craft beer

St. Louis on the Air
6:15 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Preview: Celebrating (And Teaching) Beer In St. Louis

Credit (Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

These interviews will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon Thursday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

The University of Missouri—St. Louis will use beer to help teach students about science and math.

Fourth-year PhD chemistry student and homebrewer Joseph Meisel will lead the class, Chemistry 1021 Beer Brewing: Chemical and Biochemical Principles.

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Grain To Bottle
2:50 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Bud Vs. Microbrew: How Beer Is Made (In GIFs!)

Compare the brewing process at Anheuser-Busch and Perennial Artisan Ales
Stephanie Zimmerman | St. Louis Public Radio

Watch how manufacturing beer at Anheuser-Busch's St. Louis brewery (making 15 million barrels a year) looks different from Perennial Artisan Ales's microbrewery in south city.

Cityscape
3:35 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

New Documentary Highlights Craft Beer As An Economic Engine

Screenshot of Kevin Lemp, co-owner of 4 Hands Brewing Co. from the film.
(Courtesy: Crafting a Nation)

A new feature-length documentary proposes an interesting driver for the economy: craft beer.  Crafting a Nationsaid director Thomas Kolicko, "is about pursuing a dream, with beer as the vehicle that drives it."

Kolicko described crafting beer as an inefficient task, which in turn creates jobs. The film takes the audience to craft breweries in eight different states and thirteen different regions.

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Beer & Baseball
1:40 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Busch Stadium Left Off 'Top 10 Stadiums For Craft Beer' List

(via Flickr/Mooganic)

Let's get the obvious out of the way. Baseball and craft beer are big in St. Louis.

But what about when they're combined at Busch Stadium? A place named after the founding family behind one of the world's biggest mass-produced beer brands? 

A list from The Daily Meal says, "not so much St. Louis."

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Business
11:16 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Urban Chestnut To Build St. Louis' Largest Craft Brewery

UCBC Co-Founder, Florian Kuplent
Credit Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) has announced plans to significantly expand its brewing operations in the City of St. Louis.

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Craft Beer
5:05 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Belgian Beer Winning Hearts And Minds In St. Louis

Ommegang Abbey Ale
Credit Ommegang Brewery

Brewery Ommegang in upstate New York is famous for making a kind of dark, malty, Belgian beer, often with high alcohol content.

This style of beer has become increasingly popular among craft-beer makers—including local brands such as Schlafly, Urban Chestnut and Perennial.  

Phil Leinhart is Ommegang’s head brewmaster.  Leinhart is in St. Louis to provide a tasting of specialty beers this Saturday at Urban Chestnut’s second annual Wolpertinger Anniversary festival..

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The Salt
3:23 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Home brew petitioners to POTUS: Release the beer recipe

President Barack Obama enjoys a beer at The Pump House in Cedar Falls, Iowa, this month, but would you like to know what's in his homebrew? There's a petition for that.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 10:02 am

There's a little-known part of the White House website that allows average citizens to create online petitions. And in amongst the weighty requests to end police brutality and allow prescription drugs to be imported, a little item caught our eye: "Release the recipe for the Honey Ale home brewed at the White House."

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A Good Year St. Louis: Craft Beer
6:35 am
Mon December 26, 2011

Cheers St. Louis! It’s been a good year for craft beer

A well-enjoyed glass of Schlafly Optic Golden Ale.
(Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

There’s a craft beer explosion going on across the U.S., and St. Louis is no exception.

As part of our series “A Good Year,” St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra headed over to the Schlafly Tap Room to meet up with St. Louis Post-Dispatch beer columnist Evan Benn, and talk about our area’s craft beer boom.

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