Saturday, June 10, 2017

Hush Heath Estate - English Sparkling

Hush Heath Estate Balfour 1503 Classic Cuvee English Sparkling Wine...$39.99
‘1503’ label, a reference to the date when Hush Heat estate’s historic manor house was built. Made from the property’s younger vineyards and with a slightly higher dosage than the original Balfour wines, these offer a very approachable yet still refined English fizz experience.

After harvest in mid- to late October, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel and cuvées are blended with youthful freshness in mind. Malolactic fermentation helps create a softer, more approachable style. Secondary fermentation in bottle is followed by at least 12 months on lees prior to disgorgement with a ten degree dosage addition.
Production: 3,300 cases

Hush Heath Estate Balfour Brut Rose 2013...$55.99
The exciting thing about vintage wines such as Balfour is the way the wines reveal the characteristics of each English summer.
2013 was an unusually late harvest as we waited patiently for the best balance of sugars and acid in our grapes. Picking began with the Pinot Noir on 22nd October and the final batch of Chardonnay came in on the 7th November.
Pinot Noir - 44%
Chardonnay - 48%
Pinot Meunier - 8%

Hush Heath Estate Balfour Leslie's Reserve....$41.99
Named after the producer’s wife, Leslie, this delicious, traditional-method, English sparkling wine is made from selected cuvées and blended for a young, fresh style.
Cool fermentation in our state- of-the-art stainless steel vats ensures a clean, varietal fruit character. Secondary fermentation in the bottle is followed by a minimum of twelve months lees ageing.
Pinot Noir
Pinot Meunier

Hush Heath Estate Balfour 1503 Rose....$39.99
A delightful and vibrant rose, crisp well balanced acidity with fresh red berry fruit.

Three Rangers Rye Whiskey Single Barrel

Three Rangers Rye Whiskey Single Barrel...$41.99

42% ABV
Three Rangers Rye Whiskey batches are small, using specially selected organic grains, with an attention to detail that the community demands. Distilled by Koval using a custom-built Kothe pot still, TRW is a “single barrel” expression aged in 30 gallon charred new oak barrels. This insures that the heart cut distillate is able to maximize its unique flavor. All of this comes together to create an exceptional Rye – like no other Rye!

Strong Tonic

Strong Tonic Original...$14.99 / 364ml
Our Original tonic syrup is anything but traditional
Extraordinary in taste, Strong Tonic blends non-traditonal and classic tonic flavors to create a sophisticated flavor profile that challenges the status quo. Inspired by artisan cocktails, Strong Tonic was fashioned to enhance the modern cocktail and spark the creativity of the professional mixologist and home cocktail crafter alike.

Strong Tonic Hibiscus...$14.99 / 364ml
Bitter. Sweet. Delicious.
Hibiscus Strong Tonic, naturally tart with hints of vanilla and cinnamon and a buttery bitter finish, brings a bright new flavor profile to tonic syrups. Dazzling red in color, sweetened with cane sugar and agave and utilizing quinine extracted from cinchona bark, Hibiscus Strong Tonic is not just for G&Ts. From Mules, Margaritas, Cosmos and Dark & Stormy’s, our Hibiscus tonic syrup gives a new twist to classic cocktails.

Growler Station

Another keg of 4 Hands / Narrow Gauge Collab just added...

Friday, June 9, 2017

4 Hands Brewing Loose Particles

4 Hands Brewing Loose Particles...$8.99 / 22oz
Oatmeal and Wheat IPA with Hop Powder
Big Juicy IPA

Old Bardstown

Old Bardstown "tan" Label 90 proof...$19.99
90 proof
Believe it or not, this bourbon came close in taste, texture and smell to the more expensive, virtually impossible to find Pappy Van Winkle 20-Year Old Kentucky Bourbon. Wonderful rich, honeyed, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, wood spice, smoke and vanilla notes are found in this full-bodied, broad, rich, medium amber/tawny-colored bourbon. 94 points
Rated 94/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Dogtown Pizza - made right here in St. Louis

Need a quick dinner ---
Back in our freezer at Forsyth

St. Louis Style Pizza
Dogtown Pizza 4 Meat....$7.99
Dogtown Pizza Pepperoni...$6.99
Dogtown Pizza Cheese....$6.99

We will have Dogtown Pizza to enjoy at our 35th Anniversary Missouri Craft Spirits Tasting - read more

BRC releases---

BRC emails sent out on these two today --

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee....$8.99 / 12oz
2nd Shift Vanilla LSD...$17.99 / 750ml

Boetje’s Mustard Named GRAND CHAMPION

From our neighbors in Illinois!
Boetje Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown Mustard...$5.99 /8.5oz
New - limited!

