Did you guys know there's a Saint Louis? Neither did I until today, when I flew to his city via air coach for a quick day trip to see my beltless raincoat distributor. Upon my return to the airport, I had an hour or so to kill, so I found myself sitting belly up at the Schlafly Bar, where I consumed the Schlafly Christmas Ale. While the name may not roll off the tongue, their beer is good. The Christmas Ale packs a punch (8%) and tastes a little boozier than a lot of other winter beers, but not in a bad way. It also has a good amount of spices and holiday flavors, like orange peel, ginger, and cloves. All in all, it's a nice strong winter warmer.
Name: Schlafly Christmas Ale
Brewery: The Saint Louis Brewery
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Good for drinking if: you find yourself in Concourse E in Lambert International Airport on a Thursday afternoon and want something to make you feel like you're sitting by a nice warm fire instead of some pharma sales rep on his cell phone and laptop.
Rating (out of 5 stars): 4.25 stars