Friday, November 3, 2017

Desithl Normal Pils

Desithl Normal Pils...$9.49 / 6pk cans
Named after our hometown, this light bodied lager celebrates the simplicity of rural Central Illinois, where the soil is rich, air is clean and crops are abundant. Brilliantly pale in color, this beer exhibits a pronounced, spicy, floral nose with a soft bready character. Flavors of sweet malt and earthy, floral hops come to the front before finishing crisp and dry, for a beer that is anything but normal.

Beer Tasting Forsyth

Beer Tasting today --

Forsyth location from 4-6pm

Friday November 3

  • New Holland Dragon's Milk Mocha Mint
  • Crane Brewing Gooseberry Gose
  • Goose Island Cooper Project Barrel Aged Porter
  • Founders Backwoods Bastard
  • Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Bowmore Vintner’s Trilogy: 18

Two batches in stock now!
Bowmore Dorus Mor Small Batch Release II
Bowmore Dorus Mor Small Batch Release III

Limit 1 per person
Bowmore Vintner’s Trilogy: 18 Year Old Double Matured Manzanilla...$239.99
Lowest price online is $299.99
52.5% abv | The first of the Vintner's Trilogy.
Liquid Gold
As the world’s oldest scotch maturation house, Bowmore’s legendary No.1 Vaults is the birthplace of coveted and collectable whiskies including the new Vintner’s Trilogy. The first of the Vintner’s Trilogy, Bowmore® 18 Year Old is matured in both ex-bourbon barrels and ex-manzanilla sherry barrels, taking on a rich antique gold colour.

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Mocha Mint

Bourbon Barrel Stout
New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Mocha Mint...$14.99 / 4pk
Dragon's Milk Reserve Mocha Mint is a festive blend of chocolate & peppermint flavors, with just a hint of coffee. The perfect brew for a cozy night in.

97 Point Realm Cabernet

Realm has achieved Cult status even among a select group of highly regarded Napa Wineries. While we don't get much, we took all we could of the 2015 Realm The Bard knowing a great score was coming.
2015 Realm The Bard...$149.99
Blended of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2015 The Bard offers up a very deep garnet-purple color and highly perfumed scents of violets, dried Provence herbs, lavender and tapenade over a core of cassis and blackberry preserves. Full-bodied and loaded with perfumed black fruit layers, it has a solid frame of rounded, plush-textured tannins and a provocatively earthy finish.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

Huge scores on K-Vintners

New K Vintners releases score huge!
99pt wines for $70!!!

These latest releases from Charles Smith check in at the top of the pyramid and are flat out incredible wines that I wish every reader could taste. - Wine Advocate

Many of these wines we have never seen before and are very limited!

In stock now at our Rock Hill location!
Quantities are limited, call Kole (314-962-8150) or email for more info, reservations, or transfers to our other locations.

Wines Available:
Check out these scores - limited

2014 K Vintners Cattle King Syrah (99 WA)....$69.99
2014 K Vintners Klein Syrah (96-99 WA) $69.99

2013 K Vintners The Hidden Syrah (97 WA) $69.99
2014 K Vintners The Deal Syrah (95 WA) $34.99
2014 K Vintners The Creator Red (96 WA) $54.99
2014 K Vintners Ovide Red (80/20 Cab/Syrah) (95 WA) $54.99
2014 K Vintners Roma Red (80/20 Cab/Syrah) (94 WS, 93 WA) $54.99
2014 Substance Powerline Cabernet (94-96 WA) $44.99
2013 Substance Klein Bordeaux Blend (98 WA) $73.99
2014 K Vintners River Rock Cab (NYR) $34.99

92 Point Cab for $16

Check out this score and price!
2015 Substance "CS" Cabernet....$15.99
One of the best values I’ve tasted in a long time, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from the team at K Vintners was hand-harvested, natively fermented and aged all in French oak. Smoking good notes of cassis, black currants and hints of plum all emerge from this rich, beautifully textured, layered beauty that has solid tannic grip, a silky, elegant texture and a great nish. It has real elegance and nesse and is a dark fruited, unctuous beauty to drink over the coming 3-4 years.”
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Perennial Abraxas update

Reminder as many are asking- --
Scheduled to arrived November 14

Perennial Abraxas will go through our BRC - Beer Reward Club

We will start with the top Perennial supporters.

Here is what we can guarantee now ---
Anybody who has bought 12 or more bottles from January 1, 2017 until November 11 at 7pm will be able to purchase up to 2 bottles for sure maybe more?

Other top Perennial supporters at our stores will get at least 1 bottle.

We will go down the rest of the BRC list to allocate more bottles.

We have a lot of great Perennial Beer in stock now - click here to see those and order those

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Game of Thrones new beers

Game of Thrones Winter is Here Double White Ale....$8.99 /750ml
Winter is Here is brewed with pilsner malt, white wheat malt, and soft red wheat flakes, hopped with Saaz hops, and spiced with white pepper, sea salt, coriander and sweet orange peel. Brewery Ommegang’s house yeast is used in primary and secondary fermentation. This double white ale pours a hazy pale straw color with a stark white head. Aromas of banana, clove, and pronounced peppery phenols lead, and the flavor is slightly sweet malt, subtly balanced by hints of sea salt. Despite a full mouthfeel and healthy ABV, it still manages to drink quite lightly. The finish gradually builds in a warming crescendo of peppery spice.

Game of Thrones Gift Set...$19.99 / 2 beers and a glass
Includes the Winter is Here Ale and the Fire and Blood ale and a glass

Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for winter since the very first episode of the series debuted,” says Josh Goodstadt, Vice President of Global Licensing at HBO. “Now, thanks to this latest Game of Thrones beer, they’ll have the perfect brew to sip throughout the cold months that lie ahead. We can’t wait for fans to get their first taste of Winter is Here!”
Winter is Here is brewed with pilsner malt, white wheat malt, and soft red wheat flakes, hopped with Saaz hops, and spiced with white pepper, sea salt, coriander and sweet orange peel. Brewery Ommegang’s house yeast is used in primary and secondary fermentation. This double white ale pours a hazy pale straw color with a stark white head. Aromas of banana, clove, and pronounced peppery phenols lead, and the flavor is slightly sweet malt, subtly balanced by hints of sea salt. Despite a full mouthfeel and healthy ABV, it still manages to drink quite lightly. The finish gradually builds in a warming crescendo of peppery spice.

Fire and Blood was the third beer in the collaborative series, originally released in spring of 2014. It’s brewed with pilsner, spelt, rye, and other specialty malts, hopped with Styrian Golding and German Tettnang hops, and spiced with ancho chilies for additional complexity. The hue is deep, dark red with a persistent, creamy, off-white head. The aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, slight spice and malt mix nicely with a slight floral, spicy hop character. The flavor of sweet malt gives way to faint dryness and is balanced by spicy rye and hop flavors with underlying raisin and prune notes. The finish offers balanced malt and spicy characteristics from hops and rye. Fire and Blood is 6.8% ABV, and the label art features one of the original three labels, a fiery image of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon, Drogon.

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin...$4.49 / 22oz
Porter with Coffee and Chocolate
Coffee and chocolate come together in this brew.

Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of coffee and cocoa plays perfectly off the roasty, chocolaty flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert.

Bells Cherry Stout is back

Bell's Cherry Stout....$14.99 / 6pk
Tinted ruby-black, Cherry Stout gains its signature tartness from 100% Montmorency cherries grown in Michigan's Traverse City region. Rather than doubling up on sweetness, this tart cherry varietal serves as a counterpoint to the warm, dark chocolate notes from the malt bill. Lightly hopped for balance, this stout is one of the cornerstones of the Bell's stout portfolio.

2nd Shift Cans back

Back in stock! CANS -  now online

In stock now at Forsyth!
  • 2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA
  • 2nd Shift BrewCocky
  • 2nd Shift Brewligans
  • 2nd Shift Hibiscus Wit 
  • 2nd Shift Little Big Hop 
  • 2nd Shift Technical Ecstasy

2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA....$11.99 / 4pk 16oz CANS
AON is an Ipa that has everything you could want in one, if what you want is a hop sandwich. It's a 7.7% Simcoe and Columbus delight.
67 IBU

2nd Shift Brewing Little Big Hop Session IPA...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
4.9% ABV
We like drinking, but big beers can be overwhelming. We made Little Big Hop to provide a punch of hop aroma and flavor without killing your taste buds. This beer is stupid good -- Steve Crider

2nd Shift Brewing Brew Cocky Double IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans

Brew Cocky is another IPA I came up with that is brewed with loads and loads of Falconers Flight Hops that we use in an inappropriate, gratuitous manner and make them just explode in your face.  9.3%

2nd Shift Brewligans East Coast-Style IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
A wonder to behold, with all the hop flavors and aromas and coming in at 6.5% abv. This East Coast-style IPA looks gross (Crider's words) but pops with citrus and tropical fruits in both the flavor and the aroma. Low bitterness makes this accessible and utterly drinkable.

