Schlafly Beer has announced the release of Raspberry Chipotle Brown Ale, the first of the brewery’s 750-ml bottle Cellar Selections. The series, which began last year, gets a new look for 2018. The bottle design now showcases the research and development inside each of the inventive beers with a handwritten look and feel and a descriptive neck tag.
This year’s Cellar Selections take a bolder directive with a creative collection of beers utilizing unconventional ingredients.
“We brew and bottle all our Cellar Selections at our flagship Tap Room so the new design and line-up exemplifies how creativity thrives within that building with our brewing team–even after 26 years,” explained Founding Brewer Stephen Hale. “These beers evoke excitement and intrigue. We want the rustic design to feel like our brewers invited you to try their secret experimental brews, which is how many of these Cellar Selections started. The larger bottle format makes the beers perfect to bring to a party and share amongst friends, and Raspberry Chipotle Brown Ale is a great way to get conversation going with intriguing ingredients in an approachable beer style.”
Raspberry Chipotle Brown Ale (5.9%, 24 IBUs) is brewed with fresh raspberry and jalapeño. The beer overflows with fresh fruit and a distinct, earthy pepper within a robust, malty brown ale. The generally temperate Brown Ale style enjoys prominence among the two assertive ingredients, raspberry and chipotle (smoked, dried jalapeño). Hoppiness is kept in check while the spicy, sweet and smoky flavors play off each other with graceful deference.
This beer is available at the brewpubs and will be available in limited markets across Schlafly’s distribution this week.
Schlafly Beer, St. Louis’ 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 120 hop varietals, 95 malts and grains, 30 different spices and fruits and 10 separate yeast 18 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.