Visited in mid March 2015. Nice place. Beers were generally good to very good. Server was downright rude, though. Must have been having a bad day. Overall, worth the beer ticks, but wouldn’t go back for the beer. Too many good places in STL to get treated rudely.
seymour (50) Maplewood, Missouri | September 9, 2014| Updated November 23, 2015
A cool mid-sized tap room with a view into the tiny craft brewery. Simple but well-appointed bar, cool wrought-iron tap handles. Knowledgeable and helpful servers, never any attitude. Great outdoor patio area too with water bowls for your dogs. No food served, but you can bring your own or they’ll offer delivery menus for many great local restaurants. Always 10 esoteric beers on tap, even more esoteric bottled offerings, some wine and spirits too upon request. Clean, style-appropriate glassware.
Visited on a Friday night. Relatively small, nondescript taproom. 10 beers on tap and 1 on cask when we visited. Sampler trays offered. I wasn’t very impressed with the beers offered, and considering the quality of some of the other breweries in St. Louis, I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit.
Stopped in on a Saturday evening after dinner and a couple of beers at Schlafly Tap Room. It is deceiving to say this is on Washington Ave as it is actually on the block to the north, (Convention?). A fairly small space but a nice one. They had 8 or 10 of their beers beers on tap. No other offerings. Friendly folks behind the bar were busy but still more than willing to stop and chat when able. I had one beer, a Butternut Spiced Porter that was quite tasty. I will be back.
Visited STL’s newest brewery close to opening time on a Thursday afternoon. This is a neatly done industrial space in an odd spot. Friendly, young staff. This is a good example of so many small breweries opening these days, well-intended folks, but not ready (IMHO) for the rough market. I tried 7 beers. None were "bad" per se, but neither were any "good" either. Just all pretty bland and simplistic, labeled as they may want. I wish them well, but this isn’t on the top of my list in STL (Brewery #621).
Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon. Not a big crowd, Cards were out of town. Right near the City Musuem, so parking was a little tough to find. Glad I had read that the entrance was not on Washington, but in the back of the building. The place was clean and updated. There was a tour going on when we arrived, and I also will not pay since a majority of the tours I have been on are free. We tried a sampler tray of their 10 beers. They were decent, a couple were pretty good, I’ll rate them fairly. I don’t see a reason to go back any time soon.
I stopped in here on a Saturday afternoon when I had an hour to kill. The entrance is around back of the building, with two big aluminum roll-up doors that they leave open. The atmosphere is good for the neighborhood, which has a lot of lofts and restaurants in similar buildings. There is no food, and there are 10 taps. The beer is average at best, like decent homebrew. Most were undercarbonated and uninteresting, especially for the "Aggressive Ales" motto. A 10-beer sampler was $15. The bartender was super, super friendly and liked talking about the place. However, the owner has seemed to burn bridges already in the STL beer community. He seems to pride himself on trashing large brewers and - right on queue - was telling some old couple about how much A-B InBev sucks as soon as I was sitting down. Then he went behind the bar and I didn’t get a chance to interact with him at all. So I’ll reserve judgment there and refrain from sharing damning anecdotes. I will judge, however, that this small place charges $20 for a "tour" and tasting. That’s outrageous and entirely unjustifiable. I’ve been on numerous tours, most of which are free, and all of which provide beer. I came in with an open mind despite all I’d heard of the brewer, but the place itself is not bad. The beer is nothing special, and I probably won’t make a point of coming back here with so many great options in the city.