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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 elonzo@whiteriverbrewingco.com.

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.

Questions or suggestions?  Reach out to us through the Contact Us page.

The Rundown #3

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:
Your best bet with Mother’s this week is to make it to the 4th Ever Mother’s Day Festival, where you can expect to find Sandy, Doozy, Love Factory #2, and a slew of Tasting-Room-Only beers that will knock your socks off.  Mother’s never messes around this time of year, and they have some seriously good beer around right now.

White River Brewing Company:
Keep your eye out this week for Buck Hollow Blond.  WRBC had a shipment of incorrect packaging, so it should be packaged this week, but you can get your hands on it now on draft around town or at the Brown Derby Wine Center (they hand-bottled a couple of cases for them).

An interesting side note for you: White River has broken ground on their new construction, so expect some updates on that in the coming months as they build a larger tasting room and outdoor seating area.

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:
In addition to being the only place to find Buck Hollow Blond in bottles right now, the Wine Center also has some new additions to check out.

Seasonals:

  • Founder’s Rubaeus – Ruby-Red Raspberry beer.
  • Odell St. Lupulin – An Extra Pale Ale.  Bold hops, light color and body.
  • Cambridge Spring Training IPA – Don’t mistake this for a session IPA.  It is 6.6%.  But it’s refreshing and chockabock full og Palisades and Ahtanum hops.  Grassy, wildflower aromas set this IPA apart from others.

As for other craziness they have for you, check out this list:

  • Mikkeller French Oak Barleywine Series- A base beer that is a 19.3% barley wine aged on French oak with varying levels of toast. 6 beers total.
  • Mikkeller 1,000 IBU- They only have one case and it’s going quickly.
  • Nogne-O/Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter- A rare treat to find something with a Terrapin logo on it around here.
  • Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga- Funky spring seasonal

Quick Hits:

  • Anchor Summer Ale – An American Wheat beer that has been brewed annually since 1984.  Light and refreshing.
  • Lazy Magnolia Backwoods Belgian – A Belgian-style Strong Ale, this slightly sweet beauty is brewed with honeysuckle.
  • Core Brewing Company – Not sure what beers they will be bringing from ore this week, but some highlights to look for include their Robust Porter, Pale Ale, and their ESB.  Once I know what’s available in town, I’ll fill you in.

Questions or suggestions?  Reach out to us through the Contact Us page.

What’s on Tap! 5/8/2014 – American Craft Beer Week

Next week is American Craft Beer Week, so you can expect to see a lot of craft beer related events happening throughout the area.

Look for tons of events from local brewers, newcomers Core Brewing Company, and from your favorite retailers in the area.  Here are some highlights:

Saturday, May 10th:
Have a little Pre-ACBW party in the Brown Derby tent village this Saturday to benefit the Doula Foundation of the Ozarks.  Saturday is the Craft Beer Fest at The Brown Derby International Wine Center.  It’s $15 for general admission, which gets you in from 1:30 to 4pm, but you can get in an hour earlier if you call them in advance and reserve your VIP ticket for $25.  There will be over 100 beers to try, including some pretty special brews from some of America’s best brewers.

Sunday, May 11th:
Continue the festivities with an ACBW kickoff party on the Ebbet’s Field Patio with Mother’s Brewing Company.  They’ll be out there from 8:30 to 11PM serving Mother’s Beer on Mother’s Day.  Buy your Mom a Sandy to thank her for making you happen.

Monday, May 12th:
Craft Beer Bowling League launch at Enterprise Lanes.  Teams of 3 bowlers competing for who can drink the most craf- oh, wait.  No.  Who can knock over the most pins while drinking craft beer.  League is weekly through June 28th, and is $11 per bowler per week.  Your $11 gets you three games of bowling and the right to wear those awesome shoes for an evening.  (It also includes one locally-crafted beer from Mother’s, White River Brewing, or Springfield Brewing Company).  Call Enterprise Lanes at 417-883-0511 to sign up.

