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Stuff from around the web

  • Urban Review STL readers pick UCBC as their favorite brewpub.
  • Craft breweries team up to create a beer for military families.

Retail Beer Releases

  • Vineyards Wine & Spirits (Chesterfield) (5/31/13)
    • 4 Hands Brewery Contact High
    • 4 Hands Brewery Chocolate Milk Stout
    • Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA
    • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale–NEW
    • Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale
    • Boulevard Boss Tom’s Golden Bock
    • Boulevard 80-Acre
    • Boulevard SSS Love Child No. 3
    • Boulevard SSS Grainstorm Black Rye IPA
    • Boulevard SSS Harvest Dance
    • Boulevard SSS Rye on Rye
    • Deschutes Twilight–NEW
    • Deschutes River Ale–NEW
    • Deschutes Chainbreaker IPA
    • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
    • Founders Double Trouble
    • Founders Curmudgeon
    • Goose Island Summertime
    • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
    • Kona Koko Brown
    • Left Hand Wake Up Dead
    • Leinenkugel Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale–NEW
    • Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
    • Leinenkugel’s Lemon Berry Shandy
    • Liefmans Cuvee Brut
    • Morgan Street Honey Wheat
    • New Belgium Hoppy Bock Lager
    • New Belgium LOFS Cascara Quad
    • New Belgium Rampant IPA
    • New Belgium Dig
    • New Holland White Hatter–NEW
    • North Coast Class of 88 Barley Wine–NEW
    • North Coast Brewery Le Merle
    • Odells Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA
    • Odells Pond Hopper
    • Ommegang Abbey Ale
    • Perennial Fantastic Voyage
    • Perennial Peace Offering
    • Perennial Saison de Lis
    • Perennial Heart of Gold
    • Petrus Oud Bruin Ale
    • Sam Adams Longshot
    • Sam Adams Summer Ale
    • Sam Adams White Lantern
    • Schlafly American Brown Ale Cans
    • Schlafly IPA Cans
    • Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale
    • Schlafly Helles Summer Lager
    • Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen
    • Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale–NEW
    • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum–NEW
    • Sierra Nevada Summerfest–NEW
    • Stone Imperial Russian Stout with Espresso–NEW
    • Stone Imperial Russian Stout
    • Stone Vertical Epic Ale 12.12.12
    • Stone Brewing IPA
    • Tiger Lager Beer
    • Urban Chestnut 8 Pack Sampler
    • Urban Chestnut STL IPA
    • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Widmer Brothers Reserve Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout ’13

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Cugino’s Italian Grill & Bar (5/29/13)
  • Draft
    • Perennial Fantastic Voyage
    • Perennial IPA #6
    • Stone Ruination
    • Great Divide Titan
    • North Coast Class of ’88 Barleywine
    • Lagunitas IPA
    • Stone Imperial Russian Stout
    • Deschutes Red Chair
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Firestone Walker Walker’s Reserve
    • Boulevard Coffee Ale
    • Perennial Hommel Bier
    • Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
    • St. Bernardus Abt 12
    • 4 Hand Divided Sky Rye IPA
    • 4 Hands Contact High
    • Bell’s Amber Ale
    • Founder’s All Day IPA
    • Avery White Rascal
    • 4 Hands Pyrus
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Delerium Tremens
    • Southern Tier 2XIPA
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Firestone Walker Double Jack
    • Southern tier 2x Stout
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Goose Island Nut Brown
    • Founders Red’s Rye
    • 6 Row Whale
    • O’Fallon Wheach
    • Crispin Original Cider
    • Deschutes Mirror Pond
    • St. Louis Framboise
    • Ferguson Pecan
    • Ferguson St. Louis Pale Ale
    • 4 Hand Reprise Centennial Red
    • Goose Island 312
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
    • Left Hand Milk Stout (Nitro)
    • Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen
    • Green Flash West Coast IPA
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
    • Charleville Tornado Alley
    • Fox Barrel Pear Cider
    • Stella Artois
    • Shock Top
    • Bud Light
    • Budweiser
    • Bud Select
  • Bottle
    • Goose Island Pepe Nero
    • Unibroue Trois Pistoles
    • Duchesse De Bourgogne
    • Founder’s Centennial IPA
    • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
    • Unibroue Ephemere
    • Firestone Walker Wookie Jack (22oz)
    • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
    • Schlafly pilsner
    • UCBC STLIPA
    • Perino
    • Guiness
  • The Royale (5/31/13)
    • 2nd Shift Katy
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Cathedral Square Repent Rye
    • Civil Life English Pale Ale
    • Founders Centennial
    • Left Hand Sawtooth (nitro)
    • Murphy’s Stout (nitro)
    • Odell Lugene
    • Original Sin hard cider
    • Schlafly Maibock
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Unibroue La Fin du Monde
    • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
    • GUEST BOTTLES
      • Anchor Bock
      • Bell’s Oberon
      • Deschutes Twilight
      • Evil Twin Yang
      • Evil Twin Yin
      • Green Flash Rayon Vert
      • O’Fallon Wheach
      • Paulaner Salvator
      • Samuel Smith Organic Strawberry Ale
      • Schlafly Session IPA (can)
      • Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest (22oz)
      • St. Bernardus Wit
      • Tallgrass Oasis

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Six Row Brewing Company (5/25/13))
    • Whale
    • Porter
    • Double IPA
    • Honey Weizen
    • Strawberry Honey Weizen
    • Red Eye (Red IPA)
    • ESB
    • Pretender to the Throne (Hoppy Wheat)

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 will be pouring: New Holland Farmhouse Hatter, Schlafly Export IPA, Stillwater Jaded, and Marble/Emelisse Earl Grey IPA. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place on New Ballas will hold a special Friday beer tasting to celebrate the store’s expanded selection. They’ll be sampling: New Holland Black Hatter, Hofbrau Maifest, Big Sky Brush Tail Saison, Kona Wailua Wheat, and North Cost Pranqster. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Cathedral Square’s Jerad Gardner will be at the Dierbergs Chesterfield Market Place from 3-5PM today and Dierbergs Creve Coeur from 1-3PM tomorrow. He’ll be sampling a variety of Cathedral Square’s products. Go on out and say “hi” to Jerad.

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 Brian Owens pouring O’Fallon’s newest beers: Sticke it to the Man German ale, and Kite Tail Summer Ale. 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.

quincy-logoWhen it comes to things I like, it’s difficult to get me to shut up. (Interestingly enough, when it comes to things I hate, it’s also difficult to get me to shut up.) One of the things I can’t stop gushing about is Quincy Street Bistro. Chef Rick Lewis has been killing it. He takes simple, comforting dishes and really makes them into something special.

So, it was with some great excitement when I found out that Quincy Street would be doing their first beer dinner with their South City neighbor, Perennial Artisan Ales. On Tuesday, June 4th at 7PM, Perennial is pairing five of their beers with five delectable dishes from Quincy Street. Here’s the menu:

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Only a limited number of seats are available for this dinner and tickets will run you $55 per person. You can make reservations by calling (314)353-1588. Don’t miss out on this pairing of awesome food and awesome beer.

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 St. Charles (and also now in Wildwood!) 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 New Belgium Lips of Faith Series Heavenly Feijoa on tap. While the St. Charles location will be serving up the Odell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout on draft and the Wildwood location will have Urban Chestnut Hopfen on tap tonight. 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, Wildwood or Webster tonight!

indihopBelieve it or not, there are people in St. Louis that complain about the pricing for some of our beer festivals. To them I say, find another place in St. Louis where you can drink craft beer for 4-5 hours and it only costs you $25-35. We’re ridiculously lucky to have such reasonably priced festivals.

So, color me a little shocked when I saw that IndiHop, taking place this Saturday, June 1st from 12PM-5PM, is priced at $15. (Apparently the price was supposed to go up to $20 as of the 24th, but even at $20, that’s still an insane price.) And what does 15 (or 20) dollars get you? It gets you a “tasting glass, event booklet, shuttle transportation between the Grove and Cherokee Street and the opportunity to taste up to 50 of St. Louis’ finest independently brewed beers.”

