Friday, February 27, 2009
2007 Thorn Clarke Shotfire Shiraz...$19.99
One of our favorite wines in the store
"The 2007 Shotfire Shiraz was aged for 12-18 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak, 40% new. A saturated purple/black in color, this glass-coating effort has a nose of wood smoke, bacon, mineral, and blueberry that leaps from the glass. Rich and intense on the palate, it has layers of flavor, excellent balance, and a pure finish. It way over-delivers for its humble price. Drink it over the next six years."
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
Some wines are just a flash in the pan, but our favorite Shotfire Shiraz is here to stay and one of the most consistent wines in the world!
This wine has an amazing track record:
2002 Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
2003 Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
2004 Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
2005 Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate
2006 Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator
2007 Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Moylans from Marin County is due here at he beginning of April!
This is exciting news for hop lovers.
Their beers include:
Moylans Hopsickle Imperial IPA
Moylans Double IPA
Moylans Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
Moylans Tipperary Pale Ale
Moylans Celts Golden Ale
Moylans Irish Style Red Ale
Moylans Old Blarney Barley Wine Style
Moylans Imperial Stout
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saxon Creamery from Cleveland, Wisconsin.
Young, mild, but full of flavor, with a buttery body. Enthusiastic, like Ed Klessig, whom it was named after, it hugs you back, never offends, and is great both for first time tasters and afficionados.
A “clean rind” cheese made from raw cow’s milk formed into cooked, pressed curds and ripened 120 days, with a shelf life of six months — clean rind cheeses are meticulously wiped to keep them clean, cultivating a nearly perfect rind.
Sweet nutty tones vary with the seasons. A semi-soft washed rind from raw cow's milk, carefully tended for 70 days then wrapped in a special breathable package for its journey from our creamery to you.
Made from whole raw cow’s milk, and unpressed cooked curds, with a washed rind ripened a minimum of 60 days — at its peak at four months with a shelf life of six months.
Great for melting, blending in salad dressings, or at snack and meal-time on the family table. Flavors will vary subtly with the seasons.
La Clare Farm Evalon
Saxon Creamery partners with LaClare Farm and their luscious milk, turning it into a supple, smooth, sweet, unique, delicious raw goat milk cheese, aged over 70 days.
The Hedrich′s dream of raising a family for generations on the farm, producing the freshest cleanest most delicious goat milk from healthy does fed on whole grains is tenderly transformed into a delicious raw milk semi-soft wheel.A divine cooking cheese to melt on any food, with a fresh herb like sage, or to grate shred or slice.
A meaty cheese, young, but dense, mellow but full of flavor, creamy, with a sweet taste that lingers. Bandaged wrapped raw milk cheese aged 120 days.Great for slicing, grating, cubing or melting or more simply, on the table as a family friend.
read more and see some recipes
Bottled February 12th, 2009.
Get it while its fresh and still on sale through Saturday!!
St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur has arrived at all of our stores.
"Superb clarity. A totally seductive bouquet of the first rank. The palate entry is soft, yet firm; flowery, yet neither oily nor cloying; by the midpalate point, the flavor profile offers an ideal taste experience that’s integrated, harmonious, and exquisitely balanced between alcohol level, sweetness, acidity, and floral impact. A perfect liqueur."
(Spirit & Wine Journalist, Spirit Journal)"5 stars/Highest Recommendation
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The distributor is discontinuing Barons from Australia...
We have 40 cases coming on Tuesday 2/24/09.
It went "out of date" on Aug 2008. We tasted it though, and it still tastes fine. It has lost the hop flavor and is just malty. Hard to pass up for $2.99 / 6pk
Barons ESB....$2.99 / 6pk
"A real bitter, for those that warrant the finest." This inaugural Barons Extra Special Bitter (ESB) is an English style 'special' bitter produced by Australians for Australians. At 4.7% ABV, Barons ESB pours with a brilliant golden colour, topped with a rich cream head. The aroma offers an inviting mix of caramel and malt, combined with hop driven fruit resulting in a 'crisp' and full nose made to drive the senses in the heat of an Aussie summer. Barons ESB offers a rewarding balance of caramel malt sweetness supported by medium - high bitterness. The chosen noble hops deliver subtle fruit and spice character, accenting the enjoyable bitterness. With medium body and carbonation, Barons ESB is the real beer experience." -- brewery
Thomas Hardy’s Ale
"Scarce, subtle and complex, Thomas Hardy’s Ale is the beer enthusiast’s equivalent of rare cognac. Bottle-conditioned to mature in the bottle like fine wine, this old ale/barley wine will improve with age for at least 26 years (and we’re still counting!). Not for the faint of palate, especially when young and brash, maturity brings an elegance of flavors unmatched by any other beer—if you have the patience to cellar it for at least a decade." -- importer
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
First, make sure you go to http://www.stlhops.com/ and vote for the next brewery you would like to see in St. Louis.....click here
Schlafly Tripel is already sold out. I have about 6 bottles left right now. I am told by Drew that more is do out late March or early April along with a new Quad!!! Buy up the Tripel at our stores before it is gone if you do not want to wait.
Rogue Kells Irish Style Lager is due anyday now
Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Our distributor is competely sold out with a new load coming February 20th. We still have it on sale next week and it is sure to be a very FRESH batch.
Odells Red Ale is due March 6th
"Is it just us, or are there, like, a bunch of freakin’ amazing red ales out there lately? Odell’s seriously solid version, available in six-packs through May, is the result of the blood, sweat, and tears (hopefully those didn’t end up in the bottle) of the entire Odell team. You see, when the brewery set out to make a red ale, they didn’t make just one: The brewers crafted several versions on a five-barrel Pilot system, then the entire staff painstakingly selected a favorite. We’re not sure how tough the choice was, but for us, the winning American-style red, is a no-brainer next time we’re bottle shopping.
A bountiful khaki head seems to want to keep its deep aroma all to itself, so breathe deeply: That beautifully sticky, hoppy scent seems to reveal a bit of blood orange. Thankfully, the taste is all the aroma makes you hope for — decidedly bitter, but well-balanced by a bit of sweetness (but make no mistake: this beer’s full of robust hops). The mouthfeel is dreamy; a medium-full body with super-creamy carbonation expertly carries the flavor. So, we’re making the choice for you: Add this copper creation to the top of your must-drink list." -- Draft Magazine
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Ark Vineyard (the debut vintage of this cuvee) reveals an inky/blue/purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of loamy soil, licorice, graphite, espresso, sweet blackberries, and forest floor. It is a gorgeously proportioned, full-bodied effort with plenty of minerality as well as definition. Already accessible, this big wine should evolve for two decades."
Rated 98/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
2005 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon
"Kayli Morgan Vineyard"....$239.99
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard (approximately 1,000 cases produced) is exquisite, performing even better this year than it did last. A beautiful bouquet of licorice, smoke, burning embers, creme de cassis, sweet black cherries, and spice box soars from the glass of this 2005. Unctuous, flamboyant, and incredibly pure, it is a superb Cabernet Sauvignon that is already strutting its remarkable potential. It can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years."
Rated 98/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Bright, deep ruby-red. Knockout aromas of sappy red fruits and menthol; reminded me of a Pomerol. Lush, deep and energetic, with terrific floral lift and detail to the superconcentrated raspberry, spice and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes lush and broad, with palate-staining persistence and terrific verve. This spent 40 to 50 days on its skins, according to owner Jayson Woodbridge. The best vintage yet for this lush and satisfying bottling.
