Maybe it’s because it was my first festival while doing STL Hops, but Schlafly’s Hop in the City always feels like the beginning of a new season of beer. It feels like the kick-off to a new year of beer and beer festivals and this kick-off did not disappoint. The rain held off and the nice breeze kept everyone cool and it looked like everyone had a great time. If you were unable to attend, here are a few photos of the festival which will hopefully tide you over until next year: