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For those of you that attended last week’s Beer School at Cicero’s, you’ll know that I can’t get this one out. So please don’t ask me to pronounce this. But, the harder you work to pronounce the Schurcipefones Festival (taking place Sunday, August 5th at Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar) the more fun you’ll have when you arrive.

This outdoor street festival, which will be taking place from 12PM-6PM will be fun for the whole family. If you’re looking to bring the kids, Dave Bailey promises plenty of activities for young and old alike.

If you’re looking to drink some beer, you’ll need to pony up $25, which will get you unlimited samples from seven different local breweries and one out-of-town guest. The breweries include: Schlafly, Urban Chestnut, Civil Life Brewing, 2nd Shift Brewing, 4 Hands Brewing, Charleville Brewing, Perennial Artisan Ales, and New Belgium.

These may be local breweries, but they’re bringing some never before tasted beers especially for this festival. The special beers will be released every twenty minutes beginning at 12PM. Here’s the current line up of beers:

  • Schlafly – Biere de Garde
  • Schlafly – AIPA
  • Schlafly – Schlafly American Brown
  • Schlafly – Belgian Single
  • Urban Chesnut – Zwickel
  • Urban Chesnut – Magpie
  • Urban Chesnut – Sertaozinho Weiss
  • Perennial – Bailey’s Chocolate Ale with Vanilla
  • Perennial – Peach Berliner
  • Perennial – Southside Blonde
  • Civil Life – Mild
  • Civil Life – ESB
  • Civil Life – German Wheat
  • Charleville – Unnamed
  • Charleville – Belgian Street Water
  • Charleville – Hoptimistic
  • 2nd Shift – Wheat Freak
  • 2nd Shift – Green Bird
  • 2nd Shift – El Gato Grande
  • New Belgium – Fat Tire Cask (w/Mt. Hood)
  • New Belgium – La Folie
  • New Belgium – Red Hoptober
  • 4 Hands – Breakfast Beer
  • 4 Hands – Smoked Pigasus
  • 4 Hands – Centennial Red Cask
  • 4 Hands – Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown
  • 4 Hands – Base Camp

Awesome food from Bailey’s restaurants will also be available including breakfast tacos (from 12-2PM) and BBQ and Brats (from 2-6PM). There will also be safety checks for your bicycle from Big Shark, for those of you using two wheels and your feet to get to the festival.

Food, fun, and plenty of great beer seems like a fantastic way to close out St. Louis Craft Beer Week. Don’t miss out.

Collaborations can often lead to some very good things. Take Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker IPA for instance, it originally started out as a collaboration between Deschutes and Boulevard Brewing which they called Collaboration No. 2.

If you remember, Collaboration No. 2 (or Conflux No. 2 for the Deschutes side) was a mash-up of an American IPA and a Belgian-style Witbier. Apparently Deschutes thought this collaboration was the bee’s knees and they were so infatuated with the beer that they created a new beer inspired by the original that and have named it Chainbreaker IPA.

Well, this Thursday, July 19th, you’ll have your first opportunity in St. Louis to try this one-of-a-kind beer. Beginning at 5PM, Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar will be serving the first keg of Chainbreaker to hit the St. Louis market.

Deschutes’ Karen King will be on hand to hand out some Deschutes schwag and introduce people to this tasty white IPA. Here’s a description of the beer from the Deschutes website:

Deschutes is taking you into the next beer frontier. Brewed with wheat and pilsner malt; this IPA displays beautiful citrus aromas from Cascade and Citra hops that meld with the esters of Belgian yeast. Think thirst quenching hopped-up wit beer with enough IBUs to warrant the IPA name.

It should be noted that we will only see draft to begin with, we should hopefully begin seeing the beer arrive in bottles sometime in October.

For those of you that may force your way through a single episode of StewedSTL, you’ll know that I’m a breakfast fanatic. Without a doubt, it’s my favorite meal of the day. So, the idea of a breakfast-themed beer dinner isn’t so much intriguing as it is downright intoxicating to think about.

Dressel’s Pub is not only putting on such a dinner, but they’re breaking out some big guns from Founders Brewing to boot. This beer dinner, which is a pre-St. Louis Craft Beer Week event, will be taking place on Wednesday, July 25th featuring five courses for $60.

Those five courses will include Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout and Kentucky Breakfast Stout.  Two beers that pair perfectly with your first meal of the morning.  Here’s a look at the menu:

Welcome Course: House made English muffins, country ham, fresh Spanish goat cheese, peach preserves
pairing: Centennial IPA

1st Course:  Pan Seared Scrapple-soft poached farm egg, brown butter & sage holindaise
Pairing: Better Half

2nd Course: Coffee Crusted Seared Duck Breast -Pistacio blinis, fig jam, espresso gastrique
Pairing: Kentucky Breakfast Stout

3rd Course: Pork Duo-Sorgum brined loin, braised & smoked belly, sweet corn grits, grilled pickled baby leeks
Pairing: Canadian Breakfast Stout

4th Course: Pine Nut & Chocolate Crepes-Praline bacon & whiskey creme Anglaise
Pairing: Blushing Monk

Reservations for this dinner can be made by emailing Ben Dressel or calling (314) 361-1060.