Monday, December 6, 2010

De Struise Holiday ale...

2010 is here!
De Struise Tsjeeses.....$7.49 / 11oz

"Deep to orange blond abbey triple winterbeer which has been lagered for 8 months on different stonefruits. Tsjeeses was born out of a 5 year brew experience regarding x-mas beer without being capable of finding a suitable name up to now. With the name came a face, a caricature actually, that was drawn on the day Urbain, our brew master and master brewer, drank too many Tsjeeses's. Every time he drinks one, he says "Tsjeeses, what a beer". Therefore the name is more an expression of stupefaction than a curse. We have had already many discussions around the pronounciation of "Tsjeeses". Very close would be that you say "cheeses" or cheese in plural." -- brewery website
Rated 98/100 percentile on RateBeer

Order all Struise beers online

Boulevard Beer Dinner

As reported on

Don't miss out, looks like a great dinner..

Luciano’s will be holding a beer dinner on December 8th, starting at 6:30PM, featuring beers from Boulevard Brewing Company. This four course dinner was designed by Luciano’s Executive Chef/Owner Marc Del Pietro and Boulevard’s VP of Marketing and Sales Bob Sullivan along with the Director of Marketing Jeremy Ragonese will be there to discuss the beer.

Tickets for this meal will be $45 (not including tax and tip) and reservations (which are required) can be made by calling 314-863-9969. Here’s a list of the courses along with the beer pairings:

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
Pan roasted striped bass, littleneck clams, mussels, sauce boulilbasse

Double-Wide I.P.A.
Porchetta & seared sea scallops cauliflower purée, apple slaw, cider vinegar gastrique

Long Strange Tripel
Roasted rack of lamb, house~made gnocchi, lamb bolognese, wild mushrooms, roasted garlic oil

The Sixth Glass
Vanilla pound cake, fennel seed & orange ice cream, honey reduction

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nogne Horizon Series is at TWCP now!

Very Limited releases in stock at Forsyth

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.” --

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)