Saturday, November 15, 2014

Horny Goat Tangerine IPA and Vanilla Black IPA

Horny Goat Black Vanilla IPA...$8.49 / 4pk bottles
This take on a Cascadian Dark Ale is loaded with Northern Brewer and Centennial Hops for a unique flavor combination showcasing both earthy and bright hop tones. A malty and slight roasted backbone is perfectly complemented by the addition of real vanilla beans to the aging tanks on this one of a kind black IPA. 6.6% ABV and 65 IBUs"

Horny Goat Tango Delta Tangerine IPA....$8.49 / 4pk CANS
This citrus bomb starts off as a light bodied IPA brewed with 2 Row, Munich, Caramel, and Dextrin Malts. Tango Delta's hop kick comes from the widely popular American Hops. It then goes all renegade on your palate with the addition of fresh Tangerine juice that adds a slight sweetness to complement the bold hop presence.

Against the Grain Tall Tale

Against the Grain Tall Tale...$17.99 / 750ml
Its a rikka rikka rikka reeemix
We were honored when our pal Brian 'Stillwater' Strumke asked us if we wanted to 'remix' one of his beers. So honored we took this all the way. After poking around in his collection of brews, we decided on Folklore. However, our remix of Folklore is loose as a goose..just like we want it. This beer is brewed as an amber ale infused with cacao and coffee, with portions aged in bourbon barrels and finally dried out with a dose of brettanomyces yeast. The resulting beer is unlike any you can imagine. Dark fruit, chocolate, and wild yeast flavors all comingle with a slightly vinious undertone...its like that time you went to the disco and saw Babe the blue ox dancing with Paul Bunyan. Get it?

Evil Twin Barrel Aged - limited!

Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc de Blanc Barrel Aged...$17.99
To take up the challenge and make a 100% true Brett IPA and let it rest in crisp white wine barrels can very easily become a fatal attraction for the Brewmaster. Once you get acquainted with Chardonnay’s seductive personality, along with Bretts irresistible and seductive personality, it will ensnare you and drive you mad obsessing over how exactly you can create the perfect desirable tangy, funky, crisp, tart flavor in ya mouth.

Style: Barrel Aged IPA
Brewed: Westbrook Brewing Co.
ABV: 6%

A new version of Imperial Biscotti (with sour cherries)

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale 

Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top...$14.99 / 22oz
Imperial Biscotti with Sour Cherries added
"The Holidays bring out the best in some people.  However if the Holidays also is a tough one for you, this beer will definitely sweeten dark times by endless caroling and difficult domestic obligations.  Did Imperial Biscotti Break also make your sugar levels rise and the bitter sweet flavors of coffee, almonds and chocolate very sentimental - this one has a sour cherry on tops.  Forza Imperiale." -- label

Very Rare and special Dom Perignon


Plentitude by Dom Perignon - a very rare release
Only 3 bottles available in St. Louis and we have them all.

Read the incredible story about this rare Champagne in Forbes Life

The packaging is incredible.  With the box it weighs in at almost 9.5 lbs, almost twice as much as  regular Dom Perignon.

1998 Dom Perignon P2 Brut Champagne...$379.99
Offers precision and finely detailed form, powered by an expansive palate of flavor. The layers of ripe crushed blackberry and glazed apricot fruit complement the saline-tinged minerality and oyster shell notes, graced by hints of pastry, honeycomb and exotic spice. Mouthwatering and persistent on the zesty finish. Drink now through 2030. –AN

Rated 98/100 The Wine Spectator

Big Sky Ivan the Terrible - Imperial Stout

Big Sky Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 4pk
Big sky brewing's ivan the terrible imperial stout is brewed according to the traditional style using english hops and the finest american malt. It's aroma and flavor balance well between esters of dried fruit and roasted cocoa with a slight bourbon presence.

Dom Perignon 2003 Rose

Also very limited!

2003 Dom Perignon Champagne Rose....$379.99

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts in this harmonious version. A delicate bead caresses the mouth, while flavors of currant p√Ęte de fruit, dried apricot, pastry and pickled ginger expand on the palate. Subtly floral, with a fine frame of acidity driving this to the mouthwatering finish of smoky mineral and dried fruit. Drink now through 2030. –AN
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rare Glenfiddich Retro 1963 Release!

Very exciting release!
Glenfiddich The Original Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$94.99
A replica of the original 1963 Single Malt that started it all!!!

Only 90 bottles available in  Missouri!

