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St. Peters’ First Craft Brewery Now Open – Third Wheel Brewing

St. Peters’ First Craft Brewery Now Open – Third Wheel Brewing

Third Wheel Brewing is Making Fresh Beer in St. Peters

ST. PETERS, MO/June 8, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – As major breweries become more global, more and more local breweries are starting up.  St. Peters just got its first craft brewery this week.  Third Wheel Brewing at 4008 North Service Road (the I-70 N Outer Rd at Cave Springs) just opened on Wednesday, June 7th, offering a playful take on artisan beer.  But make no mistake, this place is the real deal.

The name for the brewery came from a unique little three-wheeled truck that one of the owners bought at auction.  The tiny truck, nicknamed Trixie, has a motorcycle engine, and requires a helmet for operation under current Missouri law.  They’ve polished her up, and added some great amenity, like taps in the bed!  Trixie is usually parked out front at Third Wheel Brewing, but also travels to festivals across the region.

The craft brewery grew out of the owners’ collective love of beer.  They were already active members of the close-knit St. Louis beer scene.  Brad Wheeling is a longtime beer judge and certified cicerone.  Brewmaster Abbey Spence is a certified cicerone and presided over the OG, an all-women beer collective, before taking the lead at Third Wheel.  The ownership team, which includes Wheeling, Ron and Valerie Woerndle, and Wade and Erin Alberty, leased the 10,000-square foot space near Cave Springs and I-70 last September and began building their brewery.

They’ve started with five unique, house-brewed beers on draft, but plan to add more as the go along—aiming for about 18 labels of their own.  Right now, the taps include Ophelia’s Wit (4.9% ABV), a traditional Belgian Wit beer with coriander and orange peel and just a hint of rosemary; Trixie’s Pale Ale (5.8% ABV), an American Pale Ale, with hints of citrus and pine and well balanced with sweet, bready malt; Quit Your Day Job (5.5% ABV), an American Brown Ale that’s bold but not overwhelming with mild chocolate and toffee notes that are balanced by the citrus bite from Centennial hops; Dyslexic API (8% ABV), a double IPA that’s big, bold, hoppy, and screams citrus and floral; and Going Once…Going Twice… (3.9% ABV) an old-school Berliner Weisse that’s light and slightly tart and can be had straight up or with a shot of their house-made syrup.  Customers can order a flight and try them all.  To fill out the taps, they are also offering guest taps from some of the most popular regional breweries. Customers can come in and have a beer, or order it in a growler to-go.  Soon, they’ll also offer their artisan beers in 32-ounce cans, called “crowlers.”  Third Wheel brewmaster, Abbey Spencer says the cans will keep the beer fresher longer.

Third Wheel Brewing is closed Monday – Tuesday. They’re open Wednesday – Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8:00 p.m.

The Window Kitchen is open until one hour before bar close.  They serve food designed to be paired with beer.  The apps menu includes selections like “Supreme Pacho” which are potato nachos topped with pulled pork, salsa, sour cream, queso, and jalapenos.  There are also deviled eggs topped with apple butter and bacon, and deep-fried brew pretzels served with IPA pub mustard and the house beer cheese sauce.  Or you can order a “Tater Pile” (your choice of house-made fries, chips, or sweet potato fries).

All meals with potato sides come with one of their “Supa Dip” dipping sauces.  There are 14 to choose from so far.  The list includes their creamy, tangy signature Wheel Sauce, Marinara, Queso, Honey BBQ, and other savory choices one might expect.  But there’s also Marshmallow, Caramel, and Mango Habanero.

Diners will find crispy chicken wings with a nice selection of finishes that run from a mild teryaki to classic hot wings.  There’s also a selection of burgers and sandwiches—including a steak sandwich with caramelized onions and Monterey jack cheese—and wraps with fillings like bacon, lettuce, and tomato; Southwest veggie with corn and black beans, and a Caesar steak wrap.

But this place is all about relaxing with friends or family and enjoying great beer.  And they made sure everyone on staff is an expert in serving the beer they make.  Third Wheel even insists that every server they employ be a Cicerone Certified Beer Server. (The Cicerone Certification Program educates and certifies beer professionals in an effort to elevate the beer experience for consumers.)  This means that everyone on the staff has the knowledge to make recommendations that will help customers find their favorite Third Wheel beer.

