ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL — There's plenty of room to thrive in the shadow of Anheuser-Busch.

St. Louis is home to more than 40 breweries and counting. Twelve of the 25 establishments on this year's Largest Breweries List were founded in the past five years. While a few local breweries have recently folded — Kirkwood Station Brewing Co. closed in February and Kräftig Brewery shut down in July — there's no shortage of beer. At least three new area breweries opened in 2018 and are still operating.

It's been seven years since Libby Crider made the jump from wine expert to beer evangelist and she's never looked back. Crider and her husband, Steve, are co-owners of 2nd Shift Brewing, which in August marked three years since moving its brewing operations to The Hill and in October will mark its second year since opening its taproom to the public.
St. Louis is a beer town. Not only is the city home to the king of breweries, Anheuser-Busch, it is also a fertile breeding ground for dozens of craft breweries. To get an idea of scope of St. Louis brewing, we ranked area breweries by how many beer barrels they produced in 2017.

Schlafly Beer, 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. continue to dominate the local craft beer scene. Together, those three breweries produced nearly 80,000 barrels of beer in 2018.

Click here to see the full list on the St. Louis Business Journal.

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