What is the St. Louis Brewers Guild?
The St. Louis Brewers Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose civic mission is to promote the 50+ breweries who call the Greater St. Louis Region home, as well as provide ongoing education around the history and impact of the brewing industry on our city.
How can I support the St. Louis Brewers Guild?
You are supporting the St. Louis Brewers Guild every time you choose to support our STL area breweries. There are a number of ways to support the St. Louis Brewers Guild financially, from purchasing memberships and tickets to our fundraising events and annual beer festivals, to making donations directly. We are also always happy to accept donations of your time and passion for STL beer by volunteering!
What breweries are supported by St. Louis Brewers Guild?
The St. Louis Brewers Guild works actively to support and promote every brewery in the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. As well as the city of St. Louis, the area includes the Southern Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair (known collectively as the Metro East); the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis County (separate from and not inclusive of the city of St. Louis), Warren, Washington, and a portion of Crawford County.
Can I become a Member of the St. Louis Brewers Guild?
Launching in 2017 will be multiple levels of paid annual Memberships to the St. Louis Brewers Guild. Brewery Memberships, Affiliate/Allied Memberships for local businesses and industry partners, and individual Enthusiast Memberships will all be available. Final details and cost to be announced soon.
I’m looking for a job in the local brewing industry, can you help?
The best thing to do when looking for a position at a local brewery is to reach out to breweries and inquire directly. Jobs don’t open up often, and typically a brewery will post an opening on their website or social media accounts. Breweries also love to hire from within, so a willingness to start at the bottom and just get your foot in the door doing anything is helpful. Many people in the local industry also got their start just by getting to know their local brewery and by offering to volunteer at special events, so being plugged in doesn’t hurt.
Where can I find more information on the history of brewing in St. Louis?
The book, St. Louis Brews: The History of Brewing in the Gateway City by Henry Herbst, Don Roussin, Kevin Kious, and Stefene Russel is an incredibly thorough resource on our city’s brewing history. There have been two editions. Both Schlafly Beer breweries sell Tom Schlafly’s A New Religion in Mecca, which offers a glimpse into the early days of the founding of St. Louis’s first new brewery to open since Prohibition. Finally, pay a visit to the Beer Museum at Anheuser Busch to see some incredible memorabilia from the city’s oldest operating brewery.
Where can I find information on homebrewing in the area?
There are a number of local homebrew clubs in and around the St. Louis area including St. Louis Brewminati, STL Brews, Garage Brewers Society, STL Hops Homebrew Club, St. Charles Brew Club, Jefferson County Home Brewers, The OG STL, and Eastside Brewers.