Contact Information:

Third Wheel Brewing Company
Owners: Brad Wheeling, Ron & Valerie Woerndle, Wade & Erin Alberty
Brewmaster: Abbey Spencer
Cave Springs & I-70
4008 North Service Road
Saint Peters, MO 63376

Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern Opens in Lafayette Square

Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern Opens in Lafayette Square

Ste. Genevieve Brewer Teams Up with Hamiltons For a Place in the City – Charleville Brewing Co.

St. Louis, MO/June 4, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Charleville Brewing – When a new restaurant opens, it’s noteworthy.  When that new restaurant is the result of a partnership between an award-winning winery and microbrewery, and innovative, celebrated restaurateurs, exciting things are bound to happen.  The new Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern at 2101 Chouteau Ave. in Lafayette Square is the result of just that sort of collaboration.  St. Genevieve’s well-established Charleville Winery & Microbrewery opened this new location in collaboration with Hamilton Hospitality, the husband and wife team behind Eleven Eleven Mississippi, Vin de Set, PW Pizza, 21st Street Brewers Bar, and other tasteful happenings in St. Louis.

The Hamilton’s had just purchased the building across the street from their 2017 Chouteau Ave. venues when Charleville’s Director of Operations Tait Russell approached Paul Hamilton about partnering with his Hamilton Hospitality to create a Charleville location in St. Louis.  The timing was ideal for both parties, and a partnership emerged.  Charleville co-owners Jack and Joal Russell and Hamilton Hospitality co-owners Paul and Wendy Hamilton worked together to create the new brewery and tavern—with Charleville handling the brewing operation and the Hamiltons handling the food.  That’s good news for anyone familiar with ultra-fresh fare served at the Hamilton’s other restaurants.  They grow much of the produce they use in on-site aeroponic and soil-based gardens, as well as an off-site orchard.

This is a casual, comfortable tavern with counter service.  The menu at the new restaurant features a terrific appetizer menu and elevated comfort foods.  Many of the dishes are made using Charleville beers, or the byproducts of their brewing process.  Look for the Sloppy Joe Joe which is open faced-layered with fries-beer cheese sauce on spent grain sourdough; the Beef Patty Melt Twister with Tornado Alley caramelized onions, white cheddar, bacon, and Russian dressing on toasted rye; and the Country Cuban, as sandwich of dry rubbed smoked pork, ham, pickles, white cheddar, and rosemary mustard on spent grain sourdough.  They even use spent grain in their seasonal fruit cobblers.

The apps, as one might expect, were created to pair well with beer and wine.  You’ll find beer-brined wings, soft pretzels, and fresh pork rinds, plus elevated choices like the House-cured meat platter (biltoung, sausage, pastrami, pickled vegetables, and nuts), a lobster corndog, and a nice selection of bruschetta.  There are also sandwiches, and an assortment of savory hand pies in varieties like shepherd’s pie, curry chicken, and vegetarian with sweet potatoes, beans and tomatoes.

The entrées are homespun favorites taken to new, mouthwatering levels of deliciousness.  Think bacon-wrapped meatloaf, beer-battered fried catfish, brisket braised in Charleville’s Coffee Stout, and Half-Wit braised pork shank.  They’re served with sides like creamy, mac & cheese, Hamilton Farm sautéed greens, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and hand-cut seasoned fries.  End that meal with a sweet indulgence like the coffee stout brownie with chocolate sauce, or a scoop of house-made ice cream.  And on weekends, they do brunch!

The new brewery and restaurant offers 14 taps, opened May 16. Look for some Charleville favorites like Tornado Alley amber ale, Late Night Karate Kicks coffee stout, the Half-Wit Wheat, their new 2101 Pale Ale,and the new Chouteau Common—their version of a California common.  Customers will also find Charleville’s root beer, Barleywine ale, and a few of the Ste. Genevieve winery’s popular labels including Chauvin Chardonel and their barrel-fermented Norton.

The Russell’s will continue to operate their winery and 30-barrel brewery in Ste. Genevieve.  That’s where they’ll create most of the brews baring the Charleville name.  The microbrewery inside the new Chouteau Ave. restaurant is a seven-barrel system and the will be used to create small-batch brews and limited runs that will be served onsite, and as exclusive offerings in the Hamilton’s other restaurants.

