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  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Budweiser and Bud Light Ingredients Made Public for the First Time

    Just 24 hours after a blogger launched an online petition to see what exactly is in Anheuser-Busch beers, A-B InBev has published its ingredients for the first time. Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe, started the campaign because there are so many things allowed to be in beer, but unlike drinks such as Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    What's on Tap (and in Bottles) at MicroFest 2014

    St. Louis MicroFest is in its nineteenth year and is bringing back a huge selection of local, domestic and international beers to Forest Park. There are three sessions, plus a morning two-mile Micro Run. Profits also go to Lift for Life Gym, so guests are totally drinking for a good cause. Tickets a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    One Label Controls Almost All of Hip-Hop, and That's a Problem

    It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Craft Beer Is...

    Last week's poll was our biggest ever. St. Louis has more than enough craft beer to go around, but we know some breweries get more love than others -- hence our question. One of the freshmen won the title of STL's most underrated craft beer, despite the fact that they've only been open for a few mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Craft Beer

    We know craft beer is a topic you guys are pretty passionate about, so we couldn't wait to hear your nominations. And there were tons, along with a little trolling clever wordplay. Check out the top four after the jump and cast your vote. See also: The Six Best Craft Beer Makers in St. Louis

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Old Breweries Tell the Forgotten Legacy of Falstaff Beer in St. Louis

    It's a common myth around St. Louis that Anheuser Busch was the sole brewery in St. Louis to survive Prohibition and the only locally brewed beer from 1933 until the opening of Schlafly in 1991. In reality, A-B was the only brewing game in town for less than two decades. Before that, the Falstaff Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Main & Mill Brewery Brings Craft Beer to Festus to Jumpstart Historic Main Street

    Craft breweries aren't hard to come by in St. Louis -- and thank goodness for that -- but Denny Foster found it's a little different in Festus. The nearest brewery was 45 minutes away, and it's primarily a bottling and distribution center. Enter Main & Mill Brewery (240 East Main Street, Festus; 314 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Boulevard Brewing Sold to Belgium-Based Duvel Moortgat

    Boulevard Brewing Company (2501 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City; 816-474-7095) announced yesterday that it has been bought by Belgian brewer Duvel Moortgat. Kansas City fans were very dismayed on social media, much as we were when InBev swooped up Anheuser-Busch in 2011. But president and founder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Anheuser-Busch Leaves Competitors in the Dust in Missouri Beer Sales

    It shouldn't be news to anyone that Anheuser Busch sells more beer than anyone else in Missouri, but we didn't realize how much more. A new report on 2012-2013 beer sales from the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, through it reveals a decline for the fourth year in a row, shows a maj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Anheuser-Busch Biergarten Now Open

    The latest addition to the Anheuser-Busch flagship brewery (South 12th Street & Lynch Street; 314-577-2626), an outdoor biergarten, is now open. Anheuser-Busch is hoping that the new space will attract even more visitors, and, if you can believe it, get people to try some new beers (no, not Bud Ligh ... More >>

  • Film

    June 20, 2013
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    May 3, 2013

    Farmhaus Hosting Shane Wine Cellars Dinner on May 8

    Seats remain for the first wine dinner at Kevin Willmann's acclaimed Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800) next Wednesday, May 8. The dinner will pair four courses with wines from Shane Wine Cellars. Shane owner and winemaker Shane Finley will attend the event. In an e-mail to Gut Check, Far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The Six Best Craft Beer Makers in St. Louis

    Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2013 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. With the craft beer scene exploding across the Midwest and the recent opening of the beer emporium Flying Sauc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    21 Holiday Food and Restaurant Specials, Deals and Freebies

    For Gut Check there's no better way to say "Season's Eatings" than with restaurant specials and deals. Much is made about overeating and weight gain during the holiday season, but really you'd be a fool not to eat free food when it's shoveled at you in the form of restaurant gift cards, BOGO special ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Searchable Database Released Today Lists 50,000 Bands Owed $31 Million in Royalties

    SoundExchange is a not-for-profit entrusted by the Library of Congress to collect and distribute digital performance royalties for bands. That includes SIRIUS, Pandora and more. So far, it's found the rightful owner of some $1 billion in royalties, but paying up has proven a challenge. The organizat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    St. Louis-Based American Patriot Beer Makes Its Local Debut

