The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

August 1, 2016

Top Fermentation - August 2016

Schlafly Beer has something in common with the Russian track and field team.  Neither of us will be taking part in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Russian athletes have been banned from competing because of a state-sponsored doping program.  Schlafly will not be represented because we are not a sponsor of Rio 2016 and have no ties to Brazil.

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July 1, 2016

Top Fermentation - July 2016

With the presidential election on the horizon, I want to make an important disclaimer.  Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump has exercised any influence on any business decision we at Schlafly have ever made or are likely to make.  It’s important to emphasize this point because Trump has publicly claimed responsibility for InBev’s decision to rebrand Budweiser as “America” for the duration of the presidential campaign.

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June 2, 2016

Top Fermentation - June 2016

The Chilton Club in Boston is housed in a magnificent clubhouse on Commonwealth Avenue. It was founded in 1910 as a club for women who wanted to partake of wine and liquor, unlike the prohibitionist members of the Mayflower Club. It was named for…

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May 1, 2016

Top Fermentation - May 2016

Some alert readers (ARs) may recall from last month’s column that Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare both died on April 23, 1616. What I failed to mention was that the 400th anniversary of their respective deaths was the quincentennial…

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April 1, 2016

Top Fermentation - April 2016

To dream the impossible dream.
To fight the unbeatable foe.
To bear with unbearable sorrow.
To run where the…

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March 7, 2016

Top Fermentation - March 2016

While many alert readers (ARs) undoubtedly know that now is the time when major league baseball teams decamp to Florida or Arizona for spring training, many may not be aware that teams used to spend their springs in the appropriately named city of Hot Springs, AR (as in Arkansas, not alert readers). The custom originated in 1886, when Cap Anson, the manager and first baseman of the Chicago White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs), brought his team south to soak in the mineral baths and “boil out…

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February 1, 2016

Top Fermentation - February 2016

George Washington  and Abraham Lincoln have several things in common.  Both were born in February.  They are the only American presidents whose birthdays have been celebrated as national holidays (since combined as Presidents’ Day).  And each was renowned for his honesty.  The most famous quotation attributed to George Washington, albeit apocryphally, is probably…

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January 1, 2016

Top Fermentation - January 2016

Long before President Barack Obama assured Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would be a lot more flexible with Russia after his 2012 election; and long before Donald Trump told the American public that he could get along very well with Russian President Vladimir Putin; and long before Putin returned the favor by praising The Donald as…

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December 14, 2015

Top Fermentation - November 2015

Alert readers (ARs) who follow baseball probably know that Game 2 of the 2015 World Series will be played on Wednesday, October 28 in the American League city. This is the fourth anniversary of the Cardinals’ victory in Game 7 of the 2011 World Series. I was fortunate enough…

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October 8, 2015

Top Fermentation - October 2015

Alert readers (ARs) who follow baseball probably know that Game 2 of the 2015 World Series will be played on Wednesday, October 28 in the American League city. This is the fourth anniversary of the Cardinals’ victory…

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