Just got a note from Chris at our Rock Hill location that they scored another case of Perennial Violet and Homefront IPA --
in stock now at our Rock Hill location only!!!!
Limited release.... Perennial Artisan Ales Violet...$11.99 / 750ml "Violet is a Belgian-Style tripel brewed with pluots, a fruit that is a cross between a plum and an apricot. Although Perennial likes to use local produce, for this beer and exception was made, as pluots provide a distinctive flavor both refreshing and complex. The beer's light to medium body disguises the ABV and allows you to explore the marriage between the pluots and hops. Violet's fruiter notes are quelled with a dry finish that lends itself nicely to light summer dishes." - Perennial
Perennial Artisan Ales Homefront IPA....$12.99 / 750ml "Homefront IPA is brewed to honor our veterans as they return home from duty. It was conceived by MLB pitcher Chris Ray and brewed last year with Fremont Brewing. We at Perennial are very excited and honored to be a part of brewing this year's batch. Homefront IPA is brewed with oranges and aged on Louisville Slugger bats. Operation Homefront provides financial assistance to the families of our service members and proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to Operation Homefront." - label
"Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan is proud to sponsor Hops for Heroes and thanks Perennial Artisan Ales for participating."
More info about the cause.... Homefront IPA is a collaborative beer developed in 2011 by Fremont Brewing Company and Center of the Universe Brewing Company in order to raise money and awareness for Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a charity that provides emergency assistance to our military heroes and their families. Aged on Louisville Slugger maple bats, this IPA does more than just quench your thirst, it improves the lives of our soldiers. All proceeds from the sale of this beer go to the local Operation Homefront chapters.
This year, in addition to the efforts of Fremont and Center of the Universe breweries, Cigar City, Perennial Artisan Ales, SlyFox, St. Arnold’s and 21st Amendment breweries have joined forces to expand this effort nationwide.
"I'm sure many of you have heard about our collaboration with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company! This 2 year, 2 brewery, 2 family project is about to hit the streets and hopefully make it to a bottle shop near you! Set for National Release in July (I bet you thought you would never hear me say something like that!), BRUX was brewed in Chico (at Sierra Nevada) and will go through their distribution channels, which will, of course, greatly increase your chances of getting a couple of bottles. BRUX is a "domesticated wild ale", or an ale fermented with Belgian yeast, finished by a secondary bottle fermentation with Brettanomyces bruxellensis. It's a little more than 8% alcohol, very dry, earthy, spicy, and tasty. But wait, there's more! About 99% of BRUX was bottled in 750 ml bottles, so there will be almost none available on draft. Almost none, meaning that our brewpubs, Russian River and Sierra Nevada, will have it available on draft in July! The Russian River BRUX draft release is set for July 5th at 5pm at our pub in Downtown Santa Rosa. We will have no bottles or growlers available to go at our brewery due to state liquor laws. Then we move to Chico for Sierra Nevada's release on July 9th where they will have plenty of bottles for sale. Not sure about those details other than Vinnie and I are planning to attend! I do hope you get a chance to taste this exceptional collaboration with our friends at Sierra Nevada!
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"An Eschatalogical Ale"
They felt the need to put the definition of "follow" on the label, but not "Eschatalogical" - so I added the definition....
Definition of ESCHATOLOGY
1: a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind
2: a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind; specifically : any of various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, or the Last Judgment
Rated 97 on RateBeer and 100 on RateBeer for Style
"over the ages the term 'cellar door' has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the 'cleansing' aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let's not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish" -- Stillwater Blog.
A house specialty. this "Keller/Zwickel" beer is top fermented and aged in Innstadt's cellars for 6-8 weeks before bottling.
Innstadt Schwarze Extra...$3.29 / pint
An elegant, dark beer in the best of old brewing tradition with 5.1% alcohol by volume. The "Extra Black" is brewed according to the Innstadt old recipe and is typical in taste. A treat for the lovers of real old Bavarian brewing.
Innstadt Doppel Bock...$3.29 / pint
The special beer for the season. Dark, like a Doppelbock must be refined, spicy and strong as he has always been brewed. A strong beer sensuous delight for all connoisseurs. The "light and sweet Strong" has an alcohol content of 7.2 vol% and flatters with its subtle malt flavor.
