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St. Louis Craft Beer Week is busy! So busy for some of us, we forget to tell you all of the awesome stuff happening.  Better late than never, I guess!

As you know, we have over 100 events taking place this year making this the biggest STLCBW so far. We’ve had an awesome start, but the week is still a long way from being over.  There are still a lot of awesome events taking place today.

I once again want to say thanks to the folks at Schlafly, which because of them we have an Untappd badge again this year. Also thanks to our friends at Schlafly and Boulevard, there will be some STLCBW glassware floating around, so be on the lookout for that.  And finally thanks to the St. Louis Brewers Guild there are some special STLCBW glasses, which will probably be available at St. Louis-centric events.

Also, make sure to use the #STLCBW hashtag for all of your social media-ing during the event.

Also be sure to check out the Chef’s Choice Pairing Menus, these are menus or special dishes put together to celebrate this week. Without further ado, here are Wednesday’s events.

Thursday, July 31st

  • 4 Hands Tap Takeover

    11:00 am – Llywelyn’s Pub (St. Charles)

    Llywelyn’s Pub in St. Charles will be featuring a 4 Hands Tap Takeover featuring the following beers:

    • 4 Hands Centennial Red (6% ABV)
    • 4 Hands Oatmeal Brown (5.5% ABV)
    • 4 Hands Single Speed (5% ABV)
    • 4 Hands Divided Sky Rye (5% ABV)
    • 4 Hands Contact High (5% ABV)
    • 4 Hands Pyrus Siason (6% ABV)

    Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Abita Tap Takeover
    2:00 pm – Everything Wine and Cigar Bar

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    Everything Wine in O’Fallon, MO is throwing an Abita Tap Takeover featuring exclusive Abita beers, a keep the glass promo, a growler promo, and giveaways.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Chinook Wet-Hop Red Release
    4:00 pm – Six Row Brewing Company

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    Limited release Red made with fresh Chinook hops grown locally.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Lemongrass Saison Summer Small Batch Release
    4:00 pm – Ferguson Brewing Company

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    Ferguson isn’t afraid of experimenting. To celebrate STLCBW, they’re releasing four different test batches during the week. Today’s release will be a Lemongrass Saison Summer Seasonal Release. Go out and try it!

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Rare Sampling of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Variants
    4PM-6PM – Randall’s Wine and Spirits (Manchester)

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    Celebrate St. Louis Craft Beer Week with Randall’s! Join Us for a Rare Sampling of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Variants!

    We Will Be Pouring Samples of BCS Coffee 2012 & BCS Barleywine 2013 (samples only – while supplies last) Check Out Our Great Prices & Wide Selection of Goose Island Beers!

    (Free event.)

  • Schlafly Vertical Vintage Big Bottle Tasting
    4PM-9PM – 21st Street Brewers Bar

    Compare vertical tasting of extraordinary cellared 2011/2012 of Schlafly big bottle Oak aged Barley Wine & Bourbon Stout.  Plus as a bonus, the 2011 Single Malt Scotch Ale while it lasts. $20 gets you tastes of all available.

    Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Civil Life Tap Takeover
    5:00 pm – Cugino’s Italian Grill & Bar

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    Cuginos in Florissant will be hosting a Civil Life Tap Takeover! Featuring $3.50 Civil Life beers including Eric’s Special Beer and Northern English Pale (to name a few!)

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Morgan Street Brewery Sampling
    5PM-7PM – Craft Beer Cellar

    Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton will be hosting Morgan Street Brewery who will be sampling a few beers for you enjoyment.

    (Free event.)

  • Deschutes Patio Beer Night
    5PM-8PM – The Wolf Public House

    Join us for a fun summer evening filled with Deschutes beers & patio games at The Wolf! We’ll be pouring Twilight Summer Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA, Deschutes River Ale, Chainbreaker White IPA and Mirror Pond Pale Ale all night. Play bags/corn hole and win prizes! The Wolf will also have some delicious featured menu items to pair with Deschutes beers!

  • Odell Tap Takeover
    6:00 pm – Shamrock’s Pub & Grill

    Head on out to Shamrock’s Pub and Grill as they will be hosting a tap takeover with Odell Brewing featuring 90 Schilling, IPA, Myrcenary, Dr. Acula, and Jaunt.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • O’Fallon Sour Belgian Dark Strong Release
    6:00 pmThree Kings Pub

    Join the entire O’Fallon brewing team as they tap the rarest beer they have ever produced:  a sour Belgian Dark Strong, aged in a Port oak barrel for four years and finished with a Roeselare yeast blend (strains of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, sherry yeast, and a Belgian Ale yeast).  Only one barrel of this special beer exists.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Sour Tap Takeover
    6:00 pm – Hair of the Dog

    Come on out to Hair of the Dog as they devote their taps to the highly sought after Sour Beers. This is always one of the best events during St. Louis Craft Beer Week and a great opportunity to enjoy some tasty sour beers.

