Friday, October 5, 2018

Roar Garys' Pinot scores big

2016 Roar Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard.....$58.99 
Deep aromas of candied black cherries, ginger snaps, star anise and iron-laced soils are rich and inviting on the nose of this single-vineyard expression. Boisterous, energetic flavors of red fruit meet with cinnamon, annatto and, on the finish, the buzz of Sichuan peppercorn. Drink 2020–2030.
Rated 96/100 Wine Enthusiast
Another more forward, sexy wine is the 2016 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard, and it has impressive plum, Bing cherry, sappy flowers, and herb-like aromas and flavors. Rich, nicely textured, with notable tannin, and a great finish, it’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate as well.
Rated 92-94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Lucia Pinot Noirs with great scores

2016 Lucia Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands...$44.99
The appellation 2016 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands is a beauty. Sourced from Soberanes, Garys’, and Pisoni, it’s a silky, seamless effort that offers lots of upfront black raspberry and cherry fruits intermixed with crushed flowers and exotic spices. It has the fruit of the appellation yet has elegance and finesse as well. Drink it over the coming 6-8 years. 
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Lucia Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard...$63.99
The 2016 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard is another terrific 2016 from this estate. Brought up in 40% new French oak, it offers a focused, elegant, medium to full-bodied style as well as terrific notes of violets, blueberries, spice, and earth. It has terrific purity, elegance, and length, and is one of the finest examples I’ve tasted of this cuvée. 
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Lucia Pinot Noir Soberanes...$63.99
The 2016 Pinot Noir Soberanes Vineyard sports a darker ruby color as well as broad, expansive aromas and flavors of black cherries, red currants, spice and sous bois. This medium to full-bodied, earthy, beautifully concentrated effort has a touch of Côte de Nuits-like character and will drink beautifully for 7-8 years. 
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

90 points for $10 !! Great Red

An inexpensive sip from the Rhone Valley's next big AOC. This is a collab between the area's best producer and one of our favorite importers!

2016 Chateau Pesquie Le Paradou Grenache...$9.99
The Le Paradou label is a joint venture between the Ventoux's Chateau Pesquie Chaudiere family and importer Eric Solomon. The 2016 Vin de France, which has already been bottled, is 100% Grenache and comes from vines in the Ventoux and the Roussillon's Agly Valley. It was brought up all in concrete tank. Deep ruby colored, with awesome notes of garrigue, pepper, kirsch and dark fruits, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, no hard edges and a great finish. It sells for a song and way over-delivers.
Rated 90/100 Wine Advocate

Some limited beers available to go today

These extra cases showed up today!
We have 12 bottles of each.
First come, first served at Forsyth only today.
No reservations at this point.
Ask at the register!

You can get up to 1 of each per person

Mother's Brewing Milf Rye Barrel Release..$12.99 / 22oz

Rye MILF is best served while enjoying a night of unrepentant excess, reading love letters written in lipstick on hotel mirrors, researching private planes, upstaging the entree at a lavish dinner, and playing with life's proverbial fire.
PROFILE: dry woody tannin, peppery and fall spice, syrupy sweet, velvety mouthfeel

Firestone Walker 2018 Parabola Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout...$8.99 / 12oz bottle
Parabola is a beer of darkness and immensity, a barrel-­aged beast that is routinely ranked as one of the top beers in the world. This Russian imperial oatmeal stout is aged for a full year in Heaven Hill barrels, developing flavors of rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbony vanilla. Parabola bares its teeth with its impenetrable black hue and soaring alcohol, yet its bite remains refined with a silky, balanced finish.

Firestone Walker Under Currants....$11.99 / 375ml
Wild Ale Fermented with Black Currants
In 2018 we challenged ourselves to using an array of fruit new to our palettes and practices. When offered a high quality freshly picked Black Currant sample, we couldn’t resist. We present to you a metamorphosis for your senses. Using 12 to 36month aged Agrestic Ale as a base, to which we add 1.5lbs/gal Black Currants, the beer undergoes the final maturation in our French Oak “Fruiders” for an additional four months. A convergence of supple tannin and deep purple pigments, gooseberry jam, a mouth-watering acidity and earthy leather elicit notes of a beer having vinous roots. A new variant to one of the Barrelworks pioneers is born. Santé!

