Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bells 25th Anniversary at Rock Hill!!!

Bell's Brewing 25th Anniversary Ale in stock now Rock Hill.

Bells 25th Anniversary $2.49 per 12oz bottle

Friday, September 24, 2010

Provisions BeerFest 2010

Thanks to all that attended!!!
Also added....
O'Fallon Sticke it to the Man Sticke Alt
Bells Oarsman
Bells Best Brown
Anchor Humming Ale
NH Charkoota Smoked Rye Doppelbock
Woodchuck Pumpkin Cider

Provisions Gourmet Market Beerfest 2010
11615 Olive Blvd
Creve Coeur MO, 63141

$5 per person
First 200 people to sign up online will receive a souvenir 3oz beer
glass sponsored by Schlafly

You can still pay at the door tomorrow.
Not sure if there will be glasses left tomorrow, probably some.

We will taste over 100 beers with some special stuff also.

Another confirmed very special beer :
O'Fallon has confirmed they will be pouring....
O'Fallon Pro Am Sweet Nectar IPA

"Sweet Nectar IPA is a hop bomb. The recipe was designed to let the hops shine as much as possible. We utilized a hop-bursting technique where all of the bitterness is derived from late kettle hop additions to bring forth a smoother bitterness and a ridiculous amount of hop flavor and aroma. We used more hops in this... batch, 3.5 lbs per barrel to be exact, than have ever been stuffed into our kettle and fermenters. Don't let the name fool you though. This is a very dry IPA with just enough crystal malt to accent the malt character and not overpower the hops. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Homebrewer Jim Leabig's beer caught the attention of Brian Owens who proposed a collaboration for the 2010 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am competition being held this September in Denver, CO." -- O'Fallon facebook

Karen from Goose Island has already confirmed she will be on hand with many great beers plus this special beer will be poured via keg.

Goose Island Minx Belgian DIPA
(I believe this will be the first time in St. Louis)

Minx is part of the Fulton & Wood Series of Goose Island
"This series of extremely limited release offerings push the boundaries of the everyday and provide new and ever changing beers for our brewers and beer drinkers to explore."
Minx is a Belgian style imperial India pale ale with an ample malt base,
a fruity Belgian yeast aroma, and an alluring citrus hop flavor.
Alcohol by Volume: 8%
International Bitterness Units: 70

More just added!!!!! (some beers could change)...

Schlafly Pumpkin
Schlafly Oktoberfest
Schlafly Saison
Schlafly Kolsch
Schlafly APA
Schlafly Imperial Stout

O'Fallon Pro Am Sweet Nectar Imperial IPA
Goose Island Minx

Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Goose Island Honker’s Ale
Goose Island India Pale Ale
Goose Island Harvest Ale
Goose Island Sofie
Goose Island Matilda
Goose Island Pere Jacques
Goose Island Demolition
Affligem Dubbel
Avery #16
Avery Collaboration not Litigation
Avery White Rascal
Avery New World Porter
Great Divide Rumble
Great Divide Double Wit
Great Divide Espresso Oak Yeti
Great Divide Belgica
New Belgium LOF Transatlantique Kriek
New Beligian LOF La Folie
Pyramid Audacious Ale
Pyramid Hefeweizen
Pyramid Juggernaut
Magic Hat #9
Magic Hat HEX
Magic Hat HI.P.A
Magic Hat Fall Odd Notion, Green Apple Wit
Sam Adams Octoberfest
Sam Adams Black Lager
Hofbrau Oktoberfest 5L keg
Hofbrau Dunkel
Charleville Half Wit Wheat
Charleville Hoptimistic IPA
Boulevard Bob’s 47
Boulevard AMBER ALE
Boulevard Single Wide IPA
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
Leinenkugels Octoberfest
Augusta Farmhouse Tripel
Augusta Witbier
Delirium Tremens
Arcadia Sky High Rye
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Bear Republic Racer 5
Cathedral Square Belgian IPA
Cathedral Square Wit
Cathedral Square Tripel
Cathedral Square Iglesia
Corsendonk Brown
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Curmudgeon
Founders Red's Rye
Grand Teton Tail Waggin
La Chouffe
La Fin du Monde
Left Hand Milk Stout
O'Fallon Hemp Hop
O'Fallon Wee Heavy
Saison Dupont
Ska Decadent
Ska Pinstripe Red
So Tier Farmers Tan
So Tier Pumking
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat
Tallgrass Kold CANS
Woodchuck Amber
Woodchuck Granny Smith
Woodchuck Dark
Woodchuck Pear
Bells Oktoberfest
Spaten Oktoberfest
Paulaner Oktoberfest
Paulaner Pils
Paulaner Hefe
Paulaner Salvator
Ayinger Oktoberfest
Abita Wit
Bells Pale Ale
Rochefort 10
Lindemans Faro
Lindemans Cassis
Rogue John John Juniper
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Fullers Vintage Ale
Youngs Double Chocolate Stout
Sam Smiths Raspberry
Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Alcoholic whipped cream..

In stock at Forsyth!!
This is flying off the shelves around the available at TWCP!!!
Alcoholic Whipped Cream....$11.99 / can

5 flavors
Cream Vanilla
Cream Chocolate
Cream Caramel
Cream Cherry
Cream Raspberry

"CREAM is 15% alcohol by volume (30 proof). Offered in five delicious flavors, including rasberry, cherry, caramel, chocolate, and of course vanilla. CREAM is a very unique and versatile product, which can be enjoyed on top of your favorite mixed drinks, shots, jello shots, desserts and coffees, or just straight from the can!" -- website

New Holland Rye......

New Holland Charkoota Rye - Smoked Doppelbock Lager...$7.29 / 22oz
Charkoota Rye is a Smoked Rye Dopplebock. An homage to all things Pig, including Porkapalooza and the age-old tradition of Charcuterie, Charkoota Rye’s malty backbone is derived from a blend of rye and four other malts, including malted barley smoked over cherry wood by our very own brewers, John and Jeff.

Its smoke-forward body is balanced with tones of deep mollasses and caramel, with a crisp, clean lager finish. Delightful by itself, Charkoota is best served with its succulent counterpart, Pork.

19° Plato, Alc. 7.75% by Vol.

Anchor Humming in stock at TWCP!!

Anchor Humming Ale....$10.29/ 6pk
It is a 5.9% ABV Pale Ale that uses Nelson Sauvin Hops.
"HUMMING is an ancient term, used centuries ago to describe both ales and beers. Although its origins are shrouded in mystery, it suits this bold hoppy ale, which we have created to celebrate the anniversary of our first brew at 1705 Mariposa Street. From that very day we were humming!

In 1965, we dedicated ourselves to reviving the nearly bankrupt, almost medieval little San Francisco brewery on 8th Street. By 1977, Anchor's small staff was making five unique beers in its tiny state-of-the-art facility. We purchased an old coffee-roasting plant on Mariposa, overseeing its gradual transformation into our "new" brewery. Finally, on August 13, 1979, our move was complete, we fired up the brewkettle, and Anchor Steam® had a new home—its sixth since 1896." -- Anchor

Maker's Mark "46"

Back in stock at Forsyth!

Reserve yours now - click here

Makers Mark 46....$29.99 / 750ml
Aged - To maturity
Proof - 94
Aroma - Pleasant, sweet, toasty oak nose with caramel overtones. More intense aroma without an alcohol nose.
Taste - Rich, creamy seared-oak flavors; caramel and vanilla notes linger on the front of the palate, but it is still soft enough to hold on the tongue even at 94 proof.
Finish - A big mouth-watering oaky finish. Long with a little spice, staying forward on the palate without the bitter bite found in older whiskies.

How is it made?
* Fully matured Maker's Mark is removed from its barrel. Top hoops are removed from the barrel, and the barrel head is pulled

* Ten wooden seared staves are then affixed to the inside of that barrel.

* Searing the staves caramelizes the sugars in the wood, adding a unique flavor that finishes on the front of the tongue.

* The fully matured Maker's Mark is then put back in the barrel and aged several more months. When it tastes exactly right, Maker's 46 is removed from the barrel, bottled, corked and dipped.

The back story:
The folks here at the Maker's Mark Distillery have been handcrafting one thing, one way, since 1958. But, the fact is, innovation has been part of our heritage since Bill Samuels, Sr., first experimented with soft red winter wheat to create Maker's Mark® all those years ago. Well, curiosity finally got the best of us all over again.
Not too long ago, while staying true to the craft and heritage of Maker's Mark, Master Distiller Kevin Smith began some lengthy "trial and error" to create something new and different. After more than a few failures and bad ideas, Kevin reached the conclusion that the foundation for any new whisky we create should ultimately be our original whiskey – fully matured Maker's Mark. So, with the help of barrel maker Brad Boswell, Kevin started over. Together, they began even more experimentation, realizing that their new creation simply couldn't come from artificial flavors, but, instead, it had to come naturally from grains and wood. In December 2009, one taste of the new product said it all – "We finally got it right." -- Maker's Mark

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bell's 25th Anniversary

Beer news...Bells Best Brown, Bells Oarsman are both here in bottles.


Sold out at Forsyth -- still some at Rock Hill
Bell's Brewing 25th Anniversary Ale in stock now at Forsyth and Rock Hill.
Limit 3 bottles per person.

Reserve yours now -- click here

Bells 25th Anniversary $2.49 per 12oz bottle

Odell Deconstruction

For those of you that ordered it, it is in stock now at Forsyth.
$13.99 is the correct price.

