Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stone Collab MAGNUMS

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Stone Brewing / Lost Abbey Sticks n' Stones....$52.99 / Magnum
Series 4 of 14
Before the meaning of the name is revealed for that “ah-ha” moment, we must elaborate on the significance of the collaboration. Three key Stone brewers gathered together with long-time friend and Lost Abbey brewmaster Tomme Arthur in Berlin. There they collaborated on a beer representative of our presence in Germany and the craft beer crusade we have been on and never lost sight of despite all of the words of criticism. Too aggressive, too many hops, too expensive, too impossible to break into centuries of German tradition…all of that was just words. It didn’t break us. And here we are, two decades later with a foothold in Berlin and our fingertips on the international craft beer moment. In honor of that we brewed a dark imperial lager with a German yeast strain and partially aged it with wooden chips “sticks” in stone granite barrels. Ah-ha.

Stone Brewing / Aleman / Two Brothers Champion of the Sun...$52.99 / Magnum
Series 5 of 14
Jim Moorehouse, Nate Albrecht and Brad Zeller, of Aleman, once placed first at the Iron Brew homebrewing competition in the Windy City (judged by none other than Greg Koch and Jason Ebel of Two Brothers Brewing, among others). Their style-bending IPA artfully married the assertive tropical bite of Citra hops with the amazing flavor and aromatics of coffee to create something truly unique and exceptional.

Serendipitously, we have decided to revisit this beer and pay it an imperial homage, reforming and rebrewing a more adventurous version, thusly and appropriately named, “Champion of the Sun.” The result is an innovative imperial IPA that’s well balanced and intensely flavored thanks to the felicitous blend of hops and fresh roasted coffee.

Stone Brewing / Dogfish Head / Victory Royal Imperial Saison du Buff....$52.99 / Magnum 
Series 2 of 14
Brewing comrades who metsince in the early 2000s, Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Bill Covaleski (Victory) and Greg Koch (Stone) have had their fair share of stories over the years. Many worth sharing over a beer. Most involving beer. Some even worth sharing on a beer label. The original story finds these three forming an ad hoc craft beer revolution coalition in 2003 called Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor (BUFF), in 2003which , that eventually leads to the first release of this hellaciously herbaceous beer back inin 2010. The breweries are still taking turns brewing it, but this Berlin-brewed version is different. While we wouldn’t abandon our standards of using locally sourced herbs, and and a dry-hop Citra additiondry-hopping the beer with Citra hops to compliment complement the those botanical flavors and aromas, this time we imperialized the recipe to make it even more worthy of an epic, fine feast. While this farmhouse style ale might sound rustic, it’s not lacking in anything, especially not refinement!

Growler Board update

We have a great selection 
for the 4th of July Holiday!

2nd Shift Brewligans IPA just added!!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Mark Twain Cans

Mark Twain Huck Finn's Habanero Apricot Wheat...$8.49 / 6pk CANS
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 Clemens Kolsch...$8.49 / 6pk CANS

Brewed in the traditional German style, Clemens’ Kölsch features classic Pilsner malt flavors, a delicate, fruity aroma, and mild hop bitterness. Crisp, moderately dry, and sessionable.

Founders ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA

Founders ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA...$10.99 / 4pk
This bold, 9.5% imperial red IPA pours a pleasing burnt amber color. Caramalt and roasted barley introduce a subtle sweetness, but the hops are the true headliner in this big IPA. The spicy, piney and tropical complexities of Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops hit you right away with their dank aroma – and they stick around. It’s not just ridiculous. It’s reDANKulous.

