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threekingsWhile there are many neat things about cask beer, I think one of the coolest aspect is the experimentation that using a firkin allows. Brewers can alter the beer to try out new variations and different ingredients to give a new twist on an already fantastic beer.

New Belgium Brewing is doing just that by putting out a cask of Rampant Imperial IPA that they’ve dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace. On paper this sounds like a fantastic combination, you take a big monster of an imperial IPA and dry hop it with the lemony Sorachi Ace and that sounds like a winner.

Want to enjoy this delicious experiment? Head out to Three Kings Public House this Friday, September 26th at 5PM and grab yourself a pint before it runs out.

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theog2014 might go down as the year that the women who brew, sell, and drink craft beer in St. Louis made their voices heard. We’ve seen Girls Pint Out, Femme Ferment, and the Pink Boot Society all plant roots in St. Louis, but there is always room for more passion and more voices, especially when it comes to showing how much fervor and fire St. Louis women have about craft beer.

The OG is a new group of women interested in the continued education and involvement of women in craft beer. To kick off this group, the OG has paired with Flying Saucer to not only debut a beer brewed by the group, but also do some good as well.

Part of the OG’s mission is to not only be involved with the craft beer community, but also be a positive influence on those around them. As I mentioned earlier, the group brewed a strawberry saison they’ve named “Fraise Cassee”, the Flying Saucer will be pouring this beer beginning at 5PM on September 26th.

As part of being a good community partner, all proceeds of the event will be donated to Operation Food Search. Glasses of Fraise Casse will be available for purchase for a suggested donation.  There will also be raffle tickets available as well with chances to win gift certificates, bottles of Fraise Cassee, and more.

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Goose-Island-Migration-WeekFly my pretties, fly!  Wait. Those were monkeys and we’re talking about geese.  Specifically, we’re talking about Goose Island Brewing‘s Migration Week which begins this Monday, September 22nd.

What’s Goose Island Migration? Well, it’s a celebration of all things GI.  They put together some awesome events, invite down the brewing staff and bring out some pretty special beers.  Here’s a list of events:

9/22 – Keep the Pint – Joe Buck’s Downtown – 4:30-6:30PM
9/23 – BCS Madness at Three Kings – 6PM
9/24 – Tap Takeover – Handlebar – 6-8PM
9/25 – BCS Event – Llywelyn’s Webster Groves – 3PM
9/25 – Beer and Cupcake Pairing – Jilly’s Cupcake Bar – 6-8PM
9/25 – BCS Event – iTAP Chesterfield – 6PM
9/26 – Sour Beer Blowout – Cicero’s – 7PM
9/26 – Tap Takeover – Everything Wine 6-8PM
9/26 – Tap Takeover – Shamrock’s – 8:30-10:30PM
9/26 – Sour Beer Blowout – Cugino’s – 6PM
9/27 – Wild Goose Chase – U-City Loop – 12-4PM

There are going to be some crazy beers coming out for these events including 2012 BCS Coffee, 2013 BCS Backyard, 2013 BCS Barleywine, Devon, Lolita, and Gillian on draft.  Bottles will include Madame Rose, BCS Cherry Rye, and BCS Vanilla.

The Wild Goose Chase is a pretty cool event featuring a scavenger hunt throughout the U-City Loop which offers some pretty cool prizes including a weekend trip to Chicago. They’re actually running a deal on it currently, make sure to buy your tickets!

For details of individual events, be certain to check out the Migration Week website which gives your breakdown of events and what beers are getting poured at what locations.

15_perennialTo celebrate the three happy years of being open in St. Louis, Perennial Artisan Ales is pulling out all of the stops by throwing a week full of events! Beginning on Monday, October 13th Perennial has events taking places almost all week concluding with their Anniversary Party on October 18th.

It all starts on Monday the 13th with Thank You St. Louis Day! Perennial starts the show by visiting four different venues and opening a specialty keg (that’s never been released) at each establishment.  Here’s the list:

4:00 iTAP Central West End
5:15 Scottish Arms
7:00 Range
9:00 Flying Saucer

On Tuesday, October 14th, Perennial will be teaming up with Veritas to put on a very special beer dinner. Details will be coming soon, watch Perennial’s events page for more details.

The 2014 Anniversary sees its release on Thursday the 16th at 6PM in the Perennial tasting room. This year’s batch is 100% brettanomyces-fermented Aria aged in red wine barrels. It’s also the second release from the beginning of their solera system (which you may remember from last year’s anniversary party.)

All of these awesome events lead up to the big shebang on Saturday as Perennial hosts their world-famous Anniversary Party from 6-10PM at the tasting room on Saturday, October 18th. This is as much a celebration about Perennial as it is everyone who helped make three years happen, which is why they’re celebrating with collaborations:

  • Perennial/ Hopleaf Hopfentea
  • Perennial/ Evil Twin Loomi Weisse
  • Perennial/Farmhaus Brew for the Crew
  • Perennial/ Solemn Oath Stefon
  • Barrel-Aged Perennial/Sump Coffee Stout
  • Perennial/Aviary The Last Word
  • Perennial/ Annie Gunn’s Trixie
  • New Belgium/ Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout

They’re also celebrating by pouring some beer from some friends including Solemn Oath Happy Fun Beer, Penrose Wet-Hopped Saison, Half Acre Daisy Cutter, along with some beers from Three Floyds and Prairie Artisan Ales.

It will also be the first appearance of Perennial & Side Project’s first collaboration: 4 Happiness. 4 Happiness is a blended barrel-aged Quad, 60% Red Wine Barrel-fermented Quad , 40% Funky Quad aged Rittenhouse Rye barrels. (Bottles of this and Anniversaria will be releases soon after the party and attendance at the Anniversary Party will guarantee the option to bottle one bottle of each.)

And what’s a party without food. Perennial is blowing it out by inviting some of the best restaurants in town to provide some snacks for the event. Here’s a list of restaurants:

  • Quincy Street Bistro
  • Mission Taco
  • Peacemaker
  • Farmhaus
  • Bolyard’s Meat and Provisions
  • The Block
  • Gyro Company
  • Salume Beddu
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Mai Lee
  • Strange Donuts
  • Ices, Plain and Fancy

Tickets for the Anniversary Party will run you $65 each which includes all food, beer, gratuity and taxes. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 19th at the Perennial tasting room.  I’ve been told to ensure a smooth event, there are a limited amount of tickets to the party this year.

I’ve also been told that as a special thank you, Perennial will be offering $3 beers on Friday, October 17th and  Saturday the 18th before the party.

Hope you’re all ready for an epic week of partying.

Head on out to the International Tap House in Soulard tomorrow, Thursday, September 17th as they play host to a very special tap takeover featuring Green Flash Brewing.  Beginning at 7PM, Woody Wiedeman from Green Flash will play host and will be offering up very cool Green Flash glassware (while supplies last) and you’ll have your choice from West Coast IPA, Hop Head Red, and Double Stout to enjoy.

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2nd Shift Brewery has really ramped it up.  Not only do they put on some killer events and put up some special releases but they’re still making awesome beers as well.

Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton knows a good thing when they see it so they’re putting on a special event, September 19th, from 5-8PM featuring those cool beers from 2nd Shift. The line up will include:

  • Dry Hopped Katy (Steve Crider is making a special one-time only dry hopped version of Katy. The only place that you can get this beer is at Craft Beer Cellar.)
  • Hibiscus Wit
  • Art of Neurosis

CBC be offering up free samples of these three 2nd Shift beers and you’ll also get to meet Steve Crider and Libby Brown of 2nd Shift as well. Start your weekend right by visiting 2nd Shift and Craft Beer Cellar.

 

quincy-streetThere are few restaurants in St. Louis that get more regular business from me than Quincy Street Bistro. Chef Rick Lewis turns out some tasty comfort food and has a pretty great selections of beers as well. What more can one ask for?

How about a beer dinner with a tasty local brewer? Next Thursday, September 18th, QSB will be hosting a four-course beer dinner beginning at 7PM featuring 4 Hands Brewing Company.

Tickets for this dinner are $40 each and reservations can be made by calling 314-353-1588.  Here’s a look at the menu:

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