Skip to content

Archive

Archive for July, 2012

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, 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 on the final Friday, Saturday, & Sunday:

Friday, August 3rd

Walnut Reddish Ale Release – Ferguson Brewing – 12PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Caramel malts and crushed walnuts are combined to make a nice caramely/malty and nutty Red Style Ale. Low hopped with Willamette hops to let the walnut flavor come to the front of the beer but just enough to balance out the sweetness. There is only a 5 gallon batch of this beer, so it’s sure to go fast!

Stone Special Sampling– Wine and Cheese Place (Forsyth) – 4PM-6PM
Free event
The Wine and Cheese Place is proud to host a special Stone Brewing tasting
featuring a couple of rare beers including the Stone Brewing Double Bastard Ale 2009 Vintage Ale and the Stone Brewing 15th Anniversary. There will only be two of each of these bottles to sample, so don’t dawdle.

Sam Adams Tap Takeover – 360 Lounge – 4PM
Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)
Featuring 9 Samuel Adams beers on draft including Limited Release Specialty Beers. Available for a Limited Time Only. Here is a list of the beers they’re going to put on tap:
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Samuel Adams Seasonal (more than likely we should have transitioned to Octoberfest by this time frame)
Samuel Adams Belgian Session
Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager
Samuel Adams Double Bock
Samuel Adams Tasman Red
Samuel Adams Norse Legend
Samuel Adams Old Kentucky Ale
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

Small Batch Triple Red Release– Six Row Brewing – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Brought back from Craft Beer Weeks of past this is an imperial version of a Red Ale; robust with tons of hop character. Est 9% ABV, 85 IBU

Firestone Walker Mini Tap Takeover– Exit 6 – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Firestone Walker Mini Tap Takeover, featuring Parabola Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Union Jack, Double Jack, Walker Anniversary #15 and a few more. You will just have to come by and check it out for yourself!

StoneLevitationFirkin– Llywelyn’s Pub (Webster Groves) – 5:30PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Come out to Llywelyn’s for a Levitation on tap and a tasty firkin of Levitation dry-hopped with Liberty.

Keep the Glass at UCBC– Urban Chestnut Brewing Company – 6PM-11PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Join UCBC for BBQ, live music (8-11pm), and keep the glass specials on Zwickel, Winged Nut, and Schnickelfritz. This is a great way to visit their beer beer garden!

Wine vs. Beer: The Re-match– Wine and Cheese Place (Forsyth) – 7PM-8:30PM
Price – $25 – Tickets available here.
This class will feature wine versus beer paired with some cheese and light appetizers. We have our own Aaron Zwicker picking the wines and Evan Benn, beer writer for the St. Louis Post Dispatch “Hip Hops” column picking the beers. Which will match better with the food? This will be a fun and informative event for both wine and beer lovers. Something for everyone for this re-match.

StoneRuination Firkin– International Tap House (Chesterfield) – 6PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Come out to iTAP for a tasty firkin of Ruination dry-hopped with Chinook.

Widmer Bros Meet the Brewer– Three Kings Public House – 7PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Stop by to meet and chat with Widmer Bros brewer, Jacob Leonard, and drink some great Widmer Bros beers! Three Kings chef will also put together a small plate menu paired with each beer. Buying food is optional. Featured beers: Pitch Black IPA, Kill Devil Brown Ale, Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout, Drifter Pale Ale, Rotator IPA

Sour Tap Takeover – Hair of the Dog – 7:30PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Sour beers have really grown in popularity in St. Louis, and to celebrate that growth Hair of the Dog will be putting on one of the strongest line-ups of sour beers ever put together in St. Louis. This event will feature Duchesse De Bourgogne, Goose Island Juliet and Lolita, New Belgium La Folie, Brett Beer, and Tart Lychee, Cantillon Iris and Doc’s Sour Cherry Cider all on draught.


Saturday, August 4th

Firkin Fest – International Tap House (Soulard) – 12PM
Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)
Welcome to St. Louis’s 2nd annual multi-brewery cask beer festival! The International Tap House in Soulard has lined up the most casks I’ve ever seen in the metro area and will be tapping them all day long. Beginning at 12PM two casks will be tapped and every two hours two new casks will be opened up.

