Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Periodically, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it.
Richard Haegele Catching a match a iTap CWE
2nd Shift Brewing certainly knows a thing or two about hops, as evidenced by the fantastic India pale ales they make like "Art of Neurosis," "Brew Cocky," and "Ratsalad." So when the folks at the International Tap House (16 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-4827) wanted a hoppy brew to serve during World Cup matches, they tapped the brewery to make them an exclusive beer. The caveat: it had to be sessionable, or low-ABV, so that patrons could drink plenty of it during the games.More »