Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Rockwood Lump Charcoal

Back in stock at Forsyth and New Ballas
Rock Hill later today.
Order online for reservations and transfers

Rockwood Lump Charcoal...$17.99 / 20lb Bag
It is currently the number #1 rated hard wood charcoal on the

100% Missouri hardwood charcoal.
When we poured the charcoal out onto the ground for sorting, we all hardwood charcoal with nothing that shouldn't have been there. As you can see from the following chart, the distribution of sizes was exceptional with the percentage of chips and dust falling below 5%. This is very low compared to all other charcoals we have tested. The bag contained almost an extra pound of charcoal, so we ended up with almost 20 pounds of usable charcoal.

There was no sparking or popping when lighting the charcoal in a chimney starter and the fire was somewhat slow to spread. The smoke coming off the charcoal during lighting was very mild, as mild as we think we have ever noticed.

During our maximum temperature test, the charcoal burned at just over 900° which is high compared to other brands we've tested. Again, the fire was rather slow to spread and build up to the high temperature it achieved.

When it came to burn time, this charcoal came in as the fourth longest burning lump charcoal we have ever tested. The ash produced was very low compared to other brands.

You get a charcoal that doesn't over power the food, allowing you to control the smoke flavor yourself with chips or chunks, and a charcoal that burns a good long time producing little ash and delivering good value for money. This charcoal gets our Highly Recommended rating.

Monday, March 1, 2021


Fresh Brewdog - all canned on Feb 17/18

Brewdog East Coast Crush IPA...$9.99 / 6pk cans
This New England Style IPA pours as hazy as a brisk Vermont morning. With bags of crisp tropical fruit aromas, this dry-hopped monsoon crushes with pineapple, mango, and a touch of zesty lime. Brewed with wheat and oats, the waves of juicy flavor finish with an unfiltered, coastal-crisp, that's smooth and sessionable.
High on hops, low on bitterness, and big on taste.
East Coast Crush - Fully fruited fog machine.

Brewdog Lightspeed Pale Ale....$9.99 / 6pki cans
Lightspeed is a 4% lo-cal hazy pale ale with just 99 calories per can. This light beer has an all-star hop profile featuring Cascade, Centennial, Citra and Nelson Sauvin conjuring flavors of apricot and peach, with hints of citrus fruits and light floral notes refracting off the delicate malt base. Lightspeed proofs low calorie does not have to mean low flavor.
Lightspeed - Fast Beer for a Slow Universe

Brewdog Triple Hazy IPA....$11.99 / 6pk cans
Triple Hazy is awash with a melee of soft ripe fruit flavors spanning from peach to mango to apricot. Beneath the onslaught of juicy hops is a low background bitterness that’s complemented by flashes of light resin and glimmering hints of pine, all culminating in a 10% chorus that’s both full-bodied and super smooth.

Brewdog Double Punk IPA ----this one did not show up, will try again
The UK’s favourite craft beer – the beer that started it all – gets ramped up to 8.2% for a relentlessly hoppy onslaught that balances a light malt backbone with a citrus-forward and super pithy delivery. Expect plenty of bitterness from the heavy-handed hopping, and a clear golden appearance that invites you in with aromas of grapefruit and zesty fruits.
Double Punk, Double the fun.

Writer's Tears Cask Strength Irish Whiskey 2020

6 more bottles in stock now!

Writers Tears Cask Strength Irish Whiskey 2020....$139.99

  • 2020 Limited Edition
  • 1,500 bottles released
  • 54.5% ABV

An exceptional marriage of aged Single Pot Still and aged Single Malt Irish whiskeys, bursting with character and flavour. Each year Bernard Walsh selects a handful of exceptional casks to make this the benchmark for Super Premium Cask Strength Irish Whiskey. This Vintage release selects only the finest distillates of Single Pot Still & Single Malt Irish Whiskey, matured in exceptional American Oak casks. Non-chill filtered, this whiskey is a full-bodied, high strength, flavoursome whiskey,

4 Hands Brewing

4 Hands Brewing Contact High....$9.99 / 6pk Cans
4 Hands Brewing Contact High...$16.99 / 12pk cans

Hoppy Wheat -- we made this wheat ale exciting by adding pacific northwest hops and dry hopping with orange zest. Contact high pours a bright orange hue with a bit citrus aroma. citrus zest + hops + wheat = summer.

2017 Tait The Ball Buster Proprietary Red

New 2017 just arrived!
2017 Tait The Ball Buster Proprietary Red..$18.99
Every vintage from 2002-2017 scored 90 points are higher on The Wine Advocate! An amazing feat!  Every vintage ever made!
 77% Shiraz, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot

Made in the same full-on style that proprietor Bruno Tait has been pursuing since its first vintage in 2001, Tait's 2017 The Ball Buster Proprietary Red is a blend of 77% Shiraz, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot. Mint and baking spices lead the way, backed by a big mouthful of blackberries and black cherries. Full-bodied yet supple, it's spicy and rich, with lingering notes of mixed berries and spice on the finish. Despite weighing in at 15.9% alcohol on the label, it doesn't seem hot or overripe—an achievement in itself, but past vertical tastings suggest that this wine can develop nicely for a decade or more.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

The first production of the Ball Buster in 2002 was 600 cases. It entered the market at a time when Aussie wines were on fire, but high scoring ones were expensive. Bruno Tait committed himself to making an awesome Shiraz based Barossa red, and having it retail for under $20. This vintage marks Tait’s 16th year of this iconic blend, named as a “tongue-in-cheek” tribute from Bruno to his wife, Michelle. This is the only wine in the world to ever receive 10 or more consecutive 90 point reviews or higher, in The Wine Advocate, at the $20 mark. In fact, the 2016 vintage marked 15 straight vintages since its inception, of 90 point or higher reviews – a feat that is unlikely to ever be repeated by any other wine. Not much has changed over the years. It is still made with high quality fruit and hand crafted winemaking. Even as production volumes grew, Bruno has been committed to maintaining quality and avoiding shortcuts and price gouging. For those consumers that enjoy the opulence of wines like The Prisoner, but would like some elegance as well – this one’s for you.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Hampden Great House Single Jamaican Rum 2020 Edition

Just 1 bottle left

Hampden Great House Single Jamaican Rum 2020 Edition...$89.99
Pot Still rum from Jaimaica
59% ABV
Most sold only at their gift shop

Sudwerk Brewing / Lead Dog Brewing Co

In stock at New Ballas now!

Sudwerk Brewing / Lead Dog Brewing Co Timber Tantrum....$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Triple Hazy India Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with Lead Dog Brewing Co.

Sudwerk Cosmic Turtle Triple IPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Triple IPA brewed with Galaxy, El Dorado and Simcoe

Melvin Brewing Cosmic Sherpa IPA

Melvin Brewing Cosmic Sherpa IPA...$14.99 / 4pk 16 oz cans
We ferment this Hazy/Juicy West Coast IPA with neutral ale yeast to achieve a beer which allows hop expressions to shine bright and guide you straight to hop nirvana with no distortion from esters like NEIPAs do. We've left out the crystal malts so don't expect the sweeter resinous profile like many other OG West Coast IPAs and loaded this batch up with a generous dose of oats and raw wheat. We also adjusted our water profile slightly to partially emulate characteristics we appreciate NEIPAs lending to hop forward beers. Think east meets west... Strata, Motueka, and Mosaic Incognito lend over the top notes of stone fruits, strawberries, tropical fruits, and fresh cut grass.

February Raffle

February WRC Raffle -- 

this is what we have so far....more might be added.

WRC - release - watch for emails March 1st

(as usual, this will be based on the previous 6 months purchases through Feb 28th.  Every $300 spent (average $50 per month) counts as a raffle ticket)

  • Caribou Crossing
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A121
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C920
  • Larceny Barrel Proof A121
  • Knob Creek 12 Year Old
  • Henry Mckenna 10 year BIB
  • High West Double Rye finished in Aquavit Barrels
  • Lagavulin 12 Year Old Cask Strength
  • Widow Jane 15 Year Old
  • Widow Jane Decadence Aged to Perfection
  • Jack Daniels 2020 Single Barrel Rye 131.2 proof Limited Edition (everyone is calling about this one)
  • Baker's Bourbon 8yr 8 Months 107 proof
  • Blanton's Bourbon
  • Weller Special Reserve 750ml
  • Weller Special Reserve..1.75ml
  • Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
  • Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old
  • Don Julio 1942 Tequila (we only get 2 bottles per month now???)

We will also pull some names of Perennial TWCP Maman too.
Based on February all Beer Sales.  Feb 1-Feb 28th.
24 more names will be pulled.  Everyone in the BRC will qualify for this one.

Perennial / TWCP Maman...$49.99

Mashbuild Bourbon Whiskey

Mashbuild Bourbon Whiskey...$39.99

  • A blend of straight bourbon whiskeys
  • 300 bottles produced for this batch
  • ABV 50%
"The bottle you're holding was hand selected and blended from eight layers of bourbon aging in our Solera. Each whiskey was chosen for its unique characteristics, with the oldest barreled in 2000 and the youngest in 2015. You'll never drink another bourbon quite like this one.

Beautiful red blend from Portugal!

Great red blend!
New vintage is finished with a screwcap now for easy drinking!

2019 Jackpot Vinho Regional Lisboa Red Blend...$9.99
Made exclusively from indigenous Lisboan grapes, this easy-drinking, good-looking, well-balanced Portuguese wine will quickly become the talk of the town. The grapes ripen slowly producing a rich, juicy wine loaded with red fruits. Well balanced and delicious.  We bet you you’ll like it.

Lisbon has always been about discoveries. The Atlantic Ocean gave the city every reason to explore, learn from, and engage with other cultures. It also gave it every reason to be the strength of Portugal’s empire that spread across the world.

Jackpot is but one more treasure from the land of discovery. In honor of one of Europe’s oldest casinos still in operation (since 1931), The Casino of Estoril, Jackpot is about calling on our history and our future.

Assorted White Wine Grapes Sampler Pack

Assorted White Wine Grapes Sampler Pack

1 bottle of each of the wines below = $98.94
Special Sampler price only $85 / for the 6 bottles!

Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon White Bordeaux...$14.99
Château Les Clauzots Graves Blanc...$25.99
Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Blanc....$11.99
Richemer La Cave du Port Vermentino Viognier Blend...$12.99
Traber Gewurztraminer...$19.99
Richemer Terre & Mer Terret Blanc...$12.99

This sampler pack includes some great new wines we just received.  They include 8 different grapes.  Some just a small portion of the blends.  This is a fun way to try some amazing new wines and expand your grape horizons.
  1. Sauvignon Blanc
  2. Semillon
  3. Sauvignon Gris
  4. Colombard
  5. Vermentino
  6. Viognier
  7. Gewurztraminer
  8. Terret Blanc

2019 Château Les Clauzots Graves Blanc...$25.99
60% Sauvignon Blanc
35% Semillon
5% Sauvignon Gris

Bright, cheerful, well expressed white pear and peach fruit that has clear density, balanced out by sappy acidities, bright aromatics and good persistency.
Drinking Window 2020 - 2026
Rated 90/100 Decanter Magazine

2019 Château Maison Neuve Sauvignon White Bordeaux...$14.99
100% Sauvignon Blanc from old vines
Great White Bordeaux!
This wine presents a pale yellow color that is very fresh on the nose with the classic Sauvignon characteristics of gooseberries. Dry and full bodied, its finish is long and mellow with just a hint of citrus. The wine is made with very low yields from 25 year old vines.

2019 Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Blanc....$11.99
This exquisite marriage of Colombard and Sauvignon reveals citrus and floral aromas, very refreshing and full of flavours. This wine is perfect as an aperitif and with all fish and seafood dishes.
Varieties : 75% colombard, 25% sauvignon
Terroir : Silty-siliceous

2019 Richemer La Cave du Port Vermentino Viognier Blend...$12.99
55% Vermentino
45% Viognier

Bright and lively yellow. A beautifully intense nose supplied by the Viognier , very fruity with dominant citrus and stone fruit notes. The touch of vanilla completes the fruity notes. Very fresh, a well-balanced acidity with an rich and lush feel. A long finish with aromas of full-flavoured grapefruit and apricots. Serve with Shellfish, grilled fish, white meats or quite simply for an aperitif.

2018 E. Traber Alsace Gewuztraminer...$19.99
100% Gewurztraminer
All the grapes are harvested by hand, to preserve all the aromatic richness, purity and freshness of the grape variety. This Gewurztraminer expressess the typicity of the grape variety. Gewurztraminer is the most aromatic of Alsace wines. With its aromas of rose, lychee and spices, and covers the palate. Soft, it goes well with foie gras, a fruit-based dessert. It goes well with spicy dishes or full-bodied cheeses. Perfect with the wide assortment at Thanksgiving too!

2019 Richemer Terre & Mer Terret Blanc...$12.99
"Earth and Sea Dry"
100% Terret Blanc
The Mediterranean waterfront is mainly composed of tertiary sediments (sand and clay) and quaternary (gravel). The Mediterranean climate is influenced by the Etang de Thau which gives a specific moisture and freshness imperative for making the finest white wines.
Colour: Pale and shiny with green hues.
Nose: Fresh, light, floral and citrus fruit aromas.
Mouth: Lively attack. Delicately fragranced, followed by a good
length in the mouth.
Silver Medal at the Regional Cooperative Contest

Quinta do Popa Douro "Popa TN" Touriga Nacional

Back in stock! 
One of our favorite red wines!

2015 Quinta do Popa Douro "Popa TN" Touriga Nacional....$25.99
Created from a single grape variety, Portugal’s most noble Touriga Nacional, Pôpa TN shows off a more modern side of pure Douro. Full‐bodied and super smooth, the tannins have become softened by oak and by time to deliver a compote‐like concoction, dripping with pruny notes that give way to a surprising floral finish.
Oak treatment: 6 months in new french oak
Sitting alongside one of the most privileged locations on the Douro River, Quinta do Pôpa creates exquisite wines with national grape varieties. Born from nature and tradition, from the harmonious wedding between soil, climate, and the art of man, these noble yet global wines will surprise the palate one sip at a time.

Herradura Seleccion Suprema Extra Anejo

Herradura Seleccion Suprema Extra Anejo...$299.99

Selección Suprema de Herradura is the finest expression of tequila there is and the very first Extra Anejo expression in the world. Selección Suprema is made from 100% agave and produced following time-honored techniques, that elevate the craft of premium tequila making to heights not found anywhere else. To achieve the perfect balance of cooked agave, rich vanilla, oak and dried citrus fruit, Selección Suprema matures in American white oak barrels for an industry-leading 49 months. The reward is well worth the wait. With over 41 awards including 25 gold medals since 2006, we recommend savoring the subtly-sweet aftertaste of the exceptionally smooth and complex seleccion surprema, neat.

Huyghe Brewery Delirium Black Bourbon Barrel Aged

Huyghe Brewery Delirium Black  Bourbon Barrel Aged...$32.99 / 750ml
2020 Limited Edition
Delirium Nocturnum aged for 10 months in Bourbon barrels.  
(the 2019 said it was aged in Buffalo Trace Barrels, not sure if that is the same for 2020)

Colour and sight:  amber beer matured in oak bourbon barrels for 9 months

Scent:vvanilla, alcohol, spicy

Flavour: Taste: caramel, bourbon, vanilla, a hint of almond Aftertaste: alcoholic, tones of wood, smoothly bitter

Destihl Deadhead IPA Series Soundboard Lo-Cal Hazy IPA

Destihl Deadhead IPA Series Soundboard Lo-Cal Hazy IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Lo-Cal Hazy IPA 4.0% ABV

Our Soundboard Loc-Cal Hazy IPA features Vienna malt, flaked oats, carapils, 2-row malt, and an encore of Citra, Cascade, Summit & Simcoe hops.

Destihl Deadhead IPA Series Touch Of Haze IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Hazy IPA 7.3% ABV
Our Touch of Haze IPA resonates with big additions of Mosaic and Cascade hops harmonized with the smooth mouthful of flaked oats, for a mellow, juicy and hazy IPA that really strikes a chord.

Destihl Brewing Wild Sour Margarita Gose...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Gose Ale with Coriander, Sea Salt, Lime & Orange Peel 5.2% ABV
This German-style sour wheat ale is brewed with coriander, sea salt, lime & orange peel, creating a beer that’s packed with citrusy & salty flavors reminiscent of a margarita on the rocks!

Destihl Wild Sour Triple Berry...$9.99 / 4pk cans

This seasonal release sour ale packs a triple punch of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. It's bursting with fruity aromas , jammy flavors, berry tartness and a creamy mouthfeel from lactose with every sip!

More in stock now!
Destihl Brewery Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 16oz can
The hidden soul of this oak bourbon barrel-aged beer that we said Dosvidanya 'goodbye' to several months before revealing, is its rich flavors like dark chocolate, toffee, black cherries and coffee along with robust & roasty maltiness that finishes dry.
14.6% ABV

Destihl Brewery Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 16oz can
The hidden soul of this oak rye whiskey barrel-aged beer that we said Dosvidanya (goodbye) to several months before revealing, is its rich, robust and roasty maltiness that finishes dry with pleasant spiciness from the barrel & added rye.
13.6% ABV

Alpha Brewing Groundhog Brown

Alpha Groundhog Brown Ale...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
...easy drinking malty brown ale brewed with our house Belgian ale strain. Hints of spice and pepper throughout lend this seasonal brew an extra bit of zing.
4% ABV

4 Noses Brewing Company


4 Noses El Jefe Maple Imperial Stout...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
El Jefe Maple is our newest variation of the El Jefe Imperial Stout series. This delectable stout is brewed with maple syrup, vanilla, coffee from the local roastery Sweet Bloom, and cinnamon. El Jefe Maple has notes of dark chocolate, maple sweetness, and a subtle roast.
8.4% ABV

4 Noses Mandarina Velvet IPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Milkshake Style India Pale Ale brewed with tangerine, blood orange, Mandarina Bavaria Hops, vanilla, and lactose. This bright & hazy velvet is rich with citrus bringing a taste of summer sunshine to the cold, drab winter months. With a touch of lactose, you are left satisfied with an orange creamsicle sensation! We pushed the citrus even further by using Mandarina Bavaria Hops, as they are known for their punch of citrus tasting notes!
7.4% ABV

4 Noses DDH Vanilla Velvet IPA...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Double Dry Hopped Vanilla Velvet is a Milkshake Style Double India Pale Ale brewed with vanilla and lactose. This beer was dry-hopped with Citra, Sabro, Syrian Wolf & Mosaic hops! Giving this beer a tropical aroma, creamy vanilla flavors, and a fluffy mouthfeel! Another release from our beloved velvet series! With a massive dry hop balanced by sweet vanilla and lactose, this beer will take good care of you!⁣
8% ABV

Prairie Plum Conundrum


Prairie Artisan Ales Plum Conundrum Sour Ale...$10.99 /4pk 12oz cans
Sour ale with plums, black currants, and blackberries.
5.2% ABV

Grand Old Parr 12 Year Blended Scotch Whisky

Grand Old Parr 12 Year Blended Scotch Whisky...$26.99 / 750ml
Old Parr is a deluxe blend in a square, crackled brown glass bottle with Cragganmore malt at its heart.
40% ABV

Friday, February 26, 2021

Aecht Fastenbier!

We are the only place in Missouri you will find this beer!
We special order it every year!

Aecht Rauchbier Lentbeer...$15.99 / 4pk pint cans

The Original Schlenkerla Lentbeer is an unfiltered smokebeer, brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. Bottom-fermenting yeast gives the reddish brown lentbeer a natural cloudiness. Its smokey aroma is already noticeable in the smell, combined with a fine hoppy note. In the drink the fullbodied, highly drinkable lentbeer shows its strong malty flavour, rounded up with the smokey taste and a light bitterness. Due to the nourishing yeast, the Original Schlenkerla Lentbeer has the "Brotzeit already included" (German word for afternoon snack).

Brewing process:
Different from the Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer, the Schlenkerla Lentbeer is made from a mixture of light (e.g. non smoked) malt and Schlenkerla Smoked Malt. It is brewed in classic copper kettles in a two-decoction mash with hops from Spalt (near Nuremberg) and Hallertau. One week of primary fermentation is being followed by a two month period of lagering in the ancient cellars underneath Bamberg. The lentbeer is being served unfiltered with fine bottom fermenting yeast from the keg and thus preserves its full body and aroma.