Schlafly Beer’s newest beer is named after a king from a long time ago.
King Kaya is a 6.3 percent ABV blonde ale brewed with African cocoa nibs before being blended with “a toddy” from Kaldi’s Coffee Roasters, also located in St. Louis. The new beer is part of the brewery’s Artist Series, which showcases specific artist’s work on the label of each release. Last year’s release in the Artist Series was Rye IPA, a collaboration with artist Peat “Eyez” Wollaeger.
“A beer fit for royalty, this year’s Artist Series release showcases the art of Ryan Frank, whose time in Ghana inspired the beer’s namesake — King Kaya — the ruler of the Ghanaian ancient empire,” reads the label. “King Kaya proves that looks can be deceiving.”
According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), King Kaya will be packaged in 750ml bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional details was not immediately returned.