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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Perennial's first label approved...

More great news for Missouri beer drinkers...


Good to see our friends at Perennial Artisan Ales get their first label approved --- we must be getting close to seeing some of their beers....

Drie Fonteinen

More in stock of both sizes







Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze....$7.99 / 375ml (bottled 11/18/10)
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze...$14.99 / 750ml (bottled 4/27/10)




Fonteinen is the only remaining traditional geuze blender in Belgium, using only 100% spontaneously fermented lambic beer, aged in oak casks, with no artificial sweeteners or other additives. The blendery is connected to the very popular Drie Fonteinen Restaurant in Beersel, on the outskirts of Brussels. The proprietor, Armand Debelder, buys pure lambic from three breweries in Belgium, ages them in oak, and blends them, employing the skill, knowledge, and supreme passion for real geuze that his father handed down to him.



Picture of 19 different hopped beers from Mikkeller


Here is a rainbow of hops from Mikkeller 

This could be the only chance to get all 19 that were 
brewed within the same week and try them fresh!!!


Picture of the bottles...Black Hole Series

Mikkeller Black Hole Stout aged in 6 different liquor barrels


Mikkeller Single Hop Series

All in stock now







Mikkeller Single Hop Series....$4.99 / 11.2oz bottle
If you buy all 19, we are offering a special price --- call for details 314.727.8788

We have all 19 in stock!
Available online


Here is some info for your reading pleasure about the 19 hops.....


AMERICAN HOPS
Mt. Hood
"Soft American variety developed from Hallertau. Frequently used in styles that require only a subtle hop aroma (German/American lagers). Named for Mount Hood in Oregon. Substitutes: Liberty, Hallertau, Crystal." -- Wikipedia


Citra
"This newer American variety is a cross of Hallertauer Mittelfruh, U.S. Tettnanger, East Kent Golding, Bavarian, Brewers Gold, and other unknown hops. It has a heavy citrus aroma and flavor, hints of tropical fruits. Still very new, it is gaining favor as an all purpose hop." -- Wikipedia


Columbus
"A high yielding, high alpha acid American bittering hop. Also known by the trade name Tomahawk. One of the "Three Cs" along with Cascade and Centennial. Like the others it is citrusy and slightly woody. Substitutes for bittering: Nugget, Chinook. Substitutes for aroma and flavor: Cascade, Centennial." - Wikipedia


Palisade
"Fairly recent American cross of Tettnager and open pollination resulting in a moderate alpha hop." -- Wikipedia


Willamette
"Popular American development in 1976 of the English Fuggle. Named for the Willamette Valley, an important hop-growing area. It has a character similar to Fuggle, but is more fruity and has some floral notes. Used in British and American ales. A recent taste-test comparison between Ahtanum and Willamette has described some similarity between the varieties" - Wikipedia


Warrior
"New American bittering hop, popular with growers and brewers." - Wikipedia


Simcoe
"American high alpha variety released in 2000. Used for both bittering and imparting a distinct aroma/flavour as a late addition." -- Wikipedia


Centennial
"American aroma-type variety bred in 1974 and released in 1990. Similar to Cascade and Chinook. One of the "Three Cs" along with Cascade and Columbus." - Wikipedia


Nugget
"Floral, resiny aroma and flavor. Primarily a bittering hop. Substitutes: Galena, Olympic." -- Wikipedia


Cluster
"Originated from mass selection of the Cluster hop, which is an old American cultivar. It is suggested that they arose from hybridization of varieties, imported by Dutch and English settlers and indigenous male hops. Also known as Golden Cluster, used as the sole bittering hop in the iconic Queensland, Australia beer XXXX Gold and XXXX Bitter. Can give a black currant aroma/flavor. Substitutes: Brewer's Gold."- Wikipedia


Amarillo
"Amarillo is an aroma variety of hops. The Amarillo variety, designated VGXP01 c.v., was discovered and introduced by Virgil Gamache Farms Inc. in Washington State. Unlike most varieties of hops, which may be acquired and propagated by the purchase of rhizomes, Amarillo hops are privately grown only by Virgil Gamache Farms; the organization holds a trademark on the name "Amarillo." -- Wikipedia



Galena
"American bittering hop developed from Brewer's Gold by open pollination in Idaho." -- Wikipedia

