Saturday, December 17, 2016

Left Hand Bittersweet Nitro

Left Hand Bittersweet Nitro...$11.99 / 4pk

OUR BIG, AGGRESSIVE Bittersweet stout is made smooth and even creamier with the help of tiny nitrogen bubbles that are released when you poured hard. The coffee’s dark cherry flavors and spicy undertones weave into the rich, imperial milk stout like a chocolate-covered espresso bean melting on your tongue. Bitter then sweet. Sweet then bitter. It’s Bittersweet.

Lips of Faith Clutch

A collaboration with Maryland hard-rockers, Clutch
New Belgium Lips of Faith Clutch Dark Sour Ale...$12.99 / 22oz
"Pure rock fury meets Belgian-style brewed folly in this collaboration with Maryland hard-rockers, Clutch. A pronounced bass line of dark chocolate, coffee and black malts bridge the sourness of our dark wood ale for a fluid riff." - label
It started as chance, a sandwich shop encounter between a band and a fan. It ended as the Clutch Collaboration. This pleasing, two-part potion was brewed with chocolate and black malts for a rich and roasty overtone, then fused with a dry, substratum of sour for a bold and audacious flavor. Black as night, this beer is blended at 70% stout, 30% dark sour wood beer for a collaboration that begins with a sour edge and finishes with a big, dark malt character, lingering, sweet on your palate.

The two flavors come as raucous and riotous as the Maryland band and their Fort Collins fans, getting loud and making beer, together.

Church Street

New Releases in stock from Church Street at Forsyth

Latitude 42 Cosmic Charlie Pale Ale

Latitude 42 Cosmic Charlie Pale Ale....$7.99 / 6pk 16oz Cans

4.8% Session Pale Ale

Founders Lizard of Koz Stout

More arrived --

Founders Lizard of Koz Stout...$16.99 / 750ml
Imperial Stout with Blueberries, Chocolate and Vanilla aged in Bourbon Barrels
This one is near and dear to our hearts. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan blueberries, rich chocolate and vanilla aged in bourbon barrels to round out those beautiful flavors. Liz was floored and we think you will be too.

Firestone Walker Luponic #4 is here!!

Firestone Walker Luponic #4 is here!!

Forsyth and New Ballas

BRC emails

Sent BRC emails out for these ---

4 Hands / Logboat License to Dance
4 Hands Secret Stash Bona Fide
4 Hands Barrel Aged Bonafide
Deschutes The Dissident
Deschutes Conflux 2
Stone Stygian Descent Barrel Aged

Growler updated again....

The Lagunitas already blew....but how about this one for a replacement

4 Hands Secret Stash Barrel Aged in Angel Envy Port Barrels
Secret Stash is Bona Fide with Peruvian Coffee beans that we aged in Angels Envy Port barrels.

Bargain Marsanne!

We are excited to bring in this great producer.  
This is a bargain Marsanne.
2015 Cave de Tain Première Note Marsanne...$13.99

Tasting Notes: Bright and clear, with tints of green. Fresh and intense citrus flavors, including lemon and grapefruit, and delicate notes of white flowers.
Serve With: Perfect as an aperitif or with salads, seafood, and white meat grilled with herbs. Also good for mildly spicy dishes such as sauteed prawns with ginger.

The Cave de Tain is among the world's very greatest wine producers, a giant of the Northern Rhone with over 50 acres in Hermitage, a stunning, state-of-the-art winery (10 million Euros invested over the past five years) and a brilliant team of winegrowers.
Besides Hermitage, they produce most of the region's IGP (previously Vin de Pays) and half of all Crozes Hermitage (but bottling only a third of that under their own top label), as well as St Joseph, Cornas and St. Peray.

Legras and Haas Grand Cru Champagne

New Grower Champagne

Legras & Haas Blanc de Blancs - Grand Cru....$49.99
Blanc de Blancs

Technical Notes: The grapes for this wine are all hand harvested. Only the first lightly-pressed, and free run juices, are used to make their Champagne. This wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel before bottling.
(Dosage = 9 g/l) 

 Total Production 1600 cases
Tasting Notes: The Legras & Haas Blanc de Blancs is a wine with a laser-like focus. In the glass the bubbles are very fine and persistent. Crisp citrus fruit and minerality lead to hints of white stone fruit and brioche notes. This is a lively, festive Champagne. While it is perfect as an aperitif, it is also a great match for fish or poultry (especially when prepared in a rich cream sauce). This is truly a wine that deserves to be called Grand Cru.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Grimm releases

These came in about a week ago --- in stock

Grimm Cherry Raspberry Pop!...$8.99 / 22oz
STYLE: Dessert Berliner w/ Cherries, Raspberries, Vanilla, and Milk Sugar
ABV: 4%
ACIDITY: medium-high
COLOR: fluffy pink
Cherry Raspberry Pop! is a creamsicle-inspired dessert berliner. The ice cream aroma is enticing, with strong fruit character backed up by subtle vanilla and cream. The flavorings are balanced and restrained, keeping this berliner juicy, tart, and delicious — highly drinkable.

Grimm Present Perfect...$8.99 / 22oz
A Berliner Weisse-style ale brewed with passion fruit

Update again....Growlers

We had bottles, but the disappeared fast....
Lagunitas High-Westified Coffee Stout

Ale Brewed with Coffee and then Aged in High West Whiskey Barrels
This beer couldn't have been done without the help from our friends at High West Distillery in Park City, UT and Chicago's-own Metropolitan Coffee. We brewed a rich, malty Imperial Stout with some of Metropolitan's Spice Island blend, then let it vintag-ize in High West Rye and Bourbon Barrels for up to 17 FREAKING MONTHS. It's good to have friends!

Pappy Van Winkle Rare Bourbon Raffle

The final emails just went out. 
Thank you everyone for all of the support this year. 
We wish we had more to go around.  Thanks again

Also decided as people have asked - next year the Pappy/Rare Bourbon will be based on purchases starting December 1, 2016 until it is released next year.  Should be right around 12 months worth.  I just wanted to have a starting place planned already.  So your current purchase will be counting towards next year's raffle.  
This is if we do it the same way.  The current method is not set in stone.  We will evaluate the whole process in January and see if we decide to tweak it or change it completely.   But if we stick with a similar process, December 1st, 2016 will be the start date.  The allocations get smaller and smaller each year, so the odds will keep going down.  I want to emphasize that getting a bottle of Pappy is very slim odds.  We do not know what we will get next year.  I do not want to give false hopes.

Read about the WRC - Whiskey Reward Club

GROWLERS at Forsyth

Just added to the board -
Perennial White Impala
Wheat IPA dry-hopped with Mosaic, Huell Melon, and Mandarina Bavaria
6% ABV
Very limited release - not many kegs made it out into the market.

If you like the Uinta Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout - come grab it, it is going to be the next one to blow.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Four Roses, our own barrels...

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 OESK BARREL STRENGTH....$59.99

Yield: only 162 bottles
Age: 8 Years 10 months
ABV: 58.3%
Warehouse: Q5
Barrel No. 51-37
Recipe: OESK (same recipe as Elliot's Select!)

"O": Four Roses Distillery
"E" : Mash Bill:  75% Corn, 20% Rye and 5% Malted Barley.

"S": Straight Whiskey
"K": Yeast strain - Light spiciness, light caramel, and full bodied

Four Roses / TWCP Single Barrel OBSQ BARREL STRENGTH....$59.99
Yield: only 132 bottles
Age: 9 Years 5 months
ABV: 62.3%
Warehouse: LE
Barrel No. 53-SP

Recipe: OBSQ
"O": Four Roses Distillery
"B" : Mash Bill:  60% Corn, 35% Rye and 5% Malted Barley.

"S": Straight Whiskey
"Q": Yeast strain - essences of floral aromas

I picked these two out at Four Roses back in July - see that post
It was a blind tasting of barrels. They kept the ages, recipes, and ABV secret until I picked my favorite barrel.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Frederiksdal Kirsebaervin - Denmark

Sitting with a glass of Frederiksdal wine in your hand, you are introduced to a unique wine. You have to forget about both grape wine and cherry wine and let yourself be surprised. Our wines have some unique flavors that originate from one of the best fruit in the world, namely the Danish Stevns cherries. With these cherries we have established a quality wine that does not really taste like anything else. It is not traditional cherry wine, as you probably already know. It is also not port wine or red wine. It is something very special.

