Barons of Beer and Distilling at Historic Bellefontaine Cemetery

Date: Jun 21, 2024 | Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Barons of Beer and Distilling at Historic Bellefontaine Cemetery. Four dates with four different "chapters" will celebrate the resident beer barons with walking tours though the Cemetery, great food, live music, and samples of beer, spirits, and wine. Experts from local breweries and distilleries will also be on hand to discuss the time honored techniques of their trades. See website for all the details and to purchase tickets. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Schedule of Chapters:
Friday, April 26th | Beer Barons Chapter I: Where It All Began
Friday, May 24th | Beer Barons Chapter II: Suppliers to Brewers
Friday, June 21st | Beer Barons Chapter III: Building Bigger
Friday, September 27th | Beer Barons Chapter IV: Back to the Beginning

For More Information:

Bellefontaine Cemetery | 314-381-0750 | Website

The historic Bellefontaine Cemetery was started in 1849 by a group of prominent men from the city of St. Louis. Almerin Hotchkiss, an associate of Frederick Law Olmsted who designed New York's Central Park, was hired to design the layout of the cemetery. Hotchkiss became friends with Henry Shaw and with his help, the cemetery is now noted to have one of the finest collections of trees in the St. Louis area. Amazing examples of architecture and cemetery art can also be found at Bellefontaine Cemetery, as well as the final resting places for many famous people including Adolphus Busch, of the famed Anheuser-Busch beer brewery; William Clark, famous explorer of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; and James Eads, architect who designed the St. Louis Eads Bridge.

Bellefontaine Cemetery is open daily for visiting 8am to 5pm, with extended hours in the summer. The Cemetery hosts many private and public, bus, walking and special themed tours throughout the year.

Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.

Directions: From I-70, take Exit 245B for West Florissant Avenue. Proceed northwest on West Florissant for 0.7 miles to the cemetery's main entrance, which will be on the right, just after Shreve Avenue and before Kingshighway.


4927 West Florissant Ave,
St. Louis, MO

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