94 Point CDP - get yourself some!

2014 Domaine Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf du Pape Colombis...$49.99
Belies the generally approachable feel of the vintage, with a core of black currant, fig and raspberry pâte de fruit inlaid with Turkish coffee and melted black licorice notes. The long finish has serious tarry grip perfectly embedded in the fruit, so this should strut after some cellaring. Best from 2019 through 2029. 750 cases made.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

This cuvee is 100% Grenache that comes from three plots - Colombis, le Cristia and Les Roues -all of which are mostly sand and sandstone soils. Today it’s not destemmed and is aged in larger oak barrels. The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Colombis is a beauty that offers medium to full-bodied richness and a fabulous texture to go with classic notes of black raspberries, strawberries, kirsch, crushed flowers and licorice. It is a rock star in the vintage and shines for both its purity and richness. It should benefit from a year or two in bottle once released.
Rated 92-94/100 The Wine Advocate
Saturated ruby. Intense red fruit preserve and floral pastille aromas develop suggestions of Asian spices and smoky minerals in the glass. Sappy and deeply concentrated yet lively as well, offering palate-staining raspberry and cherry compote flavors that are given lift and spine by juicy acidity. Shows a compelling combination of richness and elegance, finishing extremely long and pure, with supple tannins sneaking in slowly to add shape and grip.
Rated 92-94/100 Vinous Media

Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape

2014 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge...$39.99
Ripe and very silky in feel, with a beam of raspberry coulis streaming through, picking up light anise, shiso leaf and incense notes along the way. Offers a sneakily long finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,083 cases made.–JM
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator
The classic cuvee is the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Classique and checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Cinsault and the rest Syrah and Mourvèdre. All from the rolled stone soils of the Les Serres lieu-dit, it offers tons of peppery herbs, licorice and both blackberry and black raspberry-like fruit. Big, fruit filled and textured, it’s a terrific wine in the vintage and represents a good value.
Rated 89-91/100 The Wine Advocate
Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented blueberry and cherry compote aromas pick up peppery spice, lavender candy and mineral nuances with air. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering sweet, deeply concentrated red and blue fruit flavors and an exotic touch of five-spice powder. Spreads out slowly on the juicy, expansive finish, which is framed by supple, harmonious tannins.
Rated 90-92/100 Vinous Media

2014 Doamine Sainte Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Favier...$49.99
Made from 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 5% Mourvèdre, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier reveals notes of plums, violets, ground pepper, licorice and hints of scorched earth. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and sexy, it’s more focused and elegant than the classic cuvée, and more fruity than the Collection Charles Giraud, which is more tannic.
Rated 92-94/100 The Wine Advocate
Deep ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet displays scents of fresh red fruits, incense and smoky minerals, and a suave lavender nuance builds as the wine opens up. Juicy, alluringly sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors become fleshier and deeper with air while maintaining their vivacity. Seamless and pure, finishing with excellent clarity and persistence and harmonious tannins that come in slowly.
Rated 91-93/100 Vinous Media
This is generously fruited, with a core of fig, blackberry and boysenberry confiture pumping along, framed with a lively black licorice note and carrying through a rich, black tea-accented finish. For the hedonist crowd. Best from 2024 through . 1,660 cases made.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape BLANCs

Top quality, small production!
Worth grabbing some!

2014 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvee Speciale Vieille Clairettes....$179.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
A ripe, honeyed style, with a warm brioche frame around creamed melon, pear and persimmon flavors that have an unctuous feel, easily extending through a long, grapefruit oil-infused finish, showing cut and drive. Hard to resist now, but this will hold for a bit in the cellar. Drink now through 2024. 133 cases made.
Rated 96/100 Wine Spectator
(only bottled in magnums)

2015 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc...$49.99
The classic 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc (60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne) is a total head turner that has fabulous aromatics (citrus, white flowers, cold steel and spiced apples), medium to full-bodied richness, bright acidity and a salty minerality that comes through on the finish.It’s a killer white to buy by the case.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media

Goodwood Red Wine Barrel Saison

Aged in a very famous California Cabernet producers - one of the original cult wines.
Goodwood Red Wine Barrel Saison...$10.99 / 4pk
Goodwood Red Wine Barrel Saison is aged in a variety of wine casks, adding distinct and changing variances to each batch. This beer for all saisons is enchantingly complex with notes of toasted oak, subtle fruit, barley and, of course, red wine – a truly one-of-a-kind taste experience that will turn your expectations sideways.

