stlcbwAll of this week I’ll be detailing the events of the inaugural St. Louis Craft Beer Week on STL Hops to bring more visibility to the event.

I can’t begin to stress enough how important it is for all of us to help make this event successful.

If you care about beer and beer awareness in St. Louis, it’s important to show the retailers, breweries and restaurants involved that there are people that care about beer. If you love beer and I know you all do otherwise you wouldn’t be here, it’s time to show it.

Anyway, here’s a rundown of the events taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday:

Thursday, June 4th

Craft/Beer – The Royale – 2PM-6PM
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)
In the spirit of handcrafting unique and local treasures, The Royale is inviting the local craft community during the first annual STL Craft Beer Week. Independent crafting–be it with yarn, paper, glass, metal, or barley and hops–is one of the things that makes Saint Louis great. Come celebrate people-based production and meet others doing the same.

Beer Tasting for Wine Lovers – The Wine and Cheese Place Clayton – 6PM
$20 Per Person – Reservations are required (314-727-8788)
So many people say “I don’t really like beer”, I only drink wine. I think this is based on a limited exposure to just trying nothing outside of light American lagers. We will introduce you to a whole new world of beer. We will pick some beers from many different styles, different countries that we think will surprise you and expand your horizons.

History of Craft Beer – Schlafly Bottleworks – 6:30PM
Free Event
Join local beer historian Henry Herbst as he explains how craft beer got to where it is today. Henry will provide plenty of fascinating information that will teach you that the world of craft beer existed before Dogfish Head and Stone. If you’ve never had the chance to hear Henry speak, make sure not to miss this event.

O’Fallon Brewery Garden Party – Missouri Botanical Garden – 5PM-9PM
Free Event
In a series of events called Garden Party Nights, the Missouri Botanical Garden will be hosting O’Fallon Brewery for a beer tasting from 5PM-9PM.


Friday, June 5th

Beer Tasting – Wine and Cheese Place Clayton – 4PM-6:30PM
Free Event
Paul Hayden of The Wine and Cheese Place on Forsyth continues his series of weekly beer tastings with what he promises with be a jam-packed, extra-special tasting.

Brewers Heritage Festival – Forest Park – 6PM-10PM
The premiere beer festival in St. Louis, the Brewers Heritage Beer Festival will be kicking off its third year with the addition of new beers, new breweries, and a new Festival Beer! With over 18,000 attendees, this is one of the biggest festivals in the nation. This year we’ll see the addition of Mattingly Brewing Company, Buffalo Brewing Company, and Trailhead Brewing to join Schlafly, O’Fallon Brewing, Anheuser-Busch, Square One, Augusta Brewing, Alandale Brewing and Morgan Street Brewing. This event is the perfect way to cap off St. Louis Craft Beer Week.

Ss. Peter & Paul Craft Beer Fest – Alton Sportsmen’s Club – 6PM-10PM
Price $15 Per Person
Sample over 25 different beers from the likes of Schlafly, Boulevard, Bells, Sierra Nevada, O’Fallon, Dogfish Head, Three Floyds, Lagunitas and more. Tickets are $15 and include 10 three ounce samples. Additional Samples can be purchased for $1 each at the festival.


Saturday, June 6th

Brewers Heritage Festival – Forest Park – 12PM-4PM
The premiere beer festival in St. Louis, the Brewers Heritage Beer Festival will be kicking off its third year with the addition of new beers, new breweries, and a new Festival Beer! With over 18,000 attendees, this is one of the biggest festivals in the nation. This year we’ll see the addition of Mattingly Brewing Company, Buffalo Brewing Company, and Trailhead Brewing to join Schlafly, O’Fallon Brewing, Anheuser-Busch, Square One, Augusta Brewing, Alandale Brewing and Morgan Street Brewing. This event is the perfect way to cap off St. Louis Craft Beer Week.

Brewers Heritage Festival – Forest Park – 6PM-10PM
The premiere beer festival in St. Louis, the Brewers Heritage Beer Festival will be kicking off its third year with the addition of new beers, new breweries, and a new Festival Beer! With over 18,000 attendees, this is one of the biggest festivals in the nation. This year we’ll see the addition of Mattingly Brewing Company, Buffalo Brewing Company, and Trailhead Brewing to join Schlafly, O’Fallon Brewing, Anheuser-Busch, Square One, Augusta Brewing, Alandale Brewing and Morgan Street Brewing. This event is the perfect way to cap off St. Louis Craft Beer Week.