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Alaina Kantner from Grey Eagle Distributors is giving away two tickets to the Widmer Brothers Brewing beer dinner at Boogaloo.  The dinner is this Thursday, August 2nd at 7PM. This dinner is part of St. Louis Craft Beer Week.

If you’re interested in winning two tickets that include a four courses being paired with four different Widmer Bros. beers (you will be required to pay the tax and gratuity) email contest@stlhops.com with a subject of “Boogaloo Widmer Beer Dinner”. 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 much be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.
  • If you don’t think you’ll be able to attend, please don’t enter. I’d like to make sure that people available to attend have a chance to win.

The winner will be drawn on Thursday, August 2nd at 9AM. Good luck!

For those of you that attended last week’s Beer School at Cicero’s, you’ll know that I can’t get this one out. So please don’t ask me to pronounce this. But, the harder you work to pronounce the Schurcipefones Festival (taking place Sunday, August 5th at Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar) the more fun you’ll have when you arrive.

This outdoor street festival, which will be taking place from 12PM-6PM will be fun for the whole family. If you’re looking to bring the kids, Dave Bailey promises plenty of activities for young and old alike.

If you’re looking to drink some beer, you’ll need to pony up $25, which will get you unlimited samples from seven different local breweries and one out-of-town guest. The breweries include: Schlafly, Urban Chestnut, Civil Life Brewing, 2nd Shift Brewing, 4 Hands Brewing, Charleville Brewing, Perennial Artisan Ales, and New Belgium.

These may be local breweries, but they’re bringing some never before tasted beers especially for this festival. The special beers will be released every twenty minutes beginning at 12PM. Here’s the current line up of beers:

  • Schlafly – Biere de Garde
  • Schlafly – AIPA
  • Schlafly – Schlafly American Brown
  • Schlafly – Belgian Single
  • Urban Chesnut – Zwickel
  • Urban Chesnut – Magpie
  • Urban Chesnut – Sertaozinho Weiss
  • Perennial – Bailey’s Chocolate Ale with Vanilla
  • Perennial – Peach Berliner
  • Perennial – Southside Blonde
  • Civil Life – Mild
  • Civil Life – ESB
  • Civil Life – German Wheat
  • Charleville – Unnamed
  • Charleville – Belgian Street Water
  • Charleville – Hoptimistic
  • 2nd Shift – Wheat Freak
  • 2nd Shift – Green Bird
  • 2nd Shift – El Gato Grande
  • New Belgium – Fat Tire Cask (w/Mt. Hood)
  • New Belgium – La Folie
  • New Belgium – Red Hoptober
  • 4 Hands – Breakfast Beer
  • 4 Hands – Smoked Pigasus
  • 4 Hands – Centennial Red Cask
  • 4 Hands – Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown
  • 4 Hands – Base Camp

Awesome food from Bailey’s restaurants will also be available including breakfast tacos (from 12-2PM) and BBQ and Brats (from 2-6PM). There will also be safety checks for your bicycle from Big Shark, for those of you using two wheels and your feet to get to the festival.

Food, fun, and plenty of great beer seems like a fantastic way to close out St. Louis Craft Beer Week. Don’t miss out.

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

 Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • Bombay Wine and Spirits (7/25/2012)
    • Abita Amber
    • Abita Jockamo IPA
    • Abita Purple Haze
    • Abita Turbo Dog
    • Anchor Brekle’s Brown Ale
    • Anchor Liberty Ale
    • Anchor Steam Beer
    • Anchor Summer Beer
    • Arcadia Cocoa Loco
    • Arcadia Hop Rocket
    • Arcadia Loch down Scotch Ale
    • Arcadia Sky High Rye
    • Bell’s Amber Ale
    • Bell’s Oberon 6 Pk & 5Liter
    • Bell’s Pale Ale
    • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
    • Blue Moon Reserve Collection Vintage Blonde Ale ***New***
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Deschutes Conflux Series Collage No.1 ***Limited
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Deschutes Red Chair
    • Founders Centennial IPA
    • Founders Curmudgean Ale
    • Founders Devil Dancer ***Very Limited
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale
    • Founders Red’s Rye
    • Jacob Leinenkugel “Big Eddy” Imperial IPA
    • Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey
    • Left Hand Good JuJu
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Left Hand Sawtooth Ale
    • Mactarnahan’s Full Bloom ***New***
    • Newcastle Werewolf ***New***
    • New Holland Golden Cap Saison Ale
    • New Holland Dragon’s Milk
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
    • O’Fallon Kite Tail
    • O’Fallon Smoked Porter
    • O’Fallon Wheach
    • Odell 90 Shilling
    • Odell Double Pilsner
    • Odell Myrcenary Double IPA
    • Odell Pond Hopper *** Limited
    • Omission Lager
    • Omission Pale Ale
    • Perennial Black Walnut Dunkel
    • Perennial Half Acre Plan B
    • Perennial Hommel Bier
    • Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat
    • Point Whole Hog Six Hop IPA
    • Samuel Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA
    • Samuel Adams Norse Legend Sahti
    • Samuel Adams Verloren Gose
    • Schlafly Dry Hopped APA
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Schlafly Oatmeal Stout
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Special Release American IPA
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale
    • Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
    • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    • Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
    • Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout ***Limited
    • Summit Saga IPA ***New***
    • Twisted Pine American Amber
    • Twisted Pine Billy’s Chilies
    • Twisted Pine Ghost Face Killah
    • Twisted Pine Honey Brown
    • Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy 12 Pk
    • Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale
    • Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (7/27/12)
    • Praga Pils Czech
    • Praga Dark Lager
    • New Holland Beerhive Trippel
    • New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin
    • Shipyard Pumpkin Head
    • Lakefront Octoberfest
    • American Patriot Lager
    • American Patriot Light
    • Crabtree Ginger Bee
    • Schlagl Malz Konig…$3.29 / pint
    • Schlagl Abtei Pils
    • Schlagl Kristall Lager
    • Innstadt Edelsud Zwickel
    • Innstadt Schwarze Extra
    • Innstadt Doppel Bock.
    • Innstadt Passauer Weisse Hefeweizen
    • Odell Brewing collab with Thornbridge Pond Hopper
  • Vineyards Wine & Spirits (Chesterfield) (07/27/12)
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Boulevard Saison-Brett
    • 2nd Shift Hibicus Wit
    • Widmer Brothers Oatmeal Porter
    • Leinenkugel Big Eddy Imperial IPA
    • Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
    • Shiner Ruby Redbird
    • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale
    • Summit Dunkel Weizen
    • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