2nd Shift Brewing Technical Ecstasy Czech Style Pilsner...$8.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Brewed with Bohemian Pils malt and Saaz hops Technical Ecstasy pours a stunning hazy straw color with an enormous dense white head, the hallmark of a fresh Pilsner. The hops’ floral, slightly spicy aroma immediately lures you in. The medium-bodied mouth feel produces a soft, crackery maltiness immediately followed by spicy, slightly grassy notes.

2nd Shift Brewing Hibiscus Wit...$8.99 4pk 16oz Cans
Belgian Wit Bier
Heres what I've been goofin around with for a while. I love belgian wits on hot summer days (or freezin your butt off days). Anyway I took a witbier and threw in a bunch of hibiscus flowers to make it even better. Tart and refreshing, with a hint of fart.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bells Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout

sold out

Limit 3 bottles per person
Bells Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout...$2.19 / 12oz
A little brewers' magic transforms locally roasted Arabica beans and a variety of specialty malts into a creamy, intense coffee stout. Enjoy before it disappears.

Arabicadabra is brewed with a cold coffee extract made at the brewery using a combination of fair trade, organic Nicaraguan coffee beans and Sumatra coffee beans. Lactose is also used for creaminess (those with dairy allergies or sensitivities should take note). It was inspired by Milchkaffe, another specialty Bell's beer.

Roland Lavantreux Chablis Vieille Vignes

2015 Roland Lavantreux Chablis Vieille Vignes...$25.99
The 2015 Chablis Vieilles Vignes comes from a 1.5-hectare parcel of 60-year-old vines and is raised in 60% stainless steel and 40% in three- to six-year old oak barrels. It has a really quite classy bouquet, with light honeyed scents that do not impede upon the mineral aromas that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is well balanced with fresh acidity, a slight saline bent toward the finish, with a detailed, animated and tensile finish that really is a joy. Superb.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

Boulevard Bundle Up Barleywine Ale

Boulevard Bundle Up Barleywine Ale...$11.99 / 750ml

Baby, it’s cold outside – come in and cozy up with our antidote to winter. Our first Barleywine, this big, bold beer features complex layers of caramel malt for an intense, warming presence. A liberal dose of spicy, piney American hops balances the blend, giving way to sweet, lingering notes of rum and raisin.

Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon

A 98 Point Cabernet for under $100
Robert Foley is a name that needs no introduction. He has made some of the best Napa Cabernet over the past two decades. We just received his 2013 Cabernet and it is a real stunner.
2013 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon....
($78.29 mix a match case discount)
Equally impressive is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak and Calistoga. Opaque purple to the rim, with beautiful notes of charcoal embers, melted road tar, truffle, blackberry and cassis, this big, unctuously textured, full-bodied wine has incredible density and richness, a full-bodied mouthfeel and a phenomenal finish. It is young, but undeniably impressive. Give it another 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades-plus.
Rated 98/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

We also have a few Mangums available $166.99, email to reserve

WRC - Weller 12 Year Old

WRC emails sent out this morning - you have until 1pm to respond or more emails will go out to the next people -
check your email.

final emails sent
  • Weller 12 Year Old Wheated Bourbon 750ml
  • Weller 12 Year Old Wheated Bourbon Liter
  • Weller 12 Year Old Wheated Bourbon 1.75ltr

Crane Brewing Punch - TWCP 35th Anniversary Beer!

sold out now

A huge thank you to Crane Brewing on the other side of this great brewing state of Missouri for making this beer for our 35th Anniversary.  

