I’ve asked dozens of brewers and brewery owners, what they like most about owning a brewery and brewing beer? The answers vary, but one common theme throughout is that they believe brewing creates community, that while brewing they are never alone, and a unique form of comradeship develops.
It’s just such a comradeship that has brought together so many Missouri brewers and associates to create another super Missouri-style collaboration called “Missouri Loves Company.”
Missouri Loves Company
The newest version of this collaboration beer project will be released next week.
Brewers from across the Show-Me State came together at Mother’s Brewing Company in Springfield in late July to brew the recipe they developed together via video conferencing.
“It felt right to make something that would fit the upcoming fall season, and we decided a Sticke Altbier would be a perfect style,” wrote Mother’s Brewing on social media.
If you’ve never heard of a Sticke Altbier… don’t worry, a few of the brewers had either!
Sticke Altbier will be 6% ABV and 30 IBUs and was brewed with Isaria, Munich, Melanoidin, and Chocolate Wheat malts, and hopped with German Akoya, Contessa, and Salvo. As the lore for this style of beer goes, the “sticke” part of the name means “secret.”
This was the beer that the brewer traditionally made for themselves with a higher alcohol content, but the brewery would put a sign with the word “sticke” in the window to let customers know that the beer was being tapped.
Where Missouri Loves Company is available
Just in time for Oktoberfest season, the “secret” will be released on September 21 at each of the 34 participating brewery locations. Here is where you’ll find it locally.