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bobLet me tell you, putting on a beer dinner ain’t easy. Putting on my first one was pretty nerve-racking. From the pairings, to the serving, to the putting butts into the seats, there is a lot that goes on. So, I’m always will to help out a place putting on their first dinner.

Next Monday, March 31st, beginning at 7PM, Broadway Oyster Bar is putting on their first beer dinner featuring four different beers from Abita Brewing.  These four beers and four different courses will cost you $38.99.  If you’d like to attend, make sure to call 314-621-8811 for reservations.  Seating is limited and this is sure to sell out fast.

Here’s a look at the menu:

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deschutes-mirrormirror-09“It’s not really barleywine season,” I heard someone say.

I mean, sure, some beers are definitely seasonal. Things like stouts and barleywines will definitely get more love in November than in August. But there are some beers that defy logic.

When Deschutes Brewery came to St. Louis, there were two beers that Deschutes fans were clamoring to get: Abyss and Mirror Mirror. Abyss makes its way here every year, but sadly we missed out on the last release of Mirror Mirror which hasn’t been available since 2009.

When Deschutes began their Reserve Series of beers, it began with a double batch of their flagship beer Mirror Pond. This oak aged barleywine pays reverence to the barrel-aging of the old world with new world ingredients.

You Deschutes fans better be ready because Mirror Mirror is back and will be available in St. Louis. To celebrate this event Deschutes is working with the International Tap House in the Central West End to launch the beer in STL. The event takes place this Wednesday, March 26th beginning at 5PM.

As an extra treat, this will also be a Keep the Glass night featuring the highly sought after Teku glasses that you glass nerds love (while supplies last.) Who am I kidding? I love them too!

And as a super extra fun treat, Deschutes brewmaster Brian Faivre sent along two bottles of 2009 Mirror Mirror that Karen King will be pouring samples of (also while supplies last.)

I don’t know if it’s barleywine season or not, but it’s certainly Mirror Mirror season.

flyingsaucerlogoThere were plenty of people nervous when Flying Saucer came into town last year. They were worried about allocations, they were worried about loss of special events, they were worried about a loss of business.

But competition is good.  Instead what we saw was everyone bringing their A-game.  People stepping up and doing cooler stuff to try and out-do each other.  Who wins?  Everyone. Our beer scene is better because of Flying Saucer.

One of the coolest aspects of the Saucer is its proximity to Busch Stadium. Thanks to the crush of fans around the stadium, more people are being introduced to craft beer than ever.  This is a very good thing.

All of this is exposition is to say that believe it or not, Flying Saucer St. Louis is turning one-year-old. And to celebrate their first year in St. Louis they’re throwing a big party this Sunday, March 16th beginning at 12PM.

How better to celebrate than hourly releases of some rare beers.  Here’s the line-up:

12PM – Deschutes XXV Anniversary
Btl- Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!

1PM – 2013 Firestone Walker Sucaba
Btl- Firestone XVII Anniversary (6 Btls)

2PM – 4 Hands Beyond The Bricks
Btl- 4 Hands Volume #1 (11 Btls)

3PM – Nogne Two Captains IIPA
Btl- Jester King Das Wunderkind! (12 Btls)

4PM – 2013 Perennial Ba Abraxas
Btl- Avery Odio Equum (12 Btls)

5PM – 2012 Boulevard Saison Brett
Btl- Avery Rumpkin (10 Btls)

6PM – North Coast XV Anniversary
Btl- Gulden Draak Brewers Reserve (6 Btls)

7PM – 2nd Shift LSD W/Coffee
Btl- Jester King Boxers Revenge (10 Btls)

8PM – Founders Backwoods Bastard
Btl- Port Barrel Aged Scotch De Silly (6 Btls)

There will also be live music and half-price burgers. Let’s all celebrate our craft scene getting better with a party at Flying Saucer.

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I love it when a plan comes together. I love it even more when two breweries work together. In this case we have a brewery from St. Louis and a brewery from Kalamazoo, Michigan to put on one great event at Three Kings Public House.

You see, the folks at 4 Hands Brewing and the folks at Bell’s Brewery are taking over the taps at Three Kings and giving you a line-up that you have to see to believe:

4 Hands

  • Cuvee Diable
  • Beyond the Bricks
  • Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Smoked Pigasus
  • 1220 Series
  • Single Speed
  • Reprise Centennial Red
  • Divided Sky Rye IPA

Bell’s Brewery

  • Black Note Stout
  • Quinannan Falls
  • Consecrator Dopplebock
  • Hopslam
  • Two Hearted
  • Smitten
  • Oarsman
  • Third Coast Old Ale
  • Amber
  • Midwest Pale Ale

Whoa.

When can you enjoy this luscious list of beers? Well, if you mosey your way into Three Kings this Thursday, March 6th beginning at 6PM, you’ll see one of the most righteous line-ups of beer we’ve seen in quite some time. Now that sounds like a plan.