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It’s now September, can we stop talking about seasonal creep with pumpkin beers? I think the fine folks at Schlafly cleared up why we’re seeing pumpkin beers in August. (It’s worth pointing out that we’ve seen pumpkin beers in August for at least 3-4 years and we see the complaining about pumpkin beers coming out in August for the last 3-4 years.)

Anyway, enough of my kvetching. Pumpkin beers are here, and I for one love them. If you’re like me then you’ll want to visit Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves this Saturday, September 21st to enjoy their first Pumpkin Beer Festival.

Beginning when the doors open at 11AM (and running all day), Llywelyn’s will be rolling out the following pumpkin beers: UCBC Count Orlok Black Pumpkin Ale, Southern Tier PumpKing, Red Hook Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter, and Six Row Punktoberfest. And knowing Llywelyn’s, I’m sure they’ve got another couple lined up as well.

Forget about the haters and enjoy yourself some pumpkin beers this Saturday at Llywelyn’s in Webster.

Civil Life BrewingMaking great beer is one thing, building a community is another.  Without at doubt The Civil Life Brewing Company has built a community (and it helps that they make great beer.)

Some people questioned the location, but Civil Life owner Jake Hafner knew that building in the Tower Grove South neighborhood was not only good for his business but also good for the community. He knew that the neighborhood would support him and in turn he’d support the neighborhood.

I know that a lot of people don’t understand why Jake does some of the stuff he does when it comes to Civil Life. Sometimes it can seem erratic or nonsensical. But if you really know Jake, you know that there is a method behind his madness. He does things on his own time and at his own wavelength and it obviously has worked out well for him as they’re now celebrating their 2nd Anniversary.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Civil Life is throwing a party this Saturday, September 21st beginning at 12PM.  Here’s the rundown of events:

12:00PM – Open for Business
1:00PM – Our First Oktoberfest for our 2nd Anniversary will be released.
3:00PM – The State of the Beer Union Address
3:25PM – Release of our 2nd Anniversary Logo
7:00PM-10:00 PM – Jon Bonham and Friends play on our patio.
11:00PM – Closed until Monday

With great beer goes great food. While one of the original members of Civil Life Brewing, Mike Bianco is leaving to be closer to family in Florida, never fret, Jake hired Brendan Kirby (formerly of Duff’s) to man the kitchen. Brendan is going to be serving up BBQ throughout the day.

Civil Life is a great place with great beer and a great sense of community, if that’s not part of a civil life, I don’t know what is.