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Retail Beer Releases

  • deVine Wines & Spirits (12/28/2010)
    • CIDERS
    • Crispin Brut
    • Crispin Original
    • Crispin Honey Crisp
    • Crispin Saint
    • Crispin Lansdowne
    • Fox Barrel Black Current
    • Woodchuck Amber
    • BEERS
    • Arcadia London Porter
    • Ass Kisser Double IPA
    • Avery New World Porter
    • Bell’s Oarsman
    • Bell’s Third Coast Ale
    • Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
    • Boulevard Harvest Dance
    • Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale
    • Cathedral Square Hail Mary IPA
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Goose Island Rare Bourbon County Stout
    • Grand Teton Black Cauldron
    • Great Divide Hibernation Ale
    • Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Wild
    • Left Hand Fade To Black
    • Left Hand Dragon’s Milk 4pk
    • Sam Adams Infinium 2010
    • Sierra Nevada Estate 2010
    • Widmer Brothers Reserve Brrrbon
  • Provisions Market (12/31/10)
    • Bells Batch 10,000 (limited)
    • Schlafly Imperial Pilsner
    • Ommegang Brewers Ales 3x750ml, with glass
    • Ommegang Adoration
    • Duvel Triple Hop 750ml
    • Troubadour Magma
    • Steenberge Cherish Kriek
  • Starrs (12/30/2010)
    • Blue Moon Grand Cru 750ml
    • Boulevard 21st Anniversary Ale
    • Cherish Belgium Kriek 8.4 Ounce
    • Hacher Schorr Dark Weise 6pk
    • Ray Hill Classic American Pilsner(made in Westin Mo)
    • Shiner 101 6pk
    • Troubadour Magma Triple IPA
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (12/31/10)
    • Hanssens Artisanaal Scarenbecca Kriek
    • Traquair House 2020
    • Shclafly 20th Anniversary No.1
    • Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock
    • Ommegang Adoration
    • Ommegang BPA
    • Ommegang Triple Perfection
    • Duvel Triple Hop
    • Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch
    • Fantome Noel
    • Jolly Pumpkin Noel
    • Widmer Barrel Aged BRRRBON
    • Nogne Dark Horizon #3
    • Nogne Sweet Horizon
    • Nogne Red Horizon
    • Struise Tsjeeses 2010

