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Category: Beer Events

sq1r-y-cropped-small-web-viewThree years. That’s an impressive anniversary for a restaurant, let alone a Brewpub in St. Louis. But Square One Brewery and Distillery has beat the odds and will be celebrating three years of “brewing, cooking and distilling in Lafayette Square” on Tuesday, March 3 from 4PM to 7PM. They will be offering complimentary appetizers, drink specials and will also have on hand their special third anniversary beer, Square Cubed.

There will also be plenty of raffles throughout the evening to give away things like shirts, hats, glasses, coolie cups and gift certificates. At 7:00pm they will be offering one final raffle for a Beer of the Month prize where the lucky winner will receive certificates good for 1 growler of beer a month for a year. Sounds like it’ll be a very exciting event.

Mattingly Brewing Company‘s head brewer Drew Huerter sent along news that Mattingly will be hosting their first beer dinner on Thursday, February 26th starting at 6:30 PM. They will be serving five courses and an appetizer each paired with their year-round ales.

mattingly_84x128.jpgAppetizer: Flatbread Trio – House made flatbread baked fresh and served with our own Hummus, Tapenade and Pesto spreads.
1984 Golden Ale – Pre prohibition style Cream Ale brewed with corn from Alhambra, Ill and plenty of hops.

Salad: Salmon Salad – Floured and fried salmon over spinach and dressed with orage viniagrette.
BrightSide Belgian White – A true Belgian style wheat ale brewed with fresly ground coriander, orange zest and candied ginger.

Bread & Cheese: Brown Ale & Goat Cheese Rarebit – Warm dip made with goat cheese and our brown ale with crostinis.
Homeward Brown Ale – An American Brown Ale which takes Robust Porter to English Dark Mild proportions.

Meat & Pasta: Chicken in Spicy Tomato Sauce – Served with pasta in a light olive oil dressing.
HOPtimal APA – Our sessionable hop bomb. Double IPA hop character in a small, quaffable package.

Main Course: Shepherd’s Pie – Traditional shepherd’s pie topped with Stout Porter Gravy.
Black Sky Stout Porter – Our Black Ale that lives somewhere between an Oatmeal Stout and a Robust Porter.

Dessert: Blackberry Delights – Blackberry Cobbler and Blackberry Cake made from scratch.
Cardinal Direction Abbey Dubbel – A Trappist style amber ale rich in caramel, dark fruit and spice and enough alchol to warm.

The cost of the event is $45 per person and reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling 314-881-1500.

mattingly_84x128.jpgMattingly Brewing Company will be hosting a Kegs and Eggs celebration for Saturday, February 21st to celebrate the Soulard Mardi Gras.  This is the perfect opportunity to avoid the headaches and limited beer choices of the Soulard Mardi Gras and sample some handcrafted beer.

Kegs and Eggs will be starting at 9am with breakfast in the morning and Cajun food being served all day.  Mattingly will also be offering “BeerMosas” made with their signature BrightSide Belgian White and you’ll also see the debut of their Black Dawn Coffee Porter.

You can find out more information by contacting Mattingly at 314-881-1500.

Newstead Tower Public House is hosting another in their line of monthly beer dinners with a Valentine’s Day dinner featuring selections from Schlafly Brewery. The date of the dinner is this Saturday February 14th at 6PM and 8PM. The cost of this event is $40 and reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling 314-535-7771.


beerlovers_large.jpgOne of the most frequent requests of STL Hops is a bus trip up to the Rotten Apple in Grafton, IL.  Understandably, people don’t want to make a hour drive back from one of the best beer bars in the metro area.

Well, thanks to Patrick Ahrens, we’ve secured some relatively cheap transportation up to the Apple for their 2009 Beer Lovers Anonymous festival. Not only do you get to enjoy all of the ambience of the Rotten Apple, you get to enjoy some great beer at a festival and not have to drive all the way back from Grafton!

The plan is to meet up at The Stable on February 28th at 11AM and return to St. Louis about 5PM. The cost of the event is $20 and the cost of the bus will be $6, so your total cost is $26!  You can purchase tickets on Brown Paper Tickets now! There are only 33 tickets available, so you better buy quick!

Please note, these tickets are only for the STL Hops Bus Trip to the festival.  If you’re not interested in the bus trip, you must buy your tickets through The Rotten Apple.

Is that enough exclamation marks for you?

hopslam.jpgOh, you heard me right.  First we got a cask of Two Hearted at 33 Wine Bar.  Then we received a cask of Mad Hatter IPA at Cicero’s.  And now, on February 27th at The Stable, we’re going to see a cask of the one, the only, Hopslam.

Stable Beverage Manager Jerad Gardner and Bell’s Jim O’Conner have worked tirelessly to secure a single cask of Hopslam for us beer nerds in St. Louis. Jim will begin pouring this beer into Bell’s tulip glasses at 6PM.  Just a word of advice, if the Two Hearted cask is any idea of how fast this will go, I would show up at 6PM for this beer.

Thanks to Jerad and Jim for putting on this very special event.