Glenfiddich Lines Up Luxury Malt Launches Ahead Of Holiday Season
Meanwhile, Glenfiddich is planning a November-December launch for a second newcomer, 1963, which will be a non-age-stated “replica” of the first single malt marketed by the distillery. Glenfiddich malt master Brian Kinsman has been pulling from various casks to match the archived liquid and ledger notes from that historic offering in the finished product of 1963, which will retail around $100. “At the time, there was an assumption in Scotland that customers wanted blends,” Ralph says. “But Sandy Gordon (then chairman of William Grant), decided that the whisky at Glenfiddich needed to be available for people to try in its native state, and inadvertently he created the global single malt category. This will be a very stripped-down single malt that will allow people to try the real house style of Glenfiddich.” - Shanken Daily News

Beer News!

We are a little too busy to get more details posted - 
but these just arrived at Forsyth.

In stock, come and get them.  No reservations at this point.
Will try to get them posted in the morning.

  • 2nd Shift Brew Cocky
  • Big Sky Ivan the Terrible
  • Big Muddy Winter Ale
  • Big Muddy Backwoods Monster
  • Horny Goat Black Vanilla IPA
  • Horny Goat Tango Delta Tangerine IPA CANS
  • Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc de Blanc White Wine Barrel Aged
  • Against the Grain Stillwater Remix Tall Tale (Coffee, Cocoa Nibs, aged in barrels with Brett)
  • Evil Twin Sour Bikini Beer
  • Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top
  • Tilquin Oude Quetsche 375ml
  • Tilquin Oude Quetsche 750ml

BRC release next week.
Plus we got in Tilquin Oude Gueuze SQUARED - this one will go out via BRC next week.  Stay tuned.

KJ Chard scores 91

2013 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Vintners Reserve...$9.99
America's #1 selling Chardonnay for 22 years and counting! It's no wonder Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay is our most popular release. Handcrafted in small vineyard lots throughout the entire winemaking process, our grapes are from California’s cool, coastal growing regions of Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, Mendocino County and Sonoma County. Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay is fruit-forward, divinely complex, approachable and exceptionally food-friendly.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Amazing 2012 Napa Cabernet!

2012 Robert Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon...$19.99
The grapes were hand harvested into small bins and carefully sorted in our gravity-flow cellar. The clusters were gently de-stemmed directly into traditional oak tanks for cold soak, fermentation and extended maceration-a total of 26 days of wine to skin contact, maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins fleshy and supple. The new wine was drained and gently pressed into 15% new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blend was assembled through repeated tasting trials over the 16 months of barrel aging, and bottled in June of 2014.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Ballas Beer Tasting this Weekend

The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas

Beer Tasting!
Friday, November 14 from 4-6pm

Special guest, Tyler from Morgan Street at New Ballas to taste some great Morgan Street Beers....

Morgan Street Virgin Territory IPA...$8.49 / 6pk CANS 
Morgan Street’s first IPA. Citrus, Lime Mango and Grapefruit. Malt 2Row, Cara Hell Hops, Summit, Casscade, Rakau, Wakatu, Chinook. OG 13.7 Plato FG 3.3

Morgan Street Black Beer Dark Lager...$8.99 / 6pk Cans
This light flavored black lager is our version of a classic schwarzbier. This schwarzbier has moderate malt flavors that finish clean and sweet, and are balanced out nicely with just a hint of bitterness. The appearance is very dark brown, with a tan-colored head. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to medium-high carbonation. Black Bear is truly a beer that will surprise the drinker. It is overall dark, but very pleasantly sweet with no harshness that most would expect from a dark beer. This beer is available seasonally, so try it when you can.

Malt: Europils, Munich, De-Husked Roasted Barley, Wheat
Hops: Summit, Hallertau Mittelfruh
ABV 4.6%
IBU 24

Morgan Street Golden Pilsner...$8.99 / 6pk Cans
This Bohemian styled Pilsner is rich and malty. The hop character is spicy due to the use of Czech Saaz hops. MSB’s Golden Pilsner is not quite as bitter as its German Pilsner cousin. This pilsner has a nice rounded taste, with a clean crisp finish. The appearance is pale to deep gold, with a creamy white head. This beer has won many awards, with the most prestigious being Gold at the World Beer Cup in 2010. The Golden Pilsner is available year round at our brewery.Awards: numerous regional awards, World Beer Cup Bronze 2000, World Beer Cup Gold 2010, GABF
Silver 2010, Los Angeles International Beer Festival Silver 2011, World Beer Championships Silver 2011
Malt: Europils, Munich, Cara Pils
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, Czech Saaz
ABV 5.1%
IBU 35

Morgan Street Honey Wheat...$8.99 / 6pk cans
This American style unfiltered wheat beer is great anytime. The aroma is pleasantly grainy and
sweet with a touch of honey. The appearance is pale yellow with minimal clarity. The flavor is not
overpowering, and is quite quaffable. Honey Wheat has a low hop bitterness that is balanced out by the honey malt used in the mash. The mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, and has medium to high carbonation. This beer is always a refreshing treat, and is available at our brewery year round.
Malt: Europils, White Wheat, Honey Malt
Hops: German Tettnang, Cascade
ABV 4.9%
IBU 14

London Vodka....$13.99 / 750ml
Aroma:  Rich, full-bodied, clean, with distinctive aromas of grains and cracked pepper spirit note tingle.
Taste:  A touch of sweetness to the very clean, soft mouthful, with slight grain notes and black pepper.
Finish:  Clean, crisp finish, with a lively cracked black pepper tingle.

Gold Medal Winner

Following a rigorous assessment by ISC (a highly controlled process held over seven days of intense blind tastings by a panel of 50 international industry professionals) London Vodka was chosen as an “Excellent product of superb standard” and officially recognised as one of the best tasting vodkas in the world.  London Vodka deservedly represents the pinnacle of the British vodka-making tradition.  Produced exclusively from the finest East Anglia wheat and quadruple distilled to create the perfect balance of character and purity, it is the authentic expression of a quintessentially British vodka.  Completely additive-free and blended with purest English water, London vodka combines a century of spirits producing expertise with an uncompromising commitment to its unique, authentic recipe and production method.  These are the features that give London Vodka exclusive privilege and pride to be «wearing the Union Jack».

Spirit Tasting - Friday at Forsyth

Big Friday Night Tasting at Forsyth!

Beer, Wine, Whiskey and Vermouth Tasting

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

This Friday November 14th from 4-6pm
Here is what you will taste

  • Crown Royal Apple
  • Clyde May's Alabama Style Whiskey
  • Ascendant Spirits Breaker Bourbon
  • J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey
  • Yzaguirre Reserva Red Vermouth
  • Yzaguirre Reserva Bianco Vermouth
  • Yzaguirre Reserva Dry Vermouth
  • Newton Chardonnay
  • A by Acacia Pinot Noir
  • Tarrazas Malbec
  • Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Brewing Persimmon Ship
  • Newcastle / Caledonian Brewery Collaboration.
  • Blackthorn Cider
  • Horny Goat Tango Delta Tangerine IPA

Here is some info about a few of the new products.

This has not been available in Missouri since 2011.
It is back now!
Clyde May's Alabama Style Whiskey....$34.99
Over 70 years ago, in an illegal still tucked away in the Conecuh Ridge in Alabama, Clyde May created his first batch of craft whiskey. Clyde May lived outside the law and the bourbon belt. He was a moonshiner by trade but a craftsman by heart. Using copper stills, fresh Alabama spring water and the finest local grains, he vowed to make the best darn whiskey Alabama had ever tasted. While others sold their moonshine straight, he aged small batches in charred oak barrels and experimented until he created his own unique finish—Alabama Style.

What is Alabama Style?
Clyde added oven-dried apples to his barrels. The resulting hints of green apple and cinnamon not only made it smoother than other whiskeys—they’re what made it Alabama Style. Today, we honor Clyde’s legacy with a blend of 5 & 6 year old bourbon, handcrafted in small batches and finished in that Alabama Style.

Ascendant Spirits Breaker Bourbon....$45.99
Breaker Bourbon Whisky is a new American bourbon from the first craft distillery in the golden hills of California’s Central Coast. Our Master Distiller blends each small batch from only eight carefully hand chosen barrels that have been aged for at least five years. This ensures that each bottle is produced with an uncompromising attention to detail and taste. Inspired by the sublime and elusive sets at El Capitan and other local beaches, Breaker embodies that sense of perfection and freedom.
A base of corn, rye and malted barley
Twice distilled in a copper still
Aged for five or more years
First bourbon hand-crafted, blended and bottled in Southern California since Prohibition
Buy a hand- and batch-numbered bottle (or two) of this award-winning ultra small batch bourbon.

