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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Foursqaure Rum Distillery Equipoise 14 Year Single Blended Rum

 
Foursquare Equipoise...$137.99 / 750ml
  • Cask type: ex-bourbon and ex-calvados
  • Cask aging: 14 years
  • Distillation: Pot and column blend
  • Released: October 2023
  • 61% ABV |122 Proof





2011 Foursquare Rum Ex Bourbon 12 Year Old...$112.99
60% ABV
Limited release single blended aged rum produced by Foursquare Distillery in Barbados
Distilled from molasses by Master Distiller & Master Blender, Richard Seale
Aged 12 years in ex-bourbon barrels
No added sugar, coloring, or other additives

Caymus Tasting!

 

Father's Day Weekend Tasting!!!!



The tasting's are FREE, this Friday June 14th, bring your father!!

The 2022 Caymus is in stock now - you can reserve yours online now!!
The Wine is in stock now!
2022 Caymus 50th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon....$79.98
Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. Since its founding in 1972, Caymus has become renowned as a consistent leader in the production of Napa Valley Cabernet. Grapes for this wine are farmed in a range of Napa’s sub-appellations – from Coombsville to Calistoga – with fruit from the valley floor creating lushness and the hillsides providing backbone.

Today! June 8th is National Rose Wine Day!

Today! June 8th is National Rose Wine Day!
Come grab some from our amazing selection!


Here is just a few we have in stock now!

2023 Conta-Me Vinho Verde Rose....$12.99 / Liter bottle
Grapes: Espadeiro, Amaral & Vinhão
Fresh and lively rose!
Alc: 10%
For the 2023 vintage of Conta-Me Vinho Verde Rosé we went to Barcelos - a region within the renowned Vinho Verde DOC - where we worked with one of the area's most old-school producers to make a wine that made us happy. This blend of the driest red grapes of the region has a rhubarb meets grapefruit nose, with passionfruit on the palate and a dry finish, a bit of spritz, and a lot of acidity to keep us satiated. Though this is vinho verde in its true essence, we also feel that Conta-Me VV is a grown up version of what most know the region for. After careful selection of the grapes varieties of the region, the grapes were harvested and vinified using the most modern technology, destemmed, lightly pressed and fermented at a controlled temperature in stainless steel vats.

2023 Domaine des Nugues Beaujolais Villages Rose....$18.99
100% Gamay ROSE
Hand picked grapes. This rose is made with a press juice, which makes it quite winey and complex. Fermentation over about 20 days, extraction at the end of alcoholic fermentation, followed by malo-lactic fermentation and ageing on a fine lees.
Salmon color, pink with a beautiful brilliance, floral aromas and small fruits, on the palate a rather round wine.  Great with Appetizers, grilled fish, grilled meats, white meat…

Great Rose from Bordeaux!
We under ordered last year and it sold too fast!  Plenty in stock now
2023 Chateau Carbonneau Lulu Bordeaux Rose...$16.99
75% Cabernet Sauvingon and 25% Merlot

The Lulu is all about the fruit and the balance. On the nose, we have a combination of strawberry, peach and citrus. The well balanced acidity of the wine offers great freshness which makes it perfect to drink for brunch, as an aperitif or on its own.  This wine tastes great on its own or when paired with light main courses such as salads, tapas, vegetable tarts, cheeses and grilled meats & seafood.

The new 2023 is here!
2023 Horgelus Cotes de Gascogne Rose....$12.99
  • 35% Merlot
  • 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 30% Tannat
Horgelus Rose is made from grapes that were picked at night. At night the grapes are cooler and lends itself to a much fresher Rose wine. This Rose has an intense and complex bouquet of sweet wild strawberries, juicy blackcurrants and ends with a thirst-quenching and dry finish. Very fresh and seductive rose. Perfect patio wine! Great wine on its own but also goes well with grilled chicken, salmon and fresh salads.

Another popular from last year is back!! New Batch is here!
Roncier Vin de France Rose....$13.99

Blend of Gamay, Grenache, Cinsault
Grapes are harvested when it’s cooler, in fully ripe. Wine making : After destemming, berries are macerated during a few hours, and then are slowly pressed. Then, the derived pressed must is put into thermoregulated stainless steel vats, and fermentation will go on for 10 days or so. Once fermentation is over, wine is matured on lees before bottling.
This rosé wine shows a redcurrant colored robe with light reflections. It has very deep fruit aromas including cherry, raspberry and black berry. Well-structured on the palate, this wine is both nicely full-bodied and delightfully fruity. Wine and food pairing : bbq chicken skewers, paella, pizza and much more. 

