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First Look: Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern in Lafayette Square

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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{ Charleville director of operations Tait Russell } 

 

After 14 years brewing in Ste. Genevieve, Charleville Brewing Co. has a second home in Lafayette Square. Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern opened its 7-barrel brewery and restaurant at 2101 Chouteau Ave., yesterday, May 16.

As The Scoop reported in October 2016, the new space is a partnership between Charleville co-owners Jack and Joal Russell and Hamilton Hospitality co-owners Paul and Wendy Hamilton. The Hamiltons own the building, as well as surrounding restaurants 21st Street Brewers Bar, Eleven Eleven Mississippi, PW Pizza and Vin de Set.

Charleville director of operations Tait Russell said the 15-barrel brewhouse in Ste. Genevieve will continue to produce the brewery’s core portfolio and seasonal offerings, while the smaller St. Louis brewery will allow his brewing team to play with one-off and limited-release beers. They hope to start brewing in two weeks.

Until then, patrons can grab a pour of 14 Charleville brews, including new offerings like the 2101 Pale Ale brewed with Cascade hops and the Chouteau Common, the brewery’s take on a California common. Four Charleville wines are also available to sip.

Executive chef Ryan Luke developed an extensive menu of comfort food options done with a creative flair, like a lobster corn dog appetizer or chicken curry hand pie. Many dishes incorporate Charleville beer or byproducts of the brewing process like a spent grain soft pretzel or beef patty melt topped with amber ale-caramelized onions.

Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brunch service takes place on the weekends until 2 p.m.

Take a first look at Charleville’s new St. Louis home:

 

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Photos by Michelle Volansky 

Catherine Klene is managing editor, digital at Sauce Magazine. 

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The Scoop: Hamilton Hospitality, Charleville Brewing to open brewery, restaurant in 2017

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The Scoop: Hamilton Hospitality, Charleville Brewing to open brewery, restaurant in 2017

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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Combine the brewing prowess of a Ste. Genevieve staple with the skill and experience of a downtown restaurant powerhouse, and you have Charleville Brewing Co. and Restaurant. The owners of the Ste. Genevieve brewery have joined forces with Paul and Wendy Hamilton of Hamilton Hospitality to open the new concept at 2101 Chouteau Ave., in early 2017.

Co-owner Paul Hamilton said he had just purchased the space across the street from his current Chouteau Avenue establishments (21st Street Brewers Bar, PW Pizza, Vin de Set and Moulin Events) when Charleville director of operations Tait Russell approached him about a partnership for a downtown brewery. “It was serendipitous,” Hamilton said. “I’ve always really liked Charleville and respected them for what they do.”

Russell said after a decade of distributing in the St. Louis area, Charleville wanted to bring a brewing operation to its largest market. “It was important to bring our brand and our beer closer to the population,” he said. “If you can’t bring them to you, bring it to them.”

Charleville’s Ste. Genevieve facility will continue to serve as the base of its operations, with a 30-barrel system pumping out the majority of the brewery’s offerings. Russell said the 7-barrel system at the Chouteau location will let him “be more playful in what we can do with small-batch things,” including exclusive offerings for all of Hamilton Hospitality’s restaurants, like Eleven Eleven Mississippi. Hamilton said the counter-service restaurant will see a menu heavy on appetizers and elevated comfort food dishes.

Customers can get a sneak peek of the new space at the Boar & Brew Barrel-Aged Bottle Release Party Oct. 20. Charleville will pour and sell rare bottles including barrel-aged Box of Chocolates and barrel-aged barleywine, while the team at 21st Street Brewer’s Bar roasts a whole hog for the occasion. More details are available online.

Explicit details

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

As promised, we’ve got details on the release party for Explicit American Pale Ale, the newest brew from Charleville Vineyard & Microbrewery in Ste. Genevieve. Join Charleville’s Tait Russell and Tony Saballa on June 17 at The Royale in South City, where, starting at 5 p.m., you’ll be able to taste this copper-colored, hop-forward ale on tap and on cask. Look for pint specials and merchandise giveaways, too.

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