The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

April 8, 2011

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Alaska But Were Afraid To Ask

Last November, Dan Kopman told me he wanted this year’s guest state for the Repeal of Prohibition Festival to be Alaska, so I started researching Alaska the best way I can - by Googling it…

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April 4, 2011

Top Fermentation - April 2011

Despite having met Prince Charles in 1977, as was reported in this space last month, I was not invited to the wedding of his son William and Kate Middleton on April 29th. I therefore don’t have to worry…

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February 28, 2011

Top Fermentation - March 2011

Alert Readers (ARs) who are devotees of astrology may be interested to know that the zodiac signs that are popular today are not the same as they were when the system was developed by ancient Babylonians, at least according to the Minnesota Planetarium Society. As a result, I cannot rightfully claim Prince Charles of Britain as a fellow Scorpio from 1948. When I was born (October 28) the sun was in fact in the house of the constellation…

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February 21, 2011

Our Story

I read the New York Times daily.  I like the food section on a Wednesday and the travel section on the Sunday. I flip through the beer and food magazines and I surf the web. I read about all those “other” places where exciting things are happening and find myself wondering why aren’t more people talking about St. Louis?

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February 11, 2011

Cod, Cask & Plokk Festival?!?

Tonight kicks off the 2011 rendition of our annual Cod & Cask Festival at the Schlafly Tap Room and that means it’s once again time for…Plokkfiskur! That’s right. What? Did you think I was going to say Fish n’ Fries or Cask Beer?

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February 10, 2011

How Far is Near?

The St. Louis Post Dispatch wrote today that the “Sale of Schlafly Brewer Nears”. This is an update on our succession planning. When you read the article, you will read that we have sent information to some potential local investors, “but it’s not to the point where there are formal discussions with any one party.”

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February 2, 2011

Top Fermentation - February 2011

One of the highlights of Richard Nixon’s presidency was his trip to China in February of 1972.  While there he met with Prime Minister Chou En Lai in the walled garden of the Forbidden City.  In the course of their conversation he asked Chou, “What do you think was the impact of the French Revolution?”  After reflecting for a moment the prime minister replied, “It’s too soon to tell.” He made this comment shortly after…

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January 25, 2011

Burns' Night 2011 at The Schlafly Tap Room - A Poem By Tom Schlafly

From Glasgow to the Hebrides, when Scottish bagpipes wail
And drummers drum for Robert Burns, ‘tis time to drink Scotch Ale. ‘Tis the day when all of Scotland drinks to Robert Burns.
And if ye drink enough Scotch Ale, Old Robert’s ghost returns.

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December 28, 2010

Top Fermentation - January 2011

Alert readers (ARs) who are interested in the business of beer will enjoy reading Dethroning the King by Julie MacIntosh, the saga of InBev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch. On page 26 of the book these same ARs will find a reference to yours truly, whom Ms. MacIntosh quotes with reference to Gussie Busch’s famed rides around Busch Stadium….

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