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Bigelo’s Bistro (12/30/10)
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Schlafly Bourbon Imperial Stout
    • Schlalfy Kolsch
    • Schlafly Hop Harvest
    • Schlafly Pilsner
    • Bell’s Batch 10000
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Sierra Celebration
    • Blue Moon
    • Schlafly ESB
  • Blueberry Hill (12/30/10)
      • Schlafly ESB draught
      • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye draught
      • Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome btl
      • Pyramid Apricot Ale btl
  • Cicero’s (12/29/10)
    • Arcadia Scotch Ale
    • Six Row Whale
    • Lagunitas Brown Shugga
    • Goose Island White City
    • Goose Island Mild Winter
    • Bud Light
    • Bass Ale
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Blanche de Bruxelles
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Sam Adams Winter Lager
    • Blue Moon
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Shiner Bock
    • Bell’s Porter
    • La Chouffe
    • Piraat
    • Maudite
    • Bitch Creek ESB
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Hop Harvest
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • New Belgium Fat Tire
    • New Belgium 2 Below
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA
    • Monks Cafe
    • Rogue Yellow Snow
    • Smithwick’s
    • Pilsner Urquell
    • Moose Drool
    • Newcastle Brown
    • Woodchuck Amber
    • Reissdorf Kölsch
    • Ska Modus Hoperandi
    • Hofbrau Dunkel
    • O’Fallon Cocoa Cream Stout
    • Maredesous
    • Franziskaner
    • Saison Dupont
    • Fitz’s Rootbeer
    • Warsteiner
    • Guinness
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    • North Coast Old Rasputin Stout
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Magic Hat Howl
    • Lindeman’s Framboise
    • St. Bernardus Xmas Ale
    • Delerium Tremens
    • Kasteel Rouge
    • Stevens Point 2012 Black Ale
    • Odell Isolation Ale
  • Duff’s Restaurant (12/19/10)
    • Acme Pale Ale
    • Anchor Steam
    • Bell’s Porter
    • Bud Light
    • Budweiser
    • Dupont Saison Ale
    • Founders Scotch Ale
    • Guinness Stout
    • Heineken
    • Orval Trappist Ale
    • Pilsner Urquell
    • Unibroue Ephemere
    • Weihenstephaner Hefe
    • Blackthorn Cider
    • Einbecker NA
    • Griesedieck Bros. Pilsner (draught)
    • New Belgium Trippel (draught)
    • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye (draught)
    • Schlafly Winter ESB (draught)
  • Iron Barley (12/31/10)
    • Cathedral Square Belgian Abbey Ale
    • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
    • Left Hand Milk Stout on Nitrous
    • 6th Row Brewing Strong Porter
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Bob’s 47
    • New Belgium 1554 Black Ale
    • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
    • Griesedieck Golden Pilsener
    • Warsteiner Dunkel
    • 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)
    • Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB (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)
    • Rogue Yellow Snow IPA (Bottle)
    • Bell’s Winter White Ale (Bottle)
    • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (Bottle)
    • Odells’ IPA (Bottle)
    • Odells’ Isolation Ale (Bottle)
    • Founders Breakfast Stout (Bottle)
    • Steven’s Point 2012 Black Ale (Bottle)
    • Brouwerij Huyghe Floris Apple (Bottle)
    • Guinness Draft (Bottle)
    • Rogue Dry Hopped Red Ale
  • Pi (Delmar) (12/23/10)
    • Schlafly Pi Common (A California Common style beer exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
    • Bell’s Christmas Ale
    • North Coast ‘Scrimshaw’ Pilsner
    • Schlafly Seasonal Christmas Ale
    • Avery ‘Old Jubilation’ Ale
    • Charleville ‘Whiskey Scented Santa’ Imperial Porter
    • New Belgium ‘Lips of Faith’ Vrienden
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Charleville Oatmeal Stout — exclusively on draught in St. Louis at Pi Delmar
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard ‘Tank 7′ Saison Farmhouse Ale
    • Boulevard ‘Harvest Dance’ Wheat Wine — exclusively on draught in St. Louis at Pi Delmar
    • New Belgium ’1554′ Black Ale
    • Lagunitas IPA
    • New Belgium ‘Mothership’ Wit
    • Bell’s ‘Two Hearted’ Ale
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly’s ’3.14′ Kolsch
    • Steven’s Point ‘Whole Hog’ Raspberry Saison
    • Coming Soon… Boulevard Chocolate Ale, O’Fallon Golden Ale, Grand Teton ‘Black Cauldron’ Black Double IPA, Avery ‘Rascal’ Belgian White
  • The Royale (12/30/10)
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Guinness Stout
    • Lagunitas Brown Shugga’
    • Moinette Brune
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    • Strongbow Hard Cider
    • Tin Mill Skyscraper
      • Bell’s Double Cream Stout
      • Bell’s Pale Ale
      • Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
      • Murphy’s Stout
      • Odell 90 Shilling Ale
      • Schlafly Oatmeal Stout
      • Unibroue Éphémère
      • Witkap Pater Dubbel

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Schlafly Taproom (12/27/10)
    • Imperial Stout
    • Barleywine
    • Pomegranate Blackberry Cider
    • Coffee Stout
    • Robust Porter
    • Imperial Pilsner (No. 20)
    • Kolsch
    • Pilsner
    • Hefeweizen
    • Pale Ale
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Cask- APA (Simcoe & Amarillo)
    • Cask- American Brown (Amarillo & Columbus)
  • Square One Brewing (12/27/10)
    • Light Squared
    • Bavarian Weizen
    • Single Malt Scotch Ale
    • IPA
    • Smoked Porter
    • Dry Stout
    • Maple Stout
    • “Keller” Double Pilsner
    • “Krystal” Double Pilsner

stlhopswikiThis was once again a phenomenal year for not only STL Hops but also the St. Louis beer scene as a whole.  Let’s run down some of the things (some good, some bad) that have happened in 2010:

O’Fallon Brewery Announced New Beers
Burns Night at Schlafly
Schlafly/O’Fallon/New Albanian Collaboration

Bridge Tap House Opened
Mikkeller Know Your Hops Event at iTAP
Lagunitas Visited St. Louis

1904 Beer House at River City Casino Opened
Schlafly/O’Fallon/New Albanian C2 Collaboration

Sour Cherry Ale Released By Augusta Brewery
2010 St. Louis Craft Beer Week
STL Hops 2010 St. Louis Beer Challenge Winner
Ska Brewing Came to Missouri
Hill  Brewing Company Opened
The International Tap House Announces Their Second Location

Augusta Brewery Ownership Changed Hands
Schlafly AIPA Got Bottled

Soulard iTAP Opened
The Stable Added a Multitude of New Taps
Schlafly Announced It’s Up For Sale

