Saturday, January 23, 2016

Barrel Aged Barleywine from Charleville

While I am updating on Barrel Aged Beers....

Charleville filled two of our 
barrels with their Barleywine!

This will be their first Barrel Aged Barleywine -- watch for the release months down the road!  Will update when we know more.

Other limited beer news:

Just a reminder:
Founders KBS is released at the beginning of March.  We will release it through our BRC and a heavy portion will be based on Founders purchases starting January 1, 2016 until a day or two before the release.

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout and Variants:
This one is released on Black Friday every year.  We will base this year's release heavily on Goose Island purchases in the BRC starting January 1st until a few days before the release.

Blue Sunday Sour

New Holland Blue Sunday Sour 2016...$12.99 / 750ml
This unique anniversary libation, heritage-blended from our library of barrel-soured beers, exhibits deeply layered flavors of malt and oak, with a tart finish.
Annual blend from cellared barrels leaves remaining aged beer to be topped off with fresh beer for continued aging and subsequent blends.

Jolly Pumpkin Stout

Seasonal release is back
Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura...$11.99 / 750ml
"Dark Dawn Stout"
Rated 95/100 RateBeer
Madrugada Obscura "Dark Dawn" – A Belgian inspired stout that is as dark as a moonless midnight, brimming of roasted malts and bitter hops.
It will keep you good company in all places, be thay light or dark.
8.1% Alc./Vol.

4 Hands Constellation

4 Hands Constellation IPA....$6.49 / 500ml
Brettaniomyces IPA with Galaxy Hops

online now too

BRC Release - 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla Cat Spit Stout

Exciting update:
We will be having a 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD release party with Steve and Libby Crider. Will announce date as soon as we know (probably late February or early March).

We will invite the top 30 - 2nd Shift supporters at that time.

We will taste -

  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD
  • 2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout
  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla Cat Spit Stout (we will save some bottles for the event)

Will be printing the report for 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla Cat Spit Aged in Crown Royal Barrel on Sunday. Emails sent!

Part of this release will be based on 2nd Shift Support!

According to Libby "Much different from the LSD, smooth, and loads of coffee notes. Not as boozy as BA LSD. It is sweeter. Vanilla is there, but only a trace. More of an enhancement of barrel and coffee notes."

A big thank you to Steve and Libby Crider

Pulling Vanilla Cat Spit Stout out of the barrel!!

BRC releases coming soon 
  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla Cat Spit (1 barrel)  
  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged LSD (3 barrels) should be next

2nd Shift BA beers will be partially allocated based on 2nd Shift support.  These next 4 barrels will be based on the start of our new POS system (October 12th until a few days before the release--soon!)

Friday, January 22, 2016

2nd Shift /STLHops I Am Become Death

BRC Emails sent for this one...

2nd Shift /STLHops  I Am Become Death....$13.99 / 750ml

Elysian new beers....

In stock now at Ballwin and Forsyth

Elysian Space Dust IPA...$9.99
A Totally Nebular IPA
STYLE: India Pale Ale
BODY: Light to Medium
The hopping is pure starglow energy, with Chinook to bitter and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo.
MALTS: Great Western premium two-row, c-15 and Dextra-pils
HOPS:  Chinook, Citra and Amarillo
ABV: 8.2%
IBU: 73

Elysian Immortal IPA....$8.99 / 6pk
Refreshing and Hoppy
STYLE:  India Pale Ale
BODY:  Medium

A Northwest interpretation of a classic English style, golden copper in color and loaded with New World hop flavor and aroma. Extremely drinkable.
MALTS:  Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-hell
HOPS:  Bittered with Chinook, finished with Amarillo and Centennial
ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 62

Bur Oak - exciting new beer from Missouri!!

New from Columbia, Missouri!

