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Brew in the Lou is for more than just beer aficionados—the four-hour festival fills Francis Park’s the Lily Pond with handcrafted spirits, wine, coffee, and gourmet foods, too. A fundraiser that benefits the Lutheran Elementary School Association, Brew in the Lou will include sips and bites from more than 60 vendors. Guests can also have unlimited refills in a Brew in the Lou commemorative glass while sampling stouts and ales from large national breweries such as Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Goose Island Beer Co., whose "forward-thinking" new brewer recently spoke with the Groupon Guide. Or, they can keep things local with sips of local suds from Six Mile Bridge Brewery, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Heavy Riff Brewing Company, Excel Brewing, and other St. Louis standards. Ski Soda will also be offering their refreshments.
Official Brew in the Lou bratwurst from Swiss Meat & Sausage Co. and barbecue meats from Vernon's BBQ, Mateker's and Bootlegging BBQ, Noodles & Co, Farm to You Market will also be available to pair with drinks. Throughout the afternoon festival, attendees can also peruse crafts made by local artisans and enjoy music from Deutschmeister German Brass Band as well as Nick Bifano.