. Hops for all! All for hops!
98/100 RateBeer

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Westbrook Brewing Imperial Stout

Westbrook Brewing / Evil Twin Mini Growler Imperial Stout...$13.99 / 22oz
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
10.5% ABV
“Any store or bar or whatever who wants to do this is of course at risk of getting in trouble but for most they feel the reward out weighs the risk.”
-FrumptyDumpty, October 27, 2010

Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a NY City Hotel Room - Stout

Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a NY City Hotel Room...$12.99 / 4pk
Button up and enjoy a dark , massive and mysterious stout . Feel the creamy droplets float right out of your fingertips and warm up so good as grandma's homemade blanket . Feel the over 10 percent alcohol soothe your mind, and suddenly transformed itself dark times to something nice and mild.

Hof Ten Dormaal Sloe

Hof Ten Dormaal Sloe...$7.49 / 11.2oz
Blonde Belgian Ale aged in oak barrels with sloeberries. Spontaneous fermentation happened at the the brewery's farm near Tildonk

Blackberry Farm New Releases

Blackberry Farm Winter Saison...$13.99
Inspired by crisp December nights on our estate in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this Saison is reminiscent of the natural nuances of winter. Light and dark wheat add palate fullness to this Saison’s floor malted barley backbone. Abbey-style character malts and our flavorful yeast strain develop complex dark fruit notes, while Styrian Golding hops bring a subtle counterbalance of bitterness. Unique yet rooted in tradition, our Winter Saison is ideally accompanied by foods with notes of cinnamon, citrus and nutmeg.

Blackberry Farms Alban Farmhouse Red...$16.99 / 750ml

“This special release was crafted in collaboration with John Alban, of Alban Vineyards.”
Inspired by the traditional Red and Brown Farmhouse Ales of the Flanders region of Belgium, this beer underwent a mixed culture fermentation and spent fourteen months aging in French Oak red wine barrels before being bottled. The resulting aged beer, blended with fresh beer of the same recipe at bottling, is crisp and tart with a light body, moderate carbonation, and complex notes of dark fruit, vinous oak and hints of sherry. This beer will continue to pleasantly age and evolve in the bottle when stored at proper cellar temperatures.

Blackberry Farms Brett Belgo IPA....$9.99 / 375ml
Barrel Series: A hoppy ale aged in red wine barrels. 

Blackberry Farm Buckwheat Strawberry....$9.99 / 375ml
Buckwheat Strawberry
A nutty and toasty farmhouse ale with notes of delicate fruit. 6.3% ABV

Blackberry Farm Blackberry Rye....$9.99 / 375ml
Blackberry Rye
“Dark fruit, tart, earthy”
This offering in our Native Series was brewed with select heritage barley and rye malts and fermented with a wild strain of native yeast harvested from honeysuckle blossoms found on Blackberry Farm’s 9,200 acre estate. A secondary fermentation with blackberries followed by additional aging in Tennessee whiskey barrels lends notes of dark fruit and oak to this medium bodied ale’s malt profile, accentuated by a mild tartness and earthy complexity from the wild native yeast.

Blackberry Farm Classic Saison...$13.99 / 750ml

Noble Cuvee Dry Hop
“Dry-Hopped Noble Saison”
Using our Classic Saison recipe as a base framework, our Noble Cuvee Dry Hop Saison features a dry hop addition of traditional European Noble hop varieties for pleasant earthy, herbal and spicy notes balanced by a light body, dry finish and crisp effervescence. Noble Hop varieties used for this release in the past have included German Select, German Tettnang, East Kent Golding, and French Triskel.
NOTE*specific hops used will vary with each new release

Blackberry Farms Abbey Tripel...$9.99 / 375ml
“Belgian Golden Ale”
A strong, golden ale with a warm, satisfying character, our robust Tripel honors the tradition of Belgian-style beers brewed to stand alone or pair with a variety of flavors.

Blackberry Farm Abbey Dubbel...$9.99 / 375ml
“Belgian Abby Ale”

Inspired by revered monastic ales, the hearty, rich character of our Dubbel incorporates Tennessee Sorghum from our friends at Muddy Pond Sorghum in lieu of traditional Belgian sugars.

