U.R.B. THURSDAY NIGHT TRIVIA BEGINS ON FEB. 28TH AT 6PM!
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!
Whole pies are available for delivery through GrubHub. View our menu here.
RELEASED wednesday, Feb. 13th
The Pale Ale is one of the most popular beer styles in the world. Originally British in origin, the Pale Ale has become the quintessential style of the American craft beer revolution. Brewers have a lot of room to experiment within this style by the way in which they source ingredients from various regions and countries. Typically, Pale Ales are lighter in color because they are brewed with predominately pale malt, however color can range from light gold to deep amber. Bitterness levels can also vary, depending on the source of hops and the amount of hops added to the recipe. The wide range of experimentation has created room for regions all over the world to develop their own unique take on the style, with malt being the focus for some and hops being the focus for others.
For this survey, our Brewers have prepared three hop-forward Ales with differing combinations of U.S. and German hops. Tell us what you think about each beer's flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel, and let us know which sample you ❤️ the most!
Released Wednesday, Jan. 30th: The Bocks are back in town, and it appears they've brought the Polar Vortex with them! Warm yourself up with our newest survey featuring a trio of this historic style. Bocks have long been a staple of German festivals for centuries, and they met the nutritional needs of Bavarian monks during times of fasting ("liquid bread"). Those familiar with the style know these beers tend to be maltier (sweeter) and stronger (greater than 6%) than other beer styles. But there's a lot of room for variation and experimentation under the Bock style umbrella.
In this survey you will evaluate three very distinct biers. Find out what flavors and aromas you can decipher in each recipe, and decide which is your new favorite Bock brew!
Released Wednesday, Jan. 23rd: It's Wolpertinger Week at The Urban Research Brewery! Each year, as we prepare for our anniversary beer festival, which will take place this Sunday (Jan. 27th), we brew a special Anniversary Ale, a.k.a. Wolpertinger, to coincide with the celebration. As Wolpi is known to be a mythical German creature displaying a variety of distinctive traits from other woodland creatures, our fabled brew features aspects of various beer styles, finished in a way that is greater than the sum of its parts.
As a special treat, we're giving you, our U.R.B. Tasting Community, a chance to try this year's batch BEFORE its official release on Sunday in our newest survey. You'll also sample two Wolpertinger brews from previous years: 2018 and 2017.
Released Wednesday, Jan. 2nd: To ring in the new year, we decided to experiment with a style we’ve never brewed before: the Oatmeal Stout! As folks tend to prefer their oatmeal served many different ways, we have three 'oatmeals' of our own ready for you to try:
'Plain' Oatmeal Stout
'Cinnamon-Raisin' Oatmeal Stout
'Chocolate' Oatmeal Stout
Find out which style is your favorite, and help us evaluate each beer’s flavor, aroma, body and finish.
Released Wednesday, Dec. 12th: Our new survey this week just gets better with age. As a treat for the holiday season, we've tapped into the cellar to bring you three biers from our barrel-aging program. The survey includes:
Cuvee de Peche - Barrel-Aged Lambic brewed with Fresh Peaches
Daft - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine
Vesalius - Barrel-Aged Flander's Sour Brown Ale
Sample each of these limited-quantity beers, paying careful attention to the characteristics imparted to each during the barrel-aging process.This survey will run through the holidays - for three weeks instead of two - until January 2nd (or until supplies last).
Released Wednesday, Nov. 28th: Winter is traditionally thought of as Stout and Porter season, but it’s also a great time to explore the darker, maltier Lager styles. For this survey you'll join us on a "walk in a Winter Lager-land" with three beers featuring a spectrum of secondary malts. From lightest to darkest, you will try our Mexican Lager, Munich Dunkel, and Black Lager. Give us your feedback on how these beers compare to one another, specifically regarding flavor, texture, and aroma, so that we can better evaluate these secondary malts.