Thursday, December 29, 2011

BWW Updated Draft List!

Check it out!  Celebration on draft in Cape and Breakfast Stout coming in days!!! Cheers!

Bass Pale Ale
Blue Moon Belgian White
Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
Bud Light
Bud Light Lime
Bud Select
Budweiser Busch Light
Coors Light
Founder's Breakfast Stout - COMING IN A FEW DAYS!!!
Founder's Dirty Bastard
George Killian's Irish Red
Goose Island 312
Guinness Draught
Landshark Lager
Leffe Blonde
Left Hand Milk Stout
Big Sky Moose Drool
Michelob Ultra
Miller Lite
New Belgium Fat Tire
Newcastle Nut Brown Ale
Red Hook ESB
Buffalo Sweat
Sam Adams Lager
Sam Adams Winter Lager
Schlafly Hefeweizen
Shock Top Wheat
Shock Top Pumkin
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Stella Artois
Woodchuck Cider Amber

Friday, December 16, 2011

Scratch Brewing Company

Exciting news!  Next year will see the *opening of Scratch Brewing Company in Ava, IL.  Below is the brewery description off their website, It is really exciting to see a brewery opening like this in the area that is focused on making their beer and food "a distinct product of the Southern Illinois region".  Make sure and visit their website and Facebook page often to stay up-to-date on 2012's opening and to see all the cool happenings at Scratch.  By the way did you see that pizza coming out of the earth oven....Cheers!

*For those of you who saw my first post (which I mistakenly deleted and is gone forever), the brewery is opening in in 2012 not open now.

The Brewery

Hand made pizza out of our prototype earth oven on the land
Scratch Brewing Company is a farmhouse brewery and restaurant located 5 miles from the beautiful Shawnee National Forest in Ava, Illinois. Started by three award-winning southern Illinois home brewers, Scratch Brewing Company focuses on farmhouse beers and other styles brewed with home grown and locally farmed and foraged ingredients. The brewery will have an ever rotating selection of traditional styles, enhanced by the innovative addition of local ingredients, including nettle, elderberry, ginger, dandelion, maple sap, and a variety of wood additions, among others.

Food will be cooked in an earth oven and will feature produce from our garden and cheeses by area cheese makers. See a sample menu on the Menu page.

Scratch Brewing Company aims for a Fall 2012 grand opening. Follow us here or on Facebook to stay up to date on our progress!

The Founders

Marika Josephson is a beer blogger (She Brews Good Ale) and writer whose pieces on travel, food, beer and beer pairing, have appeared regionally and nationally in the Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cook Book, USA Today, the Southern Illinoisan, Creative Loafing, and others.

Born and raised in Ava, Aaron Kleidon is a photographer whose work is represented by galleries in Chicago and St. Louis and in numerous private collections throughout the US and Europe. A specialist in local flora and fauna, Kleidon has sold foraged plants to chefs in Chicago and Colorado.

Ryan Tockstein teaches chemistry and is president of the Southern Illinois Brewers, a home brew club he founded for area home brewers which has over 80 members. Tockstein has served his own and other southern Illinois home brewed beers at festivals in St. Louis and Murphysboro.

Friday, October 7, 2011

What's brewing?

What's brewing this weekend homebrewers? I am planning on brewing my "Uncle Ron's Porter". Should be a great brew weekend everyone. Cheers!

Bye Bear Republic

Bear Republic is pulling out of Missouri and Kansas. One last shipment is all we get folks. Go get you some! Cheers!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Crown Vally Homebrew Contest

SAVE THE DATE: Home Brewer’s Contest

November19th 2011from 12:00to 4:00 PM Participation as a contestant is FREE:

1 winner per style category (Stout, Smoked Beer, Traditional Bock, IPA & Porter) {PRIZES AWARDED}

1 People’s Choice Winner (The public votes for their favorite home brew) {PRIZES AWARDED}

1 Overall winner, named “Home Brewmaster” {PRIZES AWARDED} Home brewers will be given an opportunity to showcase their winning beer at the 2012 Brewmaster Dinner in October hosted by Crown Valley.

Admission for Public: $5.00 PER PERSON & SAMPLE ALL THE BEERS

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Primo Vino Saturday Pours!

