City Museum celebrating beer all September long! Here’s what to know

City Museum celebrating beer all September long! Here’s what to know

I have to admit, I haven’t been to the City Museum in a solid decade. I also have to admit that as a seasoned empty nester with kids off to college, the idea of heading downtown to the City Museum is not something I have thought about. But, that said, after spending $12 to $15 a beer at a recent music festival, I am all about finding value for my beer dollar, and today I learned the City Museum may be where to find that value.

Starting Friday, September 1, and running each weekend during the month, the City Museum is inviting beer lovers to come down for the month-long celebration of International and Craft Beer Month.

The Deal

Each weekend, The City Museum is highlighting a different beer theme, which will also include related food and entertainment. To navigate the themes, they are selling beer passports for $20 which includes six 4-oz samples and a souvenir glass.

What you need to know

While the beer passport costs $20.00 and can be used each weekend while samples remain in supply, patrons will need to purchase a single-day ticket to gain entrance to the museum. Single-day tickets range from $18 (after 5 p.m.) to $20 (all day), plus tax. That math may not sound like the value I said I was looking for, but hold my beer.

I’m no math wizard, but if you are possibly planning on attending all, or more than one weekend, based on the beer calendar I list below, you may want to consider purchasing a Gold Member Pass. I’m not pushing season passes, but value is value, so for basically $40.00 due to a special they happen to be running right now, I figure I can save half on admission this year, and if this event happens again next year, I’m drinking beer on house money, minus purchasing a new passport next year. Are you following my logic?

Enough math. What about the beer?

Enough about money. You do you, but here is the lineup for what they will be offering. You’ll find a solid mix of both local and national beer on hand.



Labor Day Weekend
September 1 – 4

Enjoy classic brews America knows and loves. Indulge on treats for purchase, such as Turkey Legs, Chicken Wings, and Corn on the Cob.

The selection of Summer Sendoff Beers and American Ales captures the essence of sun-soaked days and easygoing evenings.  These brews pay homage to the vibrant energy of summer, offering a delicious sendoff before the cooler weather sets in.

Featuring brews by: 4 Hands, Schlafly, Crane, Glutenberg, Heavy Roff, Main & Mill, Maplewood, Narrow Gauge, Neff, Piney RIver, Third Wheel, Alpha and Old Bakery.

Event Hours & Entertainment

Friday, 4 – 9 pm: DJ Matt Sawicki
Saturday, 3 – 7 pm: Classic rock bops by The Forestwood Boys
Sunday & Monday, 11 am – 5:30 pm: DJ Matt Sawicki


September 8 – 10

Transition into the heart of fall with a showcase of Oktoberfest beers, steeped in tradition and brimming with character. Sip on the malt-forward profiles that embody the warmth and togetherness of the season’s festivities.

These German-inspired delights are a perfect match for the changing leaves and the camaraderie that defines autumn. Snack on foods such as sausage and tots.

Featuring beers and cider from: Woodchuck, 4 Hands, Schlafly, Sudwerk, Michelob, Becks, KC Bier, Maplewood, Narrow Gauge, Bluewood, Alpha Brewing, Civil Life, Six Mile, UBCB and Old Bakery.

Event Hours & Entertainment

Friday, 4 – 9 pm: German renditions by The Bog Rattlers
Saturday, 3 – 7 pm: World music by The Greenwood Trio
Sunday, 11 am – 5:30 pm: Live music


September 15-17

For those seeking deeper, more indulgent flavors, City Museum has classic Stouts. Immerse yourself in the velvety embrace of rich, dark brews, featuring notes of roasted coffee, chocolate, and hints of smokiness. These stouts are a tribute to coziness and contemplation, inviting you to savor the complexities of the colder months.

Eats will include Shepherd’s Pie Kabobs.

Featuring beers from: Six Mile Bridge, Murphy’s, Smithwicks, 4 Hands, Guinness, Big Muddy, Bluewood, Glutenberg, Heavy Riff, KC Bier, Maplewood, Prairie Bomb, Third Wheel, Six Mile, Public House, Alpha, Harp, Magners, Murphy’s, and UCBC.

Event Hours and Entertainment
Friday, 4 pm – 9 pm: Triur Musical Project
Saturday, 3 pm-7 pm: The Greenwood Trio
Sunday, 11 am-5:30 pm: DJ Whiz


September 22 – 24

Journey south of the border with the captivating allure of Mexican Ales. Experience the fusion of traditional brewing techniques with vibrant ingredients, resulting in a medley of flavors that range from subtly spiced to refreshingly tangy. These ales transport you to sun-drenched landscapes and the festive spirit of Mexico.

Easy eats include taquitos and flautas.

Featuring Cerveza from: Victoria, Modelo, Dos Equis, Tecate, Bohemia, Sol, Broadway, Main & Mills, Piney River, and Alpha.

Event Hours & Entertainment
Friday, 4 pm – 9 pm: DJ Fonzo
Saturday, 3 pm – 4 pm: The Mariachi Nuevo Azteca
Saturday, 4 pm – 7 pm: DJ Fonzo
Sunday, 11 am – 5:30 pm: DJ Fonzo

City Museum is located at 750 N. 16th St., St. Louis, MO 63103.

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