The kitchen at Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern in St. Louis is open Monday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (bar open until midnight), Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (bar until midnight), and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Charleville Vineyard Winery & Microbrewery at 16937 Boyd Road in Ste. Genevieve is about an hour south of St. Louis, at the edge of the Mark Twain National Forest.  They’re open Wednesday – Thursday from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Friday – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Besides the working vineyard, winery, and brewery, there’s a two-room bed & breakfast in an 1860s log cabin on site, plus a tasting room, patio, and tranquil grounds overlooking Saline Creek.  Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch, or sample local sausages and cheeses in the tasting room.

Contact information:

Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern
Owners: Jack & Joal Russell, Paul & Wendy Hamilton
Lafayette Square
2101 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 241-4677

Director of Operations – Tait Russell
http://charlevillebeer.com/

Schlafly Beer To Commemorate Solar Eclipse

Schlafly Beer To Commemorate Solar Eclipse

ST. LOUIS, MO/May 14, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Schlafly Beer – A St. Louis brewing company is joining in the excitement of the much anticipated total solar eclipse this summer.

Schlafly Beer has announced plans to commemorate this summer’s solar eclipse with a special Path of Totality pack for its Helles-style lager.  Beginning in June, consumers can purchase the special edition, black and metallic silver in all bottles of the beer style, including six and 12-packs.  A pair of solar glasses to watch the phenomenon will also be included inside the pack.

“St. Louis is along the Path of Totality, the path of the eclipse that will experience total darkness.  As science nerds at Schlafly, we are very excited for this, along with the rest of the city, so we wanted to do something fun to celebrate.  The last total eclipse seen in St. Louis was almost 550 years before anyone had tried a Schlafly beer back in 1442,” said Founding Brewer Stephen Hale.

In addition, the brewing company will also offer a field trip to celebrate the spectacular event.  Schlafly will bring the party to the epicenter of the eclipse with the “Schlafly’s Eclipse Field Trip” at the Dew Drop Inn in Bloomsdale, MO on August 21, 2017.  The event will offer BBQ, beers, lawn games, and live music.

For the ultimate excursion, Schlafly will provide an all-inclusive pass including transportation from the Tap Room and back for $45.  Tickets are limited and can be purchased at www.schlafly.com/eclipse starting on July 1.

A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun disappears behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight.  This will also result in a rapid drop in and will reveal massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon.  This incredible sighting will move through the continental United States on August 21, 2017.

The last total eclipse occurred on June 18, 1918. It crossed the United States from Washington State to Florida.
More information about the total solar eclipse is available online at www.space.com and www.nasa.gov.

Standard Brewing Co. to Close April 30th

Standard Brewing Co. to Close April 30th

Maryland Heights Brewpub, Standard Brewing, Calling it Quits

Maryland Heights, MO/April 22, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – The gnarly cycle of the restaurant industry has claimed another victim.  After less than two years at 12322 Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights, the Standard Brewing Company has announced plans to close at the end of the month.  The brewpub inside the old Fuddruckers had been open since September 2015.

The announcement was made Wednesday night on the SBC Facebook page. The post read:

Facebook friends,

It comes with great sadness that Standard Brewing Company will be pouring it’s (sic) last pint Sunday April 30th. We want to thank everyone that has supported us during our journey. Please come see us one last time and have a beer with us (or several). We have plenty of beer, so we are offering $10 growler fills every day till the end. We’ll also be running several specials. We will be open during our normal business hours until May 1st. Hope to see you all soon.
Cheers,

The Standard Brewing Family

Mug Club members should expect a special email regarding the closing.

Before opening SBC, Jeff Harlan and Jeff “Jonesy” Jones had owned a brew-it-yourself store called J2 in Chesterfield.  At SBC, Jones is the brew-master with Harlan focusing more on the business and front of house.  The brewpub offers eight to twelve of their own hand-crafted beers on tap.  Some of the varieties offered regularly include a light, German-style Hefeweizen to a robust Dry Irish Stout, plus an American blonde ale, a Belgian tripel, and two IPAs.  They also made special small-batch offerings.  In January 2016, Harlan and Jones tapped Executive Chef Wade Waller (Zydaco Blues, Eleven Eleven Mississippi, Vin de Set, Cleveland-Heath) to elevate their pizza-driven menu, and create beer-infused dishes to accompany their what’s on tap.

No details about what’s behind the closing have been forthcoming.  But the recent closure of a nearby hotel may have negatively affected business at the brewpub which is situated in a somewhat difficult to access location just west of I-270.

