On Tap: ALIVE Gears Up for Well Crafted and Budweiser Releases Limited-Edition Crates

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

Nov. 8: Join ALIVE Magazine this Saturday for Well Crafted, a carefully curated experience for the refined St. Louisan. The event will take over Lafayette Square’s Power Plant Building, including Climb So iLL and Element. Guests will enjoy interactive programming including discussions from speakers on food, active living, craft goods and style. Knob Creek will be giving a bourbon tasting paired alongside appetizers from the award-winning Element. Shopping will also be available throughout the evening from a curated selection of vendors. Check out tickets and the complete schedule of events. 1419 Carroll St., Lafayette Square.

Photo courtesy of Budweiser.

Photo courtesy of Budweiser.

Nov. 8: The first annual Ballpark Village Brew Fest by Budweiser will be held on Saturday to celebrate all things beer. Guests can participate in live brewing demonstrations, dance to live music, sample from seven local home brew clubs, take photos with Clydesdales and more. The event starts for VIPs at 11:30am with general admission ticket entry from 1pm-5pm. 601 Clark Ave., Downtown, 314.345.9481.

Nov. 9: The 2nd annual Ollie Hinkle I Love Food & Wine Festival will be held this Sunday at The Cheshire. From Annie Gunn’s and Sidney Street Cafe to Strange Donuts and The Libertine, this culinary-and-beverage extravaganza is packed with some of the best the city has to offer. The event was created to honor the memory of Ollie Hinkle, a child who lived a short life due to a congenital heart defect (CHD). Proceeds from the event will benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation – Missouri Chapter to fund research for CHD. The event has been sold out, but donations can still be made here.

This week, Budweiser released limited-edition, handmade wooden crates and classic packaging with 18 Budweisers and two pilsner glasses featuring authentic classic labels. The labels are from three significant years for Budweiser: 1918 (the last label before Prohibition), 1933 (the first label following the repeal of Prohibition) and 1976 (Budweiser brand’s 100th anniversary). Handmade by Vintage Editions in North Carolina, only 10,000 of the wooden crates will be available. They hit the shelves this week and are likely to go fast. Those that do score the crates are encouraged to share images of their holiday parties on social media using the hashtag #HolidayBuds. Budweiser will also be releasing a full conversion of 1.6 million cases of 12-,18- and 24-packs of bottles with classic labels to mark the brand’s history.

Last week beverage director of The Restaurant at The Cheshire, Patricia Wamhoff, announced her departure from the restaurant. She was responsible for curating the extensive wine lists since its 2012 opening. As reported by Sauce, Wamhoff said it was time to move on, but has no plans for leaving the city.

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