Schlafly The Devil’s Farmhouse joins the Rare Ibex Series on December 22nd.
Schlafly Brewery is one of the biggest names in Saint Louis, Missouri brewing. The 26-year-old brewery is known for a great many beers, but none so hard to come by as the Ibex Rare Series. Don’t feel bad if you aren’t too familiar with Schlafly Ibex. They are truly limited to just a few thousand bottles, whenever a beer decides that it’s ready.
For the second time this year, the Ibex Rare Series has born another unique fruit – The Devil’s Farmhouse. The name doesn’t conjure up thoughts of Christmas, but the design and rarity are indeed perfect for the season. Something truly special, worth sipping with loved ones.
A plethora of malts, including rye, wheat, and dark malt is what the Brettanomyces has been feasting on for over a year. This is no ordinary farmhouse ale. It’s every bit as dark, brooding and complex as the devil himself, hardened by 18 months of aging in wine barrels with sweet red cherries and black currants. Every sip is a wave of farmhouse Bretty funk, tart, and fruity flavors, with the slightest hint of oak. You are sipping little nuances of oaky time, captured in a sexy 750-milliliter bottle.
No this isn’t a beer for mass consumption. Nor is it something easily replicated. It’s beer and brewer passion, elevated. In this case, the devil is truly in the details.
Schlafly The Devil’s Farmhouse will be available starting December 21st in the brewery’s tap room, plus limited distribution, $30 dollars each.
Schlafly The Eleventh Labor is the second addition to the brewery’s Ibex Series. The ibex, a wild goat, can be traced back to the village seal of Steinhof, where brewery founder Tom Schlafly’s great grandfather was born.
The second addition, Schlafly The Eleventh Labor, is soured with the brewery’s house sour yeast culture, and bolstered with 62 pounds of apricots.
“The Ibex Series is a celebration of our foundation at Schlafly Beer to utilize high quality ingredients and consistently challenge our brewing team to deliver a superior product,” Schlafly Brewer Augie Altenbaumer. “With the Eleventh Labor, every element from the label to the packaging of the kegs exemplifies the craftsmanship of our Ibex beers.”
Schlafly The Eleventh Labor is available in 750 milliliter bottles, hand waxed, for an estimated retail price of $20 dollars.
Release: November, 2015
Ed Note: Updated the style per the brewer’s request