Our focus for this week is a report from the Taproom at Schlafly Brewing in St. Louis, where Mark and Phil chat about their history and their beers, as served by long-time Taproom barman, Kevin Nash.
Also, left-over business from last week’s Style of the Week has us tasting a baseline Imperial Stout from the UK and the USA. We finish up with Schlafly’s Quadrupel.
Early morning in the Taproom
Mark and Kevin
The current tap selection
T-IPA on Cask
The new Taproom
A St. Louis Institution
Beers tasted are
Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout
from Tadcaster, Yorkshire and
Spiteful Brewing’s Malevolance Russian Imperial Stout
Sam Smith & Spiteful
Lingo is back in the house! He joins Mark and I, and also Chuck Fort from Church Street to taste some incredible beers.
We start at
Pollyanna with their Orenda Volume 2: Belgian-style Quadrupel Ale, then head into our Style of the Week, Imperial Stouts. The first one is the Hubbard’s Cave Imperial Coffee Stout, and the second is Boulevard Brewing‘s 2015 Imperial Stout with Aztec Chocolate. The Landlord is told he should have had a baseline Imperial Stout with nothing added, so next week we will have an Addendum!
Our beer selection for the week
We visit to
Civil Life Brewing in Tower Grove, MO, part of our St. Louis interview series, and find out about their brewing style.
Civil Life, Tower Grove MO.
Logo changes annually!
Offerings on tap
Traditional Dimple Mug
We finish with one of the best brews we have had in a long time –
2nd Shift Brewing
, New Haven, MO. It’s a beer brewed with Brettanomyces Lambicus and it drinks like a wine!
The Landlord displays Katy from 2nd Shift Brewing
On the pub stage this week, from Railway Records, is a band called