Saturday, October 22, 2016

New Marshal Red and Black Label Scotches

Marshal Blended Scotch Whisky Red Label..$10.99 / 750ml
Marshal Blended Scotch Whisky 12 Year Old Black Label...$19.99 / 750ml
‘A Deluxe Blend’
A deluxe blend made from specially selected premium malt and grain whiskies sourced from Ian Macleod Distillers’ unrivalled stocks.

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch 1989

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch 1989..$199.99
Distilled: 1989
Bottles: 2015
46% ABV
Pronounced World’s Best Single Malt Whisky of 2016 by prestigious World Whiskies Awards, Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage is the result of maturation in casks previously filled with peaty whisky from, Isle of Islay. A thin veil of smoke complements Old Pulteney’s signature style to form an exceptionally complex expression of the Maritime Malt, complete with the elusive hint of the open sea.
Each bottle is natural colour and non chill-filtered at 46% abv, a true embodiment of our whisky distillery’s craftsmanship.

Eden Mill St. Andrews Gins

A Scottish brewery now making gins.  Apparently located right next to the famous St. Andrews Golf Course.

Eden Mill St. Andrews Original Gin...$28.99 / 750ml
Made from Fife’s indigenous seabuckthorn berry, in Original we balance tart flavours with a citrus nose and delicate midpoints.
This is a classic London Dry gin done in St Andrews style. And with a bonus 20cl in this bottle, it’s the perfect go-to pour. How will you enjoy yours?
KEY BOTANICALS:  Juniper berries, Lemon balm, Citrus peel, Angelica and Seabuckthorn berries

Eden Mill St. Andrews Gin Hop...$28.99 / 750ml
We craft beer. So it was logical to create a hopped gin. But this citrusy, unique creation has a zesty freshness that is born of passion, not logic.  Made from the renowned Australian Galaxy™ hop, we married brewing with distilling in this award-winning extra-strength gin.
KEY BOTANICALS:  Juniper berries, Angelica, Coriander and Galaxy™ hops

Eden Mill St. Andrews Love Gin...$28.99 / 750ml
The famous pink gin. You fell head over heels for its floral and warm berry notes. But this unique gin is also a favourite of bartenders around the country.
Made with love by Eden Mill.
KEY BOTANICALS:  Juniper berries, Angelica, Coriander, Rose petal, Hibiscus, Elderberry, Goji berry, Raspberry leaf, and Rhubarb root

Eden Mill St. AndrewsOak Aged Gin...$28.99 / 750ml
A throwback to a bygone era. In the century, the most popular gin made on our site was stored in vast oak barrels. Why re-invent the wheel?
Matured with oak-aged beer casks, this gin carries hints of vanilla and toasted caramel. 42% abv.
KEY BOTANICALS: Juniper berries, Angelica, Coriander, Oak (only oak aged for a few months, they do not want the oak to be subtle like one of the botanicals)

Hamilton Del Back Whiskey from Tucson Arizona

Hamilton Del Bac Dorado Mesquite Smoked Whiskey...$44.99
Mesquite Smoked Aged
90 Proof - 45% ABV
Single Malt
The original brainchild for our product line, the Dorado required that we learn how to malt barley. Born out of barbecuing with the mesquite scraps from Arroyo Design while drinking Scotch, we had the idea to malt over mesquite instead of peat. We wanted to create a product that was a true reflection of the Sonoran Desert. To achieve that, we dry our malt over a mesquite fire using the species Prosopis Velutina, the predominant species in Southern Arizona.
With sweet tobacco and dark chocolate on the nose, underpinned by sandalwood, the Dorado may carry soft tannins on the palette with desert campfire and spice notes.
2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:
Double Gold: Craft Spirits – Whiskey Del Bac Dorado
2016 American Craft Spirits Association:
Silver: Whiskey – Whiskey Del Bac Dorado

