Reader, Perry Howie 13 sent in this tip which I found to be quite a surprise. His link to a BeerAdvocate article reads as follows:
Schlafly Beer is for sale, with some local strings attached.
St. Louis Brewery, maker of Schlafly craft beer, is for sale. But company founders Tom Schlafly and Dan Kopman say they are in no rush to sell their stakes, and they would strongly prefer a local ownership group that includes current brewery workers.
The main reason for the “for sale” sign outside St. Louis’ largest craft brewer is succession planning, they said. Schlafly, 61, who owns nearly 80 percent of the company, has no family interested in running the business. Kopman, 48, who holds about 20 percent, also does not see his school-age children becoming involved with the brewery.
“At some point, the brewery is going to move to additional ownership,” Schlafly said Monday.
There’s an article with more info from StLToday right here.
(Thanks, Perry Howie.)