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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Recess Brewing Opens in Edwardsville

Posted By on Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 AM

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Add another to your craft-beer bucket list -- Recess Brewing (307 North Main Street, Edwardsville; 618-692-5101) opens today. It comes from former teacher and homebrewer Matt Flach, who grew up in Edwardsville, Illinois.

See also: St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: November 2014

Recess Brewing will have four year-round brews: the Traitor extra special bitter; 2211 IPA; Four Square American brown; and the Pedagogical session porter. Recess also plans to have a few rotating seasonal and specialty beers.

Perhaps the most unique aspect of the new brewery is its CSB program. Yep, you read that right: It's not CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), but rather Community Supported Brewery. Instead of receiving monthly loot from the farmers' market, you'll pay a yearly fee and get growlers from Recess every month. There are only 150 CSB spots available, ranging from $200 to $400 a year. You can learn more about the program here.

Recess Brewing will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Follow the brewery on Facebook for updates.

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