    • Anchor Steam Beer
    • Avery Nineteen Belgian Tripel
    • Avery Collaboration Not Litigation Ale Batch #6
    • Bat Creek Brewery Heartland Wheat
    • Bat Creek Brewery Pike County Pale Ale
    • Bat Creek Brewery Machine Stout
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • New Belgium Somersault Ale
    • Deschutes Stoic
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Founders Cerise
    • Founders Double Trouble
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Goose Island 312
    • Goose Island Summertime
    • Lagunitas Lucky 13
    • Odell IPA
    • Schlafly AIPA
    • Schlafly Export IPA
    • Schlafly Helles Summer Lager
    • SKA Decadent Imperial IPA
    • Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Stout
    • Stone Ruination IPA
    • Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary
    • Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale
    • Stone Imperial Russian Stout
    • Stone Brewing Old Guardian
    • Stone Brewing IPA
    • Green Flash West Coast IPA
    • Southern Tier 2X IPA
    • Southern Tier Pale Ale
    • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Llywelyn’s Pub WingHaven (07/27/2012)
    • Drafts
      • 4 Hands Red Reprise
      • Bass
      • Blue Moon
      • Boddingtons
      • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
      • Bud Light
      • Fuller’s ESB
      • Fuller’s Porter
      • Fuller’s Pride
      • Guinness
      • Harp
      • Llywelyn’s Brown Dragon
      • Magner’s Cider
      • Moose Drool
      • New Belgium Fat Tire
      • New Belgium Ranger IPA
      • New Belgium Somersault
      • Newcastle
      • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
      • Sam Adams Seasonal
      • Schlafly Pale Ale
      • Schlafly Seasonal
      • Six Row Double IPA
      • Six Row Honey Weizen
      • Smithwicks
      • Stella Artois
      • Strongbow
      • Summit Oatmeal Stout
    • Bottles
      • Abita Purple Haze
      • ACE Pear Cider
      • Belhaven Wee Heavy
      • Bell’s Amber Ale
      • Bellhaven Scottish Ale
      • Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale
      • Bud Light
      • Bud Light Lime
      • Bud Light Platinum
      • Bud Select
      • Bud Select 55
      • Budweiser
      • Busch
      • Charleville Hoptimistic
      • Chimay Red
      • Coors Light
      • Corona
      • Heineken
      • Kaliber
      • Left Hand Milk Stout
      • Michelob Ultra
      • Miller Lite
      • Murphy’s Irish Red
      • Natural Light
      • New Belgium Shift
      • O’Dell’s 90 Shiling
      • O’Dell’s IPA
      • O’Doul’s Amber
      • Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
      • Red Stripe
      • Redbridge Gluten Free
      • Samuel Smith Pale Ale
      • Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown
      • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
      • Stone Arrogant Bastard
      • Stone IPA
      • Stone Russian Imperial Stout
      • Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale
      • Woodchuck Amber Cider
      • The Glover: Blue Moon & Magners
  • Nick’s Pub (7/26/2012)
    • Abita Purple Haze
    • Crispin Cider
    • Left Hand Good Juju
    • New Belgium Fat Tire
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA
    • Rogue Yellow Snow IPA
    • Newcastle
    • Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout
    • Woodchuck Pear Cider
    • Lindemann’s Framboise
    • Goose Island 312
    • Boddington’s Pub Ale
    • Stella Artois
    • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
    • Magic Hat #9
    • Blue Moon
    • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider
    • Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Bud Light
    • Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale
    • Odell 90 Shilling Ale
    • Magner’s Irish Cider
    • Guinness
    • Smithwick’s Irish Ale