Rated 95/100 Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
"One of California’s (perhaps the world’s) most flamboyant, talented, contrarian wine producers is Napa Valley’s Jayson Woodbridge, the owner of Hundred Acre winery. Woodbridge has been running in high gear since his debut 2000. His 100% Cabernet Sauvignons are made primarily by him, with some consulting advice from Philippe Melka. His first effort was from his home vineyard, Kayli Morgan, which is situated east of St. Helena. That offering was followed by a Cabernet from the 15 acre Ark Vineyard on Howell Mountain. Woodbridge recently purchased a tiny, well-situated hillside parcel above the Eisele Vineyard, southeast of Calistoga...All things considered, this is an extraordinary group of wines. They are not easy to secure unless you are on Hundred Acre’s mailing list, but they are truly profound offerings that showcase a variety of Napa Valley terroirs as well as different harvesting and barrel aging techniques...The most common characteristic among all of the Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignons is their incredibly opulent, creamy textures. That character vindicates Woodbridge’s harvesting decisions as he seems to achieve extraordinarily sweet, noble tannins in all of his wines. There are approximately 250 cases of Jayson Woodbridge’s special projects." -- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
ALE IMPRESSIONS: Light copper color, slight malt flavor with mild bitterness, dry finish with subtle hop aroma. FRENCH OAK IMPRESSIONS: Qualities of toasted coconut, almond biscotti and toasted almonds with a taste of honeysuckle. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle
Cuvée Series Two....$11.99 -- Just Arrived
ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark ruby red color, roasted malt flavor with apparent bitterness. Finishes with a rich caramel and espresso aroma. AMERICAN OAK IMPRESSIONS: Impressions of vanilla crème, classic crème brûlée and nougat. A little more oak flavor than series one, but with creamy intensity. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle
Cuvée Series Three--- June Release
ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark amber color, rich caramel malt flavor with noticeable bitterness. Slightly sweet and roasty finish, with mild hop aroma.OAK IMPRESSIONS: Flavors of French and American oak imparting unique qualities present in series one and two. Impressions of vanilla, toasted coconut and almond.11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle
Monday, February 16, 2009
"2005 is one of Burgundy's great red wine vintages....this was a vintage of unprecedented quality, as fine a one as they had ever experienced. I share that view from my 25 years of experience with young."
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tommyknocker is a small brewer that only produces 9,000 barrels per year (equal to about 123,000 cases)
Bells Brewery produces 91,000 barrels per year.
Boulevard produces 140,000 barrels per year
Anheuser-Busch produced 24,000,000 barrels in 2007
Tommyknocker Alpine Glacier Lager...$8.49 / 6pk
ABV = 4.5%
"The majestic Rocky Mountains have inspired the cool refreshing taste of Tommyknocker Alpine Glacier Lager. As clean and fresh as the rushing water from icy streams and brisk as a climb up a frozen glacier, this brew contains the finest quality ingredients in the Tommyknocker tradition." --brewery
Tommyknocker Butt Head Bock..$8.49/ 6 pk
ABV = 8.2%
"This award winning , high gravity doppelbock lager is brewed with a generous supply of roasted malts producing caramel sweetness and rich mouthfeel. 1997 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal. 1998 Westword Mag. "Best Of". 1999 NABA Silver Medal. 2002 NABA Bronze Medal. 2002 US Beer Championship Best of Rockies. 2003 GABF Gold Medal. 2004 GABF Gold Medal. 2006 World Beer Cup Gold Medal. 2007 GABF Bronze Medal. 2008 GABF Bronze Medal." -- brewery
Tommyknocker Oaked Butt Head...$9.99 / 4pk
ABV = 8.1%
"This Oak Aged lager is our newest specialty brew!
At 8.1% alcohol by volume, this hearty offering has generous notes of caramel sweetness, with matching oak overtones that enhance the complex melding of malted barley and smokey oak wood flavors." -- brewery
Tommyknocker Imperial Nut Brown Ale...$899 / 6pk
ABV = 9% ABV
"Commemorating 10 LEGENDARY YEARS of Brewing Excellence! Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Tommyknocker Brewery, this special brew is meticulously crafted with pure maple syrup, the highest quality chocolate and crystal malts and is accented with the finest blend of European and American hops. Imperial Nut Brown Ale, at 9% alcohol by volume, is a bigger, bolder version of our wildly popular Maple Nut Brown" -- brewery
Their #1 seller!
Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown...$8.4 / 6pk
ABV = 4.5%
"A delicate amount of Maple syrup is added to each barrel of our award winning Maple Nut Brown Ale to impart roasted sweetness. This addition balances the nut flavor produced by chocolate malts used in the brewhouse, producing a drinkable dark amber ale with a relatively low alcohol content. 1996 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal. 1999 NABA Silver Medal. 2000 World Beer Cup Gold Medal. 2002 GABF Bronze Medal. 2002 NABA Silver Medal. 2003 GABF Bronze Medal. 2006 GABF Bronze Medal." -- brewery
Tommyknocker Pick Axe...$8.4 / 6pk
ABV = 6.2%
"A classic American Pale Ale dominated by mildly hopped, sparkling flavors and pleasant aromas. Dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors that add to the complexity of this ale." -- Brewery
1997 & 2000 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner
Tommyknocker Trail Mix...$8.4 / 6pk
A mixed pack of 6 distinctive brews.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Very Limited Bourbon Release - just arrived.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Aged in oak since 1995 and bottled in 2008.
ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF OLD FORESTER BIRTHDAY BOURBON HITS SHELVES
"Founder’s Birthday Honored with “Belated” Birthday Bourbon
Louisville, KY - Old Forester has released this year’s expression of its Birthday Bourbon in honor of George Garvin Brown, the founder of Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon™. Launched six years ago to commemorate Brown’s Birthday on September 2, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is a premium, historically award-winning bourbon and a must-have for bourbon enthusiasts.
Due to the one-time release of Old Forester Repeal Bourbon along with complications with the glass supplier, this year’s version of Birthday Bourbon was delayed until now. The bourbon remains the same as it was intended to be released on September 2, having been stored in stainless steel tanks since its maturation several months ago.
“This year’s Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is crafted from a 62 barrel batch that was distilled and barreled in the late summer of 1995,” said Chris Morris, master distiller of Old Forester. “These barrels were entered on the sixth floor of Warehouse H on September 6, 1995. This is an upper floor location which builds heat in the summer months ensuring a robust, complex barrel character will develop. The result is a taste profile that is much more chewy in terms of rich fruit and caramel character than the 2007 and 2006 releases.”
Unlike the standard Old Forester, which is a blend of whisky from several different years, Birthday Bourbon is a vintage-dated bourbon, hand-selected by Morris from one specific day. The result is a one-of-a-kind character and flavor that will never be replicated again. Its unique decanter style glass bottle is a throwback to the late 1800’s when Old Forester was first produced."
The Scotch Blog
Some previous awards--
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon received these awards in 2007
American Whiskey of the Year --NYC WhiskeyFest
Top Ten Whiskies of the World--NYC WhiskeyFest
Gold Medal --San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon received these awards in 2006
Gold Medal --San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon received these awards in 2005
Double Gold Medal --San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Just got back from a portfolio tasting of Kysela Pere y Fils in Virginia outside of D.C. It is an annual tasting I attend to taste the new vintages before they arrive and to put together a container of French wine. The tasting sheet had a list of 260 items to taste--in 1 day!!! It is a daunting task. I just put my focus on 2007 Rhones.
2007 Grand Veneur Ch. du Pape (90-93/100 Parker)
2007 Grand Veneur Ch. du Pape Cuvee les Origines (93-96/100 Parker)
2007 Grand Veneur Ch. du Pape la Fontaine Blanc (92/100 Parker)
2007 Grand Veneur Ch. du Pape Vieilles Vignes (95-97+/100 Parker)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
There is a maximum of 700 bottles made in each batch.
Free Falling Brewery
"Bøgedal is an atypical brewery in that it is Scandinavian’s only Free Fall Brewery. The beer runs from cask to cask by help of pulleys and level differentiation… without the use of pumps, and the herb is cooked over an open fire. Because of the delicate methods in use, Bøgedal can produce a nearly clear beer without filtration, thereby retaining many of the important flavours and aromas." -- importer
Boegedal Bryghus No .130...$26.99 / 750ml
"Golden ale with Centennial, Perle & Tettnang 5,8%. Dark golden beer with creamy head. Aromatic Smell like a double IPA. Aroma and smell of extreme hoop compared to a normal Bøgedal beer -properly because of the used of Centennial hoop as bitter hoop. A sense of sweet licorice . An exceptional good beer for enjoinment after dinner." -- importer
Boegedal Bryghus No. 103....$26.99 / 750ml
Boegadal Bryghus No. 153...$26.99 / 750ml
(same beer -- different batch #s, same recipe, however like a true vintage each batch will be somewhat different in flavor & aroma profile due to the very unique brewing process of Boegedal.)
