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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays!
We appreciate your business!

Store Hours


Wed-Saturday Open 9am-7pm

Sunday Closed
Dec 31 - Monday - Open 9am-7pm
Jan 1 - Tuesday - Closed for Inventory
Jan 2 - Wednesday - Closed for Inventory
Thursday-Saturday Open 9am-7pm



Have a very bear-y Christmas!

4 Hands tasting

Open House Beer Tastings
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105   314.727.8788




SATURDAY

 4 Hands Brewing Co. at The Wine and Cheese Place







Meet Meagan Lemp of 
4 Hands Brewing Company
 Saturday December 22th 2 until 4pm
The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth location

Taste some newly bottled 4 Hands beers!!  
From St. Louis, Missouri




4 Hands Brewing Single Speed Session...$4.99 / 22oz

Our American blonde ale is brewed with elderflower, red wheat, and three different varieties of hops. Elderflower adds a soft floral element that accentuates the red wheat. Single speed pours straw in color with floral undertones.


4 Hands Brewing Reprise Centennial Red....$4.99 / 22oz
The centennial hop is the centerpiece of our American Red Ale. Reprise pushes the limits of a single hop with an amazing bouquet and stunning bitterness all the way through. The citrus character provides an experience you will want to repeat. Reprise is crimson in color with aromas of citrus fruit and biscuit malt.

4 Hands Brewing Divided Sky Rye IPA...$4.99 / 22oz

"This beer brings together tow of our favorite ingredients; hops and rye - serious hops up front provide a pungent, floral, and citrus character. We use centennial, Columbus, and Cascades in this hop lovers dream. The rye provides a slightly spicy flavor and a full mouth-feel. Divided Sky pours straw in color with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. Drink fresh!" - 4 Hands Brewing Co.
CAST IRON OATMEAL BROWN...$4.99 / 22oz
This is one monster of a Brown Ale! We use an obnoxious amount of chocolate malt and roasted barley to give this beer a cask iron backbone. Our oatmeal brown pours a dark mahogany with aromas of dark chocolate and coffee.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Great Grower Champagne



Joel Falmet Champagne Tradition....$39.99 / 750ml

Grower Champagne "RM" Récoltant-Manipulant
Only produces 1200 cases per year
Rated #1 Champagne under $40 in the New York Times


The New York Times
Champagnes Below $40 Regain Pop
By ERIC ASIMOV
BETTER BUBBLES Champagnes under $40 show new finesse.

Tasting Report
In a tasting of 20 Champagnes, priced under $40 each, the wine panel was pleasantly surprised by the elegance that we found among our favorites. 
1. JOËL FALMET Brut Tradition NV
2. LOUIS ROEDERER
3. AGRAPART AND FILS
4. HENRIOT
5. CHRISTIAN ETIENNE
6. GEORGES GARDET
7. TAITTINGER
8. MOUTARD
9. NICOLAS FEUILLATTE
10. POL ROGER


"So, here it is. If you can afford to spend $30 to $40 a bottle on Champagne, more or less the entry-level price nowadays, you may find yourself with some seriously good wine.

The Falmet Brut Tradition was our top-rated wine. We found it full of lively energy, with complex flavors of flowers, minerals, citrus and herbs, and with more finesse than you generally find in Champagnes dominated by the pinot noir grape." - New York Times


2010 Pegau CDP Rated 96-98+/100 Robert Parker


In stock now at Forsyth!!

Only 4 cases left out of the 10 cases
2010 Pegau Chat du Pape Cuvee Reservee...$89.99 / 750ml


Sold Out -  Pegau Chat du Pape Cuvee Reservee...$189.99 / magnum
Sold Out - Pegau Chat du Pape Cuvee Reservee...$399.99 / 3 liter
Sold Out - Pegau Chat du Pape Cuvee Reservee...$899.99 / 6 liter
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee, which I tasted from several foudres, is essentially equivalent in quality, but it has not yet been bottled. If I understood Paul Feraud correctly, he tends to prefer the 2009, but says Laurence prefers the 2010. In any event, this is one of those “pick’em” dilemmas. The 2010 is a fabulous wine of exceptional intensity, tremendous flavor authority and full-bodied power. It is slightly more reserved than the more flamboyant 2009, but of course it is still in foudre. Very rich with lots of Provencal herb, smoky, meaty, kirsch, black currant and blackberry notes, it is a stunningly viscous, thick and rich effort with a slightly more vibrant finish. This magnificent Chateauneuf du Pape should age for three decades or more based on how well the 1989 and 1990 are maturing. This 2010 should be bottled early next year, and released in Fall, 2013.
Rated 96-98+/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

De Dolle Stille Nacht RESERVA 2010

SOLD OUT


De Dolle Stille Nacht RESERVA 2010...$37.99 / 750ml
Aged 25 months in Bordeaux Barrels

FRESH Caviar


Caviar is coming to our Forsyth location
In stock now!
Guaranteed FRESH!

Plus we have BLINIS

American Wild Paddlefish Caviar:
 1oz $38.99, 2oz $71.99
The Paddlefish Caviar resembles the Sevruga grade of the Caspian Sea although this caviar can be slightly smaller. This caviar ranges in color from dark amber to a dark gray, with a complex body, good salinity and subtle brine flavor. 
American Wild Caviar Hackleback Sturgeon:
 1oz $39.99, 2oz $79.99
In the rivers of Tennessee and Illinois live the Hackleback Sturgeon. Hackleback Caviar is black with a soft, mild, light buttery taste and an ocean finish. 


American Wild Salmon Roe:

 4oz $19.99 

Siberian Strugeon (Baerli Italy):
 2oz $149.99
The Siberian Sturgeon is a cousin to the Osetra Sturgeon. This Caviar has pure Osetra flavors. The grain size ranges from medium to large. The color ranges from a dark gray to golden brown. 


Russian Osetra (Israel): 

1oz $99.99 
This Osetra Caviar is raised in Northern Israel. Water from the Dan River is used in this farm. This is the secret ingredient that produces a superb Caviar with intense Osetra flavor. 


Imperial Osetra (Israel):

 1oz $139.99 
Today. Imperial Caviar comes from mature White Ossetra sturgeon. This caviar is highly coveted for its golden grains that deliver an earthy, nutty and fruity flavor. The color of Imperial Caviar may vary from golden to greenish.

Goose Island Big John

SOLD OUT






Goose Island Big John.... $8.99 / 22oz

Brewer's Notes:  Inspired by the epic skyline of Chicago, Goose Island’s brewers set out to craft Big John; a tall, bold slugger of a stout that stands out vividly against the little soft beers out there. Epic amounts of roasted malt and an addition of cacao nibs give Big John a massive chocolate flavor and aroma. With a body as substantial and black as the building to which it pays homage, Big John is sure to inspire a sense of awe with every sip.



Recipe Information:Style: Imperial Stout brewed with Cacao Nibs
Alcohol by Volume: 11.5%
International Bitterness Units: 60
Color: Slate Black
Hops: Columbus
Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roasted Barley, De-bittered Black

Urban Chestnut new 4pks






Urban Chestnut STLIPA...$9.99 / 4pks
STLIPA, Revolution Series #3:
We pronounce it “sta-leep-ah”… you pronounce it how you like. STLIPA, which is the acronym for St. Louis India Pale Ale, is actually a DIPA (Double or Imperial IPA…i.e., double the stats of a traditional IPA). We hope it’s a ‘sleeper’ that you’ll include in your set of favorite DIPA’s from one of the best beer cities in the world…St. Louis. Hops- Sterling, Cascade, Mt. Hood, Willamette, Chinook. ABV- 8.5%, IBU’s- 100, OG – 18.5 Plato


Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz...$8.99 / 4pks
Schnickelfritz, Reverence Series #2
The unmistakable characteristics of this Bavarian Weissbier are achieved with a yeast that is decidedly fruity and phenolic. You may note clove, nutmeg or even vanilla and/or banana-like aromas and flavors. ABV- 5.2%, IBU’s- 15, OG – 12.5 Plato

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Signatory scotches...


Signatory Fettercairn 1996....$53.99
Aged 15 Years
Distilled on Sept 30, 1996
Bottled on July 10, 2012
Matured in Hogshead
Cask No. 4345
Only 369 bottles produced




Signatory Highland Park Unchillfiltered 1991....$65.99
Aged 18 Years
Distilled on Sept 19, 1991
Bottled on July 23, 2010
Matured in Sherry But
Cask No. 15110
Only 765 bottles produced
46% ABV

Vertical Tasting with Dan Kopman

OPEN HOUSE - Tonight
Plus join us for our annual vertical tasting with Dan Kopman, 
one of the founders of Schlafly
December 20th (5:30pm - 6:30pm)



The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105
314.727.8788

All $10.99 / 750ml bottle

Available online also
2008 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
2009 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
2010 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
2012 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

2007 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2008 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2009 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2010 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2011 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2012 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine

Very rare whiskey...



Only 715 bottles made
We have bottles #409 and #410
St. George Single Malt Whiskey XXX 30th Anniversary...$329.99
St. George Spirits has been making Single Malt Whiskey consistently longer than any distillery in the United States. For those new to perhaps the country’s best craft distillery, check out my previous postings and an article I wrote for Dominic Roskrow’sWorld Whiskey Review. Each of these articles gives a bit more background on the distillery and their whiskey program.

What’s really unique about St. George’s single malt is their aging process. Specifically, they use a variety of barrels and ages to create a whiskey that retains the distillery’s DNA of complex fruit and roasted/toasted malt, but also has slight variances from release to release.

A mere 715 bottles make up the distillery’s 30th anniversary single malt release. The whiskey is comprised of some of the oldest whiskey stocks finished in a barrel that previously held pear brandy. St. George began making eau de vie, particularly pear, when the distillery opened in 1982. The flagship spirit was actually a pear brandy, so this release is a bit of a nod to the distilleries early days.

It’s worth noting that in October of 2011 I was at the distillery and had the opportunity to try a 14 year old single malt that was barrel proof, deep chocolate in color, and had the viscosity of berry syrup. It was one of the best sips of whiskey I had all year. In short, I can absolutely attest to the depth, complexity, and greatness of some of St. George’s stocks. Let’s take a look a closer look at this limited release whiskey.

St. George Single Malt Whiskey 30th Anniversary Edition, Bottle 689/715, 47.3% alcohol (94.6 proof), $400
Nose: Redolent with bright, fresh fruit aromas – honeydew, lush pear, and lemon-lime enriched with nutty toffee, vanilla cream, roasted nuts, and cocoa.
Palate: Ripe orchard fruits (Pear), lemon drops, candied ginger, and almond toffee.
Finish: The finish is full of roasted malt and nuts – long and lingering to balance out the sweetness on the nose and palate.
 Sour Mash Manifesto Rating: 9.6 (Epic)

New limited Ballechin #6 and #7


Limited releases from Edradour - only 6,000 bottles of each produced...

Two new ones are here....

In stock at Forsyth now and online

Edradour Ballechin #6 Bourbon Casks....$86.99



Edradour Ballechin #7 Bordeaux Casks........$86.99



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

North Shore limited release



Very Limited -- only 860 bottles made (Forsyth only)
North Shore Silver Lining...$37.99
An American Kräuter Liqueur

Each year we bring together incredible combinations of ingredients to produce special single-batch spirits. This year's is no exception. It is our delight to introduce our Fall 2012 limited release, Silver Lining. This spirit arrived in stores, bars and restaurants for the first time in late October 2012.

Inspired by our bartender friends, Silver Lining is what you need when things seem to be getting a little out of control, or for when you need a good, strong drink after a tough night. It is our take on a traditional German kräuter (herbal) liqueur. While most kräuters are targeted at college-age consumers, ours is a more sophisticated, delicious version, intended for our adventurous friends and drinking compatriots.

We've infused and distilled the spirit with a wide range of herbs and botanicals. The only two we're sharing are cacao and coffee. In fact, we used some amazing, locally roasted coffee from our friends at Metropolis Coffee Co. in Chicago.

