peche_mortel_stout.jpgOne of the most sought after beers in the world has made it’s way to St. Louis. With only about 50 cases brewed at a time and the fact it’s only brewed three or four times a year, you can quickly see just how rare Péché Mortel is. Here is the description from the Shelton Brother‘s website about Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel‘s mortal sin:

If you love really good coffee and really good beer equally, you will be thrilled with Péché Mortel. If coffee isn’t your cup of tea, and caffeine makes you bounce off the ceiling, then just put the bottle down and find something else to drink. This beer is all about coffee. Indeed, you may have seen ‘coffee stouts’ before, but no brewer has ever married coffee and beer so naturally and seamlessly.

And this isn’t just any stout, but an imperial stout, which means that it is modeled on the strong, rich, and very complex stouts that were made in England in the 19th and early 20th centuries exclusively for shipment to Russia, where they were a special favorite at the court of the Czars.

Just two cases made it into St. Louis and only two places have it for your enjoyment: 33 Wine Shop and the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton. Fair warning, I’ve heard this is rather expensive, but it may be worth a little extra cost to try this very special beer.