Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bells Java Stout is back!

Bell's Java Stout.......$14.99 / 6pk
Java Stout uses a custom blend of coffee beans, roasted locally for us by Water Street Coffee Joint, to generate its intense flavor. Possessing an unmistakable aromatic punch, Java Stout has long been one of our most popular stouts.

New beers from Guinness

Guinness Antwerpen Stout...$8.99 / 4pk

8% ABV
When the Belgian brewing industry was suffering from the impact of World War II, John Martin created Guinness Antwerpen. It was first imported to Belgium in 1944 and thankfully managed to survive the war. Since then it has become a sought-after specialty beer. The rich, smoky, malty taste is balanced with a sweet, fruity finish. And although light and creamy in texture, it’s still unmistakably part of the Guinness family.  Guinness Antwerpen has a light and creamy texture. It’s produced with a lower hop rate to give it a malty taste that’s less bitter than other stouts. Hints of vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruity flavours deliver a sweet finish.

Guinness Rye Pale Ale...$7.99 / 6pk
Created by the brewers at The Open Gate Brewery as a holiday gift for their colleagues, friends and families, Guinness Rye Pale Ale proved so popular they had to share it with everyone. The rustic, spicy character of rye grain is balanced with citrus and grapefruit from the mosaic and cascade hops, making it a fine addition to the Guinness fami

Boulevard Cranberry Orange Radler

Boulevard Cranberry Orange Radler...$7.99 / 6 pack Cans
Style: Radler
The Boulevard Radler series is a zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a flavorful, thirst-quenching beverage. Radler was tailor-made for those with an active lifestyle, but you can enjoy our version even when doing nothing more strenuous that lifting it to your lips.

New Tallgrass Beers

Tallgrass Backpacker Brown...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans

Our taste for dark, malty beers and hop-forward beers join together in Backpacker Brown, a hoppy, Northwestern-style brown ale that highlights the best of both worlds. Dark malts give it a rich, robust mouthfeel and a toasty, caramel-like aroma, with a generous dose of Northwestern hops providing a tasty balance of resiny and citrus hop flavors. A beer for hikes, trails or wherever you may roam.
Style: Hoppy Brown Ale
ABV: 6.2%

Tallgrass Single Hop IPA Idaho 7...$8.99/ 4pk 16oz Cans
Our Single Hop IPA Series is designed to showcase the versatility of new and experimental hop varieties. The first release in the series is brewed with Idaho 7, an experimental variety from Jackson Hop Farm in Wilder, Idaho, first released in 2015. This IPA boasts pungent tropical fruit and citrus flavors like orange and papaya with big notes of resiny pine and hints of black tea.
Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 6.5%

Plus, you need this one for Halloween drinking....
Tallgrass Zombie Monkie....$9.49 / 4pk 16oz cans

Style: Post-Apocalyptic Porter
ABV: 6.2%
IBU: 35
Full Brew Birthday: September 2013A robust porter inspired by approximately true events…
Zombie Monkie is a dark, rich porter, carefully brewed for the post-apocalyptic world to come. Crafted with lots of roasty dark chocolate and specialty malts, then inoculated with enough hops to add a floral/citrus character in the finish. It's hardy, complex, and interesting, because you might be drinking it for a long time. Zombie Monkie...
Grab A Can. Make A Plan. Take A Stand.

New 2016 PumpKYn and Rumpkin

2016 batch
Avery Rumpkin....$11.99 / 12oz
Beer Style: Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale
Barrel Type and Time: Dark Rum Barrels, 6 months
Malt Variety: Aromatic, Honey Malt… and Pumpkins!
OG: 1.135 ABV: 15-18% Color: Deep Amber
We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

Avery PumpKYn....$11.99 / 12oz
Porter brewed with Pumpkin and Spices Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Logboat Jerk Alert Double IPA

Logboat Jerk Alert Double IPA...$11.99 / 4pk cans
8.5% ABV
85 IBU

This Limited Release Double IPA starts with a simple malt profile to both compliment and also stay out of the way of the hops. Speaking of hops, this one is loaded up with nearly 3 pounds of hops per barrel Galaxy, Cascade, and Chinook. Bright fruit and flower aromas are followed by a juicy flavor and a gentle pine resin finish.

