On Tap: Perennial Artisan Ales Takes Home Win from Great American Beer Festival

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St. Louis’ own Perennial Artisan Ales was crowned champion of the American-style sour ale category at the Great American Beer Festival held in Denver Sept. 24-26. According to Sauce, the local brewery’s Savant Blanc, a blonde ale, was one of 85 entries in the category this year. This is Perennial’s third medal and first gold to be received from the GABF. 8125 Michigan Ave., Carondelet, 314.631.7300

Photo courtesy of Perennial Artisan Ales

Cantina Laredo has created two new, limited-edition margaritas featuring the New Mexican spicy Hatch chile pepper. Taste the unique flavor combinations in a citrus-hatch margarita or strawberry-hatch margarita made with premium tequilas. The libations will be available for $12 each through mid-November.

Sept. 26: Bocci Wine Bar closed its doors for business last Saturday. The Clayton spot from owner Frank Schmitz (also of BARcelona and Coastal Bistro & Bar) opened in 2011. According to a post on Facebook, the space will still be available for private events. 16 N. Central Ave., Clayton

Oct. 4: Are you a craft beer-lover who also loves to sing? Head to Schlafly Bottleworks this Sunday from 7-9pm for the St. Louis chapter of Beer Choir to kick off October with an Oktoberfest-style singalong. Created by beer enthusiast Michael Engelhardt, there’s no cover charge or talent required—just beer and choir—and is open to the public. 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood

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