Celebrate Burns Night at Scottish Arms, Schlafly Tap Room

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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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