On Tap: Element, Climb So iLL Offer Bending and Boozing Rooftop Yoga In May
May 1 and 2: It’s here: the annual event where craft beer reigns supreme in Forest Park. Now in its 20th year, Microfest starts tonight at 6pm with two more chances to sample beers tomorrow in the Lower Muny Lot at noon-4pm and 6pm-10pm. During each session, beer-loves can sample beers from 80 different breweries, watch the cooking demonstrations and brewers’ talks and enjoy the live music. Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets can be purchased at the event. Lower Muny Lot, Forest Park
May: Every Thursday in May, Climb So iLL and Element are hosting Bending and Boozing, a rooftop yoga session from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Once you’re limbered up, linger a bit for lounge food and drinks, provided by Element. Drop-in costs are $10 and classes are limited to about 30 participants. For more information, contact Climb So iLL. 1419 Carroll St. Lafayette Square, 314.621.1700
May 17: The event isn’t until Sunday, May 17, but you can snag your tickets for Civil Life Brewing Company’s fourth annual Pigs and Pints now. This year, Civil Life has added 1,400 feet of tented space without increasing the number of people admitted, so there’s less danger of knocking someone’s beer out of their hand. As Feast notes, Heritage Red Wattle pork will be offered in the form of bratwurst, smoked pork loin and pulled pork, with Pappy’s Smokehouse’s Mike Emerson taking charge when it comes to cooking the pork shoulders. Side dishes will come courtesy of The Block.
Festivities start at noon and go through 5:30pm, with the last beer served by 5pm. Tickets are $45 for adults, $5 for kids and are available at The Block (CWE and Webster Groves), Mac’s Local Buys and Civil Life Brewing. Be advised: There’s no day-of sales, so plan ahead. 3714 Holt Ave. St. Louis, Tower Grove South, thecivillife.com.
Spring: As St. Louis Magazine reports, Cherokee Street is gaining a new beer destination this spring with Saint Louis Hop Shop. The shop’s stated mission is to “provide the city of St. Louis with the best the world of craft beer has to offer.” Behind its doors you’ll find beers from around the region and the globe, but the bulk of their stock will be local: The business is aiming to have every local brewery represented in their can and bottle selection. The shop is also offering a Founder’ to those looking to enjoy some exclusive services, like first notice of new arrivals, one free beer per month for the first year and more. 2606 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street, saintlouishopshop.com