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.
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!
Released Friday, June 22nd: Picnic and barbeque season is in full force! To celebrate, we’ve whipped up a new survey that features "dessert" blends of our house Weissbier. Each blend is inspired by tasty treats you can find at summer picnics! Help us evaluate each recipe's flavor, aroma, body, and finish.
Released Friday, June 8th: With its wide range of possible ingredients, the Pale Ale is one of the most diverse (and represented) styles in the brewing world. In our new survey, explore that diversity with three different Pale Ale recipes. Focus on each beer's similarity in order to see if you can hone in on their distinct secondary attributes of flavor, texture, and aroma.
Released Friday, May 25th: Think outside the Bocks with our new Bock bier survey. Bocks have been a staple of German festivals for centuries. During times of fasting, Bavarian monks would turn to this rich and malty style (dubbed "liquid bread") as a source of nutrition. These beers are maltier (sweeter) and stronger (greater than 6% ABV) than other traditional styles served throughout the year. They are a particular favorite in springtime during Maifest celebrations.
Released Friday, May 11th: Two heads are better than one. Three biers are better than two. Just some simple collaboration math since our new survey at the U.R.B. features three IPAs from local, national, and international collaborations! Evaluate each recipe's hop aroma, character, body, and finish. In the spirit of collaboration, please answer all of the questions and feel free to leave comments!
Released Friday, April 27th: Spring has certainly taken its time getting here 🌱 But before we say goodbye to jacket-weather for the season, we'd like to "zip up" some research on three different Stout blends. Using the same base beer, we've blended one with orange peel, one with toasted coconut, and one with fresh spearmint with vanilla beans. Focus on each brew's flavor, aroma, body, and finish, and tell us which Stout you like the most!