For those of you living in Oakville, your beer options can limited at times. But, it was always nice to know that with a quick 10 minute drive into Illinois, you could find one of the best beer stores in St. Louis, Bon Vivant Wines.

Unfortunately, those days are ending.  Bon Vivant Wine’s owner Andrew Traughber has informed me that as of this Saturday, February 20th at business close, he’ll be shuttering his doors.

While this may be a blow for those of us looking for great beer, the upside is that Andrew is a great guy and is not going to be without a job.  The reason for the closure of the store is that he’s accepted a position at Cellar Advisors.

The other upside is that if you want so great beer at “comically absurd prices” then you need to get over to Bon Vivant before the Sautrday deadline.

Good luck to Andrew, I know so many of us will miss Bon Vivant.