Uinta Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout

Uinta Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout....$6.49
New Bourbon Barrel Aged stout from Uinta

New Barolo

2010 Massolino Margheria Barolo....$86.99
This is smoky, with tobacco- and mineral-tinged cherry and strawberry flavors. Quickly gives way to firm, mouthcoating tannins, yet finds equilibrium overall, lingering well. Best from 2019 through 2035. 150 cases imported.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator

Rated 95/100 Antonio Galloni Vinous Media

Our own barrel of Garrison Bourbon

Our own barrel
Garrison Brothers / TWCP Single Barrel Texas Straight Bourbon...$99.99
94 Proof
Texas Corn: #1 Panhandle White
Corn Harvest 2011
Corn is from farms in Dallam County
Distilled and Barreled in 2012
Barrel Number 3630
Bottles produced 50
Aged for three years in oak 

“I always know when I have a truly great whisky on my hands; it takes every ounce of my professionalism to spit it out! This has, and make no mistake, raised the bar for bourbon made by the micro distillers; it is truly world class. In fact the name is a misnomer; there are no cowboys at work here. This is damned tootin’ fine whiskey.” — Jim Murray, Author of The Whisky Bible

PERFECT Rated 100/100

This price is for 1 bottle. We do have OWC if you buy 3 bottles. If you order 3 bottles, request in the notes if you want the wood box
2013 Clos Eramus Priorat...$199.99
Only 1000 - 3 packs were made!
Rated 100/100
The Wine Advocate

I also tasted two vintages of the top wine, starting with the 2013 Clos Erasmus, which follows the line towards more freshness, less oak and extraction started with 2012. It's mostly Garnacha, with some 25% Syrah, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged mostly in French oak barriques (40% new), plus a couple of amphorae where it matured until bottling at the end of May 2015. I had followed the 2013 since before it was bottled, and every time I tasted it I liked it better and better, and I formed the idea that it was the purest, most elegant Erasmus ever produced. I was really eager to taste the bottled version of it, which I hadn't encountered until this day. And I can tell you, it didn't disappoint me at all. In fact, it was probably better than what I tasted before bottling. It's the essence of Garnacha put through a sieve of slate, with some subtle spices, with an ethereal quality I had never before seen in this wine. The palate is silky, with a seamless texture. It combines the finest fabric with the essence of the dusty roads from Priorat, elegant and rustic at the same time, like the proverbial British farmer dressed in the best corduroy trousers and tweed jacket, beautifully textured. The wet slate and the Mediterranean herbs take over the aromatic front with time in the glass, and it kept changing over the course of two hours that I followed the wine in the glass, with more and more nuances and filigree every time I went back for it. It's approachable now but I foresee a long and positive evolution in the bottle for 15+ years. The opened bottled kept fresh for a couple of days. I wish I could time travel to the future and taste it then... I think this really merits a perfect score. There are 3,000 bottles produced.

Friday, October 28, 2016

4 Hands Absence of of Light

Plenty more just arrived at Forsyth!

4 Hands Absence of of Light...$6.49 / 22oz

This is the new and improved Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout. This is a beer that deserved to stand on its own, so we rebranded it and gave it a bit more body. The beer is now 7.1%, but still holds the same flavor profile you all love from years past.


Two vintages in stock now

2015 Great Divide Barrel Aged Old Ruffian....$23.99 / 750ml
2016 Great Divide Barrel Aged Old Ruffian....$23.99 / 750ml
This special release of our acclaimed, hefty barley wine has been aged for over 12 months whiskey barrels. The process tempers Old Ruffian’s edges for a mellowed version with heady whiskey flavors and subtle oak notes. This rounded wonder clocks in at 85-90 IBUs.

Exciting new Pinot Grigio

2015 Tramontana Pinot Grigio Veneto....$12.99
100% Pinot Grigio
In late September, select golden and pink bunches of Pinot Grigio grapes are hand picked at their peak of ripeness.  Soft pressing to preserve the freshness and then aged in stainless steel tanks.  
Bright yellow color with copper hues.  On the nose, intense fruit scents.  The wine is elegant with and abundance of delicious fresh fruit flavors and subtle hints of almond.  Well balanced with bright acidity and a lively finish.   Perfect as an aperitif or with risotto, fish, seafood, pasta, chicken, soups, salads, sushi, and Asian dishes.

“Tramontana” known as the North Wind, swirls down through the vineyards at night from the Italian Alps. These cooling breezes help create extraordinary wines of great complexity and character. Rich and luscious with lovely fruit notes, Tramontana wines are signature creations from Italy’s finest wine regions.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

More 2015 Chateau Thivin has arrived!

