Skip to content

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they will be pouring: Cathedral Square Repent Rye, Cathedral Square Holy Moly Stout, Cathedral Square Belgian White, and Cathedral Square Belgian Abbey Ale. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton continues its Friday Night Flight of the Week tonight featuring Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars, Excel Sugarfire Smoked Lager, Brasserie Bailleux Cuvée Des Jonquilles, Mikkeller Simcoe IPA, and North Peak Archangel. $12 gets you five 4oz pours of these beers.

Also on Wednesday, the Naked Vine holds a beer tasting from 5-7PM. This tasting will give you a chance to try some of Naked Vine’s offerings and is absolutely free. Check out their Twitter feed for more updates.

Once again, if you’re a retail shop, bar, restaurant, brewery or distributor and want me to list your tasting, make sure to email me at mike@stlhops.com.

Odell_Brewing_Company_logoWe all have our own beer-related pet peeves.  For those that know me closely, they know that my A #1 pet peeve is how people continually screw up Odell Brewing Company. O’dell, O’Dells, etc. The owner’s name is Doug Odell.  No apostrophe.

Whew, I feel better.

Anyway, I don’t think people realize how lucky we are to have Odell Brewing. Personally, they’re one of my favorite breweries and they’re currently only available in 11 states.

Odell has a whole crew of people in town and they’ve put together a bunch of events all next week to get the word out about Odell.  Here’s a look at the line-up:

Moonrise Hotel Rooftop – 4/20/15 – 6pm

  • 90 Shilling
  • IPA
  • Myrcenary
  • Perle White IPA
  • Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
  • Fernet Porter

odell-Crew-Drive


Tuesday – 4/21/15 – 4-6pm
In-store Samplings

  • Wine & Cheese Forsyth
  • Whole Foods Brentwood
  • Schnuck’s Arsenal
  • Schnuck’s Big Bend

Layla – 4/21/15 – 6:30pm

  • 90 Shilling Amber Ale
  • Runoff Red IPA
  • St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale
  • Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
  • Jaunt
  • Fernet Porter

ITAP CWE – 4/21/15 – 6:30pm

  • 90 Shilling Amber Ale
  • Myrcenary Double IPA
  • Perle White IPA
  • Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
  • Firkin – Pineapple IPA

SoHa – 4/21/15 – 8:30pm

  • 90 Shilling Amber Ale
  • Odell IPA
  • St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale
  • Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
  • Brazzle Sour Golden Raspberry

Wednesday – 4/22/15 – 4-6pm
In-store Samplings

  • Lucky’s
  • Lukas Liquor
  • Craft Beer Cellar
  • Schnucks Richmond Heights
  • Randall’s Jefferson

Shamrock’s – 4/22/15 – 6:30pm

  • 90 Shilling Amber Ale
  • Runoff Red IPA
  • St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale
  • Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA

Flying Saucer – 4/22/15 – 6:30pm

  • 90 Shilling Amber Ale
  • Runoff Red IPA
  • Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
  • 180 Shilling Anniversary Ale

Three Kings Delmar – 4/22/15 – 8:30pm

  • 90 Shilling Amber Ale
  • Odell IPA
  • St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale
  • Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
  • Fernet Porter
  • Brazzle Sour Golden Raspberry

It’s like Mr. Rogers once said, “Neighbors kick ass.*” And without a doubt, 4 Hands Brewing Company is always trying to be a good neighbor.  What better way to be a good neighbor than a collaboration of food and beer?

Next Wednesday, April 22nd, 4 Hands Brewing Company will be hosting a beer dinner with their lovely neighbor Brewhouse at the Hyatt Regency. The meal will feature six courses paired up with six different 4 Hands beers.

Dinner begins at 5:30PM and will set you back $60 per person. You can make reservations by calling 314-259-3261. Peek at the menu below:

brewhouse

*Mr. Rogers probably didn’t say this.

ibexI’ve got some good news and bad news for you. And frankly the good news is only good for two people.

I’m pleased to announce that the two winners for two tickets to the Schlafly Ibex Series Launch Party are Sidney Rehg and Ruth Mueller! Congrats to Sidney and Ruth, I hope they have a great time.

The bad news is that this event is SOLD OUT! But I know this won’t be the last Ibex beer coming down the pike, so don’t fret, you’ll enjoy some delicious beer soon.

I once again want to thank the folks from Schlafly for donating the four tickets to this fantastic event. If you didn’t win, I’ve definitely have some cool contests lurking around the corner.

itap-LOGOI’ve always railed against being a beer snob. I don’t find that beer snobbery really does anything to help advance craft beer. I don’t really see how being dismissive of what someone else is drinking promotes craft beer in a positive light.

I’m kind of a live and let live guy when it comes to beer. You drink what you want and be happy and I’ll drink what I want. It’s only in the past year or so that I’ve really begun drinking coffee. I never used to drink the stuff because, frankly, a lot of it is terrible. Acrid and sometimes burnt, it just never seemed pleasant to me.

But not unlike the craft beer scene in St. Louis has blossomed, so have coffee roasters that are looking to create the best quality coffee available in our area. My favorite part of this global coffee renaissance? The influx of AMAZING coffee beers we’ve been getting.

To celebrate this delicious amalgamation of malt and bean, the International Tap House in Soulard is throwing a coffee and beer event this Saturday, April 18th beginning at 10AM. They’ve got a killer line-up of coffee beers they’re going to pour.

And for you “football” fans, they’ll also be showing the Chelsea/Man U game. I’ve also been told that Epic Pizza will have a special breakfast pizza available as well.

Head out to iTAP in Soulard this Saturday to start your day off right.

iTAP-Coffee-Poster-Web

ibexTo celebrate their origins and the ingenuity of their brewers, Schlafly has started a new line of limited release 750ml bottles that they’ve dubbed the Ibex Series. The name goes back to the original Schlafly logo which featured the ibex that’s on the Schlafly family crest.

While the imagination of kind of beers available in this barrel-aged series will be unlimited, they won’t be able to say the same for the number of bottles produced. The launch this new series Schlafly is throwing a party this Saturday, April 18th beginning at 12PM.

Here’s the bummer, if you haven’t bought your tickets, then you’re out of luck. It’s sold out. But, your friends at Schlafly want to give you at least one last chance to attend this party. Schlafly has provided STL Hops with four tickets to give away to this event.

We’ll make this an easy contest, just email contest@stlhops.com with Ibex Series as the subject. I’ll pick two winners Thursday, April 16th at 9AM. A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • If you can’t attend, please don’t enter.
  • No multiple entries.

Good luck!

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they will be pouring: Boulevard The Calling, Boulevard Spring Belle, Boulevard Tank 7, Boulevard Chocolate Ale, Ommegang Game of Thrones Three Eyed Rave, Sierra Nevada Harvest Idaho 7 Hops, and 4 Hands Send Help. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton continues its Friday Night Flight of the Week tonight featuring Mystery Cantillon, 4 Hands Send Help, Sierra Nevada Harvest, Ommegang Three Eyed Raven (GoT), and Pretty Things St. Botoloph’s Brown Ale. $20 gets you five 4oz pours of these beers.

Also on Wednesday, the Naked Vine holds a beer tasting from 5-7PM. This tasting will give you a chance to try some of Naked Vine’s offerings and is absolutely free. Check out their Twitter feed for more updates.

Once again, if you’re a retail shop, bar, restaurant, brewery or distributor and want me to list your tasting, make sure to email me at mike@stlhops.com.