September 21, 2009

Schlafly Hop in the City, 9/19/09

Once a year, the St. Louis brewery puts all 41 of its seasonal beers on tap for a beer-fest called "Hop in the City." Drink up! Photos by Nick Schnelle.
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Event crew members set up commemorative tasting glasses and beer tasting guides before the the annual beer festival kicks off.
Event crew members set up commemorative tasting glasses and beer tasting guides before the the annual beer festival kicks off.
Schlafly Hop in the City, 9/19/09
Karyn Graham and Emily Bartlett try the India Brown Ale to start their beer tastings off. Although they say it’s good, they say they’ll move on to lighter ales.
Karyn Graham and Emily Bartlett try the India Brown Ale to start their beer tastings off. Although they say it’s good, they say they’ll move on to lighter ales.
The many beer tasting guides and tasting glasses set up before noon.
The many beer tasting guides and tasting glasses set up before noon.
Using her beer fest name, “Beefy” shows off her pretzel necklace, which is great for soaking up alcohol in between tastings.
Using her beer fest name, “Beefy” shows off her pretzel necklace, which is great for soaking up alcohol in between tastings.
Eric Griffith, Brian Hassmann, and Russ Kawkins pose for a photo beer and cigar ready.
Eric Griffith, Brian Hassmann, and Russ Kawkins pose for a photo beer and cigar ready.
Schlafly Hop in the City, 9/19/09
Newly crowned Henry Herbst and Schlafly co-founder Tom Schlafly pose for a photo.
Newly crowned Henry Herbst and Schlafly co-founder Tom Schlafly pose for a photo.
Schlafly co-founder Dan Kopman has a taste of American IPA. Kopman says you definitely want to get your nose involved for a proper beer tasting.
Schlafly co-founder Dan Kopman has a taste of American IPA. Kopman says you definitely want to get your nose involved for a proper beer tasting.
A hand painted message clearly notifies the people in line to have their I.D.’s ready.
A hand painted message clearly notifies the people in line to have their I.D.’s ready.