I stopped in at Alpha Brewing Company in St. Louis, Missouri for a quick beer. The White IPA was something new for me. It’s an IPA fermented with a Belgian yeast that gives it something of a fruity taste. Very nice and adds complexity to the beer. I liked it.
I stopped in at Schlafly Beer in St. Louis, Missouri for dinner and a beer. I enjoyed the sausage & kraut with an American IPA which I liked so much that I purchased a six-pack to bring home. Good food and good beer, what a combination!
I stopped in at 4 Hands Brewing Company in St. Louis, Missouri and tried the Divided Sky Rye IPA which was really tasty with both the hops bitterness and the rye spice. I also tried the Chocolate Milk Stout which was so tasty that I bought a bottle to take home. As of this writing, it’s still in my beer fridge waiting for that perfect moment. I might just make a stout float with it. So rich and chocolatey!
When in St. Louis what else would you do other than stop in at the Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) Brewery, St. Louis, Missouri for a tour? And so I did. OK, so if you’ve spent any time on this blog you’ll note that I’m no stranger to visiting breweries. Well, the scale of the Budweiser operation in St. Louis is GINORMOUS. That’s a technical term. I’ve never seen anything like this before. And the tour guide took us through the entire brewing process, walking through many buildings on the Anheuser-Busch campus. We even saw the clydesdales. Although my preference is for craft-brewed beer, this was still an excellent tour and a great time. And, the history of beer in the US was cool to learn about. At one time there were local and regional breweries across the country. Anheuser-Busch had a vision of providing beer nationwide and so they did. What a demonstration of delivering on a business objective. I’d recommend this tour for all beer enthusiasts. And, of course, they offered samples at the end. I actually tried Bud and Bud Lite. They were crisp and refreshing. I’ve been brainwashed!
When stopping at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in St. Louis, MO what else would you try but the Winged Nut Chestnut Ale? And try it I did. And, it was tasty. It’s a copper colored mild ale with a hing of the chestnut sweetness. Yes, chestnuts are used in the alemaking process.