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    September 22, 2014

    Brewer Chat: 4 Hands Brewing Company's Martin Toft IV

    Martin Toft IV laughs when he recalls his first foray into making beer. "It was awful. Technically, I suppose it was beer. I don't know why I kept going with it, but it eventually got better," he says. See Also: Bottled Wisdom: An Oral History of St. Louis' Craft-Beer Movement

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    September 15, 2014

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Pumpkin Beer

    Scratch what we said last week -- it really does feel like fall. Pumpkin beers are everywhere, the more exciting sibling of the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. With the amount of craft breweries in town, we also have an unprecedented number of pumpkin beers. You gave us some great nominations for le ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014
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    August 21, 2014
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    August 1, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: August 1 to 3

    Craft Beer Week is wrapping up, so do your best to hit one of the many events this weekend if you've been stuck at work. It might rain this weekend, but hopefully we'll still be able to get out to a farmers' market or even SLAM's film series. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Kräftig Wins Gold Medal at the U.S. Open Beer Championship

    Budweiser will always be our hometown beer, even if it is owned by the Belgians now. But the Busch family is still brewing right here in St. Louis under the William K Busch Brewing Company. The brewery was founded in summer 2011 by the eponymous Busch, who is the great-grandson of Adolphus Busch, an ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014
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    April 7, 2014

    4 Hands Brewery's "Contact High" Wheat Ale: Now in Cans

    For the first time ever, 4 Hands Brewing Company (1220 South Eighth Street; 314-436-1559) is offering one of its beers in cans. "Contact High," a wheat ale, debuted last summer at the brewery on draft and in 22-ounce bottles. 4 Hands released its first-ever canned beer on Thursday at the brewery. S ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Underrated/Overrated: What's St. Louis' Most Underrated Craft Beer?

    St. Louis is becoming a craft beer mecca. There are so many great options -- Schlafly, 4 Hands, Perennial, Urban Chestnut, the list goes on. Some get more press than others though, so we want to hear: what's your favorite craft brewery that we should give some more love? See also: The Six Best Cra ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    The Craft Beer Cellar Set to Be Our New Favorite Store

    St. Louis' craft breweries are growing swiftly, and to that end, many local grocery stores carry several varieties. Still, it can be hard to seek out exactly what you want if you're unable to hit breweries like Perennial Artisan Ales and Second Shift, which are more than an hour away from each other ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013
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    October 10, 2013

    Budweiser Releases Project 12 2013 with Three New, Experimental Beers

    As much as we are loathe to admit it, not all Budweiser is brewed here in St. Louis. There are twelve breweries around the country -- Baldwinsville, Newark, LA, Houston, Columbus, Jacksonville, Merrimack, Williamsburg, Fairfield, Fort Collins and Cartersville. Budweiser's Project 12 challenges the b ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013
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    July 26, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 26 to 28

    Get out and eat this weekend! St. Louis Craft Beer week is in full swing, the Saint Louis Art Museum wraps up its free outdoor film series, Broadway Oyster Bar hosts its next food fest, Dishcrawl hits the Delmar Loop and more. Read on for some tasty recommendations. See also: - 10 Must-Drink Events ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Deschutes Brewery Brings Weeklong Craft Beer Campaign to St. Louis Beginning Today

    Our beer mugs runneth over here in St. Louis. Bend, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery, the nation's fifth-largest craft brewery, is set to commence Base Camp for Fanatics, its week-long campaign to introduce new and specialty beers through tasting events, food pairings and a chance to engage with Woody ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Hop On Over to Two Beer Festivals This Weekend

    It seems that once Spring arrives, it's time to bust out some brews. And we are so down with that. This Saturday, April 27, Global Brew Tap House & Lounge (112 South Buchanan Street Suite 1, Edwardsville; 618-307-5858) will host the Edwardsville Spring Beer Festival and Ferguson Brewing Company (41 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Anheuser-Busch InBev Gets Free Advertising -- Twice -- from the Movie Flight

    Oh, those devilishly clever execs at Anheuser-Busch InBev. First, they discover that Robert Zemeckis' brand-new film Flight contains scenes where Denzel Washington's character -- an alcoholic airline captain -- swills bottles of Budweiser. Let's put that another way: They figure out that millions of ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Poll: Should Anheuser-Busch InBev Keep Funding Lance Armstrong's Cancer "Charity"?

    Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is now considered so toxic in the wake of recent doping accusations that big sponsors such as Nike and Trek are running for the hills. So too is Anheuser-Busch InBev. The beer giant used to pay Armstrong to promote Mic Ultra, but n ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012
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    June 29, 2012

    This Week in Anheuser-Busch InBev World Domination

    Oh, yawn, just another week in Anheuser-Busch InBev's Borg-like growth across the world. First came news that A-B has agreed with the St. Louis Cardinals and developer Cordish Companies to be a tenant for the first phase of the long-delayed Ballpark Village project. A-B will open a restaurant feat ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    March 7, 2012

    Ten Best Irish Dishes in St. Louis: Guinness-Battered Fish and Chips at Molly Darcys

    Though generally considered to be the premier British take-away meal, fish and chips is a popular dish in Ireland as well. At Molly Darcys Irish Pub at Seven Gables Inn (26 North Meramac Avenue, 314-863-8400) in Clayton, the Guinness-Battered Fish and Chips melds together two Emerald Isle favorites ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Anheuser-Busch Test Markets Margarita-Flavored Beer

    ​You'd think that the brain trust at Anheuser-Busch InBev would have considered the margarita earlier. After all, the blend of tequila, lime juice and orange-flavored liqueur is one of the most popular mixed drinks in America. But, no. When the brewery first looked south of the border for inspirat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Wolfbräu House of Beer to Open in St. Peters

    Image via​With the rapid growth of craft beer in St. Louis, it was only a matter of time before someone opened a retail store like Wolfbräu House of Beer (286 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peters; 636-242-1040). Founder Ryan Wolf describes Wolfbräu, scheduled to open the second week of December, as a " ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Budweiser Hopes "Bow Tie" Can Boosts Sales

    New can: Does it Bud for you? ​We'd always heard that the beer industry was pretty much recession-proof. In good economic times, people drank because they were happy. In bad economic times, people drank perhaps even more because they were depressed. Well, so much for that, at least according to An ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Marketing Trends Miller Lite Should Jump on to Sell More Brew

    Image via​Ad Age reported that Miller Lite's sales have steadily decreased, and the company cites the same factors we all blame for our everyday problems and bad moods: the stupid economy and the shitty weather. But not all beer makers are faring poorly, and bad marketing strategies might be ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    April 22, 2011

    Stone Brewing's Here. What's the Fuss?

    Kristina ColeyGreg Koch, CEO and Co-Founder of Stone Brewing​ So Stone Brewing's selling their beer in Missouri. What's the big deal? Greg Koch, the company's co-founder and CEO came to Missouri to kick off Stone Brewing's debut. His second order of business in St. Louis, after a beer-pairin ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Goose Island Sells Out to Anheuser-Busch

    ​ Sorry Chicago, but your craft beer star now belongs to St. Louis. Well, technically, it belongs to Belgium. It was announced this morning that Anheuser-Busch is buying Goose Island, the 23-year-old Chicago miccrobrew stalwart. (A-B has distributed Goose Island since 2006.) After the jump: ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010
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    August 2, 2010

    Review Preview: Cork Wine Bar and Hill Brewing Company

    A two-fer this week as I venture to Ferguson to visit Cork Wine Bar and Hill Brewing Company. Any pop-culture observer worth her weight in Chuck Klosterman books can identify the exact moment when wine geekery went mainstream: the 2004 Alexander Payne movie Sideways, with Paul Giamatti as the pinot ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch Tips a Few at the Schlafly Tap Room

    The St. Louis craft-beer community turned out in force last night at the Schlafly Tap Room for a meet and drink with Greg Koch, CEO and Cofounder of Stone Brewing Co. Dave NelsonGreg Koch preaches to the craft-beer converted at the Schlafly Tap Room.​The humorous high point of the evening occ ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    AB-InBev to Employees: This Job Cut Is For You

    Image Via An armadillo after losing his job to corporate "restructuring"​If something happens every month is it still considered news? We only ask because Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its plans to lay off another 400-plus employees from its North American workforce. That's the third time ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    The Beertender Looks Back on 2009

