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newstead.jpgI’m pleased to announce that the winner for the two tickets to the Newstead Boulevard Dinner is Brian Schrumpf!  Brian’s favorite Smokestack beer is the Double Wide, but he’s a fan of all of them!

Congrats to Brian and thank you everyone for entering. If you didn’t win, don’t be too upset, once again I have some cool stuff to give away soon.

I once again want to thank Laura Dale from Boulevard Brewery for providing one of the tickets for this event. This looks like a great line up of beer and food, there are still spaces available so get your reservation in today!

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

  • The Stable has just tapped their new Rauchbier! Smoky goodness just in time for the new food menu! (about an hour ago)
  • Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale 2009 has just arrived at TWCP Forsyth. (about an hour ago)
  • Jerad Gardner reports that Odell St. Lupulin is now on draft at The Stable. (a day ago)
  • Look for Southern Tier Harvest 6pks to hit the shelves Friday. First time in Missouri for this ESB. (almost 2 days ago)
  • Speaking of Fall, O’Fallon Brewery’s Pumpkin Beer should now be available at some of your favorite retailers. (2 days ago)
  • Starting this Saturday 8/22 Schnucks Culinaria will be hosting Craft Beer tastings from 1-4PM on their upper level. (2 days ago)
  • Schlafly Oktoberfest has hit the street. It’s a great reminder that Fall is almost here. (2 days ago)

Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • Bob’s Liquor (8/15/2009)
    • Seasonals: Shipyard Pumpkin, Left Hand Oktoberfest, Sam Adams Octoberfest
    • Grand Teton IPA
    • Founders:IPA, Porter, Dirty Bastard
    • Arcadia: IPA, Porter, Hopmouth Double IPA
    • Left Hand: Sawtooth Ale, Milk Stout
    • Rogue Dead guy Ale
    • Bell’s: Two Hearted Ale, Stout, Third Coast
    • Anchor: Steam, Liberty
    • North Coast: Pranqster, Old Rasputin, Acme, Red Seal
    • Bear Republic: Racer 5, Hop Rod Rye
    • Charleville: Half Wit Wheat, Hoptomistic IPA
    • Gulden Draak
    • Duvel
    • Chimay
    • Anderson Valley: Boont Amber Ale, IPA
  • Bombay Wine and Spirits (08/21/09)
    • Schlafly’s Octoberfest
    • Pyramid Curve Ball Summer Seasonal
    • Pyramid Haywire Hefe
    • Left Hand Oktoberfest
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer
    • Shipyard Pumpkin Beer
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    • Schnwider Weise Hopfen Weise
    • Mikkeller Stateside IPA
  • Bon Vivant Wines (08/21/09)
    • Three Floyds Alpha King
    • Three Floyds Pride & Joy
    • Three Floyds Robert the Bruce
    • Lagunitas Hop Stoopid,
    • Lagunitas Lucky 13
    • Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Extra
  • deVine Wines & Spirits (8/21/2009)
    • Caldera Brewing IPA
    • Caldera Brewing Pale Ale
    • Founders Centennial IPA
    • Left Hand Oktoberfest
    • Left Hand St. Vrain
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin
    • Pyramid Thunder Head
    • R J Rockers Bell Ringer
    • R J Rockers Son of a Peach
    • Rogue Morimoto Imperial Pilsner
    • Wychwood Scarecrow Golden Pale Ale
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    • Shipyard Pumpkin Head
    • Shipyard IPA
  • Provisions Market (8/21/09)
    • New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale
    • Shipyard Pumpkin Ale
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin ale
    • Sam Adams Oktoberfest
    • Witches’ Brew
    • Beer Here Morke Pumpernickel Porter
    • Beer Here Dark Hops
    • Anderson Valley Summer Solstice CANS
    • Anserson Valley Poleeko Gold Pale Ale CANS
    • Weissenhoe Bonator Dopplebock
  • Culinaria – A Schnucks Market (08/21/09)
    • Bells Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Octoberfest
    • Sam Adams Octoberfest
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    • Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin
    • New Holland “The Poet”
    • Dundee Honey Brown
    • Peroni
    • Left Hand Sawtooth ale
    • Big Sky Moose Drool
    • Big Sky Montana Mixer
    • Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
    • Kasteel Rouge
    • Gulden Draak
    • Samuel Smith Organic Cider
    • Coney Island Human Blockhead
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (08/21/09)
    • 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) (08/21/09)
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • 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

