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Once again, there were some really good entries this year. (I’ll list some of my favorites below.) A lot of people played around with the theme of “Fuggles the Clown” including a couple of “Uncle Fuggles” which sounds pretty filthy.

But, I’m happy to announce the winner is Andrew Bowlin with his entry for “Tillicum the Overly Inappropriate Clown.” I like a little truth in advertising. Andrew has won two tickets to the 4 Hands Brewing Lupulin Carnival this Saturday. Tickets are still available for this event and can be purchased either at their tasting room (located at 1220 South 8th Street), via Brown Paper Tickets or by calling 314-436-1559.

If you didn’t win, I’ve definitely have some cool contests lurking around the corner. I once again want to thank everyone from 4 Hands for providing the tickets to this event.  Here are some of my favorite entries that almost made the cut:

Tillicum Tunnel of Love
Super Galena Wipeout
Tettnanger the Chile Chewing Fire Clown
Smooth Hoperator
Millennium Mind Scrambler
Bullion, The Clown Who Doesn’t Taste Like Beef
Stellar Strisselspalt StarFlyer
Sorachi Ace House of Horrors
Soupy Saaz

Attention Beer Geeks and Label Lovers!

Another busy week for the Missouri TTB. Six new beer labels have been approved. Hopefully all of them will be on their way to your local bottle shop in the the STL area. Without further ado, here are your labels.

Enjoy & Cheers!!

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

Labels Approved
  • Coffee Ale – Boulevard Brewing Co.
  • Terra Incognita – Boulevard Brewing Co.
  • Lips of Faith Paardebloem – New Belgium & Red Rock
  • Pierre’s Wit – Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
  • Seitz Farm Terroir Lager – Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
  • Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA – Odell Brewing Co.

 

Print UCBC-Terroir Boulevard Coffee Ale Boulevard Terra Incognita new-belgium-paardebloem Pierres wit

ciceros.jpg Cicero’s Italian Restaurant begins their Winter 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 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 the always popular Mitch Turner from Major Brands. Mitch will be on hand to discuss and sample Schlafly Extra Irish Stout, Schlafly Chocolate Stout, Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Imperial Stout, Firestone Walker Reserve Porter, and Avery Old World Porter. 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 have Schlafly Chocolate Milk Stout on tap. While the St. Charles location will be serving up the Left Hand Smoke Jumper on draft. 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!

If you love beer and can stand to be around clowns (and I don’t mean the clowns that normally attend beer festivals) then maybe you’d love to win some tickets to the 4 Hands Brewing Lupulin Carnival. Thanks to the fine folks at 4 Hands, I have two tickets to give away for this event.

We’re going to once again pick the most creative hop-based clown name or hop-based carnival ride. For example: Citra the Clown or the Calypso Cyclone. Only, don’t use those, because they suck.

Most creative name (based on what I think is awesome) wins two tickets to this Saturday’s festival. Send an email to contest@stlhops.com with the subject of Lupulin Carnival and include your Clown/Carnival Ride name in the body of the message. I’ll pick the best winner on Thursday, February 28th at 9AM. Standard contest rules apply:

  • 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.

Good luck and don’t let me down.

It was a long day for some, but certainly a fun one. We can official say we’ve closed the books on another very successful Centennial Beer Festival. Large crowds came out to try a bunch of offerings from around the globe along with some tasty local creations as well.

All of the people that put on Centennial Beer Fest should pat themselves on the back for a well-managed festival that showcased a bunch of great beer.  If you weren’t able to attend, here are a few photos for your enjoyment:

