CAIRN Documents a St.Louis Brewery Cave

In 2011, CAIRN conducted an archaeological survey of an undisclosed historic brewery cave beneath St. Louis, Missouri.  Artifacts (such as the bottle neck fragments seen in the photo) were documented along with several archaeological features, and brewery architecture.  Historically, St. Louis was a major site for the development of  American beer and prior to mechanical refrigeration, caves were used for lagering and cool storage.  CAIRN has been working with cave specialists and architectural historians to help preserve the history these caves hold.  They represent a time of great change and innovation in St. Louis history.

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