The Saint Louis Brewery™ releases limited-edition Gruit beer with design from the local band and artists in advance of May’s Art Outside Festival.

Schlafly Beer has announced this year’s Artist Series beer, the annual limited-release brew with label design from a local St. Louis artist. The largest, locally-owned brewery in St. Louis introduces the Artist Series beer in advance of the Art Outside Festival at Schlafly Bottleworks over Memorial Day weekend, 2018. This year, Schlafly brewed a Gruit, a beer brewed without hops with a tart flavor and lower ABV (5.0%). Local St. Louis musicians and printmakers Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult of Sleepy Kitty Arts designed the label for the beer’s 750 ml bottle design. The label reflects the bright taste of the beer, incorporating botanical elements and bright colors.

“We love to have our work crossover with the things we love … beer included. We played at Schlafly’s Art Outside Festival last year so it’s pretty cool to have our other art medium of printmaking tie in with the event this year.”
– Sleepy Kitty Arts

Sleepy Kitty Arts will be one of 65 selected artists from a 120-mile radius to showcase their work at Art Outside, which takes place on May 25-27, 2018.

Schlafly 2018 Artist Series Beer

Schlafly 2018 Artist Series Beer

“Drawing nearly 20,000 visitors each year, Art Outside is dedicated to showcasing local art in an approachable venue and manner. Art Outside is not an ordinary fair, but one that features quality and affordable art, music, and plenty of tasty food and drink from Schlafly Beer. The festival’s mission is to increase public knowledge and appreciation for the local art scene by creating opportunities that connect artists, musicians, and the community.”
– Wil Rogers, Brand Manager

The 14th annual Art Outside Festival will take place on Friday, May 25, from 4pm to 10pm; Saturday, May 26, from 11am to 10pm; and Sunday, May 27, from 11am to 4pm at Schlafly Beer’s Bottleworks location – 7260 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143.

The live local music schedule can be found on the Art Outside website. The Artist Series Beer will be available for purchase in St. Louis and across Schlafly’s distribution on April 9.

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