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The Rundown #4

Welcome to The Rundown.  Each week, we’ll post new beer releases, special editions, and seasonals that you can find here in Springfield.  If a beer has not yet been released, we’ll also let you know the release date when we can.

Mother’s Brewing Company:
If you went to The 4th Ever Mother’s Day Fest, you got to try quite a few different beers, but some highlight include the Grow Cukes not Nukes saison and our old friend, Doozy.  Here’s a list of what’s cooking in their tasting room right now (with some notes from Tim Ryan of Mother’s):

Grow Cukes, Not Nukes (Golden Farmhouse Ale infused with cucumbers)
High Plains Drifter (American Pale Ale)
Training Wheels (Session IPA)
Red Rover (Raspberry Golden Ale)
Chocolate Thunder (Porter) side note: We’ve discovered that this one is really good mixed with a Red Rover (1/2 & 1/2)
Thing 1 Rye Lager
Thing 2 Rye Saison
Sexual Healin’ (Nitro Stout)

In the near future, you can expect to see Super Doozy come out in 22 oz bombers in mid-June and D’Lila, the super hopped-up wheat, will come out in July.

White River Brewing Company:
Buck Hollow should finally make it out of the brewery door in bottles this week after a setback resulting from an incorrect shipment of bottles. You may have already seen it around SW Missouri, as it’s on draft in a lot of places and going fast.

WRBC is planning on going all out this summer entertaining you as well as quenching your thirst.  They are planning a Snap The Tap Snapchat Scavenger Hunt event, a Cool Pool Party, and are currently recruiting for their bowling team in the Enterprise Lanes Craft Beer Bowling League.  For more info about any of these events, email

Springfield Brewing Company:
In addition to their flagship beers and their bottled Anniversary Ale (Berry Stout), you can find three specialties on tap. Hellbender Hellerbock, Del Fuego, and The Quencher in the Rye.

The Brown Derby Wine Center:
Resident Beer Expert Eric Carter sent us a welcome update to the happenings over at The Brown Derby International Wine Center.

They have a limited quantity of Big Muddy Brewing located in Murphysboro, Illinois. There is a Blueberry Blonde, India Brown Ale, Galaxy IPA, and a Vanilla Stout and they are being sold exclusively at the Wine Center.

Evil Twin just released The Porthole blueberry saison and Femme Fatale Blanc, which is a Nelson Sauvin-hopped IPA with brett added.

For you watermelon lovers, the Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat has returned for the summer, and should be available in cans shortly.

Keep your eyes on our What’s on Tap posts for updates on a big New Belgium tasting coming in June.  It will be a rare opportunity to try some exceptional beers that you may not get to try otherwise.

Also, here is a current tap list from our friends in the Derby Deli with some notes from Eric:

  • Cathedral Square Repent Rye (They reformulated this to drink more like a rye DIPA. Very nice)
  • Mikkeller 1,000 IBU (bruiser)
  • Mother’s Chocolate Thunder (Porter brewed with Askinosie cocoa nibs and is pushed with nitrogen)
  • Mother’s Doozy!
  • Evil Twin Ryan and The Beaster Bunny Saison
  • Evil Twin Ron and The Beast Ryan (same Saison but fermented with Jolly Pumpkin Brettanomyces)
  • Firestone Walker Double Jack
  • Founders Imperial Stout

Boulevard Brewing Company:
It’s time for the annual release of Boulevard’s Saison with Brett, and it’s out in stores now.  If you’ve had it, you know it’s delicious.  If you haven’t, it’s a must-have.

Also coming out from Boulevard is a beer called Entwined.  It’s a malt beverage brewed with Muscat grape juice intended to be a beer/wine hybrid.  I don’t know what it’s like yet myself, but I’ve come to trust Boulevard’s “experiments” most of the time.

Brewery Ommegang:
One last note for this week: Ommegang’s new Hop House Pale Ale (Belgian IPA) is out.

Also, their Rare Voss, Three Philosophers, Gnomegang and seasonal Fleur de Houblon are now in 4pks.

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