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mattingly_84x128.jpgSad news to report this afternoon, I’ve just learned that Doug Mattingly, owner of Mattingly Brewing Company, had decided not to renew their liquor license at this time.  What this means is that Mattingly is closed as of last evening.

This is a real blow for those of us who enjoyed drinking some of the great beer that was being put out by Mattingly’s Head Brewer, Drew Huerter.  So, what happens next?  Well, according to Doug Mattingly, he’d be happy to take on a majority investor or even sell the brewpub outright.

What about all of the beer, like the Funky Friday batch, that’s sitting in the basement?  That’s up in the air as well.  With no liquor license, it means that they can’t legally sell the beer.  So it’s going to just be sitting there until something happens.

With any luck we can find someone who wants to take on the challenge of running a brewpub.  It’ll be a real shame if we don’t see it reopen.

I briefly mentioned this beer a couple of weeks ago when I brought news of a few new beers coming from Schlafly, but it’s official:  Drew Huerter’s Burn Ward Wheat will be released tomorrow, July 2nd at the Schlafly Bottleworks.

The quick story behind the name is that Drew burned himself while brewing a couple of weeks ago.  Nothing serious, but enough for a good yarn and a great name.

Here’s the details about the beer:

14.9 Plato OG
2.2 Plato FG
6.87% ABV
50 IBUs

Mostly 2 row Pale Barley malt, 37.5% Wheat malt, a little Munich and CaraVienne. Bittered with Columbus. Simcoe, Palisade and German Tettenang were used for flavor, aroma and in the dry hop. The hopping rate is about 2lbs per barrel. Fermented on our Kolsch and English Ale yeasts at an elevated temperature.

An American Wheat brewed to the specifications of an American IPA. This is a summertime wheat beer for hopheads, and hoppy beer for those who don’t have a taste for bitter beers. With a generous dose of wheat malt, a small bittering addition (this ale gets most of its IBUs from later, more flavorful hop additions) and a dry finish, this is a strong ale for the summer.

I had a chance to sample a small amount of this yesterday, and I think everyone will be very happy. This 13 barrel batch is hoppy without being too bitter and very refreshing.

mattingly_84x128.jpgThe Mattingly Brewing Company may now be producing full scale productions of beer, but that doesn’t stop them from showing off what’s yet to come. Tonight is the night many of us have been waiting for. Head Brewer Drew Huerter will be offering an Oak Aged version of his Pale Ryeder Palm Sugar Rye Tripel. Drew provided me with some information about this beer:

The Pale Rider is the fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Death, bringing the last blow of the downfall before the Final Judgment. Our Pale Ryeder is a beer of similarly epic proportions. In the tradition of strong, golden colored ales of the Belgian persuasion being named after the biblical forces of ‘The Adversary’, our Pale Ryeder will sneak up on you. At 9.5% ABV and 35 IBUs, brewed with Pilsner and Rye malts, Thai Palm Sugar, Magnum, Sterling and Styrian Goldings hops, then fermented with our house Belgian yeast culture and aged for four months before release. Please, enjoy savor the Pale Ryeder as if it your last pleasure in the mortal plane, and be responsible enough that it isn’t.

Here’s what’s on tap for next week:

07/07/10 – Per Aspera Pilsner

Be sure to head out tonight and taste some of Drew’s excellent beer.

06/23/10 Mattingly Peek-a-Brew Line Up

mattingly_84x128.jpgThe Mattingly Brewing Company may now be producing full scale productions of beer, but that doesn’t stop them from showing off what’s yet to come. Tonight is the night many of us have been waiting for. Head Brewer Drew Huerter will be offering his Pale Ryeder Palm Sugar Rye Tripel (Dry-Hopped with Styrian Goldings)
. Drew provided me with some information about this beer:

The Pale Rider is the fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Death, bringing the last blow of the downfall before the Final Judgment. Our Pale Ryeder is a beer of similarly epic proportions. In the tradition of strong, golden colored ales of the Belgian persuasion being named after the biblical forces of ‘The Adversary’, our Pale Ryeder will sneak up on you. At 9.5% ABV and 35 IBUs, brewed with Pilsner and Rye malts, Thai Palm Sugar, Magnum, Sterling and Styrian Goldings hops, then fermented with our house Belgian yeast culture and aged for four months before release. Please, enjoy savor the Pale Ryeder as if it your last pleasure in the mortal plane, and be responsible enough that it isn’t.

Be sure to head out tonight and taste some of Drew’s excellent beer.

mattingly_84x128.jpgThe Mattingly Brewing Company may now be producing full scale productions of beer, but that doesn’t stop them from showing off what’s yet to come. Tonight is the night many of us have been waiting for. Head Brewer Drew Huerter will be offering his Pale Ryeder Palm Sugar Rye Tripel. Drew provided me with some information about this beer:

The Pale Rider is the fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Death, bringing the last blow of the downfall before the Final Judgment. Our Pale Ryeder is a beer of similarly epic proportions. In the tradition of strong, golden colored ales of the Belgian persuasion being named after the biblical forces of ‘The Adversary’, our Pale Ryeder will sneak up on you. At 9.5% ABV and 35 IBUs, brewed with Pilsner and Rye malts, Thai Palm Sugar, Magnum, Sterling and Styrian Goldings hops, then fermented with our house Belgian yeast culture and aged for four months before release. Please, enjoy savor the Pale Ryeder as if it your last pleasure in the mortal plane, and be responsible enough that it isn’t.

Here’s a list of what to expect next few weeks:

6/23 Pale Ryeder Palm Sugar Rye Tripel (Dry-Hopped with Styrian Goldings)

Be sure to head out tonight and taste some of Drew’s excellent beer.

mattingly_84x128.jpgThe Mattingly Brewing Company may now be producing full scale productions of beer, but that doesn’t stop them from showing off some of extra special creations.

Tonight Head Brewer Drew Huerter will be offering up the first Black Currant Dubbel.

Here’s what to expect over the new few weeks:

6/16 Oaked Date Dubbel
6/23 Per Aspera Pilsner

Be sure to head out tonight and taste some of Drew’s excellent beer.

mattingly_84x128.jpgThe Mattingly Brewing Company may now be producing full scale productions of beer, but that doesn’t stop them from showing off some of extra special creations.

Tonight Head Brewer Drew Huerter will be offering up the first week of Hop School with two different dry-hopped versions of theExtra Pale Ale. One will be dry-hopped with Palisade and the other with Styrian Bobeck.

Here’s what to expect over the new few weeks:

6/2 Hop School Extra Pale Ale (Six different dry hops, two at a time)
6/9 Black Currant Dubbel
6/16 Oaked Date Dubbel
6/23 Per Aspera Pilsner

Be sure to head out tonight and taste some of Drew’s excellent beer.