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Perennial Artisan Ales

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

8125 Michigan Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63111-3500
United States

(314) 631-7300 | map

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Added by coryking on 06-30-2011

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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 35
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Cool spot in a cool neighborhood. I was disappointed with what they were pouring when I was there though. They should try to have some of their highest rated beers available year round.

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4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.74/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Visited for a few beers on a Saturday afternoon. The space is pretty vanilla, there is a bar along the wall will some tables as well. A bit of outdoor seating in front as well. They have a draft list of about 10 beers available in small and normal pour sizes. List is very heavy on saison variations. They also often bottles for in house drinking (pricey), and also a few wines and whiskey. Service was fine. They have a small food menu but we didn't eat.

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4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of heysuz
3.82/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

I was able to try abraxas at the bar so the trip was worth it. Staff were very pleasant and allowed as many samples as requested and we very talkative. Selection was what they brew with abraxas in short supply and none to go

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4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

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4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.03/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of rmpic82
4.26/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Visited for a special release party, this joint is pretty standard. Tasting room/bar area is fairly narrow near the front but gets wider towards the back. Two single unisex restrooms, a dartboard, some tables and a decently-sized bar. Prices are reasonable, variety is okay. When they have the big bottles on tap it's a can't miss location.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited on 3/11/17

Taproom was pretty busy but staff was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was very pleasant.

The beers that I tried (17 and Sump Adola) were fantastic.

Will definitely revisit if I get the opportunity.

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3.9/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ha-sheem
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ctb6582
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of devils3-way
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Stefantheviking
4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jkolls
4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Redsunsx01x
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Very nice place both inside and on the patio. Was able to be there on an beautiful day. The release was the smoothest I have been too.

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Photo of eifster82
4.11/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

My buddy and I visited Perennial during Abraxas release week.

The brewery itself looks very different from most places. It's a building that looks like it was used as a meat-packing plant previously (was actually a coca-cola bottling facility).

The vibe on the day we went was obviously different from most, as it was packed with non-regulars who were there for the Abraxas release and bottle pick-up (next door, separate from the tap room). But even with that in mind, it was full of beer aficionados who wanted to talk about beer.. so by no means a bad vibe. The quality of the place wasn't bad. Nice and clean. But there was no significant artwork in the place, or any kind of unique quality. Normally, I like to take photos of the breweries or tap rooms that I visit but I didn't feel compelled to do so at all at this location so I didn't. Otherwise, there was plenty of seating, inside and outside (picnic tables) which was nice.

The service was good and the bartenders were willing to talk with you if you had any questions. We were seated at the bar so there was absolutely no problem getting pours even with a busy crowd. But the selection was a bit of a miss for me. Yes there was Abraxas on draft and one variant (Vanilla Bean Abraxas), but that there were only 4-5 other Belgian PA/IPAs available. A few bottles were available for consumption on premesis, but only BA Perennial 17 stood out (at $40/bottle). I didn't feel compelled to order anything but the two Abraxas that were available. Merch wise, only various shirts were available, but saw no glasses or anything else.

The establishment does not serve food but there is a food truck outside, so that is always available if looking to eat. And it's a good thing that the food trucks are there because there really isn't anything else around in the near vicinity.

Overall, I can't help but feel a bit disappointed. Not that the place was bad or anything, but I just expected a bit more, especially when compared to Side Project which we just came from prior to the Abraxas release. Side Project is a must visit. Perennial would definitely be a second priority to SP if I was visiting St.Louis.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

so stoked to finally check this place out, these guys have been near the top of my list since i had my first beer from them way back when (not all that long ago i guess in the grand scheme, but still...). great space they have here, just outside of downtown proper, with a huge outdoor area with picnic tables (and not much shade), an expansive inside area too with a long bar, and some little isolated sitting areas, brewing in the back to the right, lots of fermentation space, but this was overall much smaller than i expected it to be. sometimes it seems in my head like the places have to be huge or something because they are famous, or at least famous to me, but this is pretty humble, nice as it is. smaller tap list than i hoped for, less new beers to me, less tap room only kind of stuff than i wanted to discover, but we had some great beers here, but thats to be expected. almost everything these guys make is amazing, and it seems to be changinf and expanding all the time, which is one of the reasons i love them in the first place. service could not be better, so friendly and welcoming, happy to give us personal attention, and generous on the sampling. i love it here, and will absolutely be back. no doubt that perennial is making some of the best beers in missouri and the midwest, if not the country and the world! i mean it!

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Photo of Sara24
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Loved the secretive location in the loading dock. The staff was great and helped us choose different beers based on our personal preferences. Best beer in St. Louis.

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Perennial Artisan Ales in Saint Louis, MO
Brewery rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 13,306 ratings
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