Nice place to stop in Augusta, MO. The beer garden is situated on a hill along the KATY trail. This reminds me of a typical German Beer Garden with tables set up under the trees. There is a bar and covered patio area where you can order your beers. They have about 7-8 beers on tap to choose from. They also have a menu of pub fare to accompany the beers. The people are friendly and service is quite good. This is a nice change of pace stop, if you are visiting some of the wineries in the area. This is a good place to visit on a hot sunny day.
Augusta Brewing & Beer Garden is about an hour drive from downtown St. Louis, and well worth the trip. My wife and I visited on a 100-degree Saturday afternoon for lunch and beers. The brewpub and bar/patio are situated up on a hill above the Katy Trail and Missouri River flood plain. The beer gardens are basically in three tiers; there is a big beer garden under a tent off to the entry side, a wide gravel path with long tables that lead to the main brewpub and patio lined by string lights and trees, and some more tables down the hill below it all. Really cool, unique setting. There were about 7-8 beers on tap and everything Augusta bottles was available in the fridge, along with Augusta and other Missouri-made wine. The brewpub itself is cozy and homey, with a small bar in one corner and kitchen in the other. The patio and U-shaped bar are nice, with fans keeping us cool enough. The service is friendly. Prices are good; our tab was $26 for a couple beers and couple plates of food. I’ve always been a fan of Augusta’s beer and think they get a little overlooked and underrated, maybe because they’re a little outside of the rest of the STL beer scene. The setting alone, though, makes this an essential visit on a beer day trip outside of St. Louis.
Great place to sit in warm weather and drink beer! Right off the Katy Trail, the brewery attracts a diverse crowd. Food selection includes 5-6 entrees all nicely prepared but pretty limited in selection. Beers are good but not outstanding. the Maibock is my favorite. The best thing about this place is the setting--go in nice weather! Lots of wineries nearby too.
A unique outdoor atmosphere. No walls to be found. I stopped in twice over Labor Day weekend and liked my visits. I had some beers via sample and some in a pint glass. My wife and I both had a great dinner there Saturday. A cool atmosphere, good food and good beer is a nice combination.
(Visited 09-2008): This rustic sister to Square One Brewery is located way out in Augusta. Make sure you check the hours before making the drive if you are coming from the city, as I learned the hard way when I originally tried to visit back in February only to find them closed. The brewpub is located just off I-94 overlooking the Missouri River. There is a small lot to the side of the brewpub.
The outside ie beautiful, with a small biergarten and an outdoor bar, all with nice views of the river and surrounding woodlands. The outside bar has a cooler with some beers to go and a small merchandise table, as well as a large chalkboard listing the current beers. The interior is smaller with s short bar and a few tables. They have a small collection of breweriana inside too.
The beer selection is pretty good, and there is some crossover with Square One. The beers range from Blonde, Hefe, Witbier, Pale to Stout along with a seasonal Rye. They also have a couple of their beers in bombers. Overall the beers are above average.
The service was very good on a weekday early evening. The bartender was pretty much doing everything (hosting, cooking etc) and was efficient and knowledgeable. He interacted well with patrons who were clearly locals and myself who was clearly a visitor.
Augusta’s food is good too. I tried the brisket and it was enjoyable.
Overall this place might not be worth the drive to some people based out of STL but on a nice sunny day during "tourist season" it is well worth the trip.
Rain closed down Six Flags St Louis for opening day so being in the area I headed up to Augusta Brewing. Nice little place in the middle of nowhere. Cozy area indoors with old bottles and stuff scattered throughout the room. Plenty of places to sit outside, I can see this place filling up on a hot day. It definitely had a small town feel to it, which was kind of nice. Friendly wait staff/bartender/cook – they were pretty much one in the same on the day I visited. Food was decent and the beer was passable, though only five selections were available on my visit.