 Bur Oak Dark Star Black Kolsch....$8.99 / 6pk cans

Bur Oak Boone County Brown....$7.99 / 6 pack CANS
Brewers Notes: Boone County Brown is a rich brown porter style beer that is surprisingly easy to drink with a remarkably smooth finish. Leaving behind notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. With a full bodied caramel backdrop, Boone County Brown is a smooth and mellow beer that is beyond satisfying.
Style: Brown Porter
Alcohol by Volume: 4.8%
Malts: Pilsner Malt, Chocolate Malt, Coffee Malt, and Caramel 40 Malt
Hops: US Hallertau

Bur Oak Big Tree IPA...$9.49 / 6 pack CANS
Brewers Notes: Big Tree was brewed to honor Boone County’s champion Burr Oak tree. The Big Tree has withstood the test of time, at 350 years plus, this majestic tree has a canopy that stands 90 feet tall and the trunk is 7.6 feet in diameter. To pay homage to the Big Tree we designed this double India Pale Ale to the tree’s specification. The trunk diameter of 7.6 feet is our ABV and the height of 90 feet is the hop load of 90 IBU’s. Big Tree IPA may be big, but its mellow smooth flavor will delight and satisfy with the well balanced delivery of a significant hop presence.
Style: Double India Pale Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 7.6%

Minervois best buy!

WOW - Wine of the Week!!
Taste it Saturday Jan 23 from 11am-3pm

2012 Domaine de Barroubio Minervois Rouge...$13.99
35% Syrah * 35% Grenache * 30% Carignan
Some vines are 110 years old
The grapes used to produce the Domaine de Barroubio Minervois come from south-facing vineyards with very iron rich sandy clay. These vineyards are at a relatively high altitude (300 meters above sea level), which helps moderate the normally hot climate of Minervois. This wine is aged exclusively in tank and spends no time in oak. 1600 cases produced. The Domaine de Barroubio Minervois rouge is dominated by wild briary fruit, and exotic spices in the nose. The wine’s wild, exotic side, comes from the Carignan, while the dark black fruit flavors comes from the Syrah These two grapes are then complimented by the addition of Grenache, which adds hints of red cherry and black pepper. This is a classic Minervois, built to complement grilled meats like lamb, duck, and smoked ribs.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

95+ score and under $40

A 95 Point Cab for under $40!
Another blast from the past, hot on the heels of the release of the great 2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet come what may be the best deal in Napa Valley Cabernet ever! Turns out they do make them like they used to, and price them that way too. The 2013 Clos du Val is an amazing wine don't hesitate to buy this one by the case.

2013 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon...$34.99
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is striking. Powerful and dense in the glass, with utterly mesmerizing balance, the 2013 hits all the right spots. Graphite, smoke, grilled herbs, black cherries and incense form a tapestry of aromas and flavors that simply dazzles. The 2013 needs time in bottle for the tannins to soften, but it is a real head-turner. The combination of intense tannin and opulent fruit is classic 2013.
Rated 95+/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Double Bastard in the Rye

Stone Double Bastard in the Rye...$16.99 pint
Proper Name: Double Bastard in the Rye
(2015 Double Bastard Ale aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels)

Rye whiskey melds midpalate with Double Bastard Ale’s colossal hop and malt presence, adding dimension to the beer’s already deep caramel-like flavors. This rare treasure is strictly for those processing the capacity to appreciate what many will shun.

IBUs: Classified

ABV: 12.7%

Stone Crime Aged in Bourbon Barrels...$17.99
back in stock!

Santa Fe Adobe Igloo

Santa Fe Adobe Igloo....$7.49 / 6pk Cans
Winter Ale brewed with Cacao and Chile

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Old Potrero RYE

Old Potrero Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey...$61.99
This straight rye whiskey was aged in new handmade charred oak barrels. In traditional barrel making, the cooper heats the staves over a fire of oak chips, allowing them to be bent and formed into a barrel. During this process, the inside of the barrel becomes lightly toasted. By the early 19th century, coopers had learned that if they allowed the heat to continue, the inside of the barrel would burst into flames and become charred. Handmade oak barrels-charred in this traditional manner-impart a rich color and unique character to this rye whiskey. 48.5% ABV

Coney Island Hard Orange Cream Ale - Alcoholic

Coney Island Hard Orange Cream Ale....$9.49 / 6pk
An amalgamation of orange, vanilla and spice inspired by the deliciously unexpected concoctions you only find on the boradwalk.  Are you tall enough to ride?
5% ABV

Blue Point Brewing is in stock now!

