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Beyond Budweiser-a look back at the St. Louis beer industry

By Adam Allington, St. Louis Public Radio


St. Louis, MO – For years St. Louis was called "America's beer capital", not to be confused with Milwaukee which claimed to be the "World beer capital" or the state of Oregon which now claims that distinction for itself.

Most of St. Louis's 200-plus breweries are long gone. So what, if anything, does all that history mean today?

In the first of a two-part series on St. Louis beer and beer making, St. Louis Public Radio's Adam Allington communes with the beer barons of yesteryear, when lager was king.


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