20 Events You Can't Miss at St. Louis Craft Beer Week

By Heather Riske
In Food

St. Louis Craft Beer Week is a celebration of the city’s longstanding history with beer, bringing breweries, distributors, restaurants, bars, retail outlets, and, of course, beer fans together for a week of activities. This year’s Craft Beer Week kicks off on Saturday, July 26 and wraps up on Sunday, August 3.

We’ve narrowed down our picks for the events you just can’t miss during the week of tastings, new releases, panel discussions and more.

Photo courtesy of St. Louis Craft Beer Week

Photo courtesy of St. Louis Craft Beer Week

Saturday, July 26

B33r and Brats
11am to 6pm, 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar
33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar is again hosting the inaugural St. Louis Craft Beer Week Event, B33r and Brats. They’ll have beer, of course, as well as bratwurst from 33 and Mac’s Local Buys. It’s a free event, but food and drink are available for purchase. 1913 Park Ave., Lafayette Square, 314.231.9463

2014 Midwest Belgian Beer Festival
1pm to 5pm, The MOTO Museum
The city’s only Belgian beer festival, hosted by Perennial Artisan Ales, lines up offerings from more than 40 breweries across the country. New Orleans-style fare from Completely Sauced and food from guest chef Brian Moxey will be available for purchase. Tickets are available online or at the Perennial tasting room. 3441 Olive St., Midtown, 314.446.1805

Sunday, July 27

Epic Tasting Day
1pm to 8pm, Craft Beer Cellar
The newcomer to the St. Louis brew scene is hosting 20 brewery tastings throughout the day in rotating two-hour sessions. They’ll also have donuts from Strange Donuts, pretzels from Pretzel Boys, and brownies from Pint Size Bakery. Around 3pm, they’ll open up a bunch of rare and unavailable beers—including one from 4 Hands made especially for the event. 8113 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.222.2444

Sunday Funkday
1pm to 7pm, International Tap House (Soulard)
Each month, International Tap House in Soulard hosts their Sunday Funkday, busting out “funky” and sour beers while a DJ plays. For Craft Beer Week, they’ll be featuring the 4 Hands Pomegranate Prussia, Perennial Anniversari, 2013 Perennial Beersal, Gueze Tilquin, Boulevard‘s Love Childs, Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja, HaandBryggeriet’s Haandbakk and a brew from Schlafly. It’s a free event, with food and drink available for purchase. 1711 S. 9th St., Soulard, 314.621.4333

Sour Sunday Supper
5pm to 10pm, The Libertine
Perennial and Side Project have invited a few friends from breweries outside of St. Louis to bring their best sour beers. Chefs Josh Galliano and Brian Moxey will prepare pairings for the tart beers including Perennial’s Funky Wit, Side Project’s Saison du Fermier, Crooked Stave‘s L’Brett d’Blackberry, Boulevard‘s Love Child #4 and Goose Island‘s Lolita. Call The Libertine for reservations. 7927 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.862.2999

Monday, July 28

BA Sump Coffee Stout Blending at SoHa
6:30 pm, SOHA Bar and Grill
Sump Coffee‘s Scott Carey and a Perennial brewer will be leading a live blending of two different Sump coffees with a keg of Perennial’s barrel-aged Imperial Stout. Tickets, at $20 each, include two 5-oz. pours of the base beer, Sump coffee for blending and a ticket for a pour of a Perennial barrel-aged beer at their Between the Barrels event on Tuesday. The remainder of the keg will be tapped after the event, so stick around for a pour. 2605 Hampton Ave., The Hill, 314.802.7877

Herbst Memorial Symposium
6pm to 8pm, Schlafly Bottleworks
This year’s discussion will be about Women and the Beer Industry—a cause championed by new group Femme Ferment, though the panelists and moderator haven’t been announced yet. The event is free, and food and drink are available for purchase. 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314.241.2337

Loser: A Live Action Game Show
8pm, The Heavy Anchor
This month’s installment of the game show is fittingly craft beer-themed. All four rounds of the show will be written to appeal to craft beer and beer enthusiasts. The four-part game show begins with music trivia and a slightly skewed version of “Don’t Forget the Lyrics,” then moves to a video game portion and a drawing contest. The live-action portion rounds out the game as a local sketch group performs a fan-fiction version of a popular sitcom. Tickets are $5, and food and drink are available for purchase. 5226 Gravois Ave., South City, 314.352.5226

Tuesday, July 29

Avery Heaven and Hell Beer Dinner
6:30pm to 9:30om, Llywelyn’s Pub (Webster)
Llywelyn’s Pub will host an evening of craft beer and food pairings inspired by Boulder-based Avery‘s Heaven and Hell Series. The three-course meal is split into heaven- and hell-themed dishes, including Bacon-wrapped beef brisket paired with Hog Heaven, mini gyros paired with The Reverend, “Devils On Horseback” oysters paired with Mephistopheles 2011 and juniper-dusted duck breast paired with Samael 2011. 17 West Moody Ave., Webster Groves, 314.962.1515

