Friday, September 14, 2012

Fox Barrel in CANS

Fox Barrel Pear Cider -- now in 4pk CANS

100% Made In England. 100% pressed and naturally fermented in England. Made with only premium pears, smoothed with pure pear juice. No added flavors, colorants, malt, spirit or apple alcohols. No sorbate or benzoate preservatives.
100% Pearfection. A truly sessionable, classic English medium-dry natural Perry. Juicy, fresh, medium-bodied, with a subtle citrus zing and a long natural pear finish.

100% English Supeariorty. 5.3% ABV.
Slightly cloudy and alive with natural pear flavors and complexity. Lightly sparkling, fresh straw in appearance with a natural semi-brilliance. In 4-pack cans with our unique middle “pick-and-go” band. With an easy pick handle it also means, no splaying or damage associated with traditional top plastic ring holder.

Sierra Nevada Tumbler

Now in stock at Forsyth!

Sierra Nevada Tumbler....$8.99 / 6pk

As the nights grow cool, the leaves on the valley oaks begin to turn and fall. In honor of this yearly dance, we bring you Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale and invite you to enjoy the show. We use malt within days of roasting at the peak of its flavor to give Tumbler a gracefully smooth malt character. So pour a glass, and grab a window seat to watch as the leaves come tumbling down.

alcohol content: 5.5% by volume
yeast: Ale Yeast
bittering hops: Challenger
bitterness units: 37
finishing hops: Challenger & Yakima Goldings
malts: Two-row Pale, Crystal, Chocolate & Smoked

2nd Shift Art of Neurosis

New Batch Art of Neurosis

Sold out

2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA....$9.99 / 750ml
Art of Neurosis... on the streets now
AON is an Ipa that has everything you could want in one, if what you want is a hop sandwich. It's a 7.7% Simcoe and Columbus delight. Only get to make this 2 more times till 2013!
67 IBU

Marble Brewing - Manchester England

Very limited release, I am told only 20 case of each came into the United Estates

We only have 6 bottles of each.
Reserve online - subject to confirmation

Marble Brewing Saison....$16.99 / 750ml
A collaboration with Mark Tranter of the Dark Star Brewing Co. 

Marble Brewing Old Manchester Old Ale...$15.99 / 750ml
"An original recipe brewed in collaboration with John Keeling Head Brewerer at Fuller's London Ales"

Marble Brewing Decadence Imperial Russian Stout....SOLD OUT
Rated 98/100 RateBeer

Marble Brewing Barley Wine Ale....SOLD OUT
Rated 92/100 RateBeer

"The Marble Brewery is a microbrewery in Manchester, England which makes cask ale from organic and vegetarian ingredients.
The brewery consists of a five barrel plant, designed and installed by Brendan Dobbin, former proprietor of the West Coast Brewing Company. The copper and hot liquor tank are situated in the back of the Marble Arch pub behind glass observation windows. The fermenters and conditioning tanks are in the cellars.
In 2000 the beers became strictly organic and later the same year they became strictly vegan. Marble's ingredients are sourced from non-intensive agriculture and they do not use isinglass finings, usually made from the swim bladder of the sturgeon, to clear the beer. Despite this the beer is seldom cloudy. Marble's head brewer, James Campbell, has said "We're busier than ever. The beer sells because it tastes good, but the vegetarian side is proving good for business. I've had people tell me that they hadn't been able to drink a pint of beer since they became vegetarians 10 years before. Then they found us." -- Wikipedia

Very limited Ale brewed with Cherries

Scires Ale Brewed with Cherries....$23.99 / 750ml
"Sweet dark cherries, ripened under the warm Italian sun, meet a blend of sour beers, one old, the other young.  When you drink Scires, let your creativity wander for Scires is a style of its own.  So, switch off your brain and let Scires tell youa story made of orchards, barley fields, hop gardens, old wooden barrels, smelling cellars, and brewers in love with their job.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Omnipollo - Sweden

In stock now at Forsyth and online

Omnipollo Leon...$5.99 / 11.2oz
"Tired of talking my friends into pit stops at beer bars before heading out — in fear of having to drink bland lager all night — I set out to craft an ale that would act as companion throughout the evening. Fit for beer geeks and party freaks alike, Leon is whole-cone hopped and fermented dry using champagne yeast. The yeast and the hops in combination with a simple malt bill provides the beer with a quality of being rich in taste yet refreshing. Drink it chilled out of a wine glass or just straight out of the bottle. Skål!" - brewery
Rated 94/100 RateBeer for the style

Evil Twin new releases...

Now online - click here

Evil Twin Williamsburg Hipster Ale...$7.29 / 11.2oz
"This super-cool, disheveled little pale ale is dedicated to Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  It's an homage to skinny jeans, converse, vintage clothing, and all things local.  Sent to you lovingly 4,000 miles away from the beautiful isalnd of Fano, Denmark.  Cheers, hipsters!" - label

Evil Twin Lil' B.......$13.99 / 22oz

Imperial Porter 11.5% ABV
Rated 95/100 RateBeer
"Shall one compare the to a fair beer, not even this perfect porter before thou will do thee justice.  Thou art more complex, brave and cunning.  Thou have changed more than a brew will ever.  Thou may be lil' but thy mid is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste." -- label

Evil Twin Mission Hipster..........$7.29 / 11.2oz

"This super exclusive,counter-culture pale ale is dedicated to the "Mish" aka Mission District in San Francisco.  It's an homage to skinny jeans, tote bags, fixie bikes with drop handlebars and Dolores Park" - label

Evil Twin Wag N' Wisdom Wit....$11.99 / 16.9oz

"Somewhere between sense and sensibility this Wit was of wisdom and wag.  Fresh as a daisy, bitter to the end and twisted with kiwi hops and American reason.  Perhaps you'll find it more ingenious than funny, consider that mission accomplished.  As we say - better at witty wit than wit witty." - label

Vanilla Bean Smoked Stout

De Dochter Van de Korenaar Charbon...$10.99 / 22oz
A Superb dry stout with vanilla and smoke notes. Brewed with a portion of Weyermann Oak Smoked Wheat Malt, and whole Madagascar and Réunion vanilla beans that have been added twice during the brewing and maturation process, for extra complexity.
This ensures ’Charbon’ is a very pleasantly drinkable dry stout, with an interesting aroma and flavour to treat the real beer enthusiasts.
Dry Stout - Rated 98/100 RateBeer for the style

"Dochter Van De Korenaar Charbon – the newest creation from one of the most inventive and stylistically agnostic brewers in Belgium. Ronald Mengerink’s Charbon in a study in balance. At once extraordinarily drinkable and full of flavor, Charbon is something of a foreign stout – a 7% dark ale of ample roast brewed with smoked malt and vanilla beans. Layers of seemingly contradictory flavors overlap with one another seemlessly, and what we’re left with is a difficult-to-define beer of great complexity and perhaps above all, great quaffability." - The Festival

Ramey 2009 is here!!!

In stock at Forsyth, Rock Hill, and Ballwin

Just arrived today -- in stock now
2009 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley...$49.99 / net
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, dramatic wine endowed with tremendous richness and power. A large-scaled, dramatic wine, the 2009 Cabernet sweeps across the palate with generous, deeply resonant fruit. This is shaping up to be another beauty from David Ramey. The 2009 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Lamoreaux, DeSantis, J. Davies and Somerston. Drink: 2014-2021."
93-95/100 The Wine Advocate

"Our fifth vintage of this appellation Cabernet, which represents a blend of hillside and valley floor vineyards. This year included the J. Davies Vineyard on Diamond Mountain, 21%; the Somerston hillside vineyard, 20%; DeSantis on the valley floor just north of Zinfandel Lane, 21%; Lamoreaux in Oak Knoll, 34%; and 4% from two small parcels. Aging on the fine lees incorporates the oak so that the two years spent in two-thirds new barrels (a mixture of French and American) is barely noticeable. As with all of our wines, it was fermented with native yeasts and bacteria and bottled without filtration. This wine combines the harmony produced by traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with the voluptuousness of a great Napa Valley vintage. 96% Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot." -- Winery

Boulevard Reverb

Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pilsner...$8.49 / 750ml
"You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten.  You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar.  Where can you go from there?  Where? [pause] These go to eleven." - Nigel Tufnel, This is Spinal Tap

"To some ears, the term, "imperial pilsner" might sound like an oxymoron.  How can a style as cleanly balanced and refined as a pilsner be "amped up" to imperial status?  Pilsner is arguably, just fine the way it is.    Where do you go from there?  The answer, of course: You go to eleven.
With its classic recipe and impeccable craftmanship, Reverb Imperial Pilsner echoes our Collaboration Number 1 Imperial Pilsner, produced in 2009 when with esteemed Orval brewmaster Jean-Marie Rock.  Like its predecessor, this new Summer Seasonal release is a study in delicately balanced contrasts.  A strakly simple recipe, using only Pilsner malt and Saaz hops, combined with a painstakingly complex brewing process, produce a beer of subtle elegance.  The venerable technique of "first wort hopping," -- adding hops at the beginning of the boil and allowing them to steep for a much longer time---gives the beer a refined hop aroma and flavor.  Pilsner malt makes a clear yet restrained statement up front, answered by try steady, harmonious hum of hop bitterness, traces of which linger in the dry, crisp finish.   Our Reverb Imperial Pilsner pairs melodiously with grilled seafood or chicken, or a wide variety of cheeses.  Really, though, it goes great with whatever is being served backstate.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Another Oktoberfest...

Widmer joins in on the Oktober fest fun....
...........late by current standards since most reelased back in July :)

Widmer Brothers Okto Festival Ale....$6.99
"Loosen your lederhosen our full bodied Okto Festival Ale is insprired buyu Bavarian Oktoberfest, and we pay fitting tribute with its distinctive malt flavors, mild floral character and crsip clean finish.  Prost!  to the land of the prost!