Must 21 Years of age - ID will be checked at the door Take the metro link, there is a stop in our parking lot. When you arrive - you will get a ticket for limited beer release lottery. If your name is drawn you will get a chance to purchase one of these bottles -- Drawing will take place at 2pm.
Perennial Barrel Aged Abraxas
Side Project Merci
Side Project Scribe
Side Project Langst
Side Project Black and Berry
Cantillon Rose de Gabrinus
Drie Fonteinen Kriek
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze
Event ends at 3pm sharp. Beer will be pulled at that time. No new beers will be opened after 2:45 Beers will run out as some are very limited, but there will be plenty to taste and some not on the list.
Some beers will be opened at different times (some will be listed at the table and the times and sometimes as a surprise). If you are at the event, watch our twitter account @TWCPBeer with the hashtag #TWCPbeerfest, we will announce some surprise bottle openings.
Be kind and polite, step away from tables after you have your sample to let others get their beer.
Thank you so much for all of your support over the years! We have Straubs Food Truck coming too with some BBQ and sliders. Saturday October 14, 2017 The "reserve session" tickets went through our BRC program and our gone now Purchase your glass the day of the event at the store.1pm-3pm - $7 to purchase a bottomless glass for the event. You keep the glass. Will not be able to enter until 1pm sharp. The Wine and Cheese Place Beer Fest 2017 7435 Forsyth Blvd in Clayton , 63105 314.727.8788 This year's glass----
Please be careful and take the metrolink. We have a station right in our parking lot!
Planning on attending and pouring. Some beers will be for tasting only and not for sale. *** we will be tasting a lot of rare beers that will not be for sale, just for tasting enjoyment that day. Many of these beers we will only have a few bottles and will not last through the whole event, but we will stagger them out at different times so that there will be plenty of great beer available.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Holzrauch Rauchbier *** German for ‘wood smoke’, Holzrauch is a Rauchbier- a medium-bodied, malt-intense, somewhat smoky style that may have your nose and palate asking your brain, “Where’s the fire?”
Narrow Gauge Brewing Fallen Flag *** American IPA dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic ABV: 7.0% IBU: 50
Narrow Gauge Brewing Double Dry Hopped Fallen Flag *** American IPA double dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic ABV: 7.0% IBU: 50
Narrow Gauge Sparkle Motion *** American Pale Ale dry hopped with Citra and Galaxy ABV: 6.0% IBU: 30
Side Project Brewing Double Barrel Derivation *** Derivation is our series of Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts in which we brew several recipes, age them in a variety of barrels and blend them before bottling to add depth and structure to this massive style of beer. Double Barrel Derivation was aged for 2 years in Willett 12 year barrel before being racked to Port Barrels for 3 months for finishing.
Side Project BrewingDerivation #7 *** Derivation is our series of Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts in which we brew several recipes, age them in a variety of barrels and blend them before bottling to add depth and structure to this massive style of beer.
Side Project BrewingTete du Cuvee Vintage 2015 *** Tête de Cuvée is a blend of some of our finest and oldest wine barrel fermented and aged Saisons.
Side Project BrewingAnabasis *** Anabasis is a Barleywine that was brewed with American malts and hops, but fermented with a strong English Ale strain.
Side Project BrewingOpen Spaces *** Open Spaces is a Missouri representation of one of our favorite styles of beer, the Flanders Red Ale. Fermented-in and aged-in Missouri Chambourcin barrels, Open Spaces rested for 46 months before exemplifying the characteristics of red fruits, subtle oxidation, and round oakiness of the beautiful ales of the Flanders region of Belgium.
Side Project BrewingPulling Nails #7 *** Pulling Nails is an ongoing experiment in the art of blending to create sour and wild ales of extraordinary depth, complexity and balance.
Side Project BrewingFencerow #3 *** Fencerow is our Blond Missouri Wild Ale that was fermented in and aged in Chardonnay barrels with Missouri yeast and bacteria before being aged on wild Black Raspberries from our hometown of Puxico Missouri for 12 months before being naturally conditioned in the bottle.