Super Galena
"Super Galena is a super high alpha variety developed by the Hopsteiner breeding program and released in 2006.  It has relatively high contents of both alpha and beta acids, making it a good bittering hop with pleasant aroms.  Super Galena is comparable to Galena in its aroma and bitterness profile, but offers a substantially higher yield and complete resistance to all current hop powdery mildew strains found in the U.S." -- USAHops.org


Cascade




Bravo
"Bred in 2000 and released commercially for the first time in 2006, Bravo is a proprietary hop variety sold by S.S. Steiner.  Bravo is a diploid high-alpha hop derived from a female Zeus and a male derived in part from Nugget. It is reported by Steiner to have excellent resistance to powdery mildew." -- Homewbewtalk.com










GERMAN
Magnum
"A bittering/aroma type cultivar, bred in 1980 at Hüll, the German Hop Research Instititute, from the American variety Galena and the German male 75/5/3." -- Wikipeida



ENGLISH
Challenger
"English hop. Introduced in 1972. Very popular dual-purpose hop in English ales. Used in many traditional English Bitters. Substitutes: East Kent Goldings, Phoenix, Styrian Goldings, British Columbian Goldings." -- Wikipedia

NOBLE HOP
Tettnanger
"Noble German dual use hop used in European pale lagers and wheat beers, sometimes with Hallertau. Comes from Tettnang, a small town in southern Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The region produces significant quantities of hops, and ships them to breweries throughout the world. Substitutes: Saaz, Crystal." -- Wikipedia

JAPANESE
Sorachi Ace
"A variety that has only recently become available to home brewers in the United States, Sorachi Ace was previously grown by Sapporo for use in their beers, but has since apparently been replaced by more recent varieties in Japan." -- Homebrewtalk.com




Mikkeller Black Hole -- Barrel Aged Series

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"Base Beer"
Mikkeller Black Hole Imperial Stout 
"Finally……! Black Hole is what Mikkeller is all about. Daring, vulgar and extreme. From the very beginning Mikkellers goal has been to push the limit and with this warming, intense imperial stout, a new chapter in the Danish beer history has been written. The high bitterness from the hops and the sweetness from the malt and alcohol, creates a good balance which makes Black Hole an explosion of nuances, but also leaves a feeling of a perfect and complex beer – in the heavyweight category." -- Nujjekker

Ingredients :
Water, malt, roasted barley, flaked oats, dark cassanade, honey, hops, coffee, vanilla and ale yeast.

Rated 100/100 RateBeer
As the ratings start to come in on these new beers they are scoring in the 95+ range on RateBeer.


The original "base beer" aged in different barrels.
Mikkeller Barrel-Aged Black Hole...$10.99 / 375ml
Aged in Tequila Barrels
Aged in Cognac Barrels
Aged in White Wine Barrels
Aged in Red Wine Barrels
Aged in Scotch Whiskey Barrels
Aged in Bourbon Barrels
















Mikkeller Drink in the Sun



Mikkeller Drink'in the Sun 11....$4.99 / 11.2oz
Drink'in the Sun is the new summer-beer from Mikkeller. It's an American wheat-beer with lots of 
Amarillo hops. Enjoy it directly from the bottle on a hot and sunny summer day.




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Grand Opening tastings....

Here is the final tasting....we will also have a raffle for some great items....

Heineken Coleman tailgate gas grill,  BBQ tools in a metal case,  Tecate Soft side cooler on wheels plus more.

GRAND OPENING WEEK!!

The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 
314.989.0020





  We will have wine, beer, and liquor tastings all week long at our newest location!!!


Wine, beer and liquor subject to change.   Great tastings still going on.







Saturday June 25
(1-4pm) Wine Tasting: Here are a few of the wines to be poured
  • 2007 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet (95/100 Parker)
  • 2006 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet
  • 2006 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet
  • Moet Imperial Champagne
  • Sbragia Home Ranch Chardonnay
  • Matua Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
  • Alleanza Tuscan Red
  • Caymus 2009 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Mer Soliel Chardonnay "Yellow Label"
  • Mer Soliel Chardonnay "Silver"
  • Saracco Moscato
  • Macrostie Chardonnay 92/100 WS
  • Catena Malbec 91/100 WA
  • Monteti Monteti 91/100 WA
  • Etude Pinot Noir
  • 2007 Pahlmeyer Red 96/100 WA
  • Vin Verray Pinot Noir
  • Efeste Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cellar Arts Cuvee
  • Buty Redviva

