The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

February 10, 2014

A Special Brew To Toast STL 250

phoenix-250On February 14th, The Saint Louis Brewery, makers of Schlafly Beer will launch Phoenix 250 on draft at both The Schlafly Tap Room and Schlafly Bottleworks. Brewed specifically for the StL 250 celebration, this golden ale showcases the UK grown hop, Phoenix, which features molasses, chocolate, pine and floral characteristics. The Phoenix hop was specifically chosen to be featured in this one-off Schlafly draft release as a symbolic toast to St. Louis’s bright future, as the City and Region rise again.

As a commitment to the our City’s future, The Saint Louis Brewery will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of Phoenix 250 to Arch Grants, in recognition of the work they are doing to promote entrepreneurship in St. Louis and to InvestSTL, in recognition of their mission to assist in community development projects in neighborhoods throughout the region.

photo-tqnChalk art by Ryan Frank

No birthday party is complete without cake, and Schlafly Bottleworks is honored to be included as one of the 250 iconic St. Louis area locations participating in the 2014 region-wide art project, Cakeway To The West.  The Saint Louis Brewery chose local artist, Ryan Frank, to decorate the fiberglass cake that will be on display outside Schlafly Bottleworks beginning February 14th. Ryan is best known to Schlafly fans as the artist responsible for the rotating chalk drawings adorning the walls of the Schlafly Tap Room.

The Saint Louis Brewery was founded in 1991 and is now Missouri’s largest locally owned brewery. Brewing over 70 unique styles of beer throughout the year and close to 60,000 barrels of beer annually, The Saint Louis Brewery was the 44th largest craft brewer in the country in 2012 according to The Brewers Association. Quickly approaching maximum capacity at their two St. Louis based facilities, The Saint Louis Brewery is currently scouting the St. Louis region for land to build a third production brewery and urban farm project.