Friday, July 20, 2012

Urban Chestnut Barrel Aged

New label approved for Urban Chestnut gets approved --

First look at their Barrel-Aged Series label....
hopefully we will see some at The Wine and Cheese Place

One Roq Vodka Tasting at Rock Hill

One Roq Vodka Tasiting
Saturday July 21 from 1pm to 3pm
at our Rock Hill Location
9755 Manchester Road
Rock Hill, MO 63105

One Roq Vodka....$21.99 / 750ml
One Roq Vodka Reserve....$23.99 / 750ml
One Roq Vodka Raspberry ....$21.99 / 750ml

"America's Premium Vodka"
Glass Column Distilled from Iowa Corn and Colorado Mountain Spring Water
Gluten, Sulfite and Sodium Free - First Worldwide
Authentic American Production

One Roq wants to break the stereotype that the best Vodka comes must be imported!

Perennial Violet and Homefront IPA

Just got a note from Chris at our Rock Hill location that they scored another case of Perennial Violet and Homefront IPA --

in stock now at our Rock Hill location only!!!!

Limited release....
Perennial Artisan Ales Violet...$11.99 / 750ml
"Violet is a Belgian-Style tripel brewed with pluots, a fruit that is a cross between a plum and an apricot.  Although Perennial likes to use local produce, for this beer and exception was made, as pluots provide a distinctive flavor both refreshing and complex.  The beer's light to medium body disguises the ABV and allows you to explore the marriage between the pluots and hops.  Violet's fruiter notes are quelled with a dry finish that lends itself nicely to light summer dishes." - Perennial

Perennial Artisan Ales Homefront IPA....$12.99 / 750ml
 "Homefront IPA is brewed to honor our veterans as they return home from duty.  It was conceived by MLB pitcher Chris Ray and brewed last year with Fremont Brewing.  We at Perennial are very excited and honored to be a part of brewing this year's batch.  Homefront IPA is brewed with oranges and aged on Louisville Slugger bats.  Operation Homefront provides financial assistance to the families of our service members and proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to Operation Homefront." - label

"Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan is proud to sponsor Hops for Heroes and thanks Perennial Artisan Ales for participating."

More info about the cause....
Homefront IPA is a collaborative beer developed in 2011 by Fremont Brewing Company and Center of the Universe Brewing Company in order to raise money and awareness for Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a charity that provides emergency assistance to our military heroes and their families. Aged on Louisville Slugger maple bats, this IPA does more than just quench your thirst, it improves the lives of our soldiers. All proceeds from the sale of this beer go to the local Operation Homefront chapters.

This year, in addition to the efforts of Fremont and Center of the Universe breweries, Cigar City, Perennial Artisan Ales, SlyFox, St. Arnold’s and 21st Amendment breweries have joined forces to expand this effort nationwide.

For more info about the Homefront IPA project, visit

To donate directly to Operation Homefront, please visit

Russian River Brewing at The Wine and Cheese Place

Russian River Collaboration with Sierra Nevada Brux....$12.99

Sold out - might be a bottle that will end up on the shelf after I check.

From Russian River Brewing Blog

"I'm sure many of you have heard about our collaboration with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company! This 2 year, 2 brewery, 2 family project is about to hit the streets and hopefully make it to a bottle shop near you! Set for National Release in July (I bet you thought you would never hear me say something like that!), BRUX was brewed in Chico (at Sierra Nevada) and will go through their distribution channels, which will, of course, greatly increase your chances of getting a couple of bottles. BRUX is a "domesticated wild ale", or an ale fermented with Belgian yeast, finished by a secondary bottle fermentation with Brettanomyces bruxellensis. It's a little more than 8% alcohol, very dry, earthy, spicy, and tasty. But wait, there's more! About 99% of BRUX was bottled in 750 ml bottles, so there will be almost none available on draft. Almost none, meaning that our brewpubs, Russian River and Sierra Nevada, will have it available on draft in July! The Russian River BRUX draft release is set for July 5th at 5pm at our pub in Downtown Santa Rosa. We will have no bottles or growlers available to go at our brewery due to state liquor laws. Then we move to Chico for Sierra Nevada's release on July 9th where they will have plenty of bottles for sale. Not sure about those details other than Vinnie and I are planning to attend! I do hope you get a chance to taste this exceptional collaboration with our friends at Sierra Nevada!


