Friday, December 19, 2014

2nd Shift Art of Neurosis

New Batch
2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA....$7.49 / 750ml
AON is an Ipa that has everything you could want in one, if what you want is a hop sandwich. It's a 7.7% Simcoe and Columbus delight.
67 IBU

4 Hands Sugar and Spice

More in stock and online now

4 Hands Sugar and Spice..$6.49
Sugar and Spice is a winter warmer inspired by the Fruit Cake. Brewed with a variety of caramel malts, fruit, and baking spices this Ale is a perfect compliment to the holiday season.

93 Point Black Slate!

Consistently one of the best Priorat's every year!  One of our favorites and the new one does not disappoint!!

2012 Mas d'en Compte Black Slate Porrera...$19.99
From one of Priorat’s coolest micro-climates, this 2012 Black Slate is composed of 60% old vine Grenache (60+ years) and 40% old Carignan (80 years), and aged 12 months in concrete tanks, old wood foudres, and two-year-old barrels. It reveals lots of licorice, crushed wet rock, sweet blueberry and black raspberry fruit characteristics along with a full-bodied, moderately tannic mouthfeel. The tannins are sweet and well-integrated, and the wine is drinking beautifully already. For a relatively expensive Spanish appellation, this is an outright steal! Consume it over the next 3-6 years.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Great Divide Peach Grand Cru

Great Divide Peach Grand Cru....$18.99
We’re thrilled to announce our newest limited release beer, Peach Grand Cru! Brewed with fruit picked at the peak of ripeness, this strong Belgian-style ale marries two of our home state’s well known offerings: great beer and fresh Palisade peaches.

The small, Western Slope town of Palisade is a household name throughout Colorado for its highly-anticipated seasonal peach crop. To brew Peach Grand Cru, our brewers sourced organic peaches from Palisade’s Rancho Durazno, a farm owned by longtime family friends of our Founder and President Brian Dunn.

First brewed as a single 7-barrel pilot batch in 2012, Peach Grand Cru is a true small batch success story. With its powerful fresh peach aroma and complementary Belgian yeast character, visitors to the Tap Room reveled in the beer’s ability to extend peach season beyond summer’s end. Overwhelming demand for the beer inspired the brewery to immediately start planning for a larger batch for 2013’s harvest season. A larger batch, however, was no easy feat, as over 1600 pounds of peaches are used to brew one 50-barrel batch!

Packaged in large format bottles with a hearty 12% alcohol by volume, Peach Grand Cru is meant to be shared with friends and paired with great foods. Among the many food pairing possibilities, we recommend stuffed mushrooms, smoked chicken quarters, roasted baby artichokes, buttermilk blue cheese, and, of course, grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream.


Sweet Sophie Maple Syrup aged in Four Roses Barrel

Make sure you grab some of this decadent syrup for the holidays or holiday gifts!
Perfect for Hostess gifts and great to give to your children's teachers!

The Wine and Cheese Place 
Sweet Sophie Batch #4 
"Four Roses Barrel Edition"

Sweet Sophie Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup...$14.99 / 250ml 
100% Organic Pure Vermont Maple Syrup 
Aged for over 2 months in a Four Roses Bourbon Barrel

Serving suggestions: as a glaze for salmon, turkey, pork or bacon, as a sweetener for coffee, oatmeal, granola or yogurt, pour over ice cream and bananas, make exotic cocktails and of course on pancakes and waffles.  
The possibilities are endless.

 This batch yielded 682 bottles.  

Hibiki 12 year old -- limited

Back in stock!

Suntory Hibiki Whisky 12 year old....$57.99 / 750ml
Malt whiskies matured 12 years or longer are perfectly matched with mellow grain whiskies of the same age to create this HIBIKI offering. Also included is some whisky from casks formerly used in long-term aging of Japanese plum liqueur, which helps bring out the sweet floral notes on the nose and palate that Suntory whisky is known for. Adding venerable malt aged more than 30 years further brings out the bouquet and adds body to the palate. At a turning point marking the 20th anniversary of HIBIKI, this new offering brings together all of Suntory's whisky making expertise and blending craftsmanship for whisky enthusiasts around the world.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant amber in color. A fruity bouquet, followed by sweet honey and custard cream. On the palate, a soft and mellow sweetness makes this a whisky one can also enjoy straight. A long finish, with subtle tartness and a spicy bouquet.