    Free Event. (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Beer Release Thursday
    6:00 pm – Perennial Artisan Ales

    Let’s just say, we might have something special up our sleeves…

    Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Schlafly Beer Dinner
    6:00 pm – BC’s Kitchen

    BC’s Kitchen in Lake St. Louis is throwing a beer dinner featuring Schlafly. CEO Dan Kopman and Ambassador Brewer Stephen Hale will be in attendance.Reservations can be made by calling 636-542-9090.  Here’s a look at the menu.

    Ticketed Event ($60 per person, Tax and Gratuity not included)

  • Sierra Nevada/Bells Beer Camp Collab Release
    6PM-8PM – Flying Saucer

    Join Flying Saucer for a special Beer Camp release of Sierra/Bells collaboration, “Mallards Odyssey”. We will also have various Sierra Nevada and Bells drafts on tap.

    Free Event. (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Yoga Buzz STL
    6PM-8PM – Schlafly Tap Room

    Join Yoga Buzz STL for its inaugural event! Enjoy an evening of bending and brews-ing at the historic Schlafly Tap Room as a part of St. Louis Craft Beer Week.

    Certified Yoga Instructor Elle Potter will guide a one-hour yoga class with live music in the beautiful upstairs Club Room. This yoga class is open to all levels, and beginners are most welcome!

    Stick around after Savasana (final relaxation) for Sudsasana, an opportunity to taste and explore a variety of tasty Schlafly beers. Tickets are $15, which includes the yoga and beer tasting. Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Brewers Guild. *BYOM – bring your own mat. We’ll supply the beer.

    (Ticketed Event)

  • Schlafly Tap Takeover and Keep the Glass
    6PM-9PM – International Tap House (Chesterfield)

    Stop by International Tap House in Chesterfield to enjoy a variety of beers on tap from St. Louis’ original and largest craft brewery, Schlafly.  The Schlafly crew will be on site to taste and talk beers with you! This is also a keep the glass event featuring a Schlafly logo snifter.  Here are the beers on tap for the takeover:

    1) BB Imp Stout
    2) Milk Choc Stout
    3) 2014 Pumpkin Ale
    4) Hoppy Saison
    5) Yakimia Wheat
    6) SIPA

    Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)

     

  • Cathedral Square Tap Takeover
    7:00 pm – Cugino’s Italian Grill & Bar

    Cathedral Square brings out the big guns at Cugino’s Italian Grill and Bar with a tap takeover during St. Louis Craft Beer Week.  Join Cathedral Square’s Jerad Gardner as he taps Ave Maria ’13, Ave Maria ’14, and Bourbon Holy Moly ’13.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Michigan Beer & Whiskey Showcase!
    7:00 pm – Fortune Teller Bar

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    Thursday night, starting at 7pm, the FTB will showcase its wide selection of delicious offerings from our second favorite beer state in the Union: Michigan!

    Beers from New Holland, Bell’s & Founders will be on special, and whiskey from New Holland and Journeyman will be flowing. PLUS a single solitary case of 2014 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout will be cracked open to top off this special evening.

    Free event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Crown Valley Brewing Night
    8PM-10PM – Fallon’s Pub

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    Fallon’s Pub will be hosting Crown Valley Brewing and will be featuring the Blackberry Cider, Peachie Wheat (seasonal), and Big Bison Ale.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

St. Louis Craft Beer Week is a lot like a marathon.  You need to stay hydrated, you need to keep up your energy, and you need to keep your eye on the prize.  We’re half way through now, don’t give up!

As you know, we have over 100 events taking place this year making this the biggest STLCBW so far. We’ve had an awesome start, but the week is still a long way from being over.  There are still a lot of awesome events taking place today.

I once again want to say thanks to the folks at Schlafly, which because of them we have an Untappd badge again this year. Also thanks to our friends at Schlafly and Boulevard, there will be some STLCBW glassware floating around, so be on the lookout for that.  And finally thanks to the St. Louis Brewers Guild there are some special STLCBW glasses, which will probably be available at St. Louis-centric events.

Also, make sure to use the #STLCBW hashtag for all of your social media-ing during the event.

Also be sure to check out the Chef’s Choice Pairing Menus, these are menus or special dishes put together to celebrate this week. Without further ado, here are Wednesday’s events.

