Saturday, June 6, 2015

Fantome Printemps

Available online now

Fantome Saison Printemps...$12.99 / 750ml

Rated 97/100 Ratebeer
Light, fruity and champagne-like. Fantôme brews special seasonal beers, never repeating a recipe from year to year. This one is for spring . . .
Style: Saison
ABV: 8.00%

A few Grimm Wild Ales

In stock now

Grimm Brewing Telekinesis...$8.99 / 22oz
Strength: 5% ABV
Telekinesis is a hoppy, tart, and smashable American wild ale fermented with a mixed culture of yeast and spontaneous microbes. Mosaic, Citra, and Falconer’s Flight hops contribute peachy, tropical hop character. Lightly toasted white oak spirals lend subtle tannin structure, while our no-boil process leaves a puckering hint of raw sourdough.

Grimm Brewing Rainbow in Curved Air...$8.99 / 22oz
Sour Peach!
Style: Sour Peach Farmhouse Ale Conditioned on Oak
ABV: 5%
Generous with the flavor of ripe peaches, Rainbow in Curved Air is a sour peach farmhouse ale fermented with a mixed culture of yeast and lactobacillus. Gentle acidity lifts the flavor of peaches, while light toast white oak unifies. It is dry-hopped with Azacca and Jarylo hops to accentuate the stone fruit flavors and add a background of pine, orange, and mango.

Sierra Nevada Harvest Southern Hop

Fresh hops straight from the New Zealand fields.
2015 Sierra Nevada Harvest Southern Hop...$5.69 / 24 oz 
The harvest season for hops is a painfully short window—that precious time when the hops are bursting with intense aromatics. Luckily for us, harvest comes twice a year: once in each hemisphere. Southern Hemisphere features fresh New Zealand hops that are picked, dried, and shipped to our brewery within seven days. The result is a complex beer that showcases the floral and herbal flavors and aromas of Southern Cross, Pacifica, and Motueka hops. Southern Hemisphere is part of our five-bottle Harvest series which features single hop, fresh hop, wet hop, and wild hop beers.

Crispin aged in Red wine barrels

Crispin Venus Reigns....$7.99 / 22oz
The gift of the Golden Pear.
To distract the gods while he stole fire for mortal man, Prometheus threw a Golden Pear into the courtyard of Olympus with the inscription, “For the most beautiful goddess”.

This coveted pear was awarded to Venus, goddess of love, sensuality, and beauty. A goddess of nature, revered at springtime, the bringer of joy to gods and mortals.

Venus Reigns caresses your lips with purity and charm. A soaring achievement of elegance and simplicity. Colfax golden pear wine aged to full maturity in specially selected red wine casks, finished with a gentle kiss of honey.

Before pouring, give a solid bottoms-up tilt and swirl to disperse sediment evenly and best enjoy the complex aroma and bouquet.

Best enjoyed at cellar temperature, 50/55F. With or without 1or 2 ice cubes.

WOW - Wine of the Week - Clos Mont Blanc

WOW - Wine Of the Week

Come taste the WOW each Saturday at all FOUR of our locations.
There will be a special price that day only for the wine of the week. Check the store that day for the sale price.

Wine of the Week :  
2011 Clos Mont Blanc Xipella
Come taste it all four locations on Saturday June 6 - from 11am-4pm

This is a very impressive red from Spain.  
2011 Clos Mont Blanc Xipella....$14.99
40% Monastrell, 30% Tempranillo and 30% Syrah
The Clos Montblanc Winery is located in Barberá de la Conca, very close to two symbolic locations in the history of Catalonia, Spain: the fortified town of Montblanc and the Monastery of Poblet. It is an area steeped in history and tradition. Here the French Cistercian monks settled, nearly a thousand years ago, with their firm goal of finding the way to winemaking perfection. It is an area with a rich, well-balanced soil which is grey and limy, full of variations, and the optimum natural qualities for viniculture. This is the essence of the Clos Montblanc cellar, a pride in the land which it belongs and a working system based on a thousand-year-old tradition. Along with its rich tradition, Clos Montblanc uses the latest methods in oenology to create wines that are outstanding with a unique complexity and depth of character.

Forsyth Cheese Feature: Cheese Curds

Ellsworth White Cheddar Cheese Curds 
Cheese curds are the freshest form of cheddar cheese. Cheese curds are regarded mainly as a regional delicacy, exclusive to Wisconsin and other areas of the upper Midwest.   Ellsworth White Cheddar Cheese Curds taste like no other because they come from 30,000 cows on 450 family farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our farmer/producers are very fussy about quality and it shows in every fresh batch of Cheese Curds they produce.  That is why buyers from all over insist on only Real Ellsworth Cheese Curds.

