For instance, if you followed the Wine and Cheese Place (@TWCPBeer) or STL Hops (@stlhops) on Twitter today, you would have seen that Firestone Walker Parabola and Nebraska Brewing Company Black Betty have made it into the St. Louis market.
Now, while it’s not likely (but not impossible) you’re going to find any Black Betty out in the St. Louis market, we will begin seeing a bunch of Nebraska beers on draught starting tomorrow. Beginning at 1PM tomorrow, both locations of the International Tap House will start serving four Nebraska beers:
A beautiful golden crossbreed of a Belgian Tripel and a West Coast IPA. A remarkable explosion on the palate with spiciness, tropical fruit, and a firm citrus bitterness that will leave you begging for more!
9.0% A.B.V. 101 IBU
A light-bodied Belgian wheat beer brewed with Organic Orange Peel and Organic Coriander. Light and refreshingly crisp with a mild fruity/citrus character.
4.5% A.B.V. 9 IBU
Cardinal Pale Ale
Our Pale Ale is deep golden in color and characterized by a floral/citrus-like aroma, with medium maltiness and low bitterness.
5.75% A.B.V. 29 IBU
India Pale Ale
Our India Pale Ale has a pronounced hop bitterness and wonderful hop aroma. The taste immediately gives away the high hop characteristics with malt aspects playing second fiddle to this fantastic example of the style.
6.5% A.B.V. 65 IBU
And for those very lucky customers that can get there in time, iTap will be offering up a few of the last bottles of Black Betty. So, if you can make it out there when they open, don’t miss out on that. Also, if you can’t make it out to iTap, I hear Six Row will be putting a Nebraska beer on tap as well.
On a personal note, I had a chance to try both the Cardinal Pale Ale and the IPA on Tuesday and they were fantastic. Big, fresh hop notes in both beer. This is a very welcome addition to the St. Louis market and beer lovers everywhere should rejoice.