On Tap: Original Name Repealed For Lafayette Square Bar, Civil Life Collaborates With Local Chefs For Pigs & Pints Part III

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

21st Street Brewer’s Bar
Having opened just a couple of months ago in Lafayette Square, the latest concept for Paul and Wendy Hamilton was originally called 21st Amendment: The Brewer’s Bar, which nodded to the amendment that repealed Prohibition in 1933. Not long after pouring their first draft, the Hamiltons were contacted by Shaun O’Sullivan from San Francisco who informed them of his trademark upon the name “21st Amendment Brewery.” The two bar owners were able to hash out a deal in which Hamilton re-named his bar to, 21st Street Brewer’s Bar. The new name refers to the location of the building, on the corner of 21st St. and Chouteau Ave., which is also home to the Hamilton’s other ventures – Vin de Set, PW Pizza, Grand Petite Market and The Malt House Cellar. Open Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 12am, Friday through Saturday from 4pm to 1am and Sunday from 4pm to 12am. 2017 Chouteau Ave., Lafayette Square, 314.241.6969.

Image courtesy of 21st Street Brewer's Bar

Image courtesy of 21st Street Brewer’s Bar

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
In honor of winter finally turning to spring, Urban Chestnut will host a traditional Maifest on Saturday, May 10 at their original Midtown biergarten. The celebration is a long-standing festival for not only Bavarians, but also Christians across the globe. For the occasion, Urban Chestnut will be tapping their first Bockbiers of the season, which are strong lagers of German origin that include a Weizenbock (“Maximillian”), pale wheat Doppelbock (“Erikönig”) and Maibock (“Urbanator”). Maifest runs from 1 to 5pm and no tickets are required. 3229 Washington Ave., Midtown, 314.222.0143.

Pigs & Pints Part III 
Civil Life Brewing Company is teaming up with local pig-cooking masters, Mike Emerson of Pappy’s Smokehouse and Marc Del Pietro of The Block, to celebrate the third annual, all-inclusive Pigs & Pints on Sunday, May 18. Spend the afternoon noshing on delicious heritage breed pork and sipping on Civil Life’s latest brew, a German style rye called Roggenbier. Other draws include David Baliey, of Bailey’s Restaurants, who will be on-site scooping his homemade ice cream and also live musical performances from The Scandaleros and FolknBluesGrass. Tickets are $45 for drinkers, $25 for non-drinkers and $7 for children ages 5 to 12. Tickets are available at the Civil Life brewery, The Block and through Mac’s Local Buys. Doors open at 11:30am, the first beer is poured at 12pm, food is served from 1 to 3pm, the last beer at 5:15pm and doors close at 6pm. 3714 Holt Ave., Tower Grove South.

The STL250 Party
For one night, Eclipse Restaurant and the Moonrise Hotel are hosting a boozy birthday bash in honor of St. Louis’ 250th. The evening will bring together the best mixologists from across the city to showcase a specific era of cocktails. Raise a glass to the cocktails of the Prohibition era with Ted and Jaime Kilgore of Planter’s House, who will be  crafting cocktails that date back prior to the outlaw of alcohol or The Good Pie’s Jeff Moll mixing up speakeasy classics. Justin Cardwell of BC Kitchen will be on hand to showcase modern molecular mixology while Juniper’s Joey Duepner will be with Beth Sorrel of Cocktails Are Go! to shake up Gaslight Square sippers. Kyle Mathis of Taste and Matthew Obermark of The U.S. Bartender’s Guild will nod to the cocktail party that took place during the St. Louis World’s Fair. VIP drink tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased online. The party goes from 6pm to 12am. 6177 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.726.2222.

Perennial Artisan Ales
This Memorial Day, celebrate the start of summer by sipping a Perennial brew inspired by America’s favorite pastime. Homefront IPA is a West Coast-style ale that’s actually steeped on Louisville Slugger baseball bats. The untreated maple wood is combined with orange peels and gives this IPA the right balance between citrus and hops. Best part is, the proceeds from the Memorial Day brew benefit Operation Homefront – an organization dedicated to providing emergency aid for U.S. service members and their families. Perennial is just one of many breweries that brew the Homefront IPA to raise money for the Operation Homefront charity.

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