HOP in the City 2012

3670 days ago.

The Schlafly Tap Room downtown is holding it’s annual HOP in the City beer tasting event this Saturday, September 15th from 12-5pm.

This is the 14th year, and this year there will be over 40 different beers to try.

It works like this: You pay $30 if you buy your tickets online by today at noon or pick them up at Schlafly Tap Room downtown or Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood before Saturday. If you wait until Saturday, tickets go up to $35 and may be sold out. They event sold out last year so don’t wait too long.

On Saturday, arrive at noon with your ticket, grab your commemorative tasting glass and head towards the large tent with the beer signs hanging from it. Grab a beer and a table. If you arrive much later than noon, good luck securing a table.

The day proceeds with one of 2 options: Option A – trying as many beers as you can within the 5 hour time frame or Option B – trying specific ones you think you’ll like, picking your favorite and going back to that vendor many times throughout the day. This is which one I choose and it works well because they tend to fill your glass a little more full each time you come back.

This year’s festival beer is the Pumpkin Stout. I’m a fan of pumpkin pie, Pumpkin from Honey Boo Boo and beer so I’m giving it my recommendation.

In addition to 5 hours of unlimited beer drinking for only $30, you get to enjoy live music from The Dock Ellis Band from 12:15-2:15pm and Letters to Memphis from 2:45-4:45pm. There will also be food available for purchase.

It’s a great start to a fun night out in St. Louis. Afterwards, you can head over to Cherokee Street for the Fiestas Patrias or take the Metrolink to Forest Park for the Balloon Race.


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Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef America...as long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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