Friday, August 1, 2014

Lacoste Borie Pauillac...lowest price in the country


2nd label of Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste which scored 95/100 from The Wine Advocate in the 2009 vintage and sells for the average price of $96 on Wine-Searcher.  The second label has not been scored, but we are the lowest price in the country.



2009 Lacoste Borie Pauillac...$24.99
Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon - 28% Merlot - 2% Cabernet Franc
Tasting notes
This wine presents a very ruby red color. The nose is dominated by black fruits with black cherry very much to the fore and by coffee aromas. The mid palate has the sweetness of ripe fruit and rounded tannins. The richness is well balanced by some bilberry freshness. This wine will need a little bite of patience before starting to enjoy it.

Force Majeure Ciel du Cheval Collaboration Series I

Special buy, next lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $49.99


Only 2 cases available

2009 Force Majeure Ciel du Cheval Collaboration Series I...$35.99
(made by Ben Smith; 66% cabernet sauvignon, 12% cabernet franc, 12% petit verdot and 10% merlot): Good medium ruby-red. Superripe aromas of blueberry, licorice, menthol and cocoa powder. Concentrated and layered, with a sexy spicy character giving lift to its strong blackberry fruit.
Rated 90/100 International Wine Cellar

STL Craft Beer Week - Goose Island Tasting including BCS Variants




The Wine and Cheese Place and Goose Island!

7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO, 63105

314.727.8788


Friday - August 1 - 4-6pm 

Goose Island Tasting 
including BCS Variants
with Amy of Goose Island
Open House - reservations are not required.  
But let us know you are coming on facebook


Reservations are not required, but let us know you are coming on Facebook





Here is what you will taste....

  • Goose Island Endless IPA
  • 2013 Goose Island Bourbon County BARLEYWINE
  • 2012 Goose Island Bourbon County COFFEE 
  • Goose Island Sofie Farmhouse Ale
  • Goose Island Matilda Belgian Pale Ale

Info about the beers...


2013 Goose Island Bourbon County BARLEYWINE- tasting only, not for sale
BREWER'S NOTES
Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then our renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens – oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat – are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging.


2012 Goose Island Bourbon County COFFEE - 
 tasting only, not for sale
BREWER'S NOTES
Everyday Goose Island smells the wonderful coffee roasting next to our brewery at Chicago's Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea. This world class roaster puts the same passion and skill into their coffee as Goose Island does with its beer. This excellent stout is made with a different coffee from our friends next door each year. With the change in coffee comes a change in the flavor profile, making each release truly unique from the previous years.

2012 Release - Intelligentsia La Tortuga Beans



Goose Island Sofie...$7.99 / 765ml

Goose Island Sofie...$11.99 / 4pk
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Brewmasters Notes
Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie is a tart, dry, sparkling ale. A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish make Sofie an intriguing choice for Champagne drinkers and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian Saisons.
Style: Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 6.5%


Goose Island Matilda...$7.99 / 765ml

Goose Island Matilda...$11.99 / 4pk
Rated 96/100 RateBeer
Brewmasters Notes:
Wild in character, with a slightly fruity aroma and a spicy yeast flavor that is as unique as it is satisfying – Matilda is an intriguing choice for beer and wine lovers alike. Dry and quenching, it’s the perfect accompaniment at the dining table or for casually socializing at the bar.
Style: Belgian Style Pale Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 7%




Goose Island Endless IPA....$6.99
Limited Release: Session IPA
Brewed to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing so you can enjoy every encore.
5.0% ABV

St. Louis Craft Beer Week - The Wine and Cheese Place and Founders Brewing

Tasting has started -
We have decided to release our total allocation of the
Founders Backstage Dissenter IPL today at 3pm at the start of the tasting.


In stock now at Forsyth, Ballwin, and New Ballas and Rock Hill
first come, now reservations

$10.99 per bottle.



The Wine and Cheese Place and Founders Brewing!
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO, 63105
314.727.8788



Friday August 1st (3pm - 4:15pm)

Bottle release and tasting of Founders Backstage Release Dissenter IPL
Chad Atherton from Founders will be on hand also

Reservations are not required, but let us know you are coming on Facebook



We will offer all Founders beers at a special price during the event!

We will taste:
  • Founders Backstage Dissenter IPL
  • Founders Rubaeus
  • Founders Old Curmudgeon
  • Founders All Day IPA
  • Founders Porter
  • Founders Dirty Bastard




We plan to introduce Dissenter, an Imperial India Pale Lager (IPL) brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, this August to mark the tenth installment in our Backstage Series. Like all of our Backstage Series beers, Dissenter will be sold in 750mL bottles.

