Thursday, September 29, 2011

Six Row Has a New Beer Style and We're Giving Stuff Away Again

We have just now tapped the batch of our newest style, the Plant No. 1 Pre-Prohibition Pilsner.

We developed this beer to celebrate the heritage of the site of our brewery and Old Plant No.1 Pub and to coincide with the premiere of Ken Burns's Prohibition documentary on PBS. Stop in and enjoy the style that is the grandfather of today's mega-lagers!

Six Row Pre-Prohibition Pilsner is made with a large percentage of our namesake six row barley malt and corn. You can read more about it from Evan Benn here and here. It will be available at the discounted rate of $4/pint until the documentary concludes on Tuesday, October 4th.

We'll air Parts 2 and 3 of Burns' documentary at our Old Plant No. 1 Pub on Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th at 7pm for no cover charge.

We're so excited about seeing Ken Burns' take on such a controversial time in our country's history while imbibing our new style, we are going to have another contest! That's right! Who wants free stuff?!

We are going to give away a Prohibition gift set that includes a Ken Burns autographed Blu-Ray edition of Prohibition and a copy of the book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, by Daniel Okrent, on which the series is based.

To enter you have three options, but only one entry per person will be allowed:

1) You can tweet using the hashtag #ProhibitionPilsner and tagging @sixrowbrewco
2) You can “Like” our contest post on our Facebook page
3) You can enter at the Pub by providing a business card or filling out one of our entry forms

We will be accepting entries from now until 7pm on Tuesday, October 4th. We will draw the winner at the bar at the conclusion of Part 3 of the documentary. You do not have to be present to win.

Good luck and party like it's 1933 and proibition has just been repealed.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Where There's Smoke, There's Good Beer (in this case)

We had a lot of fun this summer during the national and St. Louis versions of Craft Beer Week as we rolled out some small batches where we took some risks with flavors and methods to enhance our growing style portfolio. Some of them, like the Cream Ale and the Black IPA have returned as full batches for even more people to enjoy.

So, will our new Smoke Ale one day join the ranks of our regular rotation? Time will tell, but for now we'll just be releasing a small batch on this Thursday, September 22nd. We'll tap the batch at 4pm.

We brewed it with peat and apple-wood smoked malt, so it has a nice smoky/malty character. The English noble hops take a bit of a backseat for the malt profile, but our head brewer, Evan, likens it to a smoked English Pale Ale/Amber.

Come let us know what you think of it!