Wednesday, July 30th

  • Schlafly Tap Takeover

    11:00 am – Llywelyn’s Pub (St. Charles)

    Llywelyn’s Pub in St. Charles will be featuring a Schlafly Tap Takeover featuring the following beers:

    • Schlafly Pale Ale (4.4% ABV)
    • Schlafly Brown Dragon (5% ABV)
    • Schlafly Dry Hopped APA (7.2% ABV)
    • Schlafly Summer Lager (4.5% ABV)
    • Schlafly Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale (5% ABV)
    • Schlafly Bier de Garde (7% ABV)

    Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Great Divide Tap Takeover
    2:00 pm – Everything Wine and Cigar Bar

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    Everything Wine in O’Fallon, MO is throwing a Great Divide Tap Takeover featuring a keep the glass promo and giveaways.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • 4 Hands Brewing Company Volume #2 Release
    3:00 pm – 4 Hands Brewing Company

    4 Hands Brewing Company will be releasing Volume #2 their second release in the Wood Series, an ongoing series focusing on high gravity ales aged in American spirit barrels. Volume #2 is a bourbon barrel-aged Old Ale. Volume #2 will be released at the tasting room on Wednesday, July 30th at 3PM in both draft and bottles.

    Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase) 

  • Barrel-Aged Blowout
    3:00 pm – Llywelyn’s Pub (Webster)

    Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves will be devoting their taps to nothing but big barrel-aged beers. This is by far one of the biggest selections of barrel-aged beers in one spot. This was a big event last year and we expect this year will be even bigger. Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Anise-Aged Arch Nemesis Release
    4:00 pm – Six Row Brewing Company

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    Our Black IPA, Arch Nemesis Midnight, aged with star anise. Part of our “One-off Wednesday” series.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Coconut Lime Belgian Blonde Small Batch Release
    4:00 pm – Ferguson Brewing Company

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    Ferguson isn’t afraid of experimenting. To celebrate STLCBW, they’re releasing four different test batches during the week. Today’s release will be a Coconut Lime Belgian Blonde. Go out and try it!

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • BBQ and Beer!
    4PM-6PM – Wine and Cheese Place

    For St. Louis Craft Beer Week 2014 The Wine and Cheese Place has set up a very special BBQ and Beer event with Stone Brewing.

    They will be tasting a selection of Stone Beers along with Sugarfire Smoke House BBQ paired with Stone Brewings Mustards and Sauces!

    (Free event.)

  • Sour Tap Takeover
    5:00 pm – Exit 6 Pub

    To celebrate St. Louis Craft Beer Week, Exit 6’s is putting on a Sour Tap Takeover featuring all three of their sour beers: Bitches Be Triple, Eiffel Tower, and Colonel Angus.

    They will also have a cask of their Watermelon Wheat fermented with lactobaciilus as well as Lolita, Madam Rose, Goze Gone Wild, Justin Bleaber, Funky Jewbelation, and others.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Six Row Beer Dinner
    6:00 pm – PW Pizza

    Join Evan Hiatt while we enjoy 4 of Six Row’s beers paired with food from PW Pizza’s kitchen, $25.99 per person plus tax and gratuity includes food and beer.

    Reservations required by calling 314-621-1996

  • Strange Invasion
    6:00 pm – International Tap House (CWE)

    The International Tap House in Central West End is about to get Strange. Join iTAP and Strange Donuts as they do a special beer and donut pairing featuring donuts specially created for iTAP.

    Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)

  • Avery Tap Takeover
    6:00 pm – Three Kings Pub

    Three Kings Public House will be hosting Avery Brewing for a tap takeover.  The special beers will include Tweak- Coffee infused Mephistopheles’, Out of Sight- Coffee Stout, Lilikoi Kepoli- Passion Fruit infused White Rascal, and Trugdor the Burninator- Doppelbock. They’ll also be serving up 4 oz. Flights consisting of Odio Equim, Rumpkin, and Uncle Jacob.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Cicero’s – Special Beer School
    6:00 pm – Cicero’s

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    For those of you who have never been to beer school, it is a casual class, where you come to learn about beer. We listen, taste, talk and win prizes every week. The best part of Cicero’s Beer School is that it’s FREE.

    Not only that, but you can also take advantage of our happy hour from 4-7, with deep discounts on all our appetizers and a dollar off all draft beers. Cicero’s will be doing a special St. Louis Craft Beer Week Beer School with representatives from Schlafly, Avery, and Great Divide to do a blind tasting with some of their beers.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • O’Fallon Brewery Zeke’s Firkin and Keep the Pint
    6PM-8PM – Mike’s Grill and Tap

    Tapping of a one-off firkin of Zeke’s Pale Ale, dry-hopped with an experimental hop variety. Those who arrive early for this special beer will receive an O’Fallon pint glass to take home.

    Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Excel Tap Takeover
    6PM-9PM – Shamrock’s Pub & Grill

    Head on out to Shamrock’s Pub and Grill as they will be hosting a tap takeover with Excel Brewing featuring Excel Flashbang, Excel Hop Heist, Excel IPA, and Excel Southside Stout.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Firestone Walker Tap Takeover
    6PM-9PM – International Tap House (Chesterfield)

    Stop by International Tap House in Chesterfield to enjoy a variety of beers on tap from Firestone Walker Brewing.  Firestone Walker’s own John Bryan will be on hand to taste and talk beers with you!  Beers being served that night include:

    1) Pivo Pilsner
    2) Union Jack
    3) Double Jack
    4) Wookey Jack
    5) Parabola
    6) Opal
    7) Stickee Monkee

    Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)

  • Lagunitas Brewery Night
    6PM-9PM – Flying Saucer

    The Flying Saucer will be hosting one of the fastest growing (and best) breweries in the country as they’ll be featuring beers from Lagunitas Brewing Company. The Saucer will have IPA, Lil Sumpin’ Extra, and Downtown Pale Ale on tap and will also have a keep the mason jar pint as well.

    Free Event. (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Crown Valley Brewing Night
    7PM-9PM – Pin-Up Bowl

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    Pin-Up Bowl will be hosting Crown Valley Brewing and will be featuring the Blackberry Cider and Strawberry Cider.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Hodgepodge Trivia
    8:30 pm – Morgan Street Brewery

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    In honor of STL Craft Beer Week, Morgan Street Brewery is hosting a really unique trivia show called ‘Hodgepodge Trivia.’ Local stand-up comedians will put on a beer themed show at 8:30 pm in The Lager Room.

    Free Event. (Food and Drink available for purchase)

Another day of St. Louis Craft Beer Week is upon us.  Hope everyone is having a fantastic time.

As you know, we have over 100 events taking place this year making this the biggest STLCBW so far. We’ve had an awesome start, but the week is still a long way from being over.  There are still a lot of awesome events taking place today.

I once again want to say thanks to the folks at Schlafly, which because of them we have an Untappd badge again this year. Also thanks to our friends at Schlafly and Boulevard, there will be some STLCBW glassware floating around, so be on the lookout for that.  And finally thanks to the St. Louis Brewers Guild there are some special STLCBW glasses, which will probably be available at St. Louis-centric events.

Also, make sure to use the #STLCBW hashtag for all of your social media-ing during the event.

Also be sure to check out the Chef’s Choice Pairing Menus, these are menus or special dishes put together to celebrate this week. Without further ado, here are Tuesday’s events.

Tuesday, July 29th

  • Craft, West Coast Style

    11:00 am – Llywelyn’s Pub (St. Charles)

    Llywelyn’s Pub in St. Charles will be featuring $3 pints for all of their west coast drafts which include:

    • Rogue
    •  Left Hand
    •  Deschutes
    •  Stone
    • Avery

    Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Free State Brewery Mini-Tap Takeover
    2:00 pm – Everything Wine and Cigar Bar

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    Everything Wine in O’Fallon, MO is throwing a Free State Brewery Mini-Tap Takeover featuring a keep the glass promo, and giveaways.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Cascade Whale® Release
    4:00 pm – Six Row Brewing Company

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    Our original Whale® dry-hopped with Cascade hops.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Between the Barrels
    5:00 pm – Perennial Artisan Ales

    We will be tapping six Perennial Barrel-Aged beers and three Side Project Barrel-Aged beers, including some that have not yet been released. List will be posted here when available.

    Tap times will be at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00. Tickets for individual pours will go on sale at 3:00 PM on the 29th.

    Ticketed Event.

  • 4 Hands Prussia 4 Ways
    5:00 pm – Hair of the Dog

    4 Hands Brewing makes a delicious Berliner Weisse they call Prussia. Hair of the Dog is providing you with an opportunity to try this delicious beer four different ways. Come out and try the original Prussia along with Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Passion Fruit.

    Free Event. (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Abita Tap Takeover
    5PM-9PM – Market Pub House

    Market Pub House is getting their creole on with a tap takeover from Abita Brewing Company. There will be seven Abita beers on tap and a special firkin. Here’s a list of what will be available: Bourbon Barrel-aged Baltic Porter, Imperator Black IPA, Hopgator, Triple Haze, Seersucker Summer Pils, Spring IPA, Lemon Wheat, and a firkin of Vanilla and Coffee Turbodog.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Local Craft Tap Takeover
    5PM-9PM – Flying Saucer

    Without a doubt, this will be your best opportunity to try the most local beer in one spot in all of St. Louis. See what all of our brewers have to offer with rare and special releases along with the opportunity to meet local craft brewers.

    Free Event. (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Avery Heaven and Hell Beer Dinner
    6:30PM-9:30PM – Llywelyn’s Pub (Webster)

    Guests are invited for an evening of craft beer & food pairings inspired by Avery’s Heaven and Hell Series. These will be paired with the perfect beer at Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves Tuesday July 29, 2014 starting at 6:00

    Attendees will taste an array of brews and if this isn’t enough, we will also be serving guests heavy appetizers stationed and paired with the perfect brew from The Holy Trinity of Ales Series! After floating through heaven you will descend into your seats for the The Demons of Ale Series for a 3 course meal paired with beer prepared by Llywelyn’s Culinary Director, Greg Marshall.

