Crystal City Shops
220 20th St S, Arlington, VA 22202
Come out to see and old face at the shop, Dan, our Schlafly rep and former Crystal City Wine Shop employee, pouring four beers from Missouri’s largest locally owned independent brewery. They have been open since 1991, when they became the first brewpub since Prohibition to open in Missouri. Today, they have two locations in St. Louis and brew over fifty unique styles of beer every year, roughly half of which are bottles (and many of those can be found regularly on our shelves).
- Kölsch: “A classic golden ale that uses a centuries old yeast strain sourced from a famous Kölsch brewer in Köln, Germany. Fermented at 63 degrees, then cold conditioned, it has the delicate fruity aroma of an ale with the crisp, clean finish of a lager. It is brewed with lightly roasted malt and 100% German Noble Hops: Perle for bitterness and Hallertau Traditional for flavor and aroma.” 4.8% ABV, 25 IBU
- Raspberry Hefeweizen: A true fruit beer, not a fruit-flavored beer. While not a true Belgian fruit beer, it does carry on the tradition of adding real fruit to fermenting beer. Pureed raspberries are added during the primary fermentation process with no additional sugar, colors, or flavors. The resulting beer is a hazy pink color, with citrus aromas from the wheat and a flavor that is neat and tart. While this beer is low in bitterness, it is not overwhelmingly sweet, making it a thoroughly drinkable beer for the season. 4.1% ABV, 16 IBU
- American IPA: 100% American hops … a blend of Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hop varietals, that are selected by the brewers on an annual pilgrimage to the Pacific Northwest, imparts AIPA with bitterness and prominent aromas of citrus and fruit. These are balanced by a deep gold and full body from pale and crystal malted barley. 7.2% ABV, 65 IBU
- Oatmeal Stout: “A classic British-style stout brewed with flaked oatmeal and roasted barley. Freshly-roasted coffee beans, cocoa and touches of raisin and dried fruit dominate the aroma of this super dark ale. The richness of the grain blend is balanced by the nutty character of the roasted malt, the creaminess from the oatmeal flakes and a dose of hops.” 5.7% ABV, 40 IBU