Saturday, December 6, 2014

Appleton 12 Year old is finally back plus a new 21 year old!

It has been awhile since we have seen the 12 year old

Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Jamaican Rum...$30.99 / 750ml
Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Jamaica Rum is aged for a minimum of 12 years in oak barrels and is touted as an unsurpassed masterpiece of oak ageing. Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Jamaica Rum is a bold and confident rum that should be enjoyed straight up or on the rocks. And if you’re generous enough to bring it out to share with friends, then you’re probably generous enough to know you’re going to have to go out and get some more.

Sit back and enjoy, knowing that you’re having one of the world’s truly exceptional spirits.

The Wine Enthusiast's Top 50 Spirits of 2014
#1 Rum
Rated 98/100 The Wine Enthusiast

This one is new!  21 Years old!

Appleton 21 Year Old Jamaican Rum..$109.99 / 750ml
This spirit is truly exceptional and has been aged for a minimum of 21 years in oak barrels, patiently waiting to be released. For that reason alone only a limited number of bottles of this luxury sipping rum are released each year.

While some people spend their time collecting Elvis memorabilia and crystal figurines, true collectors of rare quality will have their eye on this prize. Dust off your snifters and lock the doors, as this is a once in a lifetime experience to be savoured.

Bushmill's Black Bush #1 Irish

The Wine Enthusiast's Top 50 Spirits of 2014
#1 Irish Whiskey
Rated 96/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey...$31.99 / 750ml
An intriguing name and an intriguing flavour. Right from the pour you’ll notice the dark colouring‚ a result of maturing for up to seven years in spanish oloroso sherry casks and sweet bourbon barrels. As for the taste‚ this 80% malt premium whiskey floats across the tongue to deliver dark‚ velvety fruity notes right through to the back of your throat.”

This elegant, super-soft sipper is a blend of grain whiskey and malt whiskey that was finished in oloroso Sherry casks—the emphasis on the latter. The Sherry influence shows in the baked apple and dried apricot flavors that round into caramel and butterscotch tones on the finish. — K.N. (3/1/2014)
Rated 96/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary of Jimmy Russell

We had the legendary Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller of Wild Turkey, signing bottles at The Wine and Cheese Place a few years ago.

We are proud offer this great new Wild Turkey that is bottled as a tribute to Master Distiller Jimmy Russell's 60 years at the Wild Turkey Distillery.

The Wine and Enthusiast Top 50 Spirits!
This one scored #1 Bourbon with 97/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary Bourbon....$109.99 / 750ml
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.  A very rare blend of 13-16 year old hand selected barrels.  

Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller
Grew up three miles from the Wild Turkey distillery
Third in a line of distillers

Joined the distillery in 1954
Trained under Wild Turkey’s second Master Distiller, Bill Hughes, and Ernest W. Ripy, son of the original distiller

Director of the Kentucky Distillery Association
Inducted into the Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2000

“We use a water glass for the bourbon and a shot glass for the water.”

Peter Michael scores 95

As with all of Peter Michael's Wines - this is very limited!

2013 Peter Michael l'Apres-Midi Sauvignon Blanc...$49.99
This shows exceptional mineral, floral, lime, lemon and peach character. Jasmine and quince too. Full body, fresh acidity and a tangy finish. Some aniseed on the end. Such length. One of the three or four best sauvignons in California. 95% sauvignon blanc and 5% sémillon. Drink now.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling (formerly of The Wine Spectator)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Two Brothers Hop Centric

In stock at Forsyth

Two Brothers Hop Centric Double IPA...$13.99 / 6pk
Hop Centric is one of a series of special limited-run beers in styles that are more extreme or unusual. This one is a real hop blast, dripping with the resiny soul of fresh Northwest hops. Don’t come crying to us if it’s too much for you; this one’s for hopheads only! And get it now, cause when it’s gone, it’s gone. Boo hoo. 22.7 Plato 100.1 IBU

New 2014 Cathedral Square Barrel Aged Holy Moly

Cathedral Square Holy Moly Aged in Whiskey Barrels...$9.99 / 22oz
A Whiskey Aged version of the Holy Moly Stout
"Brewed in the Russian Imperial Stout style, this offering boasts plenty of malt character and an aggressive amount of hops. A rich, flavorful ale with a finish you wont believe."
- Cathedral Square

Sierra Nevada Snowpack 12 pack!