This week on the STL Hops Twitter

Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • LOL – Lots of Liquor (2/15/13)
    • 4 Hands Chocolate Milk
    • Abita Amber
    • Abita Purple Haze
    • Abita Turbo dog
    • Anchor Brewing Anchor Steam beer
    • Angry Orchard Apple Ginger
    • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
    • Angry Orchard Traditional Dry
    • Bards
    • Bass Black & Tan
    • Bass Indian Pale Ale
    • Bass Pale Ale
    • Becks
    • Becks Dark
    • Becks Non-Alcoholic
    • Becks Sapphire
    • Bell’s Amber Ale
    • Bell’s Midwestern Pale Ale
    • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
    • Bell’s Winter White Ale
    • Black Butter Porter
    • Blue Moon Belgian White
    • Blue Moon Farmhouse Red
    • Blue Moon Pale Ale
    • Blue Moon Seasonal Sampler
    • Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale
    • Boddingtons Pub Ale
    • Boulevard 12 Pack Sampler
    • Boulevard 80-Acre
    • Boulevard Single-Wide IPA
    • Boulevard Wheat Beer
    • Boulevard Relax its Twister Proof
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Boulevard The 6th Glass
    • Brazil Palama Louca
    • Cathedral Square White Ale
    • Cathedral Square Iglesia Agave
    • Chimay Premiere
    • Chimay Cing Cents
    • Chimay Grande Reserve Peres Trappistes
    • Crispin Classic English
    • Crispin Hard Apple Cider
    • Dead Guy Ale Rogue
    • Deschutes Black Butte
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager
    • Draftmark Goose Island Honkers Ale
    • Draftmark Michelob Amber rock
    • Draftmark Shock top Belgian White
    • Dundee Honey Brown
    • ESB Red Hook
    • ESB Winter Hook
    • Eviltwin Brewing The cowboy
    • Fate Tire New Belgium
    • Firestone Double Jack
    • Firestone Union Jack
    • Founders Brewing Breakfast Stout
    • Founders Brewing Porter
    • Founders Brewing Red Rye PA
    • Framboise Lambic
    • Franziskaner Weissbier Dunkel
    • Franziskaner Weissbier Naturtrub
    • Gland Teton Brewing Co Bitch Creek
    • Gland Teton Brewing Co Sweetgrass
    • Goose Island 314 Urban Wheat Ale
    • Goose Island Honkers Ale
    • Goose Island India Pale Ale
    • Goose Island Mild Winter
    • Goose Island Nut Brown Ale
    • Gresedieck Bros Bavarian Wheat
    • Griesdieck Bros Golden Pilsener
    • Guinness Black Lager
    • Guinness Draught
    • Guinness Extra Stout
    • Harp Lager
    • Henry Weinhards Woodland Pass IPA
    • Hermitage Brewing Co Galaxy
    • Hiberdal Vinifera Stout
    • Hoeegaarden
    • Hofbrau
    • Hornsby Hard Cider Amber Draft
    • Hornsby Hard Crisp Cider
    • Kirin Ichiban
    • Labatt Blue Imported
    • Laguintas Lucky 13
    • Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    • Lagunitas IPA
    • Laguntia Wilco Tango Foxtrot
    • Leffee
    • Leinenkugel Brewing Sunset Wheat
    • Leinenkugel Lemon Berry Shandy
    • Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter
    • Lips of Faith the lost Abbey
    • Long Strange Tripel
    • Magic Hat #9
    • Magic Hat Heart of Darkness
    • Magners Irish Cider
    • Maltopia Scotch Ale
    • Matild
    • Mickeys
    • Milk Stout Nitro
    • Milt Stout
    • Modus Hoperandi
    • Moose Drool Brown Ale
    • Mythos
    • New Belgium 1554
    • New Belgium DIG
    • New Belgium Fat Tire
    • New Belgium Folly Pack
    • New Belgium Ranger India Pale Ale
    • New Belgium Snow Day
    • New Belgium Trippel
    • New Grist
    • Newcastle Brown Ale
    • O’Fallon 5 day IPA
    • O’Fallon Cherry Chocolate
    • O’Fallon Gold Beer
    • O’Fallon hemp hop rye
    • O’Fallon wheat Peach Wheat
    • Odell brewing Co 5 Barrel Pale Ale
    • Odell Brewing Co 90 Shilling Ale
    • Odell Brewing Co IPA
    • Old Rasputin
    • Paulaner Munchen Paulaner Salvator
    • Peroni Nastro Azzuroo
    • Pure Luxury Young Double Chocolate Stout
    • Ranger India Pale Ale
    • Rascals Wild Red
    • Red Bridge
    • Redd’s Pale Ale
    • Rolling Rock
    • Samuel Adams Boston Lager
    • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat
    • Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA
    • Samuel Adams New world
    • Samuel Adams Spring Thaw Variety Pack
    • Samuel Adams Stoney Brook Red
    • Samuel Adams Thirteenth-Hour
    • Samuel Adams Winter Lagar
    • Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA
    • Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    • Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout
    • Sawtooth Ale
    • Schlafly BierrdeGarde
    • Schlafly Imperial Stout
    • Schlafly Barleywine
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Schlafly Dry Hopped Apa
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    • Schlafly Winter ESB
    • Shadows Wild Black
    • Shadows Wild Blue
    • Shiner Bock
    • Shock Top Belgian White
    • Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat
    • Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat
    • Shock Top Lemon Shandy
    • Shock Top Raspberry Wheat
    • Shock Top Variety Pack
    • Shock Top Wheat I.P.A
    • Sierra Nevada Celebration
    • Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
    • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    • Sierra Nevada Porter
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    • SKA Brewing CO Variety Pack
    • Smithwicks Irish Ale
    • Sofie
    • Southern Tier Brewing Co IPA
    • Southern Tier Brewing Co Phin & Matt’s
    • St. Pauli Girl
    • Stella Artois
    • Stone Brewing Co Smoked Porter
    • Stone Brewing Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale
    • Stone Brewing Ruination IPA
    • Summit Extra Pale Ale
    • Tall Grass Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Cream Stout
    • Tall Grass IPA
    • Tecate
    • Tornado Alley Amber Ale
    • Unibroue Don De Dieu
    • Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
    • Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale
    • Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen
    • Wild Onion Brewing Co Hop Slayer
    • Wild Onion Brewing Co Jack Stout
    • Wild Onion brewing Co Paddy Pale Ale
    • Woodchuck Hard Cider Amber
    • Woodchuck Hard Cider Granny Smith
    • Woodchuck Hard Cider Pear
    • Woodchuck Hard Cider Winter
    • Xingu Black Beer
  • Vineyards Wine & Spirits (Chesterfield) (2/22/13)
    • 2nd Shift Hibicus Wit
    • 4 Hands Brewery Chocolate Milk Stout–NEW
    • 4 Hands Brewery Smoked Pigasus
    • American Patriot Beer
    • American Patriot Light Beer
    • Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA
    • Avery Nineteen Belgian Tripel
    • Bat Creek Brewery Pike County Pale Ale
    • Bat Creek Brewery Machine Stout
    • Beck’s Sapphire
    • Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale
    • Boulevard 80-Acre
    • Boulevard Irish Ale
    • Boulevard SSS Grainstorm Black Rye IPA–NEW
    • Boulevard SSS Harvest Dance
    • Boulevard SSS Rye on Rye
    • Boulevard Saison-Brett
    • Budweiser Black Crown–NEW
    • Deschutes Chainbreaker
    • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
    • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
    • Kona Koko Brown
    • Kona Longboard Lager
    • Left Hand Wake Up Dead
    • Left Hand Stranger Pale Ale
    • Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
    • Leinenkugel Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout–NEW
    • Leinenkugel’s Lemon Berry Shandy
    • Liefmans Cuvee Brut
    • New Belgium LOFS Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout
    • New Belgium Dig
    • North Coast Brewery Le Merle
    • Odells Pond Hopper
    • Ommegang Abbey Ale
    • Perennial Peace Offering
    • Perennial Saison de Lis
    • Perennial Heart of Gold
    • Rogue Mocha Porter Ale
    • Sam Adams New Albion Brewing New Albion Ale–NEW
    • Sam Adams Alpine Spring–NEW
    • Sam Adams Winter Lager
    • Schlafly AIPA–NEW
    • Schlafly Irish-Style Extra Stout–NEW
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Shiner FM 966 Farmhouse Ale–NEW
    • Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat–NEW
    • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale–NEW
    • Stone Vertical Epic Ale 12.12.12
    • Stone Ruination IPA
    • Stone Brewing IPA
    • Urban Chestnut STL IPA
    • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Widmer Brothers Oatmeal Porter