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Bigelo’s Bistro (08/15/09)
    • Schlafly APA
    • Lagunitas Lil Sumpin
    • Magic Hat #9
    • Lagunitas IPA
    • New Belgium Mothership Wit
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Flying Dog Dogtoberfest
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine
    • Bells Two Hearted
    • Blue Moon
  • Cicero’s (08/20/09)
    • Arcadia Hopmouth
    • Ommegang Abbey Ale
    • Goose Island 312
    • La Chouffe
    • St. Bernardus Prior 8
    • Blanche Du Bruxelles
    • Samuel Adams Summer Ale
    • Peroni
    • Newcastle
    • Bass Ale
    • Blue Moon
    • Left Hand Octoberfest
    • Schlafly Koelsch
    • Schlafly Helles Summer Lager
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Boddington’s
    • Guinness
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    • Kasteel Triple
    • Fullers Porter
    • Abita Purple Haze
    • Lindemans Framboise
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Pale Ale
    • Shock Top
    • Maudite
    • Shiner Bock
    • New Belgium Fat Tire
    • New Belgium Dandelion Ale
    • New Belgium Mighty Arrow
    • Smithwick’s
    • Pilsner Urquell
    • Deliruim Tremens
    • Woodchuck Amber
    • Anchor Steam
    • Sierra Neveda Brown Saison
    • Franziskaner
    • Warsteiner
    • Old Rasputin Stout
    • Maredsous Dubbel
    • Bell’s 2 Hearted
    • Black Raspberry Mead
    • Odell 5 Barrel Pale Ale
    • Belhaven Scottish Ale
    • O’Fallon Wheach
  • International Tap House (8/20/2009)
    • Guinness
    • Boddingtons
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    • Lindeman’s Framboise
    • Racer 5
    • Chimay
    • Ace Pear Cider
    • Founders Red’s Rye
    • Blanche De Chambly
    • Ommegang Hennepin
    • Tucher Hefe
    • Red Seal
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Abt 12
    • Prior 8
    • Titan IPA
    • Newcastle
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Stella
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • O’Fallon 5 Day
    • Charleville Hoptimistic
    • Monty Python Holy Grail Ale
    • Schlafly APA
    • Warsteiner Dunkel
    • Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout
    • La Chouffe
    • Fuller’s London Porter
    • Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’
    • Crown Valley Old School Pils
    • Avery Maharaja Batch #10
    • Founders Cerise
    • Arcadia Sky High Rye
    • He’Brew Sword Swallower
    • Reissdorf Kolsch
    • Delirium
    • Founder’s Cent IPA
    • So. Tier Hoppe
    • Harp
    • Weihenstephan
    • Up Next: Avery IPA, Saison Dupont, Blanche De Bruxells, So Tier Unearthly, Gulden Draak, Chambly Noir, Lenny’s RIPA, Schneider Brooklyner, Maredsous 10 and the GABF O’Fallon Beers, Alright Already Amber and O’Town Brown (amber on cask Saturday 8.22.09 at 2pm)
  • Iron Barley (08/21/09)
    • 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)
  • The Good Pie (8/20/09)
    • Schlafly Schwarz Bier (d)
    • Schlafly APA (d)
    • Schlafly Pilsner (d)
    • Founders Reds Rye (d)
    • Founders Cerise (d)
    • Blanche de Chambly (d)
    • Duchesse du Bourgonge(d)
    • St Bernardus abt 12 (d)
    • Old Rasputin Russian Imperial stout, NITRO (d)
    • So Tier Harvest Ale on deck (d)
    • Saison DuPont
    • De PROEF/port brewing signature ale #1 2007
    • Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza
    • Oud Beersel Framboise
    • Oud Beersel Gueze
    • Abbaye de St Bon-Chien, Biere de Garde 2007
    • other BOTTLES
    • Chimay Gran Reserve
    • Weihenstephaner hefe
    • founders devil dancer

