|Location: Kansas City, MO|
|Name of Beer: Bundle Up|
|Beer Style: Barleywine|
Our Thoughts: When it's July and 104 degrees outside, it's hard to think about winter. Right now we're just trying to survive the summer. Luckily, Boulevard is providing us a light at the end of the hot, sweat-drenched tunnel. Coming out in November in 750 ml bottles, Bundle Up marks a milestone for Boulevard, as this is their first barleywine. We say better late than never! Look for caramel, dark fruit and candi sugar flavors being balanced by American hops in this boozy beast. This will be the perfect sipper at the end of the night. We love winter beers, and barleywines have a special place in our hearts, so saying we're excited for this one is an understatement. Barleywine is life!
|Brewery: Hungry Hollow|
|Name of Beer: Three Point Five|
|Beer Style: Imperial IPA|
Our Thoughts: Located deep in southwest Missouri, Cassville might be a small town, but a big beer is coming from Hungry Hollow. Three Point Five is a 10.5% ABV imperial IPA clocking in with 110 IBU's and brewed with 3.5 pounds per barrel of New Zealand and American hops. A unique feature of this beer is that no hops are added during the boil and all of the 110 IBU's come from hops added after the boil to extract the hop oils. If that wasn't enough for you hop heads, it's also dry hopped! If this beer doesn't make you hoppy, nothing will. Be sure to give them a like on Facebook and follow their story. With their focus on hops and creative fermentation, we're sure it will prove to be interesting. Hungry Hollow also has a dry hopped Ozark Farmhouse French Saison in the works as well. Look for bottles of Three Point Five in liquor stores and restaurants throughout Springfield and southwest Missouri soon.
|Location:St, Louis, MO|
|Name of Beer: Northeast IPA|
|Beer Style: Imperial IPA|
Our Thoughts: The haze craze these days knows no bounds. The wildly popular Northeast IPA style is being brewed all across the country and it's definitely made it's presence felt in St. Louis. Now, it looks like Schlafly will try and tackle this behemoth. Their new Northeast IPA will be part of their Hop Allocation series, which features eight unique beers that shine the spotlight on the hops. With only 35 IBU's, look for loads of tropical and citrus flavors, with very little hop bitterness, the hallmark of the style. Definitely check this out when it hits shelves.
|Location: Weston, MO|
|Name of Beer: Li'l Lucy's Tropical Amber|
|Beer Style: Flavored Lager|
Our Thoughts: Founded in 1842 by German immigrant John Georgian and a sponsor of the first Kansas City Royals team in the early 1900's, Weston Brewing Company has a long and storied history. Having survived fire, Prohibition and numerous owner changes, Weston is still alive and kicking and churning out both classic, traditional styles and modern, innovative brews. Li'l Lucy's Tropical Amber is more in the latter category, as it is an amber lager with fresh mango and habanero. If you're a chili head or if you like Weston's Li'l Lucy's Hot Pepper Ale, but want some sweet to balance the heat, this brew is for you.