This well-traveled ale features eight hop varieties from Schlafly’s closest farmer relationships across three continents
(ST. LOUIS; June 20, 2016)--Schlafly Beer launches today a new special release, exclusive to the St. Louis area, of Expo IPA (6.5% ABV; 55 IBUs). A beer years in the making, the approachably bold IPA features eight hop varieties from farms across three continents.
The name Expo IPA is a tribute to St. Louis’ World’s Fair Exposition in 1904. During that time, people from around the world descended upon St. Louis to showcase their greatest achievements. Expo IPA brings together the best of the best hops from around the globe into one beer.
Ambassador Brewer Stephen Hale explains, “Our personal relationships with these farmers allow us to get a first go at brewing with interesting hops. They trust us to test new varieties, sometimes before they are even commercialized. The Expo IPA showcases eight of our favorites.”
Combined with quality grains and water sourced from St. Louis’s unique confluence of rivers, the Expo IPA showcases Australian hops for their citrus notes, American hops for their piney aromas, and UK/European hops for a clean base bitterness to offer an approachable yet bold and balanced IPA.
Expo IPA can be purchased on draft or in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles at the Bottleworks or Tap Room locations. The six-packs ($10.99 suggested retail) are also available across the St. Louis metropolitan area. For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution and products, visit www.schlafly.com/beers/distribution.
About Schlafly Beer: Founded in 1991 in St. Louis, Schlafly Beer is the largest locally owned and independent craft brewery in Missouri, proudly offering more than 50 unique styles of craft beer. The celebrated brewing company continues to define craft with a dedication to sourcing the best ingredients, supporting local sustainability and community efforts whenever possible, and delivering a superior beer experience from year-round to limited-edition styles. In 2014, Schlafly Beer’s production of 60,000 barrels of beer took place between its two brewery-restaurants, Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust St.) in downtown St. Louis, and Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave.) located in Maplewood. The Schlafly Tap Room was the first new brewpub to open in Missouri since Prohibition and is housed in a restored wood and brick building on the National Historic Register. Schlafly Bottleworks offers free weekend tours every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. on the hour, and every half hour on Saturdays. Schlafly Tap Room offers free brewery tours every Sunday.