    The evening will kick off beginning at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will begin around 7:00 p.m. The cost per guest is $50.00 until 7/17 and then the price goes to $60. Gratuity is not included. Here’s a look at the menu:

    The Menu:

    Heaven

    Bacon Wrapped Brisket paired with Hog Heaven

    Beef brisket wrapped in apple cured bacon and topped with an apricot glaze

    Mini Gyros paired with The Reverend

    Seared lamb, red onion, tomato, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce wrapped in grilled pita bread

    Tenderloin Stuffed Mushrooms paired with Salvation

    Vinaigrette marinated portabella mushroom stuffed with mushroom duxelle and chopped beef tenderloin

    Hell

    Devils On Horseback paired with Mephistopheles 2011

    Oysters stuffed with creamy Stilton cheese, wrapped in molasses-cured bacon served atop seared cabbage and raisin salad

    Juniper dusted Duck Breast paired with Samael 2011

    Tender Duck Breast Over Sweet Potato Puree with an Apple-Glaze Drizzle

    Pineapple Upside Down Cake paired with The Beast 2012

    Yellow sponge  cake  baked  with glazed pineapple at  the  bottom  served  with a  cherry on top!

    Ticketed Event

  • Stone Tap Takeover
    6:00 pm – International Tap House (Soulard)

    Stop by International Tap House in Soulard to enjoy a variety of beers on tap from Stone Brewing Company from San Diego, CA.  Stick around for trivia which begins at 8PM and will feature Stone swag to win! Beers include:

    1) Collective Distortion
    2) Stochasticity Quadruple
    3) Coffee Milk Stout if available
    4) Saison
    5) Tiger Cub
    6) Cali Belgique in red wine barrels
    7) Go To
    8) Arrogant Bastard
    9) 11.11.11.

    Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)

     

  • Spiegelau Stout “Keep the Glass”
    6:00 pm – International Tap House (Chesterfield)

    Left Hand Brewing and Rogue Ales collaborated to create the most perfect and flavor optimizing glass to drink a stout. This glass “accentuates the roasted malt, rich coffee, and chocolate notes that define the stout beer style while maintain the functional design Spiegelau beer glassware has been become known for”.

    Beers Including:Left Hand Milk Stout (nitro), Left Hand Wake Up Dead (nitro), and Rouge Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

    Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)

  • Great Divide Tap Takeover
    6:00 pm – Three Kings Pub

    Three Kings Public House will be hosting Great Divide Brewing for a tap takeover.  Great Divide will be tapping Yeti, Oatmeal Yeti, Oak-Aged Yeti, Chocolate Oak-Aged Yeti, and Espresso Yeti.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Ska Can Night
    6:00 pm – Exit 6 Brewery

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    Exit 6 will be hosting Ska Brewing for a party celebrating the can. They’ll be offering up Ska Modus, True Blonde, and Mexican Logger. Purchase of a can gets you a free Ska Koozie.

    Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)

  • Goose Island Bourbon County Night
    6:00 pm – Cicero’s

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    Cicero’s is going big time for STLCBW by partnering with Goose Island to throw a Bourbon County Night. Beginning at 6PM enjoy BCS 2013, BCS Barleywine 2013 and BCS Coffee 2012 either by bottle or by flight.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Tacos, Beer, and Craft Beer Cocktails!
    6PM-10PM – Mission Taco

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    Femme Ferment is teaming up with Mission Taco-Delmar for Saint Louis Craft Beer Week. Come join the women of Femme Ferment and Adam Tilford and his staff for a night of craft beer cocktails, some fun 2nd Shift beers, and tacos in the Bodega.

    Look forward to some specialty craft cocktail recipes using some favorite craft beers, some off-menu special release “pink” tacos exclusive to the craft beer week event, and 2nd Shift special release beers. Additionally, and to play along with the “pink” theme, Mission Taco has generously decided to donate a part of the proceeds from the “pink taco” sales to Breast Cancer Research, details TBD.

    Men and women alike, come party with Femme Ferment and Mission Taco for a great night of taco, beer, and cocktail consumption while helping out a great cause! See you there!

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • O’Fallon Brewery Food & Beer Pairings
    6PM-9PM – 2865 Brewhouse

    Enjoy a selection of O’Fallon Brewery’s beers, perfectly paired with menu offerings from the chef at 2865 Brewhouse.

    Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase)

Good morning!  How is everyone enjoying St. Louis Craft Beer Week so far?

As you know, we have over 100 events taking place this year making this the biggest STLCBW so far. We’ve had an awesome start, but the week is still a long way from being over.  There are still a lot of awesome events taking place today.

I once again want to say thanks to the folks at Schlafly, which because of them we have an Untappd badge again this year. Also thanks to our friends at Schlafly and Boulevard, there will be some STLCBW glassware floating around, so be on the lookout for that.  And finally thanks to the St. Louis Brewers Guild there are some special STLCBW glasses, which will probably be available at St. Louis-centric events.

Also, make sure to use the #STLCBW hashtag for all of your social media-ing during the event.

Also be sure to check out the Chef’s Choice Pairing Menus, these are menus or special dishes put together to celebrate this week. Without further ado, here are Monday’s events.

Monday, July 28th

  • New Belgium Tap Takeover

    2:00 pm – Everything Wine and Cigar Bar

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    Everything Wine in O’Fallon, MO is throwing a New Belgium Tap Takeover featuring exclusive La Folie and Gratzer as well as a keep the glass promo.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Stone IPA Celebration and Tasting

    3PM – Llywelyn’s Pub (Webster)

    Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves will be celebrating IPAs with a Stone tap takeover. Llywelyn’s will be tapping the Go-To IPA, Ruination, RuinTen, Collective Distortion, and Unapologetic. Compare how different an IPA can be!

    Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Belgian IPA Release

    4:00 pm – Six Row Brewing Company

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    Tapping limited release Belgian IPA, while supplies last. Tapping @ opening, 4p. IPA fermented with Belgian yeast strain.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Cucumber Kolsch Experimental Small Batch Release

    4:00 pm – Ferguson Brewing Company

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    Ferguson isn’t afraid of experimenting. To celebrate STLCBW, they’re releasing four different test batches during the week. Today’s release will be a Cucumber Kolsch. Go out and try it!

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Crown Valley Brewing Night

    5PM-7PM – Trainwreck Saloon (Westport)

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    Trainwreck Saloon in Westport will be hosting Crown Valley Brewing and will be featuring the Big Bison Ale and Whitewall IPA.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Milk Chocolate Stout Event for National Milk Chocolate Day

    5PM-9PM – Tilted Kilt

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    Tapping a keg of Schlafly Milk Chocolate Stout to celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • BA Sump Coffee Stout Blending at SoHa

    6:30 pm – SOHA Bar and Grill

    Scott Carey and a Perennial brewer will be leading a live blending with two different Sump coffees, with a keg of our BA Imperial Stout! Tickets will be $20 (including gratuity), sold at SoHa starting Monday, July 14th at 4:00 PM and will include two 5 ounce pours of the base beer, Sump coffee for blending and a ticket for a pour of a Perennial BA beer at our Between the Barrels event on Tuesday! The remainder of the keg will be tapped after the event, so stick around for a pour!

    SOLD OUT

  • Shelton Brother Wild Ale Night

    6:00 pm – International Tap House (Chesterfield)

    Shelton Brothers is bringing out the sours to make you smile. They’ll be featuring the following beers:

    Crooked Stave Surette.
    Crooked Stave Vieille.
    Prairie Funky Gold Mosaic
    Prairie Ale
    *AND* A very special surprise beer….

    Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)

  • Avery Tap Take Over

    6:00 pm – International Tap House (CWE)

    This isn’t just a tap takeover, it’s an entire experience. Join Jared Opp from Avery as he gives you the whole Avery Experience. You’ll be tasting of beer styles from White Rascal to the Demons.  Here’s a list:

    1. White Rascal
    2. Lilikoi Kepolo
    3. IPA
    4. Ellie’s Brown
    5. New World Porter
    6. Karma
    7. Salvation
    8. Samael’s
    9. Tweak (unconfirmed)
    10. #21

    Free Event (Drinks available for purchase)

  • Bell’s Tap Takeover

    6:00 pm – Three Kings Pub

    Three Kings Public House will be hosting Bell’s Brewing for a tap takeover.  Bell’s will be tapping Bourbon Barrel Age Black Note Stout, Hopsolution, Oberon, and Midwestern Pale.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Odell Tap Takeover

    6PM – 7PM – Cicero’s

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    Stop by Cicero’s in U-City to enjoy a variety of beers on tap from Odell Brewing including a cask of St. Lupulin with cucumber.

    Free Event (Food and Drinks available for purchase)

  • Collaboration Beer Dinner with Josh Galliano

    6PM-10:30PM – 4 Hands Brewing Company

    This special dinner will feature 6 courses created by our friend Josh Galliano. Paired with offerings by 2nd Shift Brewing, Scratch Brewing Company, Pipeworks Brewing Company, Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., and Wicked Weed Brewing. We will offer a 6:00PM and 8:30PM seating. 20 tickets available per seating.

    SOLD OUT!

