New Beer: Founders, Evil Twin, Crooked Stave

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

Founders Imperial Stout
Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Serve this guy at cellar temperature. Put another log on the fire, sit back and enjoy the friendship of this ultimate winter warmer.

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

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

Evil Twin Mosaic
Single Hop Imperial India Pale American Wheat Lager

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

New Beer: Horny Goat, North Coast, Local Option, Stone

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Horny Goat Brownie Porter
Ale brewed with brown sugar and cinnamon & with vanilla and cacao nibs added.

North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2013
Old Stock Cellar Reserve is a small batch, limited release that has been aged in bourbon barrels. The aging process gives this world-class beer added layers of complexity and flavor. Bottled in a 500 ml bottle with a cork and wire finish, it is a memorable drink that should be enjoyed as a unique offering.

Local Option Walk ov Shame
Walk ov Shame is a crushable saison. This exquisite, unfiltered elixir pours vibrant orange with a creamy, ivory head. Moderate fruit qualities are immediately present on the nose, followed by waves of spice, slight funkiness, discrete fruit esters, and earthiness. Fermented with proprietary yeast from a world-renown Wallonian producer, Walk ov Shame finishes dry, medium bodied and crisp, leaving you alone, with only your shameful desire to over indulge.

Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla
Warm up your palate with this delicious vanilla-laced creation. Whole Madagascar vanilla beans impart a vanilla quality that melds perfectly with the malty, chocolaty, coffee-like characteristics of our venerable Stone Smoked Porter. Enjoy this exquisite brew on its own or paired with a variety of food.

New Beer: Ridgeway, To Ol, Brasserie Bailleux

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Ridgeway Imperial Russian Stout
Master brewer Peter Scholey tells us:
“Imperial Russian Stouts historically tend to be declared in the range of 9 to 10% alcohol by volume, at 10% Ridgeway’s is at the top of that range. What differentiates the style from simply a strong stout or porter is that extended ageing and perhaps a little judicious “infection” before bottling which makes them considerably more vinous and sharp than an export stout so there is MUCH more of a wine character than you normally get in a strong ale. Not soured but just that little nod towards a lambic beer. Very roasty and very bitter. That bitterness mellows over time in the bottle but if you are lucky enough to get an Imperial Russian on draught it will be full on. The style is not intended to be overtly hoppy once settled but obviously with so many hops used the draught experience will have something on the hop front that won’t be there in a bottled version.”
Ridgeway’s Russian Imperial Stout will be brewed once a year. A small number of numbered bottles will be made available for you to enjoy immediately or to lay down for a while.”

Au Baron Cuvée des Jonquilles
Michael Jackson called Bailleux a ‘revivalist’ brewery, and Jonquilles does hark back to an earlier time when there was no border between Belgium and northern France, and the two styles, bière de garde and saison, were probably distinguished only by their names. Both come from the same farmhouse brewing tradition, which involved brewing in the cold months of Winter, and then laying the beers down, thick with yeast, for consumption by the workers in the field in the warm months of late Spring and Summer. Scholars will debate the relation between the two styles of beer. All you need to know is that Cuvée des Jonquilles has long been considered one of the very best beers of France. Think how lucky you are to be able to drink it here – if you can find some. We only have twenty cases at a time, and will probably never be able to get any more than that at a time.

To Øl Black Maria
Black Maria is an American inspired Black IPA. It is black as an stout and hoppy as an IPA. The beer has been brewed with a good amount of highly roasted Carafa Malts, but with a relatively low amount of caramel and chocolate malts. This way we get the burned bitter and delicate chocolate notes in the beers, that goes well with the bitter and fruity aromas of the hops. The lack of caramel and chocolate results in less residual sweetness that you normally pick up from an Stout. For the hops we wanted some hops that could stand up against the Carafa malts. Therefore we used a mix of Columbus, Centennial, Galaxy and Cascade for the hop profile.

