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St. Louis Classic Cocktail Party to celebrate local distilleries

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The St. Louis craft distilling scene is booming, and we can’t think of any better way to celebrate than with a toast. Area distillers Square One Brewery and Distillery, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co., The Big O, Mastermind Vodka and St. Louis Distillery will be showcasing their artisanal spirits at the St. Louis Classic Cocktail Party at Lafayette Square Park on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Held in conjunction with the park’s free Summer Concert Series, entrance to the event is free, while a $2 drink ticket will allow you to sample a spirit or cocktail made with one of the local elixirs. Proceeds benefit The Arts Council of Lafayette Square.

If you want to get a jump-start on your gin, vodka, whiskey and ginger liqueur samplings before the St. Louis Classic Cocktail Party, you’re in luck, as many area restaurants will be showcasing these local products during the week of September 3. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, for instance, Sub Zero will host a vodka tasting. On Thursday, Sept. 6, Square One is throwing a whiskey dinner that pairs various Square One whiskeys – including experimental batches – with each course. And throughout the week, TasteSalt, Niche and Demun Oyster Bar will feature cocktails made using local spirits, while Sanctuaria will shake St. Louis spirits in cocktails paired with food.

Check out the St. Louis Classic Cocktail Party Facebook page for more information on events.

Drink This Weekend Edition: Celebrate the Legalized Flow of Alcohol

Friday, April 13th, 2012

While Dec. 5, 1933, marked the ratification of the 21st Amendment, doing away once and for all with that oh-so-noble experiment called Prohibition, April 7 of the same year also holds significance for the drinking sect. Some eight months before Prohibition was officially repealed, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a law repealing the Volstead Act, legalizing the sale of beer with an ABV level of 3.2 percent.

This year, Easter occurred the same weekend as the anniversary of the repeal, so we piously waited a week to celebrate the end of the great drought. Looking to make merry over the righteous return to the natural state of things? Here are a couple suggestions for raising a glass.

The annual Repeal of Prohibition Beer Festival takes place this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Schlafly Bottleworks at 6260 Southwest Ave., in Maplewood. Sample more than 30 beer styles, including numerous brews from Texas guest breweries Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., Deep Ellum Brewing Co., and Real Ale Brewing Co. Tickets are $25 in advance (Purchase them online here.) or $30 the day of the event and include a commemorative tasting glass, unlimited beer tasting and live music.

Sunday spirits sales are banned in 13 states across the U.S. Thankfully, Missouri is not one of those states. Exercise your right to buy booze on Sunday. Head to your favorite well-stocked liquor store and pick up a bottle of spirits produced by one of the four area distilleries that earned honors at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Pinckney BendMastermind Vodka, Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. and The Big O. Oh, and as you’re preparing that highball, think of all the poor folks back in Connecticut and Indiana, the two remaining states to ban sales of beer, wine and liquor on Sundays.

Sure sign of spring

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

As promised, Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling’s taproom and beer garden are good to go. Opening May 2, the taproom will feature a 70-foot copper-topped tasting bar, a stone fireplace, and views of the bottling line and distilling operations. Outside, expect a fire pit and panoramic views of the Ste. Genevieve countryside. House brews will include American blond ale, amber lager, porter, dubbel, traditional wheat, raspberry wheat and cider, too. Spirits to follow soon.

Route du Brew

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Ste. Genevieve is officially wine and beer country. Not only is the region home to the acclaimed beers of Charleville Vineyard & Microbrewery, but it now boasts Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co., too.

Currently available at Spokes Pub & Grill in Farmington are six Crown Valley drafts: Sleighbell Spiced Ale, Barnwood Blonde Ale, Old School Pilsner, Big Bison Ale (dubbel), Crown Valley Raspberry Wheat and Worktruck Wheat (hefeweizen). Crown Valley beers are also on tap at Tiger Ridge Restaurant in Ste. Gen, Tanglefoot Steak House in Festus and Club Moxy in Cape Girardeau, among other establishments. Crown Valley’s bottling line is being installed now, said brewmaster Mark Walters, so look for distribution to explode in the coming months. Also in the works: brandy, vodka, tequila, bourbon and other high-end spirits.

And early this spring, Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling is set to open a 120-seat taproom with a 150-seat beer garden. “It’s definitely going to be something unique,” Walters said. Meantime, Crown Valley pours are $2 starting at 4 p.m. every Tuesday at Spokes, 1627 W. Columbia St., 573.756.6220. Walters also will be at Spokes Jan. 24 and 31 from 1 to 5 p.m. to talk about the brewing process. More info about Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling is at 573.756.9700.

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