Name: Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling

Location: Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

Type: Production brewery

Available in DC Market: No

What you need to know: For a brewery with a 15 barrel system, Crown Valley sure manages to distribute to a lot of places. That’s impressive and is made even more so because of the on-site distilley, coffee roaster, and country general store. Because their location features so much more than just beer, if you’re ever on I-55 southeast of St. Louis, be sure to stop in here.


Beer #1: Double Barrel IPA

Notes: Well, this one is easy enough to write. Nothing about it on the website, although there is mention of a “Gunslinger Double IPA,” which has this description: “Our Gunslinger Double IPA starts with a rich malt base to which we add hops, hops, and more hops. This skillful blend of malt sweetness and aggressive hoppiness will rule your senses. After the addition of Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial, and Citra hops at various points of the brewing process, we reach the final IBU count of 93.” Sounds like a good hop bill? Not sure what else to say.

Beer Advocate: N/A
Rate Beer: N/A

Beer #2: Big Bison Ale

Notes: This is a Belgian-style dubbel that comes in at 7.2%. The brewery describes it as “full-bodied” with lots of raisin and plum. Reviews of this beer say the alcohol is well hidden, so be careful trying this out at SAVOR. Also of note is that there seems to be a lot of carbonation in this take on a dubbel.

Beer Advocate: B (26 reviews)
Rate Beer: 46 overall, 23 style

Summary: Well, I wasn’t able to find much about the double IPA, and the Big Bison seems like a pretty standard dubbel with above-average carbonation. That seems to sum it up.

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