On Tap: Tropical Liqueurs To Arrive In Soulard and O'Fallon Brewery Introduces New Beer

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

Nov. 1: Indulge in local craft beer and festivities at the Saint Louis Brewers Guild inaugural Harvest Festival tomorrow in Lafayette Park from 1pm-5pm. Browse and sample from 22 local breweries that will be showcasing beers made with freshly harvested hops, pumpkins and more fall and festive flavors. The guild is also teaming up with Yoga Buzz STL, so guests can participate in classes. For those feeling in the holiday spirit can also dress up and participate in a costume contest for awards. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online.

Photo courtesy of Tropical Liqueurs.

Photo courtesy of Tropical Liqueurs.

Nov. 18: The Magic House Young Professionals Board will be hosting an exclusive Wine Pairing for adults only at the children’s museum. Guests can enjoy eight assorted wines from PRP Wines International paired with an assortment of cheese, charcuterie and dessert to complement each tasting. The wines will available for order and 20 percent of sales will be donated back to The Magic House. All proceeds will  benefit The Magic House Field Trip Scholarship Fund, which helps give children the opportunity to experience a field trip to the museum for free. Tickets are $40 and reservations can be made online. 516 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.822.8900.

Summer in the city is about to get a lot cooler. Frozen cocktail destination Tropical Liqueurs in Columbia and Springfield—known as “Trops” by fans—will finally be making its St. Louis debut in Soulard next year. The first location opened in Columbia in 1985 and this will be owner Alan Dodds’ fourth location.

Local favorite O’Fallon Brewery is kicking off the fall season with two new beers—King Louie Toffee Stout and Imperial Pumpkin ale. Created in collaboration with Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier of St. Louis, the Toffee Stout is full-bodied and was developed using a proprietary toffee blend that is ideal for the brewing process and includes notes of caramelized sugar and vanilla. Brewed with Magnum hops and a variety of malts, there is a balance between soft chocolate, caramel and roasted notes that highlight the toffee flavor. You can find the new brews in six-packs and on draught starting in November and will be available through March 2015. The Imperial Pumpkin is O’Fallon’s latest offering in their Brewer’s Stash series. Unlike the well-known Pumpkin beer, this brew focuses more on spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and Madagascar Vanilla, which makes the taste even more like a slice of pumpkin pie than the original.

Cedar Lake Cellars recently added a new wine to its extensive collection. The first wine introduced by the local winery in two years, the ’57 Chevy—named after owner Carl Bolm’s farm truck that was on the grounds when the property was purchased in 2002—is a semi-dry Missouri red blend from Roche Port, Mo. The flavor aims to please the in-between taste for those who like dry wines with a bit of sweetness. 11008 Schreckengast Road, Wright City, Mo. 636.745.9500.

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