Participating local breweries include: Cathedral Square, O’Fallon, Urban Chestnut, 4 Hands, Ferguson, Morgan Street, Civil Life, Six Row, Schlafly, Square One, and 2nd Shift. This is a great way to celebrate to awesome neighborhoods and a bunch of local breweries all for a very low price. Tickets on sale here.

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Stuff from around the web

Retail Beer Releases

  • Randall’s Wines and Spirits (Manchester)(5/20/13)
    • 4 Hands Pigasus
    • 4 Hands divided sky
    • 4 hands Chocolate Milk Stout
    • 4 Hands Contact high
    • Abita Strawberry
    • Anchor Liberty Ale
    • Anchor Steam Beer
    • Anchor Summer
    • Arcadia Loch down Scotch Ale
    • Bells Amber Ale
    • Bells Pale Ale
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Boulevard Harvest Wheat
    • Boulevard 80 Acre
    • Cathedral Square Holy Moly
    • Cathedral Square Belgium Abbey Ale
    • Charleville Hotomistic
    • Charleville Tornado alley
    • Deschutes Black Butte porter
    • Deschutes Inversion IPA
    • Goose Island 312
    • Goose Island sofie
    • Great Devide Yeti
    • Greate Devide Belgium Yeti
    • Founders Imperial stout
    • Founders Centennial IPA
    • Founders All Day
    • Founders Reds Rye
    • Leinenkugel’s Shandy
    • Lagunitas W.T.F.
    • Lagunitas Sucks
    • Lagunitas Undercover
    • Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey
    • Left hand Nitro Milk Stout
    • Magic Hat elder betty
    • Magic Hat Ticket to Rye
    • Nebraska Imperial Stout
    • Nebraska Melange A trois
    • New Belgium La Folie
    • New Belguim Ranger IPA
    • New Holland Envious 2012 vintage
    • New Holland Dragons Milk 22oz & 4pk
    • Odells Woodcutter #6
    • odells Lugene
    • Perennial Hommel Bier
    • Perennial Black Walnut
    • Perennial Sasion de lis
    • Rogue Voodoo
    • Schlafly Summer Helles
    • Schlafly A.I.P.A
    • Ska Nefarioua Ten Pin Porter
    • Sierra Nevada Barelywine
    • Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    • Southern Tier 2x IPA
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut Ale
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel Lager
    • Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger
    • Woodchuck Spring Seasonal
  • Wine and Cheese Place (Clayton) (05/24/13)
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    • Newcastle Bombshell
    • Boulevard Zon
    • Leiny Summer Shandy Sampler with Orange Shandy
    • Vapeur Saison de Pipaix
    • Weston Brewing O’Malleys IPA
    • 2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA
    • Wild Onion Summer Wit
    • O’Fallon Sticke it to The Man
    • 2nd Shift Hibiscus Wit
    • 2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout
    • Odell St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale
    • Stella Artois Cidre
    • Weston Brewing Li’l Lucy’s Hot Pepper Ale
    • Weston Brewing Brew Labs No.4 with Habanero and Mango
    • Wild Onion SUMMER WIT
    • Chatoe Rogue Roguenbier Rye Ale

