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Category: Beer Events

Perennial_Abraxas_V04I’m a stat nerd. I love things like infographics and maps.  Lists showing numbers and facts are like catnip for me.  So when I ran across the top-rated beers by state according to Untappd users, it definitely gave me a happy feeling.

As I perused through the list, it didn’t come as any surprise that the top rated beer in Missouri is Perennial Artisan Ale‘s Abraxas. This spicy, luscious stout is near and dear to our hearts in the Show Me State.

To celebrate this delicious beer, Perennial is throwing a special event next Tuesday, April 7th from, 5-9PM featuring a stellar line-up of Abraxas variations. The line-up will include 2013 Abraxas, 2014 Abraxas, Vanilla Bean Abraxas and Coffee Abraxas.

But there’s a catch (there is always a catch.) For those of you that are paying close attention, Perennial isn’t typically open on Tuesdays. That’s because this is going to be a limited special ticketed event. Tickets will be $25 (tax and gratuity included) and will go on sale tomorrow, April 1st (no joke!) at 4PM at the Perennial tasting room.

Each ticket will guarantee a 5oz pour of all of those beers.  The tasting room will be open to ticket holders only.  The kitchen will be open with the regular menu and additional lower ABV beers will be available as well.

Don’t miss out on your chance to try this very nifty event.

flyingsaucerlogoTo celebrate their second anniversary in St. Louis, Flying Saucer is pulling out all of the stops. Not only will they have birthday cake and live music from 1-4PM, they’ll also be putting on some crazy delicious beers.

Beginning at 1PM, every hour on the hour Flying Saucer will be randomly tapping the following beers:

  • Tilquin Gueuze
  • Left Hand Oak Aged Wake Up Dead
  • Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse
  • 4 Hands Volume 1 (2013)
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (2014)

They will also be selling a limited selection of bottles every hour. Because of the limited amount of bottles available, they will be doing a lottery for the bottles. When you arrive, you’ll get a ticket for the bottles you want to try. If they draw your ticket, you’ll have a chance to purchase and enjoy your special bottle of beer. Here are some of the bottles that will be available:

  • Deschutes Dissident (12ea)
  • Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal (12ea)
  • Firestone Walker Stickee Monkey (6ea)
  • Firestone Walker 2015 Sucaba (6ea)
  • Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Bomb (12ea)
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Vanilla Rye (12ea)

No birthday party is without gifts and FS will be giving away beer schwag all day long. Festivities take place this Sunday, March 29th from 1-5PM.

sideprojectcellarJeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø from Evil Twin Brewing is visiting St. Louis on Tuesday, March 24th to brew a collaboration with Side Project Brewing. And while this alone would be headline worth news, I’m happy to announce that in honor of his visit The Side Project Cellar is doing an Evil Twin night to celebrate.

What does this mean? Well it means that Evin Twin and Side Project beers are taking over the Cellar 52-degree draft tower! It also means that Cory King and Jeppe will be on hand starting at 6PM to talk and drink some of these delicious beers.

Exactly what beers will be available is still a work in progress, but you know the list is going to be great. Mark this one down on your calendar and visit the Cellar to celebrate the collaboration between two great breweries.

lupulinIt’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 28th, 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, Superflare and debuting Tack Hammer, a new session IPA.

The festival will be a carnival theme including STL Hoopclub, Bearded Lady, Face Painting, Fire Dancing, Fire Breathing, Aerial Acrobatics, Stilt Walkers, Fortune Teller, Unicyclist, Knife Thrower, Strong Man, DJ’s and more.

There will be carnival games as well with 100% of that profit going to HOPE for Young Adults with Cancer. Each game will cost you $1 and includes pop the hop (darts/balloons), high striker, ring toss, and the dunk tank. “Celebrities” in the dunk tank include, Crider (Libby said he would!), Homey (iTAP Soulard), Will Foust, Steve Salas, Andy Burgio, Johnny Vegas, Jason Bockman (Strange Donutes), Corey Smale (Strange Donuts), your’s truly, and Billy Paymaster (HOPE).

There will also be a Ferris wheel!

Tickets will be $40 and will include a hop forward selection from participating local breweries, tasting glass, and access to all of the carnival activities. Here’s a look at the participating breweries and the most current list of beers:

