Q. I've never been to the St. Louis Microfest before. What do I get for my admission?
A. Your admission to a session of the Microfest includes a tasting glass - which allows you to sample a variety of beers from over 80 breweries -international and craft beers on Friday and Saturday evening, and craft beers only on Saturday afternoon - while listenening to music by popular groups. You can also see cooking demonstrations and brewing discussions in our Demonstration Tent. There will also be a variety of items to bid on at the Silent Auction booth.
For non-drinkers,there will be a Craft Soda Booth with specialty root beers, ginger ales and birch beers for you to purchase.
A variety of foods from vendors will be available for purchase.
This is a rain or shine event - no refunds will be given.
At each session, for an extra fee, you can purchase a VIP admission, which gives you access to our Boulevard Brewing Company / Iron Barley VIP Experience and entitles you to many exclusive items. See ticket description for details.
Q. What's in the VIP area?
Welcome to the VIP Experience. In addition to all you get with the regular admission, your VIP Experience includes a trip to a culinary adventure with masterpieces prepared by Chef Tom Coghill of the infamous Iron Barley Restaurant, as seen on Man VS Food and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Dinner at this magnificent buffet will leave you with a smile on your face. You will also recieve a collectible pilsner glass. There are specialty beers that are only available in the VIP Experience, including local brews from Boulevard Brewery, Urban Chestnut and more! Under the cover of a tent, you can sample, drink and engage in the fun of the VIP Experience.
Q. I see that there are three different Microfest sessions. Will there be different offerings for each?
A. The St. Louis Microfest is a two-day event. All three sessions will offer craft and internation beers. For an additional charge, the VIP Experience offers exclusive beers, as well as food that is not available outside of the VIP Experience tent.
Each VIP session will offer a different selection of beers to sample and the schedule for the demonstrations and musical line-up at each event will also be different. Be sure to check out the information on the website for further details!
Q. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
A. All guests must present a valid ID and must be 21 years old to drink. We do allow younger guests to enter the festival but they will not be able to participate in any drinking.
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Lift For Life Gym
All proceeds from the St. Louis Microfest goes to support Lift For Life Gym. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and your participation helps to ensure that our doors stay open.
In 1988 Lift for Life Gym opened in a modest cinderblock building at the corner of 14th and Cass Avenue with hopes to offer impoverished youth constructive, recreational opportunities as an alternative to idleness, crime, drugs, and violence. 27 years later, Lift for Life Gym now serves over 400 of St. Louis City's most underprivileged and under-resourced children and teens that must ward off negative influences on a daily basis.
Our mission is to offer St. Louis city children a safe and enriching environment in which to strengthen their bodies, enrich their minds, develop healthy social relationships and learn to make positive life choices. Our organization offers a wide variety of fitness, recreational, nutritional, artistic, academic, and personal growth programs year-round.
At Lift for Life Gym, staff recognizes that children's health and wellness are multi-faceted issues. To effect long-lasting change in the lives of under-resourced youth, the mental and physical elements of well-being must be addressed simultaneously. The Gym's programs and services are centered on the concept of "resiliency." Through our "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds" project, we aid youth in the development of characteristics and coping skills that will help them succeed in life despite hardships and challenges.
Fitness services are the heart of Lift for Life Gym. These activities are meant to encourage kids to be persistent, build their athletic skill set and interact with other kids, and to be respectful. More specifically, the program has competitive Olympic-style weightlifting, middle school and high school age basketball teams, Zumba classes, and yoga classes, with many more options being created.
Our programs are generally offered Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM throughout the school year. During the summer months, the Gym is able to provide an outlet to daily life and opportunity for extra learning opportunities with "field trips." Some examples include: sports camps, museum trips, live theatre experiences, and numerous arts and craft opportunities.
To Learn More about what we do, please visit us at liftforlifegym.org.