More 2015 Chateau Thivin has arrived!
The 10 cases 2015 Chateau Thivin we received in early September sold out within a couple of days, we don't expect these next 10 to last very long either. The 2015 Chateau Thivin Brouilly is probably the best value red wine we have in the store. Along with the standard bottling we were able to special order 60 bottles of the 2015 Chateau Thivin Cuvee Zacharie which is a blend of their oldest vines, 40-90 years old, from the two parcels “La Chapelle” (South) and “Godeffroy” (East).

2015 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly....$22.99
“The palate is medium-bodied with intense red and black fruit, superb mineralité and harmony, gradually building in the mouth with a compelling, tensile finish. What a fantastic Beaujolais in the making - about as good as it gets to be quite honest. If I taste a better QPR wine this, just impossible.” - Neal Martin The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Very rare, limited release (has not been scored yet)
2015 Chateau Thivin Cuvee Zacharie....$42.99
This is a very limited release.  Currently we are the only US retailer to list any Cuvee Zacharie on Wine-Searcher and we are the only place in Missouri with this wine.
Old Vine made from 40-90 year old vines
• A blend of their oldest vines from the two parcels “La Chapelle” (South) and “Godeffroy” (East), excellent sun exposure

Beautiful deep red color, very ripe fruit flavor (blackcurrant, blackberry), mouth round and warm with lots of spice. This wine is currently a little young, though already very pleasant, and can be kept for up to ten years.
With food …It is an excellent wine to accompany a fine beef. It is also the ideal partner for Beaufort cheese or goat’s cheese.

Our latest barrel of Four Roses - OBSF

This is the only way you can get this rare barrel strength Bourbon. Getting a Bourbon aged more than 8 years and CASK Strength is getting hard and harder.

"From time to time, a limited number of exceptionally smooth and complex barrels from any or all of our 10 Bourbon recipes present themselves to our Master Distiller. Each barrel is aged between 8 and 10 years. We then invite our retailers to a private tasting and selection of their favorite barrels. Once chosen, each selection is bottled and private labeled as a non-chill filtered Single Barrel at Barrel Strength in limited quantities of approximately 200-230 bottles."

Four Roses / TWCP Single Barrel OBSF BARREL STRENGTH....$59.99

Yield: only 168 bottles
Age: 9 Years 5 months
ABV: 61.2%
Warehouse: JE
Barrel No. 65-46

Recipe: OBSF

"O": Four Roses Distillery
"B" : Mash Bill:  60% Corn, 35% Rye and 5% Malted Barley.
"S": Straight Whiskey
"F": Yeast strain - mint, fruit, spicy

Smooth Ambler

Smooth Ambler Yearling Bourbon Whiskey...$21.99 / 375ml

Aged 3 Years 6 months
92 proof
Our handmade, limited release double-pot distilled bourbon comes from a unique mash of corn, wheat, and barley. Rich and remarkably smooth taste is assured with small cask aging in our own West Virginia rick house. Naturally sweet with caramel and butterscotch aromas and subtle notes of grain, wood, and tobacco.
“Sweetness and a remarkable minty-ness” The Bourbon Country Reader

Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel 10 Year Old...$46.99
Old Scout Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey is just what it says; a single barrel that has been bottled at cask strength, usually between 109 and 118 proof. We pick barrels that are different from our stock selection to create unique experiences with each purchase.
Single Barrel, Cask Strength variant of our Old Scout Bourbon; 2013 Silver Medal winner San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Gold Medal, Best of Show & Best of Class, 2012 American Distilling Institute ; 95 points, 2012 Wine Enthusiast.
Tasting Notes:
60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malt – a ‘high rye’ bourbon

Current Annual Production: 2500+ bottles

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New Game of Thrones beer

Game of Thrones VALAR DOHAERIS ...$8.99 / 750ml
After an exciting season that saw the Starks reclaim the North and Cersei take the Iron Throne as the first queen of Westeros, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are introducing a new beer and bringing back a previous brew to steady the nerves of fans as they anxiously endure the show’s off-season break. Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is the latest beer in the series and pays homage to Arya’s season-long struggles within and around the House of Black and White.
Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is, much like a “faceless man,” not what it first appears to be; it shares the complexity of its sister-brew, Valar Morghulis Dubbel, and a strength masked and belied by its lighter color.

