Monday, October 25, 2010

O'Fallon Black Hemp Black Ale

Per and The Wine and Cheese Place, O'Fallon Black Hemp Black Ale will debut in January exanding O'Fallons Hemp Series of Craft Beers.  The first release being the Hemp Hop Rye.  Here are the details posted on, O’Fallon Black Hemp Black Ale to debut in January.

Schlafly 20th Anniversary Series Imperial Pilsner

The first of four Schlafly 20th Anniversary Beers in 2011 will an Imperial Pilsner.  Here is the detailed info posted at, Schlafly 20th Anniversary Imperial Pilsner coming this winter.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Craft Beer & Sushi

Here's a great article from Evan Benn who writes STL Today's Hip Hops column.  Makes we want to go to Saffron and get some Sushi & Craft Beer!  Enjoy!

Ginger beers and witbiers roll with sushi

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Boulevard Smokestack Series Seeyoulator Doppelbock & Seasonal Bob's 47

I was very excited to receive a sample of these seasonal brews from Boulevard's Marketing Dept last week.  Have a beer with me!

Seeyoulator Doppelbock
Style: Doppelbock
Availability: Fall Seasonal, 750 mL Bottles and Draught (limited)

Doppelbock was first brewed in Munich around 1700 by the monks of Saint Francis of Paula, to sustain them through the Lenten fast. They called their full-bodied brew “Salvator.” Today it is customary to pay homage to the good brothers by giving doppelbocks names ending in “-ator.” Our version bids a fond aufwiedersehen to tradition, charting a flight path into bold new territory. Medium amber in color, it offers a heady, estery banana aroma. Rich maltiness predominates, with cedar aging lending just a hint of spice to the finish.

Color (EBC) 42.8
Bitterness (IBUs) 35
Original Gravity (Plato) 20.5
Terminal Gravity (Plato) 3.51
Alcohol (ABV) 8.5%
Malts and Adjuncts: Cara 120, Cara 50, Dark Sugar, Pale Malt, Pilsner Malt, Smoked Malt
Hops: Hallertau Tradition, Saphir

Rate Beer: 93
BeerAdvocate: B+

Bob's ’47 Oktoberfest
Style: Oktoberfest / Märzen
Availability: September through October, Bottles and Draught

Our fall seasonal beer, Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest is a medium-bodied, dark amber brew with a malty flavor and well-balanced hop character. With this Munich-style lager we salute our friend Bob Werkowitch, Master Brewer and graduate of the U.S. Brewer’s Academy, 1947.

Color (EBC) 29.5
Bitterness (IBUs) 27
Original Gravity (Plato) 13.6
Terminal Gravity (Plato) 2.6
Alcohol (ABV) 5.8%

Malts and Adjuncts: Amber Malt, Cara 20, Munich, Pale Malt, Wheat Malt
Hops: German Hallertau, Hallertau Tradition, Vanguard

RateBeer: 88
BeerAdvocate: B+

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spaten Oktoberfest Featured Beer @ Saffron Bistro

This week's featured beer at Saffron Bistro is Spaten's Oktoberfest.  The original German born Oktoberfest.  Get yourself & your loved ones out to Saffron for some amazing sushi and craft beer!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2nd Annual Jackson Homebrew Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2nd Annual Jackson Homebrew Contest held this past Saturday!

Consolation goes to Brian Knippen with his Coffee Stout
3rd place goes to Aaron Klucker with his American Pale Ale
2nd place goes to Paul Ponder with his Vienna Lager
1st place goes to Tom Sullivan with his Sweet Stout


Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Craft Beers at Primo Vino!

Primo Vino! has some new Craft Beers in stock. 

Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bier
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire
Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela (Their 1st pumpkin beer)
Abita Fall Festival
Woodchuck Private Reserve Pumpkin  (back in stock)

Go check them out and let them know you heard about the new beers at SEMO Craft Beer!

Friday, October 8, 2010

REMINDER 2nd Annual Jackson Homebrew Competition Tomorrow Oct 9

Homebrewers, don't forget about the Homebrew Comp tomorrow!  I can't wait to taste some SEMO Homebrew!

The Second Annual Jackson Homebrew Competition sponsored by Homebrew Supply of Southeast Missouri will be held at 10am in Jackson City Park at the Jackson BBQ Fest. Here are the details straight from John Huber of Homebrew Supply of Southeast Missouri:

Greetings fellow brewers!

This is the first call for entries for the second annual Jackson Homebrew Competition in the City park in Jackson, Mo.  Here is the information on the 2nd Annual Jackson Homebrew Competition Saturday October 9th, 2010 at 10 AM at the Jackson City Park in conjuction with the Jackson BBQfest.