"Dark Ale with Northern Brewer, Orange, Brown Sugar 6.3% Dark-brown beer with a dark-brown head. Smells sweet of prunes and citrus with an acidic tip. It fills the palate with its sweetness, and opens up into a pleasant bitterness. Hangs in the mouth like a dark chocolate with a faint smoky aftertaste. Goes well with venison and chestnuts, blackberries and brussell sprouts, smoked or salted meats." -- importer
"JyllandsPosten -- Bøgedal No. 103, 6.3% -- Of course, there come charming brewers out of the Vejle River Valley. Brewer Casper Vorting has found a magical formula for beer, that justifies that it is also Denmark’s most costly. He doesn’t try to interpret an IPA, a monastery brew, a Bock, or for that matter any other of the many beer types. Beer from Bøgedal is Bøgedal Beer in their own, styled fashion. No. 103 – the number signifies the succession in order of brews – is like most Bøgedals round, soft, vitally emotional and discreetly seductive. With a hint of Porter, a bit of chocolate and zesty orange, coupled with a 6.3% kick, it has a bit more of a love-bite than the brewers other passionate undertakings. 6 out of 6 stars” -- importer
Boegedal Bryghus No. 156 Pale Ale....$26.99 / 750ml
"Pale Ale, Pearl, Cascade 5.9% ABV. Light amber, small, compact bubbles and creamy head. Aromatic sweetness with traces of honey, wheat and fine wine. A wonderful latent sweetness and bitterness with a taste of citrus. Good body, balanced and comfortable. Goes well with an informal get-together, but also with classical white meats and poultry, yams, pasta, mushrooms or mature, but mild, port cheeses.
Jan Filipe, Barley Wine, describes a Bøgedal Beer like this: “…is the only one in Denmark, maybe in all of Scandinavia, that is remarkably singular, finding no points of reference among its fellows. Were we to find a parallel in the world of wines, it could be nothing less than a “Pingus-beer”. The world famous Danish Newspaper, Jyllands Posten, short and sweet, describes Bøgedal Beer as, “…a world-class brew with depth and originality”, and ranks the brewery among the top 5 best breweries in the country in 2007." -- importer
Here are a few that we have in stock now!
"Jan De Lichte is the fourth and the latest beer of brewery De Glazen Toren. Again the name refers to local history. In the 18th century Jan De Lichte was the leader of an infamous gang of robbers in the region of Aalst – Zottegem. He was executed in Aalst at the age of 25.The beer was developed only very recently (May 2005). As it is brand new it has not got a wrapper yet. It was first introduced to the public during a two-day beer Festival in West-Flanders in early June 2005.Jan De Lichte is a wit beer. But following ancient tradition we are using four grains beer: Barley and wheat are used of course, but there is also oats and buckwheat.Jan De Lichte is the only Glazen Toren beer to which spices are added, following the Belgian tradition of wheat beer brewing. The use of coriander and curaçoa makes for the extremely fresh, citrus-like taste. The rather high alcohol percentage (7.5 %) indicates that it is more than just a thirst quencher. Quite like Jan De Lichte himself some 250 years ago, the beer is not innocuous." -- importer
A “Speciale Belge” is pale amber in color (slighly darker than a pilsner) as brewers tried to copy the color of pilsner in a top fermenting ale. Later the color became darker as pilsners became very common to prove that the style is something special." - importer
Wintercoat Vildmoseol....$17.99 / 750ml
Peat Smoked Ale
"Don't try to pronounce the name of this beer without at least one under your belt! This beer was brewed for the Lille Vildmose nature center in northern Jutland. The area is characterised by peat bogs, which inspired this brown ale with its subtle notes of peat-smoked malt, the fresh, spiciness of bog myrtle and the bittersweet fruitiness of rowan berries. These 3 ingredients harmonise beautifully with the other malts and hops used. A wonderful beer to drink with game, lamb and braised meats - and it does justice to pickled herring as well!" - importer
"The WinterCoat brewery is a family-owned and operated brewery situated on an old farm just outside of the village of Sabro in Denmark. Niels J. Thomsen, owner and brewer, was born in the farmhouse. The brewery has a capacity of 8 hectolitres, and we can brew this 4 times a week." -- importer
A new one from Wintercoat...
