Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hatfield & McCoy Whiskey

Hatfield & McCoy Whiskey...$34.99
The Legendary Family Brand
The Hatfields and McCoys have been blending and distilling traditional American spirits even before the feuding began. The two clans have century-old recipes but until now, those recipes have never met.

The goal was simple: make a proprietary, top-quality whiskey inspired by family recipes, that every workingman can afford and be proud to drink. The Hatfield and McCoy families hunted high and low for a partner who could take their 150 years of moonshine and whiskey tradition and do what their ancestors never could—make it legal.

So they befriended Local Choice, an award-winning distiller out of Charleston, South Carolina, to partner with them to make a whiskey worthy of their legendary names.

Hatfield & McCoy Whiskey brings one of the most legendary stories in American folklore to life with its bold yet balanced flavor. It's an amazing experience whether you sip it straight, “touch” it with a little water and ice, or mix it in your favorite classic or craft cocktail.

Schlafly Imperial Topaz IPA

Limit 1 per person.

Schlafly Imperial Topaz IPA...$10.99 / 750ml.While some might celebrate 23 years of joy and happiness with the traditional anniversary gift of an Imperial Topaz gemstone, Schlafly Beer has chosen to honor our faithful fans with an Imperial Topaz IPA. The concept and the recipe is the work of Schlafly Brewmaster, James “Otto” Ottolini.

“This Imperial IPA is a light amber color, has a bold but elegant citrus flavor and delicious aroma” said Ottolini. “We discovered the Topaz hop from a grower on the island of Tasmania, Australia, who supplies the hops for our much loved Tasmanian IPA. When I realized that the gemstone for the 23rd is Imperial Topaz, this became a perfect fit.”

About Brewmaster James Ottolini:
James “Otto” Ottolini is the Brewmaster for Schlafly Beer. In 22 years at the Saint Louis Brewery, Otto has worked in a variety of brewery positions including Brewer, Chief Engineer, and Head of Operations. Otto’s creativity and vision have greatly impacted the design of many favorite Schlafly Beers as well as the development of innovative equipment, all contributing to the uniqueness and quality of styles such as Schlafly Dry-Hopped APA and Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. Otto was awarded the prestigious Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing from the Brewers Association at the 2012.

Today, Otto leads the team in the purchase of brewing materials, projects related to the improvement of our beers and the development of new beers and ciders. In 2015, Ottolini will lead the introduction of a new series of Schlafly “IBEX” Beers that will showcase his unique creativity and skill. “Otto is a creative genius”, said Dan Kopman, Co-Founder and CEO of Schlafly Beer. “Watch out, this is going to be a great ride for Craft beer drinkers in St. Louis.”

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy Holiday! 2014/2015

Welcome 2015!!! 
Looking forward to another great year.  Thank you so much for your support, we really appreciate it!

Store Hours:

Open today 9am-7pm

We are back to normal  - what a relief!

Mon-Sat - 9am-7pm
Closed Sundays

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Goose Island Vanilla Rye - sold via BRC

Goose Island Vanilla Rye -
Getting a lot of phone calls - Yes it did arrive, emails went out to BRC yesterday. 

We got very little - sorry.

North Coast limited Barrel Aged Releases

More cases arrived today - good supplye

More arrived!

North Coast Brewing Old Stock Ale 2013...$22.99 / 500ml
Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Old Stock Cellar Reserve is a small batch, limited release that has been aged in bourbon barrels. The aging process gives this world-class beer added layers of complexity and flavor. Bottled in a 500 ml bottle with a cork and wire finish, it is a memorable drink that should be enjoyed as a unique offering.
ABV 14.1%
Recommended serving temperature 60°

North Coast Barrel Aged Rasputin XVII...$19.99 / 500ml
Every year we age a special batch of our much-loved Russian Imperial Stout in Bourbon barrels. The depth, intensity, and complexity of the flavor profile of this special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin.

Prior to 2010, Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin was released in such limited quantities that it was available only at the North Coast Brewing retail shop in Fort Bragg, California. However, we received so many requests for this beer that we began producing enough Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin to put into broader, but still limited, distribution.

Style: Barrel-Aged
Color: Black
ABV: 12.1%
Bitterness: 38 IBUs

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sour State Ten Porter

Santa Fe Brewing Aged Sour State Pen Porter...$12.99 / 22oz
Two Year Barrel Aged Beer
The Los Innovadores team has decided to take you back in time, H.G. Well’s style. We invite you to kick it ‘old school’ with a beer that’s style came right out of the 19th century. Prior to the industrial revolution this “Sour” or Brettanomyces fermented porter was a fairly common public house delicacy! In order to recognize this quirky beer style we must never forget ‘The Power of Darkness’ in our attempts to drink to ‘War and Peace’ with a truly pre-prohibition style ale. Zip up that bustle, telegraph the neighbor for a visit, be careful when you hop into your horse and buggies. It’s time to get out the Beethoven and share this beer over a rousing game of snakes and ladders!

Timmermans Lambicus Oude Kriek

Timmermans Lambicus Oude Kriek...$16.99
The flavour of Timmermans Oude Kriek, refermented in the bottle, is without comparison. The cherries from which it derives its taste and colour it features traditionally come from Schaerbeek. Slightly acidic and with a wonderful bouquet, this natural and hence unpredictable brew requires careful handling throughout its long maturation period. Created from a blend of old and young lambic, Timmermans Oude Kriek keeps for 12 years. Like Timmermans Oude Gueuze, this is a precious drink, available in a limited edition only !

The marriage of genuine lambic, to the cherry - originally the Schaerbeek cherry - always has surprising results, particularly as a spontaneously fermented young lambic is added to the old lambic in the proportion of one to three. This union, in which natural bitterness dominates, will delight genuine connoisseurs of spontaneous fermentation and will surprise newcomers to fruit beers in their most prestigious and noble form.

Shiner Birthday Chocolate Stout!

In stock now at Forsyth

Shiner Birthday Beer....$7.49 / 6pk

To celebrate the 106th birthday of the “Little Brewery” in Shiner, we crafted this special limited-edition brew that’s a sweet treat for all. Brewed with chocolate malt and real cocoa, this year’s Shiner Birthday Beer is a delicious out with a soft creamy head, chocolate aroma and taste and a slightly sweet finish. Drink this beer that’s as rich as Shiner’s heritage while it lasts- once it’s gone, you’ll have to wait until next year for another birthday surprise.

Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner

In stock now at Forsyth
Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner...$7.99 / 6pk
A crisp, hoppy take on the original session beer.

Gather your friends, pack the gear, and head out to wherever the day may take you. A midday go-to, Nooner is our take on the classic German-style pilsner—one of the original session beers. Nooner is easy drinking yet packed with the big flavor of spicy and floral whole-cone hops. Its brilliant golden color begs you to take a sip and sink your taste buds into an extremely welcoming beer, full of flavor and balanced by a crisp, dry finish.

Beluga GOLD -

Back in stock!  18 more bottles!

Beluga Gold Line Vodka...$109.99
Beluga Gold Line is a limited edition product.  Needless to say, it is dedicated to the true connoisseurs of strong spirits.  Unlike other Beluga varieties, in this series our trademark blend of artesian water and malt spirits passes through not three but five rounds of filtering.  Each bottle comes with its own serial number and a cork stopped with sealing wax.  To clean out the sealing wax, each bottle of Beluga Gold line comes with an elegant hammer and brush, emphasizing 100% authenticity and individuality of this limited series vodka an imposing attitude.

Evil Twin Molotov Lite!

Back in stock!

