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Friday, December 24, 2010

Ommegang Gift Set



Ommegang Gift Set....$23.99



Includes a bottle each of
Ommegang BPA


"This fine pale ale has citrus and tropical fruit aromatic shared with a well-balanced – yet abundant – hop character. It uses our own Belgian yeast, five malts, two hops, and plenty of patience. Finishing touches include dry-hopping with Cascade hops and warm-cellaring."
-- Rated 96/100 RateBeer
Ommegang Triple Pefection
"Tripel Perfection. An audacious claim based on three years work at happily perfecting our take on a tripel. 8.9% ABV, lush aromas, full body, elegant tastes – with a hint of spicing – and a perfect body paired with lively effervescence. The tripel is among the most popular of Belgian ales. Brewed with simple ingredients and fierce attention, there is little room for error, but plenty of opportunity. Perfection isn’t easily achieved – but once achieved it is always memorable."

-- Rated 97/100 RateBeer
Ommegang Three Philosophers
"Three Philosophers is a remarkable limited edition strong ale brewed by Brewery Ommegang in response to a home brewer’s description of his dream beer. Realbeer.com, the internet’s largest beer website, hosted a contest called “Create a Great Beer.” Brewery Ommegang was chosen by Realbeer.com to brew the Belgian-style ale for the winning essayist. Noel Blake, a home brewer from Portland wrote the winning description for what his “dream beer” would be like."
-- Rated 99/100 Ratebeer


plus a glass.



Thursday, December 23, 2010

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/




Limited release!!

Fantome Noel barely makes it before the holidays.

also online

Fantome Noel....$14.99
A very dark and entirely unique holiday seasonal beer, at a whopping 10% alc. by volume. Reportedly spiced with honey, caramel, coriander, black pepper, and other secret ingredients. “Beautifully warming with an amazing, almost overwhelming, depth of character. Well balanced bittersweet, fruity ale which must surely be the ultimate winter warmer.” (The Beers of Wallonia.) Both authors of The Beers of Wallonia also give this Noël beer perfect 10’s. The alcohol content probably goes a long way toward explaining that very warm and satisfied feeling one finds on the very first sip. A rich, dark-flavored beer with lots of deep-roasted chocolate malt, but still fairly dry, with a hint of sourness at the core. It is very spicy, with some winter spruce flavor in the bargain. The wild yeast sourness also adds to its welcoming character." -- importer



Ommegang limited release...




Also online


Ommegang Adoration...$13.99 / 750ml
Strong Winter Ale

Ommegang announces our first Strong Winter Ale, named Adoration, becoming available from
mid-October through December, all across the US. Ommegang Adoration, brewed in the authentic style of Belgian winter, or noel beer, is dark, strong, malty and assertively spiced.

At 10% abv Adoration is not a lightweight beer, and is best sipped before a roaring fire, or on a sleigh ride over the hills to Grandma’s house. (But let someone else drive.) It would also be a tasty accompaniment to dark roasts and wild game. Even at the strong abv, the beer is well-balanced and not at all hot or fiery. The dark malts give it lush, malty flavors and aromas, strongly complemented by the five spices, including coriander, cumin, mace, cardamom and grains of paradise. Hopping is modest, as befits such a beer.

Ommegang Adoration is the first in a series of special beers to be released every two months
through the end of 2010. Look for Chocolate Indulgence in January-February and then an
entirely new group of beers throughout 2010.



Limited Duvel release....

A new limited release from Duvel....


Duvel Triple Hop....$18.99
Hedwig Neven, Master Brewer at Duvel Moortgat, says: "The hops impart their specific aroma and flavours to the beer. For the brewing of Duvel Triple Hop, we selected three prestigious varieties of hops: Saaz from the Czech Republic, Styrian Golding from Slovenia and Amarillo from the United States. We also use the 'dry-hopping' technique, which consists, in addition to conventional hopping, of adding additional hop cones at a later stage. That makes
the character of the beer very special: a rich range of impressions on the palate, additional hop flavours and - the most perceptible characteristic - a pervasive zesty bitterness."

