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 Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • deVine Wines & Spirits (8/30/2012)
    • Boulevard Collaboration #3
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Deschutes Hop in the Dark (1 Left)
    • Deschutes Collage No.1 Conflux Series
    • Deschutes The Stoic
    • Green Flash Pretty Much Everything
    • Goose Island Summertime
    • Hebrew Coney Island Albino Python 22oz.
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Left Hand Oktoberfest
    • Left Hand Saw Tooth Ale 6pks
    • Left Hand Polestar
    • 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
    • Perennial Homefront IPA (Only 1 Left)
    • Perennial Peach Berliner Weiss
    • Perennial Plan B (Only 1 Left)
    • Perennial Saison de Lis
    • 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
    • Shipyard Pumpkinhead
    • Southern Tier Creme Brulee
    • Southern Tier Pumpking
    • Southern Tier Gemini
    • Steven’s Point Black Ale 6 pks
    • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA (Limited)
    • Summit Saga
    • Tallgrass Pretty Much Everything
    • Urban Chestnut Sertaozinho Weiss (NEW)
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut Ale
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel Lager
    • Weihenstephaner Pilsner
  • Starrs-Richmond Heights (8/30/2012)
    • Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen
    • Bells Oberon 5 Lt Keg
    • Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin
    • Boulevard SS Long Strange Tripel 4pk
    • Boulevard Saison Brett
    • Boulevard Collaboration No.3
    • Boulevard Bob’s 47 Oktoberfest
    • Buffalo Bills Pumpkin Ale
    • Charleville Witch’s Brew’mmm
    • Founders Devil Dancer
    • George Gale & Co Prize Old Ale
    • Goose Island Lolita
    • Great Divide 18th Anniversary Double IPA
    • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
    • Kristoffel Blonde
    • Left Hand Good Juju
    • Lakefront Brewery Oktoberfest
    • Odell Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale
    • Perennial Homefront IPA
    • Perennial Fantastic Voyage
    • Second Shift Unicorn Killer
    • Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere
    • Southern Tier Pumking
    • Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout
    • Summit Saga IPA
    • Urban Chestnut Sertaozinho Weiss
    • Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier
    • Zamkowe
    • Zamkowe Extra
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (8/31/12)
    • Dogfish Head and Birra del Borgo My Antonia 750ml
    • Perennial Abraxas (one more case hit today)
    • Perennial Peach Berliner Weisse
    • Evil Twin Femme Fatle Brett
    • Evil Twin The Talented Mr. Orangutan
    • Tilquin Gueuze 2011/2012 375ml and 750ml
    • Arcadia Sky High Rye CANS
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Peach Porch Lounger
    • Sam Adams Stony Brook Red Barrel Room Collection
    • Sam Adams New World Tripel Barrel Room Collection
    • Sam Adams Thirteenth Hour Barrel Room Collection
    • Charleville Witches Brew’mmm
    • Southern Tier Pumking
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Peach Porch Lounger
    • Deschutes Obsidian Stout
    • Widmer Brothers Bravo Hopped Barleywine
    • Schneider Weisse Tap X Cuvee Barrique
    • Leinenkugels Lemon Berry Shandy
    • Magic Hat HIPA
    • Bells Two Hearted Ale 5 liter Mini keg
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin Ale
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Sam Adams Barrel Collection Thirteenth Hour
    • Sam Adams Barrel Collection Stony Brook Red
    • Sam Adams Barrel Collection New World
    • New Belgium Red Hoptober’
    • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
    • Boulevard 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat (new batch best by 11/12)
  • Vineyards Wine & Spirits (Chesterfield) (08/31/12)
    • 2nd Shift Hibicus Wit
    • American Patriot Beer
    • American Patriot Light Beer
    • Avery Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
    • Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA
    • 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
    • Boulevard 83-Acre
    • Boulevard SSS Collaboration No. 3 Stingo
    • Boulevard Saison-Brett
    • Chimay Sample Pack with Goblet
    • Deschutes Stoic
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
    • Founders Cerise
    • Founders Double Trouble
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Goose Island 312
    • Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Stout
    • Green Flash West Coast IPA
    • Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale
    • Lagunitas Lucky 13
    • Leinenkugel Big Eddy Imperial IPA
    • Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Alpine Super IPA
    • New Belgium Somersault Ale
    • Newcastle Werewolf Ale
    • Odells Pond Hopper
    • Odell IPA
    • Ommegang Abbey Ale
    • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale
    • Sam Adams Octoberfest
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Shiner Ruby Redbird
    • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
    • SKA Decadent Imperial IPA
    • Southern Tier Pumking Ale
    • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
    • Stone Ruination IPA
    • Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale
    • Stone Brewing Old Guardian
    • Stone Brewing IPA
    • Summit Brewery Saga IPA
    • Summit Dunkel Weizen
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Widmer Brothers Oatmeal Porter

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Cicero’s (8/31/12)
    • DRAFT SELECTION
    • Ace Pumpkin Cider
    • Anchor Summer
    • Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale
    • Avery Maharaja
    • Avery New World Porter
    • Bass Ale
    • Bell’s 2 Hearted Ale
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Blanche de Chambly
    • Blue Moon Belgian Style Wit
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Stingo English Ale(collaberation)
    • Civil Life ESB
    • Delirium Tremens
    • Deschutes Chain Braker IPA
    • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Fitz’s Root Beer
    • Founders Porter
    • Four Hands Single Speed Blonde
    • Franziskaner
    • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2011
    • Goose Island Matilida
    • Guinness Dry Stout
    • La Chouffe
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Lindenmans Framboise
    • Maredsous
    • Unibroue Maudite
    • Monks Cafe Flemish Sour
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA
    • New Belgium Redhoptober
    • New Belgium Tripel
    • Newcastle Brown
    • Nectar IPA
    • Odells St Lupulin
    • Odells Mycernary
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Old Rasputin Imperial Stout
    • Ommegang Rare Vos
    • Paulaner Oktoberfest
    • Perennial Fantastic Voyage
    • Pilsner Urquell
    • Pryamid Apricot Ale
    • Reissdorf Kölsch
    • Samual Adams Summer Ale
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Shiner Bock
    • Stone Arrogant Bastard
    • St. Bernardus Abt 12
    • Warsteiner
    • Woodchuck Amber
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    • OVER 200 BOTTLES
  • Pi (Central West End) (8/27/12)
    • Schlafly Pi Common (A California Common stlye beer exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Four Hands Pi Pale Ale (A Pale Ale exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Civil Life British Bitter
    • Civil Life Brown Ale
    • Lips of Faith Biere De Mars (22 oz Bottle)
    • Lips of Faith Grand Abbey Cru (22 oz Bottle)
    • Stone IPA (22 oz Bottle)
    • New Belgium Fat Tire (Can)
    • Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi IPA (Can)
    • Avery ‘Joes’ Pilsner (Can)
    • Original Sin Hard Cider (Bottle)(Gluten Free)
    • Bard’s Gluten Free (Bottle)
    • New Grist Gluten Free (Bottle)
    • Buckler NA Lager (Bottle)
  • The Royale (8/31/12)
    • 4 Hands Reprise Centennial Red
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Civil Life British Mild
    • Civil Life/Royale Excelsior
    • Founders Centennial
    • Guinness Stout
    • North Coast Old Rasputin (nitro)
    • Schlafly American IPA
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
    • Strongbow Hard Cider
    • Urban Chestnut Oxnbrau
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • GUEST BOTTLES
      • Bell’s Oberon
      • Blanche de Bruxelles (500mL can)
      • Crispin Brut Cider
      • Founders Dirty Bastard
      • Magners Pear Cider
      • Piraat
      • Schlafly Summer Lager
      • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
      • Stone 10th Anniversary Ruination (22oz)
      • Stone Levitation
      • Tilquin Oude Gueuze (375 mL)
      • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut (500 mL)
      • Weihenstephaner Festbier
  • Three Kings Public House (08/29/12)
    • Guinness Stout
    • Blue Moon
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Smokestack Series Tank 7
    • Angry Orchard Crisp Cider
    • Founders Porter
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Labatt Blue
    • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
    • Avery Kaiser – Oktoberfest
    • Firestone Walker DBA
    • Odell Myrcenary
    • Odell 5 Barrel Pale Ale
    • Odell IPA
    • Goose Island Sofie
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Widmer Bro’s Drifter Pale Ale
    • Stella Artois
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Urban Chestnut Sertãozinho Weiss Coffee Wheat (Collaboration w/Kaldi’s Coffee)

