Saturday, April 25, 2015

BRC- Firestone Walker Parabola

We got in a very limited amount.  This one will go via BRC.  

Emails sent this morning.

2015 Firestone Walker Parabola
Russian imperial stout

One of our most aggressive and sought-after offerings. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbon-like vanilla fill the palate and create a seamless finish. A remarkably complex brew that offers a transcendental drinking experience – enjoy with good company.

Lambickx Kriek Lambic 2014 here!

New Vintage arrived

Lambickx Kriek Lambic....$19.99
Lambic with Cherries added
Brewed: 2012
Bottled: 2014
Bottles produced: 9,867
Barrels: Oak and Chestnut
ABV: 6.5%

Wonderful aroma of almonds, macaroon and cherry stones. Dry, elegant fruit palate. Lightly sparkling to still.
Lambics are truly the "wines" of the beer world. Just as wines vary by season, soil, climate, and aging method, lambics (unlike any other type of beer) vary by season, brewery location, barrel size and wood type and length of aging.

With wines one talks of "gout du terroir" because the land (terroir) so influences a wine's flavor. With lambics one must speak of "gout du tonneau" because each cask (tonneau) produces a lambic that matures and tastes different. Thanks to this variation, a lambic's character comes not only from the base beer made by the brewer but from the casks selected and blended together. And because lambic is lightly sparkling, the flavors and nuances developed through the cask aging can be fully tasted and appreciated, like in gueuze, which is highly sparkling but much less complex.

Rock Hill Cheese Feature: Coupole

Vermont Creamery Coupole Aged Goat Cheese
This American original is named for its likeness to a snow-covered dome shape and is one of the creamery’s signature geotrichum rinded cheeses. In the landscape of cheese varieties, it stands out as a distinct goat cheese.
Coupole is made with fresh pasteurized goats’ milk from family farms that has been coagulated and shaped. Coupole’s center has a dense texture and fresh, milk taste. Coupole’s allure is attributable to the intriguing contrast between the strong ripened flavor of the rind and the delicate fresh taste of its interior. The wrinkled coral-like appearance makes for an impressive centerpiece on any cheeseboard or melt on top of a perfectly grilled steak.

Forsyth Cheese Feauture: Robiola

Each store carries a different selection.  Come in for a taste!

Robiola Due Latti
Robiola Due Latti a classic two-milk Robiola, made with pasteurized sheep and cow's milk. Mold ripened cheese from the Piedmont region it has a full lactic flavor reminiscent of the finest soft ripened European cheeses. The cheese has full rich flavors that are earthy with hints of mushrooms.  It is balanced with sweetness and tanginess attributed to the sheep milk

New Ballas Cheese Feature: Le Roule

Le Roule Garlic Herb Cheese
Garlic Herb Log
A melt-in-the-mouth ultra creamy garlic and herb maxi-log with a jelly roll swirl of green through white. Made with pasteurized cow milk, Roule is a superb cheese for appetizer and party trays.   What is not to like about this cheese.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cinco de Mayo - coming soon

Corona Extra....$13.99 / 12 pack CANS
Corona Light....$13.99 / 12 pack CANS

Prairie Glasses back!

Back in stock - assorted colors
Prairie Artisan Ales....$4.99 per stem

The Feathery Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

In stock at all four locations

The Feathery Blended Scotch Whisky....$54.99
The Feathery is a blended malt which has been entirely matured in first class sherry wood which makes it slightly sweeter, fuller and more rounded than standard malts. Aged 8-10 years and blended from 3 single malts: Tamdhu, Glengoyne and Glendronach.

The Feathery is the first expression of a range we are developing celebrating original Scottish craftsmanship. The Feathery is the original golf ball painstakingly hand crafted with feathers, tar and bird skin to make a perfectly rounded ball which was more streamlined and effective. The only downside is that it was also very expensive given the number of hours that went into one ball, when playing a game with a feathery the golfers would position two “spotters” who would ensure that the ball was never lost on the course.

Additional Information
Warm, rich oak, and deliciously sweet sherry flavored sultanas, orange segments, full mouth feel, raisins and soft fruits with a long and satisfying finish with spiced orange and chocolate with a hint of butterscotch.

