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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cans

Had some Caldera IPA in the cans sent over from another store. A few in stock now.

New in stock --
Blue Moon in CANS
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy in CANS



Of note,
The Mikkeller Barrel Aged Black Hole beers are moving fast.
Not sure how long they will last!


Beer Tasting!

Stop by today Saturday,
May 29 -- Forsyth.
11am-1pm
We will taste a few of the new ones:
Mikkeller 10
Mikkeller I BeatU
Ben Middlemiss Benediction
Dominus Vobiscum
Jandrain V Cense

We will also have some wine open from 1-3pm




Ben Middlemiss Benediction Ale


Available online

First time in the U.S. since 2000!


Ben Middlemiss Benediction Ale...$6.29 / 11.2oz
"Ben Middlemiss Benediction ale made its first U.S. appearance in 2000 at the Museum of Archaeology and Antrhopology in Philadelphia as part of Michael Jackson's "10 Most Exciting Beers of the Millennium." We know of no other New Zealand beer that receives the same amount of care and attention, and we are proud to re-introduce Benediction to the United States. This classic ale will develop for 4-5 years if kept under ideal cellar conditions." -- back label






Read the article by Michael Jackson
"No beer-loving visitor to Auckland should miss Galbraith's Alehouse"




Mikkeller and BrewDog

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Mikkeller/BrewDog I Beat yoU....$6.49 / 11.2oz
American Style Imperial India Pale Ale
9.75% Alcohol
98% on RateBeer
"I Beat yoU is a heavily-hopped Double IPA brewed at BrewDog’s Scotland facility. The beer features Herkules (a German hop variety that is only a few years old), Centennial, Warrior, Amarillo, Simcoe and Columbus hops and weighs in at 9.75% ABV." --
www.beernews.org






Mikkeller Frelser (Triple Bock)

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Mikkeller Frelser (Triple Bock)....$16.99 / 750ml
"This Bock from Mikkeller is called Frelser. Means Savior in Danish. The name is a subtle reference to all Bocks Mother: Salvator. Originally the monks brewed Salvator because they needed a very strong and rich beer during Lent. Do not drink this beer instead of a meal, it contains 11% alcohol." -- Mikkeller

Order all Mikkeller online





Crap beer...

Order Mikkeller online

Back in stock VERY RARE!!
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel...$13.99 / pint

10.9%
Rated 100 percentile on RateBeer
Rated A on BeerAdvocate

"This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees, made from droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma.
Ingredients :Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee." -- Mikkeller




"Beer Geek Brunch from Mikkeller is the highest rated Danish beer at RateBeer.com. And with the massive media coverage up to its release in early January, demand has obviously been much higher than supply. Beer Geek Brunch is in other words almost sold out. So Mikkel is getting ready for making the next batch Beer Geek Brunch in Norway. And a huge consignment of Ca Pe Chon coffee should also be on its way. On the picture you can see Rob with a weasel-poo full of the coffee beans that are giving Beer Geek Brunch its unique taste." -- Mikkeller









"So what is special about this particular big beer (10+ % ABV)? “Shit coffee.” Here is a post from Wikipedia all about Kopi Luwak, a.k.a. Civet coffee, a.k.a. the most expensive coffee in the world. And here is the animal coffee that they are using.
“Civet coffee is coffee made from coffee berries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet [...] The inner bean of the berry is not digested, but it has been proposed that enzymes in the stomach of the civet add to the coffee’s flavor by breaking down the proteins that give coffee its bitter taste. The beans are defecated still covered in some inner layers of the berry. The beans are washed, and given only a light roast so as to not destroy the complex flavors that develop through the process.” - http://www.beernews.org/

Mikkeller 10 Hops

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Mikkeller "10" Hops ....$5.29 / 11.2oz


This is the culmination of Mikkeller's Single Hop Series. Mikkel started with the same beer and bottled 10 different beers with 10 different hops. This is the final one: it includes all ten hops!!


Click here to read about the "Single Hop" Series




Revelation Cat - Italy

Order online now! Limited!

The Woodwork series is our first release from Revelation Cat. The "base" beer is an 110 IBU Imperial IPA made from 100% Munich Malt and hopped with Nelsin Sauvin Hops. There are 4 versions available: "base" beer with out any oak aging, then the same "base" beer treated in 3 different oaks. The beer was aged for 7 days in the oak barrels. 11% ABV

Revelation Cat Woodwork (Base)....$9.99 / 375ml
Revelation Cat Woodwork (American Oak)....$12.99 / 375ml
Revelation Cat Woodwork (French Oak)...$12.99 / 375ml
Revelation Cat Woodwork (Acasia)....$12.99 / 375ml

"This experimental ale is brewed to highlight the different effects that various woods give while aging the same batch. The ale we chose to brew as a base for this experiment is a very dry Heavy IPA brewed using only one malt, a neutral yeast and a one hop variety, grown in New Zealand. The barrels used for aging have been assembled in Sicily and are all fresh, used for the first time. This may sound discouraging, however our intention is to make you really taste the wood and all the differences between the barriques we used, which have been made with French oak, American oak, and Acasia. These ales have been bottled exclusively in 375ml gueuze bottles to aid you in parallel tasting and sampling without which this experiment would not have sense. Brewed in one of the most fascinating breweries in the world, by one of the most experienced brewers of the modern brewing scene, this is the first release of the Revelation Cat Craft Brewing project and we hope you will understand our goals and ideas." -- bottle


About Revelation Cat:
"....The production part seems already set to two directives: originality and collaboration, where the first is brought by the Woodwork Series, produced in Belgium at the brewery De Proef. The idea is very simple but innovative: to experience the effect of different woods in the maturation of beer, starting from a single base product. The base is a Strong single malt and single hop IPA, made with Munich malt and Nelson Sauvin (hops from New Zealand that many producers are recently fell in love with), very dry, with an alcohol content of 11% alc. This IPA is then aged in brand new oak barrels assembled in Sicily and never used before, which differ in the type of wood: French oak, American oak and acacia. The result is bottled in bottles of 37,5 cl, a size especially designed for a multiple tasting. I have heard words of praise from those who had the opportunity to try it.

Along with original productions the Revelation Cat will also brew traditional beers, and of course the production methods and ingredients will be of the highest level, for a clean production, innovative and exciting. The brewer will be Marco Meneghin, now transplanted from Milan to Rome, that some of you might know and who joined me in the homebrewer laboratoires during the latest Italian Beer Festival in Rome."
Info from:
Beer Chronicles
the craft beer world seen by an Italian beer lover










Canadian Micro-Brewery

Available online

Charlevoix Dominus Vobiscum Double...$6.99 / pint
Rated 98/100 Percentile on RateBeer
9% ABV
"The courtship of Fred and Caroline, founders of the Microbrasserrie Charlevoix was intimately connected to their mutual love of Quebec's stunning Charlevoux region and their shared passion for brewing at home. They brewed two batches every weekend. Now that they're married and have their own brewery, they still bring the same energy and creativity to making unusual ales.

"The DOUBLE is a complex mahogany-brown brew with an impressivevly aromatic personality. Its nose of candied fruit, dried raisins and star anise segues into a rich, nearly full mouthfeel that beckons you to savor this delicacy delicately." -- back label








Friday, May 28, 2010

O'Fallon Wee Heavy

In stock at Forsyth now!
O'Fallon Wee Heavy....$8.79 / 4pk





Here are some picture from O'Fallon's facebook page...


Beer news....

We are expecting a lot of new beers sometime today! I am off work today, so I will not get them priced and ready for sale until tomorrow.

New Mikkeller, Revelation Cat and much more.
Stay tuned

We will do a tasting of some of the new ones tomorrow from 11am-2pm at Forsyth.



Sangria

Hot weather demands Sangria --


Bodega de San Antonio White Sangria....$7.49 / 750ml
Appellation: California
Description: Bodega de San Antonio Sangria Blanca is a fresh, semi-sweet white wine bursting with essences of orange, lemon, and lime. Sangria Blanca is 100% natural and can be served chilled or on the rocks with citrus wedges.