Dissenter is the first lager we’ve brewed since Noble Lager, a beer that hasn’t been in our production cycle for twelve years. Dissenter is our argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers, clocking in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBUs.

This beer is a departure from our other releases for a couple of reasons: All of the beers in our standard lineup are ales, which are fermented at warm temperatures, whereas lagers are fermented cold. Plus, Dissenter uses a different kind of yeast from other Founders beers. Test batches of the Imperial IPL were brewed using our pilot system and have been on tap in our taproom off and on throughout the past few months. The longer brewing process used for lagers gives this beer an exceptionally clean finish, allowing the clear beauty of the hops to shine.

“With Dissenter, we’re releasing yet another Backstage Series beer that doesn’t fit within standard beer style guidelines,” said Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “And that’s the point. It’s a celebration of the creativity of our brewing team, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with the growing circle of beer enthusiasts.

Dissenter will be released in limited quantities across our distribution footprint beginning on Friday, August 1, and will be available at our taproom that same week. Look for one more Backstage Series releases from us in 2014.

New 2014 Laphroaig Cairdeas





Laphroaig Cairdeas Single Malt Scotch...$66.99
The Cairdeas for 2014 is a Laphroaig that has been double matured first in "first fill" ex-bourbon casks then in Amontillado hogsheads for one year.

TASTING NOTES
The Amontillado barrels give it a rich burnt orange colour. The nose starts off with dusty, gentle cinnamon hints and then distinctive lemon zest. This moves into earthy figs and dates before nutty, creamy brazil nuts come to the fore. This complex nose then changes with elements of carbolic soap before finally finishing with a lovely lingering salted liquorice note.

Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest...just arrived for 2014



Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest...$9.99 / 6pk

Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen
The Original Oktoberfest beer - it is so popuplar that we brew it year-round.

Golden amber color, typical malt aromas, defined by the various malting barley from the Bavarian countryside

Our Oktoberfest Amber Märzen is the amber colored version of the traditional Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen. The Original has firmly established itself at the Munich Oktoberfest and meanwhile wins out against the traditional Märzen.

The Original boasts a golden amber color, typical malt aromas, defined by the various malting barley from the Bavarian countryside, complemented by a pleasantly light hoppy note — a taste sensation for every beer connoisseur.

Alc. 5.8 % by volume, 13.7 % original gravity

Summit Oktoberfest

In cans this year!

Summit Oktoberfest...$7.99 / 6pk  CANS

You can almost hear the polka.
Brewed in the classic Märzen style with Northern Brewer hops from Germany. Rich, toffee malt flavors up front with a clean hop finish as crisp as the autumn air. Unfortunately, like the fall colors, this seasonal beer is gone before you know it.

Odell Brewing Trellis



Odell Brewing Trellis Garden Ale...$12.99 / 750ml
Brewed with locally grown herbs and spices from The Gardens on Spring Creek, Trellis Garden Ale is a stroll through the garden in a glass – a sip of summer and a harvest of flavor. Coriander, cilantro, pineapple mint, lavender and rose petal bloom in this bright pale ale. Hoppy hints of citrus and fresh cut grass balance the malty sweetness and enhance the subtle floral spice for a refreshing finish. $1 from each bottle of Trellis Garden Ale sold will go to The Gardens on Spring Creek.
8.7%Alc. by Vol.

Anchor Brewing mixed 12 pack


Anchor Brewing Craft Originals....$17.99 / 12 pack


Press release
Anchor Brewing Releases New Craft Originals 12-Pack
Featuring Americas First Crafted-Brewed Beers



San Francisco, CA (August 26, 2013) – Today, Anchor Brewing Company announces the release of Craft Originals, a 12-pack offering four original Anchor beers.

An undisputed icon, Anchor Brewing originated today’s craft beer movement. Anchor Craft Originals is a collection of America’s first craft-brewed beers. Inspiring both brewers and beer lovers alike, Anchor Steam® Beer, Anchor Porter®, Liberty Ale®, and Original Wheat™ are handcrafted classics. Anchor Craft Originals brings together these legendary brews for the first time and will no doubt inspire a new generation of beer lovers.

Leading the pack is Anchor Steam Beer (4.9% ABV), an American original and a world classic. In 1965, Fritz Maytag acquired the struggling Anchor brewery and transformed it into America’s first craft brewery. Its flagship brew, Anchor Steam Beer, owes its rich, distinctive flavor to a brewing process like none other.