Hamilton Del Bac Classic Unsmoked Whiskey...$44.99
Unsmoked Aged
84 Proof - 42% ABV
Single Malt
Before we ever introduced any mesquite component, Stephen had to learn how to just make whiskey. Initially called “The Control” while in product-development, it was the baseline established to improve upon and compare against what came next. Modeled after a Highland or Speyside Scotch, it lacks the smoke of the Islay Scotches. With caramel, molasses and marzipan on the nose, and ripe stone fruits up front on the palette, the Classic delivers a spice and honey finish. After pouring, let it rest in the glass for a few minutes and nose before tasting.
2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:
Silver: Craft Spirits – Whiskey Del Bac Classic
2016 American Craft Spirits Association:
Bronze: Whiskey – Whiskey Del Bac Classic

Mabrouka Arack Traditional

Mabrouka Arack Traditional...$18.99
From Israel
Kosher for Passover
Arack Mabrouka Traditional is a premium gourmet Arack, handcrafted in accordance with 100 years of tradition. Its unparallel taste comes from a complex mix of carefully selected anise seeds, star anise from the Orient and spices from the Luberon Valley, in Provence. Distilled three times, it offers spicy flavors and delicate aromas on the palate. Arack Mabrouka Traditional is perfectly balanced with a long and warm finish.

Enjoy in its pure form, over ice or by adding 2 parts of water to 1 part of Arack, plus a few ice cubes.

Thym Liqueur

Bigallet Thym Liqueur...$36.99

Thyme is an aromatic plant which brings a very subtle aroma and a flavour that recalls sun and French Provence. This liqueur is the result of a slow maceration and distillation of thym sprigs into alcohol. Thyme is famous since antiquity for its stimulating and restorative properties. To drink as a digestif pure chilled or on ice. As herbal tea with warm water or to flavour cocktails.

BRC - Releases

BRC Releases coming soon
Getting a lot of questions about some upcoming releases....they will all go via BRC

At this point, we do not know which will go via Beer only and which will go via overall purchases.  

Perennial Abraxas - should arrive at the end of October or first week of December.

We mentioned these Side Project Releases a little while back. They are coming still, just some red tape paperwork slowing them down. Rest assured, they are coming.
Side Project Derivation 6
Side Project Längst Adambier
Side Project
: one more we have not revealed the beer yet.

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout:
 BCS and its variants will be released on Black Friday and will be based on Goose Island support from January 1st of this year until right before the release day.

Founders Backwood Bastard:
 released usually in November.

Elysian Pumpkin Ales

In stock at Forsyth and New Ballas

Elysian Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale..$3.49 / 22oz
Coffee Pumpkin Ale
A pumpkin ale with the attitude of a world-weary barista, Punkuccino packs a short shot of Stumptown coffee toddy in your pint with just a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Elysian The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale...$3.49 / 22oz
Worth the Wait
Pours deep copper with ghostly white head. Intense pumpkin, sugar and spice on the nose with a nice bready and malty backdrop to tame all those autumn spices into a remarkably smooth, balanced and delectable fall treat.

Elysian Dark O' The Moon Pumpkin Stout...$3.49 / 22oz
Spookily Smooth and Chocolatey
Pours dark as night with creamy tan head. A little smokiness on the nose with malty bittersweet chocolate and a little coffee with subtle earthy pumpkin and spices for an overall nice and creamy mouth.

Deschutes Hop Trip Fresh Hop Ale

Deschutes Hop Trip Fresh Hop Ale...$9.99
Hints of bright citrus and juicy grapefruit. The intense aroma of hops brewed mere hours after harvest.

Avery Oktoberfest is here.

Avery Kaiser Oktoberfest...$6.99 / 22oz
Beer Style: Imperial Oktoberfest Lager "The Kaiser once said, "Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world." If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we'd all be "sprechenden Deutsch!" We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest - gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops - then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest." -- Avery Brewing

Growler Station is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

We are proud to announce that our Growler Station is open at The Wine and Cheese Place at 7435 Forsyth Blvd in Clayton.  314.727.8788

We can fill 32oz and 64oz growlers.  You can bring in your own growler, but it must be clean.  We are not allowed to clean it for you.  
We do have our own growlers for sale.  
$4 for 32oz and $5 for 64oz plus the cost of the beer you choose.

Here is our current line up.

