Urban Chestnut Brewing Company: A New World — Old World Beer Divergency

UCBC is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer located in the city of St. Louis, MO. It is our ambition to be a consistent and meaningful contributor to the vibrant craft beer culture and general community of St. Louis.

In January 2011, we began brewing our beers, which are available around the St. Louis area both on draught and in bottles. Our Midtown taste room and large outdoor biergarten combine to create a unique destination; a casual place to hang out and experience a ‘little bit of Bavaria’ where we offer a wide selection of traditional German biers and American craft beers accompanied by small plates of locally produced cheeses and meats in a setting that features imported biergarten tables and authentic German glassware and steins.

Florian Kuplent, our Bavarian-born and educated brewmaster, provides over two decades of international brewing expertise to our beers. We like to call our 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.

As we endeavor to create our high-quality offerings of lagers & ales, we also strive to be respected for our actions as a business member of the St. Louis community. We like to call these actions ‘Urban Efforts’- intentional measures undertaken by Urban Chestnut to help us to be a better global and local citizen. Our efforts span from the sustainability methods we employ during our brewing process to a concerted emphasis in aiding local not-for-profit organizations to reach their fund-raising goals.

Sustainability wise, UCBC diligently works to reduce our carbon footprint by recycling all qualifying materials and by composting all biodegradable waste. Additionally, we donate all of our spent grain from our brewing process to local farmers who use these nutritional solids to feed their livestock. Recently we celebrated our 2nd anniversary, which also marked the first full year of the installation of our solar power array. We take pride in noting our offset of 10 tons of carbon, or the equivalent of approximately 250 trees during that period. Regarding our aid for local non-profits; although we are a small brewery we do our best to donate beer or offer items that these entities can use to raise operating funds.

We are proud of our Urban Efforts and of our distinctive beers… to learn more please visit us online at www.urbanchestnut.com. Prost!