Schlafly’s annual fall festival ready to return for ‘Lucky’ 21st year

Time to HOP again folks!

Tickets for the 21st anniversary of the HOP In The City are now on sale. This year’s edition of St. Louis’ largest fall beer festival, is set for Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tasting portion from noon to 4 p.m.) at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust St.). Tickets can be purchased here now. Tickets are limited and expected to sell out in advance of the festival.

With over 40+ beers to try, guests can try everything from Schlafly’s award-winning seasonal favorites like Pumpkin Ale and Oktoberfest to the festival beer, Tropical Sour, a fruited foeder beer, brewed exclusively for the event.

Additional beers are organized by the categories of style. Highlights from each respective selection include: Fruit (Boysenberry Cider and Tropical Saison); Experimental (Gin Barrel Gruit and Lemon Lime Mead Spritzer); Lager (The Eagle Has Landed American Lager and Randall of ‘Mericah Lager); Traditional (Pale Ale and Kölsch); Hops (Hazy IPA and IPL); and Full-Bodied( Imperial Pumpkin Stout and S’mores Stout).

For the specialty tappings, four beers will rotate throughout the day.

“If anyone has attended HOP in the City, they know it’s one of my favorite events of the year,” said Founding Brewer Stephen Hale. Hale, known for elaborate HOP In The City costumes, will once again ring the ceremonial gong (in a different costume) to signal the start of a new specialty tapping.

“The festival showcases the expansive talents of our brewing team. It is one of the only opportunities to try almost every style that we brew at Schlafly Beer in one place, which includes everything from hopped-up IPAs and wood-aged beers to traditional ales and lagers.”

In addition to the extensive beer offerings, live music will be playing throughout the event: The Samurai 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and The Scandaleros from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. There will also be festival fare available for purchase and merchandise featuring HOP in the City’s new logo. This year, additional community vendors will also be at the event including: Tower Grove Park, STLFC, STL Aquarium, Volpi, APA, Watering Bowl and more.

Tasting tickets are available for $35 in advance and $40 day of and include unlimited Schlafly Beer samples with commemorative tasting glass and full access to the festival grounds. All are welcome to attend and additional beers will be available for purchase for individuals who do not wish to do the tasting experience. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the tasting portion is from noon to 4 p.m. To learn more, visit here.

 

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