Tuesday, May 13th:

  • Macadoodle’s on Independence will be holding a Core Beer sampling from 5-7 PM
  • Old Chicago on Independence will have a Core Beer Tap Takeover that day.
  • Mother’s Brewing Company is sponsoring a Cards Against Humanity tournament at Trolley’s.  There will be tables of 8 players until each of the 8 tables has a winner, then those 8 winners will compete for a chance at CAH glory.  Call Trolley’s at (417) 799-0309 to reserve your spot.
  • Bair’s Sports Grill downtown will have a Boulevard Brewing Company Tap Takeover from open to close, including a chance to win an awesome vintage-style Pop-Up IPA cooler.  Beers are available all day, but the giveaways will start at 6pm.
  • Trivia Night presented by Boulevard at The Flea downtown.  Sign-up is at 6:30, and Trivia starts around 6:45 or 7.

Wednesday, May 14th:

  • Mother’s Trivia night featuring Doug Riddle at Finnegan’s Wake.  Starts at 8 pm.  The trivia will be solely Beer-Related in honor of ACBW.
  • Core Beer Sampling at HyVee from 4-6 PM
  • Patton Alley Pub will hold “Happy Hour All Day with Core Brewing” Tap Takeover.

Thursday, May 15th:

  • Mama Jean’s Craft Beer Fest from 5-7 PM. Expect highlights from your favorite local breweries and from Core Beer.
  • Mother’s Brewing Company Tasting at Macadoodle’s on Independence, including Sandy and DOOZY!
  • Big Time beer dinner at Metropolitan Farmer with Mother’s Brewing Company.  Limited to just 25 seats, and they are $40 apiece.  Starts at 6:30pm.  5 courses.  Call Metro Farmer at (417) 720-1665 t reserve your spot before they are gone.
  • Cruisin’ for a Brewsin’ with Mother’s Brewing Company – Bicycles and beer.  Evening kicks off at The Dugout and you’ll ride from beer venue to beer venue enjoying the spring weather and responsible drinking.  Be careful, my friends.
  • Mud Lounge/Core Beer Tap Takeover and Keep the Pint special.

Friday, May 16th:

  • Macadoodles in Branson will have a Core Beer Sampling from 3-5pm.
  • Harbell’s will have Boulevard Pints on sale for $2.50.  At 6pm, the sampling team will be there to kick the party up a notch.
  • Brown Derby Wine Center/Mother’s Brewing Tasting.  From 4-7pm, you can sample Mother’s beers including Sandy and Doozy.  For free.
  • Another Mother’s tasting is this day at Price Cutter on Republic and Kansas Expressway.
  • Yet another will be happening at HyVee.  More Sandy, more Doozy.

Saturday, May 17th:

As every year, ACBW 2014 will culminate in Springfield with the Mother’s Day Festival.  Gates open at 1:30 pm, the beer starts pouring at 2pm, and the event lasts until 8pm.  Bring your blankets, chairs, and families for a huge annual event that features the best Springfield has to offer, including local beer, local art, local food, and live local music.  For more event details, visit the Mother’s Brewing Company website.

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.

What’s on Tap! 5/1/2014

May 2nd First Firkin Friday at Mother’s Brewing Company
Not sure what it will be, but this event coincides with the 5th Annual Queen City Beard and Moustache Competition Meet and Greet, so be prepared to be amazed at the facial hair present.  They are making a special firkin for the occasion, so get there early and have a blast.

May 3rd is Big Brew Day (National Homebrew Day) at The Homebrewery in Ozark, Missouri.
This Saturday, meet lots of area homebrewers and join the Homebrew ZOO and The Homebrewery in celebrating American Homebrew Day.  We’ll have brewing demonstrations, homebrew sampling, and even some meadmaking demonstrations.  It runs from 10 am to 3 pm, so stop by any time.  It is a family-friendly event, and it is free to attend.

Also May 3rd, but at Mother’s Brewing Company
The Mother’s Intern National Wiffle Ball Tournament will happen in the back yard while the 5th Annual Queen City Beard and Moustache Competition will occur in the tasting room.  The wiffle ball games start at 10 am, 2-4 players per team, limit of 30 teams.  The event benefits the YMCA downtown, and it should be pretty fun.  There will be Cecil’s Go-To there, and Mother’s will, of course, be pouring their beer for all attendees.  Come to play or come to watch, you’ll still have a good time.