With this limited release, 860 bottles were produced. Each bottle is hand numbered, and once these bottles are sold there will be no more available. As with past limited releases, once it's gone, it's gone.
Enjoying Silver LiningAfter a long day or night, or when you're just in the mood, enjoy a shot of Silver Lining – simply shake the bottle, pour, and enjoy. You can also sip it after a rich meal, add it to your coffee, or mix it into a cocktail. Find a 
few ideas in our Cocktail Repository.

Evil Twin new releases






Evil Twin Ron and the Beast Ryan....$9.99 / 22oz
Style: Saison with Jolly Pumpkin Brett
Brewed: Fanø Bryghus, Denmark
ABV: 7%

In Denmark we have a lovely tradition for funky beer, and what you have here is certainly no exception. This is a never before seen collaboration between Ron and the Beast Ryan. A fluffy and precious Saison brewed on the beautiful island of Fanø on the west coast of Denmark. It may sound like a true fairytale, but don’t be fooled by it’s cute appearance.




Evil Twin The Beer FKA Black Out...$8.99 / 11.2oz

Style: Imperial Porter
Brewed: Brouwerij De Molen, Holland
ABV: 10.2%
The Beer Formerly known as Blackout
Some of us has experienced a blackout. Maybe you hit your head hard, forgot your lines in the high school play or perhaps all the lights went out in your city. In any case a blackout can very often become a moment of lucidity – stranded and discharged from the world that’s when really can push boundaries and finally realize …….


Rick Ankiel Wine Bat Autographed

.Available online

Here is Rick along with his wife Lory opening the very first bottle of 2006 Rick Ankiel Napa Valley Wine!





The winebat :
Limited to 12 boxes. Each box will be numbered and autographed by Rick Ankiel. The boxes include a Rick Ankiel bat that has been stained in red wine and autographed and 3 bottles of 2006 Rick Ankiel Napa Valley Red wine, one of the bottles is autographed
Winebat set - $699.99



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Eat more Roquefort

Stop by The Wine and Cheese Place for the best Roquefort

The secret to why the French live longer - Roquefort cheese
Eating Roquefort cheese could help guard against cardiovascular disease despite its high fat and salt content, according to new research that suggests why the French enjoy good health.
The properties of the blue cheese, which is aged in caves in the south of France, were found to work best in acidic environments of the body. Photo: REUTERS


Scientists discovered the French cheese, known for its mould and green veins, has specific anti-inflammatory properties.  It could provide clues to the “French paradox” and explain why people who live in the country enjoy good health despite favouring a diet high in saturated fat.  Using new technology, the researchers found the properties worked their best when the cheese, one of the world’s oldest, ripened.  The properties of the blue cheese, which is aged in caves in the south of France, near Toulouse, were found to work best in acidic environments of the body, such as the lining of the stomach or the skin surface.  Acidification is also a common process accompanying inflammation such as in joints affected by arthritis or special plaque on an artery wall.
    French women enjoy the joint-longest life expectancy in Europe, at 85.3 years, against 82.3 years for British women.  The group of doctors at a Cambridge-based biotech company developed the technology, which helps to identify the new anti-inflammatory factors.  The team from Lycotec, led by Dr Ivan Petyaev and Dr Yuriy Bashmakov, suggested the new properties could be extracted to help the fight against cardiovascular disease or in anti-ageing creams.  They detailed their work in a study, published in the Medical Hypotheses journal, titled: “Could cheese be the missing piece in the French paradox puzzle?”  “The anti-inflammatory factors found in these cheeses could be extracted and used independently or as a part of today's pharmaceutical or beauty products,” they wrote.  “Observations indicate that consumption of red wine alone cannot explain the paradox and perhaps some other constituents of the typical French diet could be responsible for reduced cardiovascular mortality.  “We hypothesise that cheese consumption, especially of moulded varieties, may contribute to the occurrence of the ‘French paradox’.”  They added: “Moulded cheeses, including Roquefort, may be even more favourable to cardiovascular health.”  Roquefort, which is thought to have been first eaten in about 79AD, is noted for its sharp, tangy, salty flavour and its rich, creamy texture.

