Friday, December 08, 2006

Mitch behind the cask cabinet at last week's Schlafly tasting.


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I neglected to report on last Thursday’s (November 30) Schlafly Brewing Company tasting. It went quite well, with most regular pub customers that evening dropping into our Prost special events room to chat with brewery reps, including Mitch Turner (above), and sample Schlafly bottles and a special firkin of volatile and tasty cask-conditioned Pale Ale.

For the occasion, we rolled the cask cabinet from its usual position behind the Public House bar, because of course portability is almost as favorable as potability when it comes to cask ale. There wasn’t proper stillage time, and tapping the firkin was comparable to the post-game champagne celebrations we’ve all seen on television, but it was a good christening for the walls in the room.

A precious few 750 ml bottles of Schlafly’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout were on hand. There’ll be returning soon, first to the rotating bottle list, then to the everyday bottle list at the first of the year.

Don’t forget that in conjunction with Gravity Head 2007, we’ll be hosting a book signing by Tom Schlafly, the microbrewery's founder and namesake, and the author of "A New Religion in Mecca: Memoir of a Renegade Brewer in St. Louis." This event will take place later in March, 2007, and will coincide with the unveiling of one or more special Schlafly beers for Gravity Head.

1 comment:

David R. Pierce said...

Mitch looks pained.