February 2020

01/13/2020
There were a lot of reasons to celebrate on January 25th. As most alert readers (ARs) probably know, it was the 261st birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, an annual celebration at The Schlafly Tap Room since 1992. It was the day of the NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis. It was also Chinese New Year, the first day...
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January 2020

01/01/2020
An ignominious centennial is upon us.  January 17th will be the 100th anniversary of the effective date of Prohibition. The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution is the only amendment whose purpose was to limit freedom rather than expand it. 
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December 2019

12/01/2019
When I incorporated The Saint Louis Brewery, Inc. in 1989, Dan Kopman and I didn’t give much thought to what name to give our beer. Our main focus was on getting the business up and running. As we got closer to actually brewing and selling beer (as opposed to things like site selection, licensing, equipment purchase etc.) we knew we...
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November 2019

11/01/2019
Several alert readers (ARs), including Carrie Odum and David Stratmann, have brought it to my attention that The Testaments by Margaret Atwood imagines a venue called The Schlafly Café in Cambridge, in the dystopia known as Gilead. It’s a place where evil women, collectively known as Aunts, meet to hatch their sinister plots.
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October 2019

10/01/2019
What had long been rumored was finally confirmed this past August. The years of hard work by MLS4TheLou had finally paid off.
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September 2019

09/19/2019
One of the highlights of the summer of 2019 for me was watching The Blues win The Stanley Cup in Boston on June 12th. As all alert readers (ARs) undoubtedly know, the Blues’ accomplishment was unprecedented in the history of sports.  Never before had a team in any of the four major professional leagues in the United States gone from last...
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August 2019

08/01/2019
Shortly before sunrise earlier this summer I drove from Sauget, Illinois back to my home in St. Louis. My route took me north on Illinois Route 3 and then west over The Mississippi on The Poplar Street Bridge.
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July 2019

07/01/2019
As many alert readers (ARs) know from reading this column, I was able to attend two world-class athletic competitions earlier this year: The Masters Golf Tournament in April and The Kentucky Derby in May.   Many ARs also know from other sources that I attended another championship competition in June: The Stanley Cup Finals. 
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June 2019

06/01/2019
Schlafly Beer recently marked an important milestone.  As was announced in numerous media, a group of investors led by my cousin David Schlafly has acquired a controlling interest in the company.  As the chairman I couldn’t be more pleased. 
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May 2019

05/01/2019
One of the stories dominating the news cycle in 2019 has been the ongoing war of words, both spoken and tweeted, between a man who was the oldest person ever elected to a first term as U.S. President and a woman who is the youngest person currently serving in the U.S. Congress. 
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