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Wow – its seems that all the brewers were taking there vacations this summer. It was  slow this summer for label approvals.  Well that’s all about to change as I have by far the most labels in a post ever this week with 14.  A few favorites returning and lots of new & interesting stuff.

I know quit talking and give us the labels!!

**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!!

Labels Approved
Cowboy Coffee Porter – Crown Valley Brewing
Serrano Sidekick APA – Crown Valley Brewing
Lobo Blanco Mexican Lager – Crown Valley Brewing
River Ale – Deschutes Brewing
Belgo Sutra – Magic Hat Brewing
La Folie – New Belgium Brewing
Vermillion – Perennial Brewing
Rager Red – O’Fallon Brewing
Double Agent IPL – Sam Adams
White Lantern Wit – Sam Adams
Belgian Golden – Schlafly Brewing
Vinifera Stout – Ska Brewing
Lukcy Basartd – Stone Brewing

ciceros.jpg Cicero’s Italian Restaurant continues their fall Beer School semester this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30PM and a second class from 7PM-8PM. Cicero’s Beer School provides background about beers and beer styles usually directly from people directly in the beer industry.

It’s a perfect opportunity to learn more about a style you’re unfamiliar with or to just brush up on a style you haven’t enjoyed in a while.

This week’s school is being hosted by Steve Crider from 2nd Shift Brewing. Steve will be on hand to discuss and sample some beers including Cat Spit Stout, Mullineaux, Wheat Freak, and a special cask of Art of Neurosis. Go out and take advantage of one of the few places where you can drink and learn!

If you can’t make it out to the Beer School, you can check out all of the classes via podcast at Cicerosbeerschool.com.

While it’s fun to be on the hunt to try and find that special or fun beer, it can be pretty tiring. Well, you can stop running all around town and visit Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves (and also now in St. Charles!) to see something cool on tap. Llywelyn’s is continuing their program that they’ve been calling “A Brew You Never Knew.”

Each Wednesday, Llywelyn’s will feature a single beer on draught that may have been overlooked or in some cases is the only draught version of that beer in town. It’ll be a chance to re-visit an old favorite or even discover something you’ve never had before.

This week Llyweyln’s in Webster will be featuring the Goose Islands Bourbon County Stout 2011 on draft. While the St. Charles location will be serving up Woodchuck Pumpkin Cider. So, if you’re looking for something special without all of the lists and missed opportunities, make sure to stop into Llywelyn’s in St. Charles or Webster tonight!

I say this without hyperbole, New Belgium Brewing‘s Lauren Salazar may be one of the nicest people in all of brewing.  That’s a pretty big compliment when you realize just how nice most people in the brewing industry are.  Lauren’s job of Sensory Specialist has her as the ears, eyes, nose, and mouth of New Belgium.

But, the coolest part of her job is that she’s the primary person to to do New Belgium’s barrel-aged blending.  She gets to taste all of the sour/funky beers coming out of the New Belgium and blend them into things like La Folie or the more recent Le Terroir.

Well, she’s coming to town and she wants to meet all of you.  Here’s a list of events she’ll be attending next week:

Monday November 5th:
6:30PM – Duff’s 12th Annual New Belgium Beer Dinner featuring all Lips of Faith Beers
$70/per person

Biere De Mars
Veal Torteloni, Portobello Picatta
Peach Porch Lounger
Molasses Glazed Duck Salad
Bretta Beer
Smoked Whitefish Cake, Beet Essence, Root Vegetable Slaw
Cocoa Mole
Tortilla Soup, Pork Carnitas, Pumpkinseed Salsa Verde
Prickly Pear Saison
Mango Sorbet, Pineapple Salsa

Tuesday, November 6th:

  • 5PM–7PM – Lips of Faith and Sour Beer Tasting @ Wine and Cheese Place (Forsyth)
  • 8PM-? – New Belgium Sour Beer Tasting featuring La Folie and Tart Lychee @ Hair of the Dog

Wednesday, November 7th:

  • 5:30PM–8:30PM – Beer School featuring La Folie @ Cicero’s
  • 9PM-? – STLHops Reception featuring Ooh La Leopold @ The Bridge

While all of the events are very cool, that last event was created just for us. Lauren wanted to thank the STL Hops community for all of their support of New Belgium and they’re breaking out a special keg just for us.

