Who wants the funk? Do you gotta have that funk?  I know I love me some funky and sour beers. They’re not for everyone, but if you have a taste for them, you usually have an almost insatiable appetite for these off-kilter beers.

After the success of the last Big Black Beer Bash, Cory King decided to throw the very first STL Hops Funk Fest this Sunday, October 9th starting at 12PM at Perennial Artisan Ales.  So what does the Funk Fest entail?  It’s a bunch of people breaking out some funky and sour beers and sharing them with a like-minded group of funk lovers.

Here’s the rundown on what will be going on.

  • Must be at least 21
  • Must bring your own tasting glass
  • Must bring at least 22 oz of a funky beer to share
  • The Entre Mobile food truck will be there There was a scheduling conflict and the truck will not be there now.
  • Food/snacks are absolutely encouraged.
  • Make sure to be respectful. Perennial is being very generous by opening its doors to us for this event.

One very cool addition to this event is that if you notice the photo above, you’ll see a barrel that’s being filled with beer. Cory King and Phil Wymore decided that they wanted to make a Funk Fest beer in honor of the event.

One of the interested aspects is that they’re going to take all of the dregs and yeast from the bottom of the bottles of funky beer that are being brought to this event and add it to a barrel of Flanders Red to ferment and and barrel age over the upcoming year.

So not only will you get to enjoy some awesome beer, but you’ll be responsible for creating some as well.