Must Visit St. Louis Brewery Tours
If you have a free Saturday and are interested in learning more about beer, there are amazing craft breweries in St. Louis that have brewery tours. It may surprise some people that St. Louis has more to offer than just the Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour.
4 Hands Brewing Co. has two tours every Saturday, starting at 2pm and 3pm. FREE
1220 S. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO – 314.436.1559
Located close to the Busch Stadium, 4 Hands is the perfect place to go before or after a game. They also have the cleanest brewery I have ever been in, and I have been in a lot. Throughout the year they offer a wide range from their Chocolate Milk Stout to Prunus a saison with sour cherries.
Perennial Artisan Ale’s tour starts at 2pm every Saturday. FREE
8125 Michigan Ave, St. Louis, MO – 314.631.7300
Perennial is constantly coming out with beers I want to drink, beers I want to cellar, beers that I buy cases of. They are located off of I-55 near River City Casino. Currently, I like to enjoy Plan B, a Belgium strong ale but cannot wait until Abraxas, their chocolate/chile imperial stout is back in season.
Schlafly Bottleworks offers tours Friday – Sunday, noon – 5pm with tours beginning on the hour. FREE
7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO – 314.241.BEER
Schlafly tours are often sold out, so if you are planning to head out there, always call ahead. While at the brewery, stop for a bite and check out their tap list. Between their year round and core seasonal beers they usually have a few of their IPA series or other releases available. The TIPA, Tasmanian IPA, (as is all of the IPA series) is a great beer to have on hand for a party.
Square One Brewery and Distillery offers a Beer and Spirit School the first Saturday of the month at 11am, reservations required. FREE
1727 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO – 314.231.2537
Having both a brewery and distillery tour rolled into one is a great place to bring those friends and family members that are not as interested in beer (though they should be). Square One’s beers are mostly classics with a few surprises like their Maple Stout.
Now if you have done the A-B Brewery Tour (FREE) but someone from out of town drags you there, consider a couple of the different options offered beside the main tour:
St. Louis Beer School Tour – $10.
St. Louis Brewmaster Tour – $25.
12th & Lynch Street, St. Louis, MO – (314) 577-2626
If you are planning on going, please contact these breweries for more information, some require certain shoes, some let children, some do not. If you don’t see your favorite brewery, call and ask if they’ll give you a tour or show you around. Brewers and brewery staff are a pretty friendly bunch.
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