On Tap: Schlafly Celebrates Belgian Beer and Mussels, UMSL to Offer Beer Brewing Course This Fall

By Heather Riske
In Food

The Saint Louis Brewery, makers of Schlafly Beer, recently introduced Lewis Osterweis Hard Ginger Beer, a wheat beer with a ginger bite. The new brew had previously only been available on tap at the Schlafly Tap Room and Bottleworks, and a limited release is now available for sale exclusively in 12 oz. bottles. The beer is named for the great-great-grandfather of Saint Louis Brewery co-founder Dan Kopman, Lewis Osterweis, whose face also adorns the label.

Photo courtesy of Schlafly Beer

Photo courtesy of Schlafly Beer

Friday, July 18: For those who like to wine and also dine on desserts, Sweetology is hosting a wine tasting event from 5pm to 7pm this Friday. The event will feature complimentary wine and cupcake tastings, DIY cake, cookie and cupcake decorating and a 20 percent discount for guests who purchase wine and decorate a bakery item. Mike Murphy of Bommarito Wines will also be on hand to answer questions about some of the wines featured at the event. 9214 Clayton Rd., 314.736.4800

Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19: Schlafly’s Belgian Beer & Mussel Fest returns to the Tap Room to celebrate a cornerstone of Belgian food and drink. Coldwater mussels are flown in fresh from Penn Cove, Washington and paired with Schlafly ales including the Spiced Belgian Ale, Belgian Golden Ale, Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale and the Bottle Conditioned Belgian Series. Schlafly says these brews were selected because they boast complexities akin to wine.

If you’re not a fan of mussels, they’ll also have Belgian Waffles upstairs and the full Tap Room menu in the downstairs dining areas. Both nights will feature live music from 5 to 9pm in the Club Room. There are no tickets, and the event is free outside of what you pay for food and drink. 2100 Locust St., Downtown, 314.241.2337

Starting this fall, non-science majors at UMSL can enroll in a new beer brewing class. Chemistry and biology PhD student Joe Meisel will teach Beer Brewing: Chemical and Biochemical Principles, where students will learn to brew their own batch of beer, explore the scientific processes that go into brewing and also take field trips to local breweries.

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