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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:
    • Left Hand Oktoberfest
    • De Molen Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (524 btls made)
    • De Molen SSS Triple Stout (696 bottles made)
    • De Molen Porter London Style (708 btls made)
    • De Molen Donder and Bliksem
    • De Molen Pek and Veren
    • Bieres 23 Ambree
    • Bieres 23 Biere de Mars
    • Haandbriggeriet Norse Dark Porter
    • Haandbriggeriet Haandbakk Sour Ale aged in Oak Batch 49
    • Haandbriggeriet IPA
    • Haandbriggeriet Dobbel Dram Double IPA
    • DeProeuf Flemish Primitive #4
    • Avery Kaiser Oktoberfest (only 10 cases for STL)
    • Avery The Beast
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Schlafly Saison Ale (bottled 8/27)
    • Leinenkugels Oktoberfest
    • Gouden Carolus Keizer Magnums
    • Mikkeller Black Hole Stout
    • Nogne # 100 Barley Wine Style Ale
    • Isle of Skye Wee Beast
    • Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel
    • Eisenbahn Vigorosa Unfiltered Wheat Doublebock
    • De Ranke Guldenberg
    • t’Smitsje Great Reserva-aged in scotch barrels.
    • Ridgeway Brewery Foreign Export Stout
    • Ridgeway Brewery Bad King John English Black Ale
    • Ridgeway BreweryIvanhoe English Pale Ale
    • Ridgeway Brewery Blue
    • Bear Republic (all 6 types)
  • Lukas Liquor posts on their blog some of the new and special selections they have in stock:
    • Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
    • Bear Republic Pete’s Brown
    • Bear Republic XP Pale
    • Bear Republic Big Bear Stout
    • Bear Republic Racer 5
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Ayinger Oktoberfest
    • Becks Oktoberfest
    • Leinenkugel Oktoberfest
    • Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale
    • Avery The Beast Grand Cru
    • Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
  • Robin at Provisions Gourmet Market has some new beers as well:
    • Bear Republic (all 6)
    • Avery The Beast
    • Avery Kaiser Oktoberfest
    • Hofbrau Oktoberfest
    • Spaten Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Pumpkin
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Norrebro Bryghus La Granja Coffee Stout
    • Norrebro North Bridge Extreme Imperial India Pale Ale
    • Norrebro 2006 Little Korkny Ale Barley-Wine Style Ale
  • Andy from Whole Foods let’s us know about some new beer he has in his stock (and remember if you don’t see it on the shelf, be sure to ask for it):
    • Schlafly Saison
    • Schalfly Pumpkin 6pk
    • Ayinger Oktoberfest 500ml(I love this beer!)
    • Hofbrau Oktoberfestbier 6pk
    • Breckenridge Vanilla Porter 6pk
    • Avery The Kaiser 220z
    • Avery The Beast 12oz
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin 6pk
  • Mike at The Wine and Cheese Place in Rock Hill alerts me to some new beers he has in stock:
    • Avery Kaiser Oktoberfest (only 10 cases for STL)
    • Avery The Beast
    • Mikkeller Black Hole Stout
    • Nogne # 100 Barley Wine Style Ale
    • Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel
    • De Ranke Guldenberg
    • t’Smitsje Great Reserva-aged in scotch barrels.
    • Ridgeway Brewery Foreign Export Stout
    • Ridgeway Brewery Bad King John English Black Ale
    • Ridgeway BreweryIvanhoe English Pale Ale
    • Ridgeway Brewery Blue
    • Bear Republic (all 6 types)
  • Kevin at The Wine and Cheese Place in West County has expanded his selection and has added these beers:
    • Mikkeller All Others Pale
    • Mikkeller Draft
    • Brewdog The Physics
    • Brewdog Riptide
    • Brewdog Punk IPA
    • Paradox Islay Aged in Ardgbeg 1991 Casks
    • Paradox Aged in Macallan 1987 Casks
    • Magners Irish Cider
  • Scott from Corral Liqours informs me to some beers he has in his stock:
    • Fantome Saison
    • Hofbrau Oktoberfest
    • Erdinger Oktoberfest
    • Buffalo Bills Pumpkin
    • Shipyard Pumpkin
    • Breckenridge Autumn Ale
    • Cantillion Kriek 12oz

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events:

A few quick beer tastings to tell you about.