Boetje’s Mustard....$3.99 / 8.5oz
Boetje’s Mustard Named GRAND CHAMPION
Stone Ground & Wood Aged
Boetje Foods Inc. offers you our gourmet stone ground mustard for your dining pleasure. Boetje’s tangy flavor has the zip that makes it a favorite for steaks, sandwiches, burgers, marinating, and dipping.  This distinctive mustard is formulated from an Old World recipe, using only the finest ingredients. It starts with the special grind we give our mustard seeds, then the careful blending and aging in wood vats, followed by the stone grind process that releases the flavors of all the ingredients and marries them into one perfect, creamy smooth blend.

Boetje’s Mustard Named GRAND CHAMPION
As you may have heard by now, last week Boetje’s Mustard was named the GRAND CHAMPION in the World Wide Mustard Competition!! We have won Gold Medals before, and we did again this year in the Coarse Grained division, but this is our first Grand Champion win and we couldn’t be more excited!

Will wearing the Gold Medal for Coarse Grained mustards, and the Grand Champion medal for the World Wide Mustard Competition!
We’ve had such great responses and support from our Quad City community and mustard lovers around the world, and we thank each of you for celebrating with us! Thanks to all of you who have liked, linked, tweeted, shared, posted, and even written your own stories about our win.
Now break out the Boetje’s and let’s celebrate!

Sudwerk Brewing Funke Hop Farm

Limited, only a small amount came to Missouri.
In stock now at Forsyth
Sudwerk Brewing Funke Hop Farm...$8.49 / 11.2oz
Dry Hopped Sour SaisonABV: 6.5%
IBU: 15
Who’s got the fünke?
This farmhouse style fünke saison certainly does.
A unique blend of of barrel-aged brew made in locally sourced Petite Syrah and Grenache wine barrels. Carefully crafted with a final round of dry-hopping to bring out distinct notes of citrus and stone fruit. Prost!

Left Hand Saison Aux Baies Amers Chokecherry

In stock now at Forsyth
Left Hand Saison Aux Baies Amers Chokecherry...$8.99 / 4pk Cans
Seasonal, farmhouse-style ales that feature native Colorado ingredients.
Dry and crisp farmhouse-style ale. Mild tartness with bitter Colorado chokecherries.

Oskar Blues Fugli IPA

In stock now at Forsyth
Oskar Blues Fugli IPA...$8.99 / 6pk
Yuzu and Ugli fruit infusions twisted together with the blueberry, tangerine notes of Mosaic make for a tangy, juicy, zesty array of aroma and flavor. Salivation will instantly ensue with one sniff of this crushable brew (5.8% ABV, 60 IBUs) that was inspired by a Yuzu brew we made with some brewing friends in Japan.

Avery Brewing The Real Peel IPA

In stock now at Forsyth
Avery Brewing The Real Peel IPA...$9.99 / 6pk cans
6.3% ABV
Inspired by a summer's day and crafted to crush year-round, our IPA twists real tangerine peel and citrusy hops into this juicy experience. It's the real deal!

Logboat new releases

Logboat Lei A Berliner Weisse...$9.49 / 4pk
Tropical Berlinerweisse
4.5% ABV
13 IBU
3 year anniversary beer

Logboat Fly Bye Farmhouse Ale...$8.99 / 6pk
5.5% ABV
22 IBU
Brewed for our 2nd anniversary, Flybye is a farmhouse ale fermented with yeast sourced from the Wallonian region of Belgium. It has bright citrus notes and a subtle, funky phenolic character to the aroma. The flavor is fruity citrus with a slight grain sweetness and a crisp, dry finish.

We liked this beer so much that we decided to make it in 2017 and CAN it!!!

Crooked Stave - The Wine and Cheese Place 35th Anniversary!

Thank you to Crooked Stave for doing this for us! 
We do appreciate it so much!

Emails sent out this morning!  
Thanks very much.   If you got an email it lets you know that you are still in the roughly top 200 in the BRC.  This gives you an idea for when we get our next single barrels from Side Project and others.

