On Tap: Get Ready for the 8th Annual Centennial Beer Festival

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Beer-lovers and makers unite next week for this year’s St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival at Moulin Events and the Malt House Cellar. The festival—named after the Centennial Malt House, which was built in 1876 and served as the malt house for Schnaider Brewery—features more than 200 beers and ciders from an impressive lineup of some of the best regional, domestic and international breweries.

Photo courtesy of Centennial Beer Festival

Photo courtesy of Centennial Beer Festival

If you didn’t get to purchase your ticket to the sold-out Brewmaster Dinner on Feb. 25, plan on drinking your way through the beers at the tastings on Feb. 26-27. Be sure to take part in the second annual Home Brewer’s Competition on Friday where you get to be the judge and vote for your favorite local craft beer. The winning beer will be offered at 21st Street Brewer’s Bar with the spring line-up of beers. Food will be available at PW Pizza, 21st Street Brewer’s Bar and Vin de Set—which will include a revamped beer list and half-price appetizers from 10pm-midnight. Buy your tickets now before they’re gone. A portion of the proceeds will also be fighting hunger with St. Louis Area Foodbank. 2017 Chouteau Ave., Downtown

Fans of The Old Bakery Beer Company will be happy to hear the brews from the Alton, Ill., brewery will begin to appear on drafts throughout St. Louis. Known for their certified-organic beers, celebrate the news at a keep-the-glass event this Saturday, Feb. 20 from 6pm-8pm at St. Louis Hop Shop. Also be on the lookout in the future for Old Bakery in canned form! 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton, Ill.

We’re sad to inform you that Taste is losing one if its originals this weekend. As noted in an Instagram post yesterday, bartender Joel Burton is parting ways with the Central West End spot that was recently named one of the best cocktail bars in the nation. 4584 Laclede Ave., Central West End

Feb. 22: Drink margaritas, support The Hacienda Foundation. This charitable branch of the popular Hacienda Mexican Restaurant donates a percentage of sales to local charities through its Margs for a Mission program. Since it’s National Margarita Day on Monday, the organization will double the donation amount with the proceeds going to Nurses for Newborns. 9748 Manchester Road, Manchester

Thursdays through March 31: Grab a glass or two and toast the local arts scene for Drink in Art. Make your way through the Contemporary Art Museum and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s exhibits with two-for-one drink and appetizer specials the cafe from 5-7pm. 3750 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

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