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quincy-streetA lot has taken place for Quincy Street Bistro‘s head chef Rick Lewis since the last Kegs and Eggs event. Not only did the St. Louis Post-Dispatch named him Chef of the Year in 2013, but he also made the list of semifinalists for the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year award.

Needless to say, Chef Rick Lewis is probably the hottest chef in St. Louis right now. If you haven’t had a chance to try some of his delicious home-style cuisine, you’re missing out. If you’re looking for a good excuse to visit, there is no better excuse than attending the third Kegs and Eggs event that’s taking place on Saturday, March 8th from 9AM to 11AM.

Chef Rick Lewis has created some special dishes that will fill your belly (right before 4 Hands Brewing Lupulin Carnival, no less) and will give you a chance to try some of his awesome creations. Here’s the menu:

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sf-brewing-coRecently you may have noticed a few new cans on the shelves at your favorite beer store or bar. Santa Fe Brewing Company is New Mexico’s oldest brewery and has started distributing around the St. Louis metro. We’ll initially see Pale Ale on draught and cans of Irish Red, Java Stout, Happy Camper, and Saison 88 in cans.

To celebrate their entry into the market, Missouri Beverage is throwing a party this Thursday, February 27th from 6-9PM at Plush. Head Brewer Brian Lock will be on hand to talk about the brewery and introduce the brand. The new Missouri Beverage Craft Beer Team will be on hand as well. Enjoy complimentary beer samples and housemade snacks.

You can RSVP for this event you can email Jill Sites at jsites@mobev.com

Afterwards, for a $7 cover, enjoy music from local bands Unanimous, The Peacelords, and The Deems.

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It’s that time of the year again, time to celebrate our love of the hop. (Granted many of us celebrate our love of the hop every day.) But how can we celebrate this wonderful flower?

How about a beer carnival? On Saturday March 8th, from 2PM-6PM 4 Hands Brewing Company will host their third beer festival with friends. The Lupulin Carnival is a celebration of the hop and will also be the release of War Hammer Imperial IPA.

War Hammer is a 9% 80 IBU Imperial IPA brewed with Pacific Northwest hops. War Hammer will be available on draft, and in bottles to go during the event.

The festival will be a carnival theme with “carnival inspired acts on the main stage every hour on the hour, blockhead emcee, hula hoop performers, fire performers, balloon swallowing, contact juggling” and more. Carnival inspired food will be available for purchase from the Fifth Wheel, Seoul Taco, and Chop Shop. Tickets will be $35 and will include a hop forward selection from participating local breweries, tasting glass, and access to all of the carnival activities.

Check out the list of participating breweries:

  • 2nd Shift
  • Urban Chestnut
  • 6 Row
  • Schlafly
  • Charleville
  • Square One
  • Excel
  • Mothers
  • Exit 6
  • Tallgrass
  • Ferguson
  • Kirkwood Station
  • Morgan Street
  • O’Fallon
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Alpha
  • Firestone Walker
  • Cathedral Square
  • Avery
  • Log Boat
  • Bells
  • Boulevard
  • Scratch
  • Toppling Goliath
  • Pipeworks
  • Stone

Tickets can be purchased at the tasting room located at 1220 South 8th Street, via Brown Paper Tickets or by calling (314)436-1559. Get your tickets soon as this is sure to be a great time.

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libertine-logoDid you know that The Libertine‘s chef Josh Galliano does a special dinner every Sunday? With three courses for $30 per person, it’s one of the best deals in town from a chef that was just nominated again as a semifinalist for a James Beard Best Chef Midwest.

Well, this Sunday’s dinner is even more special as they’re partnering with Perennial Artisan Ales to put on a beer dinner. This dinner will feature three courses paired with three different Perennial beers. But if your dining partner isn’t (gasp!) interested in beer, the cost of the three courses will remain $30. If you want to include the beer pairings, your total cost will be $45.

The dinner takes place this Sunday, February 23rd and you can make reservations for this dinner by calling 314-862-2999. Here’s a look at the menu:

1st Course
Chilled Nantucket Scallops
Rye Bread, Compressed Celery, Herbs
Marcona Almond-Caper Vinaigrette
Paired with Saison de Lis

2nd Course
Dark Braised Lamb Neck
Walnut ‘Risotto’
Rutabaga Chow-Chow
Paired with Black Walnut Dunkel

3rd Course
Maple Syrup Tart
Crunchy Toffee, Cinnamon Ice Cream
Sour Cherry Sauce, Coffee Cream
Paired with La Boheme

royale-weblogo-300x163There is no shortage of things to do on Valentine’s Day if you’re a beer fan. But what if you’re not into sour beers? What’s a malt or hop lover to do?

