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new-years-eve-times-square-1.jpgIf you’re still looking around for something to do on New Year’s Eve, I’m sure you’re trying to find a spot where you’ll not only have a great time, but also get some great beer.  Here are a couple of different spots around town where you can have your beer and drink it too.

Schlafly Bottleworks:

Enjoy the best of both worlds! Whether you prefer a black velvet tuxedo or faded overalls, join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration at Bottleworks.

Fancy Food
Enjoy your Bottleworks favorites and specials. Featuring food from local Missouri farmers and delicious desserts. Our kitchen will serve dinner from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Sorry, no reservations accepted for this evening.

Live Music in the Bar
Enjoy the music of “Naked” Mike Newman from 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Live Music & Midnight Toast in the Crown Room
Doors at 8:00 p.m., music from 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Featuring the very best in local acoustic music: The Grass Pack. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary midnight toast with a glass of smooth and delicious Black Velvet (a dreamy concoction of grape and grain – rich, dark, full-bodied Oatmeal Stout with light, crisp sparkling wine). The cover charge for the Crown Room is $15 and includes live music and the midnight toast and tasting glass. The event concludes at 1:00 a.m. Toast in the Crown Room only.

Growler’s Pub

Appetizer buffet from 8 to 10 p.m., open bar on all draught beers from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., plus party favors, DJ and midnight toast. Cost is $50.

The Stable

In/Out Early Option gets you select open bar, dinner buffet from 7 to 10 p.m., $65/person.

Classic Option gets you select open bar, appetizer buffet from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., $40/person.

Hangover City Option costs $80/person and you stay all night.

Cicero’s

Open bar, tarot card readings, caricatures and Champagne toast at midnight; live music by The Livers, Fundamental Elements, Dear Future and DJ Patrick Baum; 21 and older. Cost is $30-35.

Mattingly Brewing Company

Mattingly Brewing Co will be tapping the first batch of Brightside Belgium Witbier. As it is also Wednesday they will be offering small batches of Hurterbrau Hefeweizen, Drew’s 90 Schilling Ale, and a cask of Double Dry Hopped HOPtimal Munition APA.

Newstead Tower Public House

Ring in the New Year with Newstead and a Bell’s Beer Dinner.  The dinner starts at 8PM and will be featuring 4 courses for $40.  You can also stay at Newstead until the ball drops for $65 (which includes dinner) and enjoy an open bar all night.


If you’re a restaurant or pub that’s not on the list, drop me an email and I’ll make sure to add you on. If you’re a reader of STL Hops, keep checking back on this post for updated information.  Also, if you’re going out, make sure to do it safely and order a cab in advance.  We all want to be able to celebrate the next year together.

taproomlogo_94x128.jpgI know how it is, the present are opened, the tinsel has lost its luster and you may be feeling the post X-Mas blues.  Well, I know how to perk you up: cheap beer.  Schlafly is celebrating it’s 17th Anniversary party on Friday, December 26th by serving beer at 1991 prices all day long.

If that’s not enough to pique your interest how about a discounted SIP Club membership as well?  The standard SIP Club price is $25 for an annual membership, but on Friday only, you can purchase a membership for $17.  Here are just a few things a SIP Club membership gets you:

  • A custom SIP Club stein for home
  • A Schlafly discount card: present to server or bartender and receive a 20 oz. beer for the price of a 16 oz. (excluding beers over 8% alcohol)
  • 10% discount in our retail shops
  • Invitation to special in-house member-only tastings and events

That last one is well worth the price to me, because as long as Andy White is putting it on, there is no way I’m missing a SIP Club Dinner.

Provisions Gourmet Market in Creve Coeur will be holding a special beer tasting on Friday, December 19th from 5-7pm.  If yesterday’s Know Your Styles has got you salivating for from Christmas beers, then you’re in luck:

  • provisions.GIFBoulevard Smokestack Bourbon Barrel Quad
  • Struise Pannepot
  • Sam Adams Chocolate Bock
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration
  • AB Winter Bourbon Cask
  • O’Dell Isolation
  • Delirium Noel
  • Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome
  • O’Fallon Chocolate Cherry

Along with all of these beers, they’ll also give you a chance to check out Provisions ever expanding beer selection.  I’ve heard they’ll also be tasting wines and some cheese to match with your beer choices.

The Mattingly Brewing Company continues it’s successful run of Peek-a-Brew Wednesdays this evening with two new beers from Head Brewer Drew Huerter.  Tonight Drew will be offering a 1984 Classic American Cream Ale on draft and a 90 Schilling on cask.  Drew describes the Cream Ale as a pre-Prohibition style cream ale on draft and the 90 Schilling as between an 80 Schilling and Wee Heavy at 6.6%

If you’re in the mood to celebrate the holidays by trying new beer, then you’re in luck.  According to the Mattingly Brewing Blog, they’ll be offering Peek-A-Brews on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve as well.

December 24th: Black Sky Stout Porter on draft and HOPtimal Munition APA double dry hopped on cask (as in dry hopped in the fermenter, then again, in the cask).

December 31st: 90 Schilling on draft and another cask of Double Dry Hopped HOPtimal Munition APA…plus some other surprises…possibly big ones!

These events are a lot of fun and you’re surrounded by a lot of STL Hops regulars. For those of you who haven’t been, check out some of the photos below to see what you’ve missed.

Johnny’s Sidebar, at 109 E. Main St, in Collinsville is holding a winter beer tasting on Wednesday, Dec 17th, at 6:30pm. Here’s the list of beers they’re having:

We are offering eight beer tastes (4oz.) for $10. It is going to have a slight Winter theme, but just a good mix overall. Here are the offerings.

  • Founder’s Breakfast Stout
  • John Barleycorn – Barleywine Style Ale – Mad River Brewing
  • Lagunitas Imperial Red
  • Okocim Porter (Poland)
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration
  • America’s Brewing Company – Bourbon Stout – Illinois beer
  • Dogfish Head 60min IPA
  • Quilmes – Argentina’a favorite beer.

My company Christmas party is tomorrow night, so unfortunately I won’t be able to attend.  If you go, please snap some photos so we can get them up for the blog.  It looks like the weather will give us a break tomorrow and Johnny’s Sidebar is only 15 minutes away from downtown, so you really have no excuse not to attend.

bottomsup.gifBack in September I reported that Sam Huff’s award winning Vanilla Brown Ale was being brewed at Buffalo Brewing Company in conjunction with Bottom’s Up Brewhouse‘s contest to have a homebrewing beer brewed professionally.  While it’s been available at Buffalo for a few weeks, it looks like it’ll finally be available at Bottom’s Up.

To celebrate the occasion, Bottom’s Up is thorwing a little party on Thursday, December 18th starting at 7PM. Here’s a map to Bottom’s Up.  Make sure to stop by and congratulate Sam for his accomplishment.

Has it really already been a year?  Seems like it was just yesterday I was talking about the opening of Newstead Tower Public House and here we are one year later.  Well, to honor this momentous occasion Newstead Tower Public House will be hosting a celebratory beer dinner featuring selections from Schlafly. The date of the dinner is December 10th at 7PM. The cost of this event is $40 and reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling 314-535-7771.

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