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royaleWhen you’ve been around as long as The Royale, you start building a pretty deep cellar of beer. What better way to use that cellar than to throw a party?

Tomorrow night The Royale is throwing one hell of a cellar party. Starting at 6pm, all of the big guns are being broke out.  Here’s the line-up:

  • Bell’s Expedition Stout 2014
  • Boulevard Saison-Brett 2016
  • Deschutes The Abyss 2015
  • Firestone-Walker Bravo
  • Firestone-Walker Bretta Weiss 2016
  • Founders KBS 2016
  • Founders Nitro Pale Ale
  • Perennial Campers Reserve
  • Stone Farking Wheaton W00Tstout 2.0 2015
  • Struise Black Albert 2016
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2015*
  • Perennial Barrel Aged Sump*
Hell of a line-up, eh? If you want to enjoy this awesome selection of beers, be sure to purchase a ticket to this event. Tickets are $50 for all you can drink (with the exception of Perennial BA Sump and GI BCS, which are limited to a single 6oz pour of each.)
The Royale was even kind enough to give away two tickets to the event.  We’ll make this an easy (and quick) contest, just email with Cellar Night as the subject. I’ll pick two winners  on Thursday, March 30th at 8AM. 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!

Sometimes you need some “you” time.  As awesome as it is to hang out with family, sometimes it can be a bit much. If you’re looking for something to do come Friday evening, check out Hair of the Dog as they’ll be throwing a Black Friday celebration featuring some really black beers.  Here’s a list:

  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
  • Founder Breakfast
  • Great Divide Yeti
  • Arcadia Black IPA
  • Schlafly Coffee
  • Lips of Faith Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout
  • Founders Backwoods Bastard
  • 4 Hands Smoked Pigasus
  • Magic Hat Heart of Darkness
  • New Belgium Snow Day

This is a quite the line-up of black beers. Head on out to Hair of the Dog beginning at 5PM on Friday to really make the most of your Black Friday.

ciceros.jpg Cicero’s Italian Restaurant begins their Summer Beer School semester this Wednesday from 6:15-7:15PM. Cicero’s Beer School provides background about beers and beer styles usually directly from people directly in the beer industry.

This week’s school is being taught by, well, me. I’m going to on hand to pretend like I know what I’m talking about and to teach about Stouts.  We’re going to blind taste four different beers while I probably make a jackass of myself.

So, if you’re interested in seeing me stammer and muddle through a Cicero’s Beer School, tonight’s the night.  I’m sure I’ll see some of you there.

If you can’t make it out to the Beer School, you can check out all of the classes via podcast at