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In Friday’s Round-Up, reader Ryan Russell posted an interesting anecdote describing a possible struggle with trying to find out if he can get the new Budweiser American Ale:

So with this new “Budweiser Ale”, how do we order it in public? Based on my interaction with many, many, MANY local bartenders and waiters (gender neutral), I believe that if you asked, “What kind of Budweiser do you have?” The answer will start with, “Well we have Budweiser, Bud light, Bud Lime…”
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“Yes. I know you have A-B products, but which Budweiser?”
“We have the one and only Budweiser.”
“Is it Budweiser Lager or Budweiser Ale?”
“It’s called Budweiser!”
“Which one do you have?”
“Which one what?”
“Which Budweiser?”
“I don’t understand”
“Is it Budweiser Ale or Lager”
“It’s Budweiser, I don’t know whatcher sayingby ale or lager. We have Budweiser beer.”

As humorous as this is, I don’t think Ryan is very far off from the truth, I could see this very conversation happening in many a bar across the St. Louis area. Or how many bars will get this new beer in without informing their staff about it being a different beer and accidentally giving it to a customer thinking it’s the lager with a new label? I guess the solution would be to order the “New Budweiser”, bu you’d have to wonder how quickly that name gets associated with something like New Coke. That’s not really a association you’d be very happy about if you’re Anheuser-Busch.

Provisions Gourmet Market is hosting the 100 Brews and BBQ festival on Saturday, September 27, 2008 from 1-4pm on Provision’s patio. Not only will Provisions be offering food from a number of vendors sampling their products, but will also offer 100 different beers to taste. Here’s a list of the beers Provisions will be sampling:

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  • Michelob Dunkel Weiss
  • Michelob Pale Ale
  • Goose Island Harvest Ale
  • Ray Hills American Pilsner
  • Jacks Pumpkin Ale
  • Hoegarden
  • Czechvar
  • Budweiser American Ale (draft)

Major Brands Table

  • Avery The Reverend
  • Avery Hog Heaven
  • Avery Salvation
  • Avery Red Point Ale
  • Avery 14er ESB
  • Avery The Beast
  • Great Divide Samurai
  • Chimay Cinq Cents
  • Tooheys New

Schlafly

  • Biere de Garde
  • Oak-Aged Barleywine
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
  • Pumpkin Ale
  • Dry Hopped American Pale Ale
  • Oktoberfest

New Belgium

  • Abbey
  • Blue Paddle
  • Mothership Wit

Boulevard Table

  • Boulevard Bob’s 47
  • Smokestack Long Strange Tripel
  • Smokestack Saison
  • Smokestack Sixth Sense
  • Smokestack Double Wide IPA
  • Smokestack Saison Brett
  • Smokestack Bourbon Barrel Quad

O’Fallon Table

  • 5-Day IPA
  • Pumpkin Ale
  • Smoked Porter

Missouri Beverage Table

  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Left Hand Polestar Pilsner
  • Left Hand Deep Cover Brown
  • Southern Tier Imperial Hoppe
  • Southern Tier Imperial IPA Un*Earthy
  • Southern Tier Oat Imperial Oatmeal Stout
  • Mikkeller Stateside IPA
  • Nogne #100
  • Nogne Imperial Stout
  • Haandbryggeriet Dark Force
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12
  • La Senne Stouterik
  • Dieu de Ciel Peche Mortel
  • t’Smisje Blonde
  • Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
  • Bear Republic Red Rocket
  • Jolly Pumpkin E.S. Bam
  • Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza
  • Vapeur en Folie
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh 12yr
  • BrewDog Paradox Speyside
  • Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier
  • Moosbacher Kellerbier
  • Kasteel Rouge
  • Unibroue Blanche de Chambly
  • St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat
  • Schneider Aventinus

Bell’s Brewery – Jim O’Connor

  • Hell Hath No Fury (very limited)
  • Oberon
  • Best Brown
  • Amber
  • Pale Ale
  • Two Hearted
  • Kalamazoo Stout
  • Porter
  • Third Coast Beer

Glazer’s Table

  • Erdinger Hefe Dunkel
  • Erdinger Hefe Weissbier
  • Fuller’s ESB
  • Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2007
  • Duvel Belgian Ale
  • Maredsous Dubbel “8”
  • Maredsous Triple “10”
  • Ommegang
  • Ommegang Witte
  • Ommegang Rare VOS
  • Ommegang Three Philosphers
  • Strongbow Cider
  • Woodchuck Cider Amber
  • Woodchuck Dark and Dry
  • Woodchuck Pear
  • Ayinger Brau-Weisse
  • Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
  • Lindemans Cuvee Renee
  • Lindemans Pomme
  • Lindemans Kriek
  • Samuel Smith Organic Tadcaster Porter
  • Samuel Smith IPA
  • Spaten Optimator
  • Spaten Oktoberfest
  • Zatec Bright Lager
  • O’Dells 5 Barrel Pale Ale
  • O’Dells 90 Shilling
  • O’Dells IPA
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • Rogue Chocolate Stout
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown
  • Rogue Shakespeare Stout
  • Sierra Nevada Anniversary

Beer and Cheese Pairing Table

  • Murphy Red Beer paired with Cahill’s Farm Vintage Irish Cheddar
  • Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen paired with Carr Valley Cranberry Chipotle Cheddar
  • Chimay Cheese paired with Chimay Cinq Cents Ale
  • New Belgium 1554 Black Ale paired with Grafton Maple Smoked Cheddar
  • Eisenbahn Defumada Smoked Lager paired with Havarti with Caraway
  • Schlafly Pale Ale paired with Red Dragon (Cheddar Mustard Seed)
  • Warsteiner Dunkel paired with Tilsiter cheese from Germany