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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Kona Koko Brown NUT BROWN ALE


Koko Brown Bottle





Kona Koko Brown NUT BROWN ALE...$7.49 / 6pk
A Nut Brown Worth Cracking
Is there anything more iconic of the lush tropics than the coconut? The delicious heart of this island treasure has a nutty, toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Kick back with a Koko Brown, brewed with real toasted coconut, and savor the mahogany color and smooth, roasty malt taste.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

BRC - Releases - very limted


Emails sent to BRC for these 3 great beers!!
These three will only be sold through our Beer Reward Club.





4 Hands Madagascar....$15.99



Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter...$10.99 / 4pk






Firestone Walker Nineteen...$19.99
During the dog days of the autumn grape harvest, thirsty overworked winemakers are fond of saying, “It takes a lot of beer to make great wine.” But at Firestone Walker Brewing Company, the opposite is also true. Each August, we invite close local winemaker friends to help us blend our next Anniversary Ale from as many as eight separate barrel-­‐aged component beers. Their input is invaluable, as this project is all about creating cohesion and complexity from an array of diverse beers. The result is a masterful blend, the sum being greater than the parts.

Final Blend:
Parabola (13% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels: 33.33% of the final blend
Stickee Monkee (12.3% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels: 33.33% of the final blend
Bravo (12.9% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels: 16.66% of the final blend
Velvet Merkin (8.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels: 16.66% of the final blend

The Finished Piece
As a finished beer, XIX is a rich, chocolaty, chewy brew with brandy-soaked raisin and holiday fruitcake flavors. The blend is anchored by equal parts Stickee Monkee and Parabola, which combine to create a dense chocolate truffle-like base. Velvet Merkin and Bravo lend their spicy oak, leather and fruity accents to complete the brew. The beer is unfiltered and unfined so there will be a small amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. XIX 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.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Henry's Hard Orange ALCOHOLIC Soda



Henry's Hard Orange ALCOHOLIC  Soda....$7.99 / 6pk

4.2% ABV
Made with Can Sugar - Alcoholic Orange Soda

New limited Rum Cask Aged Cider


Crispin 15 Men Blended Hard Cider Rum Cask Aged....$7.99 / 22oz
Wildflower Honey and Dark Candi Syrup

Avery Joe's Pilsner





We have not seen this one in awhile...
Fresh Batch - canned 12/6
Avery Joe's Pilsner...$8.49 / 6pk CANS
Beer Style: Premium American Pilsner
Hop Variety: Bravo, Hersbrucker
Malt Variety: Two-row barley
ABV: 4.7%
IBUs: 50
A contemporary rendition of a classic style, Joe’s is hopped with purpose: beautifully bitter and dry with an abundance of floral, Noble German hops.
Über sessionable. Utterly American. This is Premium American Pilsner.
Food pairing: The hersbrucker hops in Joe’s Pilsner are a cleansing counterpoint to mild, creamy cheeses like havarti or herb covered chevre.

Excel Brewing Hop Heist Equinox




Excel Brewing Hop Heist Equinox....$4.49 / 22oz
Sing Malt, Single Hop, Pale Ale
Equinox Hop

Sudwerk Brewing - limited releases





Sudwerk Brewing Best Friends Coffee Vanilla Lager....$6.99 / 22oz
ABV: 7.0%
Coffee, Vanilla, Chocolate. A match made in brewing heaven. Born in Sudwerk’s tasting room, 3BF is an expermental blend of 3 simple ingredients creating a unique burst of mouthwatering flavor. Roasted coffee mixed with sweet cacao nibs and hints of vanilla bean, this brew is your new best friend




Sudwerk Rye of the Lager Imperial Lager...$6.99 / 22oz

ABV: 7.0%
With craft beer shelves dominated by IPAs, some consumers are looking for something different. That’s why Sudwerk Brewing Co. created Rye of the Lager, an IPL it calls “a needle in the shelf stack.”

“It’s the first rye India Pale Lager available at stores on the West Coast that I’m aware of,” said Trent Yackzan, co-owner of the 25-year-old brewery that is redefining the American lager.

With ales, naturally occurring esters can at times compete against other ingredients, especially in the finish. That’s not the case here. In contrast, lager yeast provides a platform to let the other ingredients shine through. Stone fruit aromatics combine with lemon and pepper flavors, a pleasant blend of spice, and a bold finish. The fruity, subtle flavor from Simcoe and Amarillo hops balances with the dry spiciness of the rye. (7.0 ABV, 70 IBU)

Rye of the Lager is the culmination of more than a year of trial batches, in search of the perfect balance. Last fall’s small batch released at the Sudwerk taproom, The Dock, was so well received, “we knew this was the beer that should become our next year-round West Coast lager,” Yackzan said.