Blackberry Farm Abbey Blonde...$13.99 / 750ml
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 40
PAIRINGS: Croquettes and Sausage, Herb Roasted Chicken, Turkey, Snapper or Cod
PROFILE: Light sweet, earthy and balanced.
MALTS: Floor-malted pislner, floor-malted dark, floor-malted wheat
HOPS: Styrian Aurora, UK East Kent Golding

Blackberry Farms Abbey Brune...$13.99 / 750ml
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 15
Rich, toasty, malty
PAIRINGS: Grilled steak or lamb, hard cheeses such as Gouda or Comte, root vegetables
PROFILE: Complex, rich and malty with light herbal and spice notes
MALTS: Floor-malted dark, floor-malted wheat, floor-malted pilsner, and Munich malts
HOPS: Czech Saaz

Evil Twin Cans ---

Evil Twin Mission Gose...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz CANS
Effortlessly cool, popping up up in a cultish fashion and constantly on a tasty mission. This is mission Gose: our take on a old-fashioned and slightly odd German style beer that is with good reason trending as the tastiest right now. It’s tart, salty, low in alcohol and probably the most refreshing beer you’ll have. Perhaps enjoy this beer in a restaurant with a mission near you. Wherever you are we made it stylishly good and exclusively well balanced just for you. 

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz CANS
Imperial Stout with almonds, vanilla beans and coffee added.
"Italy has a certain “je ne sais quoi” – fab food culture, highly decadent history of art and cool countryside. Some might argue the people are loud and flamboyant, they steal our women, and their soccer players melodramatically flop on the pitch. Listen – that’s all part of the secret Italian ingredient – keep it cool, confident, arrogant and extravagant. Forza Italia!"

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail....$9.99 / 4pk 12 oz CANS
Imperial IPA with Mango and Orange Added - 12% ABV
Despite the crudeness it is tricky to make an effective Molotov cocktail. Despite the unruly nature of the rebel it is very tricky to resist accepted conventions. Molotov Cocktail is a tour de force in hoppiness, it's a spark for action and by far one of the most anti-authoritative beers ever made by Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Molotov Lite...$8.49 / 4pk 16oz CANS
Back in the days, only uncomplicated and tasteless beers excited and people started feeling bored before happy hour was up. Molotov Lite is a understated tour de force in rebellious hoppiness, it’s a subtle spark for action and yet by far one of the most anti-authoritative beers ever made by Evil Twin Brewing.
Style: Imperial IPA - 8.5% ABV

Jefferson's Reserve Old Rum Cask Finish

Very limited release -- 
Jefferson's Reserve Old Rum Cask Finish...$71.99

Jefferson's Reserve Old Rum Cask finish has spent many years maturing in American white oak casks before being transferred into specially selected old rum casks that previously held Gosling Family Reserve, awarded the best aged rum in Bermuda and the World. Extra aging for 15 months in the cask creates a rich and rounded bourbon whiskey; marrying the unmistakable flavor of an award winning bourbon with the mouth feel, complexity and finish of a reserve quality rum. The result of this marriage will be award winning in its own right.

Logboat Cowboy Me

We got very little - some at New Ballas and Forsyth
First come, first served

Logboat Cowboy Me...$9.49 / 6pk

This Schwarzbier style has piles of flavor with subtle notes of chocolate and roasted flavors and a hint of smokiness from the malt. Lager yeast cleans this Cowboy up nice!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Stone Enjoy by 02.14.17 Chocolate and Coffee IPA

Very limited - limited to 3 bottles per person

Stone Enjoy by 02.14.17 Chocolate and Coffee IPA...$2.99 / 12 oz bottle
It’s not unusual to see pronouncements of “I Heart Hops,” “I Heart Chocolate” or “I Heart Coffee” throughout #socialmedia, printed on T-shirts and, natch, emblazoned on coffee cups. Over the past couple of decades we have helped add “I Freaking Heart IPAs” to that lexicon. Today, passionate people can’t imagine a world without all of the above. For this special edition, we added chocolate and coffee to make this devastatingly fresh IPA even more seductive to the palate. We humbly suggest that you use this libation to proclaim your love for someone... and we suggest that someone be you. Loving yourself is exactly what this libation is all about. Love now; remember forever.

