the u.r.b. is excited to partner with the St. Louis Area Foodbank and Feast Magazine for the inaugural Slice Out Hunger!
A portion of sales from our special sausage, onion, & bacon pizza will be donated back to the Foodbank to provide nutritious meals to children, families and seniors. Come out and fight hunger, one pizza slice at a time, through September 30! More info at stlfoodbank.org/SliceOutHunger
Located in St. Louis' Grove neighborhood, The U.R.B. houses a consumer research bar and a New York-style pizza counter.
The U.R.B. (Urban Research Brewery) opened in November 2016 and is located right across the street from Urban Chestnut's Grove Brewery & Bierhall in St. Louis, MO. Sample test batches of beer and provide feedback using our digital survey system accessed via any smart device. While you're at it, grab a slice (or whole pie) of our New York-style pizza featuring seasonal toppings on our naturally leavened pizza crust.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer. We have three locations in the city of Saint Louis and one location in Wolnzach, Germany. Find out more at urbanchestnut.com. Prost!
4501 Manchester Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Tasting survey Hours
We offer a variety of New York-style pizza-by-the-slice and whole pies featuring locally-sourced, seasonal toppings on our naturally leavened pizza crust. Visit The U.R.B. and pair your slice with a lidless, 16oz can of UCBC beer!
Delivery (of whole pies only) is available through an independent delivery service. You can order below, download our App, or find us on GrubHub!
RELEASED wednesday, September 12th
Oktoberfest St. Louis, UCBC's annual Munich-style celebration featuring live music, German food, games, and of course, German Bier, will take place Sept. 28-30! Since the traditional Oktoberfest experience starts with Bier, we decided to showcase our lineup of German classics that will be available at the fest for this survey:
Zwickel - Our flagship German Kellerbier
Schnickelfritz - Our award-winning, Bavarian Weissbier
Oachkatzlschwoaf (O-Katz)- Our celebratory Oktoberfest Lager
Get in the Oktoberfest spirit, and let us know what you think!
Released Wednesday, August 29th: Every year, Urban Chestnut hosts close to 30 craft breweries from across the country for the annual Honey Beer Summit! For this year's summit, which takes place this week, we brewed a special Milk Stout. Beginning today, you can evaluate three different versions of this new beer in our new survey! One sample is the base beer with no honey added and the other two samples were brewed with honey added at different times during fermentation. Thanks to the National Honey Board for supplying the honey for these recipes!
Released Friday, August 10th: With summer in full force, we thought we’d use this survey to feature the most popular style of beer on Earth, the Pilsner! This delicate, crisp, and pale style is a labor of love for brewers due to its technical difficulty. In fact, professional brewers often judge their coleauges' brewing skills based on the quality and balance of their Pilsners. In this survey, help us evaluate three different Pilsners by focusing on each recipe's hop aroma, character, body, and finish.
Released Friday, August 3rd: In honor of St. Louis Craft Beer Week, we've put together a special survey showcasing three complex styles from our barrel-aging cellar. Throughout the year, we evaluate our barrels and blends to release as extremely limited small batch beers, and this time we'd love your input! Help us evaluate the character and finish of three different styles that have been aged in sherry, scotch, and wine barrels.
Released Friday, July 20th: Meet the English cousin of the Radler in our new survey at the U.R.B! Like Radlers, Shandies are a blend of Lager and carbonated soda or juice. The recipe for Big Shark Lemon Radler was developed right here at the U.R.B., so we couldn't pass up the opportunity to blend up a few Shandy recipes with a recent batch of a historical English Lager. Help us evaluate three different Shandies by rating their sweetness, flavor, and potential for summer refreshment!
Released Friday, July 6th: Cool off with our new Kölsch survey! Kölsch was originally brewed exclusively in Köln (aka Cologne), Germany. The style is unique in that it's fermented with ale yeast but then finished with lagering (or cold fermentation). The result is a clear, dry, and refreshing beer, perfect for those warm, humid St. Louis days. For this survey, we'd like for you to evaluate three different iterations of our house Kölsch: the standard version, a ginger-root infused version, and a hibiscus infused version. Focus on both the differences and similarities in flavor and aroma of each beer, and let us know what you think!