Wednesday, June 30, 2010

De Molen limited releases....

Order De Molen online now


De Molen Heaven and Hell....$8.99 / 11.2oz
Heaven & Hell Imperial Stout
10.2% ABV
Brewed November 23, 2009
Bottled January 08, 2010
This beer will aged 25 years
50 cases made of this batch.
Each bottle finished in red wax.
Rated 99/100 RateBeer
Twice the amount of dark roasted malts used, massive Imperial stout. This is a mad one. Black brown colour with a thick and creamy tan head that can be added to as you wish if you give the bottle a swirl. Give this beer time to breathe and blossom into something truly stunning. Chocolate and alcohol are right there at the front but do not at all overpower the gorgeousness that is underneath. Full of leather, vanilla, amazing wooden notes, beautifully floral character from the hops, thick Belgian chocolate, much character. The flavour of crazy wooden tartness. An extremely bitter finish seems to come out of nowhere and is what really makes this quite unique. Superb width in the mouth and coats the whole palate beautifully.


De Molen Pek and Veren....$15.99 / 750ml
Tar & Feathers -- Smoked Barleywine
In the old west it was custom to treat crooks, quacks and charlatans with tar and feathers. Then they were driven out of town backwards on their horse or donkey. At least, if you can believe the Lucky Luke comics. Did you know that Louis Pasteur in the beginning of his career was regularly accused of quackery? And now he is regarded as one of the main founders of microbiology. Brewers to this day still much profit from his findings. But we do not like pasteurizing like many large breweries do because that kills the beer. Our Pek & Veren is a beer that is similar to a solid doppelbock with smoke flavour.


De Molen Bommen and Granaten....$9.99 / 11.2oz
Bombs and Granades - Barleywine
Rated 94/100 RateBeer
Brewed Jan 2010
Bottled Feb 2010
This beer will age for 25 years
This batch produced 50 cases

"With 15% ABV is was more than obvious that we had to name this dessert beer Bombs and Grenades. The use of champagne yeast has had it’s effect on both flavour and body. There’s plenty of fruit like orange, tangerine and sweet apples. It’s powerful and full bodied but still easy going. Although the name would suggest otherwise it’s our favourite amongst the female clientele yet also highly appreciated by the other sex." -- De Molen






De Molen Engels....$4.19 / 11.2oz
English Bitter 4.42% ABV
Hops: Sladek
Batch: 695
Our attempt at creating a real English cask ale. And we certainly succeeded. At the Great Brittish Beer Festival our Engels was appreciated by all that tried. Cask ale from the continent? Yeah! Also available bottled by the way.







De Molen/Ron Pattinson SSS Triple Stout...$15.99

Rated 97/100 RateBeer
Brewed March 25, 2008
Bottled May 9, 2008
"SSS Triple Stout was a collaborative brew between brewmaster Menno Olivier and beer historian and respected blogger Ron Pattinson. The recipe is Pattinson's recreation of a triple stout from 1914 London. The original was brewed on July 8th 1914 right at World War I was beginning. Pattinson mentions that considering its strength, this original brew of SSS was very large - 230 barrels." -- importer




De Molen/Ron Pattinson London Porter....$15.99 / 750ml

"The Original Porter. Or a recreation, at least.

Beer historian, and respected blogger, Ron Pattinson collaborated with De Molen brewmaster Menno Olivier on this historic treat. It's a taste of what the "original porter", brewed by London's Whitbread Brewery, would be like without having to travel back to pre-WWI days. Whitbread was known to be one of the largest producers of porters during this time and brewed their original porter on August 1, 1914, only a few weeks before the outbreak of World War I." -- importer



"Pattinson also collaborated with Olivier on De Molen's Triple Stout, another historic reproduction. According to Pattinson, he chose these recipes because he wanted to:
-show what British beers were like before the dramatic changes of WWI
-demonstrate the relationship between British Porter and Stout
-show the defining characteristic of London Porter and Stout - the use of brown malt

Both beers were brewed in extremely limited quantities. Even Pattinson himself laments how difficult they are to get his hands on: he only received 6 bottles of each. De Molen shared the remaining 754 bottles with us.

