crownvalleybrewery.gifWhile you’ve been able to get their beer around town for the past few weeks, it looks like the new Crown Valley Brewery and Distillery will be open for business on May 2nd.

This will provide you with the chance to not only try some of the beer from the newest brewery in Missouri, but to also see the state of the art brewing facility that they have in place at Crown Valley.  Here’s some details about the brewery from the press release:

The 70-foot coppertop tasting bar is the centerpiece in the heart of the brewery. Its surroundings feature rustic alder wood walls, a stone fireplace, high definition televisions and a close-up view of the distillery and bottling line.

But it doesn’t stop there – behind the brewery is our beer garden complete with a fire pit and plenty of seating to enjoy the panoramic countryside.
The Brewery will feature handcrafted beers that include American Blonde Ale, Amber Lager, Porter, Traditional Wheat, Cider, Dubbel and Raspberry Wheat beers – all produced in the state-of-the-art 15-barrel microbrewery.

Sounds like an interesting weekend drive.  Though I will stress that one of my concerns is that this is an hour and a half drive from St. Louis and Crown Valley isn’t offering any food to eat while sampling beers.  Though I’m sure they’ve  had plenty of experience with intoxicated patrons due to wine sampling, it seems to be a major area of concern to have people drinking beer without anything to sop up the alocohol.  Hopefully this isn’t an issue that has been overlooked.


Levar Burton was right, reading is important.  Had I read a little further down the press release I would have seen:

After sampling our beers made exclusively in Ste. Genevieve, guests can visit the country store for sandwiches and salads, Crown Valley gourmet food products and many other Missouri-made items. Or they can relax and indulge in a cup of gourmet coffee that is freshly roasted and brewed on-site.

A warm meal would be nice, but I guess this is better than nothing.