If you like sour beers and/or roasted pigs, I've pretty much got your Saturday planned out for you. Bridger's Bottle Shop in Westport is hosting a 4 hour long Day of Sours beer tasting event and roasting a whole hog this Saturday, Sept. 6.
The event is going to feature rare sour beer tappings throughout the day. There is a VIP sampling of very rare stuff, but unfortunately those tickets are already sold out. The rest of the beers will be sold by the glass as they're tapped. There will be a special menu through the day featuring the roast hog. I'm guessing from my past culinary experience at Bridger's & Local Pig that the special menu will be ridiculously delicious.
The event begins at noon, and there will be tappings every hour. The free tasting from Crane Brewing will begin at 1pm. So far, Bridger's has given us a list of a few of the beers that will be available to walk-ins (outside the VIP tasting). These beers include Prairie Funky Gold Mosiac, Ritterguts Gose, 4 Hands Prussia Passion Fruit, Mikkeller/BrewDog Spontanpeach, Boulevard Saison Brett and Hibiscus Gose. They're planning on announcing more beers throughout the week.
Bridger's is also hosting a Schlafly beer sampling and pairing event this Thursday at 5:30p as well. Brewery co-founder Dan Kopman will be there to lead the event. Tickets are $20 for four beers and four small plates. Reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.