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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 #5

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.

White River Brewing Company:
Buck Hollow Blond is rolling out throughout SGF and Southwest Missouri right now. It’s a Belgian blonde ale with a Missouri twist.

Look for the release of Jam Up Blackberry Ale in the next month or so.  Also, if you’re looking to do a vertical tasting, I know the Barrels store on South National still has a bottle or two on their shelf, as of this past weekend.  They are moving the Jam Up release date up from Autumn to Summer this year.

Springfield Brewing Company:
It’s your last chance to try Quencher in the Rye.  It went fast, but they’ll be changing out that tap this week.  They’ve also switched up their tap list significantly in the past week or so.  In addition to their four mainstays (11-Point Pilsner, Paul’s Pale Ale, Walnut Street Wheat, and Hop Lobster), they also have the following:

Bombay Brown – I love this beer.  It’s a slightly different take on the modern IPA.  It’s a darker color and the malts used stay away from the sweeter caramel flavors in order to focus on the more bready, toast-like aromas and flavors offered by brown malt.  The brewery says it’s a bit like having citrus marmalade on melba toast.  It’s a fair descriptor.

Bearded Guard – Bière de Garde is a style of beer traditionally brewed in Northern France, and is the cousin of the Belgian Saison.  This farmhouse ale uses a yeast strain known for producing very nice peppery notes (think black pepper, not bell peppers), while also including some subtle clove-like aroma.  The flavor is more bread-like, finishing with a slight fruitiness.

No word on what will take the spot of the Quencher in the Rye when it goes off later this week.  What SBC beer do you hope takes its spot?  Comment below with your favorite SBC beer.

Mother’s Brewing Company:
Doozy is out in four packs, and Sandy is out in six packs.  If you haven’t had Sandy or don’t remember it, it’s a very nice hopped-up wheat beer with some serious grapefruit notes.

Here’s a list of what’s pouring 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)

You can also find their usual delicious fare, including Towhead, Li’l Helper, Three Blind Mice, Sandy, and Doozy in the tasting room, as well.

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

Brown Derby Wine Center:
Our friends down at the Wine Center have some great stuff coming out this week, as well.  Here are a few highlights provided by Eric Carter:

  • Boulevard Entwined Ale – It’s the first installment of what’s called their “Backroad Series”.  Based on the concept of blending the arts of brewing and winemaking.
  • Rogue Voodoo Doughnut – Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale housed in a wonderfully pink bottle.
  • Odell Tree Shaker Peach Imperial IPA – Peachy IPA? Yum.
  • Odell Footprint Ale
  • Free State Stormchaser Summer IPA
  • Stone Saison – Summer release.  Very delicious Farmhouse ale.

Other Quick Hits:
Santa Fe Freestyle Pilsner will be out next week.

Happy Hour Live tonight will feature a Cathedral Square tasting at the University Plaza Hotel Lobby.  I would include this in the What’s on Tap! segment tomorrow, but by then it will be TOO LATE!

Tune in tomorrow for our What’s on Tap! feature about coming craft beer events in Southwest Missouri.  If you have a Craft Beer Related event you’d like featured, please drop us a line through our Contact Us page.