About

Thanks for visiting! My name is Willie Shearon. I’m originally from the Twin Cities, I went to school in Omaha, and now I live in Saint Louis. I studied biology in college (Go Creighton) and I grew to appreciate brewing as a science. Incidentally, if anyone wants to recommend some home brew clubs in STL, let me know. By using a brewery as a way to learn more about the communities from which they grew, I can see through a unique lens how the economic, cultural, and personal landscape of a neighborhood or town are transformed by the business.

Brewery tours are my focus here. I’ll write about a lot of different places, even if I don’t get a tour, but I love the experience of seeing a brewery with fellow fans on a tour. I’ve seen a few breweries that have been here longer than the rotunda on the U.S. Capitol Building. These businesses are staples in their communities. By pumping money into the city or town, rural breweries keep residents employed, fed, and healthy.

This is a fun hobby of mine at this point, but we are always looking to expand the platform to help beer enthusiasts find new breweries or venues. Our unique style of rating each brewery (tour) takes into account Price, Pours, and Pleasantness. I consider these three criteria to rate each tour experience on a 5-point scale.

A great way to connect with fellow beer drinkers and discover new drinks is to use a mobile app called Untappd