On Tap: Tiki Sundays launch at Taste, Schlafly introduces Expo IPA

Don your tiki attire (not required, but encouraged) to Taste by Niche’s seasonal summer series taking place on the last Sunday of each month starting this weekend. Island flavors will please your palate in cocktails like Missionary’s Downfall made with pineapple, peach, light rum, lime and a refreshing touch of honey. Expect themed plates like the pork Bahn Mi, watermelon salad and more to go along your tropical beverages. 4584 Laclede Ave., Central West End

Photo courtesy of Taste

Photo courtesy of Taste

Schlafly Beer launched its latest release, Expo IPA, this week, as a tribute to St. Louis’ World’s Fair Exposition in 1904. This boldly flavored, global-infused IPA features eight different hop varieties from farms on three continents.

Reeds American Table earned a nod on the new and noteworthy list by Wine Enthusiast as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2016. The magazine praised chef-owner Matthew Daughaday and notable beverage director Andrey Ivanov on Reeds joining the growing roster of Midwestern culinary gems with a Q&A with the duo.  7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood

June 25: Join the members of Piasa Palisades Group of the Sierra Club at the Old Bakery Beer Company 3rd Annual Craft Beer Tasting at the Old Bakery Beer Company this weekend from 3-6pm. Get tastes from Old Bakery, Excel, Recess, Perennial, 4Hands as well as home brew clubs—which will take part in a contest. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 400 Landmarks Blvd, Alton, Ill.

June 30: If you missed out on The Loop’s Thirsty Thursday Block Party on June 23, you’re in luck because there’s another one coming up next week. Start your weekend early with a party featuring live music, beer tasting and art demonstrations at Craft Alliance.

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