Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vote For Six Row!

We are hoping fans of Six Row brews will come out and support us on Friday, October 15 at the Fest-of-Ale at The Butterfly House in Chesterfield.

The mission of the Butterfly House, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is to foster a greater understanding of plant and animal relationships in the environment in order to promote the conservation and restoration of natural habitats.  This facility presents an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to science and natural history education, to promote environmental stewardship through example, to assist with conservation efforts and to provide family recreation.

We will be providing a sampling of our beer up against other local craft breweries such as Highlands Brewing, O'Fallon Brewery, Amalgamated Brewing Company, Augusta Brewing Company and Square One Brewery.

As mentioned on their website:

Enjoy the dusk flight of owl butterflies, tasty fall appetizers, the sounds of Pennsylvania Slim Blues Band, and the opportunity to vote for the best local brewery at the event.

$15 members
$30 nonmembers
(Join or renew your garden membership at Fest-of-Ale and we’ll refund the cost of up to two tickets. Membership starts at $65 a year.)

Owl Butterfly
(photo from The Butterfly House)

The event begins at 6:00 PM on Friday at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park.  You can RSVP online here or call (314) 577-9570.

Directions to the Butterfly House are here.

Hope to see plenty of Six Row supporters there!

Make-A-Wish with Dave Mungenast Lexus and Six Row

This Thursday, October 14, Six Row will be providing beer samples for the 3rd Annual Make-A-Wish Grand Gala at Dave Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis.

This will be a great event and we are excited to be a part of helping to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

From the Make-A-Wish website:

"Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 193,000 children around the world."

The Gala runs from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at 13700 Manchester Rd., Manchester, MO.

In addition to Six Row brews, the Gala will include:
  • Culinary Bests from Local Restaurants
  • Preview Fashion Trends
  • Enjoy the Mungenast Martini
  • Silent Auction to Benefit Make-A-Wish
  • Live Music
  • Fine Wine
Don't forget to RSVP to Lisa Chaney if you plan on attending. You can reach her at or 314.822.7681.

Six Row Completes Distribution Deal With Lohr

As friend of Six Row, Evan Benn, reported yesterday, an agreement has been reached with Lohr Distributing Co. to begin distributing Six Row in St. Louis city, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County as of this Friday, October 15.

"What that means: By hooking up with Lohr, which is the exclusive wholesaler of Anheuser-Busch InBev beers in St. Louis City, the 10-month-old craft brewery at Forest Park and Spring avenues has an opportunity to expand its distribution network. Big time."

We are very excited about this deal as it allows Six Row to concentrate fully on continuing to make great beer without having to deal with the logistics of also developing a growing in-house distribution network to keep up with demand.

"Before inking the deal with Lohr, Six Row self-distributed in St. Louis, driving kegs to its retail customers around town."

As Benn also noted in his piece, the moves to meet the increased demand have already begun with the purchase of an additional 7-bbl fermenting tank that is scheduled to be installed next week.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Black IPA Style to Debut Tonight!

We are very excited about our newest style that will be debuting tonight at Six Row:

Fresh Hop Black IPA

Otherwise known as a Cascadian Dark Ale, our version is made from 35 pounds of fresh Amarillo Hops flown in from Yakima Valley, Washington.  This is a black version of the IPA made famous by Pacific Northwest brewers with an ABV of 8.0% and is 70 IBU's. 

This beer was specially brewed for the Schlafly Fresh Hop Ale Festival, which takes place Saturday, October 16th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Schlafly Bottle Works.

We will offer a sneak peek (and taste) when we tap a cask tonight at 6:00 PM at Six Row on the corner of Forest Park and Spring Avenues.