Saturday, October 22, 2011

St. Louis' newest brewery in bottles -- Perennial!!

Come and get it at all 4 locations!!

Beer update....

It has been crazy busy, had to head back up to store this late night and re-stock....the cooler and shelves were empty.

Here some news....
I rounded up from our other stores some Founders Breakfast Stout and Backwoods Bastard.   I stocked them both on the shelf at Forsyth for a free for all.   I am off work tomorrow, so I will not be able to post when they are gone.

I am told we will see another load of Founders Breakfast Stout next week, so probably no need to rush in for that one.

I also found a lonely bottle of Goose Island Big John at our Ballwin location and brought it to Forsyth.  Just threw it on the Goose Island shelf next to the GI 312 Wheat.  See who finds it first.

I also rounded up everything that was left of Boulevard Collaboration with Deschutes and Boulevard Saison Brett from the stores.  They are now at Forsyth - less than 12 bottles of each left.

We still have Great Divide Fresh Hop, Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop Estate and Northern Hemisphere in stock.

Also beers that arrived today...
Sam Adams Winter Welcome - 4pks and pints.
Affligem Noel
Gouden Carolus Keizer Blue 2011
Leffe Brown (forgot to post that this is finally available)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Great Divide releases....

Some new releases from Great Divide

Available online also

In stock now at Forsyth
Bottled 10/03/11

Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale....$6.99 / 22oz

"Great Divide Fresh Hop is brewed with fresh, whole cone hops from the Pacific Northwest. We ship these “wet” hops to Denver overnight and brew shortly after harvest, imparting an intensely grassy hop aroma and citrus hop flavor in a medium-bodied ale. 6.1% ABV" -- Great Divide

Enjoy with:
Epoisses, a runny, rich intensely perfumed cheese from France, Grilled trout, Bratwurst, Garlic/ginger sweet potatoes

Rated 95 percentile on RateBeer
Rated A- on BeerAdvocate

Great Divide Hibernation Ale...$8.99 / 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

Thursday, October 20, 2011

St. Louis Cardinals Matt Holliday Wine

Celebrate The St. Louis Cardinals in the World Sereis with some Matt Holliday Wine

Pick up some bottles for "Holliday" gift giving this year!!!
2007 Matt Holliday Napa Red Wine non-autographed....$50 / bottle
2007 Matt Holliday Napa Red Wine Autographed....$75 / bottle

Taste 2007 Matt Holliday Napa Red Wine this Saturday 
When:  October 22 from 12-3pm
Where: The Wine and Cheese Place - BALLWIN
             14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO

"Matt Holliday knows baseball, winning 4 Silver Slugger awards, 2007 NL batting title and a 4-time All-Star all within his first 7 seasons.  Matt also knows kids; he and his wife Leslee have three children of their own, and recognize the constant love and support each child needs to thrive in this world.  The Holliday's are proud to provide assistance to children and their families across the St. Louis area through a variety of community based programs and initiatives." -- back wine label

Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation
On behalf of Matt and Leslee Holliday, Uncork for a Cause has designed and bottled a Matt Holliday private label wine from Hill Family Estate, Napa, California. Proceeds from Matt Holliday wine support the St. Louis Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and their mission to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.


In stock at Ballwin now -- call Kevin 636.227.9001

In stock at Forsyth now and New Ballas (314.989.0020) - and online
(Still waiting at Rock Hill)

Forsyth has sold out of Backwoods Bastard already -- I took it off line now also.  Other stores still have some, but they get angry if I steal them :)  
Rock Hill - Chris : 314.962.8150
Ballwin - Kevin: 636.227.9001
New Ballas - Robin or Marc: 314.989.0020

We are limiting it to 1 - 4pk of each today.  Then we will open it up tomorrow if any is left.

