Saturday, March 17, 2012

TWCP / 2nd Shift Bourbon Barrel Aged LSD only 204 bottles made!

Update -- it is now the 8th day, so starting at 9am today, we will be releasing the bottles that have not been picked up -- we have 15 bottles that have not been picked up??  
We even have some of the bedazzled version for the people that ask for those first.  (we had 36 of these, and we only had 32 people to the party)



The release party is sold out, reservations were required.
If you have tickets to the release party, do not try to reserve a bottle
(your blinged out bottle will already be reserved)

It will be limited to 1 bottle per person
  • If our site should crash, just be patient and try again (don't call the stores)
  • You will have 7 days to pick up the beer or it will go back out for sale
  • We will have 170 bottles available tomorrow (170 people)
  • So it will take awhile for me to get confirmations sent out, be patient 
  • Hopefully it should last online for more than a few minutes :) with that much
  • Just getting an order in is no guarantee, wait for the confirmations

 Thanks very much

Here are some pictures of the beer!!!

2nd Shift dressed up 3 cases for the release party!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Quick update on what as recently come in stock in beer

I have not had a chance to post them all yet, so here is a summary

I am told our Ballwin location has a few bottles of the 2nd Shift Barrel Aged LSD still in stock and I have a few at Forsyth -- 

Angry Orchard Ciders - 3 flavors
Southern Tier Unearthly IPA – bottled 2/24/12
Southern Tier Backburner – Bottled 2/15/12
Southern Tier Iniquity – bottle 12/30/11

Leinenkugels Big Eddy Wee Heavy 

Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale
Boulevard Smokestack Rye on Rye
Sierra Nevada Torpedo – 16oz CANS
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – 12 pack CANS
Goose Island 312 Wheat – 12 pack CANS
Schlafly Summer Helles – 12 pack cans and bottles
Bat Creek Heartland Wheat
Bat Creek Flip Nut Brown Ale
Jesse James America’s Outlaw Beer
Mactarnahans Spine Tingler Triple
Sam Adams Cinder Bock Rauch Bock
Sam Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA
Sam Adams Tasman Red Red IPA
Sam Adams Griffin’s Bow
Charleville Triple Wit
Grand Teton Five O’Clock Shadow
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy

KBS and Hoptimum have come and gone already 

The "Must Have" Wines of the Year. "

In stock now at all four locations now!

2007 Vina Eguia Reserva Rioja 2007....$9.99

Compare to $19 - The Wine Enthusiast 
We are the lowest price on Wine Searcher by 37%

Reserve it online now

Wine Enthusiast #18 Top 100 Wines of 2011
After tasting this wine we ordered 56cs on the spot. One of the most impressive values we have tasted in years and only $9.99

The "Must Have" Wines of the Year. "
A sensational deal can be had with this wine, which
opens with crusty berry aromas before shifting to
cola, lemon peel and licorice. Tight and structured
finesse… on the palate, with cherry, plum, vanilla and spice
flavors. Harmonious and smooth, integrated and
just rich enough…"
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Schlafly YAKIMA WHEAT is at The Wine and Cheese Place

In stock at Forsyth, New Ballas, Ballwin, and Rock Hill

Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale

ABV: 5.5 | IBU: 45
APPEARANCE:Light golden; hazy
PROCESS:Unfiltered; dry hopped
HOPS:US Challenger
MALTS:2-row malted barley, white wheat malt, Dingemans Cara 8
YEAST:American Ale

Our Yakima Wheat Ale is a refreshing, hoppy wheat beer showcasing US Challenger hops from Yakima Valley in Washington State.

Craft Beer CAN headquarters....

Remember a few years ago, we did not have any craft beer in a can in St. Louis...
Now we are getting Sierra Nevada in CANS!!

We have a lot of great choices at The Wine and Cheese Place!!!

Sierra Nevada Torpedo - 16oz Cans - new this year
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - 12 pack cans - new this year
Goose Island 312 Wheat - 12 pack cans - new this year
Schlafly Summer Helles - 12 pack can  - just arrived
Avery White Rascal - 6 pack cans
Avery IPA - 6 pack cans
Avery Joe's Pilsner - 6 pack Cans
New Belgium Fattire - 12 pack cans
Ska Modus Hoparandi - 6 pack Cans
Ska ESB - 6 pack cans
Ska Blonde - 6 pack cans
Caldera IPA - 6 pack cans
Big Sky Moose Drool - 6 pack cans
Big Sky Scape Goat - 6 pack cans
Big Sky Trout Slayer - 6 pack cans
Tallgrass IPA
Tallgrass Oasis
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat
Tallgrass Halcyon Wheat
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster

Coming Soon!

New Belgium Shift Pale Ale -- 16 oz can -- Coming Soon
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy - coming soon

I am sure I am forgetting a few more....

Fresh Two Hearted Ale has arrived...

Fresh Bells is here! Bells Two Hearted Ale in stock at Forsyth
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.

