8 breweries making variants on one stout recipe for St. Charles County Beer Week

In case you have not noticed, St. Charles and St. Charles County has more than overcome the old adage that it was a craft beer desert. In fact, it is fair to say that the area is not just exploding, but is now a fixture among destination beer lovers, looking for an adventure that won’t take them ‘out’ of town.

Right now, the area boasts eight established breweries, each creating and brewing their own unique beers and creating their own unique identities. But for one week, starting April 23rd, these eight beer makers will come together to celebrate their craft and show off what they do best.

Interestingly enough, St. Charles County Craft Beer Week, will not focus solely on craft beer, but rather a showcase of fun things to do in St. Charles County while enjoying a locally made, hand-crafted beer.  Other SCCBW events include a Katy Trail Bike Ride (Good News Brewing), a Mac & Cheese Cook-Off (Shamrock’s Pub & Grill), and a Disc Golf Tournament at Quail Ridge Park in Wentzville, just to name a few. You can keep up to date on all SCCBW events at its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/stccbw 

That said, the beer highlight of the week will be that each of the eight St. Charles County breweries are brewing a stout using the same recipe, and then adding their own unique twist.  The breweries are releasing these stouts on different days so you can sample them at each venue.

St. Charles County Breweries: 

Exit 6 Brewery in Cottleville – exit6brewery.com

Friendship Brewing in Wentzville – friendshipbrewco.com

Good News Brewing in O’Fallon & Defiance – goodnewsbrewing.com

Missouri Beer Company in O’Fallon – mobeerco.com

Petrichor Brewing in O’Fallon – petrichorbeer.com

Third Wheel Brewing in St. Peters – thirdwheelbrewing.com

Trailhead Brewing in St. Charles – trailheadbrewing.com

Two Plumbers Brewery & Arcade in St. Charles – twoplumbers.com

Schedule for Stout Releases:

Tuesday, April 23 – Trailhead – Pale Stout

Wednesday, April 24 – Exit 6 – Donut Stout

Wednesday, April 24 – Friendship – Chocolate Coffee Vanilla Stout

Wednesday, April 24 – Petrichor – TBD

Thursday, April 25 – Two Plumbers – Chocolate & Chipotle Stout

Friday, April 26 – Third Wheel – Neapolitan Stout

Friday, April 26 – Good News – Peanut Butter Stout

Saturday, April 27 – Missouri Beer Company – Cookies & Cream Stout

On Tuesday, April 23, BeerSauce Shop www.beersauceshop.com will host a beer and barbeque pairing. More details including price and beer lineup will be released via their social media.

On Saturday, April 27, Shamrock’s Pub & Grill will host a Mac & Cheese Cook-Off, and members of the St. Charles Craft Beer community will compete to see who makes the best Mac & Cheese.  More details to follow.

The week wraps up on Sunday, April 28, with a Disc Golf Tournament at Quail Ridge Park in Wentzville.  Each brewery will be featured at a different hole, so consider this your chance to meet all of them.  Participating teams will receive select beer samples, a custom SCCBW disc, beer in the pavilion after the event, and dozens of prizes.  Scores will be flighted, so anyone can win!  All this plus bragging rights for only $30 per player.  Early birdie pricing is $25 per player if you sign up and pay on or before April 21.  Spots are limited, so register soon.  You can join the fun by signing up at a participating St. Charles County brewery or at Shamrocks Pub & Grill (cash only).

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