Draws for Paws Pub Crawl – Main Street St. Charles – 12PM-5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Pub crawl benefiting Five Acres Animal Shelter in St. Charles. 8-10 bars will be participating and will feature Boulevard beers, t-shirts for the first 200 participants and St. Louis Craft Beer Week glassware. Here are the full details about each stop.

Cask of Baumann’s Bacon Porter– Six Row Brewing – 12PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Also a craft beer week favorite around Six Row, they age the Porter with smoked bacon supplied by Baumann’s Fine Meats; always a crowed pleaser.

Brewers Summit Beer Tasting – HandleBar – 1PM
Price – $20 adv/$25 day of – Tickets available here.
Rub elbows with some of the best brewers in St. Louis as the HandleBar puts on the second Brewers Summit Beer Tasting in St. Louis. Your ticket gets you one 2-3oz sample from each of the breweries in attendance and a full pint of beer to be enjoyed during the Q&A panel. A list of attending breweries will be posted soon!

Beer Tapas– Three Kings Public House – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Enjoy the Chef’s special appetizers designed to pair with each of Averys rare drafts featuring:

LilikoI Kepolo White Rascal with a passion fruit puree
Tweek Mephistopheles with a coffee Toddy
Out of Sight Out of Bounds Stout with a coffee Toddy


Sunday, August 5th

Enlightenment Series Release: Sertaozinho Weiss– Urban Chestnut Brewing Company – 11AM-1PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Kaldi’s and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company have teamed up to launch a new series of coffee beers. Join us at the UCBC tasting room to try samples of both Sertaozinho coffee and the first beer of this new series, Sertaozinho Weiss.

SchurcipefonesClosing Ceremonies– The Bridge – 12PM-6PM
Price – $25 (Tickets can be purchased here.)
A festival to close out the 4th annual St. Louis Craft Beer Week. Tickets will cost you $25 which will get you unlimited samples from Schlafly, Charleville, Urban Chestnut, Civil Life, Perennial, Four Hands, New Belgium (who I hear is bringing a cask), and 2nd Shift. But these aren’t the standard year-round beers from these breweries, they’re all bringing something special created just for the festival. What a way to end the week!

Listen up people…  Its that time again.  Beer labelgasm time!!  This week there are some interesting label approvals from our local guys UCBC & 4 Hands.

Enjoy & Cheers!!

**As always disclaimer time** The labels here aren’t a guarantee that we will see these beers in StL or even in the Metro East please view with caution and enjoy!!

This Weeks Approvals
Sertaozinho Weiss – Urban Chestnut Brewing ( Coffee Wheat w/ Kaldi’s Coffee)
DAFT – Urban Chestnut Brewing  (BA Barleywine Rye Barrel)
Pumpkin Patch – Rogue Brewing
Strawberry Short Weiss – Smuttynose Brewing (IL only)
Chasing Freshies – Deschutes Brewing
Smitten Rye Ale – Bells Brewing
Cuvee Ange – 4 Hands Brewing

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, 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 on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday:

Tuesday,July 31st

Journey to the Deschutes Abyss– Llywelyn’s Pub (Webster Groves) – 3PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
This is a Deschutes tap takeover featuring Hop in the Dark, Chainbreaker White IPA (releasing in July for the first time in Missouri), Abyss 2011, Mirror Pond, & Twilight.

Small Batch Wee-Heavy– Six Row Brewing – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Scottish-style strong ale, est 8-9% ABV. Malty and strong!

Avery IPA 3 Way– Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar – 7PM
Price – $10/person
Join Ted Whitney of Avery Brewing as he explains three different takes on the similar styles of beer. Featuring Avery IPA, Maharaja, and Hog Heaven.