    • Harp Lager
    • Bass Pale Ale
    • Civil Life Wheat
    • Civil Life British Bitter
    • Six Row Whale
    • Six Row Double IPA
    • Catherdral Square Belgian-Style White Ale
    • Cathedral Square Agave Ale
    • Ferguson St. Louis Pale Ale
    • Ferguson Pecan Brown Ale
    • 2nd Shift Mullineaux
    • 2nd Shift El Gato Grande
    • 2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout
    • Perennial Hommel
    • Perennial Southside Blonde
    • Perennial Saison De Lis
    • O’Fallon Wheach
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly APA
    • Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale
    • 4 Hands Divided Sky Rye IPA
    • 4 Hands Single Speed Session Ale
    • 4 Hands Prunus Saison
    • Charleville Hoptimistic
    • Charleville Tornado Alley Ale
    • Augusta Hyde Park Stout
    • Augusta Honey Wheat
    • Augusta Junga IPA
    • Augusta Maibock
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Boulevard Single Wide IPA
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Boulevard Zon
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
    • Urban Chestnut Vaclav Pils
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
  • The Royale (7/27/12)
    • 4 Hands Reprise Centennial Red
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Civil Life American Brown
    • Civil Life Milk Stout
    • Founders Centennial
    • Guinness Stout
    • Lost Abbey/New Belgium Brett Beer
    • North Coast Old Rasputin (nitro)
    • Schlafly American IPA
    • Strongbow Hard Cider
    • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • GUEST BOTTLES
      • Anchor Brekle’s Brown
      • Bell’s Oberon
      • Blanche de Bruxelles (500mL can)
      • Crispin Brut Cider
      • Founders Dirty Bastard
      • North Coast Red Seal
      • Schlafly Summer Lager
      • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
      • Stone 10th Anniversary Ruination (22oz)
      • Stone Levitation
  • The Wine Tap (07/25/12)
    • (223 e. Main Street, Belleville, IL | 618.239.WINE)
    • (Wed-Sat | 4pm-2am)
  • On Draught:
    • 4 Hands “Cask Iron” Oatmeal Brown Ale
    • 4 Hands “Single Speed” Session Ale
    • Sierra Nevada “Hoptimum” Imperial Pale Ale
    • Lost Coast “Indica” India Pale Ale
    • Brouwerij Van Steenberge “Gulden Draak” Belgian Strong Ale
    • Erdinger Hefeweisen–NITRO
    • Blue Moon Witbier
    • Guinness Stout
  • Our Limited Release Sour Ales
    • NEW: Perennial “Savant Beersel” American Wild Ale/Sour (750 ml)
    • NEW: Goose Island “2012 Juliet” Belgian-Style Sour Ale (22oz)
    • NEW: Goose Island “2011 Lolita” Belgian-Style Sour Ale (22oz)
  • Our Rare and Seasonal Large scale beers
    • NEW: Founders “Frangelic Mountain Brown” American Strong Ale (25oz)
    • Sierra Nevada “Northern Hemisphere Harvest” Wet Hop Ale (24 oz)
    • Sierra Nevada “Estate” Home Grown IPA (24oz)
    • Collaboration: Sierra Nevada with Abbey of New Clairvaux: “Ovila” Quadruple Ale (750ml)
    • Collaboration: Sierra Nevada with Abbey of New Clairvaux: “Ovila” Saison Ale (750ml)
    • Rogue “OREgasmic Ale” Pale Ale | GrowYourOwn Series (22oz)
    • Rogue “Mom’s Hefe” Hefeweisen | GrowYourOwn Series (22oz)
  • Other Featured Bottles
    • New Holland “Beerhive” Tripel (22oz)
    • New Holland “Mad Hatter” India Pale Ale
    • New Holland “Golden Cap” Saison
    • New Holland “The Poet” Oatmeal Stout
    • Flying Dog “Gonzo” Imperial Porter
    • Founder’s “Dirty Bastard” Scottish Red Ale
    • Bells “Two Hearted” India Pale Ale
    • Flying Dog “Double Dog” Imperial Pale Ale
    • North Coast “Scrimshaw” Pilsner
    • North Coast “Red Seal” American Pale Ale
    • Anchor Steam, Steam Beer
    • Rogue “Dead Guy” Heller Bock (22oz)
    • Samuel Smith Organic Apple Cider (20oz)
    • Unibroue “La Fin du Monde” Belgian Strong Ale
    • Chimay, White, Red, Blue (750ml)
    • Duvel Belgian Strong Ale