 Bottles of BRUX and Pliny just hanging out together! " -- Russian River Brewing Blog

Fresh Ska

Fresh Ska in stock!!!

Fresh Ska Modus Hoperandi is here!!
Canned July 16!!!  - 4 days old

Back in stock --

A couple of new batches of these two Stillwaters are back in stock 

In stock at Forsyth and online

Stillwater As Follows....$9.99 / 750ml
Rated 96/100 RateBeer
(fl) v. fol·lowed, fol·low·ing, fol·lows 
1. To come or go after; proceed behind 2. To move along the course of; take 3. To adhere to; practice 4. To engage in (a trade or occupation); work at 5. To come after in order, time, or position 6. To occur or be evident as a consequence of 7. To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand

"An Eschatalogical Ale"
They felt the need to put the definition of "follow" on the label, but not "Eschatalogical" - so I added the definition....
noun \ˌes-kə-ˈtä-lə-jē\
plural es·cha·tol·o·gies

Definition of ESCHATOLOGY
1: a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind
2: a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind; specifically : any of various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, or the Last Judgment

Stillwater Cellar Door...$9.99 / 750ml
Rated 97 on RateBeer and 100 on RateBeer for Style
"over the ages the term 'cellar door' has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the 'cleansing' aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let's not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish" -- Stillwater Blog.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Schlagl Malz Konig

Must be rare, we are the only place in the world to show availability on RateBeer :)

Schlagl Malz Konig...$3.29 / pint
Only native Gertenmalz gives the dark, moderately sweet type of beer a royal flavor. The rich Schlägl "malt King" is especially good for beer mixtures.

Plus these are in stock...
Schlagl Abtei Pils....$3.29 / pint
Rated 98 on Ratebeer in the Classic German Pilsner

Schlagl Kristall Lager....$3.29 / pint

Rated 98 on Ratebeer in the Dortmunder/Helles Style

Schlagl Roggen Gold Rye Ale....$3.49 / pint
Austria's first and only rye beer.
Thrive in the beautiful hilly landscape of the Mühlviertel barley, hops and best "Schlägl Rye", the indigenous ingredients for the delicious Schlägl "Organic Rye". 

Innstadt new beers in stock

Innstadt Edelsud...$3.29 / pint
A house specialty. this "Keller/Zwickel" beer is top fermented and aged in Innstadt's cellars for 6-8 weeks before bottling.

Innstadt Schwarze Extra...$3.29 / pint
An elegant, dark beer in the best of old brewing tradition with 5.1% alcohol by volume. The "Extra Black" is brewed according to the Innstadt old recipe and is typical in taste. A treat for the lovers of real old Bavarian brewing.

Innstadt Doppel Bock...$3.29 / pint
The special beer for the season. Dark, like a Doppelbock must be refined, spicy and strong as he has always been brewed. A strong beer sensuous delight for all connoisseurs. The "light and sweet Strong" has an alcohol content of 7.2 vol% and flatters with its subtle malt flavor.

Innstadt Passauer Weisse Hefeweizen...$3.29 / pint
Passau is the home of “white” beer in Bavaria. first produced over 500 years ago in the Bavarian forests. Wheat was very rare back then, and "wheat beer" was considered an exclusive beer for Kings, Princes and other Royalty. Only a few very special breweries were granted the right to brew this prized wheat beer and Passau's Innstadt Brauerei was commissioned in 1579. This great nectar of the gods is still today considered one of Bavaria's greatest wheat beers.

Blonde ale with Ginger and Honey

Crabtree Ginger Bee...$9.49 / 6pk

Blonde ale with ginger and honey
The Facts:
Alcohol By Volume: 6.5% 
SRM: 4.4 
IBU's: 11.2 

*Brewed with Fresh Hand-Cut Ginger!
*60 lbs. of CO Orange Blossom Honey in every batch!

At Crabtree we're a hive of activity, creating great beers that are the bees knees! This light and crisp blonde ale is a balanced flavor of fresh cut Ginger and Orange Blossom Honey. Feel the buzz!

St. Louis Craft Beer Week

The Wine and Cheese Place is involved in a number of events 
for 4th Annual St. Louis Craft Beer Week

Monday, July 30th
Goose Island Beer and Cheese Pairing

 – The Wine and Cheese Place Clayton – 6PM-7:30PM

$15 / person - 
Reservations are required click here to make reservations or call (314-727-8788) 
Join Goose Island’s Suzanne Wolcott (Head of Education for Goose Island and Certified Cicerone ) as she pairs some delicious vintage ales from Goose Island with the extensive and equally delicious cheeses from the Wine and Cheese Place. 

Here are the beers and cheeses we are scheduled to taste:  

Goose Island IPA - reception beer 

Matilda paired with Tallegio (raw milk)

Sofie paired with Delice de Bourgogne Triple Creme

Pepe Nero with Cave Aged Gruyere

Pere Jacques paired with a with 5 year Old Gouda
Bramble Rye paired with chocolate


Thursday August 2nd
St. Louis Breweries VS. America
$20 / person
With the increased choices in beers from St. Louis and the local area, we wanted to see how they stand up on the national level.

Reservations are required click here to make reservations or call (314-727-8788) 

IPA Flight - possible beers * 
Schlafly AIPA
O'Fallon 5 day
2nd Shift one of their IPAs
Bells Two Hearted Ale
Odell IPA
Founders Centennial

Porter Flight - possible beers * 
Six Row Porter
Crown Valley Porter
Founders Porter
Odell Porter
Deschutes Black Butte

*Beers subject to change depending on what is fresh and available at the time of the event.  


SOLD OUT -- Friday August 3rd (7:00pm-8:30pm)

Wine vs. Beer : The Re-match
It is going to be a great event for both wine and beer lovers!
Special Guest-  Evan Benn of the St. Louis Post Dispatch returns for another edition.

This class will feature wine vs. beer paired with some cheese and light appetizers. We have our own Aaron Zwicker picking the wines and Evan Benn, beer writer for the St. Louis Post Dispatch "Hip Hops"picking the beers. Which will match better with the food?  This will be a fun and informative event for both wine and beer lovers.  Something for everyone for this re-match

$25 / person

Each course will be paired with both a Beer and a Wine
Menu for Wine vs. Beer
Durham's Tracklements Smoked Salmon Bruschetta

Beer: Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
Wine: TBA

Cole's Ventresca Tuna and White Bean Salad

Beer: O'Fallon Black Hemp
Wine: TBA

Baetje Farms Cheese Plate
Beer: 2nd Shift Mullineaux
Wine: TBA

Kreilich Farm Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed Date
Beer: Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
Wine: TBA

Reservations are limited and required - click here to reserve a seat


We are proud to announce a tasting with Stone Brewing Co. including a couple of beers from their cellars!!!

The Wine and Cheese Place Stone Brewing Co. Beer Tasting
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105 314.727.8788
Open House
Friday August 3rd from 4-6pm

Open house, no reservations needed on this one........

The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to host a special Stone Brewing tasting
including a couple of rare beers coming from Stone Brewing...
Stone Brewing IRS 2008
Stone Brewing Double Bastard Ale 2009 Vintage Ale
Stone Brewing 15th Anniversary - The limited edition "Comic Bottle" that was mostly just sold at the brewery -- read more on the Full Pint

We will have will use 2 bottles of these for tasting until they are gone and we will have the other 22 bottles for sale to the first people that want them starting at 4pm.  No pre-arrival reservations.

