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Wine & Cheese Celebrates 30 With Bad A$$ Barrel Aged Collabs

The Wine and Cheese Place a beer mainstay in the Saint Louis is celebrating 30 years in true beer lover style.  They will be collaborating with local Missouri breweries to create 4 unique, barrel aged beer for sale at their store.

The Collaboration Series started with our decision to start choosing and purchasing our own barrels of Bourbon for our store. The first bourbon we chose was our own Single Barrel of Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Buffalo Trace bottled our bourbon for us and allowed us to keep the empty barrel that it aged in for years. Instead of cleaning and finishing the barrel for display as they usually do for retailers that buy a full barrel Buffalo Trace agreed not to wash or rinse the barrel — they just sealed it up and shipped it to us. Why? We had a great idea to take the barrel and give it to our friends at Schlafly to make a wood-aged beer using our bourbon barrel!! As a result, we have a whole barrel of Bourbon and soon a whole barrel of beer aged in the same cask!

Currently, they have 4 breweries lined up for The Wine and Cheese Place Collaboration Series.

Collaboration 1: Buffalo Trace. Schlafly Brewing’s Quad. In barrels since 8/5/11

Collaboration 2: 9 Year Old Knob Creek Barrel, sent to Perennial Artisanal Ales. Filled with Heart Of Gold Wheatwine. In barrel since 10/6/11

Collaboration 3:  Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Barrel.  Four Hands Brewing Company. Filled with Espresso Vanilla Stout. To be barreled Nov, 2011.

Collaboration 4:  Buffalo Trace Barrel. 2nd Shift Brewing. The brewery wants you to vote on the beer (click here to vote).  Barreled ASAP.

Availability:  18-22 cases of 750-ml bottles. All locations.

Arrival: TBA

Congrats Wine & Cheese on 30 years!