The 2011 St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival marks the fifth anniversary of the event. This festival gives you just an example of how far things have come in the St. Louis beer community.

The original festival in 2007 featured 7 local breweries which featured over 50 different beers.  The 2011 festival will feature 17 breweries in the St. Louis metro area pouring 83 different beers.

This year’s festival will be taking place this weekend with three different sessions:

Friday, June 10, 7PM-11PM
Saturday, June 11, 1PM-5PM
Saturday, June 11, 7PM-11PM

Tickets for this event will cost you $30 in advance and $35 day of festival. They can be purchased from the STL Brewers Heritage Store.  I also plan on giving away a 5 sets of tickets over the next few days.  For your chance to win, be sure to watch the front page later today and also make sure to watch the STL Hops Twitter feed and the Facebook page.

Here’s a look at the most recent list of beers that will be poured this weekend:

Schlafly Tap Room
Dortmunder
Schwarzbier
Bock
Dubbel
Imperial Stout
Grand Cru
Barleywine
Smoked Porter
American IPA

Schlafly Bottleworks
Kölsch
Hefeweizen
Pale Ale
Oatmeal Stout
Razz Hefe
Export IPA
APA

Morgan Street
Gottlight
Golden Pilsner
Doppelbock
Cobblestone
Red Lager

O’Fallon
Red Ale
Wheach
Black Hemp
5-Day IPA

Square One
Single Malt Scotch
Park Ave Pale Ale
Dunkelweizen
Dbl. Blackened IPA
American IPA
Vienna Lager

Augusta
Dry Stout
Hefeweizen
Saison
Tripel
IPA

Trailhead
Maibock

Perennial
Belgian Pale

2nd Shift
Hoppy American Wheat
Hibiscus Wit
American IPA

Highlands
Märzen
Cream Ale
ESB
Irish Red Ale
Am. Brown Ale
Blackberry Wheat
American IPA

Buffalo
Rye IPA

Amalgamated
Helles
Zoigl

Cathedral Square
Abbey Ale
Belgian White
Belgian IPA

Six Row
American Rye
Dubbel
Porter

Ferguson
Munich Dunkel
Pecan Nut Brown
Vanilla Stout
IPA

Urban Chestnut
Zwickel
Holzrauch
Schlossturm
Dubbel
Harwood Myth
Kinsale
Zuckerweisse
Maximilian
Winged Nut
Half Crown
Hopfen

AB/InBev
Bud Light
Budweiser
Land Shark
Michelob
Michelob Light
Amber Bock
Dubbel
Shock Top
Shock Top Razz
Bud Light Lime