Schlafly From The Ibex Cellar: Sour Blonde Ale Debuts This Month
(St. Louis, MO) Schlafly Beer announces the upcoming release of the next beer in the brewery’s From the Ibex Cellar series: Sour Blonde Ale (5%). The premium collection features six bold, hand-crafted beers, and the Sour Blonde Ale is a citrus sour through the lens of an American Blonde Ale. The four-pack will be available across Schlafly’s distribution in limited quantities beginning on Monday, May 7.
The Sour Blonde Ale is kettle soured with lactobacillus and aged on oak chips before the final blending. The American ale yeast adds a clean finish for the beer. “This is a sour that you’ll want to write home about,” Founding Brewer Stephen Hale says. “With low bitterness and the mixed fermentation, the Sour Blonde Ale is fruity, tart and complex. It’s understated, but also unexpected.”
The From the Ibex Cellar series showcases the brewing ingenuity that began in the Schlafly Tap Room’s Ibex Cellar many years ago and continues today. Previous releases this year included: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Imperial Coffee Stout and Local Oak with plans for two more barrel-aged offerings throughout the rest of the year.
Schlafly’s From The Ibex Cellar: Sour Blonde Ale will be available for a limited release beginning on Monday, May 7 across Schlafly’s distribution footprint for a suggested retail price $17.99. 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, and Twitter. For a full listing of seasonal and year-round beers and for information on distribution, visit Schlafly.com.