The beer scene in St. Louis is huge. USA Today readers have named St. Louis “Best Beer Scene” for the past two years. They are not lying. These breweries are only a 15-minute cab ride away from downtown. These are just a few. There are many more options on the STL Beer website. These include Alpha Brewing and Tower Grove South, Ferguson Brewing and Narrow Gauge and Old Bakery Beer, Old Bakery Beer, and Hopskeller Brewing. In Metro East, O’Fallon Brewing and Six Mile Bridge. In West County, Two Plumbers and Friendship Brewing are just a few.
2nd Schift Brewing
2nd Shift is a brewery located north of Hill that offers standout beers like Art of Neurosis and Hibiscus Wit. El Gato Grande, who is the “friendliest, laziest, and fattest cat in this brewery”, inspired it. 1601 Sublette.
4 Hands Brewing Company
4 Hands is located south of downtown and near Soulard. This brewery is unique. To create unique brews, they often work with artists and businesses in St. Louis. Some of the most sought-after year-round brews include City-Wide, Single Speed, Ripple and Single Speed. You should also be aware of seasonals. The upstairs area has free Skeeball and arcade games. 1220 S. 8th Street.
A tour of Soulard’s historic brick brewery is well worth it. While you are standing in the Clydesdales stable, enjoy a complimentary beer tasting. There are also more involved tours such as the Beermaster Tour and Horses and Heritage Tour. You can also experience the Where You Brew experience. 12th & Lynch.
Bluewood recently opened in the former Lemp Brewery stables. It is known for its high-ABV beer and barrel-aged stouts such as Leviathan. Bluewood’s most popular beer, Testify, was brewed in 2015 with an ABV of 24%. 1821 Cherokee.
Civil Life Brewing Company
Jake Hafner made a name for himself at 33 Wine Bar, Lafayette Square. He then moved to Civil Life, Tower Grove South. He added canned American Brown to the brewery in 2018. The brewery website has the rules. You can visit it. These rules are meant to maintain civility, such as no buses and an aversion to people. 3714 Holt.
Chris Naffziger (a historian and contributor to SLM) pointed out that Earthbound was established in 2017 in the Cherokee Brewery Stock House. Because the stock house’s first floor is still in use, and the cellars date back to 1875, the brewery can “almost certainly” claim to be brewing beer at “the oldest brewery building.” Every day brings something new with names such as the Tax Evader or Gruit Out of Hell. 2724 Cherokee.