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May 1, 2014

Top Fermentation - May 2014

Graduation season is upon us. During the month of May hundreds of thousands of degrees will be awarded by colleges and universities located in or near counties and towns where Schlafly Beer is available. I’m proud to salute the accomplishments of these recent graduates and am honored…

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April 1, 2014

Top Fermentation - April 2014

Let me tell you how it will be.
There’s one for you, nineteen for me,
‘Cause I’m the tax man, yeah, I’m the tax man.

Should five percent appear too small,
Be thankful I don’t take it all,
‘Cause I’m the tax man, yeah, I’m the tax man.

These memorable lyrics by the Beatles have undoubtedly been running through the minds of many alert readers (ARs) who were around in 1966 as they’ve struggled…

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February 28, 2014

Top Fermentation - March 2014

Alert readers (ARs) of a certain age may recall one of the musical highlights of 1973, namely “Basketball Jones” by Cheech and Chong. The song, a parody of “Love Jones” by Brighter Side of Darkness, tells the tale of… 

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February 10, 2014

Schlafly Kölsch Featured On German TV

The German beer world was stunned when Schlafly Kölsch won the gold medal at the World Beer Cup in 2010.  Frank Piotrowski, a TV journalist with WDR in Cologne, was so intrigued that he came to St. Louis to investigate for himself.  Here’s the story as told to millions of viewers in Cologne and the surrounding state of North Rhine Westphalia, the most populous state in Germany.

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February 3, 2014

Top Fermentation - February 2014

According to some eminent historians of rock ‘n’ roll, the so-called “British Invasion” began 50 years ago on Sunday, February 9, 1964 when the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. From February 1st of 1964…

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January 2, 2014

Top Fermentation - January 2014

The Dalai Lama and I have something in common.  Neither one of us attended the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. The difference between his situation and mine is that I might have been granted a visa to travel to South Africa for the service if I had applied for one.  The Dalai Lama, on the other hand…

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December 2, 2013

Top Fermentation - December 2013

Some alert readers (ARs) may recall my column from May, 2011, in which I wrote:

Pope Alexander VI…distinguished himself in many ways, not least in hosting orgies worthy of some of the most debauched emperors of ancient Rome. One particularly scandalous party, as described by the papal master of ceremonies, took place on Sunday…

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November 4, 2013

Top Fermentation - November 2013

This November marks the end of the Michael Bloomberg era in New York City. Bloomberg’s time as mayor will best be remembered for three reasons: first, his “stop and frisk” program, which some critics denounced as racial profiling; second, his health initiative to limit the servings of soft drinks…

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October 2, 2013

Top Fermentation - October 2013

News organizations from all over the world covered the birth of Prince George of Cambridge on July 22, 2013.  As the eldest son of Prince William, the little prince moved into third place in the line of succession for the British throne.  As far as I know, no one has questioned his paternity…

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September 3, 2013

Top Fermentation - September 2013

St. Louis and London both have histories of relegating unsavory activities to the opposite sides of the rivers that sustain them (east of the Mississippi and south of the Thames, respectively).  Consider, for example, what The Wall Street Journal wrote about Sauget, Illinois in 2006: “Sauget has embraced some of the less-popular remnants of the industrial Midwest as well as the seamier side of the U.S. service economy. Along with companies that smelt zinc, treat sewage and incinerate toxic waste are a brace of strip clubs, two nightclubs…

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