Saturday, September 17, 2016

Amazing Burgundy Bargain -

If you like Chablis - try this wine!
2014 Domaine de Mauperthuis Bourgogne Chardonnay Les Truffieres...$12.99
A young domaine sited on south-facing hill slopes and planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our overriding concern is for quality and we produce both regional Bourgognes and Petit Chablis.
A straw yellow color with greenish tones. Aromas of white fruits, apple, pear, flowers and a mineral touch. In juicy , balanced and very fresh mouth. Ideal for fish and crustaceans. Terroir very close to Chablis.   This wine is very crisp like a Chablis.   

1996 Rhum J.M. 15 Year Old Rum

1996 Rhum J.M. Rum 15 Year Old...$249.99
Aged 15 Years

44.4% ABV
The J.M. 15 year vintage aged rum is one of the most sought after rums for any true rum enthusiast's collection.  Throughout the 15 years of barrel aging, about 70% of the initial volume within the barrels have evaporated, know as the agnel's share.  The little that is left over is carefully bottled "at cask strength" in order to preserve each vintage's own sensory balance.

Dufaitre Cote de Brouilly

2014 Dufaitre Cote de Brouilly...$23.99
Varietals: Gamay
Age of Vines: 80 years old.
Vinification Method: The Cote de Brouilly is fermented in concrete tanks and then transferred into tonneau to open it up a little. Generally bottled the same time as the Brouilly.

Tasting Note: The most powerful of Rémi’s wines, the cote de brouilly is still balanced with an astonishing amount of finesse, and is perfectly drinkable in it’s youth, but will also blossom into something more special in 5-10 years time.

Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

2011 Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino...$49.99
Sporting a new label design, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino represents a philosophical divide from previous vintages. In the past, Castiglion del Bosco was focused on soft and immediate Brunellos for near-term consumption. Despite the warm conditions of the 2011 growing season, this wine shows far more elegance, nuance and grace than I expected. This massive property is comprised of various vineyard sites for more blending possibilities. The bouquet is redolent of wild berry, cola and grilled herb. The tannins are silky but long in terms of persistence.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Gran Enemigo Red Blend

Very limited - only 100 cases imported from Argentina
2010 Gran Enemigo Red Blend...$85.99
An elegant style, with powerful dark and red fruit flavors, including plum, cherry tart, currant and blackberry, accented by graphite and dark chocolate notes. The finish offers a cascade of rich spice and cream accents, featuring hints of black olive. Drink now through 2020. 
100 cases imported.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

New Hawaiian Rums

Koloa Kauai Dark Rum...$29.99
Distilled, blended and bottled by Koloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii
80 Proof.
Koloa Dark Rum is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.
The Rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.
Appearance: This Dark Rum is a Genuinely Deep Chocolate Brown that rolls with a cloying viscosity around the glass, developing into thick slowly rolling light black coffee colored legs.
Nose: Koloa Dark Rum has a robustly vanilla nose that envelope the perimeter of the glass, upon further and closer whiffs of this aromatic vanilla behemoth, subtler notes of dark semi-sweet chocolate, fresh brewed espresso and chocolate cupcakes arrive to round out the olfactory experience.

Koloa Kauai Spice Rum...$29.99
Distilled, blended and bottled by Koloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii
44% ABV/88 Proof.
Koloa Spice Rum is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.
The Rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.
Appearance: This spice rum is a majestic tawny color with hues of golden rich heather, much lighter in the cloying viscosity then the other expressions of Koloa Rums, probably due to the higher ABV. at 44%. The legs are thin and evenly expressed around the glass.
Nose: Pleasantly presenting with the first light sniff with light cola, muted cinnamon and cacao leading into subsequent passes across the nose that tickle the olfactory with baked baklava, honey and freshly chopped walnuts…
Taste and Finish: This spice rum is dry and crisp on the palate, with up front spices showing exactly like the nose, with the additional flavors of deeply cooked caramel and a light finish of sarsaparilla.
Additional Tasting Notes:
Koloa Kauai Spice Rum is an adult’s version to the classic overly sweetened spice rums typically found in the market. We recommend trying it in a classic rum swizzle or to enjoy this in your everyday spice rum and coke…

