by Nancy Stiles
Our inaugural Q & Brew in the Lou celebration is officially less than a month away. We've got a killer lineup of breweries and barbecue masters, which will be enjoyed in air-conditioning, no less. Check out who will be there and find out how to score tickets after the jump.
4 Hands Brewing Company (1220 South Eigth Street; 314-436-1559) Alpha Brewing Company (1409 Washington Avenue; 314-651-0936) Boulevard Brewing Co. (2501 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City; 816-474-7095) Cathedral Square Brewery (314-805-3605) Charleville Brewing Co. (16937 Boyd Road, Ste. Genevieve; 573-756-4537) Crispin Hard Cider (1-800-648-0800) Excel Brewing Company (488 South Broadway, Breese, Illinois; 618-526-7159) Exit 6 Pub & Brewery (5505 Highway N, St. Charles; 636-244-4343) Ferguson Brewing Company (418 South Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-521-2220) Goose Island Beer Company (1800 West Fulton Street, Chicago; 1-800-466-7363) Granite City Food & Brewery (11411 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-432-3535) Griesedieck Brothers Brewery (314-966-6061) Kirkwood Station Brewing Company (105 East Jefferson, Kirkwood; 314-966-2739) William K. Busch Brewing Company (314-932-7911) The Modern Brewery (5231 Manchester Avenue) Morgan Street Brewery (721 North Second Street; 314-231-9970) O'Fallon Brewery (26 West Industrial Drive, Saint Charles; 636-474-2337) Schlafly (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337) Shock Top Beer (1-800-566-6424) Six Row Brewing Company (3690 Forest Park Avenue; 314-531-5600) Square One Brewery & Distillery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537) Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (4465 Manchester Avenue; 314-222-0143) St. Louis Wine & Beermaking (231 Lamp and Lantern Village, Chesterfield; 636-230-8277)
General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. That gets you unlimited beer tastings from 4 to 8 p.m. and a commemorative tasting glass. VIP tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door; you get early admission at 3 p.m., unlimited beer tastings, a private biergarten, VIP gift bag, food and specialty full-size pours of beer and wine. You can get your tickets here.
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