Join us this evening for a Free Friday Tasting, today from 4-6 p.m. We’ll be sharing free tastes of these wines on Saturday as well, 12-3 p.m.
Rivarose Brut, Sparkling Rosé — What if your favorite Rosé was also a sparkler? This one blends Rhône varietals (Syrah for vibrant fresh fruit and Grenache for substance) for an elegant balance of raspberry and sweet spice. Great for appetizers, or desserts. Shop $13
Brooks, Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley, WA 2016 — We like the crisp, mineral finish of Pinot Blanc, but this one has creamier fruits that might entice Chardonnay drinkers. Medium-bodied, hits on lemon, peach, and melon notes, with a spicy snap to the finish. Shop $12.
Bodega Numanthia, Termes, Tempranillo, Toro, Spain 2014 — Dense and layered fruit, with nutty, vanilla notes. Very concentrated juice from 30-year-old vines at high elevation give a great starting point for a fruit-forward yet balanced wine. It’s all happening. $18 in the shop; discounted from $22.
Enjoy our Free Friday Tasting, whether you’re buying a case or just in for a taste, 4-6 p.m. at Story Hill BKC.
Stop by our shop when you’re in for brunch or in the neighborhood. Check out our holiday gift boxes and restock your liquor cabinet. Enjoy FREE wine tasting from our wine vendors 12-2 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Menu hours: Brunch 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Happy Hour menu 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Dinner 5-9 p.m.
12 Beers of Christmas • 36.00
A popular gift set every year, a great host gift for your next party or a stocking stuffer for the craft beer lover on your list. Beers may be subject to availability as we get closer to the big day, so pick up a pack soon!
Shiner Holiday Cheer
Bell’s Scotch Ale
Bell’s Winter White Ale
Samuel Adams Winter Lager
Uinta Season Pass
New Belgium Accumulation
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
Lakefront Barrel-Aged Spiced Winter Lager
Great Lakes Christmas Ale
Sierra Nevada Celebration 2017
Reserve your experience at our Wine Table, a curated dining experience at a private table among our award-winning collection of wine.
Available for reservations on Fridays and Saturdays, our Wine Table experience is a 5-course wine-paired tasting menu crafted by Story Hill BKC’s chefs with our signature Upper Midwest and seasonal inspiration.
The Wine Table is available for parties of 4, or 8 or 12 in our Private Dining Room, with at least 48 hours notice. $95 per person includes dinner and pairings; tax and gratuity not included. Reservations can be made via 414-539-4424 or [email protected].
We’re rolling out the barrel for our annual Bar Bites Beer Bash.
Bar Bites Beer Bash is our annual walk-around tasting with food pairing stations on Monday, August 28. Tickets are available at Story Hill BKC for $60, which include beer tastings, food, tax and gratuity. 414-539-4424, [email protected] Breweries include: Bell’s, Door County, Surly, New Glarus, Lakefront, Abita, Hinterland, O’so, Deschutes, Uinta, Black Husky, and Central Waters.
We’re opening an hour early on Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 18, to serve brunch. We’ll open the doors at 8 a.m. to give everyone a chance to enjoy brunch on what hopefully will be a beautiful summer day.
If you’re shopping for Father’s Day gifts, we have beer, wine, and whiskey for the fathers that appreciate “the good stuff.” Here are some of our premium whiskies available in the shop:
• Michter’s 10-year Bourbon
• Michter’s 10-year Rye
• Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye
• WhistlePig 15-year Rye
• WhistlePig Old World Rye
• Knob Creek 2001 Bourbon
• Booker’s Limited Edition Rye
• Jameson The Cooper’s Croze Irish Whiskey
• Green Spot Irish Whiskey
• Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey
• Jefferson’s Groth Reserve Cask Bourbon
• Jefferson’s Prichard Hill Cask Bourbon
• Laphroig Lore Scotch
• The Macallan Double Cask Scotch
• High West Yippee Ki-Yay Rye
• Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Boubon
• Wild Turkey Generations Bourbon
• Yamazaki 12-year Whiskey
• Yamazaki 18-year Whiskey
And of course, our 1792 private label Black Shoe Bourbon…always great! … especially for just $32.
For when you want an amazing brunch, but you also want a growler filled with beer… Milwaukee Record names Story Hill BKC one of “12 great places to fill your growler in Milwaukee.”
“They’re one of the best picks for tasty food and great growler options. Come for their amazing brunch, and leave with 64 ounces of beer to enjoy at home.”