Made from a rare grape
2023 Richemer Marselan Rose...$13.99

A cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, Marselan is a varietal few people know about yet is emblematic of the local viticulture. It is used here to create a very nice rosé with a bright aromatic profile of fresh berries and is smooth & balanced on the palate making it the perfect summer companion!   This fruit-forward rosé can accompany an entire meal from pre-dinner drinks through to appetizers like tuna ceviche, main courses like stuffed peppers and with a strawberry tart to finish.  The grapes are harvested early September and quickly pressed. The juice is then separated from the skins as early as possible to achieve the perfect pale pink color. This wine is fermented at low temperatures to preserve its aromatic freshness.

Friday, June 7, 2024

4 Hands Voltron Volume Five Hazy IPA

New edition is here!!!


4 Hands Voltron Volume Five Hazy IPA....$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Collab with Tripping Animals Brewing
Activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! LET'S GO VOLTRON FORCE! 
The fifth release in a six part series of collaborations with breweries from around the country to bring Voltron to life, Voltron Volume Five is a juicy, hazy IPA brewed with Tripping Animals Brewing Co. out of Doral, Florida. A malt base composed of pale malt, white wheat and flaked oats serves as a springboard for tropical, citrus and dark stone fruit flavors contributed by a blend of Cashmere, Citra and Idaho Gem hops. | ABV: 7%

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA






15.5% ABV this year
I don't think we have seen this one in two years!

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA...$8.99 / 12oz
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA...$35.99 / 4pk 12oz
Clocking in at 15-20% ABV, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundantly hoppy, it's the Holy Grail for hopheads!
We brew 120 Minute IPA a few times a year, but it goes fast. If you find some grab a few bottles -- some to enjoy and some to age.
Every Beer Has A Story...
Check out our Quick Sip Clip to see Sam talking about 120 Minute IPA. In the video, Sam also shows off some of our vintage pieces of brewing equipment, including our second-generation continuous-hopping device, Sir Hops Alot. He also touches on why we dialed 120 Minute IPA back in ABV, some aging recommendations, and a little lesson on IBU measurement. Enjoy!


Conta-Me Vinho Verde Rose and White

We are excited to introduce these to St. Louis!!!


2023 Conta-Me Vinho Verde Rose....$12.99 / Liter bottle
Grapes: Espadeiro, Amaral & Vinhão
Fresh and lively rose!
Alc: 10%
For the 2023 vintage of Conta-Me Vinho Verde Rosé we went to Barcelos - a region within the renowned Vinho Verde DOC - where we worked with one of the area's most old-school producers to make a wine that made us happy. This blend of the driest red grapes of the region has a rhubarb meets grapefruit nose, with passionfruit on the palate and a dry finish, a bit of spritz, and a lot of acidity to keep us satiated. Though this is vinho verde in its true essence, we also feel that Conta-Me VV is a grown up version of what most know the region for. After careful selection of the grapes varieties of the region, the grapes were harvested and vinified using the most modern technology, destemmed, lightly pressed and fermented at a controlled temperature in stainless steel vats.

2023 Conta-Me Vinho Verde White....$12.99 / Liter bottle
The 2023 vintage of Conta-Me Vinho Verde White comes from Barcelos - a region within the renowned Vinho Verde DOC. This 100% Loureiro has the aromatics to swoon over with a dry finish, a bit of spritz, and a lot of acidity to keep us satiated. This great Vinho Verde shows why white wines from this region are so famous. This liter-sized Conta-Me is designed for sharing, but with crisp citrus you might want to keep it to yourself. Sustainable viticulture. The grapes are destemmed and very lightly pressed to keep their freshness. Aged in stainless steal vats, no oak. Very fresh and lively.

Banfi Magna Cum Laude Toscana


2021 Banfi Magna Cum Laude Toscana....$39.99
Tightly knit and supple, delivering black currant, blackberry, violet and graphite aromas and flavors. This harmonious red shows a well-integrated structure, with terrific energy and length. Though approachable now, this should really hit its stride in a year or two. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. Drink now through 2040.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

Nikka on sale!!!


