Maryland Heights — Standard Brewing Company, a new brewpub to be located at 12322 Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights, is scheduled to open for business in late August 2015. The brewpub, housed in the old Fuddruckers restaurant, will feature a variety of handcrafted beers brewed on-site as well as artisanal, beer grain-crusted pizzas from partners Pulse Pizza.
“We want to make Maryland Heights a mecca for craft beer in West County,” said co-founder Jeff Harlan. “With the popularity of craft beer continuing to rise, there is plenty of room in the market for a brewpub that also has a focus on great food and atmosphere.”
The newly refurbished brewpub will seat over 150 guests and the ample patio will increase the number of thirsty patrons by 40. Guests near the bar will have an unobstructed view of the 3 ½ barrel brewery where Head Brewer Jeff “Jonesy” Jones will produce Standard’s initial flagship beers: an IPA, Hefeweizen, blond ale and a stout, all brewed to style.
“We want to set the standard for craft beer. We take pride in serving our beers as fresh as possible, so most draughts will be pulled straight from the bright tanks.” Jones said. “We also plan to offer growlers for carryout along with our artisanal pizzas.”
Harlan notes that the brewpub will also be open for lunch. “We wanted to serve a food menu that really pairs well with beer or stands on its own,” said Harlan. “We are excited for the partnership with Pulse Pizza’s J.R. Gates.”
Gates has been working in restaurants around St. Louis since he was 13 and started working for Pi Pizza on Delmar in 2007 and has been perfecting his own recipes ever since. Blending traditional pizza making techniques with local beers and unexpected toppings, J.R. tries to mirror his home town’s own mixture of tradition and innovation through his food.
St. Louis beer enthusiasts will recognize Harlan and Jones as the founders of Chesterfield’s J2 Brewing, the area’s first brew-on-premises, which introduced many to craft beer and homebrewing.
For more information, please visit Standard Brewing Company online at www.standardbrewingstl.com. For updates on the brewpub’s status, visit them on Facebook (Standard-Brewing-Company) and follow on Twitter (@StandardbrewSTL).