A while back I coined the term, “bad idea beer.”  It’s that one beer you have near the end of the night that always seems to be a bad idea.  I can think back to a trip to Champaign, Illinois last July where I stopped in at The Blind Pig. (Quick side note, if you’ve never been to the Blind Pig, you need to go.  It’s awesome.)

After having one or two or three amazing beers on cask, my co-worker and I were about to head back to the hotel.  I somehow sweet-talked the bartender into letting me take an unopened Hoppin’ Frog B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher back with me.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve had this beer plenty of times before, but it was a bad idea beer.

So, what does this rambling tale of idiocy have to do with Hoppin’ Frog Brewery out of Akron, Ohio?  Not much other than it looks like we’ll be seeing them in the near future:

“Missouri is on our list of new states. We must move at a pace that we can supply our distributors – so the exact date we can take on a new state is still being decided.”
— Fred Karm Sr., Owner of Hoppin’ Frog Brewery

What Fred is saying is that it may take a little while, but they’ll be in Missouri relatively soon. When? Well, I don’t think anyone knows. There are a lot of steps in the process they’ll need to go through before we’ll start seeing them on the shelves.

A big thanks to Paul Hayden from the Wine and Cheese Place who contact Hoppin’ Frog and laid out a great case on why they should be in St. Louis.