Jon Billman emailed me to ask:

I’m doing some beer research for a book project. Do you know someone I should talk with regarding ale brewers in St. Louis in the 1830s? I’m interested in where they got their hops and yeast from, what kinds and what forms. Also, what styles of ales were predominant in STL at that time. Appreciate it.

I’m sure some of STL Hops readers can either provide Jon with this information or point him in the right direction.