Rock Hill Cheese Feature: Bucheron:

Rock Hill Cheese Feature: Bucheron:
Each store carries a different selection come check it out and ask for free taste. Everything is cut fresh to order.

Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese Bleu Gouda
Kenny Mattingly makes an unusual blue cheese: Bleu Gouda. Beginning with the same washed-curd recipe that gives Gouda it's smooth texture and mellow flavor, he adds blue mold culture. After several days he "needles" the cheese to allow air into the paste. While delicate interior veining is apparent, the cheese maintains it's Gouda sweetness and nutty qualities, blended with a slightly moist, tangy blue sharpness. The Bleu Gouda is an innovative adaptation to a traditional cheese using American creativity.
Perfect on its own, drizzled with Sweet Sophie Maple Syrup, or on salads.

Ballwin Cheese Feature: Bucheron

Ballwin Cheese Feature: Bucheron:
Each store carries a different selection come check it out and ask for free taste. Everything is cut fresh to order.

Bucheron Aged Chevre
France Goat Milk Cheese
Covered in bloomy white mold, this aged, chalky goat's cheese slowly transforms during ripening. Edges become glossy and runny while center remains chalky until ripened. Full sharp flavor softens with age

94 Pointer for $26.99

2012 Troullier De-La Cotes Catalanes...$26.99
A new cuvee from Gilles, the 2012 Cotes Catalanes De-La (which translates to "Here and There") is sourced from 25-year-old Syrah vines and the granite soils of Lesquerde and Trevillach (which is right next to Boreal). It offers a gorgeous, Northern Rhône-like bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, violets, mint and liquid rock that flows to a medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless feel on the palate. Possessing first-rate purity, integrated acidity and ample, polished tannin, it will shine for over a decade.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ommegang Joemmegang

In stock at Forsyth and Rock HIll

Ommegang Joemmegang...$13.99 / 750ml
We’re excited for you to try Joemmegang, the newest beer in our Brewmaster’s Obsession series. We think that it’s a perfect marriage of coffee, beer, and chocolate.

The beer begins as a malty brown ale, comprised of Belgian aroma, caramel malts, and oats. A bit of lactose adds body and some sweetness, and a heaping helping of cocoa nibs in the whirlpool provides further richness, and a deep chocolaty aroma. Hop aroma is nonexistent, and bitterness is there just to keep the sweetness in check.

We worked with our great friends at Stagecoach Coffee in Cooperstown to come up with a custom coffee blend that complimented our base beer. Sumatra, Papua New Guinea, and French roast form a combination with chocolate, earth, spice, fruit, and light roast characteristics. Following primary fermentation the beer is cold crashed and yeast is removed. Coffee is added to a secondary tank and the beer is circulated through the freshly roasted beans to extract even more flavor and aroma.

The result is really something special: aromas of cold brewed coffee, milk chocolate and rich malt – the taste follows, round, smooth and creamy, with a touch of sweetness.

Trevallon 2004 Vintage ! 11 years old!!

Yes 2004 vintage just released!
11 Years old!
2004 Domaine de Trevallon Bouches du Rhone...$59.99 
A gorgeous wine that's still youthful and vibrant, the 2004 Bouches du Rhone is an even split of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 2 years in a combination of foudre and barrel. Seamless, elegant and layered, with fabulous cassis, lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and spice, this full-bodied beauty is perfectly balanced, with no hard edges, fine tannin and terrific length. Drink nicely now, it has the concentration and balance to continue to evolve gracefully for at least another decade.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Leaky Roof Meadery from Missouri

Now available online!

The latest edition! New Seasonal
Leaky Roof Bond Burner...$9.99 / 4pk cans
The perfect complement to any barbecue.  We hand smoke whole jalapenos and skinned pineapples to lend our summer seasonal the rich flavors of cooked pineapple, jalapeno and smoke and then balance with just enough honey ot make this an easy drinker on the hottest Missouri Summer day

We introduced Leaky Roof Mead at our 2015 Beer Fest last week.  It was a big hit. 
Made right here in Missouri.  Support  our local products!
These are fantastic

Leaky Roof Gandy Dancer...$9.99 / 4pk Cans

This mead is a base for many of our products. Containing only the essential ingredients. Honey, yeast, and water. This beverage shows you the depth of flavor, from our organic wildflower honey.