Three additional best-selling beers complete the collection. Anchor Porter (5.6% ABV) is the definitive brew that became the first modern American porter when it was introduced in 1972. Those who look beyond its intimidating color discover its surprisingly smooth, full-bodied drinkability.

The beer that started the IPA revolution, Liberty Ale (5.9% ABV) was introduced in 1975, well before it was fashionable to call a craft-brewed, hop-forward pale ale an IPA. Liberty’s introduction of the Cascade hop and the revival of the dry hopping technique revolutionized American brewing.

The first of a new generation of wheat beers in the US, Original Wheat (5.6%) was introduced in 1984. Exclusively available in the Anchor Craft Originals Pack, this unique re-creation celebrates the rebirth of wheat beer in America.

“I joined Anchor as one of five employees in 1971 at a time when there were no other craft breweries,” said Mark Carpenter, brewmaster of Anchor Brewing. “Mass-produced beers dominated American brewing and the hands-on art of brewing was being lost every day. Our focus on classical brewing and long-forgotten beer styles resulted in truly unique, radically different, craft-brewed beers. When we started, we didn’t know our beers would inspire brewers and beer lovers alike. Here at Anchor, we take pride in our series of firsts and the introduction of the Anchor Originals Pack is a one-of-a-kind, a collection of America’s first craft-brewed beers. Most people remember the first time they had an Anchor and we hope this offering will inspire a new generation of beer-lovers.”

Each 12-pack includes the Anchor Craft Originals Educational and Tasting Notes Sheet. Created to help the craft beer enthusiast understand the historical significance of these brews as well as an interactive tasting notes sheet to record each beer's aroma, color and taste.

Cantilon is doubling capacity

Great news posted on Cantillon's facebook page




Dear Friends,

Great news, Cantillon is expanding.  Since last year, we are looking for a new space and we got it.  The new building is located at 300m far from the brewery and, as you can see on the picture, it welcomed till the sixties a Lambic blender, Brasserie Limbourg.  The new space is big enough to dubbel the Cantillon's production.  Because we can't disturb the balance between new and old Lambic in our blend, we will increase the production each year to finally dubbel it in the four next year.  The wort, brewed at the Cantillon's brewery, will be transfered the day after the coolling and will matured for years in the new location.  As you know, we need at least two or three years to produce a beer. In this way to work, the next production increasing will take place during the season 2016-2017.  The building will be at our disposal next October, more news will follow.

Cheers,

Jean

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

In stock now - 





The wait is over --
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale is here!



Sammy Hagar Guitar

The winner is.....
Michael S.
thanks for entering everyone!

Win this Sammy Hagar Guitar!


Gibson Epiphone Model SG Electric Sammy Hagar Guitar!

  • No Purchase necessary see stores for full details.
  • You must be 21 years or older to enter
  • Each person can have one FREE entry in the store.  You have to come to one of our locations for your free entry.  
  • You can also enter as many times as you like for $5 a piece- click here to purchase raffle tickets.
  • There is also one more way to enter, check our Sammy Hagar Rum display in our stores for details.
  • You have until July 31, 2014 at 7pm to enter
  • Drawing will be on August 1, you do not have to be present to win.
  • You must pick up the guitar at one of our locations.
  • If you would like it to be shipped, you would have to pay the shipping charge
  • There will be only 1 winner









NEW - Sammy Hagar's Beach Bar Rum Red Head...$19.99
new Macadamia Nut Flavor!


Sammy Hagar's Beach Bar Rum...$19.99
from Hawaii

Why this is the World's best rum...
It starts with the cane. Sammy's Beach Bar Rum is made from the finest sugar cane grown in the best cane growing region in the world - Hawaii. Pure first-growth and first-press sugar cane from Hawaii produces the most flavorful juice possible. We could have been like all the others, following the standard one year maturation period of cane used in other premium rums. But to make the finest premium rum possible, the cane in Sammy's Beach Bar Rum matures for a full two years before it can meet our standards. This gives the sugar from the cane its intense character and wonderful aroma. After carefully selecting only the best crops, the canes are harvested and then gently pressed near our distillery. This pressing extracts the first-press sugar cane juice. The cane juice is fermented for 5 days in custom made vats to create "mash" with an incredible bouquet."


Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar is the multi-platinum Red Rocker, the front man of hard rock legends Van Halen, respected member in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and currently embarked on his fourth platinum career with his supergroup, Chickenfoot.

