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New Beer Blog Schlafly APA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Schlafly Brewery.  It is their American Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this St Louis craft brewery.  Let us get into this pale ale.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head on this dry hopped American Pale Ale. The aroma has a light citrus notes. The taste has a light citrus notes with a dry bitter aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from beer bottle:

Schlafly Dry Hopped APA is charged with American hops to create a bold aromatic ale.  Assertive hop flavor joins the pine/citrus aroma characteristic of American hops to balance the full body provided by North American malts.  Available year round.

Here is a description from their website (www.schlafly.com):

Dry Hopped APA

Available year round

ABV: 5.9% | IBU: 50

  • Appearance: Golden amber, slightly hazy
  • Process: Dry hopped, unfiltered
  • Hops: Cascade, Chinook (US)
  • Grains : Pale, Caramel
  • Yeast: American Ale
  • SRM: 10

Our Dry Hopped American Pale Ale (APA) is charged with American hops to create a bold, aromatic ale. Assertive hop flavor joins the pine/citrus aroma characteristic of American hops to balance the full body provided by North American malts. After fermentation, the beer circulates through a bed of Cascade and Chinook hops, boosting the distinctive hop aroma of this satisfying ale.

In the long view of the history of beer, American Pale Ale is a newcomer. Based on English Pale Ale, American brewers adapted this style into something new. Born out of the reverence English Pale Ales during the 1980’s American beer scene, APA is the bold, hoppier cousin of Pale Ale. With an emphasis on American hops, APA is gaining popularity with breweries racing to make these ales with such great hop characters.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.schlafly.com

Twitter:  @schlafly

Closing, I am a pretty big fan of this craft brewery when I moved to Chicago market.  I had friends bring up beer and my sister moved to St Louis.  I had honor of checking out their brewpubs and brewery.  I had a blasted.  I still say to this day their Pumpkin Ale and Christmas Ale are one of the best beers to me in market.  There is a nice balance and a great malty backbone.  I love both the hops that they used in this brew.  It uses both Cascade and Chinook.  I love this beer and I wished they would make it to Michigan market.  I love that they are finally in the Chicago market.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Schlafly American IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Schlafly Brewery.  It is their Special American India Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know history of this Midwest craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Missouri craft brewery.  Let us get into this American India Pale Ale.

It has a cloudy light copper color with a constant white head. The smell has a heavy grapefruit to citrus like notes. The taste has the same aroma notes. The aftertaste has a citrus to hop bitter finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their beer bottle:

A special release IPA, AIPA is available for a limited time, with a new IPA every few months.  Schlafly American IPA is brewed with 100% American hops.  They impart bitterness and citrus flavor to the ale.

Here is a description from their website (www.schlafly.com):

American IPA | Schlafly Beer

Our American IPA gets its bold hop flavor from 100% American hops and its deep gold and full body from pale and crystal malted barley. A blend of Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hop varietals imparts AIPA with bitterness and prominent aromas of citrus and fruit. Our brewers select these hops on an annual pilgrimage to the hop farms of Pacific Northwest.

IPAs (India Pale Ales) were first brewed in England during the late 1700s for export overseas to British soldiers in India. To keep their beer from spoiling during the long voyage, English brewers fortified their traditional pale ale recipes with natural preservatives: more malted barley, for a higher alcohol content, and more hops. In recent decades, with growing appreciation for highly hopped beers, American craft brewers have revived the style, embraced it, and incorporated new hop varieties. Our Special Release IPAs further those traditions and showcase the distinctions of hops from different hemisphere.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website: www.schlafly.com

Twitter:  @schlafly

Ending, it is a big holiday when I get Schlafly beers.  I do not get any of their beers in the Michigan market.  I have been wanting to try this beer since it was first released in their beer market.  I will say it did not disappoint me at all.  I love the tasting notes.  I love the hop selection.  They build a nice malty backbone.  I love this beer as much their APA.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13