The Civil Life Brewing Company | St. Louis, Missouri
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The Civil Life Brewing Company
Excellent based on 24 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

3714 Holt Ave
St. Louis, Missouri United States 63116 [ print map ]
314 448 1978 | twitter

Hours: Tu-F: 4-10, Sa: Noon-10

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The Civil Life Brewing Company

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Beer Available At The Civil Life Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
The Civil Life American Brown 83, The Civil Life The Angel And The Sword Ale 70, The Civil Life Mentor English Golden Rye , The Civil Life Common , The Civil Life Prairie Pils , The Civil Life English Pale Ale 83, The Civil Life Porter 87, The Civil Life American ESB , The Civil Life English Summer Ale , The Civil Life 70 Shilling , The Civil Life Wee Bit Heavy 87, The Civil Life Rye Stout , The Civil Life The Great Hencini 79, The Civil Life Scottish Ale 78, The Civil Life Big American Stout 92, The Civil Life Rye Pale Ale 85, Perennial Dubbel Block , The Civil Life Oatmeal Stout 77, The Civil Life Sunday Morning Pale Ale , The Civil Life / Schlafly Welsh Ale
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24 reviews for The Civil Life Brewing Company
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  84%
 Selection  74%
 Food  78%
 Value  84%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
seymour  (50) St. Louis, Missouri | November 2, 2012| Updated February 24, 2015
This place rocks. Wildly exceeded my expectations. It sits in the middle of a working-class city neighborhood, in a fairly humble looking repurposed urban building, but with a nice wooden-fenced beer garden in front, and an attractive brick and wrought-iron walkway. Indoor ambiance isawesome. Long approachable bar with the drink and food offerings simply and clearly marked. Small but extremely high-quality selection of each. Vast collection of style-specific glassware. Iíve been hunting a British nonic half-pint glass for years, and theyíve got a whole wall section full of íem! Beautiful woodwork, intelligently laid-out space which seems to keep going and going in each direction: a dart room, a space for blugrass jam-session, a loft area, the bright and shiny brewery through glass. Service was great, the beers look, smell and taste exactly as they should, nothing esoteric or overly imaginative, but no flaws either which is remarkable. Guys, they have a true-to-style English Mild on tap, címon! I love this place and plan to return often to taste everything they ever make.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Glenn_Cole_BTBC  (13) , | August 25, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl  (17) St. Louis, Missouri | February 22, 2015
I love this place. Amazing ambiance. Nice predictable (and generally average) beers. Never a bad beer. Games to play, book to read. Very enjoyable vibe. Not sure I could picture a better brewpub (not including food).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow  (143) nashville, Tennessee | October 8, 2014
Nice taproom with an outside area. Great selection of beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 4, 2014
NOTE: CASH ONLY. Narrow space with a rustic ambiance. Plenty of polished wood, beer-related bric a brac etc. Thereís a slate inlay along the barmanís side of the bartop that the staff use to keep track of your tab with chalk, which is something I havenít seen before. This place seems to specialize in English and German style session beers. There were 10-12 on tap, most in the 4% range. It was a pretty refreshing change of pace, different than what most other places in the area seem to be doing. Unfortunately, half pint pours are the smallest serving size available, so itís hard to tour the tap list. I settled on drinking their Ruby Mild and Northern English Brown. Both were solid, but itís very strange drinking these styles on keg when Iím so used to cask from my years in England. If these guys are so intent on recreating English styles, why donít they put a few more cask lines on their bar and really go for it? Otherwise, the value was great, as was the service. Worth a stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
deyholla  (444) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 5, 2014
A German bierhall feeling tasting room with dark wood accents and a focus on German and English styles. The bartender was knowledgeable about the beer. A good number of taps were available and both half and full pours were available. No food available but prices were probably the best during my visit. A refreshing change from the usual high alcohol beers.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | July 1, 2014
Stopped here during the RBSG 2014 bus tour.

Really cool brewery/bar. They have a small patio/beer garden out front, sort of a cramped long bar area in the main room, and some additional seating in a small balcony. It was a bit tight for a group full of fat beer losers, but it worked out.

Lots of beers on tap, most of which are English in influence, but a couple German styles as well. For the most part, well done and drinkable beers. I guess their not things for most people to get excited about, but this would a great place to just sit and drink some beers.

They do halves and fulls, all at reasonable prices. Only bummer here: CASH ONLY.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm  (117) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 28, 2014
Visited during RBSG bus tour. Cool ambiance, inside. A little cramped for our large group perhaps, but otherwise nice. Bartenders provided excellent service and had great hair / mustaches. Like gendv138 said, seems like they are trying to cultivate an old-timey vibe, and they seem to pull it off. The whole concept of the place is cool, too: session strength ales, most of which seemed to have a mild English influence. Thatís a cool, unique concept. Fun place to visit.
GenDV138  (285) Falls Church, Virginia | June 23, 2014| Updated April 9, 2015
Visited on the RBSG 2014 bus tour. Kind of has an old timey vibe. Nice long bar and a long seated table. Good beers, didnít pay much attention to the prices since I just stuck to what they were giving out. Seemed like reasonable beer prices. Nice space, good spot to check out in St. Louis.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (892) Burnaby, British Columbia | June 23, 2014
A great English style brewpub with a second balcony floor and huge outdoor space. Service was decent and they have a large selection of their own beers. Beer prices are well priced and the traditional English ales are up to par. A great local.
hopscotch  (261) Vero Beach, Florida | June 23, 2014
Leave ambition, problems and white noise at the door. Nice, low key place with a solid lineup of session beers. Would visit this place on the regular if I wasnít from far far away. Part of the RBSG 2014 bus tour. Cool name for a brewery... extra points for that!

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