Perennial Artisan Ales
Location: St. Louis, MO
Former Goose Island brewer Phil Wymore moved from Chicago to St. Louis to open Perennial, which traffics in a range of Belgian-inspired beers (hop-forward Hommel Bier pale ale, Saison de Lis flavored with chamomile). Additionally, Wymore has a deft touch with high-alcohol sippers, such as the minty Perennial 17 chocolate stout and the barrel-aged Sump coffee stout, as well as fruit-forward sour ales such as the Blueberry Flanders and the Peach Berliner Weisse. When the barrel-aging program really hits its stride, expect Perennial to be regarded as one of the Midwest’s best, most inventive breweries.—Josh Bernstein
Try this: Heart of Gold, a warming, caramel-nuanced wheat wine packing plenty of America hops.