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Category: Beer Events

As I’m sure most of you are aware of the upcoming St. Louis Microfest being held on June 6th and 7th, I’m just going to get straight to the meat and give you the tentative beer list for both nights of the event:



Belhaven Scottish Ale
Duvel Belgian Beer
Lindeman’s Framboise
Lindeman’s Pomme
Moretti Lager
Newcastle Brown Ale
Orval Trappist
Paulander Hefe-Weizen
Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Strongbow Cider
Warsteiner Pilsner
Warsteiner Dunkel
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
Peroni Pilsner
Negra Modelo
Tsing Tao
Estrella Damm
Barons Black Wattle


Stella Artois
Beamish Irish

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Sorry about the really late notice on this one, but for some reason it slipped off my radar. Maggiano’s Little Italy in Richmond Heights will be hosting a beer dinner featuring Schlafly beers tonight, May 20th at 6PM. Here’s the menu for tonight’s dinner:

“Fish and Chips”

Crispy pork shanks, frisee, spring radish, green goddess dressing
Pale Ale

Grilled squab, braised ramps, sorrel mustard sauce
Summer Kölsch

Ballotine of rabbit, quinoa, morels, spiced game jus
Number 15

Chocolate stout souffle, espresso semi-freddo, caramel sauce
Oatmeal Stout

The cost for tonight’s event is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 314-824-2402.


Jerad Gardner, the Bar Manager at the Rotten Apple, emailed to let me know that they’ll be hosting a Lagunitas Beer Tasting on Thursday, May 22nd from 6:30PM to 9PM. These are the Lagunitas beers they’ll be sampling:

  • Lagunitas Pils
  • Lagunitas IPA
  • Lagunitas Censored (aka the kronic)
  • Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
  • Lagunitas Old Gnarly Wine

Along with the fantastic Lagunitas beers they’ll also be offering an amuse bouche present by the new chef of Rotten Apple’s sister location, The Stable:

  • 1st Course – Orange – Sherry Roasted Crimini Mushrooms Stuffed with Goat Cheese
  • 2nd Course – Jumbo Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon with Ale Mustard Glaze
  • 3rd Course – Beef Tenderloin Brochette with Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce
  • 4th Course – Campfire Caramel and Chocolate Smores

The cost of the event is $25 which includes 5 pints of beer and the appetizers. Only 30 tickets are available and you can make your reservation by calling (618) 786-2798.

Nick Vickery of Schlafly Beer, sent me over the menu for the Schlafly beer dinner on Wednesday, May 14th at 7PM at the Newstead Tower Public House. Reservations are required and the cost is $40. You can make reservations by calling 314-535-7771.


In the continuing series of beer classes put on by Andy Snead and Ric Syberg from Whole Foods, this month brings us a tasting of some of the best IPAs the world has to offer:

Come in tonight for some devilishly good India Pale Ales, otherwise known as IPA’s. First brewed in England, IPA’s were exported for the British troops in India during the late 1700s. To withstand the voyage, pale ales were “tweaked” to become IPA’s. The resulting brew was much more “malty”, boasted higher alcohol content and was well-hopped, as hops are a natural preservative. Historians believe that the IPA was then watered down for the troops, while officers and the elite would savor the full strength version. To try some brew and learn more, sign up now, this one sells out quick!

These are always extremely fun events with plenty of knowledge along with plenty of great beer. This event will be held on May 15th at Whole Foods in Brentwood from 6:30-8PM. The cost of the event is $20 and tickets can be purchased here.

Or should I call it the 2008 Brewers Heritage Messtival? Boy was it muddy. Still a lot of fun seeing everyone down at Forest Park enjoy the best beer St. Louis has to offer.

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pan.gifIron Barley is celebrating not only their fifth anniversary, but also is kicking off the beginning of American Craft Beer Week with a party on May 10th. Now you may be saying to yourself, “Hey! That interferes with the Heritage Festival!” But not so fast, Iron Barley is providing a shuttle to the festival at 11AM and will pick you back up at 5PM. Here are some details for this event:

Celebrate Our 5 Year Anniversary

Saturday May 10th
Breakfast Buffet 9-11am
Shuttle Bus to Forest Park
For the Heritage Festival 11-5pm

Come Back to Iron Barley and enjoy Food and Sampling of The Boulevard Smokestack Series. And meet with Ray Hill!

Live Music by:
The Line Men
Melody Den
The Transmitters and More….