Sharing and Pairing Beer Dinner– Bigelo’s Bistro – 6PM
Price – $20 – Reservations are required (618) 655-1471
This is a four course beer dinner, with a twist. All of the beers will be provided by you! Mark at Bigelos has put together four courses and asks that you bring four beers that you think pair best with the meal. This is a great way to share and pair. Here’s the menu:
1st – Huitlacoche tamale w/ poblano creme
2nd – Pale ale and cheddar polenta fries w/ house bbq sauce
3rd – Korean bbq short rib tacos w/ sriracha slaw
4th – White chocolate bread pudding w/ carmel sauce

Goose Island Beer Dinner– Prime 1000 – 7PM
Price – $65 – Reservations are required (314) 241-1000
Goose Island knows how to put on a beer dinner, this five course meal will ber paired with five different Goose Island beers. Here’s a look at the menu.

Beer Geek Trivia Night– Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar – 7PM
Price – $10/person
In celebration of Craft Beer Week, Bridge is hosting its first ever trivia night. Their trivia night will feature ten rounds of two questions each and a blind tasting of beers. Questions will focus on the history of craft beer in St. Louis and throughout the world. A broad selection of brews will be featured in the blind tastings. People can sign up to compete in teams or as individuals.

Cathedral Square Meet the Brewer– Diablitos – 7PM-9PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Meet the guys who make your beer! Cathedral Square head brewer Brian Neville will be on hand to talk beer at Diablitos. They’ll be featuring $2 Cathedral Square pints and a couple of food specials.


Wednesday, August 1st

Barrel-Aged Blowout– Llywelyn’s Pub (Webster Groves) – 3PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Do you like barrel-aged beers? Well, does Llywelyn’s have an event for you! They’re filling the taps with these barrel-aged beers: New Holland Brewery Barrel-Aged Dragon’s Milk, Firestone Walker Brewery Parabala Imperial Stout 2012, Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout, Schlafly Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 2011, and more.

3 Way Stone IPA– The Royale – 4PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Join representatives from Stone as they’re 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.

Small Batch Bier de Chute– Six Row Brewing – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Much like a Bier de Garde this Belgian style is perfect for the approaching fall season; fermented cooler than most ale styles and then aged cold like a lager. Quite smooth and strong with some apparent but restrained esters. Est 7% ABV.

New Belgium Brewing Tap Takeover– Hair of the Dog – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
New Belgium Tap Takeover featuring a Ranger IPA cask dry hopped with crystal hops, Biere De Mars, Lost Abbey Brett, Tart Lychee, Valentines Day Ale and many more!

Firestone Walker Mini Tap Takeover– Three Kings – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Firestone Walker Mini Tap Takeover, featuring Parabola Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Union Jack, Double Jack, Walker Anniversary #15 and a few more. You will just have to come by and check it out for yourself!

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.

Beer and Cheese Tasting – Schlafly Tap Room – 6PM-9PM
Price – $15 – Reservations are required (314) 241-2337
Schlafly Beer partner with an area cheesemonger to provide craft beer painstakingly paired artisan cheeses. Tickets are available at the Schlafly Tap Room.

Craft Beer Tasting with Evan Benn – Big Brothers Big Sisters – 6PM-8PM
Free Event RSVP is required.
Evan Benn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch leads a free beer tasting at Big Brothers Big Sisters (501 North Grand Boulevard) in Grand Center. Sample six St. Louis craft beers along with small sandwiches, Companion pretzels and other snacks from The Civil Life Brewing Co. The event is free, but attendees must RSVP to jyoung@bbbsemo.org.

Goose Island Invasion– International Tap House (Chesterfield) – 7PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Goose Island! CHARGE! The fine folks from Chicago are invading St. Louis to let us try some tasty, and rare, treats from them. Heres a list of beers that will be available at this very special event. Some of the special beers will include Lolita, Juliet, and Dominique.


Thursday, August 2nd

Black IPA Release and Cask– Six Row Brewing – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Literally a black India Pale Ale, also known as a Cascadian Dark Ale, they use roasted malts to give it a nice dark color and slight roasted character to compliment the hops. Compared to a chocolate orange. The cask will be dry-hopped with Summit. Est 7% ABV, 65 IBU.

