Thursday, December 30, 2010

Traquair House 2020

In stock now -- -- reserve some now online
Very limited release!

Traquair House 2020....$8.99 / 11.2oz

"An ale brewed to celebrate the first decade of the 21st Century and to be consumed before the end of the second decade. Traquair Brewery tiny historic and rooted with deep traditions is situated in Scotlands oldest inhabited house. Savour this authentic taste of Scotland." -- bottle

"Traquair 2010 was released earlier this year in Europe and will soon be imported to the U.S. under the name, Traquair 2020. This is a limited, one-time release with only 9,600 bottles being shipped to the U.S. It will available beginning January 1st, 2011 to commemorate the new decade (if your local liquor store is open on this holiday)." --

Evan Benn's beers of the year

Evan Benn of Hip Hops picks his best beers of the year
-- read the full article - click here

And his pick of the day is Boulevard Smokestack Harvest Dance -- read more

Boulevard Smokestack Harvest Dance Wheat Wine...$8.49 / 750ml
available online also

"There was three men come out o' the west their fortunes for to try,And these three men made a solemn vow, John Barleycorn must die,They ploughed, they sowed, they harrowed him in, throwed clods upon his head,'Til these three men were satisfied John Barleycorn was dead.
"This grim little verse belongs to one of the oldest of English folk tunes. It depicts the cultivation of barley as a series of abuses and indignities committed upon pour little John Barleycorn, who eventually triumphs, reborn as beer and whiskey. Our Harvest Dance Wheat Wine is a celebration of John's cousin wheat, the great staple crop of Middle America. Wheat wines are a somewhat recent stylistic development, akin to barleywines in strength, but brewed with a large portion of wheat malt, which provides a soft mouthfeel to balance the big body of these warming brews. We add a generous helping of Hallertau and Citra hops, and age the beer on both French and American oak, resulting in a beer that opens up with a warming burst of tropical fruit flavors, adding subtle Sauvignon Blanc notes before rounding slowly to a dry, oaky finish. This is a perfect beer for sharing with friends and family as we gather together for the fall and winter holidays. Pairs well with aged cheeses or seasonal squash and pumpkin dishes. And though it may appear that Miss Wheat is about to be cut down in her prime, have no fear: just pour a glass of Harvest Dance and you'll find she's alive and well."

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Buffalo Bills Blueberry

In stock at Forsyth

Buffalo Bill's Blueberry Oatmeal Stout....$8.29 / 6pk
"A winter warmer brewed with real blueberries and oatmeal" -- label

Schlafly Vertical....

Schlafly 20th Anniversary Imperial Pilsner just arrived at Forsyth!!
I am not going to take reservations until after the tasting tonight. But is is availalbe for pick up in the store today. If there is any left after the tasting, I will take reservations.

Schlafly Vertical in stock now!!! Order online now

Check out the picture I took today of these great looking beers...

All in stock now at Forsyth!!!
2006 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99
2007 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99
2008 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99
2009 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99
2010 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99

2007 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine....$10.99
2008 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine....$10.99
2009 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine....$10.99

Schlafly Tasting with Dan Kopman
We will taste the whole vertical with Dan Kopman, one of the founders of Schlafly, on December 29th from 4:30 - 6:30.

Dan will taste these....

Pale Ale – the original Schlafly Beer – still brewed with 100% English grown hops
Verticals of the Imperial Stout and Barleywine
if that was not special enough....we will taste...
Schlafly Anniversary Vol 1 (of 4) – Imperial Pilsner -- scheduled to be released December 26th.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ommegang brewed in Belgium?

Ommegang just approved some new brewed in BELGIUM?
Hennepin "old label" says "True Belgian-Style Saison Ale" and the new one says "True Belgian Saison Ale"
New Label with "Product of Belgium"

Ommegang "old label" says "Brewed and bottled only in Cooperstown, NY" and the "new label" says "Brewed and bottled exceptionally in Belgium"

"Old Label"
"New Label"
Here is the old and new neck labels: the old one says "True Belgian Style" and the new one "True Belgian"

Monday, December 27, 2010

Founders sold out!

