The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

November 19, 2014

Top Fermentation - November 2014

Larry Schlafly played for the Washington Senators during the 1906 and 1907 seasons. In 1909, with Larry no longer on the roster, the Senators finished with a 42-110 record, prompting the renowned baseball scribe Charles Dryden to write:…

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October 16, 2014

The St. Louis Brewers Guild Harvest Festival Offers A Chance To Own A Piece Of Schlafly History

The St. Louis Brewers Guild is throwing its inaugural Harvest Festival on November 1st in Lafayette Park and it promises to be one heck of a party. This festival has everything: twenty-two local St. Louis breweries pouring a selection of brews made from fresh hops and seasonal ingredients (expect some tried and true classics as well), live music, food trucks, a giant pumpkin, local vendors and entertainers, a special Yoga Buzz session (early entry into the festival for an hour-long yoga class followed by a 15 minute head start on the beer tasting for only a $7 upcharge to your ticket), Furkels, a costume contest, and a silent auction. Tickets are on sale now for both the festival and the festival with the early entry Yoga class at www.stlbg.com. Now…let’s talk about that silent auction for a moment.

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October 3, 2014

Schlafly Special Release Pumpkin Ale The Talk Of The Town In 2014

When Pumpkin Ale debuted at our annual HOP in the City Beer Festival back in 2006, we had no idea what a monster we had created.  We were on the precipice of launching a new seasonal series of “Special Release” beers that would be higher in alcohol content than our regular line-up (7%-8% abv) and highlight unique processes and HUGE flavor. Bottling our Pumpkin Ale for this series was a no-brainer. Today the Special Release lineup of Schlafly beers boasts some of our most beloved and talked about beer styles (such as our Tasmanian IPA which is just now hitting shelves throughout our distribution area), but it is Special Release Pumpkin Ale that reigns supreme. 

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October 2, 2014

Top Fermentation - October 2014

Over the years the St. Louis area has produced some world class divas, including Grace Bumbry (Sumner High School) and Christine Brewer (McKendree College). To this illustrious list I would add the name of Ellen Foley (Rosati-Kain High School and Webster College). While Grace Bumbry was renowned for playing the title role in…

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September 24, 2014

Did You Know Schlafly Makes Hard Cider?

The Saint Louis Brewery has a new draft Hard Apple Cider pouring from taps throughout our distribution area and we wanted to take a moment to tell you a little more about this offering. We’ve asked James “Otto” Ottolini, our Head of Brewery Innovation and Technology to give us all the cidery details.

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September 2, 2014

Top Fermentation - September 2014

In May of 1804 the Corps of Discovery Expedition commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, aka Lewis and Clark Expedition, headed upstream on the Missouri River to explore the territory acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. Two months later, on Wednesday, July 11th, the expedition camped near what is now the border between…

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August 1, 2014

Top Fermentation - August 2014

I recently had dinner with two alert readers (ARs) named Steve and Jeanne Maritz, along with their son Jack, who is not an AR. My reason for denying Jack the status of AR has nothing to do with his intelligence or acumen, both of which probably surpass those of most ARs. No, Jack is not an AR because he’s too young. The Beer Police, specifically the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (whose website boasts…

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July 24, 2014

Schlafly Beer Events for St. Louis Craft Beer Week 2014

St. Louis Craft Beer Week kicks off Saturday, July 26th and runs through Sunday, August 3rd and this year there are over 90 events across the St. Louis Metro area celebrating the love that is - CRAFT BEER!

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July 22, 2014

Lewis Osterweis & Sons Hard Ginger Beer

The Saint Louis Brewery, makers of Schlafly Beer are excited to announce a limited distribution “test market” release of Lewis Osterweis & Sons Hard Ginger Beer. For details on this tasty new beverage, we decided to go straight to the source and pose some questions to co-founder of the Saint Louis Brewery and brainchild behind this alcoholic ginger beer, Dan Kopman.



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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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