This past Saturday The Civil Life Brewing Company celebrated their Grand Opening in dramatic fashion. Belgian Monk? Check. Authentic German Lederhosen? Check. Pirate? Of course! Starting with a parade of what some (mainly Carln26) counted as upwards of 200 people, the festivities wound their way from the edge of Tower Grove Park and through the neighborhood Jake and the boys now call home. Neighbors appeared on their porches and in their front yards to welcome the festivities. As bagpipes blared for the final two blocks, many of us commented on what was happening with one word…goosebumps.

If you haven’t had a chance to make it out yet, do yourself a favor and visit. Say hello to Jake, Dylan, and Mike and welcome them to the neighborhood as the neighborhood welcomed them.

With Mike unable to attend, credit to Justin Phillips for the pics.