Imperial Grind Coffee Stout by Mother’s Brewing

Mother’s Brewing, from Springfield, Missouri, opened their doors in 2011. They’ve only been on my radar for a couple years now because they’re quite a ways west of St. Louis, and they’ve only recently started to distribute this way toward Illinois. According to Untappd, I’ve only had a handful of beers from this brewery, and […]

BA 17 by Perennial Artisan Ales

So after trying Derivation Blend #10 at Side Project, I decided to hit up another of my favorite St. Louis breweries, Perennial Artisan Ales. Luckily, they had Barrel Aged 17 for on-site consumption so I couldn’t resist. Let’s get it on! Perennial makes a mint chocolate stout named 17. I had one bottle left but […]

Derivation (Blend #10) by Side Project Brewing

Side Project Brewing is known throughout the globe for their barrel aged beers. From¬† fermented wild ales to their barrel aged stouts, Side Project’s beers are highly sought after for a reason:¬† they’re damn good and some of the best beers in the world. For this reason, the owners of Side Project have mostly released […]

The Devil’s Invention by 4 Hands Brewing

St. Louis, Missouri really knows how to brew stouts. Yes, technically, these breweries are the closest to my current home (until I can sell this house in Illinois!) and some people equate familiarity with having blinders on. Yes, I’m a big fan of Perennial, Side Project, and 4 Hands. They all do stouts differently yet […]

Fantastic Voyage by Perennial Artisan Ales

Let me say I love Perennial’s stouts. These guys know what they’re doing when it comes to dark beer. In 2017, they released a coconut stout called Fantastic Voyage. It was around 8% ABV and was the closest thing to Last Snow Coconut Porter (Funky Buddha) I’ve had. This year, apparently, for some reason that […]

Abraxas (2017) by Perennial Artisan Ales

Now we’re getting somewhere. Every November, Perennial releases a new version of Abraxas, their flagship imperial stout. This beer comes in at 10% ABV and 80 IBU. Perennial labels Abraxas as “an Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. Pouring deep brown with a thick head, this beer […]