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee...$8.99 / 12oz
Barrel-Aged Central Coast Quad 2018
Brewed with Belgian candi sugar and aged in a selection of fine bourbon barrels, Stickee Monkee trailblazes its own category as a “Central Coast Quad.” The name Stickee Monkee is a nod to the Central Coast’s native Sticky Monkey flower, as well as a shout­‐out to the Belgian monks who pioneered the Quad style.
It has been said that the only constant is change and the same is true for barrel-aged beers. Cut from a similar recipe, this barrel-aged Quad evolves and shows a different face each year; a result of time spent aging in the barrel. Turbinado brown sugar from Mexico adds wonderful molasses flavors that are reminiscent of Belgian candi sugar. It has a full body and lush texture with barrel expression all over; toasted oak, coconut, leather and rich cigar tobacco.

4 Hands Brewing Stout Mix Pack

In stock now at Forsyth
4 Hands Brewing Stout Mix Pack....$18.99 / 12 pack cans
  • 6 cans Chocolate Milk Stout
  • 6 cans Tiki Milk Stout with Chocolate, Coconut and Vanilla

Logboat Alien Gold Barrel Aged

More in stock

Logboat Alien Gold Barrel Aged....$13.99 / 750ml
Barrel Aged Strong Ale
8.5% ABV
Alien Gold is a Belgian Style ale aged in Burgundy Oak barrels with Rainier Cherries for 1 Earth year inside the third dimension. We only brew a small batch so make sure to grab some when you see it!

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis

2016 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis...$46.99
The 2016 ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon has expressive aromas of dark berries, currants, raspberry sorbet, nutmeg and baking spices. The wine has a rich entry with round tannins and plush mouthfeel with lingering flavors of dark fruit and subtle oak undertones. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled tri-tip, braised short ribs, or pasta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto.

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon...$279.99
Inky purple-black in color, the 2015 Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon (a barrel sample) has a crème de cassis, blueberry compote and licorice-scented nose with hints of bay leaves, spice box and fallen leaves. Medium-bodied, it offers lovely restraint with elegant black fruits and earthy layers plus fine-grained tannins and a wonderfully long, minerally finish.
Rated 94-96/100 The Wine Advocate

Taste some of our original collaborations with our local breweries here in Missouri

We are going to taste these classic bad boys!
We have 1 bottle of each of some of our original barrel aged beers.

Taste them tonight at
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

October 5 starting at 4pm until the bottles are gone.
We only have 1 bottle of each

These are some of our original collaborations with our local breweries here in Missouri.  We will see how well the aged.

  • Perennial Devil's Heart of Gold aged in Knob Creek Barrel.  Released in 2011
  • Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad. Released in 2011
  • Charleville Hairy Cow Wee Heavy aged in Buffalo Trace Barrel.  Released in 2012
  • 4 Hands Bonafide Aged in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey Barrel.  Released in 2013

Six Mile Bridge Tasting

Six Mile Bridge Tasting
We have our old friend, Adrian, coming to sample out some Six Mile Bridge Beers with you.

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO
Friday, October 5th from 4-6pm
Open House.
He will taste their core beers plus he said he will bring some special stuff too for sampling only.

He is tasting there core beers.....a few special ones (not for sale, just to taste)

Lemon Meringue Pie Gose (tasting only not for sale)
Marauder (tasting only not for sale)
Cranberry Wheat  (tasting only not for sale)

Plus taste these

Six Mile Bridge Double Dry Hopped Citra IPA
We used over 30 pounds of late addition citra hops to the fruity citrus qualities of this beer. Finishing at 30 IBUs, this beer is filled with flavors of tropical fruit, melon, lime, grapefruit, and granadlilla.
- Seasonal Availability -
Enjoy With Tamales, tacos and Trivial Pursuit

Six Mile Bridge Irish Red Ale
This smooth, medium-bodied ale is our tribute to the emerald isle. We brew this deep ruby red ale with tons of honey to create layers of caramel and toffee notes as it smooths out the bitterness on the finish.
Enjoy With Pulled pork, crème brulee & St Patrick himself

Six Mile Bridge Bavarian Hefeweizen Wheat Ale
Brewed true to its Bavarian roots, this light and refreshing unfiltered wheat beer boasts of banana and clove flavors with subtle hints of vanilla and citrus.
Enjoy With Cured meats, Mexican dishes, strawberry shortcake & lots of sunshine

Six Mile Bridge Blood Orange Wit...$9.99 / 4pk cans
A traditional Belgian Witbier with a citrus twist--subtle coriander notes allow the fresh blood oranges to shine brightly. Perfect easy-drinking summer beer!