Local Option Walk ov Shame

Local Option Walk Ov Shame....$7.99 / pint
"This Saison is brewed with only the finest ingredients of malt, hops, yeast, water, time, and temperature. 5.8% ABV" - label

Mephistopheles Stout finally back!

New batch is finally here...

Batch #10 - Dec 2014

Avery Mephistopheles Stout...$7.99 / 12oz
Beer Style: Stout
Hop Variety: Magnum, Styrian Goldings
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, black malt, roasted barley,Belgian special B, aromatic
OG: 1.145 ABV: 17.1% IBUs: 107

Color: Coal Black

Mephistopheles is the crafty shape shifter, the second fallen angel. Amazingly complex, coal black, velvety and liqueurish, this demon has a bouquet of vine-ripened grapes, anise and chocolate covered cherries with flavors of rum-soaked caramelized dark fruits and a double espresso finish. IBU's 107.
Mephistopheles is the final installment of “The Demons of Ale” series.

Avery Tweak

Avery Tweak....$11.99 / 12oz

Limit 2 per person
Stout with coffee added aged in Bourbon Barrels

We are stopping online reservations now - just a few bottles left.  In store only now.

Rock Hill has about 18 bottles left in stock now!  Available at the store

Jasot 2012 GRAND CRU - very limited and rare!

2012 Jadot Le Musigny Grand Cru...$699.99 
(3 blts in stock now)
The 2012 Musigny Grand Cru is utterly beguiling on the nose: beautifully composed and refined with scents of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, forest floor and pressed flowers. The palate is supremely well balanced with perfect acidity slicing through the sophisticated dark berry fruit interlaced with spice and minerals. There is an effortless quality here that is totally captivating and it probably represents the apogee of Louis Jadot’s mammoth portfolio this year.

Rated 97-99/100 The Wine Advocate
2012 Jadot Chambertin Clos De Beze Grand Cru...$399.99 
(3btls in stock now)
The 2012 Musigny Grand Cru is utterly beguiling on the nose: beautifully composed and refined with scents of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, forest floor and pressed flowers. The palate is supremely well balanced with perfect acidity slicing through the sophisticated dark berry fruit interlaced with spice and minerals. There is an effortless quality here that is totally captivating and it probably represents the apogee of Louis Jadot’s mammoth portfolio this year. 
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95-98/100 Tanzer

New Perennial Vermilion is here

Perennial Vermilion English Style Barleywine...$11.99 / 750ml

A big, rich English style Barleywine that, as its name suggests, has tints of ruby around the edges of its brown body, with a toffee, caramel, toasted pecan sweetness that is kept in balance with a smooth, alcohol warmth, and slightly fruity American hop note. This will be perfect around the fire, with a cigar, with a rich meal, or just while cozying up and relaxing with family and friends this season. It may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle. Vertical tastings are encouraged.ABV: 10% | IBU: 60

Stunning Tasting tonight!

Forsyth tasting tonight!
Friday, December 19th from 4-6pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forysth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105

  • Founders Dark Rye
  • Le Coq Imperial Russian Stout
  • Alvinne Gaspar
  • Anchorage Whiteout Wit
  • Nogne Imperial Rye Porter
  • Still 630 Rally Point Rye
  • Still 630 Maple Sunset
  • Still 630 White Dog
  • Rieger Whiskey
  • Bone Snapper Rye
  • Clyde and May Alabama Style Whiskey
  • Fords Gin
  • Bone Dry Gin
  • Breaker Bourbon
  • Cardinal Sin Vodka 
  • Cardinal Sin Starka

Thursday, December 18, 2014

North Peak Berserker Imperial Stout

North Peak Berserker Imperial Stout....$11.99 / 4pk
ABV: 10.2% IBUS: 69.9
Go Berserker and let this rich, thick and dark Imperial Winter Stout penetrate you with it's dark color and intense aroma of black currants, roasted coffee and hint of Cacao. This strong beer is 10.2% alcohol by volume but is very balanced and ready to be sipped in front of your fire on a frigid winter night.

