Midtown Brewery & Biergarten: 3229 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103
Grove Brewery & Bierhall: 4465 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer. We are located in St. Louis, MO and were founded by two friends who have collectively been involved in the brewing industry for approximately 40 years. One, Florian Kuplent, is a German-born and educated brewmaster who brings over two decades of international brewing expertise to UCBC. The other, David Wolfe, is a St. Louis native who spent almost two decades employed with St. Louis’ largest brewer in the areas of sales and marketing. We like to call our unique brewing philosophy Beer Divergency —a ‘new world meets old world’ brewing approach wherein UCBC contributes to the ‘revolution’ of craft beer through artisanal creations of modern American beers, and pays ‘reverence’ to the heritage of beer with classically-crafted offerings of timeless, European beer styles.
We have two locations in the city of Saint Louis. Our original location, our Midtown Brewery & Biergarten, is situated in an old 1920′s garage in a district of St. Louis known as Midtown Alley. With its traditional, German biergarten and developing barrel-aging program, we believe our Midtown brewery represents the Reverence side of Beer Divergency. Our second facility, our Grove Brewery & Bierhall (formerly a paper company which was also built in the 1920’s), is located in a neighborhood nicknamed The Grove. We utilize this brewery as a source for the bulk of our beer production and for all of our bottling and distribution. With its large, industrial bierhall and European-inspired cuisine, we like feel our second brewery represents the Revolution side of Beer Divergency. Regardless of which brewery you may visit, either our Midtown Brewery & Biergarten or our Grove Brewery & Bierhall, both are located in areas of Saint Louis with unique histories. Areas that are undergoing revolutions of their own, allowing us to be a part of the vibrant urban culture while remaining grounded by our chestnut roots. Please visit us and experience what Beer Divergency is all about.