ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For beer lovers looking to toast St. Louis' rich brewing tradition this summer, the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival will return again June 15 – 17, bringing together thousands of adults to enjoy a variety of local beer styles and cuisine from St. Louis' finest restaurants. Now in its sixth year, the festival will feature several new elements, including:
A new downtown location at Ballpark Village
An additional festival session on Sunday, June 17
Entries from four new local breweries (see list below)
Continuing the festival's beer garden-style atmosphere, with beers arranged by style underneath a massive tent, the open area at downtown's Ballpark Village will provide an ideal backdrop, only enhanced by the weekend's baseball match-up played out across the street. "The passion for brewing in our hometown runs deep, and this festival provides a unique setting for all of us who brew beer in St. Louis to come together and celebrate beer," said Pete Kraemer, head brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch. "It's our chance to offer up favorite beer styles, alongside new recipes we've been experimenting with, to give both local residents and visitors the opportunity to try something new and different." Fifteen breweries from last year's festival line-up will return, including 2nd Shift Brewing Company, Anheuser-Busch, Augusta Brewing Company, Buffalo Brewing Company, Cathedral Square Brewery, Ferguson Brewing Company, Kirkwood Station Brewing Company, Morgan Street Brewery, O'Fallon Brewery, Perennial Artisan Ales, Schlafly Beer, Six Row Brewing Company, Square One Brewery, Trailhead Brewing Company and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. Charleville Vineyard & Microbrewery, The Civil Life Brewing Company, Exit 6 Pub and Brewery and 4 Hands Brewing Company will join this year's line-up.