Founders Backwoods Bastard....$11.99 / 4pk
10.2% ABV 50 IBU’S

Big and delicious for your ‘perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the pallet.
Rated A- on BeerAdvocate
Rated 99/100 percentile on RateBeer

Founders Breakfast Stout..$9.49 /4pk
ABV = 8.3% and 60 IBUs
"The coffee lovers consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh roasted java nose topped with a cinnamon colored frothy head that goes forever." -- Founders
"You’ve got to love coffee to truly appreciate this phenomenal brew. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee. We’re actually not sure if this is some type of coffee cake or a beer. Either way you can drink this ale with a fork. Breakfast Stout has an intense fresh roasted coffee nose topped with a cinnamon colored frothy head that seems to never fade and makes you wish breakfast could last forever. "
Rated 100 percentile on RateBeer (over 1,100 ratings)
Rated A on BeerAdvocate (over 1,100 ratings)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wine Tasting - October 28

Grand tasting at our Ballwin Location

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road
Ballwin MO

After Hours Wine Tasting
Friday October 28th
7:15pm – 9:15pm

Over 30 Different Wines 
$25 and Up

Some wineries you will taste...

Pahlmeyer Red 07
Branmaire (cobos/ hobbs) 09
Vaijre Barolo 06
Rombauer Chard
Cakebread Chard
Robert Craig Affininty
Robert Craig Howell Mtn Cab
Joseph Phelps Cab
Jordan Cab 07
Shafer Relentless 07
Laparita Cab
Londer Pinot Noir
David Arthur Meritaggio 08
plus more TBA

Cost: $10 per person
*will provide you with glassware and hors d’oeuvre

Space is Limited 

For Reservations or more info
Contact Kevin or Cissy at (636) 227-9001

more details coming about the wines

Beer Vinegar

Die Hochland Imker Organic honey blueberry vinegar...$17.99 / 250ml 
Marshland honey and wild blueberries are fermented into a fragrant, rosé vinegar variety. The Marshland honey and blueberries originate from the ‘Bavarian Marshland’, a large wetland area in the Austrian region of the Bohemian Forest. During the cool summers, our bees collect nectar there from cranberries, bog bilberries, blueberries, wild rosemary, common heather and glossy buckthorn as well as honeydew from bog spruces and mountain pines.

Die Hochland Imker Organic Honey Malt Vinegar...$17.99 / 250ml 
Organic honey and organic honey beer wort sourced from the Hofstetten brewery are used in the natural fermentation process, and produce a spicy vinegar variety. The malt content in the wort imbues our Malzkoenig with lots of body.
Malzkoenig is especially suited as a condiment for red leaf salads and for enhancing sauces for game and beef. This vinegar is also an ideal partner for intensely flavoured oils, for instance pumpkin seed oil.

Die Hochland Imker Organic honey vinegar...$17.99 / 250ml 
Naturally fermented from golden yellow summer blossom honey. The combination of the mild sweetness of the summer blossom and the subtle acidity of the vinegar produces a unique harmony. Goldmarie is pale yellow and has the most delicately structured acidity of all of our vinegars.
The old German fairytale of Mother Hulda by the Brothers Grimm gave us the inspiration for its name. The tale tells of the industrious girl with the straw-blond hair who was draped in gold as a reward for her hard work by Mother Hulda. When she turned up at home again she was greeted by the rooster with:
An old Austrian legend tells us that the dead haunt these marshlands at night during thunderstorms. Witches, long ago thrown into the bogs to drown, rise up to strike terror into people’s hearts. Then ghost-lights flicker and dance over the marches, leading unwary travellers astray.

Beer Vinegar

Schneider Weisse Aventinus Weissbieressig...$22.99 / 250ml
Matured for 2 years in Barriques

"World famous vinegar maker Erwin Gegenbauer has paired up with Schneider & Son, savior of Bavarian wheat beer culture, to produce new artisanal vinegars using Schneider beers.
The malty aroma as well as the cherry, vanilla, clove flavors are reminiscent of Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock. It now re-appears as a unique Bavarian style Wheat Doppelbock vinegar. Complex notes of wood in the finish create a perfectly balanced new vinegar."