"Stop by on Saturday as we will have lots of beers open to try. Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Schlafly AIPA, and many more." -Primo Vino Facebook post

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale

This beer is amazing! I must know what the hopping is on this bad boy... @SierraNevada

Monday, July 18, 2011

Schlafly Rye Bock

Ryan Nagel (@SEMOCraftBeer) has shared a Tweet with you: "beerpulse: New #beer labels: Schlafly, Coney Island, Mikkeller, Big Woods, Duclaw & more #craftbeer" --

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Homebrew Supply Grand Opening Saturday July 9th

Homebrew Supply of Southeast Missouri is having a Grand Opening on Saturday July 9th from 9 am until 3 pm at its new 3463 State Hwy FF location in Jackson. Enjoy FREE food and drinks and savings on all items. There will be lot's of new items to choose from including Briess malts! John will be having homebrewing demonstrations going on all day long. Come see how easy it is to make your own beer!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

SEMO Craft Beer Mobile

Your mobile browsers should now automatically direct you to the mobile version of our webpage for easier mobile browser viewing. Enjoy & Cheers!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

West Coast Blaster

I am at the moment enjoying a homebrewed hoppy American Amber Ale, the West Coast Blaster recipe from Jamil Zainasheff's book Brewing Classic Styles. If you are a homebrewer, buy the book and brew this recipe. You won't regret it. Cheers!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mollies Beer Club Tasting Tonight

Club tasting tonight will feature 4 new beers, Breckenridge Avalanche and Vanilla Porter, also Buffalo Bill's Orange Cream Ale and Blueberry Oatmeal Stout. Come in out of the heat and enjoy some great beers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Crown Valley Homebrew Contest Jul 30

Homebrewer’s Contest

Where: Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. When: July 30, Noon-4pm FREE to enter! $5.00 per person to sample all the beers.

One winner per style category {prizes awarded} 1.Vienna Lager 2.Fruit Beer 3.Blonde Ale 4.Weizen 5.Kolsch

One overall winner, named Homebrew Master {prizes awarded} The homebrew masters have the opportunity to showcase their winning beer at Crown Valley’s Brewmaster Dinner, taking place October 2011!

One people’s choice winner {prizes awarded} The public votes for their favorite home brew. People’s Choice Award is awarded to any beer style poured the day of the event.

Call 573-756-9700 for more information. Click herefor entry form.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New beers @BWW

Here are some great additions to the Craft Beer List at Cape Girardeau's Buffalo Wild Wings! Cheers!

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
Charleville Half Wit Wheat 22oz
Charleville Hoptimisitc IPA 22oz
Labatt Blue
Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
Ray Hill's American Pilsner
Schlafly Dry Hopped APA
Schlafly Pale Ale
Schlafly Summer Lager
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat
Stone Arrogant Bastard 22oz

Blue Moon Summer Honey
Bud Light Lime
Charleville Oatmeal Stout
Founder's Dirty Bastard
Leffe Blonde
Red Hook Mudslinger Spring Ale
Sam Adams Summer Ale
Schlafly Hefeweizen

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Enjoying a Single Wide IPA tonight. Thanks Boulevard! @Boulevard_Beer

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Schlafly Hop Toddy @ Schnucks!

No.20 - Volume 2: Hop Toddy Press Release
St. Louis, MO • April 12th, 2011 – This month, Schlafly  Beer unveils their newest release in the limited edition 20th  Anniversary Series. Bottled in a 750 ml champagne bottle, No.20, Volume  2: Hop Toddy represents the second of four unique one-off releases  planned this year in celebration of Schlafly’s 20th birthday.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stone Sampling @Primo

Primo posted on Facebook that they are pouring samples of Stone Beers today! Cheers!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stone Levitation @Primo

I just picked up a sixer of Stone Levitation from Primo Vino! I can't wait to try this one again. I had a sample at the Bonnaroo brewers tent last year and loved it! A low alcohol hoppy amber ale, yes please. I can't get this one cold soon enough. Cheers!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stone from Primo Vino!

I just picked up a bomber of Arrogant Bastard & Self Righteous @Primo Vino! Cheers!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Instore Specials Today & Stone Beers Next week @Primo Vino

Primo Vino Facebook Post today:
"We will be having a 10% OFF BEER SALE on the following items starting today.  ACME Pale Ale, ACME IPA, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, Brechenridge Oatmeal Stout, and New Belgium Frambrozen.  We are making room the STONE Beers that will be here next week."