2016 Deschutes The Abyss

gone again...

2016 Deschutes The Abyss Reserve...$14.99 / 22oz

Barrel Ageing: (50%) 12 Months in Bourbon, Oregon Oak, Pinot Noir
A deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.

As for the great “drink it now or let it age” debate, we stand clearly on the fence. Distinct and delicious on release, the flavors meld and fuse into an entirely different pleasure after a year or more in the cellar.

Perennial Sump Coffee Stout

Emails sent a few minutes ago.  Top Perennial supporters got an extra bottle.

We will send BRC emails out when it arrives.  
We have a decent supply and will allocate part of it out based on Perennial beer support too.

Sump Coffee Stout
Perennial Sump Coffee Stout
Sump combines an imperial stout of substantial weight with bright and delicate Colombian Los Pinos coffee selected and roasted especially for us by Sump Coffee, located in south St. Louis city. Aromas of coffee, salted caramel, and a hint of cedar meld with roasted barley, cocoa, and vanilla. On the palate the vanilla is more prominent, rounding out the beer's heavy roast and chocolate character. It's thick and lush with a long finish and lingering warmth.
This is a 10% ABV stout that uses the same base beer as Abraxas.

2017 Bigfoot

2017 Edition
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Ale...$14.99 / 6pk
Our cult-classic beast of a barleywine.
Bigfoot is a beast of a beer, brimming with bold flavors of bittersweet malt and heaps of aggressive whole-cone Pacific Northwest hops. First introduced in the winter of 1983, Bigfoot is a cult-classic beer brewed in the barleywine style, meaning a strong, robust, bruiser of a beer with the refined intensity of a wine. Bigfoot is prized by beer collectors for its supreme cellarability. Under the proper conditions, it can age like a fine wine, developing new flavors and character as it matures in the bottle. Each new release or “expedition” is vintage dated. Collect your own and see the flavors develop and progress.

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid now in 6 packs!

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid...$8.99 / 6pk
A Double-Barrel Dose of Malt and Hops
The beer with a guarantee built right into the name, this one is destined to blast through the flavors from the night before. Massively dry-hopped for your aromatic pleasure.
102 IBU
8% ABV

Lagunitas Citrusinensis Pale Ale

Now in 12 pack bottles
Lagunitas Citrusinensis Pale Ale....$18.99 / 12pk
"There's no shame in being a One-Hit Winder.  It's hard to be right even once.  This series of rare beers, brewed in our smallest fermentors all are experiements, liquid ideas, salubrious ruminations built on our 22 years of edgy brewing at the edge of brewing.
We took some fresh Sanguinello Blood oranges, juiced 'em, concentrated that juice (without heat) and threw it into a wheatier version of our New Dogtown Pale Ale. The end result? A refreshingly hopped pale-ish ale with a huge citrus burst!

Monday, January 16, 2017

95 Point Louis Martini Monte Rosso

A 95 Point Superstar from one of California's most iconic vineyards
2012 Louis Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet...$69.99
I am always a fan of this wine with its dusty, red-tile and rust character, which underlines the fruit and ripe tannins. Full-bodied, powerful and tannic, all the way up to the flavorful finish.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

Hermitage Hoptopia IPA

Fresh and back in 6 packs now
Hermitage Hoptopia IPA...$11.99 / 6 pack
A West Coast-style IPA featuring the 3 classic “C” hops: Cascade, Columbus, and Centennial
Malts: 2 row, Munich
Hops: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial

Moonlight Mead Utopian

Vertical in stock now!