Mattingly Brewing Closes
STL Hops Holds Its First Beer Dinner
Six Row Brewing Releases a New Double IPA
Schlafly/O’Fallon/New Albanian Brew Up the C3 Collaboration

Civil Life Brewing Company Announces They’ll Be Opening in 2011
Schlafly Moves Forward With Sour Beers
Urban Chestnut Brewing Will Be Opening in 2011
Perennial Artisan Ales Will Also Open in 2011

The Handlebar Opens in The Grove
STL Hops Celebrates Its Third Anniversary
Schlafly Looks at Portfolio Changes for 2011
Goose Island Invades iTAP and Newstead Tower Pub
Firestone Walker Announces It’s Coming to Missouri
STL Hops Holds Its Second Pinball Party

Schlafly Collaborates With Bigelo’s Bistro
The Stable Gets a New Head Brewer
Growlers Creve Coeur Closed

Second Shift Brewery Launches Their Beer at 33 Wine Bar
STL Hops Throws a Third Anniversary Party

Schlafly Adds a New Sign to the Tap Room
Urban Chestnut Gets Equipment Delivered
Hill Brewing Changes Its Name to Ferguson Brewing Company

That’s a hell of a ride in 2010, I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings.  Happy New Year everyone.

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) & Colonel Ford 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.

International Tap House

Nothing complicated about this New Years party.  Just show up.  No tickets, no package deals, just great beer.

Iron Barley

$65 will get you: Wine/Draft Beer Included, A Fabulous Endless Dinner Buffet, Musical Entertainment by Sins of the Pioneers, 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.

Tonight, from 4:30PM to 6:30PM, Dan Kopman, Vice President of Schlafly, will be on hand at the Wine and Cheese Place in Forsyth for a very special sampling of Schlafly beers.  Not only will Dan offer up samples of Schlafly’s insanely popular flagship Pale Ale, but they’ll also be hitting up some big bottles as well.

Tonight is your chance to sample a vertical of the 2006 through 2010 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample the 2007 through 2009 Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine.  And if that isn’t enough to whet your palate, you’ll also be able to sample the newest their newest creation, the 20th Anniversary Imperial Pilsner.

Needless to say, this is a very rare and very cool opportunity to try some very special Schlafly beers.  Don’t miss this event if you have a chance to visit the Wine and Cheese Place.

I want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.  Make sure to enjoy your favorite beer and share some time with friends and family.

The HandleBar, is ready to start your Christmas vacation off right as they’ll be holding their first “Beer Christmas” starting at 6PM on Thursday, December 23rd. To put some jingle in your stocking the fine folks at Six Row Brewing Company will be bringing a very special cask of Spiced Belgian Dubbel that contains cinnamon, vanilla and ginger.

Not only will there be a special cask, but each pint you purchase will earn you a raffle ticket for possibly winning some “gifts” wrapped under the tree. There will also be additional prizes given away from breweries such as Goose Island and Schlafly.

If you’re looking to avoid the Christmas ham, the Handlebar kitchen will still be serving up some awesome grub.  This sounds like a great excuse to get out of the house before you’re surrounded by family in that ugly Christmas sweater.

The final pieces are in place and now Perennial Artisan Ales is one step closer to brew. As Evan Benn reported earlier today, Phil Wymore and Perennial have found a location for the future brewery.

In a move that will make people in South County and South City very happy, Perennial will be setting up shop at 8125 Michigan Avenue at was used to be the old Coca-Cola syrup plant.  This new location will not only allow for future growth, but will also offer plenty of space for include indoor seating and an outdoor beer garden to enjoy Perennial beer on premises.

While Perennial will not be offering up food at their new location, they will be offering up packaged beer and growlers sales to go.  The roominess of this new location will also allow Co-Owner and Head Brewer Phil Wymore to do what he knows how to do best, put beer into barrels.  According to the Perennial press release, Phil plans to “dedicate a significant percentage of its production to barrel-aged beers, in both wine and spirits barrels.”

As for what beers will be available when Perennial comes online, I’ve been informed that we’ll not only see the dry-hopped Belgian Pale Ale, which was available to taste at the STL Hops Anniversary Party, but also a year-round Saison.  The Pale Ale will only be available on draught, while the Saison will be available in 750ml bottles and draught.

I also received information that Perennial plans on doing one new beer each month, released in draught and bottle form, which may never be produced again.  With all of the information about these new breweries in St. Louis, it’s almost as if Christmas has come early.