Standard Brewing Company will be open Tuesday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from noon to midnight, and Sundays from noon to 8:00 p.m. through Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Ranks Second-Best Wheat Beer Out of 59 Best Wheat Beer/Hefeweizens

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Ranks Second-Best Wheat Beer Out of 59 Best Wheat Beer/Hefeweizens

Paste Magazine Names Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Ranks Second-Best Wheat Beer

ST. LOUIS, MO/April 15, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) There’s no denying that St. Louis is one of the great beer brewing cities of the world.  Well now, according to Paste Magazine, Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. which is the third-largest brewery in St. Louis has the second-best wheat beer out of their list of the 59 best wheat beer/hefeweizens.

Paste Magazine returned to print in March of 2017, as a quarterly magazine writing about a number of different topics such as Music, Movies, TV, Design, Style, Visual Arts, Tech, Food, Drink, Travel, Politics, Media, Business, Science and Health.  So how did they come to their conclusion? Professional beer writers, brewery owners and beer reps did a blind-tasting of 59 American pale wheat’s and German hefeweizens to make that determination.

Each year Urban Chestnut produces about 20,000 barrels.  They have locations in the Grove, Midtown and Germany.  “This is one of those beers we never seem to be able to praise enough,” Paste said.  “We have yet to encounter any American brewery that consistently brews classic German styles as cleanly and superbly as St. Louis’ Urban Chestnut.  This is just what these guys do best, and it’s well past time that everyone else shared our esteem.”

Schlafly Beer, the second largest St. Louis brewery producing over 60,000 barrels a year has made the top 10 list twice, with its hefeweizen coming in at No. 4 and its raspberry hefeweizen at No. 8.  According to Paste, ” The raspberry hefe gives you is the best of both worlds — decadent aroma, but without all the cloying sugar or artificiality on the palate.  For that reason, it’s absurdly drinkable.”

St. Louisans will have the opportunity to make their own determinations on their favorite beers at this year’s St. Louis Microfest.  The 2017 22nd Annual St. Louis Microfest will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, at 10:00 p.m.  It is one of the premiere festivals in the St. Louis area offering festival goers the chance to do a lot of sampling.

St. Louis’ Top 10 Craft Brewpubs

Craft Brewpubs in St. Louis, MO

The Best Craft Brewpubs in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO/March 3, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – St. Louis is a beer town.  We’ve been making and drinking beer since the founding of the city.  Beer making is a part of our community history, and beer drinking is part of our local culture.  So when the microbreweries began to emerge across the country at the end of the 20th century, St. Louis was on board.  As our thirst for these new, specialty beers grew, so did the number of artisan makers brewing something to quench us.  Now there are scores of craft beer makers in the St. Louis area.  Diners will find them in dedicated taprooms, German-inspired beer gardens, and brew pubs across the metro area.

So who does it best?  We once again turned to customer reviews to find out.  In order to get a good sample of opinions, we limited the top 10 to brewpubs with at least 50 reviews.  We found the best are a mix of some of the city’s earliest microbreweries and some of the newest too.  And the best news of all?  They span the region from the metro-east to St. Charles County, so there’s a great artisan beer experience waiting in everyone’s back yard.

Topping the list is The Civil Life Brewing Company at 3714 Holt Ave., in south city’s Tower Grove South neighborhood.  This is a great choice for the craft beer novice, as there’s always an eclectic selection of their artisan beers on draft and the crew is super helpful to those just trying to figure out what they like.  The cozy wood-paneled space is part English pub and part German beer hall.  You’ll find a long bar and large communal table, plus cozier seating upstairs.  Tuesday through Saturday, the menu changes, but always includes apps, and seven to ten sandwiches including selections like roast beef, Cubans, and even a vegetarian sandwich.  On Sundays they serve soup.  Since opening in 2011, The Civil Life has developed a loyal following.  This is truly one of the new-wave of craft brewpubs: there’s no phone number and they only accept cash.

