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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 and Assistant Brewer Jerid Saffell will be offering their Dubbel with Dates, Cranberries and Brettanomyces.

Here’s a look at what to expect next week:

4/07 – Dark Days IPA

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

This may be it.  This may be your last chance to try the “original” American IPA on cask from Schlafly.

This Thursday, April 1st, starting at 6:30PM, a representative from the St. Louis Brewery will be tapping a cask of the American IPA and will be serving it at the Hair of the Dog Pub on Washington.

This beer will be available until they run out or the pub closes.  My guess is that the won’t have to worry about it not running out.

SixRow_logoYes the date for the first cask beer available from Six Row Brewing Company is on April 1st, but I can assure you that this is no joke. Starting at 6PM, they will be offering up a dry-hopped version of their ESB. Seems like the perfect style for cask treatment.

I’ve also been informed that Six Row will begin having an event each Wednesday called, “Brewmaster’s Special”. Starting this week and following every week thereafter, the brewers of Six Row will be featuring a one of their beers at a special price of $3.50 per pint.  This week’s special choice is the ESB.

Round 3 of the STL Hops 2010 St. Louis Beer Challenge proved to have some dominating victories but also had a couple of close match-ups.

Square One may have stayed alive by taking out the Schlafly #15 in round two, but couldn’t get past the juggernaut that is Schlafly Kolsch. O’Fallon’s 5 Day IPA continues its domination and easily dances into Round 4.

We’re now at the Elite 8 and we’re down to just three breweries.  We have Schlafly’s APA facing off against O’Fallon’s newest kid on the block, the Hemp Hop Rye.  We also have Buffalo facing off against itself, in a huge match-up between the Rye IPA and the Buffalo Tail IIPA.  Must be a nice feeling to know at least one of your beers is going to reach the final four.

Time to get voting!

(If you can’t see the poll below, click on this link to visit the website hosting it.)

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

  • RT: @Schlafly Did you know we’re tapping a Cask of Schlafly Export IPA at The Bleeding Deacon tonight at 6pm? Now you do! (about 22 hours ago)
  • Goose Island Night Stalker & @SierraNevadaCA collaboration Sierra 30 Fritz And Ken’s Ale have hit stores today. Info @ http://bit.ly/9plDow (a day ago)
  • RT: @SixRowBrewCo ESB is back on tap at Six Row! http://bit.ly/bKGvwC (2 days ago)
  • RT: @Schlafly Exclusive contest for Schlafly Facebook Fans for spots on a VIP Brewery Tour of the Tap Room this Sat. http://bit.ly/dfwlbH (2 days ago)
  • Now on cask at The Tap Room: Schlafly Coffee Imperial Stout. Coffee was added when the Imperial Stout was casked last May. #STL #craftbeer (3 days ago)

Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

    • deVine Wines & Spirits (3/26/2010)
      • Abita Jockamo IPA
      • Abita Amber
      • Anderson Hop Ottin IPA
      • Alpha Dog Imperial IPA
      • Arcadia IPA
      • Arcadia Double IPA
      • Arcadia Choco Loco Stout
      • Avery Maharaja Batch #10
      • Avery Salvation
      • Avery Out of Bounds Stout
      • Bridgeport Hop Czar IIPA
      • Bear Republic XP Pale Ale
      • Boulevard Rye on Rye
      • Boulevard Saison Brett
      • Boulevard Tank 7
      • Great Divide Hercules IPA
      • Grieskirchner Weisse
      • Lagunitas The Hairy Eyeball
      • Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
      • Lagunitas Pale Ale
      • Lagunitas Maximus IPA
      • Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
      • Leffe Blond Ale
      • Left Hand Milk Stout
      • Left Hand Warrior IPA
      • Left Hand Widdershins
      • O’Fallon Wheach
      • Rogue Morimoto Imperial Pils
      • Rogue John John Whiskey Barrel Dead Guy
      • Sierra Nevada Glissade
      • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2010
      • Southern Tier IPA
      • Strangford Lough Legbiter
      • Strangford Lough St. Patrick’s Best
      • Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown
      • Van Twee Brewmasters Edition
      • WoodChuck Spring Cider
    • Paradise Valley Wine & Spirits (3/26/2010)
      • Abita Strawberry (Spring Seasonal)
      • Anchor Brewing Old Foghorn Barlywine Style Ale
      • Augusta Farmhouse Ale Saison (Batch #5)
      • Aventinus Eisbock
      • Breckenridge Brewery Extra ESB
      • Breckenridge Brewery Mighty Brown Ale
      • Breckenridge Brewery Imperial Porter
      • Cathedral Square Belgian-Style Best Ale
      • Flying Dog Garde Dog Ale
      • Flying Dog Barlywine
      • Founders Breakfast Stout
      • Founders Backwoods Bastard
      • Founders Double Trouble
      • Founders Imperial Stout
      • Founders KBS (Limited Supply)
      • Founders Old Curmudgeon
      • Left Hand Widdershins Barlywine Style Ale
      • Moylan’s Kilt Lifter
      • Moylan’s Hopsickle Imperial Ale
      • O’Fallon Wheach
      • Schlafly Summer Lager
      • Sierra Nevada Glisade
      • Southern Tier Choklat
      • Southern Tier Cuvee Series Oak Aged Ale
      • Strangford Lough Legbiter Ale
    • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (3/26/10)
      • Goose Island Night Stalker
      • Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz/Ken
      • Estrella Inedit
      • Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF)
      • Schlafly Export IPA (bottled 3/24/10)
      • Great Divide Wild Raspberry
      • He’Brew Lennys Rye IPA 4pk
      • Wittekerke Framboise 6pk bottles
      • St. Martin Abbey Blonde
      • St. Martin Abbey Tripel
      • St. Martin Abbey Brune
      • Kingway Premium Lager
    • Wine and Cheese Place (Rock Hill) (03/28/10)
      • Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot
      • Goose Island Night Stalker

      Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

        • 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar (3/26/10)
          • Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout
          • La Rulles Tripel
          • Anchor Old Foghorn
          • North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
          • Ayinger Celebrator
          • Six Row Porter
        • Bigelo’s Bistro (3/26/10)
          • Founders KBS
          • Bells Two Hearted
          • Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
          • Dogfish head 90 minute
          • Sierra Pale
          • Victory Hop Devil
          • Southern Tier Gemini
          • Avery Maharaja
          • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
          • Schlafly Extra Irish Stout
          • Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian IPA
          • Blue Moon
        • Cicero’s (3/26/10)
          • Blanche de Bruxelles Wit
          • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
          • Arcadia Hop Mouth
          • Lagunitas IPA
          • Ommegang Rare Vos
          • Goose Island Matilda
          • La Chouffe
          • Left Hand 400 lb Monkey
          • Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock
          • Leinenkugel Amber Ale
          • Peroni
          • Newcastle
          • Blue Moon
          • Left Hand Milk Stout
          • Schlafly Lager
          • Schlafly Scotch Ale
          • Schlafly Hefeweizen
          • Schlafly Pale Ale
          • Boddington’s
          • Guinness
          • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
          • Kasteel Rouge
          • Fullers ESB
          • Abita Purple Haze
          • Lindemans Framboise
          • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
          • Boulevard Tank 7
          • Charleville Half Wit Wheat
          • 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
          • Sierra Neveda Glissade Golden Bock
          • Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse
          • Warsteiner Pils
          • Brother Thelonius
          • Maredsous Dubbel
          • Bell’s 2 Hearted Ale
          • Black Raspberry Mead
          • Kentucky Breakfast Stout
          • Bass Ale
          • Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat
          • Shock Top
          • Goose Island 312
        • Iron Barley (03/26/10)
          • O’Fallon Smoked Porter
          • Amalmagated Helles
          • Left Hand Milk Stout
          • Left Hand Widdershins Barleywine
          • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
          • Boulevard Irish Ale
          • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
          • Griesedieck Golden Pilsner
          • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye 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)
          • New Holland The Poet Oatmeal Stout (Bottle)
          • Weihenstephan Dark Hefe (Bottle)
          • Weihenstephan Vitus Weizenbock (Bottle)
          • Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’ IPA (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)
          • Founder’s Kentucky Breakfast Stout (Bottle)
          • Paulaner Salvator Doppel Bock (Bottle)
        • The Royale (3/26/10)
          • Boulevard Tank 7
          • Corsendonk Pater Noster
          • Founders Centennial IPA
          • Griesedieck Bros. Golden Pilsner
          • Guinness Stout
          • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
          • Schlafly Hefeweizen
          • Schlafly Irish Extra Stout
          • 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
            • TUESDAY NIGHTS WITH THE BEERTENDER
          • Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (3/30, draught)
          • Hitachino Lacto Stout (3/30, bottle)
          • St. Peter’s Cream Stout (3/30, bottle)

          Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

            • Buffalo Brewing Company (03/20/10)
              • Buffalo Drool (1-6-10)
              • Buffalo Gold
              • Buffalo Red (12-20)
              • Hefewiezen
              • Buffalo Tail IIPA!!!
              • Rye IPA (3-13-10)
            • The Highlands Restaurant & Brewing Company (03/20/10)
              • IPA
              • Scottish Ale (80 Shilling) NEW (11-30)
              • Brown Ale
              • Marzen Lager (1-8-10)
              • Amber Ale NEW RECIPE !! (3-10-10)
              • Sugar Creek Light Lager
              • Blackberry Wheat
              • British Pale Ale (11-4)
              • NEW Oatmeal Stout (01-08-10)
              • NEW Dopplebock (01-18-10)
              • All day Happy Hour on Sundays, $2 Tuesdays, Live music Thursday thru Saturday
            • Mattingly Brewing Company (03/22/10)
              • Snow Burner Smoked Imperial Brown Ale
              • 1849 Irish Red Ale
              • BrightSide Belgian White
              • Anniversary Ale I: Spiced Belgian Strong Ale
              • Cardinal Direction Abbey Dubbel
              • Pinball Blizzard Rye IPA
              • Homeward Brown
              • Schlafly Summer Lager
            • Schlafly Bottleworks (03/22/10)
              • No. 15
              • Hefeweizen
              • Pale Ale
              • Pilsner
              • Dry-Hopped APA
              • Oatmeal Stout
              • Christmas Ale
              • Irish Extra Stout
              • Summer Lager
              • Blackberry Cider
              • American Brown Ale
              • Kolsch
            • Schlafly Taproom (03/26/10)
              • Nitro Irish Stout
              • Export IPA
              • Belgian Pale Ale (Belgian Singel edition #5)
              • Belgian Dubbel
              • Vienna
              • Blackberry Cider
              • Kolsch
              • No. 15
              • Hefeweizen
              • Pale Ale
              • Dry-Hopped APA
              • Oatmeal Stout
              • Cask- Nitro Irish Stout
              • Cask- Coffee Imperial Stout (filled 3/25/09)
            • Six Row Brewing Company (03/24/10)
              • Kölsch
              • Honey Weizen
              • ESB
              • Extra Pale Ale
              • Wee-Heavy
              • Left Hand Milk Stout
              • Ace Pear Cider

              Here’s a list of upcoming beer events:

              Today, from 4PM to 6:30PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will be hosting a tasting featuring Goose Island Night Stalker, Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary w/Anchor, Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot, and a few other choices as well. 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.

              Wow, we had some close, close battles in Round 2 of the STL Hops 2010 St. Louis Beer Challenge. Let’s take a look at some of the squeakers and look forward to see who’s battling it out in round 3.

              Some of the highlights include O’Fallon’s Smoked Porter just barely eking out a victory over Six Row Brewing’s Wee-Heavy in a 51% to 49% match-up. Square One stays alive taking out the Schlafly #15.  And Augusta moves on by winning its battle with Amalgamated Brewing’s Helles.

              But now Round 3 has brought us to the Sweet Sixteen and only one brewery didn’t make it into the third round. This is time for the nitty-gritty, and you have some tough choices ahead of you including: Mattingly’s HOPtimal APA vs Schlafly’s APA, Six Row’s Extra Pale Ale vs Buffalo Tail APA and two separate battles of two beers from the same brewery facing off.

              Time to get voting!

              (If you can’t see the poll below, click on this link to visit the website hosting it.)