But wait a second. You’re not familiar with this St. Louis brewery? It’s okay, we’ve got your primer right here: Perennial Artisan Ales has a Chicago pedigree in a major way. Owner Phil Wymore worked with Goose Island in the mid-aughts and helped shift Goose Island’s focus toward Belgian-style ales and barrel-aged beers. Wymore continued flexing his Chicago brewing resume at Half Acre before returning back to St. Louis to open Perennial Artisan Ales in 2011.
Perennial Artisan Ales does more than just dose their brews with hops. In fact, the desire to craft beer beyond the IPA had a major impact on what Wymore wanted for his own brewery. He knew that hoppy beers were everywhere, but Wymore wanted to brew beer that was closer to his own personal taste, and knew that he would be able to connect with other beer lovers with similar palates. Wymore drew on his experience at Goose Island to carefully construct balanced ales, in the same vein as Goose Island’s Matilda, Sofie, and Juliet, all of which he assisted on. Now you are fully equipt to enjoy a Perennial Artisan Ales beer dinner.
Check out the amazing menu below, and then grab your tickets ($75.00 per person and available on Brown Paper Tickets.
Welcome Beer: Aria (Belgian ale 7.3%)
First Course: Savant Beersel (Sour/wild ale 8.3%); Bresaola, baby artichoke, black garlicSecond Course: Saison De Lis (Saison 5%); Rabbit sausage, fava bean, muntanyola, yogurtThird Course: Hommel Bier (Belgian ale 5.9%); Seafood Crepinette, foie gras, pickled ramp, grapefruit gastriqueFourth Course: Black Walnut Dunkel (Dunkelweizen 6.6%); Quail sausage stuffed chicken wing, Brussels sprouts, bacon, quail jusFifth Course: Barrel-aged Abraxas (Imperial stout 11%); Graham cracker shortbread, marshmallow gelato, ganache crumbleNightcap: 17 (Mint Chocolate Imperial stout 10%)