IT'S RARE BEER DAY!! Let's play this fair.

Ok, there’s a lot here. A LOT! And of course they are all super limited. We want to spread these out as fairly as possible. So please TEXT us at 314-399-9339 with your name what you’d like, and the quantity. We’ll do our best to get you everything you want.

AVERY RASPBERRY SOUR - EXTREMELY LIMITED

Sour ale with raspberries added. Aged in oak barrels. Luscious ripe red raspberries are elegantly intertwined with a bountiful amount of lactic acidity and delicate barrel nuances to cultivate this stunning sour ale.

AVERY PUMP[KY]N - EXTREMELY LIMITED

AVERY TWENTY TWO - DRY HOPPED SOUR! - EXTREMELY LIMITED

100% Brettanomyces drie Fermented Dry-Hopped Wild Ale. ” While touring Belgium with the greatest of friends in 2006, the Avery family came across a stunning creation in a quaint countryside pub that we all agreed was the best brew of the trip. Secreting home a couple of bottles, they intended to cultivate the wild yeast that spontaneously worked its magic in Beersel and propagate our own projects here in Boulder.”

AGAINST THE GRAIN 35K - NOW IN CANS - SUPER LIMITED

Not your typical “Jelly of the Month Club” beer. Dark roasted malt and bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavor and aroma burst from this pitch black milk stout. The full body and sweetness are derived from the addition of lactose (aka milk sugar) which is not fermentable by beer yeast. A healthy dose of English Kent Goldings hops provides a counterpoint to this ale’s rich and complex maltiness.

AGAINST THE GRAIN RICO SAUVIN - NOW IN CANS - SUPER LIMITED

An India Pale Ale featuring Nelson Sauvin hops. Named after the Sauvignon Blanc grape, is a variety of hop developed and grown in New Zealand. It has a strong fruity flavor and aroma that is described as resembling white wine, or fresh crushed grapes or gooseberries. Some reviewers of this hop perceive the fruitiness as being very tropical with descriptions including passion fruit, tangerines, and grapefruit.

AGAINST THE GRAIN BO AND LUKE - 2 BTLS ONLY!!!

Originally an Against the Grain Brewery and Brouwerij De Molen collaboration beer. For the first incarnation, De Molen head brewer Menno Oliver hopped in a muscle car and drove straight through from the Netherlands to Louisville, KY (that’s USA folks) to brew this bourbon inspired ale, and we liked it so much, we decided to do it again. We took the ingredients in bourbon whiskey (Barley, Rye, Corn) and then smoked them with cherry wood and brewed a huge imperial stout with them. Then to top it off we aged it in Pappy VanWinkle Bourbon Barrels. The resulting beer is rich, smokey and complex, with a bourbon character of caramel, vanilla and spice. Bottle has orange reddish orange) wax top. Only the first version was aged in Pappy barrels. For further information see - http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/bo-luke-initial-release-vs-later-bottles_256787.htm

EVIL TWIN AUN MAS CHILI JESUS - EXTREMELY LIMITED

On a pilgrimage for immortal craft beer we tripped on some heavenly drops of beer with amazingly overwhelming aromas of chili peppers and more, a thick fudge-like body, pitch black color and obviously only made in limited amounts. And the taste…. furthermore jesus!

EVIL TWIN BISCOTTI NATALE  - EXTREMELY LIMITED

Imperial Biscotti Break with sour cherries added.

EVIL TWIN IMPERIAL PETIT FOURS - EXTREMELY LIMITED

This time we go small. First small beer from us, made from the 2nd runnings of Imperial Biscotti Break!

OMNIPOLLO YELLOW BELLY - HOLY CRAP! - EXTREMELY LIMITED

“Yellow belly” — a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; a coward. To us, one of the most cowardly deeds is to act anonymously, hiding behind a group. A signifying trait of institutionalised racism. This beer is brewed to celebrate all things new, open minded and progressive. A peanut butter biscuit stout with no biscuits, butter or nuts. Taste, enjoy, and don’t be prejudiced.

STILLWATER STOUFFT - EXTREMELY LIMITED

Chocolate stout brewed with black truffle.

TILQUIN GUEUZE - EXTREMELY LIMITED (375ml)

The bottle version is called “Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne” and is 6.4% alc/vol (it is either in 375ml or 750ml), and the draught version is called “Gueuze Tilquin on draft” and is 4.8% alc/vol.

TILQUIN STOUT RULLQUIN - EXTREMELY RARE

Beer of mixed fermentation, the Stout Rullquin is obtained from a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune (Stout de Gaume) and 1/8 of a blend of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle. Ingredients : water, malt, wheat, hops, sugar, inverted sugar, yeast.

TILQUIN QUETSCHE - EXTREMELY LIMITED

The Quetsche Tilquin à l’ancienne (6.4% alc / vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer obtained from the fermentation of destoned fresh purple plums (variety Prune de Namur or Quetsche véritable d’Alsace, close to the Damson) in a blend of 1 and 2 years old lambics for a period of 4 months. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, it is re-fermented in the bottle for a minimum period of 3 months. The lambics used were fermented and matured in our own oak barrels at the blendery. They are made from worts brewed by Boon, Lindemans, Girardin and Cantillon. The taste is slightly tart but also fruity and round which makes this Quetsche à l’ancienne may be more accessible for non-experts or less sophisticated palates. It also has a slight dryness from the skin of the plums. The nose perceives a plum brandy perfume.

Text any requests, including your name and desired quantity, to 314-399-9339. To the weekend!

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Mikkeller Spontanchokeberry

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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.

Columbia, MO Brewery new to STL distro:

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Bur Oak Boone County Brown

Boone County Brown is a rich brown porter style beer that is surprisingly easy to drink with a remarkably smooth finish. Leaving behind notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. With a full bodied caramel backdrop, Boone County Brown is a smooth and mellow beer that is beyond satisfying.

Big Tree IPA

Big Tree was brewed to honor Boone County’s champion Burr Oak tree. The Big Tree has withstood the test of time, at 350 years plus, this majestic tree has a canopy that stands 90 feet tall and the trunk is 7.6 feet in diameter. To pay homage to the Big Tree we designed this double India Pale Ale to the tree’s specification. The trunk diameter of 7.6 feet is our ABV and the height of 90 feet is the hop load of 90 IBU’s. Big Tree IPA may be big, but its mellow smooth flavor will delight and satisfy with the well balanced delivery of a significant hop presence.

Santee, CA Brewery new to STL distro:

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Prospect Pale Ale

Notes of citrus rind and a pleasant mineral taste that accentuates the bittering hop addition of citra, centennial, columbus, and cascade.

Gillespie Brown Ale

Sweet, but with a crisp hop bite, this brown ale has a lush, long, full-bodied finish.

Iron Mountain IPA

Pungent West Coast hop bomb that your must get your face into quickly. Shhhh… don’t think. Just relax.

Chaotic Double IPA

Hop aficionados agree - more hops, man. “Totally”, this beer agrees.

2015 Ridgeway Bad Elf Series Beers

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Very Bad Elf - Bitter

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Based on an original recipe from 1795, Very Bad Elf has nutty and sweet-roasted flavors attributable to its use of an ancient pale malt, uniquely recreated for this delightful ale. A rare variety of Fuggles hops dating to the mid-1800’s gives the beer a soft, rounded bitterness and uncanny drinkability.

Seriously Bad Elf - English Winter Ale

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Another masterpiece from Peter Scholey at Ridgeway Brewing. Seriously Bad Elf is Peters’s very English interpretation of a Belgian Tripel, brewed to warming 9% alcohol, especially for his rapidly-growing American following.

Insanely Bad Elf - Imperial Red Ale

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“My goodness”, muttered Claus, recalling his visit to the Institute, “the restrictive outerwear, the padded room-even padded Christmas tree ornaments. Horrifying! Yet the little chap seems happier than he’s ever been” Claus took a thoughtful sip of a most warming red ale. “Perhaps sanity is over-rated…Ho,Ho,Ho!” A dark flavo(u)r bomb of a beer. It backs such a punch that it is only available in 330 ml bottles.

Criminally Bad Elf - Barleywine

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It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, of course – wrong place at the wrong time…but Claus was soon back on the the street with the polite apologies of the authorities – no questions asked. All’s well that ends well, surely, but still, the reporters wanted to know…it takes its toll, doesn’t it? “Indeed,” sighed Claus, “my elf is going crazy, and I fear that I shall soon go crazy as well.” And with that he hoisted a great flagon of his favorite Barleywine-style ale, silently contemplating the future and straining to remember why he got into this particular line of work in the first place.

Lump of Coal

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Looking forward to a depressing holiday? Here is liquid consolation. This 8% bittersweet chocolate stout is the best you could hope for in these dark times. Actually, come to think of it, considering how bad you’ve been, this little coal-black gem is more than you deserve for Christmas this year.

The handiwork of vastly talented (but altogether too cheery) master brewer Peter Scholey, Lump of Coal is the perfect stocking stuffer for the beer lover or manic depressive in your family.

Here are the latest additions to the shop this week. As always, text any requests to 314-399-9339, include your name and quantity.

2nd Shift Dry-Hopped Katy - A CBC Exclusive

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Already a shop favorite, Katy is an oak barrel aged Brett Lam saison. Dry hop it with Amarillo and Citra hops and it takes on a whole new identity.

