The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

April 30, 2012

Schlafly Hefeweizen Soon To Join Summer Lager In Cans In St. Louis Metro Area

schlaflycanhefeWe’re incredibly excited to announce that Schlafly Hefeweizen (Unfiltered Wheat) has made it into cans for the very first time and are scheduled to arrive in the St. Louis Metro Area in the coming weeks. In addition to our Helles Style Summer Lager, Hefeweizen is now the second Schlafly beer style to be packaged in aluminum can 12-packs.

Our initial outing with canned Hefe is effectively, a “trial run” of sorts. There are two, 145-barrel batches planned which should yield roughly 3,500-4,000 cases and distribution will be limited exclusively to the St. Louis Metro Area. We’re planning for the second batch to get us through to the 4th of July holiday weekend, but if the Hefe cans are well received, we may pull the trigger on pushing through a 3rd batch this season. At least initially, cans of Schlafly Hefeweizen will only be available during the summer months, just like our Summer lager cans.


Make sure to come out and join us for two very cool Schlafly Hefeweizen Can Release Parties we have planned. There will be specially priced cans of Schalfly Hefeweizen and Summer Lager, as well as cool raffles and door prizes.

Thursday, May 10th, 6:30 - The Crow’s Nest

Friday & Saturday, May 11th & 12th, 6pm - Fairmount Park

hefe-canssmall“We are pleased to add Hefeweizen to the styles of beer we offer in can during the summer months. This builds on the experience to date with brewing Helles Style Summer Lager for canning at Stevens Point, WI. Both beers are great styles for those summer occasions where great Schlafly craft beer in cans is preferred to bottles.” - Dan Kopman, Schlafly Beer Co-Founder