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Category: Beer Events

abraxasdayWhile there are certainly a lot of beers in St. Louis that have gotten hype over the last few years, I don’t think there is any argument that the biggest name in beer at the moment is Abraxas. When Perennial Artisan Ales released this beer in 2011 I’m sure they knew they had something good, but I doubt they knew they had a monster on their hands.

What started as a bottle release at the brewery has evolved into a full-on beer event. To celebrate the release of Abraxas, Perennial is throwing “Abraxas Day” on November 9th, 2013. Part of this event is that they’ll not only release 2013 Abraxas, but they’ll also be selling VIP tickets that gets you the following items:

  • Official Abraxas Snifter
  • 4oz Pours of the following beers:
    • 2012 Abraxas
    • Cigar City Apple Brandy Barrel Hunahpu
    • Voodoo Big Black Voodoo Daddy
    • Crooked Stave Vielle Dry-Hopped with Galaxy
    • Half Acre Big Hugs
    • Revolution Deth’s Tar
    • Sun King Lonesome Dove
    • Central Waters Exodus
  • You also get first crack to purchase a bottle of Coffee Abraxas (With no line to wait in!)

“Whoa, Coffee Abraxas? What is this magic elixir you speak of?”  This is a brand-new beer combining the awesomeness of Abraxas with the deliciousness of Sump coffee.  And your VIP ticket gets you the ability to purchase a bottle.

So, how do you get tickets?  Well, Perennial will begin selling tickets to the two VIP sessions (1-3pM and 4-6PM) today at the Perennial Tasting Room beginning at 4PM.  VIP tickets will cost $40.  If there are any unsold tickets by Friday, October 25th then Perennial will sell any remaining on Brown Paper Tickets.

If you miss out on VIP tickets, do not fret, there will be a limited number of bottles of Coffee Abraxas available during this awesome party.  For more details on this event, be sure to check out the STL Hops Forums.

Hooray for birthdays!  Another one of the breweries in St. Louis celebrates their second anniversary and they’re throwing a party.  Perennial Artisan Ales turns two this year and they’re throwing quite a bash to celebrate the occasion.

Last year we saw the release of Aria to celebrate their first birthday, this year we’re going to see the debut of their Anniversaria Project.  Here’s Perennial’s description:

Taking a cue from sherry, Anniversaria uses the solera method of barrel aging, where each year a portion of aged beer is removed from the barrel and replenished with fresh beer. Each release brings a new beer with elements of beers past and layers of complexity that only time can create. Anniversaria begins with Aria, Perennial’s flagship Belgian strong pale ale, fermented with two distinct strains of Brettanomyces in vignoles wine barrels. 2013’s release will be draft only in Perennial’s tasting room. Distribution of this annual release will begin in 2014 in both bottles and draft.

If you want to enjoy this beer from Perennial’s newest series or maybe something special they’ve saved in their basement, head on out to Perennial on Saturday, October 19th. And be certain to check out the poster below for a list of beers they’re pouring next Saturday.

Congrats to Perennial, there will be plenty more parties to come.


sohaThis isn’t just a party, this is a par-tay. To celebrate their first year of being open, South Hampton Bar and Grill (SoHa for those of you in-the-know) is throwing quite a shindig. This Saturday, October 5th from 2PM to 6PM, SoHa will be featuring a bevy of beers for you to experience. Here’s the list as of right now:

Southern Tier
Creme Brulee

Fantastic Voyage
Midnight Rambler Belgian Stout

Goose Island
Matilda Lambicus
2012 Night Stalker
Goose Island Illinois

Zombie Monkey

2nd Shift
Art of Neurosis
Firkin Katy (with local grapes)

Biere de Garde
Bourbon Imperial Stout
Firkin TIPA

4 Hands
Volume 1
Firkin Vanilla Bean Chocolate Milk Stout

Civil Life
Firkin Dry Hopped English Pale
If you’re looking for tickets to this soiree, they’re available on Brown Paper Tickets for $25.00. This will provide you with a tasting glass and unlimited complementary pours. If you wait until day-of, tickets will then run you $30. I know I’ll be there, so come on out and enjoy this hell of a good time.

Oh, and PS, if you stick around until 7PM, they’ll be tapping some cool stuff that you can purchase inside including: Bell’s Hopsolution, Nectar Black Xantus, and 4 Hands Smoked Pigasus.

augbotlogow_barley-small-web-view.jpgIf you’ve never attended the Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival, you’re missing out.  It’s just a nice time outdoors with beautiful weather in the Missouri Wine Country. This year’s festival is on October 5th from 12PM-5PM, ticket will run you $22 in advance (purchase here) or $29 day of.

I do ask one thing, as Augusta is about a hour away from St. Louis, please make sure to have a designated driver, it’s the responsible thing to do. Here’s a run down of the breweries in attendance this year:

  • 2nd Shift Brewing
  • 4 Hands Brewing
  • Augusta Brewing Company
  • Bat Creek Brewery
  • Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Buffalo Brewing Company
  • Cathedral Square Brewery
  • Charleville Microbrewery
  • Crown Valley Brewing
  • Exit 6
  • Ferguson Brewing Company
  • Garage Brewers Society
  • Heavy Riff Brewing
  • Kirkwood Station Brewing Company
  • Morgan Street Brewery
  • O’Fallon Brewery
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Piney River Brewing
  • Prison Brews
  • Rock Bridge Brewing
  • St. Louis Brewery ~ Schlafly
  • Six Row Brewing Company
  • Square One Brewery & Distillery
  • Tin Mill Brewing
  • Trailhead Brewing
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing

Bring your lawn chairs and your sun screen and be sure to come out. This is a great festival and if you haven’t had a chance to try some of the new breweries in the area, this is a great opportunity to try something new or have some old favorites.