Founders is empty!

This is our Founders Beer shelves -- none in stock and none at the distributor. Founders please send us some!! Founders is having trouble keeping up with demand. We have been struggling all month to have any Founders. Hopefully soon! At least we know it will be fresh!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ommegang Gift Set

Ommegang Gift Set....$23.99

Includes a bottle each of
Ommegang BPA

"This fine pale ale has citrus and tropical fruit aromatic shared with a well-balanced – yet abundant – hop character. It uses our own Belgian yeast, five malts, two hops, and plenty of patience. Finishing touches include dry-hopping with Cascade hops and warm-cellaring."
-- Rated 96/100 RateBeer
Ommegang Triple Pefection
"Tripel Perfection. An audacious claim based on three years work at happily perfecting our take on a tripel. 8.9% ABV, lush aromas, full body, elegant tastes – with a hint of spicing – and a perfect body paired with lively effervescence. The tripel is among the most popular of Belgian ales. Brewed with simple ingredients and fierce attention, there is little room for error, but plenty of opportunity. Perfection isn’t easily achieved – but once achieved it is always memorable."

-- Rated 97/100 RateBeer
Ommegang Three Philosophers
"Three Philosophers is a remarkable limited edition strong ale brewed by Brewery Ommegang in response to a home brewer’s description of his dream beer., the internet’s largest beer website, hosted a contest called “Create a Great Beer.” Brewery Ommegang was chosen by to brew the Belgian-style ale for the winning essayist. Noel Blake, a home brewer from Portland wrote the winning description for what his “dream beer” would be like."
-- Rated 99/100 Ratebeer

plus a glass.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Crap Beer

Order Mikkeller online

Back in stock VERY RARE!!
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel...$13.99 / pint

Rated 100 percentile on RateBeer
Rated A on BeerAdvocate

"This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees, made from droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma.
Ingredients :Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee." -- Mikkeller

"Beer Geek Brunch from Mikkeller is the highest rated Danish beer at And with the massive media coverage up to its release in early January, demand has obviously been much higher than supply. Beer Geek Brunch is in other words almost sold out. So Mikkel is getting ready for making the next batch Beer Geek Brunch in Norway. And a huge consignment of Ca Pe Chon coffee should also be on its way. On the picture you can see Rob with a weasel-poo full of the coffee beans that are giving Beer Geek Brunch its unique taste." -- Mikkeller

"So what is special about this particular big beer (10+ % ABV)? “Shit coffee.” Here is a post from Wikipedia all about Kopi Luwak, a.k.a. Civet coffee, a.k.a. the most expensive coffee in the world. And here is the animal coffee that they are using.
“Civet coffee is coffee made from coffee berries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet [...] The inner bean of the berry is not digested, but it has been proposed that enzymes in the stomach of the civet add to the coffee’s flavor by breaking down the proteins that give coffee its bitter taste. The beans are defecated still covered in some inner layers of the berry. The beans are washed, and given only a light roast so as to not destroy the complex flavors that develop through the process.” -

Limited release!!

Fantome Noel barely makes it before the holidays.

also online

Fantome Noel....$14.99
A very dark and entirely unique holiday seasonal beer, at a whopping 10% alc. by volume. Reportedly spiced with honey, caramel, coriander, black pepper, and other secret ingredients. “Beautifully warming with an amazing, almost overwhelming, depth of character. Well balanced bittersweet, fruity ale which must surely be the ultimate winter warmer.” (The Beers of Wallonia.) Both authors of The Beers of Wallonia also give this Noël beer perfect 10’s. The alcohol content probably goes a long way toward explaining that very warm and satisfied feeling one finds on the very first sip. A rich, dark-flavored beer with lots of deep-roasted chocolate malt, but still fairly dry, with a hint of sourness at the core. It is very spicy, with some winter spruce flavor in the bargain. The wild yeast sourness also adds to its welcoming character." -- importer

Ommegang limited release...