Ooh La Leopold is the Ooh La La aged in an oak fruit whiskey barrel. Sounds delicious. So, let’s make sure to visit all of these events all next week and keep Lauren coming back!

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

Stuff from around the web

  • Six Row Brewing is headed to Chicago.
  • Evan Benn details some new beers going into aluminum.
  • Jonathan Gayman gives you some tips to photograph beer.
  • SeriousEats picks some of their favorite pumpkin beers (Schlafly fared very well.)

Retail Beer Releases

  • Bombay Wine and Spirits (10/27/2012)
    • Abita Amber
    • Abita Purple Haze
    • Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit
    • Abita Turbo Dog
    • Anchor Brekle’s Brown Ale
    • Anchor Liberty Ale
    • Arcadia Hop Rocket
    • Arcadia Loch down Scotch Ale
    • Bat Creek Flip Nut
    • Bat Creek Heartland Wheat
    • Bat Creek Machine Shed Stout
    • Bat Creek Midwest Farmers Daughter Ale
    • Bat Creek Pike County Pale Ale
    • Bell’s Amber Ale
    • Bell’s Best Brown Ale
    • Bell’s Cherry Stout
    • Bell’s Christmas Ale
    • Bell’s Doubel Cream Stout
    • Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Bell’s Java Stout
    • Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout
    • Bell’s Pale Ale
    • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
    • Bell’s Winter White Ale
    • Blue Moon Reserve Collection Vintage Blonde Ale
    • Boulevard 80 Acer
    • Boulevard Long Strange Tripel
    • Boulevard Nommo Dubbel
    • Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pilsner
    • Breckenridge After Rakin Autumn Ale
    • Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Deschutes Conflux Series Collage No.1
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Founders Centennial IPA
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale
    • Founders Red’s Rye
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Goose Island Pere Jacques
    • Goose Island Sofie
    • Green’s Amber Ale
    • Green’s Dubbel Dark Ale
    • Goose Island Harvest Ale
    • Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve
    • Henry Weinhard’s Woodland Pass IPA
    • Lagunitas Day Time A Fractional IPA
    • Lagunitas Lucky 13 Ale
    • Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest
    • Leinenkugel’s Lemon Berry Shandy
    • Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Left Hand Sawtooth Ale
    • Mactarnahan’s Full Bloom
    • Magic Hat #9
    • Magic Hat HI.P.A.
    • Magic Hat Hex
    • New Holland Golden Cap Saison Ale
    • New Holland Dragon’s Milk
    • New Planet off Grid Pale Ale
    • New Planet 3R Raspberry Ale
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • O’Fallon Smoked Porter
    • O’Fallon Wheach
    • Odell Deconstruction
    • Odell 90 Shilling
    • Odell Double Pilsner
    • Odell Myrcenary Double IPA
    • Omission Lager
    • Omission Pale Ale
    • Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesen to go!
    • Perennial Black Walnut Dunkel
    • Perennial Half Acre Plan B
    • Perennial Hommel Bier
    • Point Whole Hog Six Hop IPA
    • Pyramid Snow Cap
    • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
    • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
    • Samuel Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA
    • Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin
    • Samuel Adams Merry Mischief Gingerbread Stout
    • Samuel Adams Norse Legend Sahti
    • Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
    • Samuel Adams Verloren Gose
    • Samuel Adams New World
    • Samuel Adams Stonet Brook Red
    • Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour
    • Saml Smith Yorkshire Stingo
    • Schlafly Dry Hopped APA
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Oatmeal Stout
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Pumpkin
    • Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat
    • Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
    • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    • Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
    • Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale
    • Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout
    • Southern Tier Pumpking
    • Summit Oktoberfest
    • Summit Saga IPA
    • Twisted Pine Blond Ale
    • Twisted Pine American Amber
    • Twisted Pine Billy’s Chilies
    • Twisted Pine Ghost Face Killah
    • Twisted Pine Honey Brown
    • Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy
    • Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale
    • Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat
  • deVine Wines & Spirits (10/20/2012)
    • Arcadia Jaw-Jacker Pumpkin Spiced Ale
    • Bell’s
    • Boulevard Nommo Dubbel – Smokestack Series
    • Boulevard Reverb – Smokestack Series
    • Boulevard Collaboration #3 (Only 1 Left)
    • Chimay Blue and Red 4pks
    • Deschutes Collage No.1 Conflux Series
    • Deschutes The Stoic
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Green Flash Double Milk Stout
    • Green Flash Imperial
    • Green Flash Le Freak
    • Green Flash Hop Head Red
    • Green Flash Palate Wrecker (Only 1 Left)
    • Green Flash West Coast IPA
    • Hebrew Coney Island Albino Python 22oz.
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Left Hand Swatooth
    • Left Hand 400 Ib Monkey
    • Nebraska Barrel Aged Reserve Melange A Trois 750ml
    • Odell Myrcenary Double IPA
    • O’Dells
    • O’Fallon Wheach **On Sale
    • Perennial Heart of Gold
    • Perennial Saison de Lis
    • Perennial Hommel Bier
    • Six Row Whale Ale
    • Six Row Porter
    • Six Row Double IPA
    • Sierra Nevada Bottles n’ Cans
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Southern Tier Creme Brulee
    • Southern Tier Gemini
    • Steven’s Point Black Ale 6 pks
    • Tallgrass Pretty Much Everything
    • Urban Chestnut Sertaozinho Weiss
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut Ale
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel Lager
    • Weihenstephaner Pilsner
  • Randall’s Wines and Spirits (Manchester)(10/25/12)
    • Abita Amber
    • Abita Jockamo IPA
    • Abita Purple Haze
    • Abita Turbo Dog
    • Abita Pecan
    • Abita Fall
    • Anchor Brekle’s Brown Ale
    • Anchor Christmas Ale *** New
    • Anchor Liberty Ale
    • Anchor Steam Beer
    • Arcadia Cocoa Loco
    • Arcadia Hop Rocket
    • Arcadia Loch down Scotch Ale
    • Arcadia Sky High Rye
    • Bell’s Amber Ale
    • Bell’s Expedition stout *** New
    • Bell’s Oberon 6 Pk
    • Bell’s Pale Ale
    • Blue Moon Reserve Collection Vintage Blonde Ale
    • Boulevard Smokestack Reverb
    • Boulevard collaboration #3 Stingo
    • Boulevard 80 Acre
    • Boulevard Nommo **New
    • Cathedral Square Holy Moly
    • Cathedral Square Belgium Abbey Ale
    • Charleville Hotomistic
    • Charleville Tornado alley
    • Coney Island Freaktoberfest
    • Charleville Witch’s Brew
    • Deschutes Black butte 24h
    • Deschutes Deconstruction
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA
    • Deschutes Jubelale
    • Grand Teton Black Cauldron *** New
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Founders Centennial IPA
    • Founders Red’s Rye
    • Founders Dirty Dancer seasonal
    • Fox Barrel English Perry
    • Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest
    • Lagunitas Daytime IPA ***New
    • Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Left Hand Sawtooth Ale
    • Lindeman’s Framboise
    • Magic Hat Heart of Drakness **New
    • Nebraska Imperial Stout
    • Nebraska Melange A trois
    • New Belgium Peach porch
    • New Holland Envious
    • New Holland Dragon’s Milk
    • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
    • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
    • O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer
    • O’Fallon Smoked Porter
    • Magic Hat Seasonal Hex
    • Perennial Black Walnut Dunkel
    • Perennial Hommel Bier
    • Perennial Heart of Gold ***New
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly TIPA *** NEW
    • Shiner Wild Hare
    • Shiner Cheers *** New
    • Ska Euphoria
    • Ska Mole
    • Ska Nefarious Ten Pin Porter *** New
    • Sierra Nevada Tumbler seasonal
    • Sierra Nevada Brux 2012
    • Southern Tier Creme Brulee
    • Southern Tier Pumpking
    • Southern Tier Gemini
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut Ale
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel Lager
    • Woodchuck Punpkin
  • Starrs-Richmond Heights (10/19/2012)
    • Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen
    • Bells Special Double Cream Stout
    • Bells Best Brown
    • Bells Winter Ale
    • Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin
    • Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pilsner
    • Boulevard Collaboration No.3
    • Boulevard Bob’s 47 Oktoberfest
    • Charleville Witch’s Brew’mmm
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • George Gale & Co Prize Old Ale
    • Grand Teton Black Culdron Imperial Stout
    • Grand Teton Double Bitch Creek ESB
    • Great Divide 18th Anniversary Double IPA
    • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
    • Hermitage Citra Hops
    • Kristoffel Blonde
    • Left Hand Good Juju
    • Lagunitas Day Time
    • Magic Hat Hex Ourtoberfest
    • Newcastle Winter IPA
    • Ommegang Art of Darkness
    • Odell Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale
    • Second Shift Unicorn Killer
    • Shiner Wild Hare
    • Shiner Holiday Cheer
    • Sierra Nevada Tumbler
    • Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere
    • Ska Mole Stout
    • Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout
    • St Ambroise The Great Pumpkin Ale
    • Summit Saga IPA
    • Urban Chestnut Sertaozinho Weiss
    • Urban Chestnut Daft
    • Zamkowe
    • Zamkowe Extra
  • Vineyards Wine & Spirits (Chesterfield) (10/26/12)
    • 2nd Shift Hibicus Wit
    • 4 Hands Brewery Foundation–NEW
    • American Patriot Beer
    • American Patriot Light Beer
    • Avery Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
    • Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA
    • Avery Nineteen Belgian Tripel
    • Bat Creek Brewery Pike County Pale Ale
    • Bat Creek Brewery Machine Stout
    • Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout–NEW
    • Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale
    • Boulevard 80-Acre
    • Boulevard Bob’s 47 Oktoberfest
    • Boulevard SSS Nommo Dubbel
    • Boulevard SSS Collaboration No. 3 Stingo
    • Boulevard Saison-Brett
    • Chimay Cinq Cents
    • Chimay Sample Pack with Goblet
    • Deschutes JUBELALE!
    • Deschutes Stoic
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA
    • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
    • Founders Breakfast Stout–NEW
    • Founders Dirty Bastard
    • Goose Island Harvest Ale
    • Goose Island 312
    • Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Stout
    • Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale
    • Lagunitas Lucky 13
    • Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy IPA
    • Leinenkugel’s Lemon Berry Shandy
    • New Belgium Red Hoptober
    • Newcastle Werewolf Ale
    • Odells Pond Hopper
    • Odell IPA
    • Ommegang Abbey Ale
    • Perennial Saison de Lis
    • Perennial Heart of Gold–NEW
    • Rogue Mocha Porter Ale–NEW
    • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
    • Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
    • Schlafly Tasmanian IPA–NEW
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Sierra Neveda Tumbler
    • 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 (10/18/12)
    • Duchess
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly TIPA
    • Boulevard Reverb Imp. Pilsner
    • Boulevard Wheat
    • Schlafly Porter
    • Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
    • Schlalfy Kolsch
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • 4 Hands Reprise Red
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Boulevard Stingo
  • Blue Agave Belleville, IL (10/23/12)
    • Draught
    • Guinness
    • Big Muddy Brewing – Big Muddy Monster
    • Southern Tier – Pumking (Pumpkin Imperial ale)
    • Boulevard – Wheat
    • Perennial – Heart Of Gold (Barley Wine Made w/ Wheat)
    • Urban Chestnut – O’florian’s Irish Stout
    • Erdinger – Weissbrau
    • Crown Valley – Big Bison Ale
    • Blue Moon
    • Stag
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • O’Fallon – Pumpkin Ale
    • Shock Top – End Of The World
    • O’Fallon – Wheach
    • Big Muddy Brewing – Galaxy IPA
    • Big Muddy Brewing – Pumpkin Smasher
    • 6 Row – Porter
    • Crown Valley – Gunslinger
    • Crown Valley – Farmhouse Lager
    • 6 Row – Whale
    • Magic Hat – #9
    • Shiner – Bock
    • Urban Chestnut – Winged Nut
    • Woodchuck – Summer Cider
    • Woodchuck – Pear Cider
    • Fruli (Strawberry Belgian White)
    • Redstone Meadery – Black Raspberry Nectar (Carbonated Mead)
    • Fox Barrel – Blackberry Pear Cider
    • Fox Barrel – Pacific Pear
    • Strongbow (English Draft Cider)
      • Bottles (Some, But Not All)
    • Goose Island – Bourbon County Stout!!!
    • Goose Island – Lolita
    • Goose Island – Sofie
    • Charleville – Triple Wit
    • Charleville – Oatmeal Stout
    • Charleville – Barley Wine
    • Charleville – Half Wit Wheat
    • Unibroue – Terrible
    • Flying Dog – Double Dog Dbl Pale Ale
    • Flying Dog – In Heat Wheat
    • Flying Dog – Gonzo
    • Woodchuck – Belgian White Cider
    • Woodchuck – Pumpkin Cider
    • Woodchuck – Raspberry Cider
  • Cicero’s (10/26/12)
    • DRAFT SELECTION
    • BEER SCHOOL IS IN SESSION – EVERY WEDNESDAY 5:30 and 7:00
    • Arcadia Loch Down Scotch Ale
    • Avery IPA
    • Bass Ale
    • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
    • Blanche de Chambly
    • Blue Moon Belgian Style Wit
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Charleville Witches Brew-mmm
    • Civil Life Porter
    • Civil Life APA
    • Civil Life Bitter
    • Civil Life Milk Stout
    • Delirium Tremens
    • Deschutes Chain Braker IPA
    • Deschutes Jubelale
    • Deschutes Obisdian Stout
    • Fireston Walker Union Jack IPA
    • Fitz’s Root Beer
    • Founders Porter
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Franziskaner
    • Goose Island Matilida
    • Guinness Dry Stout
    • Hobgoblin
    • La Chouffe
