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What do you get when you have brewers from Schlafly, O’Fallon Brewery and New Albanian Brewery collaborate on a beer? An Oak Aged Dry Hopped Smoked Rye Pale Ale.  According to the Potable Curmudgeon, this beer will be 6.5%ABV and will have 35 IBU.

More information coming soon.

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beer 1665While this probably could have been a news story in itself, some of you may now know that Jerad Gardner no longer is working with Amalgamated Brewing.  But, for those of you looking for your Jerad fix, fear not.

Mark Pruitt from Bigelo’s Bistro knows a good opportunity when he sees it and has offered Jerad a job bartending on Friday and Saturday nights at Bigelo’s.  What’s more is that starting December 4th, Bigelo’s will now be open until 11 or 12AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Last I saw, Bigelo’s has Three Floyds Gumballhead on draught, seems like a good excuse to visit Bigelo’s and Jerad this Friday night.

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

  • Founders Devil Dancer is now on tap at The Stable! Get it while you can! (about an hour ago)

Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

    • Bon Vivant Wines (11/27/09)
      • Allagash Curieux
      • Ayinger Weizen Bock
      • Bell’s Christmas Ale
      • Bell’s Double Cream Stout
      • Dogfish Head Pangaea
      • De Ranke Pere Noel
      • Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
      • Left Hand Fade to Black
      • Left Hand Warrior IPA
      • SKA ESB (cans)
      • St. Bernardus Christmas
      • Victory Yakima Twilight
      • Weltenburg Winter-Fraum
    • Provisions Market (11/27/09)
      • Ray Hills Classic American Pilsner
      • Breckenridge Christmas Ale
      • Shiner Holiday Cheer
      • Blue Moon Grand Cru
      • Sierra Nevada Celebration 24 oz
      • Grand Teton Imperial Stout
      • Left Hand Fade To Black
      • Peroni
      • Southern Tier Krampus
      • Southern Tier Old Man Winter Ale
      • Bad Elf
      • Criminally Bad Elf
      • Insanely Bad Elf
      • Pickled Santa
      • Santa’s Butt
      • Reindeer Revolt
      • Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper
      • Full Moon
      • Struisse Tsjeeses
      • Dieu De Ciel Solstice d’Hiver
    • Starrs (11/27/09)
      • Anchor Christmas Ale 2009
      • Bells Christmas 2009
      • Bells Java Stout
      • Bells Double Cream
      • Bells Cherry Stout
      • Founders Backwoods Bastard 2009
      • Founders Imperial Stout
      • Bells Sparkling Ale
      • Bell Winter White
      • Bells Rye
      • Bells Two Hearted 5 Liter Can
      • Blue Moon Full Moon Winter Ale
      • Boulevard Nutcracker Ale 2009
      • Delirium Noel 2009
      • Founders Breakfast Stout Batch 1
      • Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale
      • Founders Backwoods
      • Founders Imperial Stout
      • Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness Quart
      • Guiness 250 Anniversary
      • Hebrew 13 Barleywine
      • Lakefront Brewery Fuel Cafe Coffee Flavored Stout
      • Lakefront Brewery IPA
      • Mendocino Imperial IPA Winter Ale
      • New Belgium Two Below
      • New Belgium Frambozen 2009
      • N’Ice Chouffe
      • Odells Isolation Ale 2009
      • Samuel Smith Winter Welcome 4pks 2009
      • Schlafly Barleywine Style Ale 2007 & 2008
      • Sierra Nevada Big Foot Ale 2009
      • Sierra Nevada Celebrations Ale 2009
    • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (11/27/09)
      • Founders Backwoods Bastard 2009
      • Founders Imperial Stout
      • Southern Tier Krampus Imperail Helles
      • Southern Tier Old Man Winter
      • New Holland Pilgrim’s Dole Wheat Wine
      • New Holland Cabin Fever Brown
      • Blue Moon Grand Cru 2009 Imperial White
      • Augusta Winter Ale
      • Abita (New Orleans) Christmas Ale
      • Sierra Nevada Celebration 24oz bottles
    • Wine and Cheese Place (Rock Hill) (11/22/09)
      • Rogue Yellow Snow IPA
      • Magic Hat Howl
      • Ridgeway Lump of Coal
      • Ridgeway Bad Elf, Seriously Bad Elf
      • Ridgeway Pickled Santa
      • Delirium Noel
      • Bells Rye Stout
      • Bells Sparkling Ale
    • Wine and Cheese Place (Ballwin) (11/23/09)
      • Magic Hat Black as Night Winter Seasonal 6pk
      • Bell’s Sparkling Ale 6pk
      • Laughing Dog The Dog Father 22oz

      Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

        • 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar (11/25/09)
          • Hitachino Nest White Ale
          • Founders Red’s Rye
          • Left Hand Oktoberfest
          • Sierra Nevada Celebration
          • Bell’s Rye Stout
          • Boulevard Tank 7
        • Bigelo’s Bistro (11/27/09)
          • Schlafly Pale
          • Boulevard Nutcracker
          • New Belgium Fall Wild Ale
          • Founders Breakfast Stout
          • Sierra Nevada Celebration
          • Three Floyds Gumballhead
          • Schlafly ESB
          • Avery DuganA IPA
          • Boulevard Wheat
          • Lagunitas IPA
          • Flying Dog Raging Bitch
          • Blue Moon
        • Blueberry Hill (11/25/09)
          • 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 ESB
          • Schlafly Pale Ale
          • Stella Artois
          • Strongbow Cider
          • Goose Island Matilda
        • Iron Barley (11/27/09)
          • O’Fallon Smoked Porter
          • Amalmagated Helles
          • Left Hand Milk Stout
          • North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
          • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
          • Boulevard Nutcracker
          • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
          • Griesedieck Golden Pilsner
          • O’Fallon Cask 5 Day IPA
          • Warsteiner Dunkel
          • Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale
          • Boulevard Smokestack Saison (750 ml)
          • Boulevard Smokestack The Sixth Glass (750 ml)
          • Boulevard Smokestack Long Strange Tripel (750 ml)
          • Boulevard Double Wide IPA (750 ml)
          • Tucher Hefe Weiss (Bottle)
          • Wychwood Hobgoblin English Brown Ale(Bottle)
          • Odell IPA (Bottle)
          • Arcadia Jaw Jacker(Bottle)
          • Weihenstephan Dark Hefe (Bottle)
          • Rogue Dead Guy Ale (Bottle)
          • Paulaner Oktoberfest-Marzen(Bottle)
          • Left Hand Polestar Pilsner (Bottle)
          • Left Hand Black Jack Porter(Bottle)
          • Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout(Bottle)
          • Brouwerij Huyge Floris Apple (Bottle)
          • Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB (Bottle)
          • Guinness Draft (Bottle)
        • The Stable (11/27/09)
          • Amalgamated Helles
          • Amalgamated Marzen
          • Amalgamated Dunkel
          • Amalgamated Rauchbier
          • Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA
          • Bell’s Cherry Stout
          • Bell’s Double Cream Stout
          • Bell’s Two Hearted
          • Bell’s Expedition Stout
          • Bear Republic Racer 5
          • Cap’n Sig Hansen’s Deadlist Catch
          • Founders Imperial Stout
          • Founders Red’s Rye
          • Founders Devil Dancer
          • Kasteel Tripel
          • New Belgium 2 Below
          • North Coast Brother Thelonious
          • N’ICE CHOUFFE
          • Odell Isolation
          • Rogue Mogul Madness
          • Southern Tier Krampus
          • Sierra Celebration Ale
          • On Deck At The Stable
          • Founders Red’s Rye Cask 12-4-09
          • Across The Pond In Bottle
          • Founders Backwoods Bastard
          • Founders Harvest Ale
          • Rogue XS Imperial IPA
          • New Belgium Transatlantique Kirek
          • Bear Republic Racer 5
          • Jolley Pumpkin La Roja
          • Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
          • 1809
          • Skullsplitter
          • Aecht Schlenkerla Marzen
          • Weihenstephaner
          • Left Hand Twin Sisters

          Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

          • Buffalo Brewing Company (11/25/09)
            • Buffalo Drool (10-24)
            • ESB Dry Hopped with Goldings (10-7)
            • Buffalo Gold
            • Buffalo Trace Bourbon Oak Extra Stout (11-16)
            • Roggenbeir (11-10)
            • Chili Beer (11-2)
            • Kettle Black – Black IPA (11-25) NEW
          • Schlafly Taproom (11/27/09)
            • ESB
            • Coffee Stout
            • 2009 Imperial Stout
            • Christmas
            • Belgian Singel
            • American Brown
            • Kolsch
            • No. 15
            • Hefeweizen
            • Pale Ale
            • Dry-Hopped APA
            • Oatmeal Stout
            • Cask – APA (Simcoe & Ahtanum)
            • Cask – Coffee Stout

          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 Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada Collaboration Life and Limb, Founders Imperial Stout, Founders Backwoods Bastard, New Holland Pilgrim’s Dole, New Holland Cabin Fever, Southern Tier Krampus and Southern Tier Old Man Winter. Additional information can be found at their blog.

          Cory from deVine Wines and Spirts, located at 2961 Dougherty Ferry Rd, holds a beer tasting every Wednesday evening from from 5PM to 8PM. Each Wednesday will offer up a few new beers for you to taste. Swing on by and check it out.

          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.

          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 let his assistant brewer Jerid Saffell take the reins and brew up the Mattingly American Stout. Jerid gives a description of the beer:

          Mattingly American Stout displays hints of caramel, toast, bitter chocolate and just a hint of fresh brewed coffee. Magnum and Centennial hops provide the balance and a hint of citrus background flavor associated with the style. A much bigger beer than the average stout, yet not in the imperial range. 7.5% A.B.V. 65 IBU

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

          If you’re looking for this beer, this graphic courtesy of Schlafly will help point you in the right direction:

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          First of all, big thanks to Schlafly, Stephen Hale, Andy White and Brennan Greene for helping out with this event. It couldn’t have nearly as successful without their help.

          Second, thanks to Clayton for selling raffle tickets, we raised a ton of money because of his help. Third, thanks to Sean Thompson for taking photos of the event, I wish I would have taken some myself, but honestly (and I say this with absolutely no hyperbole) I was having so much fun I forgot.

          But if you didn’t attend this is a small gallery of what you missed:

          I once again want to thank all of the breweries and distributors, O’Fallon, Schlafly, Morgan Street, Buffalo Brewing Company, Missouri Beverage, New Belgium Brewing and Boulevard, that participated in donating time and beer.

          I also once again want to thank the following places for donating items for raffles and giveaways:

          After everything has been paid for, we raised an amazing $1841.65 for Stray Rescue of St. Louis. I was flabbergasted by the generosity of everyone involved and this money is going to a great cause. This is a huge gain over last year’s $800.

          Thank you all, once again for a fantastic event and a fantastic year of beer in St. Louis. I’m looking forward to planning next year’s event already.