Simple dumb luck drew me to UCBC in St Louis’ midtown neighborhood. Very cool, friendly joint with steady customers on a Monday. I had the excellent Turkey Cuban sandwich for dinner chased with what might just be the best Pilsner I’ve ever enjoyed. Sorry, Gordon Biersch… you’ve been bested! To be fair, GB’s Pils is a Czech Pils & UCBC’s is a German Pils. So I guess we get the best of both regions!
The Hopswitch Hallertau Cascade IPA was also very nice. I wanted to stay and taste a few more of their beers crafted with “Beer Divergency” where they contribute to the revolution of American craft beers and pay reverence to classically crafted European beer styles. Their mission works. Yep, you guessed it: this is my new favorite brewery! Wish I’d brought my growler! Cheers!