    Lifelong St. Louisan John Beal's favorite beer growing up was Budweiser. "I always wanted the Budweiser car to win," he says. When its parent company Anheuser-Busch was purchased by Belgian brewing behemoths InBev in 2008, the career roofer was "bothered" by the takeover, and decided to take matters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Eleven Things Every Independent Artist Should Work On

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Fudging The Numbers With Last.Fm

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. I was thrilled five-ish years ago when I found out about Last.fm, the music recommendation service that d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Bagged Salad Recall Expands Nationwide

    OK, so maybe you shrugged your shoulders at yesterday's news about the FDA's warning on Korean shellfish. Fair enough. Not exactly an everyday purchase around these parts. Bagged salad, on the other hand... The FDA has announced that River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, California, has expanded its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    A Comprehensive Guide to Record Store Day 2012

    This just in: Vinyl is BACK! Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day has made its international mark, recognized by labels, bands, and collectors worldwide. Celebrating the cultural impact of the independent record store, RSD offers everything from live performances to special discounts to limited e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    The Seven Best Brewpubs in St. Louis

    Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2011, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2012 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. To see hundreds more winners and finalists, suggest your own contenders and download the Riverfront Times Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    The Big (Tobacco-Related) Threat to Missouri's Budget You've Probably Never Heard Of

    ​Is anybody in America more hospitable to small tobacco companies than the Show-Me State? Not only do we levy the lowest cigarette tax in the entire nation (a paltry 17 cents per pack).  Our legislature is the only one that forces Big Tobacco to cough up payments for smoking-related health co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Megaupload Goes Down: Five Lost Music-Stealing Technologies

    It's true: Megaupload has been gone an entire week, and for the millions of people who used the site because they like their totally legal for-pay cloud storage to come equipped with fake download links and massive flash banner ads I'm sure things have been difficult. For copyright holders, massiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Spy Games and Celebrity Sightings at St. Louis-Area Bookstores

    image viaWatch out, she may be packing an iPhone.​As everybody knows, the Christmas-shopping season is the most hectic time to be in retail -- as both a seller and as a consumer -- and this year, there's an extra frisson of excitement in St. Louis bookstores, thanks to some corporate espionage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    William K Busch Brewing Company Launches Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light

    ​Last week, the World Series trophy came back to St. Louis. This week sees the return of another tradition in the Gateway City: the Busch family brewing lager beer.William K. Busch, son of August A. "Gussie" Busch Jr. and great-grandson of Adolphus Busch, this summer announced the founding of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Formerly AB-Owned Purus Vodka Expands Distribution

    Image viaThis sexy bottle is "designed to emulate the shape of a water droplet off of the Italian Alps!" Recognize!​In 2008, InBev bought Anheuser-Busch, creating ABInBev, now the world's largest brewer. Of course, you know that! The story dominated the news for a large chunk of that summer. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Anheuser-Busch Wants to Trademark Your Area Code

    Image viaAnheuser-Busch may not want to use this trademark -- but they definitely want to own it.​If brewing giant Anheuser-Busch gets its way, we won't just be living in the 314.We'll be living in the 314 (TM).The St. Louis-based brewery, now owned by Belgian conglomerate InBev, has applied for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    August Busch IV Saga Tackled by BusinessWeek

    August Busch IV gets the BusinessWeek treatment.​Cocaine! Oxycodone! A former Hooters waitress, dead in a darkened bedroom!A very bad beer baron!A BusinessWeek feature story that hit the Internets today, "Fall of the House of Busch," details the 2010 death of the girlfriend of August Busch IV, Adr ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Get Ready, Arrogant Bastards! Stone Week Starts Tomorrow.

