This May 13th through the 19th marks the 2013 nationwide celebration of American Craft Beer Week. For everyone at Schlafly Beer and lots of our fans, every week feels like “Craft Beer Week” these days, and that’s a great thing, but it’s also nice to single out this week and reflect as a community on just how good we have it. It really is an amazing time to be a beer drinker. In honor of ACBW, here is a rundown of events Schlafly Beer is involved with this week ranging from Kansas City, St. Louis, Paducah, Wichita, Columbia, and Iowa City, to Alton, Fort Wayne, Rock Island, and even New York City.
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We have been making Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout since 2006, but never before has it tasted like this. As our brewery continues to grow quality control becomes an ever growing more cirtical issue. The key is to continue to make the best possible beer, despite brewing three times as much as we did in 2006.
The next time you settle in the sofa for an hour-long escape into a tv drama, be sure to do it right. Enjoy it with the recommended Schlafly beer. And consider my service suggestions for the full experience.
Turmoil in the banking industry isn’t the only crisis to hit Cyprus in the past few years. There was also a major flap involving the KEO Brewery, whose largest shareholder is the Orthodox Church of Cyprus. According to Agence France Presse, a bottle of KEO beer was prominently featured in a movie that included scenes shot in a Greek tavern in New York. While most businesses would appreciate product placement of this sort, the Cypriot Orthodox clergy were not amused by the highly pornographic nature of the movie in question. Anticipating the inevitable questions from alert readers (ARs) whose inquiring minds want to know, I do not know the name of the movie or the Greek tavern where these scenes were filmed…
Back in 1970, when I was in army basic training at Fort Jackson, SC, the men in my unit spent a lot of time complaining about officers and making fun of them. We ridiculed everyone in our chain of command from President Richard Nixon…
So we arrive at April 1st with the beer world witnessing great change. In the past few years the multi-national light lager brewers, led by Anheuser Busch InBev, SAB Miller and Molson Coors have recognized the need to go beyond light lager and have created craft beers of their own like Shock Top and Blue Moon. They have avoided linking these beers to their heritage brands by creating breweries that don’t exist. Their “Argo like” creations have been very successful. To that we say, “Bravo, gentlemen.”
This weekend we will trial something all together different: no tours. Just tastings. In other words you come in, you sample beers, you walk through the brewery on your way out.
Harvard University and I have something in common: a birthday. I was born on October 28, 1948 at the old St. John’s Hospital in the Central West End. More than three centuries earlier, on October 28, 1636, the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony had passed…
Bacon. Campfire. Barbeque. These are just some of the words you might hear describing the Rauchbier that is now on draft at the Tap Room. So, what in the world is a Rauchbier?? In the simplest terms, Rauchbier is a smoked beer.
We are getting ready for the Cod & Cask Festival this weekend at the Schlafly Tap Room. On a Tuesday before a festival, everyone is gearing up.