Beer Tastings this weekend

Open House Beer Tastings
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105   314.727.8788

THURSDAY


Plus join us for our annual vertical tasting with Dan Kopman, 
one of the founders of Schlafly
December 20th (5:30pm - 6:30pm)


Assorted vintages Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
 Assorted vintages Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine


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FRIDAY



Friday December 21 from 4-6pm
Kerry from Perennial Artisan Ales 
Come Taste:
Perennial Vermilion English Style Barleywine
Perennial Hommel
Perennail Saison de Lis

Order Perennial online now



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SATURDAY

Meet Kevin Lemp, owner of 4 Hands Brewing Co. at The Wine and Cheese Place






Meet Kevin Lemp of 
4 Hands Brewing Company
 Saturday December 22th - Not confirmd yet - TBA
The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth location

Taste some newly bottled 4 Hands beers!!  
From St. Louis, Missouri




4 Hands Brewing Single Speed Session...$4.99 / 22oz
Our American blonde ale is brewed with elderflower, red wheat, and three different varieties of hops. Elderflower adds a soft floral element that accentuates the red wheat. Single speed pours straw in color with floral undertones.

4 Hands Brewing Reprise Centennial Red....$4.99 / 22oz
The centennial hop is the centerpiece of our American Red Ale. Reprise pushes the limits of a single hop with an amazing bouquet and stunning bitterness all the way through. The citrus character provides an experience you will want to repeat. Reprise is crimson in color with aromas of citrus fruit and biscuit malt.

4 Hands Brewing Divided Sky Rye IPA...$4.99 / 22oz

"This beer brings together tow of our favorite ingredients; hops and rye - serious hops up front provide a pungent, floral, and citrus character. We use centennial, Columbus, and Cascades in this hop lovers dream. The rye provides a slightly spicy flavor and a full mouth-feel. Divided Sky pours straw in color with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. Drink fresh!" - 4 Hands Brewing Co.
CAST IRON OATMEAL BROWN...$4.99 / 22oz
This is one monster of a Brown Ale! We use an obnoxious amount of chocolate malt and roasted barley to give this beer a cask iron backbone. Our oatmeal brown pours a dark mahogany with aromas of dark chocolate and coffee.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lagunitas Seasonals





Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Wild...$4.49 / 22oz
ABV: 9.420%
A higher gravity seasonal version of the year-round Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale. It’s made with Westmalle Trappist yeast that creates those curious phenolic off-flavors that are freakin’ everyone out these days. Massively dosed with boatloads of wheat and pale malt and finishes with a big, hoppy ending.


Lagunitas Cappucino Stout...$4.49 / 22oz
We get some help from our friends/neighbors at Sebastopol’s Hardcore Coffee just up the road. The coffee beans are freshly ground when we drop them into the brew kettle and whirlpool, giving that deep coffee flavor without taking away from that even deeper beer flavor.
ABV: 9.2%

New Becks...Sapphire Hops


Becks with Sapphire Hops
6% ABV

Cristall Russian Vodka

Back in stock





Cristall®: The Definitive Russian Vodka...$21.99 / 750ml

When only the best will do and Compromise is Unacceptable®, you want Cristall® Russian vodka.

Cristall Signature Series® Russian vodka is distilled using time honored techniques to produce a superior experience for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Our multi-filtering through quartz crystals and carbon granules from true Russian birch creates the definitive Russian vodka. Bold yet smooth, flexible yet uncompromising, you will agree from your first taste that Cristall Signature Series® is truly superior.

You will find no other Russian vodka of comparable quality at the moderate prices offered by the Cristall Signature Series®. Other vodkas in the price range are, simply stated, not even close. Cristall® offers a truly world class Russian vodka at a truly reasonable price.
When Only Truly Superior Russian Vodka Will Do

With an upscale image and a new look which is nearly as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate, Cristall Signature Series® adds distinction to any cocktail party.

Whether you are serving vodka straight up or on the rocks, or need smoothRussian vodka to add that perfect touch of class to your favorite cocktails, Cristall® delivers. Warm, pleasing to the palate, with a solid finish, you can always serve Cristall® with confidence, even to your most discerning guests.