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Pi (Delmar) (2/22/13)
    • Schlafly Pi Common (A California Common style beer exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Pilsner
    • Schlafly ’3.14′ Klosch
    • Schlafly DRY-Hopped APA
    • Schlafly Triple Ale
    • 4 Hands Pi-PA (American Pale Ale exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Civil Life American Brown
    • Langunita’s IPA
    • North Coast ‘Scrimshaw’ Pilsner
    • Avery ‘White Rascal’ Belgian White Ale
    • New Belgium 1554
    • New Belgium Fat Tire
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Boulevard Bully Porter
    • Boulevard Smokestack Series- Harvest Dance
    • Charleville Box of Chocolates
    • Charleville Oatmeal Stout (A Pi Exclusive)
    • Original Sin Cider (Gluten Free, Bottle)
    • New Grist Gluten Free (Bottle)
    • Buckler N/A (Bottle)
  • Pi (Central West End) (2/22/13)
    • Schlafly Pi Common (A California Common stlye beer exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Schlafly Winter ESB
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Four Hands Pi Pale Ale (A Pale Ale exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Avery White Rascal
    • Civil Life Brown Ale
    • Lips of Faith Cascara Quad (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)
  • Pi (Mercantile Exchange)(2/18/13)
    • 2nd Shift Hibiscus Wit
    • 4 Hands ‘PiPA’ (brewed by 4 Hands exclusively for Pi Pizzeria)
    • 4 Hands Seasonal ‘Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown’
    • Avery ‘White Rascal’
    • Bell’s ‘Two Hearted Ale’
    • Boulevard ‘Tank 7′
    • Charleville ‘Oatmeal Stout’ (brewed by Charleville exclusively for 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 Special Release ‘A-IPA’
    • Schlafly ‘Kolsch’
    • Schlafly ‘Pi Common’ (brewed by Schlafly exclusively for Pi Pizzeria)
    • Schlafly Seasonal ‘Irish Extra Stout’
    • Six Row ‘Double IPA’
    • Stone ‘Arrogant Bastard’
    • Stone ‘Smoked Porter’
    • 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 (2/22/13)
    • Bell’s Hopslam
    • Boulevard Harvest Dance
    • Civil Life Dunkelweizen
    • Ferguson Pecan Brown
    • Founders Breakfast Stout
    • Founders Centennial
    • Guinness Stout
    • North Coast Old Rasputin (nitro)
    • Perennial Aria
    • Schlafly AIPA
    • Schlafly/Royale Vanilla Milk Stout
    • Strongbow Hard Cider
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • GUEST BOTTLES
      • Crispin Brut Cider
      • Odell Levity
      • Odell Lugene
      • Paulaner Salvator
      • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
      • Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
      • Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
      • Ska Vinafera Stout (can)
      • Woodchuck Winter Cider

Here’s a list of upcoming beer events: