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Richard Haegele

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Perennial and New Belgium Release Lips of Faith Collaboration

    Collaborations between breweries aren't exactly new, but they have been becoming a much more common sight on area beer shelves lately. They can give brewers a chance to exchange ideas with others and mix their individual house styles. The best collaborations often result in something unique that nei ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Draft Pick: 2nd Shift's "iBallz" -- Brewed Special for the World Cup -- Delivers Big Flavor

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Periodically, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. 2nd Shift Brewing certainly knows a thing or two about hops, as ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Perennial Announces Guidelines for Much-Anticipated Abraxas Release

    The coveted Abraxas brew at Perennial Artisan Ales (8125 Michigan Avenue; 314-631-7300) is making another appearance next month, and the brewery has announced how it'll go about distributing the beer. There were 400 early reservations available last weekend, but needless to say, those are all taken. ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Femme Ferment, New Group for Local Women in Brewing, Launches with Tap Takeover

    A few dozen people gathered at the International Tap House in Soulard (1711 South Ninth Street; 314-621-4333) last night to support the launch of Femme Ferment, a new St. Louis organization celebrating women in craft beer. The event, billed as a launch party and tap takeover, featured several taps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Civil Life Lives High on the Hog for Third Annual Pigs and Pints Festival

    Under gorgeous skies, a throng of 400 people made their way to the third annual Pigs and Pints festival hosted by the Civil Life Brewing Co. (3714 Holt Avenue) on Sunday. The event, which began in 2012 to celebrate all things local, featured Red Wattle pigs sourced from a farm in Marthasville and pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    New Breweries Shine At Microfest 2014

    The Lift for Life Gym put on its nineteenth annual Microfest beer festival in Forest Park over the weekend. During three sessions Friday and Saturday, festivalgoers could sample beers from a very large list of breweries, near and far, small and large. The festival also featured live music and demons ... 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

    March 28, 2014

    Draft Pick: Bell's "Oberon" is a Glass of Sunshine

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. At last spring has arrived, bringing song birds, new buds on plants ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Draft Pick: Perennial's "17" Mint Chocolate Stout

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. Washing down Thin Mints with a hearty stout is all well and good, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    A Gut Check Guide to Pairing Girl Scout Cookies with Local Beers

    Just in case you somehow missed them in front of supermarkets, in your office or at your front door, Girl Scout Cookie Season has arrived. Through this annual tradition, Girl Scouts across the region learn valuable life skills, earn badges and generate work for local dentists. Once you've filled you ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Drink Local This St. Patrick's Day: Three Locally-Brewed Alternatives to Guinness

    With St. Patrick's Day nigh upon us, many of us will take to the streets of Dogtown to celebrate our Irish heritage (real or make-believe). Inevitably, this will involve many pints of brews such as Smithwick's, Guinness and Harp. While those are certainly good beers, there are some amazing local b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    The Wildest Sights and Brews of 4 Hands Brewing Company's Lupulin Carnival

    All hail the mighty hop plant, whose flowers produce lupulin -- the substance that imparts flavor and aroma to beer and also acts as a preservative. To celebrate this botanical gem, 4 Hands Brewing Company (1220 South Eight Street; 314-436-1559) staged the third annual Lupulin Carnival on Saturday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Questions Remain About Summer Rocks Festivals; Vote Postponed

    For seven days, St. Louis has been speculating about what Board Bill #328 could mean for downtown as a tourist destination and music haven. Multiple large-scale festivals? Ousted local events? Big music names? A burden on city resources? But after an aldermanic hearing yesterday, we're only margina ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Draft Pick: 4 Hands' Releases "Cuvee Diable," the Devilish Sister of "Cuvee Ange"

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. Once thought of as a dying style, saisons have enjoyed a bit of a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Draft Pick: Square One's "Ochofabuloso" is a Hop Head's Dream

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. In February of 2006, Square One Brewery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231- ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Draft Pick: Schlafly's Milk Chocolate Stout

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. Initially touted as nutritious beer in the early 20th Century, milk ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Draft Pick: Perennial's IPA #8

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. Oh, IPA is IPA, and Brett beer (fermented with Brettanomyces yeast) ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Brews for Two: Our Favorite Local Beers to Drink on Valentine's Day

    Since the days of Chaucer, lovers have expressed their affection on Valentine's Day with gifts of flowers, chocolate and poetry. And when it comes time to pick a poison, most will head for the wine and Champagne sections. While these make decent enough gifts, Gut Check has a better idea -- brews ma ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Urban Chestnut Unveils New Bierhall and Brewery at Wolpertinger Festival

    Named after a fabled creature from Bavarian folklore, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company's (3229 Washington Avenue) annual Wolpertinger festival celebrates the spirit of craft beer and community. This year's event marked the third anniversary of the brewery, the public debut of their near-complete brewe ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Release: Scenes from a Beer Geek's Black Friday

    At 9 a.m. on Black Friday, shoppers began lining up outside Wolfbrau House of Beer (286 Mid Rivers Center; 636-242-1040). By the time the store opened at 11 a.m., the queue had grown to 30 people. These were no ordinary post-Thanksgiving customers -- these were beer geeks. Some had already made a s ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Schlafly Releases its Surprisingly Light Coffee Chocolate Blonde Ale

    Java heads can rejoice at having three coffee beer options at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; 314-241-2337) this week. In addition to the winter seasonal Coffee Stout, which will be around for a few months, the tap list also includes a coffee variant of the Schlafly Imperial Stout and the ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Free State Arrives, Shelton Brothers Returns: New Brews Available in St. Louis This Week

    Beer fans in St. Louis have a few new options this week as Free State Brewing moves into our market and Shelton Brothers Importers return to Missouri after an almost two-year absence. On Tuesday, Lawrence, Kansas-based Free State Brewing Company arrived in area bars and stores. Free State opened up ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    [VIDEO] Joe Hoffmann, Evil Royals Fan, Wins First Plate at Flying Saucer St. Louis

    As Gut Check reported back in March, the opening of the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street; 314-932-1456) was marred by an anti-Cardinals conspiracy launched by one Joe Hoffmann. The plot: Be the first to drink 200 beers and claim the location's first "Ring of Honor" plate in the na ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    [VIDEO] Flying Saucer Opening Marred by Evil Royals Fan Plot; Kicks Off Most Important Drinking Contest of All Time

    Gut Check has uncovered a dastardly scheme to ruin the new Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street, St. Louis; 314-932-1456) downtown and spit in the face of every Cardinals fan in town. Confronted with the results of our investigation, we asked the man at the center of this travesty -- o ... More >>

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