Join us in welcoming Schlafly Porter, our newest beer style in our Core Seasonal line-up of bottled Schlafly beers.
The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog
Archive for August 2011
In addition to managing the Maplewood Farmers Market, this summer I have been involved in a national project called “Truck Farm”.
A few months ago, we announced an agreement to brew Schlafly Beer at the new Blackstone Brewery in Nashville. With those first brews scheduled to take place soon, we are also very pleased to announce that beginning in mid 2012, Schlafly Beer will also be brewed at a new brewery near Iowa City, Iowa called Backpocket Brewery.
That is the number of new Schlafly Beer bottles produced by O-I at their glass plant in Lapel, Indiana from July 11th to the 13th, 2011. The road to this production began back last summer when we began to work on a new contract for our glass bottles and realized that we had an opportunity to add to the overall design of our bottle.
There are many events throughout time that are steeped in tradition. RAGBRAI is one of these events. The Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa is a bike tour unlike any other in this country. Averaging 68 miles a day across the beautiful (and surprisingly hilly) state of Iowa, approximately 20,000 riders set out for seven days of excruciating fun. This year marks the 39th year of the ride and all the rich traditions that accompany it: Dipping your rear tire in the Missouri River and (eventually) front tire in the Mississippi, writing “Ragbrai Virgin” on your legs with a permanent marker to commemorate your first trip, stuffing your face with breakfast burritos from Farm Boys, and, of course, enjoying many well deserved, ice cold beers.
Starting a business and running for political office have something in common. Both often involve taking on a significant amount of debt. That said, there’s an important difference. Politicians have ways…
This coming Sunday marks the third year that Schlafly Bottleworks has played host to a very special event, the Henry Herbst St. Louis Craft Beer Symposium. Part of St. Louis Craft Beer Week and named for St. Louis beer historian, author, collector and dear friend of the brewery, Henry Herbst who is sadly no longer with us, this unique event will feature a panel discussion and Q & A with St. Louis beer industry professionals about the “State of Craft Beer” in St. Louis and beyond moderated by St. Louis Public Radio News Producer, Adam Allington.
Three Rivers Community Farm is a small, chemical-free vegetable farm that was started in December 2006 by Amy Cloud and Segue Lara in Elsah, Illinois. Their mission is to provide a local source of naturally grown food through sustainable agriculture practices.