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2016-HF-R3-web-701x1024 (1)The 2016 St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival is taking place this weekend and you were probably looking to buy some tickets. What if you could win them instead? Well today is your lucky day, as I’m giving away two sets of passes to the to the Saturday evening session of this juggernaut of a festival.

This $90 value will allow you to partake in one of the best beer festivals in the area. All you need to do is email contest@stlhops.com with the subject of 2016 Heritage Festival.  In the body of the email you must include your favorite beer from your favorite St. Louis brewery.

A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • If you can follow the bolded directions above. If you don’t follow the rules, you’re automatically disqualified.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

I want to thank the fine folks putting on the Heritage Festival for providing the tickets to this event. This contest will end on June 9th at 9AM CDT when I will pick a winner at random for each set of tickets. Good luck!

Beer Fest 2016I’m happy to announce that the winners of this Saturday’s Beerfest at the Wine and Cheese Place on Forsyth are:

  • Jeremy Eschmann
  • Oliver Holzmeier
  • Mark Goldkamp

These three winners receive two tickets to the sold-out Limited Session on Saturday, May 21st from 12-1PM. Even if you didn’t win, you’re still able to attend the general session which will run between 1PM-3PM. The cost is only $10 and you’ll have the chance to try over 120 different beers. For more information, please be sure to check out the Wine and Cheese Place’s blog.

Thanks to Paul Hayden and the Wine and Cheese Place for giving us these tickets!

Beer-Fest-2016The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will be holding their tenth annual Beerfest, on Saturday, May 21st. In celebration of the event, Paul Hayden has given us three pairs of tickets to giveaway to the sold out 12PM-1PM limited session.

Not only will you get to leisurely try a lot of great beer from all over the world, but you’ll also receive a commemorative 4 Hands/TWCP tasting glass. Send an email to contest@stlhops.com with the subject of 2016 Beerfest, I’ll randomly pick three winners on Thursday, May 19th at 9AM.  A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • If you can’t attend, please don’t enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

Be sure to check out the brewery list on the TWCP blog, this is a hell of a tasting and something you just don’t want to miss! Thanks to Paul for the tickets!

elijahpsWhile there is a decent chance you’re not a winner of the Elijah P’s beer dinner featuring Destihl Brewery, you can still make reservations by calling (618) 433-8445.

But one lucky person will be attending this awesome looking beer dinner free of charge, and that person is Lindsay Duggan!  Congrats to Lindsay, and thank you all for entering.

If you didn’t win, don’t be too upset, I’ll once again have some cool stuff to give away soon. I once again want to thank Zach Pohlman and the crew from Elijah P’s for donating the two tickets to the beer dinner.

elijahpsTo celebrate American Craft Beer Week, Elijah P’s in Alton is teaming up with Destihl Brewery to put on a very special event. Beginning at 6:30PM on May 17th, Elijah P’s will be hosting a four-course beer dinner featuring six different Destihl beers. Here’s a look at the menu:

Passed appetizers and opening comments w/ Abbey’s Single
-Smoked salmon “Loli Pops” with dill red pepper creme cheese
-Crostini with olive tapinade, sweet fig reduction sauce, and shaved asiago
-Dates stuffed with bleu cheese and wrapped with bacon

1st Course w/ Weissenheimer
Icelandic cod filet poached in lemon scented olive oil, topped with coconut, parsley, and lemon gremolata with Peruvian purple potatoes

2nd Course w/ Flanders Red
Baby kale and butter lettuce tossed in a dark cherry vinaigrette with toasted faro, walnuts, ricotta cheese, and pickled sweet potatoes and topped with fried shoestring Vidalia onions

Palate Cleanser w/ Vertex IPA
Maple orange granita

Entree w/ Antiquity Rye Wine
Braised beef shank served over whole wheat black pepper pappardelle noodles finished with a ginger snap gravy, french beans, and smoked piquillo peppers

Dessert w/ Privyet
“S’mores Cone”- Belgian dark chocolate mousse, marshmallow cream, caramel, and smoked peanuts in a graham cracker waffle cone

The cost of this beer dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity and you can make reservations by calling (618) 433-8445. But if you’re feeling lucky, Elijah P’s has graciously given STL Hops two tickets to give away for this event.

To enter this contest, send an email to contest@stlhops.com with the subject of Destihl Beer Dinner, and I’ll randomly pick a winner on Thursday, May 5th at 9AM.  A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • If you can’t attend, please don’t enter.
  • If you already have an invite to the party, please don’t enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

microfestWhoops, forgot to give away some tickets.  Do you know what my favorite part of this particular contest is (other than giving away tickets to an awesome event)? It’s seeing how few people can pay attention to directions.

Without further ado, the winners to the 2016 Microfest are:

VIP Tickets (Good for any single session) – Sarah Miller
Friday Night Tickets – Matthew Lang
Saturday Afternoon Tickets – Mike Casseday
Saturday Evening Tickets – Matt Neilsen

Thanks to Lift for Life for putting on this event and giving us the tickets! Tickets are still available and it’s looking like a great weekend. Don’t miss out on the fun.

microfestNext weekend brings us the 21st annual St. Louis Microfest. But let me guess, you haven’t bought your tickets yet, have you? Well fear not, because thanks to organizers from Lift for Life, I’m giving away two free passes for each session of this fantastic event along with one set of VIP tickets! I will be randomly giving away these tickets, so be certain to CAREFULLY follow the instructions below.

Send an email to contest@stlhops.com with the subject of 2016 Microfest – (Preferred Session), example: 2016 Microfest – Saturday Afternoon.  I’ll randomly pick four winners on Thursday, April 28th at 9AM.  A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • If you can’t attend, please don’t enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

Also be certain to check out the list of brewers that will be pouring beer this weekend.  Thanks to Lift for Life for putting on this event and giving us the tickets!