Monday, April 6, 2009


Very Limited!!
2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino...$72.99
Tenuta Nuova

"Offers crushed berries, with flowers and sandalwood. The nose is reserved, but interesting. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Very tight and stylish. Racy and powerful. Needs time. Best after 2011. 6,750 cases made. –JS"

Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator

Danish brews...

Rare unknown beers...
Be the first to rate them on Beer Advocate

Broeckhouse Draupnir...$9.99 / pint
6.5% ABV
"From Wikipedia ( "Draupnir is a golden arm ring possessed by Odin, the highest god in Norse mythology. The ring was a source of endless wealth, since each ninth morning it spawned eight more gold rings just like itself. Draupnir was forged by the dwarven brothers Brokkr and Eitri (or Sindri) ..."The beers of the Vikings and ingredients used in Viking times were the inspiration for Draupnir.

It is a clear golden top-fermented beer with a nice lasting head. It is brewed with pale ale, munich, and wheat malt, which gives the beer a fresh mouthfeel with a discreet malt sweetness. Draupnir is moderately hopped with English Challenger hops and spiced with pine needles, sloe berries and honey.Draupnir is a perfect fit with meat or grilled fish as well as salads." -- importer

Broeckhouse Esrum Kloster...$9.99 / pint
7.5% ABV
"Esrum Kloster has benn developed in cooperation with Esrum Abbey as the modern equivalent of the medieval abbey ale.It is a top-fermented ale brewed with barley, wheat and rye malt, cane sugar along with lemon balm, lavender, rosemary, juniper and anise that grows in the gardens of Esrum Abbey.The color is maroon, the nose is wonderfully strong and the taste is especially full and aromatic. This ale goes well with heavy meat dishes such as venison." -- importer

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Italian beer...

Birra del Borgo 25 Dodici...$15.99 / 25.4oz
"Birra Del Borgo was founded in May of 2005 not too far away from Italy’s capital Rome {about 60 miles northwest}. Leonardo di Vincenzo was originally trained in biochemisrty but started brewing beer as a hobby during his college years.

Malt: Pilsner malt, munich malt, vienna malt, cara munich malt, caraweizen, chocolate malt.
Hops: Hallertau Northern brewer, Hallertau hersbrucker, styrian golding, simcoe.
Spice: Bitter orange peel
Dark amber with a beige-colored foam. The nose is dominated by fruity notes such as berries, plums and orange as well as spicy notes such as pepper and corriander. Chestnut honey and definite hints of chocolate enrich the aroma.On the palate, 25 Dodici is rich and full bodied. The fruity notes are well balanced with the maltiness." - importer
Very rare beer -- so far only 2 reviews on Beer Advocate (Rated A- so far)

Beer news...

*** Bell's Batch 9,000 update. It should be released in May, but because of Missouri registration we might not see it until August. Jim from Bells said that they are describing it as Batch 7,000 on steroids. It will be very limited.

*** We just got word that Founders is coming to St. Louis in a few months.
Read more on STLHops.

*** Also announced is Grand Teton Brewery, Jacksons Hole's original is also coming to St. Louis. From their website, it looks like Missouri will only be their 13 state for distribution.
"Grand Teton Brewing Company is the original brewery of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We have been brewing our handcrafted beers at the base of the Tetons since 1988. 2008 is our 20th Anniversary ! " --brewery

***Another note:
Today is release day for Stone Imperial Russian Stout. I took the liberty of adding St. Louis to their map and emailing them. (They distribute in the blue states, look at the neglected midwest)

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New Beers in stock...

Update of the last few releases in beer -- click on the beer to read more.
also available online at if you live out of town.
April 22 - New Addtions to our site
O'Fallon 5-Day IPA - Missouri
O'Fallon Wheach - Missouri
O'Fallon Smoked Porter -- Missouri

Schneider & Brooklyner

The new batch is here....
Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse...$4.69 / pint
8.2% ABV

"This unique beer is the result of the long friendship of Schneider brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler and Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver. The two brewmasters feel that Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse represents the quality, tradition and terroir of the Bavarian Hallertauer hop region paired with the innovation and creative energy for which Brooklyn is famous."

Rated 96 percentile on RateBeer
Rated A- on BeerAdvocate

Home brewers..

From the festival -- we have a lot of empty beer bottles -- all sizes and shapes.
Many people asked if they can have them to use for their home brew. They are boxed and ready to go off to the recycling bin. Stop by today anytime if you want some before we send them off.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

TWCP Beerfest 2009 - UPDATE!