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Lindenmans Framboise
    • Magners Irish Cider
    • Maredsous
    • Unibroue Maudite
    • Monks Cafe Flemish Sour
    • Nectar IPA
    • New Belgium Bier de Mars
    • New Belgium Sunshine Wheat
    • Odells Deconstruction Ale
    • O’fallon Hemp Hop Rye
    • Old Rasputin Imperial Stout
    • Ommegang Scyth and Sickle
    • Pilsner Urquell
    • Reissdorf Kölsch
    • Samual Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly TIPA
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Pumpkin
    • Shiner Bock
    • Sierra Neveda Tumbler
    • Smithwicks Irish Red Ale
    • Stella Artois Lager
    • Stone Arrogant Bastard
    • St. Bernardus Prior 8
    • Urban Chestnut STLIPA
    • Warsteiner
    • Woodchuck Amber
    • COMING SOON FOUNDERS HARVEST AND BELL’S HELL HATH NO FURY
    • OVER 200 BOTTLES
  • Cugino’s Italian Grill & Bar (10/19/12)
  • Draft
    • Firestone Walker Wookie Jack
    • Founders 2012 Breakfast Stout
    • Southern Tier Pumking
    • Southern Tier Mokah
    • Deschutes Obsidian Stout
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Firestone Walker Double Jack
    • Deschutes Jubelale
    • Founders Centennial IPA
    • Founders Red’s Rye
    • Ayinger Celebrator
    • St. Bernardus Abt 12
    • Houblon Chouffe
    • Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
    • Chimay Triple
    • North Coast Pranqster
    • St. Louis Framboise
    • Ferguson Pecan Ale
    • Ferguson St. Louis Pale Ale
    • Stone Arrogant Bastard
    • Southern Tier Choklat
    • 2nd Shift El Gato Grande
    • Green Flash West Coast IPA
    • Green Flash Barleywine
    • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
    • O’Fallon Wheach
    • 4 Hand Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Southern Tier 2XIPA
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
    • Goose Island Sofie
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Grand Teton Bitch Creek
    • Hoergaarden
    • Widmer Pitch Black
    • Perennial Hommel Bier
    • Perennial Saison de Lis
    • 6 Row Whale
    • Bell’s Amber Ale
    • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
    • Big Sky Moose Drool
    • Breckinridge Vanilla Porter
    • Schlafly Dry Hopped APA
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
    • Fox Barrel Pear Cider
    • Stella Artois
    • Shock Top
    • Bud Light
    • Budweiser
    • Bud Select
  • Bottle
    • Fat Tire
    • Newcastle
    • Guiness
    • Sierra Nevada
  • Pi (Delmar) (10/26/12)
    • Schlafly Pi Common (A California Common style beer exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • North Coast ‘Scrimshaw’ Pilsner
    • Avery ‘White Rascal’ Belgian White Ale
    • New Belgium 1554
    • Charleville “Witch’s Brew” Belgian style Pumpkin Ale
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Charleville Oatmeal Stout (A Pi Exclusive)
    • Avery IPA
    • Boulevard Collaboration #3 ‘Stingo’ English Style Ale
    • 4 Hands PiPA (Pale Ale made exclusively for Pi restaurants)
    • Civil Life American Brown
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Pumpkin ALe
    • Schlafly ‘3.14’ Kölsch
    • Boulevard Bully! Porter
    • Original Sin Cider (Gluten Free, Bottle)
    • Civil Life British Bitter
    • New Grist Gluten Free (Bottle)
    • Buckler N/A (Bottle)
  • Pi (Kirkwood) (10/26/2012)
    • Schlafly Pi Common (A California Common style beer exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Schlafly Irrationale (Kölsch)
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Pilsner
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Schlafly Oatmeal Stout
    • Founder’s Centennial IPA
    • New Belgium 1554
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Lagunitas IPA
    • Six Row Whale Ale
    • Four Hands Pi Pale Ale (A Pale Ale exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Bud Light
    • Original Sin Cider (Gluten Free)
    • New Grist Gluten Free (Bottle)
    • Buckler NA Lager (Bottle)
  • Pi (Mercantile Exchange) (10/26/12)
    • 2nd Shift Hibiscus Wit
    • 4 Hands ‘PiPA’ (brewed by 4 Hands exclusively for Pi Pizzeria)
    • Avery ‘White Rascal’
    • Bell’s ‘Amber Ale’
    • Bell’s Seasonal ‘Best Brown Ale’
    • Boulevard ‘Tank 7’
    • Charleville ‘Oatmeal Stout’ (available on draught only at Pi Pizzeria)
    • Civil Life ‘American Brown Ale’
    • Civil Life ‘German Wheat’
    • Deschutes ‘Black Butte’ Porter
    • Founder’s ‘Red Rye’
    • Green Flash ‘Le Freak’
    • Lagunitas ‘IPA’
    • North Coast ‘Scrimshaw Pilsner’
    • Odell ’90 Shilling’
    • Perennial ‘Hommel Bier’
    • Schlafly ‘Octoberfest’
    • Schlafly ‘Kolsch’
    • Schlafly ‘Pi Common’ (brewed by Schlafly exclusively for Pi Pizzeria)
    • Schlafly ‘Pumpkin Ale’
    • Six Row ‘Double IPA’
    • Stone ‘Arrogant Bastard’
