Schlafly has been a St. Louis staple since it brewed its first batch of beer in 1991. When they decided to expand…More their operations, an abandoned grocery store in Maplewood seemed the perfect spot. With the help of local architects, Schlafly remodeled the building to accommodate the microbrewery, bottleworks and restaurant, and opened its doors in spring of 2003.
Schlafly Bottleworks has since become a big part of the Maplewood community, supporting local businesses whenever possible and even hosting the local farmer's market every Wednesday. Brewery tours are available Friday through Sunday, and the restaurant features live music every Thursday through Saturday night from 9 to midnight. See the music schedule for details.
Schlafly's regular beers, available year-round on tap and in bottles, include Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, Kolsch, Oatmeal Stout, APA and Pilsner. Seasonal brews are available at different times throughout the year, as are special releases such as the Irish Stout, Pumpkin Ale and Christmas Ale. See the website for details and release dates.
The Bottleworks restaurant serves dishes prepared with locally produced foods and meats, from local farms and businesses such as Ozark Forest Mushrooms, Rensings Hog Farm, St. Louis Tortilla Co., Seven Thunder Bison and Serendipity Ice Cream. Produce, including tomatoes, salad greens and other vegetables, is grown on-site in a garden on the east side of the building. The garden is fertilized with compost and manure from local farmers, as well table scraps from the restaurant.