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Newstead Tower Public House has begun putting together a line of  beer dinners on random Sundays being titled GastroSoul.  The object of these beer dinners, is to pair craft beer with Soul Food.

This month’s dinner is being held this Sunday, February 28th, and it begins at 6PM. The cost of the meal is $40/person and reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling 314-535-7771.

stable_128x126.jpgI’m pleased to announce that the winner for the two tickets to the 2010 Beer Lovers Anonymous is Kelly Kraemer! Congrats to Kelly 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 want to thank Brad Wheeling from Amalgamated Brewing for providing the tickets to this event. Don’t forget, if you don’t win this one, don’t worry I will be holding more contests like this in the future, so you’ll have another chance then.

For those of you that already have your tickets (or those of you lucky enough to win tickets) for Saturday’s Beer Lovers Anonymous, you may be curious to know what beers are going to be available for tasting.  I was just sent the list today and it looks to be a great list for a very fun festival.

Makes me kind of wish I took off on Saturday!  Here’s the list:

  • Bells Consecrator
  • Bells Sparkling
  • Founders Double Trouble
  • Grand Teton Whiskey Cellar Reserve Double Vision Doppelbock
  • Hitachino Nest White Ale
  • Left Hand Starfish Chocolate Brown Ale
  • Left Hand Widdershins Oak Aged Barleywine
  • New Holland Black Tulip
  • Odell Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout
  • Odell Extra Special Red
  • Rogue John John Dead Guy
  • Rogue XS imperial IPA
  • Southern Tier Gemini
  • Southern Tier Unearthly IPA
  • Bells Hopslam
  • Bridgeport Hop Czar Imperial IPA
  • Einbecker Dunkel
  • Hitachino Nest Ginger Brew
  • Moylans Hopsickle Imperial Triple Ale
  • New Belgium La Folie
  • New Holland Oak Aged Dragon’s Milk
  • St Bernnardus Abt 12 Abbey Ale

Make sure to stay tuned tomorrow to see who wins tickets for this event.

It’s always fun to walk into your local watering hole and see a cask of beer sitting on the bar.  So here’s a couple of chances to drink some Schlafly cask beer in your neighborhood this week:

Bleeding Deacon – Thursday, February 25th – 6PM
Bigelo’s Bistro – Friday, February 26th – 4PM

Last May, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law a controversial bill that allowed restaurants to sell draught beer in growlers as long as the establishment had 45 tap handles and derived 50% of their business from food sales.  Without getting into the controversial political aspects of the bill, the provisions pretty much only allowed for a single restaurant in Missouri to sell growlers for off-premises consumption.

Well, the Missouri Legislature is back in session and an amendment to the original law has been proposed in the Missouri House of Representatives.  House Bill HB1355 is an amendment that reduces the amount of draught beer necessary from 45 to 20.  This is a big step as it would increase the number of places locally that could allow for growler sales.

But, without the food provision being removed it would also keep a lot of places from allowing off-premises sales.  So, it’s time for us all to take action.  Write and call your legislators, let them know that you want to have this bill changed to allow for more places in St. Louis to enjoy growler sales.

Don’t know who your legislator is?  Luckily, Missouri has made it easy for you to find out.  Get out there and make your voice heard.

Being completely oblivious about wine, I was unaware of this idea put forth called “Open that Bottle Night.”  The plan is to break out a bottle of wine that you’ve been sitting on and actually drink it.  No special occasion needed, you’re simply drinking the wine to enjoy it.

This is brilliant.  I’m sure that I’m not unlike a lot of you.  I’m sure that you have a few (or more) beers that you’ve set aside for that special occasion.  Sometimes though it begins to get difficult to open to beers just because you’ve sat on them for this long, they may be better if they sit a little longer.  Or maybe the occasion just isn’t special enough.

But enough of that, it’s time to open that beer.  So, this is the plan, we’re all going to open up something from our cellars this week and post it in the comments.  Let us know what you thought about your beer.  How it’s aged, how it tastes, are you happy with the results, etc.

I’m curious to hear everyone’s thoughts.

