Civil Life Brewing Company

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    April 9, 2014

    The Drunken Vegan's Guide to Bloody Marys: Animal-Free Versions in STL and At Home

    Gut Check is proud to introduce the Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other. A drun ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Craft Beer Is...

    Last week's poll was our biggest ever. St. Louis has more than enough craft beer to go around, but we know some breweries get more love than others -- hence our question. One of the freshmen won the title of STL's most underrated craft beer, despite the fact that they've only been open for a few mon ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Craft Beer

    We know craft beer is a topic you guys are pretty passionate about, so we couldn't wait to hear your nominations. And there were tons, along with a little trolling clever wordplay. Check out the top four after the jump and cast your vote. See also: The Six Best Craft Beer Makers in St. Louis

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    November 18, 2013

    The 5 Best Wine Bars in St. Louis

    It's no secret that we love wine, but sadly, winery season in Missouri is pretty much over. Instead, we'll be visiting one of the several wine bars St. Louis has to offer. If that sounds overwhelming, Gut Check has got you covered. Try one of our five favorites this week. See also: March 2013 Issue ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 20 to 22

    This weekend, support sustainability and local agriculture at The Art of Food or the Soulard Farmers Market. Travel to Argentina with the Botanical Garden or meet a Food Network star! Continue for our food-related recommendations. See also: The Art of Food Brings St. Louis' Top Chefs Together for S ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Photos: Firkin Fest Draws a Thirsty Crew of Beer Drinkers to iTap Soulard on Saturday

    Cask-aged beers were tapped on Saturday afternoon at the International Tap House in Soulard (1711 South Ninth Street; 314-621-4333), as part of the third-annual Firkin Fest. (Firkin being the term used to describe a cask of beer). In total, thirteen casks were tapped -- five casks were tapped at noo ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 26 to 28

    Get out and eat this weekend! St. Louis Craft Beer week is in full swing, the Saint Louis Art Museum wraps up its free outdoor film series, Broadway Oyster Bar hosts its next food fest, Dishcrawl hits the Delmar Loop and more. Read on for some tasty recommendations. See also: - 10 Must-Drink Events ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: May 17 to 19

    It finally feels like springtime, when all the foodies come out to play! There's so much edible excitement this weekend that we can barely contain ourselves. Expect a busy list of picks to choose for next few months now that we're officially out of that wintry slump. This weekend, check out Maifest ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Soccer Bars and Farmers' Markets: An Updated Guide to Tower Grove

    St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. View Tower Grove in a larger map Tow ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Pigs and Pints Festival Brings Barbecue and Beer to Civil Life Brewing Company

    Not much goes together better than beer and barbecue do, which is why Gut Check applauds the upcoming Pigs and Pints festival at the Civil Life Brewing Company (3714 Holt Avenue). This Sunday, May 19, from noon to 6 p.m., the Tower Grove-based brewery will tap two new beers, strong bitter and an E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The Six Best Craft Beer Makers in St. Louis

    Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2013 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. With the craft beer scene exploding across the Midwest and the recent opening of the beer emporium Flying Sauc ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012
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    June 15, 2012

    The Eight Bars With the Best Beer Selections in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The bars with the b ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: May 4-6

    Friday (May 4): St. Louis Microfest @ Forest Park Select from more than 75 breweries including 100 international and craft brews. Demos, tastings and food pairings round out the weekend's festivities. Tickets range from $30 to $54 and can be purchased online via the St. Louis Microfest Web site. F ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    The Seven Best Brewpubs in St. Louis

    Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2011, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2012 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. To see hundreds more winners and finalists, suggest your own contenders and download the Riverfront Times Best ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Wolfbräu House of Beer to Open in St. Peters

    Image via​With the rapid growth of craft beer in St. Louis, it was only a matter of time before someone opened a retail store like Wolfbräu House of Beer (286 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peters; 636-242-1040). Founder Ryan Wolf describes Wolfbräu, scheduled to open the second week of December, as a " ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 9.26 - 10.2

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Iron Stef: Stef shared a guest post from "Knuckles Handerson." Cupcake Project: Stef made a round challah for Rosh Hashana. A Veggie Venture: Alanna shared a recipe for raw butternut squash salad.