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

But dark isn’t always bad.  Take for instance the iTAP Nightmare Before Christmas.  Next Saturday, December 14th the International Tap House in Soulard will be putting on a bunch of big, rare beers, and a bunch of dark beers to boot. Then a week later, on December 21st, the Chesterfield location will be putting on a Nightmare of their own. Here’s a list of what to expect:

Soulard – Dec 14th

  • 2013 4 Hands Bonafide
  • Founders Backwoods Bastard
  • Laguintas BA Rye Cappuccino Stout
  • Schlafly Imperial Coffee Stout
  • 2012 Evil Twin Biscotti Break
  • Evil Twin Biscotti Break Natale
  • 2013 Goose Island BCS
  • 2013 Goose Island BCS Barleywine
  • Firestone Parabola
  • 2013 4 Hands Volume 1
  • Deschutes Black Butte XXV
  • 2013 Perennial Abraxas
  • Thornbridge Bracia
  • 2013 Founders KBS
  • 2013 Omnipollo Agamemnon
  • 2012 Perennial Vermillion
  • Perennial 17
  • 2012 Founders Imp Stout
  • Emelisse Creme Brule
  • Emelisse Russian Imperial Sthout
  • 2013 Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout
  • 2013 Firestone Walker Sucuba
  • North Coast Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XV
  • 2012 Goose Island Big John
  • Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-Aged Project Brew No. 5 – Sherry
  • Cathedral Square Bourbon Barrel Holy Moly
  • Sierra Nevada Narwhal
  • Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans

Chesterfield – Dec 21st

  • Emelisse Smoked Coffee Porter
  • Emelisse Crme Brulee
  • Avery Mephistopheles
  • Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout
  • Stone Suede
  • Stone Woot Stout
  • Perennial 17
  • 2013 Founders KBS
  • Founders Imperial Stout
  • Firestone Parabola
  • Goose Island BCS 13
  • Ommegang Take the Black
  • Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout
  • Deschutes Black Butte XXV
  • Deschutes Class of 88 Smoked Porter
  • Deschutes Class of 88 Barley Wine
  • Green Flash Barley Wine
  • Firestone Black Xantus
  • Evil Twin Biscotti Break
  • Evil Twin Biscotti Break Natale
  • Evil Twin Christmas Eve in at New York
  • Evil Twin Yin
  • Omnipollo Agamemnon
  • Bells Batch 9,000
  • Left Hand Wake Up Dead
  • North Coast Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XV
  • Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans
  • Sierra Nevada Narwhal
  • Cathedral Square Bourbon Barrel Holy Moly

Each event starts at 12PM, plenty of time to drink some dark beers before it gets dark outside.