CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Louis Brewery, the makers of Schlafly Beer and the largest independent and locally-owned brewer in Missouri, continues to extend its reach across the Midwest and East Coast with new can offerings.
The brewer is now packaging its Schlafly brand beers of Pale Ale, White Lager, IPA and its line of Hop Allocation beers in Ardagh 16 oz. aluminum beverage cans, building on its impressive history of providing craft beer enthusiasts a consistent quality taste experience.
Opening its doors in 1991, the St. Louis Brewery began its operations in an abandoned building of a printing company in downtown St. Louis. Known as the Schlafly Tap Room, the building is now a local historical landmark as well as a brewery and tap room. And, due to local customer enthusiasm, the business has grown to include another production brewery and tap room in Maplewood, MO, Schlafly Bottleworks. The company proudly offers over 60 unique styles of beer and regularly packages these products for Schlafly loyalists across the 12 states where the products are distributed.
Wil Rogers, Head of Marketing, Schlafly Beer, says the company's success is founded on a strict assurance of quality and taste. "We adhere to an intense quality assurance process that ensures a taste experience we think is best-in-class in the craft beer industry," he says. "And we choose our packaging accordingly, where ingredient integrity and preservation is key to delivering the intended taste experience whether the customer is in St. Louis or New York."
Claude Marbach, CEO, Ardagh Metal – North America, says the Ardagh team is proud to support the Schlafly brand in assuring very specific taste profiles. "The biggest issues for beer is light and oxygen," he says. "Beverage cans provide an ideal light barrier which preserve ingredients and, thus, taste integrity. This integrity extends to the environment as well as cans are the answer in supporting a brand's sustainability objectives."
One of Schlafly's core principals revolves around sustainability, and beverage cans are recycled at the highest rate of any beverage package. Cans also deliver optimum filling as well as distribution and retail display economics due to the can's stacking abilities with no space wasted.
Schlafly craft beers are now available at select restaurants, retail establishments and liquor and convenience stores across Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, New York and New Jersey.
About St. Louis Brewery
Schlafly Beer, Missouri's largest locally owned, independent craft brewery, proudly offers over 60 unique styles of beer. Each is handmade at the Tap Room in Midtown St. Louis or Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. Utilizing 102 hop varietals, 77 malts and grains, 59 different spices and fruits and 10 separate yeast strains from around the globe, Schlafly also works with local suppliers for everything from farm-fresh food to packaging and labeling. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Schlafly donates spent grain to local farmers to feed their livestock and utilizes 100% renewable energy throughout its operations. The brand continues to define craft across 13 states and throughout countless fine establishments, backyards and basement bars. Join us at either of our locations and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For a full listing of seasonal and year-round beers and for information on distribution, visit Schlafly.com.
Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for most of the world's leading food, beverage and consumer care brands. We operate more than 100 facilities in 22 countries, employ more than 23,000 people and have global sales of approximately $8.6 billion. For more information, please visit www.ardaghgroup.com.
SOURCE Ardagh Group