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Local beer input

Postby Darkwing » Mon May 29, 2017 2:56 pm

Looking for input from Stl area beer drinkers who like real beer.
Please list your top 3 local brews which are available year round,which you can also but 1/2 barrels of.
Planning to buy a Keg for a reunion, so it has to be palatable to the masses, aka mere peasants. But still
something a homebrewer can drink alot of, ie poundable. Designated drivers will be used. Thank You.
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Re: Local beer input

Postby StLBeer » Tue May 30, 2017 9:11 am

Schlafly comes to mind first as I know they have a keg program.

Next would be the breweries that I'm not sure about:
UCBC and O'Fallon.
Serving - Dark Medicine, JD Bigfoot Barleywine Clone, JD RIS (jealous?), American Wheat Ale, Nut Brown Ale, & Blondes...
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Re: Local beer input

Postby pstrohs » Tue May 30, 2017 11:59 am

1. UCBC
2. Civil Life
3. Schlafly

All have kegs programs so you can purchase directly through the brewery. However, you may have more options if you purchase through distributor. Craft beer cellar in Clayton has a pretty expansive list of kegs available for purchase.

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Re: Local beer input

Postby rsc3da » Wed May 31, 2017 5:05 pm

Was thinking Schlafly Pale Ale, it's approachable to anyone and certainly available in kegs.
Kegged: Smoked Dark Ale, NEIPA
Lagering: Pre-Prohibition Pilsner
Conditioning: Saison
Fermenting: Porter Lager (Stubborn German Wort Share), Pear Melomel
Plan: -
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Re: Local beer input

Postby Darkwing » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:40 pm

Thanks for the input.
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Re: Local beer input

Postby Darkwing » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:06 pm

Update:

I decided on Civil Life and Jake saved me a half barrel of Vienna Lager. It turned out to be a very good decision. I highly recommend checking out this brewery if you haven't been there. Everything I tasted was good and he treated me well. We polished off the keg at Midnight on our second day of partying!! 1977
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