Raised in Fontana, California, Hagar burst on the scene from San Francisco as the lead vocalist of Montrose. After a string of eight solo albums, culminating with the several platinum efforts and hundreds of sold out concert appearances across the country, Hagar joined Van Halen in 1985 and took the band to unprecedented heights, including four consecutive No. 1 albums before the band broke up in the mid nineties. He later returned to Van Halen to lead a triumphant 2004 reunion tour.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ressurected IPA - CANS


In stock now at Forsyth!


4 Hands Resurrected IPA....$9.99 / 6pk CANS
"Rise up and tantalize your taste buds with this Mosaic hopped IPA! Resurrection pours amber in color with a firm off white head. Look for loads of tropical flavors in this medium bodied IPA. Aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, and candied fruit dominate." - label

2010 Barolos score big with The Wine Advocate

These are all very limited.  Antonio Galloni already scored them big, The Wine Advocate just scored them....I am sure The Wine Spectator is next!

Stock up on 2010 Barolo...





“The 2010 vintage of Barolo is the most Nebbiologgiante vintage in recent memory. It offers a pristine and absolutely immaculate view into this great native grape that thrives so successfully in the Langhe area of northwest Italy. Without a doubt, it will be recorded as one of the great vintages of the past decades.”- Monica Larner The Wine Advocate


Early reports of the 2010 vintage from Piedmont were very positive and the recent reviews from The Wine Advocate seem to confirm the 2010 is going to be thought of as one of the great and classic vintages in the last few decades. While there are many great Barolo yet to be released we have 5 Classic Rated (95-100 Points) Barolo on out shelves right now, though they are sure not to last long.


2010 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito...$139.99
With recently expanded acquisitions in this vineyard cru, the 2010 Barolo Lazzarito shows an expansive personality with pretty tones of crushed rose and red berry fruit that give the wine a delicate, feminine approach. Like the other wines in Luca’s portfolio of new releases, this Barolo is years away from its prime drinking potential. The next ten years should see a steady evolution of aromas stemming from the spice, tar and licorice layers already on display despite the wine’s young age. The mouthfeel is fine and polished with a great sense of purity and balanced freshness. Drink: 2018-2035. 

Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media


2010 Vietti Barolo Brunate...$139.99
The 2010 Barolo Brunate impresses for its textural richness and aromatic generosity. The Brunate crus shows exceptionally well in 2010, offering the kind of structure that is as powerful and lasting as it is finessed and graceful. It’s the proverbial iron fist in a silken glove. A burgeoning bouquet of dried flower and pressed cherry roots the wine in a sense of freshness and youthfulness. Indeed, Brunate is a vineyard cru that is particularly suited to long-living Barolo. It is a crime to drink this wine before its time. Drink: 2018-2035.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media


2010 Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi...$83.99
The 2010 Barolo Cannubi is beautifully finessed and pure with etched aromas of cola, tar, pressed violets and balsam herb that are straight out of the Nebbiolo playbook. It shows power and extreme elegance in equal measure. Compared to the 2009 vintage that was lighter in the mouth, the 2010 edition is both generous and enduring. It shows the very best of Cannubi, the vineyard cru responsible for one of the most important interpretations of the mighty Nebbiolo grape variety. I look forward to revisiting this wine in ten years or more. Drink: 2017-2030. Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

2010 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra...$95.99 750ml

2010 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra...$195.99 / Magnum 
From 40-year-old vines that enjoy southern exposures, the 2010 Barolo Sori Ginestra is the estate’s most complete and powerful wine. You can tell that the wine is shaped by rich, compact soils similar to what is found in the Mosconi cru. Barolo Sori Ginestra is a generous, richly textured wine with juicy tannins and a succulent mouthfeel. The tannins are not aggressive, but they do leave their mark. Overall, the wine’s sugars, alcohol, fruit and acidity are expertly balanced. Drink: 2017-2033. 
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94+/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media


2010 Pio Cesare Barolo...$69.99
The 2010 Barolo is a great fall back wine for those who want to know the flavor profile of a classic, well-made Barolo. This is a textbook wine, especially in the exceptional 2010 vintage. Black fruit and prune is folded together with delicate tones of cigar ash, crushed mineral, licorice, white truffle and dried raspberry. The tannins are firm, but polished and the wine leaves a lasting imprint of dark fruit and cola on the elegant finish. Drink: 2016-2028.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Four Roses rare release....




Four Roses next Limited Edition Bourbon Release

the bottle will be $89.99
We have our allocation in stock now.
57% ABV
7,122 bottles produced
Aged 11 years
Recipe: OESF


We have gotten so many requests that we have to do a raffle on this one.  We will draw names based on the number of bottles we receive.  If your name is drawn, you can purchase the bottle of Four Roses.