Click here to visit Pattinson's blog, "Shut up about Barclay Perkins" -- importer






Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Devil's beer....

Available online now


In the early part of fall 2008, a small Danish brewery, Bryggeriet Djævlebryg, released a new Imperial Stout titled, “Gudeløs.” Which translates to “Devil’s Brew” and “Godless” in English. The beer caused a small stir and even earned a few mentions in the mainstream press here in the U.S. despite only being available in Europe.
Read more on
beernews.org



First time in the U.S. - no distribution yet on Ratebeer or BeerAdvocate except us as of 6/30/10
Rated 98/100 on RateBeer



Rated A- on BeerAdvocate
Djævlebryg Gudeløs Imperial Stout....$8.99 / 500ml

“Devil’s Brew and the Danish Atheist Society have entered into an unholy alliance, and the result is Gudeløs (Danish for ‘Godless’) – an ale brewed entirely without superstition. Gudeløs is an imperial stout with burnt and sweetish impressions, together with notes of licorice. To exercise social responsibility, Devil’s Brew donates one Danish Crown to the Danish Atheist Society for each bottle sold.” - label

Check out their website




Mikkeller Yeast Series

Just arrived in the U.S.
We are the first to show distribution in the U.S. for these beers on RateBeer.com!

More fun in the beer department:
Mikkel of Mikkeller continues to push the envelope with his beers. First, he did the same base beer and made 10 separate beers with 10 different hops (he has more planned). Now he is starting with the same base beer using different yeasts. He told me he has at least 15 planned!!!


Available online
Here is the beginning....the first five beers

Mikkeller Yeast Series: Hefeweizen
Mikkeller Yeast Series: Lager
Mikkeller Yeast Series: Brettanomyces
Mikkeller Yeast Series: American Style Ale
Mikkeller Yeast Series: Belgian Ale

"Here is the scoop from Mikkel: “The Yeast Series will be similar [to the Single Hop Series]. Identical beers – only difference is the yeast. It will be a ’strong pale ale’ – 8%, pretty well hopped but not oven the top. Malt, hops, water are identical. Only difference is the yeast. I am sure it will be even more educational than the Single Hop Series. They will turn into very different beers. Planned are a lager, regular US ale, Belgian Ale/Trappist, Weiss and Brettanomyces.” --- http://www.beernews.org/

Best Wine Shop, Cheese Shop, Specialty shop!


We won!! Great article about our stores in Sauce Magazine, see page 26 of the insert.



We hit the triple crown!!
2010 Sauce Magazine Reader's Poll


Favorite Wine Shop 2010
1st Place: The Wine and Cheese Place


Favorite Place to Buy Cheese 2010
1st Place: The Wine and Cheese Place


Favorite Specialty Shop 2010
1st Place: The Wine and Cheese Place



Plus last year's winnings!!


Sauce Magazine 2009 Reader's Choice
We are very excited to announce that we have been voted by St. Louis as:

Favorite Place to Buy Cheese
1st Place -- The Wine and Cheese Place
Favorite Wine Shop
1st Place -- The Wine and Cheese Place



Thank you for voting for us!!





Bells back in stock!

Quick beer news....

A fresh batch of
Bell's Two Hearted Ale (on sale this week)
and Bell's Oberon
are now in stock.

Back in stock...
Schlafly Helles Lager in cans - new batch
St. Louis Geueze


New
Bacchus Flemish Sour
more info later.



Devil Dancer has arrived!!

Also available online - click here


Very limited --
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA...$18.99 / 4pk
"When you dance with the Devil the Devil don’t change. You do. Massive in complexity, the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alphas used to create it. At an incredible 112 IBU’s it’s dry-hopped with a combination of ten hop varieties. This one can age with the best of them."
-- Founders
Rated 99 percentile on RateBeer Rated A- or Beer Advocate






Monday, June 28, 2010

Alban Syrah!!! Bargain priced!!!

