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33wineIf you weren’t aware, 33 Wine Bar in Lafayette Square is one of the granddaddies of craft beer in St. Louis and always features a robust selection of beers in bottles or draft. So it should come as no surprise that they’re putting on a event to celebrate Ballast Point Brewing Company now being available in St. Louis.

Tonight, January 7th, starting at 5PM, 33 will be featuring:

Draft
  • Sculpin – $4
  • Wahoo White – $4
  • Victory at Sea – $5

Bottle

  • Sculpin – $4
  • Commodore – $4

And if that wasn’t enough, they’re also taking $1 off of all in-store purchases.  Head out and visit one of your elders tonight and enjoy some Ballast Point.

PrintBigger isn’t necessarily better. More and more I appreciate a well-crafted tap selection of 8-10 taps than a 70 tap selection. There is something to be said for someone curating a beer list.

33 Wine Shop was ahead of the trend. Their six taps are always interesting and provide plenty of different options.  The same could be said for the 2nd Shift Brewing portfolio.  Sure, 2nd Shift if known for their hops, but they brew some amazing Belgian-style ales, stouts, and now even an amazing Czech-style pilsner.

What happens when a six-tap system meets a brewery with a delicious portfolio?  Magic.  And also a total tap takeover. Starting at 3:30PM on Saturday, June 27th, 33 will be putting on six different 2nd Shift beers on tap.  And what a line-up it is:

  • Katy
  • Grace (Batch 2)
  • Chateau la Douchebag
  • Brewcocky
  • Technical Ecstasy
  • Hibiscus Wit

And if that’s not enough, there will also be a pin of Rye-Barrel LSD.  Head out to 33 on Saturday and enjoy the fruits of a well-curated tap system meeting some delicious beers.

prettythingsThanks to Shelton Brothers being back in town, we get some awesome beers that previously wasn’t available to us. One of those breweries is Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project out of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Dann and Martha (Holley)-Paquette are in St. Louis and are visiting a few accounts to talk beer with their fellow beer fans. Starting at 3PM, Dann and Martha will be visiting Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton and will have Flowerland IIPA and Jack D’Or Saison on draft.

Dann and Martha will then travel east and will be at 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar beginning around 5PM until 8PM.  33 will be featuring five different Pretty Things beers including the smoked imperial stout Fumapapa.

Whether you’re in the city or county, you’ll be able to get your Pretty Things fix today.

ucbcUrban Chestnut Brewing Company is feeling festive. To put you into the holiday mood, UCBC has put together a new variety pack featuring four beers never bottled by UCBC, three of which are brand new beers.

To celebrate this new holiday variety pack, Urban Chestnut is heading out to 33 Wine Bar on Tuesday, November 25th to throw a tap takeover featuring all four beers. This will be the first time that these beers will be available outside of a UCBC location. Beginning tomorrow at 3:30PM, the four beers being poured are:

  • Fantasyland – Mid West Coast IPA
  • HMS (Her Majesty’s Ship) – English IPA
  • Stammtisch – German Pils
  • SLIPILS (St. Louis Imperial Pilsner)

I’ve been told UCBC Co-Founder and Brewmaster Florian Kuplent will be in attendance as well. And if all of this wasn’t enough to get your interest, they will also be giving away logoed glass to the first 24 people and there will be discounted variety packs available for sale to go.

Get into the holiday spirit and head out to 33 Wine tomorrow!

33-logoLet’s be honest, when a bar announces a tap takeover, it usually only means a significant portion of the taps are from a single brewery.  And while that’s certainly cool, you don’t really see a lot of true tap takeovers.

When you only have six well-curated taps like 33 Wine Bar, doing a tap takeover becomes a lot easier.  This Saturday, June 21st, Perennial Artisan Ales will be hosting a tap takeover at 33 Wine Bar in Lafayette Square.

Beginning at 3:30PM, 33 will have six different Perennial beers on tap.  Here’s the line-up of beers that will be tapped throughout the evening:

  • BA Abraxas
  • Woodside
  • Trixie
  • Hopfentea
  • Rambler
  • Homefront IPA
  • Saison de Lis
  • 17
  • Gose-a-Rita

That’s a pretty killer line-up and some of those things have never made it out of the Perennial tasting room.  So, if you’re a fan of Perennial, don’t miss out on this takeover at 33 this Saturday.

2ndshiftlogoLet’s be honest, when a bar announces a tap takeover, it usually only means a significant portion of the taps are from a single brewery.  And while that’s certainly cool, you don’t really see a lot of true tap takeovers.

When you only have six well-curated taps like 33 Wine Bar, doing a tap takeover becomes a lot easier.  This Saturday, March 15th, 2nd Shift Brewing will be hosting a tap takeover at 33 Wine Bar in Lafayette Square.

Beginning at 3:30PM, 33 will have six different 2nd Shift beers on tap.  Here’s the line-up of beers that will be tapped throughout the evening:

  • Katy
  • Tart Hibiscus Wit
  • Art of Neurosis
  • LSD
  • LSD w/ @BlueprintCoffee
  • Green Bird Gose
  • Smoke & Mirrors

In case you missed it, Todd Alström (of Beer Advocate fame) tweeted the following about the Blueprint Coffee LSD on Thursday:

 

Todd now knows what a lot of us know, 2nd Shift kicks ass. If you’re a fan of 2nd Shift, don’t miss out on this takeover at 33 this Saturday.

As more and more people have started putting together beer cellars, I’ve had plenty ask how long you should age beer. I wish I had an easy answer.  There are so many factors that go into aging beer that make it almost impossible to give an answer.

But, what if you want to get an idea of what a beer tastes like over the course of five years without putting in the time, effort, and patience to cellar that beer? Well, my friends, do I have an event for you.

On Thursday, December 27th beginning at 7PM, 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar will be throwing a very special tasting featuring a five year vertical of Deschutes Brewery The Abyss Imperial Stout.

This will be a ticketed event (which will cost you $25) which will give you 4oz samples of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Abyss as well as a chance to hang out with Brian Faivre, head brewer of Deschutes.   As you can imagine, this will be a popular event. So to make it fair, Jeff Stetner (owner of 33 Wine) will be doing a lottery for the 33 (get it?) tickets that will be made available for this event.

If you’re interested in your chance to attend, email abysstasting@gmail.com with the subject of “STL Hops.” Each entry (and only one entry per person, please) will get you and a guest and opportunity to purchase a ticket for the event.  Jeff will be drawing the winners tomorrow (December 5th) at 3PM.

To add a cherry to the top of this delicious sundae, Jeff will allow everyone to bring a favorite bottle from your cellar to pass around to your friends after we finish the Abyss.  Good luck everyone!