On Tap: St. Louis Craft Beer Week Kicks Off This Weekend

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

St. James Winery received high honors from the annual Missouri Wine Competition in Jefferson City last week. As reported by Feast, the 2014 Vignoles not only won the Missouri Governor’s Cup, it also scored Best Vignoles and Best of Class Semi-Dry White. More than 270 Missouri wines were judged throughout the two-day competition.

Photo courtesy of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

Photo courtesy of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

July 25-Aug. 2: It’s going to be a great week for beer-lovers in St. Louis. Starting Saturday, find more than 85 events with breweries, restaurants, distributors and connoisseurs uniting to spend nine days celebrating St. Louis Craft Beer Week across town.

Some of the featured events include a Barrel-Aged Blowout on July 29; Beer and Burger Pairing on July 30—which will feature winner of season one of Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Challenge;” Grill ‘Em All with beer from Heavy Riff Brewing Company; and Firkin Fest on Aug. 1. Taking place at the International Tap House in Soulard, it’s the largest collection of firkins at one time in St. Louis. It’s one of the most popular events during the weeklong celebration. Check out stlbeerweek.com for the complete list of events.

July 30: Continue to celebrate craft beer in STL and celebrate Yoga Buzz’s one-year anniversary back where it got its start in the Club Room at Schlafly Tap Room. There will be an hour-long, all-levels yoga class followed by some Schlafly beer. Guests will also enjoy live music, learn more about Schlafly’s history and mingle other beer-loving yogis. Tickets are $20 and will include yoga and one pint of your choice. Proceeds benefit non-profits Yoga Buzz and the St. Louis Brewers Guild. 2100 Locust St., Downtown

July 31: It’s Oktoberfest in July at Urban Chestnut’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten. From 5-10pm, enjoy live music by Larry Hallar, Masskrugstemmen (stein holding) contests at 5:30pm and 7:30pm (winners will receive a spot in the finals at Oktoberfest), Biergarten fare, and of course steins of bier. 3229 Washington Ave., Midtown

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