Koloa Kauai Coconut Rum...$29.99
Distilled, blended and bottled by Koloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii
40% ABV/80 Proof.
Koloa Coconut Rum is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.
The Rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.
Appearance: Koloa Kauai Coconut Rum presents itself as a white rum with a hint of Chantilly green opalescence, even and thick viscosity and well defined sparkling white legs.
Nose: Intense Coconut aromatics with light hints of roasted coconut and pina colada undertones…
Taste and Finish: The initial taste is quizzically dry, probably from the pleasant 80 proof that Koloa has kept the rum at, which then leads to the wonderful flavor of baby coconut flesh at the front of the palate. The spirit finishes with light toasted coconut and hints of fresh lime zest and the slightest bit of caramelized pineapple…

Plus we have this pack with 5-50ml bottles inside.  Great chance to try them all or give as a gift.

J. Rieger Caffe Amaro

J. Rieger Caffe Amaro...$26.99 / 750ml
The newest addition to the Rieger family is Caffe Amaro. Caffe Amaro is a bittersweet coffee liqueur and should be a staple in your home bar come winter time. With the nation’s obsession of coffee; cocktails made with coffee or some sort of coffee liqueur has become very popular over the past few years and Rieger Caffee Amaro is sure to up any cocktail. Rieger worked closely with another local company in Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters to find the perfect coffee to match the Amaro that wasn’t too sweet or too bitter. This all was then aged for a little time in once used Rieger Whiskey Barrels finished with some slightly sweet cane syrup. The result is an Amaro with notes of vanilla, spice, with a hint of bitter orange. Really good just by itself but also works well in Irish coffee, White Russian and makes an interesting drink with some tonic. 

BRESAOLA - in stock now at Forsyth

We are sampling this today, while it lasts at our Forsyth location

We just brought back in one of our favorite cured meats, Bresaola, an Italian style cured top round of beef. Unlike most other cured meat products, Bresaola is extremely lean, with little or no visible fat. Sweet and aromatic with a deep ruby-red color, Bresaola should be sliced very thin. Stop by the weekend for a taste. Below is a great recipe for a quick and delicious appetizer featuring Bresaola.

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil   ***
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4-ounce sliced Bresaola   ***
  • 54 (about) arugula leaves
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise
  • Manchego or Parmesan cheese, shaved into strips  ***
*** In stock at The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth

Friday, September 16, 2016

Koloa Kauai Coffee Liqueur - Hawaii

Koloa Kauai Coffee Liqueur...$33.99
Distilled, blended and bottled by Koloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii
34% ABV/68 Proof.
Koloa Coffee is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.  The Spirit itself is a collaboration between the Kauai Coffee Company and Koloa Rum Company.

The Rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.

Appearance: This Spirit pours and looks like a rich deep cup of coffee with a deep brown opaque hue surrounded by a light mahogany meniscus. Several swirls of this spirit in the glass reveal a hint of real coffee particulate that gather in the slow running amber kissed legs…

Nose: Freshly ground and brewed Aribica and Robusto Beans with the sweet smell of molasses and rich dark chocolate undertones kissed with a touch of Lilikoi…

Taste and Finish: This intensely rich coffee flavored rum is slightly lower in ABV. which facilitates the amazingly complex flavors achieved. The initial sip is a highly robust espresso coffee balanced with white cane sugar, the spirit initially presents itself as a well-crafted espresso cocktail and then it’s back to a dry finish of light vanilla, hints of chocolate and that wonderful coffee flavor that can only be achieved by a great barista. Second and third sips of this elixir present hints of tropical fruit in the finish along with hazelnut and stone fruits. This is a remarkable spirit…

Robert Keenan new releases

In stock only at our Ballwin location now.  You can order online or call for transfers

2012 Robert Keenan Mernet Reserve $99.99

The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Mernet Reserve, which is a blend of 50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc, may well be Michael Keenan’s favorite wine. Only 500 cases were produced. Chocolaty cassis, graphite, spice box and plum are all present in this sensational blend that should age beautifully for 15-20 years, although most people will have consumed it by year ten. The color is a handsome, opaque purple. The wine is extremely impressive and still very youthful. Another one or two years of age will round it into more complex shape. 

