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17 St. Louis beer festivals to hit in 2018

Thursday, March 1st, 2018



Grab your calendar, prepare your liver and save the dates. St. Louis is awash in beer festivals this year.

1.Buzz’d Beer Festival
March 4 – The Old Bakery Beer Co., Alton, oldbakerybeer.com
Alton is abuzz about this festival that coincides with the third anniversary of The Old Bakery Beer Co. More than 20 breweries feature beer with flowers, honey and fruit that celebrate local pollinators. Tickets available online and at Old Bakery Beer.

2. Ales for Tails
March 10 – American Czech Educational Center, St. Louis, ales4tails.eventbrite.com
Support Tenth Life Cat Rescue and Needy Paws Dog Rescue while enjoying beer from places like Burr Oak Brewery and Crown Valley brewery, dozens of homebrews, and a pet-themed marketplace. Tickets available online.

3. FestivAle
March 23 – Union Station, St. Louis, festivalestl.com
Get your ale fix and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at this event featuring more than 40 brewers like Boulevard Brewing Co. and WellBeing Brewing. Then, chow down on food provided by vendors like Café Piazza. Tickets available online.

4. Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival
March 23 and 24 – Schlafly Tap Room, St. Louis, schlafly.com
Few things are better than bivalves and beer. Schlafly flies in 80,000 oysters and more than 20 shuckers for this free event where guests can slurp and sip more than 15 Schlafly stouts.

5. Columbia Trails Homebrew Festival
April 14 – Borsch Park, Valmeyer, Illinois, Facebook: Columbia Trails Homebrew Festival
Sample more than 60 beers from more than 25 homebrewers and vote for your favorite – the winner will have their beer on tap at Stubborn German Brewing Co. Tickets available online or at the event.

6. St. Louis Microfest
May 4 and 5 – Upper Muny Parking Lot, St. Louis, stlmicrofest.org
This two-day festival features more than 125 craft and international breweries like Old Bakery Beer Co., Kirkwood Station Brewing Co. and Peel Brewing Co. Stick around for live music, food from Mission Taco Joint, Bogart’s Smokehouse and The Dam. Tickets available online.

7. Manchester Craft Beer Festival
May 12 – Paul A. Schroeder Park, Manchester, manchestermo.gov/beerfest
Sample more than 20 local and national craft breweries including Civil Life Brewing Co., Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. and Goose Island, and dig into food provided by vendors like Nothing Bundt Cakes and Philly Pretzel Factory. Tickets available online or at Circle 7 Ranch.

8. Lupulin Carnival
May 19 – Union Station, St. Louis, lupulincarnival.com
More than 70 national and local breweries join 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s annual carnival, including 2nd Shift Brewing, Six Mile Bridge Beer, Against the Grain and Transient Artisan Ales. Don’t miss the aerial acrobatics and Ferris wheel. Tickets available online.

9. Daniel Boone Homebrew Fest
May 19 – Historic Daniel Boone Home, Defiance, Facebook: Daniel Boone Home Brew Fest
History meets homebrew at this festival featuring local clubs like STL Brewminati and Garage Brewers Society, in addition to breweries like Third Wheel Brewing and Augusta Brewing Co. Tickets available online.

10. IndiHop
June 2 – The Grove and Cherokee Street, indihopstl.com
One festival, two neighborhoods, 50 different beers – 25 storefronts in The Grove and Cherokee Street host local breweries. Stop, sip, shop and then hop on the trolley to the other neighborhood. Tickets will be available online.

11. Criderfest
June 9 – 2nd Shift Brewing Co, St. Louis, 2ndshiftbrewing.com
Around 50 local and regional breweries pour at this Pink Floyd-themed festival at 2nd Shift Brewing. Dig into food by Guerrilla Street Food and coffee by Blueprint Coffee and Dark Matter Coffee. A cover band provides the tunes. Tickets will be available online.

12. Heritage Festival
July 14 – Forest Park Grand Basin, St. Louis, stlbeer.org
Heritage Festival returns to Forest Park for a single four-hour event. Enjoy pours from more than 50 St. Louis Brewers Guild members like Square One Brewing Co., Urban Chestnut and Charleville Brewing Co. Tickets will be available online in April.

13. St. Louis Craft Beer Week
July 27 to Aug. 4 – St. Louis, stlbeerweek.com
Celebrate our city’s rich beer heritage with nine days of events, from beer dinners to trivia nights to tap takeovers. Don’t miss one of the week’s highlights, the Midwest Belgian Beer Fest on July 28. Tickets and complete schedule will be available online.