Ommegang Game of Thrones Gift Set - 2 beers and 1 glass...$18.99

1 bottle of VALAR MORGHULIS Abbey Dubbel
1 bottle of VALAR DOHAERIS Tripel Ale
and 1 glass
After an exciting season that saw the Starks reclaim the North and Cersei take the Iron Throne as the first queen of Westeros, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are introducing a new beer and bringing back a previous brew to steady the nerves of fans as they anxiously endure the show’s off-season break. Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is the latest beer in the series and pays homage to Arya’s season-long struggles within and around the House of Black and White.
Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is, much like a “faceless man,” not what it first appears to be; it shares the complexity of its sister-brew, Valar Morghulis Dubbel, and a strength masked and belied by its lighter color.

Ommegang and HBO® announce the newest beer in the Game of Thrones® collaboration series. Through its first four seasons, the critically acclaimed drama has become the biggest show on HBO.

In the world of Westeros, Valar Morghulis means “all men must die.” Fans of the hit HBO show chose the foreboding phrase as the name of the newest beer in the Game of Thrones® collaboration between HBO and Brewery Ommegang. As part of a Facebook poll, fan voting determined the style and name of the next beer. An Abbey Dubbel was selected and it is perfectly represented by the “two- headed” coin given to Arya Stark by Jaqen H’ghar, one of the “Faceless Men of Braavos” – legendary assassins with the ability to change their appearances at will.

Mark Twain Brewing from Hannibal, Missouri

More from Mark Twain

Mark Twain Brewing from Hannibal, Missouri
"We take great pride in being located across the street from the boyhood home of Mark Twain, but we have some history, too. First of all, one of the brewery’s owners, Bill Martin, is related to Moses Bates, Hannibal’s founding father, as Bates’ sister Winifred is Martin’s great-great-great grandmother. According to letters, Moses and Winifred had planned a short trip to Kentucky to visit their uncle, but Moses fled west in a huff after an argument with his father. Winifred said to their dad something along the lines of, “Don’t worry. I’ll go fetch him, and in a few short days, we’ll return home.” Well, neither ever returned home again, and the rest is Hannibal history."

Mark Twain Jumping Frog IPA....$6.49 / 22oz
Our American-Style India Pale Ale is a shining example of a West Coast IPA. Significantly hop-forward, with Cascade and Centennial lending heavy notes of citrus, especially grapefruit. Bitterness is sharp but does not linger, making it well balanced and refreshing.

Mark Twain Rambler's Red...$5.99 / 22oz
Our American Red Ale is a bit sweet, with a lightly hopped, tea-like flavor, and an even, round body. It exhibits a pleasant, toasted malt character with hints of milk chocolate and a somewhat dry finish. Easy drinking and delicious, Rambler’s is one of our most popular beers.

Mark Twain Clemens Kolsch...$5.99 / 22oz
Brewed in the traditional German style, Clemens’ Kölsch features classic Pilsner malt flavors, a delicate, fruity aroma, and mild hop bitterness. Crisp, moderately dry, and sessionable.

Mark Twain Brewing Halley's Blueberry Saison...$8.49 / 22oz
Our version of this classic Belgian style is slightly sweet but ultimately thirst-quenching. The use of French Saison yeast adds hints of citrus fruit, Chardonnay grapes, cloves, and black pepper, giving balance to the biscuity, sweet flavors of the malt bill. To enhance the natural fruitiness of the style, we add fresh blueberries during primary fermentation. A perfect homage to the spring and summer months.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Deschutes Armory IPA Experimental Hop #07270

Fresh new batch

Deschutes Armory IPA Experimental Hop #07270..$8.99 / 6 pack
A new style of craft experimentation is born with the second-generation of Armory XPA– a refreshing pale that carries on its predecessor’s mission to discover the next great hop, replacing Citra with the tropical Hop #07270. While most Deschutes beers endure rigorous testing at the hands of our pub patrons before receiving six-pack approval, with Armory XPA we want you to share in the process with us.

Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

Now in 4 packs

Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout...$8.99 / 4pk

Rogue’s Shakespeare Stout is ebony in color, a rich creamy head and a mellow chocolate aftertaste. It is made from Northwest Harrington, Crystal, and Chocolate malts, roasted barley and rolled oats, along with Cascade hop.