More than 50% off!
Great sale price! Save $48 per bottle
Nikka Miyagiko Whisky...$46.99
Was $94.99
Compare to $94.99 at Total Wine and More
This no-age-statement version was released in 2016 as a permanent product that showcases the elegant style of Miyagikyo malts, when all age-statements were discontinued. This bottling has estery aromas generated by carefully selected yeast strains along with distinctive Sherry cask influence.

Great sale price! Save $48 per bottle
Nikka Yoichi Japanese Single Malt Whisky...$46.99
Was $94.99
Compare to $85.99 at Total Wine and More
45% ABV, Nikka
This no-age-statement version was released in 2016 as a permanent product that truly captures the authentic style of Yoichi malts, when all age-statements were discontinued. Vatting various different malt whiskies together, this bottling expresses a delicate balance between peaty, smoky and fruity aromas.




Larios Mediterranea Premium Gin

One of the best selling gins in the world!

Super Sale!!!
Larios Mediterranea Premium Gin....$12.99
was...$18.99
Born in Málaga in the South of Spain from the passion of the Larios family in the 19th century, Larios is now synonymous with gin in its home country of Spain. Inspired by the Málaga setting, our gin was made using local citrus with a flavor profile perfect for seaside sipping. Today, Larios represents everything about the Mediterranean spirit and embodies the vibrant, carefree lifestyle of the coast. Larios Gin is refreshing, smooth, and bright with local Valencia citrus. The flavors perfectly encapsulate the taste of the Mediterranean with fresh herbal sensations, a touch of orange blossom, and hints of botanicals.

Redbreast 12yr Cask Strength

ON SALE!!
Redbreast 12yr Cask Strength...$69.99
Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in copper pot stills, Redbreast 12 boasts the flavour complexity and distinctive qualities of Pot Still whiskey. Matured in a combination of Bourbon seasoned American Oak barrels and Oloroso Sherry seasoned Spanish oak butts, the distinctive Redbreast sherry style is a joy to behold in each and every bottle. The Cask Strength expression gives a glimpse of Redbreast 12 in its natural, full flavoured taste
Nose: Succulent exotic fruit with a little citrus, complementing deeper notes of dried apricot and sultana. Infusion of assorted spices and toasted wood
Taste:  Rich, fully rounded and mellow with luscious fruit and spices. Sweetness of vanilla and a touch of oak.
Finish:  Satisfyingly long with the sophisticated combination of fruit and spices slowly giving way to toasted oak, then barley.

Surly Eighteen is here!




NEW! 18th Anniversary
Surly Eighteen Anniversary Ale....$11.99 / 16oz can
Surly’s anniversary beers have always been about challenging ourselves. Technique, equipment, processes, capabilities. It’s a celebration of what we’ve learned over the years and sharing the results.  Even with that in mind, Eighteen is a lot.  Surly Head Brewer Ben Smith’s favorite beers tend to be funky, Belgian, or both. That inspired him to take a swing at his own Belgian-style beer for our 18th anniversary, using wild yeast, dry-hopping, virgin oak, stainless steel, and time.
  • In the fall of 2023, Ben brewed a Golden Strong Ale. 
  • Then, he did a split secondary fermentation. 
  • He pitched half the tank with Brettanomyces Claussenii yeast. 
  • He pitched the other half with Brettanomyces Brux yeast. 
  • He aged them on those wild yeast strains for months in the stainless.
PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE ABOUT HALFWAY DONE. TAKE A BREATH, WALK AROUND AND STRETCH IF YOU NEED TO.
  • Then he took about 15% of the beer and aged it in virgin oak.
  • Then he blended all three back together this spring.
  • Then he dry-hopped it on Saaz hops.
  • Then he pasteurized it to stop fermentation and lock down the flavor profile.
  • But other than that, it’s pretty simple and straightforward.

The finished product is an absolute gem, with notes of white wine, berries, oak, leather, and honey. We think you’ll agree it was worth the effort.  The path Eighteen traveled mirrors our 18 years of brewing, instigating, and making something worth seeking out, sharing, and savoring. Thank you for taking that journey with us.