Farm fresh eggs are in stock now at Forsyth!

Non factory produced from right here in Missouri -- in stock now!!!
In stock now at Forsyth laid 3/13/12
Farm Fresh Eggs, free range

"We grow with nature, not against it" -- Dry Dock
Dry Dock Farm Heritage Breed Farm Fresh Eggs...$4.99 / per dozen

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Boulevard Rye on Rye is here!!

In stock now at all four locations.  
Will post it online also first thing tomorrow morning.

Boulevard Smokestack Rye on Rye....$11.99 / 750ml
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than beer. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of Bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned barrels from our friends at Templeton rye, we asked ourselves, "Why not? Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warthm of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide a spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish." -- back label

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Redbreast CASK is here!

In stock now at Rock Hill and Forsyth!

Very limited!!

$57.99 / 750ml

Help us select our next barrel....

We are buying our second barrel of
Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon

We will be tasting them today at Forsyth, come give us your vote while supply lasts!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cherry Pie just scored in the new Wine Spectator

Cherry Pie is from winemaker Jayson Woodbridge, creator of the amazing and extremely hard to get   Hundred Acre Wines

We only have less than a case left...
2009 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir...$46.99
cherry pie bottle

As its name indicates, this offers a ripe, fleshy, baked cherry-berry
core of flavors, offset by anise, spice and sage, gaining depth and
persistence. Drink now through 2020.—J.L.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator 

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: 100% Carneros, Napa Valley
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 30% New
Production: 1800 cases

Fresh Bat Creek....

Fresh batch of all the Bat Creek Beers are in stock now...

Also available online

From Bowling Green, Missouri

Bat Creek Heartland Wheat....$4.99 / 22oz
Our wheat beer is made with wheat ... really. But that’s not what makes it great. What makes it great is the Amarillo hops which give it a light lemon aroma. It’s an American style wheat made with American wheat yeast in America ... right here in the Heartland.
 Food Pairings: Salad, Poultry, Fish, Alfredo pastas.

Bat Creek Machine Shed Stout...$4.99 / 22oz 

"Black as the oil stains that once graced the floors of our beloved machine shed turned brewery, this cream stout was our first attempt at brewing a real beer. We use roasted and chocolate malts to give it the rich dark color and to balance out its delicate sweetness. After just one sip we're certain it will become one of your favorites, just as it is ours.

Bat Creek Flip Nut Brown Ale...$4.99 / 22oz
"This beer was a legend before its time. No one really knows what the name means, but they know one thing for sure: A beer with this name on the label is very good. Its malty flavor is complimented with molasses and just enough hops. It’s an experience that cannot be described in words. So go buy some and see what we mean.
Food Pairings: Hamburgers, sausage, venison, stew, chili, barbeque, brown gravy."

Bat Creek Farmer's Daughter Blond...$4.99 / 22oz
"Smooth and refreshing, this light blonde ale delivers on its promise. It really makes you feel alright. The light color and body are complimented with a crisp clean finish. This brew has a subtle malt and hop character making it an easy drinking experience.
Food Pairings: This one is a great thirst quencher for super spicy foods. Fish, poultry, salads."--

Bat Creek Pike County Pale...$4.99 / 22oz
Pike County Pale Ale is a full bodied American Ale. Its copper color and complex hop flavor make it a pleasure to drink. We dry hop it to give it a subtle floral aroma that’s to die for. It’s an American beer that is a sweet vacation for the senses. This beer goes with just about anything.
Food Pairings: Fried foods, seafood, spicy foods, pizza, beef, lamb, wild game.

Boulevard Rye on Rye

The new edition arrives Thursday - March 15

Boulevard Smokestack Rye on Rye....$11.99 / 750ml
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than beer. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of Bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned barrels from our friends at Templeton rye, we asked ourselves, "Why not? Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warthm of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide a spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish." -- back label

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Great, great Chardonnay --

In stock at Forsyth, but you can order it online for pick up at any of our other stores (allow a few days)
We just got in the last 6 cases!

2008 Walter Hansel Chardonnay Estate....$29.99
More serious is the exceptionally well-endowed 2008 Chardonnay Hansel Family Vineyards. Wonderful notes of lemon butter, orange marmalade, citrus oil, hazelnut, and subtle smoke are followed by a medium to full-bodied, dense, rich wine with terrific fruit, purity, and texture. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.

These are consistently terrific wines, seemingly regardless of vintage conditions. Moreover, they are realistically priced, and wine consumers couldn’t have a better friend than proprietor Stephen Hansel. All of the estate grown Chardonnays are fermented and aged in Francois Freres French cooperage (40% new and 60% used), and undergo lees stirring and full malolactic.

Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Irish Cheese in stock now!

Some Irish Cheese in stock at Forsyth!