Available online also

2008 Alban Patrina Estate Syrah....$47.99
This is the first vintage of Alban Patrina -- ESTATE Syrah! This is your chance to own the first vintage of what is sure to be another amazing cult wine from Alban. Instead of purchasing fruit for his Central Coast Syrah, he started this all estate grown Syrah from Edna Valley. Patrina "gypsy" is a not a single site like his other Syrahs, but an assortment of sites. There is only 800 cases made of this amazing bargain. Compare to Alban's other Syrahs at $75 +


Robert Parker on Alban:
One of the pioneers of world-class Rhone varietal-based wines produced in California’s Central Coast, John Alban had the courage and foresight to plant Viognier, Syrah, Grenache, and more recently, Mourvedre, in a region where no one else believed these grapes would thrive. His wines offer off-the-chart levels of concentration, and many of them are capable of lasting three to four decades. These flavor-filled wines are all made from frightfully low yields, and are now being given extremely long aging in barrel, the top Syrah cuvees spending 36-40 months in barrel. The results are wines that are nearly beyond belief in terms of richness and density. These are true artisanal wines meant for long-term cellaring that should only be purchased by patient connoisseurs who are able to defer their gratification for 8-10 years." -- Robert Parker


No press on the Patrina yet, but
Check out some recent scores from Robert Parker on Alban Syrah

2005 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine Vineyard 100/100
2004 Alban Vineyards Syrah Seymour's Vineyard 99/100
2003 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine Vineyard 99/100
2004 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine Vineyard 99/100
2006 Alban Vineyards Syrah Seymour's Vineyard 98/100
2006 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine Vineyard (98-100)
2007 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine Vineyard (98-100)
2003 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard 98/100
2004 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard 96/100
2005 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard 96/100
2006 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard (96-98)
2007 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard (96-99)
2002 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine Vineyard 96/100
2007 Alban Vineyards Syrah Seymour's Vineyard (96-99+)
2003 Alban Vineyards Syrah Seymour's Vineyard 96/100
2000 Alban Vineyards Syrah Seymour's Vineyard 96/100
2002 Alban Vineyards Syrah Seymour's Vineyard 96/100
2005 Alban Vineyards Syrah Seymour's Vineyard 96+/100
2001 Alban Vineyards Syrah Seymour's Vineyard 95/100
2002 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard 95/100







Limited release!!!

Available online - click here
2007 Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Capo.....$399.99
The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo (the first made since 2003) is a whopper! Slightly less potent alcohol-wise than the 1998 or 2003, Laurence Feraud compares it to the 2000. With just under 16% natural alcohol, it exhibits a dense purple color along with a big, sweet kiss of charcoal, grilled steaks, beef blood, plums, blackberries, smoked herbs, kirsch, and black currants, fabulous concentration, enormous body, and a finish that lasts over a minute. There is a freshness and vibrancy because of the vintage’s crisp acid levels, and the wine should age well for 30+ years. It reminded me more of the 1998 at a similar stage than the 2000, but that’s splitting hairs given the quality level of this offering. Normally there are 500-600 cases produced, most of it being available through the grey market rather than through any authorized importers. Laurence told me the Capo will be bottled in February, 2010.
Rated 98-100/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate





Saturday, June 26, 2010

Beer news...

Fourth of July is coming!!!

Make sure you start your beer shopping at The Wine and Cheese Place first!
Its fresher and better!

Get some canned beer like:
Ska Modus Hoperandi cans
Ska Blonde cans
Ska Special ESB cans
Ska Mixed Twelve Pack cans
Caldera Pale Ale and Amber Cans
New Belgium Fat Tire cans
Blue Moon White cans
O'Fallon Wheach Cans
Moose Drool and Trout Slayer cans
Newcastle cans
Newcastle Brown - new 5 liter can
Heineken 5 liter can
Oberon 5 liter can

Plus Fire King lump charcoal and Jack Daniels Charcoal
We also have cedar grilling planks.


