Libation Review 

Libation Review: Prairie Artisan Ales / Brewfist Spaghetti Western

Behind The Booze: While it is true that in the 1500’s Germany had made the decision that the only ingredients that would be in beer would be Barley, Hops and Water – as the craft beer market has changed over the years many brewers have decided to ‘change things up’ and include just about anything you can think of.  Sometimes this decision is made for reaching specific flavor profiles, sometimes it is to stand out in a crowded market and sometimes it is simply an experiment to see if it…

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Brew Review : New Belgium Brewing Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Heavenly Feijoa Tripel

Brew Review : New Belgium Brewing Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Heavenly Feijoa Tripel Country: United States Distillery: New Belgium Brewing Bottler: New Belgium Brewing Distillation Date: January, 2013 Style: Tripel Bottling Date: Unknown Alcohol: 9.4% ABV Price: Behind The Booze: Every now and then I will go out of my way and ‘read a book by its cover’ so to speak and grab a beer I may not normally gravitate towards but that has some ‘cool’ or ‘fun’ packaging. The ( wait for this name… ) New Belgium Brewing BRasserie…

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Brew Review : 4 Hands Brewing Contact High

Brew Review : 4 Hands Brewing Contact High Country: United States Bottler: 4 Hands Brewery Distillation Date: Unknown Style: American Pale Wheat Ale Alcohol: 5.00% ABV Price: Behind The Booze: You knew I had to pick another St. Louis brewery for this weeks Brew Review! 4 Hands Brewing has come out with some ‘unique’ and almost borderline exotic types of brews over the years and the Contact High is no different. Taken from their site “Contact High is our summer seasonal inspired by the American craft movement. We made this…

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Brew Review : Schlafly Weizen Bock

Schlafly Weizen Bock Country: United Stated Distillery: Schlafly Tap Room Bottler: Schlafly Style: Weizenbock Alcohol: 8% ABV Price: ~ $7.00 Behind The Booze: For those of us in St. Louis – there is a brewery that not only produces great beer, but is a staple for quite a few restaurants and bars in the area – regardless of it seeming to be a ‘normal’ staple in the area. Well – one even more ‘niche’ aspect of the St. Louis area is a grocery store called Schnucks and to narrow it…

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Brew Review : Boulevard Brewing Co. – Long Strange Tripel

Boulevard Brewing Co. – Long Strange Tripel Country: United States – Kansas City, Missouri Distillery: Boulevard Brewing Co Style: American Tripel Alcohol: 9.20% ABV Price: ~ $7.00 a Pint Behind The Booze: You know – now that I am starting to get into these brew reviews it becomes more and more clear that there is an entire world out there in respect to the different ingredients, methods and of course – the types. I could go into the long schpeal about how the Tripel is a type of beer that…

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Brew Review : 4 Hands Brewing Co – Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown

4 Hands Brewing Co – Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown Country: United Stated – St. Louis Missouri Bottler: 4 Hands Brewery Style: Oatmeal Ale Bottling Date: unknown Alcohol: 5.5% ABV Price: Forgot to check Behind The Booze: Some of you may know that I live in St. Louis, Mo so what better way to start ‘beer reviews’ than with a local selection? A little information taken from their site ( http://www.4handsbrewery.com ) “4 Hands Brewing Company, located in the LaSalle Park neighborhood, will provide the craft beer enthusiast a handcrafted portfolio…

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