From the HBD Archive
Subject: The St. Louis Brewing Company (ala Dave Miller)
Date: 1992-07-21 14:45:07 GMT

I recently visisted Dave Miller's Brewpud/Micro-Brewery. It's in a pretty
strange part of town in St. Louis (21st and Locust). The brewery is called
the St. Louis Brewing Co. (or something very close to that) and the attacted
bar/restaurant is called the Tap Room. The atmosphere is quite nice. It's
the old factory/wharehouse motif, with lots of bare wood and duct work. The
brewery is in plain view behind a big glass wall so you can gaze enviously
at the equipment as your wine and dine (beer and dine?). The food was
quite good by the way.

And now what you've all been waiting for da' beersss. They had six beers
on tap and the bartender was perfectly willing to give you an ounce or so
of each for a grand total of $0.00. Let's see they had:

Pilsner - Didn't try it but probably should have as it's Miller's fav style.
Weizen - very sour, definately in the Berliner Wiess arena
American Wheat Ale - Boring, definately for the adventureless yuppsters.
ESB - Very clean bitter much like a fresh Fuller's.
Irish Stout - Black and creamy as you'd expect.

There may have been one more but my memory is foggy. My overall impession
is that all the beers were technically excellent. Not a flaw could be found.
But honestly, they all seemed to be so good as to be almost sterile and
adventureless. All of these beers would do very well in competions as they
are faultless and perfectly examplify the style, but somehow they lack depth
in their character. These are of course my admitedly non-expert opinion.

The best brew in the house was the guest beer Bully Porter form the *****
brewery in Colorodo (does anyone know who brews this?). I only got half a
glass sinse the keg was running out, but it was chewy and chocolately
and just all around yummy.

Walter Gude ||

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