Our next STL Signatures stop is a real hometown institution (not to mention a personal favorite for many on the Kräftig team). Of course, we’re talking about Syberg’s. We know it’s touted as an eating and drinking company, but to us, and to many other St. Louisans, it’s so much more than that. Each of their restaurants is a place of community and camaraderie. But that whole eating and drinking thing definitely helps, though.
Mardi Gras is upon us: the day with all the beads and the beer and the… well, you get the idea. And if you aren’t planning on joining us down in Soulard for one of the biggest bashes in St. Louis, then what are you even doing? We all know that if you don’t go, you’re bound to see a bunch of photos on social media from your friends who went and then you’ll wish you had gone, so maybe you should just come, you know? No pressure though.
If we could, we would build a time machine out of a beer tank and make it run on pure lager. Sure, it would mean we couldn’t travel to any date B.L. (that’s Before Lager if you’re having trouble keeping up) without reserves, but who would want to go back to a time without the best damn beer in the world anyway? We’d do a couple test runs, just to make sure there weren’t any kinks. Send an intern back a couple minutes or something. And then we’d do some traveling of our own: to January 24, 1935.
The creator of brunch deserves an award. Seriously. We’d buy the guy a beer, but we’re pretty sure he’s long gone by now. Probably taken up in a flying saucer shaped like a gravy boat or a slice of avocado toast or something. Anyway. We like brunch – a lot – and it sure seems like the awkwardly-scheduled mix-matched meal is now a mainstay for the weekend warrior. And because weekend warriors deserve only the best, The Riverfront Times has decided to host a Winter 2018 edition of United We Brunch. They’re cool like that.
Some things were just made for each other. For example, pizza and beer, wings and beer, BBQ and beer – point is, there’s a great deal of good pairings out there. Take Kräftig for example. Kräftig pairs with, well… a lot of things, it turns out.
From St. Louis signature dishes, to your own home-cooked creations, there’s endless ways to enjoy Real American Lager. The Kräftig team knows a thing or two about this, so let’s give them the floor and find out how Kräftig pairs Kräftig:
They’re at every holiday party. You know them as soon as you make awkward eye contact with them from across the room. You give them that universal nod of acknowledgement as they sip hard eggnog among you. Or at least as you pretend to sip it because, let’s face it, even with a healthy dose of booze, eggnog is still no Real American Lager.
Of course, we’re talking about the Holiday Who’s Who—the five people who are bound to be at that holiday party you’re going to this (and every) year:
We dive back into our STL Signatures video series at one of our favorite watering holes, Hammerstone’s at 9th and Russell. Hammerstone’s has been a staple in the St. Louis nightlife scene since ’97, providing live music and good times every night. Sticking to its Missouri roots, Hammerstone’s offers plenty of area brews including Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light.
Apparently, it’s the season for giving people things. And if you’re struggling to find the right gift for someone, chances are they have no idea what to get you either. So, we figured we’d help everyone out by offering some ideas of our own.
Here are five Kräftig items for sale online that we think would make excellent gifts. Because who doesn’t love beer, right? Continue reading
Shout-out to Isaac Newton. The man literally stared down an apple and discovered gravity. And gravity is apparently pretty important for frying things (who knew, right?). And Americans love frying things. So, basically, Isaac Newton looked at an apple and discovered America. We’re pretty damn thankful for that, all things considered. Without America, Real American Lager would just be Real Lager. And that still sounds delicious, but it just doesn’t have the same ring to it.