Civil Life June Updates
The month of June is already almost half over and we are already feeling summer in Saint Louis. We’ve been busy making great beers to keep you hydrated all summer long. Great new things are afoot here at the Civil Life.
We released a new T-shirt with our mantra “Be Civil” spelled out in rainbow letters. It’s a celebration of diversity and civility. Wear it with pride!
We also canned a huge batch of refreshing German Pilsner, a crisp golden lager that can stand up to the punishing heat and humidity that mark our summers here in south Saint Louis. It’s the perfect restorative for any outdoor activity.
Like Pride Fest, for example. The first Pride Fest events in Saint Louis date back to 1980. Organizers representing the local LGBT community planned events, including a parade, which originally centered around the Central West End and Forest Park. By the nineties, Pride events had moved to our own Tower Grove neighborhood, with a parade down South Grand to Tower Grove Park.
You could say the core values of this annual celebration are diversity and civility, and Tower Grove was the perfect venue. As it attracted more people, it moved downtown, with a parade down Market Street. Last year’s Pride Fest events attracted a quarter of a million people. That’s a lot of people braving the heat and humidity to celebrate. If you go this year, remember to drink Civil!
Though the parade moved from Tower Grove, the area is still filled with outdoor opportunities to drink cold cans of Civil Life beer. The Whitaker Music Festival (formerly Jazz in June) brings neighbors and music lovers to Shaw’s Garden (a.k.a. The Missouri Botanical Garden). They bring picnics and coolers and enjoy music in a beautiful outdoor setting. Just don’t bring glass bottles. Cans of Civil Life German Pilsner are the perfect option.
Tower Grove Park itself will be hosting many parties and reunions all summer. When you find yourself at one of these events, be sure to enjoy a cool Civil Life beer under the shade of one of the park’s almost 7,000 trees.
Civil Life cans travel well, so pack them up for your camping and float trips. Even when you venture out, take a little of Tower Grove with you. Summer in Saint Louis is the perfect time to enjoy great beer and to celebrate diversity and civility. And you can always do so at our pub and beer garden. Wherever you drink Civil Life this summer, thanks. We’re proud to have you as our customers.
The Civil Blog has returned. It is predominantly authored by Civil Life Barman, Dr. Patrick Hurley, who can be found tending to our bar patrons on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He is also responsible for tending to our draft lines, which is recognized as one of our most important tasks. Special guest writers will appear from time to time. We hope reading this blog will give you much insight about the Civil Life and most importantly help you understand a bit more about all of us that work here and the beers we put our hearts into.