Beer School 

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To benefit the Humane Society of Missouri, St. Louisans learned about -- and drank -- beer Thursday night. Photos by Lyle Whitworth.
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Jessica Stegen, Humane Society of Missouri Special Events Coordinator, double-checks that the eight stages of beer are at each of the 50 tables.
George Reisch, Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster, identifies on each cup which are barley and wheat.
One of eight stages of beer includes BH40 Cold Settled Wort.
Animal lovers Bob and Julie Kindle of St. Louis, check in at the front desk. They enjoy giving to the Humane Society, which is also their daughter’s employer.
An example of a station that includes the ingredients to produce Anheuser-Busch beer products.
Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster, George Reisch, gives beer school attendants insight on brewing beer.
Kathy Warnick, Humane Society of Missouri President, gives an opening statement to beer and animal lovers.
JoEllyn Klepacki, Humane Society of Missouri employee, tells the story of the dog she adopted, Charlotte. According to Klepacki, they both work in the education department.
Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster, George Reisch, explains the proper etiquette on consuming beer, including the importance of having clean glassware.
Emily Kimker and Dan Fesler enjoy the insight from the Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster. Emily thought it would be more of a scientific presentation, but said she had a lot of fun.
Steve and Kelly Fesler, smell one of the main beer ingredients, hops.
Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster, George Reisch, explains the importance of each ingredient.
Beer school attendants learn the history of brewing beer before consuming the product.
Leigh Major reads specific ingredients for one of the Anheuser-Busch products.
Amanda Wulf and Chris Davis examine each bottle carefully.
Kat Metzger and Katherine Keller sniff the bitterness of the beer before the final ingredient is added.
Anita Merrigan and Nancy Schultz carefully studies each bottle of beer.
Lauren Schulte and Patrick Juelich enjoy a cold beer while interacting with dogs.
On each table following the beer school presentation were images of animals at the Humane Society currently up for adoption. Shown surrounded by food and beer is Maddox, a 1 year-old brown tabby colored Domestic Shorthair cat.
A perk of the beer school night at the Humane Society of Missouri is the opportunity to adopt animals. Standing around Cathy Tierney, holding Honey, is Heather Robinson, Jered Jorgensen, Bev McIntire, and Gary Baute.
Buddy, a German Shepherd mix, patiently awaits for someone to adopt him.
While entering the dog kennel, images of dogs are plastered on the windows. Beyond the window is Michelle Charboneau, former Humane Society volunteer who attends most Humane Society events.
Jessica Stegen, Humane Society of Missouri Special Events Coordinator, double-checks that the eight stages of beer are at each of the 50 tables.