Guide to STL craft beer

Craft Beer Week returns to St. Louis July 26 through Aug. 3. Navigate the page using the "Chapters" button in the lower right corner. Be sure to check out the interactive map below the events to find the nearest craft brewery.

Brandie Piper , KSDK

ST. LOUIS – Craft Beer Week returns to St. Louis July 26 through Aug. 3, and there are plenty of events around the area where you can sample new and limited-release beers.

A list of St. Louis Craft Beer Week events is below this story. To filter events by area, neighborhood, venue, date, or category, head to St. Louis Craft Beer Week's website. Chef's choice pairing menus are also featured on the website, and you can check out photos from past years' events.

Be sure to use the hashtag #STLCBW when uploading your own photos on social media.

Looking for a place to check out craft brews in the Metro East? Main Street Brewing Co. in Belleville is already open, and if you're patient, Old Bakery Beer in Alton, Recess Brewing in Edwardsville, and O'Fallon Pizzeria are all coming soon. There are also plans to open Six Mile Brewery in Granite City.

If you're really into the craft brew scene, keep an eye out for two up and coming breweries. Later this year Main and Mill Brewing Co. will open, a first for Festus, and Earthbound Brewing on Cherokee Street.

There's also a new group in town called Femme Ferment, and they're dedicated to the role women play in the business. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Always remember to drink responsibly. Take a designated driver with you when sampling craft brews, or let the STL Brewery Hop drive you and your friends to some of the most popular craft breweries.

SATURDAY

JULY 26

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | B33r and Brats | 33 Wine Bar
Known as the inaugural event, it's free to get in, but remember to bring money for food and drinks.

12 p.m. | Strawberry Braggot release | Six Row Brewing Co.
Come try Six Row's limited-release braggot, made with locally-sourced honey. Free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. | 2014 Midwest Belgian Beer Festival | The MOTO Museum
This is the only Belgian beer festival in the STL area, and will feature drinks from more than 40 breweries. Tickets are $50 for general admission. Designated drivers get in for $10.

2 p.m. | Avery tap takeover | Everything Wine and Cigar Bar
This free event in O'Fallon, Mo. will feature live music, and giveaways. Though it's free to get in, remember to bring money for food and drinks.

5 p.m. | New Belgium Brewing's Sour Saturday | Three Kings Pub
Five interesting, sour New Belgium Beers will be tapped. It's free to get in, bring money for food and drinks.

SUNDAY

JULY 27

10 a.m. | Cervezas con Huevos | Milagro Modern Mexican
For a fixed price (not yet released) you'll get a four-course brunch with four local coordinating beers.

12 p.m. – 6 p.m. | UCBC Blues and Que | Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
This is the second of three "Summer Sundays" at Urban Chestnut. Just stop in and listen to live music, purchase some barbeque and beer, and hang out in the biergarten. The last Summer Sunday will be Aug. 24. Free to get in, bring money for food and drinks.

1 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Sunday Funkday | International Tap House in Soulard
Live music begins at 1 p.m. Beers from 4 Hands, Perennial, Jolly Pumpkin, and more will be featured on tap. Free to get in, bring money for drinks.

1 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Epic Tasting Day | Craft Beer Cellar
There will be 20 brewery tastings in two-hour sessions. At 3 p.m. rare and otherwise unavailable beers will be tapped. Strange Donuts, Pretzel Boys, and Pint Size will offer tasty desserts.

5 p.m. | Sour Sunday Supper | The Libertine
Make reservations now to try pairings created by two well-known local chefs. Call the Libertine at 314-862-2999 for reservations.

6 p.m. | Boulevard/Ommegang tap takeover | Three Kings Pub
Come try some special beers from Boulevard and Ommegang. The event is free, but bring money for food and drinks.

MONDAY

JULY 28

3 p.m. | Stone IPA celebration and tasting | Llywelyn's Pub in Webster Groves
IPAs will be celebrated, and several new ones from Stone will be tapped. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

4 p.m. | Belgian IPA release | Six Row Brewing Co.
A limited-release Belgian IPA will be tapped. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Crown Valley Brewing night | Trainwreck Saloon in Westport
Big Bison Ale and Whitewall IPA will be featured this night. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Milk Chocolate Stout | Tilted Kilt
In case you weren't aware, July 28 is National Milk Chocolate Day, so to celebrate, a keg of Schlafly's Milk Chocolate Stout will be tapped. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | Shelton Brothers Wild Ale night | International Tap House in Chesterfield
Five Shelton Brothers sour beers will be featured. The event is free, but bring money for drinks.

6 p.m. | Avery tap takeover | International Tap House in the Central West End
Jared Opp from Avery will be on hand to talk about the 10 styles of beers on tap. The event is free, but bring money for drinks.

6 p.m. | Bell's tap takeover | Three Kings Pub
Bourbon Barrel Age Black Note Stout, Hopsolution, Oberon, and Midwestern Pale will be available. The event is free, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Odell tap takeover | Cicero's
The U-City Loop is the place to be to try various beers on tap from Odell Brewing. The event is free, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Collaboration beer dinner | 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Josh Galliano will create a six-course dinner paired with beers from 2nd Shift Brewing, Scratch Brewing Co., Pipeworks Brewing Co., Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., and Wicked Weed Brewing. Tickets are required, and must be purchased at 4 Hands Brewing in Advance.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Herbst Memorial symposium | Schlafly Bottleworks
Women and the beer industry will be the topic of the panelists. The event is free, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Zeke's Pale Ale | 21st Street Brewers Bar
Early arrivers will get to take home an O'Fallon Brewry pint glass and meet the brewer of Zeke's Firkin.

6:30 p.m. | BA Sump Coffee Stout blending | SoHa Bar and Grill
Two different Sump coffees will be blended live with a BA Imperial Stout. Tickets are $20, which includes gratuity, and can be bought at SoHa.

8 p.m. | #STLCBW edition of Loser. | The Heavy Anchor
This one-time only beer week-themed game show will feature trivia, video games, and other fun. It's $5 to get in, and don't forget money for food and drinks.

8 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. | Prairie Artisan Ales' BOMB! release | Nick's Pub
A special keg of Bomb! will be tapped, and other beers will be offered at a special price. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

TUESDAY

JULY 29

2 p.m. | Free State Brewery mini tap takeover | Everything Wine and Cigar Bar
Head out to O'Fallon, Mo. to taste beers from Free State Brewery. You can even keep the glass. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

4 p.m. | Cascade Whale release | Six Row Brewing Co.
Try Six Row's Whale, which is dry-hopped with Cascade hops. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

5 p.m. | Between the Barrels | Perennial Artisan Ales
At 5 p.m. 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. six Perennial Barrel-Aged beers and three Side Project Barrel-Aged beers will be tapped. Tickets are required and will go on sale at 3 p.m. the day of the event.

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Abita tap takeover | Market Pub House
Seven Abita beers and a special firkin will be on tap. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Local craft tap takeover | Flying Saucer
If you're looking for an event where you can go and try the most local beers, this is the place to go. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | Stone tap takeover | International Tap House in Soulard
Nine beers from Stone Brewing Co. will be on tap. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | Spiegelau Stout | International Tap House in Chesterfield
Come to Chesterfield, try the special Left Hand Brewing/Rogue Ales collaboration, and take the glass home! It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | Great Divide tap takeover | Three Kings Pub
Yeti, Oatmeal Yeti, Oak-Aged Yeti, Chocolate Oak-Aged Yeti, and Espresso Yeti will be on tap. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | Ska can night | Exit 6 Brewery
Come celebrate beer cans with Ska Modus, True Blonde, and Mexican Logger. If you buy a can, you'll get a free koozie. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | O'Fallon Brewry food & beer pairing | 2865 Brewhouse
Beer and food will be paired up by the chef. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Tacos, beer, & cocktails | Mission Taco
Femme Ferment and Mission Taco on Delmar are collaborating to host a night featuring tacos, drinks, and fun! It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Avery Heaven and Hell beer dinner | Llywelyn's Pub in Webster Groves
For a $60 ticket, you can try beer and food tastings.

WEDNESDAY

JULY 30

2 p.m. | Great Divide tap takeover | Everything Wine and Cigar Bar
This O'Fallon, Mo. bar will be serving Great Divide on tap. You'll even be able to keep the glass! It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

3 p.m. | 4 Hands Brewing Volume #2 release | 4 Hands Brewing Co.
This is the second release in the Wood Series. Stop by to try it on tap or from a bottle. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

3 p.m. | Barrel-Aged Blowout | Llywelyn's Pub in Webster Groves
All of the pub's taps will be devoted to big barrel-aged beers. The event is expected to be even bigger than last years! It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

4 p.m. | Anise-Aged Arch Nemesis release | Six Row Brewing Co.
Arch Nemesis Midnight will be released. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. | BBQ and Beer! | Wine and Cheese Place
Come taste some barbeque from Sugarfire Smoke House, paired with various beers. It's free to get in, but bring money for food or drinks.

5 p.m. | Sour tap takeover | Exit 6 Pub
Three sour beers from Exit 6 will be on tap, along with a cask of Watermelon Wheat. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | Six Row beer dinner | PW Pizza
For Six Row beers will be paired with food from PW Pizza. Tickets are $25.99 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 314-621-1996 for a reservation.

6 p.m. | Strange Invasion | International Tap House in the Central West End
iTap and Strange Donuts are collaborating for a beer and donut pairing. It's free to get in, but bring money for donuts and drinks.

6 p.m. | Avery tap takeover | Three Kings Pub
Come try some tasty beers infused with things like coffee and passion fruit. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | Special beer school | Cicero's
Learn about beer in this casual class. You can taste beers and win prizes. The class is free, but bring money for happy hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | O'Fallon Brewery Zeke's Pale Ale | Mike's Grill and Tap
Come try this dry-hopped firkin. If you get there early, you'll get a pint glass to take home. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Excel tap takeover | Shamrock's Pub & Grill
Excel's Flashbang, Hop Heist, IPA, and Southside Stout will be on tap. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Firestone Walker tap takeover | International Tap House in Chesterfield
Seven Firestone Walker Brewing beers will be on tap. It's free to get in, but bring money for drinks.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Lagunitas Brewery night | Flying Saucer
Lagunitas Brewing Co.'s IPA, Lil Sumpin' Extra, and Downtown Pale Ale will be on tap, and you'll even get to keep your mason jar pint. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

7 p.m. | Crown Valley Brewing night | Pin-Up Bowl
Blackberry and Strawberry ciders will be featured at the bowling alley this night. It's free to get in, but bring money for food, drinks, and bowling.

THURSDAY

JULY 31

2 p.m. | Abita tap takeover | Everything Wine and Cigar Bar
The O'Fallon, Mo. bar will only have Abita beers on tap, and you'll get to keep your glass. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

4 p.m. | Chinook Wet-Hop Red release | Six Row Brewing Co.
This limited-release Red was made with Chinook hops. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

4 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Schlafly Vertical Vintage Big Bottle tasting | 21st Street Brewers Bar
Come taste oak-aged Barley Wine & Bourbon Stout and a single-malt Scotch Ale. It's free to get in, but $20 to taste everything.

5 p.m. | Civil Life tap takeover | Cugino's Italian Grill & Bar
Civil Life beers will be sold for $3.50. It's free to get in.

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Deschutes Patio beer night | The Wolf Public House
In addition to Deschutes beer, come out to play games and win prizes.

6 p.m. | Great Divide tap takeover | Mission Taco Joint
Five Great Divide beers will be on tap, and paired with tacos for anyone interested. A brewery representative will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the beers.

6 p.m. | O'Fallon Sour Belgian Dark Strong release | Three Kings Pub
The rarest beer O'Fallon has ever produced will be on tap. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | Sour tap takeover | Hair of the Dog
Sour beers will be on tap at this downtown bar. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | Beer release Thursday | Perennial Artisan Ales
Little is known about this event, but it's sure to be a blast! It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drunks.

