beer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Celebrating (And Teaching) Beer In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/celebrating-and-teaching-beer-st-louis <p></p><p>Forget the stereotypes of beer-swilling men and frat boys. Femme Ferment and The University of Missouri–St. Louis want to introduce women and students to the art of brewing.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Fourth-year PhD chemistry student and&nbsp;homebrewer&nbsp;Joseph&nbsp;Meisel&nbsp;will lead&nbsp;UMSL’s&nbsp;new beer brewing class, Chemistry 1021 Beer Brewing: Chemical and Biochemical Principles.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:11:46 +0000 Erica Smith 38286 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Celebrating (And Teaching) Beer In St. Louis Bud Vs. Microbrew: How Beer Is Made (In GIFs!) http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bud-vs-microbrew-how-beer-made-gifs <p>Watch how manufacturing beer at Anheuser-Busch's St. Louis brewery (making 15 million barrels a year) looks different from Perennial Artisan Ales's microbrewery in south city.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:50:36 +0000 Jess Jiang 37657 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bud Vs. Microbrew: How Beer Is Made (In GIFs!) Where Does Anheuser-Busch Fit In St. Louis' Changing Beer Scene? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/where-does-anheuser-busch-fit-st-louis-changing-beer-scene <p>The beer industry has been transformed by the rise of craft brews in recent years, and St. Louis is no exception; it’s home to microbreweries like <a href="http://schlafly.com/">Schlafly</a>, <a href="http://4handsbrewery.com/">Four Hands</a>, and <a href="http://urbanchestnut.com/home">Urban Chestnut</a>.</p><p>Now St. Louis mainstay <a href="http://www.ab-inbev.com/">Anheuser-Busch</a>, after being bought by Inbev, is pushing to retain its dominance in the U.S. among a new generation of beer connoisseurs—people like Jeff Wolf and Kelly McKee.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 31247 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Where Does Anheuser-Busch Fit In St. Louis' Changing Beer Scene? Home Brewers Legislation, 7 Other Bills, Signed Into Law By Mo. Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/home-brewers-legislation-7-other-bills-signed-law-mo-gov-nixon <p>Governor Jay Nixon (D) Wednesday signed eight bills into law that were passed this year by Missouri lawmakers.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:15:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27324 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Home Brewers Legislation, 7 Other Bills, Signed Into Law By Mo. Gov. Nixon Home Brewers Could Take Part In Beer Festivals Under Bill Passed By Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/home-brewers-could-take-part-beer-festivals-under-bill-passed-mo-senate <p>Legislation that would allow home brewers to bring home-made beer to festivals has passed the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.</p><p>Under <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=17140186">Senate Bill 114</a>,&nbsp;home-brewers could give away free samples to guests at beer festivals and tastings, but would not be allowed to sell them.&nbsp; The sponsor,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem15.htm">State Senator Eric Schmitt </a>(R, Glendale), says an emergency clause was added so that home brewers can take part in this year’s Brewer’s Heritage Festival in St. Louis. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:24:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 10035 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Home Brewers Could Take Part In Beer Festivals Under Bill Passed By Mo. Senate Belgian Beer Winning Hearts And Minds In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/belgian-beer-winning-hearts-and-minds-st-louis <p><a href="http://www.ommegang.com/">Brewery Ommegang</a> in upstate New York is famous for making a kind of dark, malty, Belgian beer, often with high alcohol content.</p><p>This style of beer has become increasingly popular among craft-beer makers—including local brands such as Schlafly, Urban Chestnut and Perennial. &nbsp;</p><p>Phil Leinhart is Ommegang’s head brewmaster.&nbsp; Leinhart is in St. Louis to provide a tasting of specialty beers this Saturday at Urban Chestnut’s second annual Wolpertinger Anniversary festival..</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:05:19 +0000 Adam Allington 8710 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Belgian Beer Winning Hearts And Minds In St. Louis AB-InBev Rolls Out New "Black Crown" Budweiser http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ab-inbev-rolls-out-new-black-crown-budweiser <p>Budweiser Black Crown, the latest of Anheuser-Busch's higher-alcohol beers, will hit shelves across the country on Monday.&nbsp; The beer has been sold in St. Louis for several weeks now.</p><p>The new recipe is the result of a challenge, called “Project 12” among the company’s 12 brewmasters.</p><p>The new take on classic Bud features a stronger hop flavor and higher alcohol content, about 6 percent.</p><p>Benj Steinman, editor of Beer Marketer’s Insights says the move comes as mass-market brands face increasing pressure from craft beer, wine and spirits.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:37:11 +0000 Adam Allington 8562 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org AB-InBev Rolls Out New "Black Crown" Budweiser Don't Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dont-waste-christmas-tree-turn-it-spruce-beer The holidays are finally wrapping up. So after you repack the twinkly lights, and the tinsel goes into the trash, what should you do with that once beautiful spruce standing in your living room? Why not drink it?<p>Well, not exactly as is. The needles, shoots, light-green tips and inner bark of the popular conifer have been used for centuries to brew forest-scented tea, soft drinks and beer. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:55:44 +0000 8023 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Don't Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer Brewers Prepare Beer For The End Of Time, Mayan Or Otherwise http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brewers-prepare-beer-end-time-mayan-or-otherwise The world isn't going to end next Friday, but Dec. 21, 2012, has come to be known as the Mayan apocalypse because that's when the Mayan calendar ends. As <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/12/121207-maya-truly-did-not-predict-doomsday-apocalypse/">scientists have told</a> us repeatedly, the end of the calendar year was actually a time for celebration and renewal — the equivalent of an ancient New Year's Eve. So breweries around the country have decided to celebrate with — what else? Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:13:25 +0000 7451 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Brewers Prepare Beer For The End Of Time, Mayan Or Otherwise Raise A Toast To Building Better Beer Bubbles Through Chemistry http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/raise-toast-building-better-beer-bubbles-through-chemistry Scientists may have finally solved a problem that has plagued beer drinkers for ages: Insufficient foam resiliency.<p>As any beer drinker can tell you, a tall glass of lager without a white, foamy head on top just doesn't look right. And even if you start out with one, it can dissipate fast. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:30:06 +0000 6409 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Raise A Toast To Building Better Beer Bubbles Through Chemistry