They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which is going to make my job a hell of a lot easier. As we’re very close to having three new breweries open in the St. Louis Metro area, I thought this would be a good time to take a look at where they’re at and what’s in store.
Located right outside of Soulard, Four Hands is easily the biggest of the newest three breweries about to open. With over 12,000 sq foot of space, it’s going to provide for not only a gigantic tasting room, but also plenty of opportunity to expand. The photo of the book below is actually a ledger they found which was purchased in 1932.
To be honest, there are actually a few photos missing from the gallery below. The reason being is that the photos I took could not even begin to do this space justice. Owner Jake Hafner has created one of the most unique spaces to drink a beer in the United States. I hope no one is let down by my hyperbole, but I honestly think a lot of jaws will drop when they walk into this space.
This brewery may be nearest to my heart as it’s just a short drive from where I grew up. The most interesting aspect of this location is that it’s divided into three very distinct spaces. One space for the brewhouse, one for cellaring and conditioning, and one for the tasting room.
Not to mention, they also have plenty of room to grow and plenty of room for all of those fun barrels that owner Phil Wymore plans on bringing in.
As you can see, each location is definitely in a different part of the construction process. The current plan is for the Civil Life to be open by mid-July, Perennial open a few weeks after that and Four Hands in early fall.
I know I over-say this, but damn it’s a good time to be a beer drinker in St. Louis.