You can also order the beers online.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Duke "John Wayne" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey...$37.99
Crafted by Masters, and inspired by rare bottles unearthed and preserved for over 50 years from the collection of John Wayne.
Meticulously blended to replicate and honor the tasting notes and profile preferred by John Wayne using his original recipe from 1962 and his private collection to guide flavor and aromatics. A proprietorial mash bill of predominately American bent corn with additions of rye with sixth-row barley.
Distilled and aged in Kentucky the old fashioned way, in small batches and aged in heavily charred new and hand built American Oak barrels. A unique blend of 88 proof, aged a minimum of 5 years in barrels hand selected for perfection.

75% American dent corn
13% Rye
12% Sixth-row barley
Distilled and bottled in Owensboro, KY at O.Z. Tyler Distillery, KY-11. Blending and Distillation by Founder Chris Radomski and Master Distiller Jacob Call.

Opens with subtle charred oak, roasted nuts, hints of vanilla, caramel, and nutmeg. Mid-palate provides warm pepper spice and toasted nuts, finishing with a deeply satisfying robust sweetness in perfect combination.

Compass Box The Spaniard Scotch Whisky

Compass Box The Spaniard Scotch Whisky...$59.99
Introducing our new malt whisky blend, showcasing whiskies aged in Spanish wine casks.  Inspired by an eponymously named bespoke whisky we recently created for a bar in New York City called The Spaniard, we decided to explore the sherried style further to create a new whisky for our permanent range.   The name is a nod to our founder’s chance encounter with a man in the South of Spain, where he was introduced to Sherry for the first time.

Bottled at 43%
Not chill filtered
Natural colour

In this, our first release, 48% of the whiskies have been aged in ex-Sherry casks and 25% in ex-Spanish red wine casks. You will find a whisky that is full, soft and sumptuous on the palate with flavours of citrus peel and pears poached in red wine and spices. It’s a whisky ideal for late evening sipping or stirring into a cocktail.

4 Hands The Devil's Invention

4 Hands The Devil's Invention...$9.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans
Stout brewed with Coffee
The Devil's Invention is a full bodied stout brewed with coffee. Inspired by one of the early nicknames for coffee, "the bitter invention of Satan", this stout has a bold chocolatey aroma with complex notes of coffee and a smooth, sweet finish. The Devil's invention pours black in clor with a tan head.

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout..$15.99 / 6pk CANS 
STYLE:  Mocha Stout
ALC/VOL  8.1%
There’s nothing like making a beer so beloved that people feel compelled to campaign for its return. So, in the spirit of the holiday season, we are very pleased to give our fans the number one item on their wish lists. As illustrated by the avalanche of social media requests, that is Stone Xocoveza, an insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate brewed with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. First brewed in 2014 with San Diego homebrewer Chris Banker after his recipe won our annual homebrew competition, this imperial stout is layered with smooth roastiness, semisweet chocolate and a touch of spice. Thanks entirely to you, this creamy, mocha stout has gone from initially being a one-time offering to a yearly tradition. Happy holidays from all of us to all of you…and feel free to continue enjoying it long into the spring and summer, as this gem will age beautifully and is definitely not exclusive to the winter season!

BRC email list-

BRC email list-
Last night I sent an email to the FULL BRC email list announcing the big release of 2nd Shift BA Vanilla LSD.

Let me know if you did not get the email only if you are a member of our Beer Reward Club.
Check your spam box first.

Please put "BRC" in the heading of your email


Please, give me 24-48 hours to respond to the emails.  I thought this might be a good chance to make sure BRC member's emails are correct.

Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half

Back online now - we got in 5 more cases!

Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half...$15.99 / 4pk 12oz
What tames an old ale like Curmudgeon? The tender embrace of oak and sweet maple, that’s what. The result is Curmudgeon’s Better Half, a harmonious matrimony of our deceptively smooth old ale brewed with molasses and time spent aging in bourbon barrels that have previously held maple syrup. Because all counterparts should be sweet, rich and utterly delicious.

Stone Enjoy By 10.31.18 IPA

Stone Enjoy By 10.31.18 IPA....$15.99 / 6pk cans
Frighteningly Fresh
ALC/VOL  9.4%
IBUs  90
Consistently delivered faster than any bottled IPA on the planet, Stone Enjoy By IPA facilitated a paradigm shift in respect for and enjoyment of hoppy beers by ensuring craft beer fans the ultimate level of freshness. We brew this intense double IPA with more than 10 different hops, employing hop-bursting and dry-hopping techniques to amp up the peach and tropical fruit notes and overall hop factor. Brewed specifically NOT to last, this devastatingly fresh, golden beauty should be enjoyed within 37 days.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Johnnie Walker Game of Thrones White Walker

Very limited!

Johnnie Walker Game of Thrones White Walker...$33.99
In celebration of the final season of the critically-acclaimed HBO series, Game of Thrones, Johnnie Walker is proud to introduce White Walker by Johnnie Walker.

This new blend perfectly reminds Johnnie Walker and Game of Thrones fans alike that "Winter is Here." The limited edition bottle utilizes thermochromic ink to give fans a frosty surprise message when frozen. With flavor notes like caramelized sugar, vanilla, and fresh red berries, White Walker by Johnnie Walker makes for a delicious serve. The new blend is best served ice cold, inspired by the White Walkers beyond The Wall.

Deschutes Jubelale Festive Winter Ale

Deschutes Jubelale Festive Winter Ale...$8.99
Cocoa, dried fruit, and toffee notes. A robust ale with warming spice.

Deschutes Chasin Freshies IPA

Deschutes Chasin Freshies IPA...$9.49 / 6pk
2018 Fresh Hop Release!
This year features Strata Hops

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones MOther of Dragons...$10.99 / 750ml
Smoked Porter and Kriek Blend
Brewed and blended for a leader who takes what is hers with fire and blood, Mother of Dragons is a blend of a smoked porter and a Belgian kriek, representing the smoke and fire that Daenerys has unleashed on her opponents. 
“Mother of Dragons represents in beer one of our favorite characters from Game of Thrones. Daenerys’s ascent from obscurity has been one of the most inspiring storylines of the show, and we’re thrilled to release a blend that embodies the character traits that have underpinned that rise,” said Doug Campbell, Brewery Ommegang president.
Mother of Dragons pours a deep ruby-tinted mahogany with a creamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate covered cherries intertwine with subtle smoke and roasted malt. The flavor is rich with tart cherry up front leading to a center palate of semi-sweet chocolate then resolving to subtle smoke and mild sweetness. The mouthfeel is luxuriously creamy and full, and the finish is semi-dry with lingering notes of smoke and cherry sweetness. Mother of Dragons is 6.5% ABV and pairs well with smoked gouda and charcuterie, braised meats, and rich desserts like flourless chocolate cake and cherry cheese cake.

Game of Thrones Queen of the Seven Kingdoms...$10.99 / 750ml

Press release....
*clink* We’re pleased to announce Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, the second of four special beers in this year’s Game of Thrones-inspired Royal Reserve Collection. Inspired by Cersei Lannister, this exceptional blend of Belgian sour ale and Belgian-style blonde ale will be available only in the United States, beginning in late June. A list of distribution states will be available earlier that month when the beer begins shipping to wholesalers. Details about the collection and the first beer are below in the press release.

Brewery Ommegang and HBO® announce Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, second beer in Game of Thrones®-inspired Royal Reserve Collection

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) The first beer in Brewery Ommegang and HBO’s Royal Reserve Collection is just hitting stores this month, but the second beer is already on the horizon! Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, the second in a series of four special, limited release beers, each designed and brewed as an homage to one of four epic figures in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms, is brewed and blended for Cersei Lannister.

