Saturday, June 26, 2010
Make sure you start your beer shopping at The Wine and Cheese Place first!
Its fresher and better!
Get some canned beer like:
Ska Modus Hoperandi cans
Ska Blonde cans
Ska Special ESB cans
Ska Mixed Twelve Pack cans
Caldera Pale Ale and Amber Cans
New Belgium Fat Tire cans
Blue Moon White cans
O'Fallon Wheach Cans
Moose Drool and Trout Slayer cans
Newcastle Brown - new 5 liter can
Heineken 5 liter can
Oberon 5 liter can
Plus Fire King lump charcoal and Jack Daniels Charcoal
We also have cedar grilling planks.
Schlafly American IPA (bottles) should be back on Monday or Tuesday and another batch of Schlafly Helles in cans.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Buccella, under the guidance of well-known winemaking consultant Celia Masyczek has fashioned brilliant Cabernet Sauvignons in both 2006 and 2007. The 2007s are slightly more powerful, backward wines (alcohol levels range from the upper 14% to low 15%), but they have enough structure as well as sensational concentration and depth to support the tannins."
2010 version just arrived!
Southern Tier Creme Brulee...$7.49 / 22oz
"crème brûlée Imperial Milk Stout -- “a stout of great contention”
We are not the harbingers of truth as some may suggest but it may indeed be argued that our brewing philosophy is tantamount to a dessert with a bellicose past. How, you may ask, would a brewery determine a likeness to hard-coated custard? Our response is simple; it’s all in the power of history, and of course, the extra finesse needed to top off a contentious treat with definition. By comprehending the labyrinthine movement of time, one would not think it strange to trace the errant path of an ordinary object such as a cream dessert only to discover that it has been the cause of cultural disputes since the middle ages. The British founders of burnt cream and from Spain, crema catalana, both stand by their creative originality and we respect that, but it was the French Crème Brûlée, amid the strife of contention, that survived to represent our deliciously creamy brew." -- brewery
10.0% abv • 25º plato • 195º L • 22 oz
2-row pale malt / dark caramel malt / vanilla bean / lactose sugar / kettle hops: columbus / aroma hops: horizon
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Info from the label
“After years of commemorating our anniversary with deliciously wild and weird ales, we decided to mix it up a bit and create our first Anniversary Lager. SEVENTEEN is a celebration and study of the aromas and flavors of German hops. And knowing our fetish for those beautiful green cones, you can be confident that the contents of this bottle are well hopped for your olfactory pleasure. Many thanks to all and we hope you enjoy our lupulin dissertation.
Peace to all and follow your dreams!
Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, imported German hops, and German yeast.”
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I have had a number of customers send me a version of this recently. Here is how to open a bottle if you do not have an opener. I have not tried it yet. I would only try this outside as I could see the wine pouring out or the bottle breaks. Check out the YouTube video. Try at your own risk!
Here is another version that shows it a little better.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Product of Italy. 16.5% Alc./Vol., 750ml
Alvinne The Oak Melchior...$18.99 / 750ml
"Ale brewed with mustard seeds and aged in oak barrels."
"The Melchior was aged for 6 months in Calvados barrels.
"A very strong ale described by the brewery as being in the barleywine style. Made with Pilsner, wheat, Munich and aromatic malts, crystallized sugar and mustard seeds, this beer was released in 2005 at the popular beer café Pado in Tielt. Bittered to 60 IBU with Challenger and East Kent Goldings, it is fermented with a Belgian Strong Ale yeast." -- wikipedia
Alvinne Cuvee Freddy....$18.99 / 750ml
"Ale aged in Oak Barrels"
"Flemish Sour Ale Aged in one year on oak Barrels" -- label
Alvinne The Oak Bolleville....$18.99 / 750ml
11% ABV Imperial Stout
"Ale aged in oak barrels"
"The Mano Negra Ale was aged for 6 months in Calvados barrels. These barrels contained Cognac for 10 years and Calvados for 8 years. We found the barrels at a local farmer in the French Contentin." -- label.