Brew in the Lou is for more than just beer aficionados—the four-hour festival fills Concordia Seminary's Koburg Hall 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 40 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. Goshen Coffee and Ski Soda will also be offering their refreshments.
Official Brew in the Lou bratwurst from Swiss Meat & Sausage Co. and barbecue meats from BBQ ASAP, Vernon's BBQ, Firehouse Bar & Grill, and Gobble Stop Smokehouse 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.