Introducing the 2020 Brew In The Lou Passport

Thank you for supporting our annual Brew In The Lou fundraising event! Our online auction is open now.

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While we've had to cancel the live event for everyone's safety, the tastings will go on with our one-of-a-kind Brew In The Lou Passport!

Our new Brew in the Lou Passport is a 12-month ticket to the best beer, wine, spirits and food in our great city. 

A $300 Value!

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We’ve cried in our beers long enough. All summer, we hoped, we prayed and we pleaded that the pandemic might subside in time to hold our 8th Annual Brew in the Lou Festival in person this October. But the virus had other plans. The good news is, so do we.

Here’s how it works

For the one-time cost of just $30, you’ll get exclusive access to more than $300 in beer, wine, spirits, menu items and special discounts at 30 of your favorite breweries, distilleries, wineries, restaurants and retailers, like Six Mile Bridge, Missouri Beer Co., O’Fallon Brewery, Urban Chestnut, St. Louis Distillery, Bootleggin’ BBQ, Fallon’s Irish Bar & Grill , Retreat Gastropub, Steve’s Hot Dogs and more. And since it’s good for an entire year, (Oct. 10, 2020 - Oct. 9, 2021), you can support Lutheran schools - and local  businesses hurt by the pandemic - all year long.

Brew in the Lou Passports make excellent gifts for the holidays
and birthdays for friends, family members, co-workers,
clients, customers and employees.

So what happens next?

Buy one, or a dozen, to support Lutheran schools and then start tasting, toasting, sipping & shopping the great deals inside:

  • 18 craft beers
  • 6 STL food favorites
  • 6 pure sugar cane sodas
  • 3 tasting tours
  • 2 coffees
  • 1 frozen cocktail
  • 1 glass of wine
  • 15-20% off your favorite STL swag

On behalf of our 34-member Lutheran schools, thank you for your ongoing support. We raise our glasses to better health in the coming year as we look forward to next year’s Brew the Lou Festival on Saturday, October 9, 2021.

Thank you!

Even though we will miss tasting and toasting with you in person this fall, we’re excited to share this new way to support Lutheran education and local businesses with you. Brew in the Lou is one of our largest and most important fundraisers, and the revenue it raises provides much-needed services and scholarships to the 8,300 children and 500 educators we serve. Last year’s Brew raised $120,000 and allowed us to provide critical assistance to the children, families and schools affected by the economic shut-down. And as this crisis continues, many more will need our help.

Don't miss these other one-time fundraising events.

Join one of our first-ever “Brew in the Lou” Virtual Events by visiting our online auction. In addition to the virtual events below, you can also bid on gift certificates, holiday items, gift baskets and exclusive food, wine and spirits experiences. Here’s a look:

Oct. 15 - Virtual Cooking Class - Grace Meat + Three 

    • Host: Rick Lewis, Chef & Owner
    • Learn how to make Chef Rick Lewis’ famous cornbread and fried chicken, voted the Best Fried Chicken in Missouri by Food Network.

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         Oct. 29 - Virtual Tasting - Wood Hat Spirits

    • Host: Gary Hinegardner, Owner & Distiller

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Nov. 5 - Virtual Tasting - J. Rieger & Co.

    • Host: Nicole Gilbert, Brand Ambassador & Representative

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Our online auction is open now! Click below to begin bidding.

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Thank you to our faithful sponsors:

Lutheran Legacy Foundation, Thrivent Financial, FACTS, LCMS Foundation, Lutheran Trust, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Danna McKitrick, P.C., Paul and Jean Niewald, Paul Himmelsbach, Jack and Nancy Gerber, John and Marilyn Brickler, Rev. Dr. and Mrs. David Wollenburg, Roger Dierberg, Bill and Eileen Bunte, and our LESA Staff and Board of Directors.


Thanks for purchasing your 2020 Brew In The Lou Passport. Remember, they make great gifts too!