Restaurant and Bar Beer List Updates

  • Annie Gunn’s (05/18/13)
    • DRAFT
    • Schnickelfritz UCBC
    • Aria Perennial Artisan Ales
    • English Pale Ale Civil Life
    • 5 Day IPA O’Fallon Brewing Co.
    • Tank 7 Boulevard Brewing Co.
    • El Gato Grande 2nd Shift Brewing Co.
    • Kölsch Schlafly
    • Contact High 4 Hands Brewing Co.
    • Golden Pilsner Morgan Street
    • Summer Ale Samuel Adams
    • Stella Artois
    • Guinness
    • BOTTLE
    • ACE Perry hard cider
    • ACME IPA
    • Amstel Light
    • Arrogant Bastard
    • Bass Pale Ale
    • Blue Moon Belgian White
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Bud Light
    • Bud Select
    • Budweiser
    • Busch
    • Corona
    • Fat Tire
    • Founders All Day IPA
    • Harp
    • Heineken
    • Hoegaarden
    • Kaliber NA
    • Kraftig
    • Kraftig Light
    • Matilda
    • New Castle Brown Ale
    • New Planet Pale Ale GLUTEN FREE
    • Newtown PIPPIN Hard Cider
    • O’douls NA
    • O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
    • O’Fallon Smoked Porter
    • ORVAL
    • Paulaner Salvator
    • Samuel Adams Boston Lager
    • Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter
    • Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout 2011
    • Schlafly Hefeweisen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Stone IPA
    • Wood Chuck Hard Cider
  • Bigelo’s Bistro (5/21/13)
    • Schlafly Coffee Stout
    • Schlafly golden ale
    • 4 Hands Contact High
    • Schlafly AIPA
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Boulevard Single Wide IPA
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Sierra Navada Southern Hemi
    • O’fallon Wheach
    • Goose Island 25th Anniversary ESB
  • Cicero’s (5/18/13)
    • DRAFT SELECTION
    • Arcadia Scotch Ale
    • Ace Pear Cider
    • Bass Ale
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Blanche de Bruxxels
    • Blue Moon Belgian Style Wit
    • Boulevard 80 Acre
    • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    • Charleville Ale Mucho Hoppo
    • Civil Life English Pale Ale
    • Delirium Tremens
    • Deschutes Black Butte Porter
    • Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA
    • Deschutes Mirror Pond
    • Deschutes River Ale
    • Duchess de Bourgogne
    • Evil Twin Lil’B Porter
    • Firestone Wookey Jack
    • Fitz’s Rootbeer
    • Founders Porter
    • 4 Hands Reprise Centennial Red
    • 4 Hands Contact High
    • Goose Island Summertime Kolsch
    • Guinness Dry Stout
    • Hofbrau Hefeweizen
    • La Chouffe
    • Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Ale
    • Left Hand Milk Stout
    • Lindenmans Framboise
    • Maredsous
    • Maudite
    • Nectar Black Xantus Imperial Java Stout
    • New Belgium Rolle Bolle
    • New Belgium Shift
    • New Belgium Rampnt
    • Newcastle Brown Ale
    • Odell Tree Shaker
    • Odell 90 Schilling
    • Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
    • Perennial Saison
    • Pilsner Urquell
    • Reissdorf Klsch
    • Samual Adams Summer Ale
    • Schlafly AIPA
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Summer Helles Lager
    • Shiner Bock
    • St. Bernardus Prior 8
    • Stone IPA
    • Summit Oatmeal Stout Nitro
    • Unibrou Blance de Chambly
    • Urban Chestnut STLIPA
    • Warsteiner
    • Woodchuck Summer Blueberry
    • OVER 200 BOTTLES
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  • Cugino’s Italian Grill & Bar (5/22/13)
  • Draft
    • Perennial Fantastic Voyage
    • Stone Ruination
    • Great Divide Titan
    • North Coast Class of ’88 Barleywine
    • Firestone Walker Wookie Jack
    • Stone Imperial Russian Stout
    • Deschutes Red Chair
    • Bell’s Oberon
    • Firestone Walker Walker’s Reserve
    • Boulevard Coffee Ale
    • 2nd Shift Rat Salad
    • Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
    • St. Bernardus Abt 12
    • 4 Hand Divided Sky Rye IPA
    • 4 Hands Contact High
    • Bell’s Amber Ale
    • Founder’s All Day IPA
