Saturday, January 14, 2017

BRC - releases

BRC Emails sent on these limited beers -

Evil Twin Michigan Maple Jesus -- Beer Only
Imperial stout aged in Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels.Produced and bottled for Evil Twin Brewing at Dark Horse Brewing Co, Marshall, MI.

Overall purchases- we just got a small amount of these
  • Against The Grain Bo and Luke
  • Omnipollo Yellow Belly
  • Tilquin Oude Gueuze
  • Tilquin Mure

New from Mark Twain

Mark Twain Huck Finn's Habanero Apricot Wheat...$6.49 / 22oz
A hybrid style of American Wheat, Pepper Beer, and Fruit Beer, Huck’s Habanero Apricot Wheat is malty and sweet on the front, with the heat from fresh habanero peppers most apparent on the finish. The sweetness from the apricots tames the spice, making this unique combination of sweet and spicy surprisingly approachable.

Mark Twain King Arthur's Imperial IPA....$8.49 / 22oz
Sweeter and with more fruit character than Jumping Frog, King Arthur’s Imperial IPA is full-bodied and deceptively smooth. Specialty malts add rich caramel and honey flavors, making this beer ideal for sipping and savoring.

1967 Taylor Fladgate - great gift this year!

1967 was a great year.
St. Louis Blues were formed, KSHE-95 went on the air, the Poplar Street Bridge was completed, Worlds First Heart Transplant, The first ATM, Monterey International Pop Music Festival, Beatles release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the US, The first Super Bowl played between Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs and I happened to be born also.

Do you know someone turning 50 this year?  50th Anniversary?
We have a wine for you.....
1967 Taylor Fladgate Single Harvest Port...$279.99
This draws you in, with aromas of warm halva and toasted pistachio giving way to a wide range of buckwheat, toasted sesame, walnut husk, menthol and licorice root notes that refuse to break down in the mouth. Exhibits remarkable length, with ample viscosity matched by steely tension, putting this in rarified air. Drink now. 580 cases made
Rated 98/100 The Wine Spectator
The 1967 Very Old Single Harvest Port is Taylor's new release in its ongoing 50-year Colheita program (or, as they prefer to say, "single harvest tawny port"). This should just recently have been released into the marketplace by the time this review appears. It is a typical Douro blend, coming in with 163 grams per liter of residual sugar and 20.7% alcohol. Taylor's series of 50-year single-harvest tawnies are impressive and always on the mark. This year is no exception. This molasses-flavored beauty emphasizes its complexity, seeming elegant in the mid-palate, but remarkably concentrated in flavor. Despite that concentration of flavor, this never seems even a little jammy. It is also wonderfully persistent on the finish. The most notable features here, though, are the smooth, unctuous texture and the complexity--the mature flavors, not only molasses, but a bit of seared caramel. It was interesting revisiting this a few days later, by the way. Some say these long-aged tawnies never change. I never believed that was true and this is a good example. On opening, there was a touch of a hard edge and it was sometimes just a little harsh on the finish. A couple of days later that was literally gone and after a week or more, this seemed remarkably graceful and impeccably balanced. It eventually seemed even a touch understated. This was bottled in 2016 with a bar-top cork. As noted on occasion, wines aged this long in barrel can in theory last indefinitely, assuming no cork failures, but it is ready and the bar-top cork means it is meant to drink now.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Store Hours today!

We are open today 
normal hours from 9am-7pm

Looks like yesterday really never got as bad as they said.  But enjoyed the day off, I took a growler of beer home and enjoyed the day with my family.  

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Boulevard Tank 7 now in 6 packs!

Boulevard Tank 7 is now in 6 packs!!

Boulevard Tank 7....$13.99 / 6pk
(was $10.99 / 4pk)
Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickety. Here at Boulevard we have fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were experimenting with variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in that very vessel. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.

Founders Azacca now in 15 Pack CANS

Founders Azacca IPA....$16.99 / 15 pack CANS
Named for the Haitian god of agriculture, the Azacca hop boasts intense, tropical fruit notes. Azacca IPA includes a touch of caramel malt to provide a sweet backbone to the citrus, mango and orchard fruit notes in this 7% ABV, 70 IBUs beer. The label artwork symbolizes the god of agriculture watching over a field where the ingredients used to make the beer are being grown.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Roederer L'Ermitage is on sale!

Caifronia's Finest Sparking Wine is Back and On-Sale
We love Roederer L'Ermitage and we love it even more when we have it on-sale

2007 Roederer Estate L'Eermitage Brut....$39.99
Very fruity and fresh in aroma, this elegant wine has light, crisp apple and lemon flavors, fresh-baked bread accents and lively acidity. A layered texture seems to blend in accents of almond and vanilla, increasing complexity with each sip. It's one of California's blue-chip bubblies.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Boulevard returning seasonals....

In stock now at Forsyth

Boulevard Irish Ale....$7.99 / 6pk
Irish Ale, Boulevard’s early spring seasonal beer, is our Midwestern tribute to the legendary red ales of old Ireland. Our recipe combines six kinds of pale and roasted barley malts to provide a rich, toasty flavor and tawny reddish hue.

Boulevard Early Rise Coffee Porter...$7.99 / 6 pack
We start with a smooth, dark, rich and roasty porter, then add Colombian Cajibio Estate coffee supplied by our local friends at Maps Coffee Roasters to create an eye-opening marriage of our two favorite brewed beverages.

Logboat Mr. Moot

Logboat Mr. Moot Imperial Brown Ale...$11.99 / 4pk
We're happy to introduce the newest member of the Delta Series, MR. MOOT! Mr. Moot is our world class award winning Mamoot’s great grandad. The elder Moot has notes of dark fruit, toffee, and chocolate with a quite pleasant medium bodied finish. Hang out with Mr Moot around a fire this winter and throw on some Sturgill!

Antinori Cevaro Della Sala

A 94 Point Italian Superstar
This has always been my favorite Italian White Wine, an amazing blend of Chardonnay and Grachetto.
2013 Antinori Cevaro Della Sala...$39.99
Next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $44.95I never get enough of this beautiful wine. The 2013 Cervaro della Sala is mostly Chardonnay (80%) blended with an Umbrian native grape, Grechetto. The results are glorious, and this vintage represents slight tweaks to the winemaking style in favor of more finesse and elegance. Back in 2009, Cervaro della Sala was executed in a heavier style. The aging potential of this celebrated white wine has been proven and demonstrated with tasting after tasting. This vintage is balanced and fresh with brimstone, stone fruit and creamy peach. With time, it will show more mineral nuances and additional aging sophistication.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

Antica Cabernet Napa Atlas Peak

2013 Antica Cabernet Napa Atlas Peak....$37.98
Another stellar offering from Marchesi Antinori's California property, best of all we have the chepest price in the country!
A beautifully elegant, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon from the Antinori outpost in Napa Valley, their 2013 has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful, sweet kiss of pure blackcurrant fruit, licorice and forest floor. Full-bodied, but with creamy texture, sweet, beautifully integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol, this is an impressively well-crafted wine that’s drinkable now, but should evolve nicely for another 15-20 years.
Rated 94/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

Monday, January 9, 2017

Growler board updated ----

The Bruery Autumn Maple
Brewed with 15 lbs. of yams per barrel (in other words, a lot of yams!),  Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, maple syrup, and fermentation with our traditional Belgian yeast strain, make this bold and spicy beer perfect for a cold autumn evening.