Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Celebrate Burns Night at Scottish Arms, Schlafly Tap Room

Posted By on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge The great Scottish poet Robert Burns
  • The great Scottish poet Robert Burns
Tuesday, January 25, is Burns Night, celebrating the birthday of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns. Those who love Burns' poetry and haggis -- or at least one of the two -- can celebrate at both the Scottish Arms and the Schlafly Tap Room.

The Scottish Arms celebration begins at 7 p.m. Owner Ally Nesbit will read Burns' "Address to a Haggis" at 7:30, and live music, including songs by Burns, will begin at 8:30. In addition, there will be a tasting of five rare whiskies, paired with cheese, from 7:30-8:30.

The cost for the whisky tasting is $25, and reservations are recommended. However, you don't have to participate in the whisky tasting to enjoy the rest of the party.

The Schlafly Tap Room party gets underway at 5 p.m. The main event -- the presentation of both the haggis and Schlafly's Scotch Ale (a personal favorite brew of mine) -- is at 6. Live music follows beginning at 7.

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