Pale Ales

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Schlafly Makes Good on Sam Adams World Series Bet

    It's difficult for us to talk about, but yes, the Cardinals lost the 2013 World Series to the Boston Red Sox. Last year there were several bets going on between Bostonians and St. Louisans (though Mayor Slay stayed out of it), but our favorite was between the makers of Samuel Adams and our own Schla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    11 Canned Craft Beers Perfect for a Float Trip

    All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Click here to read the rest of the guide or pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you. Just because local parks don't allow glas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    8 Craft Brewery Destinations Worth a Mini Road Trip

    All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Click here to read the rest of the guide or pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you. While the craft-beer culture has blossome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Schlafly Celebrates the Repeal of Prohibition with Cadre of Washington State Brews

    Local beer fans converged on the Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337) last Saturday to enjoy good beer and gorgeous weather at the brewery's annual Repeal of Prohibition Festival. Each year, Schlafly commemorates the enactment of the Cullen-Harrison Act on April 7, 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    O'Fallon Brewery's Zeke's Pale Ale: A Gut Check Taste Test

    As we reported last week, O'Fallon Brewery (26 West Industrial Drive, St. Charles; 636-474-2337) is in the midst of a huge expansion. On top of that, it's just release the first full-time brew since 2010: Zeke's Pale Ale. In our experience, pale ales tend to be a gateway to craft beer. Only drink Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    A Brew for You: Schlafly's AIPA

    A weekly beer recommendation from Gut Check contributor Zach Garrison. Winter refuses to just back off, and it's to the point where we all just need a little hope, a glimmer of spring. Schlafly's (2100 Locust Street; 314-241-2337) American IPA (AIPA) is exactly that, a blessed bridge carrying beer ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Enjoy This Monday Morning Beer Porn from St. Louis Microfest 2013

    Pale Ale from Kirkwood Station More than 100 breweries were on tap in Forest Park Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. Despite wet weather on Friday night, the beer was flowing. Photos by Steve Truesdell for the RFT. See the full slideshow here: 2013 St. Louis Microfest photos.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    It's Deschutes Base Camp Week in St. Louis!

    It's freakin' beer mania here in St. Louis this week! Deschutes Brewery is in town from Portland, Oregon, and they're partnering with various bars and restaurants in town to bring you a plethora of beer-related activities and events. The festivities, which Deschutes calls Base Camp for Fanatics, o ... 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

    March 20, 2013

    Schlafly Tap Room Hosts Beer & Cupcake Pairing

    Wine and cheese. Sake and sushi. Champagne and caviar. Beer and...cupcakes? Yeah, we're not so sure about that one, but Schlafly seems to think it works. The Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; 314-241-2337) is hosting a Beer & Cupcake Pairing on Thursday, March 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. See Also: - ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 9, 2012
  • News

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Can't Score a Bottle of BrewDog's Royal Wedding Boner Beer? Try a Crazy King George!​All this royal wedding talk is enough to drive Gut Check to drink. Well, nearly anything is enough to drive Gut Check to drink. Usually all it takes is something along the lines of, "Hey, want a drink?" Sometimes a mere grunt'll do. At any rate, if beer's your thing, you won't be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Beer School: Alls Well That Ends Well -- With Ales

    Every Wednesday, from roughly 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Delmar Loop institution Cicero's hosts beer school. As part of a semi-regular account of the beer sampling and sudsy knowledge gained, RFT editorial fellow Matt Kasper will write about the beer he tastes and the people who present it.The semester is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Best Beer 2008 Ignites Historical Debate!

    This year the RFT awarded Best Beer to O'Fallon's 5-Day IPA. In the write-up that accompanies the award, we note the mythology of India pale ale: India pale ale was born of necessity. How to preserve Britons' beloved beverage during its long voyage to the far-flung corners of the empire? The soluti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    GC Food & Brewery: A Review

    I visit too many restaurants to cover in the print version of the RFT. From time to time I'll share my thoughts on these visits in briefer, less formal blog-exclusive reviews. GC Food & Brewery is a chain of restaurants with locations in a dozen states. GC stands for Granite City, though not Granit ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 9, 2004

    Expedition Reserve Pale Ale

    Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest (at Manchester), Maplewood, 314-421-2337