Today in St. Louis drinking for May 28

Today’s Writing Beer: Take Ten, the new imperial stout with pretzels, chocolate sauce, and peanuts from Perennial. Yum.

Here is what I found today that every beer and whiskey lover in St. Louis needs to know.

Embrace The Bitter

… Speaking of Perennial Artisan Ales, the south city brewery released the first beer from what they’re calling the Brewers’ Reserve Series. Ordinary Bitter is very drinkable at 3.5% ABV, which is right in style as English-style bitters are sessionable, lower-alcohol, and malt-driven. This beer brewed with a base of Maris Otter, a traditional, two-row, low-protein, winter barley variety with deep roots in English brewing, and a touch of both Crystal 15 and 60, a first wort addition of English grown Fuggle and fermented cold with Perennial’s preferred English ale strain. Click here to order some online.

 

New Beer Reminders

4 Hands Brewing continues to find ways to keep busy and their fans drinking. Today, they announced a special limited release of Slipping Into Darkness, with Black Currant and Raspberry. This rare treat will be available in crowlers for curbside pick up!

This a very big beer folks, 12% ABV. An Imperial Stout aged in Elijah Craig Bourbon barrels and is loaded with Tanzanian Cacao nibs with the addition of black currant and raspberry. Available now to order online for curbside pick-up!

…. Pink Guava Bridget and Sunny Cat are back at 2nd Shift! Both are super flavorful beers, perfect warm weather refreshers. Contactless Curbside Pickup: 11am – 6pm. Order online here.

Highest Rated Beers in STL

According to Untappd, here are the current 5 highest rated beers in St. Louis. How many have you tried?

  1. Emperor Fallen Flag | Narrow Gauge Brewing | IPA – Triple | 10% ABV / 70 IBU
  2. Intentionally Indulgent | Perennial Artisan Ales | Stout | 11.5 ABV
  3. SHB: DDH Nelson Sauvin | Narrow Gauge Brewing | IPA | 7% ABV / 50 IBU
  4. Son of Shakey | Maplewood Brewing Co. | IPA – Milkshake | 6.5% ABV
  5. Street Sodie | 4 Hands Brewing | IPA- New England | 6.5% ABV

Support Your Local Bottle Shop

… Recently a fellow Reddit user asked about some of the best liquor stores that featured a good selection of local beers. That reminded me that if even though we want to support our local breweries, we need to think about the locally owned bottle shops as well. Each day, I’ll feature one, with a smattering of what they’re offering and links to their online stores.

… Both BeerSauce Shop stores are open. Both locations, in St. Peter’s and Sunset Hills are open for in-store shopping as well as online for curbside pick up. You can order from St. Peters here, and you can order from Sunset Hills here.

Curb Side Update

Public House Brewing Company is offering curbside pick-up from the St. James Taproom and Rolla Brewpub.

Millpond Brewing and Incubator located in Millstadt, Illinois will return to its original operating hours starting Friday, May 29th

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: 3 pm-10pm
  • Thursday-Saturday: 12 pm-11pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm-7pm
  • Call in your order 618-476-9933 or order online.

That’s all I can find for now. I hope you find this information useful. 

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