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Tonight, from 4:30PM to 6:30PM, Dan Kopman, Vice President of Schlafly, will be on hand at the Wine and Cheese Place in Forsyth for a very special sampling of Schlafly beers.  Not only will Dan offer up samples of Schlafly’s insanely popular year-round beers, but they’ll also be hitting up some big bottles as well.

Tonight is your chance to sample a vertical of the 2006 through 2011 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample the 2006 through 2011 Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine.  And if that isn’t enough to whet your palate, you’ll also be able to sample the newest the last of their 20th Anniversary series of beers, the Southern Hemisphere IPA.

Needless to say, this is a very rare and very cool opportunity to try some very special Schlafly beers. Don’t miss this event if you have a chance to visit the Wine and Cheese Place.

The tickets for the very, very special Alaskan Brewing and Schlafly Vertical Tasting, which will be taking place on April 14th, have gone on sale. You can purchase tickets online or at either brewery.

If you don’t remember, this event will allow you to taste a vertical of Schlafly 2006, 2008, and 2010 Reserve Series Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout and some aged Alaskan Smoked Porter.

The tickets will run you $35 and are going to be very limited. This event will  absolutely sell out quickly. If you’re the kind of person who likes to see how beers change over time, this will be a can’t miss event. Buy your tickets now.

Tonight, from 4:30PM to 6:30PM, Dan Kopman, Vice President of Schlafly, will be on hand at the Wine and Cheese Place in Forsyth for a very special sampling of Schlafly beers.  Not only will Dan offer up samples of Schlafly’s insanely popular flagship Pale Ale, but they’ll also be hitting up some big bottles as well.

Tonight is your chance to sample a vertical of the 2006 through 2010 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample the 2007 through 2009 Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine.  And if that isn’t enough to whet your palate, you’ll also be able to sample the newest their newest creation, the 20th Anniversary Imperial Pilsner.

Needless to say, this is a very rare and very cool opportunity to try some very special Schlafly beers.  Don’t miss this event if you have a chance to visit the Wine and Cheese Place.

wineandcheeselogo_128x80.jpg For all of you drooling over the pairings for the Beer and Cheese tasting that’s going on tomorrow, Thursday, September 2nd at 6PM, at The Wine and Cheese Place, I have a contest for you.

Only a few tickets for this event remain, but fortunately for you Paul was kind enough to give us 4 tickets to give away for this event. So, email contest@stlhops.com with the subject line of: Beer and Cheese. 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 much be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.
  • If you don’t think you’ll be able to attend, please don’t enter. I’d like to make sure that people available to attend have a chance to win.

As this event is tomorrow, I’ll be picking two random winners tomorrow (09/02/2010) at 9AM. Send your email now if you want to attend!

schlafly_128x128.jpgWhat’s that?  You’ve been to the Schlafly Tap Room a number of times, but you’ve never taken a tour?  Well, to be fair, they don’t actually offer public tours of the Tap Room.  But, I’m now going to be offering you a chance on May 8th at 5PM to attend a special VIP tour of this historic building, with me as your tour guide.

What does this VIP tour entail?  First, you’ll get to listen to me talk for about 20 minutes about the history of Schlafly, the history of the building, and then we talk a bit about the brewing process.  I promise, it’s about to get better.  Then we’ll have a chance to taste some unfinished beer directly off one of the fermentation tanks.  I’ll show you around the cellar, and then you’ll enjoy a final tasting of a number of different Schlafly beers along with a complimentary meat and cheese platter.

So, how do you get invited to enjoy this special tour? Well, we’ll make this a contest. You’ll need to email contest@stlhops.com with Schlafly VIP Tour as the subject. I’ll pick six winners (which will include a pass for the winner, plus a guest) on Monday, April 19th at 9AM. 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.
  • If you won passes for the Wine and Cheese Place Beerfest, you can still enter, that doesn’t count.
  • 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!

Brandt’s Cafe, in the University City Loop, will be putting on a Beer Festival every Saturday this March.  Brandt’s will be offering up over 80 different beers from around the globe to try each Saturday including 25 different Belgian beers.

This will be taking place on March 13th, 20th, and 27th of this month from 12-5PM.  Don’t currently have a list of what beers they’ll be trying, but I’ll see if I can get one soon.

Each session will cost $30 per person with a pre-paid reservation or  $35 at the door.  This entitles you to unlimited 3oz samples during the 12-5PM tasting. Call 314-954-2326 for more details.

For those of you that weren’t able to attend, you missed quite a tasting.  Not only were we able to inbibe some great commercial beers, but also some great homebrew as well.  Oh, you also missed me singing James Brown’s “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine”.  It was quite an evening.  Here are some photos, including a shot of the lone fallen soldier of the evening, a bottle of 2009 Dark Lord.

Not pictured, me singing Sex Machine.