Friday, September 28, 2012

The Scene: Schlafly Bottleworks

While in St. Louis, we stopped by the Schlafly Bottleworks between visiting Anheuser-Busch and Six Row.  The Bottleworks was a large building containing the brewery, a bar, a large dining area, and a store.  There was also a very large patio outside, with live music.

Schlafly broke into the top 40 craft breweries last year, and have been around for over twenty years, making them the first new brewpub to open in Missouri since Prohibition.  They generally produce around fifty different beers every year, six of those being year-round.  At the bar, about fifteen different beers were available on tap.

The brewery, which takes up the majority of the Schlafly Bottleworks, offers free tours on weekends.  If you don't have closed toe shoes, there are crocs available (poor O-dawg, I bet he's sorry he wore sandals now).  The tour starts in the brewseum, a small museum devoted to the brewing history of St. Louis.  A very knowledgeable guide then takes you through the brewery, and winds up in the tasting room with samples of several Schlafly beers.

I will definitely make an attempt to visit next time I'm in St. Louis, and hopefully get a chance to try the food and several more of their beers.

1 comment:

  1. I will have to say, the crocs match the jean shorts amazingly. I like how in the tasting at Schlafly they teach how you taste the beers in order to get the full breadth of flavors and aroma.