4 Hands CMS Variety Packs

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The vaunted Chocolate Milk Stout variety packs are back! This year there’s Chocolate Milk Stout, Tiki Chocolate Milk Stout (coconut), Horchata Chocolate Milk Stout (vanilla and cinnamon), and a sweet glass. DO NOT WAIT ON THIS ONE.

UCBC Winter Warmer Stout Variety Pack

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Any one of these beers is guaranteed to keep you warm on a cold winter’s night. The pack includes:

Kinsale (Foreign Extra Stout) – Named for the southern Ireland town boasting a Caribbean sister town of the same name, this Foreign Export-style Stout has become an Irish-perfected, Caribbean-loved style of beer. Historically generously hopped and full of roasted malt flavors; our version leans toward the creamy, sweet side of things.

Hollermöffel (Smoked Bock) – The Tale of Sleepy Head: Sleepy head, sleepy head, what do you think? I think something that you’ll want to (yawn) drink? What is that my soporific friend… do pray tell? It’s smoky, it’s roasty, it’s Hollermöffel.

Cocoa CowTao (Chocolate Milk Stout) – Tao- Chinese for ‘path’ or ‘way’. Should you follow the Cocoa CowTao of UCBC it will guide you to a place of confectionary, bovinic, and zymurgic fusion, where you will find fulfillment through the exquisite wisdom of Chocolate Milk Stout.

Chouteau Joe (Coffee Stout) – Dear Auguste Chouteau, founding father of The STL, we toast to you today with a blend of two Saint Louis beverages: coffee from Kaldi’s and beer from UCBC. If you were here to raise a glass with us, you’d find a ‘namesake brew’ of a cold-steeped, savory coffee and a rich, creamy Stout ale.

(Back in stock) Charleville Late Night Karate Kicks

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Late Night Karate Kicks is made with “Highlander Grog” coffee roasted by St. Louis’s own Chauvin Coffee Co. Not just for breakfast; LNKK is black as night with a coffee kick that will keep you rocking all night long!

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad

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Based loosely on the Smokestack Series’ The Sixth Glass, this abbey-style quadrupel is separated into a number of oak bourbon barrels where it ages for varying lengths of time, some for up to three years. Cherries are added to make up for the “angel’s share” of beer lost during barrel aging. Selected barrels are then blended for optimum flavor. The resulting beer retains only very subtle cherry characteristics, with toffee and vanilla notes coming to the fore.

Boulevard Snow and Tell

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Snow & Tell, our newest winter seasonal beer, is being released to coincide with the change in the weather that occurs in the Midwest as we transition from crisp fall days into cooler, brisk nights. A malt blanket of sorts, Snow & Tell is our interpretation of a Scotch Ale or a Wee Heavy. Ranging in alcohol from 6% up to 10% in more extreme examples of the style, Scotch Ales typically feature rich, caramel malt sweetness punctuated by spicy/herbal hops. Opening with aromas of fig, raisins and caramel/toffee Snow & Tell stretches out, enveloping the palate with a lingering malt sweetness that transitions into spicy/herbal hop flavors coupled with a drying, oaky character. The hops are fairly minimal at 25 IBUs, but serve to keep Snow & Tell from becoming cloying. A great sipper on a cool night, we suggest pairing Snow & Tell with heavy meat dishes, strong aged cheeses, chocolate and shortbread.

Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout

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Brewed with chocolate from Colorado’s very own Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., this Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout is full of rich, toasted chocolate notes with hints of dark fruit. 72 Imperial will take you where you need to go. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Tallgrass Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat w/ Cinnamon

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Prominent vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate and espresso flavor and aroma; creamy sweetness of milk sugar; dark-roasted barley; and warm bourbon undertones from oak barrel. Delicious, rich cinnamon graham cracker in liquid form.

Tallgrass Explorer Series Packs

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This exciting new variety pack from Tallgrass included Bourbon Barrel Aged Buffalo Sweat, Big Ricc Russian Imperial Coffee Stout, Wooden Rooster Whiskey Barrel Aged Triple, and Cinnamon and Vanilla Bourbon Barrel Aged Buffalo Sweat.

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot

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Our Bigfoot Barleywine is a craft beer legend. Each winter, this beast of a beer appears and wreaks havoc on unsuspecting palates with its intense bittersweet flavors. This year—in honor of the 30th Anniversary of this style-bending brew— we’re releasing a very special version of this cult classic: Aged in oak whiskey casks for nearly two years, this barrel-aged Bigfoot is incredibly complex. The assault of resinous hops has mellowed, and the influence of the wood has shifted focus toward the malt—with rich burnt-sugar flavors and notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, and raisins. Grab this elusive beast while you can, because it won’t be around for long.

Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA

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The blend of Cascade and English Challenger hops combine to produce an abundance of fresh hop aroma that preludes a bitter-dry taste explosion. Crafted from nearly three centuries of brewing heritage at Scotland’s oldest independent brewery, this ale from Belhaven will have your taste buds tingling.