(St. Louis, MO) – Schlafly Beer announces today the latest beers for the winter seasonal Stout Bout sampler as well as the return of the brewery’s Zwicklebier, White Lager. The Stout Bout features three new beers, available exclusively in the variety pack: Vanilla Milk Stout, Mexican-style Chocolate Stout and Toasted Coconut Stout. Schlafly’s celebrated Coffee Stout is also included in the 12-pack sampler. As one of the brewery’s most successful releases last winter, White Lager will also be available in the coming days as an easy-drinking unfiltered lager.
White Lager and the new experimental stouts share a commonality–all of the beers were developed as part of the brewery’s Small Brews program, a weekly experimental brewing day at the Bottleworks location on a 20-gallon Pilotworks system.
Ambassador Brewer Stephen Hale explains, “Through our Small Brews program, we experiment with a recipe and try out different variations until we feel that we have a winner. We then test the beers out on our consumers either in our brewpubs or at our signature events. For example, White Lager first debuted at our HOP in the City Festival, whereas these stouts were part of a tasting sampler at our Stout & Oyster Festival in March. Great feedback cues the potential for a larger market roll-out.”
For more about the beers:
Stout Bout: This variety pack debuted last year, but this year’s beers take the sampling experience to a new level with three stouts found exclusively here:
* Schlafly Vanilla Milk Stout (5.2% ABV / 25 IBUs), aged on real vanilla beans, is sublimely smooth and rich, with a balanced sweetness that’s lightly hoppy and mildly bitter.
* Schlafly Toasted Coconut Stout (5.7% ABV / 30 IBUs) captures the tastes and scent of toasted coconut, adding a subtle sweetness to a robust stout through the addition of coconut chunks
* Schlafly Mexican Chocolate Stout (6.2% ABV / 25 IBUs) is brimming with chocolate and cinnamon flavors. The distinctive characters of Mexican Hot Chocolate are the base of this decadent stout.
* Schlafly Coffee Stout (5.7% ABV / 30 IBUs) showcases a 20-year partnership with local St. Louis roaster, Kaldi’s Coffee, combining traditional English stout with premium French roast coffee for award- winning flavor.
White Lager: The German-style Zwicklebier offers an unfiltered twist on traditional lagers. The style dates back to the Middle Ages with a noticeably hazy, golden hue, hint of orange zest, and silky finish. Recognized by Joshua Bernstein for Eater as “your new thirst-quencher
White Lager can be purchased in six-packs ($8.99 suggested retail) across the brewery’s distribution region. The beer can also be enjoyed on draft at the Schlafly Tap Room or Bottleworks brewery-restaurants as well as select on-premise locations. The Stout Bout sampler pack will be available in retail only across the brewery’s distribution region for $14.99 suggested retail. For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution and White Lager, visit www.schlafly.com/beers/distribution
About Schlafly Beer: Founded in 1991 in St. Louis, Schlafly Beer is the largest locally owned and independent craft brewery in Missouri, proudly offering more than 60 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 2016, the brewery plans to use 102 hop varietals, 77 malts and grains, 59 different spices and fruits, and 10 different yeast strains to make its beers. 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 St. Louis since Prohibition and is housed in a restored wood and brick building on the National Historic Register. Schlafly Bottleworks offers free weekend tours