We've never been huge supporters of the status quo. SOBs have always been more comfortable playing the mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester and seeing how far we can get you to follow along without going insane or changing the channel. So far you seem to kind of like it that way.
Eigengrau is not your average kölsch. Far from it. Like Cologne’s fuckingepicasfuck cathedral, Eigengrau is our gothic reminder of the unending wrestle for balance between light and dark. As its namesake implies, Eigengrau’s color rests just on the dark side of black, but don’t let this menacing facade fool you. The mellow roastiness of German chocolate wheat gently blankets a sweet, bready, and biscuity malt profile with mellow, almost lager-like fermentation characteristics. Throw in some mild floral hops and the final equilibrium is a light-bodied beer that, while eccentrically SOB, rests sturdily within a tradition that refuses to be ignored. So close your eyes, take a sip, and raise your longest finger in the face of expectation--smiling all the while. Prost.
As if ancient German styles weren't enough to get you all teary eyed, lets continue the trudge onwards into the past. Nostalgia can only take you so far. It is best used as the launching pad for something new, exciting and driving. With this in mind, think of Nonsequitur Metaphor like Snoop and Dre’s intro to the G-funk era on 1993’s “Doggystyle,” or our president’s rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” We took the pre-prohibition American cream ale style and threw in our favorite strain of Belgian yeast to create something uniquely bright and slammable. An unmistakably Belgian spicy-fruity aroma welcomes you into a malt-centric beer that features both 2-row and 6-row barley along with 300 gosh darn pounds of flaked corn that may have you rearranging your daily breakfast cereal routine just to squeeze it in. In short, get ready for a brew thats just like a rainy evening, top down, sunlit stroll in the park…with dragons.
Last week, we released Psychogaze, our American porter. That's still rocking in the taproom, as well as some barrel-aged beer and a stacked bomber selection.
As they roll through, we will give you a preview of what to expect in the way of beer releases. In no way are we saying we’ll actually meet your expectations–just set them. If this sounds good to you, you should probably reevaluate every important relationship in your life. Like, now.