DETOURS

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – Side Project

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – Side Project

SAINT LOUIS, MO

DETOUR No. 032: A Sunday visit, during the brewery’s limited taproom hours, leads us to realize just why Side Project’s acclaim is so warranted. From a menu chock-full of barrel-aged goodness, we select a sampling and enjoy a calm afternoon in the bright and airy space in St. Louis’ Maplewood neighborhood.

DETOUR: Galway, Ireland – Galway Bay Brewery

DETOUR: Galway, Ireland – Galway Bay Brewery

GALWAY, IRL

DETOUR No. 031: Contributor Alaina Kornfeld headed to the Emerald Isle to pay a visit to Galway Bay Brewery amidst a warm cozy pub atmosphere. After a conversation with pub manager Alan O’Reilly, she learned that a little bit of Chicago can go a long way, even overseas. 

DETOUR: Oak Park, IL – Kinslahger

DETOUR: Oak Park, IL – Kinslahger

OAK PARK, IL

DETOUR No. 030: In a brewery landscape full of similar beer menus, it can be a tough sell for some to explore new options when there's so much nearby. Oak Park's Kinslahger Brewing Co. might be just the change of pace you're looking for. Founder Keith Huizinga started the brewery in 2016 with the intent of brewing lagers only — a tenet they've stuck wholeheartedly to since.

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – The Civil Life

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – The Civil Life

ST. LOUIS, MO

DETOUR No. 029: After a weekend full of big stouts and dense IPAs, we found respite in the cozy, welcoming taproom of Civil Life. Long time industry veteran and founder, Jake Hafner, hosted us for a few pints and explained to us the room for growth of malt-forward beers.