    Stone Brewing Co.​ Few craft brewers have arrived in St. Louis with the anticipation and fanfare of Escondido, California's Stone Brewing. But they're here this week, bringing all the Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone Ruination IPA we've been longing for. The beer hits store shelves and bar tap ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 14, 2011
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    April 13, 2011

    Six Row Brewing Company: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer SilverbergA pint of the "Whale" beer at Six Row Brewing Company​One of the many new craft brewers gracing the St. Louis scene over the past couple of years. My review of Six Row Brewing Company (3690 Forest Park Avenue; 314-531-5600) is now available online, and be sure to check out Jenni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Review Preview: Six Row Brewing Company

    Jennifer SilverbergBeer flights at Six Row Brewing Company​I took a break from writing reviews last week. What did I do instead? I drank beer. Specifically, I drank beer at Six Row Brewing Company (3690 Forest Park Avenue; 314-531-5600). I also tried some of the fare from the brewpub's relatively ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Record Store Day Announce 2011 Releases, Ozzy Osbourne Commands Your Attendance

    ​Record Store Day is a relatively new and relatively awesome Holiday. It's like Christmas for music nerds, only better -- rather than forcible family-togetherness and buying gifts for other people, record collectors are lured with live music, beer and shiny new wax into spending the day with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Missouri Latest State to Push for Online Sales Tax

    Local retailers want to wipe that smug smile off those Amazon.com boxes. ​Two state representatives held a press conference today in the University City Loop, calling attention to legislation that would add sales tax to purchases Missouri residents make over the Internet. State representativ ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Last Collector Standing: Kate Eddens on Working at Thrill Jockey and Vintage Vinyl, and Her Musical Education (and Evolution)

    Jon Scorfina​As major record labels have struggled to adjust to the new digital landscape, independent labels have thrived by sticking to the tried and true demand for vinyl. We caught up with Kate Eddens, a former employee of both Thrill Jockey records and Vintage Vinyl, at her south city hom ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 4, 2010
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    June 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Speaking of Butt Heads... Cigarette Litter Annoys People Across Nation

    Wikimedia CommonsThe New York Times reports today that "dozens of municipalities across the nation" have passed laws banning smoking on beaches and playgrounds, because citizens are sick of not only stepping on cigarette butts, but paying millions of dollars a year to clean them up.From the Times:

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Busch: A Great Recession Libation

    Anheuser-Busch InBev posted strong gains yesterday for the first quarter of 2009. The results surprised some analysts who thought the weak economy and transition pains from InBev's 2008 acquisition of Anheuser-Busch could disrupt sales. Instead the combined company saw revenue increase 4.7 percent a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Carlsbad, New Mexico: No Longer a Bud Light Kind of Town

    Even with the InBev buyout of Anheuser-Busch last year, it's safe to say that St. Louis will forever be a Budweiser town. The same cannot be said for Carlsbad, New Mexico. Following public outcry, the city's A-B distributor covered up a billboard this week that greeted motorists to Carlsbad with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    AB InBev To Lay Off 1,000 in St. Louis

    Anheuser-Busch InBev employees are buzzing about imminent job cuts in the wake of InBev's recent acquisition of St. Louis' corporate crown jewel. The company today announced that it would cut 1,400 jobs in the United States, about 75 percent of them (1,050 jobs) in St. Louis. According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Circulation Seesaws at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The local daily is losing weekday subscribers but gaining Sunday takers of the paper, according to figures released yesterday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. For the six months ending September 30, weekday circulation at the Post-Dispatch declined 9.1 percent, to 240,796. Sunday subscriptions r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Budweiser vs. Stella Artois: A Taste Test

    Photo: Nick Lucchesi On the off chance you didn't hear the news last night -- or see the V-E Day-style headline in today's Post-Dispatch -- Anheuser-Busch has accepted InBev's $52 billion (or $70 a share) takeover bid. This creates not only the world's biggest brewer, but also a situation of some d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    You Play, They Pay: Internet Radio's Demise?

    When Randall Roberts profiled Internet radio pioneers Jim and Wanda Atkinson late last year, the proprietors of 3WK Underground Radio still held out hope that a three-judge panel appointed by the Library of Congress might set a new royalty rate that wouldn't put small stations like theirs out of bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2007

    Hang the DJ?

    www.hiphopgame.com Mixtapes — whether they're the smash-hit mashups of Danger Mouse or the CD-Rs sold out of an up-and-coming DJ's backpack — are an integral part of hip-hop culture. Perhaps more than in any other musical genre, these compilations build buzz for the featured artists & ... More >>

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