Schlafly Releases Barrel-Aged Barleywine, Latest Ibex Cellar Beer
(ST. LOUIS, MO) — Schlafly Beer, the largest locally owned craft brewery in St. Louis, introduces the latest beer in the From The Ibex Cellar series: Barrel-Aged Barleywine, an English ale aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The final beer of this year’s premium collection of six bold, barrel-aged beers packs a punch at 10.2%. This is the first release of Barrel-Aged Barleywine in a series that also included: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Imperial Coffee Stout, Local Oak, Sour Blonde and Barrel-Aged Saison. The From The Ibex Cellar series will return in 2019.
Founding Brewer Stephen Hale explains the flavor profile. “You get the unmistakable flavor of a Kentucky bourbon with the heft of a British strong ale,” he explains. “The Bourbon barrels impart oak, vanilla and, of course, whiskey flavors to the considerable malt strength of a barleywine. Keep a stiff upper lip!”
Schlafly’s Barrel-Aged Barleywine offers a new twist on one of the brewery’s most-lauded brews. Hale continues, “Barleywine has been in the brewery’s portfolio since the early 1990’s, and it has been a favorite ever since. It heralded the coming of winter when strong beers were the norm to stave off the ensuing cold weather.”
The “From the Ibex Cellar” beers feature big beers brewed in exclusive, smaller bottles that pay homage to the Ibex with the majestic symbol embossed in the glass. The packaging mimics the striking architecture of the Schlafly Tap Room’s building from the pitches and peaks to the arches that hold up the cellar below. A typeface from the 1900s, discovered by one of the Schlafly designers in the St. Louis Public Library archives, inspired the exclusive design for the label and packaging. See more about the project here.
Schlafly’s From The Ibex Cellar: Barrel-Aged Barleywine is available now for a limited release 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.