Here is the full list of St. Louis’ Top 10 Craft Brewpubs:

1. The Civil Life Brewing Company (4.59 stars/173 reviews) Tower Grove South, 3714 Holt Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63116, no phone.
2. The Modern Brewery (4.55 stars/51 reviews) Kings Oak, 5231 Manchester Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110, no phone.
3. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. (4.40/436 reviews) Midtown, 3229 Washington Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63103, (314) 222-0143.
4. The Side Project Cellar (4.39 stars/153 reviews) Maplewood, 7373 Marietta Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143, (314) 224-5211.
5. Heavy Riff Brewing (4.31 stars/168 reviews) Dogtown, 6413 Clayton Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63139, (555) 515-1511.
6. 4 Hands Brewing (4.30 stars/383 reviews) Lasalle, 1220 South 8th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63104, (314) 436-1559.
7. Earthbound Beer (4.27 stars/81 reviews) Gravois Park, 2710 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118, (314) 769-9576.
8. Alpha Brewing Company (4.25 stars/126 reviews) Downtown, 1409 Washington Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63103, (314) 621-2337.
9. Old Bakery Beer Company (4.23 stars/194 reviews) Alton, 400 Landmarks Boulevard, Alton, IL 62002, (618) 463-1470.
10. Exit 6 Pub & Brewery (4.18 stars/61 reviews) Cottleville, 5055 Hwy N, Cottleville, MO 63304, (636) 244-4343.

With so many choices it’s impossible to mention just ten.  There are so many other craft brewers and brewpubs in town that are worth your attention.  So we’re giving honorable mentions to a few that didn’t quite make the Top 10 list.  These places had great scores, but didn’t have quite enough reviews to make the list this time around.  Keep an eye on them, or try a flight, or something.  These artisans are brewing up great things ahead.

Honorable Mentions go to:

Six Mile Bridge (4.49 stars/45 reviews) Maryland Heights, 11841 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043, (314) 942-2211.  One of St. Louis’ newest craft breweries, they turned on the taps in 2015, and they’ve been winning accolades ever since, including winning a 2016 Gold Medal for their Classic Dry Irish Stout.

2nd Shift Brewing (4.38 stars/21 reviews) The Hill, 1601 Sublette Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110, (314) 669-9013.  This is St. Louis’ newest brew pub—sort of.  They’ve been making beer since 2010 and other pubs have been putting in the glasses of thirsty beer drinkers.  But they just opened their own tasting room on the Hill last November (2016).

Nine Years of Beer & Counting – Centennial Beer Festival

Centennial Beer Festival

2017 Centennial Beer Festival

ST. LOUIS, MO/February 10, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Centennial Beer Festival – Nine years ago the Centennial Beer Festival was born and all these years later, it is still going stronger than ever.  It has grown into one of the most all-encompassing and largest indoor beer festival in St. Louis.

The festival is held at the old Malt House Cellar in the Lafayette Square neighborhood.  The restored malt house was built in 1876 for the Schnaider Brewery and is comprised of multiple historical rooms to explore while you taste more than 200 beers.  The historic building serves as the unofficial kick-off to the Beer Festival Season in St. Louis and adds much to the overall experience.

There’s no better way to celebrate all that is grand about beer, beer making, beer tasting and the history of beer than during this Centennial celebration.  It’s a meeting of the minds for beer enthusiasts.  Breweries, distributors, beer makers and beer historians will all be on hand to share their craft with festival goers.

Breweries’ play a major role in our neighborhoods and are a big part of the overall community.  They serve as a social and economic center and can become a pillar, and in some cases, the face of a community.  Two great examples are the identity of AB in St. Louis and the upstart Modern Brewery drawing beer aficionados into a neighborhood for the 1st time.

This year there will be 35 local and regional breweries, plus an additional 45 craft and international breweries.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience great food and drink, but more importantly, a chance to check out tasting rooms and meet the owners and brewers behind the bar.  Each one has a unique story about the beers, the steps to opening a brewery and why they are so passionate about their craft.

The 7th Annual Brewmaster’s Dinner on Thursday night featuring Civil Life founder, Jake Hafner, Brewmaster Dylan Mosley & Executive Chef of Moulin Events, Ryan Luke has sold out.  But there’s plenty to keep everybody busy.  On Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night there will be a tasting that includes all the local & regional breweries plus the best domestic and international brewers.

Can you think of another place where you can try more than 200 beers with unlimited samples?  The Home Brewer’s competition is on Friday night and as part of your ticket you can vote for your favorite beer.  The winner will brew a commercial batch and feature their beer at 21st Street Brewer’s bar.

There’s a VIP upgrade available for Saturday afternoon and evening and features rare, vintage and cellared beer and light snacks in the Malt House Cellar.  Every guest will receive a souvenir tasting glass and each session features live entertainment.

