Bevo and brews… home brews to be exact! And there was plenty of it this past weekend at our Haven Club’s Home Brew Fest.
The event was hosted at Das Bevo for the second year in a row. Needless to say, it was a hit! The Home Brew Fest, which was originally going to be held on the beautiful Bevo patio, was moved inside to their Bierhall due to the extreme heat wave hitting St. Louis City. The game day switch did not stop anyone from having a great time!
About 200 guests filtered in and out of Das Bevo’s Bierhall, tasting delicious types of home brews from 12 p.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday, June 16th, 2018. Every guest received a Haven Club Home Brew Fest tasting glass and a ticket to vote for the “People’s Choice” beer. Beer types varied from lagers, ales, stouts, porters, IPA, specialties, and more! However the taste testing did not stop with just brews. Das Bevo hosted their full menu for the event and let us tell you, the fish and chips were amazing! Another big thanks to Das Bevo for securing one of the best bands in town, Sweetie and the Tooth Aches.
The event hosted 6 of the areas best home brewers (listed in alphabetical order): Airdrop Brewing, Ball House Brewing, Boxing Turtle, Hi-Fi Brewing, St. Louis Brews, and Wild Idea Brewing. This year was a big year as our Home Brew Fest celebrated its’ first year as an official sanctioned competition. Andrew Evola and John Schaefer, both Haven Club Young Professionals, helped the event register with the American Homebrewers Association and register as a Beer Judge Certification Program. Thanks to both Andrew and John for all their hard-work, making our event official and gathering Home Brewers.
Seven official judges were in attendance, tasting and analyzing the brews for four separate categories. The categories included: Light Ale’s & Lagers, Stouts & Porters, IPA & APA, and last but not least, Specialty Brews. The last category was our “People’s Choice” which was voted on by all of our guests in attendance.
Needless to say, the event was a huge success! Thank you to all who came to support the Haven Club and Our Little Haven! We cannot wait for 2019!