Late summer/early fall is easily one of the busiest times for craft beer in St. Louis. For all of the time we waited through the sludge of summer to enjoy some craft beer events, we have a full cornucopia to enjoy right now. Here are a few happening in the next couple of weeks:

Boogaloo Left Hand Beer Dinner – Sept 15th – Always one of the best deals in town, the Boogaloo series of beer dinners never seem to disappoint. $35 gets you 5 different courses paired with 5 different Left Hand Beers. Here’s the menu for the dinner. Call 314-645-4803 for reservations.

Schlenkerla Cask at Exit 6 – Sept 16th – Get your cask on with this very special cask of Schlenkerla Marzen that’s arrived at Exit 6 Brewery in Cottleville. They’ll be tapping this smokey beer at 6PM. If you love bacon, do not miss this beer.

FestivAle – Sept 17th – Come on out to the Bottleneck Blues Bar at the Ameristar Casino and help a good cause. The Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is holding its 3rd Annual FestivAle, a beer tasting event which will allow you to sample beers from Augusta, Morgan Street Brewery, Growlers Pub, Charlesville Microbrewery, Highlands Brewing Company, Schlafly, Cathedral Square Brewery, Ferguson Brewing and Urban Chestnut Brewing. This event runs from 3:00 to 6:00PM and tickets can be purchased here.

Salt Sour Beer Dinner – Sept 26th – In what’s got to be a first for the area, Salt in the Central West End will be holding their a beer dinner featuring nothing but sour and funky beers. This meal, which begins at 7PM, will feature five different sour beers paired with five different courses. Tickets for this event will cost you $75 and you can make reservations at 314-932-5787. Evan Benn has the full menu posts on the STL Today site.