6 p.m. | Schlafly beer dinner | BC's Kitchen
Beer. Dinner. Need we say more? Reservations are required. Call 636-542-9090 to reserve a spot. Tickets are $60 per person.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Sierra Nevada/Bell's collaboration release | Flying Saucer
Mallard's Odyssey will be released, and beers from Sierra Nevada and Bells will be on tap. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Yoga Buzz STL | Schlafly Tap Room
All levels can participate in this one-hour yoga session. Bring your own mat, and stick around for the ultimate post-yoga relaxation: beer tasting! Tickets are $15 and include both yoga and beer.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Schlafly tap takeover | International Tap House in Chesterfield
Seven Schlafly beers will be on tap, and crew members will be around to chat. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

7 p.m. | Cathedral Square tap takeover | Cugino's Italian Grill & Bar
Come try Ave Maria 2013 and Ave Maria 2014, along with Bourbon Holy Moly. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

8 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Crown Valley Brewing night | Fallon's Pub
Blackberry Cider, Peachie Wheat, and Big Bison Ale will be on hand. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

FRIDAY

AUGUST 1

2 p.m. | St. Louis tap takeover | Everything Wine and Cigar Bar
Beers from around St. Louis, including pre-releases will be on tap. You can also keep your glass! It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Founders Backstage release | Wine and Cheese Place
Chad Atherton from Founders will be on hand to talk about and let you sample six beers. This event is free.

4 p.m. | Simcoe Arch Nemesis release | Six Row Brewing Co.
Come out and try the Arch Nemesis Midnight dry-hopped with Simcoe. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

4 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. | Buy the Stein night | Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
You'll have the chance to buy liter and half-liter steins. It's free to get in, but bring money for food, drink, and steins!

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Goose Island tasting | Wine and Cheese Place
Five Goose Island beers will be on tap. This event is free.

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Crown Valley Brewing night | Hyatt St. Louis Brewhouse
Crown Valley beers will be featured. Its' free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

5 p.m. | Tap room remix | Perennial Artisan Ales
There will be fun twists to old beers. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

5 p.m. | Founders Dissenter tapping | The Royale
The Imperial Pale Lager will be tapped, and Chad Atherton will be around to talk about it. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

5 p.m. | Bell's tap takeover | Exit 6 Pub
Hopsolution will be featured. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | 4 Hands tap takeover | Three Kings Pub
It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | O'Fallon Brewery's Zeke's Pale Ale | Flying Saucer
If you get there early, you'll get a glass to take home. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Ommegang tap takeover | Market Pub House
Five Ommegang beers will be on tap. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Crown Valley Brewing night | Cicero's
You can try Blackberry Cider, Big Bison Ale, and Gunslinger xxIPA. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

SATURDAY

AUGUST 2

9 a.m. | Kegs and Eggs | Quincy Street Bistro
Beer and eggs? Why not? It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

12 p.m. | 4th Annual Firkin Fest | International Tap House in Soulard
At least eight firkins will be on tap. It's free to get in, but bring money for drinks.

12 p.m. | Crown Valley Brewery tap takeover | Thurman Grill
Five Crown Valley beers will be on tap, and bison brats, hot dogs, and Reubens. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

12 p.m. | Punktoberfest release | Six Row Brewing Co.
Come try Six Row's fall seasonal. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Crown Valley sampling | Cost Plus World Market in Brentwood
Six Crown Valley beers will be featured. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

6 p.m. | Goose Island tap takeover | Three Kings Pub
Four-ounce samples of four Goose Island beers will be on tap. It's free to get in, but bring money for food and drinks.

SUNDAY

AUGUST 3

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. |Malt House Cellar tournament | 21st Street Brewers Bar
Get a team together and enter a tournament of billiards, darts, foosball, or shuffleboard. Entry is $80 per team, but you get a bucket of beer. To register, email andrew@21stbrew.com.

12 p.m. – 6 p.m. | 3rd Annual Schurcipefones Festival | Rooster South Grand
This is the newest restaurant from Dave Bailey. You can participate in beer sampling, games, a silent auction, and a raffle. Tickets are $25 online or $35 at the door, and will benefit Circus Flora Clowns on Call.

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