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This week on the STL Hops Twitter

  • On cask at the Schlafly Tap Room: Brennan Greene’s Indian Brown Ale. Delicious. (about 2 hours ago)
  • Tin Mill Brewing’s Maibock (yes, I realize it’s almost August) is now available in bottles. Wine and Cheese Place has some in stock. (2 days ago)
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company has gotten label approval by Missouri Alcohol Control, we should be seeing it hit shelves in the near future. (3 days ago)
  • NBB La Folie available at Bon Vivant. It’s in bombers this year. (5 days ago)
  • Cask Barleywine dry-hopped with Columbus just went on for the Belgian Beer and Mussel Mania festival at The Tap Room. (5 days ago)

Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • Bombay Wine and Spirits (07/30/09)
    • Mikate
    • Lobster Lovers
    • Lobster Lovers Porter
    • Werewolf 8.2%Alc
    • Werewolf 5.2%Alc
    • Greene King IPA
    • Ruddles County
    • Tinmill Skyscraper
    • Tinmill Pilsner
    • Tinmill Hefe-Weizen
    • Tinmill Doppelbock
    • Tinmill Maibock
    • Tinmill Oktoberfest
    • Crown Valley Sweet Raspberry Wheat
    • Crown Valley Antique Amber Lager
    • Crown Valley Old School Pilsner
    • Crown Valley Barnwood Blonde Ale
    • Crown Valley Country Carriage Cider
    • Crown Valley Plowboy Porter
    • Crown Valley Worktruck Wheat
    • Black Art Gold
    • Black Art Dark
  • Bon Vivant Wines (07/30/09)
    • Founders Cerise
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Founders Old Curmudgeon
    • Reissdorf Kolsch
    • Westmalle Dubbel
    • Westmalle Tripel
  • deVine Wines & Spirits (7/31/2009)
    • Avery Maharaja
    • Avery Salvation Ale
    • Anderson Summer Solstice
    • Brasserie Biere de Miel
    • Brasserie Scaldis 12
    • Breckenridge 471 Mighty Brown
    • Breckenridge 471 Imperial Porter
    • Breckenridge 471 ESB
    • Caldera Brewing IPA
    • Caldera Brewing Pale Ale
    • Left Hand St. Vrain
    • Pyramid Haywire
    • Pyramid Curve Ball
    • Pyramid Thunder Head
    • R J Rockers Bell Ringer
    • R J Rockers Son of a Peach
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    • Shipyard IPA
    • Tommyknocker Tundra Beary
  • Provisions Market (7/31/09)
    • Left Hand Oktoberfest
    • Saison Dupont
    • Dupont Foret Saison
    • Harp Lager
  • Randall’s Wines and Spirits (07/28/09)
    • Abbott Ale can 4 pack
    • Altenmunster maibock 16.9oz
    • Amarcord La Tabachera
    • Amstel Light 12 z 4/6 pk
    • Amstel Light 12z 12 pk
    • Asahi 6pk
    • Augustiner Brau Edelstoff 6pk
    • Augustiner Brau Maximator 6pk
    • Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel 500
    • Ayinger Celebrator
    • Ayinger Jahrhundt 16oz
    • Ayinger Ur-Weisse 22oz
    • Aylinger Brau-Weisse 16.9z
    • Baltika #3
    • Baltika #4
    • Baltika #6
    • Baltika #8
    • Baltika #9
    • Barons Wattle 6pack
    • Bass 12pack
    • Bass 12z 4/6 pk
    • Batemans Combined Harvest
    • Batemans XXXB Pale Ale
    • Bavaria 12nr
    • Bavik Pils 6btl
    • Beamish Irish Stout 4 pack can
    • Becks 12nr
    • Becks Dark 6pk
    • Becks Light 12nr
    • Becks Lt. 6pk
    • Belhaven Scotish Ale 16.9oz
    • Belhaven Twisted Thistle
    • Belhaven Wee Heavy 16.9
    • Bell’s Pale Ale 6pk
    • Belzebuth 8.4nr 3BTL
    • Biere De Miel
    • Bitburger Pils 6pk
    • Black Sheep
    • Boddington 4 Pk
    • Bohemia 6pk
    • Brass de Roc Brune Belgian
    • Brassiere du Rocs 3x Imperiale
    • Brassiere du Rocs blanche doub
    • Brassiere du Rocs Grand Cru
    • Brigand Ale 4 pack
    • Brugse Zot 25oz
    • Burgerbrau Dark single
    • Burgerbrau Lager
    • Burgerbrau Lager single
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (07/31/09)
    • Thornbridge Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout
    • Thornbridge Jaipur India Pale Ale
    • Burgerbrau Czech Lager
    • Burgerbrau Dark
    • Greene King IPA
    • Ruddles County Ale
    • Harp Original Irish Formula (green)
    • Avery Maharaja Batch #10
    • Southern Tier Hopsun
    • Left Hand Oktoberfest Marzen Lager (yes, 2009 is here in July)
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Rock Hill) (07/28/09)
    • Avery Maharaja Batch #10
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Ballwin) (07/2909)
    • Struise Mikkeller 11.2oz
    • Grand Teton Bitch ESB 6pk
    • Grand Teton Au Naturale 6pk
    • Avery Sixteenth Anniversary Saison
    • Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA
    • Founders Centennial IPA (bottled June 30)
    • St. Germain Page 24 Blanche
    • St. Germain Page 24 Biere de Printemps
    • St. Germain Page 24 Reserve Hildegarde Ambree
    • St. Germain Page 24 Reserve Hildegarde Blonde
    • Magic Hat No 9 Pale 22oz
    • Black Art Black Pilsner 6pk
    • Black Art Gold 6pk
    • Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen 6pk limitted
    • Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest 24oz limitted
    • Unibroue Terrible 750ml
    • Nogne O Double India Pale Ale 1pt 9oz

