Augusta Brewing Company

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

5521 Water St
Augusta, Missouri, 63332-1016
United States

(636) 482-2337 | map

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danburgess67 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

While enjoying a fall drive through the bucolic Missouri River valley, we stopped to see downtown Augusta, and I saw a sign for the brewpub and we decided to have a quick pint.

The outdoor bar is small but charming, and inside there were a few tables as well. The 1856 IPA was good, but not a stellar product, in my opinion. My wife was quite pleased with her Hyde Park Irish Stout.

The late-October weather was delightful, and the view of the river while outside makes Augusta Brewing a nice place to enjoy a pint.

Nov 01, 2004
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Tone from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Enclosed dining area and bar sit atop a hill in the small river town of Augusta. Many nearby wineries dot the area. Vast covered band stage and seating. Seating for at least one hundred surround the main building in different grassy tiers and among varying floral settings. Located directly off the Katy Trail (vast biking/hiking trail from St. Charles, MO to Jefferson City, MO). Beer has definitely improved in quality over the last couple of years. They offer roughly 6 regulars with two to four special offerings. Food menu is limited, but tasty (mostly sandwiches). Great spring through fall vibe with the beautiful outdoor scenery and they regularly host bands. Staff is not very knowledgeable, but since you order at the bar and pick up your own food there is little interaction.

Apr 13, 2017
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Suds from Missouri

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Located on the Katy Trail, this quaint brewpub caters to bicyclists and anyone passing through this little town. Mostly outdoor seating, there is just a small indoor area. They have crafted soda and root beer for kids, and a nice selection of brews. I particularly liked the IPA. We sat outside, in the sun, and watched people bike past on the trail. The food was excellent, but is really just sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Nice place.

Nov 26, 2016
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TravelinTom from Missouri

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.75

Delightful small brewery along the Katy trail in augusta. Enclosed bar surrounded by open grounds seating at picnic tables and umbrellas. Live bands play frequently. Mixed age crowd. Friendly staff. Overall good beer. Limited food menu is sometimes esoteric but of good quality. A great place for relaxing with friends.

Jul 17, 2016
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jul 13, 2015
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bigotecircus from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +12%

Nov 21, 2014
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ADG2995 from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev 0%

Oct 17, 2014
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KraftPunk91 from Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Oct 08, 2014
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daniagates from Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Jul 04, 2014
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

It's hard to beat this place on outdoor views. Along the MKT bike trail and Missouri river with lots of outdoor seating. The beers are solid and they have quite a few on tap that they don't bottle.

Apr 06, 2014
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evilcatfish from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Feb 05, 2014
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mdbrooks from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Nov 01, 2013
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soju6 from Missouri

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Nice place to stop in Augusta. The beer garden is situated on a hill along the KATY trail. This reminds me of a typical German Beer Garden with tables set up under the trees. There is a bar and covered patio area where you can order your beers. They have about 7-8 beers on tap to choose from. They also have a menu of pub fare to accompany the beers. The people are friendly and service is quite good. This is a nice change of pace stop, if you are visiting some of the wineries in the area. This is a good place to visit on a hot sunny day.

May 27, 2012
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MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I ordered a sampler here and sat outside. The rolling hills, tall grass, and wooded areas of the region were nice and the gentle warm breeze gave this place a perfect atmosphere score. The quality I found better than average to good, and the server was pleasant. Selection was ok, although I had hoped to try a few of their bottles selection I looked at. I did not try any food. If I'm in the area, I think I would stop for the atmosphere alone... it was not Pelican Brewery in Pacific City, but it was about the best one could hope for in the Missouri.

Jan 16, 2012
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seedsofchaos from Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

My family and I stopped at Augusta while on the local wine trail. As they aren't much into beer, this visit was a small oasis to me. I found the atmosphere to be good with plenty of open air sitting. The area seemed a little unestablished and a bit haphazard but, all in all, it's a nice place to chill and drink a few pints or pitchers between some friends.

There staff was pleasant, for the most part. One of the barmen seemed a bit snooty until I began talking hops with him... This always worries me about newcomers to beer, though, as we don't want to scare them off with beer-snobbery.

