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Tonight, starting at 6:00PM, a representative from the Schlafly will be tapping a cask of their collaboration beer, the Rye IPA and will be serving it at the Gramophone.

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

Break out your glitter, mascara and hair spray because the International Tap House in Chesterfield will be holding Hair Band Halloween.  October 29th, from 7PM until close, the folks at iTAP will be kicking it old school by bringing back the rock of the 80’s.  Here’s the info:

iTAP is throwin down 80’s Metal Style. Friday October 29th, join us for the usual kick-ass time at iTAP Chesterfield. New Belgium is teaming up with us for the Halloween party, renaming some of thier brews for the bash. Ratt Tire, Starship Wit, Mighty Arrowsmith, Blue Paddle Cult, Night Ranger IPA. All of them will be $3 and we will have a DJ and Karaoke and the usual door prizes. Dressed or not, come on down to celebrate Heavy Metal’s most ridiculous era!!!

I gotta say, the renamed New Belgium beers are hilarious. This sounds like a hell of a time. I think I might try and make it out.

growlers.gifRumors have circulated on Facebook and it looks like the Creve Coeur location of Growlers Pub has closed. A quick scan of the Growlers website and Facebook page shows that the Creve Coeur address has been scrubbed from the sites.  No official word of the closure has been announce as of yet.

The Creve Coeur restaurant was the original location for Growlers Pub. This would be the second Growlers Pub location to have been closed since they began the concept in 1996. On a personal note, it was at that location that I began my journey into the world of craft beer almost 10 years ago.  I’m sorry to see it go.

The Sunset Hills location looks to still remain open.

stable_128x126.jpgI’m pleased to announce that the winner for the two tickets to the Monsters of Beer at The Stable is Tyler Kulasza! Congrats to Tyler and thank you everyone for entering. I’m hoping to have the full line-up of spooky beers for this festival coming later this week.

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.

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Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (10/22/10)
    • Goose Island Fleur 2010
    • Dog Bite High Gravity Lager
    • Ska Euphoria Pale Ale Seasonal
    • New Holland Hopivore Michigan Wet Hop
    • St. Bernardus Christmas Ale
    • Scaldis Noel Belgian Spiced Ale
    • Point St. Benedicts Winter Ale
    • Haandbryggeriet Royk Uten Ild Smoke without Fire
    • De Dolle Oerbier Reserve 2009
    • De Ranke Saison de Dottignies
    • Bells Hell Hath No Fury
    • Great Divide Fresh Hop (bottled 10/4)
    • Great Divide Smoked Baltic Porter
  • The Wine Merchant (10/20/10)
    • New Belgium – Sahti
    • Cathedral Square – Hail Mary IPA
    • Bells – Oarsmen
    • Bells – Hell Hath No Fury
    • Odell – Bourbon Barrel Stout
    • Great Divide- Fresh Hop