Ace Space Blood Orange Cider




Ace SPACE Bloody Orange Craft Cider...$5.99 / 22oz
“Longtime ACE fans may know that my wife Angela was in the cantina scene of the original Star Wars movie. She
 and a friend were the cast as the Tonnika Sisters. Angela was Brea Tonnika, a beautiful hookah-pipe-smoking siren and a spy in the bar. We’ve put her picture on the neck label of our new brand, SPACE.

We researched our fan base and learned they want Blood Orange, so SPACE Bloody Orange it is. Released in fall 2015, this limited release variety is sold in 22-ounce clear bottles and kegs. Pure, unfiltered blood orange puree gives SPACE a beautiful orange hue and tart citrus finish at 6.9% ABV. Angela enjoys SPACE like a cocktail in a fluted glass and has pronounced it her current favorite. SPACE Bloody Orange is out of this world!”
–ACE Founder, Jeffrey House

Saturday, December 26, 2015

90 Point Blanc de Blancs from Thevenet



NV Thevenet Blanc de Balncs....$23.99
Thevenet's Champagne look-alike, the N.V. Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay Brut is a delicious, frothy, light-bodied, ripe, super-clean, and expressive, dry Chardonnay. It possesses an attractive honeyed note for added richness, but the overall impression is one of gorgeously fresh, light, effervescent Chardonnay presented in a light-bodied, delicate format. Drink it over the next several years. Thevenet is one of the bright shining stars of the Maconnais, producing wines of much higher quality than readers might expect can be achieved in this vast ocean of vineyards just north of Lyon.
Rated 90/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Grower Champagne


Bertrand-Delespierre Grower Champagne


As an RM ("Recoltant Manipulant" - the French term for Grower's Champagne), Bertrand-Delespierre makes Champagnes exclusively from its own vineyards. 

Bertrand-Delespierre 2004 Vintage Brut 1er Cru 


2004 Bertrand Delespierre Millesime Premier Cru Brut...$59.99
"The 2004 Brut Vintage impresses for its sheer energy, power and focus. Mint, flowers, pear and hazelnuts are just some of aromas and flavors that inform the vibrant finish. This is a classy effort from start to finish. The 2004 Brut is equal parts Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Disgorged June 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." - Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate


"A broad-shouldered Champagne, open-knit and accessible, with flavors of pastry, glazed apple and pear, honey, candied lemon zest and vanilla. Ends with a juicy, lightly smoky finish. Drink now through 2016. –AN" - Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

Delamotte - from the famous Champagne House of Salon



Owned be the famous Champagne producer Salon!!
2004 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil...$99.99
Delamotte's 2004 Blanc de Blancs has shut down quite a bit over the last six months. The flavors are bright, chiseled and finely-cut, as they have always been, in a gorgeous expression of Chardonnay. Lemon peel, white flowers, green pears and crushed rocks shine on the precise, crystalline finish.
Rated 94/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media



NV Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Les Mesnil...$57.99
Light yellow. Mineral-tinged peach, melon and pear aromas display excellent clarity, picking up a subtle floral quality with aeration. Supple and seamless on the palate, offering vivid honeydew and pit fruit flavors accented by a vibrant lemon zest quality. Finishes very long, silky and precise, with an echo of juicy melon and strong mineral lift.
Rated 92/100 Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media

Limerick Lane Zinfandel - limited


2013 Limerick Lane Russian River Zinfandel...$35.99
The 2013 Zinfandel from the Russian River is another sexy wine, and one of their largest production cuvées of just under 2,000 cases. It finished at 14.6% alcohol and shows plenty of classic Mediterranean roasted herbs, pepper, spice and full-bodied blackberry and cherry fruit. It’s a classic Zinfandel, very pure, impressively crafted and should drink nicely for up to a decade.

Limerick Lane is now owned by the Bilbro family that has made Marietta Cellars such a successful wine producer. They took this once famous, then down-on-its-luck property, purchased it, and are now producing some incredible wines from the 30 acres of relatively old-vine Zinfandel, Syrah and Rhône grape blends in what is considered a relatively cool area. Starting with the much-maligned 2011 harvest, Jake and Scot Bilbro have already built a loyal following for these intense, but incredibly pure and interesting wines. When I saw them in late August, they had already finished about 75% of the 2015 harvest, the earliest by a long shot in their long family history. In any event, here are some very impressive wines, all pretty realistically priced for what’s in the bottle.

If you haven’t caught on to the magic that is emerging from Limerick Lane, it’s about time.
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Grower Champagne MAGNUMS!!!


Big bottles for New Year's Ever
MAGNUMS!!!


Jean Laurent N.V. Brut Blanc de Noirs...$114.99 - MAGNUM
"The non-vintage Brut Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir) is a light to medium-bodied Champagne that spent four years on its lees. Very perfumed, offering tiny pinpoint, persistent bubbles, loads of fruit on the attack, and good mineral/chalky flavors with impressive penetration as well as persistence, it is a beautiful, fresh yet authoritatively flavored Champagne to drink over the next 7-8 years."
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate


Jean Laurent N.V. Brut Rosé...$114.99 / MAGNUM
"Made from 100% Pinot Noir, the non-vintage Brut Rosé (which spent six years on its lees) is a dry, austere, long, medium to full-bodied rosé that screams "serious." Flavors of strawberries, wet stones, and tomato skins are found in this impressively endowed, structured, well-delineated effort. Consume it over the next 2-4 years."
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

2004 Recaredo Reserva Particular Brut Gran Reserva







2004 Recaredo Reserva Particular Brut Gran Reserva...$107.99
The 2004 Brut de Brut Gran Reserva Brut Nature is a blend of 67% Macabeu and 33% Xarello from three vineyards on calcareous soils (Can Romeu, Can Rossell and Pedra Blanca). The first fermentation is done in oak casks and was bottled in spring 2005, remaining for 79 months on its lees before disgorgement on December 15, 2011. It offers a very precise bouquet that unfurls in the glass to reveal tantalizing hints of white truffle and a touch of rosemary. The palate is very precise and beautifully balanced with subtle white peach and quince notes, this Cava struck through with razor-sharp acidity that leads to the wild honey-tinged finish. There is a sense of completeness to this outstanding Cava that is well worth the price when you consider the price of Champagne. Drink now-2016+
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Very limited Macallan



Macallan Reflexion...$1199.99 / 750ml
The 2015 debuts of Reflexion and No. 6  will likely mark the completion of the series. The naturally colored and flavored spirits will also represent perhaps the darkest and most concentrated sherry-aged whiskies in the Macallan’s history. “As you move through the 1824 series,” says Ken Grier, director of malts at the Macallan’s parent company, the Edrington Group, “each expression becomes increasingly dark and more complex, reflecting the careful selection of exceptional casks.”
For Reflexion, the Macallan’s master whisky maker, Bob Dalgarno, primarily selected whiskies matured in first-fill sherry-seasoned oak. A high proportion of those whiskies were aged in smaller hogshead casks, a process that intensifies color and flavor because the relatively larger surface area of wood interacts more with the distillate. A small percentage of American oak–aged whiskies combined with the sherry-aged spirits to create a final product with strong floral and citrus notes intertwined with fresh apple, raisin, and apricot flavors. - Robb Report

Ardbeg Supernova SN2015 Comittee Release




Isle Single Malt of the Year - Malt Advocate

In stock now at Forsyth - very limited.

1 per person - if you get confirmed, you have until Monday at 7pm to pick up or it will go to the next person.
Ardbeg Supernova SN2015 Comittee Release...$143.99
Ardbeg Supernova is one of the peatiest whiskies on Earth. Yet it is also intensely spicy and unfathomably sweet. Truly a mystery of the universe.

This final, fleeting Committee bottling of Ardbeg Supernova heralds the culmination of Ardbeg’s experiment in space. Its release coincides with the publication of Dr Bill Lumsden’s highly anticipated White Paper on the mysteries of zero gravity maturation.
TASTING NOTES
A big bang of peat… then heavenly sweet… with a lingering trail of smoke.
Colour: Shimmering pale gold
Nose: A shower of peppery, aromatic herbs shoots through the air, scattering particles of effervescent perfume. In its wake, smoked fruits, briny seaweed and fennel. The sensation comes full circle with the earthy, grounding aroma of vetiver root. Add a few drops of water and luscious linseed oil comes to the surface, sending wafts of sweet smoked toffee, brazil nuts and soot into the atmosphere.
Taste: At 100ppm, the peat is firing on all cylinders, with blasts of spice, salted caramel and billowing smoke. And then it’s back to the laboratory, where antiseptic lozenges, medicinal notes and zingy aniseed intermingle with dark tar and intense chilli-spice.
Finish: Prepare for a long, lingering, peppery aftertaste that goes on and on and on…

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Piney River Hot Date Ale




Piney River Hot Date Ale...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
Hot Date is our handcrafted amber ale brewed with a touch of sweet dates and a hint of chipotle pepper heat. We know that a little sweet heat can pair well with a secluded bend in the river or a remote spot on the trail. It may be your first time with a Hot Date in the Ozarks, but it won't be your last.

New Amatitlan Tequila




Amatitlan Blanco Tequila...$19.99

Smooth 100% Agave Tequila. Amatitlan is distilled specifically to emphasize fresh agave notes.
TASTING NOTES:  Pale gold in color Amatitlan is a full bodied Mexican Tequila. The nose has sweet aromas of vanilla and agave mixed with orange blossom and almond notes. On the palate you can detect cooked agave, sweet caramel and pepper with an astringent almond ending.on the Reposado. The Silver, Crystal clear. Approachable aromas of jasmine and lime, followed by fresh agave and green apple aromas. Warm with a moderate bite and a hint of grapefruit with a medium bodied sweet finish with an almond like astringency.


Amatitlan Anejo Tequila...$25.99
Smooth 100% Agave Tequila. Amatitlan is distilled specifically to emphasize fresh agave notes. 

Bruxo Mezcal No.1 Espadin



Bruxo Mezcal No.1 Espadin...$41.99
"In the mountains we learned that the Mezcal is treated with respect, someone told us there that is not provided Mezcal is offering. " Bruxo was created by a group of friends who love and honor our country , we discovered the magic field of mezcal, but above all , its people . Warlock is synonymous with shaman , wise , illuminated ... the "X " in bruxo gives essence, then refers to the pronunciation of our home land , Oaxaca and Mexico . Bruxo is creation and wisdom , freedom and responsibility ; It is eroticism and madness, loyalty and commitment. Bruxo tradition and trend ... a sunset, a good book. It is gender equality and human dignity.

New Pura Vida Tequila







Pura Vida Tequila Silver...$29.99
Pura Vida Silver delivers pure agave flavor and unparalleled drinking pleasure when making your favorite cocktail or the Ultimate Margarita. But purists may prefer to simply savor its untarnished agave flavor on its own – unchilled & unadulterated.
Wrap your hands around a Pura Vida Silver cocktail and you’re about to wrap your taste buds around a life altering, organoleptic experience. Well, maybe not life-altering but definitely life-enhancing. And yes, organoleptic is a word… we checked.
PRODUCTION: Triple distilled
COLOR: Crystal Clear
AROMA: Pure Blue Agave, mint, jasmine and laurel
TASTE: Smooth taste of agave with a touch of thyme and jasmine with a slightly spicy smooth finish.
FINISH: Warm




Pure Vida Tequila Reposado...$34.99 / 750ml
Pura Vida Reposado is triple distilled and lightly “rested” in high quality, American oak bourbon barrels. In Spanish, reposado means “rested.” Now we’re not saying our tequila is lazy or lying down on the job or anything. In fact, just the opposite. Pura Vida Reposado enlivens any occasion with a combination of superb smoothness and great taste.
But don’t let the exceptional smoothness fool you.
Pura Vida Reposado is the perfect tequila for those who appreciate a richer, more complex flavor. All the smoothness you want, but with the pure tequila taste you crave.
PRODUCTION: Triple-distilled 100% Blue Agave Tequila
COLOR: Amber
AROMA: An ample array of aromas from jasmine, mint and agave to cocoa and vanilla.
TASTE: Smooth taste of agave, a touch of mint, jasmine and light laurel flavor that intertwines with the woody, chocolate, and vanilla hints from the barrel for a slightly peppered yet slightly sweet taste.
FINISH: Light

Pure Vida Tequila Anejo...$39.99 / 750ml
Tequila aficionados who value exceptional quality, old-world craftsmanship and superior taste and finish will enjoy the extra care and attention that goes into each bottle of Pura Vida Añejo Tequila.  A ultra premium tequila, Pura Vida Añejo is aged for a minimum of one year in high quality, American oak bourbon barrels. This aging process allows our Añejo to darken and mature resulting in a flavor that’s smoother, richer, and more complex.
PRODUCTION: Triple distilled and aged to perfection for a minimum of 1 year in Kentucky bourbon barrels.
COLOR: Amber
AROMA: Sweet and light, with hints of pear with further scents of vanilla, coffee, chocolate and oak.
TASTE: Rich, elegant taste, with hints of red raisins, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, a hint of pepper and a floral aromatic.
FINISH: Smooth and spicy




