ST. LOUIS — Let it be known throughout the land - for lovers of craft beer, there is no better week of the year than the eight days of the St. Louis Craft Beer Week.

This year's #STLCBW begins Friday, July 27 and runs through August 4.

The week celebrates not only the men and women who craft the beer, but those who bottle it, distribute it, sell it, pour it, and of course drink it. More than 100 events are planned including events at local breweries, bottle shops, brewpubs, restaurants, and grocery stores every day during the week.

Click here for a complete Event Calendar

Among the highlight events, the grand opening of St. Louis's newest brewpub HopCat, in University City along the Delmar Loop. Make sure you get yourself some of those 'crack fries."

With so many events to choose from, it's best to plan ahead. To make that planning easier, you have a couple of great options. First, the new mobile app that puts the information you need to enjoy all that STLCBW has to offer in the palm of your hand. You can download both from either ITunes or the Google Play store.

Events to Consider

With over 118 beer related events to choose from, it can feel a bit overwhelming. Here are a few of the events we recommend that you and your friends or family can enjoy no matter how much or little you know or care about beer.

July 27

St. Louis & Clark Expedition

Brew Hub and Toppling Goliath Brewery will tap the St. Louis & Clark Expedition collaboration beer with all proceeds to support Missouri water shed conservation. Free commemorative glass for the first 100 people. Join us from 4:00 pm until the river runs dry. 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

Brew Hub Taproom

5656 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110

Mothers Brewing Pin & Pizza Event

Mothers Brewing will be featuring unique and brewery only beers, including a specialty pin for guests. Pizza will also be provided while supplies last. 5:00 pm - 07:00 pm

International Tap House - Chesterfield

161 Long Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005

1st Annual Bottle Shop Bottle Share

Your two favorite bottleshops, Saint Louis Hop Shop and Gezellig, are joining forces to bring you one fantastic summer evening in the park! Join us from 5:30-8:30 on Friday, July 27th at the Old Carriage Shelter (Main Drive, just east of Center Cross) in Tower Grove Park for a community building bottleshare benefiting Mission: St. Louis.