What a huge success!! Over 170 beers tasted....
3rd Annual TWCP Beerfest
is April 4, 2009 from 1-4pm

Answers to questions about the beers we did not have in stock:

Thanks to the breweries and distributors for bringing these "preview" beers. Watch for most of them in the next few months.
Tin Mill Maibock-- coming week of April 6
Tin Mill Hefe-Weizen -- coming week of April 6
Bell's HOPSLAM -- (draft—sold out this year -- January 2010)
BB Burgerbrau Czech Pils -- coming soon
Greene King IPA -- coming soon
Ruddles County Ale -- coming soon
Magic Hat No.9 (draft) - available draft now, bottles in the fall
Magic Hat Circus Boy -- coming in the fall
Magic Hat H.I.P.A -- coming in the fall
Magic Hat Odd Notion -- coming in the fall

Boulevard Maibock (draft only) -- package next year
Schlafly Belgian Quadrupel -- coming in May
Schlafly Belgian Single --- Tap Room only
New Belgium Abbey Grand Cru (not avail in MO)
St. Louis Geueze -- coming week of April 6
O'Hara Irish Stout -- coming soon

Here was the final list.
Over 170 beers!!!
Augusta Belgian Saison
Augusta Belgian Triple
Kulmbacher Pils
Kulmbacher Eisbock
EKU 28
Kapuziner Scwarze-Weisse
Monchshof Schwarzbier
Jenlain Blonde
Eisenbahn Defumada Smoked Beer
Mikkeller Not Just Another Wit
Amager Bryghus Hr. Frederiksen
Dieu du Ciel Rosee de Hibiscus
Saint Somewhere
Huvila Arctic Ale
Kasteel Rouge
St. Louis Framboise
St. Louis Geueze
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
Delirium Nocturmum
Blue Badger
Aspall Blush Cider
Bateman's Combined Harvest
Bateman's XXXB
Felinfoel Double Dragon Welsh Ale
Felinfoel Welsh ESB
Tommyknocker Pick Axe Pale Ale
Tommyknocker Alpine Glacier Lager
Tommyknocker Butthead Bock
Tommyknocker Oaked Butthead
Tommyknocker Imperial Nut Brown Ale
Ace Pear Cider
Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA
Fort Collins Retro Red Ale
Fort Collins Major Tom's Pomegranate
Anderson Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Anderson Valley Boont Amber
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA
Brother David Double
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
O'Hara Irish Stout
New Holland Sundog Amber Ale
New Holland Full Circle Kolsch
New Holland The Poet Oatmeal Stout
New Holland Mad Hatter IPA
New Holland Dragon's Milk Ale
Southern Tier IPA
So TierPhin & Matt's American Pale Ale
Southern Tier Porter
Rebel Czech Pils
Curim Gold Celtic Wheat
Weihenstephaner Vitus Weizenbock
Weihenstephaner Korbinian Dopplebock
BB Burgerbrau Czech Pils
Greene King IPA
Ruddles County Ale
Lion Stout
Amarcord La Tabachera Double Brown
JK Scrumpy Organic Cider
Lenny's Bittersweet RIPA
Coney Island Human Blockhead
La Chouffe
Houblon Chouffe
Redstone Mead Black Raspberry Nectar
Redstone Mead Sunshine Nectar Apricot
Redstone Mead Traditional Honey Wine
Redstone Mead Vanilla & Cinnamon
Left Hand Juju Ginger
Left Hand Black Jack Porter
Left Hand Milk Stout
Left Hand Haystack Wheat
Left Hand Deep Cover Brown
Left Hand Imperial Stout
Left Hand Smoke Jumper Imperial Smoked Porter
Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout
Left Hand Twin Sisters Double IPA

Stella Artois
Schlitz Gusto
Magners Irish Cider
Sam Adams
Imperial Double Bock
Sam Adams Imperial White
Sam AdamsImperial Stout
Sam AdamsChocolate Bock
Magic Hat No.9 (draft)

Magic Hat Circus Boy
Magic Hat H.I.P.A
Magic Hat Odd Notion
Boulevard Maibock (draft only)

Boulevard Single Wide
Boulevard Smokestack Saison
Boulevard Smokestack Tripel
Avery Collaboration Not Litigation #3
Avery IPA
Avery Maharaja IPA
Avery Mephistopheles Stout
Avery Salvation
Chimay Cinq Cents
Chimay Premiere
Chimay Grand Reserve
Dundee Pale Bock
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine
Great Divide Titan IPA
Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout
Schlafly Belgian Quadrupel (coming soon)
Schlafly Belgian Single (Tap room only)
Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen

Schlafly Kolsch
Schlafly Helles Summer lager
Schlafly APA
Schlafly Bier De Garde
New Belgium Abbey Grand Cru (not avail in MO)

New Belgium Fat Tire
New Belgium Mighty Arrow
New Belgium Mothership Wit
New Belgium 1554Trippel
Tin Mill Skyscraper Lager
Tin Mill Maibock (coming soon)
Tin Mill Hefe-Weizen (coming soon)
O’Fallon Gold
O’Fallon Wheat
O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
O’Fallon Smoked Porter
O’Fallon Goat’s Breath
O’Fallon Wheach
Charleville Triple Wit

Charleville Half Wit Wheat
Charleville Tornado Amber
Charleville Hoptimistic IPA
Anchor Liberty Ale
Ayinger Celebrator
Belhaven Twisted Thistle
Belhaven Wee Heavy Ale
Berghoff Bock
Berghoff Pale Ale
Duvel Belgian Ale
Green’s Discovery Amber
Green’s Endeaver Dubbel
Green’s Quest Triple
Maredsous 10 Triple
Maredsous 8 Dubbel
Odells 5 Barrel Pale Ale
Odells Red
Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
Ommegang Witte
Ommegang Rare VOS
Paulaner Hefe Weizen
Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock
Rogue American Amber Ale
Rogue Kells Irish
Rogue Brutal Bitter
Rogue Double Dead Guy 2009
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Organics
Sierra Nevada Wheat
Spaten Franziskaner Hefe Weiss
Spaten Optimator
Three Philosphers Ale
Zatec Bright Lager
Fullers London Pride
Fullers ESB
Fullers Porter

Erdinger Hefe Weizen and Dunkel
Bell's Oberon
Bell's Double Cream Stout
Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Bell's Best Brown Ale
Bell's Expedition Stout
Bell's HOPSLAM -- (draft—sold out)
Woodchuck Ciders

And the Left Hand Moo Mobile...

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105

Friday, April 3, 2009


Brand new from Schlafly...

Schlafly Helles Lager
"Summer Lager – New for 2009! A Munich Style Helles. Golden and medium-bodied, it has a fresh noble hop character and lightly toasted malt flavor. This classic summer time lager is made for the warm, lazy days of Summer in America's heartland."-- Schlafly

Some returning seasonals...
Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen
"Raspberry Hefeweizen – Our unfiltered wheat ale is delicious and refreshing with the addition of raspberry."-- Schlafly

Schlafly Kolsch

"A golden-colored, medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing ale. This style, which originated in Cologne, is well balanced, mild mannered, and a perfect companion for any occasion." -- Schlafly

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Great Germans...

2007 J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett...$37.99
Floral and smoke aromas give way to peach, apple and lime flavors in this delicate, silky Riesling. All is well-integrated with the bright structure and lingers lazily on the long, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2024. –BS
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

2007 J.J. Prum Riesling Kabinett...$27.99
The floral, peach and chive aromas and flavors need some coaxing to emerge in this lacy, delicate Riesling. Balanced and long, but needs air if you are going to enjoy this now. Best from 2010 through 2024. –BS
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

2007 J.J. Prum Bernkastler Badstube Kabinett...$31.99
Plump and inviting, with lime, peach and slate aromas and flavors permeating the rich texture. All the elements are in place, though it's a little jumbled today on the finish. Needs some time. Best from 2010 through 2024. –BS
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

2007 J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett...$32.99
Elegant and stylish, revealing floral, lime, slate and saline notes allied to a gossamer frame. There's an intensity that dissipates slowly, with a mouthwatering aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. –BS
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

2007 J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese...$46.99
Floral, peach, lime and herb aromas and flavors really sing in this elegant, silky Riesling. Beautifully integrated with the bright structure, showing intensity and length in a seamless, effortless manner. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2035. –BS
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2007 J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese...$41.99
Very delicate, precise and detailed. Violet, slate and peach aromas are followed by mint and peach flavors, with an ever-present back note of mineral. There's wonderful harmony and balance. Drink now through 2028. –BS
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

2007 J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese...$55.99
Pungent aromas of slate and flowers give way to peach and lime in this unevolved Riesling. The texture is supersilky, with great harmony among all the elements. Terrific length. Needs time. Best from 2014 through 2040. –BS
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

2006 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese GOLD Cap...$114.99
A kaleidoscope of orchard fruit, with a squeeze of lime served on a wet slate platter. Delicate and fresh, yet concentrated, with a silky, see-through texture. Has great length, with a tangy aftertaste. Drink now through 2035. 500 cases made. –BS
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate

2005 Dr. Thanisch Bernkastler Doktor Ausle GOLD Cap...$69.99
Alluring from start to finish, this displays the opulence of the vintage, with apricot, sweet spice and mandarin orange aromas and flavors. Builds in intensity, with balance and length. Has a fine aftertaste of spice and macerated fruit. Drink now through 2030. 100 cases made. –BS
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I have our April classes and tastings online now..
Wine, beer, bourbon -- click here
Did you see the new Schlafly LIME APA on stlhops
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