17 by Perenial Artisan Ales

A buddy of mine found a couple bottles of this in Chicago when he was up there in December. They were bottled on February 25, 2017 so it’s over two years old. It’s one of my wife’s favorites so how could I say no? 17 pours like ink in the glass with a thick dark tan […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]