Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Wine and Cheese Place 9th Annual Beer Fest 2015 - May 9th

Our 9th Annual!!  
Thank you everyone!  
Thanks to all the brewers, breweries, distributors and Seoul Taco that helped to make this event a success.  Thanks to Schlafly for sponsoring the glasses!
Thanks for everyone that showed up with the rain.  We had a great and well behaved crowd!

Surprise, we decided to draw 5 names to increase the odds and share some great beer from Missouri.

Shawn P. - Side Project Merci and Anabasis (1st set)
Kevin K.  - Side Project Merci and Anabasis (2nd set)
Phuc T. - Anabasis
Rishi M. - 2nd Shift Barrel Aged LSD (Buffalo Trace Barrel bottled Feb 2014)
Derek W - 4 Hands Downfall

Shawn was actually on hand with his good luck Side Project jacket!  It must have worked!

Great crowd!

Some surprise beers that where not on the list....

Anchorage A Deal with the Devil
Bells Saturn
Drie Fonteinen Framboos
Drie Fonteinen Intense
Side Project Saison de Fermier
Side Project Anabasis
Side Project Merci
Side Project Framboise du Fermier
Side Project Derivation
Side Project Grisette
Leaky Roof Smoked Pineapple Jalepeno
Schlafly 2011 Barleywine

I am sure I am missing a few....let me know what I am missing...crazy, crazy day...

If you are on twitter - use this hashtag tomorrow on the beers you are drinking

I will also use that # to announce raffles, rare beer openings and any other news.

Coming back this year, we will have our friends from 
Seoul Taco bringing their Truck for food this year!

Tomorrow! May 9th, 2015

Open Session 1pm-3pm       $7 per person - reservations not required just show up at 1pm.
Please let us know on Facebook if you are coming

The first 100 people to arrive for the open session will get a Schlafly commemorative glass!  

Additional info:

  • Try not to block tables, be respectful and get your taste and step back so others can get to the tables.
  • Some beers are limited and may run out. But there are plenty of great beers to taste.
  • No new beer bottles will be open after 2:45, just enjoy what is open.
  • The event ends strictly at 3pm, no pours after that, bottles will be pulled.  
  • Be safe do not drive. We have a metrolink station in our parking lot, please use it.
  • First 100 people at the Open Session get a commemorative Schlafly / TWCP Tasting Glass

The list is subject to changed based on availability.   

 *** - Tasting only - not for sale.    There will be many beers that will be available for tasting only and not for sale.  This is the brewery's and our way of saying thank you for your support.  A chance to try some limited releases.

Leaky Roof Meadery - Missouri

  • Gandy Dancer: This mead is a base for many of our products. Containing only the essential ingredients. Honey, yeast, and water. This beverage shows you the depth of flavor, from our organic wildflower honey.
  • High Dry and Dusty:  Our ginger methyglin. It is a sessionable, dry and slightly carbonated mead reminiscent of a very dry ginger ale. Bright, crisp and spicy, this mead can clear a palette and leave it feeling refreshed and thirsty for more. Exceptionably good over ice, this mead is perfect for a hot day in Missouri
  • Berry Picker:  Our super berry melomel. It is a session-strength, petillant and sweet mead made from a blend of wildflower honey with strawberries, blueberries, blackberrries and red raspberries. This beverage is sweet, but not too sweet, fruity and an explosion of fresh berry flavor.
  • Mikado:  honey, green tea, and mint

4 Hands Brewing - Missouri

  • 4 Hands Super Flare: *** Collaboration with Wicked Weed. Brett IPA with mango, guava, mosaic, galaxy hops.
  • 4 Hands Madagascar: *** This Imperial Milk Stout was aged in bourbon barrels with whole vanilla beans. Madagascar pours a dark black with notes of bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla.
  • 4 Hands Opus: Opus is a saison brewed with tea and fruit. The perfect accompaniment to the warmer months, this farmhouse style has a bright, citrusy aroma with notes of tea and spice. Opus pours golden in color with a firm white head.
  • 4 Hands Send Help: Send Help was made in collaboration with Randy Ploesser, Todd Bratrud, and Send Help Skateboards. It is an extremely crushable, dry-hopped blonde ale. Pouring straw in color with a crisp bitterness and an abundance of hop aroma, Send Help is the go-to beer for summer.
Tallgrass Brewing - Kansas

  • 8-Bit
  • 16-Bit
  • Halcyon
  • Velvet Rooster
  • Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat *** 
  • Big RICC: Russian Imperial Stout  *** 
  • Wooden Rooster: Belgian-style tripel, aged in rye whiskey barrels   *** 