  • Herbst Memorial Symposium

    6PM-8PM – Schlafly Bottleworks

    This year’s discussion will be about Women and the Beer Industry. Join our guest panelists as they discuss this very important topic.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • O’Fallon Brewery Zeke’s Firkin, Meet the Brewer, and Keep the Pint

    6PM-8PM – 21st Street Brewers Bar

    Tapping of a one-off firkin of Zeke’s Pale Ale, dry-hopped with an experimental hop variety. Those who arrive early for this special beer will receive an O’Fallon pint glass to take home. An O’Fallon brewer will be on hand to chat about the beer.

    Free Event (Food and Drink available for purchase)

  • Loser. Live Action Game Show – The #STLCBW Edition

    8:00 pm – The Heavy Anchor

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    July’s installment is a special one-off craft beer themed show to coincide with St. Louis Craft Beer Week. All four rounds of the show will be written to appeal to the craft beer (and just plain ‘ol beer) enthusiast. A four-part game show, Loser., begins with music trivia and a slightly skewed version of “Don’t Forget the Lyrics.”

    The show then moves to its video game portion where contestants are awarded points for both their gaming skills and ability to complement those skills with pizza rolls. Shifting to contestant’s ability to draw superheroes into real-life scenarios in the show’s third round, the game ends with a local sketch group performing a dark and occasionally offensive fan-fiction version of a popular sitcom.

    Holding this madness together are co-hosts Essig and Ward, pop-culture aficionados whose humor provides a backbone for what would otherwise be an unwieldy plethora of cultural delights.

    $5 to attend (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Prairie Artisan Ales BOMB! Release

    8PM – Nick’s Pub

    Nick’s Pub is tapping a special keg of Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! They’ll also be running crazy craft beer specials for the rest of the night.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

Good afternoon, all. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you all know that tomorrow begins the 6th annual St. Louis Craft Beer Week.

We have over 100 events taking place this year making this the biggest STLCBW so far. What do we need from you? We need you to go out and make these events successful.  Over the next 9 days, I’m going to detail each days events. Do your part and get out and make these events a success.  

Just a couple of things to mention.  Thanks to the folks at Schlafly, we have an Untappd badge again this year, because we all love badges. Also thanks to our friends at Schlafly and Boulevard, there will be some STLCBW glassware floating around, so be on the lookout for that.  And finally thanks to the St. Louis Brewers Guild there are some special STLCBW glasses, which will probably be available at St. Louis-centric events.

Also, make sure to use the #STLCBW hashtag for all of your social media-ing during the event.

Also be sure to check out the Chef’s Choice Pairing Menus, these are menus or special dishes put together to celebrate this week. Without further ado, here are Saturday and Sunday’s events.

 Saturday, July 26th

  • B33r and Brats

    11:00 am – 33 Wine Bar

    33 Wine Bar will again be hosting B33r and Brats as the inaugural St. Louis Craft Beer Week event. Enjoy beer off of one of the best beer menus in St. Louis with some bratwurst from the fine folks at 33 and Mac’s Local Buys, all in the comfort of Lafayette Square.

    Brats will be available from 11AM-3PM, while the beers will be pouring all day!

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Strawberry Braggot Release

    12:00 pm- Six Row Brewing Company

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    Tapping limited release Strawberry Braggot at the brewery, while supplies last (open to close). Braggot made from locally sourced honey.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • 2014 Midwest Belgian Beer Festival

    1PM-5PM- The MOTO Museum

    Welcome to the only Belgian beer festival to be held in St. Louis. Perennial Artisan Ales has lined up over 40 breweries to serve some of the best Belgian-style beers that America has to offer. A selection of food from Completely Sauced and guest chef Brian Moxey will be available for purchase.

    Tickets are available online or you can purchase them at the Perennial tasting room. An updated list of beers is available here.

     

  • Avery Tap Takeover

    2:00 pm – Everything Wine and Cigar Bar

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    Everything Wine in O’Fallon, MO is throwing an Avery Tap Takeover featuring a keep the glass promo, giveaways and live music.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • New Belgium Brewing Sour Saturday

    5:00 pm – Three Kings Pub

    Three Kings Public House will be hosting New Belgium Brewing and will be trying to make your Saturday a little sour.  NBB will be tapping 2014 La Folie, 2014 Transatlantique Kreik, 2013 Tart Lychee, and both versions of the New Belgium/Odell FoCollaborition APA.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

 Sunday, July 27th

  • Cervezas con Huevos

    10:00 am – Milagro Modern Mexican

    This four-course beer brunch will not only feature some of the best Mexican cuisine in St. Louis, but four local beers to compliment these four courses. Tickets are available here. Here’s a look at the menu:

    1- Sweet corn tamale griddle cake, chipotle butter, blueberry agave syrup, crema – 4 Hands Prussia
    2- Migas, Whipped farm eggs, tortilla chips, roasted tomato, fresh cheese, pico de gallo, salsa verde – Civil Life German Wheat
    3- Duck Birria, sweet potato hash, cilantro mint pesto, pickled radish, crisp onion – 2nd Shift Submission
    4- Mexican chocolate capirotada, toasted pistachio, coconut, rumchata crème anglaise – Perennial Abraxas

    (Tickets are $50 each. Tax and gratuity are included.)

