Whew, it’s finally Friday. I don’t know about you, but I’m already gearing up for the holiday weekend next week. As I do all of the cooking on the holidays, Thanksgiving isn’t really a day off for me. But I’m planning ahead and making sure to visit Andrew at Bon Vivant on Wednesday to pick up some beer to get me through Thursday. Anyway, enough rambling, onto the Round-Up:

Stuff from around the web

Beer Releases and News

  • Andrew from Bon Vivant Wines informs me to some new beers he has in his stock:
    • Great Divide – Fresh Hop
    • Great Divide – Hibernation
    • Ommegang – Chocolate Indulgence Stout
    • Coniston Brewing Co – Bluebird Bitter
    • Coniston Brewing Co – Old Man Ale
  • Paul at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton alerts me to some new beers he has in stock:
    • Hite Brewery Company – Hite
    • Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck – Kasteel Rouge (From Paul, “Kasteel blends their Brune with Mon Cheri brandy that has infused with Piemont cherries and aged for over a year.”)
    • Fort Collins Brewery – Fort Collins Big Shot Seasonal Ale
    • Anchor Brewing – Anchor Steam Christmas Ale (6pks and Magnums)
    • Brouwerij Het Anker – Gouden Carolus Ambrio
    • Brouwerij Het Anker – Gouden Carolus Noel
    • Boston Brewing Company – Sam Adams Winter Ale
    • St. Louis Brewery – Schlafly Christmas Ale
    • Anheuser-Busch – Winter Bourbon Cask Ale
    • New Belgium Brewing – La Folie
    • Bells – Double Cream Stout
    • Bells – Winter White
    • Bells – Java Stout
    • Bells – Cherry Stout
    • De Proefbrouwerij – Kerstmutske Christmas Nightcap
    • Klosterbrauerei Ettal – Ettaler Kloster Edelhell
    • Brewery Castle Eggenberg – Mac Queen’s Nessie
    • Barons Brewing – Barons Black Wattle
    • Barons Brewing – Barons ESB
  • Paul also informed me that they’ll be tasting Hite, Gouden Carolus Ambrio, Fort Collins Big Shot, and Green’s Discovery (along with Dogtown Pizza!) on Saturday between Noon and 3PM.
  • Mike Cherre, Beer Consultant at Lukas Liquor posts on their blog some of the new selections they have in stock:
    • Brasserie De L’abbaye Du Val-dieu – Val Dieu Grand Cru
    • Brouwerij Van Den Bossche – Kerst Pater
    • Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer – Moosbacher Lager
    • Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer – Moosbacher Weissbier
    • Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer – Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse
    • Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer – Moosbacher Kellerbier
    • Coors Brewing Company – Blue Moon Full Moon Winter Ale
    • Fort Collins Brewery – Fort Collins Big Shot Seasonal Ale (22 oz bottles)
    • Mendocino Brewing Company – Mendocino Imperial IPA Winter Seasonal
  • Chris at Randall’s Wine & Spirits in St. Louis alerts me to some new beers sets he has in stock, just in time for the holiday season:
    • Bell’s – Best Brown Ale
    • Bell’s – Java Stout
    • Bell’s – Winter White Ale
    • Bell’s – Double Cream Stout
    • New Belgium Brewery – La Folie
    • Brasserie De L’abbaye Du Val-dieu – Val Dieu Grand Cru
    • Van Den Bossche – Kerst Pater Special Christmas
    • Anchor Chistmas Ale (6pks and Magnums)
    • Odell Brewing Company – Odell Isolation Ale
    • Pyramid Breweries Snow Cap
    • Great Divide – Titan IPA
  • Chris is also expecting these beers in today at the Fairview Heights Randall’s:
    • Ommegang – Chocolate Indulgence Stout
    • Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck – Kasteel Rouge
    • Brasserie de lAbbaye des Rocs – Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru
    • Lagunitas Brewing Company – Sirius Ale
    • Lagunitas Brewing Company – Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale
    • Nøgne Ø – det kompromissløse bryggeri – Nøgne Ø Winter Ale
    • Ridgeway Brewing – Ridgeway Curious Collection (Lump of Coal, Santa’s Butt, Bad Elf, and Winter Welcome)

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events: