On Tap: Schurcipefones Festival Caps Off Craft Beer Week, St. Louis Restaurants Earn International Nods For Wine Lists
Capping off St. Louis Craft Beer Week on Sunday is the Schurcipefones Festival, now in its third year. The block party is held behind the newest of the Bailey Restaurants, Rooster South Grand, from 12pm to 6pm and features unlimited sampling from Schlafly, Charleville Vineyard Winery & Microbrewery, Urban Chestnut, Civil Life Brewing Company, Perennial Artisan Ales, 4 Hands Brewing Co., New Belgium and 2nd Shift Brewing, as well as newcomers Deschutes Brewery and Tallgrass Brewing Co. In addition to a wide array of brews, they’ll also have food for sale from The Fifth Wheel, live music by Faces Like Flint and DJ MAKossa and activities for kids. Femme Ferment will be pouring their “Femme Saison,” a farmhouse-style ale dry-hopped with Mosaic and Citra made in collaboration with Charleville Brewing. Not sure who Schurcipefones is? Festival organizers say she’s the lost Greek goddess of local beer—otherwise known as an acronym for all the brewers involved. Tickets are $25 online or $35 at the door. 3150 S. Grand, Midtown, 314.447.2247
Augusta Wine Company, comprised of Augusta and Montelle Wineries, brought home 61 medals in recent wine competitions. Montelle Winery received four gold medals at the Eighth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition on July 11-13. Augusta Winery received two gold medals, five silver medals and one bronze. Both wineries also showed well a few days later at the 2014 Missouri Wine Competition on July 15-16. Montelle Winery received eight gold medals—including three Best of Class for the 2013 Seyval Blanc, Stone House Red and Cherry Brandy—as well as six silver medals and six bronze. Augusta Winery took home 12 gold medals, including four out of the 12 Best of Class honors, nine silver medals and five bronze. Both wineries are open year-round. 5601 High St., Augusta, 888.667.9463; 201 Montelle Dr., Augusta, 888.595.9463
Sauce Magazine reports that three local restaurants have received international recognition for their wine lists. London-based World of Fine Wine magazine recognized Truffles, Annie Gunn’s and Balaban’s Wine Cellar and Tapas Bar on their World’s Best Wine List. The judges selected 750 restaurants out of 4,000, designating each with an award of one, two or three stars. Truffles received three stars, and both Annie Gunn’s and Balaban’s received two stars.