May 30: This Saturday, let IndiHop introduce you to two of STL’s most eclectic neighborhoods and all the great beer within. The beer tasting tour will take you through 50 beer samples in the The Grove and Cherokee Street neighborhoods, with live music, artists and street performers entertaining you on your beer journey. New this year, the beer tour will also include coffee from Sump Coffee, Blueprint Coffee and Goshen Coffee. IndiHop kicks off Saturday, May 30 at 1pm and goes until 7pm, with shuttles running between the two neighborhoods for the duration of the event. For more information, head to indihopstl.com.
Saint Louis Hop Shop has now officially enjoyed their first full week of business on Cherokee Street. The shop enjoyed a quiet opening last Friday to welcome in the Memorial Day travelers. The idea for the shop is to give city-dwellers a place to sample and buy craft beer in one location. In one room, refrigerated cased hold their packaged beer supply and a small bar to give those new to the beer scene a better idea of what beer they’d want to take home. On tap right now are local names Civil Life Brewing, Modern Brewery, Perennial Artisan Ales and Apple Knocker Cider. 2606 Cherokee Street, Cherokee Street, 314.261.4011
STL Breweries are taking it on the road and to showcase the St. Louis craft beer scene all over the country. This weekend, Side Project, known for their experimental and barrel-aged beers, is out at the sold-out Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival in Paso Robles, California. The festival includes brewers who the event planners believe are “leaders in the craft beer revolution.”
4 Hands Brewing Co. has also done a bit of traveling, this weekend ending up out in beautiful Colorado for Oskar Blues Brewing’s Burning Can 2015. Lauded as the first “active” beer fest in the country, the day will feature a beer relay, sports competitions, live music and canned beers from 50 different breweries across the country. 4 Hands brought along Contact high, Chocolate Milk Stout and Send Help for samples.