Homebrewer Mike Sweeney founded STL Hops in September 2007. In two years it has become the go-to site for the area's growing craft-beer community. You want the latest news on the latest brews? STL Hops has it. You want frequently updated lists of what's on tap at local brewpubs and beer-centric bars? STL Hops has that, too. You want informative descriptions of different beer styles? Sweeney has tapped some of St. Louis' smartest beer aficionados to provide these. You want provocative opinions? Sweeney himself is frank, funny and not afraid to challenge St. Louis brewers, restaurateurs and hopheads to do better. The only downside to STL Hops? You will want to enjoy a tasty IPA or stout after reading a few posts — which can spell trouble if you're reading the site at work.