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Libation Review: 8-Bit Pale Ale

Behind The Booze: If you are not from the Manhattan, Kansas area – the history behind the Tallgrass Brewery may have slipped past you but suffice to say, they accomplished their dream! Back in 2006 Jeff Gill asked his wife Tricia “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?” Jeff had been thinking about that exact question quite a bit. “I want to start a microbrewery!” Being an avid homebrewer he decided to take his talents and skills and put them to good use, creating some…

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Libation Review: 4 Hands Bona Fide

Behind The Booze: Another beer to come out of a place very near and dear to my heart – St. Louis, Missouri. The 4 Hands Brewery is located just south of Busch Stadium ( South 8th St ) yet has perfected the ‘hidden in plain sight’ location. For years I have gotten off at the exit that literally is a straight shot from the highway, driven past it to friends houses or ball games and even had done a U-turn in the parking lot, looking for the damn brewery itself!…

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Libation Review: Shiner 106 Chocolate Stout Birthday Beer

This year marks the 106th birthday of the Spoetzl Brewery and Shiner beer.  Every year Shiner releases a limited production beer to commemorate the occasion.  This year Shiner’s 106 Birthday Beer is the Chocolate Stout.  This beer is an American Stout that is at a 5% ABV.  According to Shiner the beer is brewed with chocolate malt and cocoa, after drinking the beer I believe it.  You can pick up the Shiner 106 in 12oz. bottles or cans for about $8 a 6pk. Nose: On the nose the Shiner Chocolate…

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Brew Review : New Belgium Brewing Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Heavenly Feijoa Tripel

Brew Review : New Belgium Brewing Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Heavenly Feijoa Tripel Country: United States Distillery: New Belgium Brewing Bottler: New Belgium Brewing Distillation Date: January, 2013 Style: Tripel Bottling Date: Unknown Alcohol: 9.4% ABV Price: Behind The Booze: Every now and then I will go out of my way and ‘read a book by its cover’ so to speak and grab a beer I may not normally gravitate towards but that has some ‘cool’ or ‘fun’ packaging. The ( wait for this name… ) New Belgium Brewing BRasserie…

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Brew Review : Schlafly Weizen Bock

Schlafly Weizen Bock Country: United Stated Distillery: Schlafly Tap Room Bottler: Schlafly Style: Weizenbock Alcohol: 8% ABV Price: ~ $7.00 Behind The Booze: For those of us in St. Louis – there is a brewery that not only produces great beer, but is a staple for quite a few restaurants and bars in the area – regardless of it seeming to be a ‘normal’ staple in the area. Well – one even more ‘niche’ aspect of the St. Louis area is a grocery store called Schnucks and to narrow it…

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Brew Review : Boulevard Brewing Co. – Long Strange Tripel

Boulevard Brewing Co. – Long Strange Tripel Country: United States – Kansas City, Missouri Distillery: Boulevard Brewing Co Style: American Tripel Alcohol: 9.20% ABV Price: ~ $7.00 a Pint Behind The Booze: You know – now that I am starting to get into these brew reviews it becomes more and more clear that there is an entire world out there in respect to the different ingredients, methods and of course – the types. I could go into the long schpeal about how the Tripel is a type of beer that…

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