Side Project BrewingAmis Pour Toujours *** Amis Pour Toujours translates to "Friends Forever" and is a collaboration brewed with one of our closest and dearest friends, Brad Clark of Jackie O's Pub and Brewery in Athens, Ohio. Our shared love of vibrant fruit mixed with our cultures was the inspiration for this wild ale. Fermented in oak with a blend of cultures from Missouri and Ohio, this Missouri/Ohio Wild ale was then aged on Apricots and Mangoes before being blended and naturally conditioned in this bottle.
Side Project BrewingBiere du Pays #6 *** Bière du Pays is inspired by the classic Saisons from the country. An airy and fluffy malt bill is fermented with wild Missouri yeast and bacteria and our house Saison blend. This refreshing and delicate farmhouse ale was aged in wine barrels for several months before it was naturally conditioned in this bottle.
Side Project Brewing Merci *** Here is the blend for #3 14% - Saison du Fermier that was fermented in French Oak with our Saison/local microflora mixed culture and then racked to and aged in a light toast American Oak Foedre for 6 months.
Rekorderlig Wild Berries Cider
Avery Brewing Lunctis Virubus Barrel Aged Sour
Avery Brewing Certatio Equestres Barrel Aged Sour
Great Divide 22st Anniversary Dark Sour
Uinta Pit Stop Kettle Apricot Sour
Montegiocco Draco Ale Brewed with Blueberries
Montegiocco Open Mind
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale Aged in Port Casks
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale Aged in Calvados Casks
Innis & Gunn Raspberry Barrel Aged Saison
Sesma Citrus Maxima
Founders Brewing All Day IPA
Founders Brewing Mosaic Promise
Founders Brewing Porter
Founders Brewing Rubaeus Not another boring summer wheat beer or lemonade shandy—Rübæus is Founders’ way to celebrate the season’s warmest months. Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries added at multiple stages during fermentation, this stunning berry red masterpiece is the perfect balance of sweet and tart
Founders Brewing Breakfast Stout
Charleville Brewing Hoptimistic
Charleville Brewing Bellows Shake Marzen
Charleville Brewing Long White Cloud
Charleville Brewing Ale Mucho Hoppo
Boulevard Brewing Tough Kitty Milk Stout
Boulevard Brewing Cranberry Orange Radler
Boulevard Brewing Whiskey Barrel Stout
Boulevard Brewing Collaboration #7 Oak Aged Lager will be brewed with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company and Creature Comforts Brewing Company. While final recipe formulation is ongoing, our intent is to brew a 6% ABV lager featuring a malt bill composed of pale malt, Sonoran White Wheat, Missouri wheat, honey malt and corn grits. The wort will be hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Lemondrop and Hallertau Blanc hops while additions of Riesling juice and peach puree will accent the sweet fruitiness suggested by the chosen hops. Aged briefly on virgin oak during fermentation, the collaboration beer will receive peach puree and lemon zest just before packaging. Finishing the beer with champagne yeast in bottle conditioning will produce a slightly effervescent golden lager that showcases regional ingredients from each brewery’s home state.
Boulevard Brewing Foeder Project ***The base beer for Foeder Project #2 is best categorized as a Flanders-style Red. Following primary fermentation with our house Belgian yeast strain, the beer was transferred into the foeder where lactobacillus brevis and brettanomyces had already taken up residence. No additional microbes or yeast strains were pitched to begin secondary fermentation.
Ommegang Pale Sour
Ommegang Three Philosophers Variant ***
Ommegang Gnomegeddon ***
Old Bakery Citrus Wheat
Old Bakery North End IPA
Old Bakery Oktoberfest
Old Bakery Light Roast - Coffee Golden Ale ***
Perennial Artisan Ales Funky Wit Raspberry *** Belgian-style ale brewed with spices and aged in oak barrels with raspberries.