    ​Here's when we glance at the newly purchased calendar, note the slightly strange four digits that signify the upcoming year and wonder where the hell it all went.User "Herr stahlhoefer," Wikimedia Commons​Luckily, it's been another strong year for craft beer. The craft-brewing industry grew ov ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009
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    October 21, 2009
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    October 7, 2009

    Does Brussels Sprout from New Bud Light Golden Wheat?​Over at Daily RFT, my colleague Keegan Hamilton has a new post about Anheuser-Busch's latest beer product, Bud Light Golden Wheat. Citing beer blogger Lew Bryson, Hamilton wonders why Anheuser-Busch won't give more specifics about what specific type of wheat beer the latest iter ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    St. Louis Craft Beer Week: Wednesday's Events

    Alberto Gottardo, Wikimedia CommonsThe first annual St. Louis Craft Beer Week continues. There are several events today:- Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulevard; Web site) Beer School is hosting Jim O'Connor of Bell's Brewery from 5:30-6:30 p.m.- Mattingly Brewing Company (3000 South Jefferson Avenue; Web ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    St. Louis Craft Beer Week Begins Saturday

    Alberto Gottardo, Wikimedia CommonsFirst, an apology: In this week's Gut Check column in the dead-tree Riverfront Times, I screwed up the dates for the first annual St. Louis Craft Beer Week. Events begin this Saturday, May 30, not last Saturday, as the column had it. My sincere apologies to Mike Sw ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Bud Light Still No. 1, So Say Bud Manimals

    Anheuser-Busch is disputing recent claims that Chinese brew Snow eclipsed Bud Light in global beer sales last year. In a statement this week, Budweiser president David Peacock argues that Snow represents a family of beer brands that includes at least 25 individual extensions such as Snow Draft Beer, ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Anheuser-Busch Dethroned After 10 Straight Years With Best Super Bowl Commercial

    The results are in for USA Today's annual Super Bowl Ad Meter ratings, and for the first time in a decade the winner isn't Anheuser-Busch (or AB InBev, as we affectionately refer to it today).Also for the first-time ever the best commercial wasn't created by an advertising company. This year's top s ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9.29

    China's tainted-milk scandal spreads to British candy giant Cadbury. (AP) InBev shareholders approve the company's takeover of Anheuser-Busch. (AP) As you probably know, Paul Newman passed away this weekend. Here a look back at the iconic actor's many food endeavors. (Hartford Courant) - Ian Froe ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9.11

    A group of beer drinkers sues to stop InBev's buyout of Anheuser-Busch. (AP) Wine critic Robert Parker faces defamation charges in France. (AP) Is planning to sell wine? (Reuters) Pregnant women should eat fish, a new study finds. (UPI) - Ian Froeb

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    July 15, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 7.15

    InBev will buy Anheuser-Busch. Now, the reaction. (St. Louis Business Journal) One possible upside: More beers for Americans to try. (Reuters) But what about Anheuser-Busch's unparalleled sports marketing? (USA Today) Starbucks continues its makeover, introducing a new smoothie. (BusinessWeek) F ... More >>

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    July 7, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 7.7

    Could fresh salsa be the culprit of the salmonella outbreak? (ABC News) InBev might try to oust the board of Anheuser-Busch. (AP) Japan pledges $50 million in food aid. (AFP) Joey Chestnut wins the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest for the second year in a row. No one died. Godot did not ret ... More >>

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    June 18, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 6.18

    The CEO of InBev visits Capitol Hill, while Warren Buffet says he favors the Belgian brewer's bid for Anheuser-Busch. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) The Midwest floods will cause food costs to rise even higher. (Reuters) The FDA still plans to send food-safety inspectors to China -- but not before the ... More >>

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    June 18, 2008
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    April 4, 2008

    What You Missed: Beer School

    In St. Louis beer goes with more than just wedding receptions, picnics and PTA meetings. It's also paired delightfully with adopting animals. Check out photos here. For animal and beer lovers, the Humane Society of Missouri was the place to be Thursday evening. The Anheuser-Busch Beer School vi ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008
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    October 9, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 10/9

    We've already discussed the impact the ethanol boom is having on food costs. Turns out we might be facing more ethanol-related inflation. (AP) Brewers SABMiller (parent company of Miller) and Molson Coors (parent company of, well, Molson and Coors) are uniting their d ... More >>

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