You never know what you’ll find on Twitter. Sometimes you run into a tweet that is just so damn clever you want to knock yourself upside the head because you didn’t think of it first.
Now granted, I have no graphic arts skills, so I can’t beat myself up to bad for not coming up with this awesome tweet from Kathy Polo @katyapolo, a St. Louis freelance graphic designer, lover of good beer and good hockey.
I give you the St. Louis Brews: pic.twitter.com/KfBbPV59Qf
— Kathy Polo (@katyapolo) May 1, 2016
I tweeted Kathy asking for her permission to use her graphic and she agreed. So in her honor, I thought we’d turn her idea into a real St. Louis 6’er, by matching her beer selection with one created right here in the land of the Blues.
Jake Pale Alen | St. Louis Pale Ale | Ferguson Brewing Company
STYLE: Pale Ale
A golden American style pale ale using Cascade hops at four different points in the boil. Well balanced with a malty mouth-feel and a hoppy citrus bite.
You could say Jake Allen is also well balanced. He has been a huge part of the St. Louis Blues success this season as part of a tandem with Brian Elliott. When one goalie was down, the other had to be up. Allen, the ultimate teammate, has balanced his role as starter and back up like a pro.
Alex Porterangelo | Baltic Porter | Morgan Street Brewery
Full bodied and boozie, this European high gravity winter beer is new to this years lineup. The appearance is a cloudy bronze, with combination of raisin, port wine and caramel flavors.
Like the delicious heaviness of this porter, Alex Pietrangelo is logging heavy ice time in the Blues playoff run. Pietrangelo leads the rush at times and has a goal and five assists in the playoffs for a team savoring its first victory in the second round since 2002.
Kolsh / Schlafley
Our Kölsch is a classic golden ale that uses a centuries old yeast strain sourced from a famous Kölsch brewer in Köln, Germany. Fermented at 63 degrees, then cold conditioned, it has the delicate fruity aroma of an ale with the crisp, clean finish of a lager. It is brewed with lightly roasted malt and 100% German Noble Hops: Perle for bitterness and Hallertau Traditional for flavor and aroma.