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First Look: Brick River Cider in downtown St. Louis

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First Look: Brick River Cider in downtown St. Louis February 9th 01:02pm, 2018

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Brick River Cider Co., the first cider works in the St. Louis area, is set to open on Fri., Feb. 16, at 2000 Washington Ave. downtown.

As The Scoop reported in April, owner Russ John renovated a former firehouse downtown to launch the cidery. The facility currently produces four ciders in its six 60-barrel fermenters: Cornerstone, Firehouse Rosé, Homestead and Brewer’s Choice. Ciders are available onsite, and head cider maker Evan Hiatt said that the company will soon be self-distributing to select local retailers.

Brick River also has a full compliment of food to pair with its cider. The cuisine is a collaboration between executive chef Carlos Hernandez and consulting chef Christopher Lee. Described as “classic country cooking from England and France,” the menu features sharable plates and flatbreads, salads and soups, sandwiches and entrees like house trout and pork Normandy.

In addition to cider, the bar pours a trio of cocktails made with Brick River offerings: the Irish Winter Cider made with Cornerstone cider, Jameson Irish whisky and lemon; the Firehouse Martini with Firehouse Rosé cider, Big O ginger liqueur and Absolut vodka; and the White Cider Sangria with Cornerstone, pinot grigio, brandy and fruit.

The building dates back to 1892 and still retains many of the interior appointments from years past, including a functional overhead door on the first floor and some of the original wall tiles. The first floor seats 50 with a few flat-screens above the bar and in the dining room are available for those who want to keep track of the score. The second floor dining room, originally the firemen’s bunk area, now seats almost 120 and features a soaring ceiling and large windows overlooking Washington Avenue.

Brick River Cider Co. will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Here’s a first look at St. Louis’ first cider works:

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Photos by Michelle Volansky 

Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine. 

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By Matt Sorrell

Tags: Brick River Cider, Carlos Hernandez, Christopher Lee, downtown St. Louis, Matt Sorrell, opening, Russ John, St. Louis cider

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