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blackalbertOne of the most sought after beers in the world is now available in the St. Louis region. De Struise‘s Black Albert Royal Stout was originally brewed exclusively for Ebenezer’s Pub in Lovell, ME.  This beer is one of the highest rated beers in the world; BeerAdvocate’s December magazine rated it as the #1 beer in the world and RateBeer readers rated it the #4 beer in the world in Ratebeer’s Best 2008.

I’ve been told that this will be available at locations around the St. Louis area, but Paul from the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton has received it for sure.  Just a forewarning, it ain’t cheap.  I don’t remember the exact price, but a 330ml bottle was almost 10 bucks.  So, have your wallet and your taste buds prepared.

de-struise-brouwers.jpgThe top rated brewer in the world, according to RateBeer.com, is now available in St. Louis.  De Struise Brouwers, located in Belgium, has made their way to St. Louis with one of the highest rated beers in the world, Pannepot – Old Fisherman’s Ale.  Here’s the commercial description of the beer:

In the early 1900s, the village of De Panne, close to the French border, was famous for two things — the ‘Pannepots,’ or fishing boats, that could be seen along the coast, and the unique dark ale enjoyed by the local fishermen. Our Old Fisherman’s Ale is a tribute to these hardy sailors and their rich, flavorful brew. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Bottle-conditioned in 33cl and 75cl. 

This Quadruple comes in at a hefty 10% ABV, perfect for these cold nights.  This beer is available at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton.