About The Brand
When we opened in 1991, we had no business plan beyond wanting to make great beer and food in a fun atmosphere and enjoy it with our community. To this day, our goals remain unchanged. The Saint Louis Brewery, maker of Schlafly Beer is proud to be Missouri's largest locally owned independent brewery. Each year, we brew over fifty unique styles of fresh beer, roughly half of which we bottle and half of which are exclusively available on draft at our two brewery-restaurants. We have a unique beer style for every beer lover, and hope you'll enjoy our selections at your favorite local stores, restaurants, and bars. The Schlafly Tap Room in Downtown St. Louis first opened its doors in 1991 and holds the distinction of being the first new brewpub to open in Missouri since Prohibition. Housed in a beautifully restored wood and brick building on the National Historic Register, The Schlafly Tap Room enjoys a reputation as a casual, earthy place to drink, dine, listen to great live music, or host a special event."
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Schlafly Pale Ale
Pale Ale | ABV: 4.4
Our flagship Pale Ale is a smooth, balanced, copper-colored session beer with mildly spiced flavor and aroma from the East Kent Goldings hops. The bready, lightly caramel malt complements the hint of fruitiness contributed by the London Ale yeast, making it satisfying and authentic; the perfect flagship beer for Schlafly. Sixteenth century brewers created amber beers by using a form of coal called coke to roast their grains. Coke burns hotter and more steadily than wood without imparting the foul odors from coal. It allowed brewers to produce caramel malts that were paler alternatives to the common brown porters. At about the same time, Flemish migrants introduced hops to English beers and soon this ale became the chosen style of England from the mid-16th century until the end of the 20th century. Today, brewers outside England have adopted the Pale Ale and made it one of the leading styles of the American craft beer movement.
Kolsch | ABV: 4.8
Our K_lsch is a classic golden ale that uses a centuries old yeast strain sourced from a famous K_lsch brewer in K_ln, Germany. Fermented at 63 degrees, then cold conditioned, it has the delicate fruity aroma of an ale with the crisp, clean finish of a lager. It is brewed with lightly roasted malt and 100% German Noble Hops: Perle for bitterness and Hallertau Traditional for flavor and aroma. In 1918, the term K_lsch was used to describe the ale brewed in K_ln, a city on the Rhine River in western Germany. The style began to rise in popularity in the 1960s and now, many American craft brewers brew variations of the style, labeling it a golden ale. Our K_lsch is unique to the Schlafly brewery because Ulrike, a native of K_ln and wife of brewery co-founder Tom Schlafly, connected Schlafly Beer with the Gaffel Brewery of K_ln. Schlafly Beer won the Gold Medal for Best German-style K_lsch in the World Beer Cup in 2010.
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout
Stout | ABV: 5.7
Our Oatmeal Stout is a classic British-style stout brewed with flaked oatmeal and roasted barley. Freshly-roasted coffee beans, cocoa and touches of raisin and dried fruit dominate the aroma of this super dark ale. The richness of the grain blend is balanced by the nutty character of the roasted malt, the creaminess from the oatmeal flakes and a dose of hops. Before the 19th century, all barley was malted over wood-fired kilns and the resulting dark roasted malt defined the browns, porters, and stouts of England. Near the end of the 19th century, brewers had introduced oats for their purported restorative and nourishing characteristics, producing beers such as oatmeal stout and milk stout.
Schlafly Grapefruit IPA
IPA | ABV: 5
We like to make the distinction that this a fruit beer- not a fruit-flavored beer- whose wort is mixed with pounds of grapefruit puree to allow the sugar to ferment out, leaving the tropical aromas of the fruit. We choose to use American Chinook, Cascade and Citra hops for their distinct citrus and floral attributes, ad American ale yeast that brings a layered fullness to the beer, making this dry-hopped IPA notable for its bold flavor, tart characteristics, and approachable hoppiness.
Hefeweizen | ABV: 4.4
Our Hefeweizen is a light, unfiltered wheat beer, often served with a wedge of lemon. Made with thirty percent American winter wheat, Hefeweizen is balanced with sweet golden malted barley and Tettnang hops from Oregon that evoke a hint of spice. The American ale yeast is subtle, but the grains take center stage and, when left in the unfiltered beer, gives it that classic cloudiness and additional body.