Top Spring Beers In St. Louis

March 24, 2016 7:00 AM

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Be ready to celebrate a fresh new season when the Spring Equinox arrives on March 20. St. Louis has long been known as a popular beer brand city, but it’s also home to many local microbreweries. These specialty craft beer brewers pay close attention to each changing season and focus on brews with flavor that compliment the weather. Sit back and savor the season’s change with these top spring beers from St. Louis craft brewers.
Zeke’s Pale Ale
O’Fallon Brewery
45 Progress Parkway
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(636) 474-2337
www.ofallonbrewery.com

O’Fallon Brewery has been brewing in the St. Louis area for more than 15 years as one of the largest craft brewers in the area. It’s Grill and Tap Room in Maryland Heights, however, is fairly new. Among the specialty brews offered, Zeke’s Pale Ale is crisp and pale. Its bursting aroma, tropical fruit flavor with light hops makes it the perfect accent to a cool spring day.

Opal
Urban Chestnut Brewery
3229 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 222-0143
www.urbanchestnut.com

Urban Chestnut believes in what locals call “Urban Efforts”, which is simply put, operating with environmental sustainability while giving back to the community it serves including non-profit donations. Sit back and relax in the mid-town location with light fare of pretzels, cheese, and meat samplers that are designed to pair well with the brew. Enjoy a pilsner with the flavor of pear, citrus and jackfruit along with a floral finish perfect for spring. Sit in the outdoor biergarten and soak in the crisp springtime weather.

White Lager Zwickelbier
Schlafly Tap Room
2100 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(
314) 241-2337
www.schlafly.com

Sit and dine in a casual setting downtown where you will be served European pub style food paired perfectly with the latest ales. Choose from more than 16 of the latest brews on tap and bottled. Welcome the transition from wintry snow to the crispness of spring by sipping on a sweet and citrus lager. The White Lager Zwickelbier offers an unfiltered experience with lower alcohol and less hops than other brews.

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Contact High
4 Hands Brewery
1220 S. 8th St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 436-1559
www.4handsbrewery.com

Take a brewery tour, come for a special event like the spring Lupulin Carnival, or sit back for some great food and craft beer. Order some chicken and spicy foods to pair well with the Contact High. After a glass of this flavorful, appropriately named brew, you’ll realize there’s more than bees buzzing during springtime. First, savor the strong orange zesty, citrus aroma brewed using hops from the Pacific Northwest.

Riverboat Raspberry Flavored Beer
Trailhead Brewing Company
921 S. Riverside Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 946-2739
www.trailheadbrewing.com

Relish in the history of the area when you walk inside this refurbished mill company building at the head of the Katy Trail. Prepare for a walk or a bicycle ride down the crushed limestone trail that runs across the state, but first stop off for some great food and specialty handcrafted beer in a setting designed to bring the entire family to enjoy. Order from a full-kitchen menu including seasonal brews that pair well with individual food choices. Transition into spring with the tartness of raspberries and the sweetness of malt, or ask the brewmaster to suggest one of their seasonal specialties.

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Tere Scott is a freelance writer and author of e-books and two educational blogs. She loves to research information to share. She currently resides in St. Louis. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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