Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ballwin location cheese feature:

Ile de France Camembert
Made in the town of PacĂ© in the Normandy region of France - the traditional home of Camembert cheese – Ile de France camembert is made with traditional methods and the freshest milk available. Only rBst-free, pasteurized milk from cows that graze in the Normandy region's lush green pastures is used to make Ile de France Camembert.

Rock Hill Cheese Feature: Peppercorn Gouda

Rock Hill Cheese Feature:

Gouda Pepercorn
Gouda with Peppercorns
A traditional Gouda sprinkled with peppercorns. While the cheese is mild in flavor, the spice of fresh peppercorns makes a nice contrast. Popular culinary herbs makes this cheese an easy ingredient. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

BRC Beer update

BRC release updates:

I am sure I am forgetting a few -- but this should answer a lot of questions....

  • Founder KBS - released in April will be heavily based on Founders support from January 1 until release
  • Goose Island BCS and Variants - will be based heavily on Goose Island purchases starting January 1st until release in November
  • Bells Hopslam 6pk - 12oz Cans : still deciding on this one.  It arrives Feb 8th.  We have a decent allocation of the 6 pack Cans.    So part might be BRC and part might be general release. 
  • Bells Hopslam 5 liter Mini Kegs:  We have very little 5 liter Hopslam Mini Kegs coming so those will go to the top Bells Brewery supporters 

  • Perennial Savant Blanc -  - emails just sent
  • Perennial Sump BURUNDI Variant - emails just sent (only available at Perennial and The Wine and Cheese Place)

  • Prairie Artisan Ales Branson Jamboree Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Barrels - partially based on Prairie support.  This one is coming soon.
  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD - late February/early March
  • 2nd Shift BA Vanilla Release party - invites will go via BRC
  • Side Project Merci - soon
  • Side Project (to be announced soon) - waiting on registration

More info on some of the beers!!

We will allocate a portion out based on support of Prairie Artisan Ales "regular beers" starting from October 12 until a day or two of the beer arriving.

Prairie Artisan Ales Branson Jamboree Imperial Stout Aged In Oak Barrels

The Wine and Cheese Place will be the only place in St. Louis you can get this beer
Back in Janaury of 2014 Chase Healey, co-founder and brewmaster of Prairie Artisan Ales, loaded up two barrels  (Evan Williams 10 Year old and a Buffalo Trace) from The Wine and Cheese Place to take back to Oklahoma to fill with beer.  So Chase decided to blend several barrels for this beer and make a larger batch. It is a blend of bourbon barrels along with some brandy and Madeira barrels.   He said it worked better for his system to make a bigger batch.  The beer is bottled and should be heading our way soon.   So we will be receiving about 2 barrels worth of this final blend.  So around 720 pint bottles.

2nd Shift Vanilla LSD Release Party - tickets will go via BRC
We will be having a 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD release party with Steve and Libby Crider. Will announce date as soon as we know (probably late February or early March).
We will invite the top 30 - 2nd Shift supporters at that time.

We will taste -

  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla LSD
  • 2nd Shift LSD
  • 2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout
  • 2nd Shift Vanilla Cat Spit
  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged Vanilla Cat Spit Stout (we will save some bottles for the event
Part of this release will be based on 2nd Shift Support!

  • 2nd Shift Barrel Aged LSD (3 barrels produced) 
2nd Shift BA beers will be partially allocated based on 2nd Shift support.  These barrels will be based on the start of our new POS system (October 12th until a few days before the release--soon!)

Side Projece Merci Blend #2

Perennial Savant Blanc
Savant Blanc is a Belgian blonde ale, 100% Brettanomyces fermented, aged for 5 months in Chardonnay barrels with Chardonel grapes.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Deschutes The Dissident

Sorry, have not had a chance to get BRC emails out on this one yet.
Will send it out on Thursday morning.

Also we should see two limited Perennial releases this Thursday or Friday.
They will both go via BRC.
Perennial Savant Blanc
Perennial - surprise release? You will have to wait to find out.

If you have stuff reserved, you might want to pick up before Thursday.  

Deschutes The Dissident
The Dissident is an Oud Bruin, a distinctive Flanders-style sour brown ale, with a heavenly aroma and flavor. Our first wild yeast beer, we use Brettanomyces and local cherries to give The Dissident its characteristic sour taste. Our stiffest brewing challenge, it must be fermented in isolation from our other beers for a full 18 months, partly in pinot and cabernet barrels. The words coddled and “worth it” come to mind.

CAYMUS Malbec?

Caymus Red Schooner Malbec "Voyage 2"....$44.99
Grown in Mendoza, Vinified at CAYMUS!!
We have the lowest price on
Caymus is rocking the wine world in a whole new way, by obtaining premium fruit from the steep slopes of the Andes and cold-shipping the grapes back to Napa. They vinify and barrel age the wine at Caymus for 14 months in half new/half used French Oak, then age it their cellars for and additional 3 years!

A “Caymus style” of Mendoza Malbec. Defnitely an iron fist in a velvet glove. Rich fine tannin - a Mendoza dust fine texture. There is a very refined character to this wine, which is special and singular. A dense, dark red, this wine opens up with the scent of ripe plums and cherries, layered with hints of unsweetened baking chocolate. On the palate, it is powerful, concentrated, supple and persistent, with generous flavors of French oak that support but don’t dominate. The wine carries through to a complete finish, balanced and integrated with soft tannins that imbue it with both structure and balance.--Winery Notes

New Goose Island Green Line Pale!!

Nice and fresh bottles on January 14
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale...$7.49
Green Line Pale Ale is a honey-colored, immensely sessionable American pale ale with a pronounced, bright, American hop aroma and citrus flavor. Notes of biscuit and lightly toasted malt create the backbone for Green Line’s pleasant, crisp bitterness.
Style: American Pale Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 5.4%
International Bitterness Units: 30
Color: Wildflower Honey
Hops: Millennium, Mt. Hood, Zythos
Malts: Special Pale

Monday, February 1, 2016

Fulton & Wood Series Rasselbock

Goose Island Fulton & Wood Series Rasselbock...$7.49 / 6pk
There was particular attention to the malt bill using pale munich, wheat and rye. There was no fruit harmed in the making of this beer, however you can't avoid the beautiful banana esters and clove phenals that the Weihenstephan weizen yeast expresses. Rasselbock is a German style Dark, Rye, Wheat beer.

Style: Dunkelroggenweizenbock

Alcohol by Volume: 6.8%

International Bitterness Units: 28
Color: Pumpernickel

Hops: Hallertau

Malts: Munich, Rye, Wheat, Midnight Wheat, Rice Hulls

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Best Bottle Shop in Missouri per - The Wine and Cheese Place!

Three years in a row!!!
We are honored!  Thank you!
2013, 2014, and now 2015
We have won the award every time since they started giving out this award!

We are honored to be ranked the #1 Bottle Shop in all of Missouri!!!!

Missouri Winners --
Best Tap Room : Schlafly
Best Restaurant: Bailey's Range
Best Brewer tap room: Side Project Cellar
Best Bottle Shop:  The Wine and Cheese Place
Best bar: Bridge Tap House 

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