St. Louis breweriana
Never has a restaurant wait been so welcome than during my visit to Schlafly Bottleworks. Leaving P to mind the bossy, flashing hockey puck that would signal our table’s readiness, I snapped pictures of their exhibit on St. Louis brewing history. It was an orgy of vintage type and packaging, by turns clumsy and ornate. Classically generic brands like ABC Beer and National Lager had anonymous charm, but paled in comparison to the imaginative id animating Falstaff and Faust’s cheeky brand identities.