Parking is available across the street for Story Hill BKC guests in single file along the Western curb of Central Greens driveway. Additional parking lot behind Central Greens available after 4 p.m., or any time on Sunday. No overnight parking, please.
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.
Join us to watch the annual Blue Mound Road Business Association’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. The parade finishes just past our front door. We’ll have an outdoor bar with Bloody Marys and beer!
Note: Blue Mound Road will be closed at 1 p.m., so keep that in mind when you’re parking. We serve Brunch ’til 2 p.m., and then it’s $2 off Tap Beer and Tap Cocktails inside until 6 p.m., with our Happy Hour menu available from 3-5 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.
Central Waters is among the best breweries for barrel-aging and environmental sustainablility – and they’re right here in Wisconsin. Join us for a Bar Bites beer dinner featuring the beer of Central Waters.
RESERVATIONS ARE CURRENTLY FULL. We are accepting waitlist names. Call 414-539-4424 for reservations; reservations are required. Dinner is $65 and includes reception, 5 beer-paired courses; gratuity and tax not included. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
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
12 Beers of Christmas • 36.00A dozen assorted, sought-after holiday brews. This is our most popular set, and a great gift for the craft beer lover in your life – or just a nice box to bring a long to a party! Beers may be subject to availability as we get closer to the big day, so pick up a pack soon!
Great Lakes Christmas Ale
|Bell’s Christmas Ale|
Shiner Holiday Bock
|Southern Tier 2X XMAS|
Abita Christmas Ale
|Anchor Merry Christmas, Happy New Year|
|Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve|
Sierra Nevada Celebration
|Point St. Benedict’s Ale|
Victory Winter Cheers
|Anderson Valley Winter Solstice|
Bourbon, It’s Cold Outside • 65.00Our Black Shoe 1792 Small Batch Bourbon, two whiskey tasting glasses, and a flask in a crafted wooden box.
Brandy Old Fashioned Kit • 50.00Make ’em the way you like ’em with this bartending kit. A bottle of Korbel Brandy, bitters, sugar, cherries and a muddler to mash it all together.
4 Bottles • 85.00Four bottles of wine in a vintage metal carrier.
2 Bottles • 45.00Two bottles of wine in a vintage metal carrier.
Coffee Gift Set • 22.002 bags of Valentine coffee, 2 Black Shoe + Valentine travel mugs
Sparkling Gift Set • 35.00A bottle of Bubz in a bucket! With a stick of rock candy, and a Champagne stopper, because sometimes we don’t finish the whole bottle.
Wine & Chocolate • 16.00My only two weakness! Argh, how did you know! A bottle of red and a local Indulgence chocolate bar, wrapped up and ready to go.
We pulled the cork on the very first wine of the vintage year 2016 yesterday. Beaujolais Nouveau is traditionally released on the third Thursday of November – it’s an unofficial kickoff to the holiday season. A signal that says “It’s time to drink some wine.”
Stop by and try one of the big names in Beaujolais Nouveau, plus a delightful Italian white for Thanksgiving, at our Free Friday Tasting, 4-6 p.m.
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, Gamay, Beaujolais AOC, France 2016 — This wine was hand-picked Gamay grapes just a few short weeks ago. Beaujolais producers started a tradition of racing from the region (which is technically in Burgundy) to bring the first wines of the harvest to Paris.
This is a bright, fresh wine that benefits from a bit of a chill. The timing couldn’t be better: it’s a great balance for Thanksgiving food. Fruity and light, it’ll refresh you when you’ve had too much turkey and cranberry sauce.
Arnaldo Caprai, Grecante, Grechetto dei Colli Martani DOC, Italy 2012 — Lots of fruit, with melon, peach, and citrus, cut with nice acidity so it’s not cloying. A nice way to switch it up from a Sauv Blanc or an unoaked Chardonnay.
This would be a GREAT choice for your Thanksgiving guests who like fun white wine. If you’re having it as an aperitif before dinner, don’t be surprised if you decide to stick with it through the main course!
Beers featured include: Cynic – Belgian Style Saison 6.7% Abrasive Ale – 2x IPA 9.0% Pentagram – Brett Dark Beer aged in Wine barrels 6.6% Damien – Dry Hopped Black Ale 8.0% Darkness 2015 – Russian Imperial Stout 10.4%
Reception & Tasting w/ Hell
1. Chicon Au Gratin
Endive, LaBelle, Uphoff Ham
2. Veal Sweetbread-Stuffed Quail
Charcoal Roasted, Leek and Wild Rice Ragout, Smoked Beets, Abrasive Gravy
with Abrasive Ale
3. Seared Pork Cheek
Potato Waffle, Apple Frisée Salad, Caramel Cracklings
4. Beef “Stroganoff”
Über Rich Mushrooms, Black Garlic Noodles, Ember Greens, Heavenly Crème Fraîche
5. Caramel Nut Tart
with Darkness 2015
One of these wines has a twist, and the other is a straight-shooter. Free Friday Tasting, 4-6 p.m.
Formation, Chardonnay, Monterey County, CA 2012 — What’s the secret as to why this is so good? Well, they use a little bit of Pinot Blanc, for a rounder texture, and Grenache Blanc for a floral character.
That amps up the tropical fruit flavor classic to a Monterey County Chardonnay. You’d expect it to be hot here, and it can be, but the cool water coming off the bay gives it a unique climate. You’ll get apple, melon, and pear.
Evens & Tate Big Squeeze, Shiraz, Australia 2014 — The Big Squeeze is a Big Wine. Well-rounded, with rich, ripe fruit, and some bold American oak.
Sources from several Australian regions, this is straightforwardly Shiraz (“Get yer SHEE-raz, here!”) Dark cherry and plum, with black pepper and spice on the finish.