  • UCBC Blues and Que

    12PM-6PM – Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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    Three Summer Sundays of live music, barbeque and UCBC bier in our Midtown Brewery and Biergarten! BBQ provided by UCBC Chef Andy Fair along with guest vendors. Enjoy liter and half-liter specials all afternoon.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Sunday Funkday

1PM-7PM – International Tap House (Soulard)

International Tap House in Soulard gets real funky once a month with their Sunday Funkday. iTAP busts out some cool funky and sour beers and will also have a DJ playing some funky jams. They’ll be featuring the following beers:

  • 4 Hands Pomegranate Prussia
  • Perennial Anniversari
  • 2013 Perennial Beersal
  • Schlafly TBD
  • Gueze Tilquin
  • Bottles of Love Child
  • Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
  • HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk

Free Event (Drinks available for purchase) 

  • Epic Tasting Day

    1PM-8PM – Craft Beer Cellar

    We’re hosting an EPIC day of tastings!  It’s basically 20 brewery tastings throughout the day in rotating 2 hr sessions. We’re going to have donuts from Strange Donuts, pretzels from Pretzel Boys, and brownies from Pint Size. 4 Hands is doing a special beer for us too. We think it will be lots of fun! Around 3 PM we’re going to open up a bunch of rare and unavailable beers.

    • Side Project
    • The Bruery
    • Lost Abbey
    • Love Child #4

    Come sample beer from dozens of breweries at this totally free event. There will also be bottle shares, food, extended shop hours and more!

    (Free event.)

  • Sam Adams Tap Takeover

    2:00 pmEverything Wine and Cigar Bar

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    Everything Wine in O’Fallon, MO is throwing an Sam Adams Tap Takeover featuring a keep the glass promo and giveaways. Beers on tap include Porch Rocker, Rogenwolf, and Summer Ale.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

  • Sour Sunday Supper

    5PM-10PM – The Libertine

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    Join us for an evening of amazing pairings prepared by Chef Josh Galliano and Chef Brian Moxey! Perennial and Side Project have invited three of our friends, who also happen to make really incredible sour beers, to join us for the evening: Phil Wymore, Perennial (Funky Wit) Cory King, Side Project (Saison du Fermier) Chad Yakobson, Crooked Stave (L’Brett d’Blackberry) Jeremy Danner, Boulevard (Love Child #4) Brian Taylor, Goose Island (Lolita) Menu and price to come…

    Contact the Libertine at (314) 862-2999 for details and reservations

  • Boulevard/Ommegang Tap Takeover

    6:00 pm – Three Kings Pub

    Three Kings Public House will be hosting both Boulevard and Ommegang for a tap takeover.  The special beers will include Boulevard Two Jokers, Boulevard 2013 Rye on Rye, Boulevard Foeder Projekt #1, Ommegang Cooperstown Blonde Ale, Ommegang Glimmer Glass, and Ommegang Fleur de Houblon.

    Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they’ll be pouring: Morgan Street Oktoberfest, Morgan Street Helles Freezes Over, Morgan Street Virgin Territory IPA, Morgan Street Black Bear Stout, and Morgan Street Pilsner. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place on New Ballas will continue their Friday beer tastings to celebrate the store’s expanded selection. They’ll be sampling the following beers: Kirkwood Station Blackberry Wheat, Duvel Belgian Golden Ale, Weltenburger Kloster Pilsner, and O’Fallon Hemp Hop Rye. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Cathedral Square‘s Jerad Gardner will be at Schnucks Arsenal today from 4-6PM. He’ll be sampling a variety of Cathedral Square’s products. Go on out and say “hi” to Jerad.

Also on Wednesday, the Naked Vine holds a beer tasting from 5-7PM. This tasting will give you a chance to try some of Naked Vine’s offerings and is absolutely free. Check out their Twitter feed for more updates.

Once again, if you’re a retail shop, bar, restaurant, brewery or distributor and want me to list your tasting, make sure to email me at mike@stlhops.com.

strange_poster_public_webYou may be saying, “Whoa, wait, I don’t remember seeing a iTAP/Strange Donuts contest!” If you didn’t, that’s because you may not be part of our STL Hops Insider Email. We’ll be doing special contests like this in the future, so make sure to sign up using the form on the right side of this page.

That’s enough of that self-serving garbage, without further ado, the winner of the VIP tickets to this event is Joe Lorenz (who loves the iTAP Soulard location.) Congrats to Joe and thanks to everyone who entered.

This is an awesome event and there will be some delicious beers paired with some delicious donuts.  Make sure not to miss this one.