|Brewery: Heavy Riff|
|Location: St. Louis, MO|
|Name of Beer: Bohemian Rhaspberry|
|Beer Style: Dark Sour Ale|
Our Thoughts: In beer brewing, the sour beer spectrum encompasses everything from historical lambics and traditional German and Belgian styles to the wild and sour ales produced by America's craft brewers. These earthy, fruity and funky beers have been embraced by many brewmasters and have seen quite the revival in the past few years. Many breweries now even experiment with dry hopping, adding fruit and aging sour beers in used spirit barrels. Heavy Riff is keeping it fairly traditional with Bohemian Rhaspberry, a new dark sour ale brewed with raspberries. The addition of raspberries will add sweetness to help balance out the acidity of the base sour ale. With an extremely diverse stable of beers, including a handful of sour beers, Heavy Riff are definitely no rookies when it comes to the style. We're confident this will send shivers down our spine and can't wait to crank up Queen and hoist a few pints of Bohemian Rhaspberry.
|Brewery: Mark Twain and Narrow Gauge|
|Location: Hannibal, MO|
|Name of Beer: Wonder Train|
|Beer Style: American Pale Ale|
Our Thoughts: Mark Twain has finally brewed their first official collaboration beer, and boy is it a doozy. They have joined forces with none other than Jeff Hardesty and the mighty Narrow Gauge to bring us Wonder Train, an American pale ale. The lucky residents of Hannibal got to feast on the wonder last week, when it was released at Mark Twain's tap room. For any Columbia beer enthusiasts, make sure you go to the release party this week on December 14th at 6 PM, held at Shakespeare's South. For us lucky St. Louis beer geeks, look for it to be tapped this Friday. Narrow Gauge has proven they are one of America's elite breweries and Mark Twain are definitely no slouches, producing an wide array of quaffable brews, so we have very high hopes for this one.
|Brewery: Public House|
|Location: St. James, MO|
|Name of Beer: Barrel Aged Anthony's Pacification|
|Beer Style: Imperial Stout|
Our Thoughts: Just in time for the start of cold weather, Public House is releasing a big, boozy beauty to help take the fight out of Old Man Winter. They've taken Anthony's Pacification, their luscious and intense Russian Imperial Stout and let it age in barrels. Depending on what the barrels previously held, they can impart a plethora of flavors and add levels of depth and complexity to an already bold beer. Beers like this get a lot of attention from beer enthusiasts, so this most likely will not last long. Follow Public House on social media for release details.