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Perennial Artisan Ales

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 4,254
Beer Avg: 3.97

Taps: 10 / Bottles: 10
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
96
world-class

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 11.16%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

8125 Michigan Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63111-3500
United States
phone: (314) 631-7300

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @perennialbeer

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(Place added by: coryking on 06-30-2011)
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joebostonisdead

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$

The beers are awesome and not too expensive. I love that they have bottles available all the time. On Thursdays, they do tastings of new beers. The lead brewer of the beer talks about it as samples are poured for all. Also, the outside area is a nice touch when the weather is nice.

04-15-2014 00:14:41 | More by joebostonisdead
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Sparty93

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25 | $$

I was in St. Louis for business a couple weeks ago, and hit Perennial on one of the evenings. As other reveiwers have said, it's in an old refurbished warehouse in a blue-coller industrial area. Unlike some of the other breweries in the area like Urban Chestnut or 4 Hands, Perennial isn't exactly in a well-travelled area - you have to mean it to get there.

Decor isn't anything exciting, but it's clean and well organized. They don't have a huge tap list, but it's a nice blend of assorted styles, all leaning more towards the "artisan" or slightly experimental in style. They serve 5oz tasters for just a couple dollars, so there's opportunity to sample plenty of their offerings. The food menu is also somewhat small, but again high quality (cheese plate, unique sandwiches, etc). Every Thursday night they tap a small-batch version of one of their offerings. When I was there, it was a barrel-aged version of their mint chocolate stout.

All in all, I very much enjoyed Perennial. Good food, nice selection of very well crafted and fairly unique beers, friendly atmoshere. My only caveat is that it's not a place for the non-beer people. The location makes it somewhat difficult to get to, there's nothing else of interest in the area, and their credit card system seems to be somewhat sketchy.

04-14-2014 16:57:52 | More by Sparty93
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ksodemann

Missouri

4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$

Great beer, great taproom. Food is always enjoyable. I think everything is reasonably priced (both beer and food) for what you are getting. Awesome staff I have grown to know. My absolute favorite here in St. Louis. I feel very fortunate to have access to their beer. All the releases are run very well and make for a smooth, enjoyable day.

01-16-2014 22:28:23 | More by ksodemann
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Benvarine

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

Nice place. Strange location, sort of industrial but seems to fit. Parking is just okay unless it's not busy. Acoustics are a bit bad, seems loud for such a small place. Staff are very knowledgable. Beers are great and they offer half pours which is nice when trying a bunch of 10% beers after work. Huge barrel program if you get a chance to see the brewery. You can't actually see the brewery from the pub, it is not a "pretty" sort of brew house that is displayed behind glass like many brew pubs, it is working brewery which is evident in the product. Must visit if on a St. Louis brewery tour.

12-19-2013 23:23:08 | More by Benvarine
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4amepiphany

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

Drove to Perennial in the later months of 2012 just to get the last of what they had left of Abraxas, my favorite brew to date. The very helpful staff was able to hold some bottles for me the day I drove in from Chicago. My friend and I ate pretzels and had the sump coffee stout on tap. That beer is thick coffee. Even after just one snifter, I dreaded the drive home.

The brewpub is clean, bright with natural light. Minimalistic but modern elegance is everywhere. A non-confining ceiling height. Merchandise. Ample seating, yet somewhat intimate. If only Perennial was in a closer proximity to Chicago. But I guess it's just close enough.

Gonna try all I can to get me a bottle of BA Abraxas which I am dying to bathe in...I mean taste. Dying to taste.

08-17-2013 10:01:33 | More by 4amepiphany
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APBTMarcel

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$$

Decent beer selection. They ranged from good to really good. Nothing stood out as particularly amazing. Food was really good and unique. Decor and general atmosphere was better than usual. Service was pretty slow even though they weren't very busy. When they did help the staff was very nice although they weren't too knowledgeable. Worth a shot if you are in the area, but I probably wouldn't go out of my way for it.

