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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Traquair House 2020

In stock now -- -- reserve some now online
Very limited release!

Traquair House 2020....$8.99 / 11.2oz

"An ale brewed to celebrate the first decade of the 21st Century and to be consumed before the end of the second decade. Traquair Brewery tiny historic and rooted with deep traditions is situated in Scotlands oldest inhabited house. Savour this authentic taste of Scotland." -- bottle

"Traquair 2010 was released earlier this year in Europe and will soon be imported to the U.S. under the name, Traquair 2020. This is a limited, one-time release with only 9,600 bottles being shipped to the U.S. It will available beginning January 1st, 2011 to commemorate the new decade (if your local liquor store is open on this holiday)." -- Beernews.org




Evan Benn's beers of the year



Evan Benn of Hip Hops picks his best beers of the year
-- read the full article - click here


And his pick of the day is Boulevard Smokestack Harvest Dance -- read more

Boulevard Smokestack Harvest Dance Wheat Wine...$8.49 / 750ml
available online also



"There was three men come out o' the west their fortunes for to try,And these three men made a solemn vow, John Barleycorn must die,They ploughed, they sowed, they harrowed him in, throwed clods upon his head,'Til these three men were satisfied John Barleycorn was dead.
"This grim little verse belongs to one of the oldest of English folk tunes. It depicts the cultivation of barley as a series of abuses and indignities committed upon pour little John Barleycorn, who eventually triumphs, reborn as beer and whiskey. Our Harvest Dance Wheat Wine is a celebration of John's cousin wheat, the great staple crop of Middle America. Wheat wines are a somewhat recent stylistic development, akin to barleywines in strength, but brewed with a large portion of wheat malt, which provides a soft mouthfeel to balance the big body of these warming brews. We add a generous helping of Hallertau and Citra hops, and age the beer on both French and American oak, resulting in a beer that opens up with a warming burst of tropical fruit flavors, adding subtle Sauvignon Blanc notes before rounding slowly to a dry, oaky finish. This is a perfect beer for sharing with friends and family as we gather together for the fall and winter holidays. Pairs well with aged cheeses or seasonal squash and pumpkin dishes. And though it may appear that Miss Wheat is about to be cut down in her prime, have no fear: just pour a glass of Harvest Dance and you'll find she's alive and well."




Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Buffalo Bills Blueberry

In stock at Forsyth

Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout....$8.29 / 6pk
"A winter warmer brewed with real blueberries and oatmeal" -- label


Schlafly Vertical....

Schlafly 20th Anniversary Imperial Pilsner just arrived at Forsyth!!
I am not going to take reservations until after the tasting tonight. But is is availalbe for pick up in the store today. If there is any left after the tasting, I will take reservations.




Schlafly Vertical in stock now!!! Order online now




Check out the picture I took today of these great looking beers...





All in stock now at Forsyth!!!
2006 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99
2007 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99
2008 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99
2009 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99
2010 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99

2007 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine....$10.99
2008 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine....$10.99
2009 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine....$10.99



Schlafly Tasting with Dan Kopman
We will taste the whole vertical with Dan Kopman, one of the founders of Schlafly, on December 29th from 4:30 - 6:30.


Dan will taste these....

Pale Ale – the original Schlafly Beer – still brewed with 100% English grown hops
Verticals of the Imperial Stout and Barleywine
if that was not special enough....we will taste...
Schlafly Anniversary Vol 1 (of 4) – Imperial Pilsner -- scheduled to be released December 26th.






Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ommegang brewed in Belgium?


Ommegang just approved some new labels...now brewed in BELGIUM?
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Hennepin "old label" says "True Belgian-Style Saison Ale" and the new one says "True Belgian Saison Ale"
New Label with "Product of Belgium"



Ommegang "old label" says "Brewed and bottled only in Cooperstown, NY" and the "new label" says "Brewed and bottled exceptionally in Belgium"


"Old Label"
"New Label"
Here is the old and new neck labels: the old one says "True Belgian Style" and the new one "True Belgian"






2011 Classes

We have started our 2011 Wine Class Schedule --

Wine Classes at The Wine and Cheese Place


Jan 13 (Thur) -- Beer/Wine paired w/cheeses
Feb 3 (Thur) -- Around the World through Cheese and Wine
Mar 3 (Thur) -- March: Classic Pairing of Wine and Cheese


Food and Wine Pairing Classes at Provisions Gourmet Market
Feb 8 (Tues) --Provisions "For Lovers (of Food and Wine)"
Mar 8 (Tues) -- Provisions Food and Wine Pairing "Irish Spring"

Reservations required --

click here to see more info

Monday, December 27, 2010

Berhheim Wheat Whiskey is back

Finally back in stock!!!

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey...$25.99 / 750ml



Some info from their website....
What is a wheat whiskey?
A wheat whiskey is a type of straight whiskey that must contain 51% of a single type of grain, in this case soft winter wheat, plus a combination of other grains.

What makes Berhnehim different from Bourbon?
To be called Bourbon; at least 51% of the grain used in making the whiskey must be corn.

What makes Bernheim different from Wheated Bourbon?
Wheated Bourbons, such as Makers Mark and Old Fitzgerald, adhere to all of the laws governing Bourbon, but use a small amount of wheat in place of rye in their mashbill.

What makes Bernheim "America's only wheat whiskey?"
It is the first and only wheat whiskey available in the U.S. since prohibition.



Founders sold out!


Founders is empty!


This is our Founders Beer shelves -- none in stock and none at the distributor. Founders please send us some!! Founders is having trouble keeping up with demand. We have been struggling all month to have any Founders. Hopefully soon! At least we know it will be fresh!