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St. Louis Breweries Shine with Three Beers on the Top 50 Beers of 2023 List

St. Louis Breweries Shine with Three Beers on the Top 50 Beers of 2023 List

St. Louis, MO — The St. Louis beer scene has long been celebrated for its craft beer culture, and 2023 proved to be an exceptional year for the city’s breweries. Three local breweries, Perennial Artisan Ales, Side Project Brewing, and Schlafly Beer, garnered national recognition by securing spots on Wine Enthusiast’s prestigious Top 50 Beers of 2023 list.

St. Louis Breweries make Wine Enthusiast Top 50 Beers of 2023
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#33 : Schlafly Beer: Raspberry Hefeweizen
Schlafly Beer, one of the oldest and most beloved breweries in St. Louis, has been a mainstay in the city’s craft beer scene. Raspberry Hefeweizen is a fruit-infused take on the classic German wheat beer style. Wine Enthusiast describes it as a “refreshing and vibrant” beer with a “bright raspberry aroma and flavor.” It’s a testament to Schlafly’s ability to innovate while maintaining the high standards and traditions that have made them a local favorite for years.

#28 : Side Project Brewing: Saison du Blé
Side Project Brewing, located in Maplewood, Missouri, has gained a reputation for its exceptional barrel-aged and wild ales. Saison du Blé is a rustic farmhouse ale that showcases the brewery’s dedication to traditional brewing methods and its expertise in blending and aging. Wine Enthusiast praises its “intriguingly complex flavor profile,” with hints of oak, Brettanomyces, and a balanced tartness. It’s a testament to Side Project Brewing’s commitment to producing beers of exceptional quality that can stand among the best in the world.

#23 : Perennial Artisan Ales: Saison Milieu
Perennial Artisan Ales, located in the city’s South St. Louis neighborhood, has been known for its dedication to producing exceptional Belgian-style and barrel-aged beers. Saison Milieu is a farmhouse ale that perfectly embodies the essence of a traditional Belgian Saison. With a delightful blend of fruity and spicy notes, this beer offers a refreshing and complex flavor profile. Wine Enthusiast praises its “crisp, effervescent nature” and notes its “well-balanced sweetness.” It’s no wonder that Saison Milieu made a significant impact in the beer world and found its place among the top beers of the year.

St. Louis has always been a hub for beer enthusiasts, and the city’s breweries continue to impress with their exceptional offerings. Perennial Artisan Ales, Side Project Brewing, and Schlafly Beer have proven their mettle by earning spots on the prestigious Top 50 Beers of 2023 list. These St. Louis breweries exemplify the craft beer culture in St. Louis, showcasing their expertise and dedication to producing remarkable beers that captivate the taste buds of locals and beer enthusiasts worldwide.

As we look forward to 2024, it’s clear that St. Louis will remain a top destination for exceptional craft beer experiences.

Read the entire list at Wine Enthusiast

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