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Friday, December 3, 2010

Nogne Horizon Series is at TWCP now!

Very Limited releases in stock at Forsyth

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Nogne Horizon Series - available online also

Each bottle is packaged in a nice metal can.


Back in stock!
Nogne Dark Horizon Third Edition...$11.99 / 8.5 oz
15.5% ABV

"Best described as an imperial stout on steroids, this dark and rich brew is sweet enough to be your dessert or accompany your richest crème caramel. Due to its strength and concentrated flavor it is best shared." -- brewery

Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, sugars, coffee, hops, yeasr.



Nogne Sweet Horizon...$11.99 / 8.5oz
14% ABV - 100 IBUs
"Sweet Horizon is dessert for the ones with a sweet tooth. Black and velvety, with hints of sweet chocolate, fruit, coffee, licorice…..mmmmm! But remember, this is dessert, so do not try to have dessert with it!" -- brewery

“Sweet Horizon gets it sweetness from various sugars and syrups. It is hard to compare it to any beers, but I think if you use DH1 as reference, and imagine that with more coffee and dark sugars, it is almost like a liqueur.” -- Beernews.org

Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, sugars, coffee, hops, yeast.





Nogne Red Horizon...$11.99 / 8.5oz
17% ABV
We brewed this ale only with the famous sake yeast No. 7 from Masumi Sake in Nagano, Japan. On advice from Masumi’s master brewers we fermented this ale very slowly at low temperatures to bring out No. 7’s fabulously fruity character. This is a beer, but has some flavors found in a sake. A great combination!

Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops and sake yeast No 7.




Emelisse -- new ones...






Emelisse Winterbier 2009....$5.39 / 10.14oz
(yes, that is the current release)

Style: Strong Dark Ale, refermentation in bottle
Alcohol Content: 8.5%/vol
Format: 10 oz bottle
Color: dark ruby; dissipating off-white head
Tasting Notes: dark fruit, dates, subtle spice, silky





Emelisse Espresso Stout....$5.39 / 10.14 oz
Rated 96 on RateBeer
Style: Imperial Stout brewed with Espresso beans, refermentation in bottle
Alcohol Content: 10%/vol






Brasserie de Cazeau



Cazeau Tournay de Noel...$5.49 / 11.2oz
"Tournay de noel" is a dark red beer brewed with 5 malts and 3 hops that give
a range of complex aromas. Its alcohol rate reaches 8,2%: your best friend for the winter !

Cazeau Saison....$10.99 / 750ml
Saison Cazeau is a light white beer, refermented in the bottle, with 5% alcohol content. As well as the Pilsen malt and two hops which give it a really nice bitter flavour, Saison is laced with elderflowers (Sambucus Nigra L.) which make it really refreshing. The elderflower only blooms for three weeks between mid-May and mid-June, which means that production of our Saison is very time-limited.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Weston Pub Warmer

Click on the label to order Weston beers online --

Weston Brew Labs No.3 Pub Warmer Ale....22oz
This is the 3rd in the Brew Lab series from Weston Brewing right here in Missouri. Ale brewed with nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice.





The Wine Enthusiast Top 25 Beers

The Wine Enthusiast just announced their Top 25 beers of the year
What do you think?



#1 Allagash Black Stout
#2 Deschutes Hop in the Dark Cascadian Ale
#3 Uinta Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon Barrel Barley
#4 Russian River Temptation Blonde Ale Aged in Oak Barrels
#5 Southern Tier Mokah Imperial - sold out for the year
#6 Victory Prima Pils
#7 Ayinger Ur-Weisse - in stock
#8 Avery DugAna IPA - in stock
#9 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
#10 Alaskan 2009 Smoked Porter
#11 The Lost Abbey Ange's Share Ale
#12 Samuels Smiths Yorkshire Stingo - in stock
#13 Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop Ale
#14 Smuttynose Big Beer Series Scotch Ale
#15 Full Sail Top Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter
#16 Left Hand Fade to Black Volume #1 - sold out, #2 coming
#17 Founders Nemesis Ale 2010 - sold out
#18 Southhampton Keller Pils
#19 Widmer Drifter Pale Ale - in stock
#20 Fullers London Pride - in stock
#21 Trumer Pils
#22 BarbaRoja Barrel Aged Red Ale
#23 Telegraph White Ale
#24 Napa Smith Amber Ale
#25 Zatec Bright Lager - in stock

Looks like 9 were available here at one time, the rest are not distributed in Missouri.



