Head of Brewing Operations, Schlafly Beer
The prodigal brewer returns
Schlafly was St. Louis’s first post-Prohibition craft brewpub when it opened in 1991, and thanks to Parker and her team, it’s still going strong. A St. Louis native, Parker graduated from University of California-Davis in 2009 with a degree in Food Science and Technology, with an emphasis in brewing. She began at Schlafly as a lab intern in the Quality Assurance Lab and moved up the ladder. She now heads up a team that brews 70-plus beers.