Saturday, March 20, 2021
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat 100 Hazy Session Ale...$8.99 / 6pk
Lively and refreshing, Unfiltered Wheat 100 is a low-calorie version of fan-favorite, Unfiltered Wheat Beer, with a lighter body, zippier aroma, with just a hint of citrus flavor.
Left Hand St. Vrain Tripel...$9.99 / 6pk cans
A Belgian-style golden ale with intricate aromas of fruit & spice.
The usually tranquil St. Vrain River flows out of the Rocky Mountains, winding peacefully alongside our brewery. But, what at first appears benevolent can manifest into something fierce and mighty. Named after the river that brought our hometown's great flood in 2013, St. Vrain is designed to pay homage to classic Belgian Tripels while also adding a uniquely local twist. Colorado barley creates a subtle malt sweetness and American hops bring rich herbal and floral aromatics, both perfectly complimenting the warm spice and fruit character of the Belgian yeast. What at first looks innocent, light in color and body, suddenly swells up with a strong current of aroma and flavor, and a 9.3% ABV.
A treasure trove of tropical fruit & citrus from El Dorado, Galaxy, Citra, Comet & Cascade hops.Deep in Eldorado Canyon, amidst the soaring sandstone cliffs, our brewers were inspired to create a beer as majestic as the panoramic vistas before them. With hop aromatics as towering as the rock formations, Found Fortune is a hidden trail to hop treasure. Dry-hopped with El Dorado, Galaxy and Citra, this Double IPA boasts a wealth of candied orange, juicy tropical fruits, and fresh-squeezed grapefruit. Take a journey through its haze and find a fortune in every glass. Double IPA
Compare to $14.97 at Total Wine and More
TASTING NOTES: The Indian Wells Cabernet is our warm climate ripe, jammy ‘New World’ style of Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine offers dark fruit aromas and flavors. Syrah added an enhanced richness and concentration to the wine.
Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah
Friday, March 19, 2021
“I wanted to capture the essence of Sir Ernest Shackleton within this whisky.”
– Richard Paterson, Master Blender
Inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his story, Richard Paterson has spent many years perfecting a new whisky.
Shackleton Blended Malt has been expertly crafted by using a recreation of the antique Mackinlay’s as its foundation, combined with the finest Highland malt whiskies.
BASED ON THE
ANTIQUE WHISKY SUPPLIED TO THE 1907 BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION: OUR STORY BEGINS WITH SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON.
Iconic polar explorer, and one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. A man whose expeditions are legendary. Driven by the desire to conquer uncharted lands, Sir Ernest embarked on an epic journey to reach the undiscovered South Pole, leading his team on the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition. The extreme conditions saw the Pole slip from their grasp, but they returned as heroes, making headlines around the world after breaking all records to reach 88* South. To bolster team spirit, Sir Ernest had personally ordered 25 cases of ‘Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky’ for the Antarctic expedition. In 2007 eleven bottles of this Scotch which has been hidden underneath the floorboards of the base camp hut for a century, were painstakingly recovered.
World renowned Master Blender, Richard Paterson, brought bottles back to Scotland to uncover the secrets within this lost whisky.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Almost exactly 26 years ago in March of 1995 The Cheese Place Chesterfield Baxter/Clayton opened. It is time to move to a new and better location! Get ready, we will update with more information soon! We are still working on our Hampton area location too. We are looking at a few options right now and will update when we know more.
MOVING SALE 3/19 to 3/27
Starts Friday March 19th at 10am!
15% WINE 12 bottles or more*
10% off WINE 1-11 Bottles*
10% off BEER
15% off ACCESSORIES
15% off CHEESE*
10% off FOOD ITEMS*
- No discount on LIQUOR
- No discount on BULK CANDY or NUTS.
- No discount on GIFT BASKETS and GIFT CARDS
- Subject to stock on hand
- No reservations or holds
- No internet sales
- No phone call sales
- All sales FINAL—no returns
* Wines ending in .98 are already fully discounted, no further discount will apply.
* Discounts apply to in-store purchases only.
* Not applicable to internet orders for pickup.
* Discount on cheese applicable to pre-cut pieces only.
March WRC Raffle --
this is what we have so far....more might be added.