Perennial Artisan Citra Paradisi Citra Paradisi was brewed to celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Wine and Cheese Place, a cornerstone of the Saint Louis beer scene and one of our biggest supporters from the beginning. It combines citrusy American hops, grapefruit oil, and a blend of a favorite farmhouse ale and Brettanomyces Claussenil to create a balanced yet bright expression of grapefruit.
Perennial Artisan Owen
Perennial Artisan Corail de Sang Corail de Saing is a Belgian style Saison with torrified wheat aged in red wine puncheons with Brettanomyces for seven months. Bottle conditioned, oak aged and brewed in collaboration with Paul Hayden and The Wine and Cheese Place to celebrate their 35th Anniversary.
Point Labaddie Goodle Day IPA *** Our tribute to John Hartford....Brewed using Centennial bittering hops, and Cascade and Mandarina Bavaria aroma and dry hop additions. This balanced, unfiltered IPA has earthy, floral citrus bitterness with floral, tangerine and grapefruit notes in the aroma.
Point Labaddie Batch 1 Saison *** Unfiltered Belgian Style Saison brewed with Hallertauer Mittlefrueh hops. Brewed using only malt, hops, yeast and water, this beer has earthy, peppery and spicy notes.
Point Labaddie Limited Release Imperial Porter ***
Evil Twin TBD
Nebraska Melange a Trois
Urban Family Stellar
Urban Family Magnolia Redux - Azzaca
Blackberry Farm Roasted Cherry Stout
Blackberry Farm Brett Saison
Santa Fe Java Stout
Santa Fe 7K IPA
Ballast Point Sculpin
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
Ballast Point Victory at Sea
Ballast Point Fathom IPA
Ballast Point Curry Export Stout Indra Kunindra A burst of Madras Curry, Cumin, Cayenne, Coconut, and Kaffir Lime Leaf. Our India-style Export Stout is a unique collaboration with award-winning homebrewer Alex Tweet. Released in limited quantities, this explosion of South Asian flavors is reason enough to kneel down and thank the heavens.
2nd Shift Brewing Artie ***
2nd Shift Brewing Brewligans ***
2nd Shift Brewing Cat Spit ***
Six Mile Bridge 2nd Trip Around The Sun Barrel aged porter with toasted coconut and cocoa nibs ***
Six Mile Bridge Cranberry Wheat *** We took more cranberries than are on your Thanksgiving table and enhanced this Belgian Wit with holiday flair. Strong cranberry aroma and a subtle, tart finish make this the perfect beer to compliment your festivities!
Six Mile Bridge Black Currant Berliner ***
Crane Farmhouse IPA
Crane Grapefruit Gose
Crane / TWCP 35th Annversary Punch (hopefully, if it arrives in time)
Saugatuck Brewing Blueberry Maple Stout
Saugatuck Bonfire Brown
Latitude 42 Brewing Party at the MoonTower
Latitude 42 Brewing Powerline Porter
North Coast Brewing Cranberry-Quince Berliner Weisse
North Coast Brewing Peach Passionfruit Berliner Weisse
North Coast Brewing Scrimshaw Pilsner
North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin
4204 Main Off Duty Lager
4204 Main Salted Caramel Pecan Ale
4204 Main Zombie Lager
4204 Main 2 Hop IPA
Deschutes Brewing Fresh Squeezed IPA
Deschutes BrewingObsidian Stout
Deschutes BrewingMirror Pond Pale Ale
Deschutes BrewingPacific Wonderland Lager
Deschutes Brewing Black Butte XXIV
Deschutes BrewingPinot Sauve ***An Ale we age in oak barrels previously holding Pinot Noir
Logboat Brewing Dark Matter
Logboat Brewing Snapper
Logboat Brewing Bobber
Logboat Brewing Single Barrel Version of Imperial March ***
4 Hands Brewing Chocolate Milk Stout
4 Hands Brewing City Wide APA
4 Hands Brewing City Wide Pils
4 Hands Brewing City Museum Pils ***
4 Hands Brewing Absence of Light
Goose Island Juicy Double IPA
Goose Island Lolita
Goose Island Halia
Goose Island Imperial 49
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2016
Kona Brewing Big Wave
Kona Brewing Longboard Lager
Kona Brewing Hanalei IPA
