About Microfest

Q. What is the St. Louis Microfest?
A. The St. Louis Microfest is one of the premiere festivals in the St. Louis area! Microfest is a beer tasting festival that offers festivals goers the chance to sample international and craft beers at 3 different session times over 2 days. The festival also includes live music, silent auction, food, demonstrations by local brewers and chefs, and more than enough fun!

Proceeds from the St. Louis Microfest go to benefit Lift For Life Gym. Since 1988, Lift For Life Gym has been providing St. Louis’ inner-city youth with positive alternatives to drug abuse, violence, and gang involvement.  Open weekdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m., the Gym provides free athletic and social activities  and education programs to build each child’s life skills and character.  The Gym serves over 450 children annually.  The overarching vision of Lift For Life Gym is to use physical activity as the foundation for building self-esteem, wellness and positive life habits.  Two-way transportation is also provided at no cost to the children or their families to ensure that each child can attend the Gym and return home safely.

Q. I’ve never been to the St. Louis Microfest before. What do I get for my admission?
A. Your regular price admission includes a great experience at a fun filled event including:
-Tastes from over 125 breweries and 600 international and craft brews.
-A commemorative tasting glass
-Access to cooking demonstrations and brewing discussions in our Demo Tent
-Live Music
-Food available for purchase

Q. What’s in the VIP Experience?
A. In addition to all you get with the regular admission, your VIP Experience includes a trip to a culinary adventure. Our VIP’s are treated to masterpieces created and prepared by Chef Tom Coghill of the infamous Iron Barley Restaurant, as seen on Man VS Food and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Your trip through this magnificent buffet will leave you with a smile on your face.

VIP patrons also receive an automatic upgrade to a collectible pub glass and tastes from exclusive beers only available in the VIP Experience.

Under the cover of the VIP tent, you can sample, drink and engage in the fun of the VIP Experience.

Q. What if I am the designated driver and don’t plan to participate in the tasting?
A.Those that wish to come to the festival may enter free of charge and will have access to purchase soda, water and food in the general admission areas of the festival. Anyone at the festival without a wristband will not be allowed to participate in the beer tasting. All VIP tickets are full price.

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 have craft and international beers offered. The VIP Experience offers exclusive tastings and food is included in the price. Please see the music and demo tent line up for specifics on bands and demonstrations at each session.

Q. What if it rains?
A. This is a rain or shine event- no refunds will be given.

Q. Where do I park?
A. Open spots in parking lots and along the streets in Forest Park. Please make sure to plan ahead to find a parking spot.
Note: We do not suggest using the Hampton Avenue entrance to Forest Park due to heavy traffic from the Zoo and other Forest Park attractions. Festival goers may wish to use the Debaliviere, Skinker or Union entrances to save time.