In the area that this brewery exists, it's quite the unexpected treat.

Mar 05, 2010
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brewintheLou from Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Stopped in after a drive through the Missouri hill country to view the Autumn leaves. Beers are similar to what you will find at Square One Brewery, but without as big of a selection. I really like the atmoshpere of the place. People were listening to live music that was being placed outside on the side of a hill. The food was decent, but nothing to rave about. You have to go up to the couter to order as there is no wait staff. I would highly recommend this place for a day trip or weekend getaway. There are also many wineries in the area, and the brewpub serves some of the local wines.

Jan 14, 2009
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Dogbrick from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This rustic sister to Square One Brewery is located way out in Augusta. Make sure you check the hours before making the drive if you are coming from the city, as I learned the hard way when I originally tried to visit back in February only to find them closed. The brewpub is located just off I-94 overlooking the Missouri River. There is a small lot to the side of the brewpub.

The outside ie beautiful, with a small biergarten and an outdoor bar, all with nice views of the river and surrounding woodlands. The outside bar has a cooler with some beers to go and a small merchandise table, as well as a large chalkboard listing the current beers. The interior is smaller with s short bar and a few tables. They have a small collection of breweriana inside too.

The beer selection is pretty good, and there is some crossover with Square One. The beers range from Blonde, Hefe, Witbier, Pale to Stout along with a seasonal Rye. They also have a couple of their beers in bombers. Overall the beers are above average.

The service was very good on a weekday early evening. The bartender was pretty much doing everything (hosting, cooking etc) and was efficient and knowledgeable. He interacted well with patrons who were clearly locals and myself who was clearly a visitor.

Augusta's food is good too. I tried the brisket and it was enjoyable.

Overall this place might not be worth the drive to some people based out of STL but on a nice sunny day during "tourist season" it is well worth the trip.

Sep 25, 2008
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sevineyes from Arkansas

3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The scenery certainly makes this place. They've got a great outdoor bar in a covered area and several patio tables set up out in the open that makes for awesome outdoor drinking. When we arrived all the leaves had changed and the day would have been perfect if the sun was out and there wasn't some intermittent rain.

The building itself is very small and the indoor seating only looks to hold 16-18 folks - but, like I said, why wouldn't you want to be outside?

Very easy to find. Once you're in Augusta, just look for the arrows to the brewpub. I tried their Pilsener, Kolsch, IPA, Pale Ale, Stout and then had to try the Kolsch again. The stout had a nice smoky presence and all the beers were very drinkable.

I can imagine doing a part of the Katy Trail and stopping here for a few nice, hot burgers and some cold beer. We only tried the burgers, but they came out fast and were nice.

A buddy of mine and I happened to stop by recently. Apparently they had not planned on being open that day and actually closed up the bar and left while we and some other customers were still there. Don't know if they have seasonal hours or just some other obligations for that day. Might want to call ahead if you're not visiting during the tourist season.

Nov 13, 2007
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86sportster883 from Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

When Ordering Beers, Keep your Cell Phone on Mute

I was on a business trip to St. Louis and found myself with some time to kill before the start of long teleconference. I decided to have lunch at the Augusta Brewing Co., and take that call from their beer garden. It was the right choice.

It was a hot summer weekday afternoon and I sat in the shade of some trees at one of the many tables strewn about the sloping hillside where the beer garden is located. A couple of cuts off Quadrophenia greeted me as I first approached and ordered a round of four samples. In total, there were 6 beers on tap which were all drinkable, but the EPA, Hefeweizen, and Stout were quite decent.

The lunch menu was pretty basic and typical of a small brewpub. I ordered a small meat and cheese plate, which didn't seem like much, but was the perfect finger food to accompany my beers.

I wasn't exactly sure where the brewing facilities were, but I really didn't look around much. There was only one small building with a covered outdoor patio bar that had ceiling fans to provide relief from the heat. Typically I might have sat at the bar, but since I had a call to make, I sat at one of the beer garden picnic tables and took in the summer garden sights. There, I was distanced from the radio, as well as the service, and I didn't mind at all. The place certainly had a casual Zen that I felt most relaxed in.