Schlafly American IPA (bottles) should be back on Monday or Tuesday and another batch of Schlafly Helles in cans.





Friday, June 25, 2010

Spectacular 2007s...

Available online also
2007 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon....$118.99 net

"The blockbuster 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is more primary, but it does display enormous fruit concentration, massive body, and wonderful purity, balance, and elegance. It is an extraordinarily promising 2007 with awesome fruit, depth and richness as well as a long finish. This offering will be even better with 5-7 years of bottle age, and should keep for 20+ years.

Buccella, under the guidance of well-known winemaking consultant Celia Masyczek has fashioned brilliant Cabernet Sauvignons in both 2006 and 2007. The 2007s are slightly more powerful, backward wines (alcohol levels range from the upper 14% to low 15%), but they have enough structure as well as sensational concentration and depth to support the tannins."

Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate



2007 Buccella Merlot....$72.99
There are only 330 cases made of this Merlot from the famous Hyde Vineyard. Buccella is the latin word for "mouthful". This Merlot is definitely a mouthful. There is no doubt from tasting this wine that it is the best Merlot made in California. This wine is not rated, but it is easily a 95+ point wine. Do not miss this spectacular 2007.



SoTiers Creme Brulee

One of their most popular has arrived!!
2010 version just arrived!


Southern Tier Creme Brulee...$7.49 / 22oz
"crème brûlée Imperial Milk Stout -- “a stout of great contention”
We are not the harbingers of truth as some may suggest but it may indeed be argued that our brewing philosophy is tantamount to a dessert with a bellicose past. How, you may ask, would a brewery determine a likeness to hard-coated custard? Our response is simple; it’s all in the power of history, and of course, the extra finesse needed to top off a contentious treat with definition. By comprehending the labyrinthine movement of time, one would not think it strange to trace the errant path of an ordinary object such as a cream dessert only to discover that it has been the cause of cultural disputes since the middle ages. The British founders of burnt cream and from Spain, crema catalana, both stand by their creative originality and we respect that, but it was the French Crème Brûlée, amid the strife of contention, that survived to represent our deliciously creamy brew." -- brewery

10.0% abv • 25º plato • 195º L • 22 oz
2-row pale malt / dark caramel malt / vanilla bean / lactose sugar / kettle hops: columbus / aroma hops: horizon











Thursday, June 24, 2010

Limited 94 point Pinot

Available online Small production ---
2008 GUARACHI Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast.....$44.99
Impressive for its richness, depth and layers of ripe cherry, wild berry and raspberry fruit, shaded by loamy earth and black licorice notes that continue to build and expand. Full-bodied, ending with a long, persistent finish that focuses on the fruit themes. Drink now through 2017. 690 cases made. —J.L.

Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

More info about Guarachi
For the past 25 years, Alex Guarachi has brought the finest wines from South America and from around the world into the U.S. As an importer, Mr. Guarachi always dreamed of producing his own hand-selected, ultra-premium wine from Napa Valley, Sonoma Mountain and Sonoma Coast's most prestigious vineyards. With the help of legendary winemaker, Paul Hobbs, the Guarachi dream has become a reality


Foxglove Chardonnay

Another load just arrived! In stock at Forsyth and Rock Hill!
2008 Foxglove Chardonnay....$11.99
The sensational 2008 Chardonnay Central Coast, which is fermented and aged completely in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation, is a 30,000-cuvee of fabulous Chardonnay. Loads of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, and orange blossom notes fill the olfactory sense, as does the luscious medium-bodied texture on the palate. The wine is buttressed by crisp underlying acidity, and the result is a fresh, naked expression of Chardonnay that is top-flight. Drink it over the next year or so. These are absolutely spectacular bargains from the very high-quality Varner Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is their less expensive line-up of wines, and I encourage readers to try them – they are true winners.
Rated 91/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate




Avery Seventeen

Avery Anniversary Lager Seventeen....$6.99 / 22oz
Info from the label
“After years of commemorating our anniversary with deliciously wild and weird ales, we decided to mix it up a bit and create our first Anniversary Lager. SEVENTEEN is a celebration and study of the aromas and flavors of German hops. And knowing our fetish for those beautiful green cones, you can be confident that the contents of this bottle are well hopped for your olfactory pleasure. Many thanks to all and we hope you enjoy our lupulin dissertation.
Peace to all and follow your dreams!
Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, imported German hops, and German yeast.”
8.52% ABV




Fresh Founders!

Order Founders online now

Fresh Founders!!!
Just arrived
Founders Cerise 2010....$8.49 / 4pk

You’ll have a soft spot for this one. Using only fresh Michigan tart cherries, this beauty tantalizes with intense flavors combined with a no hesitation malt bill. Adding fresh cherries at five separate stages of fermentation achieves the ultimate balance between tartness and sweetness.


Centennial IPA.... 6pk -- Bottled June 21
Rated 98 percentile on RateBeer.com



Red's Rye.....6pk -- Bottled June 15
Rated 99 percentile on RateBeer.com
#1 best
"Specialty Grain" style on RateBeer




Plus these in stock!!

2010 Version just arrived -- our second year of Founders' Seasonals!!!
Curmudgeon Old Ale....$10.99 / 4pk
Rated 98 percentile on RateBeer.com

"Think classic sea fairing ports, local pubs, and weathered old fisherman. This old ale is brewed with molasses and an insane focus on the malt bill, then aged in oak. The result is a strong, rich, malty-delight that’s deceptively smooth and drinkable" -- Founders


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Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale....6pk
Rated 98 percentile on RateBeer.com



Porter....6pk
Rated 100 percentile on RateBeer.com

#3 best Porter in the world on RateBeer


Next week is Devil Dancer!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Open a bottle of wine with your shoe...

I have had a number of customers send me a version of this recently. Here is how to open a bottle if you do not have an opener. I have not tried it yet. I would only try this outside as I could see the wine pouring out or the bottle breaks. Check out the YouTube video. Try at your own risk!



Here is another version that shows it a little better.


http://www.wimp.com/wineshoe/

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Great aperitif for Summer...

Cocchi Americano Aperitivo
Made to the same recipe since 1891, this extraordinary aperitif wine has long been a staple of Asti. On a base of Moscato di Asti is infused a blend of herbs, fruit and spices, most notably cinchona, gentian and citrus, and laid down for a year before being released. In Piemonte it is served chilled with ice, a twist of orange peel and a splash of soda to bring out all its natural aroma and fragrances. Outside of Italy it is revered as one of last great blanc/bianco aperitif wines, essential to a wide range of classic mixed drinks.

Product of Italy. 16.5% Alc./Vol., 750ml






Alvinne limited oak releases....

Available online now also

Alvinne The Oak Melchior...$18.99 / 750ml
11% ABV

"Ale brewed with mustard seeds and aged in oak barrels."
"The Melchior was aged for 6 months in Calvados barrels.
"A very strong ale described by the brewery as being in the barleywine style. Made with Pilsner, wheat, Munich and aromatic malts, crystallized sugar and mustard seeds, this beer was released in 2005 at the popular beer café Pado in Tielt. Bittered to 60 IBU with Challenger and East Kent Goldings, it is fermented with a Belgian Strong Ale yeast." -- wikipedia




Alvinne Cuvee Freddy....$18.99 / 750ml
8% ABV


"Ale aged in Oak Barrels"
"Flemish Sour Ale Aged in one year on oak Barrels" -- label



Alvinne The Oak Bolleville....$18.99 / 750ml
11% ABV Imperial Stout


"Ale aged in oak barrels"
"The Mano Negra Ale was aged for 6 months in Calvados barrels. These barrels contained Cognac for 10 years and Calvados for 8 years. We found the barrels at a local farmer in the French Contentin." -- label.















Friday, June 18, 2010

Collaboration....

Sam Adams and Weihenstephaner have been working on a collaboration. Three labels got approved earlier in the year, but they said "for sampling purposes only, not for resale". Well, a new Infinium label got approved with out the "not for resale".

I am still waiting to find out it we will see it here in St. Louis....I am trying to get the info, stay tuned.

Update -- more info learned from Beernews.org
"Washington Life got a first taste of Infinium, a collaborative effort between Samuel Adams and Germany’s Weihenstephan Brewery who have been working together for almost two years to create this innovative product. Scheduled to release in November for a limited time, Infinium is sure to satisfy the palate of beer connoisseurs and perfectly accompany holiday parties with its crisp, champagne-like taste and slightly spicy aroma. Although Infinium is a unique brew, it still uses the traditional four ingredients: malt, hops, water, and yeast. Make sure to try this new and original brew, it will be out for a limited time only." -- Washington Life
Also check out the bottle -- click here







Chieftain Single Malt Scotches

Available online -- In stock now


About Chieftain...
"Since 1936, Ian Macleod Distillers, through its dedication to tradition and quality, has amassed an unrivalled cask stock from Scotland's many distilleries. This enviable collection includes extremely rare malts, some from closed or mothballed distilleries. The Chieftain's collection hallmark is that each bottling must be fit for a King, a Leader or in the Celtic world, a Chieftain
The new look Limited Edition Chieftain's will appeal to the specialist, connoisseur, collector, enthusiast and those seeking an exceptional premium malt whisky gift. Each bottle is signed by our Chieftain's Rare Malt Manager, and provides details of the wood type, cask number, number of bottles, vintage year, age and bottling date
The small batch releases of Chieftain's are selected for the Spring and Autumn collections each year with a variety of distilleries, vintages, wood maturations and strengths being made available
The new, elegant antique bottle is reminiscent of a 1900 whisky bottle. It is decorated with a new style label design complete with new branding, calligraphy and watermark illustrations of Scotland, representative of the 5 different whisky producing regions. Each region is colour coded to signify the differences in the style of each whisky
The new more individual rigid presentation gift box, surrounding the antique bottle, in ribbed and matt black with gold lining, is a true reflection of the quality of the whisky, and with its folding back head beautifully presents the product. On the rear of the box you will find a label describing the various styles of whiskies you can get from the different regions of Scotland, all of which are represented in the Chieftain's range
Chieftain's is bottled at natural colour and unchill-filtered to preserve all the natural esthers of the whisky for fuller flavour and smoother taste.
Each Chieftain's bottling has its own personality and may vary in strength, colour and style. From the very pale, bourbon cask matured to the very amber sherry cask matured
When finishing the whisky in a variety of wood, each cask is checked and selected by our expert noses and released only when we believe it has reached its peak and has not masked the personality of
the original spirit." -- their website


Father's Day Weekend Scotch Tasting
Please note the time change -- Ed got trapped in LA overnight. Very sorry

Saturday, June 19 (2:30pm-5pm)
Ed Kohl, spirits expert, will be on hand tasting, talking about, and recommending scotches on our floor. This is an open house event, please invite your friends.
The Wine and Cheese Place will be introducing Chieftan Single Malt Scotches to Missouri.

RARE and OLD Scotches
We will taste all of these

1976 Allt' A' Bhainne 31yr Speyside....$89.99





1996 Benrinnes 11yr Speyside Tokaj ....$69.99







1996 Dalmore 11yr N. Highland Madeira....$52.99




1994 Longmorn 13yr Speyside Hog's Head....$47.99







1991 Linkwood 16yr Speyside Hog's Head....$52.99



1989 Glen Moray 18yr Speyside Hog's Head....$65.99





1993 Glen Rothes 14yr Speyside Burgundy....$54.99




1985 Glencadam 22yr E. Highland.....$84.99



Thursday, June 17, 2010

Maharaja

New Batch has just arrived at Forsyth!

