As we finish up another year of beer, it’s time to look ahead to what we’ll be pouring, sipping and loving in 2019. I’ve reached out to a few of our town’s best brewers to see what we can expect from them in the next Year of Beer.
I consider Ferguson Brewing Company one of the old guards, even though the brewery has been around for just 9 years. The north St. Louis County brewery has seen its share of tough times. In September of 2014, its neighborhood found itself in the focus of the entire world, after the shooting of Michael Brown which was followed by days of rioting and unrest. Then, in 2015, the brewery itself suffered through a fire which gutted its kitchen. But through the support, of its neighbors, its team and the St. Louis brewing community, Ferguson Brewing came back, and today is better than ever. I reached out to head brewer Rob Abel to find out what we can all look forward too.
What Can We Expect in 2019
2019 we are hoping to do more varieties. I am planning on making smaller batches of beer so we can change things up more frequently. We also plan on getting more involved with educational programs, as we will be doing monthly beer schools with new topics every month. We are also discussing moving forward with more canned options, although nothing has been decided for certain yet.
How many new releases do you forecast in 2019
Any special collaborations planned either locally or elsewhere?
Will you be brewing any new beers that you’ve never tried before?
What excites you about the local scene going into 2019?
Any new events tied to your brewery in the coming months?
We will have a beer school with a new topic every month for 2019, details on that will be posted via facebook once we finalize dates and times. We will also be bottling some barrel aged selections very shortly, so keep an eye on our social media for that. The bottles will be like our cans, on-site purchase only while supplies last!