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wfm.gifThere are few tastier things than a sour beer. But why should you limit yourself to just a single sour beer? Wouldn’t you like to enjoy a large spectrum of the sour beers that St. Louis has to offer? Well, Andy Snead, the Beer Specialist for the Brentwood Galleria Whole Foods is giving you just that chance:

From the Lambics and Flemish Sours of Belgium to the farmhouse tradition of France, join us for a night of wild yeasts and spontaneous fermentations! We’ll sample a wide variety of styles including both Domestic and Imported. These beers will range from fruity and light to bitter and sour, but all have a rolling full palate and a great complexity of flavors. Light snacks provided.

If you’re just getting into sour/farmhouse beers, this event will really open your eyes to the full range of flavors these beers have to offer. The event is happening on August 14th from 6:30-8PM and the cost is $20. You can purchase tickets to this event here.

neruda_cutout_logo_2x2.gifIf the beer dinner trend was a train, it would almost seem out of control by now. I’m just glad I’m a passenger on this train. Neruda is hosting another beer dinner with O’Fallon as this month’s featured brewery. The dinner is Thursday, July 31st at 7PM. The cost for the dinner is $55 and reservations can be made by calling 618-659-9866. Here’s the menu for this month’s dinner:

Deep-fried Asiago and Gourmandise on grilled flatbread with microgreens, paired with O’Fallon Wheach

Chicago-style Spinach Salad (tangy ketchup dressing, bacon, hard-boiled egg and baby spinach), paired with O’Fallon Wheat

Orange Barbecue Pork Steak served with sweet coleslaw, paired with O’Fallon 5-Day IPA

Coffee-Rubbed Lamb Chop with Dijon-style potato salad, paired with O’Fallon Smoked Porter

Beer Float with O’Fallon Goat’s Breath Bock Ale

There has been a lot of debate as of recent about beer and wine, two books came out last year alone about the topic: Grape vs Grain and He Said Beer, She Said Wine. So it’s not surprising to see that we’re seeing the beer versus wine experimentation here in St. Louis as well. Schlafly in conjunction with thebeervswine1.jpg Sheraton Clayton will be hosting a dinner on Wednesday July 30th from 6PM to 10PM where they’ll be comparing and contrasting beer and wine with five different courses. Here’s the full description from the Sheraton invitation:

Sheraton Clayton Executive Chef Christian Gullet, along with Majestic Wines and Schlafly Beer, will be executing a five-course gourmet dining experience that will feature specialty wines and beer strategically paired for each course, in a challenge for culinary top honors!

The “Beer vs. Wine” Dinner includes a welcome reception, commentary by experts and full descriptions of the wines and beers served with each course, and the five-course gourmet dinner experience.

Every guest will receive an attendance gift from Majestic Wines and Schlafly Beer, and the evening will feature a charitable raffle and silent auction. Prizes for the evening’s festivities include a 2-night weekend stay at the Sheraton Clayton, a Schlafly VIP Brewery Tour for Ten, an exclusive magnum of wine from Majestic Wines, plus gift baskets from the Sheraton Clayton, Majestic Wines and Schlafly Beer.

Tickets for the event are $75 per person and all proceeds will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (314) 719-4318. The full menu for this event is available after the jump.

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mussel.gifI wish I was the first person to point this out, but it is a pretty funny coincidence that the same week that a Belgian brewing conglomerate buys Anheuser-Busch is also host to a Belgian beer festival at the Schlafly Tap Room.  If you’ve never had some of Schlafly’s Belgian offerings, this weekend gives you the perfect opportunity to try them.  Brennan Green sent me over a list of some of the treats Schlafly has in store for this weekend:

  • Grand Cru: 9% abv and made with four different belgian yeast strains and left to age in tank for over four months
  • Witbier: brewed with locally grown Alhambra unmalted wheat (harvested on July 8th) as well as lots of coriander and orange peel
  • ’07 Tripel
  • Biere De Garde
  • Casks of Grand Cru and Biere de Garde

He also let me know that just for this festival they’ll be serving their new Barrel aged Grand Cru, They aged this beer for two and a half months in the bourbon barrels previously used for the Imperial Stout.  Oh, I hear there will be some mussels too.  This “festival” runs on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19th from 5:00 p.m.-Midnight  both days.  There is no cost for the event, just show up and buy some mussels and beer!

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July 17th marks the date of yet another dinner being put on by Starr’s Market. beer-1001_1280x960.jpgAs always, you have five courses and 10 beers to sample during the dinner. Here’s the menu:

Summer Vegetable Salad
Sierra Nevada Summer Fest
Reisdorf Kolsch

Fried Green Tomatoes with Fried Oysters and a Light Blue Crab Sauce
Fried Green Tomatoes with imperial sauce (no crab) – Vegetarian

Tomos Watkin OSB Bitter
Buffalo Belgium Stout

Tender Fried Rabbit Pieces and homemade Fettuccine with a sherry cream sauce
House made Fettuccine with Wild Mushrooms – Vegetarian

Thirez Blond dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale
Karmeliet triple

Pittsburg Style NY Strip Steak with New Potato Hash
Tofu, Hicama, and Vegetable Stir Fry – Vegetarian

Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Amber ale
LaChoulette Amber

Normandy Apple Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
Unibrou Ephemere Apple
Black Dog Kristal Weiss

Dinner starts at 6:45PM. The cost of the event is $36.95 (plus tax and tip) for the carnivores and $26.95 (plus tax and tip) for you veggies. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 314-781-2345. If you’re concerned about missing the Tour de France, do fret. Bud informs me that it’ll be on the TV so you won’t miss a moment.