Stout Fishermen, Sober Farmers

March 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm | Posted in Matthew Hurst | Comments Off on Stout Fishermen, Sober Farmers
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It’s no secret that our contributors like to keep up with what’s in season, whether it be mixtapes, produce, or beer.  So we’d hate for our readers to think that we’re just a mouthpiece for a local brewer just because we get hooked into their parties like a drunk fish on the hook.  But some of these stories just write themselves, and Schlafly has ongoings at each of their brew-pubs this weekend that merit a piece of their own.

At the Tap RoomStout and Oyster Festival 2008Schlafly flies in over 25,000 oysters and prepares them every way you could imagine (except rocky mountain we think), and then pairs them with one of 3 stouts they know how to brew.  While there you can talk to the oyster shuckers in person, who will demonstrate their prowess and help you find the perfect raw oyster.  For extra credit stick around to watch the east/west coast war reignite as rival coasts compete in the 4th Annual Oyster Cup Competition.  It starts on Friday March 7th from 5pm-Midnight, and restarts from Noon-Midnight on Saturday, in the Schlafly Tap Room.

At the BottleworksGood Gardening, Good Food Workshop Series kicks off on Saturday morning at 10am until 1pm, giving you plenty of time to go back across town for seconds at the Oyster Festival.  Those who wake up early on Saturday will be imparted the wisdom of Mark Trela who will teach a class in Biodynamic gardening, so we can “Learn how to grow healthy, energized food in your backyard garden using these easy, effective, natural methods”  just in time for the global seed bank to open.  Later next week a free screening of a film that would be right at home in the Strange Brew series as well; “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” is a documentary telling the story of a misunderstood farmer, shunned from his community, who tries to make good on his family’s name by beginning an organic farm right here in the Midwest.  And we can keep you up to date with the rest of the events in this series of “organic gardening workshops, films and lectures presented by Brick City Gardens and Schlafly Bottleworks” over the coming months using the Highway 61 (revised) calendar.

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