1. 2nd Shift
2. Six Row (Marisa’s IPA , Double IPA)
3. Against the Grain (Bloody Show, Rico Sauvin, 2 Wheel Death Machine)
4. Alpha
5. Augusta
6. Bells
7. Boulevard
8. Brasserie Dunham
9. Cathedral Square
10. Central States
11. Charleville (Triple Wit, Black Rye IPA, Box of Chocolates)
12. Cigar City (You Never Know DIPA, Jai Alai)
13. Civil Life (The Angel and the Sword Ale, English Style India Pale Ale)
14. Crown Valley
15. Deschutes (Hop Henge IPA, Fresh Squeezed IPA)
16. Destihl (Hoperation Overload Double IPA, Vertex IPA, Tenenbrous Black Rye PA, Amra Mango IPA)
17. Dryhop Brewers
18. Earthbound
19. Excel Brewery (Eastside IPA, Flash Bang, Stay Gold, Hop Heist – Falconer’s Flight, Hop Heist – Azacca, Plague Bringer)
20. Exit 6
21. Ferguson
22. Firestone Walker (Pivo Pils, Easy Jack IPA)
23. Haymarket (Mathias Imperial I.P.A, Aleister Double I.P.A.)
24. Heavy Riff
25. Kirkwood Station
26. Logboat
27. Main & Mill
28. Martin City (Hard Way IPA, Belgian IPA, Black Hopps)
29. Marz
30. Modern
31. Mothers (Lil Helper, Skip Day Session IPA, Making Trouble, Loopty Loop Lager, Pulp Fiction, Three Blind Mice)
32. Morgan Street (IMPlied IPA)
33. Nebraska Brewing (Barrel Aged HopAnomaly7, HopAnomaly, India Pale Ale)
34. New Belgium (Slow Ride Session IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Oatmeal IPA – Collaboration with Half Acre)
35. New Holland (Mad Hatter IPA & Paleooza Pale Ale)
36. O’Fallon (Small Feline, Zeke’s Pale Ale Firkin with grapefruit zest, Coal Train, Berry Best, Wheach)
37. ODell
38. Oskar Blues
39. Perennial
40. Pipeworks
41. Recess Brewing (IPA (2211), APA (Yellow Buss))
42. Revolution (Galaxy Hero, Double Fist)
43. Schlafly
44. Solemn Oath
45. Square One
46. Stone (Enjoy By 4.20)
47. Sun King
48. Tallgrass (8-bit Pale Ale, Ethos, Mystery Firkin, 16-bit Double Pale Ale
49. Templar
50. The Old Bakery (Citrus Wheat Beer, Session IPA)
51. Toppling Goliath (King Sue Double IPA, Golden Nugget IPA, PseudoSue American Pale Ale, Dorothy’s New World Lager)
52. Trailhead Brewing Co.
53. Une Annee (Hopsurd Imperial IPA, Maya Belgian IPA)
54. Urban Chestnut (Fantasyland- Midwest Coast IPA, Urban Black Top (Cask), Stammtisch)
55. Wicked Weed

hotdA lot of my worst mornings began with a fantastic evening. I’m starting to thing that is how Avery Brewing Company got the idea for their Heaven and Hell series. If not enjoyed responsibly, these monster beers are sure to provide you with both ends of the spectrum.

If you want to find out for yourself, be sure to head out to Hair of the Dog this Thursday, March 19th as they’ll be featuring a killer line-up of beers from Avery. Beginning at 7PM you’ll have your chance to enjoy The Beast, Mephistopheles, and Lilikoi Kepolo. I’ve been told there will be a few specialties from Avery on hand as well.

Head out to Hair of the Dog on Thursday to enjoy a trip to both heaven and hell.

gallaghersYou ever have that restaurant that everyone recommends and you just haven’t had the opportunity to visit?  For me that was Gallagher’s in Waterloo. Heard nothing but awesome things about it but never got a chance to visit until this past October.

The best part?  It lived up to the hype.  The second best part? They had an awesome beer selection. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yourself, you’re in luck because Gallagher’s is working with 4 Hands Brewing Co. to put on a beer dinner next Wednesday, March 25th.

This four-course dinner will be paired with four different 4 Hands beers.  The full pre-fixe menu will cost you $35 per person.  Here’s a look at the menu:

  • Crab Louie Salad (traditional crab and asparagus salad) served with Single Speed
  • Sesame Scallion Flatbread with Vietnamese bologna, pickled daikon and Chinese mustard, served with Divided Sky Rye IPA
  • Duck Leg Confit with orange zest carmelized onion served with potatoes and shallots fried in duck fat, served with Alter Ego
  • Rice Krispy Truffle Tort served with Peanut Butter Choclate Milk Stout
  • Bonus Beer – Bona Fide Imperial Stout & Sugar and Spice

Dinner begins at 6:30PM and tickets can be purchased online here. See what all the fuss is about and go visit Gallagher’s.

globalIf you’re the superstitious type, Friday the 13th could mean bad things.  Global Brew Tap House in O’Fallon is trying to take some of the stigma out of this day by putting on a “killer event.”

Beginning at 1PM, this Friday, March 13th, GBO is holding an event that they’re calling Funky Friday. They’ve got a murder’s row of delicious funky beers to make your mouth happy.

This crazy sour line-up includes:

  • New Belgium Le Terroir
  • Boulevard Saison Brett
  • Jolly Pumpkin/Anchorage Calabaza Boreal
  • New Holland Blue Sunday
  • 2013 Goose Island Lolita
  • Green Flash Anniversary Sour Pale
  • Jolly Pumpkin/Upland Persimmon Ship
  • Perennial Last Word
  • Scratch Sour Gruit
  • Stone Passion Project

And while it may not be funky, they’ll also have on a firkin of Stone Go-To IPA with cantaloupe as well. So, don’t be afraid of the 13th, get funky and head out to Global Brew in O’Fallon this Friday.