Monday, September 28, 2020

Sun King is at The Wine and Cheese Place!

One time shot!
Here and gone!

Sun King Keller Hazy IPA....$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Keller Haze is an IPA with pronounced flavors of pineapple, citrus, tropical fruit, and orange peel finished in a slightly hazy kellerbier style.
Mosaic, Citra, Cascade

Sun King GFJ American IPA...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Grapefruit Jungle
GFJ American IPA crafted with a unique blend of hops to provide the tropical aroma and flavors of grapefruit, passionfruit, tangerine, and apricot. No grapefruits were harmed in the creation of this beer.
Warrior, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial

Side Project TWCP 2020 Derivation

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I had asked everyone to respond to the email.  So later in the day I will update this list with those that do not respond to make sure you do not miss it.

Some emails are missing or got kicked back -
If you think this is you - email and I will check it out and this will give me your correct email.
  • Greg Folk...
  • Jamie Fik.

Side Project TWCP 2020 Derivation...$80 / bottle

" off blend of Double Barrel Derivations was brewed in 2016 and aged in TWCP store pick bourbon barrels. We then finished the mature BA stout in Willett Bourbon and VSOP Cognac barrels for another aging before selecting a final blend that exemplifies the Derivation name"

It will go through our BRC

Always mixing it up a little bit - we will release it in multiple ways.
Most will go via the BRC Beer Reward Club.  

 It will be based on 6 months purchases through September 27th, 2020
  • Part will be released based on beer only purchases
  • Part will be released based on all purchases (beer, wine, whiskey, cheese, candy, vodka, tequila...)
  • No shipping, local pick up only

Some bottles will be released through our Social Media platforms - make sure you follow us on those.  That will happen in October.
We will do some sort of random drawing from our social media accounts. Release a few bottles to our Instagram followers, our Facebook followers, and our Twitter followers.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Hoof Hearted Brewing Fitness Freak

Hoof Hearted Brewing Fitness Freak...$23.99 / 4pk cans
(also sold as singles)
Imperial Stout with Coffee, Vanilla & Maple Syrup Added
14% ABV

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier in CANS

What is so special about Schlenkerla Smokebeer?
Schlenkerla is a brewery AND a malting operation.
This was the standard configuration in brewing craft until the industrial revolution some 200 years ago. Today only very few breweries malt themselves anymore.
The malting technique at Schlenkerla is historic.
Our smoke malt is kilned directly over an open wood fire. The hot air from the fire dries the malt and smokes it at the same time. Until the invention of modern malting systems in the 18th century with heat exchangers running on coal, oil or gas, our method was THE standard. As the new industrial form of malting was much more cost efficient, the smoke kilns everywhere were closed down. Not so at Schlenkerla and hence our smoke malting has centuries of continuous history.
Schlenkerla Rauchbier is one of the last traditionally made smoked beers, whereas the smokey beers of modern craft breweries are usually made with industrially produced and then afterwards smoke flavored malts. As of 2017 there are only two breweries left in the world (both in Bamberg) that malt & brew Rauchbier the traditional way, hence Slow Food® has made Schlenkerla Rauchbier a passenger in its “Ark of Taste”.
Schlenkerla, the historic smoked beer brewery.
Not only the malting is ancient, but all relevant other elements of the production are as well. We brew in copper kettles using the old form of “decoction mashing”. Fermenting and lagering are still two separate steps in our brewing process. Lagering and maturation happen in hand caved rock cellars from 14th century below the brewery. Gravity pouring in our brewery tavern is done from traditional wooden barrels.
Schlenkerla Rauchbier is regarded as THE classic example of the smoked beer category.
Schlenkerla is run in the 6th family generation and was first documented back in 1405.

In sum: Schlenkerla Rauchbier is a sip of beer history. Drinking a Schlenkerla is like a small time travel. We are a living fossil from a brewing world that existed centuries ago.

Now in CANS!

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen...$15.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Maerzen is unpasteurized and made entirely from smoked malt. Heller Trum is one of the very few breweries left in Germany that does its own malting. During germination of barley, the smoke of beech wood fire is "forced" through the germinating barley for a total of between 24 and 36 hours at varying temperatures; therefore, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier gains an unusual smoky dryness from this process. In contrast, the standard drying procedure for malt is to be heated in a kiln. The brew is mashed by double decoction, hopped once, bottom fermented, and matured seven weeks.

Aecht Helles Schlenkerla Lagerbier...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
“Schlenkerla Helles” is brewed with fine Bavarian aroma hops from the area around the city of N├╝rnberg. It's lagered in century old caves underneath the historic Schlenkerla brewery and maltings. Schlenkerla Helles is boiled in the same copper kettles and bottom fermented by the same yeast as the historic Schlenkerla Smokebeer. Its subtle smokiness without using smoke malt makes “Helles Schlenkerla Lager” a unique representative of the classic lager beer style “Bavarian Helles”.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey

Limit 1 per person per day at this point
Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey...$33.99
compare to $37.49 at Total Wine and More
Woodford Reserve Wheat is based on historical recipes but influenced by the iconic core Woodford Reserve Bourbon brand. With wheat as the dominant grain – at 52%, followed by malt (20%), corn (20%) and rye (8%) – this uniquely crafted whiskey boasts fruit and floral flavors.

