October 2022

One of the byproducts of the COVID pandemic has been a phenomenon known as The Great Resignation. For a variety of reasons tens of millions of workers have left their jobs and declined to seek other employment. In my humble opinion the greatest resignation of all was that of Britain’s Prince Harry. As some alert readers (ARs) will recall, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle famously announced that they were “stepping down” from their work as members of the royal family. The first question some ARs might be inclined to ask is, what exactly is the “work” from which these overworked royals are stepping down?

13 Pumpkin Beers To Try Before They’re Gone

You may have had Schlafly’s Oktoberfest lager, but this limited-release fan-favorite is worth a sip (or a bunch of sips) too. It’s fermented in pounds of fresh pumpkin squash and a brewer’s blend of wort and sugar, then filtered through a spiced infusion of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. The end result is a brew that’s […]

September 2022

Some alert readers (ARs) may recall that I have on two previous occasions written in this space about the Golden Lane of supporters of women’s suffrage who lined Locust Street during the 1916 Democratic Convention in St. Louis. What I did not realize when I wrote either of these columns was that something else of historic importance happened on Locust Street three years later. From May 8-10, 1919 The St. Louis Caucus of The American Legion was held at The Shubert Theatre on the corner of Locust and what is now Tucker Boulevard. It was at this site, generally viewed as the birthplace of The American Legion in America, where the organization’s constitution and preamble were drafted and formally adopted.

The Most Balanced Pale Ales in the Market

Most people want their world to be in a proper balance between work and personal life. You don’t want to work too much, but you also don’t want to work so little that you can provide for your family or support your lifestyle. It’s all about balance.

Schlafly Beer is a St. Louis Landmark

Built in 1902, the building that houses the Schlafly Tap Room originally was home to printing businesses – first Lambert Deacon Hull Printing Co. and later the John S. Swift Co. Exploring its basement (now used for brewing) and all of the space’s little side rooms, hallways and dark, dusty corners, one has the feeling that the 32,000-square-foot building is full of secrets known only by owner Tom Schlafly and founding brewer Stephen Hale.

Schlafly makes the ‘Best Soup’ list

Many pubs have a beer cheese soup on the menu, but very few can say that they brew the beer themselves. Using its own Hefeweizen, Schlafly marries an unfiltered wheat ale with pepperjack and white cheddar cheeses for a slightly spicy vegetarian union.