The craft-beer movement has been brewing in our region for decades, and yet in just the past five years, we’ve seen an incredible uptick in the number of breweries. Production and distribution has also increased at established breweries, leading to more creative styles and experimentation – this year, one St. Louis brewery is even opening a research brewery. Here, we share an overview of the innovation happening in the craft-beer scene.
Beer fans face an abundance of options when it comes to year-round, seasonal, collaboration and limited-release brews. Two local beer experts shared their favorite beers released from October 2015 to October 2016: Justin Phelps, a Certified Cicerone® who writes the Saint Brewis beer blog, and Pete Dulin, a beer writer whose second book on craft brewing, Kansas City Brewing: A History of Brewing, will be released this month.
Cheers to all of the brewers who are pushing the local industry forward – we’ll drink to that!