Winter seasonal....

In stock now... Great Divide Hibernation....$9.99 / 6pk
"Great Divide’s award-winning Hibernation Ale is Colorado’s original strong ale – it has been our winter seasonal each year since 1995. Since that time, Hibernation has become the most sought-after winter beer in Colorado. Hibernation’s massive flavors are so intense that it requires over three months of aging each year. Each summer, while our brewers are still spending their weekends in flip-flops and shorts, they prepare for July’s Hibernation brewing schedule.
We cellar Hibernation until late October, when it reaches the peak of perfection. This lengthy aging process gives Hibernation its revered malty richness, complex hop profile and hearty warming character, which is perfect right out of the bottle or cellared for longer periods of time. Hibernation is a lively treat that really beats the winter chill. This scrumptious, collectible, and imminently cellarable ale is only available for six weeks each year, from November 1 to December 15. Hibernation Ale is the perfect gift or accompaniment to your winter festivities." -- Great Divide









Rogue Releases....

Just arrived at Forsyth...
Rogue Yellow Snow IPA....$5.99 / 22oz
Rogue Yellow Snow IPA....$13.99 / 64oz Growler

Tasting Notes:
Pale golden in color with a hoppy fruity aroma. Big hop flavor up front complemented by medium body and hoppyness mid-pallet. Finishes with a characteristic lingering bitterness.

6 Ingredients:
Malts: Two Row Pale, Cara Foam & Melanoiden.
Hops: Amarillo.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.




Yellow Snow IPA was originally introduced for the 2000 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Yellow Snow is Rogue’s tribute to winter sports everywhere—downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country, ice hockey, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and even curling.
It will be available November 1st in select states where mountains and snow can be found.







Rogue Santa's Private Reserve....$11.99 / 6pk
Rogue Santa's Private Reserve....$5.99 / 22oz

Tasting Notes:
A double-hopped Red, reddish in color, with a roasty, malty flavor and a hoppy spruce finish.

10 Ingredients:
Malts: Great Western Harrington, Klages, Munich & Hugh Baird Carastan 30-37 & 13-17, Crystal 70-80.
Hops: Chinook & Centennial.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Wine Tasting




Our annual mega tasting is coming up. This year we will have the tasting at our Forysth location.



Friday, December 10, 2010 (7pm-9pm)

$20/per person

We are only taking 10 more reservations
Reservations required online - click here
(we are only selling a limited number of tickets to keep it less crowded and more enjoyable. To control tickets, we are asking that you sign up online.)




We will also have some appetizers from Mojo Tapas and Restaurant






This list is getting longer.....

2007 Jayson Red from Pahlmeyer
2009 Plumpjack Chardonnay
2007 Palazzo Cabernet Franc
2009 Cade Sauvignon Blanc
2005 Vietti Barolo Castiglione

2008 Beaux Freres Estate "Beaux Freres"
2006 Jean St Honore Chassagne Montrachet
2006 Hestan Chardonnay 92/100 WA
2007 Hestan Stephanie Cabernet Sauvignon (Intro of new vintage)
2006 Hestan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 97/100 WE
Antinori Tignanello
Bollinger Special Cuvee (94pts WS)
Two Hands from Australia
Franciscan Magnificat
Dick Vermeil XXXIV Super Bowl Championship Red
Dick Vermeil Charbono
Estancia Meritage
Mettler Petite Sirah
Olson Ogden Sonoma Napa Syrah
Olson Ogden Marsanne

Mettler Petite Sirah
Olson Ogden Pinot Noir
JJ Prum Graach Himmel Kabinett.
Far Niente Chardonnay
Chalk Hill Chardonnay
Ponzi Williamette Pinot Noir
Yalumba Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

York Creek Track 2004 Napa
York Creek Horseshoe 2004 Napa
Anderson's Conn Valley Reserve Cabernet 2007 Napa
Anderson's Conn Valley 2008 Napa


2006 Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon
---92/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2007 Phelps Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon
---97-100/100 The Wine Advocate
---96/100 The Wine Spectator

2007 Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon
---93/100 The Wine Advocate

NV Henriot Brut Souverain Champagne
---Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2002 Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne
---Rated 96+/100 The Wine Advocate