Palate: Warm, rich oak and deliciously sweet sherry flavoured sultanas, orange segments , full mouth feel, raisins and soft fruits.

Finish: long and satisfying finish with spiced orange and chocolate clear and a hint of Butterscotch.

Overall: Very satisfying and well rounded. Great balance of the Citrus and the rich dried fruits, cinnamon and butterscotch notes add to the elegant complexity of this well-made malt whisky.

Bruichladdich 2007 Rockside Farm Islay Barley Single Malt Scotch

Bruichladdich 2007 Rockside Farm Islay Barley Single Malt Scotch....$59.99
The wild west atlantic facing coast gave birth to this third release in our uber-provenance islay barley series.

Harvested in 2006 and distilled in 2007, the grain for this iconic whisky was grown for Bruichladdich in the Minister’s Field at Rockside Farm by Mark and Rohaise French.

A painfully slow distillation to gently coax the delicate oils and flavour compounds from the barley, coupled with casks carefully selected to preserve those flavours, has resulted in a whisky of exceptional complexity.

We believe terroir matters. Distinctive, authentic and unique, this is land and dram united.

Bruichladdich Black Art #4 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1990

Bruichladdich Black Art #4 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1990...$299.99

23 Year oldThis fourth incarnation of the now legendary black art is as enigmatic as ever, the composition of casks a mystery to all but its creator.

Working with the very finest American and French oak to explore that most esoteric relationship between spirit and wood, Black Art is Master Distiller Jim McEwan's personal voyage into the heart of Bruichladdich.

We believe in the soul of the artisan.

“Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires.", William Shakespeare, Macbeth

The marriage of the spirit from truly magical casks has created a sensational texture, both sleek and suggestive. Lose yourself in the sweet, fruity, mellow oakiness of this bewitching spirit.
The aromas rise and mingle beautifully creating an olfactory symphony in your hand. Little notes of rich, plump, crystallised grapes flirt over heavier notes of honey. Go deeper and you will find the tang of lemon and lime - This is the DNA of our Bruichladdich spirit; the terroir of ancient peat lands and Islay’s exposed coastline, living, breathing proof that magic really does exist.
Without water the first thought that enters my head is wow! This is strong and my cheeks flush, my eyes water but my heart is in heaven. Its so, so mellow and mature and yes, you can find all of the aromatics on the taste buds and more!!! I get chocolate and coconut, tangerine and papaya and a wonderful infusion of barley sugar with a pinch of cinnamon and aniseed. Completely mesmerising.

O'Fallon new Strawberry Wheat

O'Fallon Strawberry Best....$7.99 / 6pk

Wheat with Strawberry
Try our new refreshingly light and crisp Strawberry Best! We start with an American Wheat style recipe that’s a perfect compliment for fruit. We add real strawberry puree to the secondary fermentation, which gives the beer a naturally subtle strawberry flavor and aroma with a slight tartness. Light in color and soft in bitterness this beer is designed specifically to be enjoyed during the hot summer months.
Alcohol: 4.4% ABV
Bitterness: 7.9 IBU’s

TWCP 2015 Beer Fest Glasses arrived!

Beer Fest is only about 2 weeks away !

The glasses arrived.  Thank you Schlafly!
The beer is list is filling up nicely!

Cannot Wait!

Lagunitas Undercover Shut Down

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut Down Ale...$9.99 / 6pk
Undercover Investigation
Shut-Down Ale
Our oxymoronic 'Imperial Mild' - A redux to remember the '05 St. Paddy's Day Massacre. Defiant as to style ... We Can say for sure it is unforgiven and unrepentant.