Avery PumpKYn

We got another case at Forsyth!
Not sure why we keep getting more, but I am not complaining.  
Another case arrived.

Avery PumpKYn....$11.99 / 12oz

Porter brewed with Pumpkin and Spices Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans

In stock at Forsyth 

Stone Brewing Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean...$7.49 / 22oz
In 2006, almost exactly 10 years after we first released Stone Smoked Porter, Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich had a brilliant idea: What if she added whole Madagascar vanilla beans to a small batch of the finished beer? And voilá, Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean was born! It was an instant hit, as the resulting flavor combinations - rich vanilla melding with the malty, chocolatey, coffee-like characteristics of the beer-were practically made for each other. Originally available only as an occasional growler fill or on tap all-too-briefly at special events or in our restaurant, this exquisite creation was released in a single bottle run for the first time in 2012, much to the delight of its many fans... who instantly began clamoring for more. Your voices have been heard.

Founders Black Rye - NEW!

In stock now at Forsyth!

Founders Black Rye...$9.99 / 4pk
We’ve reached into the vault and pulled out a cult classic from years ago. Before Black IPAs were all the rage, we made a dry-hopped dark ale with copious amounts of rye malt. Black Rye is a perfectly balanced blend of German- and American-grown hops, premium 2-row barley and heavily kilned rye and wheat malts. As with many of our offerings, there’s no style category that can contain this beer. It’s an original.
ABV: 7.5%
IBUs: 78

Founders Imperial Stout

In stock now at Forsyth

Founders Imperial Stout...$10.99 / 4pk
Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Serve this guy at cellar temperature. Put another log on the fire, sit back, and enjoy the friendship of this ultimate winter warmer.
ABV: 10.5%
IBUs: 90

93 point Pinot Noir!

2013 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard....$39.99
Sourced from one of the highest plantable sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands, the depth of flavor here is notable and impressive. Red and black fruits, lavender and cocoa powder dance across the palate atop a rich, creamy texture."
Rated 93/100The Wine Spectator

Port Tasting Tonight at Rock Hill

Port Tasting at Rock Hill Tonight!
Thursday, December 18 from 4:30-6:30pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, MO 63119
(314) 962-8150
Open house, no reservations, just show up and bring your friends.

  • Dow's Fine Ruby Port
  • Dow's 10yr Tawny Port
  • Dow's 20Yr Tawny Port
  • Fonseca Bin 27 Port
  • Taylor Fladgate 10yr Tawny Port
  • Taylor Fladgate 20yr Tawny Port

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Evil Twin Turkish Delight!

Evil Twin Turkish Delight....$9.49 / 22oz
A beloved delicacy from the Near East to others a symbol of evil temptation that leads Edmund to betray his family in a cherished novel for children. Whatever the association we’ve crafted a timeless and very tempting treat with bittersweet notes of cardamom, coffee and Arabian nights. Perhaps enjoy this beer in a magically food and beverage triangle on Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn. Wherever you are this beer is made delightfully good and deceivingly well balanced just for you.

Style: Brown Ale
Brewed: Westbrook Brewing Co, SC
ABV: 6

Evil Twin goodies...

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail Single Simcoe Hop Edition...$6.99 / 22oz
Despite the crudeness it is tricky to make an effective Molotov cocktail.  Despite the unruly nature of the rebel it is very tricky to resist accepted conventions.  Molotov Cocktail is a tour de force in rebellious hoppiness, it's a spark for action and by far one of the most anti-authoritative beers ever made by Evil Twin Brewing.

Crooked Stave Table Beer!