For more information about purchasing tickets go to http://centennialbeerfestival.com.

Local participating brewers this year:

  • 2010  Anheuser Busch
  • 2011 Schlafly
  • 2012 Urban Chestnut
  • 2013 Six Row
  • 2014 4 Hands
  • 2015 2nd Shift
  • and in 2016 Civil Life

The 2017 Beer List!

Domestic/Imported

10 Barrel – 1st Floor

Against the Grain – 1st Floor

Anchor Steam – 1st Floor

Ballast Point – 1st Floor

Belhaven – 1st Floor

Bells – 1st Floor

Blackberry Farm – 1st Floor

Blue Blood – 1st Floor

Blue Point – 1st Floor

Breckenridge – 1st Floor

Burnt City – 1st Floor

Church Street – 1st Floor

Crabbies – 1st Floor

Deschutes – 1st Floor

Elysian – 1st Floor

Evil Twin – 1st Floor

Firestone – 1st Floor

Founders – 1st Floor

Free State – 1st Floor

Golden Road – 1st Floor

Goodwood – 1st Floor

Great River – 1st Floor

Guinness – 1st Floor

Hoegarden – 1st Floor

Hofbrau – 1st Floor

Kona – 1st Floor

Kraftig – 1st Floor

Kronenbourg – 1st Floor

Lagunitas – 1st Floor

Latitude 42 – 1st Floor

Leffe – 1st Floor

Left Hand – 1st Floor

Lost Coast – 1st Floor

Merchant du Vin Imports – 1st Floor

New Belgium – 1st Floor

New Holland – 1st Floor

North Coast – 1st Floor

Odell – 1st Floor

Omission – 1st Floor

Omnipollo – 1st Floor

Orkney – 1st Floor

Oskar blues – 1st Floor

Rogue – 1st Floor

Sam Adams – 1st Floor

Saugatuck – 1st Floor

Schmaltz – 1st Floor

Seattle Cider – 1st Floor

Shocktop – 1st Floor

Sierra Nevada – 1st Floor

St. Killians – 1st Floor

Stella – 1st Floor

Stillwater – 1st Floor

Stone – 1st Floor

Uinta – 1st Floor

Wells – 1st Floor

Youngs – 1st Floor

Local/Regional

2nd Shift – 2nd Floor Saturday Only

4 Hands – 2nd Floor

4204 Main Street – 2nd Floor

AB-Research Pilot Brewery – 2nd Floor

Augusta – 2nd Floor

Bastard Brothers – 2nd Floor

Big Muddy – 2nd Floor

Boulevard – 2nd Floor

Broadway – 2nd Floor

Bur Oak – 2nd Floor

Cathedral – 2nd Floor

Civil Life – 2nd Floor

Crane – 2nd Floor

Crown Valley – 2nd Floor

Design to Brew – 2nd Floor

Destihl – 2nd Floor

Earthbound – 2nd Floor

Excel – 2nd Floor

Ferguson – 2nd Floor

Goose Island – 2nd Floor

Griesedieck Brewing – 2nd Floor

Kirkwood Station – 2nd Floor

Leaky Roof – 2nd Floor

Lionstone – 2nd Floor

Logboat – 2nd Floor

Main & Mill – 2nd Floor

Modern – 2nd Floor

Old Bakery – 2nd Floor

Peel – 2nd Floor

Perennial – 2nd Floor

Public House – 2nd Floor

Riperian – 2nd Floor

Rock Bridge – 2nd Floor

Schlafly – 2nd Floor

Six Mile – 2nd Floor

Square One – 2nd Floor

St. Nicholas – 2nd Floor Saturday Only

Steampunk Brew Works – 2nd Floor

Tallgrass – 2nd Floor

Urban Chestnut – 2nd Floor

Wild Onion – 2nd Floor

VIP-Saturday

4 Hands – VIP

Anima – VIP

Ballast Point – VIP

Boulevard – VIP

Deschutes – VIP

Excel – VIP

Firestone – VIP

Founders – VIP

Goose Island – VIP

Lagunitas – VIP

Left Hand – VIP

Merchant du Vin Imports – VIP

Moonlight – VIP

New Belgium – VIP

Perennial – VIP

Rogue – VIP

Sam Adams – VIP

Schlafly – VIP

Schmaltz – VIP

Schwerpunkt – VIP

Stone – VIP

Redstone – VIP

Toolbox – VIP

Une Anee – VIP

ANHEUSER-BUSCH – FIRST DELIVERY WITH NO DRIVER

Anheuser-Busch has successfully transported beer using self-driven truck!

