WEEKEND PICKS: ORVAL DAY 2019, NETFLIX NEWBIES AND THE SCHLAFLY STOUT AND OYSTER FEST

Spring is ON and you need a spring break. Well good, because we’ve got you covered this weekend. From the nation’s coolest beer events to movies, music and cutting edge TV – we’ve got your back big-time.

Shuck This! (St Louis, MO) – The largest stout and oyster festival in the Midwest returns to the Schlafly Tap Room this weekend for two days (March 22nd-23rd) of serious beer and shellfish shucking. The Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival is flying in more than 80,000 oysters and 20 pro shuckers from both coasts. And 2019’s Shuck-up will feature their best stout selection EVER including a number of never-before small-batch releases that should effectively blow your mind.

New On Netflix – Co-written by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty), Triple Frontier is director J.C. Chandor’s first film since 2014’s brilliant A Most Violent Year. Starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, and Pedro Pascal, Triple Frontier tells the tale of a band of disillusioned US vets who decide to rob a notorious South American cartel so they can retire in style.

Orval Day 2019 (Planet Earth) – The top beer bars from across the globe in celebrating Orval Day 2019 this Saturday March 23rd. One of the most important beers to ever come out of Belgium, Orval is an amber-hued Saison that is dry-hopped, then finished with Brettanomyces. Intensely aromatic and dry, this one-of-a-kind beer is as complex as it is unique. One of only 12 officially recognized Trappist breweries across the world; all Orval beer is brewed within the walls of Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery.

 

THE ACB WEEKEND BEER PICK

Lagunitas latest OneHitter Series release is a whole lot of dangerous fun. Explained as a hybrid ale (aren’t they all at Lagunitas?),  Dark Swan Sour Ale is a small batch, 8.5% ABV testament to sweetened tartness that was fermented with Petite Syrah grapes.

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