2016 Dunn Napa Valley

2016 Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$89.99
Features solid blackberry and raspberry compote notes mixed with red and black licorice and fruitcake flavors. Youthfully packed now, this offers a well-buried juicy spine and an engaging briary edge on the finish, while the fruit easily keeps pace. Will age well. Best from 2021 through 2032. 1,350 cases made. — JM
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
Dunn's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a pretty, easygoing wine that readers will be able to drink with minimal cellaring. Medium in body with good brightness, the 2016 has quite a bit to offer. Sweet red fruit and floral notes add perfume to the nicely lifted finish. The Napa Valley Cabernet was bottled recently and is a bit reticent, but it offers fine potential. Pretty savory and floral notes extend the finish nicely.
Rated 93/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Screaming Eagle in stock!

The cult Cabernet of all cult Cabernets!

2009 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville...$2,199.98 per bottle
(lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $2,550)
Once again, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon pays homage to the 2007, but the aromas and flavors seems to be just a touch brighter, which might just be a function of the wine's age. A wine of remarkable precision, the 2009 is totally dialed in from start to finish. Layers of intensely sweet, perfumed fruit are woven together with remarkable elegance and sheer polish. Today, the 2009 isn't quite as radiant as it has been in the past, and seems headed for a stubborn phase. It is still striking, though. Even if a bit less exotic than the 2007, the two wines share a silkiness and overall sense of textural finesse. A translucent, weightless finish rounds things out in style. The 2009 is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot.
Rated 98/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
A stunningly seamless effort, rich and elegant, this delivers perfumed black currant aromas that are supple and graceful, building and gaining with subtle tannins, laced with loamy earth. A dash of black licorice marks the long finish. Drink now through 2028. 750 cases made.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator
The 2009 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot) displays a slightly peppery nose, but ratchets up the level of concentration with pure black currant and black cherry fruit as well as licorice and lead pencil shavings. This beautiful, dense, full-bodied 2009 is exceptionally elegant, pure and seamless. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. Under the ownership of Stan Kroenke, this vineyard has been replanted and a new cellar has been constructed. The production of Screaming Eagle has remained between 700-1,000 cases, and a second wine, the Second Flight, includes 520-800 cases. The introduction of a second wine is an attempt to keep Screaming Eagle at its mythical level of quality. This vineyard, situated on the valley floor at the Oakville Crossroads across the road from the Rudd Estate, encompasses 60 acres, but only a small percentage is used for these two cuvees. Based on the three vintages I tasted, it appears the Second Flight wines include much less Cabernet Sauvignon and more Merlot than the flagship Screaming Eagle.
Rated 96/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2016 Screaming Eagle The Flight.....$798.99
This is the best Flight I have ever had with so much merlot character coming through with black olives, hazelnuts, brown sugar and blackberries, as well as violets. Full-bodied yet linear and very long. Extremely refined and fresh. Needs a few years to come completely together, but already so refined.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
The 2016 The Flight is gorgeous. Dark, brooding and closed in on itself, the 2016 is going to need a number of years to be at its very best, but it is incredibly beguiling today. Plum, black cherry, lavender, blood orange menthol, and a host of more mineral-driven notes punctuate this super-expressive wine. This is a decidedly tannic and powerful edition of The Flight. I can't wait to see how it ages. Bottled just six weeks before this tasting, the 2016 appears to have a very bright future. Time in the glass brings out some of the softer edges that will almost surely emerge with cellaring. The Flight is built on a core of older Merlot vines from the southeast corner of the estate. It is an absolutely riveting wine from Screaming Eagle.
Rated 98/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Composed roughly of two-thirds Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium to deep colored 2016 The Flight opens with bold, expressive notions of wild blueberries, warm plums and boysenberries with touches of black raspberries, spice cake, violets, dark chocolate and potpourri with a hint of menthol. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and jam-packed with energy, it has beautifully plush tannins texturing the multilayered blue and black fruits, delivering a very long, perfumed finish.
Rated 97+/100 The Wine Advocate
The 2016 The Flight is another beauty, and it's slightly more elegant and balanced, as well as pure, than the 2015. A blend of 66% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc, this vibrant purple-colored effort offers a huge perfume of blue fruits, violets, and incense that develops with time in the glass. It's medium to full-bodied, seamless, and incredibly elegant, yet has depth, intensity, and length.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

97 Point Barolo for under $40

An amazing price for a Barolo and a huge score!
2015 Vite Colte Barolo di Barolo Essenze...$34.99
Sumptuous cherry and raspberry nose. Rich and voluptuous, with fine concentration and explosive fruit. Ripe but not jammy, with plenty of spice and vigour; forward but has sufficient structure to age. One for the hedonists!
Rated 97/100 Decanter Magazine
Platinum Award

Intense aromas of dark fruit and hints of wood, walnut and chocolate. Yet, it remains subtle and focused. Full-bodied, very dense and rich with a dusty and chewy tannin mouthfeel and a long, flavorful finish. Very attractive. Drink from 2022.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

Crane Brewing - Missouri

Crane Brewing 1,000,000 Watts Blackberry Peach Sour IPA...$12.99 / 6pk
Sour IPA with blackberry, peach, vanilla and lactose

Crane Brewing Ocean Drive-In Gose...$12.99 / 6pk cans
Gose Style Ale with Cherry and Lime
Pull in to the shore of Crane Brewing. this cherry-limeade inspired gose brings back a favorite summer treat with waves of delicious citrus and fruity flavors. Perfect for whatever beach you are visiting.

Fat Orange Cat Write Drunk Edit Sober

Fresh Batch of this one!

Fat Orange Cat Write Drunk Edit Sober..$4.99 / pint can
New England IPA with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado Hops
7.3% ABV

Oskar Blues Can-O-Bliss Resinous Hazy IPA

Oskar Blues Can-O-Bliss Resinous Hazy IPA...$9.99 / 6pk cans
7.2% ABV new-school take on old-school American hop flavors. Pine and grapefruit hop aromas and flavors reminiscent of the West Coast IPAs of yesteryear are delivered with the amplitude and silkiness of a modern hazy IPA, resulting in a Can-O-Bliss that tastes like something completely new (a West Coast Hazy Juicy New England IPA perhaps?).

4 Noses Brewing Caution Tape Guardrail NEIPA

4 Noses Brewing Caution Tape Guardrail NEIPA...$14.99 /4 pack 16oz cans
New England Style IPA

Tropical flavors, passion fruit aroma and a fluffy mouthfeel

Hoof Hearted Musk of the Minotaur IPA


Hoof Hearted Musk of the Minotaur IPA...$14.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Double Dry Hopped IPA
7.2% ABV
Follow your nose to the most righteous party of the year. Huge orange and grapefruit aromas alongside a generous helping of some of that unmistakable dank stank. A mouthwateringly crisp and refreshing hop bitterness drives this bad Oscar home.

Stillwater Artisan Plant Based Double IPA

Stillwater Artisan Plant Based Double IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Double IPA with Mango and Palm Sugar
8.4% ABV
All Natural
100% Vegan

Decadent Strawberry Orange Banana Double IPA

Decadent Strawberry Orange Banana Double IPA...$4.49 / 16oz can
Double IPA with Strawberry, Orange and Banana
8.6% ABV

Timber Ales he Who Walks Among Monsters

Timber Ales he Who Walks Among Monsters Stout...$21.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Imperial Stout aged on maple syrup, coffee and cassia bark.
Collab with The Seed A Living Beer Project

Perennial Prism Dry Hopped Saison Loral Cryo

Perennial Prism Dry Hopped Saison Loral Cryo...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Next up in our rotating dry hopped saison series is another singular feature in Loral Cryo. This beer reminds us of dropping your Bubblicious in a hay pile, lemon pepper Triscuits, guzzling watered down frozen Lemonades, and Arnold Schwarzenegger's lair in Batman and Robin. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Maplewood Brewing

Maplewood Festbier Lager...$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Brewed with the finest German malts and noble hops; a super-drinkable lager that can be swigged or sipped during your end of summer festivities.
Our festbier is a deep golden color and bold in flavor without being too heavy. Expect elegant malt notes with a light hop character. PROST!

Maplewood Brownie Points with Vanilla...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Brownie Points English Brown Ale with Vanilla Beans
Full of malty chocolate and toffee flavors, this beer drinks easy and finishes bold yet crisp. Oats are used to lend a creamy body and mouthfeel.
Grain Bill: Pale | Munich | Biscuit | Flaked Oates | Dark Crystal Brown | Dehusked Roasted Barley
Hops: Warrior | Fuggle
Adjuncts: Whole Vanilla Beans
5.7% ALC. BY VOL.

Short Throw Brewing Green Tops


Short Throw Brewing Green Tops Double IPA...$15.99 / 4pk
New England Style Double IPA

Omnipollo new releases


Omnipollo Zelator Tropical Lollipop Triple IPA...$22.99 / 4pk cans
A continuation of a lollipop interpretation of a (triple) IPA that we brew in collaboration with parts of our Gothenburg family. Morgondagens, Dugges, and Duckpond brewing. Drink fresh.
Imperial IPA, 10 % by vol.

Omnipollo Hypnopompa Imperial Stout...$19.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Hypnopompa is our imperial stout brewed with almost 100 kilos of marshmallows and Tahitian vanilla beans (the size of cigars).
Low carbonation and boiled a bit extra for good measure, this is a beer strictly for the stout inclined.
Drink now or age for many years.

Prairie Artisan Ales Key Lime Pie

Prairie Artisan Ales Key Lime Pie...$10.99 / 4pk cans
Sour - Fruited 
5.2% ABV
Sour ale with key lime puree and vanilla