ST. LOUIS — Schlafly Beer announces plans to release a year-round canned cider across their distribution footprint with Proper Cider Raspberry. The largest, locally owned brewery in St. Louis has been making cider for over 15 years now in its brewpubs, but this will be the first can package for full, year-round distribution, starting this summer. This 6.8% old-fashioned hard cider is both semi-sweet and tart and pours a vibrant crimson from the real raspberries. Like all of Schlafly’s brews, this cider only uses real fruit. Fermented apples are the foundation of every cider, but the fresh raspberries add another level of flavor.
Schlafly regularly has a rotating hard cider on draft at its brewpubs. Founding Brewer Stephen Hale explains more, “Our cider has always been a crowd favorite and has developed somewhat of a cult following throughout the years. Now, we can introduce our cider to a larger audience across our distribution footprint and make the treasured recipe available to enjoy all year.”
This will also be the first time Schlafly will be able to offer a certified gluten-free product in the market. The true cider is only made with the fruit juice of the apples and raspberries without any added sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.
The 4-packs of Schlafly’s Proper Cider Raspberry will be available starting in mid-June, but cider fans can get a first taste at Schlafly’s Art Outside Festival this weekend, on Friday May 25 through Sunday, May 27. The suggested retail price for the 4-pack is $8.For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution, visit http://www.schlafly.com/beer-finder/.
About Schlafly Beer
Schlafly Beer, Missouri’s largest locally-owned, independent craft brewery, proudly offers over 60 unique styles of beer. Each is handmade at the Tap Room in Midtown St. Louis or Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. Utilizing 102 hop varietals, 77 malts and grains, 59 different spices and fruits and 10 separate yeast strains from around the globe, Schlafly also works with local suppliers for everything from farm-fresh food to packaging and labeling. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Schlafly donates spent grain to local farmers to feed their livestock and utilizes 100% renewable energy throughout its operations. The largest Missouri-owned-and-operated beer maker offers free tours of the Tap Room (2100 Locust Street) every Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the hour and Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue) from noon to 5 p.m. every half hour on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The brand continues to define craft across 12 states and throughout countless fine establishments, backyards and basement bars. Join us at either of our locations and on Facebook, Instagram, andTwitter. For a full listing of seasonal and year-round beers and for information on distribution, visit Schlafly.com.