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Category: Beer Events

Last year, I showed you a photo of just some of the casks that Schlafly purchased to expand their cask beer program. Well, when you have this many casks at your disposal, it means you get to put on events showcasing your beer.

In this case, it’s taking a cask of Schlafly beer and serving it at Bigelo’s Bistro in Edwardsville, Illinois.

This Friday, July 30th, starting a 5PM, a representative from Schlafly will be tapping a cask of the very special Indian Brown Ale.  This beer was originally created as a wedding beer for Schlafly brewer Brennan Greene; it’s now become a annual favorite at the Tap Room. They’ll be serving it until the cask runs out or until Bigelo’s closes.

Nothing quite like being able to enjoy some great cask beer right in your own backyard. While you’re at Bigelo’s, make sure to ask for the very awesome STL Hops pizza.

Newstead Tower Public House is hosting another in their line of monthly beer dinners with this dinner featuring selections from Founders Brewing. The date of the dinner is July 25th at 6PM. The cost of this event is $45 and reservations are required. You can make reservations by calling 314-535-7771.

If you’ve never had some of Schlafly’s Belgian offerings, this weekend’s Belgian Beer and Mussel Mania Schlafly Tap Room gives you the perfect opportunity to try them. Stephen Hale sent me over a list of some of the treats Schlafly has in store for this weekend:

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  • Belgian Spiced Ale
  • Tripel
  • Quadrupel
  • Grand Cru (including two casks!)
  • Bière de Garde
  • Witbier (brewed with local Alhambra, Illinois unmalted wheat)

Oh, I hear there will be some mussels too. This “festival” runs on Friday, July 23rd from 5:00 p.m.-Midnight and from 11AM-Midnight on Saturday, July 24th. There is no cost for the event, just show up and buy some mussels and beer!

This Friday, July 16th, starting at 6PM, Buffalo Brewing Company will be releasing the next iteration in their experimental beer releases that they’ve dubbed the “Open Range Series.”

This is a new series of beers that will, according to new assistant brewer Jerid Saffell, “be spontaneously released throughout the year.” They’re not going to limit their imaginations for these beers and we’ve been promised that they’ll “encompass a vast amounts of styles.”

Two different beers will be tapped at 6PM, including the Lupulin Storm. Here’s Jerid’s description of the beer:

The latest beer in our Open Range series. This one is a 7.5% American Amber Ale hopped only in the late stages with Amarillo and Centennial hops, but still boasting an IBU rating of 51. Further dry hopped with fresh Centennial hops. This is a small batch beer so no growler sales. Served in snifters.

The second beer to be tapped that night will be a cask of Buffalo Head. Here’s a description:

An overhopped American Wheat beer featuring the citrusy Amarillo hop. Dry hopped at over 1lb per barrel. Served in snifters.

If you enjoy the cask, Buffalo Head will also be available on draught with the option to purchase growlers of the draught version if it strikes your fancy. Looks to be another few dynamite beers coming out of Buffalo Brewing.