Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 pm
Kraftig Light, brewed by St. Louis' William K. Busch Brewing Company, took top honors in the American-style Light Beer category at the North American Beer Awards, held earlier this month in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The brew bested entries from many of the biggest names in beer in the country, including Anheuser-Busch's Michelob Ultra and Budweiser Select, which took second and third places, respectively.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:00 am
It happened at almost every Westminster Christian Academy baseball game in 2009: Scouts--sometimes as many as 25 of them, all behind home plate--pointing their radar guns at the pitcher. He stood 6 feet, five inches tall. He rarely changed expression. He never smiled. He was 17 going on 27. Jacob Turner was locked in. He knew Major League Baseball would be timing and watching almost every pitch he would throw his senior season.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 1:04 pm
- Chef JOHN GRIFFITHS of Truffles has announced he will soon be leaving the Ladue eatery to focus on a new restaurant of his own. New exec chef BRANDON BENACK, who has worked with luminaries like Emeril Lagasse and Norman Van Aken, will be taking over in mid-April. No details yet about Griffith’s new project, but we’ll keep you posted. Good luck to both chefs!
- ELIZABETH SCHUSTER has been tapped as the new executive chef at The Scottish Arms in the CWE, taking over for chef CARL HAZEL, who recently announced he’s heading over to helm the kitchen at Eleven Eleven Mississippi. Schuster was most recently at The Chase Park Plaza Hotel.
- TED KILGORE, of Taste in the CWE, won the local United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) Campari Best Apertivo competition, held at Sanctuaria last week. He’ll be representing the St. Louis USBG chapter with his drink, Tokyo Drift, at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic in May. MEL JAMES of B.C.’s Kitchen and KEYAN STILL of Pi were the second and third-place finishers, respectively. Taste also was recently named by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the 50 Best Bars in America. In other mixology news, MATT SEITER, bar manager at Sanctuaria, will be featured in the May issue of Southern Living magazine.
- The William K. Busch Brewing Company has announced that its Kraftig and Kraftig Light brews, which were just introduced in November, are now available in 12-ounce cans. Just in time for picnic season!
- Square One Brewery & Distillery’s J.J. Neukomm Malt Whiskey recently won a gold medal from the Beverage Testing Institute, garnering 93 points, the most points won by an American malt whiskey over the past two years. Well done!
- Companion recently received two 2012 Louie Awards from the St. Louis chapter of the International Special Events Society: Best Off-Premise Catered Event Budget Under $200 per person; and Best Team. Congrats!
- Diablitos Cantina will be throwing a Mexican street food party on Monday, April 30, on its patio. The event will begin with a happy hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m, and the menu will feature items like Mexican street corn and carnitas, among other delicacies, courtesy of chef WIL PELLY. A portion of the $35 ticket price will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of St. Louis. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite. Call 644-4430 for details.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:15 am
History will note that the Busch beer barons were always at home
in St. Louis, and now the next generation, William K. Busch, is
trying to make some history of his own. His William K. Busch
Brewing Company rolled out its signature brands last fall with
Kräftig Lager (pronounced Krehf-tig) and Kräftig Light. From
everything I’ve heard—and tasted, I might add—Kräftig (the German
word for ‘powerful’) is on its way to being a huge success.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:24 pm
◆ New microbrewery 4 Hands Brewing Company has started brewing
its beers on a commercial scale, and will be opening its tasting
room to the public in December. Instead of running a kitchen
on-site, food will come courtesy of a rotating roster of local food
trucks. Co-owner KEVIN LEMP says so far, he’s been talking with the
Cha Cha Chow, Pi, Guerilla Street Food and Seoul Taco trucks about
bringing their wares to the tasting room. On the brewing side, look
for the company’s four core beers—Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown, Divided
Sky Rye IPA, Reprise Centennial Red and Single Speed Session—to be
available in kegs initially for restaurant and bar use, and 22-
ounce bottles shortly thereafter.
Billy Busch introduces Kraftig.