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royale-weblogo-300x163Yeah, I’m the worst.  I forgot to announce the winners for tonight’s Cellar Night at The Royale. Without further ado, the winners for tonight’s event are Kyle Cunningham and Jamie Michaels.

If you didn’t win, I’ll definitely have some cool contests lurking around the corner. Big thank you to The Royale for supplying the tickets for tonight’s event. It’ll be a hell of a time.

 

royaleWhen you’ve been around as long as The Royale, you start building a pretty deep cellar of beer. What better way to use that cellar than to throw a party?

Tomorrow night The Royale is throwing one hell of a cellar party. Starting at 6pm, all of the big guns are being broke out.  Here’s the line-up:

  • Bell’s Expedition Stout 2014
  • Boulevard Saison-Brett 2016
  • Deschutes The Abyss 2015
  • Firestone-Walker Bravo
  • Firestone-Walker Bretta Weiss 2016
  • Founders KBS 2016
  • Founders Nitro Pale Ale
  • Perennial Campers Reserve
  • Stone Farking Wheaton W00Tstout 2.0 2015
  • Struise Black Albert 2016
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2015*
  • Perennial Barrel Aged Sump*
Hell of a line-up, eh? If you want to enjoy this awesome selection of beers, be sure to purchase a ticket to this event. Tickets are $50 for all you can drink (with the exception of Perennial BA Sump and GI BCS, which are limited to a single 6oz pour of each.)
The Royale was even kind enough to give away two tickets to the event.  We’ll make this an easy (and quick) contest, just email contest@stlhops.com with Cellar Night as the subject. I’ll pick two winners  on Thursday, March 30th at 8AM. A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

If you don’t win this one, don’t worry I will be holding more contests like this in the future, so you’ll have another chance then. Good luck!

Crider_FestLet’s get this out of the way. Yes, I work for 2nd Shift Brewing. But, I’ve always had a deep love for #Criderfest.  It’s always a great time with great breweries in attendance. Although we’ve moved from Cedar Creek, we’re trying to keep the spirit of the original 2nd Shift and Friends Beer Festival alive at our new location.

I’m happy to announce that the 777th Annual 2nd Shift and Friends Beer Festival will be taking place at our new home at 1601 Sublette Ave. this June 24th from 3pm-7pm. Here’s a look at the breweries and friends that are coming this year:

  •  4 Hands Brewing Co.
  •  18th St Brewery
  •  Against The Grain Brewery
  • Art Farm STL
  •  Artisan Cellars
  •  Augusta Brewing Co.
  •  Bell’s Brewery
  •  Blackberry Farm Brewery
  •  Boulevard Brewing Co.
  •  Brewminati
  •  Cathedral Square Brewery
  •  The Civil Life Brewing Co.
  •  Crane Brewing
  •  Crown Valley Brewery
  •  Desthil Brewery
  •  Dogfish Head Brewery
  •  Earthbound Beer
  •  Embrace The Funk
  •  Exit 6 Brewery
  •  Foeder Crafters of America
  •  Friendship Brewing Co.
  •  Heavy Riff Brewing Co.
  •  Logboat Brewing Co.
  •  Main & Mill Brewing Co.
  •  Mark Twain Brewing Co.
  •  Marz Community Brewing
  •  Memphis Made Brewing
  •  Mission Taco Joint
  •  Missouri Beer Co.
  •  Mother’s Brewing Co.
  •  Narrow Gauge Brewing Co.
  •  Odell Brewing Co.
  •  O’Fallon Brewery
  •  The OG Women’s Craft Collective
  •  Old Bakery Beer Co.
  •  One Trick Pony Brewing
  •  Oskar Blues Brewery
  •  Penrose Brewing Co.
  •  Perennial Artisan Ales
  •  Pinckney Bend Distillery
  •  Pipeworks Brewing
  •  Revolution Brewing
  •  Rock Bridge Brewing Co.
  •  Rockwell Beer Co.
  •  Salt + Smoke BBQ
  •  Scratch Brewing Co.
  •  Schlafly
  •  Schwerpunkt Brewing
  •  Shelton Brothers Importers
  •  Side Project Brewing
  •  Six Mile Bridge Beer
  •  Stag
  •  Square One Brewery
  •  STL Hops Homebrew Club
  •  Tallgrass Brewing Co.
  •  Toolbox Brewing Co.
  •  Transient Artisan Ales
  •  Two Plumbers Brewery
  •  Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
  •  Wellspent Brewing Co.
  •  Wiseacre Brewing
  •  Yazoo Brewing Co.

Tickets for this year’s #Criderfest will be $40 in advance and $45 day of.  Stay tuned for more information about ticket sales (which will be announced very soon.)

UCBC_Wolpertinger2017_Ticket-284x372I’m pleased to announce that the winners for the two pairs of tickets to the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company 2017 Wolpertinger beer festival is Katie Heisel and Brian Worley! Congrats to Katie and Brian and thank you everyone for entering.

If you didn’t win, I’ve definitely have some cool contests lurking around the corner. I once again want to thank everyone from UCBC for providing the tickets to this event.

There are still a few tickets to the festival available, you can purchase them by visiting the UCBC store.  Have fun at the festival!

UCBC_Wolpertinger2017_Ticket-284x372Come on out and celebrate Urban Chestnut Brewing Company‘s 6th anniversary this Sunday, January 22nd, by enjoying their Wolpertinger beer festival. The fine folks are UCBC have given us two pairs of tickets to give away.

We’ll make this an easy (and quick) contest, just email contest@stlhops.com with Wolpertinger as the subject. I’ll pick two winners (and you’ll each get a pair of tickets a piece) on Friday, January 20th at 9AM. A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

If you don’t win this one, don’t worry I will be holding more contests like this in the future, so you’ll have another chance then. Good luck!

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they will be pouring: Urban Chestnut Cocoa CowTao (Chocolate Milk Stout), Urban Chestnut Cherry Thrales RIS with Cherries, Destihl Saint Dekkera Reserve Sour Ale Flanders Oud Bruin, Urban Family Citron Noir, and Strafee Hendick Wild. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton continues its Friday Night Flight of the Week tonight from 7-9PM featuring: Avery Tweak – Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Stout, Avery Mephistopheles, Ballast Point Victory at Sea Peppermint, Ballast Point Victory at Sea Coconut, and Destihl Dosvidanya Imperial Stout. $16 gets you five 5oz pours of these beers.

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.

robsyersShopping for a beer nerd can be difficult. Sure, you could do the usual stuff like glassware or a beer of the month club, but why not give something a bit different?

The beer nerd in your life may know that Gumballhead is a delicious beer by 3 Floyds, but they may not know that Gumballhead the Cat was originally a comic strip drawn by local artist Rob Syers for the Chicago Reader.

Well, Rob is putting on a Gumballhead Art Show this weekend at Urban Chestnut in the Grove. On November 26th and 27th Rob will be on head selling paintings, prints, figures, t-shirts and stuff.

Head out and support a local artist and get something different for that beer nerd in your life.