On Tap: Local Breweries Earn Top Nods in 2015 RateBeer Awards

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It was a big weekend for Missouri craft beer at the 2015 RateBeer Awards in Santa Rosa, California. Held Jan. 30-31, Maplewood’s Side Project Brewing took home the huge honor of being named one of the top breweries in the world. The local brewery from owner Cory King was also named best brewer in Missouri. Perennial Artisan Ales’ Barrel-Aged Abraxas took home best beer in Missouri, which also earned a spot on the 2015 list of top 100 beers in the world. Earthbound Brewing claimed top nods for being best new brewer in the state. Schlafly Tap Room, Baileys’ Range and other local retailers also received recognition for Missouri’s best places for beer.

Photo courtesy of Side Project Brewing

Photo courtesy of Side Project Brewing

Feb. 5: The A-B Biergarten is releasing its newest edition of the Underground Collection 2016 Cellar Series: Spaceball. From 5-8pm, enjoy $4.50 draughts of the new German “Black Lager Beer” along with a showing of the Mel Brooks’ film to go along with the celebration. 1200 Lynch St., Soulard

Feb. 6: Craft Beer Cellar in Clayton will be hosting Fest of the Wild on Saturday from 12-6pm. This free, special wild beer event will feature tappings of Tilquin Gueuze, 4 Hands Cuvee Ange, Grimm Purple Prose, New Belgium Le Terrioir and more. There will be free samplings throughout the day from some favorite brewers and importers. Every 30 minutes, get educated by local breweries such as Perennial Artisan Ales. 8113 Maryland Ave., Clayton

Feb. 6: It’s Mardi Gras Party weekend and if you’re still looking for a way to get there, head to Crafted first for drink specials like $5 hurricanes, $2 Bud Light and more along with some house made biscuits and gravy. Then take the shuttle to Soulard for the parade that will run from 8am-8pm for a $5 roundtrip. 3200 Shenandoah Ave., Fox Park

Check out our full lineup of Mardi Gras parties you should know about and the best places to watch the Superbowl on Sunday.

Feb. 9: Join Ted Kilgore at Planter’s House on Fat Tuesday for an Absinthe Celebration in the Bullock Room. From 6:30-8:30pm, you can enjoy a fun and informative evening complete with the traditional absinthe “La Louche” ritual using an absinthe fountain. There will also be traditional Absinthe cocktails and New Orleans Absinthe-inspired appetizers. Tickets are $75.
1000 Mississippi Ave., Lafayette Square, 314.696.2603

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