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First Look: Third Wheel Brewing in St. Peters

Friday, June 16th, 2017

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St. Peters has welcomed its first brewery. Third Wheel Brewing opened doors at 4008 N. Service Road on Wednesday, June 7.

As The Scoop reported last September, Third Wheel is a six-person partnership among Ron and Valerie Woerndle, Wade and Erin Alberty, Brad Wheeling and brewer Abbey Spencer, who is a co-founder of The OG, a St. Louis women’s craft beer collective.

Wheeling said the massive space sat vacant for a decade before Third Wheel moved in. The nearly 10,000-square-foot tasting room offers plenty of space for patrons to spread out and enjoy full or half pours of the five house brews and seven guest taps currently available.

Third Wheel’s current offerings lean lighter (though Spencer said a porter and chocolate stout will debut in a few weeks) with a Belgian wit, American pale ale, a double IPA, a Berliner Weiss and an American brown ale. Growlers are available to go and a Crowler machine is on the way, but Spencer said no plans are in the works to distribute Third Wheel at this time.

From the beginning, Wheeling wanted Third Wheel to be “a brewery with food, not a restaurant.” Enter brothers Scott and Steve Kline and chef Kevin Hummel, who operate The Window, a separate business that serves food inside the brewery. As the name implies, customers step up to the window to order from a menu of burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads. Sides like house-made chips, fries and sweet potato fries come with a selection of 14 dips from ranch to marinara to gooey warm marshmallow.

Third Wheel Brewing is open Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Here’s a first look at what to expect from St. Charles County’s newest brewery:

 

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Photos by Michelle Volansky

Catherine Klene is managing editor, digital at Sauce Magazine.

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The Scoop: Third Wheel Brewing to come to St. Peters in 2017

The Scoop: Third Wheel Brewing to come to St. Peters in 2017

Friday, September 16th, 2016

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Third Wheel Brewing is rolling into St. Peters in March 2017. Co-owner Brad Wheeling said the ownership group recently signed a lease for 4008 N. Service Road.

Third Wheel is a six-person partnership among Ron and Valerie Woerndle, Wade and Erin Alberty, Wheeling (who also serves as marketing and operations manager) and brewmaster Abbey Spencer, who is a co-founder of The OG, a St. Louis women’s craft beer collective.

Wheeling said the group were friends and longtime fans of Spencer’s homebrews. “We said, ‘Somebody should build a brewery around that girl. Why don’t we do it?’” Wheeling said.

It took more than a year of searching for the right space in St. Charles County, until they found a roughly 10,000-square-foot space just off Cave Springs Road near Interstate 70. Wheeling said Third Wheel will initially use half the space for a seven-barrel brewing system and a 2,500-square-foot tasting room, and the rest can be used for future expansion. “It’s a great location, close to the highway so we have a lot of visibility there,” he said. “It’s large, so there is lots of opportunity for us to grow in there.”

Wheeling said Third Wheel will launch with four flagship brews: a Czech Pilsner, a Belgian wit brewed with rosemary, a robust porter and an IPA. Additional rotating options will include a milk stout, a Berliner Weisse and variants on the initial portfolio. Nearly all Third Wheel’s beer will only be available in the tasting room, with a few kegs sent to neighboring bars and restaurants.

Wheeling hopes to have a presence at the St. Louis Brewers Guild’s annual Halloween Party on Oct. 29.

The Scoop: The Stable changes name and menu, more beer in the works

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

111511_TheStableAs we reported last month, Jessie Jones and Brad Wheeling, owners of Amalgamated Brewing Co., sold their Benton Park brewpub, The Stable, to turn their attention to distilling spirits. Now, the new owners of The Stable, led by Chris Hines, are making a few changes of their own, beginning with the venue’s new name: American Craft Standard Brewing & Distilling Co.

An employee at American Craft told The Scoop that the menu has undergone some alterations as well: a few new appetizers and sandwiches and the addition of entrées. Among the mains, you’ll now find bacon-fried chicken, Three Little Pig (bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin) and a St. Louis Redbird steak. All entrées are served with a side of red beans and rice, plus the vegetable of the day.

On the brewing side, the company also plans to amp up its beer production. American Craft has plans to bring in additional brewing equipment with hopes of eventually having 10 to 12 American Craft brews on tap. Currently, the brewpub only has two to four of its own beers on draft. Though the restaurant and brewpub is still located at 1821 Cherokee St., the new phone number is 314.932.1222 and a new website is in the works. Oh, and that logo, you can expect that to change, too.

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