I think it’s safe to say that Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is really starting to blow up. Since the time they opened up back in January, they’ve extended their hours, added additional beers to their tasting room, starting brewing an American Double IPA, and also hosted a festival with a Hop Queen.
But, they’re making their biggest step yet: Urban Chestnut will begin distributing beers to the St. Louis area. That’s right, you’ll begin seeing two of UCBC’s beers hitting some of your favorite bars and restaurants around the area.
The self-distribution will begin with their two flagship beers from the Revolution and Reverence lines, the Winged Nut and the Zwickel. Here’s a little info about both beers:
The first beer available to St. Louis retailers under its Revolution Series is ‘Winged Nut’– A beer UCBC affectionately refers to as their unusual little bird. It’s a little on the flighty side @ 5.7% ABV, and it’s a little on the wacky side because it’s brewed with finely milled chestnuts (genus castanea …for you nut freaks), Willamette hops, and fermented with a Bavarian Weissbier yeast strain. All of these nuances contribute to its ‘nutty’ personality. 5.7% ABV, IBU’s – 25, OG – 13.0 Plato.
The first beer available to St. Louis retailers under its Reverence Series is ‘Zwickel’- UCBC’s flagship lager (pronounced ‘zv-ick-el’), an unfiltered, unpasteurized, German classic (Unfiltered Helles) that finishes as a smooth-drinking, vitamin rich (from the yeast), naturally cloudy bier. Hops: Hallertau Malts: Two-Row Pilsner. ABV – 5.1%, IBU’s – 18, OG – 12.1 Plato.
So, if you want to see UCBC’s beer at your favorite watering hole, this is your opportunity to start talking the beer up. Talking to managers at restaurants/bars goes a long way in getting the word out. It’ll be exciting to see just another local option available to us thirsty beer drinkers.