Saturday, October 15, 2016

Drunken Sailor

Drunken Sailor Spiced Rum...$19.99
Drunken Sailor is a handcrafted recipe of blended and aged Caribbean rums made from local sugar cane and distilled from molasses. We then mix in our special brew of all natural ingredients like Tahitian Vanilla, cinnamon and secret spices. 92 proof.

Drunken Sailor takes its name from the ancient sea shanty that sailors, pirates and navy folks sang as they worked long days at sea. Spice rum played an important role throughout the world and U.S. history. Even George Washington insisted on a barrel to be present for his inauguration.

Drunken Sailor Irish Whiskey...$28.99
The Irish invented whiskey and on the backs of sailors, navy men and pirates of the British Isles. It spread it's sweet brown veins across the world. The iconic sea shanty, drunken Sailor was on most of these swashbuckler's lips and was the chorus of the seas as they worked in unison on the tall ships. And those men kept their mettle about them with Irish Whiskey. The nectar of Poseidon!

Nikka Coffee MALT Whisky


Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky...$65.99
The Nikka Coffey Malt is the result of a unique distillation process in “Coffey” type column stills, which are normally used for grain whisky production. This rare 100% malt bottling offers a surprisingly rich texture.

Friday, October 14, 2016

New Exclusive Malts

The Exclusive Malts Blended Scotch Whisky 1980...$165.99

35 Year Old Scotch
Distilled in 1980 Aged for a minimum of 35 years in oak casks.
A blend of the finest Speyside and Highland Single malts and single grain whiskies all distilled in 1980 and matured in the finest ex-sherry casks. Non-chill filtered and no coloring added

The Exclusive Malts 1997 Linkwood 18 Year Single Malt Scotch...$129.99

ABV: 46.3%
Linkwood Distillery, based in the town of Elgin in the North East of Scotland, is quite a hard whisky to find. Nearly all of its output is destined for the big blending houses. Whilst this is understandable, as Linkwood Distillery makes a great spirit, it is a shame that more of its aged malt does not find its way into a bottle on its own. This cask demonstrates how great this whisky can be.
Cask type: First Fill Ex-Sherry Hogshead

The Exclusive Malts 1991 Port Dundas 25 Year Old Single Malt...$143.99
ABV: 53.6%
Based just North of the City of Glasgow, Port Dundas Distillery had a long and chequered history (it burned down twice and was bombed once). At its prime the distillery was capable of making 39 million litres of spirit a year but was closed in 2009 due to a surplus in production of grain whisky. The whisky is now highly sought after as when aged properly is quite delicious.
Cask type: Refill Hogshead

The Exclusive Malts 2006 Croftengea 10 Year Old Single Malt...$85.99
Distilled at Loch Lomond
ABV: 55.5% 
The whisky is made at the Loch Lomond distillery situated in Alexandria, adjacent to Loch Lomond.
Called Croftengea after one of the islands on Loch Lomond and to remove association of whisky of the same name, this whisky is distilled using heavily peated barley imparting an earthy, smoky style to the spirit.
Cask type: Refill Hogshead

New limited Hennessy

Hennessy Cognac Master Blender's No. 1....$79.99
  • Single Batch
  • Blended from our Master Blender's private reserve Eaux de Vie
  • Aged in both young and old French Oak barrel.
  • 43% ABV
  • Each Bottle individually numbered
  • only 9300 cases released

Stone Coffee Milk Stout is back!

Stone Coffee Milk Stout...$9.99 / 6pk
There’s no shortage of talented people at Stone, and each makes their presence known in their own unique way. Brian Gallagher, a brewer who learned the art of fermentation in the UK, used the beer you now hold, a take on a traditional English milk stout, as his vehicle for personal expression. Originally brewed as a limited edition offering at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, this coffee-laced milk stout quickly became a favorite among Gallagher’s peers. Made bittersweet and creamy while remaining smooth and easy-drinking thanks to the addition of milk sugar, it’s clear in one sip why this is a brew we needed to share with fans everywhere.

Great Divide 22nd Anniversary Dark Sour

Great Divide 22nd Anniversary Dark Sour...$18.99 / 750ml
An expert blend of bold character, this Dark American Sour is a perfect culmination of 22 years of craft and ingenuity. Aged in red wine barrels, this robust offering is as sophisticated as it is sour. Notes of black cherry jam and tobacco are countered by a welcome tartness and tannic oak finish that lasts long after each sip, making 22nd Anniversary a beer you won’t soon forget.

