feastday2013What makes an institution? I don’t know if I have the philosophical chops to define an institution, but it’s like the late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said about pornography, “I know it when I see it.” In my mind, The Royale is now a south city institution.

What the hell does this have to do with beer? Well thepatron saint of our city: Louis IX of France. Also, August 25th is the Feast Day of Louis IX. To celebrate this occasion, the Royale is throwing their 3rd annual Feast Day to commemorate all things awesome about St. Louis. One of those awesome things is Perennial Artisan Ales.

The Royale has teamed up with Perennial to create a special beer just for this event: “a European-style lager brewed with local plums in a nod to Rakija, the celebratory plum brandy of the Balkans.” But the fun doesn’t stop there, check out this line-up of beers:

2nd Shift – Brew Cocky Double IPA
4 Hands – Grapefruit Prussia Berliner Weisse
Boulevard – Saison-Brett
Civil Life – Rye Pale Ale
Crown Valley – Strawberry Cider
O’Fallon – 5 Day IPA
Perennial Royale Vitae – Official Feast Day lager brewed with local plums
Perennial Barry Rye – Dark Rye Ale fermented on blackberries
Schlafly – Pumpkin Ale
Schlafly – Vanilla Imperial Stout
Six Row – Whale
Urban Chestnut – O’Florian’s Irish Dry Stout (nitro)

Also, they’ll be tapping a special cask of Excel Eastside IPA with habenero peppers and dry-hopped with Centennial. All of these events begin at 11:30 and the cask will be tapped at 1PM. No tickets are necessary, just show up and enjoy some great beer.