Time to sign up! 7pm tonight is the deadline
  • No phone/email entries 
  • You get one free sign up, must come to the store to sign up
  • You can get additional raffle tickets for each bottle of Four Roses Bourbon you buy.
  • You can order bottles of Four Roses online to get a raffle ticket.  But the bottles must be purchased before the raffle.
  • You must be 21 to enter
  • You can sign up at any of our 4 locations 
  • You have until Thursday July 31, 2014 - 7pm to sign up
  • The drawing will be August 1st, you do not have to be present to win.
  • If your name is drawn, you get to purchase one bottle.

Good luck!
Any questions email
paul@wineandcheeseplace.com
or call 314.727.8788

Perennial Savant Blanc


This is a very limited release.  We are only getting 12 bottles.   We will use the BRC - BREWard on this one.  We are going to do it a little different on this one.  It will be based on the top 12 Perennial supporters. 

We will retro the start back to July 15 so that your purchases of Perennial Last Word will count towards your numbers.   The release is supposed to be around August 22.   So at this point you have until August 22 at 7pm to purchase Perennial towards your numbers.  If the release gets pushed back, we will push back the deadline.
Summary: at this point, the top 12 Perennial supporters based on  purchases from July 15 through August 22 at 7pm.


You can order Perennial beers online, but they must be paid for and picked up before the deadline.






Perennial Savant Blanc
Savant Blanc is a Belgian blonde ale, 100% Brettanomyces fermented, aged for 5 months in Chardonnay barrels with Chardonel grapes.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Planck & Anchor Distillers Rocheport Rum - Missouri

Rum Tasting!

Come taste with Jonny Ver Planck, the master distiller of Planck & Anchor Rum.

Friday, August 8th from 4pm-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
314.727.8788










Planck & Anchor Distillers Rocheport White Rum...$19.99


Les Bourgeois Vineyards Launches New Distillate Brand
Les Bourgeois Vineyards, a Missouri-based vineyard and winery in Rocheport, MO, has partnered with a local distiller to launch a craft distillate brand -- Planck & Anchor Distillers.

The brand name is derived from distiller Jonny Ver Planck of Jefferson City. Ver Planck's history and experience with distilling is rooted in the tropics and represented in the brand and products.

"It really started out of an idea to distill vodka and go straight from the still to bottle and to drink at my own bar I planned on opening in Belize. Once I started distilling I quickly fell in love and got back to my rum. To put it shortly, I travel the world for work and try liquors from all over with many people and I love the way it brings culture and people together the same way music, my other job, does," said Ver Planck.

The flagship products being released under the Planck & Anchor Distillers brand are the Rocheport Rum line of white, gold, coconut, aged and spiced rum along with a vodka and gin. The first of these products will be the white rum launching on May 1 with the gold to follow closely thereafter.

This new endeavor will provide Les Bourgeois with opportunities to expand their product line without affecting the quantity of wine production.

"The relationship between the winery and the distillery is symbiotic. We already have the tools it takes to have a successful fermentation. It also gives a second life to the winery's tanks. Once you have fermented your vintage and finished that year's wines, your tanks sit empty for a good portion of the year," said Jacob Holman, winemaker at Les Bourgeois. "With this collaboration you can ferment non-grape products in your off season getting more value out of your tanks."

Les Bourgeois Vineyards has installed two small stills in a portion of old the wine production facility, which used to be Pete's Cafe. While the distillery space is still under construction, distilling has continued. After much analysis and fine tuning they have perfected their white rum product and are in the process of the first bottling run.

Renowned for its spectacular bluff-top view of the Missouri River Valley, Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery is one of Mid-Missouri's premiere cultural and recreational attractions. Upon completion of construction, Les Bourgeois hopes to increase tourism traffic to the Columbia area and enrich the experience with the multifaceted location.

A family owned and operated vineyard, Les Bourgeois offers a unique combination of rural quaintness and accessibility. Just off interstate 70, guests may take a tour of the new production facility, sample a selection of award-winning Missouri wines, indulge in a meal at the bluff-top Bistro overlooking the Missouri River or share a quaint picnic at the A-Frame wine garden. For additional information, visit: http://www.missouriwine.com.

STL Craft Beer Week - Stone Brewing Beer and BBQ Tasting!




The Wine and Cheese Place 
and Stone Brewing!
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO, 63105
314.727.8788



BBQ and BEER!

We will taste a selection of Stone Beers along with 

Sugarfire Smoke House BBQ paired with 

Stone Brewings Mustards and Sauces!




Wednesday July 30th (4pm - 6pm)


Reservations are not required, but let us know you are coming on Facebook




We will taste...
(beers subject to change based on availability)

  • Stone / Beachwood / Heritic Unapologetic IPA
  • Stone Stochasticy Project Quadro Triticale
  • Stone Brewing Collective Distortion IPA
  • Stone Brewing Saison
  • Stone Brewing Sprocket Bier
  • Stone Go to IPA
  • Assorted Stone Brewing BBQ Sauces, Mustards and Hot Sauces
  • Sugarfire Smokehouse BBQ

More info about the beer


Stone / Beachwood / Heritic Unapologetic IPA...$8.49 / 22oz
When you get three hopheads together to collaborate on a beer, it’s only natural to expect some hopped up liquid incarnation of their lupulin lust to spring forth from such a session. Maybe it seems passé to some—three masters of hoppy beer once again exploring the familiar territory of the India pale ale. After all, who needs yet another IPA, double or otherwise, right?It’s all been done. To those who feel this way, this trio’s reply is: “so what?” In birthing a double IPA made bitter and fruity care of a mélange of new and experimental hops (Azacca, Belma, and yet-to-be-named varieties from Washington’s Yakima Valley), they aren’t staying in a comfort zone—they’re hitting a sweet spot in the name of all that is good, delicious, hoppy and forward-thinking to create an IPA that’s both like and unlike anything they, or you, have ever tasted. Rife with essence of pine, resin, and fruits both citrus and tropical, there’s no need for apologies with this beer. All that’s necessary is a yearning for hops, a sturdy constitution and an empty glass.

Stone Stochasticy Project Quadro Triticale...$7.49 / 22oz
STYLE: BELGIAN QUADRUPEL
rappist ales as we know them have a proud lineage dating back nearly a century. Rather than follow the footsteps of the monks who forged the quadrupel—the warmest and darkest of monastery offerings—we aimed to test its inherent makeup. In doing so, we added triticale, a hybrid grain combining the pleasant flavor of wheat with the elemental durability and spice of rye, to breathe new life into the malt bill. Because of this, this reimagined brew comes across differently than its classic Belgian predecessors, and beautifully so. Lower in sweetness, but rich with flavors mirroring dried fruit, it’s a modern interpretation of one of the most historically sacred styles on Earth.

Stone Brewing Collective Distortion IPA...$8.49 / 22oz
In bringing together artisans from disparate aural planes, one might expect an offbeat, feedback-warped cacophony, shrill to the point of unlistenable. Yet, by inviting Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for eclectic, jam-prone sextet,The String Cheese Incident, and Keri Kelli, wailing rock guitarist of Alice Cooper fame, we were able to make truly beautiful music. Turns out, these musicians have a great deal in common, both with each other and with Stone. We all enjoy turning things up to 11, and that is represented in this collaborative offering, an imperial India pale ale ably backed by Nugget, Comet and Calypso hops, and amplified care of a healthy dry-hopping with Vic's Secret, a new Australian hop, adding citrus and tropical fruit oomph. To give this modern masterpiece some soulful, classic character, we traced the roots of brewing to the days when Old World herbs were used to spice beers, adding in coriander and, a first for us, elderberries. To stand up to that sumptuous spice and blaring bitterness, we added golden naked oats, which are lightly roasted and add body and enhanced mouthfeel to the brew like a steady, unbreakable backbeat to an incendiary jam solo. Sit back, crank the volume and get lost in this operatic incarnation of genres combined in the name of invention.


Stone Brewing Saison...$9.99 / 6pk
In spring 2011, Stone bought the farm, literally, taking over 19 acres of fertile Southern California soil where we now grow pristine fruits, vegetables, herbs and more for our Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurants. A taste of our homespun farm-to-tableism is provided in this farmhouse ale stoked with lemon zest, plus lemon thyme and lavender straight from Stone Farms. This spring-to-summer saison is citric and herbal on the palate with a dry, peppery finish. Thanks to the infusion of fresh West Coast ingredients, this isn’t your everyday saison. It’s our saison—100% Stone. Celebrate the sunny season with an authentic taste of our farm and, with it, our commitment to quality.


