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Archive for June 18th, 2009

I’m stealing from 21st Amendment Brewing’s Co-Owner Shaun O’Sullivan here when I say, there are a lot of places that craft beer in bottles can’t go.  The beach, the park, float trips, etc.  So what is a person to do if they want a beer with a little more taste than the average macro lager and they can’t bring a bottle?  Well, I present to you a list of canned beer in the area that will hopefully fill your canned craft beer needs:

  • 2671136877_498f25c995Caldera IPA
  • Caldera Pale Ale
  • Witterkerke Witte
  • Witterkerke Rose
  • Bitburger
  • Henninger
  • Beamish
  • Wexford
  • Belhaven
  • Youngs Double Chocolate
  • Newcastle Brown
  • Boddington
  • New Belgium Fat Tire
  • Boulevard Wheat Aluminum Bottle
  • Big Sky Moose Drool (Currently only available at Wine and Cheese Place)
  • Big Sky Montana Trout Slayer (Currently only available at Wine and Cheese Place)
  • Wychwood Hobgoblin (In Illinois)

I believe this is just about everything available in cans in the area, but if it’s not please let me know and I can update the list!

dsc02140You asked for it, I asked for it, but we were told, “Sorry.”

Well, I guess selling out of our initial shipment of beer had Founders Brewery take notice and they’ve decided to provide three 1/6 barrel kegs of the coveted Canadian Breakfast Stout for the St. Louis area.  Here’s the description of the beer:

Founders Breakfast Stout aged in Kentucky whiskey barrels that were also used by a small maple syrup maker.  The beer is then aged underground in the town’s local mine.  Maple & whiskey soaked wood, Sumatra and Kona coffee beans breakfast stout.  Damn. What else can you say?

What you can say is this is rare, rare, rare.  They only made so much of it and it has only made it out of the Brewery to a few locations.  I’ve been told that the locations that are receiving this gem are The Stable, the International Tap House and 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar.

If you want to try this very special beer, you better not delay as it won’t last long.  Here are the tapping times for Friday, June 19th that I’m aware of:

The Stable – 12PM
International Tap House – 5PM

I know it’s taken me a while to get this up, but better late than never, right?  Well, the first annual St. Louis Craft Beer Week is behind us and I’d like to think it was a pretty good success.  It seemed like all the events I attended had a good to great turnout and people were generally excited about everything going on.

The one small quibble was something that I was a bit concerned about, I heard from one retailer was that some of the events scheduled at the same time competed for the same people.   I knew that might be an issue going in, but I’m hoping that getting more word out next year gets more people interested in attending the events and therefore we won’t have to worry about as much competition.

And yes, I did say “next year.”  I plan on making this a yearly event, and next year the event will coincide with the 2010 Microfest in Forest Park.  So, look out for that.  In the meantime here is a collage of photos compiled from the photos section of the STLCBW website.

Thanks again to everyone who helped, participated and attended these events.