2023 Darkness!!
Surly Darkness Imperial Stout ...$12.99 / 16oz can
BREWED FOR OUR FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR

Our massive Russian Imperial Stout contains waves of chocolate, coffee, cherry, and toffee, plus a non-traditional dose of aromatic hops.
Bottle, can, and box art courtesy of 2023 Darkness Artist Justin Boehne


Surly Brewing 2024 Barrel Aged Darkness....$13.99 / 16oz can
DARKNESS BARREL-AGED 2024
BARREL-AGED RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

Darkness is a beer of fable and legend. Malty and intense, yet velvety smooth. This special edition of our massive Russian imperial stout matured in Elijah Craig 10 and 12-year bourbon barrels and features waves of chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit, and cherry flavors, enhanced by the oaky spice of the barrel and its previous occupant.

Surly Brewing Seventeen...$12.99 / 16oz can
BREWED FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY

As the story goes, a Prohibition-era secret society of cocktail enthusiasts known only as the International Bar Flies formed at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, the alleged birthplace of The Boulevardier and the inspiration for Seventeen.Our 2023 anniversary beer blends a strong red ale and a wee heavy, aged in Tattersall Bitter Orange Liqueur barrels and 10-Year Henry McKenna Bourbon barrels, echoing The Boulevardier’s timeless flavor profile. Keep it a secret or share it with your fellow bar flies.


Thursday, June 6, 2024

Falesco Vitiano Rosso

Back in stock!

"This wine represents one of the best values in Italian wine, and I really can't imagine how the Cotarella family manages to get so much quality at this super competitive price" - The Wine Advocate




2019 Falesco Vitiano Rosso...$11.99
A medium-bodied red with aromas of sour cherries, black olives, balsamic and grilled herbs. Firm, tight tannins and fresh acidity. Medium finish. Drink now.
Rated 90/100 James Suckling


 

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Side Project Merci 2024 Edition

HUGE BEER NEWS!!!!! IN STOCK NOW AT FORSYH AND ONLINE!

We are so thankful to Cory and Karen King making this beer for us!!!
In 375ml bottles this year!!!

(we are still working on getting a date for the Side Project Single Barrel Pick)

Side Project Merci 2024 Edition....$14.99 / 375ml
We will have it to taste this Friday at our Forsyth location from 4pm-6pm
If you get an order in, you are confirmed, we will confirm it is ready for pick up when it arrives.

Merci was blended for our friend Paul Hayden at The Wine and Cheese Place in St. Louis. We would like to say “Merci” for all his support of Side Project Brewing by releasing Merci Vintage 2024, a blended Missouri Wild Ale.
For this latest Vintage, we focused on one of our favorite iterations of this beer, Blend #2, by incorporating a rich, funky Lambic-like palate, with our classical Side Project depth, and softness. As we do not blend to volume, only to taste, this batch is much smaller than previous releases and is packaged in 375 mL bottles to make sure we have enough to share. We also bottled this release of Merci in early January and have conditioned it exclusively with Brettanomyces Brux., a process we do not often use, for years of purposeful maturation and development in the bottle. We want this beer to express Side Project and our blending characteristics for years to come as you enjoy it now or later while saying “Merci” to those you are thankful for.

Side Project new releases!

In stock now at Forsyth and online!
Yes, we are still working on a date for our Single Barrel Pick, tough to get one that works as everyone is very busy. 


Side Project Brewing Bleu....$19.99 / 375ml
Missouri Wild Ale aged in Oak with Blueberries
ABV: 6%

Side Project Brewing Framboise du Fermier - 10 Year....$34.99 / 750ml
Wine Barrel Fermented Saison aged with Raspberries
Framboise du Fermier is our delicate and aromatic Saison du Fermier aged with raspberries in French Oak wine barrels. The brightness, depth and rustic character are created by the wild yeast native to our family’s Missouri farm. This Raspberry Saison was fermented in and aged in wine barrels for more than a year.
ABV: 8% 

Side Project Brewing La Ruche - 10 Year....$24.99 / 750ml
Oak Aged Missouri Saison with Honey
La Ruche is a delicate Missouri Saison fermented using a blend of our local microflora and a traditional Saison yeast. Meadowfoam Honey was added to this soft beer for refermentation in a Missouri Oak Foedre and was aged to maturity before being naturally conditioned in this bottle.
ABV: 6%

Side Project Brewing Rose de Ble - 10 Year....$24.99 / 750ml
Missouri Saison aged in a Missouri Foedre
Rosé du Blé is our Wheat Saison that is fermented with wild Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus from our family’s farm and aged in our Missouri Oak Foedre. At maturity, it was racked atop the skins of Raspberries and a small touch of Hibiscus, adding the color, tannins and aromatics inspired by the rosé wines of France.
ABV: 6% 

Side Project Brewing Saison du Ble Blend #14....$19.99 / 750ml
Oak Aged Missouri Wheat Saison
Saison du Blé is the harmony of a fluffy Wheat Saison and a tart, Missouri Saison. The wheat balances a very dry body with a creamy, billowy mouthfeel, and our local microflora adds complexity and acidity. This Saison was aged in oak for several months before being naturally conditioned in this bottle.
ABV: 6%
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Frank August Single Barrel Bourbon CASK STRENGTH




Frank August Single Barrel Bourbon CASK STRENGTH....$114.99
119.8 Proof
Cask Strength
Aged 6.8 years
Single Barrel only 185 bottles made

Distilled, aged, and bottled in Bardstown, Kentucky

Frank. The state of being open, honest and sincere. A philosophy we have built our brand upon. Bourbon is America’s native spirit, but as intrinsically steeped in the American experience as bourbon is, it has predominantly had one story; one of origin. Respectfully, we believe there is a more expansive story to tell, one that belongs to all of us because it will be told by all of us. Frank August exists to evolve the identity of bourbon by uniting authenticity with modernity.  Taking the best of where we’ve been and projecting those ideals into where we have yet to go. So let the story of bourbon continue; as the story of Frank August begins.

O.K.I Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey Missouri Pick

The First Single Barrel in Missouri!



O.K.I Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey Missouri Pick...$77.99
7 Years Old
199 bottles produce
Barrel No. 264
115.5 proof


About O.K.I. Spirits: 
"O.K.I. stands for Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana"
Co-founders Chad Brizendine & Jake Warm are no strangers to whiskey. They first partnered when Chad led a team to create George Remus bourbon in 2013 before growing exponentially and ultimately being acquired by MGP. Chad & Jake then pivoted to purchase O.K.I. in 2020 and are thrilled to be launching in Missouri in 2024!

The O.K.I. was originally started by New Riff Distilling to be sourced from MGP until their own stocks aged and ready to be bottled. O.K.I. stands for Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. New Riff never went forward with it and 2020 Jake Warm and Chad Brizendine acquired and relaunched the label.


 

NEW HOP BUTCHER IN STOCK




Amazing IPA collab with Perennial Artisan Ales
Hop Butcher Thoroughly New Collab with Perennial...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Hop Butcher Thoroughly New Collab with Perennial...$4.89 / 16oz can
Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 6.5% ABV
Hops: Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, Strata


Hop Butcher I Want The Beef Double IPA...$16.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Hop Butcher I Want The Beef Double IPA...$4.89 / 16oz can
Style: Double India Pale Ale
ABV: 8.0% ABV
Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Belma & Simcoe

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

4 Hands Fountain Sodie Easy IPA


4 Hands Fountain Sodie Easy IPA....$10.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Fountain Sodie, our super easy-drinking IPA with Citra hops.
Continuing the fun we’ve had brewing Street Sodie and Super Sodie, Fountain Sodie joins the lineup as a citrusy, lower ABV hazy IPA perfect for when it’s time to session some sodies. With emphasis remaining on hop flavor and aroma, Citra hops used for late- and dry-hopping contribute citrus, peach, melon and passion fruit notes to a drinking experience with minimal bitterness and a soft, pillowy body. | ABV: 4.5%

Wine Tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft

 
This Friday, June 7th from 4-6pm at Spirit Wine & Craft
Come try some wine with Matt from Vinoteca

He will be pouring samples of
  • Artomaña Xarmant Txakoli
  • Ameztoi Rubentis Rosé
  • Boundary Breaks Cabernet Franc
  • Land of Saints Graciano

2nd Shift Tasting at Spirit Wine and Craft TOMORROW!

 

This Thursday June 6th from 4-6pm at Spirit Wine and Craft

Come try some beers from 2nd Shift
We will be pouring samples of

  • Dissatisfied Double IPA
  • Art of Neurosis IPA
  • Sunny Cat Pale Ale
  • Kolsch