Gotta Get Down on Friday….

As STL Craft Beer Week draws to a close, we get some awesomeness in the shop AGAIN! Take a look. TXT to 314-399-9339 for holds. Include your name!

Perennial Suburban Beverage - LAST TIME!

For the last time this year 🙁 we got some more Suburban Beverage. This is the super limited Gose with Lime. Awesome beer!

Urban Chestnut Zwickel CANS!

SWEET!! It’s in cans now!

Urban Chestnut Sweet Tart Mix Packs

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Introducing Urban Chestnut’s Sweet-Tart Variety Pack, including three first time bottled beers! Whether you prefer sweet or tart, these 8 beers are perfect for any taste! Look for it in stores soon!

Perdedor: Perdedor is a “tribute beer” to a classic 90s alt-rock hit. Sip, sing, enjoy- “Soy un perdedor…I’m a Lemon-lime Lager so please don’t spill me…got a couple of couches…sleep on the love seat”.

Bären Weisse: Swirl it, waft it, now close your eyes and think strawberry. Ahhh! There it is! And yes, it is subtle, but the “beeren” in the weissbier provide a soft aroma and light sweetness on the tongue. The addition of strawberry to this wheat beer makes for a wonderfully refreshing summer ale.

Ku’damm: Drink it ‘straight’ to appreciate the light tartness…Or repeat these words “Ich bin ein Berliner” and add a bit of elderflower, raspberry, or black currant syrup just as they do along Kurfürstendamm.

BAP: BAP has a double meaning. It’s UCBC’s interpretation of the classic bier style from the city of Köln…Kölsch… and it’s the name of the most famous rock band that calls Köln its home. The bier (not the band) is a warm-fermented golden ale, that is then cold-conditioned, taking on many characteristics of a lager.

 

4 Hands Resurrected IPA BACK AGAIN!!

Rise up and tantalize your taste buds with the Mosaic hopped IPA! Resurrection pours amber in color with a firm off white head. Look for loads of tropical flavors in this medium bodied IPA. Aromas of passion fruit, pineapple and candied fruit dominate

4 Hands Cuvee Ange - EXTREMELY LIMITED!

Cuvee Ange was inspired by the French Oak wine barrels that once housed all French wine varietals. Fermented with wild yeast and aged in a combination of Cabernet, Merlot, and Grenache barrels with raspberries and blackberries, Cuvee Ange is a fruity, tart, and complex ale. Cuvee Ange pours a bright rose with aromas of fruit, funk, and wood.

STLCBW Brings Out The New Beer

This week is special around here and we’ve received a ton of new beer to aid in the celebration. Check it out:

Blackberry Farm Classic Saison - VERY LIMITED - NEW BREWERY!

Saison “Classic Saison” This is a Belgian-style farmhouse ale. The aroma is dominated by fruity esters reminiscent of citrus fruits along with a moderate earthy and floral hop aroma from the use of Noble-type hops in the brewing process. Has a deep gold, hue that is often hazy, and a voluminous head on pouring as a result of the bottle-conditioning and high natural carbonation. The beer is medium-bodied and has a very refreshing effervescence which, along with a fairly low alcohol content of 6% by volume, makes this a beer to be enjoyed on a warm day by itself or with a wide range of foods, whether casual or fine dining. Complex flavors and aromas in this beer are a result of the special yeast used in fermentation combined with the additional complexity added by bottle-conditioning in large bottles for at least six weeks before being released.

Against The Grain Bay and Pepper Your Bretts - EXTREMELY LIMITED

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This culinary delight is a rich farmhouse-style saison brewed with a generous helping of aromatic Turkish bay leaves and a dose of coarsely ground Tellicherry black peppercorns. The wild fermentation is finished off with cultured brettanomyces, which lend a noticeable sour note. As a collaboration between celebrated Louisville chef, Josh Lehman, and the brewers at Against the Grain, this beer highlights the interplay of cooking and brewing in a single glass. Complex, yet refreshing, this beer has a wild, perfumey aroma that prepares the palate for the tangy, yeasty flavor that mingles with spiciness from the spices as well as the phenols produced in fermentation.

Against The Grain Brown Note CANS!

The brown ale to end all brown ales. Enjoy it, because there is no longer any reason to drink another. You’ve reached the pinnacle. A healthy blend of traditional British malts give this popular style a semi-sweet, biscuity, slightly roasted flavor. Oats thicken the mouthfeel, and a handful of specialty malts add complex chocolate, toffee, and caramel notes. The hops are mostly traditional, earthy British hops, but we cocked it up a bit with some Cascade late in the boil just to show those snooty Brits that we don’t approve of that Constitutional Monarchy crap.