Sam Adams Tap Takeover – Growlers Pub – 5PM
Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)
Featuring 9 Samuel Adams beers on draft including Limited Release Specialty Beers. Available for a Limited Time Only. Here is a list of the beers going to be put on tap:
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Samuel Adams Seasonal (more than likely we should have transitioned to Octoberfest by this time frame)
Samuel Adams Belgian Session
Samuel Adams Griffins Bow
Samuel Adams Double Bock
Samuel Adams Tasman Red
Samuel Adams Norse Legend
Samuel Adams Old Kentucky Ale
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

Schlafly Dry-hopped APA Cask – Exit 6 – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Come on out for this very special tapping of the Schlafly APA that’s been firkin’d up for your pleasure.

St. Louis Breweries vs. America– Wine and Cheese Place (Forsyth) – 6PM-7:30PM
Price – $20 – Tickets available here.
With the increased choices in beers from St. Louis and the local area, Wine and Cheese Place wanted to see how they stand up on the national level. This will be a blind tasting pitting local IPAs and porters against IPAs and porters brewed elsewhere in the US.

Beer and Pizza Demonstration– Schnucks Cooking School – 6PM-9PM
Price – $45 – Tickets can be purchased here.
Pi Pizzeria Executive Chef, Steven Caravelli shares some great pizza and maybe a pizza secret or two, while St. Louis Post-Dispatch Hip Hops columnist Evan Benn talks and pairs craft beers with each dish. Onion Dip with Spudmaster Chips; Deep Dish Chicken, Artichoke and Spinach Pizza; Deep Dish Sausage, Mushrooms, Onions and Green Peppers and Thin Crust Olive Oil, Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Figs. For dessert, Oatmeal Stout Chocolate Pudding.

4 Hands Beer Dinner– Llywelyn’s Pub (Webster Groves) – 6:30PM
Price – $35 – Reservations are required (314) 962-1515
This four course beer dinner will feature three small dishes in each course which will then be paired with 4 Hands beers. Here’s a look at the menu.

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

Widmer Bros Beer Dinner– Boogaloo – 7PM
Price – $40 – Reservations are required (314) 645-4803.
Join Widmer Bros Brewer, Jacob Leonard as he hosts a four course meal with Boogaloo in Maplewood. Each course will be paired with a Widmer Bros beer. Here’s the menu:
First Course – Hefeweizen with Boogaloo Mixed Greens
Spring mix with hearts of palm, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and raisins tossed in citrus sherry vinaigrette.
Second Course – Drifter Pale Ale with Shrimp and Grits
Drifter Pale Ale marinated shrimp seasoned and grilled served over a bed of creamy smoked Gouda grits topped with a Drifter Pale Ale reduction drizzle.
Third Course – Rotator IPA with Jerk Smoked Chicken Breast
Coconut and Rotator IPA brine chicken breast jerk seasoned and apple wood smoked served over Cuban rice and topped with key lime aioli.
Fourth Course – Barrel Aged Brrrbon 11 with Chocolate Creme Brulee
Brrrbon Ale infused chocolate custard with a sugar crystal crust.

Cathedral Square Meet the Brewer– Sanctuaria – 7PM-9PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Meet the guys who make your beer! Cathedral Square head brewer Brian Neville will be on hand to talk beer at Sanctuaria. They’ll be featuring $3 Cathedral Square pints and a couple of food specials.

wineandcheeselogo_128x80.jpgTo help celebrate St. Louis Craft Beer Week, The Wine and Cheese Place wanted to put on a couple of events just for you.

  • Monday, July 30th at 6PM – A special tasting pairing Goose Island beer with a selection of different cheeses.
  • Thursday, August 2nd at 6PM – Paul Hayden will be facing St. Louis beers against America.
  • Friday, August 3rd at 7PM – Watch as Evan Benn battles W&CP’s Aaron Zwicker in a beer vs wine battle.

Fortunately for all of us, Paul was kind enough to give us 2 tickets for each event to give away. So, and this will be a bit tricky, but you’ll need to email contest@stlhops.com with the subject line of which event you’ll want to attend:

  • Goose Island Beer/Cheese
  • St. Louis vs. America
  • Beer vs. Wine

You’re only allowed to enter for one event, so choose wisely. I’ll be choosing the winners on Thursday,  July 26th at 9AM. Send your email now if you want to attend!

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.
  • If you can’t attend, please don’t enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

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, 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 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday:

Saturday, July 28th

B33r and Brats – 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar – 11AM-5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
If you’re trying to avoid the summer crowds and you’re looking for local freshly-grilled bratwurst, 33 Wine Bar will be hosting a special B33r and Brats event. Enjoy beer off of one of the best beer menus in St. Louis with some bratwurst from local food truckGuerrillaStreet Food, all in the comfort of Lafayette Square.

Small Batch Strawberry Honey Weizen – Six Row Brewing – 12PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
The Strawberry Honey Weizen has been a huge hit every time Six Row puts it on draught so they will be making more this time. It’s their Honey Weizen aged with 24 lbs of fresh strawberries per barrel.

Boulevard Sampling – Friar Tuck (Crestwood) – 1PM-3PM
Free Event
Sampling at Friar Tuck on Watson with Jeremy Danner. Samples will include Love Child #1 and #2, Test 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat along with other selections from heritage and Smokestack brands.

Midwest Belgian Beer Festival– Perennial Artisan Ales – 3PM-7PM
$35 Per Person – Tickets available here.
Welcome to the first Belgian beer festival to be held in St. Louis. Perennial Artisan Ales has lined up over 25 breweries to serve some of the best Belgian-style beers that America has to offer. Buy one of the first 100 tickets and you’ll be able to attend a special after-party with some very excellent beers to enjoy.

Avery Demon Series Vintage Flights – Three Kings – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Enjoy vertical flights of Samaels, Beast or Mephistopheles from 08, 09 and 10 or taste all 3 Demons from your chosen year 08, 09, or 10!

Stone Ruination IPA 10th Anniversary Tapping – Exit 6 – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Taste this 10th Anniversary edition of Ruination side by side with its year-round Ruination counterpart.

Stone Double Dry Hopped Ruination Tapping – Hair of the Dog – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Come enjoy this rare variation of Ruination while it lasts!


Sunday, July 29th

Cervezas con Huevos– Milagro Modern Mexican – 10:30AM
Price – $35 – Reservations are required (314) 962-4300
This four-course beer brunch will not only feature a beermosa as you walk in the door, but four beers to compliment these four courses:
Course 1. Blue corn buttermilk pancakes w/ strawberry ancho agave syrup and fresh berries
Course 2. Chorizo & sweet potato hash, poached egg, chipotle hollandaise
Course 3. Beef brisket birria ‘beer-ee-uh’, corn tortilla, white onion, micro cilantro, radish
Course 4. Mexican chocolate brownie, chocolate stout infused chocolate sauce

Henry Herbst Memorial Symposium– Schlafly Bottleworks – 6PM-8PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
A hand-picked panel of St. Louis brewery owners discussing the hurdles and successes of opening a new brewery, followed by Q&A from the audience.


Monday,July 30th

Llywelyn’s Dragon Cask– Llywelyn’s Pub (Webster Groves) – 3PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Enjoy this house brew created by Schlafly for Llyweyln’s that has been cask conditioned and dry hopped.

“Piled-High Pastrami on Rye Cask– Six Row Brewing – 5PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
They have done it once in the past but this time, they’re not holding back on the caraway seed and spicing. They’re really going over the top on this one. Its a spiced version of their Centennial Rye.

Goose Island Beer and Cheese Pairing– Wine and Cheese Place (Forsyth) – 6PM-7:30PM
Price – $15 – Tickets available here.
Join Goose Islands Suzanne Wolcott (Head of Education for Goose Island and Certified Cicerone ) as she pairs some delicious vintage ales from Goose Island with the extensive and equally delicious cheeses from the Wine and Cheese Place.

Charleville Beer Dinner– The Shaved Duck – 6:30PM
Price – $50 – Reservations are required (314) 776-1407
This beer dinner will be pairing Charleville beers with four specially created dishes by the Shaved Duck.

Local Beer Dinner– The Block – 6:30PM
Price – $65 – SOLD OUT
The Block Restaurant Bar and Butcher Shop is excited to be hosting our first beer dinner featuring Saint Louis own local craft beers by The Civil Life, Perennial, and Urban Chestnut. The dinner will be held during St. Louis Craft Beer Week. Chefs and Co-owners Brian Doherty and Marc Del Pietro will be planning a delicious five course meal to accompany each beer. There will be 3 new relaeses.

Goose Island Invasion– International Tap House (Soulard) – 7PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Goose Island! CHARGE! The fine folks from Chicago are invading St. Louis to let us try some tasty, and rare, treats from them. Heres a list of beers that will be available at this very special event. Some of the special beers will include Big John, Bourbon County Stout, and Bourbon County Coffee Stout.

Avery Juxtaposition– International Tap House (Chesterfield) – 8PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
Enjoy the original version of some Avery beers alongside a version that has been tweaked! Discuss these brews and more with Ted Whitney from Avery Brewing. Here’s the special versions that will be available:

LilikoI Kepolo White Rascal with a passion fruit puree
Tweek Mephistopheles with a coffee Toddy
Out of Sight Out of Bounds Stout with a coffee Toddy

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

 Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • Bombay Wine and Spirits (7/16/2012)
    • 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
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Deschutes Red Chair
    • Founders Centennial IPA
    • Founders Curmudgean Ale
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • deVine Wines & Spirits (7/20/2012)
    • Deschutes Pretty Much Everything
    • Deschutes Hop in the Dark
    • Deschutes Collage No.1 Conflux Series
    • Grand Teton Snarling Badger Berliner Weisse
    • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
    • Green Flash Pretty Much Everything
    • Goose Island Lolita 22oz. Only 1 Bottle
    • Goose Island Summertime
    • Hebrew Hop Manna IPA 22oz.
    • Hebrew Coney Island Albino Python 22oz.
    • Laguntias Lucky 13
    • Laguntias Undercover Investigation
    • Left Hand Good JU JU
    • Left Hand Saw Tooth Ale 6pks
    • Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy 12pks
    • Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy 6pks
    • Nebraska Barrel Aged Reserve Melange A Trois 750ml
    • Odell Myrcenary Double IPA
    • O’Fallon Kite Tail Summer Ale
    • O’Fallon Wheach
    • Pernnial Fanstic Voyage
    • Perennial Homefront IPA
    • Perennial Saison de Lis
    • Perennial Plan B
    • Perennial Heart of Gold Wheat Wine
    • Perennial Hommel Bier
    • Six Row Whale Ale
    • Six Row Porter
    • Six Row Double IPA
    • Sierra Nevada Bottles n’ Cans
    • Steven’s Point Black Ale 6 pks
    • Tallgrass Pretty Much Everything
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut Ale
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel Lager
  • Starrs-Richmond Heights (7/18/2012)
    • Bells Oberon 5 Lt Keg
    • Boulevard SS Long Strange Tripel 4pk
    • Boulevard Saison Brett
    • Founders Devil Dancer
    • Goose Island Lolita
    • Great Divide 18th Anniversary Double IPA
    • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
    • Lagunitas Undercover
    • Left Hand Good Juju
    • Mendocino Blonde Ale
    • Mendocino Imperial IPA
    • Perennial Homefront IPA
    • Perennial Fantastic Voyage
    • Second Shift Unicorn Killer
    • Second Shift El Gato 750ml
    • Summit Saga IPA
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (7/20/12)
    • Ska Modus Hoperandi – Canned July 16!!!
    • Crabtree Ginger Bee
    • Stillwater As Follows
    • Stillwater Cellar Door
    • Russian River Sierra Nevada Collab Brux — here and gone
    • Southern Tier Creme Brulee – more in stock
    • Newcastle Werewolf Blood Red Ale
    • Schlagl Malz Konig…$3.29 / pint
    • Schlagl Abtei Pils
    • Schlagl Kristall Lager
    • Schlagl Roggen Gold Rye Ale
    • Innstadt Edelsud Zwickel
    • Innstadt Schwarze Extra
    • Innstadt Doppel Bock.
    • Innstadt Passauer Weisse Hefeweizen
    • Odell Brewing collab with Thornbridge Pond Hopper
    • Hantverksbryggeriet Baronen
    • Hantverksbryggeriet Kosacken
    • Toren Cuvee Angelique Historic Recipe Magnum
    • Pilsner Urquel “Express shipped cold” Package
    • ‘t Smisje BBBourgondier Belgian Barley Wine
    • Green Flash Saison Diego
  • Vineyards Wine & Spirits (Chesterfield) (07/20/12)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Six Row Whale Ale
    • Green Flash West Coast IPA
    • Southern Tier 2X IPA
    • Southern Tier Pale Ale
    • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Bigelo’s Bistro (7/20/12)