2006 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
---Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2007 Buccella Mica Cabernet Sauvignon
---not rated, 2nd label of Buccella (96/100 WA)

2007 Robert Craig Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
---Rated 93+/100 The Wine Advocate

2002 Dom Perignon Champagne
---Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2007 Sbragia Cabernet Sauvignon Andolsen
---Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2007 Newton Chardonnay Unfiltered

2007 Jonata El Desafio Cabernet Sauvignon
---Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate


2004 Il Poggione Brunello Montalcino
---Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2007 Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon
---Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate


(wines subject to change due to out of stocks, but this is the caliber of wines we will taste)








Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kaimai from New Zealand

Available online now




A new brewery from New Zealand: established in 2009

Kaimai Porter's Rye Ale....$4.99 / 11.2oz
"Our dark ale is crafted from rye, New Zealand malts and hops, yeast and pure New Zealand water. It is rich and lively with roasted malt notes that fill the mouth with a punch finish." -- label
"It’ no secret that rye makes for a great tasting beer – in fact its use in brewing can be traced back to medieval times. However it is only recently that Rye Beer has been produced in any great quantity. That’s because the brew actually disappeared for 500 years.

Originating in the Bavarian region of the Southern Germany during the Middle Ages, Rye beer became a staple beverage. But in 1516 a law was passed, following a period of bad harvests, which ruled that rye could only be used to bake bread. Rye beer didn’t reappear again until 1988, after a repeating of the law by the European Court of Justice.

Crafting Rye beer involves combining rye malt with traditional brewing base of barley malt. Its inclusion presents a challenge to the brewer as extracting sugars from the huskless grain is technically difficult, however achieving this creates a distinctive crisp of flavour with a unique smooth silky sensation on the palate.

Kaimai Brewing Company, New Zealand‘s only brewery specialising in rye, is proud to offer you an innovative range of Rye beers. We hope you enjoy." --
website






Dieu du Ciel 2010 new releases....

BACK IN STOCK!

Available online now



We only got 24 bottles this year....
Dieu du Ciel Aphrodite...$4.99 / 11oz
Black ale with aromas and flavours of vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. The vanilla and cocoa marry nicely, without out-competing each other, to produce a surprisingly well balanced beer. This beer is mildly hoppy, but the cocoa introduces a touch of bitterness. Its colour may be intimidating, but it is a very smooth beer within reach of most beer drinkers. This highly appreciated dessert beer is brewed with organic fair-trade cocoa and first rate vanilla beans.
Rated A on BeerAdvocate.com
Rated 100 percentile on Ratebeer.com





Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Hiver....$4.99 / 11oz
Solstice d'hiver (Winter solstice)
Barley Wine - 9% alc./vol.

"This noble winter beer is brown in colour with flaming red highlights. Its taste is delicately sweet and liquor-like with a hint of burnt caramel coming from the malt and a prolonged boiling time. It is a very bitter beer with aromas of hops and alcohol, and flavours reminiscent of red fruit brought by the English-type yeast we use to ferment it. The aftertaste is accentuated by the wonderful flavour of hops. Solstice d’Hiver is brewed only once a year, and is then aged for 4 to 5 months before being sold. This aging process is necessary to achieve an ideal equilibrium between the sharp bitterness and the other flavours in the beer." -- Brewery

Solstice d'hiver is brewed only once a year, at the end of the summer. It is then aged for a few months in order to attain a perfect balance in taste. Then, it is sold starting mid-December of each year, until stocks last.


Rated 98/100 percentile on RateBeer




Ridgeqay Querkus

Also online now


Ridgeway Querkus Smoked Oaked Porter....$4.99 pint

"To get a subtle smokiness we brew with Scottish peated whisky malt, English pale and roasted malts and boil with only whole Goldings hops. Querkus is then patiently cold matured over chunks of old French Oak barrels. Flavours from the toasted wood slowly seep in and wee wait; judging only by taste exactly when to bottle." -- label




Super rare Oude Lambiek

Sorry, we sold out

Only 36 bottles came into Missouri!!! We only got 6 bottles

I honestly dont know much about this one, but it looks like the first time it has left Belgium (according to RateBeer)


3 years old
De Cam Oude Lambiek....$31.99 / 750ml
"Exclusief"
Rated 99/100 on RateBeer
"Aged in vats of more than 100 years old, De Cam's Oude Lambiek is a blend of unpasteurized 3 year old lambics specially selected by brewer/blender Karel Goddeau for their character and roundness. Still without a head, OUDE LAMBIEK should be chilled and enjoyed like a fine white wine but prized for the wondrful, rare, spontaneously fermented Belgian Ale that it is. Proost!" -- label






Fresh Bells Two Hearted



FRESH!!!
Only 1 week old!
Bells Two Hearted Ale in stock at Forsyth
Bottled 11/22/10 --- Batch #10103
Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.






