Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle. This medium-bodied pale ale has a distinctive floral hop aroma and refreshing citrus flavor. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere -- brewery
In stock at Forsyth now....
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
-- The latest edition to the great Avery IPA lineup.
Available online now
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Amazing Photo -- the original with the autographs should be arriving at Forsyth today or tomorrow.
Drawing is only 1 week away. Wednesday October 28 (you do not need to be present to win)
Since our Cardinals are not going to win the World Series this year, get this rare piece of history from their last World Series Victory!!!
Only $10 for a chance to win this photo valued at over $1500
Here is a copy of the picture without the autographs.
Autographed 2006 World Series Champs Locker Room Celebration
(16 x 20 Photo)
Autographed by some of your favorites from the 2006 World Series Champs Locker Room Celebration.
This is a rare piece with autographs from Pujols, Carpenter, Edmonds and Molina all on one photo.
Come to the store and check out all of these autographs on the photo....
Hand signed by Gary Bennett, Chris Carpenter, Chris Duncan, MVP David Eckstein, Jim Edmonds, Tony LaRussa, Jason Marquis, Yadier Molina, Albert Pujols, Scott Rolen, Scott Spiezio, Jeff Suppan, So Tagucchi, and Brad Thompson.
Stop by the Wine and Cheese Place (currently just Forsyth or Provisons) and purchase a $10 Raffle Ticket
(We have a copy of the photo at both stores)
We will draw the name on October 28 and contact the winner via phone/email.
Raffle Tickets are $10 per ticket, purchase as many as you like.
(must be paid in cash, no limits per person)
Proceeds to benefit St. Louis Stray Rescue.
More info call 314-727-8788
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Van Twee Belgian Ale....$14.99 / 750ml
- Dark Belgian Ale Brewed with Cherry Juice
John Mallet - Bell's Brewery
Dirk Naudts - De Proef Brouwerij
"Ingredients and techniques from two different areas come together to produce the beer in this bottle. Van Twee (From Two) is the remarkable result of a collaboration between two breweries known for extreme innovation: Bell's Brewery of Kalamazoo, MI and De Proef Brouwerij of Lochristi, Belgium.
Special emphasis was placed on using ingredients from both Belgium and Michigan in designing this beer. Michigan is renowned for producing sour, dark cherries of superior quality, and a significant quantity of cherry juice was added to the brew. Deep hued Belgian candi sugar adds to the complex flavor of the beer. The sugar used for bottle conditioning came from native Michigan sugar beets. A finishing fermentation with the vinous Brettanomyces strain of yeast complements the unique New Zealand hop variety Nelson Sauvin.
The result is broadly a cherry infused 'mash-up' of the Porter and Dubbel styles, brewed to an original gravity of 1.072 and fermented with multiple strains of yeast. Each ingredient used brings a subtle hint of varied fruit such as plum/prune from the roasted malts; gooseberry/grape from the hops' pear/banana from the yeast and specialty sugar; and of course cherry. These flavors are wrapped in a rich and complex roasted malt base that imparts flavors reminiscent of chocolate and coffee-much like the famous filled chocolates of Belgium.
We hpe you enjoy drinking this beer as much as we enjoyed making it for you." -- label
Order De Proef online -- click here
We are still able to get these great beers from the series!!
De Proef Signature Ale Les Deux Brasseurs...$15.99 / 750ml
"An unconventional Christmas brew that departs from the tradition of Winter warmers being sweet and malty. Our Christmas brew is abundantly hopped with the four American C’s: Cascade, Chinook, Columbus and Centennial. Cinnamon and coriander provides the Christmas spirit and adds to the merriness. Brewed on Maris Otter ale malt, crystal malt, wheat malt, soft brown sugar, and Demerare cane sugar." -- Brewery
Barley Wine - 9% alc./vol.
"This noble winter beer is brown in colour with flaming red highlights. Its taste is delicately sweet and liquor-like with a hint of burnt caramel coming from the malt and a prolonged boiling time. It is a very bitter beer with aromas of hops and alcohol, and flavours reminiscent of red fruit brought by the English-type yeast we use to ferment it. The aftertaste is accentuated by the wonderful flavour of hops. Solstice d’Hiver is brewed only once a year, and is then aged for 4 to 5 months before being sold. This aging process is necessary to achieve an ideal equilibrium between the sharp bitterness and the other flavours in the beer." -- Brewery
Solstice d'hiver is brewed only once a year, at the end of the summer. It is then aged for a few months in order to attain a perfect balance in taste. Then, it is sold starting mid-December of each year, until stocks last.
Made by HopBack Brewery in England. Bottle Conditioned Ale
"Pickled Santa is a copper coloured ale. The base beer is simple but very traditionally English, being brewed with 100% Maris Otter variety malted barley and 100% whole Golding hops. A hint of the unusual side of Pickled Santa lies in the name because it is brewed with a selection of whole spices. Note ....the flavour comes from fresh WHOLE SPICES. Not flavour extracts, not essential oils, and not ready ground supermarket blends. Whole spices weighed and blended, bagged up, then carefully but repeatedly run over with a two ton fork lift truck driven just for good measure by 260 pound Brian to crush them ready for addition to the brew. The result is intriguing. It's beer but somehow slightly different. Pickled Santa is fuller, softer and rounder than you would expect a 6% ale to be. That's not altogether surprising because in Victorian England before the days of analytical chemistry we unscrupulous brewers used to regularly add Coriander to beer for it's power to make the beer seem stronger and "bigger" than it would otherwise be. But you don't really taste or smell the Coriander. You do smell lovely hints of fresh creamy Nutmeg, (that's whole spices for you), and peppery pungent Allspice but they are not dominant because we think that at the end of the day Pickled Santa should still taste mostly of beer...and it does." -- From brewmaster Peter Scholey:
Available online also
"The 'nsse' is a traditional figure in Norewegian lore - a barn gnome who was never seen but was known to get quite ticked off, and play nasty tricks, when a farmer forgot to leave a bowl of beer out for him at Christmas. In the old days, farmers were required to be brewers, and they would all compete to brew the best Christmas beer in the region." -- Label
All Haandbryggeriets are available online also
The second Christmas porter from Mikkeller. A spiced porter with fine malt background and lovely hop aroma and flavor. The label is designed as a ‘From To’ card – fill in the names and put the bottle it under the Christmas tree. The perfect give away gift for the lazy man/woman…!
Water, malt (pale, smoked, cara-crystal, brown and chocolate), roasted barley, dark cassonade, hops (amarillo, saaz and cascade), spices (star anise, clove, cinnamon and coriander seeds) and yeast.
Rated A- on BeerAdvocate
Order Mikkeller beers online now
Rich, deep, flavors of toffee, raisin, dried fruit, caramel; waves of flavor ascend and ebb leaving soft oak notes. Bottle conditioning creates elegant conditioning and satisfying fruitiness.
Stingo is a wonderful digestif when served alone, and also pairs well with beef, wild game, or demanding deeply-flavored foods. Try with strong aromatic cheese, pickled fish, cured meats, duck, or Kalamata olives. Serve at 55 degrees in a small nonik, or serve in a stemmed wineglass.
Twelve 18.7-ounce "Victorian Pint" bottles.
Fraoch Heather Ale 20th Anniversary....$15.99 / 750ml
History of Fraoch "A long time ago, in a home brew shop not too far away……..
A lady of Gaelic decent came into the Williams owned homebrew shop in Partick, baring a translation of a 17th century recipe for “Leanne Fraoch” (Heather Ale), Inherited from her Gaelic family. It was her goal to try to recreate recipe made famous by the old legend of
the Pictish king who supposedly through himself off a cliff after the English king captured and tortured his son in an attempt to coax the recipe from the Pict King. This translated recipe was developed in homebrew size quantities by shop owner Bruce Williams to the recipe that is used today.