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Bigelo’s Bistro (10/22/10)
    • Schlafly Octoberfest
    • Monk’s Cafe
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Schlafly ’09 Bourbon Imperial Stout
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Schlafly Saison
    • Schlafly Pumpkin
    • Schlafly Hop Harvest
    • Schlafly/Bigelos Rye IPA
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Founders Curmudgeon
    • Blue Moon
  • Iron Barley (10/22/10)
    • Cathedral Square Belgian Abbey Ale
    • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
    • Left Hand Milk Stout on Nitrous
    • 6th Row Brewing Strong Porter
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • New Belgium 1554 Black Ale
    • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
    • Griesedieck Golden Pilsener
    • Warsteiner Dunkel
    • Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA on Cask
    • Boulevard Smokestack Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Smokestack The Sixth Glass (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Smokestack Long Strange Tripel (750 ml)
    • Boulevard Double Wide IPA (750 ml)
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA (Bottle)
    • Tucher Hefe Weiss (Bottle)
    • New Holland The Poet Oatmeal Stout (Bottle)
    • Weihenstephan Dark Hefe (Bottle)
    • Rogue Dead Guy Ale (Bottle)
    • Left Hand Polestar Pilsner (Bottle)
    • O’Fallon Smoke Porter (Bottle)
    • Odells’ IPA (Bottle)
    • Steven’s Point 2012 Black Ale (Bottle)
    • Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale (Bomber)
    • Brouwerij Huyge Floris Apple (Bottle)
    • Guinness Draft (Bottle)
    • Avery White Rascal (Bottle)
    • Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen (Bottle)
  • Riddles Penultimate(10/20/10)
    • Hofbrau Hefe Weizen
    • Guinness
    • Samual Adams Oktoberfest
    • New Belgium 1554
    • Magic Hat No. 9
    • Boulevard Pale Ale
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Charelville Hoptimistic
    • Avery White Rascal
    • Griesedieck Bros Golden Pilsener
    • Strongbow Cider
  • The Royale (10/21/10)
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Guinness Stout
    • New Holland The Poet
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Piraat
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Six Row Dunkelweiss
    • Strongbow Hard Cider
      • Bell’s Two Hearted
      • Boulevard Saison-Brett
      • Founders Nemesis
      • Maredsous 10 Tripel
      • Murphy’s Stout (can)
      • North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
      • Schlafly Biere de Garde (750mL)
      • Schlafly Oatmeal Stout
      • Schlafly Pumpkin
      • Tripel Karmeliet
      • Westmalle Dubbel
  • The Stable (10/19/10)
    • Amalgamated Altbier
    • Amalgamated Helles
    • Amalgamated Rauchbier
    • Amalgamated Zoigl
    • Amalgamated Wet Hopped Zoigl
    • Amalgamated Harvest Brown Ale
    • Arcadia IPA
    • Augusta IPA
    • Bells Porter
    • Bells Winter White
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Bell’s Third Coast Ale
    • Blvd Tank 7
    • C3 Collaboration
    • Grand Tetons Bitch Creek
    • New Holland Mad Hatter
    • Odell IPA
    • Ommegang Abbey Ale
    • Ommegang Rare Vos
    • Raderberg Pilsner
    • Rogue St. Rgue Red
    • Shiner Bock
    • Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi IPA
    • Ska Buster Nut Brown Ale
    • St.Louis Framboise
    • Strongbow
    • Tucher Hefe
    • Unibroue Ephemere
    • On Deck At The Stable
    • Monsters Of Beer
      • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
      • Across The Pond In Bottles
      • Founders Nemesis
      • Rogue XS Imperial IPA
      • New Belgium Transatlantique Kriek
      • 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

  • Schlafly Taproom (10/22/10)
    • Pumpkin
    • Rye IPA
    • Oud Bruin
    • Coffee Stout
    • Spiced Belgian
    • 80/-
    • Kolsch
    • Pilsner
    • Hefeweizen
    • Pale Ale
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Cask- Rye IPA (Centennial & Amarillo)
    • Cask- Oat Stout
  • Square One Brewing (10/21/10)
    • Light Squared
    • Park Avenue Pale Ale
    • Bavarian Weizen
    • New Harvest IPA
    • Dry Stout
    • Maple Stout
    • Pumpkin Ale
    • One Hop Brown (Imperial Brown IPA with all Amarillo)
    • Black Eyed P.A. (say it fast and you’ll get it)
    • Guest Beer: New Belgium Wit
    • Guest Beer: New Belgium Pilsner

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events:

Today, from 4PM to 6:30PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will be holding their weekly Friday beer tasting. Here’s just a couple of beers and ciders that they’ll be tasting this afternoon: Crispin Cider Honey Crisp, Crispin Cider The Saint, Crispin Cider Lansdowne, Crispin Hard Cider Original, Crispin Hard Cider Brut, Fox Barrel Pear Cider, Fox Barrel Black Currant Cider, Ska Euphoria Pale Ale, Bells Hell Hath No Fury, and De Ranke Saison de Dottignies. 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

stable_128x126.jpgToday is your lucky day as STL Hops is giving away two passes to next week’s Monsters of Beer at The Stable. This $50 value will allow you to enjoy over 25 different monster beers at one of the coolest venues in town.

All you need to do is email with the subject of “Monsters of Beer”. A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

I want to thank Brad Wheeling from Amalgamated Brewing for providing the tickets to this event. This contest will end on Monday, October 25th at 9AM CDT when I will pick a winner at random. 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. Good luck!