As a lover of craft beer and gourmet food, I’m always on the lookout for places that offer an exceptional combination of both. Imagine my excitement when I learned that Side Project Brewing, a name synonymous with high-quality, artisanal beer, has launched a new food program. With the introduction of Executive Chef Adam Altnether, this renowned brewery now serves elevated bar fare that promises to complement their already impressive beer lineup. Let’s dive into what makes this new venture a must-visit for both foodies and beer aficionados alike.

The Culinary Vision of Chef Adam Altnether

Adam Altnether isn’t just any chef. As a St. Louis native with an impressive background that includes being a co-owner of the esteemed Niche Food Group and earning a spot on Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 List in 2014, Altnether brings a wealth of experience and innovation to Side Project Brewing. His recent roles as chef and owner of Elmwood and Pizza Champ have only solidified his reputation in the local food scene. Incorporating Side Project’s distinctive beers into the menu, Altnether aims to create a unique dining experience that mirrors the brewery’s commitment to quality and creativity.

What’s On The Menu?

The new food program at Side Project Brewing is all about elevating classic American fare with a twist. The menu features a variety of shareables, sandwiches, and salads that are sure to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Highlights include the Flash Fried Soft Pretzels served with a PX1 Pale Ale white cheddar sauce, the Fried Green Tomato BLT (shown above), and the Side Project Burger, a double patty delight with caramelized onions and apple cider dijon aioli. Not to be missed is the Cellar Charcuterie Board available at The Cellar location, offering an assortment of cured meats and cheeses perfectly paired with the brewery’s offerings.

Side Project Burger from Side Project Brewing
Side Project Burger

The Brewery Experience: More Than Just Beer

Side Project Brewing’s food menu is available at select times throughout the week, making it a perfect spot for an early dinner or a leisurely weekend meal. With the addition of an all-day Monday Happy Hour and the convenience of online ordering through TOAST, Side Project is setting a new standard for brewery dining experiences. The “Beers and Bites” mobile kitchen ensures that the culinary offerings are as mobile and dynamic as the brewery’s ever-evolving beer selection.

A Community Hub for All

Cory King, the owner of Side Project Brewing, views the brewery not just as a place for craft beer enthusiasts but as a gathering spot for the entire community. The introduction of the food program, spearheaded by Chef Altnether, is a testament to the brewery’s commitment to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment that offers something for everyone.

A Must-Visit Destination

For those of us who appreciate the finer things in life, Side Project Brewing’s new food program is a beacon of culinary innovation. It represents a perfect blend of artisanal beer and gourmet food, set within the cozy, welcoming confines of Maplewood, MO. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the St. Louis area, make sure to add Side Project Brewing to your list of must-visit destinations. Here’s to new experiences, great food, and exceptional beer – cheers!