    • Urban Chestnut ‘Magpie’
    • Urban Chestnut ‘Winged Nut Ale’
    • Avery ‘Joe’s Pilsner’ (can)
    • Big Sky ‘Moose Drool’ Brown Ale (can)
    • New Belgium ‘Fat Tire’ Amber Ale (can)
    • O’Fallon ‘Wheach’ (can)
    • Ska ‘Modus Hoperandi’ IPA (can)
    • Tallgrass ‘Halcyon’ Wheat (can)
    • Bard’s Tale ‘Original’ Gluten-Free (bottle)
    • New Planet ‘Off-Grid Pale Ale’ Gluten-Free (bottle)
    • Original Sin Hard Apple Cider Gluten-Free (bottle)
    • Buckler Non-Alcoholic (bottle)
  • The Royale (10/26/12)
    • 4 Hands Smoked Pigasus
    • Bell’s Best Brown
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Civil Life APA
    • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Founders Centennial
    • Guinness Stout
    • North Coast Old Rasputin (nitro)
    • Schlafly Pumpkin
    • Schlafly Oktoberfest
    • Strongbow Hard Cider
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • GUEST BOTTLES
      • Anchor Our Special Ale 2012
      • Bell’s Expedition Stout
      • Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury
      • Bell’s This One Goes to 11
      • Crispin Brut Cider
      • Magners Pear Cider
      • Piraat
      • Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
      • Ska Euphoria (can)
      • Ska Mole Stout (can)
      • Stone Ruination
      • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut (500 mL)
    • SOHA Bar and Grill (10/25/12)
      • DRAFT SELECTION
      • Schlafly Pale Ale
      • Schlafly Oktoberfest Beer
      • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
      • 4 Hands Divided Sky IPA
      • New Belgium Red Hoptober
      • Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
      • Breckenrdige Brewing Vanilla Porter
      • Blue Moon
      • Framboise Lambic
      • Murphy’s Stout
      • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
      • Sierra Nevada Rutheless Rye
      • Bell’s Best Brown Ale
      • Bell’s Two Hearted
      • Rogue Yellow Snow
      • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
      • Goose Island Matilda
      • Green Flash Palate Wrecker
      • Perennial Hommel Beer
      • Perennial Fantastic Voyage Milk Stout
      • Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous
      • Firestone Walker Double Jack
      • Ommegang Scythe and Sickle Harvest Ale
      • Paulaner Hefeweizen
      • New Belgium Sunshine Wheat
      • Woodchuck Pumpkin Cider
      • Woodchuck Pear Cider
      • Odell’s St Lupulin Extra Pale
      • Odell’s 90 Schilling
      • Odell’s Myrcenary
      • Coming soon: Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury Ale
      • Coming soon: Odell’s Meddler Oud Bruin
      • Coming soon: Deschutes Jubeale
      • Coming soon: Perennial Peace Offering
      • BOTTLE SELECTION (work in progress)
      • Avery Maharaja
      • Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    • Three Kings Public House (10/26/12)
      • Deschutes Obsidian Stout (NITRO)
      • Boulevard Tank 7
      • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
      • Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pilsner
      • Angry Orchard
      • Founders Dirty Bastard
      • Founders 2012 Breakfast Stout
      • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
      • Labatt Blue
      • Avery White Rascal
      • Schlafly 2011 Bourbon-Aged Imperial Stout
      • Schlafly Oktoberfest
      • 4 Hands Single Speed Blonde Ale
      • Widmer Bro’s Brrr – Winter Seasonal
      • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
      • Odell Myrcenary
      • Odell IPA
      • Stella Artois
      • Goose Island Sofie
      • Goose Island Matilda
      • Delirium Tremens
    • The Wine Tap (10/24/2012)
      • (223 e. Main Street, Belleville, IL | 618.239.WINE)
      • (Wed-Sat | 4pm-2am)
    • On Draught:
      • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
      • Goose Island Minx
      • New Holland Dragon’s Milk
      • Gulden Draak
      • Flying Dog Pale Ale
      • Southern Tier Pumking
      • Blue Moon Witbier
      • Guinness Stout
    • Our Limited Release Bottles
      • NEW: Goose Island Madame Rose
      • NEW: Shipyard’s Smashing Pumpkin
      • NEW: Goose Island “2011 Lolita” Belgian-Style Sour Ale (22oz)
    • Our Rare and Seasonal Large scale beers
      • Sierra Nevada “Northern Hemisphere Harvest” Wet Hop Ale (24 oz)
      • Sierra Nevada “Estate” Home Grown IPA (24oz)
      • Sierra Nevada “Brux” Wild Ale (750ml)
      • Collaboration: Sierra Nevada with Abbey of New Clairvaux: “Ovila” Saison Ale (750ml)
    • Other Featured Bottles
      • Anchor Humming
      • New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin
      • Schlafly Pumpkin
      • 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 – Glow in the Dark GROWLER
      • 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

    • 4 Hands Brewing Company (10/20/12)
      • Amarillo Pale Ale (Fresh Hop)
      • Smoked Pigasus – Smoked Rye Maple Porter
      • Reprise Centennial Red
      • Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown Ale
      • Divided Sky Rye IPA
      • Single Speed Session – Blonde Ale brewed with Elderflower
      • Prunus Saison – French Saison brewed with sour cherries
      • PiPA – American Pale Ale
      • BOTTLES**
      • Divided Sky Rye IPA
      • Reprise Centennial Red
      • Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown
      • Single Speed Session
      • Prunus Saison
      • GUEST TAP’S
      • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Kirkwood Station Brewing Company (10/26/12)
      • IPA
      • Brown Ale
      • Sugar Creek Light Lager
      • English Pale Ale
      • Blackberry Wheat
      • Black Rye IPA (10/15/12)
      • Oatmeal Stout
      • Altbier
      • Burst Hop Blonde (Dry Hopped Blonde Ale)
      • Pumpkin
      • Guest Tap- Docs Hard Cider
      • Coming Soon Russian Imperial Stout
    • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (10/24/12)
      • REVOLUTION SERIES:
        • Winged Nut – Ale brewed with chestnuts & a Bavarian Weissbier yeast strain
        • Hopfen – Bavarian IPA
        • Old Tjikko- Spruce Ale
        • STLIPA- Double IPA
        • Strisselspalt- Single Hop IPA
        • Triticum- Hoppy American Wheat
      • REVERENCE SERIES:
        • Zwickel- Unfiltered traditional German Helles
        • Thrale’s- Russian Imperial Stout
        • Schnickelfritz- Bavarian WeissBier
        • Oachkatzlschwoaf- Oktoberfest
        • Dorfbier- Dunkel
        • Oxnbrau- Doppelbock
        • Pierre’s Wit- Belgian Wit

