New craft brewery opens its doors in O’Fallon
Petrichor Brewing is a newly opened brewpub at 7434 Village Center Dr. in O’Fallon in the city’s Boardwalk Marketplace, a small business district in Winghaven.
The brewpub brews and serves American-style craft beers with an emphasis on stouts, porters, blondes, wheat beers and IPAs. The location also carries a selection of local craft beers, cocktails and wine on tap. The menu will include pizzas and other traditional pub fare.
Petrichor Brewing was founded in November 2017 Jonathan Crowell and Michael Crowell. The brothers, both Missouri natives, started brewing together annually to celebrate Jonathan’s birthday. After creating a stout from scratch, they decided to open a craft brewery and chose St. Charles County as the destination. In 2018, Efrain Barreto, Michael’s college roommate, joined the brothers to help purchase the brewery’s 4,000 square-foot Winghaven location.
Michael has been brewing for seven years and serves as Petrichor’s head brewer. Petrichor purchased and installed five 5-barrel brewing tanks, creating enough capacity to brew 25 barrels at any given time.
The location was formerly occupied by a Seamus McDaniel’s from 2003-2010 and by Llywelyn’s Pub from 2011-2018 before its relocation to a new building at the new soccer park at Highway DD and I-64.
What does “petrichor” mean? Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “The pleasant aroma that frequently accompanies the first rain after a period of warm, dry weather.” The brewpub follows that theme with strategically placed dirt-potted plants, including two plants that hang from two large brewing tanks in the glassed-in brewing room.
Source: Mid Rivers Newsmagazine, https://midriversnewsmagazine.com/2019/03/14/76490/new-craft-brewery-opens-its-doors-in-ofallon