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Beer Releases and News

  • Hari Patel, of Bombay Wines & Spirits emailed to let us know about some new beers he has in stock:
    • Weihenstephaner Original Lager
    • Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier
    • Weihenstephaner kristall Weissbier
    • Weihenstephaner KORBINIAN DOPPEL BOCK
    • Weihenstephaner VITUSwEIZENBOCK
    • Kapuziner Hefe-Weizen
    • Kapuziner Schwarz Weizen
    • Ayinger Brau-Weisse
    • Ayinger Ur-Weisse
    • Ayinger Jahrhundert-Bier
    • Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier
    • Schlenkerla Smokebeer URBOCK
    • Schlenkerla Smokebeer MARZEN
    • Radeberger Pilsner
    • Reissdorf Kolsch
    • GOSE Original Leipziger Bier
  • Robin at Provisions Gourmet Market has some new beers as well:
    • Amager Bryghus Hr. Frederiksen
    • Amager Imperial Stout
    • Dieu du Ciel Corne de Diable
    • Dieu du Ciel Route de Especes
    • Dieu du Ciel Rosee d’Hibiscus
    • Saint Somewhere Letico Devina
    • Saint Somwhere Sasion Athene
    • Bells Hopslam
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    • Sierra Nevada ESB
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    • Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier
  • Sam at Bob’s Liquor on Gravois Rd has added some new beers:
    • Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout 6-packs
    • Anderson Valley Boont Amber 6-packs
    • Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’ IPA 6-packs
    • Arcadia Hopmouth Douple IPA 4-packs
    • Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye 22 oz.
    • Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 22 oz.
    • Ft. Collins Chocolate Stout 6-packs
    • Ft. Collins Retro Red Ale 6-packs
    • Ft. Collins Rocky Mountain IPA 6-packs
    • He’Brew Jewbelation 12 22 oz.
    • He’Brew Lenny’s Rye IPA 22 oz.
    • Kasteel Rouge 750 ml
    • Left Hand Jackman’s Pale Ale 6-packs
    • Left Hand Milk Stout 6-packs
    • Left Hand Sawtooth Amber Ale 6-packs
    • North Coast Red Seal Ale 6-pack
    • North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
    • O’Fallon 5-Day IPA 6-packs
    • O’Fallon Smoked Porter 6-packs
    • O’Fallon Wheat 6-packs
    • Reissdorf Kolsch 4-packs
    • Sothern Tier Hoppe Extra Pale Ale 22 oz.
    • Southern Tier Un-Earthly Imperial IPA 22 oz.
    • St. Peters English Ale 1/2Liter bombers
  • Paul at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton alerts me to some new beers he has in stock:
    • Charleville Tripel Wit
    • Avery Mephistopheles Stout “Demons of Ale” Series
    • Southern Tier Back Burner Barley Wine
    • Wintercoat Vildmoseol
    • Weihenstephaner Vitus
    • Weihenstephaner Korbinian
    • Coney Island Human Blockhead
    • Felinfoel Double Dragon
    • Thames Welsh ESB
    • Aventinus 2005 Vintage
    • Old Danish Braggot
    • de Dolle Stille Nachte
    • Hitachino Commerative Ale 2009 Vintage
    • Sierra Nevada ESB
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    • Sierra Nevada Torpepo Ale
    • New Belgium Mighty Arrow
    • Schalfly Scotch Ale
  • Andy from Whole Foods Galleria 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):
    • Bell’s Hop Slam 6pk
    • Sierra Nevada ESB 6pk
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2009 6pk
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo 6pk
    • Avery Mephistopholes 12oz
    • Southern Tier Back Burner 22oz
  • Kevin at The Wine and Cheese Place in West County has expanded his selection and has added these beers:
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo Ale
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    • Sierra Nevada ESB
    • Amager Bryghus Batch One
    • Amager Bryghus Sundby Classic
    • Amager Bryghus HR Frederiksen
    • Dieu du Ciel Corne du Diable American IPA
    • Dieu du Ciel Rosee d’Hibiscus
    • Dieu du Ciel Route des Epices Rye Beer
    • Les Trois Mousquetieres Imperial Weizen
    • St. Somewhere Lectio Divina
    • St. Somewhere Sasion Athene
  • Ryan at Whole Foods in Town and Country has added these beers:
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    • Sierra Nevada ESB
    • Bells Hopslam
  • Lukas Liquor posts on their blog some of the new and special selections they have in stock:
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    • Bell’s Hopslam
  • Mike at The Wine and Cheese Place in Rock Hill alerts me to some new beers he has in stock:
    • Amager Bryghus Batch One
    • Amager Bryghus Sundby Classic
    • Amager Bryghus HR Frederiksen
    • Dieu du Ciel Corne du Diable American IPA
    • Dieu du Ciel Rosee d’Hibiscus
    • Dieu du Ciel Route des Epices Rye Beer
    • Les Trois Mousquetieres Imperial Weizen
    • Mikkeller Big Worse Barley Wine
    • Mikkeller Not Just Another Wit
    • St. Somewhere Lectio Divina
    • St. Somewhere Sasion Athene
    • Southern Tier Back Burner Barley Wine
    • Weihenstephaner Vitus
    • Weihenstephaner Korbinian
    • Sierra Nevada ESB
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    • Sierra Nevada Torpepo Ale

Local Restaurant Beer List Updates

  • I stopped into 33 Wine Bar last night and picked up this little tidbit:
    • Bell’s Hopslam (Draught)
    • Left Hand Smoke Jumper (Draught)
  • Jerad also let me know about the new beers on the draught list at The Stable:
    • Kasteel Rouge
    • Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale
    • Unibroue Chambly Noire
    • Sothern Tier Hoppe
    • Bells Two Hearted
    • Bells Hopslam
    • Bells Double cream Stout
    • Anderson Valley Hop Ottin
    • Rouge Brutal Bitter
    • North Coast Old Rasputin
    • New Belgium Dunkel Wiesse
    • Hoegaarden
    • Bear Republic Racer 5
    • Samichlaus Helles
    • New Belgium 2 Below
    • O’dell IPA
    • Reissdorf Kolsch
    • Boulevard Single Wide IPA
    • Michelob
    • Schlafly Dry Hopped APA
    • Lefthand Smoke Jumper
    • O’dell 5 Barrel Pale Ale
    • North Coast Brother Thelonious
    • Charleville Triple Wit

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events:

A couple of quick beer tastings to tell you about.