    • Avery White Rascal
    • 4 Hands Pyrus
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Delerium Tremens
    • Southern Tier 2XIPA
    • Boulevard Tank 7
    • Firestone Walker Double Jack
    • 2nd Shift Liquid Spiritual Delight
    • Unibroue Ephemere
    • Goose Island Nut Brown
    • Founders Red’s Rye
    • 6 Row Whale
    • O’Fallon Wheach
    • Crispin Original Cider
    • Deschutes Mirror Pond
    • St. Louis Framboise
    • Ferguson Pecan
    • Ferguson St. Louis Pale Ale
    • 4 Hand Reprise Centennial Red
    • Goose Island 312
    • Goose Island Matilda
    • Goose Island Honker’s Ale
    • Left Hand Milk Stout (Nitro)
    • Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen
    • Ferguson Munich Dunkel
    • Green Flash West Coast IPA
    • Schlafly Hefeweizen
    • Schlafly Pale Ale
    • Schlafly Kolsch
    • Urban Chestnut Zwickel
    • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
    • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
    • Charleville Tornado Alley
    • Fox Barrel Pear Cider
    • Stella Artois
    • Shock Top
    • Bud Light
    • Budweiser
    • Bud Select
  • Bottle
    • Newcastle
    • Guiness
    • Sierra Nevada
  • Pi (Central West End) (5/24/13)
    • Schlafly Pi Common (A California Common style beer exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Schlafly ‘Summer Lager’
    • Schlafly ‘Kolsch’
    • 4 Hands ‘PiPA’ (A Pale Ale exclusive to Pi restaurants)
    • Boulevard ‘Unfiltered Wheat’
    • Firestone Walker ‘Union Jack IPA’
    • North Coast ‘Scrimshaw Pilsner’
    • Stone Arrogant ‘Bastard Ale’ (22 oz Bottle)
    • Stone ‘IPA’ (22 oz Bottle)
    • New Belgium ‘Fat Tire’ (Can)
    • Ska Brewing ‘Modus Hoperandi IPA’ (Can)
    • Avery ‘Joes’ Pilsner (Can)
    • Avery ‘White Rascal’ (Can)
    • Big Sky ‘Moose Drool’ (Can)
    • Original Sin Hard Cider (Bottle, Gluten Free)
    • Bard’s (Bottle, Gluten Free)
    • Widmer ‘Omission Lager’ (Bottle, Gluten Free)
    • New Planet ‘Off Grid Pale Ale’ (Bottle, Gluten Free)
    • Buckler ‘NA Lager’ (Bottle)
  • The Royale (5/24/13)
    • 2nd Shift Katy
    • Bell’s Two Hearted
    • Cathedral Square Repent Rye
    • Civil Life English Pale Ale
    • Founders Centennial
    • Left Hand Sawtooth (nitro)
    • Murphy’s Stout (nitro)
    • Odell Tree Shaker
    • Original Sin hard cider
    • Schlafly Maibock
    • Schlafly Summer Lager
    • Unibroue La Fin du Monde
    • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
    • GUEST BOTTLES
      • Anchor Bock
      • Bell’s Oberon
      • Deschutes Twilight
      • Evil Twin Yang
      • Evil Twin Yin
      • Green Flash Rayon Vert
      • Paulaner Salvator
      • Samuel Smith Organic Strawberry Ale
      • Schlafly Session IPA (can)
      • Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest (22oz)
      • St. Bernardus Wit
      • Tallgrass Oasis

Brewery and Brewpub Beer List Updates

  • Six Row Brewing Company (5/24/13))
    • Whale
    • Porter
    • Double IPA
    • Honey Weizen
    • Strawberry Honey Weizen
    • Red Eye (Red IPA)
    • ESB
    • Pretender to the Throne (Hoppy Wheat)

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 will be pouring: Weston Brewing O’Malleys IPA, 2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA, Wild Onion Summer Wit, Boulevard Zon, and O’Fallon Sticke it to The Man. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place on New Ballas will hold a special Friday beer tasting to celebrate the store’s expanded selection. They’ll be sampling: Weihenstephaner Vitus, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Bells Oberon, and Chapeau Strawberry. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Cathedral Square’s Jerad Gardner will be at the Dierbergs Ellisville from 3-5PM today. He’ll be sampling a variety of Cathedral Square’s products. Go on out and say “hi” to Jerad.

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 Wild Onion out of Barrington, IL. 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.