Schlafly Beer has announced the Ibex Series that has been created to showcase its brewer’s talents.
The first release in the new series will be Lazy Ballerina, a 7.35 percent ABV French-style saison brewed with Chambourcin grapes from Missouri-based Chandler Hill Vineyards before being aged in barrels from the same vineyard for three months. The beer takes its name from the trellis that a wine grapevine is grown on.
“The “IBEX Series” of beers from Schlafly are intended to harness the imaginative talents of our brewing team and create a space where unique ingredients, barrel-aging processes, and inspired styles can be showcased and appreciated,” reads a post on Schlafly’s website. “Designed to feature distinct limited releases every few months, this series hopes to honor the spirit in which Schlafly Beer was founded.”
James “Otto” Ottolini, Schlafly’s brewmaster, heads up the series.
According to the St. Louis, Mo.-based brewery, Lazy Ballerina will be packaged in 750ml bottles and will be released at an event on April 18.