Also online

Ommegang Adoration...$13.99 / 750ml
Strong Winter Ale

Ommegang announces our first Strong Winter Ale, named Adoration, becoming available from
mid-October through December, all across the US. Ommegang Adoration, brewed in the authentic style of Belgian winter, or noel beer, is dark, strong, malty and assertively spiced.

At 10% abv Adoration is not a lightweight beer, and is best sipped before a roaring fire, or on a sleigh ride over the hills to Grandma’s house. (But let someone else drive.) It would also be a tasty accompaniment to dark roasts and wild game. Even at the strong abv, the beer is well-balanced and not at all hot or fiery. The dark malts give it lush, malty flavors and aromas, strongly complemented by the five spices, including coriander, cumin, mace, cardamom and grains of paradise. Hopping is modest, as befits such a beer.

Ommegang Adoration is the first in a series of special beers to be released every two months
through the end of 2010. Look for Chocolate Indulgence in January-February and then an
entirely new group of beers throughout 2010.

Limited Duvel release....

A new limited release from Duvel....

Duvel Triple Hop....$18.99
Hedwig Neven, Master Brewer at Duvel Moortgat, says: "The hops impart their specific aroma and flavours to the beer. For the brewing of Duvel Triple Hop, we selected three prestigious varieties of hops: Saaz from the Czech Republic, Styrian Golding from Slovenia and Amarillo from the United States. We also use the 'dry-hopping' technique, which consists, in addition to conventional hopping, of adding additional hop cones at a later stage. That makes
the character of the beer very special: a rich range of impressions on the palate, additional hop flavours and - the most perceptible characteristic - a pervasive zesty bitterness."

Duvel, Triple Hop (Belgium)

It pours a fairly light golden colour with a huge, high rise white head. The nose is extremely
powerful, soaring from the glass with plenty of clove and coriander seed spice, touches of banana and spearmint, and a grassy background note. It strikes the palate in a thick, creamy stream, with an initial burst of sweetness quickly swept aside by a powerful, bitter hop presence. On the
mid-palate this is really chewy and dense, with citrus and spice notes and that sweetness lying just beneath. This is a very substantial beer, but the hops regain control of the finish adding a cleansing bitterness. Very fine stuff this, and worth seeking out. 9.5% ABV.

Widmer Barrel Aged Reserve Series

Widmer Barrel Aged BRRRBON...$11.99
Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Limited Release #3

Each run is limited, and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. These are beers for enthusiastic beer lovers, personally crafted by two of the most enthusiastic beer lovers around. Prost!
LIMITED RELEASE #3, September 2010
Barrel-Aged Brrrbon
The third release in the Brothers’ Reserve series is Barrel-Aged Brrrbon. Following the successful release of our previous products in this line, Cherry Oak Doppelbock and Prickly Pear Braggot, we wanted to again surprise beer drinkers with a twist on our existing Brrr Seasonal Ale. For this release, we’ve taken our winter seasonal Brrr and aged it in Kentucky bourbon barrels. At 9.4% ABV, Barrel-Aged Brrrbon is an attention-grabbing beer for the enthusiastic craft beer lover. Look for it on draught and in uniquely packaged 22oz. bottles.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Beer Tasting!

Tonight 12/22 at Forsyth!
From 4pm-6pm.