Batch #12 -- Bottled May 26, 2010 is now here.

(remember batch #11 won our IPA tasting - click here)

Available online now!


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Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA...$6.99 / 22oz
"Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, - "great" and rajan - "king". Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley - fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence. This newest Avery Dictator completes the "Dictator Series" joining the likes of The Kaiser & The Czar. Be aware that The Maharaja is a limited release only available for the summer. Welcome to his kingdom!" -- brewery



Beer Geek facts:
Hop Variety: Columbus, Crystal, Centennial & Simcoe
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, caramel
OG: 1.090
Alcohol By Volume: 10.27% on the 2009
IBU's: 102
Color: Dark Amber



The Press:
Rated 98 percentile on RateBeer
Rated A- on BeerAdvocate
"Best hop-delivery vehicle"- Men's Health Magazine
"American brewing at it's best"- Beer Advocate Magazine







Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bacon overload....for Father's Day

When we said the year of the bacon, we meant it....
Now in stock at Forsyth....everything you need for the bacon lover...


Bakon Vodka - click to read more
Bacon Chocolate - click to read more
Artisan Bacon from around the U.S.

Father's Day -- how about a bacon basket (starting at $80)!! We have 5 different Bacons in stock, Bacon Salt, Bacon Mayonaisse, Bacon Chocolate, Bakon Vodka, Bacon and Cheddar Popcorn, Bacon Puzzle, Bacon Envelopes, Bacon Pretzels, Bacon Toothpicks, Bacon Toffee....plus so much more



Now check out these crazy items....we can make up the perfect Bacon gift basket for that bacon lover in your house.


Mr. Bacon vs. Monsieur Tofu...$9.99

Food fight! Mr. Bacon and Monsieur Tofu are fired up and ready to rumble, but only one can remain at the top of the food chain! Mr. Bacon stands 5-5/8" (14.3 cm) tall and fights for everything salty, greasy and meaty. Monsieur Tofu is 3-1/4" (8.3 cm) tall and represents all things made of coagulated soy milk. The winner gets eaten for dinner! Each vinyl figure has bendable arms and legs.



Bacon Flavored Lip Balm....$2.99



Every time you eat bacon don't you wish you could taste that cured meat flavor all day long? Well, now you can! Just carry around a tube of this Bacon Lip Balm and you can keep your lips moist and meaty around the clock. Warning: Your lips will smell like bacon, but they are not bacon. Do not bite your lips.



Bacon Stainless Steel Water Bottle....$11.99



Confound your friends and coworkers with this eye-catching water bottle. Each 8-1/2" (21.6 cm) tall, empty, stainless steel bottle advertises Bacon Squeezins featuring Mr. Bacon enjoying a refreshing drink of the delicious liquid fat! Holds 20 oz. (600 mL) of your favorite liquid refreshment







Bacon Flavored Dental Floss....$3.99

Dentists recommend flossing and we recommend bacon! Now you can improve your dental hygiene while enjoying the amazing flavor of crispy fried bacon. Is there anything bacon can't improve? Each dispenser contains 27.3 yards (25 m) of waxed floss.




Bacon Jelly Beans....$4.99 / metal tinIt's a bacon bonanza! Sixty bacon flavored jelly beans come in each bacon-shaped tin. Not quite as tasty as real bacon, but better for your arteries.








Bacon Strips Bandages....$4.99

"Ouch! That smarts! Treat your minor cuts, scrapes and scratches with the incredible healing power of a designer bandage from Accoutrements. And if a fancy bandage isn't enough to dry up your tears, how about a FREE TOY!"




Funky Fresh Bacon Air Freshner...$1.99 / pkg

Bacon Air Freshener---Just say no to pine trees! Our selection of Air Fresheners features fun images and enticing aromas! Each one measures about 4" (10.2 cm) and comes with a string for hanging.





