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Midwest Drinking 2018 | Mark Twain Brewing News

January 23, 2018 |

As we finish up another year of beer, it’s time to look ahead to what we’ll be pouring, sipping and loving around the Midwest in 2018.  I’ve reached out to a few of our town’s best brewers to see what we can expect from them in the next Year of Beer.

Up in Hannibal, MO, the team at Mark Twain Brewery is gearing up for some serious growth. Read More

Brewery Showcase | Charleville Brewing Company & Tavern

August 22, 2017 |

As a solo beer writer with a full time job, I’ve come this realization—I won’t be able to attend every new brewery opening, and I won’t be able to drink every new beer.

This has been worrisome, but after speaking with a few owners and managers of local craft breweries, I now understand that most beer media will cover grand openings, but that the effect wears off pretty quick.  It’s reminding the beer loving public months later about what’s happening and what’s new that will pay off for everyone. So with that in mind, I’m not going to worry about missing the grand openings, but rather let each new brewery work out its kinks before writing a feature on them, their beer and potentially their menu. This will also allow you and I, the reader, to benefit from multiple visits to the brewery, which is frankly more fun anyway.

Recently, I paid a second and third visit to what is now the closest craft brewery to my home, Charleville Brewing Company & Tavern located at 2101 Chouteau Avenue in St. Louis, MO..

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2nd Shift Brewing | Hibiscus Wit

July 10, 2017 |

Is there a beer out there that has had such a profound effect on you that you remember everything about the first time you sipped it? I do.
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Celebrating Two Years of ‘Weird’ Beer in St. Louis

October 26, 2016 |

Let’s get something straight – weird beer is awesome. Weird beer made in the shadow of the world’s largest lager brewery, Anheuser-Busch, is even awesomer.

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Ultimate 6er | In St. Louis This Week? We’ve Got Six Beers For You.

August 31, 2016 |

Drink 314 has joined forces with DrinkMoBeer.com to bring you a this week’s special Ultimate 6er – which we’ll dub Your STL 6er. It features six local or regional beers that we are recommending you try this week.  Chris, Tim and Andrew are all craft beer nuts and present an “everyone’s” opinion on the beers they find and tryout.  We hope you enjoy their reviews. Read More

The 9 Best Urban Chestnut Beers to Enjoy with Crawfish

July 21, 2016 |

When you’re from St. Louis and you fall in love with a New Orleans girl and her father tells you to “suck the head or starve,” it can be interpreted many, many ways.  Luckily for me I knew exactly what he meant, grabbed my plastic plate, filled it with a pound or more of steaming hot, red mudbugs and my life would never be the same. Read More

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company | The Class of 2011

June 23, 2016 |

Beers are like years. There are a lot of them in the past, more are coming, and some are better than others.

There are four specific years that stand out in the annals of St. Louis’ rich beer history. 1852 is perhaps the most important, as it is the year Anheuser Busch was founded. In 1991, we saw St. Louis enter the world of locally owned craft beer with the establishment of the Schlafly Brewing Company. And in 2008, well, that’s a year that most St. Louis beer lovers would rather forget… it’s the year AB allowed itself to be bought and owned by Inbev. That was a sad year. Read More

Modern Brewery & StilL 630 Collaborate on New Beer

June 1, 2016 |

Local distiller StilL 630 is once again partnering with good folks at the Modern Brewery.

The two have collaborated in the past with Modern Brewery using StilL 630’s RallyPoint barrels to produce a barrel-aged version of their chocolate coffee stout: Arkham’s Finest.

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6 St. Louis Beers Perfect for Team Captain America (Part 1)

May 18, 2016 |

Let’s get it out of the way.  I’ve never been a “geek” about anything, ever.  But after now attending two Comic-Con’s with my self-proclaimed “geek” of a son, who I might add was wearing his “Deadpool” costume, my inner “geek” … Read More

Crafting Beer Labels | Schlafly Brewing Walking Tree Wheat

May 2, 2016 |

It’s the age old question – “which came first the beer or the label?”

The mystery that is this question takes a turn when it comes to Schlafly’s newest twist on its popular Hefeweizen. This week I got a first taste … Read More

Ultimate 6er | The Best St. Louis Beers to Try this Week

April 27, 2016 | 1

Drink 314 has joined forces with DrinkMoBeer.com to bring you this week’s 6er – featuring six local St. Louis beers that we are recommending you try this week.  Chris, Tim and Andrew are all craft beer nuts and present an “everyone’s” opinion on the beers they find and tryout.  We hope you enjoy their reviews.

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Schlafly | Summer Patio Pack

April 21, 2016 |

It warms both my heart and my beer gut to learn that Schlafly Beer has decided to just skip spring and move right into summer after announcing they’ve assembled their newest Summer Patio Pack.

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Brewery Showcase | The Modern Brewery (St. Louis, MO)

April 13, 2016 |

No fear and big ideas. What else can you say about the local brewery whose tap handles are adorned with light bulbs? Our visit to Modern Brewery‘s tasting room came just a few months after owners Beamer Eisele and lifelong … Read More

Urban Chestnut Adds Two To Its Year-Round Roster

April 12, 2016 |

Popularity can be a bitch. You make your debut, you find a few who quickly embrace you, and then next thing you know — you’re everywhere.

Such is the case for two popular Urban Chestnut Brewing Company beers. Hopfen made its debut back in 2011 and quickly became among the most popular of UCBC’s beers. In 2012 Dorfbier debuted, and it too was quickly embraced by the local and national beer loving world. Read More

Event Preview | What’s Lupulin & Why They Got It Wrong In 1909

March 25, 2016 |

What the heck is a Lupulin? It’s a question many St. Louis beer fans began asking in 2012 at the first annual 4 Hands Brewing Company’s Lupulin Carnival.

Some exhaustive research we dug up this gem: From the 1909 – … Read More

Brewery Showcase | Senn Bierwerks Planning 2017 Debut

March 24, 2016 |

St. Louis is a thirsty town and getting thirstier. Thankfully, the local brewing community is responding with new ideas, new beers, and new breweries.

This week we learned the plans of St. Louis’ soon to be ‘newest’ brewery, Senn Bierwerks. … Read More

Crown Valley Brewing | Saddlebag Imperial Stout

March 22, 2016 |

How far would you drive to drink really good beer? That is the question I asked myself as I took to the road, driving the 80 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri to visit one of the state’s best brewing companies.

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