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CraftBeerCellarLogoWe’ll see a lot of trick or treating this Friday, but it’ll all treats at Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton as they’re hosting a very special food and beer pairing on Halloween. Just like when you were a wee tot visiting your neighborhood looking for candy, this beer pairing will also involve neighbors.

In this case CBC has paired with The Libertine to create a special menu of small bites to pair with some beers from Bell’s Brewery. The Libertine’s Josh Galliano has taken some of Bell’s limited and year-round beers and worked with the Certified Cicerones at CBC to create a neat menu showcasing beer and food pairings!

This event begins at 7PM and will run to 10PM. Both the food and beer are free for sampling. And it being Halloween, costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Great food and great beer are great treats and that’s no trick.

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which Scott Snyder will be pouring: Jolly Pumpkin La Parcella Pumpkin Ale, Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies, Founders Dark Penance Black IPA, and Free State Iron Man Imperial Stout. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place on New Ballas will continue their Friday beer tastings to celebrate the store’s expanded selection. They’ll be sampling the following beers: New Holland Hopivore, Anchor Zymaster Series, Abita Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout, Unibroue Ephemere. Additional information can be found at their blog.

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.

Perennial_Abraxas_V04It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I’m not talking about the upcoming holidays (though Thanksgiving is a close second) I’m talking about Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas Day.

The time of the year where we all get to enjoy some of that highly sought after spicy chocolaty velvety stout produced right here in St. Louis.  To celebrate this delicious beer Perennial will be putting on an entire day devoted to Abraxas on Saturday, November 8th.

Beginning at 12PM, you’ll have your opportunity to buy bottles of Abraxas and also a limited amount of Coffee Abraxas as well.  Fear not, there will also be draft of both beers (while supplies last.) To combat some of the issues that Perennial has had in the past, there will not be ANY overnight camping allowed. But you will be welcome to show up bright and early and bottle sharing will be allowed until the doors open at 12PM.

For those of you looking to avoid the lines, Perennial will be selling a limited amount of VIP tickets beginning on Wednesday, October 29th at 4PM at the Perennial tasting room. Any tickets left unsold after Wednesday will be available on Brown Paper Tickets. These VIP tickets will be $45 (limit one ticket per person) and will include:

  • The option to purchase two bottles of Abraxas & one bottle of Coffee Abraxas
  • A 15oz Spieglau Abraxas snifter
  • Entry to one VIP session (1:00-3:00 or 4:00-6:00) on Saturday, November 8th, which includes 5oz Pours of the following beers:
    • 2013 Abraxas
    • 2014 Coffee Abraxas
    • Side Project – One Candle
    • Oakshire – 7th Anniversary Ale
    • Rare Barrel – Map of the Sun
    • The Commons Brewery – Putin from the Wood
    • Surly – Pentagram
    • Three Floyds’ – Big Tiddy Assassin

If you have any questions please feel free to email emily@perennialbeer.com for any inquiries you may have. If you haven’t attended in the past, then you should definitely show up as it’s a great day with great people and great beer.

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which Scott Snyder will be pouring: Hof Ten Dormaal No.2 – Cognac Barrel, No.3 – Madeira Barrel, No.5- Sherry Barrel. Also, there will be a bonus tasting tomorrow from 2PM-4PM featuring New Belgium’s Lauren Salazar. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place on New Ballas will continue their Friday beer tastings to celebrate the store’s expanded selection. They’ll be sampling the following beers: Abita Pecan, Stone Hibiscusicity, Sam Adams Oktoberfest, and Bells Oarsman. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Cathedral Square‘s Jerad Gardner will be at Schnucks in Webster Groves today from 4-6PM today and Schnucks Brentwood from 1-3PM tomorrow. He’ll be sampling a variety of Cathedral Square’s products. Go on out and say “hi” to Jerad.

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.

llywelyns-243x300While 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, Central West End, and St. Charles 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 feature Game of Thrones Ommegang Valar Morghulis on tap. While the St. Charles location will be serving up the Southern Tier Warlock on draft. And Central West End will be featuring Free State Copperhead Pale Ale. 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, Central West End, or Webster tonight!

15_perennialThis is a busy week and many of us are tired after an exhausting Cardinal victory.  But I’m happy to announce the winner of the two tickets to the Perennial Artisan Ales 3rd Anniversary Party is Jacob Childerson!

Congrats to Jacob and thanks to everyone who entered. And a big thank you to Perennial for supplying tickets to this sold out event. There are plenty of amazing events lines up this week for Perennial’s birthday, so be certain to check some of those out as well.

Thanks again to everyone!

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they’ll be pouring: Alpha Brewing Sour Plem, Anchorage Love Buzz Saison, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Sudachi, Straffe Hendrik Tripel Ale, and North Peak Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place on New Ballas will continue their Friday beer tastings to celebrate the store’s expanded selection. They’ll be sampling the following beers: UCBC Count Orlock, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, Founder’s Breakfast Stout, North Coast Red Seal. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Cathedral Square‘s Jerad Gardner will be at Dierbergs in Brentwood today from 4-6PM today. He’ll be sampling a variety of Cathedral Square’s products. Go on out and say “hi” to Jerad.

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.