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December 1, 2016

Top Fermentation - December 2016

On July 1, 1991 President George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to fill a vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court. Sixteen days later, on July 17th, The Saint Louis Brewery, Inc. purchased a building at 2100 Locust Street at the western edge of Downtown St. Louis.  The building had been vacant for decades and had survived a lot, most dramatically a firestorm in 1976 that had completely destroyed eleven nearby buildings.  This firestorm had created its own wind system that bent the streams of water from the firehoses and blew the helmets off the heads of firefighters.  The damage was so extensive that in 1981 the neighborhood was used as the setting for Escape from New York,  a post-apocalyptic film directed by John Carpenter.  Presumably there was nothing in the South Bronx that looked as bombed-out as the intersection of 21st and Locust.

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