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Check out these 7 St. Louis beer festivals in 2021

Schlafly Stout and Oyster Festival
March 19 and 20 – Schlafly Tap Room, St. Louis, schlafly.com
This year, hardy-beer-and-bivalve enthusiasts can use the Biergarten drive-thru to pick up cooked oyster specials and special beers like Schlafly’s Oyster Stout. (The Shuckerdome portion of the event has sold out.) Pre-order online.

Buzz’d Beer Festival
April 1 – Online, Facebook: The Old Bakery Beer Co.
The Old Bakery Beer Co.’s annual fest is going virtual this year, with mixed cases from locals like Earthbound Beer, Brick River Cider Co. and 4 Hands Brewing Co., themed swag and playlists designed to bring the festivities to your home. Tickets available online.

Home Brew Block Party
May 1 – Downtown Perryville, Facebook: Homebrew Block Party 7.1 | Totally 80’s
Tease your hair and break out your favorite pair of acid-washed jeans for this ’80s-themed fest showcasing beers from more than 70 amateur and professional brewers. Tickets available online.

Midwest Maifest
May 16 – New Town Amphitheater, St. Charles, midwestmaifest.org
Celebrate traditional German spring beer from locals like Good News Brewing Co. and O’Fallon Brewery and enjoy live entertainment like Übercool German Party Band and accordionist Wolfgang Volz while you sip. Free admission.

Winghaven Wort Share & Homebrew Competition  
May 23 – Winghaven Blvd., O’Fallon, Missouri, petrichorbeer.com
This tasting event and competition sees homebrewers putting their own spin on wort (one of the basic components of beer) provided by Petrichor Brewing, which will brew and release the winning beer this summer. $25.

Belleville Oktoberfest
Sept. 17 and 18 – Veterans Memorial Fountain, Belleville, bellevilleoktoberfest.com
This autumnal fest features numerous German-style beers as well as unique events like a stein-holding contest, cornhole tournament, a car show and more. Free admission.

St. Charles Oktoberfest
Sept. 24 to 26 – Frontier Park, St. Charles, Facebook: Saint Charles Oktoberfest
Get ready to oompah: St. Charles’ popular fall beer festival features a beer garden and a range of brewers. Free admission.

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