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar (07/29/09)
    • Hitachino Nest Classic Ale
    • De Ranke XX Bitter
    • Witkap Pater Belgian Singel
    • Founder’s Red’s Rye
    • Southern Tier Iniquity
    • Fuller’s London Porter
  • Blueberry Hill (07/27/09)
    • Anchor Steam Beer
    • Bass Ale
    • Blue Moon Belgian White
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Bud/Bud Light
    • Guinness Stout
    • Magic Hat #9
    • New Belgium 1554
    • New Belgium Fat Tire
    • O’Fallon 5-Day IPA
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Schlafly Pale
    • Stella Artois
    • Strongbow Cider
    • Boulevard Maibock
  • Dressel’s Pub (07/30/09)
    • Guinness Stout
    • Radeburger Royal Pilsner
    • Strongbow Hard Cider
    • Tripple Karmeliet
    • Weihenstephan Hefe Weissebier
    • Arcadia IPA
    • Scrimshaw Pilsner
    • 5 Day IPA
    • Lips of Faith Dandilion Ale
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Mothership Wit
  • International Tap House (7/31/2009)
    • Guinness
    • Boddingtons
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    • Lindeman’s Framboise
    • Bear Rep Hop Rod Rye
    • Chimay
    • Moylan’s Kilt Lifter
    • Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
    • Saison Dupont
    • Ommegang Hennepin
    • Radeberger
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Blache De Bruxells
    • Maudite
    • Mothership Wit
    • Arcadia Hop Rocket
    • Hoegaarden
    • Bells Oberon
    • Kasteel Trip
    • Ace Pear Cider
    • Twisted Thistle
    • Anderson Valley ESB
    • Monty Python Holy Grail Ale
    • Bells Two Hearted
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Scaldis
    • St. Bernardus Abt 12
    • Fullers London Porter
    • Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’
    • Old Rasputin
    • Avery Maharaja Batch #10
    • Paulaner Hefe
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Lenny’s RIPA
    • Franziskaner Hefe
    • Delirium
    • Rouge Dbl Dead Guy
    • So. Tier Unearthly
    • New Holland Night Tripper
    • Racer 5
    • Up Next: So Tier Hoppe, Warsteiner Dunkel, Moylans Tipperary PA, Tucher, Pranqster, Grand Teton Lost Continent
  • Iron Barley (07/30/09)
    • O’Fallon Smoked Porter
    • AB Amber Bock
    • AB Bare Knuckle Stout
    • North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Single Wide IPA
    • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
    • Griesedieck Golden Pilsner
    • O’Fallon Cask 5 Day IPA
    • Warsteiner Dunkel
    • Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale
    • Boulevard Smokestack Double Wide IPA (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Smokestack Saison (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Smokestack The Sixth Glass (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Smokestack Long Strange Tripel (750 ml)
    • Tucher Hefe Weiss (Bottle)
    • Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen (Bottle)
    • Aecht Schlenkerla Helles (Bottle)
    • Odell IPA (Bottle)
    • Weihenstephan Dark Hefe (Bottle)
    • Rogue Dead Guy Ale (Bottle)
    • O’Fallon Wheach (Bottle)
    • O’Fallon Bailey’s Chocolate Bar Chocolate Ale (Bottle)
    • Left Hand Polestar Pilsner (Bottle)
    • New Holland The Poet (Bottle)
    • Floris Apple (Bottle)
    • New Holland Full Circle Kolsch (Bottle)
    • Wychwood Hobgoblin (Bottle)
    • Guinness Draft (Bottle)
  • Johnny’s Sidebar (7/30/09)
    • Fullers London Pride
    • Guinness
    • Sierra Nevada ESB
    • Boulevard Single-Wide IPA
    • Bitburger
    • Lagunitas IPA
    • Boulder Mojo IPA
    • Two Brothers Cain and Abel
  • The Royale Food & Spirits (07/31/09)
    • Griesedieck Bros. Golden Pilsener
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Charleville Explicit APA
    • O’Fallon 5-Day IPA
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Guinness Stout
    • Strongbow Cider

