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.