rcschlafly.jpgAs I mentioned earlier in the week the St. Louis Brewery and Ritz-Carlton will be hosting a beer dinner to kick off the release of the 2007 Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and Barley Wine on Thursday, November 8th. One of the most interesting parts of the dinner is that you’ll have the chance to taste the 2006 and 2007 vintages side by side. This is a great opportunity if you didn’t have the will power to hold on to a 06 bottle to see what a difference a year makes.


You’ll also be one of the first people to try this year’s Christmas Ale. I got a chance to talk to Dan Kopman from the St. Louis Brewery last night and he’s very excited about the Christmas Ale. He thinks it’s their best one yet.

The menu is as follows:

Reception: Featuring Schlafly #15

First Course: Cornmeal Fried West Coast Oyster, Anise Spinach Flan, Lobster Cream
Featuring Pilsner and Hefeweizen

Second Course: Hot Hickory Smoked Atlantic Salmon Fine Bean Salad, Mango Mustard Dressing
Featuring Dry Hopped APA and Christmas Ale

Third Course: Roast Pepper Crusted Rack of Lamb, Toasted Barley, Blue Cheese and Tarragon Caramelized Shallot Jus
Featuring 2007 and 2006 Oak Aged Barleywine and Winter ESB

Dessert: Gianduja Orange Mousse, Matchu Green Tea Financier, Citrus Sauce
Featuring 2007 and 2006 Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and Coffee Stout

This is shaping up to be quite an event. Be sure to call the Ritz at 863-6300 to make your reservation now.