Today is my girlfriend Irene’s birthday, so I want to wish a very happy birthday to a woman that puts up with all of my beer discussion, dinners, ramblings, travel, purchases and general insanity. If you’re still shopping for that beer nerd in your life, be sure to check out my choices for 10 beer gifts in St. Louis. 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:
    • Jolly Pumpkin – Noel de Calabaza
    • Avery – Old Jubilation
    • Great Divide – Samurai Ale
    • Anchor Brewing – Christmas (’06 also available)
    • Brasserie de Blaugies – La Monsuse Winter Saison/li>
    • Brouwerij Het Anker – Gouden Carolus Cuvee Vander Keizer
    • Brasserie St. Feuillien – St. Feuillien Cuvee de Noel
    • Brauerei Weihenstephan – Weihenstephaner Vitus
    • Brauerei Weihenstephan – Weihenstephaner Korbinian
    • Mahrs Bräu – Mahr’s Christmas Bock
    • St. Peter’s Brewery Co – St. Peter’s Winter
    • Greene King / Morland Brewery – Ruddles County Ale
    • Dogfish Head – 90min IPA
    • Dogfish Head – Chateau Jiahu
    • Lagunitas – Lumpy Gravy
    • Duvel (3L Bottle)
  • Paul at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton alerts me to some new beers he has in stock:
    • Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter (4 pk)
    • Flying Dog Double Dog Double Pale Ale (4 pk)
    • Charleville Vineyards And Microbrewery – Half Wit Wheat
    • Beamish and Crawford Plc – Beamish Irish Stout (4 pk)
    • Carlsberg Danmark A/S – Carlsberg Elephant Beer
  • 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:
    • Beamish and Crawford Plc – Beamish Irish Stout (4 pk)
    • Carlsberg Danmark A/S – Carlsberg Elephant Beer
  • Chris is also expecting these beers in today at the Fairview Heights Randall’s:
    • Lagunitas – Lumpy Gravy
    • Dogfish Head – Chateau Jiahu
    • Brasserie d’Achouffe – N’Ice Chouffe
    • Pivzavod Baltika / Baltic Beverages Holding – Baltika #4 Original (Dark)
    • Pivzavod Baltika / Baltic Beverages HoldingBaltika #6 Porter
    • Mikkeller – Santa’s Little Helper

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events: