FestivAle 2015 at NEO 

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Over twenty local breweries and restaurants joined together for the annual FestivAle Craft Beer Tasting event at NEO on Locust benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on February 28, 2015. The event also featured a silent auction, live entertainment, and a beer raffle.

Photos by Theo Welling for the Riverfront Times.

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Webster University's Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority toasting.
Jan Thompson, an adult with Cystic Fibrosis, speaks about what the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation does to help her reduce the costs of monthly medications at NEO on February 28, 2015 at FestivAle Craft Beer Tasting Event.
The crowd at NEO listening to Jan Thompson talk about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Chris Dimercurio, Chef at the HandleBar, serves up roasted beet soup at NEO on February 28th, 2015 for the FestivAle Craft Beer Tasting Event.
Mikka Bailey pours a beer from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.
A "Pig Wing" from Mathews Kitchen.
Perennial's Ashley Meyer and Andrew Augustine served up a Mint Chocolate Stout.
Kyle Matthias pouring a beer from Modern Brewery.
Kayla Knoll, from Old Bakery Beer, pours a beer for mother and mon Laura and Brian Hunter.
The Handle Bar served Smoked White Fish Bombay sandwiches.
The band Dave and Them taking requests.
Scott and Johanna Schuessler deciding what their favorite beer at FestivAle.
Black Beery Wheat from the Kirkwood Station.
Kirkwood Station at FestivAle.
Sarah Keith and Nancy Werner with Ridgebrook Brewery serve up a Bardwood Red Ale and a Weezer Weizen Wheat Beer.
Jane Shasserre, who has a son with Cystic Fibrosis, greets festival goers with Jennifer Hunt-Hoyer.
Ben and Brian Albers enjoy one of the many beers of the night. They said their favorite breweries are either Ferguson Brewing Company or O'Fallon Brewery.
Pi Pizza was one of the many participating restaurants at the FestivAle Craft Beer Tasting Event at NEO on February 28, 2015.
It was a crowded room despite the heavy snow outside NEO.
Rob Cima, Sarah Cima and Denny Boyd agreed that their favorite beer from the night was from Civil Life.
One man tries to hold many glasses as he can while waiting for friends.
Daniel Cohen with Schlafly Beer recommends the Coffee Stout which pairs Kaldi's Coffee with Schlafly's stout.
Dave Owens(pictured left) of Bissinger's Chocolate poses for a picture with Brian Owens(pictured middle)of O'Fallon Brewery and Ignacio Montenegro(pictured right). Dave expalains the King Louie Toffee Stout is a collaboration with Bissinger's toffee and O'Fallon's stout.
Members of Webster University's Delta Phi Epsilon sorority pose for a picture at the FestivAle Craft Beer Tasting Event at NEO on February 28, 2015.
Chilled Griesedieck Brothers Bavarian Wheat and Golden Pilsner.
John Ostenfeld, Mike Nickels, Sue Nickels and Scott and Jenny Elking posing with their many silent auction winnings. Proceeds benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Webster University's Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority toasting.