The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

July 18, 2014

Is This Heaven? No, It's Iowa.

This summer will mark Schlafly Beer’s fourth trip across Iowa via bicycle. For those who might not know, RAGBRAI is the longest, oldest, bike-touring event in the world. It stands for the Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa and while it is no small feat, nothing compares to the amount of joy it brings us.

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July 1, 2014

Top Fermentation - July 2014

One of the most pivotal elections in American history took place in Texas in 1948, when Lyndon Johnson defeated Coke Stevenson in the Democratic primary in the race for the U.S. Senate. Days after the polls had closed election officials were still finding previously uncounted ballots that ultimately turned the tide in favor of… 

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June 3, 2014

Top Fermentation - June 2014

In addition to his disregard for the national sovereignty of Russia’s neighbors, Vladimir Putin has implemented a plethora of repressive laws and regulations that…

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May 30, 2014

The St. Louis Brewers Guild Heritage Festival - A Toast To St. Louis Beer

It’s a great time to be a beer lover in St. Louis. I’m probably preaching to the choir, but I want to say it again. It’s a great time to be a beer lover in St. Louis. Quick history lesson - Beer and the brewing industry have long been deeply connected to the pulse and growth of our City. Prior to Prohibition there were over 50 breweries operating in and around the St. Louis area. After Prohibition, a handful of breweries re-opened and gave it a go, but by the late 1980’s every St. Louis-based brewery except for Anheuser-Busch had gone out of business due to a combination of the changing tastes of American beer consumers coupled with rampant consolidation and an extremely competitive national market.

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May 5, 2014

Mr. Schlafly Goes To Washington...For The Week Of SAVOR!

SAVOR is May 9th and 10th in Washington D.C. and Schlafly Beer is ready to celebrate in style all week long with all of our DC friends. There are Schlafly Beer events planned every day this week, so if you are a Schlafly fan who happens in live in D.C., make sure to come out and say, “hello.”

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May 1, 2014

Top Fermentation - May 2014

Graduation season is upon us. During the month of May hundreds of thousands of degrees will be awarded by colleges and universities located in or near counties and towns where Schlafly Beer is available. I’m proud to salute the accomplishments of these recent graduates and am honored…

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April 7, 2014

We Are Really Excited For The Return Of Cardinals Baseball

The return of Cardinals Baseball signals the real end of winter here in St. Louis. Seeing the lunch crowd today at The Schlafly Tap Room decked out in their red Cards gear before the home opener was truly a sight for sore eyes. Baseball is back, folks…and we couldn’t be more excited. In fact, we are so excited…we made a list of things we’re excited about! The Internet loves lists, right?

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April 3, 2014

Repeal of Prohibition Beer Festival 2014 Brings Visiting Brewers And Beers From Washington State

Our annual Repeal of Prohibition Beer Festival at Schlafly Bottleworks is almost upon us and we couldn’t be more excited. This festival celebrates two key milestones in beer history: the anniversary of the April 7th, 1933 implementation of the “Cullen-Harrison Act” which began the march towards federal repeal of Prohibition by legalizing beer with an alcohol content of 3.2% and… the 12th anniversary of the opening of Schlafly Bottleworks, our main production brewery, restaurant, garden, and “community center” in the heart of Maplewood, MO.

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April 1, 2014

Top Fermentation - April 2014

Let me tell you how it will be.
There’s one for you, nineteen for me,
‘Cause I’m the tax man, yeah, I’m the tax man.

Should five percent appear too small,
Be thankful I don’t take it all,
‘Cause I’m the tax man, yeah, I’m the tax man.

These memorable lyrics by the Beatles have undoubtedly been running through the minds of many alert readers (ARs) who were around in 1966 as they’ve struggled…

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April 1, 2014

The Saint Louis Brewery Granted Trademark For The Word "Beer®"

We, The Saint Louis Brewery, makers of Schlafly Beer are thrilled to announce that The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted us the federal trademark to the word “Beer”.

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