Looks like Schlafly just released their quadrupel which should be in stores soon. "Schlafly Quadrupel is, as its name implies, a serious beer. But don’t be intimidated. This fourth beer in our bottle-conditioned Belgian-style beer series has a rich, malty backbone that is generously balanced by select, fresh hops to create a luscious, smooth character. Sharing it with friends enhances the enjoyment, whether in front of a roaring fire or at the finest dinner party." I've found their other Belgian styles to be quite good, and expect the same from the quad.
Great Divide, which competes with Avery for my "favorite Colorado brewery" designation, is releasing two new brews this month:
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti: We toned down the hops a bit to allow cocoa nibs to contribute some pleasing bitterness, while vanilla notes from the oak combine with the cocoa to create an aroma and flavor akin to a gourmet chocolate bar. A dash of cayenne keeps things lively, adding just a bit of heat to the finish. A Yeti for summer? Hell yes.
Double Wit: Our more muscular take on the beloved white ales of Belgium. Unmalted wheat and Belgian malted barley give the beer a light body and straw hue, while coriander and curaçao provide the traditional notes of spice and light acidity. This cloudy, deceptively drinkable creation should be enjoyed without the addition of fruit.
Looks like they'll be bottling & distributing them, though I can't find any further info on that - anyone know?
Most of you already know Boulevard is coming out with an American Pilsner this summer. It will be "available initially only in Kansas City in 6-packs. We’re paying homage to the legacy of past Kansas City breweries with a classic American lager; all malt, real hop character, unpasteurized. Basically an American beer 'revival' for local consumers made by a traditional Midwestern craft brewery.'"
Founders is indeed set to arrive in Missouri in early June. A kick-off promo at Flying Saucer in the P&L is on June 3 at 7:00 PM. And for those of you keeping score, Wednesdays are also the Saucer's "keep the glass" night - buy a beer, keep the glass. Yes, celebrate the arrival of a top-notch brewery's products with a free glass to boot. Here's hoping it's something more exciting than a standard pint glass.
And that's all I've got for today. Prost!