An exceptional blend of Belgian sour ale and Belgian-style blonde ale, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms is fitting for the fair-haired ruler who is as acerbic as they come. Available throughout Ommegang’s distribution network on June 29, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms will be offered both on draft and in 750ml bottles. The suggested retail price for a bottle is $12.99.

“Cersei is a complex character, and we’ve tried to emulate that profile with this beer, which blends a lovely, dry blonde ale with a subtly tart Belgian sour,” says brewery president Doug Campbell.

“When we set out to create the Royal Reserve Collection, we knew we had to pay homage the character currently sitting on the Iron Throne. We’re very happy to present this tribute to the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms herself, Cersei Lannister” said Jeff Peters, Vice President of Global Licensing and Retail, HBO.

Queen of the Seven Kingdoms pours a pale gold color with a brilliant white head. Aromas of melon, citrus, and lactic acidity meld together with fruity esters from the Belgian yeast. Tart citrus flavors soften to sweet malt flavors with notes of apricots. The finish is dry and crisp with a subtle citrus bite from the lemon peel. Queen of the Seven Kingdoms pairs well with sharp aged cheeses and salty cured meats, red meat or dark poultry, and spiced desserts like pumpkin pie or apple tarts.

The Royal Reserve Collection features four brand new beers in the brewery’s Game of Thrones-inspired series with HBO. All of the beers will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles. The series begins with Hand of the Queen, a barleywine, which launches in April, then Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, followed by two additional beers that launch in October and December 2018. Details and images of future beers will be announced throughout the year.

2nd Shift Vanilla LSD aged in Knob Creek Barrels

Coming this week!
2nd Shift Vanilla LSD aged in Knob Creek Barrels!

Watch for details on Thursday.

Lagunitas Passion Grass West by Midwest

Lagunitas Passion Grass West by Midwest...$11.99 / 6pk
This ale was brewed, bottled, and released together in Joint Session with the Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, Calif. & Chicago, ILL. and Short's Brewing​ Bellaire, MI. Why? Well, a wise woman once said, “Friends are the family you choose” …It’s good to have friends.

We had a Joint Session with our friends at Short’s Brewing in Bellaire, Mich. to create this smooth and drinkable 4.6% ABV West by Midwest Ale. With some passion fruit juice added for that pleasant summery-ness and rounded off with a special zing of lemongrass, it’s best imbibed with your ‘buds … it’s good to have friends.

Crooked Stave

Crooked Stave Adambier...$8.99 / 375ml
Dortmunder Sour Altbier aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Crooked Stave Key Lime Tau....$5.99 / 375ml
Key Lime Tau (2π) was brewed in collaboration with Hawkshead Brewery (UK) as part of the Trans-Atlantic Rainbow Project, a series that challenges brewers to come together and brew a beer inspired by a color. In its third year, the 2015 project involved seven UK breweries, each paired with a different American brewery and randomly assigned a color.
Key Lime Tau (7.0% ABV), brewed to embody the color green, is a Mixed Culture Fermentation Ale aged in Oak with Lactose, Fresh Lime Peel and Fresh Lemongrass.

Crooked Stave new cans

Crooked Stave American IPA...$8.99 / 6pk cans
Built to showcase hop aroma and flavor, this juicy unfiltered American IPA is all about the hops. Dominated by citrus and tropical flavors from Amarillo, Azacca, Mosaic, and Motueka hops, this IPA remains smooth and easy drinking making it a great beer for everyday.

Crooked Stave Trellis Buster Double IPA...$10.99 / 6pk cans
Brewed with more hops than we have ever used in a single beer, this resinous trellis-busting hop bomb is bursting with bold character. We've tailored the malt profile to deliver a ridiculously smooth and drinkable double IPA; dry-hopped with Azacca, Citram Motueka, and Simcoe.

Crooked Stave Von Pilsner...$7.99 / 6pk cans
Combining our brewery’s super soft water and the finest German hops, this unfiltered keller pilsner is crushable. Brewed as a traditional European continental pilsner, this is what beer tastes like pouring from the wooden vats used to make lager beer for centuries in the Czech Republic town of Plzeň.