IBU - Distributor

  • Evil Twin Molotov Lite:  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.
  • Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker: Citra Session IPA
  • Evil Twin Soft DK: This stout looks like soft dookie and some will say it smells and tastes like it too. If you like a thick, creamy and utterly vanillalicious stout you’ll like this one. If you don’t, get yourself something else instead.
  • Stillwater Cellar Door: American Farmhouse Ale with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops
  • Stillwater Mono: Galaxy Dry Hopped Pilsner
  • Stilleater Projector: Imperial Rice India Pale Ale
  • Horny Goat Hopped Up n Horny
  • Horny Goat Horny Blonde
  • Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat
  • Horny Goat Laka Laka Pineapple Hefe
  • Against the Grain Sho' Nuff *** 
  • Hermitage Hoptopia
  • Hermitage Experimental IPA
  • Carsons Red Dawn

Oskar Blues - Colorado
  • Pinner Session IPA
  • Gubna Imperial IPA
  • Oskar Blues Collab with Sun King Brewing:  *** The Deuce is the second CANlaboration between OB and Sun King Brewing Co. from Indianapolis. A hopped up American Brown Ale, The Deuce was made with Colorado grown and malted barley from Colorado Malting Co. as well as popcorn from Indiana. Hopping with 100% Galaxy hops from Australia give a strong flavor of citrus and passion fruit that complements the dark malts very well.
Urban Chestnut Brewing - Missouri

  • Urbanator: UCBC’s Maifest Bier gives a nod to the tradition of the German annual rite of Spring, but as a Pale Doppelbock it fundamentally changes the “ator" style of Bock Biers in our own, explicitly Urban way.
  • De Bockle: Ah there once was a Belgian from Uccle, who liked to eat frites with his broth full of cockle. And though he was from near Ghent, and liked his grain well spent. His brewing ability matched his name of De Bockle. (This beer though is actually pretty darn good).
  • Maximilian: Maximilian I, Duke of Bavaria, was responsible for the permittance of wheat being used in German brewing. As such, we pay our respects to old Max with this traditional Weizenbock ~ a Bock Bier brewed with both wheat malt and a Weiss(wheat)bier yeast strain.
  • Oxnbräu: When considering the physical attributes of an Ox, one might use similar words to describe this traditional Doppelbock. While we can’t (technically) describe this beer using those powerful adjectives, we can say it’s quite likely you’ll also enjoy this Lager Bier for its sweet & malty character.
Cathedral Square Brewing - Missouri
  • Repent Rye IPA
  • Holy Moly Imperial Stout
  • Gabriel Imperial IPA
  • DiVine Correlation collab with Crown Valley Sour Saison aged in Red Wine Barrels.

Sierra Nevada - California

  • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
  • Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita
  • Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter
  • Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner

Boulevard / Ommegang - Missouri and New York

  • Red IPA: *** Punchy, dank, and luscious. Might make you see red, but only when you pour it in a glass
  • Boulevard Heavy Lifting IPA
  • Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler
  • Boulevard Tank 7
  • Boulevard The Calling
  • Ommegang 3 Philosophers (vertical)
  • Ommegang Rare Vos
  • Ommegang Hennepin
  • Duvel
  • Duvel Triple Hop
Charleville Brewing - Missouri
  • Hoptimistic
  • Half Wit 
  • 2015 Barleywine
  • Triple Wit

New Belgium Brewery - Colorado
  • Lips of Faith Pear Ginger: Our latest Lips of Faith release updates the Victorian-era ginger beer with whimsical additions of pear and lemon peel, creating a zesty, invigorating summer sipper crafted for beer glasses and mixologists’ cocktail shakers alike. Warming, spicy ginger punctuates a lively wash of sunny lemon, pear and bready white wheat for a sip that starts sweet, but finishes with just the right amount of heat. Drink it straight, no chaser, or put a new spin on a classic gimlet—either way, shake it up this season with Pear Ginger Beer.
  • Slow Ride Session IPA
  • Fat Tire Amber Ale
  • Ranger IPA
  • Snapshot Wheat Beer

Kirkwood Station - MIssouri
  • Blackberry Wheat
  • IPA
  • Midnight Train

Bells Brewing - Michigan

  • Bell's Boiling Pot Ale: ***  Boiling Pot Ale is a specialty from the brewery, it is a 4.3% ABV Session Pale Ale.  It is a blend of Pacific NW Hops. First brewed in 2013 to explore the use of oats in a pale beer, the 2014 version has been tweaked to pair the silky malted oat character with powerful hop aromatics creating a hop forward session ale.  Stone fruit, citrus zest, grassy, pungent notes from a blend of classic & modern Pacific Northwest hops in this oat-based pale ale
  • Bell's Lager of the Lakes
  • Bell's Oberon
  • Bell's Two Hearted