Kona Brewing Wailua Wheat
Golden Road Wolf Pup
Golden Road 329 Lager
Golden Road Get Up Offa That Brown
Golden Road Sunset Coffee
Bur Oak Tractor Fire Brown Ale with Chipotle Peppers
Bur Oak Clydes Carmel Cream Ale
Bur Oak Big Tree IIPA
Blue Blood Robbers Cave Series Passion Fruit Gose
Blue Blood Robbers Cave Series Mosaic Raspberry Session IPA
Blue Blood Belgian Ale with Brett and Malbec Grapes
Blue Blood Cabernet Barrel aged Brett Saison with Peaches
Destihl Blueberry Gose
Destihl Apricot Synchopathic
Destihl Vertex IPA
Destihl St. Dekkera Flanders Oud Bruin
Heavy Riff Evil Pumpkin Imperial Porter ***
Firestone Walker Brewing Luponic Distortion 007
Firestone Walker BrewingInferos
Firestone Walker BrewingVintage beers (Variety of different ones)
Firestone Walker BrewingBarrelworks beers (Variety of different ones)
Brooklyn Brewing Sorachi Ace
Brooklyn Brewing Black Chocolate Stout
Prairie Imaginary Friends
Jolly Pumpkin Saison M
Jolly Pumpkin Turbo Bam
North Peak Zephyr
North Peak Mellow
Crooked Stave Vieille
Crooked Stave Petite Sour Rose
Bruery Midnight Autumn Maple
Bruery Share This: Mint Chip
De Ranke Guldenburg
Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Blueberry
Argus Apple Bomb
*** - tasting only, not for sale
Beer list subject to change due to out of stocks or new items arriving. We will keep it as up to date as we can!
Single Malt of the Year 2018 (Multiple Casks) Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition (also won this in 2017)
THE FULL WINNERS LIST 2018 World Whisky of the Year Colonel E.H. Taylor 4 Grain Bourbon (sold out)
Second Finest Whisky in the World Redbreast Aged 21 Years (sold out)
Third Finest Whisky in the World Glen Grant Aged 18 Years (was second last year)
Glen Grant's 18 Year Old Single Malt...$114.99
This unrivalled single malt matures for at least 18 years in the highest quality, handpicked oak casks, which creates a radiant golden colour and seductive floral and oaky aroma. Deeply layered and complex, this rich and vibrant whisky delivers beautifully intricate flavours of malted caramel, vanilla, and raisins and lingers with a long, sweet, and pleasantly spicy finish
We had a previous incarnation back in 2014 and have not seen it since.
Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky...$29.99 “I wanted to capture the essence of Sir Ernest Shackleton within this whisky.” – Richard Paterson, Master Blender Inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his story, Richard Paterson has spent many years perfecting a new whisky.
Shackleton Blended Malt has been expertly crafted by using a recreation of the antique Mackinlay’s as its foundation, combined with the finest Highland malt whiskies.
BASED ON THE ANTIQUE WHISKY SUPPLIED TO THE 1907 BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION: OUR STORY BEGINS WITH SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON. Iconic polar explorer, and one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. A man whose expeditions are legendary. Driven by the desire to conquer uncharted lands, Sir Ernest embarked on an epic journey to reach the undiscovered South Pole, leading his team on the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition. The extreme conditions saw the Pole slip from their grasp, but they returned as heroes, making headlines around the world after breaking all records to reach 88* South. To bolster team spirit, Sir Ernest had personally ordered 25 cases of ‘Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky’ for the Antarctic expedition. In 2007 eleven bottles of this Scotch which has been hidden underneath the floorboards of the base camp hut for a century, were painstakingly recovered. World renowned Master Blender, Richard Paterson, brought bottles back to Scotland to uncover the secrets within this lost whisky.
In stock now at Forsyth! Come and get it, do not have time to get it online right now Oskar Blues Death by Coconut....$10.99 / 4pk
PASS. DASH. HIT Intense fresh cacao flavors swirl with popping coconut aromas, all supported by a semi-sweet porter made from loads of dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. This limited release specialty comes around once a year to satisfy that sweet tooth, so get 'em while you can before they disappear. At 6.5% ABV and 25 IBUs, this choconut goodness will have you yellin' "Pass. Dash. Hit." all winter long.
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout...$11.99 / 6pk This is the famous Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. In the 18th century, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, ordered a stout to be sent to her from England. This beer was brewed strong and hoppy to survive the sea voyage, and it arrived in perfect condition. Soon "Russian Imperial Stout" became the toast of the Russian aristocracy. Brewed since 1994, our Black Chocolate Stout has itself become a modern classic, heralded the world over. It achieves its dark chocolate aroma and flavor through the artful blending of six malts and three distinct mashes. Properly kept, it will improve in the bottle for many years. This stout is the toast of the winter season in many countries, and there is nothing better to enjoy with chocolate desserts, cheesecake, ice cream, fine cheeses and roaring fireplaces.
Given this beer’s higher ABV and sturdy character, we think it’s a prime candidate for cellaring. Find a cool, dry spot away from light sources, and see how it changes in the years to come. You never quite know what will happen when you age a beer: perhaps the body will smooth out, notes of vanilla, oak, and tannins will come to the front, or hints of leather and soy sauce will make themselves known. No matter what, remember that beer is meant for drinking, so don’t keep it to yourself for too long. Style: Russian Imperial Stout
New previously only available in Illinois - first time here! North Shore Scofflaw Old Tom Gin....$29.99 Tasting Notes: Classic notes of juniper, orange peel and coriander, with a floral, fruity finish. Layered and smooth, with integrated, balanced flavors Rich, round texture in the classic Old Tom style, extremely sippable and mixable.
Production Notes We use a base spirit made from Midwestern grain We hand prepare a range of organic and wild-harvested botanicals for this gin, including juniper berries, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, anise seed, fresh orange and lemon peels, and osmanthus blossoms, which impart an intriguing, delicate floral and fruit note to the spirit We infuse the botanicals into our base spirit for varying lengths of time depending on their particular characteristics, and then distill them through Ethel the Still using a slow, meticulous process that enables us to create fresh, bright flavors After distillation, we add water and a touch of sugar to achieve 90 proof (45% abv), an ideal proof for cocktails Drink Ideas: We love Scofflaw Old Tom Gin on the rocks, in a Tom Collins, or a Martinez, and it plays great with hot peppers, cucumber, fresh berries and with floral flavors. It plays very well in a range of cocktails, both classic and new. Non-gin drinkers are often surprised by how much they enjoy cocktails made with Scofflaw, too. Find some cocktail ideas in our cocktail respository.
Scofflaw Old Tom Gin is 45% alcohol by volume (90 proof)
Scheduled to arrived today! Will update when it does
Johnnie Walker Black Director's Cut Blade Runner Edition Thirty-five years from appearing in cult sci-fi classic Blade Runner, Johnnie Walker Black Label returns to the big screen in Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated sequel Blade Runner 2049. To celebrate, Johnnie Walker is releasing Johnnie Walker Black Label The Director’s Cut, a unique new limited-edition Scotch Whisky created by Master Blender Jim Beveridge in collaboration with visionary filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. In creating the futuristic expression, Jim joined Denis and spent time exploring the characteristic building blocks of flavor behind classic Johnnie Walker blends. Then with an eye on what a whisky could potentially taste like in the Blade Runner 2049 universe, Jim developed a series of different prototypes, each an experiment in flavor based on the iconic Johnnie Walker Black Label.
