There were some big changes to the 2013 St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival. The festival was previously put on via a joint collaboration between Anheuser-Busch and Schlafly, but this year’s festival was taken over by the newly created St. Louis Brewer’s Guild.

Without a doubt, the previous versions of this event were one of the biggest and grandest beer festivals in St. Louis. How did the newest version hold up? Pretty damn well in my opinion. You could tell it was scaled back a bit, but it still held some of that same pomp and grandiosity that makes this one of the best events to showcase local beers.

There was certainly a little (understandable) hubbub over the event being canceled early on Saturday night due to inclement weather. But it looks like the Guild is working to rectify this problem and make good on the shortened session. If you weren’t able to attend, here are a few photos for you to enjoy.