We will taste and assortment of Holiday Ales.
Vapeur de Bises with Fig Leaves
Struisse Tseejes
La Choulette Noel
Big Sky Powder Hound
(I might subsitute if something sells out)

Plus we will also have some wine open tonight.....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche

This one is for Islay Scotch lovers....
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock...$5.19 / pint

"Following century old recipes all malts made at the Schlenkerla brewery are dried by wood fire. While for the classic “Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier” traditionally beech has been – and still is – used, the malt for “Schlenkerla Oak Smoke” is kilned with oak wood. The resulting Oak Smoke Malt has a smoother and more multi layered smoky note than the intensely aromatic Beech Smoke Malt. The hence complex smokiness in “Schlenkerla Oak Smoke” is paired with the multifaceted bitterness of finest Hallertau aroma hops. With 8% alcohol and Bernstein color it matures for months in the deep brewery cellars underneath Bamberg into a special treat for smoke beer lovers for Christmas." -- Rated 99 on RateBeer

Available online

Goose Island Wish List

All sold out.


  • When it arrives, I will go down the list in order until it is gone.
  • Getting on the wish list is still no guarantee you will get some.
  • We will limit it to 1 bottle of each per person. If you want to put in the notes section of your order your interest in more, you never know.
  • Goose Island Vanilla.....$11.99 / bottle
  • Goose Island Rare....$37.99 / bottle
  • I will shut down the wish list link when it I know it is way past the amount we will get.

Thanks everyone, I have stopped the list. Everyone will be contacted when the beers arrive in the next couple of days.

Bell's Batch 10,000 has arrived

Bells Batch 10,000 is here!
Limited to 3 bottles per person.

I have it up online if want to reserve some now -- click here

-- in stock at Ballwin, Forsyth, Rock Hill and Provisions now!

The last of a series, Batch 10,000 Ale looks back to our roots, symbolizing the end of the home-brewing season with a creative take on "cleaning out the brewing supplies closet". After combing through the catalogs of many malt and hop suppliers, our brewers used over 100 different malts, grains, and other fermentables, and followed them up with a blend of 60 different hop varietals between the kettle additions and dry-hopping. The resulting beer presents a deep, chocolate brown hue and offers roasted and caramel notes from the malts mixed with an assertive hop character. Sharply bitter, the beer possesses a full mouthfeel without being heavy and will withstand aging in your cellar" -- Bells

Monday, December 20, 2010

Goose Island Limited releases....

We are hoping to see these before the end of the week...but no guarantee at this point.

With the release coming this time of the year it will be too tough to do the offering during store hours. So, I think the best plan will be to put the link up tomorrow night after I get home from work. Just start it as a wish list since I do not know how much I am getting.

So watch the our blog/twitter Tuesday (12/21) sometime between 9:30pm and 10pm for the link to get on the wish list. When it arrives, I will go down the list in order until it is gone. Getting on the wish list is still no guarantee you will get some.

Hopefully this will make it a little easier.

The other idea I was thinking for future limited releases: maybe do it like "line tickets" for a concert. Let everybody interested make a reservation and then do a drawing for the number of bottles I have from those names? That way if you are not able to be at the computer during the time I post, you will still have a chance. Not sure which is the fairest way? Leave me a comment if you have an opinion.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fresh beer...

Forgot to mention on Tuesday that we received fresh Bells Two Hearted...

Bells Two Hearted Ale -- Bottled 11/29/10
Schlafly Pilsner -- fresh -- bottled 12/08/10

NH Cellar Series....

online also

2010 New Holland Blue Sunday Sour....$12.99 / 22oz
Ale Aged in Oak
Blue Sunday
This unique anniversary libation, heritage-blended from our library of barrel-soured beers, exhibits deeply layered flavors of malt and oak, with a tart finish.

Pairings: wild game,poultry & charcuterie.

8.7% abv

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter sampler....

Magic Hat Winterland Variety....$14.99 / 12pk
Includes 3 bottles each of
Encore IPA
A genre - blending mix of an American wheat beer and a traditional India Pale Ale. Encore is hopped and dry-hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops, and has a pleasant grapefruit aroma that compliments its subtly sweet malty backbone. Grab a lighter and get up front!
Not Quite Pale Ale
A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there's never been anything else quite like it
Black-As-Night Winter Lager
Born of dark and cold and snow in the marrow of the northeast's longest night, HOWL comes in on wailing winds with winter-weary eyes burning holes in sunless shadows. In its darkened depths out inner voids are warmed.
Odd Notion 2010
A red ale with a subtle spice and a slight zing from rye and Hibiscus petals.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Odell Double Black IPA

Another limited release from Odell -- just got 2 more cases at Forsyth
(I think only 14 cases came into St. Louis)
No ratings yet on RateBeer, and no distribution yet (except us now)

Available for reservations online

Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA...$12.99 / 750ml

"As the Colorado hop growers prove they can produce world class hops, we as a Colorado Craft Brewer want to showcase what our state can offer, not only with our hand crafted beers, but also with the ingredients used in creating them. Mountain Standard, Double Black IPA, features the homegrown hops our Brewers helped pick from farms along Colorado’s western slope. MST pours committingly dark with a light tan head and a slightly roasted hoppy nose. An ephemeral bitterness, the result of combining roasted malts with an assertive American hop profile, contributes to MST’s act of balance and harmony. As the season’s darkness sets in, why shouldn’t your beer become darker too?"

Duvel Magnum and Gift Set

Available online now

Just in time for the holidays...

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale....$35.99 MAGNUM
Duvel Gift Set (4/11.2oz bottles + a Duvel Glass)....$14.99

Sierra Nevada Wet Hop Ale is here!!!

Wet Hop Ale!
Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest...$3.59 / 24 oz bottle

4 more case ARRIVED at FORSYTH today + 1 more case of ESTATE!!!

De Molen Porter or SSS Stout

Order online

Not sure which beer we have? These are the labels we had before....

This is the bottle we have now? Combo of the two??

Anyway, this is what we have....
De Molen SSS "London Style Porter"...$15.99
Bottle May 23, 2008

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Boulevard Harvest Dance returns...

Boulevard Smokestack Harvest Dance Wheat Wine
available online also

"There was three men come out o' the west their fortunes for to try,And these three men made a solemn vow, John Barleycorn must die,They ploughed, they sowed, they harrowed him in, throwed clods upon his head,'Til these three men were satisfied John Barleycorn was dead.
"This grim little verse belongs to one of the oldest of English folk tunes. It depicts the cultivation of barley as a series of abuses and indignities committed upon pour little John Barleycorn, who eventually triumphs, reborn as beer and whiskey. Our Harvest Dance Wheat Wine is a celebration of John's cousin wheat, the great staple crop of Middle America. Wheat wines are a somewhat recent stylistic development, akin to barleywines in strength, but brewed with a large portion of wheat malt, which provides a soft mouthfeel to balance the big body of these warming brews. We add a generous helping of Hallertau and Citra hops, and age the beer on both French and American oak, resulting in a beer that opens up with a warming burst of tropical fruit flavors, adding subtle Sauvignon Blanc notes before rounding slowly to a dry, oaky finish. This is a perfect beer for sharing with friends and family as we gather together for the fall and winter holidays. Pairs well with aged cheeses or seasonal squash and pumpkin dishes. And though it may appear that Miss Wheat is about to be cut down in her prime, have no fear: just pour a glass of Harvest Dance and you'll find she's alive and well."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Boulevard BBQ arrived at Forsyth

In stock at Rock Hill, Forsyth and Provisions now!

now --
also online

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad...$11.99 / 750ml

"Based loosely on the Smokestack Series Sixth Glass, this abbey-style quadrupel, after fermentation on cherries, was separated into a number of oak bourbon barrels, where it aged for varying lengths of time, in some cases as long as a year. Selected barrels were then blended for optimum flavor. The resulting beer retains only very subtle cherry characteristics, with toffee and vanilla notes coming to the fore." -- Boulevard

