Schlafly Beer introduces a new limited release this week with Smoked Stout.
A continuation of the brewery’s Cellar Series, the Smoked Stout joins other beers such as Belgian Golden Ale, Baltic Porter and ESB in 750 ml bottles. The full-bodied, flavorful stout is slightly hoppy and boasts hints of chocolate. After the barley is malted, it’s smoked with beechwood, which adds an appealing, roasted aroma to the finished beer.
Ambassador Brewer Stephen Hale explains, “Our Cellar Beers are meant to be conversation pieces. It was a 2017 goal to expand our offerings of unique, larger format beers and encourage guests to enjoy and share the beers with friends. The Smoked Stout is exactly what you want to be drinking this time of year. Robust and rich, the appropriate amount of hops provide balance while the Belgian crystal malt and German smoked malt lend complexity.”
With capabilities for different bottle shapes and sizes, the new craft bottling line in the Schlafly Tap Room’s Horn & Quill Room allows the brewery to execute these smaller, limited releases. In addition to the larger format Cellar Series, the room also rolls out the brewery’s highly sought-after From the Ibex Cellar series.
The Smoked Stout will be available for purchase in the 750 ml bottles for a suggested retail price of $13.99 across the brewery’s distribution region. The beer will also be available in bottles at both the Schlafly Tap Room and Bottleworks as well as available on draft or for growler purchases. For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution, visit www.schlafly.com/beers/distribution.