Saturday, December 24, 2011

In stock now -- very limited

Available online also

Schlafly Vertical in stock plus the 20th Anniversary No.4 is here! 

In stock at Forsyth...

2008  Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
2009  Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
2010  Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 

2011  Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

2006 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2007 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2008 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2009 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2010 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine
2011 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine

2011 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99
Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is complex and strong, with rich chocolate and roasty flavors. The beer is brewed to have big malt flavor and hop bitterness to balance the sweetness of the high alcohol content. After primary fermentation and conditioning, the beer is transferred to freshly-emptied bourbon barrels and aged for several months before being carbonated and bottled.
In the 18th Century, Imperial Stout was first brewed in London for export to the court of Catherine II of Russia. The beer had to have a higher alcohol content to prevent freezing during transport. The process of aging beer in liquor barrels, however, is new; there is no tradition for this process, as beer and liquor production have traditionally been kept separate. We hand-select bourbon barrels from a micro-distillery in Bardstown, KY and transport the barrels immediately to St. Louis to ensure the barrels do not dry out before being filled with Imperial Stout.

2011 Schlafly Barrel Aged Barleywine....$10.99
Our Oak Aged Barleywine has a deep copper color with intense malt flavors and assertive hops for balance. Fermentation with American ale yeast allows the caramel-flavored malt to shine. After fermentation, the beer is infused with American-made Oak chips, where it is aged for several more months to develop its smooth, luscious character. The higher alcohol level in the beer allows the flavors to develop and mellow over time. Aging also creates raisin and port-wine characteristics in the finished beer.
Barleywine is a classic English strong ale. The term refers to a beer with the alcohol strength of wine and is often vintage-dated. Wood-aging is not a new brewing process: all beer was aged in wooden barrels before the use of stainless steel. Schlafly Beer is among several American breweries to age beer in wood, and is continually working with Missouri coopers to create different grades of wood toasting to get the best flavor during the aging process.

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