New 4 pack of Stone Fresh IPAs

In stock at all 4 locations

Stone Anniversary Bomber pack...$21.99 / 4pk
Includes 1 bottles each (all rated 99/100 RateBeer)
  • Stone 5th Anniversary IPA
  • Stone 10th Anniversary IPA
  • Stone 15th Anniversary Black IPA
  • Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA

Stone 5th Anniversary IPA (99/100 RateBeer)
Originally released September 2001. Brewed to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Stone Brewing Co. An "amped up" version of Stone IPA with many times the hops and cranked up malt profile.

Stone 10th Anniversary IPA (99/100 RateBeer)
Stone 10th Anniversary IPA harkens back to our earlier Anniversary Ales, with abundant hopping at many stages of the brewing process. Appropriately, the aroma is over-the-top, with pronounced piney and resiny hop flavors combined with tropical fruit esters and more subtle notes of toasted malts and alcohol. Our Stone 10th Anniversary Ale weighs in at 10% alcohol by volume (perfect for a 10th anniversary beer), and has a little more color and malt character than our other IPAs. In addition to using the new Summit hop variety in the brewhouse to provide the powerful bitterness, we went back through our records and found some of our favorite hops over the years, and used them to flavor this brew, including Chinook, Crystal, and large doses of Simcoe in the dry-hop to provide a huge, complex, piney, fruity and floral hop character. This is a colossal beer, big in every sense: hoppy, malty, rich, and strong! Right up our alley.

Stone 15th Anniversary Black IPA (99/100 RateBeer)
In the 15 years since we entered the craft brewing world, change has come not in a straight line, but as an exponential curve. The craft brewing movement has long been called a "revolution." But today the air is so thick with revolution, it’s palpable. No longer is it only an awareness among the faithful; the unconverted are beginning to feel it as well. Denial and ignorance are disappearing in favor of opened eyes, curiosity and the sense that there’s something larger out there. For far too long we have been lied to. For far too long we have been oppressed by the notion that dumbed-down-lowest-common-denominator-mediocrity was all that we could, and should, expect. You might think we’re talking only about the world of brewing, but we’re not. There is a myriad of products out there masquerading as cheeses, coffee, chocolates, breads...hell, there is stuff pretending to be ’food’ that our great grandmothers would not recognize as such. Yet the craft brewing movement, together with the artisanal food movement, is making much progress. Where the industrial companies can’t dismiss or bury us, they are attempting to copy us with cheap facsimiles. Yes, chances are if you are holding this bottle, you understand these things to be true about the world of brewing. You also likely understand the importance of our fight at Stone against accepted ’norms’ over the last 15 years. We believed that America was ready to embrace things made with artistry and passion. You have spoken. Your response has been clear. We are not merely consumers to be spoon-fed whatever commodities need to be unloaded for a profit. We have only just begun to move the needle of this revolution, & mediocrity still reigns. Consider that when you reject dumbed down, industrialized food and drink, you also support craft brewing. The line is nearly seamless; we are fighting the same battle. We will not win in our lifetime, as the powers are too entrenched, and the masses too…fooled. And shackled. However, this is a revolution of ideas and of taste, and we will win. How do you want to be viewed by your children, and your children’s children? As a hero, or as the oppressed? (Those that don’t think they have been oppressed are already lost.) Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide. We hope you’ll stand with us. Strong and unyielding. You are needed. This bottle and its glorious contents are a celebration of you, brothers and sisters, and your importance in this fight. Cheers to all we’ve accomplished together in the past fifteen years, and cheers to the adventure ahead!

Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA

For 20 years our passion for brewing and our obsession with hops have challenged traditional styles and expectations for beer. So it’s only fitting we commemorate this momentous occasion by crafting a liquid ode to bold brewing that satisfies your hop thirst and pays homage to our flagship San Diego brewery, located on Citracado Parkway (which itself pays homage to the citrus and avocado agricultural history of the region).

“Citracado” also teases the two key ingredients of this beer. “Citra” refers both to the juicy gem of a hop and its citrusy (and tropical) aromas and flavors. “Cado” inspired us to utilize wonderful, native avocado flower honey. Combine the two and the result pours like silk and abounds with enough hops to match our excitement for reaching this 20-year milestone. We thank you sincerely for the years of support and pledge that we will, as always, strive to live up to the reasons for your loyalty!

Very limited Stone Brewing beers....

Limited - back in stock!
More of the 2015 versions

Stone Brewing Crime....$16.99 / 500ml Cork finish
Stone Brewing Southern Charred...$16.99 / Cork finish

click here to read more about the beers

Stone Double Bastard in the Rye...$16.99 pint
Proper Name: Double Bastard in the Rye
(2015 Double Bastard Ale aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels)

Rye whiskey melds midpalate with Double Bastard Ale’s colossal hop and malt presence, adding dimension to the beer’s already deep caramel-like flavors. This rare treasure is strictly for those processing the capacity to appreciate what many will shun.
IBUs: Classified
ABV: 12.7%

New Plum Sour from Destihl

If you came to our Beer Fest earlier in the year, you got a chance to taste this beer...finally arrived!

Destihl Plum Sour Stout...$8.99 / 6pk
WiLD SOUR Series
Plum Sour Stout rebels against style boundaries as it opens with a bold fusion of fruitiness and chocolatey roast. Dark fruit flavors then take hold, evoking memories of plum jam and chocolate-covered cherries to bring everything into balance. The result is a light-bodied and refreshingly tart stout that's just plum sour!!

Schlafly APA is back

Schlafly APA...$12.99 / 12 pack bottles

Back in bottles now - not sure for how long

Ballast Point tasting today!

Ballast Point tasting today!

We have Ballast Point coming today to taste an assortment of their beers from 4-6pm at Forsyth.

7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

95 -96 point wines!

95 and 96 Point Chardonnay, one with bubbles one without!

It's back! The 2014 Hartford Court 4 Hearts Chardonnay is one of the best Russian River Chardonnay's we have tasted in years and the best part is the price. Not often these days you can find a world class Chardonnay for under $50 let alone below $40 if you are buying by the case.

2014 Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay $41.99
The 2014 Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyard is a larger cuvée of 1,285 cases that comes from relatively old vines for Northern California (planted in 1975). The wine is super-opulent, offering terrific honeysuckle, orange marmalade and pineapple notes in a full-bodied, sexy, super-fresh, pure style. This stunning Chardonnay was aged in 43% new French oak and should drink well for 5-6 years.
Rated 96/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

NV Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc....$149.99 / 1.5 liter
When Clement Calleja of Billecart Salmon was in town this past June he could hardly contain his excitement over the Billecart Salmon NV Blanc de Blanc. Clement informed me that while the wine is Non-Vintage the base wine is from the amazing 2008 vintage and it will rival the best Vintage Champagne they have made.  He said he was sorry to inform me that they only had Magnums of this beautiful wine to ship. I told him not to be sorry that Champagne in Magnum is a wonderful idea and to send what he could on the next order. Well the Magnums are here, come and get them!
"Really attractive ripe and pure chardonnay sourced from the Côte de Blancs villages of Avize, Cramant, Chouilly and Mesnil-sur-Oger. This has bright ripe peaches and nectarines in addition to mangoes, lemons and – not to mention some background chalky aromas. The palate's a riot of fleshy and flavorsome chardonnay fruit with a helping of stone fruits and another of green mango flavors and deeper-set citrus zest. Seamless balance flows to the finish. Drink now. Superb!"
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

Exciting new - Tramontana Prosecco Brut

We are excited to find this great Prosecco, it is a Brut, so it is dry and refreshing.  

Tramontana Prosecco Brut...$12.99
Suggested Retail is $17
Compare to at $19.97
“Tramontana” known as the North Wind, swirls down through the vineyards at night from the Italian Alps. These cooling breezes help create extraordinary wines of great complexity and character. Rich and luscious with lovely fruit notes, Tramontana wines are signature creations from Italy’s finest wine regions.

TASTING NOTES: Elegant yellow straw color with fine bubbles. On the nose, luscious fresh fruity floral aromas. The wine is beautifully balanced with a hint of sweetness to excite the palate. CULINARY PAIRINGS: Perfect as an aperitif or with risotto, fish, seafood, pasta, chicken, sushi, and Asian. Excellent with desserts, especially biscotti.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Left for Dead Whiskey