The company started life in 1988 with Bruce brewing our flagship beer Heather Ale, in a tiny brewery in Taynult, where we could producing no more 5 barrels per batch, just
enough to supply 5 pubs across Scotland; 2 in Edinburgh, 2 in Glasgow andThe Clachaig Inn in Glencoe. As demand grew the project expanded and a bigger brewery was needed to brew the larger quantities required. So the recipe was taken to the old Maclay’s brewery in the traditional Scottish brew town of Alloa. Along with Heather Ale, 4 other historic Scottish ales were developed using natural Scottish produce such as elderberries, the shoots of Scots pine, seaweed and gooseberries. In 1998 the Heather Ale brewery moved its production of cask ales and office to Craigmill outside Strathaven where we remained for 6 years before taking over the New Alloa Brewery at Kelliebank, Alloa, where we are the last remaining brewery in the old Scottish brew capital.
"Fraoch celebrates 20 years of brewing this very special limited edition, 11% alc/val, triple version: matured in ex-sherry casks previously used to mature single malt speyside whiskey for 20 years. The resulting ale has a unique oak / sherry / whisky character, which is best appreciated slightly chilled in a large wine glass. Slainte!" -- label
" -- http://www.fraoch.com/
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Back in stock now!
We get a lot of requests from people about packaging a wine to go in their suitcase for travel. We now have a solution!!
Wineskin is a new product to package your wine for transporting in your suitcase. It is a thick vinyl bag lined with bubble wrap and a 3M solid seal. If the bottle happens to break in your luggage, your clothes will not get ruined with wine and glass--the bag will hold it inside.
Wineskin Bottle Protector...$2.50 each
"Introducing WineSkin® (pat.pend.), the revolutionary new product designed to provide safer transport for wine and fortified spirit products, whether purchased directly from the manufacturer, through a distributor, or at a retail location.
* Prohibitions against carry on liquids on flights
* Potential for breakage when packed in checked luggage
* Packaging costs associated with parcel shipments
* Other similar packaging that is bulky, clumsy and/or ineffective
* A tough, flexible and durable plastic wrap with dialectrically sealed seams all around
* A protective, bubble-wrap interior designed to provide shock- and impact-absorption
* A dual-strip sealing system that provides a leak-proof lock against liquid loss in the * event of breakage
The Highlands have a few different sub regions and styles- this one is considered a Speyside by location and style/profile. Macallan uses smaller pot stills that are directly fired (read fire under the still- not steam coils or jackets) and slow distillation to make it's whisky. This is also probably one of the few whiskies left that used 100% Golden Promise barley (a more expensive, lower yield, barley but resulting greater weight and taste to the malt) and five different yeast strains - a practice that stopped in the mid 1990's, making such Macallan Whiskies an endangered species that should be hunted to extinction by those who care about such things." -- spiritsreview.com
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd,
Clayton, MO 63105
$35 / person
(taste over $900 in wine!)
Release Party for the new vintages:
2006 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages
2005 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
First of all, here is what will be tasted:
(price in parenthesis is the price on their website)
2001 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages
2002 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages
2003 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages
2005 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages ($75)
2006 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages
2005 Beringer Single Vineyard Steinheuer Ranch ($90)
2005 Beringer Single Vineyard Bancroft Ranch ($90)
2005 Beringer Single Vineyard St Helena Home Vineyard ($90)
2005 Beringer Single Vineyard Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($115)
CSJ Belle Terre Chardonnay
CSJ Robert Young Chardonnay
CSJ La Petite Etoile Fume Blanc
Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay
Beringer Private Reserve Howell Mountain Merlot Bancroft Ranch ($75)
If that was not enough ---
We will have two of the greatest winemakers, Margo Van Staaveren of Chateau St. Jean and Laurie Hook of Beringer Vineyards LIVE via simulcast on a large screen TV.
(click here to read more about them)
They will lead you through the tasting LIVE via simulcast and you will be able interact with them and ask them questions. The miracle of the internet and technology!!
This is the first tasting of this type of I have ever heard of and we are very excited about bringing this big event to St. Louis
Here is how the night will go:
6:00-6:30 -- Champagne Reception with appetizers
6:30-7:00 -- CSJ Cinq Cepages vertical tasting of 2001, 2002, and 2003 led via simulcast with Margo Van Staaveren.
7:00-7:30 -- Beringer Private Reserve and Single Vineyard Cabernet tasting led via simulcast by Laurie Hook.
