How does this differ from the Friday Round-Up?  I guess it doesn’t really, but all of this news seems rather important, so I thought I’d give it to you now. Here’s just a few stories that you may be interested in:

Wolfbrau Beer Store

Schlafly 20th Anniversary Party at Pi Delmar

  • This Thursday (December 1st) from 5PM-1AM
  • $3.14 Schlafly beers during the restaurant’s two happy hours, 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close.
  • Over 20 Beers will be poured including:
    • Pi Common
    • Oak-Aged Barleywine
    • American Brown Ale
    • AIPA
    • Pumpkin Ale
    • Pilsner
    • Rye IPA
    • Dry-Hopped APA
    • Hefeweizen
    • Porter
    • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
    • Belgian Singel
    • Bière de Garde
    • Coffee Stout
    • Christmas Ale
    • Winter ESB
    • Pale Ale
    • Kolsch
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Schwarzbier
  • For more information including food pairings and musical entertainment, make sure to check out Evan Benn’s story on STL Today.

Scratch Brewing Company Opening in Southern Illinois

  • Founded by local So. Illinois homebrewers Marika Josephson, Aaron Kleidon, and Ryan Tockstein.
  • New brewery featuring local ingredients including nettle, elderberry, ginger, dandelion, and maple sap.
  • Owners also planted 100 different hop rhizomes this past year for use in beers next year.
  • Look for a fall 2012 opening.
  • Website:
  • Facebook page.

Six Row Brewing Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

  • Friday Night (December 2nd starting at 5PM)
  • Tapping:
    • 2nd Anniversary Beer, Killer Whale
    • First of two Baumann’s Bacon Porter Casks
    • Reserved kegs of the Centennial Rye and Black IPA
  • Saturday (December 3rd at 10AM)
    • Cask of Chocolate Milk Breakfast Porter
    • Last 6th barrel of Cream Ale
  • Saturday (December 3rd at 3PM)
    • Second cask of Baumann’s Bacon Porter.
    • Small batch of Belgian Double IPA
  • Check out the Six Row Blog for more information including live entertainment.

Your news has now been shotgunned, I’d say you’re about four beers deep at this point.