Friday, September 3, 2010

Hello, St. Louis!

This week, we closed the Chicago chapter of our lives and headed south to join the St. Louis craft brewing community, a move that we have been anticipating for over a year.  We are Phil and Emily Wymore (with daughter, Lily, in tow) and we will be starting a new brewery called Perennial Artisan Ales.  Phil will be the Brewmaster and Emily will manage Sales and Marketing.

Phil just left his post as the Head Brewer for Half Acre in Chicago.  The last couple of beers we made at Half Acre included a guava IPA brewed in collaboration with Shorts Brewing (1000 lbs. of guava in one brew!), and a Saison with lemon zest and chamomile--an ode to our daughter, Lily. 

Prior to this Phil was the Cellar Manager for Goose Island, also in Chicago.  Phil managed the barrel aging program for Goose Island, which is one of the biggest in the country.  We are excited to bring this experience to the craft beer scene in St. Louis--in the form of sour beers, fruit beers, and other Belgian styles.

We anticipate opening in early 2011.  In the meantime, we'll keep brewing pilot batches, like the Biere de Garde Phil brewed yesterday (pictured above), and keep you posted with frequent updates on our brewery project.


dbeil said...

We're so happy you're here and can't wait for the grand opening!!

Thomas said...

Very good news! Nice Blog!

dave said...

you look so young since you left goose.

Mark Groth said...

Welcome to St. Louis. Have you considered the Fox Park neighborhood?

Every Little Thing said...

This is really exciting! I moved to St. Louis at the exact same time as you and have been marveling all the wonderful breweries in the area!

I have a food blog and do many, many local entries. Would love to talk about Perennial! I'm following your blog and twitter now :) Good luck with the upcoming real estate deal!

Chris said...

Phil, Emily, & Lily welcome to St. Louis! I heard about you from Ben Simms. I'm a pastor in the Carondelet area and a beer fan. Looking forward to trying Perennial Artisan Ale. I saw you debuted at STL Hops. Since I missed that when and where can I get some Perennial? Very interested in meeting you and hearing about your plans for the Brewery in Carondelet. Very glad to have you guys there!