Saint Louis Brewery, Inc - Schlafly Tap Room
SCHLAFLY BEER CELEBRATES 20TH ANNUAL STOUT & OYSTER FESTIVAL IN MARCH
One of the nation’s best food and beer festivals returns to the Schlafly Tap Room on March 22 & 23
with 80,000 fresh oysters, 25 shuckers from both coasts, 10 new stouts and more
(ST. LOUIS; February 19, 2019)—Schlafly Beer will host the 20th annual Stout & Oyster Festival on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at the historic Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust). Recently named one of CraftBeer.com’s Great Beer and Food Festivals of 2019, the not-to-miss event is the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest. Schlafly’s Stout & Oyster Festival has also been named as one of Food Republic’s 12 Ridiculously Cool Food And Drink Fests Around The World and one of Departures magazine’s top March events. Schlafly flies in almost 80,000 oysters (overnight, to be the freshest possible) from both coasts; hosts 25 seasoned oyster shuckers to shuck oysters live all weekend long; and brews 10 stouts exclusively for the festival.
This milestone year brings new stouts, stories from the star shuckers, live music, and more. The talented Schlafly brewing team will offer ten new stouts, available in the now signature Stout Sampler, with flavors from barrel-aged stouts like a Cherry Barrel Aged Stout to the sweets-inspired S’more Stout and Peanut Butter & Jelly Stout. Things even get a little spicy with a Tabasco Stout.
There will be three East Coast and three West Coast varieties of raw oysters available both inside and outside the Schlafly Tap Room with raw bars upstairs in the Club Room as well as outside in the “Shuckerdome.” Fried Oysters, Oysters Rockefeller, Roasted Oysters and Oyster Chowder will also be available as well as several bars with additional Schlafly Beer styles.
After 20 years of celebrations, the relationships between the star shuckers and the Schlafly team extend far beyond the festival grounds. Founding Brewer Stephen Hale hosts all the shuckers in his home before the festival for a lobster feast, known as Seafest. The Schlafly team even visited some of the shuckers’ farms on the East and West coasts for “shucker trips” this winter. From bringing shuckers from across the country together for one weekend in St. Louis, to Schlafly’s continuous education through the shucker trips, the Stout & Oyster family is the foundation of the festival and is the spirit felt throughout the weekend.
Live music and the grand finale of the Stout & Oyster Shuck Off provides entertainment for attendees. The Shuck Off features three shuckers from all three teams (East Coast, West Coast and No Coast) going head-to-head in a relay-style race to shuck, slurp and then chug a stout. The fastest time crowns the winner. The full schedule includes:
Friday, March 22:
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: The Provels
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Naked Rock Fight with Dawn Weber
Saturday, March 23:
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: The Scandaleros
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Hip Grease
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Funky Butt Brass Band
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: The Grooveliner
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Hazard to Ya Booty
8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Stout & Oyster Shuck Off
For traveling guests, Schlafly Beer has partnered with Lodging Hospitality Management to offer the Shuckers’ Inn hotel package at The Cheshire (6300 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63117). Package guests will receive exclusive amenities like a mixed six-pack of Schlafly stouts, two commemorative Schlafly glasses and voucher for two Schlafly t-shirts and two 1/2 dozen (6) oysters to be redeemed at the festival. You may even see a shucker in the halls of the hotel! The package starts at $159 so the room rate and package perks offer a savings over 36%.
The 20th Annual Stout & Oyster Festival takes place on Friday, March 22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Schlafly Tap Room. The festival is free to attend, and all food and beverage is available for purchase. For more information, visit here or call 314-241-BEER.
About Schlafly Beer: Schlafly Beer, Missouri’s largest locally owned, independent craft brewery, proudly offers over 60 unique styles of beer. Each is handmade at the Tap Room in Midtown St. Louis or Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. Utilizing 102 hop varietals, 77 malts and grains, 59 different spices and fruits and 10 separate yeast strains from around the globe, Schlafly also works with local suppliers for everything from farm-fresh food to packaging and labeling. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Schlafly donates spent grain to local farmers to feed their livestock and utilizes 100% renewable energy throughout its operations. The largest Missouri-owned-and-operated beer maker offers free tours of the Tap Room (2100 Locust Street) every Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the hour and Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue) from noon to 5 p.m. every half hour on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The brand continues to define craft across 12 states and throughout countless fine establishments, backyards and basement bars. Join us at either of our locations and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For a full listing of seasonal and year-round beers and for information on distribution, visit Schlafly.com.
3/22/2019 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Central Time
3/23/2019 from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Central Time
2100 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103