WRC - release - watch for emails April 5th **
Purchases will still count through March 31st, but due the Passover holiday we will not send out emails until April 5th until Passover is over.
(as usual, this will be based on the previous 6 months purchases through March 31st Every $300 spent (average $50 per month) counts as a raffle ticket)
- Caribou Crossing
- Maker's Mark 2021 Limited Edition FAE-01
- Woodford Reserve Very Fine Bourbon Limited Edition No. 16
- Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A121
- Larceny Barrel Proof A121
- Henry Mckenna 10 year BIB
- Lagavulin 12 Year Old Cask Strength (we scored just 2 more bottles)
- Blanton's Bourbon
- Weller Special Reserve 750ml
- Weller Special Reserve..1.75ml
- Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
- Sazerac Rye 6 Year Old
- Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
- Michter's Sour Mash
- Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream (frustrating, this is our first case of 2021)
- Buffalo Trace Bourbon 1.75 liter (frustrating, this is our first case of 2021)
- Woodford Baccarat...$1,999.99 / bottle
Saturday March 20, 2021 is #OrvalDay this year!
We are not doing a tasting this year, but grab some Orval and an Orval glass and enjoy it at home!
Orval Trappist Ale was the first Brett beer to land on US shores, and has become the favorite beer for many star American brewers. ( "Brett" - brettanomyces - is a yeast variety that adds appetizing, sharp acidity and dryness.) Orval sells one beer, brewed to exquisite perfection within the walls of Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery in Belgium. It’s delicious when it leaves the brewery, but also evolves in the bottle for five years or more. Each year we make a donation to charity based on US sales of Orval on Orval Day. This year, our charitable contribution will go to regional US hunger-relief organizations Northwest Harvest and Houston Food Bank. If you drink, buy or sell an Orval Trappist Ale on Orval Day - thanks! #OrvalDay
Orval is often copied but never duplicated! It is the standard!!!
Orval Trappist Ale....$5.49 / 11.2oz bottle
The History of Orval
The Abbey of Orval is located near Florenville, Belgium in the provence of Luxembourg. The present brewery was completed in 1929, at which time the skittle (pin)-shaped bottle and Orval chalice were introduced. (Brewery, bottle, and chalice were all designed by architect Henry Vaes.) In the middle ages, Orval was famous for producing its iron decoration as well as beer. The abbey was gutted by fire in 1252 & repaired, then was destroyed during the French Revolution.
Taste: Sunset-orange color; a fruity and slightly acidic bouquet, firm body, profound hop bitterness, and long, dry finish. Orval is bottled with Brettanomyces, a yeast strain that leads to superb dry complexity and ageworthiness.
Serving Suggestion:Mild semisoft cheese, warm brown bread, fresh pears, steamed mussels, clams in Pernod cream sauce, oysters, smoked salmon and trout, and calamari. Traditionally served in Orval chalices to capture the big bouquet and lovely "Belgian Lace." Excellent with a handmade cigar. Traditionally served in Orval chalices at 55-60 °F.
Also in stock - the Orval Chalice glass...
Orval Chalice Glass...$4.99 each
Sugar Creek Beef Jerky Bloody Mary Flavor...$5.49 / 3oz package
Sugar Creek Beef Jerky Sweet Cherry Pie Flavor...$5.49 / 3oz package
Sugar Creek Beef Jerky Whiskey Flavor...$5.49 / 3oz package
Sagamore Spirit Distiller's Select Tequila Finish...$63.99
We finished our straight rye whiskey in Extra Añejo Tequila barrels. The result is remarkably unique tequila finished whiskey with notes of agave and vanilla on the nose and honey, peppercorn and orange citrus to taste. Pairing tequila and whiskey is always a risky move, but this was a risk worth the reward.
Palate | Rich agave and sweet notes of honey paired with bitter orange, dried fig with floral notes. Spicy peppercorn creates a lasting finish.
Proof | 98 (49% ABV)
Age | 4 – 5 Years
The world’s first and only spirit created from a distillation of Weber Blue Agave (Tequila) and Cognac. The name comes from the well known AGAve plant and VIE, which is “Life” in French.
We begin the process by carefully selecting the best un-aged agave spirits available in Mexico, which are then repositioned to Cognac, France where they are blended with fine French Cognac and redistilled. The last distillation will remove any coloring from the Cognac and leaves us with a crystal clear spirit not unlike Mexico’s popular Blanco Tequilas.