Frederiksdal Kirsebaervin Sur Lie...$27.99
A fairly full-bodied wine made using the French method of leaving wine to rest on the sediment.
The French term ‘sur lie’ means that wine is left to rest on its sediment, or residual yeast particles, for an extended period. The method of allowing wine to be in contact with the spent yeast is primarily one used in the French province of Champagne. It produces a richer and deeper tasting wine.
Our Sur Lie is aged in French oak casks, between 225 and 450 litres in volume, and is the result of an amalgamation of 2-3 different vintages. The amalgamation of mature and young vintages lends this wine a further degree of complexity: the younger vintages provide fresh and subtle fruity notes, while the mature ones provide more complex tones. This really is a nuanced wine and one that is a perfect companion to plain chocolate, marinated berries, cakes and, not least, dessert dishes such as risalamande. Sur Lie benefits from a period of decanting before serving. You can leave the wine open in a cool place for a few months.

Frederiksdal Kirsebaervin Reserve...$31.99
Our reserve wine is even more complex than our standard range. The wine is produced from the Stevnsbær cherries which are left to ferment in open vats for a day after the harvest. The fermentation gives this wine a multitude of nuances.

An amalgamation of several vintages, our reserve wine is matured in small, 225-litre, French wooden barrels for up to 30 months. The wine’s prolonged contact with the wood of the casks imparts subtle coffee and chocolate notes to it. The wine is partly fortified with our own cherry distillate which brings in the subtle aromas of the wild cherry and wild raspberry to balance the flavour. The wine has a complexity and finesse to match a variety of savoury dishes. It is suitable for game, braised beef, sharp cheeses, pâtés and terrines. Also makes a delicious addition to any chocolate-based desserts. You can store our reserve wine in the cellar for many years. Once opened, it will retain its flavour and aroma for several months if left in a cool place. Decant this wine before serving.

Frederiksdal Kirsebaervin Late Bottled...$27.99
‘Late Bottled’ is produced from Stevns sour cherries grown and harvested in our own orchards – primarily berries from Young trees in Skælstrupmark orchard. The berries are fermented for three days, after which the pressed juice undergoes further fermentation in stainless steel vats. Under normal circumstances, we either bottle the wine directly from the vats 9-10 months later – or mature the wine in oak casks.
However, 90% of ‘Late Bottled’ has been stored in steel vats for a period of 18 months prior to bottleing – hence the name – to produce a rounder, fuller wine that retains its original fruitness. 10% of the wine has matured in 225 and 400 litre oak casks – a process which adds delicate nuances of chokolade, coffee and fine tannins. ‘Late Bottled’ is therefore a milder and rounder wine offering the ideal accompaniment to autumn’s heavy desserts (with chokolate, plum and blackberries) or Danish rice pudding with almonds at Christmas

Frederiksdal Kirsebaervin Likor...$27.99
Although the Danes have a proud tradition of making cherry liqueurs, the production has all but disappeared after being moved abroad and experiencing a fall in quality in the 1980s. But, Frederiksdal is now picking up the tradition and introducing a modern quality liqueur based on our very own Stevnsbær cherries.

Unlike traditional liqueurs, which are made of juice, sugar and alcohol, we allow the Stevnsbær cherries to ferment after the picking before we add alcohol to it. This additional step ensures greater complexity and flavour, the likes of which you probably won’t have tasted before in a traditional cherry liqueur. And to crown it all, we store the liqueur in oak barrels (mostly used cognac barrels) for at least six months before bottling. The flavour is dominated by an intense cherry sweetness and a hint of chocolate, and finishes with an irresistible citrusy zing. Good for drinks or with assorted chocolates. Mix it with a sparkling wine to make your own Kir Frederiksdal or simply enjoy a glass on its own with sweet desserts and coffee. Dagbladet
Politiken wrote: ‘A great addition to Frederiksdal’s range of many excellent cherry wines. A fine successor to the global winner Cherry Heering’.