(1-3pm) Liquor Tasting
  • Balvenie Scotch
  • Glenfiddich Scotch
  • Hendricks Gin
  • Sailor Jerry Rum

(12-3) Food Tasting
  • Randy's salsa              
  • Freddie's gourmet ghetto sauce
  • Smoke Canyon jalapeno sauce
  • Mama Patrina pasta sauce
(1-4pm) Tina from Companion sampling Breaded Bliss
(11-3:00) Rufus Musser, the maker of Prairie Breeze cheese from Milton Creamery

Friday, June 24, 2011

Schlafly Schwarzbier Black Lager --

A new one from Schlafly gets approved...this one is the next in the Brewer's Choice series (follow up to the Bavarian Weiss)


Not sure the release date on this one, but we will let you know when it arrives...



Alvinne Cuvee d'Erpigny

The next Alvinne Oak aged has arrived -- we only have 12 bottles
(also online now)

Alvinne Cuvee d'Erpigny....$11.99 / 375ml

"This full-bodied dark ale has been aged in Monbazillac wine barrels for several months.  Ideal as a desert beer." -- label

Rated 95/100 RateBeer
Very Rare.

Ginger Liqueur made in Missouri




The Big O Ginger Liqueur....$29.99 / 750ml

The Premium Ginger Liqueur 
The Big O is the most pleasing liqueur you will ever taste. It truly is artisan-made by people who appreciate fine food, excellent wine, a great liqueur, and good times. It blends the warmth of ginger and exotic spices, the sweetness of tropical sugars, the coolness of citrus, and the liberation of fine, artisan-crafted spirits.
The Big O is silky on the tongue, offering just a hint of a rising heat ― not too much, just a blush ― as the spices begin to reveal themselves, expressing their individual personalities and combined harmony. The tiny bite of alcohol raises your temperature just a bit - increasing your comfort. The combination of flavors then rests at the back of the tongue in a delightful kiss of spices, remembered pleasures.
When we make The Big O, we hand-select the spices we use, choosing the best all-natural botanicals available, so there truly is
Nothing Fake About It.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lump charcoal is back....

We have finally found another lump charcoal up to our standards.  We have been on a waiting list for this charcoal since February as they cannot keep up with demand.

Scheduled to arrive tomorrow.  I will post when it arrives

Is made from hickory and oak and made right here in Missouri


"The charcoal is quite easy to light, taking 3 sheets in our chimney starter test. This is low compared to other charcoals..................the charcoal burned at 980 degrees which ranks very high compared to other charcoals.....................burned a very long time ranking Very High compared to other charcoals.    In fact, it is one of the longest burning charcoals we've encountered." --- Naked Whiz's Lump Charcoal Database

New canned beer from Liverpool, England

In stock now at Forsyth



Cains Dark Mild...$9.69 / 6pk (14.9 oz cans)



  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER 2000
A Gold medal winner in the international brewing industry awards 2000, and a three times bronze medal winner at the Great British Beer Festival in the Best Mild category, this is a smooth, full flavoured, truly dark mild with a rich creamy head. It has a full body and distinctive roasted malt taste, balanced by its fresh hop character. Complex flavours and aromas are achieved by blending deeply roasted malt and adding a selected blend of English hops, including dry hops, to the cask conditioned beer.


Cains Finest Bitter....$9.69 / 6pk (14.9oz cans)
  • CHAMPION BEER OF BRITAIN 1991
A regular winner of awards for quality and flavour, and winner of the silver medal at the International Brewing Industry Awards 2002, this refreshing yet full-bodied bitter is a favourite with beer drinkers everywhere. The rich flavours of premium malt and goldings hops are unmistakable in this well balanced, traditionally brewed bitter.

info from website

Monday, June 20, 2011

TWCP New Ballas Grand Opening Extravaganza!!

Going on now!....we will also have a raffle for some great items....
Heineken Coleman tailgate gas grill,  BBQ tools in a metal case,  Tecate Soft side cooler on wheels plus more.

GRAND OPENING WEEK!!

The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 
314.989.0020





  We will have wine, beer, and liquor tastings all week long at our newest location!!!


Wine, beer and liquor subject to change.   Going to be an incredible week.