Jefferson's / Esquire Barrel Finished Manhattan

Jefferson's collab with Esquire Magazine Barrel Finished Manhattan...$35.99
Everyone could always go for a good Manhattan and now you won't have to go to the trouble of preparing one anytime soon. Esquire, as our astute readers might have picked up over the years, is no stranger to cocktails, and neither is Jefferson's Bourbon, we've teamed up with them to create the ultimate Manhattan… and then bottle it. The result, The Manhattan: Barrel Finished Cocktail, was narrowed down from dozens of taste-tests and then aged for 90 days in bourbon barrels. Now the only thing left for you to do is to add ice. To pick up your own bottle of The Manhattan: Barrel Finished Cocktail ($39.99) at stores around the country. - Esquire Magazine

NEW YORK, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Esquire and Jefferson’s Bourbon today announced the launch of their first ever collaboration: The Manhattan: Barrel Finished Cocktail. Crafted with the editors of Esquire, this new pre-batched cocktail will be available at select retailers nationwide beginning April 1, 2015.

The new Esquire & Jefferson’s Manhattan: Barrel Finished Cocktail was conceptualized in 2013 byEsquire‘s Editor-in-Chief David Granger and Jefferson’s Bourbon founder Trey Zoeller, in an effort to provide bourbon enthusiasts with a barrel-finished bottled cocktail that enhances the experience of enjoying a classic. In search of delicious, oaky notes and a well-balanced flavor profile, Granger and Zoeller (aided by various Esquire staffers) tested dozens of recipes together until they narrowed down the options to just three recipes. Those three options were then aged for 90 days in bourbon barrels until just one stood out as a superiorManhattan. The finished product is comprised of six-year-old bourbon – 125 proof cut down to 82.3 – both sweet and dry vermouth, and barrel-aged, spiced cherry bitters. Enjoy it as you would anyManhattan: on the rocks or stirred and strained over ice.

“Esquire covers the wide-ranging interests of men and one of our primary passion points is drinking and the culture of drinking,” saidDavid Granger, editor-in-chief ofEsquire. “It’s been a joy working with Trey on finally putting our considerable drinking experience to some productive use. (It was also good to drink lots of his whiskey). And it’s particularly gratifying that our distinctive version of the classic cocktail tastes so damn good.”

The expertly crafted cocktail in a bottle was created for the modern man who appreciates the experience of a quality drink along with the ease of a pre-bottled cocktail.

“What I enjoyed most about making this Manhattan with Esquire was the collaborative process of creating a well-rounded cocktail that elevated the typical bourbon drinking experience,” said Trey Zoeller. “It took us over two years of experimentation and communication to hone in on a drink we’ve always wanted at our home bar but was never easily available, and we were finally able to create something that is both innovative and accessible.”

This is a joint partnership between Esquire, Jefferson’s and Hearst Brand Development. The cocktail collection will be available at select venues and retail locations both in-store and online nationwide. -- Bevnet

Diamond Creek 2012 - 40th Anniversary bottling!

2012 Diamond Creek

We are very excited to offer the 2012 Diamond Creek Cabernet Collection. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary of making some of Napa's best and most sought after Cabernet, Diamond Creek has not surprisingly put forth a tremendous effort with the release of their 40th Anniversary bottlings.  While only 1 wine has been rated, the 2012 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace received 99/100 from James Suckling, we are sure many more high scores are on their way. Now is the time to secure an iconic wine from an iconic vintage.

2012 Diamond Creek Cabrernet Sauvignons

On sale, net price

2012 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace...$169.99
(18 bottles available)
The estate’s greatest red ever? Impressive aromas of clay, dust and blueberry. Lots of blackcurrant, too. Pure fruit. Full body, velvety and soft, cashmere-textured tannins. Try in 2020
Rated 99/100 James Suckling

2012 Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow....$169.99
(12 bottles available)
Our second coolest micro-climate is our five-acre Gravelly Meadow vineyard. Originally a pre-historic river bed, this stony, gravelly soil drains rapidly and the vines struggle for moisture.
Gravelly Meadow is our lowest yielding vineyard. The wines are described as "earthy, cedary, jammy and ripe blackberry with a spicy expansive finish."

