join us for sunday funday featuring breakfast pizza, micheladas, and beermosas! every sunday at the u.r.b.!
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, JUN 12th
We're getting close! Before we package our Sparkling Hop Water, we need your help to dial in the recipe. In this next U.R.B. survey, you'll sample three variations of our nonalcoholic, unsweetened, hop-infused sparkling water, and tell us which variation has the best blend of hoppiness and refreshment. Once we tabulate your feedback, we'll put the final touches on the recipe and send it to stores in the STL area.
This survey is a little different than previous U.R.B. surveys (i.e. non-alcoholic), so we're offering you the option to purchase a full pour of any of our current U.R.B. beers for only $3 after you complete the survey. Might we suggest Riggs Farm Terrior? If you haven’t tried our newest collaboration with Riggs Beer Co. from Central IL, it's currently on tap only at The U.R.B. All of the grain in this session India Pale Lager was sourced exclusively from the Riggs Family Farm. It’s just 4.5% ABV, and it’s amazing.
Released Wednesday, May 29th: ICYMI: Last Sunday was our very first Sunday FUNday at The U.R.B. featuring breakfast pizzas and beer cocktails! The Micheladas and Beermosas were a hit, and now we need YOUR help to make these concoctions even better. Beginning today, sample a trio of Beermosas featuring three different beer styles 'juiced up' with freshly squeezed citrus, and tell us which base brew makes the BEST Beermosa! The most popular combo with become a mainstay on our Sunday FUNday Beer Cocktail menu! 🍊
Released Wednesday, May 22nd: It's finally time to fire up the grill, and while food is the most important part of a successful summer cookout, we think the beer selection deserves some love as well. In our newest survey at The U.R.B., we've compiled three unique styles that are must-haves at your next outdoor BBQ. Each of these styles pair perfectly with classic cookout fare and are sure to win you major brownie points with your friends and maybe that pesky neighbor you had to invite.
After you evaluate each beer's aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel, tell us which summer cookout food you think would create the best beer+food pairing!
Released Wednesday, May 1st: To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, or the Battle of Puebla for you history buffs, we have brewed a special batch of our Mexican Lager, Castaña Urbana!
The Mexcian Lager, as a style, is known to be sessionable, flavorful, and crisp. Originally brewed in Vienna in the mid-19th century, the copper color beer brewed with Vienna malt became popular in Mexico in the 1860s when thousands of Austrians settled in Mexico and brought their beer recipes with them. In the late 1800s, Santiago Graf, a prominent Mexican brewer, began adding a local ingredient to the recipe: corn. This addition gave the beer a slight touch of sweetness and lightened its mouthfeel, which is how it became known as the Mexican Lager. Now, the style is experiencing a new wave of popularity as more Mexican and American craft breweries are beginning to pay close attention to traditional Lager styles.
In this survey, you will sample our original recipe for Castaña Urbana along with two Cinco de Mayo-inspired variants. Let us know how these three beers compare to one another in flavor, texture, and aroma.
Released Wednesday, Apr. 17th: We know you like to try new beers, so why not learn more about sustainable brewing practices, too? Sustainability has always been central to our brewing practices and to our taste room operations here at Urban Chestnut as we strive to be a model of environmentally sustainable brewing in St. Louis.
With Earth Day just around the corner, we thought we’d focus on three of our newest brews that symbolize some of the core themes of sustainability:
Reduce (water)…Repurpose (yeast)…Conserve (energy)
Each of the brand new beers in this survey highlight one of these environmentally-friendly brewing practices. Sample each one, and tell us what flavors and aromas you observe!
Released Wednesday, Apr. 3rd: We're gearing up for spring and for the release of Big Shark Grapefruit Radler with a Radler survey at The U.R.B.! These refreshing beverages are traditionally a blend of lemon soda and Pale Lager, originally made popular in Bavaria in the 20's. For those U.R.B. Tasters who participated in last year's Radler survey, we used your feedback and observations to help us refine last year's release of Big Shark Lemon Radler and now this year's brand new Pink Grapefruit Radler! Help us evaluate our current pair as well as a third test recipe, by rating their sweetness, citrus profile, and potential for summer refreshment!
Released Wednesday, Mar. 20th: With our annual Lager Summit coming up on Mar. 31st, we have selected a handful of our own Lager brews for this survey that will be featured along with Lagers crafted by guest breweries from all over the country! Lager Summit celebrates the diversity of Lagers, so the three samples we’ve chosen are: a classic American lager (a fan favorite from last year’s Lager Summit), a brand new Helles recipe that will be featured at our German brewery in Wolnzach, and our house Dunkel.