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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?    Them you may want to head on over to  Six Row Brewing Company tomorrow, Thursday, March 5th starting at 6PM, to get up on a very special cask event.

Tomorrow, they’ll be serving up a special cask of their of their Double IPA dry-hopped with the very difficult to find, Amarillo hop. Here’s a description of the standard DIPA:

“Bigger in hop bittering, alcohol strength, and hop character than a traditional India Pale Ale, Six Row Double IPA is sure to please even the most discerning hop-head! Also known as Imperial IPA, this intensely hoppy yet very drinkable beer lets the malty characteristics take a step back allowing the hops to really shine.

Brewed with almost two (2) pounds of hops per barrel and left unfiltered, the Six Row Double IPA showcases the citrusy and piney characteristics of the Columbus, Centennial, and Chinook hops. Served in a 10oz snifter. (ABV: 8.4%, Bitterness Units: 68 IBU’s, Color 8.0, Original Gravity: 18 degrees Plato)”

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

SixRow_logoGod, I love everything that’s been happening with the local beer community. It seems like a week doesn’t go by where you don’t have some sort of special event taking place. In this case the Six Row Brewing Company will be holding a special cask event next Thursday, November 4th starting at 6PM.

They’ll be serving up a dry-hopped cask of their of their Double IPA. Here’s a description of the beer:

“Bigger in hop bittering, alcohol strength, and hop character than a traditional India Pale Ale, Six Row Double IPA is sure to please even the most discerning hop-head! Also known as Imperial IPA, this intensely hoppy yet very drinkable beer lets the malty characteristics take a step back allowing the hops to really shine.

Brewed with almost two (2) pounds of hops per barrel and left unfiltered, the Six Row Double IPA showcases the citrusy and piney characteristics of the Columbus, Centennial, and Chinook hops. Served in a 10oz snifter. (ABV: 8.4%, Bitterness Units: 68 IBU’s, Color 8.0, Original Gravity: 18 degrees Plato)”

This may be one of the best beers being brewed in St. Louis right now, but that’s just my humble opinion. It’s just a great time to be a beer fan in St. Louis.

SixRow_logoGod, I love everything that’s been happening with the local beer community. It seems like a week doesn’t go by where you don’t have some sort of special event taking place. In this case the Six Row Brewing Company will be holding a special cask event tomorrow night, Thursday, August 5th starting at 6PM.

They’ll be serving up a cask of their of their Double IPA. Here’s a description of the beer:

“Bigger in hop bittering, alcohol strength, and hop character than a traditional India Pale Ale, Six Row Double IPA is sure to please even the most discerning hop-head! Also known as Imperial IPA, this intensely hoppy yet very drinkable beer lets the malty characteristics take a step back allowing the hops to really shine.

Brewed with almost two (2) pounds of hops per barrel and left unfiltered, the Six Row Double IPA showcases the citrusy and piney characteristics of the Columbus, Centennial, and Chinook hops. Served in a 10oz snifter. (ABV: 8.4%, Bitterness Units: 68 IBU’s, Color 8.0, Original Gravity: 18 degrees Plato)”

If you can’t get enough of cask beers, well, you’re in luck. After this release, Six Row will be offering up a new cask the first Thursday of every month. Also, this may be one of the best beers being brewed in St. Louis right now, but that’s just my humble opinion.

This is just a great time to be a beer fan in St. Louis.

SixRow_logoIf you love hops, you have yet another reason to love the local brewing scene.  This Thursday, Six Row Brewing Company will be releasing their newest creation, a Double IPA. Here’s a description of the beer:

“Bigger in hop bittering, alcohol strength, and hop character than a traditional India Pale Ale, Six Row Double IPA is sure to please even the most discerning hop-head! Also known as Imperial IPA, this intensely hoppy yet very drinkable beer lets the malty characteristics take a step back allowing the hops to really shine.

Brewed with almost two (2) pounds of hops per barrel and left unfiltered, the Six Row Double IPA showcases the citrusy and piney characteristics of the Columbus, Centennial, and Chinook hops. Served in a 10oz snifter. (ABV: 8.4%, Bitterness Units: 68 IBU’s, Color 8.0, Original Gravity: 18 degrees Plato)”

Columbus, Centennial, and Chinook are three of my favorite hop varieties, so I can’t wait to give this beer a taste.

logo1You like-a the hops?  I know you do.  Why?  Because they’re awesome.  How would you like to not only enjoy some of the best Neapolitan pizza in town, but also some IPAs and Imperial IPAs that aren’t normally available in Missouri.

And, there’s more!  You’ll also have one of your first opportunities to try Schlafly’s Hop in the City festival beer, the American IPA.  I’m sure at this point you’re asking, “Where?!  When?!”

Well, next Friday, September 18th, The Good Pie will begin serving the Schlafly American IPA and then at 9PM they will be doing a tasting of different IPAs from across the US.  “What IPAs will they be tasting, you ask?”  How about these:

  • Alesmith IPA
  • Alesmith Yulesmith
  • Port Hop 15
  • Ballast Sculpin
  • Pliny the Elder
  • Hair of the Dog Blue Dot
  • Stone Ruinition

Exciting, eh?  Not only do you get to try those, but if you bring in an American IPA to share you get into a drawing for two Hop in the City tickets courtesy of The Good Pie .  This sounds like a hell of a time and I know I’ll be there.

bells-the-oracle-double-ipaBig props to Beernews.org for pointing this one out.

Bell’s Brewery out of Michigan is set to release a brand new Double IPA called Oracle DIPA.  Now, you may be asking yourself, “Oracle Double Imperial Pale Ale?  That sounds awfully familiar.”  Well, that’s because St. Louis’ own Buffalo Brewing Company came up with a Imperial IPA also named Oracle way back in March of this year.

As Adam from Beernews wonderfully points out, according to The Babble Belt’s Joris Pattyn, Larry Bell seems very quick to protect what he views as the encroachment on his name and his brewery.

So you have to wonder how Larry Bell could miss this glaring mistake?  Surely he wouldn’t want to look hypocritical?

growlers.gifI made a decision before attending Monday night’s beer tasting at Growler’s, this was probably going to be my last tasting.  Growler’s recent beer menus have left a bit to be desired.  It seems like the same beers over and over again mixed with a few light lagers to really spice things up.  But if the this most recent tasting is a sign of things to come, I may have to change my mind.  Just a few beers I remember from the tasting:

  • Avery Hog Heaven
  • Arcadia Coco Loco
  • Het Anker Gouden Carolus Carolus D’Or – Cuvée Van De Keizer
  • Great Divide Yeti
  • De Proefbrouwerij – Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale
  • O’Fallon Smoke
  • Great Divide Hercules
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Arcadia Hopmouth

Imperial IPAs?  Imperial Stouts?  Wild Ales?  Was this the same Growler’s I’ve been going to for the past 5 years?  And sure, that Wild Ale isn’t the more funky wild beer you’ll ever find, but it’s a step in the right direction!  Let’s just hope some of these beers make it onto the final beer list.  We’ll have to wait until September to find out for sure.