Deconstruction Ale
Sold out --
Actually I have 1 bottle left, I will save it for this Friday's beer tasting so more can get a chance to at least taste it. Or if you got one, you can taste it and decide how soon you want to open yours.

If you get in on time, you will get a message that says, "reserved at Forsyth". It might take a few minutes to get your message.

I just realized that I did not get the price? I saw on one site that the suggested price is $14.99. I will put that on the reservation, but adjust to the correct price when it arrives. My guess is we will be at $13.99.


Here is some info about the beer

Odells Deconstruction Ale
44% Ale
33% Ale aged in oak
20% in Bourbon
3% in Wine Bottles

"A Method of brewing based on isolating first principals and making pronounced through pilot brewing the desired elements that contribute to the overall flavor. A Golden Ale created by blending the final recipe with its own barrel aged pilot beers fermented with wild yeasts. Each individual barrel contributes a unique flavor from the wood chosen and the cultures resident to achieve subtle complexities that develop(ed) over time. A beer which starts sweet, filling the mouth with fruit-like esters and a mild spiciness, changing to a tart and lingering flavor reminiscent of grapefruit living amidst an earthy, citrusy hop aroma. Define flavor for yourself in this constantly evolving liquid expression." -- Odell
10.5 Alc. by Vol., 26 IBU

"Needless to say, the government took some convincing to let us sell it. Beers aged in barrels which have been used for other alcohols are regulated much the same way as malternative beverages in the US. The TTB (tax and trade bureau), who approves labels to facilitate interstate commerce for us regional brewers, requires beers with questionable ingredients, or with alcohol potentially contributed by other means than primary fermentation to be approved after reviewing a formula or Statement of Process. This could mean blending straight ethanol and flavoring into light beer or aging beer in wine or whiskey barrels. In our case, our process was many layered and after some failed submissions, we finally arrived at a 5 page description of the inception of Deconstruction in order to protect consumers from our deliberately incremental approach to brewing." -- Odell

Read the 5 page description it took to get it approved.

Sticke it to the Man

Provisions Gourmet Market Beerfest
just added another preview beer:

If you have not signed up, it is not too late - click here

More good news from O'Fallon--
not only will they be pouring Sweet Nectar IPA, they will also be previewing the O'Fallon Sticke it to the Man Alt. We will be tasting the new Sticke Alt from keg this Saturday!!!!!!

Be the first to try this new beer before it is packaged.

Goose Island Harvest

Cannot keep up with this beer day...

Goose Island Harvest Ale is here!
Bottled 9/14/10

Plus Goose Island Sofie in 4pks are here
great news!

Beer news...

Summary of what arrived today - so far

Bells 25th Anniversary

Bells Oarsman

Bells Best Brown

Bells Two Hearted Ale - back - fresh batch

Odells Bourbon Barrel Stout (new batch)

St. Feuillein Collaboration with Green Flash

Rouge Brutal Bitter is now Rogue Brutal IPA in 22oz bottles

Paulaner Wiesn Liter Can with Mug (back in stock at Forsyth, Rock Hill, and Provisions)

Abita Pecan Harvest Ale

Woodchuck PUMPKIN Cider

did not show....
Odells Deconstruction was not on the truck -- checking into that one.

Odell Bourbon Barrel

Looks like no Deconstruction today.

Odell "Single Serve Series"
In stock now! Order online

Batch #2 is in stock now at Forsyth!!
Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout....$13.99 / 750ml
"This limited edition offering begins with a full-bodied imperial stout that has notes of sweet milk chocolate, smooth vanilla and roasted coffee beans. Then things get interesting. We transfer it to Kentucky bourbon barrels where it’s aged for four months to let traces of oak and caramel come forward. The bourbon barrels have a remarkable effect on the beer. In turn, the beer has a remarkable effect on the senses." -- Odell Brewing

Green Flash Collab is here!!!!

Available online also Back in stock, the first case sold out instantly....
Exciting news -- since we cannot get Green Flash here...

In stock at Forsyth...
St. Feuillien and Green Flash Brewing Collaboration
Biere de l'Amitie...$11.99 / 750ml

Rated 96 on RateBeer

"St. Feuillen’s centuries old brewing traditions combine with Green Flash Brewing Company’s cutting edge brewing techniques to form our first collaborative brew: Bière De L’Amitié (Friendship Brew). A blond Belgian collaboration ale, brewed with St. Feuillen’s traditional yeast and spices. For a modern twist, we add rye malt, wheat malt, and American Amarillo hops. At the crossroads of collaboration, we dry-hopped the brew for more zest. It’s old-world Belgian Abbey-style meets new-world American craft brewing - and a friendship is formed. " -- label

Last chance for Schlafly Saison...

We are told this is the last batch.....

Last Call!
Schlafly Saison 6pks
bottled 9/17/10

Get it now, we may never see it again!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Firestone Walker

Mike Sweeney on reports that Firestone Walker is coming to St. Louis!

"As of 2010, there were over 235 breweries in California, it looks like before the end of the year, Missouri will have access to one more that previously wasn’t available. I have it on good information that the Firestone Walker Brewing Company will soon be coming to Missouri."
Read more on STLHops

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Scotch Tasting!

Spirit Month finishes up with....

Very exciting tasting with some rare and different spirits
Wednesday, September 29 - Haus Alpenz

Eric Seed from Haus Alpenz
Haus Alpenz is an importer of some of the finest Spirits from all over the world.

Read more about the spirits of Haus Alpenz

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

We will taste some very interesting spirits including --
Dolin Dry (neat)
Dolin Blanc (neat)
Cocchi Americano (mix with soda, ice, orange twist)
Hayman's Old Tom Gin (neat)
Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette (neat or with the prior pour gin)
Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum (neat)

Plus Eric Seed just emailed me and his bringing a very, very special treat...
I have not found out our price, but it sells for about $1,000-$1,100 a bottle online!!!!
(he will be pouring very small portions of this one)
We can special order the bottle, if you are interested in purchasing one. I will have our price soon. You know we will have the best price in the country!!

Black Tot Last Consignment British Royal Naval Rum
"On July 31st 1970, a 300 year old Royal Naval Tradition ended at precisely 6 bells in the forenoon watch when the last rum ration was issued aboard ships of the British Royal Navy - A day to be forever remembered as Black Tot Day....With the withdrawal of the Rum Ration, the British Royal Navy had little use for the remaining rum stocks which were filled into wicker clad stone flagons and transferred to HM Bonded warehouses where it lay undisturbed. Being only drawn upon for use in state occasions and Royal weddings. Each bottle of Black Tot Last Consignment contains the original Royal Naval Rum and was bottled from the original imperial gallon stone flagons into which it had been filled and sealed under HM Customs and excise supervision in December 1970"

You get to taste it now that it has been released after being undisturbed for 40 years!!

Check out their website

Rothman Creme de Violette Liqueur...$21.99 / 750ml
From Austria
"The first true Creme de Violette available in over a decade, by request of bar specialists for classic cocktails such as the Aviation and Blue Moon and by sommeliers for champagne cocktails. Produced in Austria from the Queen Charlotte and March Violets found in the Alps. Elegant in its simplicity, this authentic Crème de Violette captures their fragrance, vibrant colors, and taste." -- importer

read more about Creme de Violette

Dolin Dry Vermouth....$12.99 / 750ml
"Made to the same set of recipes since 1821, Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry has long been the benchmark for fine French Vermouth. Made with fine wines of the region and botanicals found in the Alpine meadows above Chambéry, together they impart a fresh and elegant nose, with a subtle and complex palate. Ideal as an aperitif or in cocktails. In the late 19th century, Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry won medals in Paris, London, St. Louis and Philadelphia and in 1932 earned Chambéry France's only Appellation d’ Origine for Vermouth." -- importer

Cocchi Americano Aperitivo
Made to the same recipe since 1891, this extraordinary aperitif wine has long been a staple of Asti. On a base of Moscato di Asti is infused a blend of herbs, fruit and spices, most notably cinchona, gentian and citrus, and laid down for a year before being released. In Piemonte it is served chilled with ice, a twist of orange peel and a splash of soda to bring out all its natural aroma and fragrances. Outside of Italy it is revered as one of last great blanc/bianco aperitif wines, essential to a wide range of classic mixed drinks.Product of Italy. 16.5% Alc./Vol., 750ml

Hayman's Old Tom Gin...$20.99 / 750ml

Hayman's Old Tom Gin is a botanically intensive and delicately sweetened style of gin that delivers a balanced and well rounded flavor profile, resulting in a distinctive and authentic cocktail experience.

Popular in the 18th and 19th century, Old Tom Gin was specified in the recipes of numerous classic gin based cocktails. It provides a balance and nuance unique to its style.

Hayman Distillers is the longest serving family owned gin distiller in England. Hayman's Old Tom Gin is made under the careful supervision of Christopher Hayman with a recipe drawn from the family archives.

Smith and Cross Rum
This rum represents the distinctively flavorful and aromatic style that made Jamaica rum famous in the late 19th and early 20th century. Containing only Wedderburn and Plummer pot still distillates, famous for their notes of exotic fruits and spice, it delivers a tour de force of flavour and complexity that historically made Jamaica rum a cornerstone of many classic drinks.

The mark of Smith & Cross traces its lineage to 1788 as one of England’s oldest producers of sugar and spirits. Over time, the firm and its partners became prominent handlers of Jamaica Rum, with extensive underground cellars along the river Thames.