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Archive for August, 2009

logo1Way back in January, I showed you a photo of just some of the casks that Schlafly purchased to expand their cask beer program. Well, when you have this many casks at your disposal, it means you get to put on events showcasing your beer.

In this case, it’s taking a cask of Schlafly beer and serving it alongside the best place to get Neapolitan Pizza in the St. Louis area, The Good Pie.

This Friday, September 4th, starting a 6PM, for the first time ever outside of a Schlafly establishment a representative from the St. Louis Brewery will be tapping a cask of Bière De Garde and will be serving it until the cask runs out or The Good Pie closes.

Sure, you can get cask beer at the Tap Room, but you can’t get Neapolitan Pizza to go along with it! Head on out there for some great pizza and beer.

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

  • It’s official Founders Breakfast Stout will be on tap at The Stable on Tuesday! (about 19 hours ago)
  • An the awesome draught beers in Illinois continue. Founders Breakfast Stout on draught at Bigelos Bistro in Edwardsville right now. (about 22 hours ago)
  • The Wine Tap in Belleville just tapped Founders Double Trouble Double IPA. (about 22 hours ago)
  • Look for Founders Breakfast Stout to hit the Missouri side next week! (almost 2 days ago)
  • Paul from Wine and Cheese Place let everyone know that Avery’s The Kaiser imperial Oktoberfest is now available at his store. (2 days ago)
  • It’s time to get your hop on. Laughing Dog Imperial IPA should be hitting select stores in St. Louis today. 127 IBUs and 8% ABV. (3 days ago)

Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • Bon Vivant Wines (08/28/09)
    • Ayinger Oktoberfest
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin
  • Provisions Market (8/28/09)
    • Bells Oktoberfest
    • Boulevard Smokestack Seeyoulator Doppelbock
    • Laughing Dog Alpha Dog Ipmperial IPA
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Fleu Messeur
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Bier de Mars
    • Charleville Explicit APA
    • Avery Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • He’Brew Rejewvenator Year of the Date
    • HeBrew Rejewvenator Year of the Fig
    • Sierra Nevada Anniversry Ale 2009
    • Mendocino Autumn Lager
    • Southern Tier Harvest Ale
    • Weissenhoe Bonator Dopplebock
  • Culinaria – A Schnucks Market (08/28/09)
    • Avery Maharaja
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Charleville Explicit APA
    • Redbridge
    • Stone Mill
    • Schlafly Pumpkin
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (08/28/09)
    • Ayinger Oktoberfest
    • Bells Oktoberfest
    • Abita Pecan
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith La Folie
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Fleur Misseur
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Mendocino Autumn Lager
    • Red Hook Late Harvest Autumn
    • Laughing Dog Alpha Dog IPA
    • Stevens Point Belgian White
    • Stevens Point Burly Brown
    • Stevens Point Cascade Pale
    • Stevens Point Oktoberfest
    • James Page Burly Brown
    • James Page Extra Pale Ale
    • James Page Iron Range Amber
    • James Page White Ox Wheat
    • Avery The Kaiser Oktoberfest
    • Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale 2009
    • Fantome Saison
    • Fantome Pissenlit
    • Beer Here Morke Pumpernickel Porter
    • Beer Here Dark Hops Black Ale
    • Nogne / Mikkeller Tyttebaer
    • Nogne Tiger Tripel Norwegian Ale
    • Les Trois Mousquetaires Kellerbier
    • Les Trois Mousquetaires Imperial Weizen
    • Southern Tier Harvest Ale 6pk
    • He’Brew Rejewvenator Ale with Dates
    • He’Brew Rejewvenator Ale with Figs
    • Anderson Valley Brewing Summer Solstice (12oz CANS)
    • Anderson Valley Brewing Poleeko Gold Pale Ale (12oz CANS)
    • Steenberge Witches Brew Blond Triple (Belgium)
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin Ale
    • Shipyard Pumpkin Ale
    • New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale
    • Schlafly Octoberfest
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Rock Hill) (08/28/09)
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith La Folie
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Fleur Misseur
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Laughing Dog Alpha Dog
    • Charleville Explicit APA
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin Ale
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Ballwin) (08/28/09)
    • Moose Drool back in stock!! Available in 6pk can and bottle
    • Charleville Explicit APA 1pint 6oz
    • Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen 1pint 9oz
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Fleur Misseur
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars
    • 1809 Berlinger Weisse Pint
    • Grand Teton Bitch ESB Liter
    • Grand Teton Howling Wolf Weizenbock Liter
    • Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen 16oz
    • Nogne Sunturnbrew Pint
    • Beer Here Dark Hops Pint
    • Beer Here Morke Porter Pint
    • Dupont Cidre Brut 375mL
    • Bear Republic Racer 5 6pk
    • Aecht Urbock Pint
    • BFM Bon Chien Grand TR5 375mL
    • Samuel Smiths Organic Cider
    • Sunner Kolsch Pint
    • Quilmes Argentina 6pk
    • Struise Mikkeller Eliot Brew 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

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar (08/27/09)
    • Hitachino Nest Classic Ale
    • De Ranke XX Bitter
    • North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
    • O’Fallon Alright Already Amber
    • Southern Tier Harvest
    • Fuller’s London Porter
  • Barrister’s (8/22/09)
    • Big Sky Moose Drool
    • Magic Hat 9
  • Bigelo’s Bistro (08/27/09)
    • Schlafly APA
    • Lagunitas Lil Sumpin
    • Magic Hat #9
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Boulevard Singlwide IPA
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Schlafly Octoberfest
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine
    • Bells Two Hearted
    • Blue Moon
  • Iron Barley (08/28/09)
    • 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 (8/25/09)
    • Fullers London Pride
    • Guinness
    • Sierra Nevada Summerfest
    • Boulder Mojo IPA
    • Bitburger
    • Dogfish Head 60min
    • Tommyknocker Imperial Brown Ale
    • Mad Hat #9
    • Hofbrau Oktoberfest

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Mattingly Brewing Company (08/27/09)
    • Bentonshire Bitter
    • Sunbeam Summer Ale
    • HOPtimal APA
    • Homeward Brown
    • BrightSide White
    • Black Sky Stout Porter
    • Cardinal Direction Abbey Dubbel
    • O’Fallon Gold
  • Schlafly Bottleworks (08/27/09)
    • Summer Lager
    • Hefeweizen
    • Oktoberfest
    • Kolsch
    • No. 15
    • Pale Ale
    • Pilsner
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Weissbier
    • American Brown Ale
    • Pumpkin Ale
    • Beer to Guard
    • Blackberry Cider
  • Schlafly Taproom (08/26/09)
    • India Brown Ale (Dry Hopped with Simcoe & Willamette)
    • Biere de Garde
    • Keller (Dry Hopped with Saaz)
    • Wit
    • Dry Stout
    • Schwarzbier
    • Kolsch
    • No. 15
    • Hefeweizen
    • Pale Ale
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Cask – APA (Dry Hopped with Amarillo)
    • Cask – Biere De Garde

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

Today, from 4PM to 6:30PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will be having a tasting featuring Laughing Dog Alpha Dog, Lips of Faith La Folie, Lips of Faith Biere de Mars, Lips of Faith Fleur Misseur, Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek, and Boulevard Smokestack Seeyoulator Doppelbock (if it arrives.) Additional information can be found at their blog.
Joe Parisi from Schnucks Culinaria will be sampling the current 4 brews from Charleville, including the new Explicit APA, on Saturday from 1-4pm.  They’re calling their Saturday tastings “Beer Study”.

Provisions Market in Creve Coeur will be sampling a variety of these beers: He’Brew Rejewvenator Year of the Date, He’Brew Rejewvenator Year of the Fig, Southern Tier Harvest Ale, Mendocino Autumn Lager, and Bell’s Oktoberfest. This tasting will be today, Friday, August 28th 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

beer-1397_1280x960.jpgThe summer months are usually a quiet time for craft beer drinkers.  It’s not that there isn’t new beer coming in, but the Summer just doesn’t seem to get people into the same frenzy that beers coming out in the Winter and Fall do.

Well, it’s still officially still Summer and we’re going through a beer bonanza this week.  Here’s a list of beers that have begun hitting stores this week:

  • New Belgium Lips of Faith Folie
  • New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek
  • New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars
  • New Belgium Lips of Faith La Fleur Misseur
  • Schlafly Pumpkin
  • Koningshoeven Le Trappe Isid’or Trappist
  • Laughing Dog Imperial IPA
  • Avery The Kaiser

Word has it that Founders Breakfast Stout makes its way into the city next week.  As always, make sure to check out the STL Hops Twitter for the quickest new beers news in St. Louis. It may not yet be Fall, but we’re getting a large amount of great beer now.

stlhopslogosmall.gifThe process went better than I thought and I’ve finally finished the overall look for STL Hops. Well, what do you think?

mattingly_84x128.jpgThe Mattingly Brewing Company may now be producing full scale productions of beer, but that doesn’t stop them from showing off what’s yet to come.

Tonight, Head Brewer Drew Huerter will be offering his Papaya Witbier.

Here’s a list of what to expect over the next few weeks:

8/26 Papaya Witbier
9/2 Date Dubbel
9/9 Sour Cherry Dubbel
9/12 Biere From Mars *Special Saturday Peek* Biere de Mars with Brettanomyces wild yeast
9/16 Sour Cherry Stout Porter
9/30 Brandy Oak Stout Porter

Be sure to head out tonight and taste some of Drew’s excellent beer.

International Tap House hosted the launch party of homebrewer Jim Yeager and O’Fallon Brewery’s collaborative effort Alright Already Amber Ale.  This beer was produced for the Great American Beer Festival’s Pro-Am competition.  If you didn’t attend, you really missed out on one of the best cask beers I’ve had this year. 

Here’s some photos from the event: