Just in time for baseball season, St. Louis' own Stan the Man will have his own beer,.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. has partnered with the family of St. Louis baseball icon Stan Musial to make the #6 Classic American Lager, an American lager brewed with a recipe that predates Prohibition.
According to a press release, Urban Chestnut worked with Musial's family on the beer style, name and label design. The beer gets its name from the number that Musial wore on his jersey throughout his career as a Cardinal. The number was retired by the team in 1963, the same year he retired.
“Working with Urban Chestnut to help honor my grandfather has been a rewarding experience, and I believe he would have loved the finished product,” Brian Musial Schwarze, grandson of Stan Musial, said in the release. “Not only was my grandfather a baseball legend, but he also was a successful restaurateur and hotel owner in St. Louis. He’d have been thrilled in any of these pursuits to have a classic American beer named for him.”
The #6 Classic American Lager will fittingly be for sale at Busch Stadium this baseball season, but it will also be available at nearby bars and restaurants and in St. Louis area stores starting March 16.
Urban Chestnut, urbanchestnut.com