|Brewery: Rock and Run|
|Location: Kansas City, MO|
|Name of Beer: Barrel Aged Backline with Brett|
|Beer Style: Barrel Aged Belgian Style India Red Ale|
Our Thoughts: Taking it's moniker from the combination of the owner's passions, Rock and Run is committed to bringing the small batch brewing experience to the Kansas City area. With an impressive 40 beers on tap and up to 10 of those being Rock and Run's own brews, they always seem to have a trick up their sleeves. Having brewed everything from Maibocks and Imperial Stouts to Quad IPA's, they've also shown they aren't afraid to experiment. Barrel Aged Backline sees Rock and Run throwing the BJCP style guidelines out the window and delivering a Belgian style india red ale brewed with oats and German red malt, El Dorado, Calypso, Galena and Columbus hops, dry hopped with Mosiac, the addition of honey, orange and lemon peel, all topped off with barrel ageing with Brettanomyces, eveeryone's favorite yeast responsible for funk. Seems just crazy enough to produce something magical. Look for this in 22 ounce bottles.
|Brewery: White River|
|Location: Springfield, MO|
|Name of Beer: Date Lady Double|
|Beer Style: Red Ale|
Our Thoughts: Since 2013, White River has been a small batch brewery focused on traditional European styles while still embracing the classic American styles we all know and love. Date Lady Double sees White River taking a red ale and adding their own twist by fermenting it with cherries and dates. Red ales typically tend to lean to the maltier side of things, with toasted malt flavors prominent and light bitterness, although some are more aggressively hopped. The cherries and dates will add a nice layer of complexity to a typically simple and straightforward beer style. White River usually cans their beers, but this looks to be packaged in 750 ml bottles. Watch White River's social media feeds for release details.
|Brewery: Narrow Gauge|
|Location: Florissant, MO|
|Name of Beer: SHB: DDH El Dorado|
|Beer Style: IPA|
Our Thoughts: Regular readers of New Brew News know that we are massive fans of Narrow Gauge. Their beers have enriched our lives and brought nationwide attention to the St. Louis beer community. Many beer enthusiasts make the trek out to Florissant to partake of their ale alchemy, including yours truly. Having recently enjoyed another of their double dry hopped beers, DDH Thunder from Down Under, we're thrilled to feature this new brew. Coming on the scene in 2010, El Dorado hops feature a uniquely fruity flavor profile, with notes of pineapple and mango and aromas of pear, stone fruit and watermelon. This dual purpose hop is a favorite of many brewers, and we know Narrow Gauge will utilize it to its full potential and delight us with another amazing beer.
|Brewery: Cathedral Square|
|Location: St. Louis, MO|
|Name of Beer: Balthazar|
|Beer Style: Barrel Aged Belgian Stout|
Our Thoughts: Already making a Belgian style Abbey Ale, White Ale and White IPA, Cathedral Square is no stranger to the Belgian style of brewing. Using traditional Trappist yeast strains and brewing methods, you would think these beers were made by monks themselves. While that isn't the case, what is the case is that Balthazar combines the best of both worlds, taking a Belgian style stout and aging it in Jim Beam barrels! There are not a whole lot of beers that are lucky enough to be aged in Jim Beam barrels, so this probably won't last long. Incidentally, the name Balthazar is commonly attributed to one of the Three Wise Men, so if you're wise, you will make sure you don't miss out on this barrel aged beauty.