St. Louis beers not to buy

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by BOB357, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. BOB357

    BOB357 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,968
    Likes Received:
    7,258
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fallon, Nevada
    Our youngest daughter met us in Bend, OR for our Beercation last week. She brought 3 IPAs from St. Louis with her. Now, she is a craft beer lover, but hasn't had time to do much sampling since she moved to St.Louis, so just picked them up at the super market.
    Right now I'm drinking the only one that I consider to be of reasonable quality: Snapper by Logboat Brewing. If it weren't for the fact that it weighs in at 7.2% ABV, I'd call it a decent Pale Ale. No definable hop flavor or aroma, but drinkable nonetheless.
    The worst by far has to be STL IPA by Urban Chestnut. It actually tastes like all the diacetyl in Missouri was collected and dumped into a single tall boy. Seriously, if you look in Webster's Dictionary under diacetyl, a picture of this beer should appear under the definition.
    A very close second is Elusive IPA by Public House. While no traditional off flavor descriptor really fits my overall impression of it, the beer is an off flavor in and of itself. If you've ever swallowed your own puke and then taken a sip of beer, you've experienced this beer.
    Hopefully, Our daughter, Callie, will have time to seek out some of the better offerings before we visit her next year. It would be a shame if Budweiser was the best St. Louis has to offer.
     
  2. thunderwagn

    thunderwagn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    3,724
    Likes Received:
    7,237
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Loveland, CO
    Maybe this is why St Louis is a whiskey hot bed haha!
     
    BOB357 and Trialben like this.
  3. uk_brewer

    uk_brewer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2013
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    396
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    West Dundee, IL
    she should hit up Side Project.
     
    BOB357 likes this.
  4. BOB357

    BOB357 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,968
    Likes Received:
    7,258
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fallon, Nevada
    I'll be sure to tell her that. Thanks!
     
  5. Craigerrr

    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2018
    Messages:
    4,700
    Likes Received:
    6,899
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Callie gets an"A" for effort!
     
    BOB357 and Trialben like this.
  6. Trialben

    Trialben Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    9,422
    Likes Received:
    9,480
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Pest control tech
    Location:
    Palmwoods QLD
    Anyone that loves beer gets an A from me too;)!
     
    Craigerrr and BOB357 like this.
  7. 716Brewer

    716Brewer New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Occupation:
    Welder/Fitter
    Location:
    Hamburg, NY
    Tell her she has to go to Narrow Gauge Brewing and get OJ Run. One of the best IPA's I've ever had. Schlafly is another good brewery down there. But yeah Urban Chestnut IMO sucks. I've spent a few months total in St. Louis over the past 3 years and found that they have a really good beer scene.
     
    BOB357 likes this.
  8. Bubba Wade

    Bubba Wade Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2017
    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    884
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Controls & Instrumentation Engineer
    Location:
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Home Page:
    I'm a bit surprised. I lived in St. Louis several years and I always thought that Urban Chestnut was the best in town. Last month I picked up the Zwickel (Bavarian lager) and Schnicklefritz (wheat) while visiting. Their Apotheosis is a model saison. It's been a while since I've had their IPA, but I remember it being pretty decent.
     
    oliver likes this.
  9. BOB357

    BOB357 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,968
    Likes Received:
    7,258
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fallon, Nevada
    Can't speak to the rest of their offerings, but the STL IPA I had was definitely terrible.
     
  10. Archibald

    Archibald Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Logboat was pivotal in changing the laws around small breweries in MO. Effectively made it possible for them to live and thrive. I enjoyed Snapper the handful of times I had it before I left for CO. But for what they did for small breweries in that state I think I'd just two-thumb-up anything they produced. :D
     
    Craigerrr and BOB357 like this.
  11. BOB357

    BOB357 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,968
    Likes Received:
    7,258
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fallon, Nevada
    I might feel the same way about their achievements if we find some good beer when we visit.
     

Share This Page

arrow_white