- Stout & Oyster Festival @ Schlafly BottleworksSchlafly Bottleworks, St. Louis, MO
Note: Different location than previous years! This is at the Bottleworks in Maplewood, NOT the Downtown West Schlafly Tap Room!
Schlafly is having their amazing annual Stout and Oyster Festival! Delicious beer, celebrity shuckers and more than 80,000 fresh oysters converge on St. Louis from both coasts. There’s no handy metaphor for the atmosphere created by 30 professional shuckers with live music as their backdrop and a selection of 15-plus Schlafly stouts including favorites and festival-exclusive styles.
It's FREE to attend, so you can mix and mingle with this year's shuckers as they do what they do best: shuck oysters. Take in the live music in the Shuckerdome and enjoy your favorite Schlafly stouts while trying some of the trials and experimentations. The Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest, and it should be an exciting 24rd year!
The parking lot at the Bottleworks will be closed off for pedestrians only and have tents with plenty of space for us to enjoy the event. Since there are tents this event is fun regardless of the weather! If you plan on driving, be prepared to park a couple blocks away and walk.
Although it is a two day event, I have chosen for us to attend on Saturday in the late afternoon into the evening. I may have put the times for 3 PM to 9 PM, but that doesn't mean you have to arrive on time or stay the entire time. The specialty stouts and the oysters can run out early, so if you feel you absolutely need either or both of those to complete your day, get there before 3 PM! Watch the comments for our location updates and post your own comments if you have trouble finding the group.
As more exact details are announced as we get closer to the date, I will post photos for band schedules, food options and pricing, and the general times the event is taking place on Friday and Saturday!
Don't miss out on one of the most unique events that St. Louis has to offer! See you there!
- 2024 Craft Beer Bike Ride #1 - St. Patrick's RideSt. Louis, St. Louis, MO
This year we will start and end in Forest Park with our first stop being the St. Patrick's Day parade in Dogtown!
This ride is ~11 miles with 1-3 miles between stops. This will cover a mixture of new destinations, favorite spots, and points of interest - hopefully you will discover a new place, path and/or meet new friends.
Here is an map of the tentative route. I'll post a downloadable GPS route closer to the event once I ride the the route and tweak it.
This is a social, no drop ride. We will stop to regroup if we get separated (at the top of a hill, through a traffic light, etc.). For those not biking, you are welcome to join us at our stops along the way!
The tentative itineary for the Sunday, March 17 ride is below:
- (10:15a-10:30a) Lower Muny Parking Lot - This is where we will meet up to start the ride. This is located in a perfect spot between our first and last stops and is usually completly empty. We will depart promptly at 10:30am.
- (10:45am - 12pm) Dogtown St. Patrick's Day Parade - We will avoid all the traffic and parking hassles by riding up through the park and watch the start of the parade from Turtle Park. Feel free to pack a cool beverage to enjoy for our stopover.
- (12:15pm-1:15pm) Modern Brewery - This has been a Craft Beer Society favorite since they opened their new location. This brewery with awesome food and great beer will be our lunch stop.
- (1:45pm-2:30pm) Blue Jay Brewing - This is one of the newest breweries in the St. Louis area that we have been looking forward to checking out.
- (2:45pm-??) Up Down - This is our last stop. They have a great selection of 50+ drafts and lots of arcade games to pass the time. They also have excellent pizza by the slice for those looking for a snack. It is only an 8 minute ride back to the Muny Parking Lot (mostly through Forest Park). Once we get to Up Down,we get there, we can decide if we want to ride back to the lot as one group or split up if some want to stay later vs. get back sooner.
We will post messages here during our stops if we are running ahead or behind schedule in case you want to meet up with us along the way.
Remember - bring a lock and a water bottle and wear green!
Important Notice: The safest way to ride is to not consume alcohol before or during any bide ride. If you choose to sample alcoholic beverages at any time during the ride, we recommend you take advantage of ½ pours or 3 oz samples sizes. We also encourage you to share any samples you order with others in the group. This ride is intended for us to check out some of the venues in the area and meet new friends. This is not a pub crawl, no one should ride a bike or drive a vehicle after more than a drink or two.