Founders Brewing - Michigan
  • Founders KBS ***
  • Founders All Day IPA
  • Founders Dirty Bastard
  • Founders Rubaeus
  • Founders Centennial IPA

Global Beer - importer

  • Petrus Aged Pale
  • Petrus Aged Red
  • Monks Cafe Sour
  • Gulden Draak Brewmaster Reserve 
  • Kasteel Trignac (Tripel aged in Cognac): *** The first Tripel matured in Cognac Barrels. Thrill to that full, rounded taste, that delicate touch of cognac and the smooth, bitter aftertaste of this unique gourmet beer. Trignac is a real collector’s item. Only a limited edition of Trignac is brewed.

Deschutes Brewing - Oregon

  • Deschutes Super Jubel 2015  ***
  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed
  • Deschutes Chainbreaker
  • Deschutes Mirror Pond

Shelton Brothers - importer

  • Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Ale
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Standard
  • Pretty Things Baby Tree
  • Pretty Things Lovely Saint Winefried
  • Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
  • Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca
  • Mikkeller Wit Fit
  • Mikkeller Simcoe IPA 
  • North Peak Archangel
  • Anchorage Galaxy IPA

Public House - Missouri

  • Public House Rod's Cream Ale
  • Public House Hide and Seek Hefeweizen
  • Public House Elusive IPA
  • Public House Revelation Stout

Alpha Brewing - Missouri

  • Pope Mob-ale: Brett Cream Ale.  Solid Brett character, malty, not hoppy. Aged 5 months
  • Xenu XIPA
  • Hop, Lock & Drop It:   Mosaic Pale Ale. Fruity, dry hopped. Sessionable. 

    Schlafly Brewing - Missouri
    • Schlafly IBEX release *** 
    • Schlafly Raspberry Hefe
    • Schlafly Award Winning Kolsch
    • Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale
    • Schlafly AIPA
    • Schlafly Imperial  (tap room only beer) *** 

    Side Project Brewing - Missouri

    Perennial Artisan Ales - Missouri

    • Aria
    • Saison de Lis
    • Hopefentea
    • Funky Wit (their first Foudre release)  *** 
    • Sump *** 
    Crown Valley Brewing - Missouri

    • Saloon Door Saison: Traditional farmhouse style ale, 5.8% ABV
    • Gunslinger- Double IPA 93 IBU, 9% ABV
    • Strawberry Cider
    • Blackberry Cider

    Artisanal Imports - importer

    • La Trappe Witte 
    • La Trappe Quad 
    • La Trappe Tripel 
    • La Trappe Dubbel 
    • St. Feuillien Saison cans
    • Iron Maiden TROOPER cans
    • EZ Orchards Cider

    Logboat Brewing - Missouri

    • Barrel Aged Loghands (our collaboration with 4 Hands Brewing) ***  LogHands is a Belgian Saison with a very distinct hop profile. Ample amounts of Nelson Sauvin, Styrian Bobek, and Simcoe hops give this straw/golden-hued brew a piney backbone with a citrus fruit finish. The Belgian Saison yeast strain adds a spicy dimension which complements the fruity/piney hop flavors and aromas.
    • Bear Hair Belgian Blonde Ale  *** 
    • Snapper IPA: ***  This easy drinking IPA is loaded up with El Dorado and Columbus hops. Notes of pear, peach, and pine. German crystal malt evens out the bitterness for a well-balanced beer.
    • Mamoot Mild Ale :  ***  Mamoot is the brown ale’s laid-back brother, a perfect breakfast beer. Subtle notes of jam, chocolate and coffee add to the toasty finish. This is a full-flavored brew, despite being a sessionable 4% alcohol by volume.

    2nd Shift Brewing - Missouri

    • Green Bird Gose first batch of the season   ***
    • Coffee LSD special one off keg ***
    • Mullineaux #5
    • Art of Neurosis

    Excel Brewing - Illinois

    • El Pistolero: Mexican Style Vienna Lager
    • East Side IPA: West Coast Style IPA
    • South Side Stout: American Stout
    • Böse Roggen: Rye Schwarzbier

    Goose Island - Illinois

    • Goose Island IPA
    • Goose Island Summer Ale
    • Goose Island Sofie
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Goose Island Gillian *** 
    • Goose Island Juliet *** 
    • Goose Island Barleywine *** 
    • Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee *** 
    O'Fallon - Missouri

    • Zeke's Pale Ale
    • Strawberry Best
    • Kite Tail Ale

    Abita Brewing - New Orleans

    • Abita Strawberry
    • Abita Andygator
    • Abita Purple Haze

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