|Location: Maryland Heights, MO|
|Name of Beer: STL Red|
|Beer Style: Red Ale|
Our Thoughts: Baseball and beer go hand in hand. There's nothing better than sipping a cold beer while watching the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on a beautiful St. Louis spring day. Thankfully, O'Fallon has created the perfect beer to accompany you throughout the season. This new red ale proudly proclaims O'Fallon's love of beer and support of St. Louis and the Cardinals. Make sure you pick up a six pack for opening day!
|Location: Columbia, MO|
|Name of Beer: Nitro Bennie|
|Beer Style: Mocha Coffee Stout|
Our Thoughts: While most people might associate nitro beers with Guinness, more and more breweries are dabbling in this space. The addition of nitrogen to the carbonation mix adds complexity and a creamier mouthfeel to the beer. Happily, Logboat has taken Bennie, their mocha stout that is brewed with fresh Fretboard coffee beans and locally sourced cocoa nibs, and chosen to go down the nitro road. This will definitely up the "delicious" factor of this beer. Look for this on draft and 12 ounce cans of regular Bennie in stores soon.
|Brewery: 4 Hands|
|Location: St. Louis, MO|
|Name of Beer: Plum Sour|
|Beer Style: Ale Aged in Wine Barrels with Plum|
Our Thoughts: We think you'll all agree when we say that 4 Hands has an incredibly diverse portfolio. From Brown Ales and Wheat Beers to Imperial IPA's and Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts, 4 Hands has shown they are very adept in the brewing arts. Now, they are expanding their horizons even more. This new beer will feature wine barrel aging and the addition of plums. Judging by the success of Passion Fruit Prussia, 4 Hand's tart, non-traditional take on the Berliner Weisse, we're confident they know their way around sour beers. This will definitely be worth seeking out.
|Brewery: Public House|
|Location: St. James, MO|
|Name of Beer: Delineator|
|Beer Style: Doppelbock|
Our Thoughts: Like milk stouts, doppelbocks hold a special place in our hearts. Ayinger's Celebrator doppelbock was another landmark beer in our journey of discovering the wonders of beer. Celebrator is considered the benchmark of the style, featuring rich, complex maltiness with notes of caramel and toffee, light roastiness, all balanced by elegant hops. This beer proves that lagers are far from boring. We're excited to taste Public House's take on this Bavarian classic.
|Location: Raytown, MO|
|Name of Beer: Tangerine-Vanilla Scythe and Stave|
|Beer Style: Saison|
Our Thoughts: We're excited to feature this beer in New Brew News just because it sounds delicious! The best examples of saison's normally feature notes of tart lemons, honey, light biscuity malt flavors, banana and spicy yeast phenols. The addition of tangerine and vanilla to these flavors will no doubt produce a complex, yet deliciously refreshing brew. Crane is a master of adding the perfect twist to classic style. Keep watching your favorite retailer's shelves for 750 ml bottles.
|Location: Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis, MO|
|Name of Beer: Rye By Night|
|Beer Style: Black Rye IPA|
Our Thoughts: Collaborations are an exciting part of the craft beer community. Beer enthusiasts love it when two of their favorite breweries combine forces to make magic. This new beer features the dream team of Charleville and Heavy Riff. They've teamed up to create Rye By Night, a black rye IPA. Knowing the talent at these two breweries, we think Rye By Night could give Wookey Jack, the highly rated black rye IPA from Firestone Walker, a run for it's money. Grab a bottle of this and raise a toast to friendship and cooperation.
|Location: Springfield, MO|
|Name of Beer: Doozy|
|Beer Style: Imperial IPA|
Our Thoughts: Hardcore beer enthusiasts are probably doing a double take right now and saying "Hey, wait a minute! Doozy isn't a new beer!! Whoever writes this drivel has no idea what they're doing!" Well, just cool your jets and let us clarify. It appears Mother's has taken their Imperial IPA and aged it on Missouri white oak with Citra and Simcoe hop additions at every conceivable time during the brewing process. Look for this "doozy" of a beer in 12 ounce bottles, presumably as part of a 4 pack. We're glad Mother's keeps us on our toes.