Saturday, January 28, 2012

Goose Islaind Bourbon County Coffee

For time reasons, I am just going to do this release the "normal" way -- it will be just the fastest to get their order in.  I do plan on trying the lottery system on something.    Maybe the Founders Better Half that is due next month.

Limit 1 per person, just getting an order in is no guarantee, wait for a confirmation that your order is ready.

GONE - sold out

I will get confirmations back as soon as a possible.

Internet reservations only -- no phone calls please

Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout...$11.99 / 22oz
Brewmasters Notes:
Everyday Goose Island smells the wonderful coffee roasting next to our brewery at Chicago's Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea. They put the same passion and skill into their coffee as Goose Island does with its beer. This excellent stout is made with Black Cat Espresso beans from our friends next door. You'll like the combination.

Recipe Information:
Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Stout
Alcohol by Volume: 13%
International Bitterness Units: 60
Color: Midnight
Hops: Willamette
Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roast Barley, Debittered Black
Coffee: Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso

Serving Suggestions:
Preferred Glass: Snifter
Preferred Serving Temperature: 40º
Food Pairings: Flourless Chocolate Coffee Cake
Cheese Pairings: Capriole Bourbon Chocolate Torte
Cellaring Notes: Develops in the bottle up to 5 years

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ghost Face Killah is here

In stock now at Forsyth, Rock Hill and online now --

Twisted Pine Ghost Face Killah....$3.39 / 12oz btl

Style: Chili Beer IBU’S: 10 Hops – Willamette, Northern Brewer ABV 5%

GFK is brewed with 6 zany peppers. Anaheim, Fresno, Jalapeno, Serrano, Habanero and Bhut Jolokia – Otherwise known as the Ghost Pepper. 200 times the heat of jalapenos, Bhut Jolokia are the hottest peppers in the world, a pepper so hot it can be weaponized. So hot that our brewers had to wear masks and gloves to cut them up. Aroma of smoked chillis fills the nose on first whiff, but don’t let it linger to long. Immediately on first taste GFK has a nice golden wheat flavor, but this is only for a fleeting moment before the temperature rises. Just hold on, the warmth of this beer will set in for a long spicy burn. There is only one finish on this beer – HEAT!

Food Pairing: Ice-cream or milk, because that is all that is going to help you with this brew.

Goose Island Coffee

Updates --

Sorry, have been working on some special projects for the store and have to leave again.  So will not post the Goose Island Coffee until tomorrow morning.
Made it back to the store already, but will still wait until the morning

Of other note, we did get in a little more of the Deschutes Black Butte XXIII in stock at Forsyth -- not going to post a link -- first come first served at the store - 2 bottles per person 
Ask, they are in back.

Thanks very much.

Goose Island Coffee --

Yes, should arrive today --

I had another idea about trying to mix it up and be fair on these limited beer releases --
What if I give people a 10 minute window to enter in a lottery on the website.
And then I go to this website and enter in the number of people we get signed up and the number of bottles we have to sell. It will give us numbers to go down the list and those people get to purchase a bottle? The reason I only want to do a 10 minute window is that I still have to go down to each name confirm or not confirm who got the beer. It is a time consuming process and I don't want to have to do it for 500 names. 

Not sure, I might do it this way -- leave comments if you like --

Thursday, January 26, 2012

RateBeers Best Brewers in the World 2012

Order beers online from The Wine and Cheese Place

Click here to see their full list

RateBeers Best Brewers in the World 2012
Top 10 (9 of the 10 are from the US)

1 Three Floyds Brewing Company  Indiana  - not available in MO
2 Founders Brewing Company Michigan  - in stock at TWCP
3 Bells Brewery Kalamazoo Michigan   - in stock at TWCP
4 AleSmith Brewing Company  California   - not available in MO
5 Cigar City Brewing Tampa Florida  - not available in MO
6 Hill Farmstead Brewery Greensboro Vermont   - not available in MO
7 Stone Brewing Co. Escondido California - in stock at TWCP
8 Russian River Brewing Santa Rosa California   - not available in MO
9 De Struise Brouwers Oostvleteren - Belgium - in stock at TWCP
10 Kuhnhenn Brewing Warren Michigan  - not available in MO

We also have these in stock at The Wine and Cheese Place from the top 60
12 Brouwerij de Molen Bodegraven - Netherlands
13 Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus Westvleteren - Belgium (hopefully coming this year?)
14 Great Divide Brewing Company Denver Colorado USA
16 Mikkeller Copenhagen - Denmark
18 Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Paso Robles California USA
19 Dieu du Ciel Montreal Quebec Canada
21 Green Flash Brewing Co. San Diego California USA
22 Avery Brewing Company Boulder Colorado USA
24 Southern Tier Brewing Company Lakewood New York USA
30 Brasserie Rochefort Rochefort - Belgium
31 Rogue Ales Newport Oregon USA
32 St. Bernard Brouwerij Watou - Belgium
33 Boulevard Brewing Company Kansas City Missouri USA
35 Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev) Chicago Illinois USA
37 Deschutes Brewery Bend Oregon USA
38 North Coast Brewing Company Fort Bragg California USA
40 Bear Republic Brewing Company Healdsburg (left MO this year)
41 Nøgne Ø Grimstad - Norway
46 Shmaltz Brewing Company Brooklyn New York USA
48 Cantillon Brussels - Belgium
51 Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Dexter Michigan USA
52 Evil Twin Brewing Valby - Denmark
53 Beer Here Copenhagen - Denmark
54 Microbrasserie Charlevoix / Le Saint Pub Baie-St-Paul Quebec Canada
55 Haandbryggeriet (Norway) Drammen - Norway
58 Stillwater Artisanal Ales Baltimore Maryland USA
59 Unibroue (Sapporo) Chambly Quebec Canada
Interesting notes -- Cantillon is only #48?

