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.
Boulevard’s Love Child No. 4 will be out this week. The Love Child series is Boulevard’s venture into barrel-aged beers using Brettanomyces and Lactobaccillus cultures. Funky, sour, fruity, and fun, the Love Child No. 3 included beer aged from 16 months to nearly six years. Another portion spent 11 months in steel tanks, souring on the lacto.
Also, stay tuned for information about the upcoming release of their Radler. I understand there will be at least one launch event in the Springfield area for it.
Leaky Roof Meadery
Our friends down at Leaky Roof may only have two of their meads at local taps, but if you’re willing to jog on over to Buffalo, Missouri, you can taste each of these fine beverages:
- Dog house: Sour Cherry Cyser 6.5% abv
- Spooklight: Pumpkin Pie Metheglin 6.5% abv
- Gandy Dancer: Mead 6.5% abv
- Berry Picker: Mixed Berry Melomel 6.5% abv
- High Dry and Dusty: Dry Ginger Metheglin 6.5% abv
- KCC&S: Cyser 6.5% abv
- B&C: Buckwheat varietal honey with Sour Cherries 9% abv
- The Intruder: Traditional Cyser 12% abv
- Blueberry Cyser 6.5% abv
Brown Derby International Wine Center
New on tap: Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break – This is an imperial stout brewed with chocolate, coffee, and almonds, and is then “dry-doughnuted”. That’s right, they throw glazed doughnuts into the beer during fermentation. What does this do exactly? I’m not quite sure, but it tastes excellent. We are very fortunate to receive one of only a few kegs that came to the state.
Stone Enjoy By 7-4-14 IPA – Brewed not to last! This devastatingly dank double IPA is meant to be consumed with 35 days of the bottled on date. In bottles and going on tap today!
Can it! Cans are the hottest trend going in craft beer at the moment and we’ve got a lot of new brews in said format:
- Kirkwood Station Blackberry Wheat & IPA – New to the area from Kirkwood Missouri; These tasty and refreshing brews come in 4pk cans making them perfect for summer fun. (Not to be used as a floatation device)
- Rock Bridge Saison & Rye You Lil’ Punk IPA – Saison in a can? Saison in a can. These guys are representing Columbia, MO and with a Saison and a Rye IPA, they are taking on styles that have yet to be seen during a Missouri float trip.
- Bell’s Two Hearted Ale in cans! Need I say more? No, but I will. These babies are fresh as can be and they are in short supply. Stock up now or there will be a hollow abyss in one (or both) of your hearts this summer.
Our friends over at Mother’s may not have anything brand new in their tasting room this week, but there is plenty to sample down there, especially if you haven’t been down in a while. Check out last week’s Rundown for the full list.