We will also taste a selection of other Stone Brewing beers also that night including many of your favorites.  I will set the list as we get closer.  

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

St. Louis Breweries VS. America

Check out the bonus flight...

St. Louis Breweries VS. America
With the increased choices in beers from St. Louis and the local area, we wanted to see how they stand up on the national level.
  • Thursday August 2nd (6pm:7:30)
  • $20 / person
  • IPA Flight - possible beers 
  •     Schlafly AIPA,  O'Fallon 5 day, 2nd Shift one of their IPAs, Bells Two Hearted Ale, Odell IPA, Founders Centennial
  • Porter Flight - possible beers 
  •      Six Row Porter,  Crown Valley Porter, Founders Porter, Odell Porter, Deschutes Black Butte
Plus we will have a bonus Union Jack flight -- this is the bonus round for research and education.  It will be a blind flight of 4 glasses of Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA.  I took a case of Firestone Walker and will treat each 6 pack differently.    We will see how much these factors will affect the beer...
  • One will be perfect shape, stored in a cool dark place
  • One is stored dark, but in my 90+ degree garage
  • One is stored cool, but over exposed to light for an extended time
  • One is going be stored dark, but in and out of the refrigerator repeatedly.

seating is limited

MAGNUMS of Cuvee Angelique

Toren Cuvee Angelique Historic Recipe...$32.99 / Magnum

"The “Speciale Belge” beer style was created in 1904 for a brewing contest that was organized by the Universities of Belgium. The goal was to improve the quality of Belgian beer. The winner was a new style, called “Belge”. Due to the success in the contest, a number of brewers decided to brew the style and called it “Speciale Belge”.
A “Speciale Belge” is pale amber in color (slighly darker than a pilsner) as brewers tried to copy the color of pilsner in a top fermenting ale. Later the color became darker as pilsners became very common to prove that the style is something special." - importer
Rated 96/100 RateBeer 

Exclusive Belgian Ale mix pack!

Exlusive Belgian Ale....$18.99 / 6pk
Includes 6 different beers....
Piraat Triple
Gulden Draak
Leute Bokbier
Augustijn Blond, Donker and Grand Cru

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


't Smisje BBBourgondier Belgian Barley Wine...$4.49 / 11.2oz

A dark bottle-conditioned ale. Brewed with malt, hops, candi sugar, Valerian and Lemon Balm, yeast and water. 

Lemon balm is a lemon extract and gives a citrusy note to the beer. As the Bbbourgondier is very malty with a high sugar content, valerian is used as an experimental bittering agent in conjunction with hops to further balance the beer. Valerian is a popular herb used as a sedative to promote sleep and as a calmative agent. Valerian appears to affect the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA in the central nervous system, the target of most tranquilizers available by prescription. It has commonly been prescribed

Fresh from Missouri's local farmers

Just arrived!

In stock at Forsyth now!!
Yellow Squash from Gooding Farm in Missouri
Giant size!!!

Tomatoes from an Amish Farm here in Missouri

Zuchini and Sweet Red Onions from Dry Dock Farms here in Missouri

Green Flash Saison Diego

A new batch of Saison Diego --
now available online

Green Flash Saison Diego...$7.99 / 22oz
Ale Brewed with Spices

Unfiltered golden farmhouse ale, brewed with Seville orange peels, Chinese ginger and grains of paradise. Light, bright, spicy aromas, lively carbonation and earthy flavors co-mingle with musty notes that add funky complexity.


Newcastle Werewolf Blood Red Ale

New seasonal from Newcastle....

Newcastle Werewolf Blood Red Ale...$7.79 / 6pk
Legend has it that a beast roams the moors and plains of Newcastle Upon Tyne. It’s part man, part wolf, and more than a little wild— the perfect inspiration for a Limited Edition ale. Newcastle Werewolf comes at you with a dark, startling aroma, a roasty flavor, and a final taste of hops that leaves you howling for more.