Friday, September 21, 2012


In stock now!

Doc's Draft Pumpkin Hard Apple Cider....$5.99 / 22oz
A seasonal cider made with roasted pumpkins, cinnamon, allspice, fresh ginger and nutmeg. (5% alcohol) 

I am glad this one is finally here, one of our employees won't stop talking about it from last year.  He says it is the best cider made?

Woodchuck Hard Cider Fall Limited Release
There are few things as spectacular as fall in the Green Mountains that surround our cidery. When you add cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of American white oak, you either have yourself some mighty fine cider or your standard Vermont tourism cliche. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ska Euphoria is back!!!!!!

Online now also

Ska Euphoria Pale Ale....$8.99 / 6pk cans
FRESH - cannned 9/15/12

"This seasonal beer is brewed in the Do It Yourself (DIY) spirit along with our friends from Bayfield at the Venture Snowboard Factory. An India Pale Ale, the Euphoria is crafted with piles and piles of Golding hops to provide a unique spicy finish. Great for after hitting the slopes.

Anarchic enlightenment: (1) Brewed in strict accordance to D.I.Y. methodology, the beer of choice for epic powder days. (2) brewed and bottled by ska brewing company, durango colorado using the finest hops, yeast, malted barley and san juan waters.
-- Rated 94/100 in its style on RateBeer

Deschutes tasting this Friday!!!!

I took off work this week, but I am told we still have about 6-8 bottles of Black Butte  XXIV not picked up in back.  Since it has been well over 7 days, we are going to release them for sale tomorrow at 4pm at the start of the tasting -- 1 bottle per person.

 -- Join us, open house

Deschutes Tasting this 

Friday, Sept 21 from 4-6pm
with Karen from Deschutes
At our Forsyth location in Clayton

We will taste....

  • Deschutes Obsidian Stout
  • Deschutes Mirror Pond
  • Deschutes The Stoic 
  • Deschutes Hop in the Dark

  • Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA  **
  • Deschutes JUBELALE!  **

** We will also be introducing these two new beers to St. Louis....

both the Chainbreaker White IPA and Jubelale will be arriving to The Wine and Cheese Place this week and you will get a chance to taste them on Friday!!!

IN STOCK NOW at Forsyth!!!

Deschutes Chainbreaker IPA...$8.99
Deschutes is taking you into the next beer frontier. Brewed with wheat and pilsner malt; this IPA displays beautiful citrus aromas from Cascade and Citra hops that meld with the esters of Belgian yeast. Think thirst quenching hopped-up wit beer with enough IBUs to warrant the IPA name.Malt: Pilsner, Wheat, Unmalted Wheat
Hops: Bravo, Citra, Centennial, Cascade
Other: Sweet Orange, Coriander

Deschutes Jubelale Festive Winter Ale...$8.99 / 6pk
A dark, malty celebration ale with layered flavors and beautifully balanced hopping. Jubelale pours deep garnet in color, medium bodied, with notes of chicory, earth, spice and fruit. To beer lovers, it’s like Yule fire and family.

Malt: Pale, Crystal, Extra Special, Carapils, Roasted Barley

Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Willamette, Styrian, Tettnang, East Kent Goldings

The 2012 label is literally “layered” with meaning – the artwork was created through a complex collaging process by artist Kaycee Anseth Townsend. She uses small scraps of paper to create designs, and she comprised this year’s packaging entirely from pieces of past year's Jubelale labels. You might event recognize a scrap or two from years gone by inside the incredibly intricate final design.

Hermitage Brewery - San Jose California

In stock now at Forsyth and online

Hermitage is a very new brewery from San Jose California. They opened in 2009 and it looks like Missouri is only the fourth state that they will be distributing in the U.S.....

Hermitage Hoptopia Double IPA....$9.99 / 6pk
Tropical nose, full citrus and floral flavors, good malt balance 8.0 ABV/IBU 65

Hermitage Maltopia Wee Heavy Scotch Ale...$9.99 / 6pk
Also known as a Wee Heavy, blankets your palate with malty, roasted caramel flavors 9.0 ABV/IBU 25 

Hermitage Ale of the Imp Imperial IPA...$4.69 / pint
Floral nose, earthy and piney overtones, very bitter finish 8.0 ABV/IBU 99.9 

Hermitage IPA Single Hop Series Sorachi Ace Hops...$5.99 / 22oz

Our brewing team is passionate about ingredients. This series was created to celebrate, and to acknowledge the wide variation of hops. The same ingredients and process go into each IPA from the series, with only one difference- what type of hop is used. “This is a great series for both beer aficionados and novice beer drinkers,” comments Brewer Greg Filippi. “It gives the drinker an appreciation of each hop type. They can really pick out the individual flavors in other beers once they taste the hop on its own.”

Varieties will change seasonally. Could be Citra, Admiral, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, etc.

Current varieties are:

Sorachi Ace: a Japanese hop known for its characteristic citrusy lemon flavor. Sorachi Ace is the third release of the series this year, following Ahtanum and Citra. Brewmaster Peter Licht is excited about the latest batch. Licht says,”Sorachi is an extremely interesting hop- lots of unusual fruit flavors including lemon and lemon zest. It is also the only hop to come from Japan. One of the reasons we started the single hop beer series was to get to use exotic hops like Sorachi Ace.”

7.0 ABV/IBU 55

Established in 2009 Hermitage Brewing Company is located in San Jose. Along with producing its own label of small batch beers, Hermitage contracts with beer and soda clients to produce their products. Hermitage is regarded as a professional and reliable go-to contract brewer for many regional and state brewers.

Hermitage is also the bottling source for all Tied House beers. When Tied House closed down its iconic downtown San Jose location in mid-2009, they transferred all their brewing equipment down the road, to South 7th Street, where Hermitage is today. Hermitage soon added a bottling line, complete with disco ball and audio of ABBA’s greatest hits, which automatically starts when the bottling line is turned on.

Hermitage Brewery is becoming widely recognized for its Hoptopia, Maltopia, Ale of the Imp, Single Hop “H” Series IPAs, and craft soda brands. In 2011, Hermitage took four Gold Medals at the California State Commercial Craft Brewers Competition. Celebrator Beer News awarded One Door Quadrupel with four out of five stars in 2011, and Hoptopia DIPA four out of five stars in 2012.

As the new branch of Tied House Brewing, Hermitage is happy to be a part of such a long legacy of great brewers and their award-winning beers. Our current team is Brewmaster Ron Manabe, Brewmaster Peter Licht, Brewer Greg Filippi, and our newest team member, four-time consecutive GABF winner: Brewer Steve Donohue.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Wine and Cheese Place Bourbon Barrel Beer Update

October looks to be a big month for bottling for The Wine and Cheese Place barrel age program...

Here is a sneak peak at the Bourbon Barrel Aged Killer Whale - Buffalo Killer Ale!  The label has not been approved yet, so some changes might be needed.

This one is Six Row's Killer Whale ageing in a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel since June 11.   This one is almost ready to be bottled watch for it soon -- probably released sometime in October.  

I also went down to 4 Hands Brewing today and tasted the 100% Vermont Organic Maple Syrup that we put in a Jefferson 18 Year Old Bourbon Barrel - wow, you are going to love this syrup.  Should be bottled also sometime in October.  Then the barrel will be filled with some 4 Hands Beer -- stay tuned.

Also, the 4 Hands Brewing Company Bona Fide Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Goshen Espresso and Whole Vanilla Bean that was filled on February 13, 2012 into an Elijah Craig 12 year old barrel should be bottled within weeks also.

here are some more details for your reading pleasure about our other barrel aged beers - click here.