Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Schlafly Porter is in the house

Schlafly releases Porter - now at The Wine and Cheese Place

Welcome Our Newest Core Fall Seasonal Release: Schlafly Porter

porterlnd"Join us in welcoming Schlafly Porter, our newest beer style in our Core Seasonal line-up of bottled Schlafly beers.
Our new Porter is a 5.4% alcohol by volume, dark ale with a mild roasted character and a distinct sweetness from caramel malt.  This medium-bodied porter has a velvety body with Pilgrim hops adding a subtle bitterness and East Kent Goldings hops adding aroma and flavor.  The English yeast helps showcase all of these flavors in this traditional British-style porter.
In late 2009 we began to really examine our core seasonal line-up to see if and where improvements might be made. We looked long and hard at not only the beer styles we were offering, but at the entire seasonal release structure and we came to a few important conclusions. Our most important conclusion being that St. Louis really only has three seasons. Seriously. Anybody who lives here will attest to the fact that we pretty much go straight from ice storms into 90 degree heat with 80% humidity during what most people would typically call Spring. That being our environmental reality, we figured why not let our seasonal release schedule more accurately reflect it. Thus began the year-long transformation of our seasonal program that culminated today when we bottled Schlafly Porter for the first time.
porterOur Core Seasonal line-up of bottled beers is now structured in such a way as to have two seasonal beer releases to correspond to each of the three St. Louis seasons: Fall, Winter, and Summer. Porter now joins Oktoberfest (now available in bottles and on draft) as our second Fall Seasonal offering. This winter we will transition to Coffee Stout andWinter E.S.B. and then cycle back to Summer Lager and Raspberry Hefeweizen in April."
From Schlafly's Employee Blog.

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