Winter calls for Civil Life Brewing porter on cask

For a warm, inviting atmosphere and some of the best beer in the city, head to Civil Life Brewing Co. This time of year, I belly up to the bar for an Imperial pint of the rich, malt-forward English-style porter (on cask!), a reliably satisfying style for cool weather. This brew offers notes of bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee with an underlying fruity yeast presence and succulent body. 

Imperial pint: $5. Civil Life Brewing Co., 3714 Holt Ave., St. Louis,

Katie Herrera is a longtime contributor to Sauce Magazine and area sales manager at Revolution Brewing.