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DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – The Civil Life

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – The Civil Life

ST. LOUIS, MO

DETOUR No. 029: After a weekend full of big stouts and dense IPAs, we found respite in the cozy, welcoming taproom of Civil Life. Long time industry veteran and founder, Jake Hafner, hosted us for a few pints and explained to us the room for growth of malt-forward beers.

Beer & Branding: Urban Chestnut

Beer & Branding: Urban Chestnut

ST. LOUIS, MO

Saint Louis brewery, Urban Chestnut, has a flair for the old world. They describe themselves as an "unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer—a ‘new world meets old world’ brewing approach wherein UCBCcontributes to the ‘revolution’ of craft beer with artisanal creations of modern American beers, and pays ‘reverence’ to the heritage of beer with classically-crafted offerings of timeless European beer styles." And with that burnt orange and aqua badge as the brand's centerpiece, there's no mistaking Urban Chestnut on the shelf.