Monday, August 25, 2008

First bottled seasonal release getting closer

Andrew posted our press release a while back announcing the collaboration beer with Todd Ashman of Fifty Fifty Brewing Company (formerly of Flossmoor Sation) in Truckee CA, Zac Treimert, formally the Brewmaster at Upsteam Brewery in Omaha, but soon to be heading up Lucky Bucket Brewing in Omaha as well (sorry logos and graphics aren't ready yet). Zac's other venture is with the Solas Distillery.
Anyway, after a little difficulty getting it to ferment all to way up to 10% abv, we've finally got the Flossmoor Station's version of this Belgian Dark Strong Ale, made with Raisins, local honey, Mexican and Indian sugars, orange peel and black cardamom (whew!) almost ready for a month long aging in the cellar. We'll be putting it in bottles sometime in September (22 oz bottles with red wax on the cap) with this label (if we get TTB approval soon). Once I figure out how to post it on here I will.

Details for the release have not been formalized, but I'm shooting for a Sat. Oct. 4th release at the pub. Check back with this blog for official date and time. Chicagoland will get it after that release, but realize if we sell it all out our distributre will be out of luck. I suggest coming down for a beautiful fall afternoon of beers on the patio.

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