7:30-8:00 -- Tasting of some other great wines they produce including CSJ Cinq Cepage 2005 and 2006, CSJ Belle Terre Chardonnay, CSJ Robert Young Chardonnay, CSJ La Petite Etoile Fume Blanc, Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet 2005, Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay, Beringer Private Reserve Howell Mountain Merlot (Bancroft Ranch)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
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.
Recipe Information:Style: Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 6.5%
International Bitterness Units: 15
Malt: Pilsner, Wheat
Serving Suggestions:Preferred Glass: Wide Mouth Glass
Preferred Serving Temperature: 40º
Food Pairings: Sofie pairs with a wide variety of foods, its light and refreshing qualities compliment lighter flavors like fresh oysters and contrast rich shellfish like lobster.
Cheese Pairings: Brie
Cellaring Notes: Develops in the bottle for up to 5 years
A limited amount of
George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon
109 hand picked barrels made aged 16 years and 7 months
Eagle Rare 17 year Old Bourbon
39 hand picked barrels aged 17 years and 4 months
Sazerac 18 year Old Rye Whiskey
28 hand picked barrels made
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
With Ted Kilgore
November 17, 2009
$25 / person
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105
We our proud to have nationally awarded and recognized drink mixologist, Ted Kilgore, to lead you through this amazing class. There is no doubt that Ted is "the" cocktail expert in St. Louis. He is working on 8 great drink choices to present in this class and tasting. He plans on using some of the new and very high quality products starting to arrive at The Wine and Cheese Place. His drinks will include Fee Brothers Bitters, Q-Tonic, Creme de Violette Liqueur, Dolin Vermouths, Aperol and so much more. Have you always wondered how to use these ingredients and how to make great drinks on your own? Ted Kilgore will lead you through this amazing class.
We are now taking reservations.
Sign up online now -- click here
More info about the master mixologist....
Ted Kilgore was named...
"The Beverage Network’s 10 Trendsetting Mixologists" of 2008 in the Country!
Ted Kilgore won the Bombay Sapphire ‘Most Inspired’ mixology competition in July
"The Last Word is anchored by the continued drive and obsession of Ted Kilgore, spirits and mixology professional. In the 12+ years that Ted has been in the business of drinks, Ted has become one of the most recognized mixologists in the Midwest.
In his thirst for knowledge, Ted has studied under such industry leaders as Paul Pacult, David Wondrich, Dale DeGroff, Steve Olson, Doug Frost, and Gary Regan. In May of 2007, he attended the B.A.R. (Beverage Alcohol Resource) in Manhattan and earned the prestigious B.A.R. Ready Certification. Attending Tales of the Cocktail, Grand Marnier Mixology Summits, and research and development travel have helped keep Ted apprised of the national and international cocktail and spirits scene.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Schraml Met Mead....$23.99 / 750ml
Bottled in 2009
Original honey from Bavaria, a very long fermentation, and French Limousin Oak Casks used to mature plum brandy for over 20 years (the plums were Stanley Plums from Germany) provide soft notes of oak, fresh plums and woody/dry tartness.
Only 90 cases were imported
It is a gorgeous golden ale, nearly still, straight from the oak casks in which it fermented for at least three years. Cantillon Grand Cru has unbelievable complexity to match that of any wine, and is the perfect compliment to whatever you’re cooking. You won’t believe that this is beer . . . but it is, and it’s the only authentic old lambic you can buy – a World Classic according to every beer writer who knows anything.
Oh, and by the way, it may not say so on the label yet, but Cantillon Grand Cru is brewed with 100% organic malts and unmalted wheat.
Selected as one of the fifty best beers in the world by Men's Journal magazine, July 2005." -- importer
Saturday, October 17, 2009
The weizen-bock style is relatively uncommon, even in Bavaria: they are wheat ales (weissebeer or weizen beer) that are brewed to be as strong as a bock - with corresponding fuller body, and enhanced flavors. They can be pale ("helles") or dark ("dunkles"), but Ayinger Weizen Bock is pale in color.
Classic Bavarian weissebeer aroma suggesting spice and cloves; smooth body from wheat and from decoction mashing; extravagant, pinpoint conditioning. The flavor offers the essence of the wheat harvest, fresh-baked bread, maybe even - somehow - the sunshine of a fall afternoon. The finish is tropical fruit, cloves and banana.