14. Hop in the City
Sept. 15 – The Schlafly Tap Room, St. Louis, schlafly.com
Sample all that Schlafly has to offer at its annual outdoor festival with unlimited pours of almost everything, from the hoppiest brews to the darkest stouts. Food is also available for purchase. Tickets will be available online.

15. Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival
Oct. 6 – Mel L. Fuhr Memorial Ball Field, Augusta, Facebook: Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival
Sip on brews and spirits from more than 40 breweries, homebrew associations and distilleries. Look for Two Plumbers Brewing Co., 4204 Main Street Brewing Co. and host Augusta Brewing Co. Tickets will be available online.

16. Brewers Guild Halloween Party
Oct. 27 – Lafayette Park, St. Louis, stlbeer.org
Don your most impressive Halloween costume and join the St. Louis Brewers Guild for a scary-good time. Sample beers, enter the costume contest and take a ride on the haunted Hefe Ride. Tickets will be available online.

17. The Great St. Louis Czech Beer Festival
Dec. 8 – American Czech Education Center, St. Louis, eventbrite.com
With more than 20 local breweries in attendance, this festival is worth Czech­-ing out. Previous attendees have included Schlafly, Firestone Walker and Leaky Road Meadery. Tickets will be available online.

Illustration by Vidhya Nagarajan

Claire Ma is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

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Raise a stein to 4 Oktoberfests this weekend

Friday, September 29th, 2017



Kick off Oktoberfest season with a bang this weekend, from family-friendly affairs to all-day shenanigans.

1. Oktoberfest AB
Join the folks over at Anheuser-Busch for beer like Spaten Oktoberfest and Franziskaner, Bavarian pretzel sticks, German bands and more.
Free admission. Sat., Sept. 29 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Anheuser-Busch Brewery & Biergarten, 1200 Lynch St., St. Louis, budweisertours.com 

2. Zootoberfest
A family-friendly take on Oktoberfest, bring the family along for bratwursts, kids’ games and German tunes. Adults can also enjoy a Biergarten including local national Oktoberfests while the kids sip with root beer.
Free admission Sat., Sept. 30 and Sun., Oct. 1 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saint Louis Zoo, 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, stlzoo.org

3. Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern Oktoberfest
Enjoy live music from The Gaslight Squares, a stein-holding competition and of course, plenty of Charleville beer.
Free admission. Sat., Sept. 30 – 2 p.m. to midnight, Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern, 2101 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, Facebook: Oktoberfest

4. Rock Hill Oktoberfest
Fill your glass with Oktoberfest brews from Goose Island, Sierra Nevada, Odell Brewing Co. and plenty more this Saturday – and stick around for a surprise 4 p.m. tapping.
Sat., Sept. 30 – noon to 6 p.m., Global Brew Tap House, 9578 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, Facebook: Rock Hill Oktoberfest

Rachel Wilson is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016



Whether you love wine, beer or healthy eats, there are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend. Still hungry? Here are four more events to look forward to (and extend) your weekend.

1. St. Charles Oktoberfest
Celebrate 30 years of Oktoberfest in St. Charles with 30 beers available from Hofbräu to Paulaner, as well as live music and German dance performances.
Drinkers: $2; Non-drinkers: free admission. Fri., Sept. 23 – 4 to 11 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 24 – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 25 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Frontier Park, 500 Riverside Drive, St. Charles, saintcharlesoktoberfest.com 

2. Recess Brewing’s Oktoberfest
Recess Brewing celebrates Oktoberfest with three seasonal brews: Dr. Dunkelstein (a dunkelweizen), E’ville Pumpkin (a pumpkin ale) and Klingel Cave (an Oktoberfest).
Free admission. Sat., Sept. 24 – noon to 6 p.m., Recess Brewing, 307 N. Main St., Edwardsville, recessbrewing.com 

3. Nudo House Pop-Up
It’s out with pho and in with ramen (for a day, anyway) when Nudo House takes over Mai Lee for a pop-up. Choose from pork tonkotsu or a chicken schmaltz ramen at this cash-only event.
$10 each. Mon., Sept. 26 – noon to 9 p.m., Mai Lee, 8396 Musick Memorial Drive, Brentwood, Facebook: Nudo House STL 

4. The Farmer and The Chef Dinner
Farm to You Market goes from cafe to an elegant restaurant when Milque Toast chef-owner Colleen Clawson heads to Washington to prepare a five-course meal paired with wine and cocktails. Call or email to reserve a spot.
$60. Tue., Sept. 27 – 6:30 p.m., Farm to You Market, 5025 Old Highway 100, Washington, Facebook: Farm to You Market

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Edible Weekend: 2 more events to extend the weekend

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016


There are plenty of ways to fill up this weekend: Need more? Extend your weekend with two Monday night dinners.