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Six Row Brewing Company (7/27/12))
    • Centennial Rye
    • Killer Whale
    • Baleine (Saison-Whale)
    • Whale
    • Plant No.1 Pilsner
    • Porter
    • Double IPA
    • Honey Weizen
    • Strawberry Honey Weizen (Sat 7/28)
    • Pastrami Spiced Rye Cask (Mon 7/30)
    • Wee Heavy (Tues 7/31)
    • Bier de Chute (Wed 8/1)
    • Cask & Draught Black IPA (Thurs 8/2)
    • Triple Red (Fri 8/3)
    • Baumann’s Bacon Porter Cask (Sat 8/4)

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events:

Today, from 4PM to 6:30PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they’ll be sampling: Praga Pils, Praga Dark Lager, Fullers London Porter, American Patriot Beer, and New Holland BeerHive. Additional information can be found at their blog.

In celebration of St. Louis Craft Beer Week, Randall’s on Jefferson will be sampling craft beer all week long! Here’s the line up:

  • Sat 7/28 – Bell’s and Oberon (12PM-2PM)
  • Mon 7/30 – Magic Hat (4PM-6PM)
  • Tue 7/31 – Lagunitas (4:30PM-6:30PM)
  • Wed 8/1 – Abita (4PM-7PM)
  • Thu 8/2 – Woodchuck (4PM-7PM)
  • Fri 8/3 – Belgian beers (Duvel, Blanche de Bruxelles, Rochefort, Orval, Westmalle) (4PM-7PM)
  • Fri 8/3 – Dundee (5PM-7PM)
  • Sat 8/4 – Stone (12PM-2PM)

Also on Wednesday, the Naked Vine holds a beer tasting from 5-7PM. This tasting will give you a chance to try some of Naked Vine’s offerings and is absolutely free. Check out their Twitter feed for more updates.

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 mike@stlhops.com.

Just in case you’ve missed it, the 2012 St. Louis Craft Beer Week begins this Saturday. Over the rest of the week I’ll be detailing the events of the festival on STL Hops to bring more visibility to the event.

I, once again, cannot begin to stress enough how important it is for all of us to help make this event successful. We have over 60 events this year (with more and more added every day), so it’s important to get the word out about this week.

If you care about beer and beer awareness in St. Louis, it’s important to show the retailers, breweries and restaurants involved that there are people that care about beer.

So, I know a lot of events are during the middle of the week and people have jobs and lives that make it difficult to attend some of the events, you at least make an effort to try and attend at least one event during the middle of the week. I also realize that money is tight, but a ton of the events are free, so it won’t hurt the pocketbook to attend more than a few.

If you love beer and I know you all do otherwise you wouldn’t be here, it’s time to show it. Anyway, here’s a rundown of the events taking place all week long:Week Long Events

St. Louis Tap Takeover – Bigelo’s Bistro – All Week
To help celebrate STLCBW, Bigelo’s Bistro will be featuring nothing but beers brewed in St. Louis on their taps all week long. If you haven’t been to Bigelo’s yet, make sure to check out their wonderful location in historic downtown Edwardsville.

New Belgium Tap Invasion – Pi (Delmar) – All Week
Pi with rotate 8 New Belgium handles all week, including some very special and rare Lips of Faith drafts that will be tapped throughout the week. Here’s a schedule of the special tappings:
07/28 – Kick and Clutch (6PM)
07/31 – La Folie (3PM)
08/02 – Tart Lychee (6PM)

Green Flash Tap Takeover – The Good Pie – All Week
West Coast meets the Midwest meets a touch of Naples when Green Flash takes over the taps at The Good Pie featuring over seven different beers on tap including the first tapping of the Retro Pale Ale in St. Louis. A cask of West Coast IPA will also be available on Friday, July 27th.

Craft Beer Tastings – Randall’s (Jefferson) – Various Times (See Below)
Free Event
Sampling at Randall’s on Jefferson all week long! See list below for times and breweries:
Sat 7/28 – Bell’s and Oberon (12PM-2PM)
Mon 7/30 – Magic Hat (4PM-6PM)
Tue 7/31 – Lagunitas (4:30PM-6:30PM)
Wed 8/1 – Abita (4PM-7PM)
Thu 8/2 – Woodchuck (4PM-7PM)
Fri 8/3 – Belgian beers (Duvel, Blanche de Bruxelles, Rochefort, Orval, Westmalle) (4PM-7PM)
Fri 8/3 – Dundee (5PM-7PM)
Sat 8/4 – Stone (12PM-2PM)

Chef’s Choice Pairing Menus – Various Locations – All Week
Making time for a beer dinner can sometimes be more difficult than getting reservations to a beer dinner! How about if you can do a beer dinner on your time? Then the Chef’s Choice Pairing Menus are just for you. The following restaurants will be putting together special menus pairing beer with food for set prices. Be sure to stop by and see what they have up their sleeve.

Duff’s Restaurant
Twin Oak – Wood Fired Fare
Five Bistro
Wildflower

O’Shay’s

Whether you are a St. Louis native or a transplant to our great city, you probably know that we have an affinity for those who hail from St. Louis. Be it be World Series MVP David Freese, that suave actor Jon Hamm, or even our continuing fascination with Nelly, we always have a soft spot for our own. Well did you know that one of the most highly regarded craft breweries in the country has a St. Louis native running their pilot brewing system?