Hearty German cuisine - smoked pork shops, sauerkraut and sausages; full-flavored game or duck; Weizen-Bock can pair beautifully with spicy Mexican or Indian cuisine. A memorable digestif or nightcap, Weizen-Bock is also a very nice match with apple strudel for dessert. Serve in the classic Ayinger 17-ounce "weizen swirl" glass, or an oversized wine glass." --importer
Bell's Java Stout.......$14.49 / 6pk
"The satisfying elements of both stout and coffee come together in this full-bodied treat. A marriage of Sumatra's best with rich chocolate and roasted malt provides for a truly enlightening beer 7.5%" -- Bells Brewery
Bell's Double Cream Stout....$11.99 / 6pk
"Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. 6.1%" -- Bells Brewery
Bell's Cherry Stout....$14.49 / 6pk
"A rich and powerful beer with tart cherry appeal, make this a fine stout. 7.0%" -- Bells Brewery
Order Bell's beers online
Today! Wine Open House!
Meet Dan Kravitz from noon until 2pm today
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd in Clayton
We are tasting --
Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape
Pierre Boniface Apremont
Alfredo Roca Sauvignon Blanc
Cuvee de Pena
Puydeval Cab Franc Blend
Domaine Cabirau Serge and Tony
Terre de Mistral Cotes du Rhone
Altura 1024 Cabernet Sauvignon
Massamier Cuvee Oliviers (Caberent, Carignan, Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache)
Estezargues Cuvee Galets
Beer and Cheese Festival Open House
The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road in Rock Hill
From 1pm-4pm TODAY also!
Taste some great cheese and over 60 beers!
click for more details and the list of beers
Friday, October 16, 2009
But it is here at Forsyth now.
Back in stock at Forsyth!! No Limit!
We also have some at Provisions now!!
Also online now
Sierra Nevada ESTATE Brewers Harvest Ale....$9.99 / 24oz
A 100% all estate beer from the hops to the barley.
"Chico, CA (07/22/09)--Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is honored to announce the release of Estate Ale--one of the world's only estate-made beers brewed with 100% all-natural, locally-grown hops and barley, which are produced at the brewery in Chico, California. Inspired by the renowned winemaking region of its Napa and Sonoma neighbors, Sierra Nevada is the first brewery to develop its own terroir. This beer is brewed with ingredients that reflect the flavors of the environment and the seasonal rhythms of nature.
The wine industry is fond of speaking about the individual flavor characteristics that it takes from its environment. This terroir is present in all growing things that are tended with passion and care. The environment that builds flavor is more than simply the soil or the climate: it is also the passion and commitment of the grower. Sierra Nevada's location near the convergence of the mighty Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges--and its roots in the heart of California's fertile Central Valley--offer an environment unique in the world. This volcanic backdrop and productive earth each lend character to the water, hops, barley, and yeast.
Chico Estate Ale is the product of years of tending the soil, building an environment around the brewery, and even more years of planning. It began in 2003, with the planting of the first experimental hop yard in the field adjacent to the brewery. Over the years the field grew, and the hops along with it. The quality improved: the rhythm of planting, tending, and harvesting was established. In 2008, the brewery released Chico Estate Harvest Ale for the first time, utilizing the fresh-green flavors of these homegrown hops. The brewery was so pleased with the result that it decided to take it further than anyone else and produce a 100% estate-made beer.
That fall, the brewery made the decision to expand the hop field and plant a test plot of barley onsite. The goal to make an estate beer seemed farfetched. Countless times, the brewery heard that growing malting barley in the hot, dry Chico climate was impossible. Despite the objections, 26 acres of two-row barley went into the soil in January of 2009. By May, the waist-high green barley was waving in the Northern California wind, and by June, a healthy harvest was a foregone conclusion. The brewery never intended to release a 100% estate-made beer in 2009, but as in all things, Mother Nature dictates and we react. The brewery found itself with thousands of pounds of the finest malting barley and acres of the world's freshest wet hops: Estate Ale was born.