J. Rieger Left for Dead Collab with Boulevard
Distilled Beer...$18.99 / 375ml bottle

Batch #6 

Distilled From: 22 different Boulevard beers - watch this video about it

Batch #1 

Distilled From: Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Release 
Date: June 27, 2016 
Reason for Distillation: One of the first fermentations in the newly constructed Cellar 5 at Boulevard, this batch of UWB didn’t pass the rigorous testing Boulevard places on all of its brews. The average person wouldn’t have been able to decipher any wrong in the beer, but the seasoned sensory panel was able to spot a flaw. 
Distillation Proof: 147 proof Bottled 
Proof: 89 proof 
Bottles in Batch: 1,028 bottles 
Notes from the Distiller: Aroma: sweet, grainy, slightly fruity, banana, pineapple, floral, slight citrus, bread Taste: sweet, soft wheat backbone, fruit, mineral, banana, pineapple, grain, slight spice Mouthfeel: full, creamy, clean finish, oily Potential Cocktail: Neat or with a lemon peel 

Batch #3 
Distilled From: Calling IPA Release 
Date: August 15, 2016 
Reason for Distillation and comments: On its way to Europe, the shipping container’s temperature fell out of the ideal storage temperature range. As beer’s sensitivity to temperature fluctuations has the ability to cause unforeseen flavor changes, the brewery didn’t want to take any chances. When Boulevard dumped all the kegs, it equated to approximately 1,000 gallons of beer. 
Distillation Proof: 137 proof 
Bottled Proof: 89 proof Bottles in 
Batch: 680 bottles 
Notes from the Distiller: Aroma: hoppy, floral Taste: very hop forward, sweet, malty backbone, floral Mouthfeel: full, creamy, clean finish, oily Potential Cocktail: Egg White Sour 

Batch #4   ===SOLD OUT
Distilled From: Love Child #6 & Bourbon Barrel Quad Release 
Date: August 15, 2016 
Reason for Distillation and comments: On its way to Europe, the shipping container’s temperature fell out of the ideal storage temperature range. As beer’s sensitivity to temperature fluctuations has the ability to cause unforeseen flavor changes, the brewery didn’t want to take any chances. We had to to open approximately 2,000 imperial stout bottles. 
Distillation Proof: 135 proof 
Bottled Proof: 89 proof 
Bottles in Batch: 321 bottles 
Notes from the Distiller: Aroma: fruity (including cherry), sweet Taste: sweet backbone, fruit Mouthfeel: full, creamy, clean finish, oily

Batch #5 

Distilled From: Unfiltered Wheat Beer with a hint of Applewood Smoke 
Release Date: August 17, 2016 
Reason for Distillation and comments: One of the first fermentations in the newly constructed Cellar 5 at Boulevard, this batch of UWB didn’t pass the rigorous testing Boulevard places on all of its brews. The average person wouldn’t have been able to decipher any wrong in the beer, but the seasoned sensory panel was able to spot a flaw. 
Distillation Proof: 147 proof 
Bottled Proof: 89 proof 
Bottles in Batch: 990 bottles 
Notes from the Distiller: Aroma: sweet, grainy, slightly fruity, banana, pineapple, floral, slight citrus, bread Taste: campfire, sweet, soft wheat backbone, fruit, mineral, banana, pineapple, grain, slight spice Mouthfeel: full, creamy, clean finish, oily Potential Cocktail: Neat to experience the hint of smoke

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

NITRO Wake up Dead

Left Hand continues it new NITRO Series with their Russian Imperial Stout

Left Hand Wake up Dead NITRO Russian Imperial Stout...$9.99 / 4pk
Good Morning. You’ve woken up dead. You’re in ruins. But don’t be discouraged. Here’s a black ale to brighten your day. Wake Up Dead lurks in our cellars for over 4 months before being unleashed. Hints of raisins, black licorice, coffee and dark chocolate are followed by earthy, herbal hop notes. Any apprehensions about the rest of your day are quickly forgotten, for whatever the mind expects, it finds.

Lindemans Cuvee Rene Oude Kriek

Back in stock now, this one sells very well.

Lindemans Cuvee Rene Oude Kriek...$10.99 / 750ml
The History of Oude Kriek Cuvée René
In order to produce Oude Kriek Cuvée René, whole cherries (including pits) ferment in a lambic that is at least six months old in huge 10,000-liter oak barrels called foudres. After six months, this traditional kriek is bottled in corked 750 mL bottles. Oude Kriek Cuvée René is bottle-conditioned: a second fermentation process which, after a few months, will produce the carbon dioxide to which this authentic beer owes its carbonation and distinctive foam head.

Oude Kriek has been brewed by the Lindemans brewery since 1961, renamed Oude Kriek Cuvée René in 2007, and imported into the US in 2016.

