Have you all done some life pondering for the new year? Consider pondering only living life to the fullest, without doing bodily harm of course. We’ve had one hell of a year for live music and it won’t stop there. If you love to dance and endure the feeling of low end, mixed with delicious alcoholic drinks, then you must come to the Nug life event on NYE!
As you many are aware, we carry some of the very best in craft and domestic beers as well as rare seasonal brews from around the world. There is nothing like going into a live music venue and getting not only great quality brews, but tons of “A” list bands and live performances. To stay up with special offers, feel free to join our newsletter on the front page.
Our new Gulden Draak tower is operational and online, upping the tap count at The Riot Room to 52! This tower will feature Gulden Draak along with other Belgian rotators.
Gulden Draak is a dark brown Triple Ale, which makes it an exception among the Belgian Triples. The second fermentation offers the nice creamy head, the full body and all the vitamins of the centuries old brewers yeast. It is a “thick” beer, that you can actually “eat” to adventure the complex taste. Gulden Draak balances a natural malt toffee-like sweetness with a mellow happiness and some hoppy accents. The aroma is round, sweet and reveals the 10.5 alcohol by volume.
Come down and have a beer!
Tons of new beer! In addition to our new 8 faucet Boulevard tower, we have brought in a bunch of special treats for all of you beer connoisseurs! We’ll highlight a couple here, but take a second to go to our beer page for the complete listing.
Great Divide Belgica – The Roman name for the Low Countries–is a marriage of the best in American and Belgian brewing traditions. Belgian pilsner malt, a generous amount of American and European hops and a unique Belgian yeast strain combine to give Belgica big notes of citrus and spice, creating a lively concoction perfect for spring in the Rockies–or the Ardennes. 7.2% ABV.
Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar – Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish. Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale is a blend of Great Western 2-row Pale, Munich, Hugh Baird Brown, Crystal 80 and Crystal 135, Carastan, and Beeston Pale Chocolate malts; hazelnut extract; Perle and Saaz hops. 6% abv
Come down and have a pint!
Here it is, short & sweet! Schlafly Hop Toddy, New Belgium Lips Of Faith La Folie, and Left Hand Milk Stout are all now on tap. Orkney Brewing Skullsplitter now available in bottles as well. Come down for a cold one!
The time has come again for our annual Local Artist Overthrow! We are stoked to host 19 bands & 2 DJs on 2 stages over 2 days! This year’s lineup has been assembled by our team of experts to showcase some of the best local & regional bands! Here is the schedule –
Friday May 13th
10:00-10:45 Sundivers (ex Latin)
11:00-11:45 In The Grove
Midnight-Close DJ Cruz
8:30-9:15 The Invisible World
10:30-11:15 We Are Voices
11:30-12:15 Maps For Travelers
12:15-1:15 Waiting For Signal
Saturday May 14th
9:00-9:45 Future Kings
10:00-10:45 Not A Planet
11:00-11:45 Heroes + Villains
Outdoors Body2Body w/ DJ Sheppa
7:30-8:15 Me Like Bees
8:30-9:15 Appropriate Grammar
9:30-10:15 The Redtailed Hawks
10:30-11:15 Troubadour Dali
12:30-1:15 Parts Of Speech
2 Day passes are available here for $15. Single day admission is $10. Special thanks to INK and Homegrown Buzz for being righteous sponsors!!
Here’s another episode of “Carousel Chronicles” featuring Stone brewing and an awesome session with Greg Koch and crew from Stone Brewing! Music by Mansion!! Link – The Riot Room – \”Carousel Chronicles\” Episode 11
This Monday, we will host our first annual Spring Cleaning Beer Cellar Blowout featuring the following beers and more –
Firestone Walker Abacus
Firestone Walker 14th Anniversary Ale
Goose Island Night Stalker
Goose Island Big John
Boulevard Chocolate Ale
Boulevard Imperial Stout
Avery Beast 2009
Bell’s 25th Anniversary
Founder’s KBS 2009
Founder’s KBS 2011
Avery Sixteen Saison
Avery Seventeen Dry Hopped Black Lager
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout 2009
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest
*Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine 2007
*Schlafly Hop Toddy
*Avery Beast 2005
Supplies are limited and they will be first come, first serve! We are excited to present to you a personal collection that we have gathered and saved with diligence & love towards craft beer. Along with a keg of Boulevard’s Chocolate Ale, we will have an extensive collection of Stone beers on tap along with a special collection of bottled beers. Craft beer lovers unite on April 25th @ 5pm at The Riot Room! Cheers!
The New Lost Souls take the stage tonight along with Columbia, MO based bands, Stingrays and Mondo. The New Lost Souls have been a part of Recycled Rockstar‘s Spring & Fall Invitationals several times and will be bringing their garage-esque sound to the joint tonight! DJ Clockwerk‘s Pants Off Dance-Off will take place either after the show or on the patio (weather permitting). We still have a ton of Stone beer available including rare and hard to find editions of their already awesome brews. Major beer announcement coming this evening!
From Wikipedia –
“420, 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. The notable day for these is April 20.
The term was allegedly coined by a group of teenagers in San Rafael, California in 1971. Calling themselves the Waldos, because “their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school,” the group first used the term in connection to a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about. The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. as their meeting time. The Waldos referred to this plan with the phrase “4:20 Louis”. Multiple failed attempts to find the crop eventually shortened their phrase to simply “4:20”, which ultimately evolved into a codeword the teens used to mean pot-smoking in general.
High Times Creative Director Steven Hager was the first person to track down the Waldos and publish their account of the origins of the term. Hager wrote “Are You Stoner Smart or Stoner Stupid?” (October 1998) in which he called for 4:20 p.m. to be the socially accepted hour of the day to consume cannabis. “I believe 420 is a ritualization of cannabis use that holds deep meaning for our subculture,” wrote Hager. “It also points us in a direction for the responsible use of cannabis.””
Our 420 celebration will feature and inside show with Marasmus, The Roman Holiday, & Ancient Creation and a patio show with Arm The Poor, Higher Empathy Movement, & Voodoo Method. Both shows start at 9pm, red eyes welcome.