Sierra Nevada Snowpack...$14.99 / 12 pack

Includes 2 new beers...

An intercontinental blend of big hop flavor.
Certain regions produce hops whose flavors are simply unlike any others. This is the case for many of the hops coming out of the Southern Hemisphere—specifically, those from Australia where the hops are famous for their floral character and enticing fruit-forward aromas. These one-of-a-kind hops were the inspiration for Boomerang, a “Yankee-Aussie” IPA featuring the light malt body of an American IPA blended with the robust flavors of Southern Hemisphere hops.

Rich coffee and roasted malts for a cold-weather wonder.
Coffee and craft beer are both drinks that inspire passion in the faithful. As we dreamed up ideas for a winter beer, they seemed destined to come together. There isn’t much that’s more comforting on a cold day than a cup of great coffee, and even more so when blended with the rich flavors of a dark and roasty stout. Our Coffee Stout brings the best of both brews with flavors of baker’s cocoa, dark fruit, and a bittersweet roasted malt body.

New exciting beers from To Øl

Yes, it does come in a brown paper bag!

To Øl Brown Paper Bag...$7.99 / 375ml
From the brewer:
“Let get this straight – being hobo doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy the zesty, fruity, piney, green pleasures of potent hops once in a while. It doesn’t mean you can’t separate the wheat from the chaff. It doesn’t mean you can’t be a total beer maniac.

Too long the lager yeast has been synonym with boozy malt liquor or obnoxious lagers, but the lager yeast is actually perfect clean canvas for showcasing the beauty and potent aromas of hops.

This is why To Øl now are presenting “Brown Paper Bag” an 8,5% Imperial Pilsner brewed with a solid amount of melanodin and caramel malts to give the pilsner yeast some backbone and to smoothen out the potent yet fruity Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo hops.

And for all of you beer geek hobos – we pre-packed this sucker for you!”

To Øl Mine is Bigger than Yours...$8.99 / 375ml
Rated 97/100 RateBeer
Mine is bigger than yours Barley Wine
“When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite”
This beer is a big fat beast packed with every potent ingredient we had at the brewery. This tons of malts and hops combined in one big fat, yet balanced brew.It jumps higher than yours, it builds houses bigger than yours, It’s mama is fatter than yours, it chops wood faster than yours, it’s father is could beat yours…. No reason to say, but Mine is bigger than yours!
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, flaked oats, light candy sugar, hops (Columbus, Simcoe, Citra) and yeast.
12.5% ABV 

To Øl I've Seen Bigger than Yours...$8.99 / 375ml
Rated 95/100 RateBeer
Barley Wine-style ale brewed with orange peel and raspberry juice

To Øl Sleep Over Coffee IIPA...$5.49 / 11.2oz
Rated 95/100 RateBeer
One of two sequels to the Mikkeller/To Øl collab “Overall IIPA”. The same beer but with tons of nice nutty aromatic espresso coffee. This is hybrid beer if ever seen one. The combination of fruits and citrus from the hops and the round coffee aromas plus the warmth of the alcohol makes this a clash of a IIPA, Black IPA, American strong and Barley Wine. Cheers.

Ingredients: Water, barley malt, flaked oats, Hops (Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo), coffee and yeast.