Passau is the home of “white” beer in Bavaria. first produced over 500 years ago in the Bavarian forests. Wheat was very rare back then, and "wheat beer" was considered an exclusive beer for Kings, Princes and other Royalty. Only a few very special breweries were granted the right to brew this prized wheat beer and Passau's Innstadt Brauerei was commissioned in 1579. This great nectar of the gods is still today considered one of Bavaria's greatest wheat beers.
Join Goose Island’s Suzanne Wolcott (Head of Education for Goose Island and Certified Cicerone ) as she pairs some delicious vintage ales from Goose Island with the extensive and equally delicious cheeses from the Wine and Cheese Place.
Here are the beers and cheeses we are scheduled to taste:
Goose Island IPA - reception beer
Matilda paired with Tallegio (raw milk)
Sofie paired with Delice de Bourgogne Triple Creme
Pepe Nero with Cave Aged Gruyere
Pere Jacques paired with a with 5 year Old Gouda plus...
It is going to be a great event for both wine and beer lovers! Special Guest- Evan Benn of the St. Louis Post Dispatch returns for another edition. This class will feature wine vs. beer paired with some cheese and light appetizers. We have our own Aaron Zwicker picking the wines and Evan Benn, beer writer for the St. Louis Post Dispatch "Hip Hops"picking the beers. Which will match better with the food? This will be a fun and informative event for both wine and beer lovers. Something for everyone for this re-match $25 / person
Each course will be paired with both a Beer and a Wine Menu for Wine vs. Beer Durham's Tracklements Smoked Salmon Bruschetta Beer: Urban Chestnut Winged Nut Wine: TBA Cole's Ventresca Tuna and White Bean Salad Beer: O'Fallon Black Hemp Wine:TBA
With the increased choices in beers from St. Louis and the local area, we wanted to see how they stand up on the national level.
Thursday August 2nd (6pm:7:30)
$20 / person
IPA Flight - possible beers
Schlafly AIPA, O'Fallon 5 day, 2nd Shift one of their IPAs, Bells Two Hearted Ale, Odell IPA, Founders Centennial
Porter Flight - possible beers
Six Row Porter, Crown Valley Porter, Founders Porter, Odell Porter, Deschutes Black Butte
Plus we will have a bonus Union Jack flight-- this is the bonus round for research and education. It will be a blind flight of 4 glasses of Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA. I took a case of Firestone Walker and will treat each 6 pack differently. We will see how much these factors will affect the beer...
One will be perfect shape, stored in a cool dark place
One is stored dark, but in my 90+ degree garage
One is stored cool, but over exposed to light for an extended time
One is going be stored dark, but in and out of the refrigerator repeatedly.
Toren Cuvee Angelique Historic Recipe...$32.99 / Magnum
"The “Speciale Belge” beer style was created in 1904 for a brewing contest that was organized by the Universities of Belgium. The goal was to improve the quality of Belgian beer. The winner was a new style, called “Belge”. Due to the success in the contest, a number of brewers decided to brew the style and called it “Speciale Belge”.
A “Speciale Belge” is pale amber in color (slighly darker than a pilsner) as brewers tried to copy the color of pilsner in a top fermenting ale. Later the color became darker as pilsners became very common to prove that the style is something special." - importer
't Smisje BBBourgondier Belgian Barley Wine...$4.49 / 11.2oz
A dark bottle-conditioned ale. Brewed with malt, hops, candi sugar, Valerian and Lemon Balm, yeast and water.
Lemon balm is a lemon extract and gives a citrusy note to the beer. As the Bbbourgondier is very malty with a high sugar content, valerian is used as an experimental bittering agent in conjunction with hops to further balance the beer. Valerian is a popular herb used as a sedative to promote sleep and as a calmative agent. Valerian appears to affect the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA in the central nervous system, the target of most tranquilizers available by prescription. It has commonly been prescribed
Unfiltered golden farmhouse ale, brewed with Seville orange peels, Chinese ginger and grains of paradise. Light, bright, spicy aromas, lively carbonation and earthy flavors co-mingle with musty notes that add funky complexity.
Legend has it that a beast roams the moors and plains of Newcastle Upon Tyne. It’s part man, part wolf, and more than a little wild— the perfect inspiration for a Limited Edition ale. Newcastle Werewolf comes at you with a dark, startling aroma, a roasty flavor, and a final taste of hops that leaves you howling for more.