Our summer fruit wheat beer – Stoney Wheat – is now just $1 a glass!
Why, you ask?
Because we feel so bad about the continued snow, ice, slush, and general muck associated with this winter. While we wait for a majorly overdue spring thaw, we’re going to do our part to raise spirits by offering this summery ale at just $1 a glass.
The offer lasts until supplies run out OR the temperature hits 70 degrees outside – which will come first? At this rate, probably the beer being gone. Either way, don’t delay – come on down and grab your $1 glass of beer and help us wish for warmer days.
While you’re here, don’t forget to take advantage of our spring sale – we’ve got a 50% discount on Rose’ Ambrosia, 20% off on all apparel, and if you buy one growler fill at full price, you’ll get another at 50% off (except on Thursday, when they are already 35% off).
So we hope to see you soon, and stay warm, friends!
The Cheese Lady is returning to the tasting room on Sunday, April 22 – and here’s your chance to preview the pairing menu.
For just $15 (pay when you get here, no advance tickets necessary) you’ll get a guided tour through 5 pairings – sampling 5 different St. Ambrose Cellars products and 6 delicious cheeses from around the globe.
The Cheese Lady will be here from 12 PM – 4 PM on Sunday, April 22. Here’s what you’ll be getting:
2014 Riesling Reserve
A nice balance between citrus and floral defines this Riesling vintage.
A harvest gouda, from Holland cow’s milk. Aged, yet still creamy and seet. Excellent with dry or sweet white wines.
Our tropical, delightful, and fun house white wine blend. One of our most popular sellers!
Mango & Ginger Stilton
From England, a young white Stilton with sweet mango and spicy ginger pieces. Like cheese cake without the crust.
From Veneto in Northern Italy, this wonderful table cheese comes from cow’s milk. Dense and sweet, almost almondy.
Bold blackberry, black pepper, and eucalyptus characteristics – with a great acid balance – makes for a wonderful food pairing wine.
Prima Donna Aged
A gouda-style, cow’s milk cheese from Holland aged for 14 months. Firm, nutty, and sweet – hard to resist.
Eat a Peach
Our newest draft, this peach cyser features peach, apple, and apricot flavors.
Chevre with balsamic pearls
Creamy, sweet, and delicious. The taste of this fresh goat cheese with olive oil and olives will remind you of summer and sunshine.
Our house rose’ table wine, sure to put you in the mood for relaxation.
Asiago with basil
A delicious cow’s milk cheese from Wisconsin. Basil, the symbol of love in Italy, gives this cheese just the right finish.
Join us on Thursday night for another edition of Open Mic Night with Jim & Wanda Curtis – sure to be a rockin’ and rollin’ good time as usual.
On Friday night, we have the talented Lena Maude, who you can see in action here:
On Saturday night, join us for Jen Sygit and her wonderful tunes:
As usual, our Friday and Saturday shows are no cover and family friendly – come on down to the tasting room to try our wine, mead, beer, and cider along with charcuterie plates.
To celebrate spring, we’re also offering you a 50% discount on Rose’ Ambrosia, along with 20% off merchandise, and, if you buy one regular price growler fill, 50% off on your second fill. This sale runs through Memorial Day!
Don’t forget – Painting with Toinette returns on April 16 at 3PM – pick up your tickets here or in the tasting room. $30 per person, and you get 10% off your charcuterie and drinks.
The Cheese Lady returns Sunday, April 22nd – no advance tickets required, it’s just $15 per person at the door and you’ll get to sample a variety of mead/wine/cheese pairings from The Cheese Lady Traverse City!
This Sunday (October 29th) the Cheese Lady is returning to St. Ambrose Cellars for another pairing event!
Instead of a guided pairing with advance tickets and sessions, this will be an all-day affair. At least, that is, until the cheese runs out.
You’ll be able to purchase (for $15) a flight of four St. Ambrose drinks (more info below) that come with specially selected paired cheeses. The cheese will also be available for purchase so you can take some home and continue the fun.
So, what’s the flight? What are the cheeses? Read on …
Rhythm & Blues
Our newest draft mead features black currants and blueberries for flavor. This mead will be paired with two cheeses:
From the Irish fields of Tipperary, this creamy cow’s milk cheddar is slightly aged and very full-flavored. Very pleasing, with distinct grassy taste.
This Belgian fresh chevre is smooth and creamy – a drop of sweet Belgian “liquid gold” gives the cheese a hint of sugar to please the palate.
Our seasonal pumpkin spice mead is still here for a limited time, and will also be paired with two exciting cheeses …
From Menorca off the coast of Spain, this aged cow’s milk cheese is cheddary and sweet with a crunch to the texture. Rubbed in butter and paprika.
An ultra smooth brie-style cheese that features a fresh, full, buttery flavor. Produced in France and made from cow’s milk.
2016 Vin Gris
This elegant dry white wine made from pinot noir grapes will be paired with ..
Double Cream Gouda
A cheese made in the small cheesemaking factories of Hollan, it is known as one of the creamiest and mellowest cheeses made in the country.
Cherry Amore – New!
The returning Cherry Amore features a new and improved formula featuring a dark, flavorful, and tart experience. Try the new Cherry Amore with …
The peppadew is a sweet, hot pepper grown in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Blended with a mixture of cheeses, it makes a delicious and spreadable snack.
Be Here Sunday!
The fun starts at 12 Noon – and you don’t need tickets. The flight and cheese pairing will be available as long as supplies last!
How many times have you gotten to the winery at 11:00 AM and waited patiently for us to open up? I know at least two of you have – because I have seen your cars. Well, we’ve noticed, and we’ve made the change! For the rest of the summer, we’re opening up at 11:00AM for all your mead, wine, and beer needs. Get those growlers filled earlier, pick up some wine for your afternoon picnic, and don’t forget the honey. As a reminder, our new operating hours for the rest of the summer are:
Monday – Wednesday: 11AM to 9PM
Thursday – Saturday: 11AM to 10PM
Sunday: 11AM – 6PM
Music This Weekend
Your home for the hottest music in Benzie County is right here at St. Ambrose Cellars. We’ve got three more night of tunes for you this week.
The ever-popular Open Mic series hosted by Jim & Wanda Curtis rolls on this week, starting Thursday at 6PM! We’ve got a fancy sound system and everything for you to play with now!
Local legends Alfredo will be back on Friday night, starting around 6PM.
The hottest band in the land – To Be Announced – will be hopefully joining us on Saturday.
Ok, The Whiskey Charmers had a situation pop up and had to unfortunately cancel, so we’re working on a replacement. TBA ! TBA ! TBA !
TNT Food Truck
Joining us on our Thursday nights, Friday nights, and Saturdays will be the TNT Food Truck! The menu is constantly evolving, but here’s a selection of what they have been serving up lately:
In the Wild
HopCat East Lansing
Looking at our Untappd check-ins, it seems the HopCat down in East Lansing is really purring with love for the Black Madonna draft lately. If you’re downstate and need your fix, head down to the HopCat and check out Black Madonna – along with about 1 million other beers, ciders, and meads – and show them some love!
VinoShipper – our shipping partners for online sales – have made some shipping changes for the summer. Shipping during the summer months can be a challenge due to varying temperatures around the country, so this summer, in partnership with UPS they are offering substantially reduced UPS Next Day Air shipping rates – a reduction of about 45%.