Meet Laura Ulrich, Stone Brewing Company‘s Small Batch Brewer. Small Batch Brewers at Stone take care of the barrel-aging program, oversee casks for local and national accounts, and manage the pilot brewing system, where they try new recipes as well as make special creations and unique one-offs. With all of that also comes conducting tasting panels, upkeep of inventory, and the tracking of these beers progress.

A graduate of Bishop DuBourg High School (you know you were gonna ask), Laura attended Lindenwood University where she earned a degree in English. After college, she moved to Fort Collins, CO where she worked as a bartender for a while and started learning about craft beers. There was an opening at one of the local breweries–Odell Brewing Co. and she couldn’t wait to apply. Part of her interview was hands on, and by her own admission, she wasn’t very good at hand packing bottles into the cases.

I knew in my heart it would be something that I could learn and master. I was told working on the bottling line would be hard, but I was hell bent on proving that I could do it.

Although she always loved Odell Brewing Co (and still does), Laura always wanted to live in Southern California. Hearing that Stone Brewing Company had an opening on the line, she applied.

I was given the job and 30 days to move out, so I packed my car and my cat and we headed west, not knowing anyone or what would happen

Laura has been with Stone Brewing Co. since March of 2004. Starting off on the bottling line and working her way up through the cellar, to the Brewhouse, and then as the Brewery Trainer, before landing her latest gig as Small Batch Brewer. She’s the brewer behind the Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Bean, which came about after tasting a Stone Smoked Porter Real Beer Float.

I was the only female on the line, in the cellar, and then eventually the first female to brew at Stone Brewing Co. Working here has opened my ideas and my passion for beer and brewing. I recall buying my brother homebrewing books while I worked at Odell’s, never thinking that brewing was for me until I got to San Diego.

It’s led to all sorts of cool projects, like helping start the Pink Boots Society, a professional group for women in the beer industry, now with over 800 members!

And while it’s definitely been a crazy ride, I wouldn’t change a thing

Want to meet Laura? Well we’ve got a few events planned during St. Louis Craftbeer Week where you’ll get a chance:

Wednesday August 1st
3 Way Stone IPA – The Royale – 4PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Join Laura Ulrich and Nate Sellergren from Stone as they’ll be discussing three different versions of an IPA. You’ll have your chance to try Stone IPA, a firkin of Stone IPA w/ Newport, and Ruination IPA.

Beer School – Cicero’s – 6:15PM-7:15PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Join Nate Sellergren and Laura Ulrich of Stone Brewing Company as they discuss Stone beer and Stone Brewery. IPA and Double Dry-Hopped IPA will be available to taste.

Thursday August 2nd
Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Bean Tapping – Wild Flower Restaurant – 5-6:30
Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)
Meet Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich and taste her now famous creation: Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Bean

Ruination Domination! – International Tap House (Soulard) – 7PM
Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)
Featuring Laura Ulrich and Mate Sellergren from Stone
Special tapping of Stone Ruination, Double Dry-Hopped Ruination, Ruination 10th Anniversary and Ruination Cask w/ Chinook

Make sure to come out and show Laura some hometown craftbeer love!

wineandcheeselogo_128x80.jpgI’m pleased to announce that the winnerd for the tickets to the Wine and Cheese Place events taking place during St. Louis Craft Beer Week are:

Patty Bonney – Goose Island Beer & Cheese Tasting
Dan Voorheis – St. Louis vs. America
Jason Rorie – Beer vs Wine

I once again want to thank Paul Hayden from The Wine and Cheese Place for donating the two tickets for each of these events. Beer vs Wine is a sold out event, but there are still tickets available for the other two events.

If you didn’t win, don’t be too upset, we’re going to be giving away all kinds of stuff this weekend for St. Louis Craft Beer Week events via STL Hops, Twitter, and Facebook.