07-18-2013 21:20:25 | More by APBTMarcel
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RuthIsStrangerThanFiction

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

First of all, the staff is great. Very helpful and friendly. They are great to their regulars. Thursday nights are the time to go as they usually tap unusual alternative versions of their beers. They have a great outdoor seating area and the inside has plenty of space (as well as a few dart boards). They have a great beer selection and there is always plenty to try (which is why I often get a few 5oz pours rather than the full pint to start).

06-27-2013 04:27:55 | More by RuthIsStrangerThanFiction
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JoshBrews

Missouri

4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I live relatively close (about a 10 minute walk) from Perennial and, while I don't get there often (not as often as I want to anyway), I love this place!

The beers, while not a large variety to choose from (decent for their size, though), are always top notch! I have yet to have a bad beer from them and always walk out of there with at least one bottle to go! Growler fills are reasonably priced as well, and I've walked out with those a few times too!

Last trip I spent over $100 on bottles of goodies, a growler to go and the two beers I had while sitting there. The bar staff is always friendly and willing to just shoot the bull with you while you are sitting there, even when they are busy (like they were when I was there).

Love this place and so glad that they are close!

05-09-2013 14:00:21 | More by JoshBrews
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Domeshot14

California

4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

First off this place is a little confusing to find. If you just punch the address into the GPS, you will end up on the wrong side of the building looking at what appears to be a warehouse. Just continue on around to the other side of the building and you will be fine. If the address was the street on the other side of the building it would make more sense to me.

The place was what I was hoping for out of a small brewery. You walk in and have the bar to left with some seating at the bar and also tables on past the bar. A selection of various swag for purchase. The space is small though. Perfectly fine for their current size, but I could see Perennial needing to move or expand this location soon.

They have a good selection of their beers on tap as well as bottles available for consumption and to go. I didn't notice any guest taps, but they have a small selection of liquor and wine for non beer drinkers.

They had a menu of food items that were more snacks than a meal. The quality was very good though. We had the cheese plate and pretzels. The cheese plate comes with way more cheese than crackers and it was a buck more for extra crackers. Although I don't remember if actually got charged the buck or not. I wasn't too worried about it.

Overall we really enjoyed ourselves and will be stopping back in soon. Probably next month to pick up the BA Abraxas and Vermillion.

11-30-2012 16:03:17 | More by Domeshot14
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paxchristi

Missouri

4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I've been meaning to stop by this place for quite a while now, because I've heard a lot of good things.

First of all, the place is really low-key. There's some music in the background but its a very social atmosphere and everyone acts like they know everybody. People aren't there to hook-up or to party, but to relax, talk about beer, and talk about life in general. The brewer and owner, Phil, is one of the nicest, most generous, and most authentic guy I've met in a while. The guy loves beer, knows a hell of a lot about beer, and takes some risks with his beer that not many have the balls to do. Just for that, this place gets an A-- even before trying the beer.

I had a lineup of 4 to start with. Saison de Lis, Vermillion, the new Black Walnut Dunkelweisse, and then the Abraxas. I can tell you without a doubt that these are all 90+ quality beers. In fact, they are head and shoulders above anything I've had out of St. Louis right now as far as innovative, creative, and then having the skill to pull it off. With a few more years of really honing the craft and getting everything consistent, Perennial will probably become the brewery that makes the most interesting beers in Missouri if he plays his cards right-- if they are not already after being open since like October 2011.

After I had my lineup, Phil invited me back to the brewery part and showed me around. I got to taste a sample of something special they have brewing up that shall be unidentified-- but it was brilliant. After we talked a while in the back we went back up front and Phil shared a Peace Offering with me...bought it for me! Then, after he made his rounds to all his other regulars, he gave me a free bottle of the new Black Walnut Dunkelweisse to take home.

Brilliant place. The culture at Perennial is very laid back, authentic, and generous. People genuinely want to not only treat people well, but they do not patronize people at all but instead invite them to get excited about their little beer community. Will become a regular stop for me for sure. Next time I hope to try their food, which I hear is unbelievable.

01-21-2012 17:07:55 | More by paxchristi
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Perennial Artisan Ales in Saint Louis, MO
96 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.