2012 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill....$169.99
(18 bottles available)
Volcanic Hill is comprised of 8 acres of south facing hillside vineyard. It is the warmest of all our micro-climates. The color of the soil is gray, and the consistency is that of fluffy, volcanic ash, originally deposited from the eruption of Mt. Konocti 8 million years ago.
Volcanic Hill is the longest lived of our wines. Our winemaker describes these wines as "full bodied, loaded with intense ripe berry fruit, cassis, violets and a smoky richness, finishing with good length and firm tannins."
The Volcanic Hill bottling includes a small amount of the extra-ordinary Petit Verdot grape.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Alvinne Cuvee de Mortagne

back in stock now

Alvinne Cuvee de Mortagne...$11.99 pint
Quad - Rated 95 on RateBeer
13.9% alc vol - red / brown
Cuvée de Mortagne, a Quadruppel of no less than 13.9% vol alc, derives its name from the area where our brewery is located, the Land of Mortagne. The beer has a maturity of 4 months in French Pomerol barrels. For this first batch was a blend made ​​of 6 oak barrels. Two of them were only 1 year old (French oak), the other 4 had a previous life 5 years wine content (2 x French oak, 2 x red oak).

Draco Ale brewed with Blueberries

Just 6 bottles available

Montegioco Draco Ale brewed with Blueberries...$21.99 / 750ml
Draco has a dark red color and a persistent head. It is full bodied and has a moderate level of carbonation. The nose shows a great complexity with aromas of honey, caramel and forest fruits. The hops brings out pepper and plum. The initial taste confirms the nose with notes of caramel and initial sweetness. The finish is a fine balance of hops and bitter notes. Draco is produced using a mix of select malts. The beer is fermented three times. During the second fermentation the blueberries are added along with the yeast and malt sugar. The alcoholic content obtained from the fermentation of the malt is of 8.5% by volume, while the final one is 11% by volume.

Side Project Anabasis and Merci!

Would you like a bottle of each of these?
With over 500 people signed up.  We are going to double your odds.  We are going to have 2 sets available now.

1 bottle Side Project Anabasis 
(Batch #1)
1 bottle Side Project Merci
(Batch #1)

(yes, that is wishful thinking calling them batch #1)

You have until May 9th at 2:30 during Beer Fest at our Forsyth location!

You do not need to be present at Beer Fest.

Stop by any of our 4 stores to find out how to get these two beers before May 9th.
(We are using the same method we used last year for the Barrel Aged Perennial Abraxas and Barrel Aged Mint 17 during the Beer Fest 2014)

Drie Fonteinen

Super limited!
Fastest Finger method.  We have not done this in awhile.  

Subject to confirmation.
Just getting an order in is no guarantee.  Wait for the confirmation.
You have 7 days to pick up or it goes back out for sale.

Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek...$15.99 / 375ml
Rated 100/100 RateBeer
"For decades, Armand Debelder was worked as a geuze blender mixing young and old lambics from other lambic brewers to create the classic beer of Belgium. Armand has lately begun brewing his own lambic. The Drie Fonteinen beers are among the very few traditional and authentic guezes and lambics being made in Belgium today. Beer brewed with cherries and aged in oak barrels." -- label

FRAMBOOS is sold out
Drie Fonteinen Framboos....$37.99 / 750ml
Raspberry Lambic.   First time we have seen this one.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Amager Bryghus Hr. Frederiksen Stout is back

Amager Bryghus Hr. Frederiksen Imperial Stout...$8.99 / pint

Rated 100/100 RateBeer
"When poured into the glass you will instantly sense that Hr. Frederiksen is a gentleman with both potency and a huge personality. Dark as Hr. Frederiksen's humour, this imperial stout is inspired by the American imperial stouts with its dense and creamy light brown head that leaves nice lacings in the glass while the head reluctantly dissipates. We are willing to admit that we went crazy with the malts in this beer. A massive 8 different types of malts were used, and it is the dark and heavily roasted ones that give the beer its colour and almost extreme full body - this is almost a meal in a bottle. The bitterness is also delivered by the heavily roasted malts backed up by the American Centennial hops. Oh yes, Hr. Frederiksen is an experience which should be enjoyed slowly, but in return he will last all night warming you with his alcohol and challenging charm. We have named this beer after a good friend, without whom, Amager Bryghus would not be what it is today. Bitterness: 81 IBU" -- brewery

Argus Cider from Texas

New from Texas, right now they only have 1 review on RateBeer

Argus Cidery 2013 Perennial....$18.99 / 750ml
1,150 cases made
The Perennial release is a collection of fruit harvested from both the Medina and Lubbock orchards from the 2013 harvest. This blend maximizes the fruit characters delivering a straightforward apple palate, with a finish of our natural ambient yeast characters and the residual flavors from aging in French and American Oak.
55% Blaze, 20% Gala, 10% Mutsu, 10% Johnathan, 5% Cameo.

