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ciceros.jpg Cicero’s Italian Restaurant continues their Winter Beer School semester this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30PM and a second class from 7PM-8PM. Cicero’s Beer School provides background about beers and beer styles usually directly from people directly in the beer industry. It’s perfect opportunity to learn more about a style you’re unfamiliar with or to just brush up on a style you haven’t enjoyed in a while.

This week’s school is being hosted by Tim Surprise of Arcadia Ales. Tim will be on hand to discuss and sample some B Craft Black IPA, Coco Loco Stout, London Porter and Witsun. Go out and take advantage of one of the few places where you can drink and learn!

If you can’t make it out to the Beer School, you can check out all of the classes via podcast at Cicerosbeerschool.com.

ciceros.jpg Cicero’s Italian Restaurant continues their Winter Beer School semester this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30PM. Cicero’s Beer School provides background about beers and beer styles usually directly from people directly in the beer industry. It’s perfect opportunity to learn more about a style you’re unfamiliar with or to just brush up on a style you haven’t enjoyed in a while.

This week’s school will be hosted by Tim Suprise of Arcadia Brewing Company out of Battle Creek, MI. This will be your chance to discuss and sample a number of beers from Arcadia. Go out and take advantage of one of the few places where you can drink and learn!

If you can’t make it out to the Beer School, you can check out all of the classes via podcast at Cicerosbeerschool.com.

ciceros.jpg Cicero’s Italian Restaurant continues their fall Beer School semester this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30PM. Cicero’s Beer School provides background about beers and beer styles usually directly from people directly in the beer industry. It’s perfect opportunity to learn more about a style you’re unfamiliar with or to just brush up on a style you haven’t enjoyed in a while.

This week’s school is being taught by Rick Suareuz from Arcadia Ales. Rick will be on hand to discuss and sample their Jawjacker Pumpkin, Sky High Rye, Scotch Ale and Cereal Killer Barley Wine. Go out and take advantage of one of the few places where you can drink and learn!

If you can’t make it out to the Beer School, you can check out all of the classes via podcast at Cicerosbeerschool.com.

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This event has been canceled.  Please view this post for more information.

You have to give it to The Stable’s beverage manager Jerad Gardner, he’s not one to rest upon the 2008 Best Beer Selection award from the Riverfront Times, he’s always trying to push the envelope. So it should be no surprise that his newest creation tugs at the beer geek’s heart.

Back in May, Jerad began a series of events he calls “Firkin Fridays.” Over a number of different Fridays, Jerad will be bringing in different cask ales from different breweries around the nation. Next Friday, September 25th, beginning at 6PM, you’ll have a chance to purchase pints of a mystery beer from Arcadia Brewing Company.

Apparently this cask is so secret and so special, Jerad hasn’t even let me know what it is.  Exciting stuff.  Many of us have been begging for more cask ale in the St. Louis area and Jerad, as always, has been listening.

Way back in June I told everyone about some of the beers I had tasted at Growlers Pub twice yearly tasting event. How did Growler’s do? Let’s find out:
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Draught

  • Spanish Peaks Crystal Weiss
  • Breckenridge Avalanche
  • Breckenridge 471 IPA
  • Boulevard Bully Porter
  • Leinenkugel Creamy Dark
  • Kona Fire Rock

Bottle:

  • Lemp Lager
  • Anchor Porter
  • Arcadia Coco Loco
  • Bridgeport ESB
  • Ommegang Rare Vos
  • Bridgeport IPA
  • O’Dells 5 Barrel
  • Left Hand Haystack Wheat
  • Left Hand Polster
  • Left Hand Jackman
  • Left Hand Sawtooth
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown
  • O’Fallon Gold
  • Spanish Peaks Black Dog
  • Avery Ellie’s Brow
  • Avery IPA
  • Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
  • Samuel Smith Organic Lager
  • Samuel Smith India Pale
  • Old Peculiar
  • Ayinger Celebrator
  • Ayinger Dunkel
  • Bitburger
  • Gouden Carlous Ambrio
  • Pilsner Urquell
  • Beamish
  • Peroni

I don’t know about you but, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Just as a refresher here are a few beers from the tasting back in June:

  • Avery Hog Heaven
  • Arcadia Coco Loco
  • Het Anker Gouden Carolus Carolus D’Or – Cuvée Van De Keizer
  • Great Divide Yeti
  • De Proefbrouwerij – Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale
  • O’Fallon Smoke
  • Great Divide Hercules
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Arcadia Hopmouth

So basically of the beers I tried, two made the cut. How sad is it that I walk into a restaurant with over 130 beers and I usually order the same two beers? I think that’s why I like places like The Stable so much, while it’s awesome they have one of my favorite beers on draught, I find that I only have one glass of it before wanting to try another beer. Growlers has 32 draught beers and changed out 6? Weak.

It looks like their continuing price gouging on Ommegang beers continues, Rare Vos is still $11.25. We also have five Left Hand choices? Seems a bit excessive to me. Nothing against Left Hand, but we get 5 Left Hand beers and no Bear Republic or Great Divide? This list is making me pretty angry and I think it’s just a continuing example that Growlers knows very little about beer and doesn’t have any interest in learning.

While wandering around the Great Taste of the Midwest before the festival opened, I happened upon Arcadia Brewing Company which was situated right next to the O’Fallon Brewery booth. The thing that stuck out to me is that while there were a lot of very nice brewers at the festival, the Arcadia guys seemed very enthusiastic and genuinely appreciative of me stopping by.

So it came to no surprise to me that when Arcadia’s owner/founder Tim Suprise visited The Stable for an Arcadia beer tasting, he was just as enthusiastic and nice as the people I met in Madison.  As for the tasting, we got to enjoy Cocoa Loco, Hopmouth, Cereal Killer, and Witsun.   We were also treated to bacon wrapped dates, chicken satay, mushroom caps, a potato and cabbage dish and white chocolate chip and dried cherry cookies, some of which incorporated different Arcadia beers.  It was a very good time with great conversation, great food and great beer.

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stable.jpgOn Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30PM, The Stable will be hosting a tasting party featuring Arcadia beers. I’ll let Jerad Gardner, Bar Manager of The Stable’s sister location The Rotten Apple, tell you more about it:

Arcadia’s owner/founder Tim Surprise is going to in attendance at this event. We’ll be offering a variety of food pairings to match up with Witsun, Coco Loco, Cereal Killer, and Hopmouth.

Jerad also informed me that all of the beers will be draught offerings. The cost of the event is $25. If you need directions or more information you can call (314)-771-8500.