With more than 30 malt and grain whiskies from some of the best distilleries in the world in its DNA, Johnnie Walker Black Label is the blueprint for this unique blend. 49% ABV as a nod to the period in which Blade Runner 2049 is set. The whisky is housed in a futuristic bottle, inspired by the Johnnie Walker Black Label iconic prop from the original Blade Runner film. A classic Johnnie Walker Black Label style but with a contemporary twist. A dark, rich, smooth blend, with clouds of smokiness and a touch of femininity. SRP: $89.99/750ml
They make two Petite Sirah wines and Lodi and this ESTATE release. Make sure you get the Estate release
2014 Mettler Petite Sirah Estate Grown...$21.99
This giant of a wine has aromas of charred oak, wood smoke and black pepper, with a palate of dense, deep and smoky tones that feel thick, tannic and chewy. It's a tour de force of spicy oak, fruit concentration and mouthcoating texture that's impressive to drink now but will be best after 2024.
Rated 93/100 Wine Enthusiast
Other Awards for this wine Gold Medal - 2017 International Womens Wine Competition
96 Points & Gold Medal! - 2017 Los Angeles Int'l Wine Competition
Many of you tasted these back in September With Ben Potter of Glengoyne, they have finally arrived!
Glengoyne 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky...$109.99 Fresh, malty and spicy Spicy vanilla fruit, ripe apples and a rich, luxurious mouthfeel. This is the result of eighteen long years and a generous proportion of first-fill sherry casks.
Glengoyne Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky...$65.99 59.1% ABV
Un-chillfiltered cask strength Rich, peppery and fruity
Digestive biscuits, ripe bananas and a hint of pepper. This is the taste of Scotland’s slowest distillation, matured in sherry casks crafted from European and American oak. It's then bottled as tradition insists: at cask strength, un-chillfiltered.
We discovered Cast Wines over 6 months ago, and loved them. We decided to bring them into Missouri for the first time. It took that long to get them registered and ready to go! They are finally here and now you can enjoy our latest find!
We are proud to introduce to Missouri! We are the only place outside of California to get these hidden gems and we have amazing prices on them! These are quite amazing for these prices
2016 Cast Sauvignon Blanc North Coast....$19.99 The cheapest price on Wine-Searcher is $25 Our Sauvignon Blanc will be your go to wine for everything from a picnic in the park to served in crystal at your next dinner party. This crowd pleaser is great with spicy and high-acid foods. This is the driest SB we have made and is reminiscent of a New Zealand-style wine. Floral and pear notes hover on the nose. Orange zest, grapefruit and lime oil dance on the tongue. Drink from this summer until May 2018. Production notes 100% Stainless Tank Fermentation. FROM THE FORMER WINEMAKER AT JORDAN + B.R. COHN!!
2014 Cast Zinfandel Dry Creek Grey Palm Vineyard....$19.99
The cheapest price on Wine-Searcher is $32 Our Grey Palm Vineyard Zinfandel is an easy drinking, bright, reach-for-it-now wine. It's the perfect weeknight dinner wine--just get the burgers or steak on the grill and you are ready to go. Tasting notes: The newest release of our popular estate zinfandel is fresh and youthful. The nose elicits the scents of raspberry, Bing cherry and rose petals. In the mouth plum, black pepper and nutmeg dance on the tongue. For a young wine the finish is soft, pleasing and well balanced. Drink now through 2019
20% New French Oak 80% Used French Oak FROM THE FORMER WINEMAKER AT JORDAN + B.R. COHN!!
Continuing our amazing string of whiskey tastings with some of the heavy weights of the industry for our 35th Anniversary year!
Meet Legendary Master Distiller, Dave Pickerell
Meet Nathan Perry - head distiller at J. Rieger Taste the whiskey and get autographs!
