I’m recounting my visit to St. Louis for the 2011 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition — part 4 of my trip report is about my visit to Six Row Brewing Company.
After trying a beer from Six Row Brewing Company during my visit to Bridge, I was anxious to try more beer from this St. Louis brewery. So after a morning of meeting sessions, my colleague Todd and I took advantage of an open afternoon and trekked out to Six Row to explore more of the local beer scene.
It was a three-mile cab ride from our downtown home base out to Six Row Brewery, which was located in the Midtown area of St. Louis, near St. Louis University. Given the location, we expected a college-student lunch crowd, but we entered an empty pub and grabbed a seat at the bar.
I ordered the five beer sampler, which included:
- Whale, a Wheat/Pale Ale hybrid brewed with 10 types of malt (5.5%). There is an interesting story about this brew on the Six Row beer styles web page.
- Double IPA, this strong and tasty brew “showcases the citrusy and piney characteristics of the Columbus, Centennial, and Chinook hops” (8.4%)
- Strong Porter, “brewed with authentic English malt alongside Black and Chocolate malt to add complexity…typical of traditional English Porters” (5.2%)
- Honey Weizen, “an easy-drinking wheat beer made with a generous portion of Missouri honey” (5.6%)
- Centennial Rye, this standout from the sampler is an American Wheat beer brewed with rye malt and Centennial hops (6.5%)
Along with the beer, we had a lunch of good pub grub – housemade chips and dip and pizza. Since we were the only people in the brewpub, the service was excellent, and our bartender was friendly. She helped steer us to our next beer stop: Urban Chestnut Brewing Company…more to come in part 5 of my 2011 St. Louis trip report.