Competition Guidelines:
  • This competition is open to home brewers 21 years of age and older.
  • All entries must be personally homebrewed by the entrant. Entrants are limited to one entry per BJCP category.
  • Each beer will be judged according to the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Enter your brew in the category where you feel it will perform best. Judges do not see your entry form. Judges or organizers will not classify or reclassify your beer. All entries become the property of the Homebrew Competition sponsors.
  • The entry fee is $5 per entry. Checks should be made payable to Homebrew Supply of Southeast Missouri, LLC.
  • Two (2) bottles, 10-22 ounces each, of each entry are required for judging. Bottles must be free of identifying marks (labels, marked caps, or any other unique feature). Printed bottle caps will be accepted providing the print is blocked out completely to assure anonymity.
  • Each entry of two bottles must be accompanied by an entry fee and a completed entry form. Each bottle shall have a bottle identification form attached to it with a rubber band. Do not tape or glue forms to your bottles.
  • Please fill out all forms completely, providing specific and thorough information regarding any special ingredients that must be specified per the BJCP Style Guidelines.
  • Failure to observe the competition guidelines will result in disqualification of the entry.
  • For style guidelines go to and find which style number your beer falls under.
  • Forms may be picked up at Homebrew Supply or filled out the day of the event when you drop off your entries.
  • We prefer that you drop your entries off Saturday October 10th, 2009 at the Jackson City Park at the Homebrew Supply tents by 9 AM so that we can process them. If you cannot drop them off Saturday then you may drop them off at Homebrew Supply prior to that date. If doing so call John at 573-579-9398 to make these arrangements.
Judging Information
  • Judging will take place on Saturday, October 10th, 2009 beginning at 10 AM. Awards will be presented when the awards are announced for the BBQFEST. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 scoring entries.
  • Judges will evaluate and score each entry to the best of their ability.
The overall goal of this 1st Annual Homebrew Competition is to publicize the hobby of homebrewing, share our passion for this hobby with like minded individuals, and mainly to have fun!


Homebrew Supply of Southeast Missouri, LLC
John A. Huber
Address: 357 Oakhill Road, Jackson, Mo. 63755
Phone: 573-243-0397
Cell: 573-579-9398
Hours: M-F 5-7PM; Saturdays 8AM to 4PM
Please call ahead on my cell!

Crown Valley Brewmaster Dinner Tonight - No Happy Hour

FYI, there will not be a Happy Hour at Crown Valley tonight.  They are closing early for their Brewmaster's Dinner tonight.  Oh and don't forget...the Brewmaster's Dinner is tonight!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Homebrew Demonstration Saturday Oct 2nd

Per John Huber of Homebrew Supply of Southeast Missouri:

Homebrew Supply will be offering a free homebrewing demonstration this Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 begining at 10 AM and will last til around 2 PM. Please call or email me and let me know if you will be attending.
New this month: BYOB (Brew your own batch). This is for those who want to start brewing, but are not sure they can do it. Here is how it works: You buy the indgredients. We will brew your batch of beer and ferment it out here at Homebrew Supply. You will return in 2 to 3 weeks and we will bottle the beer in your bottles. You will take it home with you and enjoy it in 2 weeks. This way you get a personal course on homebrewing beer and can enjoy the fruits of your labor! One offer per brewer, please.
Thank you all for your past business and I look forward to serving your future homebrewing needs!

If you have any other comments, questions or concerns please feel free to email, call or stop by to discuss! Here are the directions if you need them:

Take the East Main exit #102 off of I-55; turn west toward Jackson and go to the first stop sign. Yield right and it is the 8th house on the left. Watch for the sign on the mailbox and enter through the garage. Please call ahead at 573-579-9398. CHEERS!

Homebrew Supply of Southeast Missouri, LLC
John A. Huber
Address: 357 Oakhill Road, Jackson, Mo. 63755
Phone: 573-243-0397
Cell: 573-579-9398
Hours: M-F 5-7PM; Saturdays 8AM to 4PM
Please call ahead on my cell!

Crown Valley Happy Hour Specials Oct 1st

Every Friday night Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. has draft specials, a take home beer special, and some free appetizers out for customers from 4-7pm. This weeks specials are $2.00 Drafts of Horseshoe Pale Ale and the Big Bison Ale and a 10% discount on take home six packs of Horseshoe Pale Ale. Sounds like the place to be after work Friday up in the Farmington-Ste Gen Area!