2nd Shift Brewing Katy
Don't know what to call it besides a Brett Beer. This one gets aged for 3 months in oak barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus, a cool yeast that gives this beer a wonderfully pretty aroma and flavor that everyone better like or else I'll look you up and teach you a lesson.
5.4% ABV

Grimm Brewing Telekinesis
Strength: 5% ABV
Telekinesis is a hoppy, tart, and smashable American wild ale fermented with a mixed culture of yeast and spontaneous microbes. Mosaic, Citra, and Falconer’s Flight hops contribute peachy, tropical hop character. Lightly toasted white oak spirals lend subtle tannin structure, while our no-boil process leaves a puckering hint of raw sourdough.

Civil Life Brown Ale 
Long enough ago, all beer would’ve been brownish because of the difficulty of drying the malted grain without darkening it. Same was true in America until the fancy-pants German immigrant brewers started brewing pale lagers which eventually took over. Thankfully, American homebrewers and a few bold craft brewers like us have revived American Brown Ale for your pleasure. Malty, caramelly, tart and toasty, earthy and citrusy, with delicious hints of bitter chocolate and dark roasted coffee.  Y’know that story about the hypocrite who tattled to President Abraham Lincoln about General Grant’s drinking? Ol’ Abe answered, “Well, find out what he’s drinking so I can send a barrel to every general in the army.” We’re pretty sure Grant was drinking The Civil Life American Brown.
ABV: 4.8%

Crooked Stave Petite Sour Cassis

Wild Ale with Cassis.  We have never seen this flavor in the bottles.

Firestone Walker Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale UDBA
Our flagship Double Barrel Ale 100% fermented in new American oak barrels and unfiltered. This is the beer that is blended with stainless fermented beer to make standard Double Barrel Ale.  This a special beer, they do not bottle it. 

Great Divide Espresso Yeti
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is a new addition to the Yeti clan. A generous infusion of Denver’s own Pablo’s espresso adds yet another layer of complexity to this beer, combining with the vanilla oak character, intense roasty maltiness and bold hop profile to create a whole new breed of mythical creature. It’s official, you can now have Yeti with breakfast.

Very rare rum

Very rare rum.  Less than 100 bottles came to the United States.

2015 Brugal Papa Andres Rum ....$1499.99

Only 1000 bottles made
It is our family’s greatest treasure. Named after our founder, Don Andres Brugal, this blend has been enjoyed by the Brugal family for five generations before ever being released for sale. Each limited edition is different to the last, and 2015’s Alegria (or ‘joy’ in English) was created by Jassil Villanueva Quintana, the family’s first ever Maestra Ronera (female Master Blender). Alegria blends rum from three different types of rare casks and the bottle’s decoration was designed by acclaimed Spanish artist Javier Mariscal. Only 1,000 handmade decanters have been made for sale, making this one of the most unique and extraordinary rums you could ever enjoy.

93 Pinot Pinot Noir for $18

2015 Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir..$17.98
Fragrant and ebullient, with caramel and vanilla bean accents to the core of ripe black cherry and plum flavors, balanced by velvety tannins and dark chocolate nuances. Expressive and generous on the long finish. Drink now through 2026. 2,000 cases made.–MW
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Huge Sauvignon Blanc -- only $3.99

2015 Concha Y Tory Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc...$3.99
Was $8.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $6.49
Pale yellow colour with green hues, very bright and clean.  Fresh, due to citric hints. Presence of pears, lime and some tropical touches with a greenish finish thanks to the presence of green apples.  An elegant wine due to the intensity and balanced acidity. The citric characteristics from the coastal areas of the Central Valley stand out. It is fresh from the beginning to the end, where the balance of fruit and acidity refresh the palate

Friday, October 21, 2016

Stone's Bastard's Midnight Brunch

Stone's Bastard's Midnight Brunch...$17.99 / 500ml

Evenings trying to forget the crushing mediocrity of one’s life are typically the main driver to late-night breakfast plates at unforgivingly overlit diners stacked with industrialized, frozen-dumped-in-a-fryer “food.” An interlude between sophomoric late-night antics, questionable decisions and inevitable morning regret. That’s not how I play it. For those who know how to grab life by the horns*, however, this bottle pairs even better with accomplishment, life lived out loud, and well-timed moves that often appear as luck to those not paying attention. A specifically designed midnight brunch feast with like-minded folks who not only have their wits about them but actually have wits, and an artfully prepared feast sets the more appropriate stage for this beer. The bottle is worth a special occasion. Create yours to accompany it.

