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The passion for beer in St. Louis has been absolutely insane.  It seems like every time you turn around, you’re seeing another dinner or festival.  This is truly a great time to love beer in the St. Louis area.  It’s good to know that even the chill of late February doesn’t keep people from putting on great beer festivals such as the St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival.

Here’s a look at what’s going on for the 2015 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival which will be taking place the weekend of February 26th and ending on February 28th:

Thursday 2/26/15
Brewmaster Dinner – 6-9pm (Tickets $69.50 + tax)
Includes beer, food and service.

If you have joined us for the Brewmaster’s dinner in any of the past six years, you know that aside from the great beer and fantastic food, it is really a lot of fun to hear the firsthand stories from the Brewmaster about everything related to beer (and often a whole lot more). This year we are excited to have the very talented, over worked and under appreciated Steve Crider from 2nd shift hosting our dinner. Come check out the fantastic, hard to get and ever expanding beer selections with a custom menu designed by Ruan Luke, Executive Chef of Moulin Events.

Friday 2/27/15
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $34.50)
With more than 80 beers to taste, live entertainment and food to purchase, this is a great way to spend your post-Mardi Gras weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.  

Saturday 2/28/15
Beer Tasting – 2-5pm (Tickets $34.50)
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $39.50)
With more than 80 beers to taste, live entertainment and food to purchase, this is a great way to spend your post-Mardi Gras weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.  

VIP Tasting Room – Both Saturday Sessions (Tickets Additional $20)
You have probably noticed that there are more and more ultra-premium beers hitting the market and for the price of a couple of bottles, you can enjoy this VIP tasting session. The number of tickets is limited so that everyone will have an opportunity to taste and discuss the portfolio of high end specialty beers.

Tickets for all of the events are available by calling 314-241-4949 or by visiting the Centennial Beer Fest website. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend in St. Louis.

21stamendmentAfter six successful years of the Centennial Beer Festival, it’s shouldn’t come as a surprise to see the folks who own Vin de Set and PW Pizza decide to open a beer bar. But rather than just put in 50 taps and call it a day, Vin de Set’s owner Paul Hamilton tapped (word play!) Director of Operations at Moulin Events Jason Arnold to manage the beer list at the new 21st Amendment Brewers Bar.

Jason has been the driving force behind Centennial over the past six years, so he’s got his finger on the pulse in the craft beer scene. If you’ve never been in the basement at Vin de Set and PW, you’re in for a real treat. It’s a fascinating look back at the Schnaider brewery malt house.

The vibe is very laid back and a great place for a date night. There will be bar snacks for sale and you can also order pizza from PW. According to Feast Magazine, the hours tentatively at this time are 4pm to midnight Sunday to Thursday and 4pm to 1:30am Friday and Saturday. Yet another awesome spot to grab a beer in St. Louis. Here’s a look at the initial draft list:

  • 2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA
  • 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout
  • 4 Hands Divided Sky Rye IPA
  • Abbaye de Leffe Brun
  • ArcadiaThunder Trail ESB
  • Augusta Hyde Park Stout
  • Augusta Witbier
  • Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
  • Bat Creek Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
  • Boulevard Irish Ale
  • Busch Lager
  • Cathedral Square Belgian Style White Ale
  • Charleville Tornado Alley
  • Charleville Triple Whit
  • Civil Life Big Year Brown Ale
  • Civil Life Mild
  • Crown Valley Big Bison
  • Deschutes Red Chair (Nitro)
  • Excel East Side IPA
  • Ferguson Irish Red
  • Ferguson Pecan Nut Brown Ale
  • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
  • Founders Porter
  • Free State Ad Astra
  • Great Divide Orabelle
  • Griesedieck Bavarian Wheat
  • Guinness Draught
  • Kirkwood Station IPA
  • Kirkwood Station Scotch Ale
  • Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale
  • Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
  • Morgan Street Czech Pilsner
  • New Belgium 1554
  • New Holland Monkey King Saison
  • North Coast Pranqster
  • O’Fallon Wheach
  • Original Sin Hard Apple Cider
  • Perennial Saison de Lis
  • Santa Fe Irish Red Ale
  • Schlafly AIPA
  • Schlafly Helles Lager
  • Schlafly Pale Ale
  • Six Row Double IPA
  • Six Row Whale
  • Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA
  • Southern Tier 2X Steam
  • Stone Go To IPA
  • Tallgrass 8 Bit Pale Ale
  • Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
  • Urban Chestnut Stammtisch

centbeerfestlogoThe passion for beer in St. Louis has been absolutely insane.  It seems like every time you turn around, you’re seeing another dinner or festival.  This is truly a great time to love beer in the St. Louis area.  It’s good to know that even the chill of late February doesn’t keep people from putting on great beer festivals such as the St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival.

Here’s a look at what’s going on for the 2014 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival which will be taking place the weekend of February 20th and ending on February 22nd:

Thursday 2/20/14
Brewmaster Dinner – 6-9pm (Tickets $67.50 + tax)
Includes beer, food and service.

If you have joined us for the Brewmaster’s dinner in either of the past three years, you know that aside from the great beer and fantastic food, it is really a lot of fun to hear the stories from the Brewmaster firsthand about everything related to beer (and often a whole lot more). The event takes on the personality of the host and this year we are fortunate to be partnered with the 4 Hands Brewing.

-Welcome-
Single Speed

-1st course-
Kale Salad
With apples, pine nuts and a rosemary vinaigrette
Beyond the Bricks

-2nd course-
Local Cheddar Soufflé
With gooseberry mostarda and pumpernickel crisps
Reprise Centennial Red

-3rd course-
Pan Seared Jumbo Scallop
Over Sweet Potato gnocchi, chorizo, brussel sprout leaves and pomegranate molasses
Divided Sky Rye IPA

-4th course-
Slow Braised Pork Osso Bucco
With hazelnut mole, smoky plantain puree and orange scented rice
Bona Fide Russian Imperial Stout

-5th course-
White Chocolate-Banana Cream Pie
Chocolate Milk Stout Imperial Peanut Butter

Friday 2/21/14
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $36.50
With more than 80 beers to taste, live entertainment and food to purchase, this is a great way to spend your pre-Mardi Gras weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.  

Saturday 2/22/14
Beer Tasting – 2-5pm (Tickets $31.50
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $41.50
With more than 80 beers to taste, live entertainment and food to purchase, this is a great way to spend your pre-Mardi Gras weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.  

VIP Tasting Room – Both Saturday Sessions (Tickets Additional $20)
You have probably noticed that there are more and more ultra-premium beers hitting the market and for the price of a couple of bottles, you can enjoy this VIP tasting session. The number of tickets is limited so that everyone will have an opportunity to taste and discuss the portfolio of high end specialty beers. Please indicate session 1 or 2 when purchasing your ticket.

Tickets for all of the events are available by calling 314-241-4949 or by visiting the Centennial Beer Fest website. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend in St. Louis.

It was a long day for some, but certainly a fun one. We can official say we’ve closed the books on another very successful Centennial Beer Festival. Large crowds came out to try a bunch of offerings from around the globe along with some tasty local creations as well.

All of the people that put on Centennial Beer Fest should pat themselves on the back for a well-managed festival that showcased a bunch of great beer.  If you weren’t able to attend, here are a few photos for your enjoyment:

The passion for beer in St. Louis has been absolutely insane.  It seems like every time you turn around, you’re seeing another dinner or festival.  This is truly a great time to love beer in the St. Louis area.  It’s good to know that even the chill of late February doesn’t keep people from putting on great beer festivals such as the St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival.