Overall, the Augusta Brewing Co. Beer Garden is a pretty nice place, very casual, with friendly service and decent beers.

Aug 02, 2007
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karst from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Off the I-44 super slab across the Missouri River at Washington and winding along the Katy Trail on Rt. 94 - small signs "Brewery" route you through Augusta. Found the offering different than the 8 brews I tried the previous day at Square in St. Louis. Fortunately they had the same Belgian Whit Ale. The Stout was nice but very different from the Imperial Stout at Square One. Staff was friendly and the food was very well done and served quickly. 5 brews were on tap and the menu offered suggestions for pairing them with their food items.

I plan on loading up some bikes and starting east on Katy Trail and making this the final destination. If your comming from St. Louis it is close to I-65 @ Weldon Springs then follow Rt. 94. I have heard that they will start offering bombers but as of May '07 none are available.

I recommend a trip to Augusta - plenty of winerys for those non beer lovers.

May 10, 2007
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drewseslu from Texas

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Quite a hike from metro StL, but not impossible. A few beers were on tap in the beautiful beer garden overlooking the green hills of Missouri country. Between that an entering through a walkway covered with hop vines this place is quite cool.
The maibock is the best I've had from them so far, but the pale is quite nice as well. They could benefit from more tap space and more rotating seasonals, not to mention a few outside the box brews, as well.
I ordered a bratwust that came cooked just about right with plenty of toppings on a toasted bun.
A nice day trip from the city.

Jun 23, 2006
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Vancer from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This was trip number 1 – a work outing in that was to include a session at the Mt. Pleasant winery. Well, they don’t have beer, but the brewery carries all the local Augusta wines, so we talked the boss into the brewery. Excellent! Now I’m happy too. I was a little surprised by the brewery – it’s like a Caribbean outdoor bar. Has overhead ceiling fans and a nice view from its hillside location. An inside room (small) is also available, but that defeats the purpose, right?

A lunch menu looked inviting, will try it on the return and report. Everyone enjoyed the brews (Blonde, PA & IPA) (and some enjoyed local wines). Grabbed a bomber of 150 Pilsener for $5 on the way out.

No reviews at this time, we were too busy yakking and enjoying the scenery. Currently, the beer is actual brewed in Washington, but they hope to expand soon and move the brewing onsite

Jun 27, 2005
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nogoodreason from Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I really like this place. Good food and some seriously good beers.

Lots of outdoor seating in this place, very, very little seating indoors. When you're inside it can be a little noisy, but no sweat. Outside, in nice weather would be simply wonderful, as it over looks the Katy Trail and some farmer's fields.

The beer was quite good, the IPA was a great example of a english IPA and was remarkably drinkable while maintaining a nice, even bitterness. They were out of the barrel aged barley wine. Damn!

Food was really, really good and served promptly. Just a damned nice place.

Apr 04, 2005
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Realale from Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Only the patio was open during my visit today, so that's all upon which I can report. It consists of a big U-shaped bar surrounded by six or so tables, all under a permanent roof. There are quite a few tables scattered throughout a gravelled garden area, with a nice mix of sun and shade.

Five beers and one root beer were on offer, all brewed in house. The selection avoided the nebulous blonde and amber designations, and consisted of Green Tree (a Kolsch according the well-informed bartender), Tannhauser Pale Ale, Hyde Park Stout, Austiner Maibock, Augusta Hefeweisen, and Rocket Root Beer. The Tannhauser and Green Tree were available bottled for carryout.

The lunch menu was small, but definitely beer-friendly. I had a Bavarian Pretzel with some wicked homemade whole grain horseradish mustard, and a beer braised brat, that came with home-brewed saurkraut.

The patio is perched on a bluff that overlooks the Katy Trail bike path, and has beautiful views across the vast Missouri River Valley. Mercifully, a cool breeze was blowing throughout, although the covered portion of the patio provided lots of ceiling fans to help as well.

Jun 24, 2003
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