*Touch mine, though, and I'll provide you with the deepest possible understanding of the word "regret."

Beer Tasting tonight!!

Tonight, Friday October 21, 4pm -6pm

Taste tonight at Forsyth 

Tonight we have Firestone Walker in the house

  • Assorted Firestone Walker Beers plus he will taste the UDBA - UNFILTERED DBA that we are selling via GROWLERS starting TODAY!!


Death by Coconut

1 - 4 pack per person.  In stock now at Forsyth (should arrive at New Ballas later)

No reservations, come and get it. (Rock Hill and Ballwin did not get an allocation)

Oskar Blues Death by Coconut....$10.99 / 4pk

Intense fresh cacao flavors swirl with popping coconut aromas, all supported by a semi-sweet porter made from loads of dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. This limited release specialty comes around once a year to satisfy that sweet tooth, so get 'em while you can before they disappear. At 6.5% ABV and 25 IBUs, this choconut goodness will have you yellin' "Pass. Dash. Hit." all winter long.

Harvest Ale

In stock now - 1 - 4pack per person, no reservations

each store should be getting some
in stock now at Forsyth, Ballwin and Rock Hill

Founders Harvest Ale...$11.99 / 4pk

This liquid dream pours a hazy golden orange straw color with a white, two-finger head. Your first sip of this beer rewards you with a super juicy hop presence bursting with citrus, then finishes to introduce toasted malt undertones.

6.5% ABV70 IBUs 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blantons and Wellers

In an effert to keep mixing it up --

In stock at ALL FOUR locations - while they last

no reservations first come first served...

You can choose 1 bottle from the list below depending on what is left when you are at the store.

  • W.L. Weller Special Reserve 750ml
  • W.L. Weller Special Reserve 1.5 liter
  • Old Weller Antique 107  750
  • Blantons Bourbon

Charleville BARREL AGED Box of Chocolate Belgian Quadrupel Ale

Bourbon Barrel Aged Limited release

Being 12 oz bottles, the output is much bigger, so no limit at this time. There should be enough to go around.
We have 864 bottles

Charleville BARREL AGED Box of Chocolate Belgian Quadrupel Ale..$7.99 / 12oz
Barrel Aged Version of their Belgian Quad
"It's difficult to express Love's Nuances, much like the complexity of this Belgian Style Chocolate Quad. You might use a Box of Chocolate to express your love. We use it to demonstrate our passion for great beer!" 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lagunitas Nightime

Lagunitas Nightime Fear the Dark Ale...$3.59 / 22oz

8.5% ABV
There are two kinds. There is the DayTime kind, which is bright and welcoming and then there is the NightTime kind, which should never be confused with the DayTime. NightTime is dark and deep and may take you to unexpected places, places that the DayTime cannot. But then, the NightTime is not suited for ordinary life and ordinary tasks. In fact, NightTime may be the answer for that sort of thing, meaning that those sorts of things may never get done. Things take time in the NightTime, things slow down and you can puase (you have to, actually) and investigate carefully to find that level of objective detachment that is only possible under the spell of the NightTime. Seek the Day, but fear not the Night.

Pilsner Urquel with metal lunch box

Back in stock

Pilsner Urquel...$11.99 / 4pk with Metal Tin
Limited Edition "Lunch Box"
It is called the "model of meter" among beers. All other pilsners are a better or worse attempt to copy the original - the first ever Pilsner Urquell. Its unparalleled exceptionality is guaranteed by the same recipe dating from 1842.