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Kirkwood Station Brewing Company (8/31/12)
    • IPA
    • Brown Ale
    • Sugar Creek Light Lager
    • English Pale Ale
    • Blackberry Wheat
    • Ryely Hoppy Imperial Rye IPA
    • Grass Cutter Cream Ale
    • Bohemian Pilsner
    • Burst Hop Blonde (Dry Hopped Blonde Ale)
    • Belgian Witte
    • Coming soon Altbier (early next week) Pumpkin (late next week?)
  • Six Row Brewing Company (8/31/12)
    • Oktoberfest
    • Black IPA
    • Killer Whale
    • Whale
    • Plant No.1 Pilsner
    • Porter
    • Double IPA
    • Honey Weizen
    • Chinook IPA
    • Extra Pale Ale (EPA)
  • Square One Brewery and Distillery (8/28/12)
    • Light Square
    • Bavarian Weizen
    • Avery White Rascal
    • Pilsner
    • Park Avenue Pale Ale
    • IPA
    • Single Malt Scotch Ale
    • Irish Stout
    • Oh Honey
    • Papaya Wheat
    • Tradition IPA
    • Grand Cru
    • Cask: Park Avenue Pale Ale
    • Coming Soon: Oktoberfest Lager, Spicy Blonde, Pumpkin Ale and Belgian Dubbel
  • Trailhead Brewing Company (8/28/12)
    • Year Round House Beers:
      • Trailblazer Blond Ale
      • Riverboat Raspberry Fruit Ale
      • Trailhead Red American Amber Ale
      • Missouri Brown Ale
      • Old Courthouse Stout
    • Seasonal Selection: Honey Wheat
    • Coming Soon: Oktoberfest Lager

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: Charleville Witches Brew’mmm, Southern Tier Pumking, New Belgium Lips of Faith Peach Porch Lounger, Deschutes Obsidian Stout, and Widmer Brothers Galaxy Hopped Barleywine. 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 special guest Evan Benn from the Post Dispatch. 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.

Quite a bit more action this week in land of label approvals this week.  A few you may have seen in the forum but otherwise some interesting beers many of the sour variety.  Enough of the talking lets get to the labels.

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
Flanders Drive – Green Flash Brewing
Sleeping with Shaggy – Green Flash Brewing
Imperial Stout – Schlafly Brewing
Barleywine – Schlafly Brewing
Aged Pale – Petrus Brewing
Oud Bruin – Petrus Brewing
Odio Equum – Avery Brewing

Wait. This is only the 14th Schlafly Hop in the City festival? How is that possible? I don’t know why, but it feels like this should be at least the 18th or 19th. This festival has felt so essential to the St. Louis beer DNA that it just feels like it’s been around forever.

I can say, without a doubt, this is one of my favorite festival in St. Louis.  The weather is typically pretty great, the location is great, and it’s fun having over 40 different Schlafly styles to sample.

It’s also still inexpensive.  If you order your tickets in August, you’ll only be paying $25 per ticket.  Wait until September and you’re still paying the very reasonable $30 per ticket. Tickets are available at the Bottleworks, Tap Room and also online.

One of the other things that gets me excited is the festival beer they create for each festival. This year’s beer will be a Pumpkin Stout.  Now, on the surface this sounds like a weird amalgamation of styles, but for those of you that have had other pumpkin stouts, you know they’re delicious. Schlafly makes a killer pumpkin and some great stouts, so I’m curious to see what they come up with.

I guess you need some details? This year’s festival will be taking place on Saturday, September 15th from 12-5PM. It will be held at the Schlafly Tap Room and will be another great time. Tickets will be available at the door if they don’t sell out. But don’t delay, buy your tickets ASAP and enjoy one of the best festivals in St. Louis.

Stay tuned for a contest where we give away two tickets to this year’s Hop in the City.

