On Tap: Schlafly, Boulevard Breweries Win Washington Post's Beer Madness Competition

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March 30: Missouri beer has been named the best in the country, according to The Washington Post, which spent the last month giving blind taste tests of beer to a panel of four readers and four experts in a Beer Madness competition. Like the popular basketball brackets, the panelists went through the rounds leading up to the two finalists—which happened to be St. Louis’ Schlafly Kölsch and Kansas City-native Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale. Instead of one champion, each got top nods yesterday, as the blind-tasting panel experts chose Boulevard and the public bracket named Schlafly Kölsch as the best beer in the country.

Photo courtesy of Schlafly Beer

Photo courtesy of Schlafly Beer

April 7: Join Perennial Artisan Ales for Abraxas Night next Tuesday from 5-9pm. The limited-ticket event will feature a 5-ounce pour of a lineup of beers: 2013 Abraxas, 2014 Abraxas, Vanilla Bean Abraxas and Coffee Abraxas. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance in the tasting room. 8125 Michigan Ave, Downtown, 314.631.7300

April 18: Speaking of Schlafly, head to the Schlafly Tap Room on April 18 from noon-3pm for the Ibex Series Launch Party. This limited-ticket event will allow guests to get the first opportunity to purchase the inaugural Ibex Series style, Lazy Ballerina—a French-style Saison brewed with Chambourcin grapes from Chandler Hill Vinyards in Missouri. There’s also going be to samples of eight beer styles pulled from the Tap Room cellar. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here2100 Locust St., Downtown, 314.241.2337

April 26: Head to Walnut Grove, Misouri for the annual Annual Sip N Shop hosted by 7C’s Winery from 2-6pm. Admission is free to this event and will include wine, live music and shopping from local merchants and crafters. 502 E. 560th Road, Walnut Grove, 417.788.2263

Summer 2015: Known as the home to a community of craft beer-lovers, St. Louis will be receiving its first franchise of Global Brew Tap House in Rock Hill this summer. With original locations in Edwardsville, and O’Fallon, Illinois, the staff shares a love of beer with guests and includes more than 50 beers on tap and 200 by the bottle from across the world. 9578 Manchester Road, Rock Hill

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