Today, from 4PM to 6:30PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will be having a tasting featuring St. Somewhere Lectio Divina Amber, Amager Bryghus Sundby Stout, Mikkeller Big Worse Barley Wine, Weihenstephaner VITUS, Old Danish Braggot and perhaps something else. More information can be found at their blog.

Provisions Market in Creve Coeur will not only be sampling a variety of snacks, meats and cheeses but also these beers: Amager Bryghus Hr. Frederiksen, Trois Mousquetieres Imperial Weizen, Dieu du Ciel Corne de Diable, Dieu du Ciel Route de espices, O’Fallon Goat’s Breath, Curim Celtic Wheat, Czech Rebel, Azugar Romanian Beer, Boulevard Smokesack Imperial Stout, Schlafly Triple and Grand Cru, and Left Hand Smoke Jumper. This tasting will be today and will run from 5PM-7PM.

Mike at the Wine and Cheese Place in Rock Hill will also be holding a tasting tomorrow, the 24th, from 1PM to 4PM. He’ll be sampling these beers: St. Somewhere Lectio Divina Amber, Amager Bryghus Sundby Stout, Mikkeller Big Worse Barley Wine and possibly another beer. Once again, more information can be found at their blog.

If you’re a retail shop and want me to list your tasting, make sure to email me at mike@stlhops.com.

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Not only am I excited about the huge number of people coming to the party at the International Tap House tonight, but so are the owners Brad and Sean.  But let’s just lay down a few nuggets of information before this kicks off tonight.

While Brad and Sean are confident that everything is going to go smoothly and that they’re ready to open, please remember that this is the first night they’re going to be serving people.  So, please have some patience as there is always the possibility things don’t go smoothly.  Remember your first day on the job, now what if you had 170 people descend upon you at once?

While I’ve never had any sort of problem with anyone from here in the past, this is also a much larger group than we’ve had in the past.  We’re all adults, so I shouldn’t have to say this, but I’m going to anyway.  Everyone please be cool.  We’re all here for a good time and to hang out with other beer nerds.  This is a very special opportunity for us and I don’t to ruin any future chances because someone is being a dick.

If you didn’t RSVP, please don’t crash.  While I’m extremely encouraged and excited about the enthusiasm for this party I don’t want a good time ruined by having a ton of uninvited people there.  This place will be open on Sunday, feel free to stop by then.

There is going to be paper up on the windows the entire evening.  Brad and Sean don’t want people driving by thinking they’re open.  So if you drive up and it looks dark, that’s why.

One last thing, be safe and be smart. If you’ve had too much, find a ride. We want you around for the next party. I’m very nervous excited for this event and can’t wait to see everyone tonight.

codfestlogo2.jpgI don’t know if you know or not, but Schlafly holds a VIP party the night before the Cod and Cask Festival.  It gives Schlafly a chance to preview their Cod and Cask before it makes it to the general public the next day.  Would you like to attend such a special event?  Well, here’s your chance.

Schlafly VP, Dan Kopman, has given me two passes to the Schlafly Cod & Cask VIP Party, which is held on Thursday, February 5th.  If you’re interested in attending just email contest@stlhops.com with Cod & Cask as the subject. I’ll randomly pick one winner on Monday, February 2nd at 2PM.  You must be at least 21 years old to enter this contest.

crownvalleybrewery.gifThe Ste. Genevieve mainstay Crown Valley Winery is expanding into the brewing and distilling business.  The new Crown Valley Brewery and Distillery will be opening soon and Brewmaster Mark Walters is eager to show off his handy-work.  Mark will be at Spokes Pub and Grill from 1Pm-5PM on Saturday, January 31st.

Mark will be bringing along their first six beers to sample, which are the Sleighbell Spiced Ale, Barnwood Blonde Ale, Old School Pilsner, Big Bison Ale (dubbel), Crown Valley Raspberry Wheat and Worktruck Wheat (hefeweizen).  According to Sauce Magazine, Crown Valley is set to open this spring with a 120-seat taproom and a 150-seat beer garden.

While these obviously won’t be ready for next week’s Cod and Cask Festival at the Schlafly Tap Room, they will be ready this spring.  I hope you like Real Ale, because we’re about to get a whole lot of it!

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codfestlogo2.gifFish and chips, fresh cod and Real Ale?  Where do I sign up?  Well, luckily no sign up is required to attend Schlafly‘s 2009 Cod and Cask Festival on Friday February 6th (5PM to Midnight) and Saturday February 7th (5PM to Midnight). Schlafly brings in the freshest cod as well as bringing in Icelandic Chef Hakon Orvarsson to help serve up all of this fish!

If that wasn’t enough, what goes better with Fish and Chips but cask-conditioned ale?  These beers are carbonated in the cask and hand pumped up to the bar at “cellar temperature” to provide the most authentic experience this side of the pond.

Schlafly brewer Brennan Greene assures me that he’s is doing his best this year to make sure cask beer is available all weekend, but just to be certain I would show up as early as you can on Friday to make sure you get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Be certain to check out the Codzilla video on the Schlafly website.