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Brewery The Musketeers

New Belgian beers to The Wine and Cheese Place....
also online now

Troubadour Magma...$18.49 / 4pk

Rated 97 on Ratebeer
"Tripel IPA that combines the hop bitterness of an American IPA with the fruity characteristics of a Belgian Tripel. Stefaan Soetemans, one of the founders of Brouwerij The Musketeers, gave us a little insight on the upcoming release as well as his thoughts on European and American beer cultures.
Some might look at Magma and begin jumping to conclusions without having tasted the beer. But to Stefaan Soetemans, that’s part of the experience. Along with co-founder Kristof de Roo, Stefaan aims to dispel some preconceived notions that beer drinkers in the United States and Belgium might have regarding beer styles.
The Musketeers are no stranger to this approach. It began with Obscura, a cross between a stout and a Belgian brown ale. The idea was simple: produce an easy-drinking, Belgian-inspired IPA. By taking the essential elements of both beers and combining them, they had a hit on their hands.
But they haven’t stopped there. The new Magma Tripel IPA provides a formidable hop presence and is dry-hopped with American Simcoe hops, but is also tempered by the fruitiness that comes from the yeast during the fermentation process." -- importer

Troubadour Blond...$4.19 / 11.2oz
"The clear, golden, attractive color is what strikes you first. A firm white head is the crown of this golden ale. Your first experience, while sipping the BLOND, will be a refreshing, sparkling effect on your tongue, followed by a mild bitterness enhanced by a spiciness, that finishes with a sweeter sensation. A good nose recognizes the hops, in combination with fruity esters.

With its 6.5 % alcohol by volume it is somewhat stronger in alco
hol content than regular beers, but it’s not overpowering, and it allows one to easily drink more than one glass--especially with dinner, where we recommend it certainly with fish dishes. Although it is a typical beer to sharpen the appetite, while drinking it with your friends, family or business partners before actually having dinner. And of course we will not refrain you from drinking a few more after dinner while having more fun with your company." -- importer

Troubadour Obscura Mild Stout...$4.19 / 11.2oz

Rated 96/100 RateBeer
"Pretty dark color, as you would expect from a stout. Slightly more red-brown, though, when compared with Irish stouts. A dense rich creamy beige head crowns your glass. Thanks to the refermentation in the bottle, we have the natural carbonation. The flavors are deeper, richer, more pronounced: malty, clearly roasted (is it hints of coffee, is it hints of chocolate?) Deceptive, because the relatively high alcohol content is not immediately felt, except maybe a slight glowing sensation. A complex aftertaste, with some licorice undertones, and a pleasant bitterness survives last. Absolutely a beer to savor and enjoy—let you taste buds experience every ounce of flavor. A lot of lace is left on the empty glass." -- importer

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nogne Islay Edition

Order Nogne online

Nogne Winter Islay Edition....$17.99 / pint The label sounds like a challenge....

"Please be aware that this is not a sublte beer. If you are unable to appreciate the flavor of Islay Scotch Whisky , then this beer is certainly not for you. Three months of aging in fresh Islay whisky barrels did this. Certainly great for whisky lovers, but not necessarily for those in search of subtle balanced flavors. The timid should look elsewhere! We love it though!" -- label

Monday, December 6, 2010

De Struise Holiday ale...

2010 is here!
De Struise Tsjeeses.....$7.49 / 11oz

"Deep to orange blond abbey triple winterbeer which has been lagered for 8 months on different stonefruits. Tsjeeses was born out of a 5 year brew experience regarding x-mas beer without being capable of finding a suitable name up to now. With the name came a face, a caricature actually, that was drawn on the day Urbain, our brew master and master brewer, drank too many Tsjeeses's. Every time he drinks one, he says "Tsjeeses, what a beer". Therefore the name is more an expression of stupefaction than a curse. We have had already many discussions around the pronounciation of "Tsjeeses". Very close would be that you say "cheeses" or cheese in plural." -- brewery website
Rated 98/100 percentile on RateBeer

Order all Struise beers online

Boulevard Beer Dinner

As reported on

Don't miss out, looks like a great dinner..