Blue Point Brewing Toasted Lager....$8.49 / 6pk
Our flagship and most popular brew, Toasted Lager is the best American Amber Lager you’ll ever taste. To back up that claim, we use six different grains to perfect a balanced flavor of malt and hops, and a special proprietary lager yeast to give Toasted Lager an exceptional, long-lasting smooth finish that’s meant to be enjoyed year-round. Pairs perfectly with fresh seafood … or any food for that matter.

We know it’s good, but don’t just take our word for it. Toasted Lager is an award-winning beer, highlighted by its gold medal from the World Beer Cup in 2006.
  • 2007 Silver – Great American Beer Festival
  • 2007 Bronze – Australian International Beer Awards
  • 2007 3rd Place – Atlantic City Beer Festival
  • 2006 Gold – World Beer Cup
  • 2006 Silver – Great American Beer Festival
  • 2004 Silver – World Beer Cup
ABV: 5.5% IBU: 28 

Blue Point Brewing Blueberry Ale..$8.49 / 6pk
Blue Point's Blueberry Ale is a crisp golden ale with just a hint of blueberry flavor and a mild hops finish. Not your typical fruit-forward beer, Blueberry Ale unleashes a lively berry aroma that gives way to a well-balanced session ale that is refreshing year round.

“…On those rare occasions though, you will find the Holy Grail of fruit beers, a balanced blend of enjoyable yet discerning flavors. Fortunately for both Blue Point and its fans, the Blueberry Ale always falls under this latter category.” – Paste Magazine

“It may be brewed all year round, but we can’t imagine a summer without a refreshing splash of Blue Point’s Blueberry Ale.” –

RED Sancerre from Lucien Crochet


2010 Lucien Crochet Sancerre ROUGE La Croix du Roy...$35.99
From grapes harvested from several parcels which include a mix of stones and marne with south-southeast exposure. After a manual harvest, the grapes are pressed and the fermentation proceeds for approximately 30 days. Both remontage and pigeage are done but the degree to which they are practiced depends on the structure of each vintage. Sixty percent of this cuvée is aged in barrel and 40% in stainless steel for one year. The wine is then assembled and, for an additional eight months, is aged in stainless steel before being bottled approximately two years after harvest.

Ciderboys Mimosa Cider

Ciderboys Grand Mimosa Cider...$8.99 / 6pk

Sunshine always dances here. Some call this fruitful pairing surreal – ruby red apples uniting with succulent juicy oranges. Unexpected? You bet. Sweet yet tart – tasty and unique. Nothing stops the passion found in a Grand Mimosa. Click your heels.
Alcohol by volume 5.0%

Speymalt Macallan 20 year old

Speymalt Macallan Single Malt Whiskey 20 Year Old...$136.99
Distilled 1994
Bottled 2014
43% ABV

COLOUR: Dark Gold.
BODY: Medium.
FINISH: Medium in length.
CASK TYPE:  1st Fill and Refill Sherry casks.
STYLE:  After dinner dram.

Tropical fruits and red berries initially, complemented by subtle beeswax and aniseed notes. A lingering hint of tobacco develops.

Cracked black pepper with ripe banana, pear and red apple. These combine with charred oak and coffee flavours.

Fresh fruit salad with pomegranate and vanilla aromas. Hints of cardamom and nutmeg develop.

Kiwi and watermelon flavours initially. Sweet honey and cocoa elements develop with lingering peppermint edge.

Don Julio Tequila

Don Julio Real....$329.99
The pinnacle of highland agave, artfully aged for three to five years in American white-oak barrels, Don Julio REAL® Tequila is the crown jewel of the Tequila Don Julio portfolio.
As one of the few Extra-Añejo tequilas available on the market today, Don Julio REAL® Tequila, has the distinction of being one of the first. With a taste that can only be described as exquisite, its rich aromas and incredibly smooth, sophisticated flavor, make this one-of-a-kind tequila the perfect choice when celebrating life's most important moments.

Don Julio Tequila 1492.....$99.99
This limited-edition tequila is best appreciated when served in a snifter. Adding even more to its exclusivity, Tequila Don Julio 1942 undergoes a second distillation in a special still known as Pot Still 6, which refines the flavors even further.

Cynar Original and new 70 Proof!

Cynar Liqueur 33 Proof....$23.99 / Liter
Cynar is an artichoke based bittersweet liqueur known for its versatility and distinctive flavour; its taste is enriched by an infusion of 13 herbs and plants. The name of the drink derives from Cynar scolymus, the botanical name for artichoke, as artichoke leaves lend the distinctive flavour.  The secret recipe, which has remained the same since its creation, is based on some of the natural substances found in the artichokes, including ‘cynarine’.  Created by Angelo Dalle Molle, a Venetian entrepreneur and philanthropist, Cynar was launched in Italy in 1952. Since then, the brand has grown and is now distributed internationally.  Cynar became popular in Italy thanks to the first ads (during the Italian “Carosello”) performed by the famous actor, Ernesto Calindri and the claim “Cynar, against the attrition of modern life”.  Thanks to its refreshing and herbal bittersweet features and its moderate abv (16,5%), Cynar is an ideal pre or post dinner drink, and a bartender favorite to create “pungent” and original cocktails.

Cynar Liqueur 70 Proof...$31.99 / Liter

Like its older sibling, Cynar 70 Proof is crafted from the same secret recipe of 13 infused herbs and plants. The liqueur carries distinctive herbal notes married with hints of dried fruit and rounded by caramel smoothness. The result is a pleasant surprisingly rounded taste and smooth complex bittersweet notes.  The rich and distinctive taste and the velvet texture make Cynar 70 proof perfect to be enjoyed as a shot or sipped as a premium brown spirit, or as the protagonist in sophisticated cocktails. This higher proof spin on the classic artichoke liqueur with its unique, bold and premium image arrives as the newest entrant among premium spirits.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kasteel Chocolate Quad

Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad...$17.99 / 4pk

Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad...$4.79 / 11.2oz
ABV:  11.00%
COLOR: Dark Brown
TASTE: Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad stands alone as one of the most decadent and elegant quadruples of Belgium. This 11% ABV beer pours a chestnut brown with an off-white head. A warming aroma of chocolate and coffee are countered by nuanced flavors of toffee and dried fruits. The mouthfeel is rich and silky like melted chocolate which truly rounds out the entire drinking experience. Considering the ABV and predominant flavors of chocolate and coffee this quadruple is unique, yet remarkably well balanced.

New Stone Collab with Sierra Nevada

 Will get it online later.
In stock now at Forsyth


Stone Brewing Collab with Sierra Nevada NXS IPS...$8.49
For many, California is considered an epicenter for brewing innovation, particularly where hoppy IPAs are concerned. We teamed up with longtime craft compatriots and mutual hop admirers Sierra Nevada to create a truly one-of-a-kind IPA. This special-edition beer conveys the true character of collaboration with touches of inventiveness and creativity. Two batches of an IPA were brewed and expertly blended to craft this multilayered beer. The first batch was split down the middle, with 50% being aged in gin-infused bourbon barrels and the remaining half aged in rye whiskey barrels. These beers were blended with the fresh second batch of IPA, which was generously dry-hopped to impart rich aromas to accompany the citrusy, piney, woody, herbaceous flavors achieved from this truly one-of-a-kind collaboration.

Prairie Ape Snake

Prairie Artisan Ales Ape Snake...$8.99 / pint
Dry Hopped Dark Farmhouse Ale

and Prairie Vanilla Noir - some will go to Prairie supporters, some the full BRC report including everything.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Jolly Pumpkin Pincha Discos

Better supply in stock now!
Jolly Pumpkin Pinchadiscos....$11.99
Collaboration with Stillwater
Saison with Wild LIme and Rose Lemongrass Tea