Bodega de San Antonio Red Sangria....$7.49 / 750ml
Appellation: California
Description: Bodega de San Antonio Sangria Tradicional is a fresh, semi-sweet red wine bursting with essences of orange, lemon, and lime. Sangria Tradicional is 100% natural and can be served chilled or on the rocks with citrus wedges.




Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our favorite white...

2008 Hughes Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet....$7.99 / 750ml
Compare to $10.99 at Rochambeau Wines in New York.
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche.

"Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what AlbariƱo is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood." -- Fran Kysela, Importer


Why is it our number 1 selling white?
Check out the consensus:
"Remember this label. It delivers."BEST OF THE BARGAINS"
- San Francisco Chronicle, November 2009

"For bargain wines, this is a very good year “Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of Picpoul de Pinet. Absolutely enjoyable and amazingly refreshing ...It’s hard to find any above-average wine in this price range let alone one as bright and charming as this one.”
- Wine Review Online (Aug 18, 2009)

"One of my favorite dry whites is the beautiful 2008 Picpoul de Pinet, a quintessential aperitif dry white that also works well with pasta, chicken, and seafood dishes."- The Wine Advocate

"A perennial local summer favorite. Buy it by the case."
- Washington Post (July 09), VERY GOOD
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net price. no additional discounts. price good through June 5, 2010


Classic Chardonnay for a song...

An amazing price for this wine....


Meridian California Chardonnay....$5.49 / 750ml
Compare to $10 at Meridianvineyards.com
"Meridian Chardonnay is grown in the coolest regions of Santa Barbara County where classic, sought-after characteristics are typical. About half of this wine comes from our coolest vineyard, White Hills, so named for its rolling sand dunes. The soil keeps vigor in check so that yield is not huge, but fruit intensity is quite the opposite. The pineapple, floral, citrus and apple aromas typical of Santa Barbara County occur in abundance in the White Hills Chardonnay. The other Santa Barbara County Chardonnays in the blend are from the Santa Maria Valley and the cool Los Alamos area to the south. They contribute floral, grapefruit and textural components to the blend. Designed to show off this lush fruit, the oak was kept to a minimum.

Exotic aromas mingle pleasingly in this wine and include notes of fresh cut flowers, lychee, vanilla and nutmeg. A dash of toasted almond brings about an intriguing mid-note. This is not a shy Chardonnay. On the palate expect flavors of pineapple, lime and grapefruit essence with a touch of oak, followed by a lengthy finish. Appellation Santa Barbara County" -- winery
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net price, no addtional discounts. Price good through June 5, 2010

Chalk Hill Chardonnay

On sale now! Amazing price!!
2007 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay...$24.99
Compare to $48 at chalkhill.com
"Bold, rich and full-boded, with succulent fig, apricot, smoky oak and roasted marshmallow flavors that are complex and distinctive, finishing with a long, intricate finish and subtle flavor notes. Drink now through 2015. 13,837 cases made. –JL"
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
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Net price, no additional discount. Price good through June 5





Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Rogue

New, limited release in stock at Forsyth....
Online also.





Rogue John John Juniper Ale....$8.49 / 22oz
Pale Ale brewed with Juniper Berries and aged in Spruce Gin Barrels

Style: Barrel aged


Food Pairing: Pork, Hot & Spicy
Tasting Notes:
A hint of cucumber and a Sprucey note in the aroma followed by a Juniper bite mid palate finishing with a soft oakiness.
11 Ingredients:
Harrington, Crystal, Triumph, C-15 & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ malts.Styrian, Golding, Amarillo & Rogue Hopyard Willamette hops.Juniper Berries Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.








Chatoe Rogue Single Malt....$6.49 / 22oz

Style: Blonde Ale Food Pairing: Seafood, Hot & Spicy
Tasting Notes:
Single Malt Ale has a malty aroma and is deep golden in color with a dense creamy head. It is medium bodied with a lush rich maltiness from the Dare™ malt.


