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arbormeisterIt’s Monday morning which means it’s time to announce the winner of the two tickets to the Arbormeisters Homebrew Festival.  I’m happy to announce that the winner is Timothy Redel.

Congrats to Timothy for winning and thanks for the fine folks from Forest ReLeaf of Missouri for providing the tickets to the event. Tickets for this event are still available for the event this weekend and the weather is looking perfect, don’t miss out!

 

arbormeisterIf you want to feel like you’re helping the environment all while enjoying some delicious homebrew, make sure to enter this contest for two tickets to the Arbormeisters Homebrew Festival.

Thanks for the fine folks from Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, I have two tickets to give away for the event.

We’ll make this an easy contest, just email contest@stlhops.com with ArborMeisters Homebrew Festival as the subject. I’ll pick two winners Monday, September 12th at 9AM. A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

If you don’t win this one, don’t worry I will be holding more contests like this in the future, so you’ll have another chance then. Good luck! Tickets for this event are still available as well!

arbormeisterIt’s Thursday morning which means it’s time to announce the winner of the two tickets to the Arbormeisters Homebrew Festival.  I’m happy to announce that the winner is David Huber.

Congrats to David for winning and thanks for the fine folks from Forest ReLeaf of Missouri for providing the tickets to the event. Tickets for this event are still available for the event this weekend and the weather is looking perfect, don’t miss out!

 

arbormeisterIf you want to feel like you’re helping the environment all while enjoying some delicious homebrew, make sure to enter this contest for two tickets to the Arbormeisters Homebrew Festival.

Thanks for the fine folks from Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, I have two tickets to give away for the event.

We’ll make this an easy contest, just email contest@stlhops.com with ArborMeisters Homebrew Festival as the subject. I’ll pick two winners Thursday, April 24th at 9AM. A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

If you don’t win this one, don’t worry I will be holding more contests like this in the future, so you’ll have another chance then. Good luck! Tickets for this event are still available as well!

arbormeisterI love when a beer event is partnered with a good cause. It makes you feel like your beer drinking is helping the world. In this case, your beer drinking really is helping the world because the Arbormeisters Homebrew Festival benefits Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, an organization that encourages planting of trees in cities and towns in America.

This festival will be taking place this Saturday, April 26th from 1PM-5PM and will feature beer brewed by the Garage Brewers Society and our own STL Hops Homebrew Club.

The unique twist on this beer festival is that each batch of homebrew has been crafted to include one “tree” ingredient. Some of the beers from the STL Hops Homebrew Club include a Persimmon Gose, an American Wheat with orange, lemon, and lime peel, and a Spruce Saison.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Your ticket includes a tasting glass, water, light snacks and unlimited tree-themed samples. You can purchase tickets via this link. Stay tuned as we’ll be giving away two tickets to this event tomorrow.

UPDATE: Due to a SNAFU with getting registration with the state of Missouri, this event has been postponed. They’re hoping to reschedule for next week. Stay tuned!

For the past few years, the Great American Beer Festival has held a Brewery/Homebrewer Pro-Am competition where a brewery works with an award winning homebrewer to produce a beer to send to the GABF competition.

Two years ago the O’Fallon Brewery worked with Jim Yeager from the Garage Brewers Society to select a beer to send to the Pro-Am comp. In the end, Jim Yeager’s Alright Already American Amber won silver at the GABF Pro-Am competition.

This past January, Jim Leabig won a competition held by the GBS and the prize was to brew with O’Fallon for the GABF Pro-Am Competition.  What did Jim come up with?  A little beer he’s calling the Brown EyePA

Jim describes the beer as such:

A big American Brown Ale brewed to IPA thresholds for ABV and hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. Caramel and robust chocolate notes provide the foundation for a charge of Summit, Cascade and Simcoe kettle hops. The beer is then dry-hopped for 5 days with larger dose of Simcoe to satisfy the hop lovers.

OG 1.063
ABV 6.8%
IBU 65
SRM 21

The launch party for this beer will be held at the newly opened Exit 6 Brewery on Thursday, September 8th from 4PM until the keg blows. Sounds like a great opportunity to try a new local collaboration.

In the past, I’ve joked around and said that Oakville is kind of a beer wasteland in St. Louis. The reality is, there are more than a few places in the metro area that have severe craft beer droughts. Well, the good news for all of you St. Charles and St. Peters people is the city of Cottleville will soon be awash in craft beer.

Exit Six Pub And Brewery is the newest craft beer bar in St. Louis that will not only feature approximately 50 craft beers but also in-house brewed beer as well.  This new craft beer destination will be located at 5055 Hwy N in Cottleville.

Exit Six is the creation of local homebrewer and Garage Brewers Society president, Jeff Britton.  One of Jeff’s first moves was to bring on former Mattingly and Buffalo Brewing Co brewer Jerid Saffell as his head brewer.

“We will be brewing an Amber IPA called Ryanes Red and a vanilla bean infused cream ale for sure,” according to Jerid. Other styles are still in the air, but Jerid promises that future styles brewed on their 1bbl system will be “emphasizing hops.”

The current plan is to have 20 beers on tap, with 5 or 6 beers being crafted in house.  Jerid says, “The remaining taps will be filled with the likes of Stone, Firestone Walker, Bells, Founders, Schlafly, etc.”

Following what’s become a very popular local model, Exit Six will not be offering any food, outside of “snacks such as pretzels, popcorn, and pub mix.”  But you will be able to order or carry in any food you’d like.  Jerid says that they’re looking to create a neighborhood bar.  “This will be a mellow, laid back bar with just a few tv’s to catch the local game, a jukebox at a moderate level,” and most importantly for a lot of us,  “No smoking.”

The current plan is to have Exit Six open by June 1st, and if their slogan of “No Compromise Brewing” is any indication, I don’t think any of us will be disappointed.