Well Bell’s Brewery and The Royale are looking to make your Valentine’s Day a bit more hoppy by throwing a “For the Love of Beer” event tomorrow night. The Royale will be tapping a keg of Hopslam and a keg of their newest seasonal Smitten.

And if that wasn’t enough, they’ll also be tapping a keg of the rare Wheat Love wheatwine.  Here’s the description of the beer:

Bell’s Wheat Project (2005) is an experimental foray into the development of complex flavors in beer. The Project comprises five new ales, four in series and one specialty strong product. The first four, Wheat 2, Wheat 4, Wheat 6 and Wheat eight are all made using 55% Wheat (either wholly or mostly malted) and 45% Barley malt. The barley malt makeup is exactly the same in each of the four and consists of three different malts.

The total amount of grain in each of the four is also exactly the same, so each of them should have a virtually identical original gravity. The type and amount of hops in each of the four is exactly the same. And the processing through the brewhouse and fermentation is also exactly the same. The changing factors between the ales are the composition of the 55% of wheat used and the type and number of yeast strains used. In Wheat 2 the 55% of wheat is made up of two different kinds of wheat malt, and this ale is made with two different yeasts. Wheat 4 is made with four different wheats and four yeasts. Wheat six and eight made with six and eight wheats and yeasts respectively.

The final product, Bell’s Wheat Love Ale, is made with the eight yeasts of Wheat eight and is a strong, but relatively light colored, “wheatwine.” 2. Basic Content List for the Wheat Series Wheat Two Wheats: White, Dark Yeast: Bell’s house ale strain, WLP410 Belgian Wit II Wheat Four Wheats: White, Victory, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied Yeast: WLP550 Belgian, WLP570 Golden, Wheat Two blend Wheat Six Wheats: White, Dark, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied, Red, Caramel Yeast: WLP500 Trappist, WLP530 Abbey, Wheat Four blend Wheat Eight Wheats: White, Dark, Victory, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied, Red, Caramel, Chocolate Yeast: WLP4000 Belgian Wit I, WLP565 Saison, Wheat Six blend.

They will be tapping this wheatwine tomorrow at 6PM. Maybe it’s the next beer for you to fall in love with, just don’t let it break your heart.

OLIO3Looking for love can be sweet, but many of us know it can also be sour. Many people want to eschew the typical Valentine’s Day events because who wants to be around all of the saccharine sweetness?

Maybe though you want to meet someone who not only shares your disdain for the “holiday” but also enjoy some delicious sour beer? Olio knows what you’re looking for and they’re here to help. Olio will be hosting its first Valentine’s Day “Sour Hour” Singles Mixer this Friday, February 14th starting at 6PM. Olio has put together a nice selection of sour beers for your enjoyment with some glass pours. Also since many of these bottles are large format, maybe you’ll find someone else to enjoy these with. Here’s a list of the beers:

  • 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze
  • 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek
  • Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus
  • Cantillon Fou’Foune
  • 4 Hands Cuvee Ange 2013
  • Panil Bariquee
  • Loverbeer BeerBera

beer-noir-01_rev_WEBTo celebrate the release of the Sump Coffee Stout, Perennial Artisan Ales decided to get dark. Why celebrate just one imperial stout when you can enjoy nine?

And because a party isn’t quite the same without some friends, Perennial has invited 2nd Shift Brewing in on the fun. Together they’ll be pouring nine different imperial stouts for you to enjoy during this cold, harsh February.

This event will be taking place on Thursday, February 20th with each beer being a 5oz pour and will cost you $5. Tickets for all of these draft beers will begin at 4PM on the day of the event. Because you’ll need some food to be able to safely enjoy all of these stouts, Completely Sauced will be on hand to serve up some “stout friendly” food.

Tap times for all of the beers are as follows:

5:00 – LSD, Imperial Stout
6:00 – Sump Coffee Stout
7:00 – 2013 BA 17, Vanilla Abraxas
8:00 – BA LSD, Coffee Abraxas
9:00 – BA Fantastic Voyage, Coffee LSD