wineandcheeselogo_128x80.jpgCollaborations are all the rage among breweries these days. It seems like you swing a stick without hitting a new beer brewed up by two different breweries. Now, it seems like retailers are getting in on the fun of making these exciting new beers.

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, the Wine and Cheese Place is working with a few local breweries to create some special collaborative beers that will certainly be the talk of the local beer community.  Here’s a look at what to expect in 2012:

#1 TWCP and Schlafly:  
Quadrupel aged in a Buffalo Trace Barrel 
(already in barrel since August 5, 2011)
click here to read more

#2 TWCP and Perennial Artisan Ales:  
Heart of Gold Wheat Wine aged in a Knob Creek Barrel
This will be Perennial’s first barrel aged beer!
(already in barrel since October 6, 2011)
click here to read more

#3 TWCP and 4 Hands Brewing Co.:  
Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Goshen Espresso and Whole Vanilla Bean aged in an Elijah Craig Barrel 
This will be 4 Hands’ first barrel aged beer!
(should be put in barrel in November)
click here to read more

#4 TWCP and 2nd Shift Brewing:  
You get to choose which beer which will age in a Buffalo Trace Barrel
This will be 2nd Shift’s first barrel aged beer.
(waiting for the barrel to arrive, should be 6-8 weeks)
click here to vote on the beer 

As each of these beers get released over the next year, expect a high demand for these very limited runs. Each brewery will probably produce less than 25 cases of 750ml bottles. This is a very exciting idea and it’s not surprising to see the Wine and Cheese Place working further to improve the St. Louis craft beer community.