Pure Vida Tequila Extra Anejo...$84.99 / 750ml
For the ultimate in sophistication and pure tequila satisfaction, nothing compares to our Ultra Premium Pura Vida Extra Añejo Tequila. Whether you’re entertaining royalty or simply dining with friends, Pura Vida Extra Añejo will excite your palate in ways you’ve never thought possible. Translated from Spanish, “Añejo” means aged or vintage which makes a lot of sense since our Pura Vida Extra Añejo Tequilas are aged in high quality, second generation Cognac barrels for at least three years. This extra aging process allows our Añejo to darken and mature resulting in a tequila that is extremely smooth, complex, and delightful.
PRODUCTION: Aged for five years in second generation Cognac barrels
COLOR: Deep Golden Amber
AROMA: Rich aromas of cola nut, vanilla, pineapple, ginger and pepper
TASTE: Dry, yet fruity, medium to full body with undertones of guava, lychee, spicy oak and subtle grassy herbs
FINISH: Long smooth; spicy and richly layered

Pura Vida Licor de Naranja Orange Liqueur

Used to create the original Margarita??



Pura Vida Licor de Naranja Orange Liqueur....$25.99 / Liter
Distilled in Mexico since 1933 and renowned for its fine balance, NARANJA is at once gentle and intense, warming and refreshing, bitter and sweet- delivering a taste that never leaves one indifferent.

The commonly accepted origin story of the Margarita is that it was invented in October 1941, at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico, by bartender Don Carlos Orozco. One slow afternoon, Don Carlos was experimenting with mixing new drinks when a prestigious visitor arrived- Margarita Henkel, the daughter of a German ambassador. Don Carlos offered the drink to her, and named it after Margarita for being the first person to taste it. It is said that he concocted the margarita with a mixture of equal parts tequila, our orange liqueur and lime, shaken and served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass.

The margarita has since become world famous and is the number one cocktail in the United States.

NARANJA is the secret ingredient necessary to make the finest, most authentic, smooth and delicious Mexican Margarita. For nearly a century this Orange Liqueur was only available in Mexico, but now the secret is out and available everywhere under the name NARANJA!

NARANJA is excellent straight or in a premium cocktail. It also adds a powerful flavor to recipes. No artificial flavors or chemical enhancers are ever added to this ultra-premium liqueur, providing an end result that is citrus perfectio

New Northern Natural Hard Ciders!





Northern Natural Tart Cherry Apple Cider....$10.99 / 4pk
semi sweet: A pretty rose petal color and light cherry aroma, a moving effervescence on your palate followed with natural cherry and apple fruit flavors. Local Certified Organic Michigan Montmorency tart cherries and a blend of our Local Heirloom Apple varieties.
"If cherries and apples party together, this is what it would taste like"

Northern Natural Elderberry Apple....$10.99 / 4pk
Semi dry:  The juicy, deep purple fruit of local elderberries offers an herbal aroma. The bitter taste from the tannins in the berries is balanced on your palette with our blend of local Heirloom Apple varieties.
Northern Natural Blueberry Apple....$10.99 / 4pk
semi dry:  Our blueberry apple has playful characteristics, sweet on the nose and semi dry on your palette. Our cider is very clean, crisp, & refreshing. Wild Blueberries and a blend of local Heirloom Apples.
 
Northern Natural Northern Star Hard Cider....$10.99 / 4pk

Northern Natural Traditional Hard Cider....$10.99 / 4pk
Semi Dry:  Our delicious hard cider is crisp and clean apply flavor. It is as if you are biting into a crisp apple and finishing with a dry white wine.  At Northern Natural we take it a step further by mixing together 7 different varieties of hierloom apples for a tastebud-tingling medley of sweet and tart flavors. Our premium gourmet blend includes: • Red Delicious • Golden Delicious • Jonathan • Northern Spy • Rome

Northern Natural Lavender Apple Cider....$10.99 / 4pk

Semi dry:  A delicate romance between lavender and apples brings you a lavender bouquet aroma with a slow dance of apple on your palette. Our local hierloom are blended with hint of lavender.


New Beer from Honduras



Port Royal Export Pilsner Style...$8.99 / 6pk
Salva Vida Beer...$5.99 / 6pk
Barena Beer...$8.99 / 6pk

three new beers from Honduras in stock now at Forsyth