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new-years-eve-times-square-1.jpgIf you’re still looking around for something to do on New Year’s Eve, I’m sure you’re trying to find a spot where you’ll not only have a great time, but also get some great beer. Here are a couple of different spots around town where you can have your beer and drink it too.

Schlafly Bottleworks:

Enjoy food favorites & specials from local farmers & dessert (dinner hours: 5-10pm). Live music in the Crown Room by The Foggy Memory Boys & The Wayward Mountaineers ($15-9pm) & “Naked Mike” Newman in the Bottleworks Bar (free-9pm). A midnight toast of Black Velvet, a mix of Oatmeal Stout & sparkling wine. $15 cover for the Crown Room includes live music, midnight toast & the tasting glass. No reservations necessary.

Growler’s Pub

Includes an appetizer buffet from 8 p.m.-10 p.m., open bar from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., party favors, champagne toast and DJ. Hotel packages available with late check-out, free shuttle and great rates! Cost is $50.


Cicero’s throws everything in a pot and cooks up a New Year’s Eve that provides a little bit of something for everyone. Live music is served by Machree and the Morley’s, while hypnotists, mind readers and Tarot card readers tell you what the new year holds for you. You also get a magician or two, some comedy and a hard-working DJ rocking the dance floor. And then at midnight, blammo, Champagne toast. All this merriment is reserved for those 21 and older only, please. Cost is $35-$40.

Newstead Tower Public House

Ring in the New Year with Newstead and a Beer Dinner. Newstead is hosting its final beer dinner of 2009 featuring the favorites of 2009! The date of the dinner is December 31st. Reservations for this dinner are being accepted for the entire evening.

The cost of this five course dinner is $55 and reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling 314-535-7771.

Blueberry Hill

40 ‘Tils, Spark Treez, Fufops, Inappropriate Behavior; open bar (draft and rail), party favors & Champagne toast. Starts at 9PM. Price: $35

International Tap House

The International New Year Party – $40 per ticket 7pm-1am
Includes appetizer buffet, live music (C-Box Prophets) and complimentary select draughts from around the Globe. As different time zone around the world celebrate their new year, we will too by featuring their beers on tap (these draught features are included in the price of the ticket).
8-9pm: European Mainland (Belgium and German beers)
9-10pm: British Isles
10-11pm: Eastern Time Zone (New York and Michigan beers)
11-12pm: Central Time Zone (Missouri Beers)
12-1am: Mountain Time Zone (Colorado and Montana beers)

Riddle’s Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar
Just to let you know Riddles will be having live music performed by the Swirl band from 9:00 – 1:00 on New Years Eve, we will also have Prix Fixe Menu options, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight with party favors. Of course, like always, there is never a cover charge at Riddles.

Iron Barley

$65 will get you: Wine/Draft Beer Included, A Fabulous Endless Dinner Buffet, Musical Entertainment by Bob Case, and Hats, Party Favors/ Champagne at Midnight.

If you’re a restaurant or pub that’s not on the list, drop me an email and I’ll make sure to add you on. If you’re a reader of STL Hops, keep checking back on this post for updated information. Also, if you’re going out, make sure to do it safely and order a cab in advance. We all want to be able to celebrate the next year together.

Newstead Tower Public House is hosting its final beer dinner of 2009 featuring the favorites of 2009! The date of the dinner is December 31st.  Reservations for this dinner are being accepted for the entire evening.

The cost of this five course dinner is $55 and reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling 314-535-7771.


taproomlogo_94x128.jpgI know how it is, the present are opened, the tinsel has lost its luster and you may be feeling the post X-Mas blues. Well, I know how to perk you up: cheap beer. Schlafly is celebrating it’s 18th Anniversary party on Saturday, December 26th by serving beer at 1991 prices all day long.

If that’s not enough to pique your interest how about a discounted SIP Club membership as well? The standard SIP Club price is $25 for an annual membership, but on Friday only, you can purchase a membership for $18. Here are just a few things a SIP Club membership gets you:

  • A custom SIP Club stein for home
  • A Schlafly discount card: present to server or bartender and receive a 20 oz. beer for the price of a 16 oz. (excluding beers over 8% alcohol)
  • 10% discount in our retail shops
  • Invitation to special in-house member-only tastings and events

That last one is well worth the price to me, because as long as Andy White is putting it on, there is no way you should miss the SIP Club Dinner.

wineandcheeselogo_128x80.jpgThe Wine and Cheese Place on Forsyth will be hosting a Schlafly Reserve Vertical Tasting this Friday, December 18th from 4-6PM.

Dan Kopman, the co-founder and Vice President of The St. Louis Brewery will be on hand for this very special tasting.  Dan is a facinating guy and will provide plenty of information not only about Schlafly, but about beer as a whole.

Here’s a list of what will be available for tasting:

  • 2009 Schlafly Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
  • 2008 Schlafly Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
  • 2007 Schlafly Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
  • 2006 Schlafly Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (Not available for purchase.)
  • 2009 Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine
  • 2008 Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine
  • 2007 Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine
  • 2006 Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine (Not available for purchase.)

lagunitas_logoThe Lagunitas Brewing Company is now officially available in St. Louis.  It’s on the STL Hops Twitter, so it has to be true!

To celebrate the release of this Northern California classic, there are a couple of release parties in the area today and tomorrow:

  • iTAP will be hosting Ron Lindenbush from Lagunitas Brewery from 5:30-7PM tonight, December 15th.  They’ll have IPA and Cappuccino Stout on draught as well as IPA, Pale Ale, Maximus, Brown Sugga’, Hop Stupid and Cappuccino Stout in bottles.
  • The Stable will also be hosting an event beginning at 7PM.  Ron Lindenbush will be there for this event as well and you’ll have the option to buy the IPA and Cappuccino on draught.

sq1r-y-cropped-small-web-viewThis time of year can always be a bit too hectic.  Sometimes all we need is to sit down, drink a beer and unwind.  Square One Brewery is here to help.

This week continues their Big Beers of Christmas event. The best part about this event is that every Monday they’ll be selling these Big Beers for the same price as their normal beers.  Here’s a list what’s in store:

  • Dec 14th – Imperial IPA
  • Dec 21st – Double Pilsner
  • Dec 28st – Imperial Stout

If you can’t make it out to Square One over the next few weeks they’ll be offering up these beers at their New Years Eve Big Beer Dinner. Big beers and great prices. Too bad the holidays aren’t year round.

Craving some cask beer?  Maybe you’re craving some Schlafly Cask ESB?  Well, be sure to head down to The Bleeding Deacon on Thursday, December 17th.  At 6PM, Schlafly representative Nick Vickery will be tapping as cask of the seasonal Schlafly ESB.

Go and enjoy some beer the old fashioned way, the cask way.