Argus Cidery Tepache Especial Pineapple Wine...$8.49 / 750ml
"Inside, please find a wild sparkling pineapple wine with light bubbles, a light spice from a house blend of French oak, and a nice crisp tropical finish. This demi-sec fermentable is a derivative of traditional tepache, a beverage based on the utilization of the whole pineapple, wild yeast and spices. Serve chilled.

Freigeist Abraxxxas and Berlinger Weisse

Freigeist Abraxxxas Lichtenhainer Weisse...$4.99 / pint
Inspired by the rare and nearly-extinct eastern German tart wheat beer once known as “Lichtenhainer”, Abraxxxas is sour and complex, with a balancing smoky maltiness. As freakily drinkable as it is challenging, this ale was deemed an instant classic upon it’s release in the U.S.

Freigeist Kopenickiade Berliner Style Weisse...$4.99 / pint
A clean, fresh new twist on Berlin’s feisty & unique specialty wheat beer, Köpenickiade is brewed with 100% barley, and spelt– an ancient form of wheat. According to the brewers, Freigeist’s version offers an “unbelievable high drinkability” and slightly more sourness than the once-pervasive but now largely extinct traditional, local Berliner Weisse.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ducato Beersel Mattina - 3 Fonteinen in the blend!

We only have 6 more bottles!

sold out

Ducato Beersel Mattina....$28.99 / 750ml

Rated 99/100 RateBeer
A blend of New Morning and 18 month aged 3 Fonteinen Lambic refined for at least 12 months in bottle. It has a surprisingly citrus nose of leather, cellar and animal with hints of dried flowers and honey. Lasting and sapid in the mouth with a sour finish that always makes the lovers of this blend smile.

This beer could very well make you develop an addiction for spontaneous fermentation and turn your entire world upside down!

After a mechanical breakdown, 3 Fonteinen Brewery of Beersel (possibly the best Lambic blender in the world) had economic damage in the summer of 2009. The news caused such a stir in the International beer movement that I called Armand to know how things were. As he needed to sell his Lambic, I immediately got inspired to blend our New Morning with his beer. We selected three 18 month old Lambic barrels that we siphoned in a small tank on our truck. The journey back was long and hard, myself and Manuel took turns driving through Belgium, France and Italy only stopping for gas. After days hand bottling and months of maturation, the outcome has gone over and beyond our expectations and we can say with pride that it was worth it!

Evil Twin - new 16 oz CANS!!!

Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker...$9.49 / 4pk 16oz CANS
Despite his bitterness, lack of power and insuperable aversion to any kind of extravagant labor - he kind of has a charming charisma, and perhaps he is even loveable. Somehow we find him unbelievable irresistible and stimulating because he is one of the few that masters the ability to effortlessly impress with his sharp intelligence and make it look so damn easy.
Style: Session IPA
Brewed: Two Roads Brewing Co, CT

Evil Twin Low Life Pilsner...$9.49 / 4pk 16oz CANS
Rated 98 on RateBeer for the style
Style: Pilsner
ABV: 5.5%
A clever woman once said; ‘fair is foul and foul is fair’. On that note we threw in a young, unacknowledged hoppy pilsner gave it a limp, wrinkly flavor and finished it off with an insulting high price that will give you a foul feeling in your mouth. That’s why we name Evil Twin Brewing’s Low Life the Golddigger of Beers.

Evil Twin Brewing Falco IPA...$9.49 / 4pk 16oz CANS
7% ABV
"What makes a great leader? First of all a perfectly balanced blend of qualities; the ability to stand out - be authoritative without overpowering. Show courage and endurance - you will lead the way and set standards. Very important; be appealing and refreshing to the people. This stereotypical portrait applies whether referring to politics, religion or maybe even this outstanding IPA." - label

New from Crown Valley - Saloon Door

Crown Valley Saloon Door Saison...$8.99 / 4pk
Step on in, sit down at our saloon and enjoy this old fashioned style ale. Our Saloon Door Saison is a delicious farmhouse style ale that has a great blend of malt and spiciness.

Spring Pumpkin Ale???

Are you already missing those fall Pumpkin Ales?
Well Rogue has a surprise for you, they released a Spring Pumpkin Wit

Rogue Farms Pumpkin Savior....$9.99 / 750ml
After hand-picking all the pumpkins we needed to craft Pumpkin Patch Ale, we realized just how many additional pumpkins we still had clinging to their vines on the farm.
The last thing we wanted to do was waste them, especially after all the work and patience that goes into growing them.

So, instead of dooming our pumpkins to a long, lonely life as canned puree, or worse yet, watching them slowing rot on the vine, we made the decision to save them and brew a spring pumpkin beer.

Since pumpkin beers come out earlier and earlier every year anyways, we introduce Rogue Farms PUMPKIN SAVIOR - a spring pumpkin wit brewed with real, Rogue-grown pumpkins and wheat.
5.6% ABV

15 Ingredients: Rogue Farms Dream Pumpkins; Rogue Farms Dare, Risk, Rogue Rye, Rogue Wheat & Crystal Wheat Malts; Rogue Farms Independent Hops; Cinnamon Sticks, Cloves, Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans, Ginger & Nutmeg; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast

Tallgrass 16-Bit

Tallgrass Brewing 16- Bit DPA...$9.99 / 4pk CANS
16 bit Double Pale Ale is the next generation of Pale Ale from Tallgrass. For fans of 8-Bit Pale Ale ready to advance to a new realm, 16 Bit DPA is a one pint finishing move that delivers a sweeping sequence of crisp aromas, light body, bright hoppiness and striking citrus flavors. Best enjoyed in multi-player mode.
6.2% ABV
55 IBUs

Also forgot to mention that Halcyon is back with a new can design...
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat...$7.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
Style: Unfiltered American Wheat
ABV 5.0%
IBU 20
Interesting fact: The name of the farmer that grows our wheat is on every can: Bill Mai
Halcyon (hal-see-on) is an unapologetic American-style wheat beer with a taste like the finest days of summer. Our brewery is situated on the buckle of the “wheat-belt”, so this beer means something special to us. Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat is the result of our Midwestern angst, an all-American wheat with real Kansas-grown grain in the brew.
We start with raw Kansas white wheat in the mix to give it a nice edge,but what really makes it shine is the hops. We use "hop-bursting" of Citra Hops late in the brewing process and this gives Halcyon a palate of tropical fruit flavors & aromas with a bright and refreshing taste like the best days of summer. (swimmin’ hole and inner tube sold seperately)
malt: 2-Row Barley, White Wheat, Munich
hops: Nugget, Citra

Clos Mont Blanc - great new Spanish red.

This is a very impressive red from Spain.  
2011 Clos Mont Blanc Xipella....$14.99
40% Monastrell, 30% Tempranillo and 30% Syrah
The Clos Montblanc Winery is located in Barberá de la Conca, very close to two symbolic locations in the history of Catalonia, Spain: the fortified town of Montblanc and the Monastery of Poblet. It is an area steeped in history and tradition. Here the French Cistercian monks settled, nearly a thousand years ago, with their firm goal of finding the way to winemaking perfection. It is an area with a rich, well-balanced soil which is grey and limy, full of variations, and the optimum natural qualities for viniculture. This is the essence of the Clos Montblanc cellar, a pride in the land which it belongs and a working system based on a thousand-year-old tradition. Along with its rich tradition, Clos Montblanc uses the latest methods in oenology to create wines that are outstanding with a unique complexity and depth of character.