St. Louis Craft Beer Week wraps up this weekend, and there are still a few events for beer-lovers to check out. Pair beer with French macarons, break naan at the Great Muslim Food Festival or head to a country fair in the heart of Tower Grove Park.
"Join us the first Friday of every month for music, shopping and drinks! Grab your co workers, friends or family! Perry Woods will be strumming the guitar. Our Beer Garden will be serving up $3 drafts, $4 wines and $5 cocktails! The Bud Shop will also be outside for all your shopping needs!" From 3 to 7pm.
"Join the staff of Perennial Artisan Ales in our tasting room for an evening of eight "remixed" one-off beers created by our brewers exclusively for this event & a specialty food menu!" From 4 to 11pm.
Join 2nd Shift Brewing and Tipsy Goat for their third annual macaron and beer pairing celebrating Craft Beer Week. Tipsy Goat will be pairing four macarons with four of 2nd Shift's Beers: Raspberry La Collina Saison buttercream with a fresh beer soaked raspberry center paired with 2nd Shift's Raspberry La Collina saison; saison-infused white chocolate ganache with a touch of honey and lavender petals paired with 2nd Shift's Lemon & Lavender Saison; stout and chocolate buttercream with a touch of coffee paired with 2nd Shift's Vintage Port Barrel Aged Black Noise Imperial Stout; and mixed berry and beer-infused floral buttercream paired with 2nd Shift's Beer #1 wild/sour ale. From 5 to 9pm or sold out. No tickets required; food and drink available for purchase.
Shop Out Hunger Day with Operation Food Search
"Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, will host its 9th annual Shop Out Hunger Day on Sat., Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The region-wide food drive is held to restock the shelves of both its distribution center located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. and its 220 community partner agencies. Volunteers will be staffed outside of more than 140 locally owned grocery stores – including Dierbergs, Schnucks, and Straub’s – collecting non-perishable food items and donations that will stay in each store’s community. OFS teams up with numerous community partners including Franklin County Hunger Task Force, Jefferson County Hunger Task Force, St. Charles Community Council, and area food pantries across 12 counties."
"Cool off with Schlafly and St. Louis Craft Beer Week at The Cheshire St. Louis Pool Party on Saturday, August 3 from 12 - 4 PM. Stop by the Schlafly Cabana for samples and swag and order your Schlafly favorites from the bar." From noon to 4pm.
"Celebrate the start of a new school year with an end of summer barbecue at Cinder House on Sunday, August 4th. This family friendly event will include live music, a rockwell beer company tap-takeover at the outdoor bar, outdoor games on the Sky Terrace and barbecue favorites that include grilled meats, ceviche, fresh salads and more. Tickets are $50 per person, $20 per child (ages 5-12) and free for children four and younger. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Call 314-881-5759 for reservations."
"Join us for St. Louis' 3rd Annual, "Great Muslim Food Festival" held at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. American Muslims are one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse religious community in America. That diversity is celebrated through the thousands of unique food dishes cooked right here in our city. We invite you to celebrate with the Muslim community, break naan, and have fun! Shopping at the International Bazaar: Area restaurants, local businesses, and non-profits will be selling delicious foods, clothing, henna art, and other unique items at the Bazaar. If you enjoy shopping, eating, and learning about others then this is an experience you do not want to miss. Oh yea, bring the kids! The festival will include tons of children's activities, games, and competitions to keep your kids entertained." From 11am to 6:30pm.
"Join us for St Louis Craft Beer Weeks 3rd annual Beer Olympics! Teams of 4 will compete in a mix of Games and Challenges: bags tournament, dodgeball tournament, stein holding, giant Jenga and beer gauntlet. Gather your team and meet us at the brewery Sunday August 4th 1-5pm. There will be plenty of cold beer and smash burgers." From 1 to 5pm. Register here.
"4 Hands Brewing Company and Grace Meat + Three are bringing back the County Fair to the city at Tower Grove Park on Sunday, August 4th. This FREE, family-friendly event will feature some of St. Louis’ finest showcasing their approaches on traditional county fair provisions. This year joining us – Peacemaker, Farmhaus, Seoul Taco, Ice’s Plain & Fancy, Strange Donuts & Scoops Water Ice - each providing their own spin on County Fair Classics! 4 Hands Brewery will feature pie inspired beers! We will have free family friendly activities including face painting, balloon animals, a fire truck water feature & live animals from Rolling Lawns Farms & Such & Such Farms! Don’t miss a photo opportunity at our Kissing Booth with adoptable dogs from Stray Rescue. Take home some flowers from Rudy’s Flower Truck or visit one of our other merchandise vendors – everything from jewelry, dog treats, t-shirts & more! All entertainment is free, food and beverages are available for purchase." From noon to 5pm.