Stone Brewing Sprocket Bier...$7.49 / 22oz
Rick and Robbie’s Spröcketbier is the first ever winner of the Stone Spotlight Series brewing competition. A black rye Kölsch-style ale, it arose victorious over 18 other impressive entries ranging from barrel-aged stouts to fruit-laced sour beers and nearly everything in-between. A uniquely dark spin on this traditionally light-bodied German beer style, Spröcketbier delivers mild roast, effervescence and floral yeast presence in tremendously balanced form with the high level of drinkability that is the Kölsch style’s hallmark. Look for it on draft and in bottles in select markets throughout the country, along with the duo that created it, Quality Production Assurance Lead Rick Blankemeier and Production Warehouse Lead Robbie Chandler.

Stone Go to IPA...$9.99 / 6pk
Since Day One, we've been abundantly forthright and fully transparent about our lust for hops. It's led us to craft many an IPA, most of them imperial—some intense for their time and all timeless in their intensity. For Stone Go To IPA, we are embracing our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a "session" IPA delivering all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. To accomplish this, we employed "hop bursting," a new technique wherein an irrational amount of hops is added during the final phase of the brewing process to coax out extreme flavors and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably pleasant bitterness. The result is an Alpha-acid-rich beer that fans can enjoy more of without missing out on the assertive hop character you, like us, crave. So, sit back and go two with your new everyday go-to IPA and bask along with us in the glory of the almighty hop.



We have have some of these Stone Sauces out to sample also



  • Stone Brewing Smoked Porter BBQ Sauce...$6.99 / 12oz
  • Levitation BBQ Sauce...$6.99 / 12oz
  • Stone Brewing Sublimely Self Righteous Mustard...$5.99
  • Stone Brewing Pale Ale Mustard with Chipolte...$5.99
  • Stone Berwing Cali-Belgique IPA Dijon Mustard...$5.99
  • Stone Crime Hot Sauce...$5.99 / 5oz
  • Stone Punishment Sauce...$5.99 / 5oz
  • Burning Trinity of Bastard Hot Sauces...$17.99 / 3 pack
  • Arrogant Bastard Jalapeno Heat Hot Sauce
  • Oakded Arrogant Bastard Chipolte Hot Sauce
  • Double Bastard Double Burn Habanero

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Clos del Rey

We are proud to introduce the amazing new wines to Missouri...





2010 Clos del Rey Le Sabina....$19.99
The Montagnes’ 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Sabina as usual showcases Grenache, though here the complimentary young-vines Syrah amounts to 30%. There is infectious juiciness and invigoration from seedy red and black raspberries – mingled with beet root and laced with a hint of horseradish for a borscht-like effect – in the context of formidable sheer intensity. But that is not to say that nuance is left behind. Iris and violet on the nose proceed to waft through the entire proceedings, while crushed stone and saline suffusions serve for counterpoint and saliva-liberation on a long, energetic and dynamic finish. This effusive and polished performance should remain captivating – not to mention offer outstanding value – through at least 2016. 
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

2009 Clos del Rey Clos del Rey....$44.99 
60% Carignan and 40% Syrah

The depth of richness to the Montagnes’ 2009 Cotes du Roussillon Clos del Rey – only released in 2013, as they always practice long elevage followed by bottle-aging in their cellars – is predictable given the nature of that vintage and this father-son team’s track record. What takes me by delightful surprise are the fine grain to its abundant tannins and the lift and brightness as well as the counterpoint of mineral and fruit elements that are here allied to almost massive density and concentration. A pungent nose of poached cherries laced with licorice, rosemary, black pepper and a hint of vanilla leads to an expansive palate and a finish of tongue-tingling intensity, mouthwatering salinity, schist-licking stoniness, and peppery bite that vividly sets-off the plush, ripe, yet vibrant fruit. This beauty should prove worth following through at least 2025. And one again, incidentally, it illustrates the versatility and adaptability – to site, to style, and to one another – of the grapes grown in Roussillon, as here we have roughly 60% Carignan and the rest Syrah.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Fresh local eggs and tomatoes




We just got in local Dry Dock Farms local heirloom tomatoes -
Check them out -- 



Plus local farm fresh eggs are here.

Deschutes Foray Belgian IPA




Deschutes Foray Belgian-Style IPA...$4.99 / 22oz
Alc. 6.4% | IBUs 60
Foray is all about the journey. Belgian yeast delivers hints of apple and pear which blend with the citrus hop aroma for a clean even finish. So no matter where you’re heading, this a trip worth taking.
Malt: Pilsner, Carapils
Hops: Nugget, Amarillo, Mosiac, CTZ, Galaxy
Other: Belgian Yeast Strain

Pairings
Spicy Grilled Tuna With Garden Salsa
Braised Lamb With Horseradish and Parsley
Apple Pie With Cheddar Crust

Gouden Carolus 2014


New Vintage...



