Clayton’s Brews and Blues Festival celebrates new craft breweries on Aug. 19

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Celebrate about 20 of the newer kids on the local craft brew block during Clayton’s Brews and Blues Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 on Forsyth Boulevard between Meramec and Central avenues.

“We wanted to create something unique to the area,” said Kristin Bryant, marketing and events specialist for the city of Clayton. “There are so many new and upcoming breweries and we thought this could be an opportunity for them to shine.”

Participating breweries include, Earthbound Beer, Missouri Beer Co., Steampunk Brew Works, Third Wheel Brewing, Two Plumbers Brewery & Arcade, Brew Hub Taproom, Brick River Cider and more.

Find a seat at a cocktail table and nosh on fare from Chris’ Smoke House, like a Dirty South, a pulled pork sandwich topped with potato salad or coleslaw, or Wok and Roll STL’s spicy dragon balls, panko-crusted sushi rice balls with shrimp, green onions, avocado, pickled ginger and toasted sesame seeds topped with soy reduction and wasabi aioli, along with many other options.

Tickets, which include unlimited beer samples and live music by Big Mike Aguirre, are available online for $30 or at the door for $35. Designated drivers get in for free.

Sam Balmer is an editorial intern for Sauce Magazine.

Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of Clayton Brews and Blues Festival.