Craft Beer Tasting

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As a treasured member of the Mary Ranken Jordan Society, we invite you to join us for a complimentary virtual craft beer tasting event. 


Savor the season from the comfort of your home during a guided tasting by Schlafly Beer Founding Brewer, Stephen Hale, and enjoy snacks to complement, courtesy of Butler’s Pantry. Then, learn how your support has helped Ranken Jordan grow with an update from Dr. Nick Holekamp, Chief Medical Officer. 

Event Details


Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 7:00 PM



The comfort of your home. See below to learn how to access the virtual event.


Craft Beer Tasting Boxes:

Schlafly Beers and Butler’s Pantry have prepared a complimentary tasting box, exclusively for friends of Ranken Jordan. Each box contains three craft beers with food pairings. Boxes will be available for pick up at Ranken Jordan or delivery on the day of the event. Further details will be provided upon your response. Prior to the event, detailed instructions will be provided for setting up the virtual tasting on your phone, tablet, computer or smart TV.


Serving Suggestions:

Schlafly’s Founding Brewer recommends placing beers into the icebox for at least an hour or two prior to start of the event. There is no need to chill your glassware, but he does recommend having your beer handy in a nearby cooler when the event begins for easy access. In general some beers like to be served at slightly warmer temperatures than ~40*, much better flavor for the most part but it’s all subjective. Straight out of the fridge when the event starts works well enough.


About Schlafly’s Founding Brewer, Stephen Hale:

With more than three decades of beer experience—from making one batch at home to participating in the production of more than 56,000 barrels per year—Stephen Hale brings a background as robust as the Schlafly Beer portfolio to his role of ambassador brewer for The Saint Louis Brewery. Having been a part of the Schlafly team since the brewery’s inception in 1991, Hale has developed a deep proficiency in the logistics of brewing. “You have to walk the walk before you can talk the talk to move from brewing to marketing,” he explains. “After working 20 years in the brewhouse, I know the company from the inside out and can share its story with confidence.” Hale wears many hats for Schlafly and today primarily works alongside the sales and marketing teams to expand brand outreach to the local community and represents Schlafly at beer dinners, tastings, and tapping events. Read more >