Wintercoat Double Hop....$17.99 / 750ml
"WinterCoat's Imperial IPA is light amber in color. The fruitiness from the ale yeast combines beautifully with the body of the malts and the freshness of the hops to create a very well-balanced, though very heavily hopped brew. Double Hop has a heady hop aroma without too much bitterness. The smooth taste belies its 8.2% alcohol content. This beer is dangerously pleasant to drink!" -- importer
Rated A- on www.beeradvocate.com
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Segura Viudas “ARIA” Brut Cava......$8.99
Sexto Terra Alta.......$12.99
Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Montsant.....$15.99
The more recent traditions surrounding the sagardotegis hail back to the time when buyers interested in purchasing cider from a particular maker would bring along food for the tasting as it is considered best when taken with a meal.
This soon evolved into gastronomical tradition with the sagardotegis becoming a cross between a grill and a cider house. In a traditional sagardotegi, three courses are taken:
* starter: a cod omelette or cod with peppers
Friday, February 6, 2009
Brasserie des Franches Montagnes
Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru MAGNUMS
Pinot Noir Very Limited Edition...Sold out already
Brewed in May 2007
Bottled in September 2008
Each bottle hand numbered
Intense vanilla, spice, dark maple
Controlled acidity and extreme tannins, dark maple and caramelized malt flavors, fruit toward black currant; on second taste, more present acidity and lots of butter.
For 2007 we are releasing a limited edition of Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien in magnum bottles. There will be two versions available: PN (Pinot Noir) & BO (Bourbon). Both versions have been aged in a single barrel.
--notes from the importer
"Ale matured in Pinot Noir Oak Barrels (single cask in a Pinot Noir barrel from Graubunden, Swiss Alps, very limited edition). Hand bottled, without prise de mousse in September 08. This Grand Cru’s complexity will increase with age. 11% alc./vol. "
Rated 96 percentile on ratebeer.com
Bell's Expedition stout is near the end. I got in another load today and am told that the brewery is out and the distributor only has about 7 cases left.
Some new releases include Samuel Adams Blackberry Wit...this was last year's winner to become the new year round brew from Sam Adams.
O'Fallon Wheach is back in stock.
Mendocino Talon Barley Wine...$5.99 / 22oz
From Saratoga Springs, NY
"True Style Barley Wine Ale"Talon has a rich amber color and a full robust body. Talon has been aged for over a year and has a traditional warming malt flavor with a delightful hop finish." -- Brewery
"Black Eye Ale is a unique blend of two of our popular brands -- Black Hawk Stout and Eye of the Hawk Select Ale. Black Eye Ale is big in flavor and smooth in finish. The high percentage of dark and specialty malts in Black Hawk Stout enriches the silky warming character of Eye of the Hawk Select ale, making Black Eye Ale -- Truly the Ultimate Blend." -- brewery
"If the Inman Olivet screams Russian River, then this wine SCREAMS Keefer Ranch. A laser beam focused rush of bright cherry on the nose. Big, expansive mouthfeel of cherry and tangy acidity. If you're a fan of Keefer Ranch, you will be thrilled with this wine."
Available at Forsyth only
"Dark and brooding, the 2006 Durell is packed with dark fruits and forest floor on the nose. Super rich and concentrated, with a nice earthy component. Nice hint of tannin adds to a killer finish."
