Saturday, February 18, 2017

Martini Zinfandel Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso.

2013 Louis Martini Zinfandel Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso...$37.99
An absolutely killer wine from their famous vineyard is the 2013 Gnarly Vine Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard. This is no wimpy wine at 16.2% alcohol, but wow, it delivers the goods. Full-bodied, exuberant, with an opaque purple color, big, briary blackberry and black raspberry fruit, as well as some roasted herbs and grilled meats jump from the glass of this full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal, intense Zinfandel. Drink it over the next 8-10 years.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Corazon Expressions Tequila Reposado Buffalo Trace

Back in stock -
Corazon Expressions Tequila Reposado Buffalo Trace....$59.99
Color: Pale, Golden
Aroma: Sweet with floral and herbal aromas
Taste: Distinguished with a touch of spice, caramel and vanilla
Aged in Buffalo Trace Barrels
Alcohol: 40% Alc/Vol 80 proof

Church Street new releases

Church Street Brewing Company Mosaic Ministry Pale Wheat Ale...$9.99 / 6 pack

4.8% ABV 
44 IBU 
A savory and aromatic hoppy wheat showcasing Amarillo and Mosaic hops. Honey and caramel malts contribute to a robust malt backbone that gives way to a citrus, floral, and tropical hop character.

Church Street Brewing Company Crimson Clover Red Ale...$9.99 / 6pk
5.5% ABV 
38 IBU 
This classic European brew uses 100% UK hops and malt, featuring Maris Otter, Crystal and Vienna malts. Notes of caramel, toffee, and buttered toast provide for a smooth and complex flavor profile, topped off with a creamy head.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Barrel Aged Bible Belt


Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Barrel Aged Bible Belt...$9.49 / 12oz

Deschutes Reserves

All in stock now - no limit!

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Deschutes 2016 The Dissident...$14.99 / 22oz
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 22 months, partly in pinot and cabernet barrels. The words coddled and “worth it” come to mind.

Deschutes Pinot Suave...$14.99 / 22oz
A unique Belgian-style ale with notes of Pinot grape, berries and dried fruit along with light malt and caramel flavors.

Malt: Black Barley, Superior Pilsner, Flaked Oats, Malted Wheat, Carared, Melanoidin
Hops: US Tettnang, Crystal
Other: Oregon Grape Must, Sour Wort
Barrel Aging: (80%) 18 months in French & American Oak barrels that previously held Pinot Noir

28th Birthday Reserve
Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII...$14.99

Every year, we celebrate our anniversary with an imperial, barrel-aged version of our flagship Black Butte Porter. Our brewers love to experiment and they always add some fun new ingredients to this beer like chilies, cranberries, figs and other such treats. This year, to celebrate 28 years of brewing, they’ve added the interesting mix of ingredients above for another multi-layered flavor experience.

Toolbox Brewing


Toolbox Brewing Saison Troubadour...$15.99 / 750ml
BA French Saison
A French Saison consisting of barley and wheat fermented in Hungarian oak Chardonnay barrels. Aged for 4 months with saison yeast & Brettanomyces bruxellensis var. drie.

Toolbox Brewing Bog Sauce ...$8.49 / pint

San Diego Weisse Ale w/ Raspberries & Cranberries
A bright, sour wheat ale brewed with raspberries and cranberries.
~A crisp, dry and tart mouthfeel with bright carbonation and big booming fruit flavor combine in a strikingly beautiful harmony between the smoothness of raspberry alongside the crispness of cranberry.

Toolbox Brewing Sangria....$8.49 / pint

San Diego Weisse Ale w/ Wine Grapes & Orange
A tart wheat ale made with Malbec wine grapes and sweet orange zest.
~Refreshingly cool red wine spritzer like with a slightly tart finish.

Luponic Distortion Revolution 005

This one will be more limited than previous batches.  It will be one batch coming to St. Louis and done.  Get it before it is gone
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution 005...$9.99 / 6pk Cans
Now in rotation: Revolution No. 005, the latest release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series, featuring yet another trailblazing blend of distinctive hops.
True to form, Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 005 is driven by a mix of five different hop varieties, led by an emerging American cultivar that will have hop heads rejoicing.

Fruit Bomb
While Revolution No. 004 largely detoured to the Southern Hemisphere with a selection of South African hops, Revolution No. 005 returns to the homefront with an emphasis on an emerging hop grown in Washington’s Moxee Valley.
“This hop is loaded with tropical qualities like mango, pineapple and papaya, with less of that classic American grapefruit character,” says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “It’s really fresh and interesting.”
He adds, “I’ve been intrigued with this hop for some time, but there wasn’t a place for it in our existing beers until we launched Luponic Distortion as a revolving hop series last year. One of the first things I did was put the wheels in motion to get some contracted for a future revolution, and now here we are.”

Remixed & Reloaded
Several of the hops in Revolution No. 005 were grown in the Yakima region at Roy Farms, with whom Matt has a longtime relationship. “They are outstanding growers, and the 2016 growing season was phenomenal, so we’re really excited about what we’re working with,” he says.

In total, Revolution No. 005 includes four hops from the United States and one from Germany.

“Revolution No. 005 hearkens back to some of the earlier revolutions with a really assertive tropical fruit character, yet it has its own unique signature,” Matt says. “We threw folks a bit of a curveball with the more restrained hops in Revolution No. 004, and now we’re changing it up again. That’s the point of Luponic Distortion—to keep everyone, including ourselves, on their toes.”

2014 Chateau Gloria St. Julien

In stock now
Forever a store and staff favorite the 2014 Gloria will offer immediate pleasure but is sure to age gracefully for decades to come.
2014 Chateau Gloria St. Julien...$47.99
The 2014 Gloria is a bold, powerful wine. Dark cherry, smoke, licorice, tobacco and underbrush effortlessly fill out its frame. Ample and richly textured, the 2014 offers remarkable depth, power and pure pedigree. Pomegranate, blood orange and iron add further complexity on the finish. This is a superb showing. Tasted two times.
Rated 94/100 Antonio Galloni
Rated 95/100 Wine Enthusiast
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Old Bakery A-Town Brown

Old Bakery A-Town Brown...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
5.3% ABV, 50 IBU
A hoppier version of your standard Brown Ale, we finish this brew with Simcoe & Chinook hops

Green Bench Collab Trois Dames Les Rougettes

Green Bench Collab Trois Dames Les Rougettes....$10.99 / 375ml
Red Grisette Wild Ale
"Red Grisette collaboration brewed with our friend Raphael of Brasserie Trois Dames! This beer was inspired by our Les Grissettes, and is similarly fermented with our house culture of Brettanomyces and refermented in the bottle. Les Rougettes has a very deep and dark ruby color, and a wonderful dark cherry and plum flavor with bright effervescence. We'll have limited availability." -- Green Bench

Argus Fermentable Vinho Pearde

Argus Fermentable Vinho Pearde...$10.99 / 750ml
Vinho Pearde is a one-of-a-kind Perry achieved utilizing a lagering process, delivering a clean pear palate. With tropical fruit notes on the nose, Vinho Pearde drinks demi-sec with a bit of residual sweetness and is lightly sparkled with a slightly tart finish. Balancing out as our favorite house Perry style, Vinho Pearde is unfiltered, unpasteurized and free of any back sweetening and added sugars.

Schlafly TWCP 35th Anniversary Beer

Our first 35th Anniversary Beer Release - one of many coming this year

As we have been mentioning, we will be celebrating our 35th Anniversary this year!
We have a lot of stuff coming this year and we think you will like what we have in store.
Our first 35th Anniversary release is from Schlafly.    It is fitting since Schlafly produced our first special release beer 5 years ago for our 30th Anniversary.  

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240 bottles produced.
Limit 2 bottles per person
In stock at Rock Hill and Forsyth (should be at the other two soon)

Schlafly Scotch Ale TWCP 35th Anniversary....$12.99 / 750ml
"A beer brewed by The Saint Louis Brewery to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of The Wine and Cheese Place!

Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Citra

Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Citra...$8.99 / pint
Prairie Gold and dry-hopped it with a huge amount of Citra hops. 

2nd Shift bottles return

Label design by Kyle A. Scarborough

2nd Shift Liquid Spiritual Delight...$12.99
Here's my version of my fantastically wonderliscious big ass Stout.  Chocolatey and richness is the only way to describe the black beauty.  Think Pam Grier circa 1974.
11.5% ABV

2nd Shift Brewing Katy...$8.49 

Don't know what to call it besides a Brett Beer. This one gets aged for 3 months in oak barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus, a cool yeast that gives this beer a wonderfully pretty aroma and flavor that everyone better like or else I'll look you up and teach you a lesson.
5.4% ABV

2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA....$7.49 / 750ml
AON is an Ipa that has everything you could want in one, if what you want is a hop sandwich. It's a 7.7% Simcoe and Columbus delight.
67 IBU

2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout....$7.49 / 750ml
Cat Spit is a very easy drinking oatmeal stout that everyone loves because it is frickin awesome. It has a good amount of flavor in the roasty area, that comes only from the malt bill. It's just the way I like a stout to be, so there.

