Friday, April 13, 2012

Falstaff Brewery Plant Ten, Former Consumers/Griesedieck Brewery

Falstaff Brewery Plant Ten is a strange place, in that it has had numerous owners and brewers over the years. It's actually sort of hard to tell how many it's had. Also, I think many of the buildings around the brewhouse, once part of the brewery operation, are under different ownership than the main building.
A wonderful remnant of the plant's ownership by the Griesedieck Brewery is left on the wall of the side of the brewery building, though slightly faded.
Likewise, caves still exist under the building and Lemp Avenue, and if you put your hand over the grates, the cold air of the cave can be felt. It is definitely not a sewer; I tested it myself on a hot day and frigid air met my hand.
Across Lemp Avenue, there is an auxiliary group of buildings that looks like it was built in the 1950's or early 60's.
Please visit this great Falstaff Beer site, where I learned most of my information about the old brewing company. Also, I want to thank Andrew Weil, director of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis, for additional information.


  1. Thank you...really enjoying this series!
    An art gallery is opening soon in the main building of the former Dick Bros. Brewery complex in Quincy, IL. As above, the current buildings are under separate ownership.
    Oh, and here's Quincy's own Griesedieck ghost sign located on the side of a corner tavern.

    1. Unfortunately, I am out of Falstaff Breweries! Thanks for the additional information.


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