TWCP 35th Anniversary Beer

Crane Brewing Punch
American Sour Red Ale Aged in Wine and Whiskey Barrels
Only 120 bottles available
"To celebrate their 35th Anniversary, our friends at The Wine and Cheese Place gave us a very special barrel.   So we made a very special sour red to go in this Groth Reserve Cabernet Barrel that then held Jefferson's whiskey.  The wonderfully bright lactic acidity melds with notes of dark fruit, caramel, and oak character.  Use this beer to raise a glass to our friends in craft, The Wine and Cheese Place! -- label

Monday, October 30, 2017

Saugutuck Oak Wizard

Saugutuck Oak Wizard....$9.49 / 6pk
An Oak Aged Imperial Brown Ale with tons of oaky, woody flavors. The base brown malt profile provides a huge caramel, coffee and chocolate body with minimal hop bitterness matched perfectly with the complex flavor profile of the oak chips.

Thomas Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

Very Rare Oregon Pinot Noir
It has achieved cult status
It has been years since we have seen Thomas Pinot Noir in St Louis, this is the wine that convinced me Oregon can make truly world class Pinot Noir. This is the one domestic wine I look for at wine shops when I am traveling. Only 23 bottles available, I already bought a bottle for myself.

2014 Thomas Dundee Hills Pinot Noir $89.99
No one has the 2014 for sale on-line and the lowest price on the 2013 is $109.99

Latitude 42 Mayan Sunrise Mexican Chocolate Stout

Latitude 42 Mayan Sunrise Mexican Chocolate Stout...$8.99 / 4pk
Layers of Chocolate, cinnamon, ancho, guajillo and habanero peppers followed with fresh cold pressed espresso.

Macallan Classic Cut Single Malt Scotch 2017 Ltd Edition

The end is near on this batch --

Macallan Classic Cut Single Malt Scotch 2017...$79.99
Limited 2017 Edition 
58.4% ABV
The Macallan Classic cut reveals the unrivalled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which the Macallan has been known since it was established in 1824.  It is an expression of our enduring desire to go beyond the ordinary, to seek out the extraordinary, and create peerless single malts.
Matured exclusively in hand picked, exceptional oak casks seasoned with Oloroso sherry from Jerez, Spain.

Kentucky Owl

If you are in our Whiskey Reward Club (as of 10/29/17) and you have not received a bottle of Kentucky Owl yet, sign up for the wish list now.  We are mixing it up again.   We sent a WRC email at released some already.

Please read carefully---
  • You must be a member of our WRC (as of 10/29/17)
  • If you already got a bottle, you are not eligible. 
  • This is a wish listNot a guarantee, it is a raffle to purchase
  • You have until October 31 at 7pm to sign up.
  • We will draw names from everyone that signed up for the number of bottles we have available.  If your name is drawn we will contact you and you can purchase the bottle of Kentucky Owl Batch #1
  • Emails will go out on Wednesday November 1st (or late October 31)
  • You must sign up online - no phone calls
  • Your credit card will NOT be charged.  We will confirm if your name is drawn
  • 1 entry per person
  • Put it in your cart and checkout.  Again, nothing will be charged.
  • click here to sign up for the wish list

Kentucky Owl Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 11 Year Old....$119.99

Kentucky Owl Straight Rye Whiskey is crafted with the same tradition and attention to detail as our original Bourbon. It is among the finest expressions of Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey one can find. I hope you enjoy this batch as much as I have enjoyed watching its unique journey. Dixon Dedman

Growlers at New Ballas

Growler at New Ballas

Just added - Fresh hop to the Growler system!
Very Exciting
Lagunitas Born Yesterday Fresh Hop Pale Ale
It's a Beer!
Born Yesterday is a newborn version of our re-born Pale, a Newer New Dogtown Pale with a fresh addition … We added some wet, Virgin, lupulin-drenched, un-kilned, whole-cone, fresh-picked-and-rushed-straight-from-Yakima hops for your immaculate reception. This wetter-than-wet beer has 11lbs-per-barrel of Amarillo, Equinox, Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic and Indigenous Catawampus. Whoa

Heavy Riff Velvet Underbrown 
6.5% ABV 30.0 IBU American Brown Ale
(Our Flagship) Our American Brown Ale prominently features lactose and roasted oats for a creamy velvety mouthfeel. Restrained Hop Character and a hint of Dark Chocolate on the finish.

Hopefully will reload the third one tomorrow --