Friday, December 30, 2011

Six Row Goes to Kansas City and Points In Between

We are thrilled to announce that by mid-January of 2012, our craft beers will now be distributed in the Kansas City, Columbia, and Jefferson City areas of Missouri.

We have signed distribution contracts with North Kansas City Beverage Company in the west part of the state, and N. H. Scheppers Distributing Company in central Missouri. Both companies are distributors of Anheuser Busch products in their areas.

Until recently, Six Row products have been available only on-tap at numerous locations in St. Louis and the surrounding area, and at the brewpub in mid-town St. Louis. We began bottling in November, 2011, and several of our craft beers are now available at a growing number of retail outlets in Missouri and Illinois.

Initially, North Kansas City Beverage Company and N. H. Scheppers Distributing Company will carry Six Row’s distinctive “Whale”, Double IPA, and Porter styles in 1/2 barrels, 1/6 barrels, and 22 oz. bottles.

N. H. Scheppers Distributing Company serves Boone, Cole, Osage, Moniteau, Callaway, Montgomery, Gasconade, Warren, Franklin, Crawford, and Washington counties in Missouri. North Kansas City Beverage Company distributes to Jackson, Clay, Platte, Ray, and Cass counties.

Six Row President, Mike Rami, said, “Our new relationship with these two distributors is a very big step for our company. We are now working with five prominent distributors in Illinois and Missouri, and our reach will soon stretch from Effingham, Illinois to Kansas City, Missouri. It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm craft beer lovers are showing for our products. We will continue brewing quality beers that will help us stand out in today’s competitive craft beer market.”

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Now Dogs Can Like Six Row Too

After we brew a batch of delicious Double IPA or Porter or any of our other styles, we always have spent grain left over in the mash-kettle that we need to get rid of.

Soon after we opened for business, we partnered with a local farmer who comes and picks up the grain and uses it as a supplement to feed his livestock as the grains are high in protein and vitamins for animals. But since we've expanded and we are brewing a lot more than we have in the past, we have more spent grain than the farmer needs, so we needed another solution that would ideally be environmentally friendly.

Our head brewer, Evan, had an idea that maybe we could make the grain into dog biscuits for our pooches.  So our Special Events Manager, Julie Rami, took a shot at it.  Her concoction is basically the grain plus flour, peanut butter, and eggs.  She baked them for a few hours to dry them up and then they were ready for our very discerning food critic, Buddy, to try out.

"The flavor profiles were spot-on."

He. Loved. Them.

He may have even liked them more than when someone spills gravy on the floor.  On a scale of one to ten Tail Wags, Buddy gave the Beer Biscuits a 47, which is very high praise.  Seeing a squirrel usually only rates a 35 on the Tail Wag scale.

The problem is that we don't want Buddy to explode from eating so many Beer Biscuits, so we've decided to make these tasty treats available to our customers and their four-legged best friends.

We now have them on sale at the brewpub for the bargain price of 60 cents each.

So as you are enjoying your Six Row brew, think about spreading some cheer to your pooch.  They should be able to enjoy Six Row too.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Where You Can Buy Bottles of Six Row Beer

As you may have heard, we are bottling now and some local establishments are carrying our bottles on their shelves. Most of the distributed bottles are Whale, but we also have Double IPA and Porter available.

We'll update the list as we add accounts:

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton MO, 63105

The Wine and Cheese Place
14748 Clayton Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63011

2030 Dorsett Rd
St. Louis, MO 63043

Friar Tuck -Fenton, MO
792 Gravois Buffs Boulevard
Fenton, MO 63026

Friar Tuck - Crestwood, MO
9053 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63126

Friar Tuck - O'Fallon, MO
4635 Highway K
O'Fallon, MO 63366

15921 Manchester Rd.
Ellisville, MO 63011

Fred's Cheapo Depot
4334 Telegraph Road
St. Louis, MO 63129

3257 Ivanhoe Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139

1910 S. Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63104