Saturday, January 26, 2019

2018 Yes Way Rose

2018 Yes Way Rose...$11.99

next lowest price online is $16.99
At the heart of Yes Way Rosé is capturing the spirit of rosé wine, which symbolizes friendship, fun, and the best summertime vibes. A dream turned reality that started on @yeswayrose, we proudly now introduce our signature rosé: Yes Way Rosé.

Made in the south of France from classic Mediterranean grapes, Yes Way Rosé is an elegant Provençal-style blend with tasting notes revealing a bouquet of strawberry, citrus, and white peach. Dry and refreshingly drinkable, this light peachy-pink wine is a perfect match for a variety of different flavors. Yes Way Versatilité! Sip with all your favorite cheeses, grilled seafood dishes, and as a compliment to spicy foods. Yes Way Rosé is best enjoyed chilled to elevate any activity, from casual nights at home to picnics, poolside hangs, and big celebrations.

Yes Way Rosé wine was founded by Erica and Nikki, best friends who have set out to make delicious rosé that’s accessible to anyone who thinks pink. We like to say it’s qualité rosé that doesn’t take itself too seriouslé.

Courvoisier Cognac Limited Edition Sherry Cask Finish

Courvoisier Cognac Limited Edition Sherry Cask Finish...$34.99
Finished for four to six months in PX Sherry casks.
A blend of cognacs aged for two to eight years. This blend is then matured for a further two and a half years in French limousin oak casks before moving to PX Sherry casks for a period of at least four months.

CVNE Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva

2010 CVNE Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva...$69.99
Aging in cask 36 months and aging in bottle 48 moths before going to market .
Certain wines exude a sense of elevated excellence. This one gets to that level via aromas of spice cake, baked plum and tobacco aromas. A stocky saturated palate is structured and built to age, while this tastes of cool blue fruits, herbs, coffee and chocolate. A smoothly textured finish deals cocoa and mocha notes. Drink through 2040.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast
The 1999 Imperial Gran Reserva from a good vintage has a very expressive nose of Asian spices, balsamic, violets, and assorted black fruits. Elegant on the palate, it is a wine of finesse in combination with intense flavors and a lengthy, pure, silky finish. It will drink well for another 6-8 years.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

The Street Pumas

The Street Pumas London Dry Gin...$23.99 / liter

Approachable and classic style, this gin is based on a neutral grain spirits born in Piedmont, Italy. The fresh spirit is sent to Belgium, where it’s married with botanicals: juniper berries, coriander, angelica, lemon peel, sweet & bitter orange peels - personally selected by Equipo Navazos and re-distilled to their specifications. The full proof gin then travels to Jerez, where it’s brought to 40% abv for bottling.

The Street Pumas Rum...$24.99 / liter
A dynamic white rum distilled from molasses in Panama at a site that shares lineage with the iconic distilleries of Nicaragua. This bright, floral, molasses-forward Panama rum, is imported to Jerez at full strength, where it is gently reduced to 42% abv for bottling.

The Street Pumas Blended Scotch...$28.99 / liter
Distilled in Scotland, with a mashbill of 60% grain and 40% malt, this blended scotch whisky is aged for 3 years. After resting in barrel, it’s imported to Jerez at cask strength and brought to proof for bottling. This selection is released with no additives; no caramel, no artificial flavors, sugars, or colors.

Bribon Tequila Blanco

Bribon Tequila Blanco...$15.99
compare to $22.99 at Total Wine and More in St. Louis
Look for a delicate mix of floral and tropical fruit aromas, which are echoed on the palate. Pineapple and coconut sweetness segues into a long coconut-vanilla finish accented with cinnamon, plus just a mild floral hint on the finish.
Rated 93/100 Wine Enthusiast

Stella Artois Spritzer Sparkling Dry Cider

Stella Artois Spritzer Sparkling Dry Cider...$8.99 / 6pk cans
Introducing Stella Artois Spritzer
A bubbly and refreshing cider made from crisp apples & hibiscus, it is the perfect complement to your afternoon. Using centuries of French & Belgian tradition, Stella Artois created this naturally gluten-free spritzer specifically for the wine glass. It impeccably pairs with an apple walnut salad, romano cheese, prosciutto and apricot jam.
Bubbly: Always sparkling and always refreshing.
Crisp: With the taste of tart apples and botanicals, Stella Artois Spritzer is crisp and sharp.
Naturally Gluten Free: Crafted to be naturally gluten free, keeping the spritzer light and delicious.

Central State Brewing Garden Gose

Central State Brewing Garden Gose...$8.49 / 4pk 12oz cans
Leipziger-Style Gose Beer with Lemon Peel
Garden Gose is our tribute to lightly tart and slightly slightly salty beers of Leipzig, Germany. We updated it a bit with the addition of lemon peel and a touch of cascade hops. Goseanna!
Malt Bill: Indiana-Grown 2-Row and Wheat
Hops: Cascade (but not a lot)
Yeast: CSB House Yeast Blend, Lactobacillus
ABV: 3.6%

Off Color Eille Biere de Miel

Off Color Eille Biere de Miel...$9.99 / 4pk 8.5oz bottles
John likes gin, but John makes beer. To reconcile these two things, John made a Bee's Knees cocktail inspired honey saison made with gin spices and lemon juice.
ABV: 7.5% | IBU: 15
Malts: Pils and Flaked Wheat
Hops: Liberty, Santiam, Sorchi Ace
Secret Ingredients: Honey, Lemon Zest, Lemon Juice, Juniper, Coriander, Chamomile, and Rose Hips

Off Color Finnish Style Sahti

Off Color Bare Bear Finnish Style Sahti...$9.99 / 6pk
A long time ago in Finland, a bunch of Finnish dudes built a sauna. It was nicer in there than it was outside, so they stayed in there until they ran out of beer. When they ran out of beer they still didn't want to go outside so they decided it would be better if they just started brewing their beer in the sauna. And so began the tradition of brewing this Finnish style beer in saunas. Chock full of rye and juniper and spicy yeast esters, our sahti might inspire you to build your own sauna to ride out this winter.
ABV: 7.0% | IBU: 20
Malts: Pils, CaraRye, Rye Malt, Carapils, Red malt, Roasted barely
Hops: Nugget
Secret Ingredients: Juniper Berries

Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels
Off Color Brewing Barrel Bear Barrel Aged Sahti...$11.99 / 2pk 12oz
8.0% abv
Our sahti, Bare Bear, rested in MGP Rye Whiskey barrels for 11 months to impart a dominate silky rye spice blended with black pepper phenols. Woody, coconut, and sweet vanilla notes round out a medium toasted char.

2015 Cune Rioja Crianza

2015 Cune Rioja Crianza ***...$13.99
Very pretty plum, cherry and hints of cedar. Medium body, with soft tannins and a delicious finish. Shows the real Rioja character. Delicious always. Drink now.
Rated 92/100 James Suckling
The 2015 Cune Crianza is a traditional blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% split between Garnacha and Mazuelo. The wine is sold at unbelievable prices, and 2015 is one of the best vintages in recent times. It fermented in stainless steel vats with neutral yeasts and matured in American oak barrels for one year. They like to keep their house style while also showing the nuances of the year, which is fuller, riper and more balanced than the two previous years. It's approachable, with red fruit intermixed with spices and a creamy touch. The palate is soft and approachable, with fine tannins and lively acidity. It's easy to drink and very good with food. 4.5 million bottles produced.
Rated 89/100 Wine Advocate

Spanish label lesson....
Rioja Joven: less than a year in an oak
Crianza ***: must be aged for at least two years, at least one of which was in oak. 
Rioja Reserva: must be aged for at least three years, of which at least one year is in oak. 
Rioja Gran Reserva: must be aged at least two years in oak and three years in bottle. 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Stone Brewing Xocoveza Charred

Stone Brewing Xocoveza Charred...$14.99 / pint
Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels
STYLE:  Milk Stout
The base beer is the recipe of 2014 Stone Homebrew Competition winner Chris Banker, an intensely flavorful milk stout brewed with cocoa, coffee and spices to mimic the rich flavors of Mexican hot chocolate.

Time spent in bourbon barrels gave an already complex beer even more complexity and flavor intensity, layering additional caramel-like and vanilla flavors on top of those already present. Aromas of rich coffee and dark chocolate are followed by nutmeg and cinnamon; a lush, heavy mouthfeel laden with charred oak and toffee engulfs the palate on the first sip. Lingering pasilla pepper and soft oak flavors persist through an exceptionally long finish in this intensely rich and satisfying beer.

Sweetwater Sinner’s Son with Coconut

Sweetwater Sinner’s Son with Coconut...$9.99 / 375ml
Bourbon Barrel Aged

325 caes bottled 9/15/2018
Sinner’s Son is ripe with age, driven to the cellar for months to mature in bourbon barrels. Just prior to bottling, a fresh blend of coffee and espresso beans from the JavaVino farm was introduced to harmonize with the roasted malts and bring balance to its complex barrel aged soul. This imperial stout is decadent at 13.6% ABV with rich chocolate, toasted coconut, and vanilla notes, a velvety mouthfeel of oak.