5.2 ABV/40 IBU

Urban Chestnut 8 pack cans!

Urban Chesnut Can set....$15.99 / 8 pack of cans
Includes 2 CANS each of...
  • Zwickel
  • Stammtisch Pilsner
  • Schnickelfritz Weissbier
  • Moon Monkey

Ballast Point new releases

Ballast Point Longfin Lager....$10.99 6pk CANS
A classic German-style beer, brewed in San Diego.
Our Longfin Lager has become one of the go-to beers with the team at the brewery. A solidly balanced Helles that finishes clean with a hint of hops, it would easily fit in at any German beer garden. But we think it’s perfect for enjoying on the beach, the boat or anywhere else you can put an ice chest full of beer.

Ballast Point Orange Vanilla Fathom...$4.49 / 22oz
A sweeter take on an award-winning IPL.
Our Orange Vanilla Fathom India Pale Lager continues our quest for exploration. The piney and citrus hop aromas of our Fathom IPL combines with sweet orange and creamy vanilla – while staying true to classic lagering techniques. Brewed with a touch of nostalgia, it may remind you of a childhood treat, but this one is just for adults.

Brooklyn Brewery is here!

Brooklyn Brewery Lager...$8.99 / 6pk Bottles
Brooklyn Brewery Lager...$14.99 / 12 pack Cans
In the late 1800’s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by “dry-hopping”, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely a British technique, which we’ve used in a Viennese-style beer to create an American original.

Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace...$8.99 / 6pk
Named after the Sorachi region of Hokkaido, Japan, the Sorachi Ace hop was developed by a large Japanese brewery in the late 1970s. A cross between British Brewers Gold, Japanese “Beikei No. 2” and the famed Czech Saaz, it had a unique lemony, herbal scent, but this hop was deeemed "odd" and ended up quickly banished to a laboratory.

In 2008, the Sorachi Ace hop was quietly revived by a family farm in Washington State. Less than a year later, we made it the star of its own titular beer. Originally a member of our limited Brewmaster’s Reserve series, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is a beer we just couldn’t let disappear. Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is a classic saison, an unfiltered golden farmhouse ale, with a clean malt flavor and the quirky Sorachi Ace hop standing front and center. Dry-hopping releases Sorachi Ace’s bright, spicy aromatics to tickle the nose before ascending into a fine harmony between pilsner malt and playful Belgian ale yeast.

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is sunshine in a glass, a shining example of the versatility of one of the world’s most intriguing hops. This beer is a superstar at the table, and we enjoy it with seafood dishes, fresh cheeses, poultry, barbecue, and even tomato-based pasta sauces. All by itself it puts on a great solo performance too, and we can honestly say that you’ve never tasted any beer quite like it. Go ahead, pour yourself some sunshine.

Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale...$8.99 / 6pk
Summer in Brooklyn is all about following your impulses, winging it from beaches and barbecues to stoops and rooftops. Brooklyn Summer Ale is a refreshing, flavorful pale ale made to accompany you on all your warm weather adventures. 100% British 2-row barley brings its famed bready flavors, capped off with German and American hops to provide a snappy, clean bitterness and a bright, floral aroma. It's a sunny pale ale, Brooklyn style.

Brooklyn Brewery Mix Vol 1....$14.99 / 12 pack CANS
Just in time for summer adventures, we've put together the be-all, end-all best can mix of all time. Pick up the Brooklyn Mix Vol. 1 and jam out with:

Brooklyn Lager: Our flagship wields smooth malts and a refreshing dry-hopped edge to perfectly match backyard barbecues, concerts, baseball games and beyond.