TONIGHT!! Thursday October 12 from 5-7pm The Wine and Cheese Place 7435 Forsyth Blvd in Clayton 314.727.8788 Meet Dave Pickerell partner at J. Rieger and Co., and former Master Distiller at Maker's Mark and current master distiller at Whistlepig and a big proponent of craft distilleries. Nathan Perry (head distiller at J. Rieger and Co.)
J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey Our bottling of Kansas City Whiskey pays tribute to the original brand by utilizing a blend of Corn, Malt, and Straight Rye Whiskies, as well as a small amount of 15 year old Oloroso Sherry from the Williams & Humbert Bodedga in Jerez, Spain. The use of Sherry in American Whiskey was commonplace in the 1800s, but was lost after prohibition.. Bottled at 90 proof and comprised of Whiskeys aged at least 7 years, our Kansas City Whiskey is a balanced, smooth, and slightly sweet and powerful Whiskey that is beautiful when served neat or on the rocks, but also works well in classic cocktails such as the Horsefeather and Old Fashioned."
MASTER DISTILLER DAVE PICKERELL Dave, a luminary in the world of whiskey, is one of the nation’s preeminent master distillers. Before joining WhistlePig, he spent 14 years as the Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark in Loretto, Kentucky. He joined the WhistlePig team with a simple (yet astoundingly complex) objective: create the finest rye whiskey.
More info about their other products that we will taste
J. Rieger Caffe Amaro Our Caffé Amaro is a one of a kind take on Coffee Liqueurs. Amaro (the Italian word for ‘bitter’) is a category of liqueur characterized by its bitter, herbal, and slightly sweet flavor which stems from the use of botanicals, herbs, and cane syrup. Caffè Amaro is a collaborative spirit with Kansas City-based coffee roasters, Thou Mayest who selects a single origin coffee roast that we utilize to contribute to the flavors the botanicals generate. Our Caffé Amaro spends a brief amount of time in a whiskey barrel resulting in a rich, bittersweet flavor that works great in cocktails or can be enjoyed by itself after a meal.
J. Rieger Midwestern Dry Gin Midwestern Dry Gin is inspired by the traditional London Dry Gins that famously emphasize the spicy and aromatic character of mature Juniper berries. By selecting only the finest botanicals from around the world, the result is bold, full-flavored Gin with layers of aroma and a complexity of flavor that makes it perfect for sipping on the rocks or ideal for classic cocktails.
J. Rieger Midwestern Premium Vodka Our Midwestern Premium Vodka is 100% wheat based and conveys a clean and smooth flavor, as well as a full body and rich texture. Given a final distillation in our 750-gallon copper pot still, we are able to round out the spirit while giving it a full-body mouth feel.
FOS Greek Mastiha Liqueur...$26.99 Mastiha Tree, which is also known as the famous Crying Tree, rare and natural tree resin, only grows and is cultivated on the small Mediterranean island of Chios. Nowhere else in the world has it been able to take root, which makes it stubbornly Greek.
Our exceptional Mastiha spirit 'FOS' has been exclusively formulated for Ambrosia Group. Originating from the island of Chios using traditional, tedious collection and cultivation methods, while utilizing modern technology to distill, blend and bottle. Its distinctive aroma, mysterious attributes and therapeutic results are common features of Mastiha. This characteristic, balanced sweet spirit has pronounced notes of cucumber, pine, anise, and fresh herbs. FOS is great as an aperitif or a digestif. Served chilled neat, on the rocks, or mixed in an array of different cocktails...
Needless to say we have ensured that our Mastiha liqueur is made out of 100% pure Mastiha & is NOT scented.
De Ranke Guldenberg Belgian Triple Ale...$3.99 / 11.2oz De Ranke beers are robust and flavorful and famous for their massive hoppiness. Made in small batches only on the weekends, they are quickly gaining a reputation as the best specialty beers of Belgium.
