Bif (122) St. Charles, Missouri | September 10, 2016
Neat place housed in an old mill, located in a small town on the Missouri River. Nice stop in the middle of the local wine region.. The beers have a German flair to them. There are currently 20 taps, with a couple set aside for ciders. Nice selection which included fall seasonal offerings. Service was good even though they were quite busy on the weekend. Worth checking out if you are in the area.
I’ve visited a few times while staying in Hermann. Nice small town brewery. Their focus is on german style beers. Usually around 5-6 beers on tap at the brewery. Worth checking out if you are passing through Hermann, especially if you are a fan of german styles.
Our second trip, a small town atmosphere. It was a nice Sunday, and it was busy, but the wait staff was very friendly. The seasonals for fall were out, and very delicious. The pomegranate wheat was the only beverage not bottled. Otherwise, we had a great day. This is wine country, so kudos for having a brewery near the wineries.
The Skyscraper is fantastic on tap as it is in bottles, if you can get it fresh. I like that this seems to be an exclusive lager brewer. The location is clean and they provide peanuts on the tables. You can walk around and look through glass at the brewing equipment. The other beers were decent, but the Skyscraper is the stand out in the crowd. I thought it was lame that you can’t get a glass of water with your beer! They only had hot water on tap or you could buy a bottle. You need to be a pils fan or like other lagers, otherwise their beer won’t do much for you.
Overall crappy brewery--not worth the trip. Hermann is a beautiful area, lots of wineries surrounding. The brewery is housed in an old mill, nice building. Taking a tour of the brewery is cool and you’d think they should be able to turn out good beer... it all tastes pretty much the same. No food except carboard tasting pizza nuked so hot you can hardly eat it. If visiting Hermann, check out the wineries and leave this place alone...
First, Hermann, Mo. is such a beautiful little town! This brewery, like the rest of the town, was neat as a pin and it had a nice countrified ambiance to it that is an 1800s Midwest frontier feel. The building used to be a mill and it retains some of the original equipment. Their beer is available in bottles and mix a six option is available for $10 (but less for a case). I had an Oktoberfest on draft in the dimpled liter mug I bought there. No beers from other places were noticed. This brewery is well worth a stop while doing the wine thing.
If you want a lesson in old style German brewing, look no further. My wife and I were actually in town for the spring wine trail - but I took a detour back into town and found this place. If you show up on a day when they’re not too busy, there’s a good chance the brewmaster will give you a quick tour. I’d suggest showing up when you don’t have a Norton on your palate. I’ll be back.
Small place in the mosty wine heavy town of hermann. Up front is the bar area and with a hallway in the back with the brewing equipment. They serve 6 German lager styles and i must admit all 6 are pretty decent to excellent. Servings come in a $3 pint or a 5oz sample for a buck. I went ahead and just got all 6 in the sample size and took a few bottles home with me. The guy working there said that they are going to open a resturant across the street but that is at least a year away. Overall a nice place in Hermann to go for decent beer.