Friday, October 5, 2012

Ruination now in 4 packs!!!

New 4 Packs!
In stock at Forsyth and New Ballas

Bottled -- 9/5/12
Stone Ruination....$9.99 / 4 pack

So called because of the "ruinous" effect on your palate! This massive hop monster has a wonderfully delicious and intensely bitter flavor on a refreshing malt base. One taste and you can easily see why we call this brew "a liquid poem to the glory of the hop!" Those who seek, crave and rejoice in beers with big, bold, bitter character will find true nirvana in Stone Ruination IPA!
Rated 100/100 RateBeer
Hop Variety: Columbus & Centennial
ALC/VOL 7.7%, 100+ IBUs

Lindemans gift box...

In stock now

Lindemans Pomme and Framboise Gift box with Lindemans Glass...$12.99

30th Anniversary Tasting - Ballwin Location

The Wine and Cheese Place is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year with a series of amazing wine tastings......

30th Anniversary Wine Tasting - Ballwin Location Part II

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Road
Ballwin MO - 636.227.9001
Saturday, October 20 from 6pm-8pm
$10 per person

Reservations are required.
Call Kevin at 636.227.9001
or email him at

Here is a partial list of what we will taste that night....

  • Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon 09
  • Solitude Chardonnay
  • Penner Ash Pinot Noir

  • Jaqk High Roller Red
  • Jaqk 22 Black
  • Riondo Amarone

  • Butternut Chardonnay
  • Ch Senailhac Bordeaux 05
  • Volunteer Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Baer Ursa Red Blend
  • Culver Collecion Red

Thursday, October 4, 2012

4 Hands Barrel Aged Release!

Continuing our original series of barrel aged beers, our FIFTH barrel aged beer is here!!!!!

 4 Hands Brewing Co.  bottled the  Bona Fide Stout that was aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Bourbon Barrel for The Wine and Cheese Place 
This barrel yielded 228 - 22oz bottles!

Sorry, it is all sold out.

Wow that was amazing how fast 228 bottles went.

Must be picked up within 7 days or it will go back out for sale!

 We will not do a release party at this time for this beer.  There is a second version of this beer that was put in a Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey Barrel that is still ageing and not quite ready.  We will do a release party and taste both of the barrel age beers and the "original" non-barrel aged beer together when it is ready to be released.

It has been in barrel  for almost 8 months now (since February 13, 2012).   

Barrel Aged Bona Fide Stout with Espresso Coffee and Vanilla Beans
It is a barrel aged version of this beer....
"Bona Fide Imperial Stout is a collaborative effort with Goshen Coffee, a local fair trade coffee roaster. This beer is big, bold, and in your face. Bona Fide pours black as night with a smooth mouth feel. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, with nuances of vanilla. Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years. 9% Alc/Vol 65 IBU's"

Here is the label....

Grand Teton seasonals

Grand Teton Seasonal - order Grand Teton online

Imperial Stout time.....

Grand Teton Black Cauldron Imperial Stout...$8.99 / 4pk

There are few styles of beer more flavorful than Imperial Stout. Our 
thick, rich version was brewed with plenty of caramel and roasted malts and subtly spiced with Nugget and Cascade hops. We’ve accentuated the natural smokiness of the brew by adding a small amount of beechwood-smoked malt. At 22 degrees starting gravity and 8.0% alcohol by volume, this beer boasts flavors of chocolate and coffee, along with raisins and dried fruit soaked in sherry.

Black Cauldron is a strong ale, best enjoyed in moderation, and paired with full-flavored grilled or roasted meats or with dessert. Chocolate cakes, truffles, fruit tarts, caramel flan or crème brûlée are all excellent matches.

We've brewed our Black Cauldron Imperial Stout to recognize and honor the women in the history of brewing. Brewing has been women's work since the dawn of civilization. In all ancient cultures, beer was a gift from a goddess, and women maintained status and power through their skills as brewsters. This remains true today in indigenous cultures from Asia to Latin America, Africa to remote villages in Scandinavia. Around the world, women baked bread and brewed their own beer.

In Europe, the rise of cities brought commercial brewing, as governments realized the potential tax revenue to be had from large breweries. By 1445, the first all-male brewers' guild was established, the campaign against witchcraft burst forth across Europe, and the purge of women from brewing had begun. Beer historian Alan Eames has written that, when an occupation was listed, most of the women burned for witchcraft in Europe were brewsters or alewives

Most of the imagery we associate with witchcraft today originated with the brewster. The large black cauldron bubbling over with foam? A brew kettle, of course. The black cat? Necessary to keep rats out of the grain store. The tall pointed hat? It allowed the brewster to be seen over the heads of taller men in the marketplace. A broom? The symbol of household domesticity, it is still associated with brewing all over the world.

Without the work of these women through the ages, it's entirely possible beer would not exist today. To learn more about the role of women in today's brewing industry, visit

Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek 2012 Double ESB Ale...$8.99 / 750ml
Twenty-four years ago Charlie Otto began making beer in Wyoming’s first modern brewery, a 210 square foot cabin in Jackson Hole. Since then, Grand Teton Brewing has grown into its present 11,000 square foot facility in Victor, Idaho, winning dozens of major awards and bringing innovations like the reusable glass growler to the brewing world.

Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) Ale was first brewed in 2003, and perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor to make a full-bodied mahogany ale. Southern Idaho 2-row malted barley and four German specialty malts provide massive body and flavor. Two hop varieties developed in Idaho, Galena and Chinook, balance the maltiness with clean bitterness and citrus flavors. Late additions of Centennial hops add piney, resinous flavors and aroma.

Bitch Creek ESB has quickly become one of our best selling and most critically acclaimed beers. At last count, it has won eleven gold medals at major national and international competitions.

XX Bitch Creek Double ESB is all that and more. To celebrate our twentieth anniversary in 2008 we took the Bitch Creek recipe and doubled everything: double the malt, double the hops, and twice the flavor. It was one of the most popular and best-reviewed Cellar Reserves we’ve brewed. It is also one of the most requested of our retired Cellar Reserves.

Over the years we’ve learned a lot about cellaring beers, and for 2012 we’ve refocused our Cellar Reserve program on beers that will taste great now and will lay down and mature over one or two years’ time. Now that we have a large catalog of previously brewed styles, we’ll bring back one or two of our best aging beers each year. It is fitting that XX Bitch Creek be the first to make a repeat appearance. This beer will change over time—the hops will mellow and the bitterness diminish, but the solid malt backbone will carry through, eventually taking on vinous, sherry-like notes.

This is a strongly flavorful beer, which should be paired with only the most flavorful of foods. Drink it alone as a nightcap, try it with the best steaks, game meats and hearty stews, or pair it with strong blue cheese or rich bread pudding.

Nommo is back!

Nommo is here!  order online now

Second release of Nommo
Boulevard Smokestack Series Nommo Dubbel...$8.49 / 750ml 

"Our Nommo Dubbel has a brilliant deep amber color and a sweet caramel malt profile. This beer showcases the coriander, cinnamon, and star anise used in the kettle, complementing them with clove and banana notes contributed by the Belgian yeast. The rich complexity of Nommo’s flavor makes it a worthy partner to a variety of meats and game, as well as aged or aromatic cheeses. The name “Nommo” is derived from a Dogon word meaning “to make one drink.” No, really. Nommo, usually described as amphibious, hermaphroditic, fish-like creatures, were created by the sky god Amma, who caused them to multiply by splitting them into doubled sets of twins. Maybe it’s farfetched, but we think the story of the Nommo makes this whole enterprise a little more fun and interesting." -- Boulevard

Click on picture to read the full sheet.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fra’ Mani Handcrafted Salami

In stock at Forsyth now...

Salame Nostrano
Nostrano, meaning “our own.” Coarsely ground, mild and “sweet” in flavor. A natural with melon or figs. About 14 inches long, 2 pounds. Slice paper thin pieces.

Salame Toscano
Deep burgundy color, with salt slightly more pronounced in the Tuscan tradition of pairing foods with unsalted breads. About 22 inches long, 5 1/2 pounds. Slice paper thin pieces.

More info...
Paul Bertolli, renowned chef, launched Fra’ Mani Handcrafted Foods in March 2006.

Our mission is crafting salumi in the finest Italian pastoral traditions, using the highest-quality pork.  Our pork comes from family farmers committed to the well-being of their animals and their land. The hogs are never given antibiotics, artificial growth hormones, growth-promoting agents or meat by-products. They eat only the finest grains and natural feed. This old-fashioned way to raise hogs produces pork of outstanding quality, which is the essential ingredient in all Fra’ Mani salumi.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Freaktoberfest is here!

Coney Island Freaktoberfest in stock now!

Now in 4pk - 12oz bottles!

2012 Bells Best Brown is here!!!

Bells Best Brown Ale....$9.89 / 6pk

A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown Ale is a mainstay in our fall & winter lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.

New Cans!!!

Magners Cider now in CANS
Tennents Export now in CANS!

Boulder Beer Hazed and Infused Dry Hopped Ale....$17.99 / 12pk CANS

Tennents now in CANS!!!

Tennents Export Lager....$6.59 / 4pk 16.9oz CANS!
"Tennent's Lager has been the market leader in Scotland since it was first brewed in 1885 at Wellpark Brewery. It is a distinctive, well-balanced lager whose sweet, malty flavors combine with a tangy hoppiness to create its crisp, refreshing character. Tennent's Lager (4% ABV), fresh from the heart of Scotland, is best served between 4° and 6°C." -- Tennents

Lagunitas Day Time IPA

"A Fractional IPA"

Lagunitas Day Time IPA...$9.99 / 6pk

Sometimes you want a beer, then you realize how much crap you need to do before you call it a day. This is it. Nicely dosed with Big, Round Hop Flavors and a Toasty Malt Foundation to satisfy your every need. But it still lets you stay in the game to do what needs to be done. Yup.
ABV: 4.65%

Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Urban Chestnut labels...

Urban Chestnut just got a couple of new labels approved....

Not sure of a release date, but I will let you know when 
they arrive at The Wine and Cheese Place.

St. Louis Double IPA

Bavarian Style Weissbier