Schlafly 2010 is here

2010 just arrrived!!

Schlafly Reserve Imperial Stout Bourbon Barrel 2010




Fantome is back...

The Fantome is back!
Available online



Fantome Chocolat....$14.99 / 750ml
"A Belgian saison beer brewed with cocoa powder and chili pepper? Ay, caramba! Score another one for the unpredictable brewery that was the first -- and so far, the only -- to make ales out of dandelions and mushrooms, among other things.
Fantome brewer dany Prignon confounds once again. With a name like 'Chocolat,' surely we have a deep, dark, rich beer -- a stout, perhaps? Wrong again!
Fantome Chocolat is actually pale in color, and the essence of the cocoa is very subtle, but experts agree that this is one of Dany's best beers yet. Naturally, it will be exceedingly rare. If you can find it, buy it." -- importer



Fantome Saison....$13.99 / 750ml
Date Code: D J 13
Fruity, complex saison beer from the Ardennes forest from a tiny farmhouse brewery very hard to find even in Belgium.
8% alc. by volume, with a wonderfully musty and characterful aroma. “Absolutely gorgeous, complex summer refresher with enough interest to drink all year-round.” (The Beers of Wallonia). Both authors give this beer a perfect 10. We would not give it a 10 (even if we knew what that meant) but there are drinkers out there who believe this is the “Nectar of the Gods.” Certainly, no other brewer makes beer like this, in Belgium or anywhere.
How many beers of 8% plus offer such fresh fruitiness? A solid Belgian saison beer at its base, with an unusual overlay of fruitiness.



Fantome Dark White....$14.99 / 750ml

Date Code E O 13
Cannot find too much info about this one, except that it was brewed in 2006 and was specially produced for auction to raise money for a very sick little French girl. Saison brewed with pepper and spices.



Monday, November 29, 2010

Check out some prices...


Just got the new Feast Magazine December Issue...

They recommend some wine, beer and liquor for the holiday. They make some great recommendations, but you can save a lot of money at The Wine and Cheese Place instead of some of their store recommendations--
Check out our prices on their picks.


2006 Ramey Claret...our price....$26.99
Compare to the The Wine Merchant's...$29.99


Ska Ephoria Pale Ale....our price...$7.99 / 6pk
Compare to Friar Tucks ...$8.99 / 6pk


Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale..our price..$7.49 / 6pk
Compare to Wine Merchant....$9.99 / 6pk


Bitter Truth SloeBerry Blue Gin...our price...$36.99
Compare to Friar Tucks...$43.99


Michters US*1 Rye Whiskey....$37.99
Compare to Wine Merchant....$41.99

At this time of the year more than ever, you need to save as much money where you can. The Wine and Cheese Place has the best selection and the best prices. Don't overpay.



Smoke without fire....

Available online also


Haandbryggeriet Royk Uten Ild....$8.49
"Smoke without Fire"
Rated 94/100 RateBeer
batch #273
Only 1080 bottles made
Røyk Uten Ild (smoke without fire) is our smoky beer, here we have tried to make a beer as smoky as we can using our smoked malt from Weiermann. We have made a fairly dark and flavourful beer. Apart from the special malt the rest of the malt bill (86%) is smoked malt.You could also say that this is a smoked wheat beer, because we have used our wheat beer yeast here. The beer is not scary but actually very nice even for those that arnt smoke beer fanatics....try it and you will see.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dick Vermeil Championship wine..

Also available online


2008 Vermeil XXXIV Proprietary Red Wine....$37.99
"Like Dick Vermeil's championship teams, this Proprietary Red Wine is the product of superior fruit and careful nurturing by a small group of friends equally passionate about crafting and enjoying expressive wines. An opulent wine on a well-knit framework with black currant aromas supported by subtle smoke, menthol, licorice and tobacco leaf undertones make this a pleasure to drink now and it should continue to gain in complexity with bottle age." -- back label