Wally’s fans, rejoice! There’s a new beer in town, and this one’s just for you. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. is releasing a new lager in collaboration with Wally’s: home of the great American road trip. Wally’s Light Lager is a “crisp, clean light beer” that, according to UCBC’s Instagram post, “doesn’t forget to pack in all the flavor you’d expect from Urban Chestnut.”
Wally’s Light Lager will be available in 6-packs or by the case at the Wally’s location in Fenton, Missouri, beginning today, June 23, according to UCBC co-owner Jon Shine. The beer will also be available at the UCBC Bierhall retail store in The Grove and at the Wally’s in Pontiac, Illinois, beginning Friday, June 30. Grab the lager locally for your next camping adventure or float trip, or stop in to either location if you’re heading further afield.
Wally’s opened its second location in Fenton in March 2022 to much fanfare. The self-proclaimed “home of the great American road trip” got its start in Pontiac, Illinois, thanks to Michael Rubenstein and Chad Wallis, cousins and co-owners from rural Missouri who grew up along historic Route 66. The brand – whose kitschy midcentury vibe harkens back to the heyday of summer road trips – has quickly become a local favorite. As a combination rest stop, gas station and retail store, Wally’s is a destination even for non-travelers, who flock to the spot for the barbecue, popcorn, jerky, specialty drinks and coffee bar.
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UCBC is a craft brewery that uses sustainable practices and traditional techniques to create unconventional flavor profiles, with focus on Lager styles. The brewery has two locations: The original location in Midtown features a traditional German biergarten and tasting room, and The Grove location features a more expansive bierhall. Follow UCBC on Instagram for updates on seasonal and limited-release beers.
Wally’s, 950 Assembly Parkway, Fenton, Missouri, 636-678-7087, wallys.com
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., multiple locations, urbanchestnut.com