70 plus brewers, 600 beers highlight the 24th annual Microfest

Your Spring beer calendar is probably filling up fast, but please do what you must to make room for one of my favorite events. St. Louis Microfest is one of this beer town’s premiere festivals and it’s coming up.

One of the few festivals that has the range to run multiple days is. Microfest. The 24th Annual St. Louis Microfest is this May 3rd and 4th on the Upper Muny Parking lot inside beautiful Forest Park!

St. Louis Microfest has three tasting sessions over the course of two days! The event features live music during every session, over 600 beers to sample from, Brewer’s Olympics, and the MicroRun!

Drinking For A Cause
For all the beer you’ll be consuming, know beforehand in case you forget, that you’re making an investment in a good cause.  All proceeds from St. Louis Microfest go to benefit Lift For Life Gym. Since 1988, Lift For Life Gym has been providing St. Louis’ inner-city youth with positive alternatives to drug abuse, violence, and gang involvement.

Join us at the 24th Annual St. Louis Microfest this May 3rd and 4th on the Upper Muny Parking lot inside beautiful Forest Park! This event is one of St. Louis’ largest craft beer tasting festival and the largest fundraiser for local non-profit Lift For Life Gym.

St. Louis Microfest has three tasting sessions over the course of two days! The event features live music during every session, over 600 beers to sample from, Brewer’s Olympics, and the MicroRun! Tickets are on sale and going fast.

The Beer
The numbers of brewers attending Microfest continue to astound and have made this festival one of St. Louis’ biggest on pure beer selection alone.  The 125 expected at this year’s event are a combination of returning veterans as well a good number of rookies.

“St. Louis Microfest has been around for 24 years now so it has made a name for itself and reputation of being one of the larger craft beer festivals in the city,” said Lauren Sauer of Lift For Life Gym. “For this reason, we attract newer breweries that are getting ready to open or have just recently open.  It’s a great opportunity for those breweries to get their product in consumer’s hands in mass quantities.”

But at its core, the reason so many breweries give up their time and product for Microfest is simply the cause.

I think the other reason it’s well attended by breweries is that it’s a fundraiser for a local non-profit. “We’re so thankful for the support of all of these breweries, they’re helping make our community a better place and helping the many youths we serve,” said Sauer.

Welcome to the VIP Experience!

One of the best ways to experience Microfest is via the VIP Adventure.  Enjoy limited releases, rare craft brews and special releases not available with general admission from a variety of other local and national breweries including:

  • Bent River Brewing Company
  • Blackberry Farm Brewing
  • Omnipollo Brewing
  • Off Color Brewing
  • Fat Orange Cat Brewing
  • Crown Valley Brewing and Distilling
  • Evil Twin Brewing
  • Public House Brewing Company
  • Modern Brewing Company

You’ll also be treated to a one-plate dinner by Mission Taco along with a spread of mouthwatering treats! Enjoy all of this in a private, hospitality tent. You’ll be comfortable no matter the weather. Tickets for VIP are $60.00.

Participating Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

Not all of the participating breweries will be available at each session.  Please scroll down to find a list of what breweries will be available at each session.

  • Six Mile Bridge
  • Odell Brewing
  • Earthbound Brewing
  • Brooklyn Brewing
  • Funkwerks
  • Stubborn German Brewing
  • Sudwerk Brewing Company
  • Minglewood
  • Truly Hard Cider
  • Bent River Brewing Company
  • Pinckney Bend Distillery
  • Bur Oak Brewing Company
  • Eylsian Brewing
  • East Side Brewers
  • Mackenzie Brewing Co.
  • Main & Mill Brewing Company
  • Mother’s Brewing Company
  • Stumpy’s Distillery
  • Regional Pilot Brewery
  • Peel Brewing Company
  • Old Bakery Beer
  • Friendship Brewing Company
  • JStreet Brew Co.
  • 4204 Main Street Brewing Company
  • Wild Sun Winery
  • Excel Brewing Company
  • Center Ice Brewery
  • St. Louis Brewminati
  • Brew Hub
  • Schlafly
  • Marathon Brewing Company
  • Twisted Roots
  • St. Louis Brews
  • Square One Brewery and Distillery
  • Garage Brewing Society
  • After Hours Beer
  • Central State Brewing
  • Crane Brewing
  • Against The Grain Brewery
  • Mark Twain Brewing Company
  • Glutenberg
  • T.W. Pitchers’
  • Stem Ciders
  • Maplewood Brewing
  • Boulevard Brewing Co.
  • Crown Valley Brewing and Distilling
  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider
  • Samual Adams
  • Stillwater Artisanal
  • Evil Twin Brewing
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider
  • O’Fallon Brewery
  • Civil Life Brewing Company
  • Public House Brewing Company
  • 4 Hands Brewing Company
  • Sante Fe Brewing Co.
  • Left Hand Brewing Company
  • Founders Brewing
  • Guinness
  • Leinenkugel’s
  • Blue Moon
  • Exit Six
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
  • Granite City Brewery
  • Destihl Brewery
  • 2nd Shift Brewing
  • Kraftig Brewing
  • Goose Island

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