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Schlafly Bottleworks (07/30/09)
    • Summer Lager
    • Hefeweizen
    • Raspberry Hefeweizen
    • Kolsch
    • No15
    • Pale
    • Pilsner
    • Hot Liquor Lager – Part of the Brewer’s Choice Series (small batches only, going fast)
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Irish Extra Stout
  • Schlafly Taproom (07/30/09)
    • Schwarzbier
    • Weiss
    • Tripel
    • Wit
    • Dry Stout
    • Dortmunder
    • Kolsch
    • Summer Lager
    • Hefe
    • Pale Ale
    • APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Cask – Barleywine
    • Cask – Export IPA (East Kent Goldings & Northdown)

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events:

I’ve made a change in how the beer tastings will be listed in the Friday Round-Up, it’s going to be a week’s worth of tastings starting with the Friday that the list is posted. So if you’re a retail shop, bar, restaurant, brewery or distributor and want me to list your tasting, make sure to email me at mike@stlhops.com.

Provisions Market in Creve Coeur will be sampling a variety of these beers: Breckenridge Small Batch Mighty Brown, Southern Tier Heavy Weizen, Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout, and Left Hand Oktoberfest. This tasting will be today, Friday, July 31st and will run from 5PM-7PM.

Once again, if you’re a retail shop, bar, restaurant, brewery or distributor and want me to list your tasting, make sure to email me at mike@stlhops.com.

beerpresidentWell, you’ve gone and done it.  You drunkenly tripped, fell and knocked over a police officer who also happened to be the President’s brother.  You said some things, he said some things and now it’s turned into a national scandal.

In the spirit of hope and a good photo op, the President has invited you to the White House to share a beer and work things out.  Now the press in your face, wondering what beer you want to drink.  What do you pick?

You have two routes you can go down.  One, the beer snob route, is to pick something that’s just awesome.  Washington DC has some awesome beers available that aren’t distributed here in St. Louis.  You could go for some Brooklyn, Russian River, Smuttynose, Stone, or some Southhampton.

Think about cracking open a Russian River Supplication as you explain that the whole problem was merely a sitcom-esque misunderstanding.

Or, the other route you could go is to walk into the Oval Office with two cases of Stag under both arms and then proceed to shotgun beers with the most powerful man in the world.  You could then crank call some world leaders!  But just be certain to stay away from any red buttons.

So, what do you want to drink with the Prez?

ciceros.jpg Cicero’s Italian Restaurant continues their Summer Beer School semester this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30PM. Cicero’s Beer School provides background about beers and beer styles usually directly from people directly in the beer industry (which is why this next part doesn’t make any sense.)

This week’s school is being taught by, well, me. I’m going to on hand to pretend like I know what I’m talking about and to teach about American IPAs.  We’re going to blind taste four different beers while I probably make a jackass of myself.

So, if you’re interested in seeing me stammer and muddle through a Cicero’s Beer School, tonight’s the night.  I’m sure I’ll see some of you there.

If you can’t make it out to the Beer School, you can check out all of the classes via podcast at Cicerosbeerschool.com.

2009_05_16_1508People have been asking for this event for a long time, so it’s time we put it together.  On Saturday, August 1st from 6PM-10PM, STL Hops will be having a beer tasting event at CP Pinball in South Roxana, Illinois.

The cost of the event is $12 per person with the proceeds from the event going to Stray Rescue of St. Louis.  We’re going to have a bunch of people bringing different beers to sample and you’re welcome to bring something you’ve been hording as well.  We’re also going to have some delicious pizza  from Bigelo’s Bistro.

If you plan on attending, please drop me an email so I can get an idea of how many people will be showing up.  Hope to see everyone out there!

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

  • Maharaja batch #10 bottled in June 2009 is now available in St. Louis. (2 days ago)
  • The Three Floyds Dreadnaught promised last week hit So. Illinois Tuesday. Check your favorite retailer! It is indeed fresh! (2 days ago)
  • Looks like The Rotten Apple will be tapping a barrel of La Folie tomorrow. (5 days ago)

Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • Bon Vivant Wines (07/24/09)
    • Dogfish Head Midas Touch
    • Goose Island Matilda 2009
    • Great Divide Belgica
    • Julien Fremont Cidre Brut
    • Kostritzer Shwarzbier (5L)
    • Kulmbacher Pils (5L)
    • Licher Pilsner
    • New Belgium La Folie
    • St. Bernardus Abt 12
    • Three Floyds Dreadnaught
  • deVine Wines & Spirits (7/24/2009)
    • Avery Maharaja
    • Avery Salvation Ale
    • Anderson Summer Solstice
    • Big Sky Moose Drool
    • Big Sky Scapegoat
    • Big Sky Trout Slayer
    • Big Sky IPA
    • Bells Expedition
    • Brasserie Biere de Miel
    • Brasserie Scaldis 12
    • Brasserie Saison
    • Breckenridge 471 Mighty Brown
    • Breckenridge 471 Imperial Porter
    • Breckenridge 471 ESB
    • Grand Teton Sweetgrass IPA
    • Grand Teton Au Naturale Blonde
    • Grand Teton ESB
    • Great Divide Titan IPA
    • Gouden Carolus
    • Gulden Draak
    • Hebrew Lenny’s RIPA
    • Left Hand St. Vrain
    • Magic Hat #9
    • Moylan’s Hopsickle
    • Moylan’s Kiltlifter
    • Moylan’s Imperial Stout
    • North Coast Twelfth Anniversary
    • North Coast Old Stock Ale
    • Pyramid Haywire
    • Pyramid Curve Ball
    • Pyramid Thunder Head
    • RedHook Sun Rye
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    • Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere
    • Tommyknocker Tundra Beary
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (07/23/09)
    • Avery Maharaja Batch #10
    • Southern Tier Hopsun
    • Left Hand Oktoberfest Marzen Lager (yes, 2009 is here in July)