Luciano’s will be holding a beer dinner on December 8th, starting at 6:30PM, featuring beers from Boulevard Brewing Company. This four course dinner was designed by Luciano’s Executive Chef/Owner Marc Del Pietro and Boulevard’s VP of Marketing and Sales Bob Sullivan along with the Director of Marketing Jeremy Ragonese will be there to discuss the beer.

Tickets for this meal will be $45 (not including tax and tip) and reservations (which are required) can be made by calling 314-863-9969. Here’s a list of the courses along with the beer pairings:

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
Pan roasted striped bass, littleneck clams, mussels, sauce boulilbasse

Double-Wide I.P.A.
Porchetta & seared sea scallops cauliflower purée, apple slaw, cider vinegar gastrique

Long Strange Tripel
Roasted rack of lamb, house~made gnocchi, lamb bolognese, wild mushrooms, roasted garlic oil

The Sixth Glass
Vanilla pound cake, fennel seed & orange ice cream, honey reduction

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nogne Horizon Series is at TWCP now!

Very Limited releases in stock at Forsyth

Nogne Horizon Series - available online also

Each bottle is packaged in a nice metal can.

Back in stock!
Nogne Dark Horizon Third Edition...$11.99 / 8.5 oz
15.5% ABV

"Best described as an imperial stout on steroids, this dark and rich brew is sweet enough to be your dessert or accompany your richest crème caramel. Due to its strength and concentrated flavor it is best shared." -- brewery

Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, sugars, coffee, hops, yeasr.

Nogne Sweet Horizon...$11.99 / 8.5oz
14% ABV - 100 IBUs
"Sweet Horizon is dessert for the ones with a sweet tooth. Black and velvety, with hints of sweet chocolate, fruit, coffee, licorice…..mmmmm! But remember, this is dessert, so do not try to have dessert with it!" -- brewery

“Sweet Horizon gets it sweetness from various sugars and syrups. It is hard to compare it to any beers, but I think if you use DH1 as reference, and imagine that with more coffee and dark sugars, it is almost like a liqueur.” --

Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, sugars, coffee, hops, yeast.

Nogne Red Horizon...$11.99 / 8.5oz
17% ABV
We brewed this ale only with the famous sake yeast No. 7 from Masumi Sake in Nagano, Japan. On advice from Masumi’s master brewers we fermented this ale very slowly at low temperatures to bring out No. 7’s fabulously fruity character. This is a beer, but has some flavors found in a sake. A great combination!

Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops and sake yeast No 7.

Emelisse -- new ones...

Emelisse Winterbier 2009....$5.39 / 10.14oz
(yes, that is the current release)

Style: Strong Dark Ale, refermentation in bottle
Alcohol Content: 8.5%/vol
Format: 10 oz bottle
Color: dark ruby; dissipating off-white head
Tasting Notes: dark fruit, dates, subtle spice, silky

Emelisse Espresso Stout....$5.39 / 10.14 oz
Rated 96 on RateBeer
Style: Imperial Stout brewed with Espresso beans, refermentation in bottle
Alcohol Content: 10%/vol

Brasserie de Cazeau

Cazeau Tournay de Noel...$5.49 / 11.2oz
"Tournay de noel" is a dark red beer brewed with 5 malts and 3 hops that give
a range of complex aromas. Its alcohol rate reaches 8,2%: your best friend for the winter !