Tuesday June 21
  (5-7pm) Dan Buckler of Ridge will be tasting
  • Ridge Santa Cruz Chard 09
  • Lytton Springs 08
  • Geyserville 09
  • Three Valleys 09
  • Montebello 07

Wednesday  June 22 -- 
(5-7pm) Karen with Goose Island 

  • Big John
  • plus more Goose Island Beers

(5-7pm) Liquor Tasting
  •  Purus Vodka Tasting
(5-7pm) Steve Neukomm, owner of Square One Brewery and Distillery
  • Regatta Bay Gin
  • Island Time Rum
  • Agave Blue American Tequila
  • JJ Neukomm Missouri Malt Whiskey
(5-7pm) Wine Tasting:
  • Tikal Patriota
  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier
  • DeLoach Pinot Noir 
  • Four Vines 'Naked' Chardonnay
  • Lamothe Blanc
  • Kung Fu Girl Riesling
  • Borsao Tres Picos Grenache
  • Can Blau Montsant
  • St. Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux
  • Marcato Soave Colli Scaligeri
  • Peirano Chardonnay Lodi
  • Periano "The Other" Red Blend
    (11am-1pm)  Bread Dip Co. Tapenades


    Thursday June 23
    (5-7pm) Laura from Boulevard will be featuring 
    • Boulevard Saison Brett
    • Bouleavrd Two Jokers Double Wit plus a few other tasty selections.

    (4:30-6:30) Big Sky Beer Tasting
    • Very rare Ivan the Terrible 
    • plus more Big Sky Beers
    (5-7pm) Wine and Liquor
    • Ruskova Vokda
    • Zaccagnini Montepulciano  

    • 2007 BV George de Latour Rated 95/100 WA 
    • 2007 Simi Landslide 
    • 2007 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon Rated 94/100 WE
    • Elsa Torrontes
    • Robert Mondavi Napa Chardonnay
    • Robert Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
    • New Age White
    • Anderson Conn Valley Prologue Cabernet
    • Mount Eden Wolff Chardonnay
    • Whitehall Lane Merlot
    • Lumos Pinot Noir Temperance Hill




    (11:30-1pm) Stonewall Strawberry pancakes with strawberry syrup


    Friday June 24
    (5-7pm)  Wine Tasting
    • Schrambsberg Brut Rose
    • Silverado Sauvignon Blanc
    • Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee
    • Le Volte (from ornellaia)
    • Heavenly Retreat Riesling
    • Dreamer Late Harvest Cabernet
    • Vina Robles Red 4
    • Ch Jourdan
    • Ch Mayne Pacarde Blanc
    • Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz
    • Herman Story Nuts and Bolts Syrah
    • Hestan Estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon  97/100 WE
    • Baron K Mettler Petite Sirah Mettler Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Cellars Chardonnay Calistoga Cellars Zinfandel



    (11:30-1pm) Stonewall roasted garlic and brie pizza
    (3-7pm) Cheeses from European Imports






    Saturday June 25
    (1-4pm) Wine Tasting: Here are a few of the wines to be poured
    • 2007 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet (95/100 Parker)
    • 2006 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet
    • 2006 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet
    • Moet Imperial Champagne
    • Sbragia Home Ranch Chardonnay
    • Matua Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
    • Alleanza Tuscan Red
    • Caymus 2009 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Mer Soliel Chardonnay "Yellow Label"
    • Mer Soliel Chardonnay "Silver"
    • Saracco Moscato
    • Macrostie Chardonnay 92/100 WS
    • Catena Malbec 91/100 WA
    • Monteti Monteti 91/100 WA
    • Etude Pinot Noir
    • 2007 Pahlmeyer Red 96/100 WA
    • Vin Verray Pinot Noir
    • Efeste Sauvignon Blanc
    • Cellar Arts Cuvee
    • Buty Redviva

    (1-3pm) Liquor Tasting
    • Balvenie Scotch
    • Glenfiddich Scotch
    • Hendricks Gin
    • Sailor Jerry Rum


    (12-3) Food Tasting
    • Randy's salsa              
    • Freddie's gourmet ghetto sauce
    • Smoke Canyon jalapeno sauce
    • Mama Patrina pasta sauce
    (1-4pm) Tina from Companion sampling Breaded Bliss
    (11-3:00) Rufus Musser, the maker of Prairie Breeze cheese from Milton Creamery


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    Cantillon Part II


    Cantillon Iris....gone
    Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus....$8.99 /  375ml
    Cantillon Classic Geuze. gonel
    Cantillon Kriek....gone




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