As we roll on into Autumn, there are a lot of interesting beers coming out. In addition to the myriad pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers surfacing, there is more to look forward to.
Welcome to another Rundown. We have a lot of good stuff for you this week. Leaky Roof Meadery has designs on you, Mother’s Brewing Company is spiffing up their britches and lederhosen, and so much more…
Good afternoon, my beer nerd brothers and sisters. It’s time for your weekly dose of new releases, seasonals, and good beer.
A lot of interesting news in Craft Beer around here lately. Let’s get started running it down.
Mother’s Brewing Company is releasing Super Doozy! very soon. It’s shipping to warehouses next week, and you can expect to see 22oz Citra-hopped bombers showing up in stores shortly thereafter. To make this big blast of citrus, Mother’s team of mad scientists changed up the recipe a bit. They added a hefty dose of Citra hops and extended the dry-hopping stage to really pull everything they could out of the hops. They aged the brew in French oak, as well. Expect a huge hop nose and big citrus flavor that will only be tamed by the addition of the oak. It weighs in at 9% ABV and 80 IBUs, but there is much more to hops than IBUs. The Citra in this beer is not added for bitterness, baby.
In addition to their planned release of Super Doozy!, I also have an updated tap list for their tasting room:
- Training Wheels (Session IPA)
- Table Saison
- High Plains Drifter (American Pale Ale)
- Chocolate Thunder (Porter)
- Grow Cukes, Not Nukes (Cucumber Saison)
- Doozy (Double IPA)
- Thing 2: Rye Saison
- Holy Mole (Chili Beer)
- Sexual Healing (Nitro Stout)
- MO Cider
White River Brewing Company is releasing Jam Up Blackberry Ale as a summer seasonal this year. Look for it to start showing up everywhere around southwest Missouri within the next week or two.
Springfield Brewing Company says they don’t want to spoil the surprise, but watch for a new seasonal out very soon, as well.
Boulevard Brewing Company has released a new Sample 12 pack, which includes their Unfiltered Wheat and Single-Wide IPA. The Single-Wide takes the place of 80 Acre in the box, and is joined by two new tasting room beers, the Ginger-Lemon Radler and an ESB.
The Ginger-Lemon Radler takes the place of Zon as their summer seasonal, and is also available in bottles and you may even find it on tap around town.
Tallgrass Brewing Company recently announced they’re expanding their production with a $5 million new brewery. O’Fallon is also opening a new brewery, which should be coming online by the end of the year. Urban Chestnut just opened a new brewery up in St. Louis, so make sure you make it part of your next trip to see a Cards game.
UPDATE 6/20/2014: Brown Derby Wine Center:
- We received a very limited supply of Prairie Bomb!, as well as Bible Belt. We also just tapped a keg of Bomb! and Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere.
- New from Cambridge Brewing is Flower Child IPA. A floral IPA that comes in 6pk cans.
- Dieu du Ciel! Peche Mortel Imperial Coffee Stout – One of the top rated coffee stouts on Beer Advocate.
- Hanson Brothers Beer Company Mmmmhops Pale Ale – This is not a joke. Hanson made a beer.
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:
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
Easy-drinking Pale Ale, from what I’ve heard, though I have not tried it yet, myself. Give it a shot.
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:
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.
- 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.
Reverence Series #1: Our first beer in our Reverence series of traditional European-style beers, is a sessionable German lager known as a Zwickelbier – a very old ’classic’ with a heritage traced back to the Middle Ages. Zwickel, pronounced ‘zv-ick-el’, is unfiltered, unpasteurized and finishes as a smooth-drinking, vitamin rich (from the yeast), naturally cloudy beer. Hops: Hallertau Malts: Two-Row Pilsner. Target stats (final stats TBD): 19 IBU, 4.8% ABV, 11.8 Original Gravity
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Light golden nectar
Balanced, refreshing, simple
And so delicious