Discover for yourself why publications and organizations as diverse as Swank Martini Company, American Mixologist, The Spirit Journal, The Winestreet Journal, Wine Enthusiast Magazine and The Beverage Testing Institute count Cristall Signature Series® Russian vodka amongst the best spirits produced anywhere in the world.

If you refuse to accept anything but the best, if you appreciate the difference that only true, superior quality offers, then Cristall Signature Series® Russian vodka is for you. Made to be enjoyed responsibly by those with a taste for the finer things, Cristall® offers a truly unique experience unequaled by other vodkas on the market.

Sensuous. Bold. Smooth. When only a superior spirit will do and Compromise is Unacceptable®, nothing surpasses Cristall Signature Series® Russian vodka.

Bush Peche Mel


Scaldis  Peche Mel...$17.99 / 4pk
When the taste of peach meets the strongest beer in Belgium…

Created many years ago by students as a cocktail, the Pêche Mel’Bush was originally a mix of equal parts BUSH Amber and peach gueuze.

Brewed since 2009 by the Brasserie Dubuisson with the same rigour as the other Bush beers, made to an original recipe based on natural peach extracts, the Pêche Mel’Bush has what it takes to satisfy everyone who likes fruit-flavoured beers with character. The natural flavourings and extracts of the fruit complement the original bitterness of the Bush Amber to create a rounded and perfectly balanced beer.

Pêche Mel’Bush is a highly fermented, filtered beer with an alcohol volume of 8.5%, which will make it without a doubt the strongest fruit-flavoured beer.

Lucifer Belgian Blond.... 16oz CANS

Great looking new cans online now



Lucifer Belgian Blond....14.99 / 4pk -  16oz CANS
Lucifer pours cleat and golden yellow with a lasting and lacing full white head. The aroma of yeast carries into the flavor with slight metallic and spiced accents. A of fruit compliments the dry and bitter finish of this complex beer.

Lucifer entered the market in the mid 1980s under the label of Liefmans breweries. It was an extension to the popular segment of strong, blonde beers. After Liefmans Breweries disappeared, Lucifer fell into the hands of our neighbours and friends Duvel Moortgat. However, they only wished to concentrate on Liefmans’ fruit beers. Lucifer was in danger of dying a silent death. But we didn’t let it get that far, our conscience couldn’t allow this to happen. Het Anker received the right to produce and commercialise Lucifer. May we roast in hell if it doesn’t follow the success of our own beers!

Type of beer: Blonde special beer
Colour: Gold yellow
Alcohol: 8% VOL
Hops: Magnum, Spalt, Saaz
Wort extract: 17° Plato
Fermentation: High fermentation
Lagering: 2 weeks

Monday, December 17, 2012

Goose Bump Imperial Stout with coffee beans

In stock now at Forsyth




Mactarnahans Goose Bump Imperial Stout with Coffee Beans
Malts: 2 Row, Caramel, Roast Barley, Black, Chocolate, Oats
Hops: Perle
Spice: Latin America, East African, and Indonesian blend
Bitternes: 56 IBU
Alcohol By Volume: 9%
Goose Bump is a deliciously dark Imperial Stout brewed with roasted and chocolate malt, coffee beans, and bold hop flavor which percolate into a complex blend of fearsome intensity.

Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Style Lager

In stock now at Forsyth


Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Style Lager...$8.29 / 6pk
In 1919, beer was banned. Barrels were broken, breweries went under and recipes were lost. When beer came back 14 years later, it was never the same. That is until now, because in 2004, an old logbook was discovered in the brewery archives dating back before 1919. Batch 19 is inspired by the last batches of beer brewed before Prohibition made it illegal.
Inspired by an authentic pre-Prohibition recipe, this bold, hoppy and balanced lager derives its bold taste by using a rare combination of hops including Hersbrucker and Strisslespalt. Hersbrucker hops provide herbal notes and Strisslespalt hops deliver notes of black currant. We are aware of no brewer in America who uses this combination today. Deep-gold in color, naturally filtered and unpasteurized, Batch 19 has 26 IBUs and an assertive 5.5% ABV. 

**2009 GABF Silver Medal Winner**

"Exceeds all expectations..." -Modern Brewery Age

"Good drinking, reminds me of some retro beers..." -Beer Advocate