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

  • RT: @TWCPBeer The very limited and long awaited Avery Black Tot is scheduled to hit TWCP Forsyth tomorrow!!! (almost 2 days ago)
  • Southern Tier Gemini on tap @33wine (7 days ago)

Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • deVine Wines & Spirits (2/18/2010)
    • Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
    • Anderson Hop Ottin IPA
    • Alpha Dog IPA
    • Arcadia IPA
    • Arcadia Double IPA
    • Arcadia Choco Loco Stout
    • Avery Maharaja Batch #10
    • Avery 14′er ESB
    • Avery Salvation
    • Avery Out of Bounds Stout
    • Bridgeport Hop Czar IIPA
    • Bear Republic XP Pale Ale
    • Boulevard Saison Brett
    • Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad
    • Delirum Tremens
    • Founders Double Trouble
    • Founders Red Rye
    • Founders Pale Ale
    • Founders Centennial IPA
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Kronenbourg 1664
    • Lagunitas Pale Ale
    • Lagunitas Maximus IPA
    • Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
    • Left Hand Fade To Black Stout
    • Left Hand Widdershins
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA
    • Old Stock Ale 2010
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2010
    • Southern Tier IPA
    • Stevens Point Pale Ale
    • Tin Mill Dopplebock
    • Unibroue Maudite 750ml
    • Van Twee Brewmasters Edition
    • Whole Hog 6-Hop IPA
  • Provisions Market (02/19/10)
    • Avery Black Tot Imperial Stout, barrel aged
    • Murphy’s Irish Stout Cans
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout Cans
    • Bells Consecrator Dopplebock
    • Strangford St. Patrick’s Ale
    • Strangford Legbiter Ale
    • Dixie Blackened Voodoo
    • Bridgeport Hop Czar
    • Blue Moon Rising Moon
  • Starrs (02/18/10)
    • Bells Consecrator
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Goose Island Matilda Belgium 4 packs
    • Odell Red Ale
    • Odells Mountain Standard Reserve
    • Rogue John John Barrel Aged Dead Guy
    • Rogue Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (02/18/10)
    • Avery Black Tot Aged in Rum Barrels
    • Southern Tier Box of Pales
    • Southern Tier Back Burner
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Ballwin) (02/19/10)
    • back in stock! Charleville Tornado Alley
    • back in stock! Charleville Hoptimistic IPA
    • back in stock! Charleville Explicit APA
    • Avery Black Tot Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout
    • Southern Tier Imperial Gemini
    • Mikkeller Amarillo Single Hop IPA
    • Mikkeller Tomahawk Single Hop IPA
    • HaandBryggeriet Wild Thing
    • Nogne O Andhrimnir Barley Wine Ale
    • Nogne O Tiger Tripel
    • Nogne O Imperial DunkelWit
    • Boulevard Smokestack Collaboration No.1 with Orval
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA 6pk
    • Sierra Nevade Glissade 6pk
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 6pk
    • Founders Double Trouble 4pk