4 Ingredients:
Malts: Rogue Barley Farm first growth Dare™ malts.
Hops: Rogue Hopyard first growth Revolution Hops.
Yeast & Water: Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast.







Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Odell - Limited releases!

Order Odell online (reserve yours online for pick up at any of our stores)



Just released! In stock at Rock Hill, Forsyth and Ballwin now
-- still waiting at Provisions


Limit 2 bottles per person
Odell Saboteur

Brett Barrel Brown Ale....$11.99 / 750ml
"Our brewer’s created an unpretentious, yet sophisticated brown ale. Then they plotted, and dosed this full-bodied ale with brettanomyces, the ultimate adversary of wineries.
Embracing this vintner’s nemesis resulted in a complex and wonderfully drinkable beer. Intense earthy undertones, and notes of vanilla and pineapple come together with a sour silhouette. Aged in American oak barrels." -- brewery
10.0% Alc. by Vol.
100% Bottle Conditioned

No limit!
Odell Woodcut Series No.4....$24.99
"Our first lager offering in the Woodcut series, Woodcut No. 4 Oak Aged Lager provides an exceptional “base” for showcasing the importance of hand selected, hand coopered, medium toast, American virgin oak barrels. By choosing a double Marzen style lager, our brewers were able to design a beer that showcases the caramel malty characters of a Marzen along with the clean warming alcohol character only an 11% lager can provide. The nose of this beer is rich in complexity, providing pineapple, dried apricot, raisin and a pleasantly soft muskiness. Toasted oak overtone
s balance these aromas with a light cedar quality. As the warming alcohol coats the palate a soft vanilla lingers on the tongue imparted by the medium toast virgin oak." -- brewery



ABV: 11%













Founders Curmudgeon 2010

Order Founders online now
2010 Version just arrived -- our second year of Founders' Seasonals!!!
Curmudgeon Old Ale....$10.99 / 4pk
Rated 98 percentile on RateBeer.com

"Think classic sea fairing ports, local pubs, and weathered old fisherman. This old ale is brewed with molasses and an insane focus on the malt bill, then aged in oak. The result is a strong, rich, malty-delight that’s deceptively smooth and drinkable" -- Founders
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Plus other great Founders favorites in stock now!!
Why are we so excited about Founders?
Check out these ratings --
Centennial IPA.... 6pk

Rated 98 percentile on RateBeer.com

Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale....6pk
Rated 98 percentile on RateBeer.com

Red's Rye.....6pk
Rated 99 percentile on RateBeer.com
#1 best
"Specialty Grain" style on RateBeer

Porter....6pk
Rated 100 percentile on RateBeer.com

#3 best Porter in the world on RateBeer


Double Trouble Double IPA...4pk
Rated 99 percentile on RateBeer.com







Monday, May 24, 2010

BBQ time is here!

At all locations now!.
Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel Charcoal....$2.99 / 6.8lb bag

Briquets and Smoker Blocks

Created from authentic Jack Daniel's® Oak Whiskey Barrels! A product innovation for the charcoal-grilling and wood-smoking enthusiast! Whiskey Barrel® Charcoal originates from authentic Jack Daniel's® oak aging barrels. The charcoal briquets are made with barrel pieces. Also included are smoker blocks, cut from these original Jack Daniel's® barrels.
Features
** Whiskey Barrel® Charcoal originates from authentic Jack Daniel's® Oak Aging Barrels
** As seasons change, whiskey is drawn in and out of the oak wood barrel arrels are emptied at maturity and a portion of the whiskey remains inside the wood
** Whiskey Barrel® Charcoal Briquets -- premium quality briquets, made from fine wood char, also contain Jack Daniel's barrel pieces for distinct charcoal-grilled flavor.
**Whiskey Barrel® Smoker Blocks -- cut directly from whiskey-saturated barrel staves, the blocks capture a pleasant mix of caramel, vanilla and wood notes and will impart an extraordinary smoked flavor to grilled foods.
**No need to purchase additional woods!
**Premium quality -- made in the U.S.A.
**Grill and drink responsibly