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royaleJust about every Tuesday evening, The Royale hosts an event where they guide you through the wonderful world of beer styles, breweries and beer history. This week they’ll be featuring an event they call: “ExtravaCANza III“. Here’s a quick synopsis of what will be on tap:

If three straight days of drinking Busch at the family BBQ just wasn’t enough, we offer our third semi-annual celebration of the beer vessel of the future.

Cans protect beer from 100% of skunk-inducing sunlight, are easier to recycle, chill faster, and are more compact and lightweight than bottles.

This week, several categories of delicious canned beer:

  • Caldera
  • Ska Modus Hoperandi
  • Schlafly Summer Helles
  • Ska Mexican Logger
  • Henninger Lager
  • Big Sky Moose Drool
  • Wittekerke
  • Murphy’s

The Royale is one the finest pubs in St. Louis to enjoy a beer and their employees are extremely passionate and extremely knowledgeable people.  This is a great opportunity to not only enjoy some great beer, but to learn about just some of the great styles of beer and breweries we have available in St. Louis.

royaleJust about every Tuesday evening, The Royale hosts an event where they guide you through the wonderful world of beer styles, breweries and beer history. This week they’ll be featuring an event they call: “Noble Hops.” Here’s a quick synopsis of what will be on tap:

“Cascade-Amarillo-Tomahawk-Warrior.

The list of big American hop varieties is starting to sound more like codespeak from a submarine movie every day.

But in the Old Country, hops still carry a Romantic, even a noble air, and the regions that have grown them religiously for a solid millennium still attach their names with pride to their endemic varieties.

The natal region of these hops is relatively small- the two southernmost German provinces (Tettnanger from Baden-Wurrtemburg; Hallterau, Spalt, and Hersbrucker from Bavaria) and western Czech Republic (Saaz of Bohemia). Yet the historical and global impact of these hops is present in any pilsner or pale lager of German or Czech provenance.

Our examples this week are two pilsners and a ‘Bavarian IPA’:

Samuel Adams Noble Pils (4.9%, draught)
Pinkus Organic Ur-Pils (5.2%, bottle)
Urban Chestnut Hopfen (6.2% draught)”

The Royale is one the finest pubs in St. Louis to enjoy a beer and they employee some extremely passionate and extremely knowledgeable people.  This is a great opportunity to not only enjoy some great beer, but to learn about just some of the great styles of beer and breweries we have available in St. Louis.

royaleJust about every Tuesday evening, The Royale hosts an event where they guide you through the wonderful world of beer styles, breweries and beer history. This week they’ll be featuring an event they call: “Imperial Might and Greed.” Here’s a quick synopsis of what will be on tap:

“Catherine the Great loved ’em big. (Maybe too big, according to some equestrian legends.) It was for this empress of Russia that English breweries began producing “Russian Imperial Stouts” in the late 18th century, these beers being stronger, heartier versions of stout porters which had to that point represented the apex of flavor for the taciturn British tongue.

Like the India Pale Ale, there was an ostensible scientific factor behind the recipe here: higher gravity stouts (averaging at least 9% ABV) were less likely to freeze on the Baltic route to St. Petersburg. These became superlative brews: boozy, chewy, and bitter-sweet, and have only become more intense since their American revival. Bring a spoon.

  • Founders Imperial Stout (Michigan) – 10.5%, 90 IBU (draught)
  • Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (California) – 9%, 75 IBU (nitro draught)
  • Grand Teton Persephone Pilsner (Idaho) – 8.7%, 70 IBU (draught)
  • Odell Myrcenary Double IPA (Colorado) – 9.3% (draught)

The Royale is one the finest pubs in St. Louis to enjoy a beer and they employee some extremely passionate and extremely knowledgeable people.  This is a great opportunity to not only enjoy some great beer, but to learn about just some of the great styles of beer and breweries we have available in St. Louis.

royaleJust about every Tuesday evening, The Royale’s Matt Thenhaus hosts an event where he guides you through the wonderful world of beer styles and beer history. This week he’ll be featuring an event he calls: “An Evening with Stone Brewing.” Here’s a quick synopsis of what will be on tap:

If you’ve been paying attention, you already know the deal. But if you’re unfamiliar with Stone, it’s time to drink the Kool-Aid! These crazy Californians have got it bad for the hop, and work to harness its power to destroy the scourge of bland beer forever. Using the American IPA as their canvas, the mad geniuses of San Diego create expressionist works of high-octane, hop-heavy madness that have sent American craft beer drinkers into paroxysms for years.

These notorious beers have just hit Missouri for the first time, and they’ve already been the cause of much celebration. Keep an eye out around town for different styles, but join us tonight for a few of their year-round classics.

 

Arrogant Bastard Ale
Cali-Belgique IPA
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Ruination IPA

As Matt is extremely passionate and extremely knowledgeable this is a great opportunity to not only enjoy some great beer, but to learn about just some of the great styles of beer we have available in St. Louis.

royaleJust about every Tuesday evening, The Royale’s Matt Thenhaus hosts an event where he guides you through the wonderful world of beer styles and beer history. This week he’ll be featuring an event he calls: “The Misunderstood Adjunct” Here’s a quick synopsis of what will be on tap:

Throughout the craft beer revolution, the word “adjunct” has been used derisively to identify ingredients–usually cheap rice and corn–used by industrial brewers to lighten a beer’s flavor to the point of tastelessness. Tonight we look at another side of these “unmalted fermentables”–e.g. honey, wheat, oats, dark sugars and, yes, rice and corn–that have always been used by brewers to enhance rather than dilute a beer’s flavor. The creative use of adjuncts contributes to some exceptional beers from some of the world’s most highly regarded breweries.

As Matt is extremely passionate and extremely knowledgeable this is a great opportunity to not only enjoy some great beer, but to learn about just some of the great styles of beer we have available in St. Louis.

royaleJust about every Tuesday evening, The Royale hosts an event where they guide you through the wonderful world of beer styles, breweries and beer history. This week they’ll be featuring an event they call: “Quad Madness!” Here’s a quick synopsis of what will be on tap:

“Belgian Quadrupels are uncompromising nectars that tend either to scare faith into skeptics or drop believers to their knees in supplication to the forces of darkness. These are the power hitters: strong and dark, each example is a cornucopia of flavors and textures that wax symphonic on the palette. Three of this week’s selection have been brewed by the mad monks of Belgium and Holland for centuries; the other is a homegrown upstart, but by no means a heretic.

On draft:
St. Bernardus Abt 12 (10.5% abv) -Belgium

 

Bottles:
Konigshoeven La Trappe (10% abv) -Dutch Trappist
Rochefort 10 (11.3%) -trappist, Belgian Trappist
Boulevard Sixth Glass (10.5%) Missouri

The Royale is one the finest pubs in St. Louis to enjoy a beer and they employee some extremely passionate and extremely knowledgeable people.  This is a great opportunity to not only enjoy some great beer, but to learn about just some of the great styles of beer and breweries we have available in St. Louis.

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 a couple of surprise guests all the way Germany. Tonight’s guests will be from Weihenstephan. This will be your chance to discuss and sample a number four different beers from Weihenstephan: Original Lager, Hefe, Dunkel and Korbinian. 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.