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Anheuser-Busch is well known in our community as one of the largest employers and provides their products to almost every restaurant, hotel and casino in St. Louis as well as across the world.

Anheuser-Busch was founded in St. Louis in 1875 to 1879.  Anheuser-Busch was the first brewery to transport beer across the country using refrigerated railroad cars.  AB has been a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev since 2008, a controversial event that appears to be working out just fine.

Looks like their tradition of leading change didn’t get bought out as AB is partly responsible for the first successful delivery provided by self-driven transports.  Yes, a semi-truck delivered 52,000 cans of beer without the assistance of a qualified CDL licensed driver.

AB partnered with Otto, a self-driving trucking company that is owned by Uber to complete the world’s first shipment by a self-driven autonomous transport.  It was a 120 mile journey down highway I-25.  Can you imagine pulling along side of that truck and “not” seeing a driver?  I’m sorry, but that would have scared the beer right out of me.

The objective is to provided a more efficient and safer method of transporting goods.

We will keep this article short, but we highly recommend that you watch this video.  It is another perfect example of how technology is shaping/changing our lives without most of us even realizing it.  It is effecting areas of our lives that we miss at times.  This will change the transportation industry forever.

Our only question is; if the truck had violated the speed limit, who would have been blessed with the speeding ticket?  Additionally, AB appears to have taken their “designate a driver” program to a new level.

Congratulations to AB and Otto!

Link to Otto Blog Article

A STLRestaurant.News Exclusive Article (c) 2016

Video courtesy of Budwesier/Otto

 

URBAN CHESTNUT BREWING 6TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST

Urban Chestnut Brewing

Urban Chestnut Brewing 6th Annual Oktoberfest

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Urban Chestnut Brewing has announced their 6th Annual Oktoberfest scheduled for September 23, 24 and 25th, 2016 at their Biergarten located at 3229 Washington Avenue in St. Louis, MO.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is one of the most successful breweries in the metro area.  They offer two locations in the St. Louis area and one in Germany (1) 3229 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO (2) 4465 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO and (3) Am Brunnen 2, Gewerbegebiet Am Brunnen, 85283 Wolnzach, Germany.

The event offers a Munich style celebration with German cuisine, amusements, live music for your entertainment and of course German bier.  No ticked is required.  However, if you buy a stein in advance it cost $8 or $10 day of event.

Additional supporting local breweries are Schlafly, Civil Life, Perennial Artisan Ales and 2nd Shift Brewing.  The hours are Friday, September 23 starting at 12 pm to 11 pm, Saturday, September 24th starting at 11 am to 11 pm and Sunday, September 25th starting at 12 pm to 7 pm.

For more information contact:

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

3229 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, MO

Phone: (314) 222-0143

CRAFTING A NEW STRATEGY – 4202 MAIN STREET BREWING CO.

4202 MAIN STREET BREWING CO.

The 4202 Main Street Brewing Co. to Expand

BELLEVILLE, IL: (STLRestaurant.News) The 4204 Main Street Brewing Co., which is considered Belleville’s innovator in the craft brewery business, is moving forward with plans to expand.  Brewery Owner, Todd Kennedy, who opened the brewery at 4204 Main Street in 2014, has decided to open a canning facility and tasting room in the old Mad Pricer grocery store.

Developer, Adam Hill, is purchasing the Market Place Shopping Center at 6401 W. Main Street, where the grocery store sits.  The two men have agreed to terms for the site and their attorneys are finalizing the lease agreement.  Hill has received tax incentives worth up to $2.49 million from the City Council to help pay for renovations of the aging shopping center.  Kennedy believes this particular space will bring a new component and be a big plus for Belleville’s west end.

His vision includes an outdoor activity space behind the brewery.  The renovation is expected to begin in August and the new brewery should be open as early as November.  Kennedy wants to have the project completed by April, which would be just in time for the 4th Annual Belleville Ale Fest, which 4204 Main Street Brewing Co., is hosting.  Earlier this year, the brewery opened a beer garden behind the restaurant at 4204 W. Main St. that features a bar, fire pit, and a perfect spot for live entertainment.