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Saturday, February 29, 2020

O'Fallon Knotty Pretzel Beer



O'Fallon Knotty Pretzel Beer...$8.99 / 6pk
Our new Pretzel beer is a light Golden Ale with soft toasted bready notes and a touch of salt. A mix of malts were used to create the backbone for this beer. Red Wheat and Special Roast create the toasty flavor along with a subtle tanginess from the acidulated malt. The yeast helps to carry the soft tangy flavor and aroma giving way to a crisp and satisfying finish. Just a hint of hops and a pinch of salt combine to balance the malt profile.
Alcohol: 5.3% ABV

2016 Mount Veeder Cabernet

Yet another Classic California Cab getting some love for their 2016 Vintage. We have loved the offerings from Robert Mondavi, Hess Collection, Louis Martini Alexander Valley and a host of other “Old School” California Cabernets and Mount Veeder is no exception. While the press took some time to catch up. We are happy to have 20+ Cases of the 2016 Mount Veeder on hand, we knew it would get a great score eventually!



2016 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon...$29.99
This displays a pure core of black cherry, cassis and plum puree flavors before the back end clamps down, revealing grippy tar and apple wood notes. Shows freshness and drive, with a pervasive sagebrush detail. Give this time to round into form. 
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

Friday, February 28, 2020

beer tasting tonight!! Forsyth - 4 hands

from 4:30 to 6:30 


-State Wide
-Scale
-Exit Strategy
-Divided Sky
-Forbidden Fruit

New Item! Bluegrass Sundown

In stock at Forsyth
Bluegrass Sundown Liqueur...$29.99
Reminiscent of famed Irish coffee, but with a decidedly Kentucky spin, Bluegrass Sundown is a dark-roasted coffee infused with Kentucky bourbon and sugar.
Boiling water is simply added to the delectable liqueur to release the flavors and aromas. Topped with a delicate layer of heavy cream, Bluegrass Sundown is an ideal finish to a special evening.
20% ABV

Maplewood Brewing Bock in the Groove Lager

Maplewood Brewing Bock in the Groove Lager...$11.99 4pk / 16oz cans*
Traditional style bock beer brewed with a blend of the finest German malts.
6.2% ABV

Public Access Transitional Nature V1

Public Access Transitional Nature V1...$21.99 / 4pk 16oz cans*
Imperial Sour Wheat Ale conditioned w/ Raspberry and Passionfruit
10% ABV

*also available in singles

Friday night Flight! Today 02.29.2020



(IN)Famous Bar in Clayton
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forysth Blvd - only

Friday night Flight!
Today 02.29.2020




Friday Night Flight-2019 Whiskey Advocate Award Winnahs!!!

Pick a Flight..choose three of these six dramtastic whiskies for the
low, low price of $16. Three ¾ oz pours plus hanging out at our bar
in the afternoon. Start the weekend early!

Reasons to be cheerful:

#5-Aberlour "A'bunadh Alba" Single Malt Scotch Batch No.1. 57.1% abv

#7-Old Ezra 7 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 58.5 abv

#8-Glenlivet Enigma Single Malt Scotch 60.6% abv

#12-Laphroaig "Cairdeas" 2019 Edition Islay Single Malt Scotch 59.5% abv

#14-Kaiyo Japanese Whisky Mizunara Oak Finish 43% abv

#18-Power's "Three Swallows" Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. 43.2% abv

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Bulleit Bourbon Blender's Select





In stock now at Forsyth


Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Blenders' Select....$39.99
Very special bottling

New - Hoff's Hot Sauce





Hoff's Wake Up Call Hot Sauce...$12.39 
Our most complex hot sauce is handcrafted with fresh chilis, gourmet spices, and cold brew coffee to create an incredibly savory hot sauce. This fan favorite is also our largest hot sauce with 12 ounces of deliciousness just waiting to be poured over your next meal. If you're in the market for a savory sauce with the perfect balance of heat and sweet, it's time to try Hoff's Wake Up Call.

