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femme_ferment_logo_BWAnniversaries are worth celebrating, especially when that anniversary celebrates an organization that focuses on women in the craft beer industry. To celebrate their first year in St. Louis, Femme Ferment worked with Schlafly to create a collaborative beer.

To celebrate the season, Femme Ferment and Schlafly decided to brew up a Maibock as “a nod to St. Louis’s German heritage”. Called “Femme Bock the Elder”, this 6.0% lager was “dry-hopped” with elderflowers to impart a floral aroma reminiscent of spring time.

This beer will be tapped at 11AM tomorrow, May 8th at both the Tap Room and Bottleworks. Festivities to celebrate spring and Femme Ferment will begin at 5PM at the Tap Room which will include a Maypole and dancing (weather permitting).

Head out to the Tap Room (or Bottleworks) tomorrow to celebrate Femme Ferment and spring!

Last week I was wearing a sweater and now I’m sweating? I guess we can say that spring is official here.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is helping to celebrate spring and has brought back their  Maifest festival. Taking place this Saturday, May 9th at their Midtown location, this will certainly be a party that would make Bacchus blush.

Along with BBQ from UCBC’s Andy Fair, Smoki-O’s and Matthew’s Kitchen, you will also be able to enjoy some of the fresh bock beer UCBC brewed especially for this celebration of spring.

The best part about this festival?  It’s free.  There are no ticket charges, just come out between 12PM-6PM on Saturday, May 9th and purchase beer and food to sample throughout the day.  There will be commemorative t-shirts and glassware available for purchase as well.

Saturday, May 9th will be a great opportunity to rock out with your bock out at UCBC.

bynk about itWhile it’s fun to be on the hunt to try and find that special or fun beer, it can be pretty tiring. Well, you can stop running all around town and visit Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves and St. Charles to see something cool on tap. Llywelyn’s is continuing their program that they’ve been calling “A Brew You Never Knew.”

Each Wednesday, Llywelyn’s will feature a single beer on draught that may have been overlooked or in some cases is the only draught version of that beer in town. It’ll be a chance to re-visit an old favorite or even discover something you’ve never had before.

This week Llyweyln’s in Webster will be hosting an Abita Tap Takeover with Strawberry Harvest, Wrought Iron IPA, Barrel-aged Baltic Porter and Macchiato Espresso Milk stout. While the St. Charles location will also be serving up the Modern Brewery Citrapolis on draft. So, if you’re looking for something special without all of the lists and missed opportunities, make sure to stop into Llywelyn’s in St. Charles or Webster tonight!

Today, from 4PM to 6PM the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will hold its weekly Friday beer tasting in which they will be featuring 2nd Shift Brewing! They’ll be pouring: 2nd Shift Brew Cocky, 2nd Shift Art of Neurosis, 2nd Shift Katy, and 2nd Shift Hibiscus Wit. Plus they will also be sampling the “Yeast Series”: 2nd Shift Mullineaux #2, 2nd Shift Mullineaux #3, 2nd Shift Mullineaux #4, and 2nd Shift Mullineaux #5. Additional information can be found at their blog.

Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton continues its Friday Night Flight of the Week tonight featuring Boulevard Love Child #5, Perennial Hopfentea, Sierra Nevada Hoptimum, Uinta Sum’R, Charleville Tripel Wit. $12 gets you five 4oz pours of these beers.

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 will be sampling the following beers: Six Row Fraise Cassee, Shock Top Lemon Shandy, and Cathedral Square Di-Vine Correlation. Additional information can be found at their blog

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.