I was inspired last week as I drove up Broadway just as the sun was hitting the now defunct Lemp Brewery.  John Adam Lemp was a German brewery that came over in 1838 and used natural caves to brew his lager, which claims to be America's first.  The site is only a few blocks south of Budweiser's massive complex, but brewing no longer happens there.  It is contracted out to a couple of smaller breweries.  The buildings still stand though as a testament to the brewing heritage that was Saint Louis.

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