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar (07/24/09)
    • Hitachino Nest XH
    • Chimay Tripel
    • Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB
    • Founder’s Red’s Rye
    • Southern Tier Inequity
    • Reissdorf Kolsch
  • Bigelo’s Bistro (07/20/09)
    • Schlafly APA
    • Schlafly Export IPA
    • Boulder Flashback IBA
    • Sierra Summerfest
    • Sam Adams Summer
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • New Belgium La Folie
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine
    • Bells Two Hearted
    • Blue Moon
  • International Tap House (7/24/2009)
    • Guinness
    • Boddingtons
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    • Lindeman’s Framboise
    • Hoptimistic
    • Chimay
    • Gulden Drak
    • Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
    • Saison Dupont
    • Ommegang Hennepin
    • Radeberger
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Blache De Bruxells
    • Maudite
    • Mothership Wit
    • Maredsous 10
    • La Chouffe
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Kasteel Trip
    • Gouden Carolous Grand Cru
    • Twisted Thistle
    • Anderson Valley ESB
    • Tucher Hefe
    • Charleville Explicit APA
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Scaldis
    • St. Bernardus Abt 12
    • Arcadia Sky High Rye
    • Anderson Valley Hop Ottin
    • New Holland Poet
    • Avery Maharaja Batch #10
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Warsteiner Pils
    • Lenny’s RIPA
    • Paulaner Hefe
    • Delirium
    • Moinette Bruin
    • So. Tier Unearthly
    • Racer 5
    • Brother Theo
    • Up Next: Founders Dirty Bastard, Arcadia Hoprocket, Rogue Dbl Dead Guy, New Holland Night Tripper, Moylans Kilt Lifter
  • Iron Barley (07/24/09)
    • O’Fallon Smoked Porter
    • New Belgium 1554 Black Ale
    • AB Bare Knuckle Stout
    • North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Single Wide IPA
    • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
    • Griesedieck Golden Pilsner
    • O’Fallon Cask 5 Day IPA
    • Warsteiner Dunkel
    • Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale
    • Boulevard Smokestack Double Wide IPA (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Smokestack Saison (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Smokestack The Sixth Glass (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Smokestack Long Strange Tripel (750 ml)
    • Tucher Hefe Weiss (Bottle)
    • Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen (Bottle)
    • Aecht Schlenkerla Helles (Bottle)
    • Odell IPA (Bottle)
    • Weihenstephan Dark Hefe (Bottle)
    • Rogue Dead Guy Ale (Bottle)
    • O’Fallon Wheach (Bottle)
    • O’Fallon Bailey’s Chocolate Bar Chocolate Ale (Bottle)
    • Left Hand Polestar Pilsner (Bottle)
    • New Holland The Poet (Bottle)
    • Floris Apple (Bottle)
    • New Holland Full Circle Kolsch (Bottle)
    • Wychwood Hobgoblin (Bottle)
    • Guinness Draft (Bottle)
  • The Rotten Apple (07/24/09)
    • Lagunitas pils
    • Original Sin
    • Bells Oberon
    • New Belgium La Folie
    • Victory Prima Pils
    • Victory Storm King
    • Pyramid Apricot
    • Lagunitas IPA
    • Dogfish 60 min
    • Dogfish 90 min
    • Founders Curmudgeon

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Schlafly Bottleworks (07/18/09)
    • Summer Lager
    • Hefeweizen
    • Raspberry Hefeweizen
    • Weissbier
    • Kolsch
    • No15
    • Pale
    • Pilsner
    • Hot Liquor Lager
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Irish Extra Stout
  • Square One Brewing (07/23/09)
    • Light Squared
    • Irish Stout
    • Pilsner
    • Park Avenue Pale Ale
    • Single Malt Scotch Ale
    • I.P.A.
    • Saison
    • Double Red
    • Agave Wheat
    • Maibock
    • Dubbel

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events:

I’ve made a change in how the beer tastings will be listed in the Friday Round-Up, it’s going to be a week’s worth of tastings starting with the Friday that the list is posted. So if you’re a retail shop, bar, restaurant, brewery or distributor and want me to list your tasting, make sure to email me at mike@stlhops.com.

Today, from 4PM to 6:30PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will be having a tasting featuring Avery Maharaja Batch #9, Avery Maharaja Batch #10, NC Old Rasputin Oak Aged XII, NC Old Rasputin (regular) and while it lasts –Three Floyds Dark Lord RIS (Not available to purchase.) Additional information can be found at their blog.

Once again, if you’re a retail shop, bar, restaurant, brewery or distributor and want me to list your tasting, make sure to email me at mike@stlhops.com.