Naturally Gluten Free, Vegan, and Sugar Free
Heat Level: Medium
Ingredients: Red Jalapeño, Habanero, Chipotle, Vinegar, Water, Salt, Tomatoes, Cold Brew, Cane Sugar, Garlic, Curry Powder, and Nutritional Yeast
Suggested Pairings: Pulled Pork, Rice Dishes, Eggs, Taco Salads, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Marinades

  • Hot sauce infused with cold brew coffee and hand blended with gourmet spices
  • A complex hot sauce with a savory flavor profile balanced with the perfect level of sweet & heat
  • NO high fructose corn syrup and naturally vegan and gluten free
  • Spectacular when paired with pulled pork, rice dishes, or any slow cooker meal
  • Hoff & Pepper is a Chattanooga based company specializing in small batch products.

Hoff's Smoken Ghost hot sauce...$9.49
We add Ghost peppers and extra Chipotle to create this rich and smooth flavor king. Smoken Ghost is handmade with premium spices and farm fresh peppers. Kick up your chili or mix it with mayonnaise to create a delicious chipotle mayo for burgers or subs.

Naturally Gluten Free, Vegan, and Sugar Free
Heat Level: Hot (Teary-eyed)
Ingredients: Red Jalapeño, Habanero, Chipotle, Ghost, Salt, Vinegar, and Garlic
Suggested Pairings: Chili & Stews, Cole Slaw, Smoked Meats, Oysters, Loaded Potatoes, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs

  • Hand crafted with fresh Tennessee peppers and gourmet spices
  • Incredibly smoky and smooth, this award winner compliments foods with a flavorful heat profile
  • A versatile hot sauce that's great on a variety foods and the perfect addition to marinades, basting sauces, or even mayo
  • Small batch hot sauce produced from stem to sauce in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Ghost Pepper brings up the heat in this fan favorite tailored for those that like it hot

Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Rye




Knob Creek / TWCP Single Barrel Rye...$46.99
Yield only 108 bottles
115 proof
Warehouse - J
Floor - 05
Rick - 024
Barreled 06/23/2014
Selected by us on 12/1/19
bottled sometime after that


Nada Giuseppe 2016 Casot Barbaresco


2016 Nada Giuseppe Casot Barbaresco...$36.99
Aromas of wild berry, forest floor, leather, blue flower and spice meld together with a cool breeze of menthol. The palate is delicious, offering juicy Marasca cherry extract, crushed black raspberry, licorice, tobacco and truffle alongside velvety, enveloping tannins. Drink 2024–2036.
Rated 96/100 Wine Enthusiast

2016 Gour de Chaule Gigondas

Quite simply the best Southern Rhone Red under $35



2016 Domaine du Gour de Chaule Gigondas...$32.99
Cuvee Tradition
Vivid ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and pit fruits, potpourri and garrigue, and an exotic spice note emerges in the glass. Stains the palate with sweet raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors that steadily put on weight with air. Conveys a suave blend of power and finesse and finishes extremely long and floral, with fine-grained tannins lending discreet grip.
Rated 95/100 Vinous

Kulmbacher EKU 28



Kulmbacher EKU 28...$2.99 / pint CAN
Our legendary stout specialty EKU 28, an amber-hued, fiery double bock with a full-bodied malt aroma with 11% ABV is one of the strongest beers in the world. A genuine specialty among stouts.
EKU 28 - the Unique Stout Specialty from Bavaria.
Characteristic for our EKU 28 stout is mainly the high portion of original wort. This leads at the same time also to a higher alcohol content, because during the fermentation process the yeast converts the sugar dissolved in the wort into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Thus due to the very high wort content, the alcohol content is also much higher. That's why EKU 28 has always belonged to the special, legendary type of stouts and is one of the strongest beers in the world.

Cantillon - -BRC release

Will send out BRC emails on these two early Saturday morning.
Based on beer purchases only for the last 6 months.



Cantillon Mamouche
Cantillon Fou'Foune


We have not seen Mamouche since 2016 and Fou'Foune since 2018

Prairie Artisan Ales Weekend Imperial Stout

New from Stout from Prairie and some returning favorites...


Prairie Artisan Ales Weekend...$7.49 / 12oz bottle
Imperial Stout with coconut, cacao nibs and marshmallow 
13.3% ABV


Prairie Artisan Ales Rainbow Sherbet...$9.99 / 4pk cans
Sour ale with Rainbow Sherbet Flavors





Prairie Artisan Ales Oh! Fudge...$7.49
Imperial Stout with Brownies




Prairie Artisan Ales Birthday Bomb!...$7.49 / 12oz
BIRTHDAY BOMB!
Stout with Bomb Spices and Caramel.