    Here’s a list of upcoming beer events:

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they’ll be sampling: Odell The Meddler, Anchor Christmas Ale, New Belgium Snow Day Black IPA, Vicaris Triple Gueuze, and Lambrucha! Additional information can be found at their blog.

Today, from 5PM to 7PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Rock Hillwill also hold a Friday beer tasting in which they’ll be hosting Kerry Bryan from Perennial Artisan Ales. Kerry will be on hand to taste the Perennial Peace Offering, Perennial Saison de Lis, Perennial Hommel, and Perennial Heart of Gold! 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 Abita. 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.

stlhopslogosmall.gifI’ve been kind of dragging my feet on putting up this post, but I can’t wait much longer. (Plus, from what I hear, you guys and gals are clamoring to buy tickets.)

On November 10th at 6:00PM, STL Hops will be having its Fifth Anniversary Party at 4 Hands Brewing Company. As many of you know this party was originally held at Schlafly. But, with the all of the new breweries in the area, I thought it would be fun to kind of share the love and move the event around.  I want to thank Schlafly and Perennial for hosting the first years of events, they were awesome hosts.

Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets and the cost is $26.10. Why the extra ten cents? Because with the BPT service fee, the exact cost of the ticket is $28.00. All of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Your ticket will include beer and a special glass made specifically for this event. I’ve also added a designated driver ticket for $2 that will get you in the door for the fun.

I’m still working on what beer will be available at the event, but as you’ve seen in the past, there will be plenty of great stuff to drink this evening. Part of the reason I’ve been dragging my feet is that I’ve been trying to lock down all of the beer.  But let me tell you, there is some cool stuff already lined up. Food will be available for purchase, still working out all of the details on that.

Keep checking back because I’m working on not only getting a bunch of brewers but also a bunch of swag as well. 200 tickets are being made available for this event, so get them while you can.

Purchase tickets HERE.