Sierra Nevada's estate-made beer is a decades-long dream finally seeing reality. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. prides itself in environmental stewardship and responsible brewing practices. This "Hop Harmony" philosophy is part of a larger movement toward creating a natural and sustainable brewery. Efforts include recycling and composting, water treatment, bio-fuel production, and water conservation. In 2009, a recently completed solar array (one of the largest private installations in the country) combined with four fuel cell generators to produce between 80 and 90 percent of the brewery's total energy needs on-site.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was one of America's first microbreweries and remains highly regarded for using only whole-cone hops and ingredients of the highest quality. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for its line of ales and lagers, including the flagship Pale Ale, Torpedo, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis, four seasonal beers, Harvest Ales, and a host of draft-only specialties." -- BeerAdvocate
Bush (Scaldis) 2009 Prestige de Nuits....$39.99 / 750ml
"The Bush Nights vintage 2009... Whether fans of this exceptional beer matured in oak casks which have contained wine Nuits St Georges rejoice: The Night of Bush is back ... To recall, the Bush de Nuits beer is quite amazing and absolutely unique. Given its long maturation in barrels that have contained wine from Nuits St Georges, it has no resemblance with other beers. This is a true character of beer, the amber-red dress, but slightly thinning that special aroma and complex beer with winy overtones.
"When he got back from Burgundy in France, where he had been buying wine in the Nuits-St.-Georges region, Hughes Dubuisson came up with the idea of matruring Bush/Scaldis de Noel in oak casks which had previously contained the famous Cotes du Nuits. After 6 months of maturing, 210 prottype bottles were draw for presentation to the specialist press. The test was conclusive and Bush/Scaldis Prestige de Nuits was born!!
The old style maturing, in oak barrels previously used to hold Nuits St. Georges wine, allows the taster to enjoy a highly flavoursome some with wine-like aromas of red fruits giving it an amazing harmonious balance in the mouth with sweetness, a hint of acidity and a relatively dry aftertaste in spite of the high density of the beer. This is great art!" -- brewery
Rated 99/100 percentile on RateBeer
Available online - click here
Avec les bons Vœux de la brasserie Dupont...$9.19 / 750ml
"With the best wishes of the brewery Dupont"
Alcohol: 9,5 % vol. The Bons Vœux is a blond top fermentation beer with refermentation in the bottle.Since 1970, the brewery has been brewing a special beer to give as a new years present to their best clients. (the name of this beer “Avec les bons Vœux de la brasserie Dupont » means « With the best wishes of the brewery Dupont » ).Because of the increasing success, they started to commercialise this “cadeau” but kept the name. Although the demands were considerable, only a small quantity was brewed, so they had to make a reservation list, even months before new year. This Bons Vœux is coppery blond, has very fine hoparomas and tastes bitter, fruity and mild.Our selection of yeasts, in combination with a longduring riping process, on a “dry hopping” base, are creating a typical and complex aroma and taste. A real refermentation in the bottle, which will continue for a long time in your cellar, result in a harmonious and well-balanced beer, full of unexpected and complex aromas" -- brewery
Order Dupont beers online also
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Scaldis (Bush) Noel Premium....$15.99 / 750ml
Brewed in limited quantities, the Bush de Noël Premium is an essential reference in the beer season. " -- brewery
13th Anniversary Ale
He'brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah
13 Malts: Specialty 2-row, Canada Munich, CaraMunich 40, Chocolate, Crystal Rye, Dark Crystal, Flaked Spelt, Flaked Oats, Kiln Amber, Pilsner, Rye Ale, Vienna, and Wheat
13 hops: Ahtanum, Amarillo, Apollo, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Crystal, Fuggle, Golding, Palisade, Simcoe, Tettnang and Willamette
Enjoy some reading....
