Friday, November 4, 2011

B4TW - Schlafly Winter ESB

No doubt we're into autumn weather now. It's cool, crisp and still dry. Seriously, my skin is about to start peeling off it's so dry. I want a beer that has a good malt backbone but still has a crisp hop presence. Something like that seems like the perfect beer for the sunny, cool weekend. The beer that meets my criteria is Schlafly Winter ESB.

Winter ESB just started hitting store shelves in town this past week. The winter really does bring a bounty to package stores in the metro. There's just too much to choose from and the Winter ESB gets a little lost in the shuffle for most people. I'm not one of those people, it's one of my favorite Schlafly beers of the year and I'm glad it's back. That's why Schlafly Winter ESB is the beer for the weekend.

Winter ESB is widely available all across the metro. It should be available in any store that carries a good seasonal selection or carries a good selection of fine Schlafly beers.


  1. good call. Bought some yesterday for tailgating at the Chiefs game.

  2. One of my favorite "session" beers. I really like Winter ESB a lot. Good choice.

  3. I saw this in the grocery store this week, with white sediment at the bottom of every bottle. I don't remember that from previous years. Is that normal?

  4. Beerbo,

    What is this store you speak of? I can determine from there if it is fresh, or last years beer(which shouldn't be on the shelf).
    The precipitate is due to the Dry-Hopping of which has been slightly bumped up this year, we do spin out yeast, but there is some hop material that remains with the beer.

    Hope that helps.

  5. GaryB,

    Thanks for your response. It was this year's beer, produced 10 25 2011. I purchased it from another store where it also had some sediment. Nothing to be worried about because it is a fine beer.

  6. I just noticed that the picture is misleading, because the label is now blue, not red - that confused me until I noticed that the bottle in the picture is from 2007.