Schlafly Beer, the largest locally owned brewery in St. Louis, has announced the upcoming release of Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale, the latest beer in the Cellar Selections Series. Perfect for warmer weather, this citrus-forward, blonde ale sips like a summer cocktail.
The Cellar Selections: Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale will be available across Schlafly’s distribution in limited quantities, beginning Friday, June 29.
“Don’t be fooled by its airy approach,” said Founding Brewer Stephen Hale. “It’s a versatile brew with assertive hops and a serious depth of flavor. You get a punch of citrus without any actual citrus at all. The tropical, fragrant lemongrass gives aromatics of lemon while the hibiscus lends complex berry-rich and tart lemon flavors.”
At 4.7% and 25 IBUs, the Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale is the perfect summer libation to gather around the barbecue. With lemongrass and hibiscus prominent in many cultural cuisines, this beer is the perfect pairing for bold grilling flavors like Korean BBQ or a South American asado feast.
Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale is the fourth beer in Schlafly’s 2018 Cellar Selections, following Paloma Gose, Raspberry Chipotle Brown Ale and Kentucky Mule Ale. This year’s selections are a creative collection of beers utilizing unconventional ingredients, many inspired by cocktails. Schlafly’s Kentucky Mule Ale was even recently named one of VinePair’s Best Cocktail-Inspired Beers. Schlafly’s Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale will be available at the brewpubs as well as limited markets across Schlafly’s distribution.
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 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.