by Nancy Stiles
Craft Beer Week is wrapping up, so do your best to hit one of the many events this weekend if you've been stuck at work. It might rain this weekend, but hopefully we'll still be able to get out to a farmers' market or even SLAM's film series. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump.
Friday (Aug. 1):
"Things are getting crazy at Perennial for the annual tap remix. Enjoy your favorite Perennial brews with a twist. There will be the Woodside with blueberries, lemon zest and brettanomyces, Saison de Radler, the World-Famous Tommel (Double Dry-hopped Hommel), Pecan Pie Imperial Stout, IPA #9 with mango, plus two cocktails made with Perennial. Try the Kyoto White Russian (BA Sump Kyoto, vodka and cream) or the Goserita on the Rocks (Goserita, Triple Sec and tequila). The remix starts at 9 p.m. Admission is free, with food and drink available for purchase."
The last in SLAM's outdoor film series is Meet Me in St. Louis. "Food trucks include Completely Sauced, Chop Shop STL, Hot Aztec, Lulu's Local Eatery, Vincent Van Doughnut, Seoul Taco, Sia's Italian Ice, Hot Aztec and more. Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers will also be playing. Music and food starts at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at 9. Admission is free."
Saturday (Aug. 2):
"Chef Rick Lewis is back for the fourth edition of Kegs and Eggs, the breakfast where each entree comes with a craft beer. Choose from breakfast poutine with housemade fries, cheese curds, crumbled sausage and stout gravy topped with a sunny-side-up egg; a chicken and biscuit sandwich with a fried egg, Creole mayo and watermelon pickles; a sourdough pancake with smoked peach compote, powdered sugar, whipped cream and a sunny-side-up egg or heirloom tomato bread pudding with a poached egg, herbed hollandaise sauce and a fried green tomato. Breakfast starts at 9 a.m. Admission is free, and entrees start at $12."
"The fourth annual festival is always a highlight of Craft Beer Week. Local, national and maybe even international cask-aged beers will be tapped every hour beginning at noon. 'Firkin' is the word used to describe a cask, for you neophytes. Admission is free, with food and drink for purchase."
"Three Kings is hosting several tap takeovers throughout the week, but we recommend this one from our Chicago brethren. Goose Island will feature special brews as well as offering four-ounce samples of Gillian, Halia, Lolita and Juilet. The takeover starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free, with food and drink for purchase."
Sunday (Aug. 3):
Chef Dean Fearing is coming to St. Louis, but not just to cook. He'll be playing an acoustic country concert with St. Louis' Whiskey Morning. Three Sixty will also be serving Southwestern-inspired small plates from Fearing himself. After the concert, enjoy a meet and greet and cookbook signing. From 6:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is free, with food and drink for purchase.
"This is the craft-beer festival to end all craft-beer festivals. Close out Craft Beer Week with Schlafly, Charleville, Urban Chestnut, Civil Life, Perennial, 4 Hands, New Belgium, 2nd Shift, Deschutes and Tallgrass. Everybody will be bringing special brews, and your ticket gets you unlimited samples. There will also be games and prizes, a silent auction, food from the Fifth Wheel and more. Proceeds benefit Circus Flora Clowns on Call. From noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 here or $35 at the door."
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