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2 beer festivals to check out in the St. Louis area this weekend

Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival
March 25 to 26, Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St., St. Louis, 314.241.2337, schlafly.com
Featuring over 80,000 oysters flown in overnight and more than 15 stouts brewed exclusively for the festival, Schlafly’s Stout & Oyster Festival is the largest of its kind in the Midwest. The real “pearl” of the event is the schuckers: Schlafly flies in almost 20 “star shuckers” to shuck oysters fresh. Free admission.


Piney River Aleiversary
March 26, Piney River Brewing Co. Barn, 15194 Walnut Grove Drive, Bucyrus, 417.967.4001, pineyriverbrewing.com
If you're down for a road trip this weekend, head to Piney River Brewing Co., which will mark its 11th anniversary with live music, food and special beer releases. Two bands specializing in the musical heritage of the Ozarks will perform, and taco trailer Tinga Tacos will be on site. Free admission.

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