Lukas Liquor in Ellisville will be tasting not only draught Koenig Ludwig, La Chouffe, and Racer 5 but they will also be sampling Paulaner Oktoberfest as well. This tasting will be on Saturday, August 23 and will run from 1PM-4PM. You can find more info on their blog.

The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton has moved their weekend tastings to Friday and they’re starting out with a bang. Today, from 4PM to 6:30PM they’ll be tasting Dieu de Ciel Peche Mortel, Nogne #100, Mikkeller Black Hole, Avery Kaiser Oktoberfest (Limited Amount), and Avery The Beast. More information can be found at their blog.

Mike at the Wine and Cheese Place in Rock Hill will also be holding a tasting today from 4PM to 6:30. He’ll be sampling these beers: Dieu de Ciel Peche Mortel, Mikkeller Black Hole, Nogne #100, Avery The Beast and a few Oktoberfests like Avery Kaiser Oktoberfest. Once again, more information can be found at their blog.

Tasting is a great way to try before you buy.

stable.jpgOn Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30PM, The Stable will be hosting a tasting party featuring Arcadia beers. I’ll let Jerad Gardner, Bar Manager of The Stable’s sister location The Rotten Apple, tell you more about it:

Arcadia’s owner/founder Tim Surprise is going to in attendance at this event. We’ll be offering a variety of food pairings to match up with Witsun, Coco Loco, Cereal Killer, and Hopmouth.

Jerad also informed me that all of the beers will be draught offerings. The cost of the event is $25. If you need directions or more information you can call (314)-771-8500.

Joe Billhartz emailed this morning to let me know that the Neruda dinner scheduled for this evening has been postponed.  He’ll let me know when a new date has been set.

beer-1397_1280x960.jpgAs I’m a fan of Lukas Liquor’s blog, I was already aware but that didn’t mean I was any less surprised to see “Pumpkin Ale” on the chalkboard at the Maplewood Farmer’s Market today. One of my all time favorite seasonal beers is back on the shelves and more importantly back on draught at the Tap Room and the Bottleworks. While Irene purchased vegetables and meat, I bought myself a case of Pumpkin Ale. Hey, it’s local and it’s got vegetables, if you can’t buy that while at a Farmer’s Market, then I don’t know what you can buy. Now, where’s that vanilla ice cream?

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Photo courtesy of STLToday.com

Adam Jadhav of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has another in a series of articles about beer in St. Louis, with this time talking about the experiment that is the Beer Float. While a story on the virtues of beer and ice cream are well appreciated in these parts, it’s the photo of Schlafly brewer Brennan Greene that made my day. Do you have a favorite beer and ice cream pairing? Mine is Schlafly Pumpkin and Vanilla Ice Cream.

On Thursday, August 28th, Neruda in Edwardsville, IL is having a beer dinner, hosted again by Joe Billhartz of Specialty Import Distributing Company. Joe chose three of his favorite Midwestern breweries for Chef Rick Counts to pair his meals with. Here’s what they came up with:

neruda_cutout_logo_2x2.gifCourse 1
Salad of Frisee with fennel and mandarin orange and a citrus vinaigrette
Founder’s – Dry Hopped Ale

Course 2
Grilled Jumbo Shrimp on a snow pea and walnut salad stir-fry
Two Brother’s – Monarch Whit

Course 3
Grilled Pork Tenderloin topped with a peanut-honey glaze served with apple-raisin chutney
Two Brother’s – Domaine de Page

Course 4
Thinly Sliced Seared Yellowfin Tuna, served on grilled homegrown tomatoes and yellow squash
Founder’s – Red Rye

Course 5

French Vanilla Ice Cream on puff pastry drizzled with a sweet stout reduction
Oscar’s – Stout

The cost of this event is $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. A reservation is required and can be made by calling Kurt or Libby at 618-659-9866.