    • Schlafly Pale
    • Schlafly Hefe
    • Perrenial Saison
    • Boulevard Saison Brett
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Charleville Hoptomistic
    • Schlafly Oatmeal brown
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Angry Orchard Cider
    • Ofallon Wheach
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Sierra Nevada Southern Hemi Harvest
  • Cicero’s (7/20/12)
    • DRAFT SELECTION
    • FOUNDERS DEVIL DANCER – GET WHILE YOU CAN
    • Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA
    • O’fallon Wheach
    • Rogue American Amber
    • Bass Ale
    • Bell’s 2 Hearted Ale
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Brother Thelonious
    • Unibroue Blanche de Chambly
    • Blue Moon
    • North Coast Brother Thelonious
    • New Castle Summer Ale
    • Boulevard Zon
    • Delirium Tremens
    • Ska Buster Nut Brown
    • Ommegang Rare Vos
    • Fitz’s Root Beer
    • Woodchuck Summer Blueberry Cider
    • Franziskaner
    • Goose Island Matilida
    • Guinness Dry Stout
    • La Chouffe
    • Blanche de Bruxelles
    • Charleville Explicate APA
    • Lindenmans Framboise
    • Magic Hat #9
    • Monks Cafe Flemish Sour
    • Left Hand Smoke Jumper Porter
    • Maredsous
    • Unibroue Maudite
    • Nectar IPA
    • New Belgium 1554
    • New Belgium Sommersault
    • Newcastle Brown
    • North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout
    • Odells 90 Schilling
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Stone Arrogant Bastard
    • New Holland Poet Oatmeal Stout
    • Reissdorf Kölsch
    • Mendicino Blonde
    • Samual Adams Summer Ale
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Yakima Wheat
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Shiner Bock
    • Six Row Double IPA
    • St. Bernardus Abt 12
    • Urban Chestnut Wingnut
    • Woodchuck Amber
    • Warsteiner
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
  • Llywelyn’s Pub Soulard (07/16/2012)
    • Draft
      • 4 Hands Brewery Seasonal
      • Bass
      • Blue Moon
      • Boulevard Seasonal
      • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
      • Bud Light
      • Budweiser
      • Firestone Walker IPA
      • Fuller’s ESB
      • Fuller’s Porter
      • Fuller’s Pride
      • Guinness
      • Harp
      • Leinenkugel Summer Wheat
      • Llywelyn’s Brown Dragon
      • Magner’s Cider
      • Michelob Golden Light
      • New Belgium Ranger IPA
      • Newcastle
      • Sam Adams Seasonal
      • Schlafly Brown
      • Schlafly Pale Ale
      • Schlafly Seasonal
      • Shock Top
      • Smithwicks
      • Stella Artois
      • Strongbow
      • Summit EPA
      • The Glover: Blue Moon & Magners
      • Urban Chestnut Kolsch
    • Bottle
      • Amberbock
      • Amstel Light
      • Angry Orchard Cider
      • Boddington’s Pub Ale
      • Bud Light
      • Bud Light Lime
      • Bud Light Platinum
      • Bud Select
      • Budweiser
      • Busch
      • Coors Light
      • Corona
      • Heineken
      • Kaliber
      • Kraftig Light Lager
      • Lagunitas IPA
      • Mich Ultra Cider
      • Michelob Amberbock
      • Michelob Ultra
      • Miller High Life
      • Miller Lite
      • O’Doul’s Amber
      • O’Fallon Kite Tail
      • Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
      • Pyramid Apricot
      • Schlafly Hefe
      • Woodchuck Amber Cider
      • Woodchuck Pear Cider
  • Monty’s Sandwich Company (07/20/2012)
    • Big Sky Moose Drool
    • Big Sky IPA
    • Lagunitas IPA
    • Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale
    • Charleville Half Wit
    • Sweaty Betty Blonde
    • Summit Horizon Red Ale
    • Newcastle Brown
  • The Royale (7/20/12)
    • 4 Hands Reprise Centennial Red
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Civil Life American Brown
    • Civil Life Milk Stout
    • Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown
    • 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)
  • The Wine Tap (07/19/12)
    • (223 e. Main Street, Belleville, IL | 618.239.WINE)
    • (Wed-Sat | 4pm-2am)
  • On Draught:
    • Erdinger Hefeweisen
    • Spaten Lager
    • Sierra Nevada “Hoptimum” Imperial Pale Ale
    • Lost Coast “Indica” India Pale Ale
    • Brouwerij Van Steenberge “Gulden Draak” Belgian Strong Ale
    • Founders “Cerise” Cherry Fruit Beer–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

