Originally, Derrick Langeneckert planned to open a second location of Alpha Brewing Co. at 4310 Fyler Ave. in Tower Grove South. Instead, the new 13,000-square-foot brewery, taproom and beer garden ended up being a relocation for Alpha, which closed its original Downtown location for good in December. The new Alpha, which debuted in March, features a much larger taproom – 2,800 square feet to be exact – with a large curved bar and refurbished wood booth seating, plus a spacious beer garden. Behind the bar, Alpha has gained a following for beers like Atheist Ale, a Belgian-style IPA brewed with Citra hops, and Delphian, a sour blonde aged in spent Chardonnay barrels. The new location also offers Puerto Rican-, Dominican- and Cuban-inspired eats from Plantain Girl to pair with its beers. Try chef Mandy Estrella’s ropa vieja plate, with braised flank steak, black beans, white rice, maduros (ripe plantains), avocado and pickled onions. Dubbed the Alphateria, the kitchen riffs on the theme with food served on trays and cafeteria-style food specials.
Alpha Brewing Co., 4310 Fyler Ave., Tower Grove South, St. Louis, Missouri, facebook.com/Alphateriastl