Evil Twin Molotov Lite...$8.49 / 4pk pint Cans
Back in the days, only uncomplicated and tasteless beers excited and people started feeling bored before happy hour was up. Molotov Lite is a understated tour de force in rebellious hoppiness, it’s a subtle spark for action and yet by far one of the most anti-authoritative beers ever made by Evil Twin Brewing.

Style: Imperial IPA
Brewed: Two Roads Brewing Co, CT
ABV: 8

2nd Shift LSD with Blueprint Coffee Volume III

Back in stock!

Limit 2 per person
2nd Shift LSD with Blueprint Coffee...$14.99 / 750ml
Son of a...Blueprint did it again with the coffee.  So this time we used Karimikui which comes from the Chelekeletu Coffee Beans.  We bottles 45 cases this go around, you lucky pig knuckle." - label

Chelelektu is a town located in the Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe. We’re calling it “Chele” for short (rhymes with Shelly). A majority of coffee from Ethiopia is processed using the natural (or dry) method, however, Yirgacheffe is better known for its washed processing. Over the past five years, the demand for natural-processed coffees from Ethiopia has increased, leading many cooperatives and collection stations in Yirgacheffe to begin offering natural-processed coffees. This natural-processed selection is incredibly clean and offers some of the floral notes found in many washed coffees from Ethiopia while maintaining the syrupy and sweet profile of the natural process. If you were a fan of our Aramo offering last year, this should be a coffee you’ll love.

2nd Barrel of Four Roses Cask Strength!

We bought our 2nd barrel of Four Roses at BARREL STRENGTH.  
Just a few bottles left of the first barrel.
 This is the only way you can get this rare barrel strength Bourbon.  We have 150 bottles of this wonderful Bourbon.  It is aged a little longer than our first barrel.  (this one is over 11 years old).  This one also has a "High Rye" mash bill.

Our own barrel! 2nd Edition for us!
Four Roses / TWCP Single Barrel BARREL STRENGTH....$63.99
Yield: only 150 bottles
Age: 11 Years 4 months
ABV: 58.5%
Warehouse: HW
Barrel No. 31-3B

Recipe: OBSF

  • 60% Corn, 35% Rye and 5% Malted Barley.
  • 11yr old OBSF was used by Master Distiller Jim Rutledge  to create the 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon: 13-year-old Bourbon from Four Roses’ OBSV recipe, 12-year-old OESV, 11-year-old OBSF and 9-year-old OBSK.

Monday, December 29, 2014

BRC -- 4 Hands Limited and Firestone Walker XVIII

Emails going out now!

The 4 Hands will go to the top overall supporters
The Firstone Walker will go to the top beer supporters

4 Hands Madagascar....$15.99 / 22oz
Stout brewed with Vanilla beans and aged in Bourbon Barrels

4 Hands Brewing Volume 1....$15.99 / 22oz
Imperial Stout Aged in Whiskey Barrels with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs

Firestone Walker Anniversary Ale XVIII...$20.99 / 22ozThe Vision Behind Our Barrel Aging and Blending Program Is Still the Same!
The Goal: To create complexity centering on oak, in a multitude of forms, by brewing high gravity beers in complementary styles, aging them in different barrel formats and then blending them together to achieve harmonious new flavors.

The Puzzle: To blend these various components to create a synergistic whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. This is done with the help of a few of our neighboring Paso Robles winemakers who are practicing experts in the art of blending.

The Inspiration: Firestone Walker’s oak brewing tradition and our connection with winemaking. Of course until the advent of stainless steel, brewing was intimately linked to wood barrels and vessels. Brewing has a deeply rooted history in the alchemy of blending.

The Barrels
The individual lots were aged in oak barrels, many of which were hand selected from premium Kentucky spirits producers by Tom Griffin, who is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about bourbon barrels and beer. Each barrel lends its own unique influence to the final blend.

The Aging Cellar – The Components
We blended together 227 oak barrels containing 9 different beers creating something dark complex and 100% original.
Following are descriptions of key components with their names:
Final Blend:
Parabola (13% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels (38% of the final blend)
Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout
OG=30P FG=7.5P IBU=80 Color=Black / Hopped with Magnum, Styrian Golding and Hallertau Tradition
Helldorado (11.7% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels (16% of the final blend)

Blonde Barley Wine
OG=24.8P FG=4.0P IBU=24 Color=8 / Brewed with buckwheat honey & El Dorado hops
Bravo (12.9% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels (16% of the final blend)

Imperial Brown Ale
OG=26.5 FG=3.7 IBU=35 Color=32 / Hopped with German Magnum

Stickee Monkee (12.3% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels (14% of the final blend)
English Barley Wine
OG=27P FG=5.4P IBU=45 Color=34 / Brewed with Belgian Candi Sugar and Mexican Turbinado (Brown) sugar

Velvet Merkin (8.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon barrels (5% of the final blend)
Traditional Oatmeal Stout
OG=15+P FG=5.5 IBU=32.5 Color=Black / 15% Oats / Hopped with 100% US grown Fuggles

Hydra Cuveè (10.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels - A Collaboration brewed with Flying Dog for Savor 2014 (4% of the final blend)
Blended Hybrid ½ hoppy dark beer (Gonzo and Wookey) and ½-blended barrel aged beer (DDBA and Bravo)
OG=24+P FG=5.5+ IBU=32.5 Color= Black

Wookey Jack (8.5% ABV) 100% Stainless Steel (3% of the final blend)
American Black Ale – Black IPA
OG=17.8P FG=2.5P IBU=80 Color=45+/ Dank and Dark

Ol’ Leghorn (12.5%ABV)Aged in New American Oak - A Collaboration brewed with Three Floyds for the FWIBF (2% of the final blend)
English Barley Wine
OG=27P FG=5.1P IBU=45 Color=28 / 50% 1 yr. barrel aged English Barley Wine + 50% fresh dry hopped stainless produced

Double Jack (9.5% ABV) 100% Stainless Steel
(2% of the final blend)
Double India Pale Ale
OG= 20P FG=2.5P IBU=100 Color=8 / Extremely hoppy triple dry hopped DIPA

A Note from Brewmaster Matt Brynildson
Our 18th Year!
As the 2014 brewing year got rolling, it became apparent that we were in for an exciting ride. What was once a brewery focused on brewing wood-fermented English ales and American dry hopped beer, evolved to also produce a hoppy Pilsner, a Belgian Saison, as well as a host of barrel aged wild ales! Yes, we added Opal to the lineup this year and with this beer came new Belgian yeast, which deserves equal attention and equal accommodations as our other yeasts. To make this happen and to juggle the four yeast strains we currently brew with (we still make Bavarian Hefeweizen for our Taprooms) we added a new Yeast Spa and Rejuvenation Center to the cellar. Our newly appointed yeast wrangler Sam Tierney has been put in charge of the lavish yeast resort. Each week he carefully propagates, harvests, chills, mixes, and pitches our fermenting friends, keeping them happy and refreshed – promoting the magic that only yeast can make. On the other side of the brewery we added a number of new fermenting and lagering vats, designed to be perfect for both dry hopping Union Jack as well as lagering Pivo to perfection. As this work was going on, we upgraded our keg-racking program, adding the highest quality and most thorough keg washer and gentle keg filling equipment available, housed in what we affectionately call the “Keg Shed.” As if this wasn’t enough for Will Crosby and the packaging crew to handle on the improvement front, we added a cannery to the brewery! We now offer our beers in bottles, kegs and cans. This will allow our fans to carry FW brews to the beach, on the trails, to the golf course or wherever a tasty brew is called for. A lot of thought and effort was taken to ensure that our new can line will perform as well as our faithful bottle line. Of course while this was all going on, the rest of the brew team was busy milling grains, lautering wort, cleaning tanks, propagating yeast, dry hopping fermenters, bottling, racking and shipping (not to mention constant maintenance, lab work and sensory analysis). Easy Jack, our new session IPA, was born with great success along with a host of new wild and sour beers created by our Barrelworks crew. It was truly an amazing year of brewing, improvement and creation!

The Winemakers and Friends
On the beer you are about to enjoy; this project is all about creating flavors through blending and no one knows blending better than a winemaker. As brewers in this project, we create individual beers that we believe will lend something to the blend. We add a brew or two each year to see how the winemakers react, hoping to add another splash of flavor for the final blend. Some brews are added due to brewing collaborations that we engaged in, as in the case of Ol’ Leghorn, brewed with Three Floyds, and Hydra Cuve√® brewed with Flying Dog. With all of this, our hardest work is done months before the final Anniversary beer is realized. In the end, we step aside and allow our brothers and sisters in fermentation science to take over and formulate the blend. It is an amazingly educational experience. I continue to learn so much from watching and listening to them in these blending sessions. Crush (the wine grape harvest) came early this year and we were honored that these busy enologists took time away from the harvest to join us in creating this beer. I can’t help but think that being in the middle of their most intense time of year only adds to these sessions with their heightened senses being in the creative zone in the midst of crush. Many of the folks who have helped us in the past returned to lend their well-tuned senses to this project. This year’s blenders included: Matt Trevisan – Linne Calodo, Steve Martell – Kaleidos, Eric Jensen – Booker, Justin Smith – Saxum, Brock Waterman – Brochelle, Kevin Sass and Molly Lonborg – Halter Ranch, Sherman Thacher – Thacher Winery,Russell From and Philip Muzzy – Herman Story, Mark Adams – Ledge and One Time Space Man, Terry Hoage – Hoage Cellars, Chelsea Franchi and Neil Collins from - Tablas Creek and Lone Madrone. If you are into artisanal barrel aged products, then you need to check out this amazing group’s work. Also joining us was Arie Litman and his amazing homemade bread and Bobby Fox of Western Square Industries. It was a great group who worked in teams to create a number of different potential blends. We then had the winemakers taste through them blindly and vote to select this year’s awesome blend. When the dust settled, it was the blend created by Russell and Philip of Herman Story that is in this bottle. A lot has happened since that first “10” blending session and each year the experience gets better.

The Finished Piece
As a finished beer, XVIII is a dark and complex brew full of malt and barrel derived flavors, with Parabola leading the brew into the rich darkness. The beer is unfiltered and unfined, so there will be a small amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. XVIII is best enjoyed poured carefully into a half filled brandy snifter or wine glass. Allow it to warm to 55F to fully enjoy the pleasing and complex aromas. As the beer sits and breathes in the glass, rich dark chocolate, toasted oak and dark fruit character is revealed, so take your time. If you wait to open your bottle later, store it in a cool dark place. I suspect that this beer will age well and change favorably for years to come. It was an absolute pleasure in the making and I truly hope you enjoy our ninth oak-aged blend! The journey continues and it’s just as fun and exciting now as it was back in 1996.

This beer is dedicated to Jake and the rest of the amazing Wolfe family who have supported this community, our brewery and me personally since the beginning. We love you dearly.


North Coast Puck The Beer Petite Saison

Online now

North Coast Puck The Beer Petite Saison...$7.99 / 4pk
First brewed to celebrate our 25th anniversary, the beer now known as PUCK, a petite saison of just over 4% ABV, won a place in our hearts and in our year-round portfolio of beers. Brewed with premium Pils and wheat malts and fermented with the same yeast strain used to make our renowned Saison, Le Merle, Puck is sharp and spritzy with a delicious flowery, spicy dry-hop aroma—the perfect accompaniment to any celebration, big or small.


Style: Petite Saison
Color: Pale Gold
Bitterness: 27 IBUs
ABV: 4.0%