I first mentioned this event way back in the early days of STL Hops.  Well, this is the third year for the Granite City Craft Beer Festival and from what I’ve been told, it’s a hell of a good time.  This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, October 11th from 1PM to 6PM.

The event will be held at the Granite City Elks Pavilion which is located at 4801 Maryville Road, Granite City, Illinois (Map It).  They’ll be offering over 70 selected craft beers from local, national and international breweries and also an entire tent devoted to homebrewed beer as well.

The cost is $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door, which allows you 10 samples.  Additional samples can be purchased the day of the event.  Tickets  can be purchased at the Elk Lodge, Corral Liquors or by calling Charlie Brinza at (877) 332-1894.  All the proceeds go to Illinois Elks Crippled Children Corporation, so drink up for a good cause.