AGAVIE is a spirit unlike any other. The marriage of Agave & Cognac produce a smoothness and a complex flavor. The harshness and edge that is common with most agave spirits does not exist at all in this fine distillation.
Prairie Artisan Ales Moscow Mule Hard Seltzer...$11.99 / 4pk
We are SO excited to get MOSCOW MULE into your hands! At 8.7% ABV, this Double Hard seltzer is meant to drink more like the classic cocktail than a White Claw. It's packed with ginger flavor.
Red Oranges of Sicily
Rossa Amara Amaro d'Arancia Rossa...$37.99
The sicilian bitter that is born of etna's pendants
Amaro AMARA is born, selecting the best peel of “Arancia Rossa di Sicilia IGP”, which we produce in our orange groves, the water of the springs and the wild herbs of Etna. A liqueur that represents the quintessence of Sicily.
THE ORIGINAL BITTER BASED ON RED ORANGES
The “Red Oranges of Sicily IGP” are protagonists of the recipe of AMARA, a fruit unique in the world because it is born in a special volcanic context, characterized by a singular terrain at those latitudes and by strong thermal excursions that condition the growth of plants with extraordinary properties which make the AMARA bottles even more special.
Mother's Brewing Chug Chug Suckle Suckle Double NE IPA...$12.99 / 4pk cans
Inspired by the overwhelming embrace of our New England IPA, Sunshine Chugsuckle, Mother’s took the natural next step: a super-juicy double IPA pushing the limits of flavor and aroma. Get a dose of Chug Chug Suckle Suckle, a hazy juice bomb with massive hop aroma of mango, papaya, and citrus fruit, courtesy of an insane amount of Citra, Mosaic, Cashmere, and Centennial hops. A touch of oats and wheat provide a soft, creamy body with a mild sweetness. The flavor and drinkability may say ‘chug,’ but the 10% abv means suckling is the best option. How very like your Mother’s to urge restraint when the beer exhorts indulgence.
PROFILE: Waves of massive hop aroma and flavor suggesting mango, papaya, and citrus fruit supported by a soft and subtly sweet malt body.
Mother's Sunshine Chugsuckle New England IPA....$9.99 / 4pk 12oz cans
Don't like IPAs? Prepare for Mother's to change your mind. This New England style IPA shines a ray of pure sunshine on hop aroma and flavor, with minimal hop bitterness. Sunshine Chugsuckle features intense dank, resiny, and citrus aroma and flavor with a full, creamy mouthfeel. For all the over the top flavor, Chugsuckle possesses an unparalleled drinkability. Grab a glass. You can suckle if you want, but we bet you're gonna chug.
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Sampler...$15.99 / 12pk mix
3 each of these limited releases that only appear in this pack
UNFILTERED DRY HOPPED
UNFILTERED KIWI WHEAT HAZY AMERICAN CLASSIC
Channeling tropical beach vibes, the Unfiltered Kiwi Wheat bursts with the fruity sweet flavor of kiwi. This tangy and flavorful take on the original explodes with juicy flavor and aroma.
Available only in the Unfiltered Wheat Mixed Pack for a limited time
UNFILTERED GRAPEFRUIT WHEAT HAZY AMERICAN CLASSIC
The Unfiltered Grapefruit Wheat takes the lemon note of the original and adds a layer of refreshing grapefruit, bringing the whole citrus grove to your taste buds. Bright and refreshing with a subtle tartness, this variant is a citrus lover’s dream.
Available only in the Unfiltered Wheat Mixed Pack for a limited time
Walnut River Warbeard Irish Red...$9.99
There is a caramel and toffee-like sweetness when you first taste this beer, which slowly fades into a slight dryness in the finish. Holding it up to the light, deep ruby highlights emerge, revealing the origins of its name. This is a smooth, malt-focused beer that's almost too easy to drink. It makes you want to come back for more, and low enough in alcohol to allow it.
Ingredients: 2-Row, Caramel 40, Caramel 120 and Chocolate malts. Magnum hops for bittering.
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro...$9.99 / 6pk 12oz bottles
Super smooth with soft roastiness and mocha notes.
