, the largest locally owned brewery in St. Louis, has announced the upcoming release of the From The Ibex Cellar Barrel-Aged Saison. This is the latest release in the brewery’s premium series which highlights beers from the Schlafly Tap Room’s exclusive Ibex Cellar. While Schlafly has aged beers for the series in everything from rum to scotch barrels, this is the first beer in wine barrels.
The Schlafly brewing team sourced sauvignon blanc barrels from seven award-winning wineries from both France and California for the beer. With a higher ABV than your average Saison (7.5%), the white oak of the wine barrels casts a sweet and comforting aroma across this Belgian-style beer.
“It’s definitely a sophisticated brew,” said Founding Brewer Stephen Hale. “You can taste the complexity in every silky, spicy, tart, dry and crisp sip that you take.”
This release showcases the creativity and brewing ingenuity that began in the Ibex Cellar years ago and continues through the From The Ibex Cellar Series today. Previous releases in this year’s series include: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Imperial Coffee Stout and Sour Blonde Ale.
The Barrel Aged Saison will be available for purchase starting Monday, August 13th in four-packs of 11.2 ounce bottles for $17.99. The beers will be available in limited supply across Schlafly’s distribution as well as in the Schlafly Tap Room and Bottleworks locations.
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.