If you’re the type to keep your eyes on the Twitter-verse or if you’re someone who love the STL Hops forums, you’ll know that Boulevard Brewing‘s latest Smokestack beer, the Chocolate Ale is headed to St. Louis.  I’ve been told that only 48 cases of this beer and a handful of 1/6th barrels have been allocated for St. Louis.

What’s that?  You’ve never heard about this beer?  Here’s a description from the label:

“One of the brightest of Kansas City’s culinary stars, Christopher Elbow has earned a worldwide reputation for his handcrafted chocolate masterpieces. His sweets are distinguished by their use of unusual, sometimes surprising ingredients, and that adventurous spirit has left its print on this special ale. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.”

This beer is scheduled to arrive in St. Louis today and should start arriving on store shelves as soon as tomorrow. As with all things, make sure to contact your favorite retailers, restaurant, and bar before heading out to enjoy this beer.

Want to know where to get this beer?  Here’s a list:



  • Plaza Liquor (O’Fallon)
  • Randall’s (Fairview Heights
  • Friar Tuck (Springfield)
  • Milo’s (Maryville)
  • Township Grocer (Edwardsville)
  • Godfrey Meat Market (Godfrey)


  • 33 Wine Bar
  • Cork Wine Bar
  • Devine Wine & Spirits
  • Friar Tuck O’Fallon
  • Friar Tuck Watson
  • Friar Tuck Fenton
  • HandleBar
  • ITAP – Chesterfield
  • ITAP – Soulard
  • Local Harvest
  • Lukas Liquor Superstore
  • Picasso’s Coffee House
  • Randall’s Jefferson
  • Royale Food & Spirits
  • Shaved Duck
  • Starrs
  • The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth
  • The Wine & Cheese Place Manchester
  • The Wine Merchant



  • Bigelo’s Bistro


  • Pi on Delmar
  • The Stable
  • The Royale
  • ITAP – Chesterfield
  • ITAP – Soulard