The brewers blend aged lambic and younger lambic, to taste, and refermentation occurs in the bottle after capping. It is highly coveted by gourmands in Belgium and in the US who lay it in their cellars, sometimes for years. Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René is authentic "Oude Kriek," every batch blended by hand.

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Raspberry Lemon

We scored 24 more bottles ---
New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Raspberry Lemon...$3.99 / 12oz
Bourbon Barrel Stout

Michigan raspberries bring depth to Dragon’s Milk, framing its chocolate tones and contrasting its dark, roast character. Lemon zest excites and brightens the fruit flavor.

Goose Island 2016 Juliet Belgian Style Wild Ale.

We scored 1 more case - (some of you already found it on the shelf, so only 6 bottles left already)  JULIET SOLD OUT AGAIN

Plus we have Gillian, Halia and Lolita

Goose Island  2016 Juliet Belgian Style Wild Ale...$21.99 / 765 ml
With Blackberries

Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in cabernet barrels with blackberries, Juliet is a tart, fruity, complex ale. Notes of wood, tannin, dark fruit and spice make Juliet an ideal beer to suggest to Pinot Noir enthusiasts and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian sour ales.

J.W. Lees Selection 2014 all in stock now

Re-stocked on J.W. Lees....

J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2014...$6.99 / 11.2oz

J.W. Lees Harvest Ale -- Cask Series

"J.W.Lees Vintage Harvest Ale is only brewed once a year for release on December 1 of each year. It is a Limited Edition Vintage to celebrate the first brew from each year's harvest of barley and hops. Only the first delivery of the year's classic barley malt 'Maris Otter' and the classic hop variety 'Goldings' from East Kent is therefore used."

J.W. Lees Harvest Ale in Lagavulin Casks...$8.99 / 11.2oz
Vintage 2014 Aged for 3 months in Lagavulin Casks

J.W. Lees Harvest Ale in Calvados Casks...$8.99 / 11.2oz
Vintage 2014 Aged for 3 months in Calvados Casks 

J.W. Lees Harvest Ale in Sherry Casks...$8.99 / 11.2oz
Vintage 2014 Aged for 3 months in Sherry Casks 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Uinta Brewing Funk'n Patch Brett Pumpkin Ale

Uinta Brewing Funk'n Patch Brett Pumpkin Ale...$10.99 / 750ml
Brett Pumpkin Ale
Part of Uinta’s new Wild ale program and feature that great barnyard funkiness from the Brett combined with sweet malts and pumpkin spices. A nice sour pumpkin ale.

Logboat Brewing Haller-Tang

Logboat Brewing Haller-Tang Pale Ale...$9.99 / 6pk CANS
5% ABV
30 IBU
The first beer in our Delta Series, Haller-Tang, is a Pale Ale loaded up with with German hops (Huell Melon, Magnum, Saaz and Tettnang) and pilsner malts.

$5 Pinot Grigio!!

In stock now!!
On super sale now.  The distributor lowered the price some more!
It was a great deal at $7.99, now $4.98 -
2015 Barone Fini Valadige Pinot Grigio...$4.98
Was $7.99
Compare to at $13.99
Giovanni Bonmartini-Fini is descended from Italian royalty-he is actually a count-and he is the de facto head of Barone. The vines for their Pinot Grigio are planted in dolomite soil, you can actually see bits of shell in the soil form ancient see beds that once covered the area. This Valadige Pinot Grigio is fresh and minerally with a touch of citrus components. This is one of our best buys in Pinot Grigio now.

Boulevard Barrel Aged Thrillogy

Boulevard BARREL AGED Thrillogy....$31.99 / 3 - 750ml bottles
1 bottle each of

  • Imperial Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels
  • Rye on Rye Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels
  • Bourbon Barrel Quad: Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cherries

Rock Bridge Brewery from Columbia, Missouri

Back in stock!! This one is moving fast
From Columbia, Missouri!

Rock Bridge Option #2....$10.99 / 4pk CANS

Imperial Milk Stout brewed with Coffee Beans

Rock Bridge Rye You Lil’ Punk...$6.99 / 4pk 16oz CANS

Rye You Lil’ Punk is brewed with rye malt and Falconer’s Flight hops. The rye in the brew lends an earthy, slightly spicy note and pairs nicely with the citrus hop flavor and aroma. Falconer’s Flight hops are a blend of several different varieties of the most used hops for American IPA’s and give the beer a big citrus and stone fruit flavor and aroma.

Rock Bridge Saison...$6.99 / 4pk 16oz CANS