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Bigelo’s Bistro (2/16/10)
    • Sam Adams Noble Pils
    • Bells Two Hearted
    • Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine
    • Ska Modus Hoperandi
    • Victory Hop Devil
    • Schlafly Kölsch
    • Ommegang Three Philosophers
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Schlafly Extra Irish Stout
    • Schlafly Scotch Ale
    • Blue Moon
  • Bridge (2/18/10)
    • Abita Turbodog
    • Avery the Czar
    • Belhaven Twisted Thistle
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Cathedral Square Belgian White
    • Brasserie d’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe
    • Brouwerij Lindemans Peche
    • Brouwerij Van Eecke Poperings Hommel
    • Brouwerji Van Honsebrouck St. Louis Framboise
    • Charleville Tripel Wit
    • Chimay Tripel
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Great Divide Titan IPA
    • Lagunitas IPA
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Magic Hat #9
    • New Belgium Dark Heather
    • New Belgium Fat Tire
    • New Belgium Mighty Arrow
    • New Belgium Mothership Wit
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA
    • New Belgium Wild Ale
    • North Coast Le Merle
    • North Coast Scrimshaw
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • O’Fallon Smoke
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
    • Schlafly C1 Collaboration Ale
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Kölsch
    • Arcadia Sky High Rye
    • Southern Tier Hoppe
    • Unibroue Maudite
    • Unibroue Trois Pistoles
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    • plus over 150 bottles
  • Cicero’s (2/19/10)
    • Arcadia Hop Mouth
    • Ommegang Rare Vos
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • La Chouffe
    • St. Bernardus Apt 12
    • Monk’s Cafe Sour Ale
    • Samuel Adams Noble Pils
    • Peroni
    • Newcastle
    • Blue Moon
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Schlafly Scotch Ale
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Boddington’s
    • Guinness
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    • Kasteel Rouge
    • Fullers Porter
    • Abita Purple Haze
    • Lindemans Framboise
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Tin Mill Doppelbock
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Maudite
    • Shiner Bock
    • New Belgium Fat Tire
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA
    • New Belgium Mighty Arrow
    • Smithwick’s
    • Pilsner Urquell
    • Deliruim Tremens
    • Woodchuck Amber
    • Anchor Steam Beer
    • Sierra Neveda Bigfoot Barleywine
    • Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse
    • Warsteiner Pils
    • Brother Thelonius
    • Maredsous Dubbel
    • Bell’s Oarsman
    • Black Raspberry Mead
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • O’Fallon Whiskey Barrel Smoked Porter
    • Bass Ale
    • Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat
    • Paulaner Hefeweizen
  • Iron Barley (02/19/10)
    • O’Fallon Whiskey Barrel Smoked Porter
    • Amalmagated Helles
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Alt Beer – Iron Barley’s Recipe Freshly Brewed From Amalmagated Brewery
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Irish Ale
    • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
    • Griesedieck Golden Pilsner
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA on Cask
    • 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)
    • Founders Breakfast Stout(Bottle)
    • Weihenstephan Dark Hefe (Bottle)
    • Rogue Dead Guy Ale (Bottle)
    • Left Hand Polestar Pilsner (Bottle)
    • Left Hand Black Jack Porter(Bottle)
    • Founders Dirty Bastard(Bottle)
    • Brouwerij Huyge Floris Apple (Bottle)
    • Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB (Bottle)
    • Guinness Draft (Bottle)
    • Rogue Yellow Snow IPA (Bomber)
  • Newstead Tower Pub (2/16/10)
    • Griesedieck Golden Pilsener
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Founders Red’s Rye
    • Founders Porter
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly APA
    • Schlafly Scotch Ale
    • New Belgium Mothership Wit
    • Bell’s Rye Stout
    • Boulevard Irish Ale
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Charleville Tripel Wit
  • The Royale (2/17/10)
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Griesedieck Bros. Golden Pilsner
    • Guinness Stout
    • Moinette Brune
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Scotch Ale
    • Strongbow Hard Cider
      • GUEST BOTTLES
    • Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock
    • Anchor Porter
    • Ayinger Celebrator
    • Boulevard Saison-Brett
    • New Holland “The Poet” Oatmeal Stout
    • St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
  • The Stable (2/18/10)
    • Amalgamated Helles
    • Amalgamated American Hopped Zoigl
    • Arcadia Sky High Rye
    • Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’
    • Bell’s Two Hearted IPA
    • Bell’s HopSlam
    • Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
    • Bear Republic Late Harvest
    • Boulevard Single Wide IPA
    • Charleville Hoptimistic IPA
    • Duchesse
    • Ephemere
    • Founders Centennial IPA
    • Grand Teton Black Cauldron Imperial Stout
    • Houfbrau Hefe
    • Left Hand Fade To Black
    • Michelob Lager
    • North Coast Old Rasputin Nitro
    • New Belgium Dark Heather Saison
    • Southern Tier Hoppe Extra Pale Ale

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Schlafly Taproom (02/19/10)
    • Scotch Ale
    • Doppelbock
    • Coffee Stout
    • Smoked Porter
    • English IPA
    • Blackberry Cider
    • Pilsner
    • Irish Extra Stout
    • Hefeweizen
    • Pale Ale
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Cask- American Brown (Cascade)
    • Cask- APA (Cascade, Columbus, Chinook)

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events: