Saturday, January 9, 2010

Avery Special editions...

Avery Brewing -- order Avery online

This is a great story
Avery Collaboration not Litigation Ale....$6.99 / 22oz

We are on Batch #3 now!
Salvation. The name of two intricate Belgian-style ales, created by us, Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing and Adam Avery of Avery Brewing. After becoming friends a few years ago, we realized we both had a Salvation in our lineups. Was it going to be a problem? Should one of us relinquish the name rights? “Hell, no!” we said. In fact, it was quickly decided that we should blend the brews to catch the best qualities of each and create an even more complex and rich libation. In April 2004, in a top secret meeting at Russian River Brewing (well, actually it was packed in the pub and many were looking over our shoulders wondering what the hell was going on), we came up with the perfect blend of the two Salvations. Natalie, Vinnie’s much more significant other, exclaimed, “We should call this Collaboration, not Litigation Ale!” “Perfect,” we shouted! We celebrated deep into the night (or is that morning?). Fast forward to November 14, 2006. After talking about it for over two years, we finally decided to pull the trigger and Vinnie made the journey to Avery Brewing to brew his Salvation exactly as he does in his brewery." -- Avery

Avery Anniversary Ale Sixteen Saison
Limited edition - brewed once and then it is gone! Just a few bottles left

Beer Style: Saison Ale
Hop Variety: Sterling
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, pale malted wheat
OG: 1.065 ABV: 7.69%
Adjuncts: peaches, jasmine and honey
Availability: One and done. Bottled in May of '09

"Finally, we're SIXTEEN! Dad, can we have the keys? No really, we'll totally take care of her--keep her clean--fill up her tanks--show her off to our friends and let 'em see what we can really do. Really? Thanks, dude! Promise to make you proud. Now to go find Jasmin, Peches and Miel! Well, we got her started and decided to add a few things to the tank. SIXTEEN is a harmonious combination of jasmine, peaches and honey fermented with an unmistakable Belgian yeast strain, all weaving a marvelously spicy and fruity, massively estery and dry, saison ale." -- brewery

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tin Mill from Missouri

Tin Mill Brewery
Herman Missouri, just released another package beer...

Tin Mill Dopplbock...$7.99 / 6pk
“A full-bodied dark beer with a malty aroma and a well-balanced blend of roasted malts and hops.”
Typically a winter beer, due to its popularity, we have been brewing Doppelbock all year long. We hand roast the malts in small batches for a heartier flavor. This full-bodied beer is for beer drinkers who want to experience everything a beer has to offer.
Food Pairings — Our dark Doppelbock stands up to your heartiest beef stews, pot roasts, and winter meals. Serve it after dinner with a chocolate or coffee flavored dessert. Even make a milkshake or “Dopplebock” float with it.
Brewermaster Note — The malt used in our Dopplebock is roasted just like a coffee bean. I love it with chocolate or any dessert. Beats coffee for an evening night cap." -- Tin Mill

Plus the previous releases in stock now...
Tin Mill Hefe-Weizen...$7.49 / 6pk
“An unfiltered wheat beer with a blend of sweetness and wheat flavor followed by a dry finish.”
Another year round favorite, Hefe-Weizen is an unfiltered wheat beer bursting with unique flavors. You may pick up hints of clove, banana and even a little vanilla. Cloudier than our other beers because it is unfiltered, our Hefe-Weizen’s low bitterness level allows all its flavors to shine.
Food Pairings — A simple classic with warm pretzel bread and dark mustard, Unfiltered Hefe-Weizen also goes nicely with fried food or tempura without overwhelming the flavors. Pair it with fried shrimp, chicken, soft-shell crab, or viener schnitzel for a feast.
Brewermaster Note — We use 60% German Wheat in our Hefe-Weizen. Most US Wheat Beers use only 10 to 40% wheat. Missouri law calls for 25% wheat in a wheat beer; no problem here." -- Tin Mill

Plus the original....
Tin Mill Skyscraper Beer...$7.49 / 6pks
“A premium German Style Pilsner with a mild malt flavor and a clean, crisp finish.”
Available year round, Skyscraper is a premium German style pilsner with a mild malt flavor and a clean crisp finish. Made with all barley and no rice or corn, Skyscraper beer is cold lagered for nearly 6 weeks.
Food Pairings —Light, clean and crisp, Skyscraper pairs perfectly with mild creamy cheeses, salty chips and light appetizers. For the main course, enjoy it with grilled chicken or fish to balance but not overwhelm the flavors of the meal.
Brewmaster Notes —Our cold, slow lagering process is used by only a handful of small brewers in the United States. If you are ready to try a crisp, clean beer that epitomizes the German style of brewing, this is the one. "
-- Tin Mill

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Flying Dog...

In stock now at Forsyth...
Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine....$8.49 / 6pk
10.2% ABV

"By far the biggest dog in the yard... Horn Dog Barley Wine is a dark and malty English-style Barely Wine that is aged for a minimum of three months before being packaged. Like a fine wine, this beer will only get better with age when stored at optimum conditions." -- brewery

Horn Dog Goes Well With:
Dried fruits
Sweet desserts
Blue Cheeses (especially smelly ones)

Petrus -- The Key to Heaven

Belgian -- Bavik-De Brabandere
Petrus The Key To Heaven $22.99 / 6 bottles
At this point these beers are only sold in this mixed 6 pack. It includes one bottle of each of the following beers.
(Available at TWCP Forsyth and Provisions Gourmet Market)

Petrus Blond Ale
Petrus Blond Ale is a top-fermented beer. Brewed with pure spring water and carefully selected hops and malts. This blond beer with its soft and full flavour is preferably served cool.

Petrus Speciale Ale
Petrus Special is an amber-coloured top-fermented beer. This beer's characteristic aroma is a result of the specially selected malt and hop varieties. Petrus Special is brewed according to an age-old recipe

Petrus Aged Pale Grand Reserve
"Aged "? Many beers have a long maturation, but this one has 24-30 months, in wood. "Pale "? This beer has an "old gold "to bronze color, rather than the Burgundy more common in the breweries of West Flanders.It is a pale version of the traditional local style (which has no name, but for which I have used terms like Sweet and Sour Flemish Red Ale).This beer is made only with pale malts, and is unblended. It has 24-30 months in wood, and emerges with an oaky aroma; hints of sherry (a Palo Cortado nuttiness?) and fruit, among a depth of flavors; the classic sourness in the finish; and an intentionally low carbonation. Its alcohol content is 7.3 ABV.

Perus Oud Bruin
Dark ruby red, as red wine. The style is also called the Burgundy of Flanders, and is a very typical and common beer in West Flanders. A sour-sweet balance is discovered, set off by the underlying bitterness of the hops. Light in alcohol, the alcohol doesn’t hide or overpower the exciting flavors and tastes in this unique beer. Although cold serving is recommended, taking your time to drink it will release more aromas and exciting wooden flavors towards the end of your glass.Wooden flavors? Indeed, Old Brown beer is aged for over two years in huge oak casks. During this aging process, just like in wine, lactic acids develop. These acids are responsible for the sour part in the taste. Only tasting on a regular basis can tell the brewer when the beer is ready to come out of the oak barrels and to be blended with fresh brewed beer. This blend of beer is then bottled. The dark red color comes from the type of barley malts that are used, in combination with the aging in oak. Fine beer tasters recognize the "oak" and the "old", which are defining the complexity of this beer. PETRUS Old Brown may remind you of Port Wine.
FOOD COMBINATIONS: PETRUS Old Brown is an excellent thirst quencher thanks to its light sourness. It is an excellent beer to marinate fish or meat in it, or to steam shrimp. Richer meat dishes, or heavy pasta dishes where the light sourness of PETRUS is looked for to offset the sweetness of the sauce. Look at the PETRUS as an aoky better red wine, and you have an excellent food companion.

Petrus Gouden Tripel
Triple Style, which means that the brewer used three times the normal amount of malt to brew this higher alcohol ale. Pale in color, as a true triple is supposed to be, this mild and easygoing beer offers a flowery hoppy taste with a soft alcohol punch. The balance between the hop-bitterness and the malt-sweetness is perfect and leaves a smooth mouthfeel. The creamy head absorbs never ending bubbles from the deep golden colored body of the beer. PETRUS is of course the Latin name for Saint Peter. As with so many Belgian beers, the name of an Abbey or a Saint is used. People honored the Saints with a good beer. In fact, the Abbeys brewed beer for the surrounding village and named the beer after the patron Saint of their church. Priests and monks have always promoted good beer to save the people from the diseases looming in drinking water. Triples were mostly reserved for the Abbots and the Bishops. They knew what was good, and kept the best for themselves. Today, Triples are available for everybody with a taste for the best.
FOOD COMBINATIONS: PETRUS Triple can be savored as an aperitif before any meal, or as dessert. You can drink the PETRUS triple with the better Entrees, be it fish, meat or vegetarian. The flavors and aromas of the finest gourmet creations will be accentuated by this smooth rich golden beer. Cheers.

