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The Rundown #15

Things are going to start warming up in craft beer here in the Ozarks for the next few months.  Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beer season is fast approaching and all of the local breweries, shops, and distributors are gearing up for some great seasonal and special releases.

First up, Mother’s Brewing Company wants you to go Old School with their Oktoberfest.  It’s out on tap now and out in six-packs, as well.  They also brewed their GABF Pro-Am entry with Nathan Hopper, who won last year’s Art of Darkness Fall Competition hosted by The Zymurgists of the Ozarks.  They will have his “Riding Dirty” beer available at the brewery in the next few weeks, as it will need to be sent to the GABF folks in the next 20 days or so.

In addition, they are working on some pretty special projects, but they won’t tell me anything about them other than giggling like children while telling me nothing of significance.  I did glean from Tim Ryan that they will be launching a rebranded form of Fancy Pants next month.  They are also planning on expanding the bomber line, but won’t divulge any details as of yet.  With a little luck, I can get a bit more detail in the next week or two, so keep watching the Rundown.

Here is the current Mother’s Tasting Room tap list:

  • D’Lila
  • Super Doozy!
  • Holy Mole
  • Sexual Healin’
  • MO Cider
  • Grow Cukes, Not Nukes
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Sideshow Bob
  • Training Wheels
  • Table Saison
  • Ales for ALS
  • Rumspringa
  • Thing 1: Sum’r Wheat
  • Thing 2: Sum’r Wit

Leaky Roof Meadery has successfully canned their mead, and you should see it in stores beginning this week, beginning with their Strawberry Mead.  It will roll out over time, but you can find them at Brown Derby, Hy-Vee, Price Cutter, and several other places.  They also hope to have their Bond Burner, which is a fan favorite, available at bars and in cans by the end of the month.  They say “No promises, but we’re getting close”.

Start watching out for your favorite Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers as we roll into the middle of summer.  Each year, they get a bit earlier, but that’s because people like it that way.  I’m typically inclined to grumble about it like an old curmudgeonly beer snob, but I get excited for Oktoberfest beers.

Watch out for the following, which will be coming out very soon:

  • Old School Oktoberfest
  • Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest (Out now)
  • Santa Fe’s Oktoberfest (One of the coolest cans for an Oktoberfest beer)
  • Schlafly Pumpkin

Well, that about does it for the Rundown this week.  We’ll have more release news for you next week.

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The Rundown #12

It’s #SGFBeerWeek (Springfield Craft Beer Week, you know).  That means there are ll kinds of fun events for you to go and attend, but there are also some very special beers to be found this week out and about town. Let’s get down to it.

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What’s on Tap! 6/19/2014

There are quite a few fun events coming in in Southwest Missouri in the next few weeks.  From bond-burning parties to a night at the movies, your local craft beer scene is looking like a lot of fun.

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The Rundown #7

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 Brewing Company

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.

Mother’s Brewing Company

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.

The Rundown #2

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 Tasting Room:
Mother’s has just released several new beers in their tasting room.  Plus, look for Doozy to come out later next week and a bunch of fun stuff to be released at the Mother’s Day Fest.

In their tasting room, look for these gems:
Red Rover
5% ABV 16 IBU
Notes from the brewery: The beer has a nice pale color with a touch of ruby red. The head is fruity and sweet, but not overpowering. The taste is mildly sweet but perfectly balanced with the decreased carbonation, hops, and 2 Row malt. The raspberries really come through during the aftertaste.

High Plains Drifter
Pale Ale
5%
Easy-drinking Pale Ale, from what I’ve heard, though I have not tried it yet, myself.  Give it a shot.

Chocolate Thunder
Porter
5.2% ABV 16 IBU
Notes from the brewery: Assertive aroma of chocolate ganache and tootsie roll. Mild vanilla aroma in the background. Flavors of bakers chocolate and dry roasted malts. Vanilla is pronounced in the mid palette before a dry roasted finish. Mouth feel is rich and creamy with a surprising dryness. Silky chocolate and vanilla with a lingering dry cocoa and roast.

Coming soon, you’ll also find Doozy’s little cousin:
Training Wheels
American IPA
3.3% ABV 28 IBU
Notes from the brewery: The bizarro Doozy! A golden session IPA made from the Doozy! mash, Training Wheels weighs in at a hefty 3.3% ABV. Moderately bitter and chock full of pleasant fruity, spicy, and piney hop character. Perfect for a day of carousing or a night out on the town, it tastes great and is also less filling. No really, it is less filling and lower in calories than any other beer we have made.

 

Springfield Brewing Company:
Hellbender Hellerbock – Pale golden bock beer with a healthy helping of fruity hops.
Del Fuego! – An SBC favorite, this stout is dosed with smoked Chipotle Meco, Pasilla, Ancho  and De Arbol peppers.  Don’t fear the heat, though.  It’s well balanced and not too spicy.
Quencher in the Rye(PA) – A newer addition to the SBC family, this RyePA is crisp and bright with some peppery notes from the hops and rye.

White River Brewing Company:
Buck Hollow Blond – A Missouri take on a Belgian blonde, this should be hitting stores Friday, but you may not see it until early next week.

