Six Mile Bridge Beer in Maryland Heights reopens with full-service kitchen and expanded taproom
After closing its doors for renovations, which turned into a longer closure due to the coronavirus, Six Mile Bridge Beer at 11841 Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights reopened on Tuesday, June 16, with an expanded taproom and new kitchen.
"We shut down in March for renovations," said co-owner Lindsay Sherring. "We didn't realize it would be for 3 months."
The brewery now features a menu from new executive chef Trey Quinlan who is well known in Columbia, Missouri, and has won several Mid-Missouri Taste of Excellence competition awards.
“We wanted somebody who could use fresh, wholesome ingredients,” Sherring said. “Our beer is 100% all-natural. We use real fruits, real spices in everything that we do, and so we wanted the food to be able to complement that.”
Prior to the renovations, the brewery was a food truck destination. Now customers will be able enjoy food and drinks in a formal dine-in setting.
“We want to be a place where people in the community can come and connect,” she said. “So being able to offer food and event space just seemed like the logical thing to do.”
Customers can look forward to a variety of new dishes and beverages. Highlights include the Oak Meadow Farms’ pork burger, a South African-inspired peri peri chicken melt and chipotle-adobo chicken wings. (There are plans to expand the menu once the pandemic is less of an issue.) There are also 12 new taps for a total of 20, with options like a nitro Double Dry Hopped Citra IPA, various fruit ciders, and barrel-aged beers like the well-loved Stroopwafel Stout.
“There’s a lot more variety and a lot more things to offer,” Sherring said. “Our community becomes bigger because we’re able to provide that extra service, so we’re really excited to bring people together over beer and food.”
As with all other restaurants in the area, Six Mile Bridge is currently operating at 25% capacity and has arranged seating to adhere to the 6-foot distancing measures. Strict sanitizing measures are in place and all employees are wearing masks at the brewery. During this difficult time, Sherring emphasized the importance of and appreciation for her team and what they have accomplished through the establishment’s renovations.
“I am so incredibly proud of our team to pull this off because they did a lot of the renovations themselves,” she said. “I’m so grateful for all the extra hard work during COVID they put in just to get it up and running. I’m really proud of the space.”
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