Crystal Head Vodka John Alexander Artist Series

Crystal Head Vodka John Alexander Artist Series ...$134.99
(we are the lowest price in the country on Wine-Searcher)

Crystal Head is proud to present the first, limited-edition, hand-decorated, John Alexander art series bottle. John Alexander is the designer of the Crystal Head Bottle and his work has been widely exhibited at institutions such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, both in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston. On average his work sells for $150K and is owned by numerous well-known celebrities and musicians.

Known as a painter of environmentally conscious landscapes and satirical figurative work, this evocative design is derived from John Alexander’s expressive paintings. His work is celebrated in this exquisite artist series bottle, housing our award-winning vodka.

For three years we have been working with a small artisanal workshop in Milan, Italy to create 25,000 beautiful collectibles. Each bottle decoration is hand applied and numbered emphasizing its scarcity. This bottle wrapped in John Alexander's painting is both a beautiful keepsake and a unique opportunity to own his art.

Beer Tasting tonight

Beer Tasting tonight
From 4-6pm at Forsyth

Taste tonight

  • Rogue Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 2019...$12.99 pint (Aged 9 months in Whiskey Barrels)

  • Stone Grapefruit Slam Double IPA...$15.99 / 6pk cans

  • Deschutes Da Shootz! Pilsner....$1.99 / 19.2oz CAN

  • Hoof Hearted Tickling the Ivories IPA...$18.99 / 4pk cans

  • Bell's Larrys Latest Fruit Fight...$6.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon...$25.99
Compare to $28.99 at Total Wine and More in St. Louis
  • 2010 Vintage
  • Bottled in 2018
  • 8 years old

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon is a five-time Whiskey of the Year award winner. Each year our Master Distiller selects barrels that meet his exacting standards. It’s a bourbon that is vintage dated, meaning each bottle is marked with the vintage date it was put into oak, along with the year it was bottled and the exact serial number of the single barrel that the Bourbon was drawn from.

Careful handcrafting and many years in the barrel result in our most premium and decorated Bourbon.

Resonance Pinot Noir Willamette

Louis Jadot's new venture in Oregon

2016 Resonance Pinot Noir Willamette...$32.99
Precise and impressively structured, with refined raspberry, crushed rock and savory tea accents that take on richness and depth toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024. 4,000 cases made.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
This has a wealth of crushed roses and foresty sous-bois with spicy red fruit. The palate is all nicely arranged with a very juicy and succulent build of grainy tannins at the finish. Plenty of red cherries here. Drink or hold.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

Off Color Myshka Serf Stout

Off Color Myshka Serf Stout...$9.99 / 6pk
A session beer featuring a harmony of toast aromatics, complex dark chocolate bitterness with a light mouthfeel balanced by a tannic finish.
Alcohol 3.5 % alc/vol
Ingredients:  Marris Otter, Dark Munich, Extra Special, Crystal 120, Dark Chocolate, Black Malt, Flaked Oats, Roasted Barley, Nugget hops
Beer nerd facts

What's a Russian serf stout? Being smart alecky brewers (and people), the first beer our brewery produced was a 3.5% ABV Russian Imperial Stout. Some people got the joke, other people were mad. The intent wasn't to make people mad, we just wanted them to think about how beer is defined. Ultimately we authored the Russian Serf Stout style. It has all the roasted malt complexity of it's high alcohol brother, without the alcoholic burn and companioning sweetness.
Sample Menu Description:  A mouse-sized Russian Imperial Stout. For the people who said you couldn’t make a small Russian Imperial Stout, we call it a Russian Serf Stout. Brewing for the proletariat!

Hoof Hearted is here!

Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Double IPA...$18.99 / 4pk cans

Double IPA - 8% ABV
And he's got me vuelto loco, amigos. Everybody Wants Some!! is a rotating single-hop DIPA. It's the only acceptable response to the call of DLR-era Van Halen + 80's cult classic movies. A giant teddy bear, bigger than you. Sounds great. No, it really does sound good. But look Beth, I gotta go. The Christmas tree is on fire.

Hoof Hearted Tickling the Ivories IPA...$18.99 / 4pk cans
Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads.  Re-Tune that Keytar boiz.  We're bustin Rig out of ski jail.  Citra, nelson, and Motueka carve a trail full o'tropics complimented in full by a dual duty hazemaker.  Is it Juice?  From concentrate?  What'd you say the name of that was again?

2nd Shift Casual Experimentation #3

2nd Shift Casual Experimentation #3...$9.99 / 4pk 12oz
New England-Style Pale Ale
Our continued experimentation brings us this hazy New England-style pale ale with Denali and Amarillo hops.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Odell Wolf Picker Experimental IPA

Odell Wolf Picker Experimental IPA...$8.49 / 6pk
Strata Hops 2019 Edition
Know your Hop Farmer. That’s what we believe. Wolf Picker, named after the classic hop harvesting rig, celebrates our decades-long relationships with hop farmers, and our obsession with new talent in the world of experimental hops. This year, we’re featuring the newcomer known as Strata which brings notes of grapefruit, peach and mango to an IPA unlike anything we’ve released.

Rogue Outta Line IPA

Rogue Outta Line IPA...$9.99 / 6pk cans
At the very core of Rogue is the idea of getting outta line. That is to say you don’t need to follow the plan laid out in front of you, you don’t have to fit in and you don’t have to follow the crowd. We brewed this IPA as a reminder that there is no limit when you have the courage to stand out. Available year round, Outta Line IPA is a bright honey-colored West Coast IPA with an enticing fruit aroma.
Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, GWM Brūmalt & Wheat Malts; Zeus, Mosaic, Simcoe & Rogue Farms Rebel Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

Deschutes Da Shootz! Pilsner

Deschutes Da Shootz! Pilsner....$1.99 / 19.2oz CAN
4% ABV
DES-cahooties? DAY-shoots? DES-schwett-ays? We’ve heard it all over the 30 years we’ve been brewing craft beer. So…we’re making it easy this time around.
Simple in design, this beer is made to pair with DOING! There’s really no activity or non-activity that wouldn’t pair perfectly with this beer. Leave the beer creation obstacles and overthinking to us. Cheers!

Stone Grapefruit Slam Double IPA

Stone Grapefruit Slam Double IPA...$15.99 / 6pk cans
Double India Pale Ale
We’ve made a hell of a lot of beers since 1996. Probably thousands at this point. Some stick around for decades, some for a few years and some are brief visits, gracing us with their hoppy presence for a short time before becoming fond memories. Occasionally stars, planets and brewing schedules align and we bring back one of these ephemeral creations. In fall of 2014 we created a draft-only version of this delicious double India pale ale. Its bitter, zesty grapefruit peel infusion created a bright accent to flavors of pine resin and fresh citrus well in advance of the explosion of fruited beers we’re all reveling in at the moment. We never stopped thinking about it, so a long five years later, we’re bringing back Stone Grapefruit Slam IPA for round two. It’s a link to the past planted delightfully in the present.

Rogue Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 2019

Limited release 
Rogue Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 2019...$12.99 pint
Aged 9 months in Whiskey Barrels
Our 2019 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout was aged for 9 months in hand made Rolling Thunder Barrel Works barrels previously used to age our Dead Guy Whiskey. This limited, one-of-a-kind imperial stout can be enjoyed right away or cellared for years, but either way it's best shared among friends.
Ingredients: We skipped the fruit this year to let the stout and whiskey barrel shine. Rich, viscous notes of chocolate coffee combine flawlessly with the flavors of whiskey-soaked Oregon oak.

Very limited 
196 bottles produced
Rogue Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey...$69.99
115.8 proof

Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey is a first of its kind. It’s made with barley grown on Rogue Farms and distilled from a wash that began as Dead Guy Ale, brewed right next to the distillery in Newport, Ore. It was first aged one year in new Oregon Oak (Quercus garryana) barrels crafted at our Rolling Thunder Barrel Works before aging two more years in barrels that had previously aged Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout. Rogue grains, beer, whiskey, barrels and the magic of Newport’s marine climate make this American Single Malt as unique as the hands that crafted it.

Ingredients: Rogue Dare and Risk proprietary malts, Crystal 15 malt, free-range coastal water.

Bell's Larrys Latest Fruit Fight

Bell's Larrys Latest Fruit Fight...$9.99 / 6pk bottles
Bell's Larrys Latest Fruit Fight...$6.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
The name “Larry’s Latest” is a nod to the spirit of innovation and experimentation that Larry started in 1985 and continues within the brewery to this day. Our latest Tart Fruit Ale is brewed with passionfruit and lime zest, resulting in a tart blend of tropical, citrus flavors and aromas.