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The United States is home to copious region-specific food gastronomies – a blend of the natural ingredients readily available and the influences of the people who come to cultivate them. These hybrid food inspirations have led to innovation and unique dishes across the continent. Three quintessential ingredients found naturally in the area – pawpaw, walnuts and venison (deer meat) – have had an outstanding influence on Ozarks survival and the enduring food culture.

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What is Ozarks cuisine? That’s the question at the core of the concept behind Bulrush, a fine-dining restaurant in St. Louis “rooted” in its Ozarks heritage. But the team does more than create beautiful dishes out of local ingredients; they have each become amateur food historians in their own right – tasked with discovering the defining culinary culture of the Ozarks.

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Samuel Adams Brewery began with a passion for never settling and brewing quality, flavorful beers. Now one of America’s leading independent craft breweries, Samuel Adams helped start a craft beer revolution that redefined the way people think about beer.

The Courage Partner is a low-calorie India Pale Ale that balances citrus-forward hop flavor with a light malty sweetness. Crisp and balanced, this is a go-to for active socialites who don’t skimp on flavor. This brew features two-row pale malts with a touch of caramel malts for its hint of s…

The Printer's Ink Black Ale is made with German Pilsner and specialty roasted malts for a deep dark color, rich roasty character and smooth finish. Notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee offer a smooth and balanced character that drinks much lighter than its appearance. This 7.5% ABV bre…

This malty Märzen-style lager is well-balanced with initial sweetness and a moderately dry finish. It’s no wonder it was just named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “Five Favorite Oktoberfest Beers.” While the full name – Oachkatzlschwoaf® – may be intimidating to pronounce, this 5.4% lager could no…

Goose Oktoberfest is brimming with notes of toasted malts and freshly baked rye bread. This light-bodied German lager is clean and crisp with a noble hop character and mild, earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of the Hallertau hops. Raise a few steins of Goose Oktoberfest this fall and ce…

Whether you’re looking for a more traditional residential home or an urban, high-rise condo—when Rob sits down with a potential homebuyer, getting to know their personality is a first priority. One such trait when finding the perfect home to know about, is a food-focused lifestyle or more colloquially known as “foodie."

Flor Blanca is a Mexican-style lager brewed with flaked corn and a touch of Flor Blanca Mexican sea salt. This beer begs to be drank with a lime to welcome the warmer weather! The crisp 2-row and flaked yellow corn malts make for light and easy drinking. It has a 5.3% ABV and 9 IBUs.

The Boomerang Lemon Lime Mead Spritzer is intentionally crafted with only three natural ingredients – water, honey and citrus. It clocks in at just 90 calories, 3 g of carbs and 4% alcohol, so there’s plenty of room for extended enjoyment. Boomerang is a refreshing palate cleanser that invit…

The Idaho 7 SMaSH beer is an easy-drinking IPA from BeerSauce Shop, brewed in collaboration with Missouri Beer Co. out of O’Fallon, Missouri. This low-ABV IPA is made with Idaho 7 hops, an experimental hop that provides a piney, tropical flavor and Proximity Two-Row malts – giving it a clean…

The American Blonde Ale from Wild Sun Winery & Brewery is a crisp and refreshing, light-bodied ale with estery aromas and a smooth, low-hop clean finish. It has an ABV of 4.3% and 11 IBUs. This fine-tuned brew is perfect for sipping in the sun, just as the name suggests.

The Melvin Brewing crew decided it was time to go on an exotic excursion with this brew. They were on a quest to capture the “sour soul” and bring it to you in liquid form. First, they started with a soft wheat base and fermented it with a lactic acid-producing yeast to keep it zippy. Then, …

Three-time award-winning brew, Mayhem Märzen, has been a staple in Springfield Brewing Co. fall lineup for 22 years. This wonderfully malty Oktoberfest-style lager has aromas of toasted bread, baked crackers and caramel. The World Beer Cup winner has 22 IBUs and 5.0% ABV.

In German, “Radler” means “cyclist” and “bier-mixed-with-soda.” So, of course, when Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. went about canning their first Radler, they saw it fitting to partner up with friends at Big Shark Bicycle Company to create a true Radler/Radler mash up. This lager with house-made…

This easy-drinking blonde ale was named after a young man with a disability in the hometown of Friendship Brewing Co. after he passed away at age 25 in 2015. He remains famous for his positive attitude and his hugs. A portion of the proceeds of this smooth and refreshing 5% ABV ale are donat…

Everyone’s favorite brunch beverage can now be had in beer form! Old Bakery Beer Co. started with a light beer featuring organic, local raw wheat from Cow Creek Farm in Paxton, Illinois, and added plenty of orange juice. The combination adds sweetness and juicy citrus flavor. This brew is se…