A strong blonde ale of about 8.5% alc. by volume that claims vaguely to be an “abbey” beer, Guldenberg bears no resemblance whatsoever to any Tripel you may have sampled, except in color perhaps. It is very hoppy and malty (though not quite as assertive as De Ranke’s XX Bitter). A wine-loving friend of ours pronounced it “too good to be beer.” We’ll just say that Guldenberg shows just how good beer can be.
North Peak Torrent Oat IPA....$11.99 / 6pk ABV: 6.7 Full of the same oat malt haziness and incredibly large additions of late and post fermentation hops. Full flavors and aromas of citrus, passion fruit and grapefruit with hints of spicy pine.
North Peak Mellow Cherry Hibiscus....$9.99 ABV: 7.0 Mellow is more than just a beer, it is Northern Michigan brewed a bottle. It embraces the lifestyle of slowing down and focusing on the beauty of this magical place. Brewed with Michigan cherries and hibiscus, this higher gravity ale has the sweet iconic flavors of the North. Mellow is fruit and sweet with a hint of tartness. Each sip of this big and balanced beer with transport you to the wonders of Northern Michigan.
Jolly Pumpkin / The Masonry Turbo Bam...$12.99 / 750ml
RYE FARMHOUSE ALE COLLABORATION WITH THE MASONRY ABV: 4.9% ABV TIME IN OAK: 7 Months HOPS: Michigan Cascade, Cascade, & Crystal GRAINS: Pilsner, Rye Malt, Crystal 75, & Flaked Barley ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Coriander, Lemon Peel, & Szechuan Peppercorns
Turbo Bam is a Bam variant brewed in collaboration with our friends at The Masonry from Seattle, Washington. Conceptualized to be the perfect beer to pair with a delicious slice of pizza, Turbo Bam delivers. A hefty portion of rye malt gives Turbo Bam an underlying spice that allows the coriander and Szechuan peppercorns to build upon. The normal Bam Biere hopping regime of cascade and crystal hops are accentuated with the inclusion of amarillo hops and lemon peel, to put Turbo Bam into high gear with blasts of lemon, pineapple and mango.
Jolly Pumpkin Saison M Letter Series....$12.99 / 750ml
Sour Saison - Letter Series ABV: 7.1% TIME IN OAK: 6 Months HOPS: Michigan Chinook & Michigan Cascade GRAINS: Michigan Pilsner, Michigan Spelt, & Michigan Munich 10 ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Michigan Dextrose
Saison M is the 5th member of Ron Jeffries non-alphabetic Letter Series. Saison M was brewed with all ingredients sourced from our great state of Michigan. The grains – Pilsner, Spelt and Munich 10, were all malted by our friends at Pilot Malt House and the Cascade and Chinook hops come from Churchkey Farms. Our process of open fermentation allows the natural occurring wild yeast of Dexter to also work its way into this beer, resulting in the Michigan trinity we are proud to call Saison M.
Saison M is a well-balanced confluence of Michigan agriculture with notes of lemon, pineapple, and resinous pine. Mild bitterness washes over the tongue before giving way to hints of oak and moderate acidity.
Frank Bobo During the 1970s and most of the 1980s, Frank Bobo oversaw the historic rise of our Old No. 7 Brand. Throughout his watch, he never made enough whiskey to keep up with demand; he was more concerned about making every drop according to the low, time-honored process our founder perfected. "I'd rather ask for folks' patience than their forgiveness." - Frank Bobo
Evil Twin Aun Mas A Jesus...$6.99 / 11.2oz Imperial Stout "On a pilgrimage for immortal craft beer we tripped on these heavenly drops of overwhelming aromas, a thick fudge-like body, pitch blac color and obviously only made in limited amounts. And the taste...even more Jesus!" -- label
Evil Twin Aun Mas Cafe Jesus....$6.99 11.2oz On a pilgrimage for immortal craft beer we tripped on these heavenly coffee beans - threw them in and created damn good aromas, a thick fudge like body, pitch black color and obviously only made in limited amounts. And the taste....furthermore Jesus!