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St. Louis has seen quite an uptick of new beer locations and breweries opening in the past few years. For those of us that love beer, it’s been the renascence we’ve been waiting for. This time around, we don’t just have a beer location or a brewery opening, we have both.

I’m excited to announce that Exit 6 Brewery, located at 5055 Highway N in Cottleville, will be opening its doors tomorrow, July 29th, at 4PM. In a format that has worked famously for other beer bars in the area, Exit 6 will only be selling beer. You’re welcome to bring your own food in or even have it delivered.

Exit 6 will not only be a bar featuring some of the best beers you can find in the metro area, but it will also eventually be a nano-brewery as well. Exit 6 will be using its all electric brewing system to create 1 barrel batches of beer. Jeff Britton, owner of Exit 6, is still waiting on government approval to begin brewing on his new system, but Jeff informed me yesterday that approval could come as soon as next week.

In the mean time, Exit 6 will still be selling plenty of great beer. Here’s a look at the line-up:

  • Lagunitas WTF
  • Green Flash West Coast IPA
  • Nebraska Cardinal Pale Ale
  • 2nd Shift Hibiscus Wit
  • Goose Island Matilda
  • O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
  • Goose Island 312
  • Schlafly Kolsch
  • Stone IPA
  • Stone Ruination
  • Firestone Walker Double Jack
  • Blvd Tank 7
  • Sam Adams Dunkle
  • Founders Reds Rye
  • Founders Dirty Bastard
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Bell’s Two Hearted
  • Odell 5 Barrel Pale Ale

And in a very special treat, there will also be a cask of O’Fallon 5 Day IPA that’s been dry-hopped with Centennial and Citra hops. The doors open at 4PM tomorrow, so be certain to pre-game your St. Louis Craft Beer Week right by visiting Exit 6.

In the past, I’ve joked around and said that Oakville is kind of a beer wasteland in St. Louis. The reality is, there are more than a few places in the metro area that have severe craft beer droughts. Well, the good news for all of you St. Charles and St. Peters people is the city of Cottleville will soon be awash in craft beer.

Exit Six Pub And Brewery is the newest craft beer bar in St. Louis that will not only feature approximately 50 craft beers but also in-house brewed beer as well.  This new craft beer destination will be located at 5055 Hwy N in Cottleville.

Exit Six is the creation of local homebrewer and Garage Brewers Society president, Jeff Britton.  One of Jeff’s first moves was to bring on former Mattingly and Buffalo Brewing Co brewer Jerid Saffell as his head brewer.

“We will be brewing an Amber IPA called Ryanes Red and a vanilla bean infused cream ale for sure,” according to Jerid. Other styles are still in the air, but Jerid promises that future styles brewed on their 1bbl system will be “emphasizing hops.”

The current plan is to have 20 beers on tap, with 5 or 6 beers being crafted in house.  Jerid says, “The remaining taps will be filled with the likes of Stone, Firestone Walker, Bells, Founders, Schlafly, etc.”

Following what’s become a very popular local model, Exit Six will not be offering any food, outside of “snacks such as pretzels, popcorn, and pub mix.”  But you will be able to order or carry in any food you’d like.  Jerid says that they’re looking to create a neighborhood bar.  “This will be a mellow, laid back bar with just a few tv’s to catch the local game, a jukebox at a moderate level,” and most importantly for a lot of us,  “No smoking.”

The current plan is to have Exit Six open by June 1st, and if their slogan of “No Compromise Brewing” is any indication, I don’t think any of us will be disappointed.