Uncle Oinker's Gummy Bacon...$4.99



"These succulent strips of Gummy Bacon are so realistic you'll want to fry some up and serve them with an egg and a side of hash browns. But please don't. Gummy Bacon should only be savored raw. Each illustrated window box contains four 20 gram slices of strawberry flavored gummy meat sealed in a plastic bag. Safe Handling instructions: Keep in a cool dry place away from sunlight, high temperatures and humidity. Do not attempt to fry or Microwave!!" :D





Bacon & Egg Bag....$6.99


Two happy friends together


"These days most people bring their own bags when they shop, but why settle for a bag that advertises the local grocery chain when you could be sporting something more stylish? And when we say stylish we mean something with illustrations of overly happy anthropomorphized breakfast food!"


SKA is here!

Ska is back at TWCP Forsyth!!!
and now available online

New from this shipment:
Ska Decadent Imperial IPA...$5.49 / 22oz
Bottled June 6
Lacking nothing, at ten percent alcohol by volume and 95 International Bitterness Units, the Decadent truly represents all that is self indulgent when it comes to drinking beer.

Ska True Blonde....$7.99 / 6pk CANS



Info from Ska's website:

Plus more of these in stock!
CANS

Ska Modus Hoperandi....$7.99 / 6pk CANS

CANNED June 3




It's old-man bitter. A mix of citrus and pine that will remind yo of the time you went on a vision quest with your native American cousin and woke up in a pine-grove full of grapefruit trees. An American-Style India Pale Ale with a deep golden-orange color. Bitter and Hoppy, with a surprisingly smooth finsh. ABV: 6.8% IBUs: 65


Ska Special ESB....$7.99 / 6pk Cans
This English Special Bitter is our “Special Ale.” Special because it is one of only a handful of canned microbrews in the nation. Special because the Galena hops and pale ale malts create a crisp first sip, a hoppy tongue, and a malty sweet finish. Though “bitter” is part of the name, “better” would be a more accurate term. Fresh and lively, this canned beer suits the needs of any outdoor enthusiast. Like it says on the can: Fish, Luau, Golf, Raft, Toboggan. Ska can!


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Ska Mixed up 12 pack -- $15.99 / 12pk Cans

Includues 4 cans each of ** Modis Hoperandi
** True Blonde Ale
** Special ESB




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BOTTLES


Ska Ten Pin Porter...$7.99 / 6pk

Rich, raw, and robust.
Dark like motor oil on a Minnesota night, it rolls down your gullet like a calming stream full of rich and tasty malt.
Six different malts are combined to create this complex Robust Porter. Perle and Willamette hops are added to fashion the perfect balance for which the Ten Pin is renowned.
ABV: 5.5%








Ska Steel Toe Milk Stout....$7.99 / 6pk


Milk meets its maker.
It's as though a cow stared into the face of God and as God told it the meaning of life we grabbed its udders and squeezed out a bucket.
This traditional english cream stout is brewed with actual milk sugar to create a creamy and sweet brew. Jet-black in color, the latte frothy head will make you Mooo for more.
ABV: 5.4%


Ska True Blonde Dubble Belgian Style Golden Ale....$5.49 / 22oz


Dubbel your trouble.


It isn't always the case, but when it comes to blondes, two is definitely better than one.Belgian, buxom, and sweet as the candy sugar she's made with. The TBD, a Belgian style golden ale, features spicy clove and nutmeg undertones. A nice beer for brunch.



Ska Buster Nut Brown 20 liter keg....$67 / keg


One in stock now at Forsyth. Only in kegs right now.


This Brown Ale has a touch of nuttiness provided by our good friends Mr. and Mrs. Victory and Munich Malt. The addition of Northern Brewer, Cascade, and Willamette hops smooth this beer out to create an incredibly drinkable Brown Ale. Crazy Good. We combined a high school murder-movie snese of logic with a whole bunch of hand-selected hops and malts and the result was mind-blowing.