It's always a pleasure to nod knowledgeably when the rest of the world realizes just how good food and beer lovers have it in St. Louis.
The St. Louis Brewery, Schlafly Beer, is again in the spotlight—this time for its annual Stout & Oyster Festival, a celebration that’s grown every year. Food Republic named it as one of the best 12 food and drink festivals worth traveling for. (The descriptor "ridiculously cool" fell in there, too.) The list of festivals is very international, by the way—half the events are outside the United States.
Plenty of beer (12 kinds of stout), 70,000 oysters, lots of good music, and visiting shuckers from across the country add up to a fine party, and we're glad they're getting even more recognition for it.
The oysters and stout are sold a la carte to attendees, but this year they've added the Pearl Pass. That’s admission to a 4-hour session March 10 (Friday night, the first of the two nights of the festival) that includes a dedicated area for the Pearl Pass holders, unlimited oysters and beer, and separate restrooms. (With all that beer, that could be a real plus.) The Pearl Pass is $150 per person. Buy it here.
The Festival begins at 5 p.m. March 10 and continues all day Saturday, March 11, at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust).