Friday, August 1, 2008

Left Hand Twin Sisters

Left Hand Brewing Company
Their latest big beer series has arrived.

Twin Sisters Double IPA Ale....$10.99

Just arrived today at our Forsyth location.

"A literal hop farm with twice as much hops as most IPAs"

" For as long as people have inhabited Colorado's Front Range, the Twin Sisters have had a strong impact on Colorado residents. The views from atop the 11,428' peaks are breathtaking and afford sweeping views of the entirety of Rocky Mountain National Park. As an expression of admiration we have crafted an ale that exhibits a profound impact all its own. At 11428 IBU's (just kidding), Twin Sisters is a mountainous testament to hops, and that they bring. A feeling of ease and relaxation become apparent for all whom would dare to climb it. So for all that enjoy summiting ales with copious hops additions to achieve a felling of contentment and awe, we offer Twin Sisters Double IPA. Enjoy!" -- Left Hand

Weihenstephaner Fest Bier almost made it today. It will arrive on Tuesday of next week. It just missed the truck. It is in St. Louis, and we will taste it next Friday at Rock Hill and Clayton.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

New to the liquor department

The next new Absinthe is here:
Mata Hari Absinthe...$49.99
Original recipe from 1881
Produced in the last authentic historical Austrian Absinthe distillery
Mata Hari is made of the finest herbs, above all Wormwood and Salvia
Highest legal level of Thujon & Absinthin
Mata Hari containes all-natural ingridients and is exclusively coloured with natural herbs only
nice louche effect with ice & water
no dominant anise taste and therefore outstanding mixing abilities

El Rami Arak...$31.99
Pure Arak from Lebanon
"A brand that stands out among the rest and represents the distinction of a unique rarity and superiority of being. A blend of 3 different kinds of anise seeds and 3 varieties of the most exclusive "eu de vie di vin" perfected to create the smoothest taste that is outstandingly the El Rami blend."

El Rif Arak...$53.99
True 100% old Arak from Lebanon

"When knowledge meets perfection a challenge is met. A bet is won. A precious white gold is discovered. Arak el Rif is the finest and most prestigious arak ever made. Carefully blended from the finest eau-de-vie de vin imported from Cognac and distilled with a selection of a very high quality of anise seeds, El Rif combines a distinct bouquet with an incomparable roundness of body." -- El Rif

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beer update--

Bell's Brewery
Some news from Bell's--they are retiring the Java Stout and the Sparkling Ale because of problems getting some raw materials. I bought what was left at the distributor and we have a small amount left at Rock Hill and our Forsyth locations. Get them now or forget about them.
They plan to bring Hell Hath No Fury out of retirement this year and it will be released in October. They are also planning to release a "Holiday" ale this year. I will keep you posted.

Southern Tier Creme Brulee
Unibroue 400th Anniversary Ale
What we have left in the stores is it, the distributor is now sold out. Get it while it lasts!
(Available at Rock Hill, Forsyth and Provisions Gourmet Market)

Southern Tier PumKing Ale...$5.99 / 22oz
You know how every year each store wants to beat each other with their holiday decorations. Well, Southern Tier wants to beat every brewery with their Pumpkin Ale. Yes, it is here, PumKing.

“brewed with pagan spirit”
"Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca is said to waylay travelers throughout the night, tossing them on its back, and providing them the ride of their lives, from which they return forever changed! Brewed in the spirit of All Hallows Eve, a time of year when spirits can make contact with the physical world and when magic is most potent. Pour Pumking into a goblet and allow it’s alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its deep copper color entrance you as your journey into this mystical brew has just begun. As the first drops touch your tongue a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds making it difficult to escape. This beer is brewed with pagan spirit yet should be enjoyed responsibly" -- Southern Tier

Bayerischer Bahnhof's
Berliner Style Weisse...$3.99 / 11oz

You do not see too many Berliner Style
Weisse beers in STL.
"History: 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 w/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." -- importer

"It is served in a large goblet with a straw. Due to the sour taste, it is commonly drunk mixed with raspberry (Himbeersirup), lemon (Zitronensirup), or woodruff (Waldmeistersirup) syrup, and is then called Weisse mit Schuss ("Weisse with a shot [of Syrup]") creating Berliner Weisse rot, gelb or grün respectively. This mixed-drink is very refreshing in the hot summer months and is served throughout Berlin." --
(we have the raspberry and woodruff syrups in stock at our Forsyth location)

MacQueen's Nessie...$3.79 / 11oz
We were out of stock for awhile, but this great brew just returned to stock!

"MacQueen's Nessie is a medium brew with a lasting, creamy head and golden copper body. Brewed with Scottish Highland malt - the main ingredient in Scottish whiskies - its aroma is a spicy, smoked toffee and verdurous sweetened hay. Light bittering hops provide just enough subtle peppermint-flavored balance to the finish with a small tingle of soured orange honey. The fresh and zesty flavor you'd expect from a light scotch whiskey, but with the smoothness and yeasty flavor of beer. " -- importer

Monday, July 28, 2008

Provisions Gourmet Market

Provisions Gourmet Market
11615 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Mon-Fri 7:00 am- 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am- 7:00 pm

Full-Service Catering and Delivery
Complete Gourmet Meals-to-Go
Fresh-Made Salad & Sandwich Stations
Fine Wine & Spirits
Outstanding Microbrew Selection
Rustic Bakery and Hand-Made Pastries
Coffee, Tea, & Smoothie Bar
Specialty Groceries
Extensive Cheese Collection
Fresh-Roasted Nuts & Premium Dried Fruits
Fine Chocolates
Wine & Cheese Accessories
Gifts and Gift Baskets

We would like to thank you St. Louis for voting Provisions Gourmet Market:

Sauce Magazine Reader's Choice Awards

Favorite place to buy prepared foods
1st: Provisions Gourmet Marketplace
Thank you St. Louis

Catering Department
We offer a full catering department
Click here to check out the menu
Call Samantha, our catering manager, for questions or to place an order.
It's that easy!314-989-0020

Sandwich and Salad Station
Check out the best lunch in St. Louis. If you have not been to Provisions before, go check it out. You can pick up lunch or dinner and take it home or we have plenty of tables and chairs at the store. You can even get cold wine and beer.
Click here to check out the menu
Lunch Menu

(menus subject to change)