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Category: Beer Events

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!

Newstead Tower Public House is hosting another in their line of monthly beer dinners with this dinner featuring selected Belgian beers. The date of the dinner is July 29th at 7PM. The cost of this event is $40 and reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling 314-535-7771.


Growlers Pub in Creve Couer will be throwing their first outdoor celebration titled Blues, Brews and BBQ on Saturday, August 1st from 12PM-6PM.  Not sure about what beers will be available for the event, but $35 for live music and all you can eat and drink is a pretty sweet deal.


If you’ve never had some of Schlafly’s Belgian offerings, this weekend’s Belgian Beer and Mussle Mania Schlafly Tap Room gives you the perfect opportunity to try them. Stephen Hale sent me over a list of some of the treats Schlafly has in store for this weekend:

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  • Dubbel
  • Tripel
  • Quadrupel
  • Grand Cru
  • Bière de Garde
  • Witbier

Oh, I hear there will be some mussels too. This “festival” runs on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th from 5:00 p.m.-Midnight both days. There is no cost for the event, just show up and buy some mussels and beer!

stable_128x126.jpgYou have to give it to The Stable’s beverage manager Jerad Gardner, he’s not one to rest upon the 2008 Best Beer Selection award from the Riverfront Times, he’s always trying to push the envelope. So it should be no surprise that his newest creation tugs at the beer geek’s heart.

Starting this Friday, Jerad begins a series of events he calls “Firkin Fridays.” Over a number of different Fridays, Jerad will be bringing in different cask ales from different breweries around the nation. This Friday, July 17th, beginning at 6PM, you’ll have a chance to purchase pints of Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale cask ale.

Many of us have been begging for more cask ale in the St. Louis area and Jerad, as always, has been listening.

explicitapaWe celebrated our nation’s birth this past weekend.  You know what’s a great way to keep the celebration?  Not by drinking any ordinary Pale Ale, but by drinking an American Pale Ale.

For those of you who missed the Charleville Vineyard Explicit APA release party at  The Royale here’s your chance to try the Explicit.  The International Tap house will give you another opportunity to try the new Explicit APA by having a party beginning at 6:30PM on Wednesday, July 8th.

Not only will you be able to talk to Charleville brewers and enjoy their newest release on draught, but they’re bringing up a cask for consumption as well.

Here’s a description of the beer from the sexy new label that you see on the right:

“American Pale Ale is not only the standard but the foundry for what has inspired the craft beer movement. Here at Charleville we wanted to celebrate the beer style that stands as the corner stone for what has made American craft brewing so great. Our Explicit APA is brewed with five additions of hops prior to the wort passing through the Hopback on its way to fermentation. To complete this full bodied ale dry hops are added during cold maturation to create a hop forward ale, with a transcendental copper hue.

14 Plato (2 row, Carapils and Crystal malts)

30 IBU (Cascade and Centennial hops)

ABV 5.4%”