Festivals, Food and Drink

Brew Fest by Budweiser

When: Sat., Aug. 20, 1-5 p.m. 2016

St. Louis, beer and pork have been in a torrid love triangle since the city was founded. As the years pass, the love only deepens and grows more meaningful. (I'm not crying, you're crying.) Dive face-first into the delicious three-way today from 1 to 5 p.m. during Brew Fest by Budweiser at Ballpark Village (601 Clark Avenue; www.stlballparkvillage.com). Local home brewers compete to determine who made the best Oktoberfest, which is a very pig-friendly beer thanks to its full-bodied, roasty flavor. (Many other beer styles will be available if you're not a Märzen maniac). And it just so happens that a pig roast is part of the festivities. Your $30 ticket includes beer samples and a commemorative tasting glass, while a $50 VIP ticket includes everything in the $30 ticket plus early admission, a BBQ plate and voting privileges on the stout competition.

Paul Friswold

Price: $30-$50

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