Cazeau Saison....$10.99 / 750ml
Saison Cazeau is a light white beer, refermented in the bottle, with 5% alcohol content. As well as the Pilsen malt and two hops which give it a really nice bitter flavour, Saison is laced with elderflowers (Sambucus Nigra L.) which make it really refreshing. The elderflower only blooms for three weeks between mid-May and mid-June, which means that production of our Saison is very time-limited.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Weston Pub Warmer

Click on the label to order Weston beers online --

Weston Brew Labs No.3 Pub Warmer Ale....22oz
This is the 3rd in the Brew Lab series from Weston Brewing right here in Missouri. Ale brewed with nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice.

The Wine Enthusiast Top 25 Beers

The Wine Enthusiast just announced their Top 25 beers of the year
What do you think?

#1 Allagash Black Stout
#2 Deschutes Hop in the Dark Cascadian Ale
#3 Uinta Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon Barrel Barley
#4 Russian River Temptation Blonde Ale Aged in Oak Barrels
#5 Southern Tier Mokah Imperial - sold out for the year
#6 Victory Prima Pils
#7 Ayinger Ur-Weisse - in stock
#8 Avery DugAna IPA - in stock
#9 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
#10 Alaskan 2009 Smoked Porter
#11 The Lost Abbey Ange's Share Ale
#12 Samuels Smiths Yorkshire Stingo - in stock
#13 Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop Ale
#14 Smuttynose Big Beer Series Scotch Ale
#15 Full Sail Top Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter
#16 Left Hand Fade to Black Volume #1 - sold out, #2 coming
#17 Founders Nemesis Ale 2010 - sold out
#18 Southhampton Keller Pils
#19 Widmer Drifter Pale Ale - in stock
#20 Fullers London Pride - in stock
#21 Trumer Pils
#22 BarbaRoja Barrel Aged Red Ale
#23 Telegraph White Ale
#24 Napa Smith Amber Ale
#25 Zatec Bright Lager - in stock

Looks like 9 were available here at one time, the rest are not distributed in Missouri.

Winter seasonal....

In stock now... Great Divide Hibernation....$9.99 / 6pk
"Great Divide’s award-winning Hibernation Ale is Colorado’s original strong ale – it has been our winter seasonal each year since 1995. Since that time, Hibernation has become the most sought-after winter beer in Colorado. Hibernation’s massive flavors are so intense that it requires over three months of aging each year. Each summer, while our brewers are still spending their weekends in flip-flops and shorts, they prepare for July’s Hibernation brewing schedule.
We cellar Hibernation until late October, when it reaches the peak of perfection. This lengthy aging process gives Hibernation its revered malty richness, complex hop profile and hearty warming character, which is perfect right out of the bottle or cellared for longer periods of time. Hibernation is a lively treat that really beats the winter chill. This scrumptious, collectible, and imminently cellarable ale is only available for six weeks each year, from November 1 to December 15. Hibernation Ale is the perfect gift or accompaniment to your winter festivities." -- Great Divide

Rogue Releases....

Just arrived at Forsyth...
Rogue Yellow Snow IPA....$5.99 / 22oz
Rogue Yellow Snow IPA....$13.99 / 64oz Growler

Tasting Notes:
Pale golden in color with a hoppy fruity aroma. Big hop flavor up front complemented by medium body and hoppyness mid-pallet. Finishes with a characteristic lingering bitterness.

6 Ingredients:
Malts: Two Row Pale, Cara Foam & Melanoiden.
Hops: Amarillo.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

Yellow Snow IPA was originally introduced for the 2000 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Yellow Snow is Rogue’s tribute to winter sports everywhere—downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country, ice hockey, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and even curling.
It will be available November 1st in select states where mountains and snow can be found.

Rogue Santa's Private Reserve....$11.99 / 6pk
Rogue Santa's Private Reserve....$5.99 / 22oz

Tasting Notes:
A double-hopped Red, reddish in color, with a roasty, malty flavor and a hoppy spruce finish.

10 Ingredients:
Malts: Great Western Harrington, Klages, Munich & Hugh Baird Carastan 30-37 & 13-17, Crystal 70-80.
Hops: Chinook & Centennial.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.