Against The Grain Sho Nuff CANS!

This Belgian table bier is a traditional entry into the Session category. It is meant to be consumed with food but also stands well on its own. When you need to drink the whole meal and want something with plenty of flavor but don’t want to get shit-twisted from the alcohol, this is a great choice. Look for a smooth malty body with hints of biscuit and rye. The hops are subdued and mostly present as a bittering agent. The yeast plays a prominent role increating bready and lightly fruity notes.

Charleville Strawberry Blonde

Strawberry season reminds us that summer is almost here. This sexy blonde ale would not be complete without the seductive essence of strawberries. Balanced and refreshing, this blonde is sure to please!

Ommegang Belgian Independence

Belgian-style IPA

Odell Barrel Thief - EXTREMELY LIMITED

The hop has met its match! Barrel Thief is an Imperial IPA that was stolen from the brewhouse and stashed away in medium toast, new American oak barrels. The brew features a notorious tropical fruit hop character that tangles with hints of vanilla, dried fruit, and toasted nut from its time served in the barrel.

Root Sellers Ginger Beer

Evil Twin Fire Water

Many of us have a passionate love-hate relationship with painfully spicy foods- there is simply something substantial fascinating, thrilling and a little frightening about a burning sensation in your mouth. Scientist are at a loss why humans (and only humans) find such great joy in tasty pain. Perhaps it’s what makes us human- it takes a complicated brain, mixed with weird self awareness to enjoy events that the body are programmed to treat as a threat but the mind knows better. Test your human skills with this burning beer - mind over body. Fire walk with me.

It's Monday, Let's All Chill

Ahoy thar folks, we got some insanity in the shop today. A LOT of it. So hold on to your seat and try to stay calm… here we go! We are taking holds on Bomb! now. Text your name and quantity to 314-399-9339

Prairie Bomb! Is Back! (NO WAX)

Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers.

Anchorage Anadromous Black Sour

Ale brewed with summit hops. Triple fermented. First in French Oak Foudres, second in pinot noir and whiskey barrels with brett and other critters. Finally in the bottle for natural carbonation.

Anchorage Mosaic Saison

Ale with brettanomyces aged in fermented in oak tanks. Dry hopped with Mosaic

Mikkeller American Dream

Danish Dream (AKA American Dream) is a lager which is packed with American hops. This beer is meant to be drunk directly out of the bottle, on a hot summer day.

Mikkeller Green Gold

Mikkeller Green Gold a India Pale Ale (IPA) beer by Mikkeller, a brewery in Copenhagen,

Mikkeller Peter, Pale, and Mary

Mikkeller Peter, Pale and Mary a American Pale Ale beer by Mikkeller, a brewery in Copenhagen,

Mikkeller Beer Geek Dessert

From the beer geek breakfast series – the beer that really put Mikkeller on the map – we added cocoa and vanilla to the french press coffee trick, creating a whole new dimension to the beer that are loved by freaks and geeks worldwide. It’s dark, dangerous, sweet and incredibly tasty as you would expect, but most of all; it’s ready to conquer your breakfast table routines.

Mikkeller Missing Milk Stout

Sweet Stout beer by Mikkeller. Vand, malt, havre. laktose, humle og gær. - ERR MUH GERRRD

Mikkeller Hues 2014

BRANDON’S NEW FAVORITE! This spontaneous fermented beer has been aged in Hungarian oak barrels and appears with a light amber color with almost no head. The aroma is huge and very vinous. A clear impression of oxidized apples is the first thing that hits you, which made us think of heavy old fashioned British apple ciders. The aroma also reveals the wooden notes from the barrels along with some burned toffee and spices like Star anise. It has a very heavy acidic profile at first, one that quickly slides into a smooth kind of sweetness. We taste green apples, carambola and very young green grapes. It has a certain lactic acidic touch and a creamy dry finish that lasts forever and bares the green impressions through. Some mild creamy blue cheese on roasted rye bread would work great due to both the lactic and acidity impressions in this beer.

Mikkeller Spontan Chokeberry - LIMITED

In the spontan series we present Spontanchokeberry – this time, forming an alliance with chokeberrys that were generously added underway the brewing process, creating a truly unique and distinct, sour beer. Aged at our barrel house in Belgium.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - LIMITED

Formerly brewed by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø, Norway, now at Lervig, Norway. This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees, made from droppings of weasel-like civetcats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries.Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma. Ingredients : Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.

To Øl Dangerously Close to Stupid IIPA - LIMITED

The next beer in the To Øl hop adventure is now a reality – we present to you Dangerously Close To Stupid. An Imperial IPA at 9,3 % ABV with a close to stupid amount of Citra and Centennial Hops in it. It is a bright crisp and super dry-hopped IIPA with a smooth and balanced body. To make a tight transition between the hop profile and the body we have removed all caramel malts and focused only on basis malts. This is resulting in a nice fresh Spring/Summer IIPA that has a Dangerously Close To Stupid drinkability. We have for a long time been wanting to do a pendant to the Final Frontier Double IPA, that has this rich caramel body and we think we nailed it Dangerously Close to Perfect with this one

To Øl Sur Citra - EXTREMELY LIMITED

Sur is Danish for sour and Citra refers to the hop that this beer is based upon. This is a sour mashed 6% pale ale, where we have tried to give a traditional Pale Ale an lactic acid backbone. The lactic acid comes with acidity, but also a fatness that works really well with the mosaic hop, that gives clear notes of tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit.

Amager / Surly Todd The Axe Man - LIMITED

For quite some time the Amager crew has been discussing this question: which person is the most rock’n’roll in the whole craft beer world - is it Barnaby Struve of Three Floyds or is it Todd Haug of Surly Brewing? In the end it wasn’t really all that difficult to decide since only Todd has played for Laura Dern in a David Lynch movie (yeah, Nicolas Cage was in that same movie, but since when did he count?) AND Todd plays the guitar in both a speed metal band and a stoner band. Add to that that Todd and his wife Linda are some of the nicest people to hang out with. So Todd, here’s to you: “Todd - The Axe Man” - a potent IPA loaded with fresh American aroma hops on a base of rich Golden Promise malt, Surly’s signature malt. Raise a glass to Todd, world class brewer - and master of the axe! Bonus facts about Todd: yes, he DID actually have a perm in his younger days (his wife confirms) and he does indeed love cats an awful lot.

Amager / Prairie Tulsa Twister

From Them: “Hopefully we don’t insult anybody by claiming that Oklahoma was quite a beer wasteland until just recently. Then, along came the brothers Healey, Colin and Chase, with guts, stamina and an awful lot of talent. And well, the rest is history… Prairie - originally a gypsy operation - soon became one of the most buzzed about craft breweries, not only in Oklahoma, not only in the US, but in the world. So when these dudes were invited to the Copenhagen Beer Celebration it was only natural for us to invite them to Amager also. And naturally the style chosen for our collaboration had to be a Farmhouse Saison, a style that Prairie has very much excelled at brewing. One of the Amager crew is still terribly ashamed of sleeping through a tornado warning at a motel room somewhere in Oklahoma years ago, so out of respect for the powers from above we named the beer “Tulsa Twister”. As loud and frightening as a twister is, as cool and laid back are the dudes from Prairie. We had a great day of brewing and friendship - we hope it shows in the beer. ”

Trois Dames / Jester King / Crooked Stave Sin Frontera (only 3 - FASTEST FEET!)

Raphael Mettler became acquainted with these two breweries at „The Festival“ in Portland, Massachusetts. As we work in similar product ranges, we found many things to be enthusiastic about. And so a joint beer brewing project was born, the idea being to brew a beer based on an identical recipe but brewed in three different places. In October 2013, we made the first brew in Austin, Texas, the second one in April in Denver, Colorado and finally the third one at the Brasserie Trois Dames on the 6th of May 2014. Each brewery was provided with vino fino barrels from Jerez de la Frontera which were practically 70 to 80 years old. The vino fino is a wine fermented « sur lie », characteristically oxydized. We wanted to replicate this profile. The beer will age for 6 to 12 months. At the Brasserie Trois Dames we used a seasonal-type yeast for the main fermentation and we added active lactobacillis yeast for barrel fermentation. This yeast comes from the Fromagerie Tyrode in L’Auberson. We also added a Lambic beer base from Oud Beersel. The Swiss version of the beer is due to come out in the spring of 2015.

Dieu du Ciel! Solstice d’Ete (Raspberry Sour Wheat - EXTREMELY LIMITED)

This beer is an adaptation of a wheat beer brewed in Berlin known as a Berliner weiss. This is a cloudy blond coloured beer lightly tinted by the fruits which are steeped in it: either strawberry, raspberry or blueberry depending on the time of year. It is a highly acidic beer due to the lactic fermentation which takes place. Its aromas are acid, tart, and fruity.A light tasting beer, its acidity is quickly felt on each side of the tongue before leaving all the room for the wonderful fruity taste. 5.9% ABV on bottled version.

Pretty Things American Darling

Brewed and bottled by Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, Inc. at Buzzards Bay. Previously brewed at Paper City. Not a Paper City or Buzzards Bay brand beer.