The Pitch's City Market Beer Fest is Tomorrow, Aug. 1st!

The Pitch is throwing their first beer fest tomorrow! The fest has been advertised as FREE!, but I'd call it more "free." I say that because it is free to get in, but you still have to pay for the beer. (By the way, if the beer was free too, I stay as far away as possible because it would be a fucking nightmare trying to get any samples for yourself.) The event is down in the River Market at the City Market Park. This is the park just west of the City Market at the corner of 3rd & Main.

As said before, the fest is free to get in. To get the beer, you buy ticket. The tickets will cost you $10 for four or $20 for 10. Each ticket can be used to get a 6 oz. pour at one of the brewery tables. You can also swap two tickets for a pint pour. It sounds like you'll be able to buy more tickets at any time.

Given the fact that the festival facebook page shows 23,000 people as attending, it's good that the fest runs from 11am to 6pm. Hopefully that will mean that at any one time there won't be 23,000 people crammed into the 30,000 square foot park. Your best guess is as good as mine as to what time you should show up to beat the crowd.

The morning will also overlap the time for the City Market farmer's market. Which would be super fun and totally hipster to hit up both, stay for as long or little as you like at your liesure. However, parking is going to be a nightmare. But considering you're going to a beerfest so you probably shouldn't be driving anyways, you should probably consider ubering your way out to this one.

They're also going to have three food trucks camped out there including Lutfi's Fried Fish, Kin Kin's Little Truck Eats & Snacks, and Jerusalem Cafe's truck (known to me as the Westport Gyro Cart). Of course, there's also bunches of restaurants/cafes right next door in the City Market as well.

The Pitch has a full FAQ writeup on their site with more details. Good luck, take public transportation, have fun, and be safe!

The Beers

Houblon Chouffe (Belgian IPA)
La Chouffe (Belgian blonde/golden)
Oberon (American pale wheat ale)
Two Hearted (American IPA)
Blue Moon
White IPA
The Calling (imperial/double IPA)
80-Acre Hoppy Wheat (American pale wheat ale)
Heavy Lifting IPA (American IPA)
Saison-Brett (saison/farmhouse ale)
Tank 7 (saison/farmhouse ale)
Tell-Tale Tart (sour ale)
Agave Wheat (American pale wheat ale)
Breck IPA (American IPA)
471 IPA (imperial/double IPA)
Vanilla Porter (American Porter)
Bur Oak
DeVine IPA (American IPA)
Trail Bender Wheat
Cinder Block
Block IPA (American IPA)
Lusus Naturae (sour ale)
Northtown Native (California common)
Rivet Rye (hoppy rye wheat)
Crispin Cider Co.
Honey Crisp (cider)
Pacific Pear (cider)
Thrasher (session IPA)
Willy Nilly (golden ale)
Mirror Pond (American pale ale)
Pinedrops IPA
Duvel Single (Belgian pale ale)
All Day IPA (session IPA)
Centennial IPA (American IPA)
Curmudgeon (old ale)
Dirty Bastard (Scotch ale/wee heavy)
Rubaeus (fruit beer)
4 Hands
City of Dreams (American pale ale)
Contact High (American pale wheat ale)
Opus (saison)
Single Speed (American blonde ale)
Send Help (American blonde ale)
Super Flare (American IPA)
Free State
Ad Astra Ale (altbier)
Iron Man (imperial stout)
Stormchaser (American IPA)
Wheat State Golden (kölsch)
Goose Island
Sofie (farmhouse/saison)
KC Bier Co.
Der Bauer (German farmhouse)
IPA (American IPA)
Olde GnarlyWine (American barleywine)
Big Eddy (Russian imperial stout)
Grapefruit Shandy (radler)
Fruitesse (fruit beer)
Martin City
Abbey (Belgian dubbel)
Belgian Blond
Coming Undone (Belgian red)
Quid Feci (American wild ale)
Chocolate Thunder (porter)
Lil' Helper (American IPA)
Three Blind Mice (English brown ale)
Towhead (American blonde ale)
Uber Pils (imperial/double Pilsner)
Ale Storm (American blonde ale)
Cardinal Pale Ale (American pale ale)
EOS Hefeweizen (Bavarian wheat beer)
Brombeere (blackberry gose)
IPA (American IPA)
Loose Leaf (session ale)
St. Lupulin (American pale ale)
Game of Thrones Three-Eyed Raven (saison/farmhouse ale)
Samuel Adams
Boston Lager (Vienna lager)
Double Bock (doppelbock)
Honey Queen (braggot)
Rebel IPA (American IPA)
Summer Ale (American pale wheat ale)
Santa Fe Brewing
Black IPA (black IPA/Cascadian dark ale)
Happy Camper (American IPA)
Java Stout (American imperial/double stout)
Helles Summer Lager (helles lager)
Yakima wheat (American pale wheat ale)
Shock Top
Wheat (American pale wheat ale)
Lemon Shandy (radler)
Sierra Nevada
Hop Hunter (American IPA)
Kellerweis (Hefeweizen)
Nooner Pilsner (German Pilsner)
Pale Ale (American pale ale)
Stella Artois
Cidre (Belgian cider)
Pilsener (Pilsner)
Sága IPA (American IPA)
Summer Ale (kölsch)
8-Bit Pale Ale (American pale ale)
Ginger Peach Saison (saison/farmhouse ale)
Halcyon Wheat (American pale wheat ale)
16-Bit Double Pale Ale (American pale ale)
Curious Traveler Shandy (American pale wheat ale)
Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy (American pale wheat ale)
Amber (cider)
Gumption (cider)
Hopsation (cider)
Summer Time (cider)

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