Despite some overnight snow, Spring is here and that means it’s time for a new beer menu at Growlers Pub. Unfortunately I missed the tasting for this event so I had no idea what I was in store for, let’s see how Growler’s did:
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Draught

  • Tennet’s
  • Magic Hat #9
  • New Belgium Blue Paddle
  • New Belgium Seasonal
  • Budweiser American Ale
  • Boulevard Lunar Ale
  • Boulevard Single Wide IPA
  • Unibroue Chambly Noire

Bottle:

  • Flying Dog Tyre Bite
  • Abita Turbo Dog
  • Pyramid Hefeweizen
  • Woodchuck Pear Cider
  • Woodchuck Amber Cider
  • Ommegang Witte
  • Anderson Valley Boont ESB
  • Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold
  • Anderson Valley Barney Flats
  • Odell Easy Street Wheat
  • Odell 90 Shilling
  • Bell’s Amber Ale
  • Longhammer IPA
  • Avery Salvation
  • Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
  • Bear Republic Racer 5
  • Great Divide Denver Pale Ale
  • Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
  • Sam Adams Boston Lager
  • Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Meantime London Porter
  • Meantime IPA
  • Warsteiner Pilser
  • Lindeman’s Peche
  • Maredsous Dubbel
  • Maredsous Tripel
  • Heineken Keg Can
  • Fraoch Heather Ale
  • Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA

I’ll be honest, in the past I’ve made Growler’s a bit of a whipping boy.  While I don’t think I’ve ever been unfair, I do think that I may have unfairly picked on Growler’s a bit too much.  They’re not the only bar in town that puts together some subpar beer lists on occasion.

But then again, I don’t see those restaurants touting that they have the best beer list in town. Which is something that simply isn’t true anymore (if it ever was.)  But, I will say that this list update is certainly a step in the right direction.

It’s refreshing to see some of the transgressions I mentioned in the past have been resolved, such as the lack of Bear Republic and Great Divide.  The lack of Unibroue on draught has finally been fixed as well.

But I have to begin to wonder, are they fixing these problems too late?  I mean, with places like iTap and The Stable consistantly bringing in new beers and breweries is there any chance to win back the hearts and minds of beer nerds in St. Louis?