MyBeerBuzz: Schlafly Beer Releases New Hoptic Visions Sampler Pack

Schlafly Beer, the original, independent craft brewery in St. Louis, releases Hoptic Visions, a new sampler pack with four hop-forward beers. Schlafly’s Hoptic Visions offers hop-forward favorites from Schlafly’s portfolio as well as a new experimental brew. This is the first year for the Hoptic Visions pack, which will feature: India Pale Ale, Hoppy Wheat Ale, India Pale Lager, and the debut of Hazy Pineapple IPA. Hoptic Visions is available across the Schlafly distribution area starting on Monday, March 16.

Schlafly’s Hoptic Visions variety pack stands out in a crowded market with neon colors and visions from a trip fueled by hops on each face of the box.

“The sampler pack showcases the versatility of hop-forward beers,” explains Schlafly’s Founding Brewer Stephen Hale. “Many think just of IPAs when it comes to hoppy beers, but we wanted to showcase how hops can enhance different styles as well as add different flavor profiles. These beers highlight everything from fruity and juicy hops to our sessionable IPA.”

For more about each beer in the Hoptic Visions pack, see here:

India Pale Ale (5.0% ABV): With a lower ABV than traditional IPAs, Schlafly’s year-round take on the style offers a sessional beer for both hopheads and newcomers alike. The Schlafly IPA features a hop blend to enhance tropical flavors and subtle notes of citrus.

Hoppy Wheat Ale (5.0% ABV): Wheat brings a touch of haze with a hint of sweetness and combines with Mosaic and Amarillo hops that lend to abundant citrus flavor and aroma.

India Pale Lager (5.5% ABV): Just because it’s a lager doesn’t mean it can’t feature strong hop flavors. Dry-hopped with Citra hops, India Pale Lager offers a crisp finish and a kick of tropical character.

Hazy Pineapple IPA (4.5% ABV): This IPA is a trifecta of haze, hope and fruit. Pounds of experimental hops and pineapple refract off one another to create a juicy and golden brew with a long-lasting finish.

The Hoptic Visions pack can be purchased at the Schlafly brewpubs or across the brewery’s distribution region ($13.99 suggested retail). For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution, visit Schlafly’s website here.