St. Louis Brewers Heritage Beer Festival


The St. Louis Brewers Guild Heritage Beer Festival is being held this year along the Mississippi riverfront. Breweries will be pouring along Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, just below the Arch grounds.

The event is set for Saturday, June 4 with two sessions: noon to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

I chatted with Troika Brodsky, executive director of the guild about this year’s festival. Our conversation runs 7:37. Click to listen. I began by asking him to describe this year’s festival setting.


As Troika mentioned, there is a strong chance that tickets will sell out for the beer festival. To purchase advance tickets, click HERE.

It is a good idea to ride Metrolink to the festival. The Arch-Laclede’s Landing station is not far from the beer festival entry point.







St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival

This year the Brewfest moves to downtown St. Louis to the Ballpark Village site.

Website for the event is

Sessions run:

Friday, June 15 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Saturday, June 16, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost for tickets is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased via the website.

Food will be available for purchase at the event.

Volunteers are needed! Work one session and you will receive a ticket to another session of your choice.

Click HERE to hear our Food Talk STL interview with Florian Kuplent of Urban Chestnut and Jay Cunningham of AB/InBev regarding this year’s St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival.

Free Brewfest Tickets!

On Saturday’s (6/9/12) Food Talk STL show, we will give away tickets to the St. Louis Brewer’s Heritage Festival. That event is set for June 15, 16 & 17 at the Ballpark Village site in downtown St. Louis.

Here’s another way to get a free ticket for the Brewfest: VOLUNTEER!  Anyone who volunteers to work one session receive a complimentary ticket to another session of their choosing.  You can sign up by going to

Joining us on Saturday’s show will be Stephen Hale, a brewer from Schlafly, and Jay Cunningham, chief organizer of the festival.