Focus on Ferguson: Ferguson Brewing Co

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Before I hop into this review, I just want to take a moment to thank you all. Seriously. Thank you. Thank you for the insightful comments on my previous post on Ferguson. Thank you for the amazing Facebook messages, tweets, and emails. I was a little worried how people would react to that blog post, but the overwhelmingly positive response has reminded me just how gosh darn awesome my readers are. If you haven’t read the blog comments from my previous post, please take a minute to do so.

Enough of the mushy stuff. Let’s jump into this review!

When I thought about places in Ferguson that I wanted to highlight, Ferguson Brewing Company was the first to come to mind. I’ve driven by this place a million times, but I never took the time to visit!

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I’m kicking myself for waiting so long, but better late than never, right?

My good friend Drew joined me for some grub at the pub.

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Hey Drew!

We weren’t the only ones with the idea to visit Ferguson Brewing Co.

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It was a busy night!

We were seated and handed menus. But before I thought about food, I had to have a beer. Duh.

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There were a lot of beers to choose from. Belgian IPAs, Pecan Brown Ale, and everything in between. I settled with a Pumpkin Saison. I adore pumpkin beer, and this one didn’t let me down. It tasted like fall!

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Yum.

We were both starving, so we started with a few appetizers. First up? Bavarian Pretzel Bites!

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You really can’t go wrong with pretzels, cheese sauce, and whole grain mustard. The pretzels were soft, chewy, and warm, and they were so good with the cheese sauce! I pretty much dominated the entire basket.

It was a good thing Drew also ordered Beer Cheese Soup:

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The menu described it as “Unfiltered pilsner mixed with a creamy blend of Wisconsin cheeses, carrots and celery, and garnished with a crispy crostini, cheddar jack cheese and sliced green onions.”

I described it as “really freaking delicious.” It was creamy and was the perfect blend of beer and cheese. So good!

For my main course, I was really torn. Honestly, mostly everything on the menu sounded delicious! I was torn between the Fiery Sriracha Burger (half pound burger topped with sriracha sauce, fried jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and pickles on a sesame bun), the Louie Steak (thinly sliced beef tenderloin, sauteed red peppers and onions topped with provel cheese and banana peppers on a baguette), and the Pretzel-Breaded Chicken Cordon Bleu (pretzel breaded chicken breast stuffed with smoked ham, smoked gouda cheese and pan-fried, served with honey dijon on the side, with bistro potatoes and house veggies).

However, when the server came to take our orders, I didn’t choose any of those things. The Beer Brat caught my eye, and I made a last minute switch to that. Typical Stephanie behavior.

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This baby right here? This is a locally made G&W beer bratwurst topped with sauerkraut and whole-grain mustard, served in a bavarian pretzel.

Drew went with the Fiery Sriracha Burger.

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He’s pretty much my hero.

As for my meal? I loved my beer brat. It was juicy and flavorful, and I loved how generous they were with the sauerkraut! The fries were a good addition, but they weren’t really anything special, to be honest.

Drew’s burger was very good, too! I had a big bite and was pretty impressed. I expected it to be a little spicier than what it was, but it was still a pretty tasty burger. Smile

Service at Ferguson Brewing Company was great. Our server was very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. When Drew’s burger came back well-done (he ordered it rare), the server immediately took it back and made it right, no questions asked. I thought that was pretty cool.

Overall, I was really impressed with Ferguson Brewing Co. I’m definitely planning on coming back for the food, the delicious beer, and for this guy:

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Isn’t he the cutest?

See you next week!

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  • grumpasaurus

    Oh shit – did I forget to mention that this place has some unusually good chicken fingers?

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      I didn’t know! Now I will definitely have to return 🙂

      • grumpasaurus

        Yeah – it was actually for the best baby shower I attended that they held on the 2nd floor.

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