Duvel, Triple Hop (Belgium)





It pours a fairly light golden colour with a huge, high rise white head. The nose is extremely
powerful, soaring from the glass with plenty of clove and coriander seed spice, touches of banana and spearmint, and a grassy background note. It strikes the palate in a thick, creamy stream, with an initial burst of sweetness quickly swept aside by a powerful, bitter hop presence. On the
mid-palate this is really chewy and dense, with citrus and spice notes and that sweetness lying just beneath. This is a very substantial beer, but the hops regain control of the finish adding a cleansing bitterness. Very fine stuff this, and worth seeking out. 9.5% ABV.





Widmer Barrel Aged Reserve Series




Widmer Barrel Aged BRRRBON...$11.99
Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Limited Release #3

THE BROTHERS' RESERVE BEERS ARE ONE-OF-A-KIND.
Each run is limited, and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. These are beers for enthusiastic beer lovers, personally crafted by two of the most enthusiastic beer lovers around. Prost!
LIMITED RELEASE #3, September 2010
Barrel-Aged Brrrbon
The third release in the Brothers’ Reserve series is Barrel-Aged Brrrbon. Following the successful release of our previous products in this line, Cherry Oak Doppelbock and Prickly Pear Braggot, we wanted to again surprise beer drinkers with a twist on our existing Brrr Seasonal Ale. For this release, we’ve taken our winter seasonal Brrr and aged it in Kentucky bourbon barrels. At 9.4% ABV, Barrel-Aged Brrrbon is an attention-grabbing beer for the enthusiastic craft beer lover. Look for it on draught and in uniquely packaged 22oz. bottles.



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Beer Tasting!

BEER TASTING!
Tonight 12/22 at Forsyth!
From 4pm-6pm.

We will taste and assortment of Holiday Ales.
Vapeur de Bises with Fig Leaves
Struisse Tseejes
La Choulette Noel
Big Sky Powder Hound
(I might subsitute if something sells out)

Plus we will also have some wine open tonight.....


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche

This one is for Islay Scotch lovers....
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock...$5.19 / pint

"Following century old recipes all malts made at the Schlenkerla brewery are dried by wood fire. While for the classic “Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier” traditionally beech has been – and still is – used, the malt for “Schlenkerla Oak Smoke” is kilned with oak wood. The resulting Oak Smoke Malt has a smoother and more multi layered smoky note than the intensely aromatic Beech Smoke Malt. The hence complex smokiness in “Schlenkerla Oak Smoke” is paired with the multifaceted bitterness of finest Hallertau aroma hops. With 8% alcohol and Bernstein color it matures for months in the deep brewery cellars underneath Bamberg into a special treat for smoke beer lovers for Christmas." -- Rated 99 on RateBeer


Available online






Goose Island Wish List

All sold out.

Info....


  • When it arrives, I will go down the list in order until it is gone.
  • Getting on the wish list is still no guarantee you will get some.
  • We will limit it to 1 bottle of each per person. If you want to put in the notes section of your order your interest in more, you never know.
  • Goose Island Vanilla.....$11.99 / bottle
  • Goose Island Rare....$37.99 / bottle
  • I will shut down the wish list link when it I know it is way past the amount we will get.

Thanks everyone, I have stopped the list. Everyone will be contacted when the beers arrive in the next couple of days.










Bell's Batch 10,000 has arrived

Bells Batch 10,000 is here!
Limited to 3 bottles per person.

I have it up online if want to reserve some now -- click here

-- in stock at Ballwin, Forsyth, Rock Hill and Provisions now!


The last of a series, Batch 10,000 Ale looks back to our roots, symbolizing the end of the home-brewing season with a creative take on "cleaning out the brewing supplies closet". After combing through the catalogs of many malt and hop suppliers, our brewers used over 100 different malts, grains, and other fermentables, and followed them up with a blend of 60 different hop varietals between the kettle additions and dry-hopping. The resulting beer presents a deep, chocolate brown hue and offers roasted and caramel notes from the malts mixed with an assertive hop character. Sharply bitter, the beer possesses a full mouthfeel without being heavy and will withstand aging in your cellar" -- Bells







Great sparkler!!

