The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

May 30, 2014

The St. Louis Brewers Guild Heritage Festival - A Toast To St. Louis Beer

It’s a great time to be a beer lover in St. Louis. I’m probably preaching to the choir, but I want to say it again. It’s a great time to be a beer lover in St. Louis. Quick history lesson - Beer and the brewing industry have long been deeply connected to the pulse and growth of our City. Prior to Prohibition there were over 50 breweries operating in and around the St. Louis area. After Prohibition, a handful of breweries re-opened and gave it a go, but by the late 1980’s every St. Louis-based brewery except for Anheuser-Busch had gone out of business due to a combination of the changing tastes of American beer consumers coupled with rampant consolidation and an extremely competitive national market.

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May 5, 2014

Mr. Schlafly Goes To Washington...For The Week Of SAVOR!

SAVOR is May 9th and 10th in Washington D.C. and Schlafly Beer is ready to celebrate in style all week long with all of our DC friends. There are Schlafly Beer events planned every day this week, so if you are a Schlafly fan who happens in live in D.C., make sure to come out and say, “hello.”

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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 7, 2014

We Are Really Excited For The Return Of Cardinals Baseball

The return of Cardinals Baseball signals the real end of winter here in St. Louis. Seeing the lunch crowd today at The Schlafly Tap Room decked out in their red Cards gear before the home opener was truly a sight for sore eyes. Baseball is back, folks…and we couldn’t be more excited. In fact, we are so excited…we made a list of things we’re excited about! The Internet loves lists, right?

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April 3, 2014

Repeal of Prohibition Beer Festival 2014 Brings Visiting Brewers And Beers From Washington State

Our annual Repeal of Prohibition Beer Festival at Schlafly Bottleworks is almost upon us and we couldn’t be more excited. This festival celebrates two key milestones in beer history: the anniversary of the April 7th, 1933 implementation of the “Cullen-Harrison Act” which began the march towards federal repeal of Prohibition by legalizing beer with an alcohol content of 3.2% and… the 12th anniversary of the opening of Schlafly Bottleworks, our main production brewery, restaurant, garden, and “community center” in the heart of Maplewood, MO.

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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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April 1, 2014

The Saint Louis Brewery Granted Trademark For The Word "Beer®"

We, The Saint Louis Brewery, makers of Schlafly Beer are thrilled to announce that The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted us the federal trademark to the word “Beer”.

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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 27, 2014

Bottleworks Gets A Facelift - Bridging The Gap During Construction

As many of you may know, Schlafly Bottleworks has been closed for the week for renovations and improvements. Work to the facility was to include a brand new floor in our kitchen, a completely new paint job throughout the restaurant side of the building, a re-build of our walk-in cooler that most of our beer flows from to our bars, and a complete overhaul of our Crown Room bar, which also doubles as our brewery tour tasting room. As is common with construction projects, sometimes it’s only after you start making a mess that the surprises pop up and the best laid plans have delays. We’ve had a few such surprises this week and while the re-opening of Bottleworks will be delayed, it won’t be by much and we have what we think is a fun plan in place to bridge the gap.

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February 24, 2014

Siemens Launches National Television Ad Featuring The Saint Louis Brewery And Its Employees

This evening (Monday, February 24th) Siemens and The Saint Louis Brewery will celebrate their five-year partnership with the launch of a national television advertisement set to premiere between 6-6:15pm CST on the local St. Louis CBS (KMOV), NBC (KSDK), and FOX (KTVI) stations. The spot illustrates how Siemens automation technology has allowed our brewery to expand, providing more jobs - and beer - for our local community.

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