Crooked Stave Table Beer...$9.99 / 22oz
I brew beer for the love of science. Every batch we brew has new parameters and new variables and I plush to continually evolve our process and the flavors of our beers. This is a lightly tart golden beer with a small touch of Brett and heavy handed hopping. - Chad Yakobson, Owner/Brewer, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Single Hop Mosaic

Evil Twin Mosaic Single Hop Imperial 
India Pale American Wheat Lager...$9.99 / 22oz

A couple of Excel goodies...

Excel Brewing Bruja Pumpkin Ale Aged in Tequila Barrels...$17.99 / 22oz
Excel Brewing 2nd Anniversary Imperial Porter in Rye Whiskey Barrels...$17.99 / 22oz

In stock now at Forsyth - you can call for holds 314.727.8788

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Evil Twin Molotov Lite!

In stock at Forsyth!

Evil Twin Molotov Lite...$8.49 / 4pk pint Cans
Back in the days, only uncomplicated and tasteless beers excited and people started feeling bored before happy hour was up. Molotov Lite is a understated tour de force in rebellious hoppiness, it’s a subtle spark for action and yet by far one of the most anti-authoritative beers ever made by Evil Twin Brewing.

Style: Imperial IPA
Brewed: Two Roads Brewing Co, CT
ABV: 8

Boulevard Smokestack Series Imperial Stout

In stock at Forsyth

Boulevard Smokestack Series Imperial Stout...$11.99 / 750ml

Like India Pale Ale, the classic Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high levels of alcohol and hops to withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our version is an over-the-top riff on the style, with a huge grain bill featuring several kinds of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from the Belgian yeast. To add extra complexity and depth, this Imperial Stout is made up of a blend of freshly brewed beer and several barrel-aged beers, carefully balanced. Za Vas!

Monday, December 15, 2014

BFM Procrastinator 2 Barrel Aged Eisbock

BFM Limited release - back in stock

BFM Procrastinator 2 Barrel Aged Eisbock.....$12.99 / 11.2oz
Rum Barrels
8.99% ABV
Eisbock unfrozen accidentally forgotten in a tank outside the Brewery during several months breathing the fresh air of the Swiss Mountains, aged in a Rum Barrel during 276 hours."  - label

Pegau Inspiration - limited!

Very rare, only produced in Magnums!
We asked for 20 bottles :) but only got 4 

2010 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Inspiration....$1,799.99  / MAGNUM
Still not in bottle, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Inspiration is more sexy and perfumed than the Cuvee da Capo, with incredible notions of roasted meats, saddle leather, sweet currants and Provencal herbs all emerging from the glass. There’s a single barrel of this full-bodied, deeply concentrated elixir and I’ve no doubt it will be very hard to come by. In addition, this cuvee is only bottled in magnum. Nevertheless, it is spectacular, and I suspect will also have close to three decades of longevity.
Rated 98-100/100 The Wine Advocate

3 fantastic sizes!!!
2012 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$59.99 / 500ml
2012 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$87.99 / 750ml
2012 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$189.99 / Magnum
As to the 2012s, while there will be no Cuvee da Capo in the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is a beauty. Tasted out of multiple barrels (all of which rated between 94 and 97), it should be a classic Pegau with aromatics similar to the 2010, yet not quite as much depth or richness. Full-bodied and nicely concentrated, all of the samples showed the freshness of the vintage, with ample mid-palate depth, high quality tannin and loads of character. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15-20 years of longevity. Drink 2016-2032.
Rated 94-96/100 The Wine Advocate

3 fantastic sizes!!!
2009 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$129.99 / 750ml
2009 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$269.99 / Magnum
2009 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$599.99 / 3 liter
Starting off the reds and easily the best example of this cuvee since the 2001, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence is incredible stuff. Deep, rich and layered, with copious notions of smoked meats, licorice, ground pepper, spice and saddle leather, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, terrific fruit intensity and a rich, mouth-coating texture. Hard to resist now, it should nevertheless have two decades of longevity. Drink now-2029. 
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

One of the rarest of scotches! 50 Years old!!

4 more bottles in stock!

or call 314.727.8788

Very, very, very rare!  

Only 388 bottles made for the world!

Malt Advocate - Blended Whiskey of the Year 2014

The Last Drop 50 year old, 50.9%, $4,000

The story is compelling. In 1972, a batch of more than seventy malts and twelve grain whiskies were blended together and left to marry in sherry oak casks. Their intended destiny was to become an agreeable 12 year old blended Scotch whisky. Each of the constituent mature whiskies had been distilled between the 1940s and The Last Drop 50 year old1960. These days, we lament the loss of many of the distilleries where those historical liquids originated.
The sherry casks were disgorged for bottling and the contents consumed through the 1970s, around the dance floors of noisy clubs and across smoky public bars in provincial hotels. However, in the darkness of a warehouse at Auchentoshan distillery, three casks were overlooked, forgotten about for nearly four decades. By good fortune, they were uncovered by the gentlemen of The Last Drop Distillers Limited. They were astounded by the flavors and smoothness produced after this lengthy, inadvertent sherry maturation. Naturally, they set about acquiring the casks, subsequently releasing just 1,347 bottles. Back in 2008, The Last Drop 1960 was one of this magazine’s top ten whiskies of the year.
Guilefully (cognizant of the company name), they tactically reserved a quarter of the volume and risked re-casking it for further maturation in small, fresh sherry casks. After four years of careful observation, the youngest liquid in the blend had comfortably surpassed 50 years old. It was time to taste the results.
When I wrote my original review, I found a nose of maple syrup, roasted spices, pomegranate, cilantro, and mushrooms soaked with beefsteak juices. The luxurious mouthfeel oozed with malt, molasses, and sherry concluding with a dry, resinous finish. The amazement experienced in the texture and mouthfeel by those discerning drinkers who have developed their palates is something to behold. Be under no illusion: this is epic whisky.
While this blend was carefully selected for this award purely for its outstanding experiential qualities, there are only 388 bottles and the price tag cannot be ignored. Sure, it costs twice as much as The Last Drop 1960, but it is much scarcer: for every two bottles of 50 year old, there were seven bottles of 1960 released. Put it in context with the prices charged for some 50 year old single malt whiskies released in 2014, and this 50 year old blend of malts comes in at under one sixth of the price or less. Trust me, within the oeuvre of blended Scotch whisky, The Last Drop 50 year old is truly one of the greats. —Jonny McCormick

We have 4 of them in stock now!  The only place you will find them in Missouri.

The Last Drop 50 Year Old Scotch....$3599.99
50 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

We now bring you the smallest offering of The Last Drop Distillers – only 388 bottles in all. Jim Murray awards it 96.5 – among the World’s top 20 whiskies. Award yourself this great experience, before there is no more.

This is a blend. Not just any blend. More than 82 whiskies went into the original marrying vat, 50 years ago, many from distilleries long ago closed and forgotten. For 12 years the blend matured, and then most was bottled and sold as a fine 12-year old whisky. However, the company forgot just three casks; they lay at the back of the warehouse, unnoticed, evaporating (the “angels’ share”), and developing an unequalled richness of nose and taste. It is from the very last of these barrels that The Last Drop 50 year old comes.

Bottled by hand and sealed with wax, your bottle of The Last Drop nestles in a luxurious red leather case, along with a 50 ml miniature, so that you can taste this magnificent liquid before you decide to open the bottle. You will also find within the box, a ‘secret drawer’ containing a signed and numbered, leather-bound book, certifying your bottle of The Last Drop 1950, and with room for you to write your own tasting notes as you explore this extraordinary blend.

Left unopened, your bottle of The Last Drop 50 year old can be kept for many lifetimes if you wish – it will not change. If you decide to open it, please enjoy it… until the very last drop! There will be no more.

Lagunitas Brown Shugga' in stock now!

It is here!

Lagunitas Brown Shugga'...$9.89
We All Missed Our Favorite Seasonal Last Year, But We Promised To Bring It Back in a Big Way! The Rich, Roasty and Mysteriously Drinkable Ale might best be described as… Irresponsible. It Leaves a Lot of Stories in it's Wake.
ABV: 9.9%