Coffee, Cacao nibs, vanilla beans, chili peppers, caramel sauce and toffee

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

New Mahr's CANS


NEW CANS


Mahr's Brau Helles Vollbier...$2.69 / 11.2oz can
Beer sensory characteristics: A creamy, compact head crowns the glass. Brilliant, delicately pearled with bubbles, and golden yellow; it captivates the eye of the true connoisseur. The aroma is lightly reminiscent of flowering hops. The body is pure, mild, discretely aromatic, coupled with a slight sweetness. The finish is soft, with a hint of maltiness. A lager that awakens the desire to drink it again and again. Mahrs Bräu Hell pairing recommendation: to cooked or fried fish dishes, salads, mild cheeses, stews
Mahrs Bräu Hell pairing recommendation: to cooked or fried fish dishes, salads, mild cheeses, stews




Mahr's Brau "U" Ungespundet Kellerbier...$2.69 / 11.2oz can
After “A” comes “U”
The “U” stands for “Ungespundet”, which means unfiltered and outrageously good. Simply pronounced, “Ahh Ooo”, like the two vowels, means you would like a U beer. No language skills required, and you finally have a great beer that doesn’t take a long time to order. What comes to your table, if one orders a U? You’ll get an extraordinary, yeast-turbid specialty beer with a full-bodied smooth-malt character. Pleasantly tart and lightly carbonated, it is a beer that goes just as well with a good meal as it does with a relaxing evening after work. Did somebody say, “cult beer”? Yeah, why not. That’s fine with us. Sure, you could always say “one” U. But experience has taught us that that’s rarely the case.

Mahrs Bräu U beer pairing recommendation: with cold cut platters, Eisbein/Haxen, hearty dishes with dark meat.

Crooked Stave new arrivals.





Crooked Stave Funk It Up...$12.99 / 750ml
American Wild Ale
Only 146 cases produced
6.3% ABV

Crooked Stave Funky Raspicot...$17.99 / 750ml
Ale aged in Oak Barrels with Raspberries and Apricots
Only 104 cases produced
6% ABV



 
Crooked Stave Get the Funk Out...$12.99 / 750ml
Belgian style lambic or Sour Ale
6.2% ABV



Crooked Stave Blueberry Origins...$13.99 / 375ml bottle
Burgundy sour ale aged in oak barrels with blueberries.
7.5% ABV


Crooked Stave Bianca Peaches & Cream Wild Wild Brett...$8.99 / 375 ml
Wild Ale fermented in oak foeders with palisade peaches.
6.8% ABV


Crooked Stave Double Dry Hop Sour....$12.99 / 6pk cans
Double Dry Hopped Sour Ale with Citra, Mosaic, Motueka


Crooked Stave Sabro DIPA Exploratory Double IPA...$11.99 / 6pk 12oz cans*
Double Dry Hopped IPA - Sabro & Azacca
7.5% ABV



Crooked Stave Amplitude DDH IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans*
Double dry hopped IPA.  Hazy & Juicy
6.0%
*also available in singles


Crooked Stave Magnitude DDH IPA...$13.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Double Dry Hopped
A “New” West Coast-Style IPA




Crooked Stave Petite Sour Peach...$6.99 / 375ml
Wild Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Peaches
Primarily fermented with our mixed culture of wild yeast, each batch of Petite Sour undergoes a secondary fermentation in large oak foeders with a generous amount of whole fruit. With multiple releases throughout the seasons, we concentrate on sourcing fresh fruit from some of our favorite growing regions for this sessionable sour beer. Showcasing the fruit-derived characteristics, Petite Sour is the perfect sour beer for all seasons and occasions. Look for year-round batches fermented with whole fruit, including raspberries and blueberries from Washington; a Rosè version aged on the second use fruit skins for an effervescent, champagne type character, and our newest edition with local Colorado peaches.





Crooked Stave Petite Sour Raspberry...$6.99 / 375ml
Wild Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Raspberries

Primarily fermented with our mixed culture of wild yeast, each batch of Petite Sour undergoes a secondary fermentation in large oak foeders with a generous amount of whole fruit. With multiple releases throughout the seasons, we concentrate on sourcing fresh fruit from some of our favorite growing regions for this sessionable sour beer. Showcasing the fruit-derived characteristics, Petite Sour is the perfect sour beer for all seasons and occassions. Look for year-round batches fermented with whole fruit, including raspberries and blurberries from Washington; a Rosè version aged on the second use fruit skins for an effervescent, champagne type character, and our newest edition with local Colorado peaches.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Beautiful red blend from Portugal!





Jackpot Vinho Regional Lisboa Red Blend...$9.99

Made exclusively from indigenous Lisboan grapes, this easy-drinking, good-looking, well-balanced Portuguese wine will quickly become the talk of the town. The grapes ripen slowly producing a rich, juicy wine loaded with red fruits. Well balanced and delicious.  We bet you you’ll like it.


Lisbon has always been about discoveries. The Atlantic Ocean gave the city every reason to explore, learn from, and engage with other cultures. It also gave it every reason to be the strength of Portugal’s empire that spread across the world.

Jackpot is but one more treasure from the land of discovery. In honor of one of Europe’s oldest casinos still in operation (since 1931), The Casino of Estoril, Jackpot is about calling on our history and our future.

Quinta de Lemos Touriga Nacional -- 94 points!




2011 Quinta de Lemos Touriga Nacional...$34.99
The lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $39
The 2011 Touriga Nacional was aged in 30% new French oak for 18 months. It comes in at 14% alcohol. A terrific Touriga, this focused red is precise, elegant and rather powerful just at the moment. It took a long time to get some Touriga aromatics, but they slowly emerged. The tannins are not really hard, but the wine is not yet expressive. Showing structure meant for the long haul, this is nowhere close to peak. It should have many miles to travel. In the meanwhile, you might approach it, but that would be a mistake. It isn't all it can be now, or anywhere close. Its peak should be more like 2021-2025. Still, the price is so reasonable, you can buy a case and experiment. I suspect this remarkably graceful, yet intense Touriga will turn into something different and better every few years for the next couple of decades. Drink Date 2018 - 2036Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Glenfiddich Malt Tasting Collection



Glenfiddich Malt Tasting Collection...$54.99
Taste three of our favourite single malts. Our Family Collection presents 3 x 200 ml bottles of:
  • Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, the pioneer of the single malt category
  • Glenfiddich 15 Year Old, created using our innovative Solera system
  • Glenfiddich 18 Year Old, which we marry in small batches
The perfect present for anyone interested in exploring single malt whisky. Makes a great gift.

Amarula Cream Liqueur





AMARULA CREAM...$19.99
Compare to Total Wine and More price of $23.99
Made from the delicious Marula fruit of sub-Equatorial Africa, the Marula spirit is distilled and aged in French oak for two years. It is then blended with our velvety cream to create the smooth taste of Amarula - best savoured over ice, preferably with a view. On the wide-open plains of Africa grows a tree uncultivated by man. The marula tree, or ‘Sclerocarya Birrea’, only grows in one area on the entire planet – the warm, frost-free regions of subequatorial Africa. It holds a position of importance both in the animal kingdom and in human legend and ritual, and it is from the fruit of this mystical tree that Amarula cream is borne.
FROM FRUIT TO GLASS
Once the ripe marula fruit has been gathered, the stones are removed and the flesh is separated from the skin before it is fermented under conditions similar to winemaking. After fermentation, the marula wine is distilled, first in column stills and then in copper pot stills.
17% ABV

Cigar City Brewing Margarita Gose


Cigar City Margarita Gose...$8.99 / 6pk 12oz cans*
German-style Sour Ale with Orange, Lime, and Salt
Throw on your Hawaiian shirt and your lederhosen and meet Cigar City Brewing at the intersection of traditional German brewing and tropical relaxation. We’ve taken our German-style Gose, an ancient style of moderate alcohol beer brewed with salt, and given it the coastal treatment by adding orange peel and lime essence to create the perfect warm weather ale.
4.2% ABV

*also available in singles