Gut Check recently received an e-mail from an inquisitive reader alerting us to a somewhat counterintuitive discovery made while using Budweiser's new Track Your Bud app. The app is pretty straightforward: Plug in the "born on" date or QR code found on the can or bottle and the origins of your bee ... More >>
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 >>
A new class action lawsuit filed in courts around the country is accusing Anheuser-Busch of adding water to its beers in the final stages of bottling. "Because water is cheaper than alcohol, AB adds extra water to its finished products to produce malt beverages that consistently have significantly ... More >>
Five inmates at a prison in Idaho have sued Anheuser-Busch, along with several other alcoholic beverage producers, claiming that had they only known that alcohol is addictive, they wouldn't have touched the stuff. Instead, delicious Budweiser and Michelob ruined their lives and made them do a strin ... More >>
Local beer lover Wade Abernathy attended the February 25 Michelob Wheatup preview of Anheuser-Busch's new Ginger Wheat beer. Says he: "The Ginger Wheat is an interesting twist on wheat beers. The ginger is refreshing and really makes for a nice drinking beer. I look forward to being able to pic ... More >>
People send Gut Check stuff to try. So we try it.The typical Monday morning here at Gut Check International Headquarters goes something like this: Stumble into office, clutching thermos of coffee. Check voice mail, bracing self for angry messages from recently reviewed restaurateurs. Open the Mornin ... More >>
So there I was yesterday, typing happily away as the Rams' fourth quarter wound down. I had most of a column done, and I felt pretty damn good about it. I had a column nearly ready to go about how the Rams had just barely held on to beat the Seahawks, despite not putting the Seattle team away w ... More >>
1821 Cherokee Street
Last Night: "This One's for You" at the Soulard Art Market What You Missed: An artistic tribute to the King of Beers, featuring the advertising memorabilia of Jack L. Smith, an illustrator/graphic designer at Anheuser-Busch from 1988-1990. Where: Soulard Art Market, 2028 S. 12th Street, in what us ... More >>
Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.
Will Boulevard's home-field advantage be enough to run the Lou's microbrew out of KC?
(The horse, not the paper.)
The Road to Escondido (Reprise)
When all the drinking was drunk and the judges had tallied the votes, St. Louis brewers came up a little short at the annual Great American Beer Fest last weekend in Denver. The Grammies of the brewing industry -- "They don't let you give an acceptance speech, though," qualifies Fran Caradonna, co- ... More >>
Julie Seabaugh profiles local laugh-riot Brie Johnson
Lynch Street Bistro, 1031 Lynch Street, 314-752-5777.
Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 1 Busch Place, 314-577-2000
Tom Schlafly is frothing over his beer's banishment from St. Louis' biggest art festival
Unreal hits the links at the U.S. Senior Open
Al's Café, 2500 DeKalb Street, 314-776-4171
Racanelli's Pizza, 12 S. Euclid Avenue, 314-367-7866
Week of August 13, 2003
Somebody's sure hot and bothered about Michelob's beer-bottle-babe ads
The Dave Holland Big Band is just one of the highlights of the 2003 U.S. Bank St. Louis Jazz Festival
Week of April 30, 2003
SLU expansion couldn't keep a good restaurant down
Despite the odds, the second annual St. Louis Jazz Festival will succeed -- thanks to all the help from corporate backers
Arcade Lanes is nothing fancy, and Jim Lampson likes it that way. Could this faded jewel be the best bowling alley on earth?
The Busches, the Orthweins and other St. Louis royalty get down and dirty playing polo. It's the passion that grounds their lives.
Rich Balducci takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'