Summer Ale: This justifiably famous sunny pale ale is ready to accompany you on all your adventures, from exploring a new beach to accidentally watching an entire season of an embarrassing show.

American Ale: The world champion of easy-drinking beer takes any party from a sleepy gathering to a story-worthy occasion.

East IPA: Balanced enough to be refreshing on even the hottest days, but packed with all the hops you need to get your dance on.

We'll see you out there.

Brooklyn Brewery Box Set....$14.99 / 12 pack Bottles
The Brooklyn box set is your Brooklyn primer, with 3 bottles each of:

The unique Sorachi Ace hop is the star of our cult-status farmhouse saison. Aromas of lemongrass, lemon verbena, and citrus peel join in a cracklingly dry body that bursts into a refreshing finish.

Return to the roots of the world’s most popular beer style with a clean, snappy and flavorful taste of what’s been missing. This is redemption for the American pilsner.


Orange peel pale ale brewed with some of our favorite dishes in mind. The vivacious fruit lends a burst of juiciness, a fresh, ticklish aroma and a decidedly refreshing finish to this American pale ale.

An instigator of the craft beer revolution, our flagship has become New York City's hometown beer. Its firm malt center and generous dry-hopping celebrates the lagers brewed in Brooklyn before Prohibition.

Firestone Walker Leo v Ursus Adversus

Great supply - stock up!

Leo v. Ursus Chronology Release #2

Firestone Walker Leo v Ursus Adversus..$12.99 / 4pk 16oz
Prodigiously hopped yet nimbly brewed with pilsner malts, Adversus ultimately achieves the improbable: a big, bold IPA made for summertime sipping. A hard-charging blend of Pacific Northwest hops leads the way, loading the nose with notes of stone fruit, pineapple, mango and earthy pine resin. Meanwhile, the use of traditional pilsner malts adds levity and dryness to the palate, allowing for a refreshing texture through the finish. The result is a double IPA that is high on hop aromas, balanced in bitterness and perfect for the long, warm days of summer.
A 98 Point Chardonnay from two of the worlds most famous grape growers.
If there was ever going to be a Chardonnay that combines the best of California with the best of Burgundy it's gotta come from Larry Hyde of Hyde Vineyards and Aubert de Villaine of Domaine Romanee Conti. The 2014 HDV Chardonnay is an absolutley stunning bottleof wine, truly the best of both worlds.

2014 HDV Napa Valley "Hyde Vineyard" Chardonnay...$63.99
“This shows fabulous stone, dried apple and honey aromas that follow through to a full body, with fantastic focus and energy. Great acidity at the finish. Wow. The depth and length are incredible.”
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Production: 2290 cases

Ommegang Pale Sour Ale

Ommegang Pale Sour Ale...$11.99 / 4pk
Pale Sour is a 6.9% ABV mixed fermentation sour beer developed by our brewmaster Phil Leinhart, and the master blenders at our sister brewery, Liefmans, in Oudenaarde, Belgium.

From Phil: “Pale Sour is an elegant, drinkable sour beer, unique in that it’s not wood-aged. It has a well-balanced blend of sweet and sour. Liefmans is such a historic, iconic brewery and having the opportunity to work with them has been an honor and very enjoyable.”

Pale Sour begins with a mixed culture fermentation in open copper vats. Aged over several months in stainless tanks, master blenders blend new batches with older ones until the optimal balance of flavors is reached.

A beer that drinks much like a fine white wine, Pale Sour pours a bright golden hue with a brilliant white head. The flavor is an elegant interplay of sweet and sour and the mouthfeel is soft with a delicate body and clean finish.

Pale Sour’s balanced acidity is a perfect accompaniment to a charcuterie board and a tasty contrast to rich, fatty foods. Try pairing with duck, ribeye, blue cheese, and rich chocolate desserts. Pale Sour is best served in a Teku glass which will prevent the beer from warming in hands.

Makers Mark Cask Strength at great prices

Great prices on both sizes now!

