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Category: Beer Events

Über-Chef Hubert Keller’s local steak house, SLeeK will be holding a dinner on Thursday, November 6th at 7PM pairing unique creations with Boulevard beers. Also of note is that the dinner will be attended by Boulevard Founder and President John McDonald and Brewmaster Steve Pauwles. The dinner will cost $58 and reservations can be made by calling 314-881-7595.


Ian Froeb’s review of SLeeK can be found here.

stlwinebeermaking.gifSt. Louis Wine and Beermaking will be holding an event on Saturday, November 8 from 9 am to 5 pm to celebrate homebrewing and to take in our lovely fall weather. Here are all of the details of the event:

Come See Bob Adams make “Stone Smoked Porter” using jet hot rocks to boil the wort. Local brewers will be on hand making homebrew as well.

We’re also excited to feature the musical talent of Zack Weber, Natas Recording artist flying in from New York City, along with Roy Jones.

Brats, Burgers, Syberg’s Wings to be provided. Bring your own homebrew to taste!!

Any other questions, give us a call. 636-230-8277.

Using hot rocks to boil wort? Neat. That alone may be worth going up there for.

Duff’s Restaurant is once again holding their annual Autumn Beer Dinner featuring New Belgium beers on Monday, November 3rd at 7:30PM. The dinner will cost $70.00 which includes tax and gratuity. You can make your pre-paid reservation by calling 314-361-0522. Here is the menu for the event:

duffs.gifPhyllo Curried Lamb Samosa, Coriander Mint Chutney
Mothership Wit

Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad, Cranberry Vinaigrette
Le Fleur Misseur

Marblehead Shellfish Chowder
Blue Paddle Pilsener

Brazilian Pork Feijouada
Abbey Belgian Style Ale

Beef Tournedos, Roasted Root Vegetables, Beet-Horseradish Sauce
1554 Brussels Style Black Ale

Chocolate Tiramisu
Giddy Up

Here are my thoughts from last year’s dinner for all of those interested in this year’s dinner.

beer-312_1280×960.jpgAh, it’s that time of the year again. Time to break out your mash paddle, fire up the burners and teach someone how to homebrew! According to the American Homebrewers Association, “Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day is an international event to introduce people to the homebrewing hobby and establish relationships with local homebrew supply shops.”

Each year on the first Saturday in November homebrewers get together and gather up some friends and teach them how to brew beer. It could be possible that your friends may not ever brew a beer again, but I think it’s very important that if you love beer, you understand how beer is made.

But what if you don’t know a friend that homebrews? Well, you always have a friend in Drew Huerter and Mattingly Brewing, as they’re hosting a homebrewing demonstration on November 1st starting at 9AM:

Fellow STL Hops readers,
Homebrewing and other beer enthusiasts are invited to join me to brew a batch at Mattingly Brewing Company on November 1st starting at 9am.
Anyone who would like to bring their gear down and brew a batch is absolutely welcome, just please let me know at additionally, let me know what yeast you would like, and I’ll try to accommodate. If the brewer could also provide a brief bio and/or brewday recipe for us to post on the website, it would be much appreciated.

All questions can also be directed to my email address listed above.

macklindoktober.JPGIf you haven’t gotten your fill of Oktoberfest beers, then Macklind Avenue Deli has an event for you. is reporting that Macklind Ave Deli will be hosting a German Beer tasting on October 25th:

Munich’s Oktoberfest may be over, but we’re still celebrating in St. Louis. If you want to enjoy some of the finest German beers close to home, I recommend attending the October beer tasting at the Macklind Avenue Deli. The evening includes appetizers, dinner, prizes and many popular German beers like Paulaner, Spaten and Kulmbacher. Tickets are $30 a person. To make a reservation, call 314-481-2435. 

Unfortunately, there isn’t a time listed for the event and I don’t see it on Macklind’s website.  I’d give them a call if you’re interested in attending.


Companion is branching out from bread and adding a whole new dinner menu called Companion After Dark.  To celebrate this new menu, Companion has worked with Schlafly to put on a beer dinner to showcase the new SlowBake menu items paired with Schlafly beers.  The SlowBake Supper is Thursday, November 6th at 7PM at the Companion in Central West End.  Tickets are $25 dollars and reservations can be made by calling 314-537-2285.  Here’s the menu for this dinner:


beer-1577_1280x960.jpgAs many of you know, on October 24th at 6:30PM, STL Hops will be having it’s First Anniversary Party in the Schlafly Tap Room Cellar. I wanted to provide a bit more information about the event including some of the beer that will be offered and also thanks to all of the breweries that donated beer:

  • Schlafly – Simcoe Cask APA
  • O’Fallon – Cocoa Creme Stout
  • Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
  • Boulevard – Bully Porter
  • Buffalo Brewing – Rye IPA
  • Morgan Street – Golden Pilsner

I also want to thank the following places for donating items for raffles (bring some money!) and giveaways:

Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets and the cost is $13.76. Why $13.76? Because with the BPT service fee, the exact cost of the ticket is $15. All of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Your ticket will include beer and snacks.

Notes for the Anniversary Party.
Prizes for the Anniversary Party.