Let’s face it, when it comes to the boys down at The Civil Life Brewing Company, Jake, Dylan, and Mike know how to throw a party. We all remember the pomp and circumstance that was their Grand Opening. It was big! I have no issue saying it was one of the coolest beer events I have ever been a part of. That sense of community and neighborhood that came along with the event was like no other I have seen. Well get ready because they are back for more!

On Sunday, May 6th from 10AM-6PM The Civil Life Brewing Company presents Pigs & Pints. This will not be your run of the mill beer event, instead it will focus on much of what The Civil Life stands for. This is a “Festival of Local.”

This family friendly event will include a pig roast featuring Red Wattle hogs, sourced by Mac’s Local Buys. These Red Wattles come from Kluesner’s Farm in Marthasville. They’ll be prepared by the good folks from The Block Restaurant in Webster Groves alongside vegetables from Local Harvest Grocery and bread from Companion.

If you have a sweet tooth, there will be ice cream from Baileys’ Range and baked goods from Pint Size Bakery. Need coffee? Well you’re in luck, as the new “it” coffee spot in town will be there in the form of Sump Coffee.

There will be entertainment provided by Stickley & Canan and family tunes from Celia along with a balloon artist for the kids. Local speakers will include Justin Leszcz from YellowTree Farm and author Liz Fathman speaking on Missouri farmers.

But Eric, you said beer. What about beer? Of course there’s beer. The Civil Life will be pouring all of their beers throughout the festival including the release of their new American Pale Ale at 11:30. I contacted Head Brewer Dylan Mosley about the beer and he replied to me in typical Dylan fashion:

So you want to know our secrets?

  • APA – Rahr 2 Row Pale
  • Simpsons Golden Promise
  • Pale Crystal
  • Mashed at 151F
  • Bittered and FWH with Columbus and Cascade
  • Cascade for Middle and Aroma Additions

FG at 3.1P for 5% , Fermented at 68F with American Yeast, Crash Cooled and awaiting its turn in the brite tank. Brew was inspired by classic American Pale Ale themes from the Genesis of the American Craft Brew Movement and structured to pair well with a Pig Roast Throw Down coupled with Great Weather on May 6th.

But wait! There’s more! Given that this festival has a local flare, Jake invited some friends from other breweries around town to share in the festivities. The visiting brews available include:

All-inclusive (beer and food) tickets for this event are $40. Kids’ tickets are $5. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at the brewery, Sump Coffee, and The Block. This is sure to be a can’t miss event!