Combine St. Louis' rich beer-brewing heritage with a recent explosion of local craft beers, and you've got all the reason you need to celebrate. Thus, the 2013 STL Craft Beer Week: a collection of wonderful events running from July 27 to August 4 that will make beer-lovers rejoice. With a schedule ranging from specialty releases and food pairings to educational panels and plain old bonhomie, it shouldn't be difficult to find a good time. In fact, there are so many events that it might be tough to choose which to attend. Rest easy: Gut Check is here with a list of events we are most looking forward to -- use it as your guide for the upcoming week.
When: Saturday July 27, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Where: 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar What better way to kick things off than meeting up at 33 Wine Bar? With one of the best beer menus in St. Louis (plus bratwurst) and Lafayette Square serving as a backdrop, it's the perfect jumping-off point. Cost: Free (food and drink available for purchase)
When: Saturday July 27, 2 - 6 p.m. Where: Perennial Artisan Ales Before the end of day one, you'll have to stop by the Belgian beer festival going down at Perennial Artisan Ales. Ticket price includes tastings from more than 35 breweries bringing their best Belgian-style beers, plus food from Farmhaus and Strange Donuts. Cost: $50 (or $15 if you're the designated driver), available here.
See also: - New Owner for 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar - Lafayette Square: The Food Lover's Guide to One of St. Louis' Tastiest 'Hoods - Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus Sees St. Louis on the Precipice of National Recognition
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