The craft-beer industry in our region is growing bigger and stronger every day. New breweries are opening with increasing frequency, while well-established ones, both big and small, are expanding production and distribution at home and across the country.
Brewers themselves are also pushing the industry forward with new approaches to modern, trendy and old-world beers, introducing consumers to a range of classic and creative styles and flavors. In this, our annual The Year in Beer feature, we present an overview of the expansion and innovation in our regional craft-beer community.
Here you'll read about 14 must-try beers from established breweries from October 2016 to October 2017. Please join us in raising a pint to all of the brewers who are moving our local beer industry forward and making our region a national destination for stellar suds.
4 Hands Brewing Co.’s Loose Particles
Brewery Emperial’s Pre-Prohibition Pils
Charleville Brewing Co.’s Long White Cloud
Crane Brewing Co.’s Beet Weiss
Central Standard Brewing’s Standard Issue
Free State Brewing Co.’s Post Rock Pils
Logboat Brewing Co. and 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s License to Dance
Martin City Brewing Co.’s Alchemy Coffee Stout
Mother’s Brewing Co.’s Uncanny American Pale Ale
Narrow Gauge Brewing Co.’s Zavtrak
O’Fallon Brewery’s Show-Me IPA
Perennial Artisan Ales’ Abraxas
Six Mile Bridge Beer’s The Reverent
Stockyards Brewing Co.’s The Spirit Cowboy
- Craft Beer
- Narrow Gauge Brewing Co.
- Jeff Hardesty
- Free State Brewing Co.
- Six Mile Bridge Beer
- Ryan Sherring
- Lindsay Sherring
- Crane Brewing Co.
- Michael Crane
- Charleville Brewing Co.
- Kevin Klein
- Stockyards Brewing Co.
- St. Louis
- Kansas City
- Central Standard Brewing
- Martin City Brewing Co.
- Alchemy Coffee & Bake House
- Matt Moore
- Brewery Emperial
- Keith Thompson
- 4 Hands Brewing Co.
- Mother's Brewing Co.
- Perennial Artisan Ales
- Logboat Brewing Co.
- O'fallon Brewery