The gift baskets at St. Charles-based Beef Jerky Experience are picture perfect—and so is one of the owners. Scott and Cory Neer have been running their business and at the same time Scott is the long-time photographer for the St. Louis Ambush.
The pandemic really did a number on local businesses and we have always been supporters of family-owned businesses—since STLSportsPage.com is one of them. Whenever you have a chance to help out an independently owned, family business we hope you will do that, and Beef Jerky Experience in St. Charles is one such business. If you are not a jerky fan, don’t let the name fool you.
They sell a multitude of items including fun gift baskets. They have everything from beef jerky to flavored popcorn—and you can shop in person in the shop or go to their website., STLJerky.com.
Have a special furry friend? They have the perfect gift assortment (shown, right) to make your dog feel loved. The dog basket has a unique blend of their premium chew’s along with their PetPak Dog Treats.
Over the years Scott Neer and company have supported community endeavors including the police.
“Scott and his wife Cory are big supporters of law enforcement,” said Sherry Opich a friend of the couple and former member of law enforcement herself. “They give first responders a discount on their purchases and are behind the Police K-9 calendar sales.”
It’s no surprise he supports the K-9 units as he is a dog lover– which is why they include the dog baskets.
Neer is an award winning, nationally published St. Louis based sports photographer and he has worked more than 10 years with the Ambush. He is a big Cardinals fan and sports fan and before getting the gig with the Ambush he was team photographer for the River City Rascals.
If owning a business and being a professional photographer wasn’t enough Neer is a volunteer with the Winfield Foley Fire Protection District. With all that he does on a daily basis, the shop has specific hours, listed below.
There are more than 200 selections of flavors and sizes of jerky to choose from and their jerky is “premium”—made of the highest quality, in USDA Certified plants in the USA. Some of the flavors include teriyaki, cherry maple, and hot “Carolina Reaper” pepper.
They have so many gift baskets and boxes which could be perfect for holiday gifts, birthdays, thank you and client appreciation. Here’s an example of a gift box filled with our unique flavors in both Traditional and Tender Smoked varieties
What’s included in the Premium gift box:
4 Bags of Jerky: Traditional Prime Rib, Traditional Honey Jalapeño, Smoked Cherry Maple Beef, Smoked Sweet and Hot
5 Wild Game Sticks: Kangaroo, BBQ Alligator, Ostrich, Peppered Elk, Peppered Buffalo
2 Bags of Popcorn: White Cheddar, Chicago Blend
1 Bag of Peanuts: Butter Rum
They also have a selection of exotic meats such as alligator, buffalo, salmon and even kangaroo and ostrich! They also sell jams, jellies, hot sauces, and candies—plus the aforementioned popcorn.
The store has sample bins so you can “try before you buy.” They want you to go home happy and with a unique experience.
“We want you to know you love the jerky you’re about to buy before you leave the store,” he says.
How you can shop the Beef Jerky Experience
Shop in person-
Address: 1320 Bass Pro Drive; St. Charlees, MO 63301
Hours: Open Sundays 11 a.m.-5 and Mondays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Open Thursdays 10a.m. -5 p.m. and open Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Shop and order online: STLJerky.com