Standard Brewing Company – A Beer Lovers Dream
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Standard Brewing Company, the relatively “new kid on the block” brewpub is doing what they set out to do…making Maryland Heights a mecca for craft beer in West County. The brewery, located at 12322 Dorsett Road, opened for business last August. It sits in the space that had been the old Fuddruckers, off Dorsett and 270.
Co-Owners, Jeff Harlan and Jeff Jones, previously operated J2 Brewing in Chesterfield. For a year and a half, the two guided patrons through the process of brewing their own beers, but finally decided they were ready to set up a microbrewery of their own. The renovated 5,000 square foot brewery seats over 150 customers, and the nice size patio accommodates an additional 40. Those sitting near the sprawling grooved steel bar get a clear view of the 3 ½ barrel brewery.
Through the brewing community, Jones found the St. Louis pizza catering company, Pulse Pizza, and it wasn’t long until the two formed a partnership. Pulse makes its own pizza dough using spent grains, resulting in a slightly darker crust or a slightly sweeter crust, depending on the grain that goes into the beer. Customers can get one specialty pizza or a sampler flight with three eight-inch pies.
Former Executive Chef at Eleven Eleven Mississippi and, most recently, Zydeco Blues in Des Peres, Wade Waller, runs the kitchen. His menu doesn’t drift away from the typical pub grub. Besides pizzas, salads, and sandwiches, the restaurant serves up Nacho’s, Chili, soft Pretzels with a tangy beer-cheese sauce, and Jalapeño poppers, to name a few. There are also a few more significant entrees available at dinner, like the pork “Porterhouse” Steak, and the Fish n Chips.
But their main draw are the over 100 beers the two have developed. Standard Brewing features the pair’s initial flagship beers, an Engima IPA and their Klassisch Hefeweizen on tap, plus numerous other varieties of handcrafted beers. Whether it’s the Standard Vanilla Stout, Hot Rod Black, Red Zeppelin, Three on the Tree, Good Hop, Nice Hop, Doc’s Draft Hard Apple Cider, or one of the many others, there’s no doubt the J2’s are succeeding in creating a beer lovers dream.
12322 Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Phone: (314) 548-2270