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I'd meant to make a post about this, but then time got away from me. This past November, I had cause to be up in Kansas City (my husband had training in Overland Park). Since we were in the neighbourhood, we did the Boulevard Brewery tour. It's a fantastic place to visit if you ever get the chance. I fell in love with the floor; I wanted to roll round on it. Seriously. It was lush. 

We sampled their wares, but as it usually goes when I'm in that part of the country, Schlafly's seasonal was the one to write home about. I've heard that people run hot and cold on Schlafly, but I've yet to sample anything on tap that wasn't spectacular.

As it so happened, one of my husband's favourite singer/songwriters, Jeffrey Gaines, was in town the same time we were. So we bought tickets and hied us hence to the Riot Room for the highlight of the week. I knew I wanted something from Schlafly, but my husband was feeling adventurous - so he asked for a flight of Southern Tier's Creme Brulee, and... well, it was strange. It did taste exactly of creme brulee, but we bought decided that this was a flavour that beer simply shouldn't have. XD

Schlafly's Double Pumpkin, on the other hand, was heavenly from start to finish. I think I made a Schlafly convert of him. I'm trying to sort out a jaunt up to St Louis in April, and the Schlafly Tap Room is where I plan to spend a goodly lot of my time. 

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Date: 2012-02-02 08:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] feuervogel
Aw, man, I love the creme brulee stout. It's a very fine dessert :D

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Date: 2012-02-03 03:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] feuervogel
It's a seasonal, I think fall/winter. We bought a bunch of it, so there's one last bottle in my fridge awaiting the right moment. I'm pretty thrilled Southern Tier (out of north central NY) has expanded their distribution in North Carolina. Their Moka is pretty good (and less OMGWTF than the creme brulee one, being a chocolate-coffee stout).

The first one we bought, we poured it into glasses and smelled it. It smelled really good. Then we tasted it, and we were like, man, is this beer? So the next time we were at the store, we bought another :D I think the dominant flavor ingredient is vanilla beans.

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Date: 2012-02-03 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] h4hahn
I can’t imagine anyone running cold on Schlafly. I haven’t had the double pumpkin, but I can’t say I’ve gotten anything I was really turned off by (except for that Oud Bruin / sour ale, one time). Don’t know how familiar you are with STL. But, as pilgrimage-worthy as I find the Tap Room, I would also highly recommend Urban Chestnut and Bridge too. Bridge doesn’t brew their own, but they have approx 50+ taps, and always wonderful local and national brews. Honestly, there are so many new breweries opening up there, it’s hard to keep track. Civil Life, Perennial, Six Row, and on and on….Let us know how your trip turns out.

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Date: 2012-02-04 07:25 pm (UTC)
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It did taste exactly of creme brulee, but we bought decided that this was a flavour that beer simply shouldn't have. XD

I hate it when that sort of thing happens.

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