clockwise from top, rockwell beer co.'s kazimierz, earthbound brewery's Irish red ale and urban chestnut brewing co.'s zwickel photo by izaiah johnson

7 award-winning St. Louis breweries you should know about

We St. Louisans like to stay modest, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to brag about. Our brewery scene high-key features a lot of incredible and internationally known beers, so we reached out to a few spots and asked them to tell us about recent accolades. 

Perennial Artisan Ales

  • Giant Steps Blend 3 received Bronze in Sour Ale at the National Honey Board Beer Competition in 2020
  • Giant Steps Blend 2 was honored at the 2020 Good Food Awards

Rockwell Beer Co.

  • Gold medal for Kazimierz (2021) at the Great American Beer Festival 
  • Stand By named Top 25 Beers of 2020 by Wine Enthusiast
  • Velour Tracksuit named Top 50 Beers of 2021 by Wine Enthusiast

Wellspent Brewing

  • Scored 99/100 for Mister Maraschino (barrel-aged stout with chocolate and Luxardo cherries) in Craft Beer and Brewing in 2020

Side Project Brewing

  • Named second best brewery in the world (second year in a row) from RateBeer in 2020

Third Wheel Brewing

  • Silver Medal for Sandman Red Ale at Great American Beer Festival in 2021

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

  • Zwickel was #9 on Wine Enthusiast’s list of the 50 Best Beers of 2021

Earthbound Brewery

  • Gold medal for Irish Red at Pura Vida Indie International Beer Cup in 2019