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microfest (1)The 2014 St. Louis Microfest is taking place this weekend in Forest Park. Microfest is the longest running craft beer festival in St. Louis. It’s always a fantastic time featuring a ton of beers from breweries both local and from around the world.

It’s important to remember that last minute changes and additions could be made to the following list, but regardless, you’re bound to find something that’s delicious. Tickets are still available to all sessions, so make sure to visit one of the best beer festivals in the area.

Here’s the list of breweries that will be attending this weekend at Microfest.  Please note some of the smaller local breweries will not be attending every session.

Local Breweries:

  • Alpha Brewing Company
  • Augusta Brewing Company
  • Bat Creek
  • Big Muddy Brewing
  • Broadway Brewery
  • Charleville Brewing Co
  • Cinder Block Brewery
  • Civil Life Brewing Company
  • Destihl Brewery
  • Excel Brewing
  • Exit 6
  • Ferguson Brewing Co.
  • Four Hands Brewing Company
  • Granite City Food and Brewery
  • Griesedieck Brothers
  • Heavy Riff Brewing Company
  • Kirkwood Station Brewing
  • Little Egypt
  • Left Coast Brewing Co.
  • Logboat Brewing Company
  • Lucky Buddha Beer Brewery
  • Main and Mill Brewing Company
  • The Modern Brewery
  • Morgan Street Brewery
  • Mother’s Brewing
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • New Albanian Brewing
  • O’Fallon Brewery
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Pig Minds
  • Public House Brewing Company
  • Ridgebrook Brewery
  • Schlafly Beer
  • Scratch Brewing Company
  • 2nd Shift Brewing
  • Six Row Brewing Company
  • Square One Brewery and Distillery
  • Tallgrass Brewing
  • Tin Mill Brewery
  • Trailhead Brewing Company
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
  • William K Busch Brewing Company

Sponsor Brewers:

  • Abita
  • Anhueser Busch
  • Boston Beer Company
  • Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Cathedral Square Brewery
  • Craft Brew Alliance (Kona, Widmer, Red Hook)
  • Crown Valley Brewing and Distilling
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Goose Island Beer Company
  • Missouri Beverage (Left Hand/Founders/Santa Fe/New Holland)

Lohr/ Grey Eagle Distributing

  • Green Flash Brewing Co.
  • Southern Tier Brewing Co.

International Beers Unlimited

  • Doc’s Draft Hard Ciders
  • Evil Twin Brewing
  • Flying Monkey Brewing Company
  • French Broad Brewing Company
  • Horny Goat Brewing Company
  • Hermitage Brewing
  • Malka
  • Redstone Meadery
  • Rock Bridge Brewing Company
  • Ruhstaller
  • Schwaben Brau
  • Stillwater Arisinal Ales
  • Weltenburger Kloster
  • Weston Brewing Company
  • Wild Onion Brewing Company

Major Brands

  • Avery
  • Crispin Cider Co.
  • Firestone Walker
  • Free State Brewing
  • Great Divide
  • Green King
  • Humbolt Brewing
  • Stone Beer

Summit

  • Big Sky
  • Blue Moon
  • Breckenridge
  • Bridgeport
  • Duvel
  • Gambrinus
  • Guiness
  • Heineken USA (New Castle)
  • Hofbrau
  • Lagunitas
  • Leinenkugel
  • Magic Hat
  • Miller
  • New Belgium
  • Odell
  • Ommengang
  • Pyramid
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Staropromen
  • Summit
  • Vermont Hard Cider

Missouri Beverage

  • Ace Cider
  • Arcadia Ales
  • Brouwerij de Brabandere
  • Founders
  • Left Hand
  • New Holland Brewing
  • Original Sin
  • Rogue
  • Santa Fe
  • Sea Dog Brewing Company
  • Ska Brewing
  • Unibroue
  • Weihenstephan

sundayfunkdayA lot of people talk about trends in craft beer. One of those trends are funky and sour beers. But let’s be honest, funky beers aren’t a trend, they’re the original beers.

Before the days of stainless steel and caustic, beers were aged in wood and inoculated in the open air. These beers were funky from the get-go. This isn’t a trend, it’s revisiting how beer used to be made.

To celebrate these funky beers, the International Tap House in Soulard is throwing a Sunday Funkfest this Sunday, April 27th beginning at 1PM. Here’s the line-up of beers:

Odell Friek
4 Hands Cuvee Diable
Oude Tilquin Gueze
Cantillon Mamouche
Monks Cafe
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca

And for those of you that like funky music along with your funky beers, there will be funk played from 2PM-4PM. Celebrate the original beers this Sunday at iTAP.

springbeerfestivalIt certainly feels like spring now and I love it. What better way to celebrate this fantastic season than by enjoying the weather and the beer outside.

This Saturday, April 26th, Global Tap House in Edwardsville will be celebrating spring by hosting the Edwardsville Spring Beer Festival. Running from 11AM to 7PM, this festival will feature over 20 different craft breweries and a portion of the proceeds will be used to send underprivileged Boy Scouts, who are part of the local Lewis & Clark council, to camp this summer.

Here’s a rundown of some of the breweries that will be participating:

  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Dogfish Head
  • Civil Life
  • Boulevard Brewing Co.
  • Left Hand Brewing
  • 4 Hands Brewing
  • Schlafly Beer
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Victory Brewing
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing

There will be live music throughout the day and some great food from restaurants like Cleveland-Heath and Bigelo’s Bistro. Don’t miss out on this wonderful east side experience.

fergusonWhy does it seem like the city gets all of the fun? Please know I’m not trying to get a city/county turf war started here, I live in the county and work in the city. But there is no doubt that when it comes to beer festivals, they almost always take place in the city.

But chin up county folks, Ferguson Brewing Company is celebrating their third birthday and they’ve inviting everyone along to have a party. On Saturday, April 26th from 1PM to 5PM, Ferguson Brewing will be throwing an Anniversary Brew Fest featuring beers from sixteen local breweries:

  • Schlafly
    • AIPA
    • Kolsch
    • Belgian Golden
    • Raspberry Hefeweizen
  • Trailhead
    • Bock
    • Hazelnut Brown
  • UCBC
    • Zwickle
    • Cascade IPA
  • Augusta
    • Privateer (spiced English IPA)
    • Stout
    • Golden Strong Ale
  • Square One
    • Czech Pilsner
    • Traditional Bock Beer
    • Biscotti Brown Ale
    • IPA
  • Morgan Street
    • Honey Wheat
    • Golden Pils
    • Virgin Territory IPA
  • Kirkwood Station
  • Perennial
    • Regalia – Brett saison
  • 4 Hands
    • Single Speed
    • Contact High
  • 2nd Shift
    • Green Bird Gose
    • Sub-Mission IPA
  • Six Row
    • Whale
    • 105.7 the Point Birthday Brew
  • Crown Valley
    • Gunslinger Double IPA
    • Strawberry Cider
  • Alpha
    • Muscovy Russian Imperial Stout
    • Simcoe Pale Ale
    • ESB
    • Sagwa Imperial IPA w/ Mosaic Hops
  • Exit 6
    • Vanilla Cream Ale
    • Ryane’s Red
    • Coffee IPA
  • Charleville
    • Triple Wit

 

Ferguson will themselves be featuring a cask of Vanilla Bourbon Porter with Coconut and a keg of Watermelon Wit along with some of their year-round beers.

Tickets for this event will be $25 and will feature a souvenir tasting glass and samples from all of the breweries in attendance. To order your tickets, just follow this link. Congrats to Ferguson, looking forward to many years with you guys in St. Louis.

submissionWhat happens when delicious Mexican food and a delicious IPA meet?  Well, we’re going to find out when 2nd Shift Brewing releases their collaboration with Mission Taco Joint called Sub-Mission IPA. This West Coast-style IPA was designed to pair with the awesome Mexican fare at Adam and Jason Tilford’s restaurants.

To celebrate this release, the Tilfords’ original Mexican restaurant, Milagro Modern Mexican, is throwing a tap takeover this Wednesday, April 23rd from 4PM to close. Chef Jason Tilford has created some special dishes to go along with their newest beer.