If you did not get an email, we will be tasting them tonight at Forsyth from 4-6pm.
More emails will probably go out if people turn down their allocation.

We have 3 beers!
The "original" version and 
our 2 single barrel versions!
Plus we have it at the growler station

Crooked Stave did a Collaboration Beer for The Wine and Cheese Place 35th Anniversary - check out the back labels!

2 Beers!!!!
One in a Four Roses Barrel
One in a High West Barrel!


We purchased a whole barrel of High West Double Rye and sent them the High West Barrel that previously held this whiskey - click here

Crooked Stave DOUBLE BARREL AGED Salvador Cybies exclusively for The Wine and Cheese Place!
Will be in 750ml bottles!

Belgian Style Dark Sour Ale Double Barrel Aged in a Single High West Double Rye Barrel with Colorado Cherries.
"Primarily fermented in oak foeders with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, Salvador Cybies has an unmistakable Belgian backed by a strong malt base.  For our collaboration with The Wine and Cheese Place we've double barrel aged this one-off release in a single High West Double Rye Barrel with fresh cherries from our partner farmers on the Colorado wester slope. - Back Label

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ommegang Collab with Liefmans

Ommegang Collab with Liefmans Brunetta Oud Bruin Ale...$11.99
Brunetta is a 5% ABV traditional Oud Bruin, or sour brown ale, developed by our brewmaster Phil Leinhart, and the master blenders at our sister brewery, Liefmans, in Oudenaarde, Belgium. Liefmans has been perfecting their blending techniques for more than 300 years, and is renowned for their clean and balanced sour beers.

The Oud Bruin style is known for its playful flirtation between sweet and sour flavors and Brunetta is no exception. “Brunetta is a mild, clean Oud Bruin, well-balanced and with a touch of caramel sweetness from the specialty malts,” says Phil. “It’s been a privilege to brew with Marc Coesens and his talented team at Liefmans. The opportunity to work with our beer brethren is always such an honor.”

Brunetta pours a deep amber-brown with clarity and a tan head with light retention. Aromas of raisin, prune, and sweet malts are followed by subtle hints of lactic sourness. The balanced sweet and sour flavor leads with caramel malt and finishes with a clean, refreshing sourness. Brunetta is medium bodied and moderately dry with a pleasant nutty flavor in the finish.

Brewed with a traditional blend of pilsner, amber, and caramel malts and with minimal hopping, Brunetta’s mixed culture fermentation begins in Liefmans’ open copper vats and continues in stainless tanks for four to eight months. This Oud Bruin’s balanced acidity is a perfect accompaniment to rich dishes like duck confit, chicken liver pâté, all manner of mild cheeses, and NY-style cheese cakes and other mildly sweet desserts.

Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale

Been gone for a while, now in cans and fresh
Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale....$6.49 / 4pk Pint Cans
Cult classic and official beer of the Monty Python team.
This brilliant and bold addition to our flock was created to commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of our finest comedic exports - the Monty Python crew!

Years later and Holy Grail is still going strong. With more hops than a killer rabbit, it's a full-flavoured golden ale with a distinctively fruity flavour followed by the Black Sheep signature dry finish. Be warned, this beer has been tempered over burning witches! Only joking.

Celt Cider Breton

Celt Cider Breton...$8.49 / 4pk

Cider has sparkled in Brittany since the Iron Age, when Gaul warriors roamed the ancient land named “Armor” or “Country-by-the-Sea.” They worshiped the sun, the moon and the stars and feared nothing but the sky falling on them. Celt cider is named after these proud and fearless warriors who lived in the six Celtic nations known as the “Celtic Crescent”: Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Isle of Man. This is a refreshing “demi sec” cider with a fruity flavor balanced by a crisp dry finish made from the finest apples in Brittany. Authentic and traditionally made hard cider imported from Brittany. 4.5% ABV, 

Urban Family new releases

Urban Family Of Both Worlds...$9.49 / pint
Farmhouse Ale with Nelson Sauvin
6.4% ABV

Urban Family Twilight Stone Fruited Porter...$9.49 / pint
Fruited Porter with Plums

Blackberry Farm Boundary Tree

Blackberry Farm Boundary Tree...$15.99 / 750ml
This farmhouse ale features notes of tropical fruit and complements its bready malt undertones.  A soft bitterness, reminiscent of orange marmalade, balances delicate spice notes that result from warm fermentation.

