Food and Drink

Fest-of-Ale

When: Fri., Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m. 2015

The beauty of nature requires no beer goggles, yet there's just something grand about combining fall splendor with delicious local brews. See what we mean tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fest-of-Ale at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 317-577-5100 or www.mobot.org). Your ticket includes a beer sampling, a commemorative tasting glass, appetizers and live music courtesy of Grass Fed Mule. More than twenty breweries are on hand to dole out their tastiest suds; try beers from Perennial Artisan Ales, Earthbound Brewing and Old Bakery Beer Company, among others. All proceeds from the evening go to the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden. Admission is $35 to $45, but designated drivers can attend for $15.

Brooke Foster

Price: $35-$45 ($15 for designated drivers)