Happy Thirsty Thursday, beer nerds. There are a ton of great releases coming out this week and next, so let’s dive right in and swim in the glory that is beer!
The delay in this week’s Rundown was due to my being on vacation earlier this week. We still have some good news for you beer lovers, though:
First up, Leaky Roof Mead is officially available in cans in the SGF area. I’ve seen it at Macadoodle’s on Independence and know it is hitting the Wine Center and many other accounts around town today. The Cyser and the Berry Picker are available in 4-packs of 16oz cans, and they hope to be able to release the Bond Burner at the end of the month for those of you who like jalapenos and pineapple (If you think it sounds weird, you should at least try it. It’s REALLY good.)
Springfield Brewing Company has big news for you. The always amazing Bull Creek Brown is on tap now and has taken the place of the Heart of Darkness Dunkel. In addition, watch for this year’s GABF Pro-Am entry, I Wanna Rauch, to appear on tap this Saturday.
This beer has an interesting pedigree. This was the Best of Show winner in this year’s “To Helles and Bock” homebrew competition, hosted by The Zymurgists of the Ozarks Home Brewing Society (HomebrewZOO). The brewer, Keith Wallis, was also the mastermind behind last year’s Best of Show Winner, 585 ESB, which was on tap for several weeks at this time last year. Needless to say, he’s an excellent brewer, and you can expect a phenomenal beer.
SBC is also releasing a new drink menu which highlights several beer cocktails made with their ales and lagers. Many of these cocktails have never been offered by SBC before, so it should be worth checking out.
Finally, Cathedral Square’s Ave Maria is in Springfield and should be available this week. Bottles will be at the Wine Center and Macadoodles for sure, and maybe in a few other places this Friday. The Mud Lounge will have it on tap at some point, but no word yet on when. Ave Maria is a Double Abbey Ale aged in Elijah Craig barrels with morello cherries. A very unique beer, and worth checking out. Very limited quantities, I would imagine.
In news related to last week’s Rundown, I’ve seen the Santa Fe Oktoberfest out and about in their pretty little cans. They are pretty cool looking cans, and the rumor has it they contain some very drinkable lager. Crisp maltiness and bavarian hops make a helluva balance, and I love the Oktoberfest style.
Watch out for What’s on Tap, which should post a little later on today.
What’s your favorite Fall Seasonal beer? Let us know in the comments below.