Monday, March 3, 2014

Urban Chestnut Raises the Curtain on New Brewery and Bierhall in the Grove

Posted By on Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM

       100,000 is a lot of barrels. | Jon Gitchoff
  •        100,000 is a lot of barrels. | Jon Gitchoff

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (3229 Washington Avenue; 314-222-0143) is now open for business in the Grove. The new brewery and bierhall at 4465 Manchester Avenue clocks in at 70,000 square feet. As of Friday, February 28, it's the biggest craft brewery in St. Louis.

See also: Urban Chestnut to Open Second Craft Brewery, the Largest in St. Louis

       Inside the 70,000 brewery at the Wolpertinger Festival. | Jon Gitchoff
  •        Inside the 70,000 brewery at the Wolpertinger Festival. | Jon Gitchoff

The $10 million expansion gives Urban Chestnut the capacity to produce 15,000 barrels this year, with room for an eventual 100,000 barrels. The brewery first opened in midtown in January 2011 and has quickly become one of St. Louis' favorite beer makers.

The Grove bierhall boasts an expansion on the German fare we've come to love from Urban Chestnut. Try schnitzel sandwiches, strammer max and raclette (OK, raclette is technically Swiss, but let's pretend we're in Büsingen). The menu is served until 9 p.m. on Mondays, 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Keep an eye out for a first look inside the new Urban Chestnut coming soon!

       Urban Chestnut will now have an output of 15,000 barrels a year. | Jon Gitchoff
  •        Urban Chestnut will now have an output of 15,000 barrels a year. | Jon Gitchoff

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