Here’s a look at what’s going on for the 2013 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival which will be taking place the weekend of February 22nd and February 23rd:

Friday 2/22/13
Brewmaster Dinner – 6-9pm (Tickets $67.50 + tax)
Includes beer, food and service.

If you have joined us for the Brewmaster’s dinner in either of the past three years, you know that aside from the great beer and fantastic food, it is really a lot of fun to hear the stories from the Brewmaster firsthand about everything related to beer (and often a whole lot more). The event takes on the personality of the host and this year we are fortunate to be partnered with the Evan Hiatt from Six Row Brewing.

Saturday 2/23/13
Beer Tasting – 2-5pm (Tickets $31.50
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $41.50
With more than 80 beers to taste, live entertainment and food to purchase, this is a great way to spend your football-free weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.  Advance tickets available now through Friday 1/13/12.

VIP Tasting Room – Both Sessions (Tickets Additional $15)
You have probably noticed that there are more and more ultra-premium beers hitting the market and for the price of a couple of bottles, you can enjoy this VIP tasting session. The number of tickets is limited so that everyone will have an opportunity to taste and discuss the portfolio of high end specialty beers. Please indicate session 1 or 2 when purchasing your ticket.

Tickets for all of the events are available by calling 314-241-4949 or by visiting the Centennial Beer Fest website. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend in St. Louis.

I have a confession to make, this the first year I’ve ever attended the Centennial Beer Festival put on by the fine folks at Moulin Events. Which was a huge mistake by me.

Too often beer festivals can be drunken and riotous affairs with people pushing and shoving just to get a samples of “whatever you’re pouring.” But this was a totally different vibe. Everyone was very laid back, they were very interested in the beer and you could even spend a minute talking to people who were pouring the beer.

If you’ve made the same mistake as me and haven’t attended in the past, don’t make this mistake again. Make sure to head out to this festival and try some very awesome beers.

A side note about the photos below, I took these at the very beginning of the afternoon session as I was working the O’Fallon booth so the photos look a bit sparse. But let me tell you, there were many, many more people that showed up (but not so many that it felt crowded.)

The passion for beer in St. Louis has been absolutely insane.  It seems like every time you turn around, you’re seeing another dinner or festival.  This is truly a great time to love beer in the St. Louis area.  It’s good to know that even the chill of late January doesn’t keep people from putting on great beer festivals such as the St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival.

Here’s a look at what’s going on for the 2011 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival which will be taking place the weekend of January 28th and January 29th:

Friday 1/27/12
Brewmaster Dinner – 6-9pm (Tickets $64 + tax)
Includes beer, food and service.

Brewmaster Florian Kuplent promises to make this dinner one that should not be missed. Join us as we hear from Florian about his voyage as an apprentice for a small brewery in Germany to developing award winning recipes for one of the largest breweries in the world. And that is just the start as we will enjoy some of the stories about what it takes to open a brewery and all that is related to the first full year of business. Above all it is about the beers so come find out why Urban Chestnut is where ‘new world meets old world. Executive Chef Tony Cole and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company will take us on a tour our tastebuds will not soon forget.

Saturday 1/28/12
Beer Tasting – 2-5pm (Tickets $25$30 after 1/13/12
Beer Tasting – 6-9pm (Tickets $35$40 after 1/13/12
With more than 80 beers to taste, live entertainment and food to purchase, this is a great way to spend your football-free weekend. Guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be treated to some of the best selection and widest variety of beers from around the world.  Advance tickets available now through Friday 1/13/12.

VIP Tasting Room – 6-9pm (Tickets Additional $10)
You have probably noticed that there are more and more ultra-premium beers hitting the market and for the price of a couple of bottles, you can enjoy this VIP tasting session. The number of tickets is limited so that everyone will have an opportunity to taste and discuss the portfolio of high end specialty beers. Please indicate session 1 or 2 when purchasing your ticket.

Tickets for all of the events are available by calling 314-241-4949 or by visiting the Centennial Beer Fest website. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend in St. Louis.