Schlafly Beer in St. Louis, Missouri, has been around since 1991. While 26 may seem young, that’s very, very old in craft brewery years. With that pedigree, it would be easy for Schlafly to sit back and coast at this stage of existence, letting its core line of beers carry the brand forward. But the world of beer is anything but stagnant, and Schlafly isn’t afraid to move and change with the times.
One of the best examples of Schlafly’s ability to reinvent itself is its 2017 Hop Allocation Series. Throughout the year, the St. Louis institution has been releasing a new India Pale Ale every six weeks highlighting 12 very different hop varieties. One of the standouts in the series is the succinctly named Schlafly Double IPA. As you might expect with the style, this beer packs a whopping 10 percent ABV and a welcome 80 IBU (international bitterness units). Double IPA is effectively double the brand’s core
Other Hop Allocation Series beers include the Rye IPA, Farmhouse
“The Hop Allocation series showcases the depth of flavors and distinct characteristics of different hops,” Hale says. “Some of the beers in the line-up are an introduction to hoppy beers, but this one is for the true hop lover.”
Like the standard Schlafly IPA, big brother Double
Schlafly Double IPA is available now for purchase throughout Schlafly’s distribution area in bottled six-packs, as well as by the glass and growler at select draft locations. If you’re in the St. Louis region, you can buy Double
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