"On April 24, 1982, I chanted, gave a speech about Leprosy, got my first Walkman, 3 pen sets, and 2swiss army knives. The band was called Hot Borscht. As with all Bar and Bat Mitzvah kids, my parentsrecited a blessing thanking God for finally being relieved of punishment for their child’s sins. Lucky 13all around. At High Holidays, Jews recite 13 Attributes of Mercy revealed to Moses at Sinai. 13 million Jews inhabitthe globe. Maimonides wrote the dogmatic 13 Principles of Faith, and died the 13th of Dec. 1204. Themystical Zohar emerged in 13th c. Spain, ascribed to a 2nd century Rabbi who studied Torah in a cavewith his son for 13 years. The Jewish calendar follows 13 lunar cycles. Apollo 13 failed to reach themoon after an explosion on April 13 (1970). July 4th falls 13 days after summer solstice. 13 stripes onour flag represent the 13 Colonies. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery. Barack Obama representedthe 13th district in the IL State Senate. In 1957 Sandy Koufax made 13 starts, struck out 13 in his firstcomplete game, and pitched the final Dodger strike before they left Brooklyn. 13 attended the LastSupper. 13 bagels make a Baker’s Dozen, began for fear of punishment under a 13th c. English lawregulating the price of bread and beer. Genesis 13:13 tells of the wicked men of Sodom. Genghis Khanconquered the world in the 13th century. Black Sabbath released its debut album on Friday Feb 13th(1970). Recording Rain Dogs, Tom Waits told guitarist Marc Ribot "Play it like a midget's barmitzvah.” Happy 13, Shmaltzers. Together we rise and holler, “L’Chaim!” --Jeremy Cowan,proprietor
"The oldest archaeological artifact to mention "Israel" is dated from 13th century BCE Egypt. The eve of Purim (the only official Jewish drinking holiday) falls on the 13th of Adar (Hebrew calendar). Famed scholar Rambam (Moses Maimonides) died on December 13 (1204). While preparing for his bar mitzvah, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg sold Christmas wreaths door to door to raise money for Boy Scout camp. On the Simpsons, in 2003, Krusty the Klown, prodigal son of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, is moved to celebrate an adult bar mitzvah after discovering he cannot get a star on the Jewish Walk of Fame without it. "Part of the bar mitzvah is that you become a man supposedly at 13 years old. And as I was a man, I decided never to go to a synagogue again" -Jack Black. I growled and I roared and my rabbi did as well / it was a rocking werewolf zoo at Temple Beth-Emmanuel / Werewolf bar mitzvah / Spooky scary / Werewolf bar mitzvah / Kooky hairy / Boys becoming men / Men becoming wolves -30Rock. Seth Rogen (born the week before my bar mitzvah) made his stand-up comedy debut at age 13: "A good Bar Mitzvah joke is a good Bar Mitzvah joke regardless of your age and sexual orientation." Harpo Marx once broke his stage silence when a fire broke out in a theatre in Detroit. "I didn't know what to say, so I just delivered the speech I made at my bar mitzvah. It quieted the audience until the fire was put out." In the early 90's, Paul Rudd worked as a DJ and MC at bar mitzvahs. In his first acting role out of college, he was duped into delivering a fundamentalist Christian moral to the story. "My Bar Mitzvah was perfect. It was in my basement... For the invitation, I drew pictures of the band KISS and things that I loved from the Torah. We all need rites of passage." -Jeremy Piven. Ben Stiller played drums at his own bar mitzvah. "We covered 'Hey, Jude,'" he recalled. "My father panicked thinking our lead singer was belting out 'Hey, Jew!' to a roomful of Holocaust survivors." Fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia. About 9% of Americans believe that Friday the 13th is jinxed, according to a 1990 Gallup poll, running behind a black cat crossing your path, which worries 14%. To mock the fear of Friday the 13th, Civil War vet Capt. Wm. Fowler formed the 13 Club, first meeting on Friday Sept 13th (1881) at 8:13 p.m. 13 people dined in room 13, entering under a ladder and seated among piles of spilled salt. Future members included 5 US Presidents. Wilt Chamberlain wore #13 his whole career and was selected to 13 All Star games. Basketball originally had 13 rules. Every pineapple contains 13 counterclockwise spirals. California produces 13% of the US's GDP. About 13% of New York state residents claim no religious affiliation. Fidel Castro was born on Friday the 13th (August 1926). In the late 13th c., Venetian Marco Polo became one of the first Europeans to travel the Silk Road to China. Eyeglasses were invented in Italy in the 13th c. At age 58, believe it or not, Robert Ripley died while taping the 13th episode of his tv series which explored death and death rituals." -- website