Saturday, March 11, 2017

Growler Board Update

Destihl Bourbon Barrel Aged Quadrupel
Their Quad aged in BOURBON BARRELS -- A strong Belgian-style Abbey Ale 'quad' characterized by the immense presence of alcohol and balanced flavor, bitterness and aromas, with a color that is amber/rich chestnut/garnet brown, a complex fruity aroma & flavor reminiscent of raisins & dates.

2nd Shift Cat Spit Oatmeal Stout
Coffeey, roasty, blah blah blah, it's a stout, just drink it, it's really good.
Cat Spit Stout came to be when Steve was brewing his oatmeal milk stout. The infamous El Gato Grande was nearby, chewing on some grain and spitting it back on to the floor. Seriously. We can’t make this stuff up…

Urban Chestnut Forest Park Pilsner
For the past 30 years, Forest Park Forever has been dedicated to keeping St. Louis’ beloved Forest Park one of America’s greatest urban parks. As a “Prost!” to the organization’s anniversary festivities, Urban Chestnut chose to brew this Pre-Prohibition Style American Pilsner, a style that was popular in the US at the time of the park’s opening in 1876. And like Forest Park itself, this beer has a fine, noble character and is accessible to all.

The Bruery collab with A Call to Arms
Deinde Repedo Sour Saison w/ Blueberries
A tart, barrel-fermented blueberry saison collaboration with Call to Arms. The name, Deinde Repedo, loosely translates to "Next Step". NextStep is an organization that aims to revolutionize the quality of healthcare for the physically-challenged. The beer's release today is timed with the conclusion of The Snow 2 Sand Charity Ride to raise awareness and support for NextStep. The bike ride started in Denver (at Call to Arms) and ended in Anaheim at Bruery Terreux for the beer's release.

Very Limited Release, not in bottles
Grimm Artisanal Ales Cube Cuvee #1
Style: blended barrel aged sour ale
Cube Cuvée #1 represents the first in a new series of beers for us. Two years ago, we began stashing beers away in barrels to use in the production of blended sour beers that would include significant aging character. We finally have enough of these old barrels that we can begin to include them in blends. For this first release, we have selected barrels of 16 month old brown sour ale and 4 month old golden sour. Something in the ballpark of a Flemish Red, CC1 is refermented in the keg for a soft carb, and shows beautifully balanced dried fruit notes and a complex, oaky tartness. Draft only, for now.Lauren adding cultures to barrels in 2014

Lagunitas Sucks "Brown Shugga' Substitute"
This sad holiday season we didn’t have the brewing capacity to make our favorite seasonal brew, the widely feared BrownShugga’ Ale. You see we had a couple of really good years (thank you very much) and so heading into this season while we are awaiting the January delivery of a new brewhouse we are jammin’ along brewing 80 barrels of IPA and PILS and such every 3 hours. A couple of months back we realized that since we can only brew a mere 60 barrels of Shugga’ every 5 hours, that we were seriously screwed. For every case of Shugga’ brewed, we’d short 3 cases of our favorite daily beers. It’s a drag. This year, we brewed something that we think is also cool and brews more like our daily brews. The new brewhouse will help insure this kind of failure never happens again. It’s a mess that we can not brew our BrownShugga’ this year and we suck for not doing it. There is nothing cool about screwing this up this badly and we know it. Maybe we can sue our own sorry selves. There is no joy in our hearts this holiday and the best we can hope for is a quick and merciful end. F*@& us. This totally blows. Whatever. We freaking munch moldy donkey butt and we just want it to be all over...
So this substitute beer is a ‘Cereal Medley’ of Barley, Rye, Wheat, and Oats…. Full of complexishness from the 4 grains, and weighing in at 7.85% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.

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