Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pic Today 8/25/11











SIGNS OF LIFE
AT THE OLD LEMP BREWERY

Founded in 1838, the Lemp Brewery was once
one of St. Louis' original and most famous breweries
(a rival to the giant Anheuser-Busch empire).

The original brewery complex (27 buildings & grain silos)
still stands, and some new tenants are residing within,
and underneath!

The brewery was built upon a complex of natural caves
which were used for the lagering of beer
by early German brewers. These chilly caves were attractive
to early brewers, before the advent of refrigeration.

There's a tavern now on the ground floor of the brewery,
serving local beers. (How appropriate!)
And starting in the 90s -- the 1990s --
there's even been some rave parties underground.
(How cool! Literally.)

The original Lemp name and brand eventually
became the Falstaff Brewing Company,
which finally closed in the late 1940s.


9 comments:

  1. I dont drink beer, but the building is beautiful!
    I like the German style architecture.

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  2. You're a great photographer, a great person ...
    A hug, my friend.

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  3. I like them all!

    Have a great week ahead Rick.

    xo

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  4. Dear Rick,

    thank you for visiting my blog;-))
    Now i was on you blog and on your homepage... i love your pics... especially the photos of switzerland;-))
    And you can be sure i'll be back!!!

    Ursula

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  5. What a great building. In addition, brewery. The caves were certainly great for cooling. Excellent place where they were born beer. A. .. have a great blog. By chance I came to you and thank you. Greetings from Bohemia where love beer. Peter

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  6. Two beer or not two beer, that is the question ! Should you ever come to Greece though I'm definately having you out for ouzo!!! We'll get so pissed (he he)! Hug,kiss,hug, hug, kiss, kiss (I'll try to contain myself and not bite, ha ha)

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  7. Beautiful light and fantastic perspective Rick!

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  8. As a lover of beer, this would be an ideal place for my vacation! I loved the post, Rick!

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  9. Unas preciosas perspectivas y texturas las que se pueden observar a través de estás bellas tomas, un buen trabajo Rick, recibe un fuerte abrazo

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