mattingly_84x128.jpgThe Mattingly Brewing Company may now be producing full scale productions of beer, but that doesn’t stop them from showing off what’s yet to come. Tonight, Head Brewer Drew Huerter and Assistant Brewer Jerid Saffell will be offering up a very special collaboration, the Jefferson Brown Ale.

Jerid gives us a description of the beer:

Friends of the St. Louis Craft beer scene and fellow brewers, one of our own is leaving us. Paul Stelmach, assistant brewer at Buffalo Brewing Company, is heading north to Minnesotta. He has apparantly lined up a new job at Surly Brewing so now we have someone we can bother until we get their beer down here. A few of you may know that I am taking over Pauls position at Buffalo and before he left we thought it would be great to do a bit of a collaboration beer for a peek a brew down at Mattingly.

Paul brought me his fantastic Rye American Brown Ale recipe. Spicy rye and a hint of toasty malt play on 4 different hops (Magnum, Goldings, Ahtanum, and for the dry hop Simcoe). This is a complex beer and pushes the boundries of the American Brown Ale style at 6.5% and 61 IBU’s. Come on out to Mattingly tonight and have a pint with Paul. Lets wish him a grand farewell as he moves on with his brewing career.

Be sure to head out tonight and taste some of Drew, Jerid and Paul’s excellent beer.