Jun 18, 2018

Schlafly Releases Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale

Press Release

Schlafly Beer, the largest locally owned brewery in St. Louis, announces today the upcoming release of Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale, the latest beer in the Cellar Selections Series. Perfect for warmer weather, this citrus-forward, blonde ale sips like a summer cocktail. The Cellar Selections: Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale will be available across Schlafly’s distribution in limited quantities, beginning Friday, June 29.

“Don’t be fooled by its airy approach,” says Founding Brewer Stephen Hale. “It’s a versatile brew with assertive hops and a serious depth of flavor. You get a punch of citrus without any actual citrus at all. The tropical, fragrant lemongrass gives aromatics of lemon while the hibiscus lends complex berry-rich and tart lemon flavors.”

At 4.7% and 25 IBUs, the Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale is the perfect summer libation to gather around the barbecue. With lemongrass and hibiscus prominent in many cultural cuisines, this beer is the perfect pairing for bold grilling flavors like Korean BBQ or a South American asado feast.

Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale is the fourth beer in Schlafly’s 2018 Cellar Selections, following Paloma Gose, Raspberry Chipotle Brown Ale and Kentucky Mule Ale. This year’s selections are a creative collection of beers utilizing unconventional ingredients, many inspired by cocktails. Schlafly’s Kentucky Mule Ale was even recently named one of VinePair’s Best Cocktail-Inspired Beers here. Schlafly’s Hibiscus & Lemongrass Blonde Ale will be available at the brewpubs as well as limited markets across Schlafly’s distribution for a suggested retail value of $13.99. For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution, visit http://www.schlafly.com/beer-finder/.

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