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7 beer festivals to check out in the St. Louis area this spring

5th Anniversary Hullabaloo
April 30, White Rooster Farmhouse Brewery, Sparta, Illinois, whiteroosterfarmhousebrewery.com
The White Rooster anniversary party will feature 15 unique beers on draft along with a bottle release. Food from Spud Shack will be available for purchase, and there’s live music by the Banjo Joe Show and Tim Crosby. Free admission.

St. Louis Microfest
May 7, Upper Muny parking lot at Forest Park, St. Louis, stlmicrofest.org
Microfest offers international and craft beer samples, live music, food and more than enough fun. Proceeds from the event benefit Lift For Life Gym. Tickets available online.

Morels and Microbrews Festival
May 7, The Brick District, Fulton, thebrickdistrict.com/morels-microbrews
The Brick District's annual Morels and Microbrews festival is celebrating 10 years with tons of awesome breweries, delicious vendors, fresh and fried morels and toe-tapping live music by the Kay Brothers featuring Molly Healey. As always, the fresh and fried morels, food trucks and live music are free and open to the public. Tickets for beer tasting available online.

Lupulin Carnival
May 14, The Big Top, 3401 Washington Ave., St. Louis, samg.bz/LupulinCarnival2022
4 Hands Brewing Co.'s legendary annual tasting event is back. Over 30 breweries will gather at the Big Top from 1 to 4 p.m. Along with live carnival entertainment and music, tickets for the 21-and-up carnival include a glass for unlimited samples of beer. VIP tickets include early-bird access to the festival at noon. Tickets available online.

Midwest Maifest
May 15, New Town, St. Charles, midwestmaifest.org
Midwest Maifest is a one-day festival to celebrate the arrival of spring and the rich German heritage in St. Charles County. Festivities include product samples from local craft breweries, wineries & spirit distilleries, food and local craft vendors, and live German entertainment. Tickets available online.

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Millpond Maifest

May 21 and 22, Millpond Brewing and Incubator, Millstadt, millpondbrewing.com
Celebrate Millpond Brewing’s special releases – hazy pale ales and hazy IPAs – with live music acts and food trucks. Free admission.

Winghaven Wort Share and Beer Festival
May 21, Winghaven, O’Fallon, Missouri, shortleafbeer.com/home-winghaven
About 50 home brewers will compete for their chance to brew their beer with Shortleaf Brewing, to be released later in the year. Tickets available at door.

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