Tacos, Beer, and Craft Beer Cocktails!
6pm to 10pm, Mission Taco Joint
Femme Ferment, a local group dedicated to celebrating women in the craft beer community, joins Adam Tilford and the Mission Taco staff for a night of craft beer cocktails, 2nd Shift beers, and tacos in the Bodega. They’ll also have specialty craft cocktail recipes using craft beers, off-the-menu “pink” tacos and 2nd Shift special release beers. A portion of the proceeds from the pink taco sales will be donated to the Siteman Cancer Center. 6235 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.932.5430

Wednesday, August 30

BBQ and Beer!
4pm to 6pm, Wine and Cheese Place
Stone Brewing and Sugarfire Smoke House take over the Wine and Cheese Place for a special BBQ and Beer event. They’ll be tasting a selection of Stone beers along with Sugarfire Smoke House barbecue paired with Stone Brewing’s mustards and sauces. 7435 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.727.8788

Strange Invasion
6pm, International Tap House (CWE)
The International Tap House in the Central West End is about to get strange—Strange Donuts, that is. They’re hosting a beer and donut pairing featuring donuts specially created for iTAP. 1711 S. 9th St., Central West End, 314.621.4333

Cicero’s Beer School
6pm, Cicero’s
How much do you know about beer? A special version of the popular Beer School class includes a curriculum of tastings and discussions of beer. They’ll also have representatives from Schlafly, Avery, and Great Divide on hand to do a blind tasting with a few of their beers. 6691 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.862.0009

Thursday, July 31

Deschutes Patio Beer Night
5pm to 8pm, The Wolf Public House
Deschutes beers and patio games like corn hole take over The Wolf. They’ll be pouring Twilight Summer Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA, Deschutes River Ale, Chainbreaker White IPA and Mirror Pond Pale Ale, and The Wolf will also have some featured menu items to pair with Deschutes beers. 15480 Clayton Rd., Ballwin, 636.527.7027

Yoga Buzz STL
6pm to 8pm, Schlafly Tap Room
For their inaugural event, Yoga Buzz STL hosts an evening of bending and brews-ing at the historic Schlafly Tap Room. Certified Yoga Instructor Elle Potter will guide a one-hour yoga class—open to all levels—with live music in the upstairs Club Room. Stick around after Savasana (final relaxation) for Sudsasana, an opportunity to taste and explore a variety of Schlafly beers. Tickets are $15, including the yoga and beer tasting. Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Brewers Guild. Bring your own mat, and they’ll supply the beer. 2100 Locust St., Downtown, 314.241.2337

Friday, August 1

Tap Room Remix
5pm, Perennial Artisan Ales
Perennial brewers will offer fun, new twists on their normal beers. Rumored to be in the lineup are a bottle-aged Abraxas variant, a fruited Gose-a-Rita, a couple sours and Sump Coffee Stout White Russians. 8125 Michigan Ave., Downtown, 314.631.7300

Saturday, August 2

4th Annual Firkin Fest
12pm, International Tap House (Soulard)
Cask beers from local, national, and possibly even international brewers, are tapped every hour at the 4th Annual Firkin Fest. 1711 S. 9th St., Soulard, 314.621.4333

Kegs and Eggs
9am, Quincy Street Bistro
Each breakfast entree at Quincy Street Bistro will be served with a craft beer on draft. They’ll have a breakfast poutine (house-made fries, cheese curds, crumbled sausage and stout gravy topped with a sunny-side-up egg), a chicken and biscuit sandwich (fried egg, Creole mayo and watermelon pickles), a sourdough pancake (smoked peach compote, powdered sugar, whipped cream and a sunny-side-up egg) and an heirloom tomato bread pudding (poached egg, herbed hollandaise sauce and a fried green tomato). 6931 Gravois Ave., South City, 314.353.1588

Sunday, August 3

Malt House Cellar Sunday Pub Tournament
2pm to 4pm, 21st Street Brewers Bar
Pub games and beer go hand in hand, so grab a team of four for billiards, darts, foosball and shuffleboard. The cost is $80 per team, and that includes one mixed bucket of eight beers from O’Fallon, Schlafly and Crown Valley. There are limited team openings, so email Andrew@21stbrew.com ahead to register. 2017 Chouteau Ave., Downtown, 314.241.6969

3rd Annual Schurcipefones Festival
12pm to 6pm, Rooster South Grand
St. Louis Craft Beer Week caps off with a block party behind the newest member of the Baileys’ Restaurants, Rooster South Grand. The closing ceremonies include unlimited sampling from Schlafly, Charleville Vineyards, Urban Chestnut, Civil Life, Perennial, 4 Hands, New Belgium and 2nd Shift, as well as newcomers Deschutes Brewery and Tallgrass Brewing Co. The festival is named for Schurcipefones, the lost Greek goddess of local beer (otherwise known as an acronym for all the brewers involved). In addition to beer samples, they’ll also have clowns from Circus Flora Clowns, games and prizes, a silent auction and raffle, food available for purchase by The Fifth Wheel, live music and more. Tickets are $25 online or $35 at the door. 3150 S. Grand, Midtown, 314.447.2247

Want more? See the full list of events on the St. Louis Craft Beer Week website.

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