The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

April 2, 2012

Schlafly Titanium, An Ebay Auction For A Great Cause, And The Schlafly Beer April Fool's Video Tradition

April Fool’s Day was this past Sunday and that meant that once again, I had the opportunity to dust off the trusty video camera (or in this year’s case, an iPhone) to create a online “commercial” for a new, fake style of Schlafly beer to unleash upon an unsuspecting Internet. 2012 marks the fourth year I have done this, and at this point, for those in on the joke, it’s actually become something of an event that a lot of folks look forward to around here with a good deal of anticipation and besides, it’s something that I have a blast doing.

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April 2, 2012

Top Fermentation - April 2012

Thomas Becket, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury in the 12th century, was one of two English saints named Thomas who were killed by kings named Henry, the other being Sir Thomas More, who was beheaded by Henry VIII in 1535. After Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, Henry II became remorseful and…

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April 2, 2012

Top Fermentation - March 2012

Thomas Becket, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury in the 12th century, was one of two English saints named Thomas who were killed by kings named Henry, the other being Sir Thomas More, who was beheaded by Henry VIII in 1535. After Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, Henry II became remorseful and…

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March 26, 2012

Schlafly Farmers Market Kicks Off 2012 Season

On Wednesday, April 4 from 4-7 pm, the Schlafly Farmers Market opens for the start of the 2012 farmers market season. The Schlafly Farmers Market, located in the parking lot of the Schlafly Bottleworks at 7260 Southwest Ave., continues its tradition of being one of the earliest producer-only farmers markets in the St. Louis region...

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February 1, 2012

Top Fermentation - February 2012

Deidre Pujols (DP) and I have something in common. Both of us have access to important media outlets over which we’re able to exercise some degree of control. In my case, my position with the brewery allows me to express my opinions every month…

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January 27, 2012

The First Maplewood Farmers Market of 2012

Although recent weeks have brought some actual winter weather, so far this winter has been very mild. And that means more produce at the Maplewood Farmers Market this Saturday from 9am-1pm at the Bottleworks! Or course, we’ll also have a great selection of honey, jams, jellies, meats and baked goods.

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January 19, 2012

The Ghost of Robert Burns Returns To The Schlafly Tap Room

For those of you who wonder what Robert Burns is most famous for, think about that song everyone sings on New Year’s Eve. That’s correct! Burns’ Night is our annual, extraordinary celebration of the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796). Celebrated on, or about, the Bard’s birthday, January 25th, the event is ideal for brightening up the cold, wet and dark St. Louis winter evenings. 

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January 13, 2012

Cabin Fever 2012 Is Upon Us

Dust off your drinking gloves, it’s time for Cabin Fever. For those who do not know, it’s a Schlafly tradition to roll out our strongest beers on the coldest week of the year. I consider it the event that separates the casual Schlafly follower from the die-hard fanatic, one who foregoes the comfort of home for the warmth produced by big beers and fire pits.

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January 4, 2012

Local Investor Group To Buy Stake In Schlafly Beer

The Saint Louis Brewery, Inc., brewer of Schlafly Beer has signed a purchase agreement that will transfer a 60% ownership interest in the business to a local investor group led by Wes Jones and John Lemkemeier of St. Louis and including David Schlafly, also of St. Louis, the first cousin of Tom Schlafly, Co-Founder and President of the company.   The agreement provides for closing upon issuance of necessary licenses and permits from federal, state and local governments, a process that could take several months.

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December 31, 2011

Top Fermentation - January 2012

January 6, 2012 is the 600th birthday of Joan of Arc, the peasant girl from eastern France who heard mysterious voices that guided her in leading the French army to several important victories over England in the Hundred Years’ War. Shortly after her 19th birthday, an English tribunal put Joan on trial for heresy, two of her more egregious offenses being cutting her…

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