The measure, announced Jan. 13 by U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab as she headed out the door, was designed as retaliation for a European Union ban on imports of U.S. beef containing hormones. Tit for tat, and all perfectly legal under World Trade Organization rules, U.S. officials explained.
Besides, they said, Roquefort is only one of dozens of European luxury products that were attacked with high tariffs. The list includes, among other things, French truffles, Irish oatmeal, Italian sparkling water and "fatty livers of ducks and geese...." -- The Washington Post
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
"Why Tommyknocker? How about Stone? With all the new brands coming in ahead of the beer season some of these brands are going to get lost on the shelf." -- anonymous
I email Stone every few months trying to convince them to come to St. Louis and that St. Louis is a great craft beer town. We would love to get Stone here, but it is not as easy as just calling them and placing an order. They have to want to come to St. Louis and get registered with the state. I still believe if we email them enough they will come here...
Check out my post from February 2nd and email them.
Click here to see Stone post
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
We are proud stock some great new beers from New Holland Brewery. Missouri is only the 12th state you can find these beers. We are lucky to get these in Missouri. I tried them at Cicero's last night and they are delicious!
Mad Hatter IPA (India Pale Ale)...$8.99 / 6pk
"Mad Hatter is an I.P.A. that explodes with hop flavors. Dry-hopping provides a distinctive and floral hop aroma, while the lively and hoppy body is subtly balanced with delicious malt notes. Hatter's hop character makes it a great fit for spicy dishes, bitter greens and beef." -- brewery
Full Circle Kolsch...$8.99 / 6pk
"A kölsch-style beer, Full Circle is a refreshing celebration of our brewery's belief in balance. The soft, well-rounded malt character, light hop profile and crisp finish bring us back around to the familiar tastes of classic, thirst-quenching beer. A perfect session beer, we recommend Full Circle with fish, grilled vegetables, grilled sausages, and just about anything else served on a patio." -- brewery
Sundog Amber Ale ...$8.99 / 6pk
"Sundog is an amber ale as deep as the copper glow of a Lake Michigan sunset. Its Biscuit malt gives Sundog a toasty character and a subtle malty sweetness. A great all-around beer for foods of any style, Sundog brings out the best in grilled foods, caramelized onions, nutty cheese, barbecue, or your favorite pizza." -- brewery
The Poet Stout....$8.99 / 6pk
"The Poet has a rich, smooth malt character enveloped in tones of roast and chocolate. A soft mouth-feel brings luxurious flavors and soothing aroma. Any time of year, The Poet is as versatile as it is delicious. It pairs wonderfully with earthy flavors such as mushrooms and beef, while remaining the perfect accent to any chocolate dessert." -- brewery
Later in February, these should arrive--
Dragon's Milk - Ale Aged In Oak Barrels
"The beer you hold in your hand, Dragon’s Milk Ale, is a crown jewel of New Holland Brewing Company. It is the unrivaled result of painstaking processes - both creative and scientific.We could tell you about the centuries-old tradition of the term, Dragon's Milk, or we could tell you about the history, craftsmanship and challenges of important, the beer inside this bottle.Expect a complex ale with a soft, rich caramel-malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones; all dancing in an oak bath. Unmistakably distinctive example of New Holland’s Art in Fermented Form." -- brewery
Night Tripper Imperial Stout
Night Tripper is an Imperial Stout for a Fat Tuesday release. Dark, mysterious and poetic, Night Tripper's abundance of roasted malts, combined with flaked barley create a rich, roasty beer with deeply intense and lush flavors. Night Tripper's layered, nuanced tones invite intrigue and reward a curious palate.Beads and masks aren't required, but are encouraged.27° Plato, Alc. 10.8% by Vol.
"Night Tripper is an Imperial Stout brewed for a Fat Tuesday release. Dark, mysterious and poetic, Night Tripper's abundance of roasted malts, combined with flaked barley create a rich, roasty beer with deeply intense and lush flavors. Night Tripper's layered, nuanced tones invite intrigue and reward a curious palate." -- rated 96 percentile on ratebeer.com