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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:
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:
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
Very Bad Elf - Bitter
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.