We’re excited to announce the next beer dinner in our Bar Bites series, and it’s a great match-up: Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Since opening as a homebrew supply store in 1983, Bell’s has grown to produce beloved seasonal and specialty beer in the Upper Midwest such as Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, and Hopslam.
On Monday, June 12, enjoy a 5-courses paired with Bell’s beer at Story Hill BKC starting at 6 p.m. $65 includes dinner, reception, and pairings; gratuity and tax not included. For reservations, call Story Hill BKC at 414-539-4424 or email [email protected].
Check out scenes from our most recent Bar Bites Beer Dinner.
Join us Monday, May 1 for a European-themed four-station tasting dinner. “Spring in Europe” celebrates the food, drink and culture of Europe. Enjoy beer and wine pairings from Bofferding and Domaines Vinsmoselle. Menu includes…
Cheese Display: Apricoit Onion Tart, Cherry Turnover
Chicon Au Gratin Toast: Endive, Carr Valley Gouda, Uphoff Ham
Duck Bratwurst w/ house sauerkraut, pickled mustard, pretzel roll
Capon Spaetzle: Black Pepper Spaetzle, Capon Caper Demi
Assorted Petit Fours: Apricoit Onion Tart, Cherry Turnover
$60 for an individual; $100 for a couple. Every guest will receive a free gift bag, and be entered into a raffle for a grand prize of a $50 gift card. Includes gratuity; tax not included. Call Story Hill BKC at 414-539-4424 or email [email protected] for reservations.
We have a wall full of whiskey gifts, including some unique, rare and hard-to-find whiskeys. Look to the West wall, just through the Hobbit hole, for some tremendous whiskeys.
Booker’s Rye is really the crown jewel, recently named “World Whisky of the Year” for 2017 by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. It’s aged 13 years, and beat out 1,240 new whiskies for the honor, by being “simply a staggering example of magnificent rye showing exactly what genius in terms of whiskey actually means.”
Whistle Pig 15-year Rye is the distillery’s oldest whiskey, aged in repurposed bourbon barrels before being finished in new barrels built from oak grown on its own Vermont farm.
Or, go for Whistle Pig 12-year Old World Rye. What they mean by “Old World” is that it’s finished in old Sauternes, Madeira, and Port barrels.
We love Michter’s, and had the pleasure of some of their premium offerings at Maxie’s Michter’s Whiskey Dinner in February. You can find them here, including Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye and Michter’s 10-year Bourbon.
Maxie’s also hosted a High West Whiskey Dinner this year, and we have a few of their creative blends, including Midwinters’ Night Dram (rye finished in port and French oak barrels), Yippee Ki Yay (rye aged in vermouth and Syrah barrels), and Campfire (a rustic, smoky blend of bourbon, rye and scotch).
Plus, we have rarities from some big names, including Knob Creek 2001 14-year Bourbon, Wild Turkey Master’s Keeper 17-year Bourbon, Redemption 7-year Barrel Proof Rye, Jameson 18-year Irish Whiskey, and Laphroig Lore Scotch.
‘Tis the season for whiskey. We’re tasting our very own single barrel selection today, along with a fine red wine, at our Free Friday Tasting, 4-6 p.m. Stop by for a sip!
Black Shoe Hospitality Single Barrel 1792 Bourbon – We’re on our third single barrel selection, because we love having our name on a bourbon. We picked this one out specifically to be a crowd-pleaser – it’s easy-drinking, yet complex – great to drink alone or in a cocktail.
It’s a tawny caramel color, and hits you with sweet honey and vanilla, and then some orange and spice. It finishes nice and woody, but not too oaky. It’s bottled at 93.7 proof, so a little hotter than usual but smooth enough that you can still enjoy it straight.
Portada, Winemaker’s Selection Tinto Red, Red Blend, Lisboa, Portugal 2011 – This is a deep, dark wine with rock-solid structure you’d expect from a more expensive wine. Plum and berry fruit flavor is balanced by lively acidity. Very pleasant, and elegant, with a medium body. It’s a Wine Enthusiast 90-point Best Buy, if you’re into that sort of thing.
This is a great reminder of the value of Portuguese wine and its lesser-known varietals (it’s a blend of Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Castelão, Pinot Noir and Touriga Nacional).
Enjoy our Free Friday Tasting, whether you’re buying a case or just in for a taste, 4-6 p.m. at Story Hill BKC