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BILF!!! Bacon is life Federation, Wrath of Bak’han!! REPORT

Wow, what a spread!!  Great food, Great beer, Great people!!!  BILF II was a huge success!!  Here’s the report…

Pictures here.

Can’t guarantee the spellin’ of every one of these, BTW. It’s a product of a multi-user effort between me and @meggitymak, and alcohol WAS involved!

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad

Maredsous dubbel

bruery collaboration (forgot which one, lol)

the brewery faster bigger better bolder

Rogue voodoo donut bacon maple (HAD to have bacon beer!!)

Schlafly reserve barrel aged imperial stout 06

woodcut dark aged crimson

founders backward bastard

sam adams infinium

Schlafly raspberry coffee vertical ’10+’11

new belgium snow day

woodcut oak aged

mckeller beer hop breakfast

big john

Stone Epic Vertical 11.11.11

woodcut oak aged lager

half acre

Three Floyds behemoth

black xantus

Schlafly southern hemisphere IPA growler

Stone cheery choco stout

Great Divide espresso oak aged yeti


brooklyn black chocolate stout

old chub

new glarius black top

santa’s litter helper

knight train

goose island 09 xmas

new holland night tripper

marshall zhukovs imp. stout

Dogfish Head porta marillo

oskar blues g’night

great lakes xmas ale

new glarius dancing man wheat

firestone 14

breakfast stout clone homebrew x3

avery rumkin

horny devil

velvet merlin (firestone)

he’brew 1515

dew clavy hero

new glarus smoked rye

hoppin frog double imp. stout

he’brew jewbilation

life and limb

hoppin frog boris stout

mikkeller 1000 IBU

mikkeller beer geek brunch

lips of faith prickly passion saison

Three Floyds gumball head

Goose Island bourbon county brand stout

firestone parabala

peace offering

coney island sword swallower

The food was great.  Everything from bacon-chocolate cupcakes to bacon pizza, bacon dip, bacon wrapped barbeque water chestnuts, and bacon chocolate bars!!

The people are great too.  Thanks to DicemanSTL for hosting.

Saint Louis, this is one of the gems of the craft beer world in your city.   I intend to attend every one I can, and enjoy the great bacon and beer delights as much as possible!!

Bacon Is Life Federation!

A great bunch of beer nerds got together a few weeks ago in St Louis for the first Bacon Is Life Federation (BILF)  beer tasting party.  The jist of the BILF is to savor, enjoy and promote the greatness of bacon, and to try, savor and revel in the greatness of beer!

The first party had a wonderful array of bacon snacks, including a fantastic version of Bacon Explosion that had a log of Gouda cheese in the middle!

The best part of course was the beer.  Here’s a list of what was tasted that night…

  • surly 5
  • boulevard chocolate
  • jolly pumpkin la parcela
  • pumpking
  • ivan the terrible
  • lost abbey inferno
  • surly bender
  • ghost face killah
  • arctic panzer wolf
  • new glarus belgian red
  • ofallon wee heavy
  • genesis 15:15 hebrew (i love this one!)
  • coffee bender
  • surly furious
  • yeti chocolate oak aged
  • yeti espresso oak aged
  • yeti belgian
  • maiden the shade
  • saint arnold pumpkinator
  • canadian breakfast stout
  • kentucky breakfast stout
  • breakfast stout
  • schlafly coffee
  • schlafly coffee/pumpking blend (you might want to not ask on the blends)
  • pumpking/belgo anise imperial stout blend
  • stone belgo anise imperial stout
  • growler of schlalfy rye ipa
  • fantome magic ghost
  • black xanthus
  • schlafly raspberry coffee stout
  • goose island lolita
  • hub hopworks rise up red
  • Oak Aged Yeti
  • Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
  • Belgian Yeti
  • Bridgeport Hop Harvest
  • Cherish
  • Bell’s batch 10,000
  • Wake Up Dead

December 30th is the second installment, the Wrath of Bakhan!!  Should be a hoot!

Schlafly Taproom! Best of St Louis

Well I’m at the Taproom right now, and there’s a damn good reason for that.  I come here all the time, at least once a month, even though it’s about 130 miles from where I reside.  Today I just went stir crazy though, and had to take the trip, get a hotel room, grab a cab and start enjoying the beery goodness!

Up first was a really nice new beer I haven’t tried yet, the Southern Hemisphere IPA.  It’s the last (I think) of their 20th anniversary series.  Made with exclusively Tasmanian Galaxy hops, it’s quite tasty!  On cask everything from Schlafly is awesome, and this one is no exception.

I also had the Old Ale, an interesting combination of a Barleywine and a Scotch ale, brewed with brown sugar and molasses.  It had a very wine-like smell, but a bit more of a beer like taste, I would venture to say more like that of a Scotch ale

I also chose an old favorite of mine, and one I commonly drink out of bottles at home, the Pilsner.  This is just a great beer no matter how you slice it.  I just wish it came in cans for days of fishin’ out on the lake.

I’m getting a growler of the Southern Hemisphere IPA for Christmas day.  Sounds like a great way to enjoy the holiday!

Had a sample of blackberry mead too, kinda odd really.  Very sour-like in the smell, but not quite as funky in the taste.  Good stuff I suppose if mead is your thing.

Also had a Schwarzbier with my dinner, great stuff!  Dark, almost black, but yet light and really easy to drink, relatively low alcohol at 4.9%. Very tasty stuff!!

Well I’m headed over to play some pool now and listen to the live band.  Definitely check this place out when you’re in St Louis!

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