J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey...$31.99 / 750ml

Jacob Rieger and Company was founded in 1887 in Kansas City's West Bottoms Livestock Exchange district. The brand offered over 100 alcoholic products and took pride in maintaining a quarter of a million unique customers by offering mail-order delivery services. In 1919, Prohibition was enacted by the federal government and was not reversed until 1933. J. Rieger and Co. was a casualty at the time, but was not destined to be lost forever. 95 years after Prohibition, we can officially say that the historic and iconic spirits brand of Kansas City is back!

Our bottling of Kansas City Whiskey pays tribute to the original brand by utilizing a blend of Corn, Malt, and Straight Rye Whiskies, as well as a small amount of 15 year old Oloroso Sherry from the Williams & Humbert Bodedga in Jerez, Spain. The use of Sherry in American Whiskey was commonplace in the 1800s, but was lost after prohibition.. Bottled at 90 proof and comprised of Whiskeys aged at least 7 years, our Kansas City Whiskey is a balanced, smooth, and slightly sweet and powerful Whiskey that is beautiful when served neat or on the rocks, but also works well in classic cocktails such as the Horsefeather and Old Fashioned."

Our range of Yzaguirre Vermouths is still manufactured following the traditional methods of the venerable winemakers that sprang up in the foothills of the Italian Alps. Our exclusive formula blends almost 80 herbs and spices which give it that very special touch.

Yzaguirre Reserva Red Vermouth...$28.99 / liter
Mahogany red in colour, Yzaguirre Reserva Red Vermouth is highly aromatic, velvety and pleasant on the palate, with woody, herby and spicy notes reminiscent of ripe fruit. Its initial flavour is very tasty and balanced, in perfect harmony with its acidity. Twelve months in oak barrels give it consistency and character.
Serving tip: As an everyday aperitif or early evening drink. Excellent in a long drink with a few drops of Campari, 3 or 4 ice cubes, a slice of orange, a twist of orange peel and fresh mint leaves. It is also perfect for seasoning meat or game stews, shellfish paella, desserts and patisserie.

Yzaguirre Reserva Bianco Vermouth...$28.99 / liter

With a deep yellow colour, Yzaguirre Reserva White Vermouth is highly aromatic, velvety and pleasant on the palate, with woody, herby and spicy notes reminiscent of ripe fruit. Its initial flavor is very tasty and balanced, in perfect harmony with its acidity. Twelve months in oak barrels give it consistency and character.
Serving tip: As an everyday aperitif or early evening drink. Excellent in a long drink with a few drops of Campari, 3 or 4 ice cubes, a slice of orange, a twist of orange peel and fresh mint leaves. Perfect for use in the kitchen to add another dimension to your dishes.

Yzaguirre Reserva Dry Vermouth...$28.99 / liter
With a light straw yellow colour, Yzaguirre Reserva Dry Vermouth initially has a very alcoholic taste in the mouth yet perfectly balanced with its acidity. Highly glyceric, it is velvety and smooth in the mouth with notes of wood, herbs and spices. It is aged for one year in oak barrels which helps to stabilize the aroma and colour of the blend.
Serving tip: Excellent for use in cocktails. Ideal for combining with gin and lemon.

New Flor de Cana 25 Year Old Rum

Flor de Cana's 25 Year Old Rum....$144.99
Flor de Cana's new Centenario 25 ultra premium rum, an exciting addition to the brand's Centenario Collection, features unique packaging. The black and gold label features an abstraction of the Nicaraguan volcano, while the rum itself sees to float in the bottle that sports sharp, beveled edges and a heavy solid glass base. The premium cork closure is topped with an embossed "Flor de Cana" gold medal coin.

The Flor de Cana Centenario 25 has a deep and elegant amber hue. Its beautifully integrated aroma, with hints of vanilla, wood and ark cocoa, draws you into a smooth, luxurious taste that offers further notes of fruit, almond and caramel and a touch of sweetness that lingers in the long buttery finish.

Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Brewing Collab

In stock now and in good supply!

Upland Brewing Collab!

Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Brewing Collaboration...$10.99 / 750ml
Combining Indiana Persimmons and dragonfruit from Thailand?  Who would concoct such a divinely subtle concoction of joy and delight?  Only the spookily twisted folks at Jolly Pumpkin and Upland Brewing, that's who.  From the rolling hills of Indiana, to the twisted wrought iron gates and graveyards of Dexter, comes this wonderful blending of oak aged sour ale. 

More of these arrived!

Jolly Pumpkin Glass....$4.99 each

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Beer news....

Perennial Abraxas
Getting a number of questions about Abraxas....
It is scheduled to hit this Friday.
I will send out BRC emails in the next 24 hours or so.  That way you can let us know which store you want to pick up and we can hopefully get it to each store on Friday.  We got a decent allocation.  We should get down the list pretty wa

2nd Shift BA LSD and Blueprint Coffee LSD - still waiting to announce details on release.  Very soon.

Side Project Merci - bottled, will be released soon.  Stay tuned for details.

Also got a few calls about this one - yes, it is coming this week, good supply!
Upland Brewing Collab!

Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Brewing Collaboration - arrives this week!  
Combining Indiana Persimmons and dragonfruit from Thailand?  Who would concoct such a divinely subtle concoction of joy and delight?  Only the spookily twisted folks at Jolly Pumpkin and Upland Brewing, that's who.  From the rolling hills of Indiana, to the twisted wrought iron gates and graveyards of Dexter, comes this wonderful blending of oak aged sour ale. 

Lismore Single Malt Scotches

Lismore Single Malt is a a highland malt from the Speyside region of Scotland, which is similar to the Howell Mountain area of Napa, California.

Lismore 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$99.99
Lismore 21 Year old is a new release of only 3300 bottles.  Bottles in 2014

Lismore 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$44.99
Lismore 15 year-old boasts an appearance that only comes from 15 year-old authentic copper stills. Starting with fantastic heather nose, followed by honey tones, grassy aromas, then a drizzle of maple syrup to top it off. The taste is rich toffee, with a great balance of nuts, fruit, and chocolate.

Lismore 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch...$61.99
Lismore 18 year-old has an appearance of polished oak, a sherry nose with hints of cinnamon, Lismore 18 year-old A real mouth is a real mouth-filling whisky. One little drop envelops your entire mouth. Fruit and toffee are right at the forefront. The finish is butterscotch candy.

Lismore Speyside Single Malt Scotch...$18.99
Lismore Speyside Single Malt Scotch is walnut in color with the main flavor characters being sweet and heathery, but also contains very slight overtones of quality highland peat. Complete in taste, it is robust yet delicate. The fine balance of flavors combine to make this malt whiskey distinctive in both taste and character. Outer cases are very attractive-looking with six bottles backed in a beautiful canister with a corked finish

Craigellachie 13 year and 23 year

Craigellachie Speyside Single Malt Scotch 13 Year Old....$49.99
Craigellachie Speyside Single Malt Scotch 23 Year Old...$269.99
What does Craigellachie mean?
It means 'ROCKY HILL'. Because it's a hill and it's rocky.

Persistent aren't we? You and our late co-founder Peter Mackie have something in common.
Even when styles changed and the other distilleries moved on, he dug his heels into the craggy Craigellachie rock. Steadfastly using worm tubs to add sulphurous ballast to the dram - they called him 'old fashioned' even in 1891. Ol' Mackie and his cat may have passed, but the Craigellachie method isn't going anywhere.

Rogue new release

Rogue Yellow Snow IPA....$13.99 / 6pk
Style: India Pale Ale

Food Pairing: Beef, Hot & Spicy
Tasting Notes:
Pale golden in color with a hoppy fruity aroma. Big hop flavor up front complemented by medium body and hoppyness mid-pallet. Finishes with a characteristic lingering bitterness.
8 Ingredients:
Cara Foam, Melanoiden & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Amarillo & Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

Dewar's The Monarch 15 Year Old

A new blend from Dewar's

Dewars "The Monarch" 15 year Old Blended Scotch Whisky....$49.99
"The Monarch' is made from specially selected single malt and single grain whiskies that are at least 15 years old, and have been matured in sherry and bourbon casks.  Once blended together we allow them to "marry" in vintage oak casks for several months. 

Jack Daniel's Master Distiller No.2

Edition No. 2 is finally here

Edition No.2

Jack Daniels Master Distiller Series No.2....$26.99
This is an 86 proof bottle and features Jack Daniel, the 2nd of the 7 Master Distillers in the history of the Jack Daniel Distillery. Each bottle is individually numbered on the back label and comes with a box which, when put side by side with another box, completes a nice image as seen above. Only seven men have served as Master Distiller. This special bottling celebrates Mr. Jess Motlow, who saw the Distillery through Prohibition.