1. Tiki Dinner
Spice up your Monday with a Tiki Dinner at Mission Taco Joint in the Central West End. This six-course meal includes tropical cocktail pairings like tuna poke and volcano shrimp with Planter’s Punch and char sui short ribs with a Scorpion Bowl. Tickets available at the CWE location.
$60. Aug. 29 – 5 to 11 p.m., Mission Taco Joint, 398 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, 314.930.2955, Facebook: Night of Tiki 


2. Rosé and Tomato Dinner
Get your fill of amazing summer tomatoes while you still can at the Rosé and Tomato Dinner at Randolfi’s. Enjoy six-courses including a charred tomato risotto with a 2015 Yves Cuilleron Sybel Syrah Rosé, a cioppino-style dish with 2015 Bisson Portofino Ciliegiolo Rosé and a sungold tomato sorbet for dessert. Call for reservations.
$85. Mon., Aug. 29 – 5 to 9 p.m., Randolfi’s, 6665 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.899.9221, Facebook: Rosé & Tomato Dinner 


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Edible Weekend: 3 more food-filled events to extend the weekend

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Party on the pavement or dine on the bluffs this weekend, and save room for three more ways to eat your way through next week.




{Sushi at SubZero Vodka Bar}


1. Wine Summer School: Terroir
Learn why dirt is just as important an ingredient in your favorite wine as the grapes.
June 13 – 6 to 7 p.m., Facebook: EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery 

2. Kamayan Night
No forks or knives needed at this Filipino-inspired dinner at Hiro Asian Kitchen.
June 14 – 7 to 9 p.m., brownpapertickets.com

3. Sushi School
Dine on a three-course meal with two drink pairings at this hands-on sushi experience at SubZero Vodka Bar.
June 14 – 7 to 9 p.m., subzerovodkabar.com 

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Edible Weekend: 4 more food-filled events this weekend

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

From Memorial Day weekend barbecues to elegant wine dinners, here are four more don’t-miss events for you this weekend.




1. Ginger & Thyme Pop-up Dinner
Element executive chef Josh Charles cooks up a four-course, Asian-inspired dinner with beer and cocktail pairings. May 26 – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., brownpapertickets.com 

2. Division Wine Tasting
Stop by Parker’s Table to sample a selected variety of vino from Portland, Oregon-based Division Wines. May 26 – 7 to 9 p.m., parkerstable.com 

3. Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner
Sit down to a five-course dinner with Pacific Northwest wine pairings at Five Bistro. Call for reservations. May 26 – 7 to 9 p.m., fivebistro.com

4. Red, White & Brew
Head to Cedar Lake Cellars for a weekend of food, beer and wine slushy specials, plus live music and festivities. May 27 to May 30, cedarlakecellars.com 


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Edible Weekend: 3 more food-filled events this weekend

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016



Don’t sit at home and miss out on the food and fun this weekend. Get out and experience these yummy events:

1. Maplewood gets in on the Cinco de Mayo festivities with five full days of food and drink specials at Maya Cafe, including discounted margaritas, sangria, tequila cocktails, tacos and live music. May 3 to 7, mayacafestl.com

2. Join the fiesta on Cherokee Street at the neighborhood’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Enjoy the parade, then grab food from stands outside La Vallesana, Taqueria el Bronco, Don Carlos, Byrd & Barrel and newly opened Mezcla. May 7, cincodemayostl.com

3. Stroll through restaurants in the historic Hill neighborhood at The Hill Wine Walk. Fill your commemorative glass with samples at participating locations and enjoy entertainment. Tickets available online. May 7, shopthehill.com 

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Harvest Festival 2014

Monday, October 20th, 2014

St. Louisans turned out in droves to celebrate Harvest Festival at Laumeier Sculpture Park on Sunday, Oct. 19. Check out all the fun from this gorgeous fall day!



Saucy Soirée 2014: The tweets, posts and Instagrams from the #STL foodie event of the year

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Sauce’s annual Saucy Soirée went down Sunday, June 29, and can we just say: St. Louis, you sure know how to party. More than 1,000 of you turned out to the newly renovated Union Station to taste who you voted your favorites in our annual Readers’ Choice poll (on stands now). Here’s what went down:


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