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threekingsWhile there are many neat things about cask beer, I think one of the coolest aspect is the experimentation that using a firkin allows. Brewers can alter the beer to try out new variations and different ingredients to give a new twist on an already fantastic beer.

New Belgium Brewing is doing just that by putting out a cask of Rampant Imperial IPA that they’ve dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace. On paper this sounds like a fantastic combination, you take a big monster of an imperial IPA and dry hop it with the lemony Sorachi Ace and that sounds like a winner.

Want to enjoy this delicious experiment? Head out to Three Kings Public House this Friday, September 26th at 5PM and grab yourself a pint before it runs out.

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ciceros.thumbnailCicero’s, the original destination for craft beer in the Delmar Loop, is hosting 4 Hands Brewing tonight for a very special event.  Beginning at 7PM, 4 Hands will be taking over the taps at Cicero’s and as a very special treat, there will be a special tapping of a cask of Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Stout.

There will be live music, giveaways, and specials on 4 Hands beer. So, beat the Tuesday blahs and head out to Cicero’s tonight.

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threekingsWhile there are many neat things about cask beer, I think one of the coolest aspect is the experimentation that using a firkin allows. Brewers can alter the beer to try out new variations and different ingredients to give a new twist on an already fantastic beer.

New Belgium Brewing is doing just that by putting out a cask of Snapshot Wheat that they’ve dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace. On paper this sounds like a fantastic combination, you take the slightly tart Snapshot and dry hop it with the lemony Sorachi Ace and that sounds like a winner.

Want to enjoy this delicious experiment? Head out to Three Kings Public House this Friday, August 15th at 6PM and grab yourself a pint before it runs out.

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You’ve now had a few days to fully recover from the spectacle that was St. Louis Craft Beer Week. Here’s the thing though in case you haven’t been paying attention. Kick ass events never stop around here, and our friends at Handlebar have one for you this week.

Wednesday, August 6th starting at 4PM, Handlebar presents “MadHander-The Firkin Off.” Representatives from New Holland Brewing and Left Hand Brewing will have a battle to the finish featuring firkins of limited release beers. The first firkin to sell out will be declared the winner and the losing beer rep will be “punished” by the winning rep that night in the bar.

In one corner, New Holland Brewing National Beer Director Clay “Dirt” Cooper will be tapping a firkin of Golden Flash, their pub only Traditional English Pale. Across the ring, Left Hand Brewing’s Missouri representative Ryan Call will tap Peppermint Patty.

What’s Peppermint Patty you ask? How about their Milk Stout with mint. The game is to see who can kick their firkin first. The first 40 people get to keep the glass from the brewery of their choice. There can only be one winner in a firkin off.

And the loser will pay. Who wins, who loses, and what will the punishment be? There are rumors of head shaving, dresses, and all sorts of good stuff. I’d recommend you stop on into Handlebar and check it out. It’s sure to be a great time.

logo1If you’re looking for the most authentic version of Neapolitan pizza in St. Louis, then you really need to visit The Good Pie. The blistered crust of these pizzas are cooked in a wood-burning oven that reaches over 900 degrees.  This is old school pizza, the original.

Some would argue (like me) that cask beer is old school as well.  Lighter carbonation, a little warmer, it’s the way beer way served for centuries before we had modern conveniences like CO2 draft systems and refrigeration.

Pairing these old school classics together, this Friday, June 28th, starting a 12PM, the Good Pie will be tapping a cask of the New Belgium 1554. They’ll be serving it until the cask runs out or The Good Pie closes.

I believe this is the first cask of 1554 available in St. Louis and you can get Neapolitan Pizza to go along with it! Sounds like a classic pairing.

SixRow_logoDoes it feel like you have bugs crawling on your skin?  Do you have chills and yet you can’t stop sweating? Gotta get that hop fix?   Then you may want to head on over to  Six Row Brewing Company tonight, Thursday, March 7th starting at 5PM, to get up on a very special cask event.

Tonight, they’ll be serving up a special cask of their of an ESB dry-hopped with UK Fuggle. This is Six Row’s most recent seasonal selection and the blend of a spicy ESB with the earthy Fuggle hops sounds like a perfect combination.

Dr. Simcoe says that the only cure for hop withdrawal is a shot of humulus lupulus. So, head on over to Six Row tonight and get your medicine.

itap.jpgLet’s face it, the night before Thanksgiving is amateur night. Oh, don’t be coy, you remember how it was: It was your first or second Thanksgiving back from college and now you’re home hanging out with people from high school. Next thing you know you had too many Jagerbombs and you’re puking all while trying to fight some dude. It’s Skanksgiving.

Awful.

But what about those of us that want to have a fine beverage on a Wednesday evening all while avoiding those that don’t know how to responsibly enjoy their alcohol? Well, how about you join the rest of us at the International Tap House in Chesterfield this Wednesday, November 21st as Perennial Artisan Ales throws a kick-off party for the release of this year’s version of their Mexican-chocolate stout known as Abraxas.

iTAP will be serving up not only the 2012 version of Abraxas, but also a keg of the 2011 version as well. And if that’s not enough, Perennial head brewer Cory King has also made up a cask of Vanilla Bean Imperial Stout. This is the base beer that is used to make Abraxas before the spicing is added.

All of the festivities begin at 6PM, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy yourself before the dreaded Skanksgiving begins.