To Øl Black Maria Black IPA/Stout...$11.99 / 750ml
Rated 97/100 RateBeer
Black Maria is an American inspired Black IPA. It is black as a stout and hoppy as an IPA. The beer has been brewed with a good amount of highly roasted Carafa Malts, but with a relatively low amount of caramel and chocolate malts. This way we get the burned bitter and delicate chocolate notes in the beers, that goes well with the bitter and fruity aromas of the hops. The lack of caramel and chocolate results in less residual sweetness that you normally pick up from an Stout. For the hops we wanted some hops that could stand up against the Carafa malts. Therefore we used a mix of Columbus, Centennial, Galaxy and Cascade for the hop profile.
Words from our label designer Kasper about the label:
The label shows the inner yard of the Copenhagen Police Yard folded out on 4 pictures with a quote and a name merged together. The shitty tree on the neck-wrap stands in contrast to the main labels monumental expression. The police is as fake as the quality of the wood. The label is dedicated to police commander Bjarne.

Ingredients: Water, barley malt, flaked oats , hops, laktose and yeast
8,1% ABV 

To Øl Sur Mosaic...$11.99 / 750ml
Rated 94/100 RateBeer
Dry Hopped Sour Ale 6% ABV


Just a reminder...
If you reserve something to pick up online, please ask for it at the register. 
Do not pick up some off of the display if we still have some.  We then end up with a lot of unnecessary orders taking up space in the back.   Plus when we do sell out, we tell people we are out and then later find out we have extra in back that was already picked up.

Thanks very much!

Fantome Ete - limited

Fantome Ete Saison...$11.99 / 750ml
Another seasonal, tart, rich, amber brew.
Style: Saison
ABV: 8.00%

Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley - 93 Points!

2012 Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley...$23.99
Berry fruit leather, raspberry iced tea and dark spices weave together on the intriguing nose of this wine, which is as good if not better than similar wines from the appellation charging twice the price. Roasted figs and black cardamom rise on the palate, yet the wine remains light on its feet.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Thursday, December 4, 2014

4 Hands Bona Fide!!!

4 Hands Bona Fide Imperial Stout...$10.99 / 22oz
Bona Fide Imperial Stout is a collaborative effort with Goshen Coffee, a local fair trade coffee roaster. This beer is big, bold, and in your face. Bona Fide pours black as night with a smooth mouth feel. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, with nuances of vanilla. Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years. 9% Alc/Vol 65 IBU's

Mikkeller in CANS!!! Back in stock now!

Mikkeller Keeper American Pilsner....$8.99 / 4pk (12oz CANS)
5% ABV

Mikkeller Better Half American IPA...$8.99 / 4pk (12oz CANS)
6.8% ABV

New from Canada - Trou Diable

Trou Diable La Saison du Tracteur...$6.49 / 20 oz.
Blonde opalescent topped with a generous crown of foam.  The complex aromas of citrus and passion fruit immediately draw you in to take the first sip.  The authentic Saison yeast contributes these same fruit noes plus spicy character to the flavor.  The result is a lively beer that combines the ingenuity of the new world and the rustic character of the old continent." - Label

Trou Diable Punkrauch...$6.49 / 20oz
Old School a la Hanson
John Wright (Nomeansno, Hanson Brothers), respected for his contribution to punk rock music during the last three decades, is also a passionate amateur-brewer.  After all these years on state, here's the opportunity for you to hold him in your hand.  Total goombah!
Punk Rauch is a smoke lager in the old Bavarian tradition introduced to modern barrel aging.    It offers a scent of earthy hops on a background of wood and smoked ham.  The taste, light and crusty, provides a short sensation of sweet malt, quickly instigating a lively scrap with toasty resinous smoke, reminiscent  of a tasty brew around the campfire.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Two new ones from Dieu du Ciel!

Dieu du Ciel! Herbe à détourne...$4.49 / 11.2oz 
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
Belgian-style Tripel with Citra Hops
10.2% alc./vol.
This beer was brewed in the Belgian Tripel style... with much exageration! An enormous amount of Citra hops was used, giving to the beer a powerful bitterness and obvious hops aromas. This beer had been fermented with our Abbey-style Belgian yeast, but at low temperature in order to limit the production of fruity and spicy esters. Aromas of mango, cantaloupe melon and passion fruit exhale all along the tasting, and match without complex with the strong alcohol content and hops.

