I've long been a fan of the beers of a local brewer and friend, Brandon Jones. I first brewed with him when he won a chance to brew a recipe of his on our old ten-barrel system. We were trying to raise money for a brewer who was in a horrible welding accident in east Tennessee, and Brandon stepped up to the plate, brewing his "Brandon's Hop Blaster", with all the proceeds going to help the brewer and his family. http://yazoobrew.blogspot.com/2009/10/mark-moynihan-fund.html
Since then, Brandon has really branched out into some wild and funky ales, full of sharp, tangy, and wild flavors. After the happy accident that we turned into Fortuitous last year, he and I got to talking - what if we could partner up to bring some of the beers we both loved to a wider audience in Nashville and beyond?
So... here's introducing a new series, titled the "Embrace the Funk" series. Brandon and I will be working on a range of wild, soured ales that we will release in small batches as we go forward. Your first chance to taste our creations will come at the 12th South Winter Warmer, with a beer we are calling "Wild Child". Its base beer was our Sue, but it has been aging for a good while in a special barrel inoculated with a brett yeast strain and some dark sour cherries. If you don't get to taste this beer at the festival, don't worry - we will be releasing some big bottles of it soon afterwards.
|Getting the spent grain out - still hard work!|
|Yes, we have the best jobs in the world|
|Laying down the funk!|
Stay tuned here and at: http://embracethefunk.com/2012/11/14/we-want-the-funk-give-up-the-funk/