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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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Ultimate 6er | St. Louis 6er

February 24, 2016 |

We’re excited to announce that we partnered with Drink 314 and DrinkMoBeer.com to bring you this week’s St. Louis-themed Ultimate 6er! If you’ve been to St. Louis you know them as the home of the arch, mouth-watering BBQ, the loop, and – of course – the Cardinals. But this city is home to something else as well: Amazing beer that you need to try.

If you like what you see on this week’s 6er, we suggest visiting DrinkMoBeer’s on Facebook and Twitter pages, and checking out Drink 314 for their great content on all things St. Louis beer. Read More

Event Preview | St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival @ Lafayette Square

February 23, 2016 |

What’s better than enjoying amazing craft beer?

Enjoying that amazing beer while talking about it with the men or women who actually made it. That’s the basic idea behind the St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival, now in its … Read More

Beer & Yoga: Bringing the Flavors of Life Together

February 23, 2016 |

“The flavors of life.” Four words that, when expressed, leave one feeling a bit more fulfilled. But for most of us, keeping those flavors handy is a daily struggle. There are days when you “got it”, and, well, those other … Read More

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company | Erlkönig

February 22, 2016 |

ABV: 8.3%

I really appreciate the stories Urban Chestnut Brewing Company spins on its beer labels. The ancient tale referenced on Erlkönig is especially interesting. This beer, a double wheat bock ale, falls into their “Revolution Series” which is a nod to the revolution of modern craft beer in America taking place in urban areas like St. Louis. The story behind Erlkönig however, could not be less modern. Dating to a poem written in 1782 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, it describes a boy and his father resisting the lure of a mysterious Elf King. It’s worth a read if you’re into the strange and supernatural. So, how’s the beer?

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Big Changes for St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival

February 19, 2016 |

There is just something I like about enjoying a brew down by the river. And that is why I’m thrilled that Troika Brodsky and the St. Louis Brewers Guild are moving their annual beer festival down along the Mississippi River … Read More

St. Louis Inventor Keeping “Bombers” Colder, Longer

February 12, 2016 |

You’re in the beer section of your favorite store perusing the selections of six packs, 12 packs, cases of cans or bottles, artistic logos vying for your attention, screaming “try me.” You move down aisle, a bit overwhelmed by … Read More

Brewery Showcase | St. Louis’ Urban Chestnut Celebrates 5 Years

January 18, 2016 |

Outside of St. Louis, the city has been referred to some as the beer capital of the world primarily because of the success of the Anheuser-Busch Company and its flagship brew Budweiser. But inside St. Louis, beer drinkers know the … Read More

Urban Chestnut | Harwood Myth

January 15, 2016 |

The debate on who invented the porter style of beer is heated. Do a quick search of “Ralph Harwood” and prepare to get lost in online comment threads full of finger pointing and righteous rightness. While the inventor of the style is disputed, it is clear that porter came about as a combination of three beers common in 1700’s England – ale, beer and strong beer. Some called it Three Threads, perhaps a riff on Three Thirds. It was also known as Entire, as in Entire-butt, or all from a single cask. Whatever the truth may be, Harwood Myth from Urban Chestnut is a classicly English-style porter.

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Brewery Showcase | Alpha Brewing Company (St. Louis)

January 7, 2016 |

The first thought I had when I Google-mapped Alpha Brewing Company in downtown St. Louis was, “Where the heck is 1409 Washington Ave?” Because that is the address Google gives you, but take a stroll down Washington Avenue and you’ll … Read More