OK, beer lovers, Czech this out: If there's a country on Earth that loves its beer more than the Germans, it's the Czech Republic. The central European nation famed for its writers and composers is also renowned for its unwavering love of the suds; Czechs lead the world in per capita beer consumption. Which leads us closer to home and the Great St. Louis Czech Beer Festival, where Missouri and Illinois breweries join forces to honor Czechs' favorite libation (which is, incidentally, fairly popular right here as well). On tap are local beers, a panoply of Czech imports, live music and more.
1 to 5 p.m., Sat., Dec. 13. American Czech Educational Center (4690 Lansdowne Avenue; 314-495-6048 or www.facebook.com/stlczechbeerfest). $25-$30.
Sat., Dec. 13, 1-5 p.m., 2014