Stouts and Porters

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Schlafly Tap Room and Bottleworks' Sticky Toffee Pudding

    Welcome to Sugar High, a new series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. Presented on a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Six Row Brewing Marks Four Year Anniversary with Bacon Porter Release and More

    Today marks the four year anniversary of Six Row Brewing Company (3690 Forest Park Avenue; 314-531-5600) and to celebrate they're throwing a four day blowout. "It feels weird, four years has went by really quickly," says head brewer Evan Hiatt. As a reward to Six Row's faithful beer drinkers, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Schlafly, Boulevard, Perennial Get Winterized: A Gut Check Guide to Winter Beer

    In case you haven't noticed, a cold front has recently hit the beer aisles of our local stores. Beers with labels featuring snowy cabins, scenic winter mountains, and yuletide cheer have begun to replace Oktoberfests and pumpkin beers. So just what are these beers all about? Gut Check is here to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Best Craft Brewery 2013: Perennial Artisan Ales Celebrates an Award-Winning Two Years

    In honor of our 2013 Best Of St. Louis issue, we're profiling some of the most fascinating winners from the Food & Drink section. The topic of this conversation: Best Craft Brewery. Read the entire Best of St. Louis issue here. We are not the only ones who recognized the brilliance that is Perenn ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 12, 2013
  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: March 8 to 10

    If you fly 30,000 oysters in from the Pacific coast, they will come. We imagine those were the sort of thoughts the folks at Schlafly had when planning their first stout and oyster festival. Help them make their shellfish dreams come true but checking out their event and more this weekend. Friday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Vin de Set Hosts Fifth Annual Oysters Five Ways Festival Sunday, March 10

    Vin de Set (2017 Chouteau Avenue; 314-241-8989) hosts its fifth annual Oysters Five Ways Festival at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. The restaurant has flown in 1,400 Penn Cove Pacific oysters, and head chef and general manager Ivy Magruder tells Gut Check he and his kitchen staff are armed and ready to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2013
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    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #2: Abraxas Cinnamon Shake

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Schlafly Bottleworks' Megan Andreini: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Chrissy Wilmes profiles Schlafly Bottleworks bartender Megan Andreini. Below is a Q&A with Andreini, followed by the recipe for the Bottleworks' signature bloody mary. Chrissy WilmesMeg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Cross Booze-Spiked Ice Cream Off the To-Do List: St. Louis Has Plenty!

    Wikimedia Commons​Three weeks ago Men's Health named St. Louis the sixth-drunkest city in America. Gut Check knows we can do better, so we posted some tips on how to reach the pinnacle of national drunkenness in '12. This past weekend we got an e-mail from a fellow named John Clopton, who ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Beer School, Week 2: Cuckoo for Cocoa Stout?

    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. If you are read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Small Plates: Friday, 3/9

    We are not amused. It's Friday -- and warm! -- so you probably don't give a shuck. But if you do, the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street, 314-241-2337) is hosting its annual Stout & Oyster Festival from 5 till 10 this evening and from noon till 10 tomorrow. Enjoy oysters both raw and cooked, "s ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 28, 2005

    Drinks of the Year

    The best libations of 2005

  • Dining

    February 9, 2005

    Schlafly Coffee Stout

    Tanner B's, 2855 Shenandoah Avenue, 314-762-9800