Brandon Vale Vintage Irish Cheddar

Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese

Gubbeen Cheese
"Gubbeen Cheese has been produced since 1979 by Giana Ferguson, with Rosie and the Gubbeen dairy team. It has been enjoyed across Ireland, Europe and America, and has won some of the key cheese awards both in Ireland and England. Gubbeen Cheese is a surface ripened, semi-soft cheese with a delicate pink and white rind that is developed in our curing rooms by daily washing and a lot of skilled care. The flavours are creamy with lots of mushroom and nutty aftertastes.  We believe that quality is not only analysed by total bacteria counts or somatic cell numbers, but also by the care we take in our farming methods, and our animal husbandry, also our sense of the whole farm being interconnected – we have with a mind to this chosen to be a GM Free Farm." - "Gubbeen Farmhouse Products

Cahills Irish Cheddar with Porter

Cooleeny Farm  Gleann Óir Irish Goat Cheese
Milk: Pasteurised goat’s milk from own herd

Texture: Natural rind, mottled with grey appearance. White,
semi-firm cheese with irregular holes throughout the
Flavour: Robust and earthy with hints of cellar and
Age: Fully mature at 9 months

St. George Spirits

St. George Spirits has released 3 different gins....

Terroir Gin is our ode to the wild beauty of the Golden State. Distiller Lance Winters has a passion for exploring place and memory through distillation, and the aromas of the coastal forests on California's Mount Tam were what inspired him to start making gin in the first place. Terroir Gin has an intense earthy, woodsy nose and flavor derived from Douglas fir, California bay laurel, and California coastal sage—complemented by bright, citrusy top notes. This is a unique and proudly Californian gin with a sense of place and poetry.

Botanivore Gin (our "botanical eater") earned its name because it's loaded with botanical ingredients. We distilled 20 different botanicals to compose this spirit (no small feat!) and the resulting gin is beautifully balanced and vibrant. Lance compares this gin to an orchestra where all the components are working in harmony. Deliciously herbacious and bright, Botanivore is a versatile addition to any gin cocktail.

Dry Rye Gin has twice as much juniper in its recipe as either of the other two St. George gins, and a base of pot-distilled rye that provides structure and spice. Warm bass notes of pepper and caraway give Dry Rye Gin an intriguing depth of flavor, while the rye provides a sweet maltiness reminiscent of a genever. Try our Dry Rye Gin in your favorite cocktails that call for either gin or rye—or sip it straight for a gin experience like no other.

If you're familiar with St. George Absinthe Verte, you already know that distiller Lance Winters has mad skills at creating balanced distillates out of complex botanical formulations. For these three St. George gins, Lance retrofitted his beloved absinthe still with a custom-built Carter head assembly. The Carter head allows for elegant expression of the character of the juniper berries and other botanicals, while minimizing resinous and potentially acrid notes from carrying over during distillation.

St. George Single Malt Lot No. 11
We released St. George Single Malt Whiskey in 2000—well before the dawn of the modern American craft whiskey movement. It is with great pride that we can offer you Lot 11, our 11th bottling: distilled, aged, blended, and bottled by us here in California out of love for what a handcrafted whiskey can be.

Making whiskey is what drew distiller Lance Winters to distillation in the first place. Before starting at St. George, Lance had spent five years working as a brewer. When he realized that making beer was halfway to making whiskey, he turned in his brewer's card and dedicated himself to the art and craft of distillation.

Now that we're on our 11th bottling of St. George Single Malt Whiskey, Lance's dream of making an elegant and expressive American whiskey has more than been realized. We start with two-row barley, then roast some and smoke the rest to bring out the character of the grain: various roast levels elicit rich aromas of hazelnut and cocoa, while smoking over beech and alder adds bass notes and complexity. You might think that intense roasting and smoking would give you a knockout firewater of a whiskey, but we distill and barrel age in a variety of cooperage types with the goal of making an ethereal single malt that's gentle and inviting.

Each bottling is a little different since we're able to draw from older barrels with every new batch we put out, but the goal is blend for "positive inconsistency"—increasing expressiveness and flavor with every lot we release.

Our current bottling, Lot 11, was released in January 2012. To achieve just the right flavors and aromas, we ventured deep into the far corners of our whiskey library. Drawing from different barrels (comprised of used bourbon casks, French oak, port barrels, and sherry barrels) allowed us to get the taste profile we were after, with notes of dried fruit, walnut, jasmine, cinnamon, cloves, and orange rind.

KBS Update!!

Sorry, I have not been posting much.  We are doing some remodeling at the store.  Making room for more beer, wine and liquor!

KBS -- It is scheduled to hit March 15 -- watch on  Thursday
 -- watch the blog/facebook/twitter for the arrival

Founders Kentucky Bourbon Stout
"The Amazing Kosmicki's Highly Acclaimed KBS....A stout ale aged in oak bourbon barrels. Does not give relieve from: rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica, lame back, lumbago, contracted muscles, toothache, sprains, swellings, and all manner of good for everythig a stout ought to be good for." -- label

What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year, to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Make your taste buds squeal with delight." -- label