Technically by the time this party takes place, STL Hops will be about 8.5 years old. But, I like a party and I hope you do as well. So I’m happy to announce that the 8th Annual STL Hops Anniversary Party will be taking place on Saturday, March 19th.
In the past we’ve held this party at a local brewery, but as all of our locals are getting super big and popular, we’ve run out of room this year. Luckily David and Gene Bailey are about to open a new event space called Willow (right at 10th and Locust) which is right next door to Bridge. It’s a cool space and I’m honored that they’re allowing us to throw the party there.
We’ll be doing two different price points again this year. We still have the standard ticket which will get you into the party from 6-10PM and will set you back $30. This will get you unlimited samples as well as a commemorative glass.
We’re also doing the VIP ticket again which will cost you $10 more but will get you in an hour early. I’m also going to throw a special raffle for you VIP members for something cool, you’ll get raffle tickets as you arrive. (You can purchase more as well.) There is a limited number of VIP tickets available, so don’t wait for these.
Tickets can be purchased HERE.
This event WILL SELL OUT! Do not delay in getting tickets.
Again the lion-share of proceeds will benefit Stray Rescue but this year I’m also going to be donating a small portion to the St. Louis Bulldog Rescue. I lost my bulldog last year and I’d like to continue this small gift to honor her. Last year we raised over $10,000 for Stray Rescue and $2000 for St. Louis Bulldog and I know we can top that this year!
We’ll have plenty of auction items for you to try and win and raffles and 50/50 as well. And the Baileys’ Restaurants will be lining up some delicious food for you to purchase.
One cool treat that I’ve already confirmed is thanks to our friends at Goose Island, you’ll be enjoying some Bourbon County Stout Regal on draft. I’ve already gotten some commitments from 2nd Shift, Off Color Brewing, Penrose Brewing, Boulevard, Narrow Gauge Brewing, and Old Bakery. And of course I’ll be making my annual pilgrimage to Chicago so you know we’re going to have some fun treats.
Thank you all for supporting STL Hops over the past 8 years and also donating all of this money to these two great charities!