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St. Louis Craft Beer Week returns this weekend

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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - In the shadow of the world's largest brewer, craft beer lovers will celebrate a different kind of brew this week.

The nine day event that is St. Louis Craft Beer Week celebrates the history and diversity of beer.

A number of local breweries are collaborating with restaurants in St. Louis for food pairings, tap takeovers, and other cool events all designed to highlight the awesomeness of craft beer.

MAP: Find a craft brewery near you

On Thursday night, there's a special screening of the new movie 'Crafting a Nation' at Urban Chestnut Brewery. Part of the film was shot here in St. Louis.

And look for a ton of special releases from some of your favorite breweries this week, along with special events:

SATURDAY, JULY 27
Kakao Collaboration Beer Release - Alpha Brewing Company
Charleville, Cathedral Square, and Exit 6 Collaboration - Exit 6
B33r and Brats - 33 Wine Bar
Cellar Day - Six Row
Midwest Belgian Beer Festival - Perennial Artisan Ales
Brewer's Table - O'Fallon Brewing
Schlafly and Crown Valley Tap Takeover - Hair of the Dog
Boulevard Tap Takeover - Three Kings Pub

SUNDAY, JULY 28
O'Fallon Brewery Pumpkin Release - Friendly's Sports Bar
Cervezas con Huevos - Milagro Modern Mexican
Deschutes Birthday Bash - Handlebar
Herbst Memorial Symposium - Schlafly Bottleworks
Brewer's Table, Six Row Brewing - Flying Saucer

MONDAY, JULY 29
4 Hands Alter Ego Black IPA Firkin - Llywelyn's Pub (Webster/St. Charles/Wildwood)
Chinook Wet-Hopped Sour Barrel Aged DIPA Release - Six Row Brewing
O'Fallon Brewery Vanilla Bourbon Pumpkin Firkin Release - International Tap House (CWE)
Perennial Beer Dinner - Pastaria
Illinois Beer Dinner - The Libertine
4 Hands Tap Takeover - International Tap House (Soulard)
Avery Tap Takeover - Three Kings Pub
Anniversary 3 Way - SOHA Bar and Grill

TUESDAY, JULY 30
Class of 88 Release Party - Llywelyn's Pub (Webster)
Baumann's Bacon Porter Cask Release - Six Row Brewing
4 Hands Brewing Volume 1 Release - 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Firestone Walker Tap Takerover - Crafty Chameleon
Schlafly Tap Takeover - Handlebar
Lagunitas Keep the Growler Night - Exit 6 Pub
Cathedral Square Beer Pairing - Cugino's
An Evening Between Barrels - Perennial Artisan Ales
Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada IPA Keep the Glass - International Tap House (Chesterfield, Soulard, CWE)
Brewer's Table, Urban Chestnut - Flying Saucer
Sour Tap Takeover - Hair of the Dog

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
Punktoberfest Release - Six Row Brewing
O'Fallon Brewery Pumpkin Release - Mike's Tap & Grill
4 Hands Brewing Tap Takeover - Llywelyn's Pub (Wildwood)
Colorado Tap Takeover - Llywelyn's Pub (St. Charles)
Barrel-Aged Blowout - Llywelyn's Pub (Webster)
New Belgium Fat Tire Firkin Release - Tripel Brasserie
Goose Island Beer Dinner - Circle 7 Taphouse & Grill
Goose Island Tap Takeover - International Tap House (Chesterfield)
Perennial Tap Takeover - International Tap House (CWE)
Cicero's Special Beer School - Cicero's
Schlafly Bourban Barrel Imperial Stout Vertical - Three Kings Pub
Brewer's Table, 4 Hands Brewing Co. - Flying Saucer
Introduction to Excel Brewing - Fortune Teller Bar

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
New Belgium Fat Tire Firkin Release - Tripel Braserie
Six Row Citra Dry-Hopped Red Eye Cask - Llywelyn's Pub (Wildwood)
O'Fallon Brewery Pumpkin Release - Llyelyn's Pub (St. Charles)
National IPA Day - Six Row Brewing
Avery Tap Takeover - Everything Wine and Cigar
Cathedral Square Beer Pairing - Basso
Cathedral Square Tap Takeover - Hendricks BBQ
Hot Spot Beer Dinner - Llywelyn's Pub (Webster)
Great Divide Tap Takeover - International Tap House (Chesterfield)
Avery Tap Takeover - International Tap House (Soulard)
Brewer's Table, Perennial Artisan Ales - Flying Saucer
Stone Tap Takeover - Cicero's
Beer and Cheese Pairing Spectacular - Schlafly Tap Room
Crafting a Nation screening - Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
Sour Barrel Aged Export Stout Release - Six Row Brewing
4 Hands Keep the Pint - Llywelyn's Pub (St. Charles)
Avery Mini Tap Takeover - Llywelyn's Pub (Wildwood)
Buy the Stein Night - Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
Firkin Fest Preview - International Tap House (Chesterfield)
O'Fallon Brewery Pumpkin Release - Nick's Pub
Patio Can Kick-Off - Atomic Cowboy
Deschutes Beer Tasting - Wine and Cheese Place
Tap Room Remix - Perennial Artisan Ales
Lagunita's Tap Takeover - Llywelyn's Pub (Webster)
Stone Brewer Meet and Greet - Exit 6 Pub
Brewer's Table, Schlafly - Flying Saucer
Great Divide Tap Takeover - Three Kings Pub
St. Louis Craft Beer Hootenanny - Off Broadway
4 Hands Tap Takeover - Hair of the Dog
Meet the Brewer, Stone Brewing Co. - International Tap House (CWE)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Kegs and Eggs - Quincy Street Bistro
3rd Annual Firkin Fest - International Tap House (Soulard)
Summit Tap Takeover and Cask - Llywelyn's Pub (St. Charles)
New Belgium Blended Firkin Release - Llywelyn's Pub (Webster)
Brewer's Table, The Civil Life - Flying Saucer
Laughs and Drafts - The Dubliner
O'Fallon Brewery Pumpkin Release - Cugino's, International Tap House (Soulard)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
2nd Annual Schurcipefones Beer Festival - Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar

Some of these events require tickets.  For ticket information, visit St. Louis Craft Beer Week's website.

RELATED LINKS
- Part of 'Crafting a Nation' shot in St. Louis
- Which states consume the most beer?
- Build a brewery, urban revival will come
- The craft beer boom in St. Louis

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