Are you ready to drink? Are you ready to rock? Judging by the amount of people who keep asking, the fans are ready to bring down the house and ready for Heavy Riff Brewing to open its doors. Well, I have good news, after what’s seemed like forever, I’m happy to announce that Heavy Riff will be open on Monday, September 16th.
And if you think it’s seemed like forever to you, just imagine what it’s felt like for owners Jerid and Justin Saffell? They certainly had a few setbacks that couldn’t be helped, but it’s time to stop looking back and now we can all look forward to them having their doors open.
For those of you that may not remember, Jerid brings plenty of professional brewing experience as he was assistant brewer at Mattingly Brewing Company, brewer at Buffalo Brewing Company, and cellerman at Highland/Kirkwood Station Brewing.
Located in the heart of Dogtown (6413 Clayton Avenue) Heavy Riff is looking to create a neighborhood brewery in an area that really bands around the businesses in the area. The Saffell brothers are looking to eventually feature 8-10 taps of Heavy Riff beers, Missouri wines, and locally made Dogtown Pizzas along with some simple snacks such as artisan cheese/sausage plates.
Heavy Riff beers will not be available right when the doors open, but the first beer Velvet Underbrown, an oatmeal milk brown, should hopefully be available 10 days after opening with another yet to be named hoppy lighter beer available 10 days after that. We will also see some casks eventually as well.
As their brewery is not quite up and running so Heavy Riff will be working with some of their local comrades to create their beers including Excel Brewing and Charlville Brewery. In the meantime Heavy Riff will be featuring some kickass beers from local and regional breweries and a beautiful tasting room in a great neighborhood. Hours will run 2PM-12AM Mon-Wed and 12PM-12AM Thurs-Sat.
Oh, and they’ll have free shuffleboard and great music. This was worth the wait.