Leaky Roof High Dry and Dusty...$9.99 / 4pk Cans
High Dry and Dusty: Our ginger methyglin. It is a sessionable, dry and slightly carbonated mead reminiscent of a very dry ginger ale. Bright, crisp and spicy, this mead can clear a palette and leave it feeling refreshed and thirsty for more. Exceptionably good over ice, this mead is perfect for a hot day in Missouri

Leaky Roof Berry Picker...$9.99 / 4pk Cans
Berry Picker: Our super berry melomel. It is a session-strength, petillant and sweet mead made from a blend of wildflower honey with strawberries, blueberries, blackberrries and red raspberries. This beverage is sweet, but not too sweet, fruity and an explosion of fresh berry flavor.

Leaky Roof Mikado...$9.99 / 4pk Cans

Mikado: honey, green tea, and mint

What Happens When You Shop Local products

  • More of your money will be kept in your local economy:  for every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community.  When you spend $100 on an out of state company,  only $43 stays in the community.*
  • You embrace what makes your community unique
  • You create local jobs.
  • You help the environment: requires less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
  • You nurture community
  • You make your community a destination:  the more interesting and unique your community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. More revenue in the local economy.

*Source: Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics.

James Oliver Whiskeys!

We have a great price on these...

James Oliver Rye Whiskey...$25.99
100 proof
The first is James Oliver Rye Whiskey, a 100-proof product made from a mash of 100% rye grain and aged at least four years in oak barrels whose insides are so heavily charred that the technical term for their char level is "alligator skin char." The actual location of the distillery is a mystery, but the product is proofed and bottled in Oregon by Indio Spirits Distillery.   The resulting product retails in the high 20-dollar range, and exhibits some really nice spicy notes from the grain and roasted nutty characteristics contributed by the oak barrels. There are also buttery and peppery aspects to the rye that work very nicely in cocktails. James Oliver has become my most recent ingredient of choice for Manhattans in my home bar. It is available at most of the best liquor stores in town, although you might have to hunt for it since the small distillery doesn't market it as aggressively as the big boys. Don't expect to see a giant end-cap shelf with a tower of bottles to attract your attention. - Nashville Scene

James Oliver Bourbon Barreled American Whiskey...$25.99
100% American Whiskey -Double barreled in used bourbon and sherry barrels whiskey with a High rye content

2015 Best American Whiskey
1st place - Gold: James Oliver American Whiskey
The 2015 International Whisky Competition™ results are in!

Big O Ginger Liqueur - open house format

Saturday, June 13 (1-3pm) 
Big O Ginger Liqueur
OPEN HOUSE tasting

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

The Big O Ginger Liqueur....$31.99 / 750ml
The Premium Ginger Liqueur
The Big O is the most pleasing liqueur you will ever taste. It truly is artisan-made by people who appreciate fine food, excellent wine, a great liqueur, and good times. It blends the warmth of ginger and exotic spices, the sweetness of tropical sugars, the coolness of citrus, and the liberation of fine, artisan-crafted spirits.

The Big O is silky on the tongue, offering just a hint of a rising heat ― not too much, just a blush ― as the spices begin to reveal themselves, expressing their individual personalities and combined harmony. The tiny bite of alcohol raises your temperature just a bit - increasing your comfort. The combination of flavors then rests at the back of the tongue in a delightful kiss of spices, remembered pleasures.

When we make The Big O, we hand-select the spices we use, choosing the best all-natural botanicals available, so there truly is

Nothing Fake About It.

Shpilka "Stiletto" Vodka

OPEN HOUSE tasting

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

Friday June 12 (4pm-6pm) Stiletto/Shpilka Vodka

Shpilka "Stiletto" Vodka...$17.99 / 750ml
Get to know a little bit about #her.

More than just a pretty package, STILETTO VODKA is surprisingly gentle and dangerously smooth. Distilled six times and filtered through five natural elements, it has a clean flavor that connoisseurs and first-time vodka drinkers alike can enjoy straight.

She is a clean, crisp vodka that also happens to be gluten-free and lower calorie than other vodkas! She is pure and unadulterated...even if your intentions are not!
0% sugar
0% glycerine
100% smooth
100% organic and sustainable

She is a clean, crisp vodka that also happens to be gluten-free and lower calorie than other vodkas! She is pure and unadulterated...even if your intentions are not!

Rock Hill location - Father's Day Weekend Tasting!

Thursday - June 18, 2015 
Father’s Day Weekend Hi-End California Red Tasting at ROCK HILL

June 18th from 6pm-7:30pm Open House Style

The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Rd
Rock Hill, MO 63119

Boutique California Red Wine Tasting
Chris Hoskins, Sales Manager and CSW for Appellations Fine Wines will be on hand to direct the tasting.

We are excited to offer this awesome tasting of small production reds from Napa, featuring two great Napa wine vintages, 2010 and 2012! Not only will this be a fantastic chance to taste some fabulous California cult reds, but also a great gift option with father’s day right around the corner.

Don’t miss this opportunity to taste these world class wines at a very low cost!
$10 per person reservations not required, but let us know you are coming on Facebook

Wines to be tasted:
  • Robert Foley Griffin 2010...$35.99 
  • Robert Foley Merlot 2010...$51.99 
  • Robert Foley Cabernet 2010... $86.99 
  • Hoopla “The Mutt Red” 2012…$23.99 
  • Hoopes Napa Cabernet 2012...$46.99
  • Hoopes Oakville Cabernet 2012...$63.99

Ace Blackjack Twenty One - limited release

Ace Blackjack Twenty One Cider...$13.99 / 750ml
This Special Anniversary cider celebrates our 21 years of making ACE ciders in the Sebastopol area. We have taken the local Gravenstein apple, fermented it to 9% abv and then oak aged it in chardonnay barrels before bottling it with more carbonation than our core brands. Only a very limited number of bottles of Blackjack 21 have been made.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Exciting new Prairie beers....

More Prairie Artisan Ales Somewhere, Eliza5beth have arrived
Plus these new ones

All three are limited!
We are going to release them all differently.

Sour Gold: is on the floor at Forsyth already, some found it today.  I will put it online for reservations tomorrow about 11am.  But you are welcome to come in between 9am-11am tomorrow to just grab some.

Americana and OKIE will go through the BRC tonight.  Watch for emails in the next 15-20 minutes.

Americana: I will send emails out to about 3 times as many bottles we have on the BRC and the first to respond while some is left will be able to get a bottle.  

OKIE:- will go through BRC to the exact number of people as bottles that we have.  

Both of these we will use a 6 month report from last Monday.  

More info on the beers:

Prairie Artisan Ales Sour Gold....$8.49 / pint
A Sour Bottle Conditioned Golden Ale
Prairie Gold is a dry, highly effervescent saison fermented with a mix of ale yeast, wine yeast, lactobacillus and 2 strains of brettanomyces. This beer highlights the various yeasts and bacteria used to make it. Lemon, pear, white wine grapes, and a touch of funk dominate the flavor and aroma in this champagne like beer.
ABV: 7%

Prairie Artisan Ales Americana....$10.99 / 750ml
A Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale
Batch #1 - 2015
Bretanomyces conditioned
7% ABV

Prairie Artisan Ales OKIE...$8.49 / pint
Imperial Brown Ale Aged in Oak Whiskey Barrels
98/10 RateBeerOkie is an imperial brown ale aged in whiskey barrels. Notes of toffee and brown sugar are infused with sweet notes of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and molasses.ABV10%Available in25.4oz Bottles

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BFM Procrastinator 2 Barrel Aged Eisbock

BFM Limited release - back in stock

BFM Procrastinator 2 Barrel Aged Eisbock.....$12.99 / 11.2oz
Rum Barrels
8.99% ABV
Eisbock unfrozen accidentally forgotten in a tank outside the Brewery during several months breathing the fresh air of the Swiss Mountains, aged in a Rum Barrel during 276 hours."  - label

Genesse Beer and Cream Ale are back!

In stock now at Forsyth

Genesee Beer....$18.99 / 30 pack CANS

Genesee Cream Ale...$5.69 / 6pk
There are only two original American beer styles.  We perfected one of them.
In the old days, there were ales and there were lagers. Ales were flavorful. Lagers were smooth. And never the twain did meet.
Until Genesee Cream Ale. And then the twain met head on to form an American Original with the flavor of an ale and the smoothness of a lager.
Cream Ale is unique. Then. Now. Always.
We skillfully warm-ferment Genesee Cream Ale with our own signature top-fermenting yeast.  During the aging process, every batch of Cream Ale is krausened to achieve an uncommonly smooth character.  The process results in Cream Ale’s remarkably creamy white head and a body that is far more distinguished than standard American lagers.

Twin Sisters Double IPA

Fresh batch arrived

Left Hand Twin Sisters Double IPA...$8.99 / 22oz

For as long as people have inhabited Colorado's Front Range, the Twin Sisters Peaks have had a strong impact on our sensibilities.Make the trek up the 11,428’ peaks for breathtaking views, or enjoy them from afar right here at the brewery. As an expression of admiration we have crafted Twin Sisters Double IPA. This is no ale of singular dimension, for double doesn’t just mean double the hops, but double the malt in our book. The balance between these two siblings brings a complexity and depth far too often overlooked. Enjoy!

New Hop pack from He'Brew

He'Brew Hops Variety 12 pack box...$18.99 / 12 bottles

Includes four different beers....

  • Hop Manny IPA
  • Slingshot Lager
  • Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale
  • Wishbone Session Double IPA

The "Classic" Beer of the week....Fullers ESB

We are featuring a "Classic" beer in our Friday night tasting when we can. So many people may have never had these beers because they are not the "new" or "hot" craft beer anymore. Or maybe you have not had it in over 10 years!

This week we will feature at our Friday tasting Fullers ESB as the Classic Beer of the week. The distributor has been out for awhile, so we have a super fresh batch in stock now!

Fullers ESB...$8.99 / 4pk 
Rated 95/100 RateBeer
Rated 100/100 RateBeer in its style
First brewed in 1971. Ingredients: Pale Ale malt, Crystal malt and Maize; Target, Challenger, Northdown and Goldings hops.
Brewed at 5.5% ABV in cask and 5.9% ABV in bottle, ESB is a true liquid legend, and should be savoured as such.  Rich, fruity and powerful, ESB is recognised as one of the best real ales in the world - having won more awards than any beer in its category. If you are a devoted drinker of this champion ale, then our selection of ESB beer and merchandise is ideal for you – choose from a special gift pack, polo shirt or pint glass to ensure you enjoy your favourite beer in style.

Glencairn Tasting Glass

Back in stock now!

All the Whiskey experts recommend using this glass...

Glencairn Whiskey Glass...$37.99 / 4pk
"Champagne, Brandy, Wine... each has its own glass. Yet whisky, the worlds most complex spirit can be found served in anything from hiball tumblers to Paris goblets. It's a bit like pouring your vintage champagne into a pint tumbler or your XO brandy into a shot glass! Whisky is a drink to be savoured. Time spent enjoying the flavours on the nose are equally important as those on the palate. Raymond Davidson decided it was about time someone designed a proper whisky glass... The Glencarin Glass
Today the Glencairn Glass can be found at every distillery in Scotland, Ireland, Wales as well as most in the USA. It has won accolades from around the world including the Queens Award, the highest award for business in the UK.

Arcadia Rapunzel

New from Arcadia

Arcadia Rapunzel White IPA...$9.99 / 6 pack
Pour this White IPA in a tall glass to showcase its hazy, golden color and dense, creamy head. Rapunzel's up-front blast of aromatic hops ushers your palate into a balance of crisp, sweet, malt character and lush, juicy hop flavors of pineapple, citrus, and lemongrass. The tart wheat character and effervescent carbonation accent Rapunzel's light, elegant body while the waves of hop flavor ensure you that you're drinking a well-crafted brew.

Boulevard CANS

Boulevard CANS!!!!
all back in stock

Boulevard Heavy Lifting IPA....$7.99 / 6pk CANS
Think of Heavy Lifting as a close cousin to Mid-Coast IPA. Coming in at 6.2% ABV and 80+ IBUs, Heavy Lifting features massive late and dry-hopping with Centennial, Amarillo, Topaz and Citra hops that leap from a minimal malt base composed of our base pale malt and a touch of Munich malt.

Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler....$7.99 / 6 pack CANS
Radlers, which are usually a mixture of beer and a citrus flavored soda, have really blown up over the past year as drinkers seek out more sessionable beers that still pack a ton of flavor. We’re using Unfiltered Wheat Beer as the base for our Radler and blending in lemon and ginger juice following fermentation. The slightly tart, spicy character of the beer brings plenty to the palate, but Ginger-Lemon Radler is crisp and super drinkable. This beer has been crafted to be a refreshing beer worthy of session drinking.

Boulevard Pop Up IPA....$7.49 / 6 pack CANS
Boulevard Pop-Up Session I.P.A. joins its big brothers Single-Wide and Double-Wide in our trailer park of hop-centric beers. This “session” model is built for frequent excursions, with a very drinkable character and relatively low bitterness tucked behind a big, fruity hop aroma.

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat....$7.49 / 6 pack CANS
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer is a lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. This easy drinking American-style wheat beer has become our most popular offering, and the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest.

Root Sellers Row Hard Root Beer

Root Sellers Row Hard Root Beer (6.7% abv)...$8.49 / 4pk 16oz CANS
Root Sellers Row Hard Root Beer is an alcoholic root beer brewed with pure cane sugar, molasses, spices and botanicals. It is a true root beer inspired by the traditional brews first made by American colonists more than two centuries ago. It has a creamy head with notes of vanilla, molasses, sassafras and wintergreen with a sweet finish. Row Hard Root Beer brewed without grain and it is gluten free.

Schmaltz Bock Bock

Schmaltz Bock Bock...$12.99 / 22oz
Imperial American Bock Lager aged in Bourbon Barrels