Torpedo in Cans!

The word is, in addition to 12 packs of 12 oz Pale Ale cans, Sierra Nevada will be canning 4 packs of 16 oz Torpedo IPA!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Box of Chocolate @Charleville

The current seasonal at Charleville is Box of Chocolate, a double chocolate Belgian quad!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tallgrass Tasting @Mollies 7-10

Mollies beer club will be tasting selections from Tallgrass from 7-10 tonight! Cheers!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Buckner's Seasonals

Buckner's current seasonals on tap are Imperial Pilsner and Nut Brown Ale! Cheers!

Pitch Black IPA @Primo Vino!

Widmer Bros. Pitch Black, a Black IPA, is now for sale at Primo Vino! Cheers!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Six Row Bottling Whale

In addition to their Double IPA and Porter, Six Row Brewing has now also received approval for a 22oz label for Whale, their wheat/pale ale hybrid. Cheers!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mollies Irish Beer Dinner Tues & Schlafly Tasting Wed

Mollies Cafe and Bar of Cape Girardeau Facebook Post:

"Just a reminder that Tuesday March 29th is our Irish dinner with five courses and Irish beers. Dinner starts at 7pm and is reservations only. Wednesday is beer club night with a Schlafly tasting so come on down and try some great beers. Thursday is Cocktail College night with 60 different cocktails to try. Also on Friday we will have a band on the patio from 5-7 weather permitting. Hope to see you at Mollie's."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Six Row Bottling

In the past two weeks, Six Brewing Company out of STL has received label approval for 22 oz bombers of their Double IPA and Porter. Hopefully we get these in SEMO. Cheers!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Goose Island Tasting @Mollies Tonight 9pm

Happy Goose Island weekend SEMO! Karen from Goose Island will also be at Mollies sampling beers tonight. Cheers Everyone!

Goose Island Sampling @Cape Schnucks Tonight 4-6

Karen from Goose Island will be sampling beers tonight at Cape Schnucks from 4-6pm! Cheers!

Goose Island Tasting @Primo Vino Sat 2-4

Karen from Goose Island will be in Cape tomorrow sampling beers at Primo Vino. Don't miss it! Cheers!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Happenings @Mollies

Mollies Cafe and Bar of Cape Girardeau Facebook Post:
"Make your reservations now for the March five course meal. It is Irish this month and every dish will be paired with Irish beers. The dinner is March 29th! Also this Wednesday there will be a beer tasting with Charleville beers. Also there will be 7, yes count them, 7 new beers for the beer club to try out."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Beers @Mollies

Mollies Cafe and Bar of Cape Girardeau new beers: Delirium Tremens Belgian Ale, Fox Barrel Pear cider, and Goose Island Pepe Nero Belgian Ale. Specials: $2 off Bier de Garde and $1 off Louisiana Beers.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Boulevard Saison-Brett

The word is Boulevard will be dry-hopping Saison-Brett tomorrow....I love this beer.  I cannot wait for a fresh batch on local store shelves! Cheers!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

4 Hands Brewing Co. coming to STL

St. Louis will welcome another new brewery, 4 Hands Brewing Co..  Here is Mike Scenery's STLhops post...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Goose Island Matilda @Saffron

Goose Island's Matilda is this weeks featured beer at Saffron!

New Beers @Primo Vino

Abita Variety pack, Abita SOS Pilsner, Abita Jackimo IPA, Goose Island Fleur, Goose Island Sofie, Goose Island Matilda, Goose Island Pepe Nero, Rogue Yellow Snow IPA, & Woodchuck Raspberry Cider! Cheers!

Sierra Nevada adding Cans

Sierra Nevada has a canning line scheduled to arrive in July and is expected to start canning their Pale Ale in late 2011.  The cans will be in addition to their bottles and not a replacement. 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Stone Beers Coming to MO!

Look for the world famous
beers from Stone Brewing next month in Missouri!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New beers @ Mollies

Boulevard Irish Ale, Dixie Voodoo Lager, Dixie Jazz Amber Light Beer, Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, Schlafly Bier de Garde