Mikkeller 19 Hop IPA on sale now

On sale now ---
Mikkeller 19 Hop IPA...$1.99 / 11.2oz CANS
(was $3.99)
(best buy 12/1/17)Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Here’s 19 hops for your palate. Simcoe 17,14%, Citra 15,72%, Amarillo 14,29%, Sorachi Ace 10,71%, Bravo 6,79%, Colombus 6,79%, Cluster 4,64%, Warrior 4,64%, Cascade 3,57%, Centennial 3,57%, Palisade 2,86%, Challenger 1,43%, Galena 1,43%, Magnum 1,43%, Mt Hood 1,43%, Tettnanger 1,43%, Nugget 0,71%, Super Galena 0,71%, Williamette 0,71%

Prairie Artisan Ales Merica - now in 4 packs

Prairie Artisan Ales Merica Farmhouse Ale...$12.99 / 4 pack
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
‘Merica is a single malt, single hop farmhouse ale. It’s brewed with floor malted pilsner and 3lbs per bbl Nelson Sauvin hops. The beer is conditioned with 2 brett strains and wine yeast. The Nelson hops provide white wine flavors while Brettanomyces add a juicy quality to the beer.


Stone Lukcy Bastard Ale

Stone Lukcy Bastard Ale...$7.49 / 22oz
Lukcy Basartd Ale was first released in November 2010 in celebration of the (lucky) 13th anniversary of Arrogant Bastard Ale. This powerfully complex beer is an amalgamation of three Bastards—Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale and OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale — unceremoniously thrown together and then dry-hopped to excess, providing a fittingly immoderate blast of malty, hoppy flavor. Those Worthy souls who possess the nerve to try it will be rewarded with a delicious assault on their taste buds.

Boulevard new Radler Cranberry Orange plus more...

Boulevard Cranberry Orange Radler...$7.99 / 6 pack Cans
Style: Radler
The Boulevard Radler series is a zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a flavorful, thirst-quenching beverage. Radler was tailor-made for those with an active lifestyle, but you can enjoy our version even when doing nothing more strenuous that lifting it to your lips.


Boulevard Snow & Tell – Oak-Aged Scotch Ale...$7.99 / 6pk
Snow & Tell, our newest winter seasonal beer, is being released to coincide with the change in the weather that occurs in the Midwest as we transition from crisp fall days into cooler, brisk nights. A malt blanket of sorts, Snow & Tell is our interpretation of a Scotch Ale or Wee Heavy. Ranging in alcohol from 6% up to 10% in more extreme examples of the style, Scotch Ales typically feature rich, caramel malt sweetness punctuated by spicy/herbal hops.

At 6.3 ABV, Snow & Tell is composed of our base pale malt, crystal/caramel malt, amber malt and just a touch of Beechwood smoked malt from Germany. At just under 1% of the total malt bill, the smoked malt lends subtle complexity without overpowering the layers of caramel and toffee flavors contributed by the crystal malt. Hopped with Magnum, Chinook and Styrian Goldings, Snow & Tell sees brief aging on medium toasted oak chips at the end of fermentation.

Opening with aromas of fig, raisins and caramel/toffee Snow & Tell stretches out, enveloping the palate with a lingering malt sweetness that transitions into spicy/herbal hop flavors coupled with a drying, oaky character. The hops are fairly minimal at 25 IBUs, but serve to keep Snow & Tell from becoming cloying. A great sipper on a cool night, we suggest pairing Snow & Tell with heavy meat dishes, strong aged cheeses, chocolate and shortbread.

Boulevard Nutcracker Ale...$7.99 / 6pk
Style: Winter Specialty Beer
Nutcracker Ale is Boulevard’s holiday gift for real beer lovers. This hearty, warming brew is a classic winter ale, deep amber in color, with hints of molasses balanced by the “spiciness” of Chinook hops.

Schlafly Imperial Oktoberfest Lager

SOLD OUT NOW -- will try to get more

Schlafly Imperial Oktoberfest Lager...$10.99 / 750ml flip top bottle
A bigger, more robust version of our renowned Märzen, which pays tribute to the Bavarians who crafted the recipe and brewed it for their fall celebrations - their Oktoberfests. It’s amber-hued and suitably sweet, with bold, toasted-malt flavors.