Great things are afoot in the SGF.
First off, this weekend you’ll get to try I Wanna Rauch, this year’s Springfield Brewing Company Pro-Am entry for the GABF competition. This smoked german lager is incredibly well-balanced and will make you rethink what flavors belong in beer.
Their GABF entry was determined by the Homebrew ZOO‘s annual Spring Competition. Keith Wallis took Best of Show with his smoked lager, and was therefore chosen as SBC’s recipe for the GABF Pro-Am entry. It’ll be released in the brewery this weekend for you to drink your fill.
Watch for another local brewery to get into this mix, as Mother’s Brewing Company also brewed a GABF Pro-Am entry with a Homebrew Zoo Competition winner. Their partner in crime, Nathan Hopper, won the annual Fall Competition in 2013, and you should watch for his beer to be available at Mother’s shortly.
If you’re interested in sending a beer to GABF, the Homebrew ZOO hosts a competition each spring and fall. SBC sponsors the spring competition, and Mother’s sponsors the competition in the fall. This fall, the competition centers around Belgian Styles (and French Saison because we feel bad for the French for only having one beer style of their own).
OK, so to summarize, SBC will have the Rauchbier on tap this weekend, and they also have the Bull Creek Brown on tap now.
Mother’s Brewing Company and the Moxie Cinema are hosting another movie on August 22nd. This month’s Friday Flix is Superbad. Show starts at about 8:00, but the tap room opens at 4, so why wait? Bring your blankets, bring your chairs, but leave the kids at home, because this event is 21+ only! $5 at the door.
Also, Leaky Roof Meadery has their stuff out in cans, but you can still check out the tasting room for several more varieties and live music. Upcoming shows out in the Buffalo, Missouri meadery include the following:
- Stormy Weather 7-10pm on August 16th
- Casey Lynne and the Deal Breakers 7-10pm on August 23rd
As always, feel free to post any other craft beer related events in the comments below. Watch out tomorrow for an interview with Leaky Roof founder and head meadmaker Todd Rock.