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Category: Beer Events

I try not to play favorites.  The beers I love, I try to love equally.  But, just like with children and dogs,  the truth is that I do have favorites.  And one of those favorites is Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.

(As a quick aside, if you’re one of those people yelling “sell out” at Goose Island and promise to never drink their beer again, I’ll happily take any of the BCS you have sitting in your cellar.  kthx.)

It might be one of the most perfect beers in the world.  Chocolate-ly, roasty, velvety, tons of vanilla and oak, and of course that wonderful bourbon.  It’s just amazing.

If you have the will power, it gets even better as it ages.  Everything mellows out and bit and melds into this single taste of amazingness.  But, that takes a lot of will power, and if you can’t hold on to this beer that long, I completely understand.

Luckily for you, The Stable has done the job for you.  This Friday, April 8th, starting at 6PM, the Stable will be offering up 8oz pours of a 2008 Bourbon County Stout and a 2010 Bourbon County Stout.  Each 8oz pour will set you back $8.

As BCS is typically only sold in 1/6bbl kegs, this means that there only about 82 eight ounce pours in each keg.  What I’m trying to tell you is that this will go quickly, so don’t miss out.

I’ve got a secret: I really, really, really like poker.  Stud, Omaha, Razz and especially Texas Hold ‘Em.  I’m not especially great at any of them, but that doesn’t stop me from playing.

Now, combine poker and beer and that’s a match made in heaven.  Well, heaven comes on Sunday, April 10th as Naturally Pure Salon hosts a charity event that will feature Texas Hold ‘Em and some homebrew brewed up by some of the area’s best homebrewers.

The event, which will take place from 2PM-6PM at the Shrewsbury City Center, will cost you $50 to play poker (or just $25 to taste the beer) and will benefit the The Audubon Society of Missouri.

Here’s a line up of the homebrewers and the beers they’re bringing:

  • Bryan Clauser – Cider and Doppelbock
  • Jim Leabig – India Brown (2011 GABF Pro-am Beer with O’Fallon) and APA
  • Troy Meyer – Imperial IPA, Rye APA, Vienna Lager, Cider
  • Jim Yeager – Black IPA, American Brown, American Amber (He says he wouldn’t call it Alright Already, but close)
  • Dave Blue – does know what he is donating

Visit the Naturally Pure Salon Facebook page for more information.  If you’re interested in playing (or just tasting) they’ll be taking money at the door.