Rated 94+/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2013 Robert Keenan Cabernet Franc $65.99
One of Napa Valley’s most successful Cabernet Francs, Keenan’s 2013 Cabernet Franc, is 100% estate Cabernet Franc from their holdings on Spring Mountain. Beautiful blueberry and raspberry fruit interwoven with spring flowers jumps from the glass of this wonderfully balanced and elegant, yet authoritative wine. It is rich, medium to full-bodied, but at the same time ethereal and finesse-oriented. This is a great example of Cabernet Franc at its best B intense, but elegant. This should last for at least another decade. 

Rated 94/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2012 Robert Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Spring Mountain...$99.99 / 750ml

or Magnum $198.99
This wine has 7% Cabernet Franc added into the blend and 700 cases were produced. A blockbuster wine for sure, with an inky/purple color, sweet crème de cassis, graphite, chocolate a hint of charcoal and burning embers – almost as if it wanted to behave like a Graves from Bordeaux. This is full-bodied, very rich, powerful and still moderately tannic. It’s a baby for sure, but what an impressive one. This wine needs a good 3-4 years of bottle age and should keep well for 25-30 years at the minimum. 

Rated 96/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 

2012 Robert Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon...$51.99 / 750ml

or Magnum $99.99
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa has more cassis, tar, camphor and an attractive, fleshy, full-bodied mouthfeel, impressive ripeness and body. This is a solid Cabernet to drink now and over the next 10-15 years. 

Rated 90/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Havana Club Rum

Havana Club Rum is now in stock at Forsyth.  

Taste it tonight until 6pm

The Arechabala Family started their rum-making business in 1878 in Cuba. They first registered the Havana Club trademark in 1934. With its well-rounded flavor featuring notes of tropical fruits and hints of vanilla and oak, Havana Club quickly became a beloved and iconic Cuban brand. It was a favorite of locals as well as American and European tourists flocking to Cuba’s chic nightspots and casinos from the late 1930s to the 1960s. Havana Club became one of the symbols of the razzle and dazzle of that Golden Age.

Product of Puerto Rico
Havana Club Anejo Blanco...$15.99 / 750ml
Distilled and aged in Puerto Rico under the Caribbean sun for 1 year in oak barrels
Aged rums are blended together
The blend is aged for a second period in oak barrels for at least 2 months
A medium-bodied aged white rum
Notes of pineapple and banana, hints of vanilla and oak

Havana Club Anejo Clasico....$17.99 / 750ml
Distilled and aged in Puerto Rico under the Caribbean sun for 1-3 years in oak barrels
Aged rums are blended together
The blend is aged for a second period in oak barrels for at least 3 months
Smooth and velvety finish
Notes of apricots and pineapples
Complimented by oaky notes with hints of almond and vanilla

Charity Wine, Whiskey and Beer Tasting

Charity Whiskey, Wine and Beer Tasting

Proceeds benefit Affton American Squirt A2 Hockey Team

$40 per person 
Reservations required.  Price includes Sugarfire BBQ, over 20 whiskeys to taste, wine, and beer

When: Friday September 30th from 6pm-9pm
Where: The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Order tickets now

Sorry, no refunds.  If you cannot make it, you can transfer your tickets or the money will just be donated to the charity.

Here are just a few products for the tasting. Beers from 4 Hands Brewery, Schlafly, Oskar Blues, Deschutes and more. There will also be lots of wine to taste.

  • Kavalan Ex Bourbon Oak 
  • Kavalan Ex Sherry Oak 
  • Bookers Annis Answer 
  • Knob Creek 2001 Ltd Edition Batch 3 
  • Balvenie 15yr Single Brl Sherry Cask 
  • Balvenie Scotch 14yr Caribbean Cask 
  • Balvenie Scotch 12yr Doublewood 
  • Glenfiddich 14yr 
  • Glenfiddich 18yr 
  • Jim Beam Signature Craft 12yr 
  • Whistlepig Straight Rye Whiskey 10yr 
  • Whistlepig Straight Rye Whiskey 12yr 
  • Laphroaig Islay Triple Wood 
  • Laphroaig Lore 
  • Laphroaig Select 
  • Hirsch 20yr Special Selection Reserve 
  • Hirsch Select Small Batch Bourbon 
  • Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey 
  • Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 
  • Auchentoshan 18yr Single Malt 
  • Auchentoshan 3 Wood Single Malt 
  • Deanston 30 Year Old
  • plus more

We are working on updating the list...


  • Jonata Sangre de Jonata from Screaming Eagle Rated 97/100 Robert Parker
  • 2014 Domaine Drouhin Chardonnay
    2014 Carne Humana White blend
    2010 Cenyth Red Blend
    2014 Byron Pinot Noir SBC
    2014 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
    2012 Arcanum Il Fauno


  • 4 Hands will be on hand - beers to be announced
  • Innis and Gunn Rum Aged Beer
  • Charleville Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • Oskar Blues Priscilla Wit
  • Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
  • Logboat Brewing Snapper IPA
  • Logboat Mamoot
  • Seattle Cider Dry
  • Seattle Cider Semi-Sweet
  • Schlafly TIPA
  • Schlafy Common Cider
  • Firestone Luponic #3
  • Firestone Pivo Pils
  • Lindemans Framboise
  • Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome 2016/2017
  • Founders Breakfast Stout
  • Founders PC Pils
  • more coming, we want to see what else will show up

Schlafly TIPA is here!

Schlafly Tasmanian IPA -- TIPA...$9.99 / 6pk
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA is brewed with 100% Australian hops. The Tasmanian hop, Galaxy, is a strong, aromatic variety that is different from traditional strains of the Pacific Northwest. Our brewers developed a recipe that showcases the hop’s unique flavors of citrus and pineapple.

India Pale Ales (IPAs) were first brewed in England during the late 1700s for export overseas to British soldiers in India. To keep their beer from spoiling during the long voyage, English brewers fortified their traditional pale ale recipes with natural preservatives: more malted barley, for a higher alcohol content, and more hops. In recent decades, with growing appreciation for highly hopped beers, American craft brewers have revived the style, embraced it, and incorporated new hop varieties. Our Special Release IPAs further those traditions and showcase the distinctions of hops from different hemispheres.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

90 Point Chianti for $6.99 !!!

For 35 years we have been experts in finding the best values and bringing them to you at the best price....check this one out now
Only $6.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $9.91
2011 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico...$6.99

Best Buy
This vibrant selection offers floral and fruit fragrances of violet and red berry. The palate delivers juicy red cherry flavor, with white pepper and nutmeg accents alongside bracing tannins that should soften over the next year or two. Perfect to match with barbecues or pastas topped with dense sauces.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Virtue Cider MIchigan Brut


Virtue Cider MIchigan Brut...$9.49 / 4 pack
Cider · 6.7% ABV
Michigan Brut bears the scent of crisp apple, citrus notes, with a bit of yeast. Clean and crisp up front, it follows with a tart, dry, lightly oaky lingering finish.
Michigan, like all great apple-growing regions, is on a coast. The maritime climate provides generous rainfall for the local orchards. We use all sorts of Michigan apples, grown on local family farms. The blend of these heirloom apples creates a complexity of of flavor, which is impossible to achieve with just a few varieties.

The scent of ripe apple leads you to the glass. Layered notes from the orchard and the French oak barrel bring you to the place and process where the cider is made. Try pairing with roast pork or a rich raclette to bring you there completely.

The long awaited Ciders from Gregory Hall, formerly of Goose Island finally arrived!
Virtue is a craft cider company launched in 2011 in Fennville, Michigan, by Gregory Hall, former brewmaster at Goose Island, and co-founder Stephen Schmakel. Our mission is to make European-style ciders from fresh heirloom apples — never from concentrate — and employ traditional farmhouse production methods that include native and secondary fermentation, use of wild yeasts, and an expansive oak barrel-aging program. We partner with local family farms by purchasing the highest quality apples for our cider

A limited amount made it to town.
Virtue Cider The Mitten Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider...$13.99 / 765ml 

Rated 95/100 RateBeer
This Michigan cider is a blend of last season's pressed apples, aged in Bourbon barrels for up to one year, then back sweetened with this year's fresh pressed apple juice.
The Mitten has notes of vanilla, caramel, and charred oak.
Straight cider, aged for 3 seasons, finds notes of vanilla, caramel and charred American oak, balanced with the best of the orchard, over-ripe apples and their sweet, tart, earthy juice. Many barrels are filled, but only a small portion, the very smoothest, will find their way into The Mitten. 