This is Segura Viudas' best sparkler!!
Segura Viudas ARIA is made from only the finest grapes grown on their ESTATE, unlike the brut Reserve, there is no purchased fruit in here!!

Segura Viudas ARIA Estate Brut...$8.99
"ARIA is a méthode champenoise sparkling wine from the Segura Viudas Estate in Torrelavit, in Spain's Alt Penedès region, and is styled after Segura Viudas' top-of-the-line cava, Reserva Heredad. ARIA is a blend of only the first gentle pressings of the Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes. Macabeo provides a fine, honeyed aroma; Parellada lends subtle elegance; and the Xarel-lo provides the backbone of the cava and gives both body and good acidity.
ARIA Estate Brut is a dry, lively refreshment appropriate for any occasion. Its flavor is dominated by fresh pineapple, almonds, honey and straw, with hints of pears and fresh bread." -- Segura Viudas






100 TOP VALUES OF THE YEAR
"An elegant Cava, this feels rich and composed. Its simple pearlike fruit integrates with the bubbles and dosage, providing a clean, complete and satisfying length of flavor. Easy to enjoy on its own, yet substantial enough for veal sauteed with sage and mushrooms." - Wine & Spirits








Over the years, Segura Viudas has earned a reputation as one of the top producers of sparkling wine, or cava. The winery has been noted for its high production standards, its labor-intensive approach to winemaking, and its penchant for releasing some of Europe's finest artisan sparkling wines. Segura Viudas has earned many honors over the past five decades, including being named “Winery of the Year” by Wine & Spirits magazine.

The Police Synchronicity Wine!

Also online now



2007 The Police Synchronicity Red Blend.....$12.99 / 750ml

Quite literally, this wine represents and manifests the notion of “Synchronicity” as it was interpreted by The Police with their classic album and this wine’s namesake.

Simply put, “to count as synchronicity, the events should be unlikely to occur together by chance”.

While listening to the album, winemaker Mark Beaman noticed a clear theme of light and dark - or as the Rolling Stone Magazine reviewer wrote, “it is an album of shimmering surfaces and glacial shadows”. From a distance the music is pop-like, romantic and has many bright melodies. If you listen closely to the lyrics, you will notice dark, heavy, and sometimes sinister themes of obsession, jealousy, yearning and anxiety.

The term Synchronicity, Sting’s magnetic vocals and the theme of light and dark in the music were the main influences on Mark while making the wine. Synchronicity as a meaningful mix of seemingly unrelated events resulting in a significant sum lead Mark to a red wine blend of varieties not commonly seen together. The playful, seductive, and haunting union of Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier make this wine a compelling and delicious study.

Tasting Notes: Aromas of fresh rose petals and wild berries. Flavors of juicy strawberry, bright raspberry, with a lush lingering finish. The Grenache and Viognier definitely lighten up the heavy hitters making this a delicious, approachable, and very food friendly wine






Monday, December 20, 2010

Goose Island Limited releases....

We are hoping to see these before the end of the week...but no guarantee at this point.

With the release coming this time of the year it will be too tough to do the offering during store hours. So, I think the best plan will be to put the link up tomorrow night after I get home from work. Just start it as a wish list since I do not know how much I am getting.

So watch the our blog/twitter Tuesday (12/21) sometime between 9:30pm and 10pm for the link to get on the wish list. When it arrives, I will go down the list in order until it is gone. Getting on the wish list is still no guarantee you will get some.

Hopefully this will make it a little easier.


The other idea I was thinking for future limited releases: maybe do it like "line tickets" for a concert. Let everybody interested make a reservation and then do a drawing for the number of bottles I have from those names? That way if you are not able to be at the computer during the time I post, you will still have a chance. Not sure which is the fairest way? Leave me a comment if you have an opinion.