The Civil Life welcomes back old friend with new beer

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The political Super Tuesday is still months away, but in the St. Louis craft beer world that day is arriving on December 15th. ¬†Fans of South City’s¬†The Civil Life Brewing Company will be celebrating two big events, recently announced on the brewery’s Facebook page.

2015+Logo_1000First is the return of former tri-founder Mike Bianco. ¬†Bianco, along with Dylan Mosley and Jake Hafner founded The Civil Life after Hafner sold his popular “33” wine bar in Lafayette Square.

“Dylan, Mike and I were working one night at when it struck me, ¬†a revelation of sorts,” wrote Hafner on The Civil Life’s website. ¬†“We should open a brewery. ¬†Within three hours, I purchased on my credit card a pro-consumer SABCO brewing system which allowed us to take Dylan’s home brews up a few more notches. ¬†Mike and Dylan began brewing immediately with the intention of opening the brewery. ¬†The following year, Dylan headed off to brewing school at Siebel Institute in Chicago. Mike continued brewing.”


But after two years, Bianco moved to Florida to be closer to family. ¬†But Bianco’s exodus has ended¬†and he is returning from Florida to again resume work at The Civil Life. “We are having a massive party in his honor on Tuesday, Dec. 15th, his first official day back to work! Come on down and order drinks from him, he’s been gone for two years,” TCL¬†posted on Facebook.

And the party will also mark The Civil Life’s first ever holiday beer. ¬†The Burton On Holt¬†(Burton Ale) will be released on Tuesday as well. “We will be pouring a Firkin of the Burton Ale dry-hopped with EKG and Fuggle hops,” they posted. ¬†“This is a beer we have wanted to make for several years here and it would be fair to say, you will not be disappointed.

The party begins at 5:30 after Bianco clocks in for his first day back at work.

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