Bottled Wisdom: An oral history of St. Louis' craft-beer movement

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Bottled Wisdom: An oral history of St. Louis' craft-beer movement
Jennifer Silverberg

Bottled Wisdom: An oral history of St. Louis' craft-beer movement

The taps behind many bars in St. Louis look very different today than they did two decades ago. Sure, there's probably still that familiar red Budweiser handle, but it's got additional neighbors in an ever-growing variety of local ales, porters, Hefeweizens and more.

Dan Kopman, cofounder of the Saint Louis Brewery (Schlafly), remembers how things used to be in St. Louis.

"You'd go into a bar, and you'd say, 'What beers do you have?' And people would say, 'We have them all,' meaning they had all the beers that Anheuser-Busch made," recalls Kopman.

Click here for the rest of this week's Riverfront Times feature story, about the history of St. Louis' craft-beer movement.

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