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Category: Beer Events

itap.jpgI don’t always have much (or any) Christmas spirit. December is just not one of my favorite months. One of the things that annoys me the most is just how damned early it gets dark. It’s not much fun to wake up in the dark and come home from work in the dark.

But dark isn’t always bad.  Take for instance the iTAP Nightmare Before Christmas.  This Saturday, December 17th the International Tap House (both locations) will be putting on a bunch of big, rare beers, and a bunch of dark beers to boot. Here’s a list of what to expect:

  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (2010) (Soulard only but 2007 BCS bottles in Chesterfield)
  • Avery Mephistopholes
  • Avery Samaels
  • Avery The Beast
  • Jolly Pumpkin Dark Dawn (Soulard)
  • Firestone Walker/Nectar Black Xanthus
  • Lenienkugal Big Eddy Imperial Russian Stout
  • Old Rasputin
  • Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout
  • Grand Teton Black Cauldron
  • Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti
  • Bells Hell Hath No Fury
  • Charleville Whiskey Scented Santa
  • Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast
  • Mikkeller Black Hole Bourbon
  • Founder’s Breakfast Stout
  • Nogne Winter Ale
  • Nogne Imp Stout
  • Maudite
  • Dragon’s Milk
  • Lucifer
  • Stone Double Bastard
  • Stone RIS
  • Arcadia Cocoa Loca
  • Perennial Abraxas

If that’s not enough beer to tickle your fancy, there will also be a cask of the Urban Chestnut Harwood Myth English Porter at each location as well. This event starts at 12PM on Saturday, plenty of time to drink some dark before it gets dark outside.

As the lead up to Schlafly‘s 20th Anniversary continues we’re seeing all kinds of places around town get into the birthday fun.

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

Next Monday, December 19th, starting a 6PM, Dan Kopman from Schlafly will be on hand to help tap a cask of the very special Old Ale.  But that’s not all, but beginning on the 19th and continuing up until the new year Bigelo’s will be doing a total tap takeover featuring 12 different Schlafly beers on their taps at $3 a pint. Here’s a list of just some of the beers we’ll be seeing:

  • Pale
  • Hefeweizen
  • APA
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Biere de Garde
  • Coffee Stout
  • Christmas Ale
  • Rye IPA
  • ESB
  • Bourbon Imperial Stout
  • Oak aged Barleywine
  • Porter
  • Schwarzbier
  • Kolsch

Nothing quite like being able to celebrate Schlafly’s anniversary right in your own backyard. While you’re at Bigelo’s, make sure to ask for the very awesome STL Hops pizza.