Good beer in St Louis this weekend

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Gunslinger711, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Gunslinger711

    Gunslinger711 Aspirant (219) Apr 16, 2010 Indiana
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    I'll be heading to St Louis for a conference this weekend and wanted to know if there's any good seasonal beer to pick up. I'm from Indiana so get a little distribution from that way (Schlafly mainly), I'm interested more in seasonal and special releases.

    Edit: Local Mead is also on the table as my wife and I have just got big into that.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. leroybrown10

    leroybrown10 Meyvn (1,134) Jan 26, 2008 Missouri
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    Side Project should have PN6 and Grisette to go.

    Box of Chocolates is a chocolate quad from Charleville that was released a week or 2 ago and can be found on the shelf. Option 2(coffee imperial milk stout) from Rock Bridge Brewing and Bennie(mocha stout) from Logboat Brewing are both great. Most other Logboat beers are good choices as well.
     
  3. drbumwine

    drbumwine Initiate (131) Apr 22, 2016 Iowa
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    Fallen Flag from Narrow Gauge Brewing is really good.
     
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  4. Jonc

    Jonc Initiate (150) Feb 12, 2007 Missouri
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    Try the OJ Run and Cloud City if you go to Narrow Gauge. Heck, I like them all!
     
  5. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (620) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Anything 2nd Shift
     
  6. chitownfanatic21

    chitownfanatic21 Aspirant (216) Sep 25, 2016 Kansas
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    LSD from them is pretty darn good
     
  7. Vitacca

    Vitacca Devotee (446) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Just got back from St Louis. SP has PN 6 and Grissette, 2nd Shift has LSD and LSD coffee plus others and Narrow Gauge has crowlers of everything except Simcoe and Dollar Show. Oast, All the Citrus and Cloud City were amazing. Buy it all. Cheers!
     
  8. Saluki-21

    Saluki-21 Initiate (152) Jan 31, 2015 Missouri
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    You picked a great weekend to go. As others mentioned Side Project should have Pulling Nails blend 6 and Grissette to go, and starting Saturday at 12 through their Shared Brewing name they'll have their first ever release with a double dry hopped pale ale Proof of Concept, as well as another yet named beer. Narrow Gauge is also releasing their stout Zavtrak (stout with cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla beans, and coffee) at 11 am. Highly suggest eating at the restaurant that Narrow Gauge is located inside (Cugino's) as well.
     
  9. Gunslinger711

    Gunslinger711 Aspirant (219) Apr 16, 2010 Indiana
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  10. Gunslinger711

    Gunslinger711 Aspirant (219) Apr 16, 2010 Indiana
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    Thanks for all of the suggestions, visited 7 breweries, picked up some good stuff to share with my fellow hoosiers.
     
  11. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (620) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    You did good my friend!
     
  12. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,501) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Anything this weekend? I'll have an hour or two in the city on Friday where I can step out and either have a beer or two on tap, or pick up some bottles to bring home. I'll be hubbed around the St. Louis University.
     
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  13. Maestro0708

    Maestro0708 Aspirant (272) Feb 27, 2015 Kentucky
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    I'll be in St. Louis as well this weekend (for the very first time). I'm going to try to hit up Perennial, Side Project and 4 Hands. Schlafly is having a stout and oyster festival so I'm going to take the wife to that on Saturday. I'll be checking out the craft beer cellar for bottles as recommended.

    Anyone know if there's a chance to find Abraxas?
     
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  14. Bigreid74

    Bigreid74 Initiate (132) Aug 3, 2014 Missouri
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    Abraxas is currently available to-go from the Perennial tasting room. Probably won't find it anywhere else.
     
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  15. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (620) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    The Schlafly Stout and Oyster fest is an awesome time. Not a whalezbroz max profits type of event but just good beer/food/tunes
     
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  16. TeeJep

    TeeJep Initiate (151) Apr 1, 2016 Iowa
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    You just nailed everything I plan on doing. I'll be in St. Louis for the first time as well this weekend, and I plan on hitting up Perennial, SP, and 4 Hands for sure. Hoping to find Abraxas, as well as some SP bottles to-go. The Schlafly Stout and Oyster fest sounds like a good time!
     
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  17. jesus_man

    jesus_man Initiate (130) May 8, 2015 Illinois

    Subscribed! I am not lucky enough to pull away from the family to get "beer time", but perhaps I can make the time someday to find some of these in one of the stores.

    I did get to try the Box of Chocolates from Charleville and I need to get more of that!
     
  18. leglock

    leglock Initiate (120) Jan 24, 2017 Missouri
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    You might get lucky with the Abraxas. I have been to the tasting room a couple times in the last month and Abraxas has been on the to-go list both times.
     
  19. Maestro0708

    Maestro0708 Aspirant (272) Feb 27, 2015 Kentucky
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    I visited Perennial on Saturday and unfortunately they did not have it to-go. I was able to try Abraxas 2016 at Side Project and loved it!
     
  20. thedifferencemaker

    thedifferencemaker Aspirant (202) Nov 17, 2013 Ohio

    Visiting Sunday to Wednesday. My only plan is to check out Schafly, anything else?
     
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  21. jesus_man

    jesus_man Initiate (130) May 8, 2015 Illinois

    Try their Ibex Celler Imperial stout. Mmmm
     
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  22. stevefenster

    stevefenster Initiate (165) Mar 29, 2016 Colorado
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    Just to reiterate since it hasn't been mentioned in the most recent wave of posts: Narrow Gauge is really, really good. I highly recommend it.
     
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  23. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (515) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
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    I'll be in town on Sunday for Opening Day. I plan on making the usual stop at Beer Cellar and loading up. Was wanting to take my dad to Bogart's BBQ but they're closed. Any other recommended BBQ joints besides Pappy's that'll be open before the game?

    And which brewery has a killer tap list right now? Side Project will be closed. Schlafly, while I love having pints after the game, always has the same usual fare. I'm open to something new.
     
  24. carln26

    carln26 Champion (883) Mar 5, 2004 Missouri
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    Side Project Brewery is open on Sundays.I would recommend a stop there and the new 2nd Shift a mile down Manchester
     
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  25. Heisenbrew

    Heisenbrew Initiate (149) Aug 21, 2016 Missouri
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    Sugarfire or Dalie's (which is out of the way but my favorite BBQ in the area)
     
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  26. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (515) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
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    Ahh. Their website said Closed. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  27. Gregwilsonstl

    Gregwilsonstl Initiate (30) Aug 11, 2015 Missouri
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    2nd Shift, Side Project, Narrow Gauge, Civil Life, Urban Chestnut, Perennial, 4 Hands, etc. Endless options in the Lou. Id put narrow gauge at the top of the list though if you like NE style IPAs, but itll be 20 minutes out of your way (but has decent food).

    Side Project is top notch, but be prepared for crowds and a big tab.
     
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  28. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (515) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
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    I usually make a lap around the city. The plan is to hit Sump around 11:30am for some cold brew, Side Project for a couple pours, Craft Beer Cellar for some bottles, a brewery I haven't been to yet (2nd Shift, Narrow Gauge, Civil Life), BBQ and then the ballgame. I always see 2nd Shift bottles when I'm in town but never make the jump. You guys give them a lot of love so I think I'll change that this trip.
     
  29. eerickson7

    eerickson7 Initiate (145) May 29, 2008 Missouri
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    Side Project's brewery is open Sundays (today included).

    Their Cellar (a couple blocks away from the brewery) is closed Sundays.
     
  30. bmf823

    bmf823 Initiate (159) Jun 25, 2014 California
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    Good people of St. Louis,

    My boyfriend and I are making the pilgrimage to Side Project this Tuesday as part of a cross country road trip. Given the wealth of incredible beers available (especially if those coffee stouts make it through the weekend), I wanted to extend an invitation to anyone interested in splitting some bottles in the name of variety and thoroughness. We should be there for a few hours beginning at opening.

    Cheers!
     
  31. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (515) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
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    Just wanted to extend thanks for the Narrow Gauge recommendation. I've been burned out on IPA lately. Needless to say they renewed my interest. Walked out with 5 crowlers.
     
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  32. nw2571

    nw2571 Initiate (117) Feb 26, 2017 Indiana
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  33. zeff80

    zeff80 Poo-Bah (6,390) Feb 6, 2006 Missouri

    The Ibex Cellar Imperial Coffee Stout is amazing, too.
     
  34. randjuke

    randjuke Initiate (195) Feb 13, 2010 Iowa
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    I'm going to piggyback on this thread - I will be in STL next weekend. I like NEIPA's and it looks like Narrow Gauge is the way to go. Any other suggestions or things going on?
     
  35. carln26

    carln26 Champion (883) Mar 5, 2004 Missouri
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    NG is a great bet, also, Perennial is releasing their new APA Cave Torch in cans this week, and will have variants available throughout the week.
     
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  36. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (620) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Get to 2nd Shift and try their new Little Big Hop IPA, its fabulous and available in 16oz cans. Great flavor, east coast turbid, and easy drinking
     
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