Midwest Belgian Beer Fest


We’ve had a lot of different beer festivals in St. Louis. We’ve had festivals celebrating local craft beer, we’ve had festivals featuring just firkins, but I don’t believe we’ve ever had a festival like Perennial Artisan Ales is putting on. I’m happy to announce that one of the kick-off events for the 2012 St. Louis Craft Beer Week will be the first Belgian Beer Festival in St. Louis.

Titled the Midwest Belgian Beer Fest, this special event will feature 30 different breweries from across the United States. Running from 3:00PM-7:00PM on Saturday, July 28th, the Midwest Beer Fest will be hosting breweries pouring some of their best Belgian-style beers.

What does your $35 ticket get you? Well, not only will it get you a special tasting glass, but also unlimited pours from the following breweries:

-Perennial: IPA #2 (Belgian IPA), Belgian Blonde with Yellowtree Farms Cherry Plums, Quad, Flanders with Raspberries; Collaboration with Scratch: Saison with rose root, goldenseal, and wild ginger root; plus kegs from Jim’s R&D stash: Sour Ginger Gruit/Southside Blond blend with lemon peel, Sour Dubbel with tart cherries, Brett saison dry-hopped with Amarillo
-2nd Shift: Katy, Hibiscus Wit
-4 Hands: Pyrus, Prunus
-Urban Chestnut: Witbier
-Exit 6: Cit-Trip (Citra-hopped Tripel)
-Crown Valley: Big Bison Ale
-Cathedral Square: Belgian White, Abbey Ale, Belgian IPA
-Square One: Spicy Blonde, Abbey Grand Cru
-Six Row: Baleine (wheat ale with Saison yeast)
-Morgan Street: Sour Cherry Belgian-Style Lager
-Kirkwood Station: Belgian Witte, Big Five-Oh Saison
-Buffalo Brewing: 50.1 Saison
-Schlafly: Biere de Garde
-Charleville: Box of Chocolate, A Dozen Roeselare (Saison brewed with Rosehips & lavender, fermented with Roeselare)
-Goose Fulton: Fleur
-Goose Clybourn: Devlin (Luciana aged in Eval Williams barrel with Brett Lambicus)
-Tallgrass: Velvet Rooster
-Free State: TBA
-Revolution: Coup d’Etat Saison, Belgian Pale Ale
-Half Acre: BA Dripping Saison (Saison aged in Pinot Noir barrel with Brett and Lacto)
-West Mountain: Saison, Belgian Pale Ale
-New Belgium: Transatlantique Kriek
-Boulevard: Zon, Tank 7, Saison Brett
-Avery: Nineteen
-Nebraska: Hop God, Infinite Wit
-Great Divide: TBA
-Haymarket: Rubber Monkey (Belgo IPA with wheat, dry-hopped with Citra), Angry Birds (Belgo IPA dry-hopped with Amarillo)
-Rolling Meadows: TBA
-Brugge: TBA
-Green Flash: Le Freak

I’m also told that Scratch Brewing will be on-hand to sample out some test batches as they gear up to open their new brewery. Tickets will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, June 20th at Perennial. And as a special treat, the first 100 tickets will have access to a special after party featuring some exciting beers including 2nd Shift Katy, Green Flash Le Freak, and Goose Island Lolita.

Cost: $35



phaleslu 7/16/2012
Hey, to all the RBians I haven’t met coming to this thing, be sure to say hi! I’ll be the handsome guy there.
zuke 6/25/2012
Sounds like a great time!

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