2nd Shift The Bridge Green Bird Gose...$6.49 / 750ml

So a Gose (say GO-SUH) is a German style of beer that is a little salty and coriandery.
Very easy drinkin and quaffable.
4.5% abv

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Christmas Bomb! on sale now!

On sale now at Forsyth!

Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas BOMB!...$3.99 / 12oz
Fall is bleeding out into chilly nights, and we’re at that time when the seasons start to shift and the spice hits the fan. Cuddle up into that ugly seasonal sweater, grab your best glass, and get ready to welcome Prairie Christmas Bomb! back into your life. Christmas Bomb! is our signature stout spiced with cinnamon. It has become a tradition here at Prairie Artisan Ales to produce this seasonal treat. This is our third brew, and as always we’re bringing you a brand new label.
Christmas Bomb! will bring you great comfort and joy in this dark and roasty brew. You’ll find the coffee, ancho chilies, vanilla, and cacao nibs you know and love, but they brought a friend this time. The addition of cinnamon warms this brew evoking the seasonal spirit of spice and cheer. 
- Prairie Artisan Ales

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Green Flash Nouveau Tarte

Green Flash Nouveau Tarte....$16.99 / 750ml
Nouveau Tarte is the result of intense Brewmaster contemplation. Built on a canvas of structured malts, the sourness develops during extended aging in wood barrels lending to the beer’s depth and complexity. Heady top notes of tart cherry and dark fruit mingle with rich, subtle malt in the background for a truly satisfying sour ale.

Ommegang Siren's Song

Ommegang Siren's Song....$13.99 / 4pk

We are proud to announce the release of Sirens’ Song, a dark ale brewed with figs and raisins. This is our latest limited edition offering and it’s named for the enchanting melodies that fabled sirens used to lure in weary sailors. At 9% ABV, Sirens’ Song will draw you in to explore uncharted imbibing territory.

“Belgian-style dark ales are a treat to drink,” says Innovation Manager Justin Forsythe, who developed the recipe. “Sirens’ Song is brewed with dark Belgian candi syrup to impart decadent notes of dark fruit and burnt sugar, and also brewed with raisins and figs in order to complement the rich, fruity character of this dark ale. It’s a wonderful wintertime treat, or a beer to age for years to come.”

The mahogany colored ale has a thick, creamy tan head and distinct lacing. Aromas of roasted malt and dark fruit are pronounced. The flavor begins with sweetness and caramel notes and finishes smooth with lingering hints of caramelized sugar and balanced bitterness.

Brewed with pilsner, midnight wheat, and soft red wheat malts, Sirens’ Song is hopped with noble varieties for balanced hopping. The figs and raisins used in brewing not only add to the complexity of the beer but also represent cargo lost to the sea because of the bewitching sirens’ songs.

BARREL AGED Version of Chimay


Very limited!

Chimay BARREL AGED Grande Reserve...SOLD OUT
The Grande Réserve barrel aged stands out from classic Grande Réserve thanks to the many nuances provided by the additional fermentation in wooden barrels.
Depending on the different assemblings of wood types, the taste will differ for each production

Boulevard American Kolsch

Just arrived at Forsyth
Boulevard American Kolsch....$7.99 / 6pk Cans
American Kolsch, a new year ‘round beer was inspired by the traditional German ale from the city of Cologne (or Köln), Boulevard created a crisp, refreshing golden ale, perfect for everyday drinking.
“In a craft beer world bursting with bold, intense, high alcohol offerings, sometimes you just want an approachable, comforting, easy-drinking beer,” said Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels. “We tested American Kolsch last summer in our new Beer Hall. Based on the reviews, we’re confident it will become a new staple.”
Boulevard’s brewers built the beer on a foundation of European pilsner malt and malted wheat. Pouring golden in color, the aroma of bready malt is punctuated by subtle notes of spice and mint from Saaz and Saphir hops. With a light to medium mouthfeel, American Kolsch delivers a honeyed malt sweetness that gives way to a crisp, clean finish and a touch of lingering hop flavor.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Rare Bourbon Raffle

This is not associated with our stores, 
we are just getting the information out there for them to our Bourbon lovers.

1980 O.F.C. Vintage Benefiting Best Buddies Missouri 

Only 100 bottles made
Read more about the Bourbon on O.F.C. Website

February 28, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Gamlin Whiskey House
236 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108

Do you want to make history, perhaps own a piece of it? You can do both while supporting Best Buddies Missouri!

We will be raffling off a hand-cut crystal bottle of 1980 O.F.C. vintage-dated whiskey, which honors the O.F.C. Distillery, a National Historic Landmark known today as Buffalo Trace Distillery. This rare collectible (one of 100) is priceless and exceptional; like that of a one-of-a-kind friendship.

Gamlin Whiskey House with Buffalo Trace welcome you for small bites and bourbon tastings to support Best Buddies Missouri, where the winner of the 1980 O.F.C. Vintage Bourbon will be announced on February 28.

Your ticket purchase(s) will allow Best Buddies Missouri to continue creating exceptional and inclusive friendship opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community.

Beaujolais Tasting....

People that shop at the Forsyth location know that Aaron is a big fan of Beaujolais and Burgundy. He has been excited about the 2015 vintage Beaujolais for some time now. James Suckling just came out with some big scores on some of the 2015 Beaujolais that we have in stock now too.
Come taste them with Aaron from 3-5pm this Wednesday at our New Tasting Bar we just set up. We are still gearing up for our 35th Anniversary and will have a bunch more tastings lined up for you.

“The last three vintages for Beaujolais have been a string of home runs, but 2015 is likely to be the one that delivers the greatest impact and pleasure for most wine lovers”.-Josh Raynolds Vinous Media

Historic vintages don’t come very often in France’s Beaujolais, but winemakers are comparing the current 2015 vintage to the legendary 1947, a hot and dry year producing powerfully rich and long-lived wines. 
                                                             -James Suckling

There are plenty of marvelous wines [Beaujolais] geared up to bestow an enormous amount of pleasure at prices that ensure they remain some of the greatest value wines on the planet. -Neal Martin The Wine Advocate

This just a small sample of the hyperbole describing the 2015 Beaujolais vintage. It's time to believe the hype, these wines are amazing. Come taste for yourself at our new Tatsting Bar at Forsyth. We will be pouring the following 2015 Cru Beajoulais on Wednesday February 15th from 3-5pm. As we have mentioned before we have some great events planned for our 35th Aniversary and we will be utilizing our new Tasting Bar to highlight wineries, distilleries, and much much more. See you Wednesday! -- Aaron, Forsyth Wine Manager

2015 Domaine Dupeuble Beajoulais....$15.99
The 2015 Beaujolais Côteau Belle-Vue is labeled as just "Beaujolais" in the United States and undergoes around a 2-week carbonic maceration, the grapes picked at their optimal moment. It has a pleasant dark cherry and blackcurrant-scented bouquet with an almost peaty, woodland-like aroma that lends complexity. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, nicely structured and packed full of juicy black fruit, the acidity nicely judged with a touch of salinity towards the finish. This just flows across the mouth, its harmony very appealing and it comes recommended.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Jean Marc Burgaud les Vignes de Thulon Beajoulais Villages...$13.99
Bright magenta. Very fresh and energetic on the nose, displaying fresh cherry and red berry qualities and a subtle mineral overtone. Shows very good freshness and lift on the palate, offering vivacious raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that tighten up on the back half. Shows a light touch for the vintage and closes long and taut, featuring lingering red fruit character and just a hint of dusty tannins. This wine punches well above its weight, appellation-wise.
Rated 91/100 Vinous Media

2015 Jean Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote du Py...$16.98

Deep ruby. Heady, mineral-tinged blue fruit, spicecake and floral pastille aromas, along with hints of cola and licorice. Sappy, penetrating and sharply focused black raspberry and boysenberry flavors smoothly blend power and delicacy and pick up an allspice nuance as the wine opens up. Closes impressively long and sweet, displaying subtle tannins and echoes of exotic spices and smoky minerals.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media

2015 Jean Paul Thevenet Morgon VV...$27.99
Brilliant magenta. Explosive red berry liqueur, incense and floral scents, along with hints of allspice and smoky minerals. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated black raspberry, spicecake and violet and pastille flavors that put on weight and become sweeter with air. The balance of richness and vivacity here is extremely impressive. Closes with impressive, mineral-driven intensity and length; silky tannins sneak in late to add shape and grip. Thévenet is consistently one of the great producers of Beaujolais and in 2015 he produced one of the monuments of the vintage.
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

2015 Chateau Thivin Cuvee Zaccharie....$42.99
Ripe and rich aromas of blackberries and blueberries. Tar undertones. Full-bodied, very structured and flavorful with lots of round tannins and a fruity finish. This is aged about 10 months in barrel of which about 5% is new. Needs a year or two more of bottle age before drinking but already very impressive.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

Growler Board!

Just added to the Growler Station --
Six Mile Bridge Cofee Maple Stout!!!