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On Saturday, a few STL Hops members trekked their way to Rock Hill to visit my home for a beer tasting.  There’s been a few requests for a chance to sit down and taste a few different beers with other beer aficionados and I wanted to offer up my home for that chance.  Here are some of the photos from that event.

You know you had a good time when you wake up and find half of a bottle of Stone Russian Imperial Stout sitting on the table and you pour yourself a glass.  Thanks to everyone who came out, it was a really fun time.

greenbus.gifI know a lot of you have been interested in visiting The Rotten Apple in Grafton, but are understandably afraid of making a 45 minute trip to Grafton after having a few beers.  So I thought the next best option would be to rent a bus and have it cart us up to Grafton and safely back to St. Louis after we’ve had a couple of beers.

So, the plan at this moment is to visit the Apple on Sunday, November 16.  The bus would leave a mutually chosen location at 11AM and we’d be back about 4PM. We’re even allowed to bring some beer on the bus with us.  The cost of the bus is $511.25.  So to make this cost efficient we would need about 40 people to make it about 13 bucks a person.  So, should I start selling tickets at $13 and hope that we get 40 people? Can this be pulled off?

First of all, let me apologize for the lack of photos. I wish I would have taken a lot more, but honestly (and I say this with absolutely no hyperbole) I was having so much fun I forgot. But if you didn’t attend this is a small gallery of what you missed.

I once again want to thank all of the breweries, O’Fallon, Schlafly, Morgan Street, Buffalo Brewing Company and Boulevard, that participated in donating time, beer and in the case of Schlafly, also the space to make this event a success. I also want to thank Andy White at Schlafly for putting together an amazing and delicious assortment of food.

I also once again want to thank the following places for donating items for raffles and giveaways:

After everything has been paid for, we raised an amazing $790.15 for Stray Rescue of St. Louis. I was flabbergasted by the generosity of everyone involved and this money is going to a great cause. I’ll kick in an extra 10 bucks to bring it to $800. Thank you all, once again for a fantastic event and a fantastic year of beer in St. Louis. I’m looking forward to planning next year’s event already.

If you’re planning on attending tonight’s STL Hops Anniversary Party, here’s a few things you need to know:

How do I reach the cellar?

As you walk into the main entrance into the Tap Room, you want to take a left into the North Bar. If you keep walking straight you’ll see a hallway. Follow that hallway all the way to the back until you come to a door on your left side. Walk down the stairs and you’re in the cellar. I’m hoping we can put up some sort of sign.

Once you make your way downstairs, Irene will be there to check off your name.

Glassware

Here are your 4 choices for glassware:

  1. Plastic cups will be provided.
  2. BYOG – Bring your own glass.
  3. Buy a pint upstairs and bring it down.
  4. Purchase a Hop in the City Kellerbier glass for $5 with the proceeds going to Stray Rescue.

Next year we’ll have a more elegant solution, but as we’re getting down to the wire, these are our best options. My suggestion is to buy a pint or bring a glass. Unlike plastic, your glass is reusable.

Bringing Beer

As much as us beer lovers and homebrewers love to bring beer to share and pass around, I’m going to have to put the kibosh on bringing beer to share. We have almost 40 gallons of donated beer to go around, I think it’s best that we do our part to finish that off. I realize asking you all to drink beer is a huge request, but I think you’re all up for it. We’ll have a tasting another time.

Hours

As you know this party starts at 6:30, with snacks being provided about 7PM. I didn’t set a specific time for it to end, but I have a feeling the official party will end about 10:30-11PM. This is a working brewery and the brewers starting working early this morning. So I don’t want to overextend our welcome and want to give everyone some time to clean up. I figure after 10:30-11, we can take the party upstairs to the North Bar.

Food

While some awesome snacks will be provided for tonight’s event, all custom designed by Executive Chef Andy White, they will be finger foods used to compliment the beer and to provide some soaking up of the alcohol. My suggestion is to grab a small bite to eat before the event, that way you’re able to sustain drinking a few extra pints tonight.

Be Safe

Please have some sort of designated driver or someone to come pick you up. I want everyone to be able to attend the next party. Everyone have fun tonight, I can’t wait for this to start!

beer-1577_1280x960.jpgAs many of you know, on October 24th at 6:30PM, STL Hops will be having it’s First Anniversary Party in the Schlafly Tap Room Cellar. I wanted to provide a bit more information about the event including some of the beer that will be offered and also thanks to all of the breweries that donated beer:

  • Schlafly – Simcoe Cask APA
  • O’Fallon – Cocoa Creme Stout
  • Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
  • Boulevard – Bully Porter
  • Buffalo Brewing – Rye IPA
  • Morgan Street – Golden Pilsner

I also want to thank the following places for donating items for raffles (bring some money!) and giveaways:

Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets and the cost is $13.76. Why $13.76? Because with the BPT service fee, the exact cost of the ticket is $15. All of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Your ticket will include beer and snacks.

Notes for the Anniversary Party.
Prizes for the Anniversary Party.

stlhopslogosmall.gifI dropped a little nugget of information in last week’s anniversary post, but it’s time to let the cat out of the bag. On October 24th at 6:30PM, STL Hops will be having it’s First Anniversary Party in the Schlafly Tap Room Cellar. I don’t think there is a better place to have a beer nerd party than surrounded by brewing equipment.

Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets and the cost is $13.76. Why $13.76? Because with the BPT service fee, the exact cost of the ticket is $15. All of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Your ticket will include beer and snacks. Right now I have confirmations from the following brewers on beer:

  • Schlafly
  • O’Fallon
  • Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
  • Boulevard
  • Buffalo Brewing
  • Morgan Street

Keep checking back on this post because I’m working on not only getting a bunch of brewers but also a bunch of swag as well. Also, only 55 tickets are being made available, so get them while you can.

Purchase tickets HERE.

I would have liked to get these photos up on Wednesday, but there was no way that was happening after the night we had. I didn’t end up getting home until 11:30PM and 6:00AM was awfully early yesterday morning. But I did remember to pull the photos off the camera this morning and so I thought I’d share them with everyone who couldn’t attend.

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First of all, I want to thank Doug and Mike Mattingly for letting us invade their restaurant, they provided a great place for us to hang out, eat some pizza and drink some great beer. If you haven’t been out to Mattingly’s yet, get the Corsica pizza, it’s just awesome. Thanks also to Drew for providing a sampling of some of his awesome homebrew, it just gets us all the more excited when he’s finally able to get brewing some of his own beer.

And finally, thank you to everyone who showed up for this event. We’ll have one of these again soon, promise.