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Hops for Heroes – 2023

August 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Free – $80

Hops for Heroes - 2023

Hops for Heroes is a charity beer festival featuring craft breweries from the St. Louis area. All proceeds support veterans’ Honor Flights.

Our 2023 charity beer tasting will be held on Saturday, August 5th from 12:00-4:00pm at the Edwardsville Moose Lodge. Doors will open at 11:30am, and ticket sales will only be available through Eventbrite. All proceeds will benefit the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight organization, which recognizes military veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam with all expenses paid trips to Washington D.C. to visit war memorials built in their honor. You can learn more information on their website.

Ticket for each attendee includes four hours of beer tasting from breweries in the Greater St. Louis area and a complimentary beer tasting glass. Food will be available for purchase starting at 11:30am. Please do not bring outside food.

T-shirts will be available to purchase but are not included in the ticket. T-shirt size and availability will be guaranteed for all orders through 7/15.

For the first time, we will be offering a limited quantity of VIP tickets to this year’s event. VIP tickets include everything a regular ticket does but also includes a free meal, t-shirt, and exclusive access to a selection of rare barrel aged beers. VIP access to these beers will start 30 minutes before the event begins and continue throughout the duration of the event. VIPs will have access to a separate air-conditioned space throughout the event where they can come and go as they please.


We are still finalizing the list of participating breweries for 2023, but here are the confirmed breweries so far (alphabetical order). We’ll continue to update this list as we firm up commitments.

  • 2nd Shift
  • 4 Hands
  • Brewminati
  • East Side Brewers
  • Excel
  • Ferguson
  • The Ferm
  • Heavy Riff
  • Hendricks Brewthers
  • Industrial Brew Co
  • Millpond
  • Old Bakery
  • Old Herald
  • Perennial
  • Schlafly
  • Shoehorn
  • Stubborn German
  • Third Wheel
  • Urban Chestnut
  • White Rooster – VIP only

Must be 21 to enter. All ticket holders must show valid ID at entrance.

All proceeds from this event support the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight Network. This event is co-hosted by the Edwardsville Knights of Columbus and the Edwardsville Moose Lodge. We’re also being supported by a number of generous sponsors including:

Medal of Honor Sponsors

  • Joe DeVary – Country Financial

Purple Heart Sponsors

  • Kara Fitterer, Realtor

Silver Star Sponsors

  • Auffenberg Mazda
  • Bank of Hillsboro
  • Busey Bank
  • Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc
  • St. Louis Sportservice

If you cannot attend the event but are interested in donating, click the “Get Tickets” button, scroll to the “Donations” section, and type in your preferred donation amount.

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August 5, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Free – $80
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The Edwardsville Moose Lodge
7371 Marine Road
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States
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