While New Orleans is my favorite place to eat oysters, I can’t always get down there when I have a hankering, which usually occurs in mid-March, right after Mardi Graw. Thank goodness for the Schlafly Stout & Festival. This year will be the 20th annual festival and it’s all going down the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd at the historic Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust).
Recently named one of CraftBeer.com’s Great Beer and Food Festivals of 2019, it is the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest. Schlafly flies in almost 80,000 oysters (overnight, to be the freshest possible) from both coasts; hosts 25 seasoned oyster shuckers to shuck oysters live all weekend long; and brews 10 stouts exclusively for the festival.
But, oysters aside, this is also a festival to celebrate stouts, the premier winter beer. As part of the festival, Schlafly is releasing the following 10 special stouts, just for this festival.
|American Dry Hopped Stout||German Dry Hopped Stout|
|Cherry Barrel Aged Stout||Pecan Barrel Aged Stout|
|Peanut Butter & Jelly Stout||S’more Stout|
|Kaldi’s Coffee Milk Stout||Kaldi’s Espresso Stout|
|Horseradish Stout||Tabasco Stout|