Morgan Street expands distribution
“We’re ready to rock,” said brewmaster Marc Gottfried.
Though Gottfried maintains that Morgan Street is “a restaurant first,” the establishment is in the process of a $200,000 expansion to enable a larger production scale for its brews. The brewery’s management hopes for a 7-year return on its investment.
Morgan Street won the Olympics of brewing when it took the gold at the World Beer Cup 10 years ago for the pilsner, which Gottfried describes as “more sweet than it is bitter,” with a dark color and a malty flavor that gets better with age.
The brewery’s distribution partner, Lohr Distribution, has expressed interest in producing bottles and cans. Gottfried is also thinking about distributing and brewing in other states.
In recent years, Morgan Street has proven to be innovative and unafraid of expansion. Since 1995, the brewery has opened a nightclub and beer garden behind the original building. More recently, it opened The Lounge, a martini bar.
In addition to its soon-to-be-felt impact across the St. Louis area, Morgan Street regularly has five different beers on tap and tries to keep up with seasonal brews.