Town and Country native Derrick Langeneckert is following his dream to open a brewery. The new craft brewery, Alpha Brewing Company, is set to be located on Washington Avenue.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Randall's Wine and Spirits, next door to Weekends Only, offers an elaborate selection of wine, liquor and much more in Manchester.
In August, Randall's Wine and Spirits opened its fourth location right next door to Weekends Only in the Manchester Highlands Shopping Complex. However, just recently, city leaders came together for an official grand opening and ribbon cutting to welcome the new store to Manchester. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) The store, located at 14201 Manchester Road, occupies the former Basset Furniture Store and is near the intersection of Manchester Road and Route 141. Owner, George Randall of Internet Wines and Spirits Co., tells Patch, he already has two stores in the St. Louis area and one in Illinois. Randall said the Manchester location was ideal and also helps spread their stores out across the…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Visitors will be able to sample over 75 beers from more than 15 local breweries, while helping to raise money for the Lift for Life Gym.
Beer lovers unite! Friday kicks off the Sixth Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival, where visitors can sample more than 75 different beers from local breweries. The 21-and-over event, which will include food, live music and an array of educational opportunities, will be held at Ballpark Village across from Busch Stadium this weekend. There will be four sessions: Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Designated drivers or those who do not wish to sample at the event will be allowed in for free, but they will not be given a wristband or commemorative glass. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to Lift For Life Gym, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing St. Louis city children a safe environment to …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
St. Louis is one of 31 cities nominated for the honor of BeerCity USA 2012. Will you vote?
In honor of the BeerCity, USA contest, Patch wants to know: What's the best beer in St. Louis Patchlandia? Where's the best place to grab some suds? Where do the real beer lovers of Town and Country - Manchester Patch go? Tell us in the comments, or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Please share your favorite "cooking with beer" recipe.
Irish Ale Biscuits with Cheddar and Chives Preheat oven to 450. Cover large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In large bowl, combine flour and sugar; whisk to blend well. Add butter, shortening and cheese. Cut in with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chives. Gradually stir in ale with fork, until a soft, sticky dough forms. Place dough on floured surface and knead four or five times, just until dough comes together. Roll into 9 x 6 inch rectangle; fold into thirds and pat or roll dough until 1/2-inch thick. Using a floured 2 1/2- inch round cutter cut out biscuits. Gather loose scraps of dough and re-roll until all dough is used. Place biscuits on prepared baking sheet. Bake in hot …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A secret ingredient to make your St Patrick's Day dinner more grand is cooking with Irish beer.
Ask an Irishman what makes his Irish eyes smile and he’ll likely say it’s the brew in his glass. “I love checking out all the Irish beers this time of year,” said South Countian Mark Cobb who spent time this weekend comparing the Irish beer selections featured at Fenton’s Friar Tuck. “My favorites are the Irish red ales. They have a nice malty flavor that tastes great with a plate of corned beef.” Irish red ales and Ireland’s renowned dry, dark stouts will be the featured drink on countless St Patrick’s Day tables. Each brew processes rich flavors worthy of consideration as an ingredient in everything from soup to a nut-laced chocolate cake. Brewmiesers and chefs agree, almost any recipe that calls for liquid could be replaced with …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A convenience store takes a unique approach to boost sales and alert customers to a beer and wine selection somewhat unique to a gas station.
High gas prices do not translate into huge profits for gas station owners. In fact, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores the sale of gas accounts for only 26 percent of a convenience store’s pretax profits. This means the other 74 percent of their profits must come from the little extras that they sell inside the store—an area many drivers ignore in this age of pay-at-the-pump. So how do convenience stores lure drivers inside to buy that extra slushy and candy bar? Marketing, of course. A recently opened Energy Express Conoco station at 13970 Manchester Road has been designed specifically for the high expectations of the West County driver. Store management describes the store as clean, airy and having the same décor…
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Patch finds six West County bars to celebrate the luck of the Irish.
St. Patrick's Day officially falls on Thursday, but the party will go on all weekend long at these Patch Pick West County bars. Whether you're looking for a friendly Irish pub or a glitzy national chain (or something in between) West County has a place for you. Tom's 100 West Irish Pub 1266 Old Orchard Center, Manchester Tom's opens at 8 a.m. on St. Patrick's Day. Specials include corned beef and cabbage as well as dollar drafts. Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill 14051 Manchester Road, Manchester Hotshots offers a $3 special on aluminum 16-ounce Budweiser products all week and corned beef and cabbage on the March 17. "Beat the Clock Happy Hour" runs during the week from 3 p.m. to 6.pm., the earlier you arrive, the cheaper the drinks are. The …