|Brewery: Missouri Beer Company and BeerSauce Shop|
|Location: O'Fallon, MO|
|Name of Beer: Citra Smash|
|Beer Style: IPA|
Our Thoughts: Hot on the heels of their bourbon barrel aged imperial oatmeal milk stout, Missouri Beer Company and BeerSauce Shop have teamed up again to take us to flavor country. Next up in their flavor collaboration for 2017 is Citra Smash beer. For those unaware, SMASH is an acronym for Single Malt And Single Hop. These beers keep it simple, focus on the ingredients and spotlight what a single malt and a single hop can do. They've chosen to use Citra for the hop, which, since bursting onto the scene in 2007, has become a favorite of brewers and beer enthusiasts alike. Featuring an intense aroma and flavor profile with notes of grapefruit, melon, pineapple, mango and lychee, it is used in some of the most popular pale ales and IPA's on the market today. Follow their social media feeds for release details so you don't miss out on magic in a bottle.
|Location: St. Louis, MO|
|Name of Beer: Arkham's Finest|
|Beer Style: Imperial Stout|
Our Thoughts: Just the other day we were sitting around wishing there were more canned imperial stouts on the market. We love the style and the convenience of cans can't be overstated. Also it's just fun to have such big, flavorful beers in cans instead of the typical 22 ounce bomber or 750 ml bottle. So you can imagine our girlish glee and delight when we saw that Modern will be putting Arkham's Finest in 16 ounce cans. Not only is this a big, bold stout, but it's also features the addition of coffee beans from Kuva Coffee Roasters and chocolate from Rick Jordan Chocolatier. We're not sure it's legal to pack all of that deliciousness into a can, but we're glad Modern is giving more St. Louis beer lovers the opportunity to indulge in their wares. Look for these to be a available (hopefully) by the new year. If all of this wasn't enough to put some pep in your step, look for cans of Odinson, their Mosiac hopped IPA, in the future as well! What a time to be alive.
|Brewery: Urban Chestnut|
|Location: St. Louis, MO|
|Name of Beer: Hazy McHazerson|
|Beer Style: New England Style IPA|
Our Thoughts: Upon seeing the name of this new brew from Urban Chestnut, our mind immediately goes to Boaty McBoatface, the winning name chosen in an internet poll for a $300 million dollar U.K polar research vessel. The massive popularity spawned many riffs, including Trainy McTrainface, Cheesy McCheeseface and Penguin McPenguinface. While there's no shortage of humorous and clever beer names with innumerable hop puns, Hazy McHazerson still gave us a chuckle. Regardless of the name, Urban Chestnut has built a reputation on paying homage to classic styles while not being afraid to tackle any revolution that sweeps the craft beer landscape. The New England style IPA has seen a massive boom in popularity thanks to it's high degree of intense citrus and tropical flavors with very low bitterness, earning them the nickname of "juice bombs". We know Urban Chestnut can hang with the best of them, so this is sure to be a brilliant beer. Look for this on draft soon.
|Location: Columbia, MO|
|Name of Beer: Cocho Dark Matter|
|Beer Style: Wheat Porter|
Our Thoughts: By now it's probably no secret that Logboat can do no wrong in our eyes. They've proven themselves to be a top tier brewery that consistently churns out crowd pleasing beers. Dark Matter, their wheat porter, happens to be one of our favorites that we just can't get enough of. When we laid our eyes on the label for Cocho Dark Matter, we knew we were in for a treat. The addition of coconut and chocolate to the already delicious Dark Matter is a stroke of genius and proves that Logboat is a force to be reckoned with, We're so stoked for this one, we're at a loss for words. Logboat rules!!