The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

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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September 8, 2015

Top Fermentation - September 2015

Donald Trump was newsworthy long before his memorable claim that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever.”  For several years  The Donald had been making headlines by demanding to see…

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June 30, 2015

Top Fermentation - July 2015

As alert readers (ARs) of this column may recall, the Schlaflys in America are part of the Swiss diaspora. Mindful of this heritage, I don’t want to overlook Swiss Independence Day on August 1st. This is the anniversary of the Bundesbrief (Federal Charter) adopted by the communes of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden in 1291…

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June 1, 2015

Top Fermentation - June 2015

One of the things I’ve learned over the years is that the alert readers (ARs) of this column are extremely well-connected. It therefore strikes me as completely plausible that some of you might know Hillary Clinton. If you do in fact know Hillary and also know how to get in touch with her, please pass on a very important…

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May 26, 2015

Trocken Hopfen Stopfen Märzen: our sister-city colaboration

Dry-Hopped Märzen is available at The Tap Room and Bottleworks, starting May 29th for a very limited time.

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May 1, 2015

Top Fermentation - May 2015

As far as I know, Missouri is the only state whose government offices close on Harry Truman’s birthday. For the benefit of those alert readers (ARs) whose alertness does not extend to knowing this date off the tops of their heads, the 33rd president of the United States was born…

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April 1, 2015

Top Fermentation - March 2015

Beware the Ides of March. Back in 44 BC Julius Caesar ignored this warning from a soothsayer at his peril and ventured out on March 15th to a location near the Theatre of Pompey, where he was attacked by a group of disgruntled senators. One of his assailants was…

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