With the addition of Three Floyds to the Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival, it got me to thinking. If you were to put on a beer festival, what would you want to see? I think the first thing I’d like to see is more variety. It seems like most of the festivals around here are very locally oriented. I do not think this is a bad thing, I think it’s important to highlight our local brewers.
But I’d love to see more festivals offering up beers from around the nation; beers we can’t normally get in St. Louis. Which is why I found the Repeal of Prohibition Festival so exciting. I think it’s great that we’re going to be able to taste beers from brewers from around the nation. When you look at the number of different breweries at events like the Craft Beer Festival in Boston and I can’t say that I’m not a bit jealous.
I guess my next question is something like that Craft Beer Festival even feasible in St. Louis? The popularity of the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival makes me think it could be pulled off with the right backing. But anyway, what are some of the things that would be part of your perfect festival?