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!

 

Phone

(314) 474-0935

Location

4501 Manchester Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Tasting survey Hours

W-Th 4p–9p
F 4p–11p
Sa 11am–11p
Su 12p–8p

pizza Hours

W-Th 11am–9p
F-Sa 11am–11p
Su 12p–8p

 

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 temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon!

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Current Survey:

RELEASED wednesday, October 31st

We are pleased to feature three distinct beer & tea blends in partnership with Firepot Nomadic Teas in our new survey! Tea has become an interesting ingredient in the brewer's toolkit because it can add an herbal component to brews or create refreshing, unique beer cocktails. So, we thought it fitting to ask our friends over at Firepot to help us brew up some creative combinations! The samples in this survey were blended specifically to enhance and explore both the base beer and freshly brewed teas. Help us evaluate the aroma and flavor of these three beer & tea blends and let us know what you think!

PREVIOUS SURVEYS

Released Wednesday, October 17th: If you thought we wouldn't have a Pumpkin Beer survey, you must be out of your gourd! 🎃 The parameters of the Pumpkin Beer style are fairly loose, which lets brewers get creative with the balance of spices, the base beer, and the pumpkin itself. In this survey, you will evaluate three Pumpkin Beers that are very different from one another. Focus on each recipe's aroma and flavor and let us know what you think! 

Released Wednesday, October 3rd: Enter the vast world of Sour Beers in our newest survey! Evaluate a couple of traditional (but new to UCBC) sour styles that we have been perfecting, plus an old favorite! In this survey, you will test the tartness of a Gose, Berliner Weisse, and Oud Bruin, and let us know what you think about the taste, balance and complexity of these Sours. As always, please answer all of the questions and feel free to leave comments!

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.