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

 Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • Bombay Wine and Spirits (8/22/2012)
    • 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
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Deschutes Conflux Series Collage No.1
    • 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
    • Mactarnahan’s Full Bloom
    • Newcastle Werewolf
    • 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
    • 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 Fat Jack Double Pumpkin
    • Samuel Adams Norse Legend Sahti
    • Samuel Adams Verloren Gose
    • New Arrival *****
    • Samuel Adams New World
    • Samuel Adams Stonet Brook Red
    • Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour
    • Schlafly Dry Hopped APA
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Schlafly Oatmeal Stout
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Special Release American IPA
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale
    • Shipyard Pumpkin Head
    • Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
    • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    • Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
    • Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout
    • Summit Saga 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
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (8/24/12)
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin Ale
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Sam Adams Barrel Collection Thirteenth Hour
    • Sam Adams Barrel Collection Stony Brook Red
    • Sam Adams Barrel Collection New World
    • New Belgium Red Hoptober’
    • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
    • Boulevard 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat (new batch best by 11/12)
    • Goose Island Harvest Ale
    • Becks Oktoberfest
    • Bells Two Hearted Ale – 5 liter Mini Kegs
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Porter
    • Urban Chestnut Kaldis Coffee Sertãozinho Weiss
  • Vineyards Wine & Spirits (Chesterfield) (08/24/12)
    • 2nd Shift Hibicus Wit
    • American Patriot Beer
    • American Patriot Light Beer
    • Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA
    • 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
    • Boulevard 83-Acre
    • Boulevard SSS Collaboration No. 3 Stingo
    • Boulevard Saison-Brett
    • Chimay Sample Pack with Goblet
    • Deschutes Stoic
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
    • Founders Cerise
    • Founders Double Trouble
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Goose Island 312
    • Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Stout
    • Green Flash West Coast IPA
    • Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale
    • Lagunitas Lucky 13
    • Leinenkugel Big Eddy Imperial IPA
    • Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
    • New Belgium Lips of Faith Alpine Super IPA
    • New Belgium Somersault Ale
    • Newcastle Werewolf Ale
    • Odells Pond Hopper
    • Odell IPA
    • Ommegang Abbey Ale
    • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale
    • Sam Adams Octoberfest
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Shiner Ruby Redbird
    • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
    • SKA Decadent Imperial IPA
    • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
    • Stone Ruination IPA
    • Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale
    • Stone Brewing Old Guardian
    • Stone Brewing IPA
    • Summit Brewery Saga IPA
    • Summit Dunkel Weizen
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Widmer Brothers Oatmeal Porter

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Bigelo’s Bistro (8/21/12)
    • Rodenbach classic
    • Schlafly Hefe
    • Perrenial Hommel
    • Boulevard Saison Brett
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • 4 hands Divided Sky Rye IPA
    • Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
    • Cathedral Square Holy Moly
    • Cathedral Square Abbey
    • Ofallon Wheach
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Cathedral Square Hail Mary
  • Cicero’s (8/23/12)
    • DRAFT SELECTION
    • Ace Pumpkin Cider
    • Anchor Summer
    • Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale
    • Avery Maharaja
    • Avery New World Porter
    • Bass Ale
    • Bell’s 2 Hearted Ale
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Blanche de Bruxells
    • Blanche de Chambly
    • Blue Moon Belgian Style Wit
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Stingo English Ale(collaberation)
    • Civil Life ESB
    • Delirium Tremens
    • Deschutes Chain Braker IPA
    • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Fitz’s Root Beer
    • Founders Porter
    • Four Hands Single Speed Blonde
    • Franziskaner
    • Goose Island Matilida
    • Guinness Dry Stout
    • La Chouffe
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Lindenmans Framboise
    • Maredsous
    • Unibroue Maudite
    • Monks Cafe Flemish Sour
    • New Belgium Ranger IPA
    • New Belgium Redhoptober
    • New Belgium Trippel
    • Newcastle Brown
    • Nectar IPA
    • Odells St Lupulin
    • Odells Mycernary
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • Old Rasputin Imperial Stout
    • Ommegang Rare Vos
    • Paulaner Oktoberfest
    • Perennial Fantastic Voyage
    • Pilsner Urquell
    • Pryamid Apricot Ale
    • Reissdorf Kölsch
    • Samual Adams Summer Ale
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Shiner Bock
    • Stone Arrogant Bastard
    • St. Bernardus Abt 12
    • Warsteiner
    • Woodchuck Amber
    • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
    • OVER 200 BOTTLES
  • Pi (Central West End) (8/19/12)
    • Schlafly Pi Common (A California Common stlye beer exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Four Hands Pi Pale Ale (A Pale Ale exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Civil Life British Bitter
    • Civil Life Brown Ale
    • Lips of Faith Biere De Mars (Bottle)
    • Lips of Faith Grand Abbey Cru (Bottle)
    • Stone IPA (Bottle)
    • New Belgium Fat Tire (Can)
    • Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi IPA (Can)
    • Avery ‘Joes’ Pilsner (Can)
    • Original Sin Hard Cider (Bottle)(Gluten Free)
    • Bard’s Gluten Free (Bottle)
    • New Grist Gluten Free (Bottle)
    • Buckler NA Lager (Bottle)
  • The Royale (8/24/12)
    • 4 Hands Reprise Centennial Red
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Civil Life British Mild
    • Civil Life/Royale Excelsior
    • Founders Centennial
    • Guinness Stout
    • North Coast Old Rasputin (nitro)
    • Schlafly American IPA
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Strongbow Hard Cider
    • Urban Chestnut Oxnbrau
    • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • GUEST BOTTLES
      • Bell’s Oberon
      • Blanche de Bruxelles (500mL can)
      • Crispin Brut Cider
      • Founders Dirty Bastard
      • Magners Pear Cider
      • Schlafly Summer Lager
      • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
      • Stone 10th Anniversary Ruination (22oz)
      • Stone Levitation
      • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut (17oz)
      • Weihenstephaner Festbier

