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 […]

Arkham’s Finest by Modern Brewery

I’m continuing my exploration of the St. Louis stout scene with a brewery that got it’s start at Harvard of all places. Modern Brewery, labeled Beer Fusion, is nestled in kind of a weird locale on Manchester next to Kuva Coffee Roasters. The taproom is actually the last building in what looks like a miniature […]

Cat Spit Stout by 2nd Shift Brewing

I absolutely love learning about the history of craft brewers. Some of the stories are so inspiring I almost feel compelled to go out and get a home brew kit and start creating my own…almost. If it wasn’t for the fact that I suck at the brewing process and enjoy drinking beer way more than […]

Comrade by Recess Brewing

Recess Brewing is a small craft brewery in downtown Edwardsville, IL. They did a cool collaboration with Strange Donuts and Goshen Coffee this year called Summer Brunch, which could have been better. Comrade is an imperial stout clocking in at 9.6% ABV and 53 IBU’s. For a high ABV beer, it has a pretty thin […]

Dry Porter by Earthbound Brewing

Earthbound Brewing from St. Louis, MO, is a unique brewery on Cherokee St. They are known for using unusual ingredients in their beers, like the Tai Basil IPA and Pecan Chicory Stout. However, their Dry Porter is not very unusual, but it’s still extremely drinkable. This beer is thin but flavorful. ABV is low at […]

Base Weight by Shared Brewing

Shared Brewing is a “collective of those who work for” Side Project Brewing out of Maplewood, MO, a suburb of St. Louis. Every beer geek has probably heard of Side Project, a brewery started by Cory King, who was at one time a brewer at Perennial Artisan Ales, and started Side Project as, you guessed […]