On Tap: Earthbound Brewery Makes Plans for Expansion on Cherokee
Earthbound Beer is getting an expanded space on Cherokee Street from its current 10-foot-wide hallway that once contained a nail salon to 100 feet away to the former Cherokee Brewing Company stockhouse. The brewery’s new space will cover 8,000 feet in total and will include a restored main floor and adjoining biergarten—which the former brewery was known for—with plans to expand into two sub-basements. The taproom is expected to seat 263—a major increase from its current 32 seats. A new canning system is also going to be installed.
“We’ve done a lot with our thousand square feet of hallway, but after spending eighty hours every week in there, we’re ready to grow” said Rebecca Schranz, Earthbound’s apprentice brewer and VP of Business Development. “After learning the basics from Stuart (head brewer and president), I’ve just started developing and brewing my own recipes, and with more space we’ll be able to keep many more beers on tap.”
The plans don’t stop with an expanded space and new equipment: Earthbound also plans to make hot dogs made with its beer that will be sold alongside its unique brews. The brewery plans to settle in starting Nov. 1, with brews ready for distribution in early 2016 and an opening for the space in June 2016. 2724 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District
Sept. 19: Wild Sun Winery will be making its debut this weekend in Hillsboro. As reported by Feast, the new Missouri winery was created by Ed Wagner and Mark Baehmann. Guests can sip wines in the tasting room that is located inside an updated Victorian-era mansion. The winery will soon be sharing from its microbrewery as well with its own beer. The festivities begin this Saturday at 11am. 4830 Pioneer Road, Hillsboro, 636.797.8686
Sept. 19: Enjoy an evening combining wine and science at the St. Louis Science Center for Science Uncorked. Explore the chemistry of wine-making through demonstrations while sampling up to 70 wines and enjoying live music. Purchase tickets online. 5050 Oakland Ave., Forest Park
Sept. 25: Join executive chef Ivy Magruder at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Panorama for a special edition of Art at the Table. Ralph Haynes of Pinckney Bend Distillery will be the guest for the evening to pair each dish of a four-course meal with a specialty cocktail. Expect to see distinguished bites such as salt cod fritters with assorted aiolis served alongside a Smoked Three-Grain Vodka “Screwdriver.” The night will kick off at 7pm with a guided tour of the galleries before guests will dine in Panorama at 7:30pm. Tickets are $65 per person and include garage parking at the museum. Call to make reservations. 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, 314.655.5490