Alpha Brewing Company

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: August 22 to 24

    This summer has been pretty mild by St. Louis standards, but you wouldn't know it from this week's weather. It'll be worth it to brave the heat this weekend -- there's so much yummy stuff going on you won't want to miss it. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: Bottle ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Q & Brew in the Lou is Sold Out: Here's What You Need to Know

    We've hate to break it to ya'll, but our first ever Q & Brew in the Lou event is sold out. That means there won't be any tickets available at the door. But we've got some tips for those who are attending. See also: Check Out the Final List of Breweries and Barbecue for RFT's Q & Brew in the Lou

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Check Out the Final List of Breweries and Barbecue for RFT's Q & Brew in the Lou

    Our inaugural Q & Brew in the Lou celebration is officially less than a month away. We've got a killer lineup of breweries and barbecue masters, which will be enjoyed in air conditioning no less. Check out who will be there and find out how to score tickets after the jump. See also: Sugarfire Smoke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    UMSL to Offer Beer-Brewing Course This Fall

    College is full of beer, but it's usually not in the classroom. This fall at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, non-science majors will be able to take a course on how to brew beer. Chemistry and biology PhD student Joe Meisel will be teaching undergraduates the science behind St. Louis' favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    RFT's Q & Brew in the Lou Ticket Presale Starts Today at 10 a.m.

    Our first ever Q& Brew in the Lou event kicks off on August 23 and we want to make sure we will see you there. That's why, starting today through June 29, you can nab your tickets before the general public. That gets you into our huge indoor space where you can roam the floor sampling the best St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    RFT's Q and Brew in the Lou Presale Starts June 25

    We're pretty into barbecue and beer over here at Gut Check World Headquarters, and St. Louis is too. For the first time ever, we're throwing a festival celebrating two of our best exports at the Q and Brew in the Lou. See also: O'Fallon Brewery Releases New Summer Brew, Berry Best

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 18 to 20

    Whoa -- it's a busy weekend ahead, everyone. For starters, it's Record Store Day this Saturday. Get a full rundown of all the happenings in our comprehensive guide to St. Louis Record Store Day 2014, featuring free entertainment at Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl, Apop Records and Slackers. Then, get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Alpha Brewing Company Experiments with Miracle Berry Beer

    Before we tried to Miracle Berry Beer at Alpha Brewing Comping (1409 Washington Avenue; 314-651-0936), we were warned that it was a bit like Alice going down the hole in Alice and Wonderland. "Everything changes," they said. We knew it would only be our taste buds, but we were still a little nervou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Tori Amos, Eels, The Faint, Mates of State and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    2013 Openings & Closings: A Year in St. Louis Restaurants

    Is it really 2014 already? It was a banner year for the St. Louis dining scene. A number of acclaimed chefs opened up new spots, like Josh Galliano, Cassy Vires and John Perkins. Many beloved spots closed, too, but we suppose that's just the way it goes. It's inevitable that we missed some things, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    First Look: Station House Serves Up Local Brews and Civic Pride

    As owner Zane Jackson succinctly puts it, the theme of recently opened Station House Bar and Beer Garden (3502 Papin Street; 314-577-1378) is "All things local, all things St. Louis." Sitting just off the corner of South Grand Boulevard and Chouteau Avenue, the craft beer bar is on a civic mission t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Station House Bar & Beer Garden Grand Opening Nov. 16

    Station House Bar & Beer Garden (3502 Papin Street; 314-577-1378) opened quietly -- really quietly -- on October 10, but now co-owners Danny Kombrink and Zane Jackson think the place is ready for its close-up. Station House is throwing a grand opening party this weekend. See also: Best Craft Brewer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Gut Check's Favorite Beers from Last Weekend's St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival

    Before the torrential rains, ominous streaks of lightning and public protests, Gut Check had a terrific time this past Saturday evening at the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival. That's because we did our fair share of "sampling" before the atmosphere turned ugly (in more ways than one.) See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    What's on Tap at St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival

    The collective strength of the St. Louis brewing community will be on full display this weekend at Forest Park. On Friday through Saturday, June 14 and 15, the seventh annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival showcases some of the finest brews the region has to offer. The celebration brings togeth ... More >>

  • Music

    May 30, 2013
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    May 23, 2013

    The 2013 RFT Music Showcase Schedule

    The 2013 RFT Music Showcase is a week and a half away! Mark your calendar and save the date; on June 1 it all goes down on Washington Avenue. Sixty bands and artists, ten stages, ten bucks -- all the excellent St. Louis music you can absorb in one twelve hour span. Be sure to check out our ongoing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    2013 RFT Music Showcase: Get Half-Price VIP and General Admission Wristbands Now!

    Are you a very important person? Sure you are, with today's special Voice Daily Deal! For $25, get a half price VIP RFT Music Showcase wristband (that's a $50 value, folks) for our big event on Saturday, June 1. Or, for only $5, get a general admission wristband to see a bunch of this year's nominee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    First Look: Alpha Brewing Company Opens on Washington Avenue

    Just when you thought you've tried every beer there is in St. Louis, Alpha Brewing Company (1409 Washington Avenue; 314-651-093) opened its doors on Wednesday, April 10, and gave you ten additional craft brews to add to your tick list. Tucked away just off bustling Washington Avenue, the brewery an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Tidbits: Dierdorf & Hart's at Westport Plaza to Close, Alpha Brewing Company Now Open

    - Dierdorf & Hart's Steak House (323 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; 314-878-1801) will close after 30 years. George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine broke the news with confirmation from owner Lou Garesche. Garesche was unavailable when Gut Check reached the restaurant yesterday. According to Mahe's r ... More >>