On Tap: St. Louis Women's Craft Beer Collective Set To Brew First Commercial Beer

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The OG: St. Louis Women’s Craft Beer Collective will be working to brew its commercial beer with Six Row Brewing Company starting March 8 at 10am. Fraise Cassèe—which means “broken strawberry” in French—is a traditional Saison with pureed strawberries giving a dry ale with notes of black pepper that was developed by Kathy DeLassus and Abbey Spencer, who are co-founders of The OG and avid homebrewers. The non-profit group began in January 2014 and proclaims a message to empower women in the craft beer community.

Photo courtesy of Six Row Brewing Co.

Photo courtesy of Six Row Brewing Co.

“We want women to feel empowered to be involved and participate in brewing, at either the homebrewing or commercial level, and we’re thrilled to be working with Six Row to make this beer happen,” says Spencer in a release. Fraise Cassèe is expected to hit the taps and local markets in 22-ounce bottles this April and can also be tasted at Forest Park’s popular craft beer festival Microfest3690 Forest Park Ave., Midtown, 314.531.5600

March 7: Head Downtown this Saturday to Trailnet’s annual kick-off party, Beans, Bikes & Brews from 6-9pm. Held at T-REX on Washington Avenue—a new location for the event—guests will celebrate a great 2014, promote a healthier, more active 2015 and show support for Trailnet’s mission to foster positive change in the region. Live music will be provided from The Bottoms Up Blues Gang while enjoying chili (both meat and vegetarian) provided by Trailnet and beer, wine and soda will be available for a donation. Attendees can choose to bring sides, salads or desserts to share. Tickets are $5 per person if providing a dish and $10 per person without a dish. The event is free to children and all 2014 Trailnet volunteers. 911 Washington Ave., Downtown

March 11: Grapeseed will be presenting a four-course Perennial Artisan Ales Beer Dinner next Wednesday at 6:30pm. Dishes will include a range of flavors to pair with the local craft beers such as a grilled romaine salad and dark chocolate Panna cotta.  The limited-seat meal is $55 per person. Tickets can be reserved at the restaurant or by phone. 5400 Nottingham Ave., Southampton, 314.925.8525

March 15: Take on the bar at Planter’s House with a Mixology 101 class with proprietor Ted Kilgore. From 1pm-4pm, participants will taste, shake and stir their own cocktails as well as enjoy light snacks. Guests also get to take home their very own bar kit. Tickets are $100 and have limited availability. 1000 Mississippi Ave., Lafayette Square, 314.696.2603

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