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • The Highlands Restaurant & Brewing Company (08/17/09)
    • IPA ***NEW Recipe IPA NOW ON*** (07/12/09)
    • Belgian Witte** New beer!!(08/16/09)
    • Bronze
    • Porter **$2.00 Pints**
    • Bohemian Pilsner **New recipe** (7-12)
    • Platinum Blonde
    • Sugar Creek Light Lager
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Blackberry Wheat
    • Dry Hopped Rye APA (5-11)
  • Mattingly Brewing Company (08/17/09)
    • Bentonshire Bitter
    • Sunbeam Summer Ale
    • HOPtimal APA
    • Homeward Brown
    • BrightSide White
    • Black Sky Stout Porter
    • O’Fallon Gold
  • Schlafly Bottleworks (08/19/09)
    • Summer Lager
    • Hefeweizen
    • Raspberry Hefeweizen
    • Kolsch
    • No15
    • Pale
    • Pilsner
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Witbier
    • Oktoberfest on tap as of 8/18!

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

Today, from 4PM to 6:30PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will be having a tasting featuring Nogne/Mikkeller Tyttebaer, Nogne Tiger Tripel, Beer Here Dark Hops, Beer Here Morke Pumpkernickel Porter, O’Fallon Pumpkin and while it lasts –Laughing Dog The Dogfather Imperial Stout and Stone Vertical Epic 08 (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

newstead.jpgI’m giving away two tickets to the August Boulevard Smokestack Dinner at Newstead.  The dinner is on August 26th at 7PM.

If you’re interested in winning two tickets that include a four courses being paired with four different Boulevard Smokestack beers (you will be required to pay the gratuity) email with a subject of “Newstead Boulevard Dinner” and tell me what your favorite Smokestack Series Beer is.

If you don’t think you’ll be able to attend, please don’t enter. I’d like to make sure that people available to attend have a chance to win. The winner will be drawn on Monday, August 24th at 9AM.

Newstead Tower Public House is hosting another in their line of monthly beer dinners with this dinner featuring Boulevard Brewery’s Smokestack Series. The date of the dinner is August 26th at 7PM. The cost of this event is $40 and reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling 314-535-7771.


Stay tuned for an opportunity to win one free seat for this dinner later on today.

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 Cranberry Witbier.

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

8/19 Cranberry Witbier
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.

itap.jpgFor the past few years, the Great American Beer Festival has held a Brewery/Homebrewer Pro-Am competition where a brewery works with an award winning homebrewer to produce a beer to send to the GABF competition.

This year the O’Fallon Brewery worked with the Garage Brewers Society to select a beer to send to the Pro-Am comp.  Jim Yeager’s American Amber was chosen as the winner and you’ll have a chance to try it this Saturday at the International Tap House.

Jim describes the beer as such:

In terms of the beer itself, I think of this one as a really good blend of malt complexity and citrusy american hops (I’m a huge fan of amarillo hops, so expect lots of them!). I don’t think we really have anything quite like this available locally so I’m really interested to see how people like it.

You’ll have a chance to not only try the draught version of the beer, but there will be a double dry hopped (Amarillo and Cascade) cask version available as well.

There will also be some other O’Fallon goodies available as well, including the O’Fallon O’Town Brown Ale (which according to MoBev’s Derek Bean is another beer brewed this year just for a special competition at the GABF) and, one keg of the O’Fallon St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival Fest Beer Dry Irish Stout.

This party runs from 2PM – 5PM this Saturday, August 22nd.  Sounds like a great opportunity to try some new beers from O’Fallon.