Missouri: beer mecca?

So this is what we girls really do when you’re not around. We just tell you that we watch chick flicks and paint our toenails so you won’t wanna tag along. Clever, eh?

We visit breweries (in our flip flops)…


Then, a little shopping…

As girls are prone to do.

Then we admire all of our lovely merchandise…

And sometimes have buyer’s remorse.

Yeah, no good. We were going to share it but neither one of us liked it so we ended up pouring most of it out.

This guy made up for it though:

Reunion ’08 Organic Red Rye Ale. A charity beer for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research. The bottle looks suspiciously like a Rogue beer, doesn’t it? But it’s from Bison Brewing out of Berkeley, Calif.

This year’s version of Reunion is an organic red rye ale, featuring a malt forward character balanced by spice notes from the rye, caraway seeds, and hops.

I loved it, though it only got a ‘B’ on Beer Advocate. Spicy red. Almost barley wine-esque. Caramelly and hoppy.

Most of you know about this guy.

A can’t-go-wrong for your last beer of the evening. Better when shared (I’ve never actually finished one on my own).

Combine that with your jammies, your good friend and a couple dozen of her best jazz, classic rock and soul albums and you are pretty much good to go.

Oh yeah.

Could St. Louis be the holy land?

Nah, you’re just drunk.

Future blog post material (beers I haven’t gotten around to yet):
From Schlafly, Culinaria Holiday Ale (an old ale which I’m told is peaking right now), the 2009 Imperial Stout and the 2007 Barley Wine; from Great Divide, 16th Wood Aged DIPA; and from Charleville, Hoptimistic IPA.

To be continued!


6 thoughts on “Missouri: beer mecca?

  1. Now that was an awesome post! No “I ran over there” and “my bunions that”.

    That store looks amazing and I think I want to drink that Chocolate Yeti right now!

    I’ve never been to Missouri, so maybe I need to add it to the list. Perhaps you should work part time for their tourism board.

    • Who would have thought–good beer in the middle of AB-INBEV country! I’m still craving the Red Rye! We definitely know how to rock it! Say, can I borrow your sweaty crocks?

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