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Beer Releases and News

  • Paul at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton alerts me to some new beers he has in stock at the Clayton and Rock Hill locations:
    • Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale Southern Hemisphere
    • J.W.Lees Manchester Star Ale
    • Altenmunster Maibock (2 liter swing top bottle)
    • Gouden Carolus Tripel 25oz
    • Vapeur Saison de Pipaix 25oz
    • Lowenbrau (German version)
    • Pilsner Urquel in 4pk cans
    • Corona 12 oz Cans
    • Heineken 12oz cans
    • Newcastle Brown 6pk cans
  • Mike Cherre, Beer Consultant at Lukas Liquor posts on their blog some of the new selections they have in stock:
    • Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock vintage 2003 and 2004
    • Ettaler Kloster Edelhell
    • St. Michaelsberg Kellerbier
    • J.W. Lee’s Harvest Sherry Cask ’07
    • J.W. Lee’s Harvest ’97
    • J.W. Lee’s Harvest Port Cask ’07
    • J.W. Lee’s Harvest Lagavulin ’07
    • Gaspar (Belgian I.P.A.)
    • Guido (Belgian Strong Ale)
    • Podge (Belgian Imperial Stout)
    • Demon Hunter (Belgian Style Dark Ale)
    • Xyauyu Reserva Teo Musso (English Barleywine)
    • Harviestoun Ola Dubh Highland Park 30yr
  • Chris at Randall’s Wine & Spirits alerts me to some new beers sets he has in stock at the Fairview Heights Randall’s:
    • Left Hand Chainsaw ESB
    • Avery Majaraja
    • Flying Dog Woody Creek White/ Kerberos/Canus Major Sample Four Pack
    • Two Brothers Dog Days
    • Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA
    • Shiner Bock
    • Shiner Blonde
    • Cave Creek Chili Beer
    • Red Macgregor
  • Chris is also expecting these beers in today at the St. Louis Randall’s:
    • Schneider Hoppfen Weiss
    • Southern Tier Imperial Extra Pale Ale
    • Southern Tier Uber Sun Imperial Summer Wheat
    • Southern Tier Unearthly Imperial IPA
    • Harviestoun Ola Dubh 12yr
    • New Belgium La Folie
    • Tomos Watkin OSB
    • Tomos Watkin Lovely Ale
    • Otro Mundo Red
    • Otro Mundo Golden Ale
    • Jolly Pumpkin La Roja/
    • Jolly Pumpkin Oro De Calabaza
    • Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca
    • Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
    • Jolly Pumpkin E.S. Bam
    • Sierra Nevada Summerfest
    • J.W. Lees Manchester Star Ale
    • J.W. Lees 07 Harvest Ale
    • 1809 Berliner Weisse
    • Hitachino Japanese Classic Ale
    • La Rulles Estivale
    • Cuvee Angelique Belgian Ale
    • Schneider Aventinus 03 Vintage
    • Farsons Lacto Stout
    • Cuvee Alex Rouge
    • Alvinne Podge Imp Stout
    • Maredsous 10/6/8

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events:

barneyflatsstout1.jpgAndy Snead, the Beer Specialist for the Brentwood Whole Foods, informs me that Anderson Valley Brewing Company is in the process of registering with Missouri Beverage (MOBev) for the state of Missouri.  If everything goes well, we should start seeing Anderson Valley Brewing on the shelves by the end of July.  Word is that we’ll be seeing the ESB, IPA, Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Brother David, along with the Summer seasonal.

Here’s to looking forward to July.

Just a reminder for those of you who may have forgotten and have not yet made dinner plans, but the May Beer Dinner put on by Starr’s Market is tonight. The event begins at 6:45 PM and costs $36.95; you can make reservations by calling (314) 781-2345. Here is the menu if you’ve forgotten:

First Course
Summer Bean Salad with Herb Vinegrette and Cherry Tomatoes
Bell’s Oberon
New Belgium Mothership Whit

Second Course
Spicy Schezwan Quail over Asian Slaw with a Lemon Grass Glaze
or Spicy Grilled Tofu Steak over Asian Slaw with Lemon Grass Glaze
Southern Tier Unearthly Imperial IPA
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA

Third Course
Apple Butter Mustard BBQ Pork Tenderloin , Sweet Potato Mash & English Peas
or Sweet Potato English Pea Risotto (Vegetarian)
Caracole Nostradamus
Wostynte Mustard Ale

Fourth Course
Cipollini Onion and Goat Cheese Tart
Fullers Vintage Ale 2007
Aventinus Dopplebock

Fifth Course
Mini Blueberry Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Cantillon Iris
O’Fallon Weach

As I’m sure most of you are aware of the upcoming St. Louis Microfest being held on June 6th and 7th, I’m just going to get straight to the meat and give you the tentative beer list for both nights of the event:

Friday:

Bottles

Belhaven Scottish Ale
Duvel Belgian Beer
Lindeman’s Framboise
Lindeman’s Pomme
Moretti Lager
Newcastle Brown Ale
Orval Trappist
Paulander Hefe-Weizen
Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Singha
Strongbow Cider
Warsteiner Pilsner
Warsteiner Dunkel
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
Peroni Pilsner
Negra Modelo
Tsing Tao
Sapporo
Estrella Damm
Tooheys
Barons Black Wattle
Sol
Tona

Draught

Stella Artois
Smithwick
Harp
Guinness
Beamish Irish

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bellsoberon.jpgFor a long time the St. Louis area has had to endure a world without draught Bell’s beer.  It looks like out metro-wide nightmare is over.  Dave from Beer, Wine and Whiskey is reporting that Bell’s Oberon has been sighted at the Central West End location of Llywellyn’s Pub.  While Oberon may not be my favorite beer in the world, does this mean that beers such as Two Hearted (which may be one of my favorite beers in the world) will be far behind?  Let’s hope not.

You may remember me mentioning The Stable some time ago, well it looks like they’re very close to opening and Kelly Schmickle has a sneak preview of the new restaurant/brewery/distillery up. Looks like they’ll be specializing in pizza and beer (always a great combo.)

Some of the other highlights include that they’ll be serving a Helles-style beer as well as a Marzen to start and will be featuring 16(!) taps of Belgian and “big bad American microbrews.” (Have I ever mentioned that I hate the word “microbrew” or “microbeer”?)  I look forward at what’s to come and we’ll see what these brewers have up their sleeve.

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Hope you’re all planning on having an exciting or relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. I’ve got a brewing session planned and a lot of beer I’m planning on drinking. Please be safe this weekend. Here’s the (short) 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:
    • Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale
    • Sierra Nevada Summer Fest Lager
    • Victory Prima Pilsner
    • Schlafly Summer Kolsch
    • Two Brothers Monarch White
    • Mahr’s Unfiltered Lager
    • Coniston Bluebird Bitter
  • Paul at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton alerts me to some new beers he has in stock at the Clayton and Rock Hill locations:
    • Brauerei Heller Bamberg Hells Lagerbier
    • New Belgium La Folie
    • Maredsous 8
    • Maredsous 10
    • Ommegang Witte
  • Mike Cherre, Beer Consultant at Lukas Liquor posts on their blog some of the new selections they have in stock:
    • Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Artisan Amber Ale
    • Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza Artisan Golden Ale
    • Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere Farmhouse Ale
    • Jolly Pumpkin E.S. Bam Hoppy Farmhouse Ale
    • Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca Artisan White Ale
    • New Belgium La Folie

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events: