The final pieces are in place and now Perennial Artisan Ales is one step closer to brew. As Evan Benn reported earlier today, Phil Wymore and Perennial have found a location for the future brewery.

In a move that will make people in South County and South City very happy, Perennial will be setting up shop at 8125 Michigan Avenue at was used to be the old Coca-Cola syrup plant.  This new location will not only allow for future growth, but will also offer plenty of space for include indoor seating and an outdoor beer garden to enjoy Perennial beer on premises.

While Perennial will not be offering up food at their new location, they will be offering up packaged beer and growlers sales to go.  The roominess of this new location will also allow Co-Owner and Head Brewer Phil Wymore to do what he knows how to do best, put beer into barrels.  According to the Perennial press release, Phil plans to “dedicate a significant percentage of its production to barrel-aged beers, in both wine and spirits barrels.”

As for what beers will be available when Perennial comes online, I’ve been informed that we’ll not only see the dry-hopped Belgian Pale Ale, which was available to taste at the STL Hops Anniversary Party, but also a year-round Saison.  The Pale Ale will only be available on draught, while the Saison will be available in 750ml bottles and draught.

I also received information that Perennial plans on doing one new beer each month, released in draught and bottle form, which may never be produced again.  With all of the information about these new breweries in St. Louis, it’s almost as if Christmas has come early.