New location, new breweries, new glassware, new poster | 2018 Heritage Festival is ready to rock

St. Louis, which was recently named the nations’ “best beer scene” by USA Today, is gearing up to host its premier beer event, The 12th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival. Heritage Festival is the apex of the local festival scene, and honors and celebrates the rich traditions of St. Louis, a city built on brewing.

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New for 2018, Heritage Festival is returning to its roots in Forest Park, where the first festival in 2007 featured just 7 brewers.  The central scenic panorama that is the Grand Basin is where thousands will enjoy hundreds of styles of beer from more than 50 greater St. Louis area breweries and homebrew clubs, great food, music and more.

Forest Park will provide a relaxed and idyllic setting along the water where fair-goers will find the sun shining and the beer flowing as St. Louis’ finest beermakers offer beer geeks a chance to check a brew off the beer bucket list, or try something new and out of their comfort zone.  Try several different styles of beer from simple pale ales to flavorful lagers. Want to know more about fruit-forward sours? This is the place.

Along with experimental beers, collaboration brews, and special tappings – a featured highlight this year will be a Cask Mini-Festival curated by the Saint Louis Hop Shop featuring more than a dozen one-off casks from local breweries to pour.

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The Brewers

Participating breweries pouring this year include (with more still to announce):

  • 2nd Shift
    • Ratsalad DIPA
    • Bridget Foeder Beer
    • Hibiscus Wit Bier
    • Brut IPA (Transient Artisan Ales Collab)
  • 4204 Main Street Brewing Co.
  • Anheuser-Busch Homebrewers Group
  • Anheuser-Busch Research Pilot Brewery
  • Augusta Brewing Co.
  • Big Muddy Brewing Co.
  • Bluewood Brewing Co.
  • Brewminati Homebrew Club
  • Cathedral Square
    • White Ale
    • Heavenly Honey Razz
  • Center Ice Brewing
  • Charleville Brewing Co.
  • Civil Life Brewing
  • Crown Valley Brewery & Distillery
  • Earthbound Beer
  • East Side Brewers HBC
  • Excel Brewing Company
    • Flash Bang
    • 4 More Years
    • Piasa Pilsner
    • Forbidden Island.
  • Exit Six Pub & Brewery
  • Ferguson Brewing Co.
    • Peach Wheat
    • Crikey! Tropical IPA
    • Bavarian Wheatwine
  • Garage Brewers Society
  • Griesedieck Bros.
  • Good News Brewing Co.
  • Heavy Riff Brewing Co.
  • Hopskeller Brewing Company
  • Jackson Street BrewCo.
  • Kirkwood Station Brewing Co.
  • Main & Mill Brewing Co.
  • Mark Twain Brewing Co.
    • Huck’s Habanero Apricot Wheat
    • Rambler’s Red
  • Melvin Brewing Co
  • Missouri Beer Company
  • Morgan Street Brewery
  • Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
  • O’Fallon Brewing Company
  • Peel Brewing Co.
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
    • Static Electricity
    • Pil
    • PRISM: mosaic
    • Saison de Lis
  • Point Labaddie Brewery
  • Public House Brewing Co.
  • Recess Brewing
  • Rockwell Beer Co.
  • Schlafly Beer
  • Six Mile Bridge Beer
  • Square One Brewery & Distillery
  • St. Louis Brews  Homebrew Club
  • Steampunk Brew Works
  • Stubborn German Brewing Co.
  • The Ferm Homebrew Club
  • The OG: Women’s Craft Beer Collective
  • The Old Bakery Beer Company
  • Third Wheel Brewing
    • Broken Arm Blonde with Apricot,
    • No Pun IPA
    • Going Once, Going Twice Berliner Weisse
  • Time in a Barrel Brewing
  • Tin Mill Brewing Co.
  • Trailhead Brewing Company
  • Twisted Roots
  • Two Plumbers Brewery + Arcade
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
    • BAP; Kolsch
    • Big Shark; Lemon Radler
    • Prickly Pear Ku’damm Bock; Berliner Weisse Bock w/Prickly Pear
  • William K Busch Brewing Company.

The Poster

Signed copies of the new “Breweries of Greater St. Louis Poster” will be available at the 2018 St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival on July 14th.

The Glassware

Food & Fun

Of course, one can’t live on beer alone. Heritage Festival will welcome five food trucks serving up various cuisines for you to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs and snacks and turn Heritage Festival into St. Louis’ largest picnic, with plenty of lawn games, cornhole, and even life-sized beer pong to play as you enjoy the best beer in the city.

Event Information

WHEN: July 14 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Forest Park Grand Basin
TICKETS: General Admission is $40.00
Designated Driver tickets will be sold the day of the event for $5 at the gate for those accompanying GA ticket holders. All GA ticket holders will receive a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited samples.

 

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