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12 Beers of Christmas, Day 11: Boulevard The Calling

With just one day left, Boulevard’s staple IPA makes an appearance. With just one day left, Boulevard's staple IPA makes an appearance. 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 11: Boulevard The Calling 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 11: Boulevard The Calling 2015-12-23 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Boulevard The Calling - 87 87 87 Points Boulevard's big, bitter, resiny IPA is surprisingly light-bodied and drinkable User Rating: Be the first one !

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12 Beers of Christmas: Schlafly Christmas Ale (Day 8)

Day 8 features another festive, spiced ale from Schlafly. the latest in their Special Release annual series. Schlafly Christmas Ale Producer: Schlafly Brewing Company; St. Louis, Missouri Beer Name: Christmas Ale Style: Spiced Beer Price Range: $2-3 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 8% Appearance: Clear brown, thin foamy tan head Aroma: Cinnamon, nutmeg, nutty Virginia Pour House Review: Schlafly Brewing Company rotates seasonal limited-release beers in their Special Release series. These include Tasmanian IPA, Pumpkin Ale, and the latest, Christmas Ale. This one pours a deep, clear brown, roughly chestnut-colored, with a thin, foamy, tan head. The aroma is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, with a roasty nuttiness behind it. At first taste, the spice blends very nicely with the roasted malts. There is some cinnamon, nutmeg, and maybe even a hint of ginger, but a nice backbone that has a subtle roasted flavor. There is not a hint of booziness despite …

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Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #1-3

It all comes down to this. Here are the top three beers in the Pour House’s Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer! #3: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale Producer: Schlafly Beer; St. Louis, MO Beer Name: Pumpkin Ale Price Range: $12 / 6-pack (12 oz) ABV: 8% Appearance: Deep amber, copper-colored, bright Aroma: Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove Virginia Pour House Review: The beer is a bright copper color and almost perfectly clear with a small head the quickly dissipates. The aroma is intoxicating. It smells like the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning, rich with spices present in pumpkin pie. I get hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove along with some pumpkin notes. This is probably the best aroma I have gotten out of a pumpkin beer this year. The taste does not disappoint. There is a great blend of pumpkin spices in this one, with cinnamon and nutmeg standing out. It tastes like a freshly-made pumpkin …

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Quick Pour: Stone Hill Winery Vignoles 2012

Producer: Stone Hill Winery, Hermann, Missouri Region: Hermann AVA, Missouri, United States Price: $11.49 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Vignoles; (12.8% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Candied pineapple and fresh baked white cake aromas boom on the nose while pineapple syrup and honey-drenched tropical fruit smooth out the palate, which shows fresh acidity, nice weight, and noticeable residual sugar without overly intoxicating sweetness. Smooth, soft, and juicy. This screw top white is perfect for those scorching summer days.   Producer: Stone Hill Winery, Hermann, Missouri Region: Hermann AVA, Missouri, United States Price: $11.49 Vintage: 2012 Varietals: 100% Vignoles; (12.8% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Candied pineapple and fresh baked white cake aromas boom on the nose while pineapple syrup and honey-drenched tropical fruit smooth out the palate, which shows fresh acidity, nice weight, and noticeable residual sugar without overly intoxicating sweetness. Smooth, soft, and juicy. This screw top white is perfect for those scorching summer days.   …

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Missouri Wine: In Norton They Trust; Stone Hill & Adam Puchta Wineries

A few weeks back, my boss gave me the heads up that I would be attending the Midwest Regional meeting in Osage Beach, Missouri. Though the thought of driving three plus hours from the airport in St. Louis wasn’t all that appealing, the chance to try some of Missouri’s offerings (specifically the Norton’s) was more than enticing. After landing, I got my rental and headed down to the Lake of the Ozarks. I did a bit of research which didn’t yield any worthwhile wineries in the area of Osage Beach. After a successful conference, I drove east on US 54 to the scenic MO 94 East towards Hermann, Missouri. First stop on this excursion, Stone Hill Winery. Stone Hill is located in a small, suburban setting in the rustic city of Hermann, just a couple of blocks from the Missouri River edge. This quant city, originally a German Society settlement, …

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