• Third Wheel Brewing Nationally Recognized By BeerAdvocate

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    May 14, 2018
    St. Peters' own Third Wheel Brewing is one of the top 50 new breweries across the United States and Canada, according to the most recent edition of BeerAdvocate, the leading craft beer publication and online beer community.  In typical fashion, the editors at BeerAdvocate built this annual feature by reaching out to their writers, subscribers, and followers for suggestions. 
    "It's thrilling, exciting, and humbling all at the same time!" says Brad Wheeling, co-owner of Third Wheel Brewing. "We haven't been open a year, and to be included on this list is pretty awesome." Wheeling gives much of the credit to their head brewer, Abbey Spencer. He says Spencer's unique spins on classic beer styles are what differentiates Third Wheel Brewing's beer from beer at other brewpubs. "Her double IPA, ‘Dyslexic API,’ has lactose in it, and ‘Ophelia's Wit’ adds a hint of rosemary, giving both beers distinct characteristics, versus others of the same style."
    Head brewer, Abbey Spencer, says “I’m humbled and honored to have made the list, especially after seeing all the other great breweries mentioned. Some of these breweries I’ve considered mentors or inspirations, but in reality, these are my peers and colleagues. It makes me take a step back and realize how far we’ve come and how proud I am of what the Third Wheel Brewing staff and partners have accomplished."
    This is Abbey's first professional brewing role, having been a homebrewer for nearly 10 years.  She apprenticed at several area breweries including Heavy Riff Brewing Company, Mark Twain Brewing Company, and Charleville Brewing Company.
    "After St. Louis won the title of ‘Best Beer Scene 2018’ by USA TODAY, we are so incredibly honored to be recognized by BeerAdvocate. Our team plans to celebrate with our customers at an upcoming event, themed around the photo in the magazine," Wheeling hints.
    Other local breweries previously named to BeerAdvocate’s Best New Breweries include Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. (2011), Side Project Brewing (2013), and Narrow Gauge Brewing Company (2016).   
    Abbey is available for questions at abbey@thirdwheelbrewing.com
    Third Wheel Brewing is located at
    4008 N Service Rd
    St. Peters, MO 63376
    Additional information on Third Wheel Brewing can be found on the web at www.thirdwheelbrewing.com as well as on social media.
    Link to article:  https://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/17226/50-of-the-best-new-breweries/ 
    Brad Wheeling, Chief Beer Stooge
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