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The Civil Life Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 279
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3714 Holt Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63116-2614
United States

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thecivillife

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(Place added by: DCon on 09-17-2011)
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Very nice looking warehouse turned into an awesome looking brewery with a cozy little tasting room and a nice beer garden.

Visited on a Saturday night to try the brews and walked into a crowded and lively place. Very exciting to see a new brewery start this way. They had 5 beers on tap and I tried the Rye Pale which was delicious. The tasting room is small and cozy and rectangular shape. Its located in a corner of the brewery and it has a nice little alcove above it and a nice beer garden with many picninc tables.

The barkeeps were attentive and moving quickly they were also patient when I ordered a beer not knowing it was cash only.

The Rye Pale was delicious with lower ABVs. It seems that these guys are going after the drinkable beer style. More sessionable brews than other.

JoEBoBpr, Oct 07, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -7.8%

Civil Life is a must stop when you come to STL. Their American Brown Ale is one of the best around and the ESB is a strong second. Bring cash because they don't accept debit/credit cards...I know someone is asking what the heck but stopping and hitting an ATM before is a small price to pay for a good selection of solid beers. You won't be disappointed.

ILBeerCop, Feb 24, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +3.5%

Beautifully done on the inside, with everything wooden. Big communal tables, but also some private booths upstairs. There are tons of games, 2 dart boards, and a bull horn ring game. Outside are more communal tables and a handful of 4 top tables.

Civil Life beers are just consistently solid. American Brown, English Pale Ale, ESB, are some of the highlights. All their beers are in the 4-6% range, allowing you to have several. Beers are sold in half pints or full pints and growler prices are the cost of 2 pints, I believe. Food is also quite good with a handful of made to order deli sandwiches and appetizers (companion pretzels with chive cream cheese are great).

Saturdays are great family days. At least half a dozen parents with their kids there.

Everything is cash only. Bring cash or use the onsite ATM.

redbird, May 15, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +5.9%

Okay - I'm biased - this place is in my neighborhood. And I only found it because one of the brewdudes from Schlafly's suggested it... they didn't have a sign for the first year they were open!

I think that everything they sell is brewed in-house, and they do a pretty darn fine job at it. I really like their ESB, and tend to take a growler home. Food is kind of limited - sammiches, chips, etc... The help are _into_ beer, and know what they're selling. This ain't a Bud Light kinda joint. A few too many hipsters for patrons, but hey, can't have everything.

bogiestl, May 12, 2013
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The Civil Life Brewing Company in Saint Louis, MO
94 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.