Experience America’s Stout. Milk Stout Nitro is a full sensory experience. Gaze at the mesmerizing cascade of all those tiny Nitro bubbles. Breathe in the aromas of roasted coffee, milk chocolate, brown sugar and vanilla cream. Savor the super smooth Nitro sensation. And, smile as the perfectly pillowy head coats your upper lip. This portable draft beer experience is Good to Go straight from the can or served Like a Pro in a glass. From the bottle, Pour Hard to release the Nitro magic inside.
Crane Brewing Apricot Weiss...$12.99 / 6pk cans
ABV: 4.50% IBU: 4.0
You may be asking yourself why there is a flower on the label of an apricot beer. Well, a tree must blossom in order to fruit. Conversely, this beer blossoms after it is fruited. Juicy, tangy and oh-so perfect, no matter the season.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Spring Session of Our Cocktail Club Now Open for Enrollment! Get ready for warmer days and backyard get together (finally!) by learning how to make tequila, mezcal, rum and pisco based cocktails with our friend Chris LeBeau. Includes all ingredients!
Cocktail Making Kit & 3 Months of Live Classes with Chris LeBeau!
This set includes everything you need to get started in the art of cocktail making and includes three live (and taped) classes with Chris LeBeau, owner of The Manhattan Cocktail Project (check out his video introduction to the Club here: click here)
You are welcome to include another person on your Zoom--makes a great couple's membership!
The Spring cocktails will focus on warm weather cocktails based on rum, tequila, mezcal, and pisco!. You may sign up for more than one 3 month session at a time.
The Spring Cocktail set includes:
- Pineapple Rum
- Sweet Vermouth
- Fever Tree Ginger Ale
- Fever Tree Tonic
- Grapefruit Soda
- Ginger Syrup
- Chocolate Bitters
SETS WILL BE READY FOR PICKUP NO LATER THAN APRIL 1.
Classes will be hosted via Zoom by Chris LeBeau with taped versions of each class made available as well for viewing at your convenience. Classes will last approximately 1 hour. The schedule of the classes for the Spring Quarter will be released in early April 2021.
Samuel Adams Just the Hazy Non Alcoholic Hazy IPA...$8.99 / 6pk
YOU'LL NEVER KNOW IT'S NON-ALCOHOLIC.
A good beer always hits the spot, but you don’t always want the buzz. So, we made a world-class IPA for beer lovers that just happens to be non-alcoholic. We remove the alcohol slow and gently, saving all the flavor for you. Rotate in this hazy, hoppy non-alcoholic IPA to your drinking sessions and get more out of your days, your nights, and every cheers in between.
Crooked Stave Sour Rita Ale....$14.99 / 6pk cans
Sour Ale Brewed with lime, salt and orange zest
Crooked Stave Sour Rose...$14.99 / 6pk cans
Wild Ale Fermented in Oak with Raspberries & Blueberries. Primary fermented with our mixed culture of wild yeast, Sour Rosé undergoes fermentation in large oak foeders on raspberries and blueberries. Showcasing bright effervescent characteristics, Sour Rosé is the perfect sour beer for all seasons and occasions. Unfiltered and naturally wild, we package each can with a small amount of yeast to maintain maximum freshness for wherever life’s adventures take you.
Taylor Fladgate Chip Dry White Port...$19.99
Taylor Fladgate was the first to pioneer dry white aperitif port. Chip Dry White Port was first blended in 1934, since when it has acquired a devoted following throughout the world. Chip Dry is made from selected dry white ports produced from grapes grown in the Douro Superior (the eastern area of the Douro Valley). Although several white grape varieties are used, the Malvasia Fina grape predominates.
Chip Dry is produced using the traditional port wine vinification method, brandy being added to the must to halt fermentation and to preserve some of the grape’s natural sugar in the finished wine. In the case of Chip Dry, the brandy is added later, when much of the sugar has been converted into alcohol, producing a port of unusual dryness.
The individual wines are matured separately in oak vats for between four and five years and are then blended together shortly before bottling to give balance and character.
Pale, straw colour. Delicate nose combining fresh fruit fragrances with the mellow aromas and hints of oak of a traditional white port. Fresh, lively palate, with good flavour and crisp, dry finish.
Great warm weather drink....you can servit on ice or mix White Port and tonic with an Orange wedge (even a mint sprig)