Stillwater Insetto Sour

Stillwater Insetto Sour...$9.99 / 4pk
A dry hopped sour ale with Italian Plum

Jefferson's Grand Selection Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes

Jefferson's Grand Selection Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Cask Bourbon...$114.99
Thomas Jefferson was America's first ambassador to France and, while there, fell in love with the finest wines of Bordeaux.  One of his favorites, listed on a 1787 inventory manifest, is Chateau Suduiraut, which he called President du Roy," an exceptional Sauternes.
Based on our experience finishing Jefferson's in creative ways and in various types of casks, we felt strongly that extra aging our Jefferson's Reserve in Chateau Suduiraut oak wine casks would complement our well-aged, complex Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.  We were not disappointed.  
After hand selecting forty Suduiraut barrels, refilling them with Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon and extra aging them in our proprietary hot box environment have created a unique whiskey that marries the crisp citrus notes of the Sauternes, the vanilla and honey from both the American and French oak and the leather and toffee flavors from our bourbon in a complex and balanced final product.

Blue Blood from Nebraska

Blue Blood from Nebraska

Blue Blood Outlaw Series The Rundown...$12.99 / 750ml
Cabernet Barrel Aged Brett Saison Ale with Peaches

Some Outlaws are never destined to be caught, just as some yeast strains are neer intended to be tamed. This wild ale is undeniably a product of a young untamed Outlaw Brettanomyces yeast strain gone savage in a cabernet barrel full of peaches.

Blue Blood Robber's Cave Himalayan Blonde Ale...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz
Himalayan Style Blonde Ale with Spices
ABV: 5.6% IBU: 22
Starting as a home-brew recipe and transformed into a large scale brew, this Blonde ale still held all its Chai and spice flavors as if we home-brewed the whole batch. Extremely smooth and easy drinking, it gives you that little sweetness you crave sometimes.

Blue Blood Robber's Cave Dank-A-Licious IPA...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
7.1% ABV
Would you believe it's been a hideout for Jesse James, a sacred stie for Pawnee Indians and even hosted an Old West Style duel?  Maybe, Maybe not.  But one thing is certain, Robber's cave was used by Pioneer Brewery, founded in 1869.  More than a century later, we've restored the cave to its true calling.  Inspired by the wild legends of the Nebraska landmark, the Robber's Cave Series is home to a unique, ever-changing lineup of beers.

Growler station update

Some very limited releases have hit the growler station!
4 Hands Collab with Narrow Gauge IPA
4% ABV
A collaboration ale brewed with our friends at Narrow Gauge Brewing. A table IPA with oat flakes and Citra, Columbus, El Dorado, Galaxy, Mosaic & Simcoe hops.

Crooked Stave Salvador Cybies with Cherries
Belgian Style Daro Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Colorado Cherries
Primary fermented in oak foeders with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria. Salvador Cybies has an unmistakable Belgian Character backed by a strong malt base. For our Harvest 2016 release we've embraced aged old tradition by conditioning the beer for extended periods of time in oak barrels before a heavy handed addition of local cherries from our partner farmers on the Colorado Western slope.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Jolly Pumpkin Rojzilla and Isla Estrana

Jolly Pumpkin Rojzilla Michigan Soure Biere...$12.99 / 750ml
A beast of blending. La Roja that was foeder aged for 17 months, entwines with La Roja from a handful of former red wine puncheons that rested for 21 months. The result is a complex mellifluous blend of flavor and sophistication guaranteed to funk up your town.
‘Twould fill with joy,
and madness stark
the hoi polloi!
That’s a quote - can’t remember from whence at the moment.
Cheers & Mahalo plenty!
Ron Jeffries, Founder and Chief Squeegee Operator

Jolly Pumpkin Collab with Revelry Brewing Isla Estrana...$11.99
Seen from above, the earth must indeed seem a strange island. Seen from below, it's still pretty strange. One just doesn't realize it's an island until one has been all the way around.
Hope you enjoy this collaboration with Revelry Brewing Company of Charleston, South Carolina as much as we enjoyed brewing it. Saison with Juniper, Pine, and Red Bay, oh boy! Brewed with heritage grains sourced from both North and South Carolina. Seashore Black Rye, Indigo Blue Corn, Jimmy Red Corn, Farro Wheat and Two and Six Row Barley