It is amazing how many are new to Missouri in the past few years!

Here is the 2008 best breweries in the world from 2008 (I had posted on the blog back then)

See the red on how they changed in 4 years.

#1 Struise Woesten-Vleteren -- (dropped down to number #9 this year)
#2 Three Floyds Brewing Company Indiana (moved up to number #1)
#3 Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, California (dropped down to #69)
#4 Bells Brewery, Kalamazoo, Michigan - (moved up to #3)
#5 Närke Kulturbryggeri, Sweden (looks like it dropped out of the 100)
#6 Mikkeller, Denmark - (fell down to #16)
#7 Founders Brewing Company, Michigan - (moved up to #2!!)
#8 Russian River Brewing, California (stayed at #8)
#9 Stone Brewing Co., California - (moved up to #7)
#10 AleSmith Brewing Company, California (moved up to #4)

New Belgium with Sorachi Ace Hops

A new seasonal....

New Belgium Dig Pale Ale (6pks) - with Sorachi Ace Hops

In stock now at Forsyth!

Unearth your bottle-opener because this Pale Ale is something you can Dig.
Sorachi Ace hops provides a fresh Spring zing with incredible lemon aroma. Nelson Sauvin is next in line with bursts of passion fruit, mango and peach.
American favorites, Cascade and Centennial round out this crisp, clean Pale Ale.
Dig in!
Just the facts Ma'am...

ABV - 5.6%
IBU - 36
Calories - 174
Hops - Target, Nelson Sauvin, Cascade, Nugget, Sorachi Ace
Malts - Pale, C-80

Great Divide - a new one to St. Louis

Great Divide Nomad stock now!

"NOMAD is our spin on the classic Bohemian Pilsner style. The journey starts with German malts and Saaz hops that offer a lively floral nose and crispness, while a full 5 weeks of lagering time ensures that Nomad is eminently balanced. This Nomad may wander, but it's got some serious roots" -- Great Divide

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Barton Irish Whiskey

Barton Irish Whiskey...$15.99 / liter

SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS in its first year of spirits competetion

2009 Marilyn Merlot 25th Anniversary bottle

The new limited edition Marilyn Merlot is in stock now...

2009 Marilyn Merlot 25th Anniversary...

Happy 25th Silver Anniversary Marilyn Merlot!
2009 Marilyn Merlot

Since making its glamorous entrance into the wine world in 1987, this show stopping wine has attracted admiration from wine lovers and critics nationwide. In celebration of Marilyn Merlot's 25th year, the Napa Valley winery is pleased to announce the September release of a special 2009 vintage of their highly acclaimed wine. Presented in a silk-screen printed bottle featuring an alluring photograph of Marilyn Monroe and her embossed silver signature, this wine is sure to capture everyone's attention.

"We are delighted to commemorate 25 years of success in the wine business. Although Marilyn's career was short lived, her legacy is eternal. This vintage is a celebration of the similar timeless appeal of our wines, the lasting vitality of our business, and the perpetual quality of Napa Valley's outstanding fruit," says Bob and Donna Holder, founders of Marilyn Merlot. 

The special edition 2009 Marilyn Merlot will be released in September, just in time for the holidays. An elegant bottle of Marilyn Merlot will make a fun and festive gift and keepsake for wine connoisseurs, collectors and Monroe fans alike. Its personality and full-bodied flavor are guaranteed to lend style and spice to any holiday celebration. 

"We had an extraordinary growing season in Napa Valley during 2009, with most of our harvest occurring before the late October rains. Sensational fruit means a quality wine, and we are delighted that our 2009 Marilyn Merlot will mark our 25th anniversary celebration," comments John McKay, winemaker for Marilyn Merlot for the past 10 years

Boulevard Chocolate Ale

Boulevard Chocolate Ale in stock now at Forsyth


Boulevard Smokestack Series Chocolate Ale

Boulevard has an new and exciting Smokestack Series Ale coming out soon. They are hoping to have it out before Valentines Day. They are still waiting for label approval -- the red tape. So there could still be some minor changes.

9.1% ABV
"One of the brightest stars in a city filled with culinary treasures, Christopher Elbow has been hand-crafting masterpieces in chocolate for more than ten years. In that time the reputation of his artistic delicacies has spread around the globe. Elbow's sweets are distinguished by their use of unusual and sometimes surprising flavors and ingredients; in that adventurous spirit we joined forces to bring you a very special Chocolate Ale.

In developing this beer, Elbow and Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels sought to harmonize the interplay of chocolate and malt, with each supporting and enhancing, but not overwhelming, the other. Just the right chocolate was essential. Elbow recommend a rare variety from the Dominican Republic, prized for its robust flavor and aroma, and a personal favorite. more than a mere flavoring, the chocolate -- in the form of nibs, or crushed, roasted beans -- was incorporated into the brewing process itself.

Chocolate Ale is full of surprises, beginning with a glowing amber hue. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.

info from Boulevard

Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye

Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye....$63.99

in stock now at Forsyth -- reserve it online

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Just a few more notes

  • Abita Andygator Helles Doppelbock....$4.69 / 22oz

  • A fresh batch of Ska Euphoria is here....canned Jan 12, 2012

  • Plus each of our stores got in a case of Founders Imperial Stout

More fresh IPAs

Couple of quick notes...

Fresh Ska Modus Hoperandi in stock canned Jan 9, 2012


New Rotator Ipa 
Widmer O'Reyely  Rotator IPA...$6.99 / 6pk 

Union Jack just a few days old...

We got it and we got it fresh -- 

In stock now at The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth!


Firestone Walker Union Jack
Bottled Jan 20, 2012 
Brewed 4 days ago -- the freshest we have seen!!!