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The Rundown #25

Happy Wednesday, beer fans! Sorry I’ve been out for a bit, but we’ve got some great things coming up in #SGFBeer, so check it out:

Things to look out for at your local beer store:

Stone Brewing Company has released an Arrogant Bastard box set in limited quantities. This masterwork of hops and abuse includes a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard, which has to be good.

Mother’s Winter Grind is out in stores and in the tasting room now, and Springfield Brewing Company has their Mudhouse Stout on tap at the brewery. ‘Tis the season for beer with your coffee.

Prairie Bomb! by Prairie Artisan Ales has been confirmed at the Brown Derby Wine Center, but it is in limited quantities. It’s an Imperial Stout with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and ancho chilies. Won’t last long.

Perennial Dual ArtisanshipPerennial teamed up with Chase Healy from Prairie Artisan Ales to create a dry-hopped Saison. The fresh, fruity hops make a nice saison.

Perennial Woodside Tripel is out, as well, and this is a good year for it. According to Eric Carter at The Brown Derby Wine Center, they brewed it with more honey, and “it’s really popping this time.”

New Belgium Le Terroir – Quite possibly the best American Sour Ale on the market, it’s dry-hopped with citrusy Amarillo and Citra hops, which makes it perfectly unique and delicious.

Founder’s Brewing Company‘s Backwoods Bastard is out and about, as well.  An overwhelmingly complex beer that bludgeons you with flavor.  Expect Single Malt Scotch, Bourbon, Caramel and roasted malts, some smoke, and a little bit of fruit and spice. It’s definitely a sipper, weighing in at 10.2% ABV, but you should seek it out if you like barrel-aged beers.

Speaking of Founder’s, they have recently changed distributorships in the Springfield area, so you should see some relaunch parties cropping up around town, including these great tap takeovers:

  • Mud Lounge on November 12th
  • Skinny Slim’s on November 19th
  • Galloway Station on November 21st

Mother’s Brewing Company has also released their chocolate pumpkin porter monster, Squashed. Originally brewed for their Thing 1 Thing 2 series, it debuted in bombers last year and is making a return. It’s a porter brewed with cocoa nibs, pumpkin pie spices, locally grown butternut squash and pumpkins. It’s then aged in rum barrels until it just can’t take it any more. It weighs in at 7.4% ABV and 28 IBUs, so it’s definitely on the malty side, but it’s a delicious sipper to go with your pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.

And, finally, let’s just show you what your Mother’s currently has on tap for you at their tasting room:

In other news, stay tuned to this blog for an interview with this year’s Ozarks Beerfest mastermind, Tyler Moles, who has been spearheading the effort organize this year’s event to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. The event is on November 22nd, and they are only selling 200 VIP passes, and those are going fast. Don’t miss out on the VIP passes, as they will really make the event.

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