Beer Travels

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – The Civil Life

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – The Civil Life

ST. LOUIS, MO

DETOUR No. 029: After a weekend full of big stouts and dense IPAs, we found respite in the cozy, welcoming taproom of Civil Life. Long time industry veteran and founder, Jake Hafner, hosted us for a few pints and explained to us the room for growth of malt-forward beers.

The Story of Schlafly's Colorful Stephen Hale

The Story of Schlafly's Colorful Stephen Hale

ST. LOUIS, MO

When you consider the history of America’s brewing tradition, it's cities like St. Louis that set the standard. It wasn't until 1991, that a then-meager brewpub opened up the road from Anheuser-Busch, the first new brewery in St. Louis in decades. The Saint Louis Brewery found its footing after bringing in eclectic brewer Stephen Hale and Schlafly Beer as we know it began to take shape…

Schlafly's Stout (& Oyster) Exploration

Schlafly's Stout (& Oyster) Exploration

ST. LOUIS, MO

As far as beer festivals go, the ones that take place in the Midwest during that winter-meets-spring period aren't often the ones that folks anticipate. However, Schlafly Beer was able to pull off a gathering that would've put many sunshine clad festivals to shame. We highlight their innovative stouts, and reminisce of oysters from their Stout & Oyster Festival in Saint Louis.