May 10th is the Craft Beer Fest at the Brown Derby Wine Center.
Proceeds to benefit the The Doula Foundation. VIP Early Entrance tickets (12:30-1:30pm) are available in advance for $25 per person (limited to the first 100 sold). Regular Entry tickets (1:30-4pm) are $15 and will be available on the day of the event. They’ll have around 100 different craft beers to sample, both out of bottle or can and on tap. For VIP Early Entrance, RSVP to (417) 883-4066.

May 12th-18th is American Craft Beer Week.
Mother’s is holding a ton of events that week.  They are listed on the Mother’s website.  In addition, watch this site for more information on events, such as the Core Brewing launch in Springfield that week.

May 17th is 4th ever Mother’s Day Fest.
2PM to 8PM in Mother’s Back Yard. (215 S Grant Spfd, MO). $5 at the gate, kids under 15 get in free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc. Live Music, Local Food, Local Art, and Local BEER. (Including Love Factory Mark 2). Afterwards, there will be an official after party at Patton Alley Pub featuring Speakeasy.

Springfield Brewing Company:
Thursdays from 8-10pm, 180 degrees featuring Kristi Meredith.
Friday Nights, 6-9pm, The Johnny Stricklar Trio
Saturdays from 4-7 pm, The Ryan Talbot Experience

Wednesday is Happy Hour Live at the University Plaza Hotel Lobby.
Even though TAG Media is not longer around, their legacy lives on in the best networking opportunity in town.  Each Wednesday from 5:00-7:30 pm, the UP Hotel Lobby hosts live music, local beer, food samples, and some very cool people.

Have an event you’d like to have included in our What’s on Tap! posts or calendar?  Let us know through our Contact Us page.

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)

What’s on Tap! 4/24/2014

White River Brewing Company Tours – White River offers tours of their brewing company every Saturday, but you must make an appointment. Email Elonzo@whiteriverbrewingco.com to reserve your spot. Tours are every hour and are limited to 12 people.

Live music at SBC every weekend:
Tonight from 8-10pm, 180 degrees featuring Kristi Meredith.
Friday Nights, 6-9pm, The Johnny Stricklar Trio
Saturdays from 4-7 pm, The Ryan Talbot Experience

Sundays and Mondays at the brewco, they have my favorite special ever.
Appetizer and a pitcher for $13. Can’t beat a pitcher of pils and some pulled pork nachos, in my opinion.

Wednesday is Happy Hour Live at the University Plaza Hotel Lobby.
5:00-7:30 pm or so. Live music, local beer, food samples, and the best Networking opportunity in town.

May 3rd is Big Brew Day (National Homebrewer’s Day) at The Homebrewery in Ozark, Missouri.
Admission is free, and The Homebrewery and the Homebrew ZOO will be offering demonstrations on homebrewing and meadmaking, there will be a potluck and barbecue, and a lot of homebrew to sample. IF you’re a homebrewer or are interested in the hobby, you should stop by and visit with us for a while. If you’re interested in brewing as part of Big Brew Day, please contact todd@homebrewery.com and make sure he has room for you. Let him know which recipe you’d like to brew and how much, and he’ll have your ingredients ready for you when you get there.

May 10th is the Craft Beer Fest at the Brown Derby Wine Center.
Proceeds to benefit the The Doula Foundation. VIP Early Entrance tickets (12:30-1:30pm) are available in advance for $25 per person (limited to the first 100 sold). Regular Entry tickets (1:30-4pm) are $15 and will be available on the day of the event. They’ll have around 100 different craft beers to sample, both out of bottle or can and on tap. For VIP Early Entrance, RSVP to (417) 883-4066

May 17th is 4th ever Mother’s Day Fest.
2PM to 8PM in Mother’s Back Yard. (215 S Grant Spfd, MO). $5 at the gate, kids under 15 get in free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc. Live Music, Local Food, Local Art, and Local BEER. (Including Love Factory Mark 2). Afterwards, there will be an afterparty at Patton Alley Pub.