Morgan Street Brewery
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 146
Beer Avg: 3.38
Taps: 6 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by karst:
4.05/5 rDev +19.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
When brewmaster Marc Gottfried broke his finger last year several guys from St. Louis Brews helped with the physical parts of brewing while pins were used to stabelize his fractured phlanges. I called Marc and offered my services also.
There is nothing broken about Marc's beers. I had 6 of the 5 that were on tap performing this amazing feat by reaching into the fermentation tank as the Winter Lager began to finish - although lightly carbonated I like the cask ale like beer and asked for a second pint glass.
Winter Lager - This is where Marc has his fun. Different every year, the winter lager is always based in a medium-high strength brown lager with a myriad of interesting additives.This year's batch features an South American herbal source of anti-oxidant. With the two pints I maxed out on a daily dose.
Marc has been brewing since age 13 and is very accomplished brewer and has consulted with many of the area microbrewerys. The tour was one of the most to the point and eloquant deliveries of the brewing process that I have had the pleasure of experiencing.
Bartender was very helpful as I entered as the lunch crowd thinned out. I was able to try all the 6 beers being served and then had several glasses of the Honey Lager. All the beer is made using lager yeast and I have no complaints with any - all are very correct for the style. I do prefer a bigger dopplebock but MO liquor licences have some restraints on ABV.
The lean beef sandwich on toasted bun was excellent and served with a broth dip and a crisp mashed potato fried lightly golden into little bit sized nuggets.
As I ran through the samples I longed for the Vienna - A newer offering. Morgan Street Vienna is a Viennese Mild Lager. It has light toffee, caramel, and malt flavors with very low bitterness. This beer was created in memory of Ryan McCuaig. RIP But alas maybe another time.
For now Doppelbock - their strongest beer with its intense malt flavors and low hop aroma paired well with the chilly season as a Spring front passed with thunder and tornado warnings and the wind swung around from the NW. Three hours later I would exit and watch a horse drawn carriage wait for the one customer that may tour the Mississippi riverfront tightly tucked in with loved one under the blankets as the horse and driver shivered.
I had my Golden Pilsner, Red Lager. Altbier, Honey Wheat and Dopplebock to keep me warm (along with my anti-oxidant laden Winter Lager for health).
There are many nearby attractions to visit and lots of great food in St. Louis.
I plan to return next month.
03-03-2007 16:43:36 | More by karst
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
In the Landing area downtown on the river. Very cool place. A lot bigger place, space wise, than I was expecting. We ran in before meeting up with some friends to just have a quick beer but wish we would have had a chance to stay longer and try more beers. The one beer I had was there Honey Wheat. It was good. I hope to be able to go back at some point.
04-02-2013 20:31:46 | More by BlueMoon10
3.85/5 rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
right in the heart of the downtown area, right on the river, this place has the perfect location (aside from no parking). the place was totally dead on a monday evening, which i dont hold against them. bartender was really nice, generous with samples, and chatty. beers were all good, pumpkin lager being excellent. just had appetizers, but was more than happy with what we got to eat. the building has a ton of character, so the atmosphere is pretty cool, even though it was empty inside. would be a nice place to bring a first date i thought to myself. imperial pilsner was also an impressive brew, and prices were decent. ill be back, even though nothing stood out as earth shattering in the beer department, i think the place has a lot going for it. B+
11-21-2012 21:40:01 | More by StonedTrippin
2.58/5 rDev -24.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $$
This place is located on a little waterfront dealie downtown, right next to the arch. The area is touristy, but also filled with loud music attractive, drunken young people, so I assume there's a decent amount of townies there, too. Anyhow, I went late, so I can't judge the food or dining atmosphere. As a bar, however, it was pretty pleasant in spite of being loud and packed. The crowd seemed pretty okay, the bartenders were friendly, and nothing at all was in any way offputting...
...Except the beer, which sucked. They had a gigantic selection and all the pints were very reasonably priced, but of the four beers that I sampled, the best was just a notch above tolerable.
Don't get me wrong: this wasn't the Waterloo, Iowa Beck's Bar and Grill, where the beer actually tastes worse than the stuff that gets pumped out of a Mr. Beer kit. But everything *did* taste quite homebrewy, and not in a good way. In the vienna, for example, the hop profile was non-existent and the carbonation was so intense that I thought it was tearing the enamel off my teeth. The stout had a decent aroma and okay hop profile, but there was a strong aftertaste of dish rag.
Still, I got no beef with the place as a place. Some friends of mine went earlier in the day and the said the food was good, so maybe it's a fine place to visit. Just, don't get the beer.
03-25-2012 03:49:41 | More by mynie
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
One of my various bar hop stops on my latest trip to St Louis. This place was pretty nice although not spectacular. Selection was limited, but there were five new beers for me to try on tap and some stuff in bottles, but I was mostly interested in the on tap stuff. The dry Irish stout was quite good. Service was good, they were friendly and kept up with our orders, and also put up with our goofing around a little. It's certainly worth a stop if you're down on the landing. Definitely try the stout!
10-02-2011 15:26:50 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.68/5 rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped in here with 3 others while waiting to attend a wedding reception at the 4 seasons up the block. It was mid afternoon so this may not reflect what the place is like on a saturday night or during a big game. It was pretty quiet in the late afternoon, with college football on TV and plenty of places to sit.
Was greeted in a friendly way, which was true of pretty much everywhere I went during my trip to St. Louis. Had an Irish Stout which I thought was good, not great, and I reviewed it separately. Also had some chicken quesadillas which were good enough, typical bar food. Service was nice and quick enough for our purposes.
The vibe in here seemed to be a combination of tourist bar and sports bar...not super beer intensive for a brewpub. The whole strip on Laclede's landing is pretty touristy so I wasn't surprised..I'm from NYC and went to high school pretty much in Times Square so I know touristy! They had 5 beer styles on tap from a list of about 12 they make. Somewhat disappointed that the more interesting beers were not on offer. Didn't ask about other makers but from what I've read it's pretty much Bud so there you have it.
Not sure if it was because I was in a party of 4 that ordered 4 beers and 4 apps but I was given my 2nd promptly and without charge. That was cool enough. Buybacks are always welcome!
In short, you could do worse than to stop in here on a quiet afternoon. I was dragged to the Lou for a wedding and I was determined to try some new beers I can't get on the East Coast at any opportunity. The Stout was a solid B.
09-20-2011 00:15:27 | More by tobelerone
Morgan Street Brewery in Saint Louis, MO
80 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.