Gouden Carolus Cuvee van de Keizer "Blue"..$10.99 / 750ml
2014 vintage is here!
"The unique brewing of the Cuvee Van De Keizer, with only extra fine Belgian hops and with a higher alcohol level of 11%, guarantees this beer to age excellently over several years time with a complexity and intensity usually reserved for the finest of wines. Attesting to the innate mystery and intensity of a cellarable beer is tis brew's beautiful ruby brown, almost henna color. With a light-brown, velvety head and sweet, powerful notes of wood, yeast, and plums, the Cuvee suprises one's palate with subtle hints of caramel and even fresh green apples. Drinking a Cuvee Van De Keizer is a fully sensory experience, so be certain to breathe in its fruity, almost delicate aroma that complements a richly roasted malted, yet softly dense body. It's a truly sugary brew in every sense, errin on the natural, fresh and refreshing side of sweetness." -- importer

Licor 43 for your summer drinks.


In store super special!
Come into Forsyth and ask for a taste!

Licor 43 "Cuarenta y Tres"
Licor 43 is a Spanish liqueur made according to a secret formula where only natural ingredients are used. Extremely versatile to mix with everything. Its unique sweet fruity aroma, rounded by a delicate vanilla touch, is conquering the entire world.
Licor 43 displays notes of vanilla and citrus, two flavors that allude to the 43 secret incredients.  It is transparent and a bright yellow-orange in color, giving it a certain inner light that is both elegant and brilliant.  The citrus and orange blossom scents are evocative of the springtime in the Mediterranean and the subtle touch of vanilla ensures its timeless and classic character.

Great on the rocks
or try these drinks below!



Licor 43 Mini Beer
  • Pour 1 oz. pre-chilled LICOR 43™ shot glass. 
  • Float approx 1 tbsp. of heavy cream on
  • top by gently pouring over a spoon.
  • No Shaking 
  • No Ice 
  • No Hassle

Licor 43 Sangria
• 1 ½ Parts LICOR 43™
• 1 Part Red Wine
• 1 Part Lemon Juice
• 1 Part Orange Juice
• 1 Dash of Bitters
Shake well with ice into a double old-fashioned glass.Garnish with oranges, apple slices and grapes.


Licor 43ita
• 2 Parts LICOR 43™
• 4 Parts Tequila
• 6 Parts Sour Mix
• 2 Oranges/Lime Wedges
Shake with ice, strain and serve in salt-rimmed glass.

WOW - Wine of the Week - Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir


WOW - Wine Of the Week.

Come taste the WOW each Saturday at all FOUR of our locations.
There will be a special price that day only for the wine of the week. Check the store that day for the sale price.

Wine of the Week -Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir
Come taste it all four locations on Saturday August 2 - from 11am-4pm


The best value in Pinot Noir from anywhere!
2012 Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir....$12.99
Tasting Notes: Deep crimson color, with black cherry fruit aromas, and light floral, vanilla notes. Ripe and full-bodied on the palate, with delicate plum character and a long, lingering finish.  Serve With: Excellent with pizza and hearty pasta dishes, it will also stand up to red meats, grilled or stewed. Fruit was sourced from the Finca Santa Herminia and Finca La Perseverancia vineyards. Soils are comprised and sandy and clay loam. Average yields of 5 tons/acre. Grapes were harvested by hand during the second week of March.

New - Carson's Brewing from Indiana

Online now



Carson's Brewing Brown Cow Ale...$6.49 / 4pk
Brown Cow herds forth a complex biscuit and dark toast aroma. A beige head corrals this brilliant copper-brown beer. Nutty malts with the balancing hops round up with a medium dry finish. Amazing! This Cow won’t steer you wrong.
5% ALC BY VOL • 32 IBU’S



Carson's Brewing Honey Blonde Ale...$6.49 / 4pk
Pours a gorgeous deep blonde with silky, creamy white head. Pleasantly sweet honey perfumes from deep inside this sexy brew. American 2 Row malts create a submissive body that is light enough for you to take this Harlot one session after another.
4% ALC BY VOL • 12 IBU’S




Carson's Brewing Red IPA...$6.49 / 4pk
RIPA approaches with a haunting red glare and monstrous Northwest Pacific hop profile. Chew through the rich toasted malts to encounter a bone dry hop bite and a smooth warm finish. Drink again soon or may you RIP.
7% ALC BY VOL • 70 IBU’S