Not only are you going to enjoy the debut of Sub-Mission, along with Hibiscus Wit, Art of Neurosis, Coffee LSD, and Katy, but you’ll also get a chance to try their other newest beer: Grace. Grace is a 100% barrel fermented saison, fermented with brettanomyces bruxellensis and brettanomyces lambicus.

Find out what happens when two awesome places combine to create something cool tomorrow at Milagro. (Oh and if you can’t make it out tomorrow, you’ll start seeing Sub-Mission available at the Tilfords’ other restaurants and in bottles soon!)

arbormeisterI love when a beer event is partnered with a good cause. It makes you feel like your beer drinking is helping the world. In this case, your beer drinking really is helping the world because the Arbormeisters Homebrew Festival benefits Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, an organization that encourages planting of trees in cities and towns in America.

This festival will be taking place this Saturday, April 26th from 1PM-5PM and will feature beer brewed by the Garage Brewers Society and our own STL Hops Homebrew Club.

The unique twist on this beer festival is that each batch of homebrew has been crafted to include one “tree” ingredient. Some of the beers from the STL Hops Homebrew Club include a Persimmon Gose, an American Wheat with orange, lemon, and lime peel, and a Spruce Saison.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Your ticket includes a tasting glass, water, light snacks and unlimited tree-themed samples. You can purchase tickets via this link. Stay tuned as we’ll be giving away two tickets to this event tomorrow.

hoppyspringYou may not have known it when you got up this morning, but spring is here! With the exception of maybe fall, spring is probably the next best time of year to enjoy some beer.

To get you into the springtime spirit, the International Tap House is throwing an event this weekend called Hoppy Spring. Starting at 12PM at Soulard, Central West End, and Chesterfield, you’ll have a variety of hoppy beers to whet your palate.

Here’s a line up at each location:

Chesterfield

  • 2nd Shift Cask Brewcocky
  • Deschutes Pine Drop
  • Mikkeller Wheat is the New Hops
  • Excel Rye Day the 13th
  • Stone Go To IPA
  • Stone Enjoy By 420
  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
  • Kona Cast Away IPA
  • Boulevard Pop Up IPA
  • Schlafly AIPA
  • Ska Modus Hoperandi
  • Grand Teaton Lost Continent
  • Civil Life IPA
  • Firestone Wookey Jack
  • Firestone Easy Jack
  • Firestone Double Jack
  • Founders All Day IPA
  • Founders Centennial IPA
  • Evil Twins Molotov Cocktail
  • Odell Myrcenary
  • Bells Two Hearted
  • 4 Hands Divided Sky Rye

Soulard

  • 2nd Shift Cask
  • 4 Hands Cask
  • Mikkeller Lemon Cello
  • Mikkeller Wheat is the New Hops
  • Dieu du Ciel! Penombre
  • Stone Go To IPA
  • Stone Enjoy By 420
  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
  • Kona Cast Away IPA
  • Boulevard Pop Up IPA
  • Schlafly AIPA
  • Ska Modus Hoperandi
  • Grand Teaton Lost Continent
  • Civil Life IPA
  • Firestone Wookey Jack
  • Firestone Easy Jack
  • Firestone Double Jack
  • Founders All Day IPA
  • Founders Centennial IPA
  • Evil Twins Molotov Cocktail
  • Odell Myrcenary
  • Bells Two Hearted
  • 4 Hands Divided Sky Rye
  • Goose Island The Illinois

Central West End

  • Charleville Ale Mucho Cask (and beer machine)
  • To Ol Nordic by Nature
  • Amagar/GrassRoots Black Nitro
  • Stone Go To IPA
  • Stone Enjoy By 420
  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
  • Kona Cast Away IPA
  • Boulevard Pop Up IPA
  • Schlafly AIPA
  • Ska Modus Hoperandi
  • Grand Teaton Lost Continent
  • Civil Life IPA
  • Firestone Wookey Jack
  • Firestone Easy Jack
  • Firestone Double Jack
  • Founders All Day IPA
  • Founders Centennial IPA
  • Evil Twins Molotov Cocktail
  • Odell Myrcenary
  • Bells Two Hearted
  • 4 Hands Divided Sky Rye
  • Goose Island The Illinois

Bunnies aren’t the only thing that hop, by the looks of it the International Tap House will be hopping as well.