Side Project Foedre Fermier Release Details: Sunday, Dec. 18th, 2016, starting at 12pm - 7458 Manchester Rd in Maplewood

We are excited to open our brewery tasting room for the first time Sunday, Dec. 18th, from noon to 7pm! With the opening, we will also be releasing Saison du Fermier from a Missouri Oak Foedre, “Foedre Fermier” for short.

As with all of our releases, we have always loved the bottle sharing, the camaraderie and all of the other things that make our industry so inviting and fun. I love bottle shares, just haven’t had a lot of time to partake in any in a while.

However, with our first release, we ask you to refrain from bottle sharing before we open. With the new place, the new release setup, the new flow of business, it would be easier on us and everyone if we hold off on starting up the bottle shares until a later release date. We didn’t reserve any extra outdoor restrooms, I haven’t had a chance to figure out where to set tables for sharing and also, it is supposed to be dangerously cold Sunday morning. We ask you to please be careful and to respect our wishes to not bottle share at this release.

We expect our parking lot to fill quickly, so please look for additional parking on the public streets and also at the large Maplewood parking lot located a block from our brewery at 7373 Marietta Ave.

Thank you for your continued support, your love of our beers and for your understanding as we start this next chapter of Side Project Brewing…



We are Opening our Brewery Tasting Room Sun, Dec. 18, 2016!

Side Project Brewing is opening our brewery tasting room to the public for the first time this Sunday, December 18, 2016, from 12pm to 7pm. We will have several draft offerings and Side Project bottles available for on-site enjoyment, plus we will be releasing one beer to-go starting at 12pm – Side Project Foedre Fermier.

Side Project Foedre Fermier – A limited expression of our Saison du Fermier that was fermented in and aged in a Medium-Toast Missouri Oak Foedre with our local microflora. It will be available to purchase to-go in the new Side Project tasting room at 7458 Manchester Road in Maplewood starting at 12pm on Sun, Dec. 18th. It is 7% ABV, $25 a bottle, and the bottle allocation is to be determined.

Due to the Holiday Season, here is the Open for Business Schedule for the new Side Project Brewing Tasting Room:

  • Sun, Dec. 18th: OPEN 12pm-7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 24th & Sun, Dec. 25th: Closed for Christmas Eve & Christmas
  • Sat, Dec. 31st: OPEN 12pm-7pm
  • Sun, Jan. 1st: Closed for New Year’s Day
  • Sat, Jan. 7th & Sun, Jan. 8th: OPEN 12pm to 7pm every Saturday & Sunday from this point on!

Side Project Brewing has a parking lot of 20+ spots. If our parking lot is full, please use any public (not private) parking provided by the City of Maplewood. The large public parking lot right next to The Side Project Cellar is about 1.5 blocks away from our new brewery.

The Side Project Cellar, located at 7373 Marietta Ave. in Maplewood, is our Belgian-inspired beer bar with whiskey & wine that is also our tasting room for Side Project beers. It will remain operating its current hours ( With our new brewery in operation, we are excited to be able to offer even more Side Project beers at The Side Project Cellar (and in our brewery tasting room) in the future.

Side Project Brewing began in 2013 and The Side Project Cellar opened in 2014, and both are owned and operated by Cory and Karen King. What began as a dream and just a side project has now grown into our 100% barrel-aged brewery. Passion, experimentation and patience drive the creation of our rustic Saisons, Wild Ales and Spirit Barrel-Aged Ales. As we share our craft with you, we hope you share it with your friends as well.

Side Project Brewing

7458 Manchester Rd.

Maplewood, MO  63143

Instagram & Twitter: @SideProjectBrew @SideProjectCell



The Side Project Cellar's 2-Year Anniversary is Next Week!

The Side Project Cellar under construction in Fall 2014.

The Side Project Cellar under construction in Fall 2014.

The Side Project Cellar's 2-year Anniversary is Nov. 11, 2016! We thought we'd celebrate by tapping delicious Side Project kegs all week long! Here is the tapping schedule for our Anniversary Week:

Tuesday, Nov. 8th at 6pm: Side Project Längst

  • Längst is our Bourbon barrel-aged Adambier - a historic, strong, malty German ale that was brewed with 7 different German malts and fermented with a fruity yeast strain. Längst was aged for 15 months in a variety of bourbon barrels. 

Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 6pm: Side Project Double Barrel Derivation

  • Double Barrel Derivation is our Imperial Stout aged for 2 years in 12-year-old Willett Bourbon barrels, and it was then racked to Port Wine barrels for a second maturation of 3 months. 

Thursday, Nov. 10th at 6pm: Side Project Smooth

  • Smooth is our Missouri Wild Ale that was fermented in and aged in a French Oak foedre with Missouri microflora for 2 years. Once mature, it was racked on to Missouri Nectarines from the same farm where we get our White Peaches for Fuzzy. 

Friday, Nov. 11th at 5pm: Side Project 3 Candles

  • Just like 1 Candle and 2 Candles, 3 Candles is a Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout with unique flavors that are best enjoyed still, or with no carbonation. More info about 3 Candles will be released next week! 

Saturday, Nov. 12th at 1pm: Side Project / Off Color Collaboration "Fancier Beer"

  • La Bière de Fantaisie or "Fancier Beer" is brewed with our friends at Off Color Brewing in Chicago. It is a blend of several puncheon-fermented Saisons fermented with Side Project Saison yeast and Off Color wild yeast.

We will have a some other surprises during the week too. We look forward to celebrating with you! Thank you for 2 wonderful years and cheers to many more! 


BARRELS & HOPS with Oskar Blues & Side Project 10/26 at 5pm!

Please join us at The Side Project Cellar on Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 5pm for BARRELS & HOPS with Oskar Blues and Side Project!

If you are familiar with our staff at The Side Project Cellar, you are probably aware that Oskar Blues Pinner is a staple in their weekly diet. AND the stellar Oskar Blues local rep, Jen Whitney, just happens to be one of our favorite humans! I actually think it was Cory who first asked me, "Can we do a Jen Whitney event at Side Project?" 

So, we'd love to invite you to hang out with us at The Side Project Cellar on Wed, Oct. 26th for BARRELS & HOPS featuring the following beers:

On Draft From Oskar Blues:

  • Death by Coconut
  • HotBox Coffee Porter
  • IPA (Blue Dream!)
  • Pinner Throwback IPA (of course!)

On Draft From Side Project:

  • Saison du Fermier from Pinot Noir Puncheons
  • Pulling Nails Blend #3
  • Le Saisonnier Blend #2
  • Foedre Beer (on CASK)

Featured kegs will be tapped at 5pm. See you there! Thank you!

Zwanze Day Attendees Raise $7,110 for Friends of Kids with Cancer

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Zwanze Day celebration on Oct. 1st! And a HUGE THANK YOU for making our magnum raffle a success! We are so excited to announce that we all raised $7,110 for the local organization, Friends of Kids with Cancer. Congratulations to the raffle winners of the following bottles:

  • Magnum of Side Project Fuzzy Blend #2
  • Magnum of Side Project Balaton
  • 750ml of Side Project Double Barrel Derivation
  • Magnum of Side Project / Casey Collaboration Leaner
  • Magnum of Casey / Side Project Collaboration Leaner

We appreciate you donating to such a great cause! Thank you! You can learn more about FOKWC here: