The Adorably Bearded Men of Schlafly Have Their Own Calendar

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Brewing Manager Eric Roy is the June model. - PHOTO BY KATE BURRUS
  • Photo by Kate Burrus
  • Brewing Manager Eric Roy is the June model.

These days, beards and brews go together like, well, pizza and beer. It seems like just about everybody you meet in the brewing community is sporting a big bushy beard, each more adorably hipster than the next.

At Schlafly, this trend is in full bloom — to the point that the St. Louis-based brewery decided to put out a calendar to commemorate all those glorious whiskers. Its "2016 Beard Calendar" features its staff captured on film by the brewery's own Kate Burrus, with a two-day shoot at the Schlafly Bottleworks.

You can buy a calendar at either the Tap Room or the Bottleworks; they retail for just $15. And if you're not content to ogle some chin candy in the pages of a calendar, we hear that some of these brewmasters will be in attendance at tonight's 25th Annual Burns Night at the Tap Room. Come for the beards; stay for the poetry.

Below, some of our favorite calendar boys.

Charles Stockstrom and Jared Williamson, both brewers, are ready for April showers. - PHOTO BY KATE BURRUS
  • Photo by Kate Burrus
  • Charles Stockstrom and Jared Williamson, both brewers, are ready for April showers.

Quality Assurance Specialist Kyle Tavares and Brand Specialist Will Rogers are dazzling with May flowers. - PHOTO BY KATE BURRUS
  • Photo by Kate Burrus
  • Quality Assurance Specialist Kyle Tavares and Brand Specialist Will Rogers are dazzling with May flowers.

Turn the page for more bearded fun at Schlafly.

Maintenance and engineering manager Ken Marsh is Mr. October. - PHOTO BY KATE BURRUS
  • Photo by Kate Burrus
  • Maintenance and engineering manager Ken Marsh is Mr. October.

Communications manager Miah Smith is not only smoking hot, but he likes cats. Meow! - PHOTO BY KATE BURRUS
  • Photo by Kate Burrus
  • Communications manager Miah Smith is not only smoking hot, but he likes cats. Meow!

Kenny Franklin and Chris Wolf, both filler operators, are hotdogs. Clearly. - PHOTO BY KATE BURRUS
  • Photo by Kate Burrus
  • Kenny Franklin and Chris Wolf, both filler operators, are hotdogs. Clearly.

Tap Room Brewery Manager August Altenbaumer is the cover boy for the whole project. And with that grin, can't you see why? - PHOTO BY KATE BURRUS
  • Photo by Kate Burrus
  • Tap Room Brewery Manager August Altenbaumer is the cover boy for the whole project. And with that grin, can't you see why?

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