The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

August 1, 2012

Top Fermentation - August 2012

“Just the facts, ma’am.” As every alert reader (AR) who ever watched the TV series Dragnet knows, this was the signature of line of Sergeant Joe Friday, who was played by Jack Webb. The only problem is that Sergeant Friday never …

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July 4, 2012

The "A" In AIPA Stands For American Part 2: The Untold Story

Today is the 4th of July. America’s Independence Day. A day to join hand-in-hand with our loved ones and neighbors to celebrate the freedoms that we are so privileged to enjoy. For many, this is also a day to relax, listen to some John Philip Sousa, bask in a fireworks display, stoke up the BBQ, and pour yourself a cold Schlafly American IPA, the most patriotic beer in the known universe.

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July 3, 2012

Top Fermentation - July 2012

The past few months have been a time of transitions, both positive and sad. On the plus side we finally closed on our deal to sell a majority interest in the brewery to a group of local investors in whom I have great confidence. For the first time ever…

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June 1, 2012

Top Fermentation - June 2012

A marriage made in heaven is perfect. A marriage made at The Schlafly Tap Room is even better, especially one arising out of our annual Hop in the City beer festival. Beth Pierburg and Joe Bottani first met at Hop in the City…

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May 31, 2012

Pork Shop Beats the Heat

Despite the nearly record breaking heat, BBQ lovers, bargain hunters, and true die-hard fans of Schlafly Beer flocked to the Schlafy Tap Room last Saturday making the inaugural PORK SHOP an unprecedented success.

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May 4, 2012

Schlafly's James "Otto" Ottolini Wins Prestigious Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing

We’re incredibly excited and proud to announce that our own Head of Schlafly Brewing Operations, James “Otto” Ottolini was awarded the prestigious Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing from the Brewers Association this week at the 2012 Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego.

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May 1, 2012

Top Fermentation - May 2012

Alice B. Toklas is perhaps best remembered for her recipe for marijuana brownies and her autobiography. Interestingly, she wasn’t the author of either. The former (actually for fudge laced with hashish) came from a painter named 

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April 30, 2012

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

We’re incredibly excited to announce that Schlafly Hefeweizen (Unfiltered Wheat) has made it into cans for the very first time and they 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.

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April 28, 2012

How to Declutter Your Home with Schlafly

On Saturday, May 26th, The Schlafly Tap Room will host a brand new one centered about a garage sale and pig roast. The event, cleverly titled PORK SHOP, will allow local residents to sell their gently used stuff to festival attendees who can shop, haggle, and hunt for that hidden bargain. At the end of the day, vendors can easily donate anything they have left to Goodwill, whose onsite donation station will take acceptable donations.

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April 23, 2012

Olfactory Education Series Coming to Bottleworks Cask Night

Hi folks, today we’re going to talk about hop aromatic recognition and our sense of smell, otherwise known as the olfactory system. When we smell something, there is a complex series of events that take place in our nose and brain, as we process aromatics into electric signals sent to our central nervous system.

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