ST. LOUIS — Just in time for the 2020 baseball season, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) has partnered with the family of St. Louis baseball great Stan Musial to create #6 Classic American Lager. The new beer, an American lager brewed with a recipe that predates Prohibition, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Stan The Man. #6 Classic American Lager will be available at Busch Stadium and nearby bars and restaurants, as well as in 4-packs of 16-oz. cans at grocery stores and beer retailers in the greater St. Louis bi-state area, beginning March 16.
Urban Chestnut collaborated with Musial’s family on the beer style, name and label design. #6 Classic American Lager gets its name from the number Stan Musial wore throughout his baseball career in St. Louis. Musial’s #6 was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963 – the same year he retired as a professional baseball player. The 24-time All Star was a first-ballot inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.
“Working with Urban Chestnut to help honor my grandfather has been a rewarding experience, and I believe he would have loved the finished product,” said Brian Musial Schwarze, grandson of Stan Musial. “Not only was my grandfather a baseball legend, but he also was a successful restaurateur and hotel owner in St. Louis. He’d have been thrilled in any of these pursuits to have a classic American beer named for him.”
“Together with the Musial family, we decided to brew an American lager because the style – like Stan – has become synonymous with baseball in St. Louis,” said Jon Shine, UCBC head of sales operations. “The recipe we chose – dating back to before Prohibition – has resulted in something we believe will be as universally loved and enjoyed as the man it honors.”
#6 Classic American Lager is among Urban Chestnut’s seasonal styles and will be available through the 2020 baseball season.
About Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer. Founded in 2010 by Florian Kuplent – a German born and trained brewmaster with extensive experience at both small breweries, worldwide and with the world’s largest, Anheuser-Busch, and David Wolfe – a 20-year brewing-industry member. Urban Chestnut operates three breweries in St. Louis, Brewery & Biergarten at 3229 Washington Avenue in Midtown St. Louis, Grove Brewery & Bierhall at 4465 Manchester in Forest Park Southeast St. Louis, and The U.R.B. (Urban Research Brewery) at 4501 Manchester also in Forest Park Southeast St. Louis, where they brew batches of artisanal, modern American beers (their Revolution series) and classically-crafted European styles (their Reverence series). Urban Chestnut also operates a fourth brewery, Urban Chestnut Hallertauer Brauerei, in the Hallertau region of Bavaria, where they brew their Hallertauer Serie; small batches of locally sourced, Bavarian bier. For more information, visit urbanchestnut.com.