  • Kirkwood Station Brewing Company (7/19//12)
    • IPA
    • Brown Ale
    • Sugar Creek Light Lager
    • Rye APA
    • English Pale Ale
    • Blackberry Wheat
    • Ryely Hoppy Imperial Rye IPA (7/13/12)
    • Grass Cutter Cream Ale
    • Bohemian Pilsner
    • Burst Hop Blonde (Dry Hopped Blonde Ale)
    • Heritage Fest IPA (Cascade Hop)
  • Ferguson Brewing Co.
  • Morgan Street Brewery
  • Perennial Artisan Ales (07/14/12)
    • Southside Blonde
    • Saison de Lis
    • Hommel Bier
    • Brewers’ IPA #3
    • Fantastic Voyage
    • Bailey’s Chocolate Ale
    • Brew For The Crew
    • Saison de Lis (BOTTLES)
    • Hommel Bier (BOTTLES)
    • Fantastic Voyage (BOTTLES)
    • Brew For The Crew (BOTTLES)
    • Violet (BOTTLES)
  • Schlafly Bottleworks (7/10/12)
    • Dry Hopped APA
    • Kölsch
    • Pale Ale
    • Yakima Wheat Ale
    • Summer Lager
    • Hefeweizen
    • Irish-Style Extra Stout
    • Pilsner
    • American IPA
    • Bière de Garde
    • Belgian Singel
    • Oak-Aged Barleywine
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Raspberry Hefeweizen
    • Blackberry Cider
  • Schlafly Tap Room (7/10/12)
    • Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
    • Bière de Garde
    • 80/-
    • Yakima Wheat Ale
    • Cream Ale
    • Weissbier
    • Belgian Singel
    • American IPA
    • Dortmunder
    • Kölsch
    • Summer Lager
    • Hefeweizen
    • Pale Ale
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Cask American IPA
    • Cask Oatmeal Stout
  • Six Row Brewing Company (7/20/12))
    • Centennial Rye
    • Killer Whale
    • Baleine (Saison-Whale)
    • Whale
    • Plant No.1 Pilsner
    • Porter
    • Double IPA
    • Honey Weizen
  • Square One Brewery and Distillery (7/17/12)
    • Light Squared
    • Bavarian Weizen
    • Spicy Blonde
    • Park Avenue Pale Ale
    • IPA
    • Single Malt Scotch Ale
    • Irish Stout
    • Maple Stout
    • Cask: Park Avenue Pale Ale
    • Coming Soon: Keller Pils, Pilsner, Grand Cru

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: Newcastle Werewolf Blood Red Ale, Odell Brewing Collab w/Thornbridge Brewing Pond Hopper, Marston’s Beer Oyster Stout, and Great Divide Wolfgang Doppelbock . Additional information can be found at their blog.

This Saturday, Wolfbrau in St. Peters continues its “Wolfbrau’s Taste of Beer.” On select Saturdays, Wolfbrau will be featuring a single style or brewery to feature. This Saturday, from 4PM to 6PM, they’ll be featuring St Bernardus of Watou, Belgium. For more information, be sure to check out their Facebook page.

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.