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Charleville Vineyard & Microbrewery (08/24/2012)
    • Half-Wit Wheat
    • Hoptimistic IPA
    • Tornado Alley Amber
    • Pilsner
    • Strawberry Blonde
    • Explicit APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • St. Dorian Abbey Rye
    • Witch’s Brew’mmm Belgian Pumpkin
    • Charleritta ( Wine Margarita)
  • Schlafly Bottleworks (8/20/12)
    • Dry Hopped APA
    • Pale Ale
    • Yakima Wheat Ale
    • Hefeweizen
    • Pilsner
    • American IPA
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Blackberry Cider
    • Singel
    • Kölsch
    • Oktoberfest
    • Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    • Pumpkin Ale
  • Schlafly Tap Room (8/20/12)
    • Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
    • Blackberry Cider
    • Weissbier
    • Witbier
    • India Brown Ale
    • Oktoberfest
    • Belgian Singel
    • American IPA
    • Raspberry Coffee Stout
    • Kölsch
    • Pilsner
    • Hefeweizen
    • Pale Ale
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Oatmeal Stout
  • Six Row Brewing Company (8/24/12))
    • Oktoberfest
    • Black IPA
    • Killer Whale
    • Whale
    • Plant No.1 Pilsner
    • Porter
    • Double IPA
    • Honey Weizen
    • Chinook IPA
    • Extra Pale Ale (EPA)

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: Stone 16th Anniversary, Boulevard 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat, Goose Island Harvest Ale, and Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. 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 some fall seasonals like oktoberfest, pumpkin beers, and others. 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.

We’re back with another edition of Loving On Labels, the series that Todd Akin once said caused him to have “legitimate laughter.” I think that’s a good thing? Next up we’re taking a look at Founders Red’s Rye.

Founders Red's Rye Label

OH SHIT! IT’S A GHOST! I’m no marketing expert, but I think “Don’t scare your customers!” is one of the first rules you learn in Intro to Marketing. Believe it or not, this wasn’t a rule back in the 1970s when Pepto-Bismol decided they would put the girl from “The Exorcist” in their commercials. I talk to people today that still freak the fuck out when they see that pink bottle.

There’s a fine line when it comes to ghosts. They can be innocent and fun, like “Ghost Dad,” or they can be downright scary assholes like the ones in “Poltergeist.” I have no way of determining which category this ghost falls into. Did the cameraman get this picture right before the ghost ripped off each of his limbs, made his ears bleed with high pitch noises, and then forced him to watch “Ghost Dad”? Who knows?

If you’re going to put a picture of a ghost on your label, at least give us a little information. Who is the ghost? Will we turn into a ghost if we drink this? Should we do something with this beer to appease the ghost? Last time I bought this, I drowned a hamster in the beer because I thought that’s what the ghost wanted. JUST TELL ME WHAT TO DO DAMN IT!

What if this isn’t a ghost, though? What if it’s just a drawing of an old guy named Red done in a weird way so it looks like a ghost? I guess that’s possible, but again, Founders offers no explanation. Just put a goddamn asterisk on there and say “NOT A REAL GHOST.” Is that really so much to ask?

I’m really torn with this beer. I like rye pale ales, but this whole “Is it a ghost? Is it not a ghost?” thing is really freaking me out. I mean, if what if this turns into some weird shit like “The Ring” where I have to buy somebody else a six pack of this to avoid being cursed? That just sounds too expensive.

2.3 / 10 on the Buyability Scale™.