Leaky Roof Meadery:
Currently, our friends at Leaky Roof have only two meads in town, their Cyser and Berry Picker, but if you can make the jaunt to Buffalo, you can try all of their meads, including several small-batch releases.  If you’re close enough to Arkansas to stop over the line for a mead on tap, you’ll find they have seven available.

Brown Derby International Wine Center:
Got an update from our friend Eric over at the Wine Center today.  They have quite the list on tap in the Derby Deli right now:

  • Urban Chestnut Aramis Pilsner
  • Urban Chestnut Hopfen Bavarian IPA
  • Evil Twin Ryan & The Beaster Bunny
  • Evil Twin Ron & The Beast Ryan (fermented w/Jolly Pumpkin Brett)
  • New Belgium Hop Kitchen Rye P.A.
  • Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA
  • Mother’s Chocolate Thunder
  • Founders Imperial Stout

In addition to these awesome brews, you can pick any beer you’d like off the shelf and, for a corking fee, they’ll chill the beer and serve it to you in the deli.  If the bottle is 22 ounces or less, the corking fee is $1, and anything over 22 oz is $2.  So, add that to the price of the bottle and you can have it served to you in the deli.

You heard me right.  Any beer off the shelf can be served to you on premises.

Quick Hits:

  • Don’t miss Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA.  It’s citrusy, bright, and very delicious.  And there’s no fruit in it, though you wouldn’t guess from the flavor.
  • He’brew Funky Jewbilation is in town.
  • Keep an eye out for Sandy and Doozy coming out very soon, and you may want to attend the Mother’s Day Fest on May 17th just to get your hands on some Love Factory #2.
  • The SBC Anniversary Stout is still available in the big bottles at the brewery.  A berry stout, this one’s very nice.
  • Core Brewing Company debuts in town NEXT WEEK.  I’ll try and get info about events so you can get your hands on some.

The Rundown #1

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. Mother’s Brewing Company Tasting Room: Chocolate Thunder – Stout brewed with Askinosie Chocolate. Pulp Fiction – Saison with Blood Oranges Imperial Three Blind Mice – Big brother to three blind mice, this one’s big, bold, and delicious. Grow Cukes not Nukes – Cucumber Saison, cool and refreshing with a hint of black pepper from the yeast.  Should be out next week. Love Factory #2 – Not out yet, but you should be thinking about it.  Launches on May 17th at the 4th Ever Mother’s Day Festival. Springfield Brewing Company: Hellbender Hellerbock – Pale golden bock beer with a healthy helping of fruity hops. Del Fuego! – An SBC favorite, this stout is dosed with smoked Chipotle Meco, Pasilla, Ancho  and De Arbol peppers.  Don’t fear the heat, though.  It’s well balanced and not too spicy. Quencher in the Rye(PA) – A newer addition to the SBC family, this RyePA is crisp and bright with some peppery notes from the hops and rye. White River Brewing Company: Ole Mill Ale – You can still find this in a few stores around town.  It’s big, bold and delicious.  A big malt backbone and some warming alcohols make this an ideal companion for sipping next to a fire on a chilly spring evening. Buck Hollow Blond – A Missouri take on a Belgian blonde, this should be hitting stores next week.  Once I have a firm date, I’ll let you know. Leaky Roof Meadery: Berry Picker – Four berries in a mead?  Yes, please.  The sweetness of the mead is well balanced by the tart addition of four berries.  A very refreshing change of pace for when you want something completely different. (Available on tap only) Around and about town: Boulevard Grainstorm: A “double black rye IPA”, expect big malt, big hops, and the darkness of a storm at night.  Big beer. Tallgrass Brewing: Halcyon and new variety packs hit stores this week.  Halcyon is a refreshing wheat beer made from Kansas wheat and a healthy handful of hops.  Nice citrusy beer, and it comes in cans for your outdoor adventures. Deschutes: Fresh Squeezed will be back in town this week.  It’s an IPA made with citra and mosaic hops, lending bright citrus and tropical fruit in large doses without the addition of actual fruit. Not The Stoic is a Belgian dark strong ale (Read: a quadrupel) from a Deschutes.  It releases in town next week, so keep a sharp eye out for it.  I’m not sure how much will be around. Abita Andygator Doppelbock – This beer looks pretty intense.  It’s a high-gravity beer fermented to a dry finish using German yeast and Liberty hops.  It’s a clear straw color with a bit of sweetness, bread, and spice, but it finishes dry.  It’s back in stores in SGF and now available in 6 packs. Anchor Brewing Company – The California Lager (Part of their Zymaster Series) is out.  It’s a single-hop beer that uses cluster hops “from a long line originally grown in California.  They are actually doing a lot of local sourcing, using water from Yosemite, their own California yeast strain, and the Cluster hops. Anchor IPA is also out and about town.  It’s a well-balanced IPA with a solid malt backbone and an intense hop bitterness. Other Quick Hits:

  • Cathedral Square Belgian White is now available in 6 pack bottles
  • Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout (seasonal)
  • Stone Sprocket Bier (Black Rye Kolsch)
  • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum (limited time)
  • Founders All-Day IPA (a personal favorite) is coming in 15 pack cans for the same price as 12.
  • Odell Loose Leaf Session Ale (session IPA)