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itap.jpgYou know what’s nice?  An unexpected surprise.  It’s an especially nice surprise when you find out there is going to be a very special cask of beer rolling through town.  What kind of special cask you ask?  How about a Tallgrass Brewing Company cask which they call “A Sexy Buffalo.”

On Tuesday, October 4th starting at 6PM at the International Tap House in Soulard, Jeff Gill, founder of Tallgrass, will help to tap a cask of their Buffalo Sweat sweet stout that’s been aged on cherries and cocoa nibs.  I don’t know about you, but I think that sounds pretty damned awesome.

As with all casks, this is a one-night only event, so make sure to come out on Tuesday and enjoy some of the sexiest buffalo beer you’re likely to ever enjoy.

SixRow_logoWhat’s better than some delicious cask beer? How about some delicious Six Row cask beer, a chance to meet a Six Row brewer, and also a keep the glass event?

Next Thursday, October 6th, beginning at 6PM, Six Row Brewing will be tapping a cask of their delicious seasonal Black IPA at Schneithorst’s.  When you purchase your first glass of Black IPA, you’ll receive a Six Row pint glass.

As some of you know, the Six Row Black IPA is only available for a limited time each fall, and we don’t see very many casks of this beer available, so you know this will be a very special event.  Be sure to show up and enjoy some great fall weather on the Schneithorst outdoor rooftop patio and some great beer from Six Row.

As some of you are wine drinkers, you may know that the first Wednesday of every month at Monarch Restaurantis a little event they call Wine Down Wednesday.  Chef Josh Galliano puts together a series of dishes to pair with a few wines picked by their Wine Director, Tim Anselm.

Never ones to stick with the status quo, Monarch has decided to give beer its due and put on their first Beer Down Wednesday on Wednesday, October 5th beginning at 7PM.  The event will cost you $45 per person and you’ll be treated to three different courses paired with three different beers.

Steamed mussels with tomatoes and chiles La Chouffe

Sweet potato crusted catfish with braised red cabbage Avery The Kaiser

Shredded lamb shank, onion sauerkraut, rye crumbs, 1000 island jusSix Row Centennial Rye

The neat thing about this event is that Josh also does a cooking demonstration before the dinner beings, so you can see how he put some of these wonderful dishes together. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in attending, call (314) 644-3995 to make your reservations today.

augbotlogow_barley-small-web-view.jpgIf you’ve never attended the Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival, you’re missing out.  It’s just a nice time outdoors with beautiful weather in the Missouri Wine Country. This year’s festival is on October 8th from 12PM-5PM, ticket will run you $20 in advance (purchase here) or $27 day of.

I do ask one thing, as Augusta is about a hour away from St. Louis, please make sure to have a designated driver, it’s the responsible thing to do. Here’s a run down of the breweries in attendance this year:

  • 2nd Shift Brewing
  • Amalgamated Brewing Company
  • Augusta Brewing Company
  • Bat Creek Brewery
  • Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Buffalo Brewing Company
  • Cathedral Square Brewery
  • Charleville Microbrewery
  • Crown Valley Brewing
  • Exit 6
  • Ferguson Brewing Company
  • Garage Brewers Society
  • Kirkwood Station Brewing Company
  • Morgan Street Brewery
  • O’Fallon Brewery
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
  • St. Louis Brewery ~ Schlafly
  • Six Row Brewing Company
  • Square One Brewery & Distillery
  • Tallgrass Brewing Company
  • Tin Mill Brewing
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing

Bring your lawn chairs and your sun screen and be sure to come out. This is a great festival and if you haven’t had a chance to try some of the new breweries in the area, this is a great opportunity to try something new or have some old favorites.

If you know anything about Jake Hafner, owner of The Civil Life Brewing Company, you know that he never does anything that everyone else is doing. He’s usually the first guy to buck some trends and try something different, and that includes the grand opening of Civil Life.

Tomorrow, September 24th, the Civil Life Brewing Company will open its doors to the general public for the first time. They could simply just open the doors and pour some beer, but for Civil Life, that’s no way to honor the neighborhood they now call home. So at Noon tomorrow, a parade of people will gather at Oak Hill and Arsenal at Tower Grove Park and walk down to Civil Life.

What way to better honor a neighborhood then to walk its streets and greet all of the people who you now call neighbors.  Once you arrive at Civil Life, beer will be flowing and pizza will be available from the Pi on the Spot mobile pizza truck until 4PM. If you make it after 4PM, no worries as they’ll have brats available for purchase as well.

As for the beer, Civil Life will have five different beers on draught: Rye Pale, British Best, American Brown, German Wheat, and British Bitter.  Festivities tomorrow will run from about 1PM until about 8PM.  So you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sample Civil Life’s fine session beers all day long.  Head on out and help them celebrate the brewery and the neighborhood that’ll put the “grand” into grand opening.

There’s a good chance you’ve been to Midtown Alley in St. Louis and not even known it.  If you’ve visited Pappy’s Smokehouse, The Good Pie or Buffalo Brewing, you’ve visited Midtown Alley.  It’s a vibrant part of town that’s made quite a comeback in the past few years.

To celebrate this exciting rejuvenation, Midtown Alley will be throwing the 3rd Annual Midtown Alley Street Fest on October 1st from 10AM-11PM.  There will be live music on two different stages, a car show, and most importantly for us beer fans, a beer garden.

This will be a great opportunity to taste some beers from some of the best locals breweries that St. Louis has to offer.  In attendance will be: Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Six Row Brewing, Charleville Brewery, Augusta Brewing, Ferguson Brewing, Cathedral Square Brewery, and Schlafly Brewing.

If you haven’t been to Midtown Alley, this is a great festival to see how awesome this part of town has become.  And you’ll get to drink some great beer to boot.

I’ve often said, it takes a real German to put on an authentic Oktoberfest. OK, I don’t I’ve ever said that, but I say a lot of things when I’ve had a few beers that I rarely remember, so it may still be something I’ve said.

But it’s got to be true, right? I mean, when the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company‘s brewmaster Florian Kuplent is straight out of Munich, the home of the original Oktoberfest, so he probably has the skills to put on an authentic festival.

Well, this Saturday and Sunday will be your chance to find out if UCBC has what it takes to put on an authentic style Oktoberfest here in your own back yard. Here are the details for this weekend’s event:

Saturday, 1pm-11pm

German Bier
Buy the Stein $5 day of or $4 prior to festival
$8 Stein fills (one liter) or 20oz plastic cup fills for $6
Special Festbier
Zwickel
Schnickelfritz
Alt

German Food
Brats & Sausage
Sauerkraut
Potato salad
Pretzels
German cheeses
Dessert – Strudel

German Music
Make merry all day long to our cheesy, piped-in, German oompa and traditional German folk music

Sunday, 1pm-6pm:

German Bier
Buy the Stein $5 day of or $4 prior to festival
$8 Stein fills (one liter) or 20oz plastic cup fills for $6
Special Festbier
Zwickel
Schnickelfritz
Alt

German Food
Brats & Sausage
Sauerkraut
Potato salad
Pretzels
German cheeses
Dessert – Strudel

German Music
Same piped in music until….
Special guests, Über Cool, St. Louis’ own German Rock & Roll band plays from 2-6pm

No tickets are required for this event, you just need to show up and have a grand ol’ time. This may not be the biggest Oktoberfest in town, but it certainly has the making to be the most authentic!