October 2017 Feast Magazine

Page 68

The craft-beer industry in our region is growing bigger and stronger every day. New breweries are opening with increasing frequency, while well-established ones, both big and small, are expanding production and distribution at home and across the country. Brewers themselves are also pushing the industry forward with new approaches to modern, trendy and old-world beers, introducing consumers to a range of classic and creative styles and flavors. In this, our annual The Year in Beer feature, we present an overview of the expansion and innovation in our regional craft-beer community. In the following pages you’ll read about happenings in the beer scene from October 2016 to October 2017, including the opening of 18 new breweries, 14 must-try beers from established breweries and exciting and inspiring stories about growth and expansion. Please join us in raising a pint to all of the brewers who are moving our local beer industry forward and making our region a national destination for stellar suds.

newly opened in the past 12 months our favorite recent releases industry updates and highlights



what’s new and notable in the community Written by ettie berneking, Pete Dulin,

Center Ice Brewery With beers like Hop Shelf IPA and Preseason Saison, it’s not hard to guess the theme behind Center Ice Brewery. Step inside the Midtown St. Louis tasting room – featuring a bar made with wood salvaged from the long-shuttered St. Louis Arena, hockey stick-shaped tap handles and a painting of former St. Louis Blues right wing Ryan Reaves blowing a kiss at the Dallas Stars’ bench – and you’ll definitely get the idea. Former homebrewer and self-described “hockey nut” Steve Albers opened the 5,000-square-foot brewery in July, featuring a seven-barrel operation. –Heather Riske

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