Now, guests at Brick River Cider can pair one of the cidery's off-dry ciders with a Farmtruk burger.

The craft cidery, which opened in Midtown St. Louis in February 2018, has announced that Samantha Mitchell of Farmtruk will be taking over food service at the taproom. Previously, Brick River operated a full-service restaurant serving shareable plates, flatbreads, salads and larger entrées.

"I think Samantha’s focus on fresh, local and free-range food is a great fit for us and our brand, and we’re excited about the partnership," owner Russ John said in a statement.

Whereas the former menu was inspired by "classic country or peasant cooking from England and France," Brick River's new menu will highlight several fan favorites from Farmtruk alongside new dishes. To that end, look for menu items like the Farmtruk burger and brisket mac 'n' cheese with Red Hot Riplets crumbles to make a return. The menu includes a mix of shareable items like beignets, deviled eggs, deep-fried sweet corn hush puppies and fried cheese curds alongside main courses including a roasted half chicken with rosemary-apple pan sauce, cider-brined chicken wings and a cheese and charcuterie board.

"Brick River’s focus on making whole-fruit juice hard ciders while supporting Midwestern fruit growers couldn’t be more on target with our values," Mitchell said in the statement. "We’re excited to bring some fun concepts to life that weren’t possible in the food truck format."

Fans of Farmtruk can still expect to see the food truck roaming around town, and plans are still underway for Mitchell to open Crop Circle at the upcoming City Foundry STL food hall.

Brick River Cider is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 11pm and Sunday from 11am to 9pm.

Brick River Cider, 2000 Washington Ave., Midtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.224.5046, brickrivercider.com

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