On Tap: Budweiser Burger Battle Heats Up Sunday, Ferguson Brewing Making Progress

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After suffering from an electrical fire in June, Ferguson Brewing Company is finally getting back on track. More than $11,000 in support was raised from the craft beer lovers and community. With most of its beers lost in the fire, the five-year-old brewery has begun brewing its first batches of Pecan Brown Ale. As reported by Feast, Ferguson Brewing still has yet to reopen for business, but will begin filling growlers on Fridays from 3-6pm. 418 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson

Photo courtesy of Gamlin Whiskey House

Photo courtesy of Gamlin Whiskey House

Grab yourself a Budweiser and be prepared to see 10 of STL’s top chefs face-off against each other in ALIVE’s Budweiser Burger Battle. The free ultimate burger challenge will allow guests to sample up to 10 sliders from the competing chefs from area restaurants such as The Dam, Three Monkeys, The Kitchen Sink, Stacked and more while washing them down with cold drinks. A panel of judges—including one lucky ALIVE reader—will decide which chef can claim the best burger bragging rights. The family-friendly event will also give attendees a chance to show off your skills in the Yelp Game Zone as well as enjoy live music from our stellar lineup. Check out ticket options and RSVP in advance here before it’s too late! Kaufmann Park at Soldiers Memorial 1315 Chestnut St., Downtown

Aug. 1: Head to iTap for the 5th annual Firkin Fest this Saturday. Firkins from both local and national breweries will showcase innovative takes on flagship beers and freshly casked classic offerings from more than 10 breweries such as 4 Hands, Oskar Blues, Odell, Schlafly, 2nd Shift and more. The “tapping of the firkins” will happen at 2pm. 1711 S. 9th St., Soulard, 314.621.4333

Aug. 5: Are you a woman who loves whiskey? Then try out the monthly Women Who Whiskey event at Gamlin Whiskey House. Tickets are $60 and the whiskey pairing event will be led by Julie Schaefer of Gamlin Whiskey House. This month’s focus will be on making bitters using botanicals in cocktails. Guests at the August and September events will even be receiving a bottle of bitters to take home in September. 236 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, 314.875.9500

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