The reward for attending this year's Hopfenfest at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. in St. Louis. Seitz Farm, Terroir Lager, $5.99/bottle.
Lemp Brewery Bottle Corker, 1870. This bottle-corking machine was once used at the Lemp Brewery. Once called the Western Brewing Company, Lemp Brewery was St. Louis’s earliest (and at one time most prosperous) brewing operation. The company was also one of the first in the country to brew German lager beer. Despite its popularity, thriving into the early part of the twentieth century, Lemp was unable to outlast the Prohibition era. The company ended operations in 1920. Missouri History Museum