Petrus Dubbel Bruin
Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale is a top-fermented dark beer. Brewed with pure spring water and carefully selected hops and malts. This dark beer with its subtle and slightly caramelized flavour is preferably served cool.

Info taken from the importers website.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Beer Tasting

We will get back to normal now. We will have our Friday beer tasting this week. I will post it tomorrow.

We will start our wine and beer specials back up on Monday.

Happy 2010!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bargain Napa Cabernet

We are starting to see prices come down...
Available online also

2006 Buehler Cabernet Sauvignon....$19.99

"Comprised of 100% cabernet sauvignon, our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from grapes grown on our estate hillside vineyards (30%) in conjunction with grapes from other mature, high-quality, low-yielding Napa Valley cabernet vineyards located on the valley floor. We've found the resulting blend to produce a wine that displays a broad spectrum of aromas, flavors, and textures that cabernet can show in the Napa Valley. The wine is brimming with fruit aromas and flavors biased to the black fruit end of the cabernet spectrum: plums, blackberry, black currant. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, this cabernet drinks well on release but will soften and develop with additional age. $28 /bottle" -- winery

Great Burg from 2005!!!

A great 2005 just arrived at an amazing price!!!
Available online now

2005 Frederic Magnien Premier Cru
Morey St. Denis Clos Baulet....$49.99

Compare to $69.99 at Brown Derby on Wine Searcher
"A silky texture highlights this supple red, whose cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors soar. The vibrant structure lends support, with ripe tannins on the finish. Has lovely balance and length. Best from 2010 through 2022. –BS"
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

Top 100 Wines! More here...

Two more wines from The Wine Spectator Top 100 just arrived at Forsyth.

They are both available online along with other top 100 wines -- click here

2007 Brancaia "Tre" Toscana....$17.99

#10 on the Top 100 Wines of the Year 2009

"There's wonderful intensity of fruit in this wine, with crushed raspberry and blackberry and hints of coffee and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, soft-textured finish that shows loads of fruit. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 25,000 cases made. –JS"
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2006 Felsina Fontalloro....$45.99
#13 on Top 100 Wines of the Year of 2009
"Chocolate, blackberry and black cherry aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a deep concentration of fruit. Powerfully rich and polished. Big and structured. A blockbuster Sangiovese. Best after 2012. 3,300 cases made. –JS"

Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
"The 2006 Fontalloro is much more sweet and open than the firmer Rancia. Enticing, expressive aromatics lead to an expansive core of fruit. Round, finessed tannins give the wine an additional level of polish. Today the Fontalloro is fleshier and more ready than the Rancia. There is superb purity to the fruit and wonderful overall balance. Tar, smoke, licorice, and grilled herbs come to life on the finish. Fontalloro is made from vineyards in both the Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Senesi appellations. Simply put, this is a great, majestic Fontalloro. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018."
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Bell's Hopslam pre-arrival

Pre-Arrival -- WAITING LIST!!
It has become a tradition to start taking reservations for Hopslam after Christmas before the New Year.

Bells Hopslam....$16.99 / 6pk

-- we are taking a WAITING LIST. Request as much as you are intrested in and we will get you as much as we can when it arrives. We will not charge your credit card until the HOPSLAM arrives. Scheduled to arrive in January 2011. I am told maybe early January this time.

Add the Hopslam to your cart and "Check out" and submit the order. You will not be charged at this time.


I stopped the waiting list as I was getting nervous about the number of reservations -- check back on Friday 1/5/11 hopefully I will have a better idea on what we are getting. Hopslam will be released next week 1/10/11
Any questions...

When it arrives, we will have a Bells Party. We will taste the Hopslam and other Bells Beers.
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