Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Two New Styles Come to Six Row

Arch Nemesis: Midnight

Part one of our Arch Nemesis Series of specialty beer releases, Midnight is a bold yet quenching Imperial Black India Pale Ale also serves to celebrate our 4 year anniversary beer. This dark and devouring ale is made with a touch of darkly roasted malt to give it the distinctive ebony color. The rich malt base is then bombarded bountiful amounts of Chinook and Cascade hops lending bitterness along with citrus flavor and aroma. Although tempting, be patient and let this ale warm in the glass a little to really let the layers of flavor unfold.

  • 9.0% Alc. by Vol.
  • Bitterness Units: 80 IBU 
  • Available on draft starting December, 5th 2013 at the brewpub 

Sunshine Slowdown 

Modeled after a traditional American style Cream Ale, the Sunshine Slowdown is an easy drinking, lager-like Ale. Originally produced by ale breweries prior to Prohibition to compete with lagers of the time, it mimics the crisp, slightly fruity character of an American lager. Brewed with traditional ingredients including corn and American hops, grainy and floral flavors dominate the palate of this ale.

  • 5.0% Alc. by Vol. 
  • Bitterness Units: 19 IBU 
  • Available on draft now at the brewpub

Six Row Will Have TWO Bacon Porter Casks on Thursday

And that's just the beginning. Check out the rest of our three-day celebration here: 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Six Row Turns Four Years Old

Six Row is just about to turn 4 years old! This means we're going to celebrate with a slew of brew.

We first opened up on December 5th, 2009, so we will start our pre-party on Thursday December 5th with one of our most popular cask styles, Bacon Porter! We'll tap this dry hogged lovely at 5pm, and keep it flowing over the course of the weekend until we empty two casks of it. As always, special thanks go to Baumann’s Fine Meats for the bacon in these casks.

On Friday the 6th, we'll be expanding upon our usual TGIPA festivities with all sorts of new IPAs, including:

  • Red Snout KSHE IPA spiced with Arbol pepper
  • Double IPA spiced with white peppercorn
  • Sour IPA fresh-hopped with locally grown galena hops
  • Double IPA also fresh-hopped with galena hops

In addition, we'll have our Honey Weizen spiced with cinnamon and our last keg of our famous Killer Whale of the year.

As the party reaches Saturday the 7th, we'll be in the home stout stretch, as a matter of fact, we have so much stout we have to open an hour early at 11am.

Our Saturday Sampler will be all stout, all the time, featuring a vertical tasting of 4 versions of our Russian Imperial Stout:

  • The standard
  • Knob Creek barrel-aged
  • Orange Chocolate, with cocoa nibs furnished by Kakao, 
  • Vanilla Maple Coffee  
All 10% abv, 100% delicious, and all pouring starting at 11am!

In addition to all the Imperial Stout, we'll also have some of our Export Stout as well.

To top that off, we will tap a cask of "Cascading Whale" at 5pm.  This is our flagship brew fresh-hopped with more locally grown Cascade hops.

Don’t think we forgot about an Anniversary Ale either. For our 4th year we are pleased to present the first offering in our Arch Nemesis Series: Midnight, which is an Imperial Black India Pale Ale. This dark and devouring ale will knock your socks off, and still keep you warm at 9% abv and 80 IBU’s. Deep rich colors compliment the Chinook and Cascade hops which will satisfy your every hoppy desire in a full bodied, potent reminder of the Pacific Northwest while saving on the airfare.

We are partying for three days on our fourth anniversary, come down and share our fun!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Congressman Clay Goes to Six Row

U.S  Congressman Lacy Clay recently visited the Six Row pub and microbrewery. Congressman  Clay is the Representative for Missouri’s 1st congressional district, which includes Six Row’s Old Plant No.1 location at 3690 Forest Park Avenue.

While the Congressman said his favorite leisure drink is wine, he is also a fan of craft beers. He prefers a lighter style beer, such as the Pre-Prohibition Old Plant No. 1 Pilsner.

“Congressman Clay was very interested in the brewing process, and asked many thoughtful, insightful questions,” said Six Row Head Brewer, Evan Hiatt. “He is aware of the recent boom in the craft beer industry and the commerce and jobs it’s creating in St. Louis and around the country.”

Evan Hiatt (left) gives Congressman Clay the tour of  Six Row's brewing facilities.

The Congressman asked what he could do in Washington to help microbreweries like Six Row succeed. Six Row President, Mike Rami, suggested that like most U.S. small businesses, microbreweries could benefit from less red tape, much of which is outdated and unnecessary.

From left to right, Hiatt, Congressman Clay, and Rami discuss the craft brewing industry.
Hiatt extended the invitation to Congressman Clay at the suggestion of the Brewers Association, which encouraged microbreweries to establish relationships with their legislators.  “Congressman Clay was a gracious guest, who left us feeling we have a new friend in Washington,” Hiatt said.

Looks good!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Six Row Has a New [as-yet-unnamed] Mug Club, Help Us Name It

Hey friends and fans of Six Row, we are delighted to announce the formation of a [as-yet-unnamed] Mug Club at our Plant No. 1 Pub.

Details, dates, how to join and what you get when you do join will all be announced in the very near future. 

In the meantime, though, we have a small problem. The first rule of mug club is... do not have a poorly named mug club.

While our [as-yet-unnamed] Mug Club will feature all sorts of discounts and specials, members-only events and snazzy glassware, what we're lacking is a great name. We've put our heads together and tossed around some ideas, but have fallen short, so we're asking you, our adoring public, to help us out. So we're going to have a [as-yet-unnamed] Mug Club Naming Contest.

You can submit your suggestions for our [as-yet-unnamed] Mug Club to: That's all it takes to enter. An idea and a valid e-mail address from which to send it to us.

If we choose your submission, you will become our Charter [your-cool-mug-club-name-here] Member, entitling you to a free one-year membership with all the benefits thereof, and a firm handshake from at least one, but probably several, of our very appreciative Six Row staff.

We will accept suggestions until Monday, October 1st, so get those creative juices flowing and help us name our [as-yet-unnamed] Mug Club!


Friday, April 27, 2012

Six Row is Coming to Chicago (for one day)

When the Chicago bar, The Green Lady and guys from planned their Chicago Craft Beer Week event, they had a unique vision and they dubbed it "South of 80":
Of the beers to be made available, head organizer Ryan Hermes says “We’re excited to showcase some very unique beers from some passionate downstate brewers including; a top selling beer in all of the Quad Cities, ales and lagers brewed with locally grown ingredients from a farm near the state capitol, creative cask offerings from an up-and-coming St. Louis brewery and the brewery that became the face of last year’s fight over a small brewer’s right to self-distribute..”
Who is this "up-and-coming St. Louis brewery?" Little old us. We're pretty freakin' psyched about it too.

Other breweries that will be pouring at the event are: Bent River Brewing Company, Big Muddy Brewing, and Rolling Meadows Brewery.

Here's the details if you also happen to be in the Chicago area or if you want to get your half pack of cigarettes and sunglasses for the drive up:
What: and The Green Lady Present “South of 80″: A Celebration of Downstate Craft Beer
 When: May 22, 2012, 7 pm – 10 pm
 Where: The Green Lady, 3328 N. Lincoln, just steps from the Paulina Brown Line stop
 Hit it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Your Guide to Six Row's 2012 American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week is approaching fast and we've got a full slate of great stuff planned.  It would be a shame if you had to miss any of it, so get your calendars out and start saving the dates!  All events begin at 5pm unless otherwise noted.

Monday, May 14 
Small Batch Release of Fresh Strawberry Honey Weizen

Our Honey Weizen is an easy-drinking wheat beer made with a generous portion of honey from Missouri Honey in Florissant, Missouri! With a combination of white wheat malt, honey malt, and locally produced honey, the unfiltered Honey Weizen is a great example of a traditional wheat beer with a twist. It was delicious on its own, and now we've added fresh strawberries.

Tuesday, May 15
Cask of Peppercorn DIPA

The Peppercorn DIPA lost our Cask Beer Election by one measly vote back in March. It ran such a strong campaign, we had to reward it with a spot during American Craft Beer Week.

Wednesday, May 16
Cask of Liquorice Porter

You've tried our Porter flavored with Vanilla, Bacon, and Whiskey.  Now we have aged a cask with liquorice root to tantalize your taste buds.

Thursday, May 17
Large Batch Release of Bailene & Beer Pairing Special

The Bailene is our signature Whale style fermented with French Saison yeast. We released a small batch of Bailene last year that went over really well, so it is back and there is more for everyone!

We are still solidifying the menu for the Beer Pairing Special, but it will include a sample of four beers: Plant No. 1 Pilsner, Centennial Rye, Bailene, and Killer Whale. Instead of a formal dinner with a specific start time, it will be a special you can order off the menu while supplies last. It will be a more informal tapas style with all the courses coming out at once to be paired with the beers. We will post the menu and pricing as soon as those details are solidified.

Friday, May 18
Cask of Fresh Ginger Centennial Rye

Our Ginger Kolsch went over so well, we decided to similarly spruce up our Centennial Rye using fresh ginger.

--- UPDATE ---
Due to some unforeseen scheduling issues, Our Whale of a Time Festival has been postponed until a later date, which is still TBD.  Please watch for updates as we reschedule the date.

However, we still have lots planned for...

Saturday, May 19 (opening at 10am)
Cellar Saturday & Beer Brunch

After our very popular Anniversary Pancake Breakfast, we realize that beer for breakfast/brunch is a good thing. The brunch menu includes:

  • Beer Batter Buttermilk Pancakes (PANCAKES!!!)
  • Whale Rarebit over English Muffins
  • Beer Biscuits & Gravy

We'll open at 10am and serve our brunch items while supplies last.

Then all day long we'll be bringing out some special holdovers from our reserves and serving them for $3 a pint until we run out. At any given time, we'll have four of our special styles on tap in addition to our normal lineup. Including, but not limited to:

  • Vanilla Porter
  • Export Stout
  • Kolsch
  • Belgian Double IPA
  • And special surprises!!!
It should be a great capper to a great American Craft Beer Week. Hope to see you all there! Cheers!