At the time, Civil Life’s beers were available via cans and distributed to bars, restaurants, bottle shops and grocery stores in Illinois, but in Missouri, their home state, their beer was only available on-premise, which meant at bars and restaurants, the beer had to be consumed ‘on-premise.’
In an interview with owner Jake Hafner, he said the hope was that at some point in 2020, Civil Life will have all the paperwork in place so that their beer will be available in Missouri ‘off-premise.”
That time has arrived.
Today our cans will be hitting grocery stores and retail beer stores in the St. Louis area! Look and ask for American Brown, Rye Pale, Cream Ale and Angel & the Sword at your favorite retail shop! If you are lucky you might find some Dry Hop Red too!
— Be Civil (@TheCivilLife) February 21, 2020
“Our core beers of American Brown, Rye Pale, Cream Ale and Angel and the Sword, are available in both markets,” said Hafner. “In 2020, on-premise accounts in Missouri will also get access to our Dry Hop Red (Jan), Sarah Lou Brew, a German Wheat (April), Oktoberfest (mid-Aug) and Burton on Holt (late Nov.).”
In addition to beers, Illinois distributors have agreed to a much larger selection for 2020 and will be getting the following beer in cans for on and off-premise. Oatmeal Brown, Wit Beer, Vienna Lager, Dortmunder, Kolsch, ESB, and Porter.
All of those cans will be available at the brewery as well.
I visited Schnucks on Arsenal on Sunday, and they did not have any cans on hand, but I’ll continue the hunt and let you know where we find it.
We’ve waited 5 years, 9 months, 7 days, 1 hour, and 28 minutes to tell you this. WE HAVE @TheCivilLife CANS! For the first time, in stock now, ready to go (or hold) https://t.co/ywISX1Z5ke pic.twitter.com/vx3Huk9eqI
— CBC Clayton (@cbc_clayton) February 21, 2020