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Lauren blog profile
Missouri and Beer Go Hand in Hand
By Lauren Hughes
Missouri has a history long entwined with beer.
Anheuser Busch began in 1852 right here in Missouri. Since, the St. Louis-based company has become a giant in the brewing industry, holding a 48.3% share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. That’s a lot of beer.
But what a lot of people don’t know about Missouri’s beer culture is that there’s more to it than Budweiser and Bud Light. We have some incredibly well-crafted beer pouring out of brew pubs and microbreweries around the state.
That’s why Missouri Life is a partner in hosting the Missouri Beer Festival, coming up on April 7 at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia from 1-5 p.m. The festival showcases talented brew masters from our state, including those from brew pubs and microbreweries such as Tin Mill Brewing Co. out of Hermann, Boulevard Brewing Co. from Kansas City, and Schlafly from St. Louis.
Not only does the festival have beer (and lots of it), there’s food. Smoked chicken wings from D. Rowe’s Restaurant and Bar, hearty pub fare from 44 Stone Public House, and more complement the dozens of types of beer available for tasting.
For $20, beer lovers can sample hoppy IPAs, mellow wheat beers, rich stouts, and more. Plus, there’s live music and door prizes. Grab some friends and join the fun!
For more information about the festival, visit missouribeerfestival.com.
For a list of brew pubs and microbreweries around the state, visit www.missourilife.com/articles/beer-here!