To Øl Sleep Over Coffee IIPA
One of two sequels to the Mikkeller/To Øl collab “Overall IIPA”. The same beer but with tons of nice nutty aromatic espresso coffee. This is hybrid beer if ever seen one. The combination of fruits and citrus from the hops and the round coffee aromas plus the warmth of the alcohol makes this a clash of a IIPA, Black IPA, American strong and Barley Wine. Cheers!

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 2014 Release – DO NOT CALL

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New Release at Lukas Liquor Superstore

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 2014 release

Sonoma-Cutrer Finished (Pinot Noir)

 Woodford Masters Collection 2014 Release

An American Whiskey First

The Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish was created under the watchful eye of Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris, who partnered with Sonoma-Cutrer Winemaking Director Mick Schroeter to develop a one-of-a-kind release.

This ninth and latest release includes Woodford Reserve finish-aged in a used Pinot Noir barrel that was shipped directly from the Sonoma-Cutrer winery in California. Originally, the barrels aged three unique vintages of the brand’s Burgundian style Pinot Noir, which gives this Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish a refreshingly fruit forward flavor profile that is truly one-of-a-kind.

In 2007 Woodford had released a Sonoma-Cutrer wine-finished whiskey also, but that was a Chardonnay barrel, not Pinot Noir like the 2014 release.

 

Tasting Notes for Woodford Reserve Masters Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish

Color: Rich, deep garnet.

Aroma: Bursting with rich red fruit and berry character overlaying a complex sprinkling of spice (cinnamon, clove), oak and dark caramel.

Flavor: Warm and fruit forward with notes of cherry, raspberry, blackberry followed by a crisp spiciness and subtle oak sweetness.

Finish: Long and warm with lingering fruit and earthy oak character.

Past Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Release’s

2006 Four Grain

2007 Sonoma-Cutrer Finish (Chardonnay)

2008 Sweet Mash

2009 Seasoned Oak

2010 Maple Wood Finish

2011 Rare Rye

2012 Four Wood

2013 Double Malt Selection’s

2014 Sonoma-Cutrer Finish (Pinot Noir) *NEW*

Each year Woodford Reserve releases these rare experimental whiskeys in the fall and once they are gone, that’s it for that particular whiskey… never to be repeated again. Unlike other rare whiskeys on the market today that comes out once a year, the Master’s Collection changes from year to year making it one of the most collectible whiskey’s on the market today.

Lukas Liquor Superstore has an extremely limited amount of the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection “Sonoma-Cutrer Finish (Pinot Noir)” bottles available for sale.

Release Rules

Strictly an in store, first come, first serve release.

No phone, fax or email reservations.

Limit one bottle per person, per day, until sold out.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.

Tasting Schedule for 12/19 & 12/20!

Here is our Tasting Schedule for Friday, 12/19 and Saturday, 12/20:

 

FRIDAY 12/19 (tasting times will vary)

 

-The Big O Ginger Liqueur 4-7 p.m.

 

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-Larceny Bourbon 4-7 p.m.

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-2 Gingers Irish Whiskey 4-6 p.m.

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-New Belgium Lips of Faith selection 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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-Crown Valley selection 4-6 p.m.

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-Moet Nectar/Belvedere Vodka Cocktail 5-7 p.m.

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SATURDAY 12/20

-No Tastings scheduled for today.

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More Beer Gift Sets

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Lindemans Brewery
one 375ml bottle each of Pomme, Peche, Kriek, and Framboise

Unibroue Sommelier Selection
one 12 ounce bottle each of Don de Dieu, Ephemere, Trois Pistoles, Blanche de Chambly, Maudite, and La Fin Du Monde

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Boulevard Thrillogy
one 750ml bottle each of Bourbon Barrel Quad, Sixth Glass, and Tank 7

Ommegang Gift Set
one 750ml bottle each of Art of Darkness, Hennepin, and Three Philosophers, plus an Ommegang tulip glass

New Beer: Six Row, 4 Hands, Cathedral Square

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Six Row First Crack
imperial brown ale with coffee

4 Hands Smoked Pigasus
smoked porter with maple syrup

4 Hands Bona Fide
imperial stout with vanilla beans and coffee

Cathedral Square Holy Moly Bourbon Barrel Aged
imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels

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