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Archive for June 2013

June 19, 2013

Schlafly Oud Bruin: A Short, Sour History

On Friday June 21st we will be tapping our second real sour beer at the Schlafly Tap Room at 11:00.  Second? Real? Let me explain.  In 2010 we made a batch of Oud Bruin for our HOP in the City beer festival at the Tap Room in September (if you have never been, it is easily our best festival.)  We had tasted a sour cherry brown ale earlier that year at Repeal of Prohibition Festival from an out of state brewery and we all loved it (I cannot remember which brewery it was, or even which state we were hosting that year.)  We liked it so much that we decided to recreate it to the best of our abilities.  What was so interesting about this beer was that it was sour, but it didn’t take years to make.

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June 17, 2013

Leading Schlafly Beer - The Next 20 Years

We started Schlafly Beer with a mission:  To brew better beer and help rebuild our St. Louis Community.  We define better as more flavorful; we exemplify rebuilding community by the two vacant, abandoned buildings that we brought back to life, and in doing so, served as anchors for the rebuilding of the neighborhoods around the Breweries.  Today we brew an ever expanding number of internationally recognized traditional European and new innovative beers styles.  We continue to invest in the two Breweries as we seek to improve the experience for our customers.  We are working on a potential third Brewery in St. Louis, a much larger project that will once again make the statement that Schlafly Beer believes in the future of St. Louis.

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June 1, 2013

Top Fermentation - June 2013

Julius Caesar invaded Britain for the first time in 55 B.C. A more successful Roman invasion occurred nearly 100 years later in 43 A.D. under the Emperor Claudius. The conquest was solidified over the next 34 years, leading to the installation of Julius Agricola as Britain’s Imperial Governor in 77 A.D. In 122 A.D. Hadrian’s Wall, which was named for the incumbent emperor, was constructed from the North Sea to the Irish Sea and marked the northernmost boundary of the Roman Empire. Within this boundary the Romans established numerous forts (castra), the English versions of which live on in the names of towns ending in “cester” (Worcester and Leicester), “caster” (Lancaster) and “chester” (Winchester and Manchester). The Roman occupation continued until 407 A.D., when Constantine III withdrew the last Roman legion and took it to Gaul…

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