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itap-teku2There are some members of the STL Hops community that take their glassware very seriously. No judgment here, not only can the right glassware enhance the enjoyment of the beer you’re drinking, but they can also look cool as well.

The Teku glassware definitely hits both points. What if you could not only get yourself a fantastic glass, but enjoy some rare Deschutes beers in it as well?

Well, you’re in luck because this Wednesday, February 25th beginning at 6PM you’ll have your chance to take home a Teku glass and enjoy a crazy line-up of beers from Deschutes Brewery.

The International Tap House in Soulard will be hosting a Teku Keep The Glass night featuring 2014 Abyss, Mirror Mirror, Not the Stoic, and Zarabanda.  There is a limited number of glassware available, so don’t be late for this one.

 


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The passion for beer in St. Louis has been absolutely insane.  It seems like every time you turn around, you’re seeing another dinner or festival.  This is truly a great time to love beer in the St. Louis area.  It’s good to know that even the chill of late February doesn’t keep people from putting on great beer festivals such as the St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival.

Here’s a look at what’s going on for the 2015 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival which will be taking place the weekend of February 26th and ending on February 28th:

Thursday 2/26/15
Brewmaster Dinner – 6-9pm (Tickets $69.50 + tax)
Includes beer, food and service.

If you have joined us for the Brewmaster’s dinner in any of the past six years, you know that aside from the great beer and fantastic food, it is really a lot of fun to hear the firsthand stories from the Brewmaster about everything related to beer (and often a whole lot more). This year we are excited to have the very talented, over worked and under appreciated Steve Crider from 2nd shift hosting our dinner. Come check out the fantastic, hard to get and ever expanding beer selections with a custom menu designed by Ruan Luke, Executive Chef of Moulin Events.

Friday 2/27/15
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $34.50)
With more than 80 beers to taste, live entertainment and food to purchase, this is a great way to spend your post-Mardi Gras weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.  

Saturday 2/28/15
Beer Tasting – 2-5pm (Tickets $34.50)
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $39.50)
With more than 80 beers to taste, live entertainment and food to purchase, this is a great way to spend your post-Mardi Gras weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.  

VIP Tasting Room – Both Saturday Sessions (Tickets Additional $20)
You have probably noticed that there are more and more ultra-premium beers hitting the market and for the price of a couple of bottles, you can enjoy this VIP tasting session. The number of tickets is limited so that everyone will have an opportunity to taste and discuss the portfolio of high end specialty beers.

Tickets for all of the events are available by calling 314-241-4949 or by visiting the Centennial Beer Fest website. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend in St. Louis.

hot&heavy-2As long as you attended a remedial science class you know that while water freezes at 32° Fahrenheit, beer can sustain much lower temperatures. In fact, a 10% ABV beer can be chilled all the way down to 25° without being frozen.

With the weather being what it’s been this week, this is important knowledge. But, let’s be honest, most beers that are 10% ABV don’t taste great at 25°. Luckily, things are Hot and Heavy at Eclipse Restaurant tomorrow, February 20th thanks to 4 Hands Brewing.

Beginning at 5PM, Eclipse will be pouring five beers that are definitely big and will definitely help keep you warm. The line up will be 2013 Bona Fide, 2014 Bona Fide, Madagascar, Volume #1, and The Woodsman.

And luckily, as all beers are around 9-10%, we all know they won’t freeze at 28° tomorrow. Stay warm.

MBSTL_113267_FoundersCrewDrive_IntlTapHouse (1)This coming Monday February 16, the Soulard location of the International Tap House is hosting the crew from Founders Brewing Company. There will be 20 members from the Founders sales staff from the lower 48 states in town for this party and you’ll be able to enjoy a selection of drafts including:

  • Red’s Rye
  • Porter
  • All Day IPA
  • Breakfast Stout
  • Nitro Oatmeal Stout

But here’s what makes this a truly unique event. All of the members of the Founders’ team will be bringing a bottle from their personal cellar to open that night with the crowd. You never know what they’ll have up their sleeves. You are also invited to bring a bottle if you’d like to share with the crowd.

This party starts at 8PM and goes “until the beer runs out.” So head over to Soulard Monday night for this great opportunity. See you there!

logoTrust me when I tell you I’ve discovered how important exercise and flexibility is as we get older this week.  Which makes tomorrow’s event at Moulin Events (home of Vin de Set, PW Pizza and 21st Street Brewer’s Bar) all that more important when they host Yoga Buzz for a night of “of bending, brews, and beautiful chocolates”.

Beginning at 6PM, Yoga Buzz co-founder Elle Potter will lead an all-levels yoga class for the first hour on the second floor of Moulin. After you’ve stretched and sweated you’ll then be lead downstairs where Moulin’s executive chef has created some special beer and desert pairings.

Here’s a look at the pairings:

  • Excel IPA + White Chocolate Bark with Lime and Coconut
  • Schlafly Scotch Ale + Honey Almond Brittle
  • 4 Hands Cast Iron Brown + Blondie made with Pale Ale spent grains, roasted apples and sharp cheddar

Tickets for this event are $25 each or $40 per couple (it is Valentine’s weekend after all) and can be purchase online. Get active and enjoy some beer as well.

150197 3 Kings LITW 11x17 WEBTick, tick, tick. This isn’t a bomb, this is how some beer guys view drinking beers. No judgement here, I love being able to tick a new beer off of my list.

Three Kings Public House on Delmar is offering up a tickers dream by partnering with New Belgium Brewing to put on a special event they’re calling Lost in the Woods.

Running from 5PM-10PM tomorrow, February 7th, Three Kings will be offering up four vintage sour beers along with two 2015 sour beers. Here’s the list:

  • 2013 Belgian Salted Chocolate Stout
  • 2014 Le Terroir
  • 2014 Yuzu Imperial Berliner Wiess
  • 2015 La Folie
  • 2015 Transatlantique Kriek ( our newest version in collaboration with Oud Beersel)
  • 2013 Cherry Felix (Felix the base beer for Le Terroir aged in Cherry Whiskey BBls from Leapold Brothers)

And because tickers love tastes, Three Kings will be offering up a flight of five 5oz beers for $18. If you want to enjoy a full pour, you can purchase 10oz for $5 (or $6 for the Cherry Felix.)

If you’re looking for a little sweetness to balance with the sour, there will be cupcakes available made by Lil Bitty Sweets to pair specifically with the beers. Each cupcake will run you $2.

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2ndshiftList of things on fire in St. Louis in 2015:

  • St. Louis Blues
  • Eads Bridge
  • 2nd Shift Brewing

I can happily say that only two of those things will be part of a Puck Drop Party taking place tonight at O’Shay’s Pub at they celebrate craft beer and hockey featuring 2nd Shift Brewing.

Starting at 6PM, O’Shay’s will be featuring Liquid Spiritual Delight, Katy, and Art of Neurosis on tap along with some bottles of Cat Spit and Mullineaux.  Order one of these delightful beers and receive a raffle ticket to win some St. Louis Blues tickets next month.

2nd Shift’s Steve Crider and Libby Brown will be on hand to give out some swag tonight as well.  Knowing Steve he’ll also give out some untoward comments as well.

If you love hockey and 2nd Shift, then head on out to O’Shay’s Pub tonight.