Virtue Cider Lapinette Brut...$13.99 / 765ml bottle
This Norman-style cidre brut is fermented with French yeast and patiently aged for months in French oak.   Lapinette offers a complex nose of both farm and barrel, with a refreshingly dry, mineral finish.
Lapinette, a Norman-style cidre brut, aged in French oak barrels. Reminiscent of the old days in France, before the great wars, when wine makers of the south shared their used barrels with their northern cousins, the resulting ciders were a little bit rough, unfiltered with a balance of flavors from the fruit, the farm and the barrel. Virtue has recreated this traditional cider by sourcing tart fruit, patiently aging for months in wine barrels, and serving as is, without fine filtration. Lapinette is a window into our past, a very tasty time indeed.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New Crown Royal

Crown Royal Vanilla...$21.99
To create this extraordinary blend, Crown Royal whiskies are carefully selected by our master blender and infused with the rich flavor of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. The result is a uniquely sophisticated whisky, bursting with the bold flavor of vanilla and the distinctive smoothness of Crown Royal.
NOSE: Rich vanilla bean with delicate hints of oak
PALATE:  Creamy vanilla with a smooth, light whisky finish
FINISH:  Viscous and warming with a Crème Brulee aftertaste

This one we have had for awhile, but it kept selling out so fast, we never advertised that it was in stock.  Back in stock now
Crown Royal Whisky Cornerstone Blend...$49.99
Introducing the Cornerstone Blend, the first limited release from the Crown Royal Noble Collection. A superior blend of our three more essential whiskies, notes of sweet caramel, rich toasted grains and aroma of ripe fallen apples. An extraordinary gesture for an extraordinary few.
NOSE: Ripe fallen apple, malted grain, toffee, vanilla extract
PALATE:  Sweet Caramel and rich toasted grains, subtle oak character with orchard and tropical fruit essences
FINISH:  Fruity tartness fades into a gentle woody spice

Uinta Small Batch Pilsner

Uinta Small Batch Pilsner...$7.49 / 6 pack Cans
Crisp. Refreshing.
This year-round porch beer has a crisp bitterness that balances gentle hop aromatics of citrus rind and fresh cut flowers.

Excel Brewing German Style Marzen

Excel Brewing Oktoberfest German Style Marzen Lager....$8.99
ABV: 5.5%
Malty and smooth, our traditional German style Märzen lager is brewed to celebrate the fall months.
Grist: Vienna Malt, Munich Malt, Melanoidin Malt
Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh
Pair with: German cuisine, roast duck or goose, sausage, buttery cheese (brie, Gouda, Havarti)

Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome 2016/2017

Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome 2016/2017....$9.49 / 4pk
The History of Winter Welcome
Throughout history, beer of somewhat higher alcohol and richness has been enjoyed for the winter holidays, when old friends get together to enjoy the season. Wassail, a festival to celebrate winter and the beer that goes with it, predates the Christian era. Winter Welcome is vintage-dated with a special label each year, and was first shipped to the US in 1990 - it was the first imported winter seasonal beer. Serve in a traditional Sam Smith tulip or nonik glass for the holidays.
Taste:  Honey-amber colored, creamy head of small bubbles, floral aroma and delicious caramel malt flavor with great finesse. Fine hop aroma finish and a fruity note from fermentation in open-topped stone "Yorkshire Squares."

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Piney River Sweet Potato Ale is back

Piney River Brewing Sweet Potato Ale...$8.99 (4pk 16oz)
The sweet potato has long been a staple of American gardens and pantries. After harvest the sweet potato provides diverse culinary options. On the Piney River, we use roasted sweet potatoes in our handcrafted Sweet Potato Ale, inspired by our favorite sweet potato comfort food—the sweet potato pie.

Lips of Faith Le Terroir 2016

In stock now at Forsyth will get it online tonight
New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Terroir 2016...$12.99

Le Terroir is a french term meaning “of the earth." Used to reference the environmental conditions that affect the brew, we like to think about the terroir of our foeders. These wooden barrels age our sour beer in varying temperatures, humidity, and vibrations. The terroir of New Belgium, so to speak. Add in another variable by dry-hopping with peachy, mango-like Amarillo hops, and we created a beer that changes every time we brew it.

ABV: 7.5%
Hops: Target
Malts: Pale, Wheat, C-80, Carapils, Oats
Yeast: Lager Yeast
Aroma: Peachy hops, citric sour notes- juicy.
Mouthfeel: Tart and dry, hop linger.
Flavor: Sour, hoppy burp finish- lemongrass and mango sours and hops- you would think that hops and sour do not go together but the hop choice- Amarillo- tropical fruit notes and the barrels soft fruit sours seem to be the perfect marriage.
Visual: Golden color, filtered clear.

Schlafly Hop Trial

Back in stock - forsyth
Schlafly Hop Trial...$14.99 / 12 pack bottles
3 bottles each of 4 single hop beers

Laphroaig Cask Strength 25 Year Old

New 2015 version is here! Taste it on September 24th - click here for details

Laphroaig 25 Year Old 2015 Cask Strength...$429.99
Laphroaig 25 Year Old is the perfect marriage of sherried, oaky flavours from the European Oloroso Sherry Casks and the creamy, smooth, sweet flavours from the ex-American Bourbon Barrels. The Oloroso Sherry Casks and ex-American Bourbon Barrels were filled with newly distilled Laphroaig spirit from day one.
Bottled at Cask Strength, it is a perfect fusion of these two most different styles of maturation flavours, made even smoother by the 25 years it has had gently maturing.

COLOUR : Bright Red Gold
NOSE: At bottling strength the aroma seems quite closed giving only a rich, sweet scent but a touch of water releases all the multitude of different flavours. The initial sweet, sherry sweetness is quickly followed by the time-honoured Islay peat tang. After this opening burst of flavour there is a smooth fruit ripeness that complements the tang of salt in the background.
BODY: Rich round and full.
PALATE: The burst of peat that fills the mouth is quickly restrained by a sherry sweetness that slowly develops into spicy apple fruitiness.
FINISH: Very long and warming leaving a distinct tang of Islay.

Stone Brewing 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale

Stone Brewing 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale...$7.49 / 22oz
Belgian Strong Ale:  Deep gold, orange-ish color, excellent clarity with some sediment towards end of bottle, thin creamy head
What about Stone Vertical Epic Ale 01.01.01? Well, there are two reasons for its non-existence: (1) We didn't want to participate in the whole overhyped media nonsense of "Millennium this" and "Millennium that," and (2) we didn't think of the Stone Vertical Epic Ale idea until the fall of 2001 (which was already too late for a 01.01.01 version.) Sure, we could wait until the year 3001 to start this series, but we were afraid that with all that time between now and the next millennium, we might forget. Besides, that millennium will probably be overhyped as much as the last one.

Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA

Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA...$7.49 / 22oz
For 20 years our passion for brewing and our obsession with hops have challenged traditional styles and expectations for beer. So it’s only fitting we commemorate this momentous occasion by crafting a liquid ode to bold brewing that satisfies your hop thirst and pays homage to our flagship San Diego brewery, located on Citracado Parkway (which itself pays homage to the citrus and avocado agricultural history of the region).

“Citracado” also teases the two key ingredients of this beer. “Citra” refers both to the juicy gem of a hop and its citrusy (and tropical) aromas and flavors. “Cado” inspired us to utilize wonderful, native avocado flower honey. Combine the two and the result pours like silk and abounds with enough hops to match our excitement for reaching this 20-year milestone. We thank you sincerely for the years of support and pledge that we will, as always, strive to live up to the reasons for your loyalty!