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.