According to the legend, the Herbe à détourne is a plant that makes you loose your way if you step on it. This beer finds its roots in the tradition of the Belgian Tripel style, but was designed in the New World way. Citra Hops is used without restraint, giving the beer an intense bitterness. Aromas of mango, cantaloupe melon and passion fruit exhale all along the tasting, and match without complex with the strong alcohol content and hops.

Dieu du Ciel! Isseki Nicho...$4.49 / 11.2oz
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
Imperial Dark Saison - 9.5% alc./vol.

This very unique beer was born in 2009 from a special collaboration between Dieu du ciel! and Shiga Kougen, a brewery from Nagano, Japan. Black in color, it is an hybrid between an Imperial Stout and a Belgian Saison. It presents predominant bitterness and roasted malt flavours, balanced by strong alcohol content. The finale is dry, complex and spicy, a typical signature given by Saison yeasts.

New Black Saison from Saint Somewhere

Saint Somewhere Serge Black Saison...$10.99 / 750ml
"Saint Somewhere Brewing company is a brewer of traditional Belgian style ales. We are a small batch brewery using only the finest ingredients available. Belgian malt and wheat, whole noble hops and open fermentation add to the complexity of our ales. Our beers unfiltered and re-feremented in the bottle, not engineered, but truly and crafted. We brew simply and authentically, the way beer was brewed 100 years ago." -- back label

Ritterguts Gose

Back in stock!

Rittergute Gose Labels

Ritterguts Gose...$5.49 / pint

Rated 93/100 RateBeer
Gose – the lactic and salty specialty ale associated with the German cities of Goslar and Leipzig – has a chronicled history dating back over a thousand years.

But not so long ago, it was virtually extinct, known only to a shrinking base of locals and the odd beer tourist who made the trek to the few Leipzig pubs that still served the quirky specialty.

Today, with interest in sour ales soaring , “new-traditionalist” brewers in Germany, the U.S., and beyond are recreating the style – generally with a nod towards a sweeter, more “drinkable” palate, or to a relatively simplified, aggressive lacticity.

Ritterguts Gose is the real thing, the one example still made to the traditional recipes – boldly sour and funky, but with the elusive old-German qualities of balance and complexity. Once we tried this beer in Leipzig, we were both amazed and delighted that no one was importing it. But we didn’t dwell on that for too long!
As they say at Ritterguts, “Goseanna!”

Toccalmatto new beers...

Toccalmatto Zona Cesarini...$12.99 / 750ml
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Rated 99/100 RateBeer for its style
"Zona Cesarini" is an Italian slang for "the eleventh hour". By adding as many hops as possible at the very last moment available, our selection of Japanese, American, Australian and New Zealand varieties releases an outstanding burst of tropical fruit aromas that has to be smelled to be believed. A balanced body with a smooth coconut milk mouthfeel and a dry, crisp finish make for our most famous beer so far.
ABV: 6,6%

Malts: Barley and Wheat malts
Hops: Pacifi c Gem, Sorachi Ace and countless more!

Food Pairings
Great with a super spicy, Indian or Thay curry, and stockfish recipes. Choose a mild, goat or sheep milk, blue cheese, and white chocolate, citrusy desserts.

Toccalmatto B Space Invader...$12.99 / 750ml

Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Black IPA with Galaxy hops. Roasted malt body with a clean hop finish.
Style: Black IPA
ABV: 6.50%

4 Hands Milk Stout Set

4 Hands Milk Stout and Variants Set...$17.99 

  • 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout
  • 4 Hands Blackberry Milk Stout
  • 4 Hands Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout
  • plus a 4 Hands Mason Jar Glass