Moonlight Mead Utopian Batch #3...$119.99 / 375ml 
Moonlight Mead Utopian Batch #4...$119.99 / 375ml 
Moonlight Mead Utopian Batch #5...$119.99 / 375ml 
Moonlight Mead Utopian Batch #6...$119.99 / 375ml 
Moonlight Mead Utopian Batch #7...$119.99 / 375ml 
Moonlight Mead Utopian Batch #8...$119.99 / 375ml 
Moonlight Mead Utopian Batch #9...$119.99 / 375ml 
18% ABV Semi-sweet
Batch #9  Aged 5 Years
Truly a unique mead that offers a flavor not just unlike any other mead but unlike any other beverage in the world. We aged and fermented this mead in hand-selected, Samuel Adams Utopias® casks from the award-winning Boston Beer Company. This flavorful, slightly fruity mead has a sweet, complex flavor that is reminiscent of a deep, rich vintage port, fine cognac or aged sherry. Back to back International Mazer Cup winner bronze 2012, and silver 2013. Batch #9 will be available starting in February 2016, aged for 5 years in the oak.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

BRC - releases

BRC Emails sent on these limited beers -

Evil Twin Michigan Maple Jesus -- Beer Only
Imperial stout aged in Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels.Produced and bottled for Evil Twin Brewing at Dark Horse Brewing Co, Marshall, MI.

Overall purchases- we just got a small amount of these
  • Against The Grain Bo and Luke
  • Omnipollo Yellow Belly
  • Tilquin Oude Gueuze
  • Tilquin Mure

New from Mark Twain

Mark Twain Huck Finn's Habanero Apricot Wheat...$6.49 / 22oz
A hybrid style of American Wheat, Pepper Beer, and Fruit Beer, Huck’s Habanero Apricot Wheat is malty and sweet on the front, with the heat from fresh habanero peppers most apparent on the finish. The sweetness from the apricots tames the spice, making this unique combination of sweet and spicy surprisingly approachable.

Mark Twain King Arthur's Imperial IPA....$8.49 / 22oz
Sweeter and with more fruit character than Jumping Frog, King Arthur’s Imperial IPA is full-bodied and deceptively smooth. Specialty malts add rich caramel and honey flavors, making this beer ideal for sipping and savoring.

1967 Taylor Fladgate - great gift this year!

1967 was a great year.
St. Louis Blues were formed, KSHE-95 went on the air, the Poplar Street Bridge was completed, Worlds First Heart Transplant, The first ATM, Monterey International Pop Music Festival, Beatles release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the US, The first Super Bowl played between Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs and I happened to be born also.

Do you know someone turning 50 this year?  50th Anniversary?
We have a wine for you.....
1967 Taylor Fladgate Single Harvest Port...$279.99
This draws you in, with aromas of warm halva and toasted pistachio giving way to a wide range of buckwheat, toasted sesame, walnut husk, menthol and licorice root notes that refuse to break down in the mouth. Exhibits remarkable length, with ample viscosity matched by steely tension, putting this in rarified air. Drink now. 580 cases made
Rated 98/100 The Wine Spectator
The 1967 Very Old Single Harvest Port is Taylor's new release in its ongoing 50-year Colheita program (or, as they prefer to say, "single harvest tawny port"). This should just recently have been released into the marketplace by the time this review appears. It is a typical Douro blend, coming in with 163 grams per liter of residual sugar and 20.7% alcohol. Taylor's series of 50-year single-harvest tawnies are impressive and always on the mark. This year is no exception. This molasses-flavored beauty emphasizes its complexity, seeming elegant in the mid-palate, but remarkably concentrated in flavor. Despite that concentration of flavor, this never seems even a little jammy. It is also wonderfully persistent on the finish. The most notable features here, though, are the smooth, unctuous texture and the complexity--the mature flavors, not only molasses, but a bit of seared caramel. It was interesting revisiting this a few days later, by the way. Some say these long-aged tawnies never change. I never believed that was true and this is a good example. On opening, there was a touch of a hard edge and it was sometimes just a little harsh on the finish. A couple of days later that was literally gone and after a week or more, this seemed remarkably graceful and impeccably balanced. It eventually seemed even a touch understated. This was bottled in 2016 with a bar-top cork. As noted on occasion, wines aged this long in barrel can in theory last indefinitely, assuming no cork failures, but it is ready and the bar-top cork means it is meant to drink now.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate