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Monday, February 8, 2016

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.

Grassroots Brewing


Running low, no longer on line
Back in stock now




Grassroots Brewing / Hill Farmstead/ Anchorage Arctic Saison...$12.99 / 750ml
Brewed at Anchorage
Ale Fermented in Oak Tanks with Brettanomyces
Rated 99 on RateBeer
This ale embodies the spirit of perpetual creative collaboration in conjunction with disciplined brewing endeavor. We trekked to Alaska and helped craft this rustic Saison, bring with us the essence and imagination of our Vermont Farmstead Family. Share. Consider. Enjoy... 




Grassroots Brewing / Hill Farmstead/ Anchorage Arctic Soire...$12.99 / 750ml
Brewed at Anchorage
From the brewer: Inspired from travel and friendship, Grassroots creates artisan ales inspired by experience and imagination.
Brewed and bottled in Alaska by our friends at Anchorage Brewing Company. This beer is crafted with hibiscus flowers, lime juice, and the essence and imagination of our Vermont farmstead family.

Share. Consider. Enjoy…
Style: Saison
ABV: 6.00%
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Anchorage / Mikkeller Invasion Farmhouse IPA with Brett

Fresh batch in stock







Anchorage / Mikkeller Invasion Farmhouse IPA with Brett....$11.99 / 750ml
High up in Alaska, where the bears rule, where the winters are long and dark, and where a man is a man that digs for gold. High up north, where you only go if you are in search of happiness and easy money. Or if you are on the run from the long arm of the law.
Up there lies a brewery. In our opinion, one of the most exciting American breweries we have become familiar with for a very long time. Of course I’m talking about Anchorage Brewing Company.
At Anchorage they brew barrel aged beers; all brewed with plenty of brettanomyces. The result is vibrant, fresh and delicious beer, with plenty of edge. Briefly: Beer from Anchorage are Funky as Fuck.
Mikkeller started importing Anchorage about a year ago, since our enthusiasm for them has grown steadily. Today neither can nor will we hide it anymore, we are hereby officially declared big fans of Anchorage.
Mikkeller has initiated a partnership with Anchorage, we have brewed a Farmhouse IPA with them.

Star Trek Beer


Shmaltz Brewing Star Trek Vulcan Ale...$9.99 / 4pk
Red Session IPA

Star Trek™ Vulcan Ale? Make It So, Number One. ​​​​​​​Federation of Beer announces that Shmaltz Brewing Company of Clifton Park, NY has brewed a new Star Trek-themed beer called Vulcan Ale – The Genesis Effect, that is now available on Planet Earth. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, Vulcan Ale – The Genesis Effect will pay homage to the Star Trek franchise and its legacy, tying into the storyline of The Wrath of Khan as well as Shmaltz’s own brand of He’brew craft beers. Developed by Shmaltz Lead Brewer, Richie Saunders, Vulcan Ale – Genesis Effect is a Red Session IPA. It uses a blend of hops meant to invoke a sense of intergalactic wonder and adventure – Galaxy, Warrior and Comet, to name a few. Read more:

Bells Hopslam 2016



Bells Hopslam arrived today!

Canned Feb 1st!!

We sent BRC emails out for the allocation.  
Deadline to pick up will be Wednesday at 7pm
Thursday we will release what is left in the stores so that it is fresh.

Stay tuned Thursday morning if you did not get an email
I am assuming we will have some left at that point.

Avery Tweak Batch #2




Avery Tweak Batch #2....$11.99 / 12oz
Stout with coffee added aged in Bourbon Barrels

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ballwin location cheese feature:



Ile de France Camembert
Made in the town of Pacé in the Normandy region of France - the traditional home of Camembert cheese – Ile de France camembert is made with traditional methods and the freshest milk available. Only rBst-free, pasteurized milk from cows that graze in the Normandy region's lush green pastures is used to make Ile de France Camembert.

Rock Hill Cheese Feature: Peppercorn Gouda

Rock Hill Cheese Feature:


Gouda Pepercorn
Gouda with Peppercorns
A traditional Gouda sprinkled with peppercorns. While the cheese is mild in flavor, the spice of fresh peppercorns makes a nice contrast. Popular culinary herbs makes this cheese an easy ingredient. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Alpine Beer Nelson

Back 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. 
7%ABV

BRC Beer update

BRC release updates:

I am sure I am forgetting a few -- but this should answer a lot of questions....

  • Founder KBS - released in April will be heavily based on Founders support from January 1 until release
  • Goose Island BCS and Variants - will be based heavily on Goose Island purchases starting January 1st until release in November
  • Bells Hopslam 6pk - 12oz Cans : still deciding on this one.  It arrives Feb 8th.  We have a decent allocation of the 6 pack Cans.    So part might be BRC and part might be general release. 
  • Bells Hopslam 5 liter Mini Kegs:  We have very little 5 liter Hopslam Mini Kegs coming so those will go to the top Bells Brewery supporters 

  • Perennial Savant Blanc -  - emails just sent
  • Perennial Sump BURUNDI Variant - emails just sent (only available at Perennial and The Wine and Cheese Place)

  • Prairie Artisan Ales Branson Jamboree Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Barrels - partially based on Prairie support.  This one is coming soon.
  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD - late February/early March
  • 2nd Shift BA Vanilla Release party - invites will go via BRC
  • Side Project Merci - soon
  • Side Project (to be announced soon) - waiting on registration

More info on some of the beers!!


We will allocate a portion out based on support of Prairie Artisan Ales "regular beers" starting from October 12 until a day or two of the beer arriving.

Prairie Artisan Ales Branson Jamboree Imperial Stout Aged In Oak Barrels

The Wine and Cheese Place will be the only place in St. Louis you can get this beer
Back in Janaury of 2014 Chase Healey, co-founder and brewmaster of Prairie Artisan Ales, loaded up two barrels  (Evan Williams 10 Year old and a Buffalo Trace) from The Wine and Cheese Place to take back to Oklahoma to fill with beer.  So Chase decided to blend several barrels for this beer and make a larger batch. It is a blend of bourbon barrels along with some brandy and Madeira barrels.   He said it worked better for his system to make a bigger batch.  The beer is bottled and should be heading our way soon.   So we will be receiving about 2 barrels worth of this final blend.  So around 720 pint bottles.





2nd Shift Vanilla LSD Release Party - tickets will go via BRC
We will be having a 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD release party with Steve and Libby Crider. Will announce date as soon as we know (probably late February or early March).
We will invite the top 30 - 2nd Shift supporters at that time.

We will taste -

  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD
  • 2nd Shift LSD
  • 2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout
  • 2nd Shift Vanilla Cat Spit
  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla Cat Spit Stout (we will save some bottles for the event
Part of this release will be based on 2nd Shift Support!

  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged LSD (3 barrels produced) 
2nd Shift BA beers will be partially allocated based on 2nd Shift support.  These barrels will be based on the start of our new POS system (October 12th until a few days before the release--soon!)






Side Projece Merci Blend #2









Perennial Savant Blanc
Savant Blanc is a Belgian blonde ale, 100% Brettanomyces fermented, aged for 5 months in Chardonnay barrels with Chardonel grapes.

Beer Tasting this Week!


This Weekend's Tastings!
Friday, February 5th from 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place - Forsyth
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
314.727.8788
  • Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's IPA.
  • Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale
  • Goose Island Fulton & Wood Series Rasselbock
  • 10 Barrel Joe IPA
  • Unibroue La Resolution
  • Boulevard Smokestack Chocolate Raspberry

The Classic beer of the week is Bahnhoff Berliner Style Weisse
Classic styled of beer --
Huguenots may have originated the style as they traveled through France to Flanders, having first mentioned it in the 1600s. During their time, there were said to be seven hundred weissbier breweries in Berlin.  Later, in 1809, Napoleon and his troops identified Berliner Weisse as the "Champagne of the North". He requested the beer be served with syrup to cut its extreme level of acidity.  Bayrischer Bahnhof's interpretation is a slightly softer, more mellow version of the "Berliner Weisse" style with a beautiful balance of tartness, fruitness, and sweetness.
Malt: 52 % Wheatmalt, 48% Pilsner Malt
Hops: Hallertauer, Premiant, Nordbrauer
Yeast: Ale yeast, Lactic Acid Bacteria (Milchsaeure)


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



  • Crooked Stave St Bretta Citrus Wildbier
  • Ace Space Bloody Orange Cider






Thursday, February 4, 2016

Specials!


Wine /  Spirits / Cheese on Sale!



Reggiano Parmigiano—the best Parmesan....$9.99

                                                                 
Wine/Liquor/Specials                                    Sale       Regular
Evan Williams Black Label 1.75                      $15.99    $19.99
Jim Beam Bourbon “White Label” 1.75         $20.99    $23.99
Pinnacle Vodka 1.75                                        $13.99    $15.99
Jameson Irish Whiskey 750ml                        $19.99    $21.99
Cambria Chardonnay Katherines                   $13.98   $15.98
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc                     $11.98   $13.99
Kendall Jackson VR Chardonnay $9.98     everyday
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio                     $17.98   everyday


Beer Super Specials                                       Sale       Regular
Boulevard Chocolate Raspberry 750ml         $10.99    $11.99
4204 Main St. Common 6pk Cans                  $6.99       $8.49
4 Hands Absence of Light 22oz                     $5.99       $6.49
4 Hands Horchata Milk Stout 22oz                 $5.99      $6.49
Founders Azacca IPA 6pk                               $8.49      $9.49
Green Flash / Alpine Hand Shake IPA 22oz  $6.99       $7.99
Prices good through  Feb 29, 2016, no additional discounts



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's IPA



Now in 6 packs (was in 4pk 16oz cans)
Fresh - canned on January 20th

Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's IPA...$11.99 / 6pk 12oz Cans
Deviant Dale’s IPA (8 percent ABV, 85 IBUs) was born at the crossroads, in a juke joint, as if Dale’s Pale Ale sold its soul to balance Deviant’s foreboding aromas of citrus, grapefruit rind and piney resins, its copper ball-of-fire color and inscrutable flavor-intense finish. Deviant is the Devil incarnate with untold amounts of malt and hedonistic Columbus dry-hopping. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Deschutes The Dissident

Sorry, have not had a chance to get BRC emails out on this one yet.
Will send it out on Thursday morning.

Also we should see two limited Perennial releases this Thursday or Friday.
They will both go via BRC.
Perennial Savant Blanc
Perennial - surprise release? You will have to wait to find out.

If you have stuff reserved, you might want to pick up before Thursday.  






Deschutes The Dissident
The Dissident is an Oud Bruin, a distinctive Flanders-style sour brown ale, with a heavenly aroma and flavor. Our first wild yeast beer, we use Brettanomyces and local cherries to give The Dissident its characteristic sour taste. Our stiffest brewing challenge, it must be fermented in isolation from our other beers for a full 18 months, partly in pinot and cabernet barrels. The words coddled and “worth it” come to mind.

Avery Vanilla Bean Stout


No longer online, still some bottles left at Forsyth, Rock Hill and New Ballas though.


Limit 1 per person at this point.
We might adjust later, just want to give people a chance to get it.

Remember you have 7 days to pick up

Vanilla Bean Stout
Avery Brewing Vanilla Bean Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels...$11.99 / 22oz
BOTANICALS & BARRELS
BOURBON BARREL-AGED STOUT
10.8% ABV
A double dose of vanilla derived from both fresh Bourbon barrels and the trio of Tongan, Ugandan, and Mexican whole vanilla beans is complemented by essences of chocolate, caramel and molasses to round out this luxuriously silky stout.

CAYMUS Malbec?




Caymus Red Schooner Malbec "Voyage 2"....$44.99
Grown in Mendoza, Vinified at CAYMUS!!
We have the lowest price on wine-searcher.com
Caymus is rocking the wine world in a whole new way, by obtaining premium fruit from the steep slopes of the Andes and cold-shipping the grapes back to Napa. They vinify and barrel age the wine at Caymus for 14 months in half new/half used French Oak, then age it their cellars for and additional 3 years!

A “Caymus style” of Mendoza Malbec. Defnitely an iron fist in a velvet glove. Rich fine tannin - a Mendoza dust fine texture. There is a very refined character to this wine, which is special and singular. A dense, dark red, this wine opens up with the scent of ripe plums and cherries, layered with hints of unsweetened baking chocolate. On the palate, it is powerful, concentrated, supple and persistent, with generous flavors of French oak that support but don’t dominate. The wine carries through to a complete finish, balanced and integrated with soft tannins that imbue it with both structure and balance.--Winery Notes


Goose Island Lolita






Goose Island Lolita..$17.99 / 765ml

Lolita is a rose-colored Belgian Style Pale Ale fermented with the wild yeast Brettanomyces and aged in wine barrels on 30,000 pounds of fresh raspberries, sourced locally from a family farm in Michigan. Aromas of fresh raspberries, bright jammy fruit flavors and a crisp, refreshing body make Lolita ideal for beer drinkers fond of Belgian Framboise. Lolita is 8.2% alcohol by volume and develops in the bottle for up to 5 years.

New Goose Island Green Line Pale!!

Nice and fresh bottles on January 14
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale...$7.49
Green Line Pale Ale is a honey-colored, immensely sessionable American pale ale with a pronounced, bright, American hop aroma and citrus flavor. Notes of biscuit and lightly toasted malt create the backbone for Green Line’s pleasant, crisp bitterness.
RECIPE INFORMATION
Style: American Pale Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 5.4%
International Bitterness Units: 30
Color: Wildflower Honey
Hops: Millennium, Mt. Hood, Zythos
Malts: Special Pale

Monday, February 1, 2016

Fulton & Wood Series Rasselbock



Goose Island Fulton & Wood Series Rasselbock...$7.49 / 6pk
BREWER'S NOTES
There was particular attention to the malt bill using pale munich, wheat and rye. There was no fruit harmed in the making of this beer, however you can't avoid the beautiful banana esters and clove phenals that the Weihenstephan weizen yeast expresses. Rasselbock is a German style Dark, Rye, Wheat beer.

RECIPE INFORMATION
Style: Dunkelroggenweizenbock

Alcohol by Volume: 6.8%

International Bitterness Units: 28
Color: Pumpernickel

Hops: Hallertau

Malts: Munich, Rye, Wheat, Midnight Wheat, Rice Hulls

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Best Bottle Shop in Missouri per RateBeer.com - The Wine and Cheese Place!

Three years in a row!!!
We are honored!  Thank you!
2013, 2014, and now 2015
We have won the award every time since they started giving out this award!

We are honored to be ranked the #1 Bottle Shop in all of Missouri!!!!

Missouri Winners --
Best Tap Room : Schlafly
Best Restaurant: Bailey's Range
Best Brewer tap room: Side Project Cellar
Best Bottle Shop:  The Wine and Cheese Place
Best bar: Bridge Tap House 




Thank you for rating us on RateBeer !

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bison Grass Vodka with the Grass






Bak's Bison Grass Vodka...$19.99
- The One With The Grass -

For centuries in eastern Poland, massive buffalo have roamed the lush and fertile fields that are full of rich flowers and “Zubrowka” or “Bison Grass,” an herb steeped in intrigue, mystique and romanticism. High Society would celebrate hunting successes with a special vodka flavored with “Bison Grass,” in belief this would yield grand power, increase stature and youthfulness which centuries later had been banned from American shores.
Untill Now!

Distillers and chemists have been able to extract the essence from the “Bison Grass,” allowing vodka enthusiasts and cocktail aficionados to be captivated with this new aromatic vodka with a burst of freshness, bouquet of flavor on the pallet and silky smooth finish. Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka is the perfect celebratory spirit for the young stylish professional as well as the vodka connoisseur who’s looking to be enticed by authentic vodka. This revolutionary product is not your typical flavored vodka, rather a vodka rich in flavor.

“We are extremely pleased to bring a touch of Polish nobility to America. Our creation is set to redefine the flavored vodka category with its one-of-a-kind passionate and mystical characteristics, says Adam Bak, CEO of Adamba Imports International and exclusive US importer of Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka.”

Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka marries the nobility of old-world Eastern European authenticity with 21st century western style, mystique and romanticism. Mixologists and cocktail fanatics will be full of confidence, swagger, and passion as they mix up and romance there significant other with this seductive new addition in the vodka category.

Bizonovka Vodka





Stawski Bizonovka Bison Grass Vodka...$19.99
"Since the 13th century Polish nobles have been infusing vodka with Bison grass, found in Poland only in the Bialowieza forest. The American Indians used to call this grass “Holy Grass” because of it’s remarkable taste and supposed medicinal properties. Try the legendary Bizonovka Vodka for yourself and feel the power of the Bison." - website

Bacon flavored vodka....





Bakon Vodka....$26.99 / 750ml

Yes, Bacon Vodka.

Bakon Vodka is a superior quality potato vodka with a savory bacon flavor. It’s clean, crisp, and delicious. This is the only vodka you’ll ever want to use to make a Bloody Mary, and it's a complementary element of both sweet and savory drinks.

Bakon Vodka is also a great Bar-B-Q companion. Use it in a marinade or sip it chilled with a steak.  The Meat and Potatoes… Premium quality, no joke.
We start with superior quality Idaho potatoes instead of the random mixed grains that make up most vodkas. Our vodka is column-distilled using a single heating process that doesn’t “bruise” the alcohol like the multiple heating cycles needed to make a typical pot-still vodka.
No tinge or burn on the tongue, no obnoxious smoky or chemical flavors, just a clean refreshing potato vodka with delicious savory bacon flavor.
Pure. Refreshing. Bacon.

Kra-Ze Vodka and Liqueur flavors



Kra-Ze Vodka Vodka and Lemon Lime...$11.99 / 750ml
Kra-Ze Vodka Vodka and Berry...$11.99 / 750ml
Specialty Spirits

Want just a little taste of FORBIDDEN FRUIT? Then flavorful [Krā-zē] vodka, with just a touch of lemon-lime or berry liqueur, is sure to be your GUILTY PLEASURE.

It's 50 proof, 25% alcohol by volume and 100% ALL AMERICAN, so you can have a HELLUVA good time… just about any time.

Want to get REALLY [Krā-zē]? Add a shot of any flavor [Krā-zē] Vodka & Liqueur to a shot of our our ultra-premium 80 proof vodka on the rocks (1 to 1 mix) to get a 65-proof drink with the smooth [Krā-zē] taste and just enough kick.

Uuahouua from Austria



Uuahouua Classic Gin...$46.99
Pronounced juniper and citrus notes . Elegant and smooth on the palate . The long finish brings the aroma variety best advantage . His clarity and unique taste make the distillate the perfect partner for G & T and many cocktails . A few drops of water into the glass to bring the character of this distillate to their best advantage . 40 vol . alc .







Uuahouua 7yr Old Single Malt Whiskey Sherry Wood...$58.99
Dark shiny . Overweight and muscular with strong oak . Spicy , powerful and attractive in the nose . Fast overflowing with power . Lively and clear on the palate . Fruit and wood in an impressive balance . A few drops of water into the glass to bring the character of this distillate to their best advantage . 40 vol . alc .




Uuahouua 7yr Old Single Malt Whiskey Pinot Noir Wood...$58.99
Bright auburn . Fruity and velvety by Pinot Noir Barrel . Feminine wine tones paired with masculine Single Malt in perfect balance . A few drops of water into the glass to bring the character of this distillate to their best advantage . 40 vol . alc .




Abita Beers for Mardi Gras


Get ready for Mardi Gras with Abita!
We have their special release plus their "regular" line up in stock now!






Abita Baltic Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels....$8.49
This Baltic Porter is brewed with pale, caramel and roasted malts. It is fermented at cooler temperatures to accentuate the malt flavors, which gives the beer its dark color and smooth, sweet roasted flavor. After fermentation the beer is cold aged for months before bourbon barrel aging begins.





Abita Rye Pale Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels...$8.49 / 22oz
Bourbon Street Rye Pale Ale is brewed with pale and Munich malts as well as rye. The malts impart a sweet flavor and an aroma of bread and nuts. Centennial hops give the beer a pleasant citrus flavor and aroma. After fermentation, the beer is cold aged before bourbon barrel aging begins. During barrel aging, the brew absorbs the flavors of the barrel such a vanilla, oak, and bourbon. These barrel flavors pair well with the sweet flavors of the malted barley and bread flavors of the rye.







Abita Bad Mother Shucker Oyster Stout...$4.49 / 22oz
Deep in the oyster beds of Louisiana surfaces one Bad Mother Shucker - Abita's Oyster Stout. Brewed with pale, caramel, roasted and chocolate malts, this Mother Shucker is hopped up with Willamette hops and balanced out with the sweet and full flavors of oats. Fresh Louisiana Oysters are added to the boil in the final stages, infusing a slight taste of sea salt that offsets the sharpness of the stout.