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cellarbration IISome of us nerdy people like to hold on to beers. We keep them all nice and cozy in our little cellars waiting for that perfect opportunity to crack them open.

But sometimes the perfect opportunity is to just head to your cellar and pop something open for your own enjoyment. Well, Llywelyn’s Pub agrees with that idea and wants to throw a little party to pop open some bottles from their cellar.

That Saturday, March 5th, starting at 9:30AM, Llywelyn’s in Webster is throwing a Cellarbration. They’re going to be busting out some cool bottles from their cellar for you to purchase and enjoy. (And if you haven’t had a chance to try their new brunch, you should, it’s pretty delicious.)

Bottles will include Goose Island BCS variants, Firestone Walker variants, some of the Goose Sour Sisters, and some other rare goodies.  The 4 Hands Apple Brandy Woodsman will be on draft along with the Perennial Jameson Whiskey collab.

So, no need to bust into your cellar when Llywelyn’s will do it for you.

cuginoYou can definitely tell it’s Goose Island Bourbon County Stout season in St. Louis (by the way, try and say that three times fast after a BCS.)  There is a genuine excitement around this time of year and I can count myself among those ranks.

To celebrate all things BCS, Cugino’s Bar & Grill in Florissant is throwing what has to be the best BCS event in the area this year.  This Saturday, December 5th, Cugino’s is putting on an epic Bourbon County Stout Tap Takeover.

Starting at 5PM, you’ll have an opportunity to taste multiple years and multiple variants of Bourbon County Stout.  Here’s the list:

They will be tapping kegs of

  • 2013 BCS
  • 2014 BCS
  • 2015 BCS
  • 2015 BCS Coffee

They will have bottles for sale of the following (in limited amounts):

  • 2015 BCS Regal Rye
  • 2015 BCS Barleywine
  • 2015 BCS Coffee
  • 2014 BCS Vanilla Rye
  • 2012 BCS

Hold onto those bottles that you’ve bought (or didn’t get a chance to buy) and head out to Cugino’s to try some of these special beers this weekend.

ew-bistro-tap-logo-final-u2080EdgeWild Bistro in Creve Couer has teamed up with Goose Island to put on a very special beer dinner.  On Tuesday, December 1st, EdgeWild will be presenting a Sour Sisters Dinner.

This four-course dinner will feature nothing but Goose Island’s Belgian-style wild ales including Gillian, Halia, Juliet, and Lolita.  It will also feature Goose Island brewmaster Patrick Reisch.

This event begins at 6PM with cocktails and will cost $75 per person (tax and tip not included.) Reservations can be made by calling 314-548-2222.  Here’s a look at the menu:

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cellarhouseThe Cellar House in Oakville is a hidden treasure for those of you looking for craft beer in South County. And if great beer wasn’t enough, they’ve begun doing regular beer dinners as well.

Next Wednesday, December 2nd, Cellar House is putting on a beer dinner featuring Goose Island Brewing Company. This five course meal begins at 7PM and will cost $75 per person.

Here’s a look at the menu:

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You can make reservations by calling 314-846-5100.

GooseIslandBourbonCountyLogoWhile I always hate when people ask me what my favorite beer is, I almost always respond with Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. It’s clearly not something I would drink every day (mostly because it would kill my waistline) but it’s something I could drink every day without tiring of it.

The enduring success of BCS tells me that I’m not the only person that feels this way.  As Goose Island has continued to grow, lucky for us BCS fans the amount of BCS has grown as well. To celebrate the yearly release of this black behemoth Goose Island is throwing a party.

On Friday, November 27th, Goose Island and Fields Foods are teaming up to create a Bourbon County Stout Black Friday Launch Party.  While some folks prefer to wait in the cold for those door buster deals, Goose Island is going to reward your patience and your support for BCS by giving the first 100 people a gift.

For those willing to brave the elements, Goose Island will be providing a custom poster along with a special snifter and a small amount of the Intelligentsia coffee used in this year’s Coffee BCS. Coffee and donuts will be available as well.

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As far as the beer is concerned, I’m being told that your offerings will include:

  • Bourbon County Stout
  • Bourbon County Barleywine
  • Bourbon County Coffee
  • Bourbon County Rare

It’s worth noting that all of these beers will obviously be very limited and there are no guarantees that the first 100 people will receive all of these beers.  But as this is the launch party, this will be your BEST opportunity to get any of these very special beers. Doors open for sales beginning at 7AM.

And for those of you where great beer knows no time, there will be a Goose Island Tap Takeover at the Fields Foods bar including 2014 and 2015 Bourbon County Stout. If you’ve got a beer lover in your life, this is the line to wait in on Black Friday.

itap-LOGOIf today’s weather is any indication, we’re seeing warmer weather here in St. Louis. Nothing better than taking advantage of these lovely evening than sitting outside with a beer and some friends.

The International Tap House in Soulard has put together a series of events under the stars with some stars with their Canned Beer Festival. Each third Wednesday of the month (weather permitting) iTAP will be showing a movie on the patio and providing some canned beers to go along with the film.

Next Wednesday, April 15th, iTAP will be featuring canned beers from Goose Island Brewing and will be showing The Blues Brothers for free. The movie will start at sundown (around 8PM).

Stay tuned for more classic movies and more canned beers over the summer.

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For_Web_iTAP-BCS-PosterPatience and will-power.  If you plan on cellaring beer, you need to have both of these items in spades. It’s difficult to see that beer just sitting there any not want to drink it.

If you’re anything like me, it’s especially difficult when it’s Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. While it’s difficult to choose favorite beers, BCS always seems to end up as part of my deserted island list of beers.

Luckily the International Tap House has the patience to bring you what might be the biggest beer event of the year.  At 11AM on 12/13/14, iTAP Central West End will be pouring a vertical of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Bourbon County Stout.

That’s right, they’ve held on to three kegs of this magical beer to put on this very special event. Tickets for this spectacular go on sale this Saturday, November 15th and will run you $30 per person.

That $30 includes a 5oz pour of each of these beers,  gratuity, along with a 12oz snifter that commemorates this (possibly life-changing?) event. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at Midnight. Now we just have to be patient enough to wait for this event!