centbeerfestlogoThe passion for beer in St. Louis has been absolutely insane.  It seems like every time you turn around, you’re seeing another dinner or festival.  This is truly a great time to love beer in the St. Louis area.  It’s good to know that even the chill of late February doesn’t keep people from putting on great beer festivals such as the St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival.

Here’s a look at what’s going on for the 2014 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival which will be taking place the weekend of February 20th and ending on February 22nd:

Thursday 2/20/14
Brewmaster Dinner – 6-9pm (Tickets $67.50 + tax)
Includes beer, food and service.

If you have joined us for the Brewmaster’s dinner in either of the past three years, you know that aside from the great beer and fantastic food, it is really a lot of fun to hear the stories from the Brewmaster firsthand about everything related to beer (and often a whole lot more). The event takes on the personality of the host and this year we are fortunate to be partnered with the 4 Hands Brewing.

-Welcome-
Single Speed

-1st course-
Kale Salad
With apples, pine nuts and a rosemary vinaigrette
Beyond the Bricks

-2nd course-
Local Cheddar Soufflé
With gooseberry mostarda and pumpernickel crisps
Reprise Centennial Red

-3rd course-
Pan Seared Jumbo Scallop
Over Sweet Potato gnocchi, chorizo, brussel sprout leaves and pomegranate molasses
Divided Sky Rye IPA

-4th course-
Slow Braised Pork Osso Bucco
With hazelnut mole, smoky plantain puree and orange scented rice
Bona Fide Russian Imperial Stout

-5th course-
White Chocolate-Banana Cream Pie
Chocolate Milk Stout Imperial Peanut Butter

Friday 2/21/14
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $36.50
With more than 80 beers to taste, live entertainment and food to purchase, this is a great way to spend your pre-Mardi Gras weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.  

Saturday 2/22/14
Beer Tasting – 2-5pm (Tickets $31.50
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $41.50
With more than 80 beers to taste, live entertainment and food to purchase, this is a great way to spend your pre-Mardi Gras weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.  

VIP Tasting Room – Both Saturday Sessions (Tickets Additional $20)
You have probably noticed that there are more and more ultra-premium beers hitting the market and for the price of a couple of bottles, you can enjoy this VIP tasting session. The number of tickets is limited so that everyone will have an opportunity to taste and discuss the portfolio of high end specialty beers. Please indicate session 1 or 2 when purchasing your ticket.

Tickets for all of the events are available by calling 314-241-4949 or by visiting the Centennial Beer Fest website. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend in St. Louis.