The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

January 31, 2015

Top Fermentation - February 2015

The City of St. Louis formally seceded from St. Louis County in 1876. At the time it was the fourth largest city in the United States, after New York, Philadelphia and Brooklyn. Chicago was right behind in fifth place. By 1880, when the next census was taken, Chicago had moved into…

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January 16, 2015

Smoked Porter the Second

Today, January the 16th, Schlafly Beer is re-releasing the beer that brought the Pope to Saint Louis.

 

 

 

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December 23, 2014

Schlafly Beer Announces Release of Schlafly Imperial Topaz India Pale Ale to Celebrate 23 Years.

While some might celebrate 23 years of joy and happiness with the traditional anniversary gift of an Imperial Topaz gemstone, Schlafly Beer has chosen to honor our faithful fans with an Imperial Topaz IPA.  The concept and the recipe is the work of Schlafly Brewmaster, James “Otto” Ottolini. 

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December 4, 2014

Top Fermentation - December 2014

Monica Lewinsky graduated from Bel Air Prep in 1991, the same year Barack Obama graduated from Harvard Law School. This was also the year Harry Potter finished his Muggle Primary School and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. On Christmas Day of that year…

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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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