ST. LOUIS — Schlafly Beer knows a beer’s greatest strength can oftentimes be found in its simplicity. The St. Louis-based brewery announces the limited special release of Schlafly Saison, available today. Schlafly fermented this beer with a blend of French and Belgian yeast strains typically used in traditional farmhouse ales. Schlafly produced just 250 cases of Saison for 2016 that will be sent across its distribution area.
“While most saisons are made with one yeast strain, our Saison distinctly features two, which impart varying spicy notes indicative of this Belgo-French farmhouse style,” Schlafly Ambassador Brewer Stephen Hale says. “Balanced with a malt backbone, this beer is simply easy-drinking with a crisp, dry finish.”
At 6% ABV and 20 IBUs, the Schlafly Saison invokes the tradition of Northern France’s farmhouse ales, known for aromas of apricot and allspice. In addition to spicy flavors and aromatic esters courtesy of the French and Belgian yeast strains, the beer features a combination of malts that creates a subtle sweetness and a hazy golden color, while the Lemondrop hop adds to the fruity flavor and aroma. The two yeast strains used add a complexity and balance not found in single-strain beers.
The Schlafly Saison can be purchased on draft or 750-mL bottles at the Bottleworks or Tap Room locations. The bottles ($14 suggested retail) are also available across the brewery’s distribution region. For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution and products, visit www.schlafly.com/beers/distribution.
About Schlafly Beer
Founded in 1991 by Tom Schlafly in St. Louis, Schlafly Beer is the largest locally owned and independent craft brewery in Missouri, proudly offering more than 50 unique styles of craft beer. The celebrated brewing company continues to define craft with a dedication to sourcing the best ingredients, supporting local sustainability and community efforts whenever possible, and delivering a superior beer experience from year-round to limited-edition styles. In 2014, Schlafly Beer’s production of 60,000 barrels of beer took place between its two brewery-restaurants, Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust St.) in downtown St. Louis, and Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave.) located in Maplewood. The Schlafly Tap Room was the first new brewpub to open in Missouri since Prohibition and is housed in a restored wood and brick building on the National Historic Register. Schlafly Bottleworks offers free weekend tours every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. on the hour, and every half hour on Saturdays. Schlafly Tap Room offers free brewery tours every Sunday. For a full listing of Schlafly Beers and for more information on distribution, visit www.schlafly.com. Find Schlafly Beer on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.