stlhopswikiThis was once again a phenomenal year for not only STL Hops but also the St. Louis beer scene as a whole.  Let’s run down some of the things (some good, some bad) that have happened in 2010:

January
O’Fallon Brewery Announced New Beers
Burns Night at Schlafly
Schlafly/O’Fallon/New Albanian Collaboration

February
Bridge Tap House Opened
Mikkeller Know Your Hops Event at iTAP
Lagunitas Visited St. Louis

March
1904 Beer House at River City Casino Opened
Schlafly/O’Fallon/New Albanian C2 Collaboration

April
Sour Cherry Ale Released By Augusta Brewery
2010 St. Louis Craft Beer Week
STL Hops 2010 St. Louis Beer Challenge Winner
Ska Brewing Came to Missouri
Hill  Brewing Company Opened
The International Tap House Announces Their Second Location

May
Augusta Brewery Ownership Changed Hands
Schlafly AIPA Got Bottled

June
Soulard iTAP Opened
The Stable Added a Multitude of New Taps
Schlafly Announced It’s Up For Sale

July
Mattingly Brewing Closes
STL Hops Holds Its First Beer Dinner
Six Row Brewing Releases a New Double IPA
Schlafly/O’Fallon/New Albanian Brew Up the C3 Collaboration

August
Civil Life Brewing Company Announces They’ll Be Opening in 2011
Schlafly Moves Forward With Sour Beers
Urban Chestnut Brewing Will Be Opening in 2011
Perennial Artisan Ales Will Also Open in 2011

September
The Handlebar Opens in The Grove
STL Hops Celebrates Its Third Anniversary
Schlafly Looks at Portfolio Changes for 2011
Goose Island Invades iTAP and Newstead Tower Pub
Firestone Walker Announces It’s Coming to Missouri
STL Hops Holds Its Second Pinball Party

October
Schlafly Collaborates With Bigelo’s Bistro
The Stable Gets a New Head Brewer
Growlers Creve Coeur Closed

November
Second Shift Brewery Launches Their Beer at 33 Wine Bar
STL Hops Throws a Third Anniversary Party

December
Schlafly Adds a New Sign to the Tap Room
Urban Chestnut Gets Equipment Delivered
Hill Brewing Changes Its Name to Ferguson Brewing Company

That’s a hell of a ride in 2010, I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings.  Happy New Year everyone.