Makers Mark Cask Strength...$20.99 / 375ml
(compare to Total Wine and More St. Louis $27.99)

Makers Mark Cask Strength...$39.99 / 750ml
(compare to Total Wine and More St. Louis $49.99)

Though it’s bottled at a higher proof than either Maker’s Mark or Maker’s 46 bourbons, Maker’s Mark Cask Strength has a lower proof than most cask strength whiskies. To us, a higher proof can overwhelm a bourbon with a heavy alcohol taste. And at Maker’s Mark, we’ve always been about creating whiskies that taste “yummy.”

Snow Leopard Vodka

From Poland
Snow Leopard Vodka...$18.99 / 750ml
We have a great price - as usual - next lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher is $22.99
The Original Spelt Grain Vodka
When Stephen Sparrow set out to create Snow Leopard Vodka, he knew it had to be a vodka of rare character, just like its name sake. That's why he chose to use luxury spelt grain, an ancient super grain five times more expensive than wheat and rye, commonly used to make vodka. Spelt is what gives Snow Leopard its distinctive nutty taste and creamy texture and makes it perfect for a classic martini. Better still, each bottle sold helps to support snow leopard conservation.

We are proud to have raised over $250,000 for snow leopard conservation projects to date.

Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale

Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale...$9.49 / 22oz
STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SOUR ALE is a gift for the senses. Strawberry is the yin to rhubarb’s yang—the sweet to the tart. This beautiful partnership creates a beer that glows ruby in the glass, bursts with strawberry aroma, and bites with every sip. Bright and effervescent, this sour is a fun and refreshing, lip-puckering treat perfect for every occasion, any time of the year.

Rodenbach Fruitage

Rodenbach Fruitage....$6.49 / 4pk 8.4oz Cans
Rodenbach FruitAge is a blend of aged ale, young ale and 9% red fruit, which gives it its sweet-sourness and fruity notes. Pure refreshment.
— Rudi Ghequire, brewmaster.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ale Mucho Hoppo

Fresh batch in stock now!  
Charleville from Sainte Genevieve.....

Charleville Ale Mucho Hoppo Double IPA...$9.49 / 4pk
9% ABV
"Hop headed and havy handed with 100 IBU.  This luchador is not know for subtleness.  In fact, it's Ale Mucho.  Agressively hopped with Chinook, Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus." -- label
100 IBU

Game of Throne Beer

very limited this year
Game of Thrones Bend the Knee....$8.99 / 750ml
When fans last gripped their glasses at the end of Game of Thrones' sixth season, the great houses of Westeros were on the brink of an epic conflict. Cersei had ascended to the Iron Throne as the first queen of Westeros, Jon Snow and Sansa Stark had just reclaimed the North, and Daenerys Targaryen had set sail for the Seven Kingdoms. To commemorate the coming mêlée in the Emmy® Award-winning show’s epic seventh season, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are excited to announce a new beer in their collaborative series: Bend the Knee Golden Ale.

In stock now - new beers

In stock now

4 Hands Citywide APA Pride Cans...$7.99 / 4pk
4 Hands Citywide Pils Pride Cans...$8.49 / 4pk
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Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale...$9.49 / 22oz 

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SOUR ALE is a gift for the senses. Strawberry is the yin to rhubarb’s yang—the sweet to the tart. This beautiful partnership creates a beer that glows ruby in the glass, bursts with strawberry aroma, and bites with every sip. Bright and effervescent, this sour is a fun and refreshing, lip-puckering treat perfect for every occasion, any time of the year.

Brooklyn Lager...$8.99 / 6pk
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace...$8.99 / 6pk
Brooklyn Summer Ale....$8.99 / 6pk
Brooklyn 12 pack mix....$14.99 / 12pk

both the cans and bottles are different - check them out

Founders Redankulous...$10.99 / 4pk

Goodwood Red Wine Saison...$10.99 / 4pk