Industry colleague, Evan Benn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, forwarded this over to me last week. The beer scene is booming in St. Louis right now and Missouri as a whole.
Thirteen months ago, former wine-bar owner Jake Hafner announced he was going to build a brewery out of a former newspaper-distribution warehouse in Tower Grove South. Ten days later, a brewer named Phil Wymore said he was going to move from Chicago to start a brewery in south St. Louis’ Carondelet-Patch neighborhood. Today, Hafner’s The Civil Life Brewing Co. and Wymore’s Perennial Artisan Ales are opening their doors, the newest wave in a tidal surge of craft beer that has swept into St. Louis in recent years.
via via St. Louis Today.